Navy Department January 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Record of Decision for Southern California Range Complex
Document Number: E9-2054
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully weighing the operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to support and conduct current, emerging, and future military readiness activities in the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex, to include San Clemente Island (SCI), as necessary to achieve and sustain Fleet readiness, including Navy training; Department of Defense (DoD) or other federal agency research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities; and investment in range resources and range infrastructure, all in furtherance of the Navy's statutory obligations under Title 10 of the United States Code governing the roles and responsibilities of the Navy. In its decision, the Navy considered applicable executive orders, including an analysis of the environmental effects of its actions outside the United States or its territories under the provisions of Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, and the requirements of EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations. The proposed action will be accomplished as set out in Alternative 2, described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/ OEIS) as the preferred alternative. Implementation of the preferred alternative could begin immediately. Because of the Navy's Title 10 requirements to organize, train, equip, and maintain combat-ready forces, ongoing training and RDT&E activities within the SOCAL Range Complex will continue at current levels in the event that the preferred alternative is not implemented.
Notice of Record of Decision for Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training
Document Number: E9-2052
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to designate areas along the East Coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico where mid- and high-frequency active (MFA and HFA) sonar and the improved extended echo ranging (IEER) system training; maintenance; and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities will occur, and to conduct these activities. The Navy's decision regarding MFA sonar activities includes the advanced extended echo ranging (AEER) system as a replacement for the IEER system. The Navy considered applicable executive orders, including an analysis of the environmental effects of its actions outside the United States or its territories under Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, and the requirements of EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations. The proposed action will be accomplished as set forth in the No- Action Alternative, described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) as the preferred alternative. Implementation of the preferred alternative could begin immediately. The preferred alternative represents the active sonar training and RDT&E activities necessary for Navy to meet its Title 10 obligation to organize, train, equip and maintain combat- ready naval forces and to successfully fulfill its current and future global mission of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas.
Notice of Public Information Meeting for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Dredging of the Norfolk Harbor Channel in Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: E9-1505
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on January 8, 2008, to evaluate the environmental consequences of deepening approximately five miles of the Norfolk Harbor Federal Navigational Channel in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, separating Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. Dredging will extend from the Lamberts Point Deperming Station in the Lamberts Bend Reach south to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in the Lower Reach. A Notice of Intent for this EIS was published in the Federal Register on September 19, 2006, (71 FR 54803). The Navy will conduct a public information meeting to receive oral and written comments on the DEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public information meeting. This notice announces the date and location of the public information meeting for this DEIS.
Notice of Intent to Grant Partially Exclusive License; Sigma Technologies International
Document Number: E9-1452
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy gives notice of its intent to grant Sigma Technologies International a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license, with exclusive field of use in passivation of aluminum flake pigments that have a flake thickness of 5 nm to 2 micron and an area of 10 nm to 500 microns in diameter, in the United States to practice the Government-owned invention, U.S. Patent 7,193,649 entitled ``Passivation Layer on Aluminum Surface and Method Thereof.''
Notice of Record of Decision for Homeporting of Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, FL
Document Number: E9-1099
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DON), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to homeport one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport. Today's decision does not relocate a specific CVN to NAVSTA Mayport. It does initiate a multi-year process for developing operational, maintenance, and support facilities at NAVSTA Mayport to support homeporting of one CVN. This multi-year process includes implementing projects for dredging and dredged material disposal, construction of CVN nuclear propulsion plant maintenance facilities, wharf improvements, transportation improvements, and construction of a parking structure to replace existing parking that would be displaced by development of the CVN nuclear propulsion plant maintenance facilities. The projects necessary to create the capacity to support CVN homeporting could be completed as early as 2014. No CVN homeport change will occur before operational, maintenance, and support facility projects are completed. Selection of the CVN to be homeported at NAVSTA Mayport would not occur until approximately one year prior to the ship's transfer to NAVSTA Mayport. Selection of a specific CVN for homeporting at NAVSTA Mayport will be based upon then current operational needs, strategic considerations, and maintenance cycles. The DON environmental analysis included extensive studies regarding impacts associated with dredging, facility construction, and homeport operations. The environmental analysis undertaken by the DON included lengthy and detailed consultations with regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), regarding impacts to endangered and threatened species, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding dredging operations and the in-water disposal of dredged materials. Public awareness and participation were integral components of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Employment of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar.
Document Number: E9-1041
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 12114, the Navy is announcing its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SOEIS) for the employment of SURTASS LFA sonar.
Notice of Intent to Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Gem City Engineering Company
Document Number: E9-1039
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to Gem City Engineering Company, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned invention(s) described in U.S. Patent Application 11/ 832,065 entitled ``Wireless Self-Contained Relay Device'', file date Aug 1, 2007; and U.S. Patent Application 11/832,103 entitled ``Relay Device Deployer System'' file date Aug 1, 2007.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; DRS Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: E9-1034
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to DRS Technologies, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned invention(s) described in U.S. Patent Application 11/832,065 entitled ``Wireless Self-Contained Relay Device'', file date Aug. 1, 2007; and U.S. Patent Application 11/832,103 entitled ``Relay Device Deployer System'' file date Aug. 1, 2007.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for basing the U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B on the West Coast
Document Number: E9-835
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy NEPA regulations (32 CFR Part 775), and Marine Corps NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, change 1), the Department of the Navy intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conduct public scoping meetings for the proposed basing and operation of 12 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35B squadrons at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, in San Diego, California and MCAS Yuma in Yuma, Arizona. The Department of the Navy is initiating the public scoping process to identify community concerns and local issues that should be addressed in the EIS. Federal, state and local agencies and interested parties are encouraged to provide written comments to identify specific issue or topics of environmental concern that should be addressed in the EIS. The Department of the Navy will consider these comments in determining the scope of the EIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Basing the U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B on the East Coast
Document Number: E9-834
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy NEPA regulations (32 CFR Part 775), and Marine Corps NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, change 1), the Department of the Navy intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conduct public scoping meetings for the proposed basing and operation of 13 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35B squadrons at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, in Beaufort, South Carolina and MCAS Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina.
Partially Closed Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: E9-727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Advisory Panel will meet to discuss recommendations for Military Program Managers in the Department of the Navy and strategies related to a classified topic.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-581
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The following inventions are assigned to the U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/417,291 entitled ``Method of Making Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/417,294 entitled ``Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/894,628 entitled ``MEMS Fuse Using a Micro-Detonator''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/894,629 entitled ``MEMS Electronic Initiator for a Micro- Detonator''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/894,630 entitled ``MEMS Mechanical Initiator for a Micro-Detonator''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 10/637,090 entitled ``Perfluoroalkyl Passivated Aluminum''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 12/284,475 entitled ``Self-Regulating Power Supply for Micro Electronic Mechanical Systems Thermal Actuators''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 12/ 221,148 entitled ``A Novel Lightning Locating System''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/973,993 entitled ``Flow Driven Piezoelectric Energy Havesting Device''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/650,759 entitled ``Programmable Microtransformer''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/076,456 entitled ``Method for Deposition of Steel Protective Coating''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/387,081 entitled ``Automatically Interlocking Pallets, and Shipping and Storage Systems Employing the Same.'' U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/ 387,082 entitled ``Interlocking Pallets, and Shipping and Storage Systems Employing the Same.'' U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 11/ 387,084 entitled ``Shipping and Storage System''; U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 12/669,001 entitled ``Hermetically Packaged MEMS G-Switch'';
Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Gulf of Mexico Range Complex
Document Number: E8-31232
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508) and Executive Order 12114 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for public release on January 2, 2009. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a cooperating agency for the EIS/OEIS. The Draft EIS/OEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts over a 10-year planning horizon associated with Navy Atlantic Fleet training; research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities; and associated range capabilities enhancements (including infrastructure improvements) within the existing Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) Range Complex. The GOMEX Range Complex geographically encompasses offshore, near- shore, and onshore Operating Areas (OPAREAs), ranges, and special use airspace (SUA). Components of the GOMEX Range Complex encompass: 17,440 square nautical miles (nm\2\) of OPAREA sea space; 20,810 nm\2\ of SUA off the coasts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas; 12,000 nm\2\ of military operating areas over Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas; as well as 15 nm\2\ of inland range areas in east-central Mississippi and east-central Texas. The Navy will conduct four public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public hearings for this Draft EIS/OEIS.
Notice of Record of Decision for the Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft into the U.S. Navy Fleet
Document Number: E8-31202
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to provide facilities and functions to support homebasing twelve P-8A Fleet squadrons and one Fleet Replacement Squadron at established maritime patrol home bases. The Navy considered applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, including an analysis of the environmental effects of its actions under the requirements of Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations). The proposed action will be accomplished as set out in Alternative 5, described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as the preferred alternative. Implementation of the preferred alternative could begin immediately.
Notice of Information on Surplus Land at a Military Installation Designated for Disposal: NASJRB Willow Grove, PA-Jacksonville Road Housing and Shenandoah Woods Housing
Document Number: E8-31201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This notice provides information on the surplus property at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NASJRB), Willow Grove, PA Jacksonville Road Housing and Shenandoah Woods Housing.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Swimmer Interdiction Security System at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Kitsap County, WA Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-31200
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321); the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508); Department of the Navy Procedures for Implementing NEPA (32 CFR 775); Executive Order (EO)12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions; and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations implementing EO 12114 (32 CFR Part 187), the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on December 17, 2008. The DEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with construction and operation of a Swimmer Interdiction Security System at Naval Base KitsapBangor (NBKBangor). A Notice of Intent for this Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2007 (volume 72, number 28). The Navy will conduct two public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, Tribal Governments and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public hearings for this Draft EIS. An open house session will precede the scheduled public hearing at each of the locations listed below and will allow individuals to review the information presented in the Draft EIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS.