Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Silver Strand Training Complex, San Diego, CA
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public release on January 22, 2010. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a cooperating agency for the EIS.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS JASON DUNHAM (DDG 109) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Mission Activities
The Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to improve the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division's (NSWC PCD's) capabilities to conduct new and increased research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) operations for the Navy and its Department of Defense customers within three military warning areas W-151, W-155, and W-470 and St. Andrew Bay, collectively known as the NSWC PCD Study Area. The proposed action is required for the Navy to successfully meet current and future national and global defense challenges by developing a robust capability to research, develop, test, and evaluate systems within the NSWC PCD Study Area. In its decision, the Navy considered applicable laws, regulations and executive orders, including an analysis of the effects of its actions outside the U.S. or its territories under Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions.
Naval Discharge Review Board
The Department of the Navy amends its rules under 32 CFR Part 724 to reflect the name change of the Naval Council of Personnel Boards to the Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards and to update other administrative information pertaining to the Naval Discharge Review Board.