Department of the Air Force 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Subcommittee of the Air University Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-1400
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The purpose of the meeting is to give the board an opportunity to review Air Force Institute of Technology's educational programs and to present to the Commandant a report of their findings and recommendations concerning these programs.
Air University Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-1399
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The purpose of the meeting is to give the board an opportunity to review Air University educational programs and to present to the Commander, a report of their findings and recommendations concerning these programs.
Notice of Intent To Perform an Environmental Assessment for Increased Depleted Uranium Use at Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada
Document Number: E6-794
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The United States Air Force is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to announce that it is conducting an environmental assessment for the proposed action for increasing the annual number of depleted uranium (DU) rounds fired by A-10 aircraft using the 30-millimeter GAU- 8 Gatling gun at the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), Range 63, Target 63-10. This NOI describes the Air Force's proposed scoping process and identifies the Air Force's point of contact. Target 63-10 is the Air Force's only air-to-ground target for testing and training with DU rounds. The proposed assessment will be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), the Council on Environmental Quality NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Air Force's Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) (Air Force Instruction 32-7061 as promulgated at 32 CFR part 989) to determine the potential environmental effects of increasing DU rounds at the NTTR. As part of the proposal, the Air Force will analyze three alternatives: A, B, and C. Alternative A (proposed action) would increase the annual use of 30-mm DU rounds in a combat mix (CM) from an existing 9,500 to 22,800 annually. CM contains armor-piercing incendiary (API) DU rounds mixed with high explosive incendiary (HEI) rounds in a 5 to 1 ratio. Alternative A would increase the annual use of DU rounds from 7,900 to 19,000 (and HEI rounds from 1,600 to 3,800) to provide the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) and the 66 Weapons Squadron (WPS) graduates with sufficient DU rounds to accomplish essential testing and training requirements. Alternative B would enhance testing by increasing the use of CM to a total of 31,680 rounds (26,400 DU and 5,280 HEI) at Target 63-10. This alternative would meet test and training requirements and also allow additional testing by Tactics Development & Evaluation (TD&E) and Tactics Improvement Proposals (TIP). Alternative C (no-action) would reflect no change in current operations associated with Target 63-10 whereby 9,500 CM rounds (7,900 DU and 1,600 HEI) are deployed for test and training. This number (9,500) does not provide enough rounds for effective TES testing and WPS training.
Acceptance of Group Application Under Public Law 95-202 and Department of Defense Directive (Dodd) 1000.20; “The U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of Cat, Inc., and Air America, Inc. Who Participated in Selected Activities”
Document Number: E6-540
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The specific activities within this reconsideration are the groups known as: ``(a) The U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of CAT, Inc., Who Operated in Korea Under Operation Book Lift During 1950 and 1951 and Any Ground Support Personnel Necessary to Support That Mission; ``(b) the U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of CAT, Inc., Who Operated Air Force C-119 Aircraft to Drop Ammunition and Other Supplies to French Troops at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and Any Ground Support Personnel Necessary to Support that Mission; ``(c) the U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of CAT, Inc., Who Operated B-26 Aircraft in Indonesia From 1958 Through 1962, and Any Ground Support Personnel Who Supported That Mission: ``(d) the U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of Air America, Inc., who Operated Fixed Wing or Helicopter Aircraft in Support of U.S. Army Special Forces in Laos as Part of Operation Hot Foot and Operation White Star From 1959 Through 1962, and in Support of Operation Mill Pond, the Airlift from Thailand to Tibet, and Any Ground Support Personnel Necessary to Support Those Missions; ``(e) the U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of Air America, Inc., Who Operated Fixed Wing or Helicopter Aircraft in Direct Support of the U.S. Air Force Operating in Laos in the Steve Canyon Program (Ravens), the Site 85 Operation, Photo Reconnaissance, the Harp Program, and Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations for U.S. Military Flight Crews from 1964 Through 1974, and Any In-Country Ground Support Personnel, Who Were Necessary to Support Those Missions and Held Supervisory Positions; and ``(f) the U.S. and Foreign Civilian Employees of Air America, Inc., Who Operated Fixed Wing or Helicopter Aircraft in Vietnam in Direct Support of the U.S. Army Special Forces from 1964 through 1975, and Any In-Country Ground Support Personnel, Who Were Necessary to Support those Missions and Held Supervisory Positions.''