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Notice of Open Meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to The President, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Document Number: E8-20591
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to the provisions of The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meeting of the Board of Advisors to the President, Naval Postgraduate School will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel; Correction
Document Number: E8-20590
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register on August 26, 2008 at 73 FR 50312 concerning a meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel. The document contained incorrect information.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-20554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The SECNAV Advisory Panel will discuss recommendations for the Department of the Navy's acquisition structure and strategies related to a classified topic.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to brief the Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) on the results of the committee's summer studies covering two topics: Undersea Maritime Domain Awareness (UMDA) and Disruptive Commercial Technologies (DCT). During the UMDA briefing, the committee will discuss classified information at the secret level from government organizations and proprietary information from commercial industry organizations. Discussions will focus on the exploitation of physical vulnerabilities and the tactical applications of known and emerging technologies. The Executive Session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E8-20499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; NanoDynamics, Inc.
Document Number: E8-19852
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to NanoDynamics, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of Building Materials which shall mean the use of Halloysite Microtubles for the elution of any and all substances from them as a biocide in grouts, cements, parging materials, stuccos, and mortars; and wallboards, and cellulose- based materials such as wallboard papers, wallpapers, particleboard, paneling, medium density fiberboard (MDF) paneling, plywood, chipboard, and ceiling tile; and caulks, sealants and adhesives; and high pressure laminates, including wall, counter top and floor coverings or components thereof; and ceramics, cultured marbles, and tiles; and non- cellulose (i.e. polymer) based wallpapers, paneling, and other wall, counter top, and floor coverings or components; and insulations. It also includes the field of use of Paint (as a coating for the elution of biocides on lumber) which shall mean the use of a licensed invention for the elution of any and all substances as a biocide in any and all coatings applied in liquid form for the protection of lumber in structures or components thereof in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 5,492,696: Controlled Release Microstructures, Navy Case No. 76,896.//U.S. Patent No. 5,651,976: Controlled Release of Active Agents Using Inorganic Tubules, Navy Case No. 76,652.//U.S. Patent No. 6,280,759: Method of Controlled Release and Controlled Release Microstructures, Navy Case No. 78,215 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-19725
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will meet to discuss National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC) and Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) activities. All sessions of the meeting will remain open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Pinon Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: E8-19244
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to Pinon Technologies, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned invention(s) described in U.S. Patent Number 5,962,863 entitled ``Laterally Disposed Nanostructures of Silicone on Insulating Substrate'', issue date October 4, 1999.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-19163
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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) of the Navy has determined that USS LABOON (DDG 58) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special functions as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-19159
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 of the Navy (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) 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 functions as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Developing Homeport Facilities for Three Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
Document Number: E8-18385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
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 Parts 1500-1508 the U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Developing Homeport Facilities for Three Nimitz-Class (CVN) Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on August 8, 2008. The Draft SEIS has been prepared to update the analyses contained in the 1999 Final Environmental Impact Statement (the 1999 FEIS) for Developing Homeport Facilities for Three Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers in Support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The SEIS analyzes information that was not available at the time the 1999 FEIS was completed, and focuses on potentially significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental conditions that have emerged since the 2000 Record of Decision (2000 ROD) for the 1999 FEIS. Information or circumstances that have not changed significantly since the 2000 ROD are not re-examined in the SEIS. A public hearing will be held to provide information and receive oral and written comments on the Draft SEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the hearing.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-17598
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Shock Trial of USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19)
Document Number: E8-17242
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of Navy (Navy), pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4321 et seq.; the regulations implementing NEPA issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508; Navy regulations implementing NEPA procedures (31 CFR 775); and Presidential Executive Order 12114, hereby announces its decision to conduct a shock trial for USS MESA VERDE in the area of the Atlantic Ocean offshore of Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida during the summer 2008 (June 21- September 20). NEPA establishes the procedures Federal agencies must follow in analyzing environmental impacts of major Federal actions within the United States (U.S.) and its territories. Presidential Executive Order 12114 establishes the procedures Federal agencies must follow when environmental impacts of major Federal actions occur outside the U.S. or its territories including the global commons. The Navy is the lead agency for the proposed action with cooperation from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), who agreed to be a cooperating agency for the Environmental Impact Statement. USS MESA VERDE will undergo a shock trial in a manner consistent with the proposed action ``Alternative Offshore Shock Trial Locations'' as described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Final EIS analyzed in detail three alternative offshore areas (Norfolk, Virginia; Mayport, Florida; and Pensacola, Florida) during all four seasons. The No-action alternative was also analyzed in the Final EIS. The preferred alternative is to conduct a shock trial offshore of Mayport implementing protective measures (also referred to as mitigation measures) to minimize risk to marine mammals and sea turtles. Although all three test areas meet minimal operational requirements, there is considerable variability between the locations in terms of marine species presence and status (e.g., threatened or endangered), as well as differences with respect to potential impacts to species (i.e., mortality, injury, and acoustic harassment). USS MESA VERDE will be subjected to a series of up to four 10,000-pound explosive charge detonations sometime between June 21, 2008 and September 20, 2008, conducted at a rate of one per week to allow time to perform detailed inspections of the ship's systems. Potential risk of impacts to marine mammals and sea turtles in summer is highest offshore of Norfolk and Pensacola and lowest offshore of Mayport. The Norfolk and Mayport locations are not considered environmentally acceptable during October through April due to the migratory patterns and presence (abundance) of the North Atlantic right whale. Endangered marine species are not likely to be adversely affected by the preferred alternative to conduct the proposed shock trial offshore of Mayport in the summer. All other aspects of the three test areas are similar. Based on the Navy's overseas deployment requirements for the ship class and, in particular, the availability of the ship, conducting the shock trial offshore of Mayport will meet the project purpose and need, satisfy operational requirements, and minimize environmental impacts. This Record of Decision leaves the selection of primary and secondary test sites within the Mayport test area to be made based on pre-detonation aerial surveys for marine mammal and sea turtle presence. This will ensure that the final test site selected for the shock trial poses the least possible risk to the marine environment.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E8-15944
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Navy Case Number 98,480 entitled ``Relay Brick and Deployer'', Inventors Burmeister, Pezeshkian and Nguyen, Filed May 1, 2007.//Navy Case Number 98,795 entitled ``Relay Device Deployer System'', Inventors Burmeister, Pezeshkian and Nguyen, Filed August 1, 2007.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-15925
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will meet to discuss National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC) and Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) activities. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-15401
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 NEW HAMPSHIRE (SSN 778) 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 Finding
Document Number: E8-15400
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
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 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), implementing procedural provisions of NEPA, and Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy (DON) gives notice that a combined Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSH) has been issued and is available for Carrier Strike Group Joint Task Force Exercise (CSG JTFEX) July 2008.
Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA; Correction
Document Number: E8-15304
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register of June 30, 2008, announcing cancellation of the its notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA. The contact e-mail address for further information has changed.
Payments of Amounts Due Mentally Incompetent Members of the Naval Service
Document Number: E8-15278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its rules to update existing sections relating to the authority and procedures to designate trustees for Navy and Marine Corps service members who have been determined to be mentally incompetent pursuant to 37 U.S.C. Chapter 11. The proposed amendments will comport with current policy reflected in Chapter XIV of the Manual of the Judge Advocate General (JAGMAN).
Record of Decision for Hawaii Range Complex
Document Number: E8-15246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
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 support and conduct current and emerging Department of Defense (DoD) training and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities in the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC), and upgrade or modernize range complex capabilities to enhance and sustain training and RDT&E. 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 12114 (Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions) and 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 3, 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 the Navy is required by section 5062 of Title 10 of the United States Code to organize, train, equip, and maintain combat-ready forces, ongoing training and RDT&E activities within the HRC will continue at current levels in the event that the proposed action is not implemented.
Notice of Deadline for Submission of Donation Applications for the ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2)
Document Number: E8-14970
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DON) hereby gives notice of the receipt of one application for the donation of the guided missile destroyer ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), located at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA, and the deadline for submission of additional applications for the ship.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Nomadics, Inc.
Document Number: E8-14967
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Nomadics, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of chemiluminescent detection of trace chemical analytes that are potential chemical threats to health, welfare, national defense and homeland security, such as chemical warfare agents, explosives, and toxic industrial chemicals (TIC's) that may be released deliberately or accidentally, using a highly sensitive instrument either as a stand alone device or integrated into a device that includes other ICx technologies in the military, homeland security, first responder, law enforcement, and industrial markets in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 6,579,722 entitled ``Chemiluminescence Chemical Detection of Vapors and Device Therefor'', Navy Case No. 76,653 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Record of Decision for the Development of the Westside of Marine Corps Base Quantico, Including the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Action
Document Number: E8-14854
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
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 U.S.C. Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), and the Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual, which is Marine Corps Order P5090.2A (MCO P5090.2A), the Department of the Navy announces its decision to develop the area west of Interstate 95 (Westside) at Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCB Quantico), Virginia. This action will include implementation of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action at MCB Quantico. The development of Westside and implementation of BRAC 2005 at MCB Quantico will be accomplished as set out in the Preferred Alternative and described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) of April 2008.
Notice of Availability of Finding
Document Number: E8-14811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
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 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), implementing procedural provisions of NEPA, and Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy (DON) gives notice that a combined Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSH) has been issued and is available for Expeditionary Strike Group Composite Training Unit Exercise (ESG COMPTUEX) July 2008.
Notice of Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA
Document Number: E8-14810
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DON) hereby cancels its notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA, as published in the Federal Register, June 10, 2008 (73 FR 112). The previously published notice is cancelled because the DON has determined that this MILCON project is not ready for consideration in the current budget cycle and therefore the project will not be funded. DON will perform a thorough Business Case Analysis on this project, a thorough review and validation of the project requirement and timeline, and will explore and identify other alternative solutions to this $780M MILCON project.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Jacksonville Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-14541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
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.] Sec. 4321); the Council of 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/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) on June 18, 2008. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the EIS/OEIS. The 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 Jacksonville (JAX) Range Complex Operating Area (OPAREA). The JAX Range Complex geographically encompasses offshore, near-shore, and onshore OPAREA, ranges, and special use airspace (SUA). Components of the JAX Range Complex encompass 50,090 square nautical miles (nm\2\) of sea space and 62,596 nm \2\ of SUA off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, as well as 20 miles\2\ of inland range area in north-central Florida. A Notice of Intent for this Draft EIS/OEIS was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2007 (72 FR 3806). The Navy will conduct four public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, 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. 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 JAX Range Complex Draft EIS/OEIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Virginia Capes Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-14539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
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 of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 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 187) 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) on June 16, 2008. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the EIS/OEIS. The 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 Virginia Capes (VACAPES) Range Complex Operating Area (OPAREA). The components of the VACAPES Range Complex include 28,672 square nautical miles (nm\2\) of special use area (SUA) warning area; 27,661 nm\2\ of offshore surface and subsurface OPAREA; and 18,092 nm\2\ of deep ocean area greater than 100 fathoms (600 feet). The geographic scope of the EIS/OEIS includes the airspace, seaspace, and undersea space of the VACAPES Range Complex. This area is referred to as the VACAPES Study Area. The VACAPES Study Area does not include any dry land. However, it does include the area from the mean high tide line east (seaward) to the 3nm boundary of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. This 3-nm state boundary also serves as the western boundary of the VACAPES OPAREA. The VACAPES Study Area also includes 420 nm\2\ of the lower Chesapeake Bay. A Notice of Intent (NOI) for the EIS/OEIS was published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2006 (Federal Register Volume 71, No. 236, pp 71143-71145). A revised NOI was issued in the Federal Register (Volume 72, No. 171, pp 50940-50941) on September 5, 2007 when training areas in the southern Chesapeake Bay were identified for analysis. The Navy will conduct four public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, 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. 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 VACAPES Range Complex Draft EIS/OEIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-14196
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 TRUXTUN (DDG 103) 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.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-14195
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 STOCKDALE (DDG 106) 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.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-13857
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 NASHVILLE (LPD 13) 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 Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Use of Pinecastle Training Range, Florida
Document Number: E8-13284
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
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, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a SEIS on the use of Pinecastle Training Range in Florida. The SEIS supplements the FEIS for ``Renewal of Authorization to Use Pinecastle Range, Ocala National Forest, Florida'' dated January 2002. The Record of Decision for the FEIS for ``Renewal of Authorization to Use Pinecastle Range, Ocala National Forest, Florida'' was dated March 29, 2002 and published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2002 (67 FR 17418). Pursuant to 40 CFR 1502.9, a SEIS is being prepared for the limited purpose of supplementing the 2002 FEIS to analyze new information regarding Range Compatibility Zones (RCZs) and to assess the effectiveness of existing mitigation measures to determine if any additional mitigation measures or a modification to the governing range Operating Plan are warranted. After completion of the 2002 FEIS, a new safety modeling program was adopted by the Navy. This new modeling program, SAFERANGE, when applied to current training operations, indicates that the Range Compatibility Zones, formerly referred to as Range Safety Zones, are larger than previously modeled. Impacts associated with this significant new information are the focus of the SEIS. The new RCZs could affect the following counties in Florida: Marion, Lake, Volusia, and Putnam. The SEIS will analyze the environmental effects resulting from the revised RCZs and the effectiveness of existing mitigation measures to determine if additional actions or modifications to the range Operating Plan are necessary to maintain public safety and ensure range sustainability. The SEIS will also evaluate past, present and reasonably foreseeable future land use proposals and forestry actions from a cumulative impacts perspective. The SEIS will not propose any changes to the Fleet's Training and Readiness Program. The targets, ordnance, method of delivery (air-to- ground), and volume of munitions utilized at Pinecastle for military training are not changing, and, therefore, will not be re-analyzed in the SEIS. The Navy is also initiating a public scoping period for the SEIS with this announcement. Public input is requested to ensure the scope of the SEIS analysis incorporates public concerns and affords the public an input in the decision-making process. Dates and Addresses: The Navy must receive scoping comments within 30 days of June 12, 2008. Comments may be submitted by mail or electronically through the project Web site at www.pinecastleseis.com. Mail scoping comments to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Attention: Mr. Richard Davis (Code EV21), 2155 Eagle Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA and To Announce Public Scoping Meeting
Document Number: E8-12993
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of a proposed new Explosives Handling Wharf (EHW) located adjacent to, but separate from, the existing EHW on Hood Canal, NBK-Bangor, WA, to support TRIDENT submarines. The proposed action consists of in-water and land-based construction and infrastructure enhancements including a covered ordnance operations area, a support building on the wharf, and a warping wharf. As part of the Navy's sea-based strategic deterrence mission, the Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) directs research, development, manufacturing, test, evaluation, and operational support of the TRIDENT Fleet Ballistic Missile program. SSP is the Action Proponent and the Navy is the lead agency for this project. The Navy will hold a public scoping meeting for the purpose of further identifying the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Federal, State, and local agencies and the public are invited to participate in the scoping process for the EIS. Comments are being solicited to help identify significant issues or concerns related to the proposed action, determine the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS, and identify and refine alternatives to the proposed action. The Navy will conduct a public scoping meeting to receive oral and/ or written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping meeting will be conducted in English and will be arranged in an informal, open house format. Attendees will be asked to sign in and will be directed to various stations manned by Navy representatives and technical staff assigned to provide information and answer questions. Several large display boards will be located throughout the meeting location to assist attendees in understanding the project and the alternatives. A comment table, supplied with comment sheets, will be placed in an easily accessible and comfortable location. Fact sheets about the project and alternatives will be available to participants.
Notice of Closed Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel
Document Number: E8-12962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The CNO Executive Panel will report on the findings and recommendations of the Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee to the Chief of Naval Operations. The meeting will consist of discussions of current and future Navy strategy, plans, and policies to both increase the Navy's energy efficiency and reduce the Navy's environmental footprint while maintaining combat readiness.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-11836
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 STOUT (DDG 55) 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-11662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-11652
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps is adding a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-11217
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 GREEN BAY (LPD 20) 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.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-11216
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 DECATUR (DDG 73) 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.
Nominations for Membership on Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-11243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) is soliciting nominations for new members.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License; Vytral Systems Co. Ltd, LLC
Document Number: E8-11241
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Vytral Systems Co. Ltd, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice throughout the United States the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,281,482: SIDE THRUSTER PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT WITH POWER OPTIMIZATION CONTROLLER; U.S. Patent No. 7,277,573: ENHANCED RANDOMNESS ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONS; U.S. Patent No. 7,272,072: METHOD OF CONVERTING RECEIVED DATA TO A TWO-DIMENSIONAL COLOR MAP; U.S. Patent No. 7,269,538: METHOD FOR SPARSE DATA TWO-STAGE STOCHASTIC MENSURATION; U.S. Patent No. 7,259,637: DELAY LOOP CORRECTION FOR A PROCESSOR; U.S. Patent No. 7,251,605: SPEECH TO TOUCH TRANSLATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 7,236,252: SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING DISPLACEMENTS IN ELECTRO-ACTIVE MATERIALS; U.S. Patent No. 7,212,652: METHOD FOR TRACKING TARGETS WITH HYPER-SPECTRAL DATA; U.S. Patent No. 7,209,240: SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING DISPLACEMENTS IN ELECTRO- ACTIVE MATERIALS; U.S. Patent No. 7,180,416: TIME KEYED INFORMATION TRANSMISSION; U.S. Patent No. 7,177,232: WIRELESS RADIO FREQUENCY HYDROPHONE SYSTEM; U.S. Patent No. 7,155,389: DISCRIMINATING SPEECH TO TOUCH TRANSLATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 7,143,033: AUTOMATIC MULTI-LANGUAGE PHONETIC TRANSCRIBING SYSTEM; U.S. Patent No. 7,120,089: SELF-CONTAINED AMBIENT NOISE RECORDER; U.S. Patent No. 7,111,577: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION SCHEME; U.S. Patent No. 7,110,946: SPEECH TO VISUAL AID TRANSLATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 7,106,658: NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING DIRECTIONAL SENSOR; U.S. Patent No. 7,106,269: OMNI-AZIMUTHAL PATTERN GENERATOR FOR VLF AND LF COMMUNICATION; U.S. Patent No. 7,103,502: ENHANCED SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF RANDOMNESS IN SPARSE TIME SERIES DISTRIBUTIONS; U.S. Patent No. 7,062,386: METHOD TO ESTIMATE THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A SOLID MATERIAL SUBJECTED TO INSONIFICATION; U.S. Patent No. 7,061,431: SEGMENTED MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA WITH EXPONENTIAL CAPACITIVE LOADING; U.S. patent No. 7,032,456: ISOSTATIC PIEZORESISTIVE PRESSURE TRANSDUCER WITH TEMPERATURE OUTPUT; U.S. Patent No. 7,027,211: FIBER OPTIC SWITCH EMPLOYING OPTICAL AMPLIFIERS; U.S Patent No. 7,020,046: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGET MOTION ANALYSIS WITH INTELLIGENT PARAMETER EVALUATION PLOT; U.S. Patent No. 7,016,563: FIBER OPTIC SWITCH; U. S. Patent No. 7,013,808: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A BOUNDING REGION; U.S. Patent No. 7,010,981: INVERSE METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE WAVE PROPAGATION PARAMETERS OF TWO DISSIMILAR WAVE TYPES; U.S Patent No. 6,984,899: WIND DAM ELECTRIC GENERATOR & METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 6,983,222: MULTI-STAGE PLANAR STOCHASTIC MENSURATION; U.S. Patent No. 6,980,926: DETECTION OF RANDOMNESS IN SPARSE DATA SET OF THREE DIMENSIONAL TIME SERIES DISTRIBUTIONS; U.S Patent No. 6,967,899: METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING A RANDOM PROCESS FOR DATA SETS IN ARBITRARY DIMENSIONS; U.S. Patent No. 6,963,690: TERMINATION CLAMP ASSEMBLY FOR A HYBRID ELECTRICAL/FIBER OPTIC CABLE; U.S. Patent No. 6,940,986: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY AND AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING THE VOLUME OF AUDIO SIGNALS PRODUCED BY A REMOTELY CONTROLLED AUDIO DEVICE; U.S. Patent No. 6,921,990: ELECTRONIC STATUS MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SECURITY CONTAINERS; U.S. Patent No. 6,674,406: MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA WITH PROGRESSIVE SLOT LOADING; U.S. Patent No. 6,611,824: SYSTEM FOR BEARING-ONLY CONTACT STATE ESTIMATION USING RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS; U.S. Patent No. 6,564,169: METHOD FOR WIRE GUIDANCE TONE CERTIFICATION; U.S. Patent No. 6,469,666: DIGITAL ANTENNA GONIOMETER AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 6,385,130: DUAL CHANNEL SWITCH WITH FREQUENCY BAND LIMITING; U.S. Patent No. 6,374,197: FUZZY LOGIC BASED MODEL ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTACT TRACKING; U.S. Patent No. 6,356,600: NON-PARAMETRIC ADAPTIVE POWER LAW DETECTOR; U.S. Patent No. 6,137,909: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEATURE SET REDUCTION; U.S. Patent No. 5,787,408: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING NODE FUNCTIONALITY IN ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS; U.S Patent No. 5,751,260: SENSORY INTEGRATED DATA INTERFACE; U.S. Patent No. 5,727,561: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF TURBULENT FLOW IN A PATIENT'S BLOOD VESSELS; and, U.S. Patent No. 5,617,869: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOCATING FLOW BLOCKAGE IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT and all patents or patent applications: (i) To which any of the above mentioned patents directly claims priority, (ii) for which any of the above mentioned patents directly forms a basis for priority, (iii) that were co-owned applications that directly incorporate by reference, or are incorporated by reference into, any of the above mentioned patents; (iv) reissues, reexaminations, extensions, continuations, continuing prosecution applications, requests for continuing examinations, divisions, and registrations of any of the above mentioned patents; and (v) foreign patents, patent applications and counterparts relating to any of the above mentioned Patents, including, without limitation, certificates of invention, utility models, industrial design protection, design patent protection, and other governmental grants or issuances.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E8-11223
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-11158
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of Navy is deleting a system of records notice from its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Record of Decision for 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Actions at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Document Number: E8-10752
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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 U.S.C. Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and the Department of the Navy (DON) NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), the DON announces its decision to implement 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Actions at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD. The implementation of BRAC 2005 at NNMC will be accomplished as set out in the Preferred Alternative and described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS).
Notice of Closed Meetings of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-10222
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to discuss classified information from government organizations and proprietary information from commercial organizations. With the exception of participants' registration and introduction/welcoming remarks on Monday, June 16, 2008, all sessions of the meeting will be devoted to briefings, discussions and technical examination of information related to the study of undersea maritime domain awareness technologies and disruptive commercial technologies to U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine combat operations. Discussions will focus on the exploitation of physical vulnerabilities and the tactical applications of known and emerging technologies. Each session will examine vulnerabilities of individuals and systems, and how the enemy is exploiting these vulnerabilities. The sessions will also include proprietary information regarding technology applications and systems under development in the private sector between competing companies. The sessions will also focus on the assessment of the emerging concepts of operations in each of these areas and evaluate appropriate options in such areas as: training, S&T funding allocation, technology monitoring, and progress assessments; and probable time frames for transformation and implementation. The sessions will also identify, review, and assess challenges with the utilization and fielding of various technology applications.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Proposed Geothermal Development Program, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Imperial County, CA and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E8-9843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
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, the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of the Navy NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for a proposed geothermal development program, which would include potential development and utilization of geothermal resources located beneath approximately 3,110 acres of Navy lands at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California in the Superstition Mountain area in western Imperial County, California (the ``Project Area''). The Project Area incorporates a very small portion of the Target 101 Shade Tree area which is located 8 miles northwest of NAF El Centro. The geothermal development program would potentially include field exploration, field development, resource utilization, and field closure. The study will encompass a 2,830-acre parcel of adjacent Department of Interior; Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed land as necessary to support the proposed Navy action. The BLM will be a cooperating agency in preparing this PEIS. Development of geothermal resources beneath Navy lands in the Project Area would be accomplished by means of a public-private venture capital arrangement between the Navy and an energy developer. Geothermal development will occur after completion of additional site-specific environmental analysis under NEPA. The Navy will hold public scoping meetings for the purpose of further identifying the scope of issues to be addressed in the PEIS. Federal, State, and local agencies and the public that may be interested in or affected by the Navy's decision for the proposed action are invited to participate in the scoping process for the PEIS. Comments are being solicited to help identify significant issues or concerns related to the proposed action, determine the scope of issues to be addressed in the PEIS, and identify and refine alternatives to the proposed action.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-9804
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9714
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9712
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Homeporting of Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, Florida
Document Number: E8-9707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a notice of availability on March 28, 2008 in the Federal Register (FR Doc. E8-6424, page 16672) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for Mayport Naval Station Project, Proposed Homeporting of Additional Surface Ships, Several Permits, Mayport (EIS No. 20080103). This notice announces the extension of the public comment period from May 12, 2008 to May 27, 2008.
Certifications and Exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-9669
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 FREEDOM (LCS 1) 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.