Department of the Air Force 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-1563
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Air University Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-5448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
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. Discussions will include overall university status, degree-granting authority, reaffirmation preparations, and undergraduate education updates.
HQ USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-5447
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) will meet on 10 April 2007 at Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), Lackland Air Force Base, TX. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the SAB Spring quarterly meeting. The day will be spent in classified briefings and discussion with Air Intelligence Agency to learn about their roles and mission. Visits will also be made to various tenant units also at Lackland Air Force Base. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that the meeting shall be closed to the public. The Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of this meeting be closed to the public because they will be concerned with matters listed in section 552b(c)(1) and (9)(B) of Title 5 United States Code.
Air Force Academy Preparatory School
Document Number: E7-4129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
This proposed rule tells how to apply for the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. It also explains the procedures for selection, disenrollment, and assignment. This rule has been updated to identify USAFA's revised mission statement, new selection criteria and updates of associated Air Force Instructions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-4022
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-4021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
United Launch Alliance Industry Day To Inform Industry of the Federal Trade Commission's Consent Order Regarding United Launch Alliance
Document Number: E7-3771
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The purpose of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Industry Day is to inform industry of the Federal Trade Commission's Consent Order regarding ULA and the role of the Compliance Officer to oversee compliance with the Consent Order. The Order is intended to ensure that ULA affords all satellite manufacturers non-discriminatory treatment for launch services and that Lockheed and Boeing, as satellite manufacturers, consider all qualified launch vehicle providers on a non-discriminatory basis. The order also requires firewalls to prevent information from a satellite or other launch vehicle provider from being shared by ULA with its Boeing or Lockheed Martin parent. The role of the Compliance Officer is to oversee compliance with the Consent Order by all three respondents and to investigate any complaint or representation arising in relation to or connected with compliance of this order.
New Mexico Training Range Initiative, Cannon Air Force Base, NM
Document Number: E7-3467
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
On February 13, 2007, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the New Mexico Training Range Initiative, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The ROD states the Air Force decision to implement Alternative A (Preferred Alternative) that will expand the size, operational altitudes and usefulness of the Pecos Military Operations Area and Associated Air Traffic Controlled Assigned Airspace. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available on October 20, 2006 in the Federal Register (Volume 71, Number 203, Pages 61967-61968) with a wait period ending November 20, 2006. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the Final EIS.
Housing Privatization Phase II, Hickam Air Force Base, HI and Bellows Air Force Station, HI
Document Number: E7-3464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
On February 13, 2007, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Housing Privatization Phase II, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii. The ROD states the Air Force decision to implement Alternative B (Privatization Excluding Fort Kamehameha) that will convey and privatize 1,297 of the remaining 1,330 Government-owned military housing units on Hickam AFB and six family housing units on Bellows AFS. Privatization would exclude the 25.75 acres of land and 33 historic housing units on Fort Kamehameha. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available on December 22, 2006 in the Federal Register (Volume 71, Number 246, Page 77013) with a wait period ending January 22, 2007. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the Final EIS.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-3305
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force proposes to amend a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-731
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Retirement and Separation Division, Air Force Personnel Center, announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-730
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters Air Force Space Command Nuclear C2 Systems Branch announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-484
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Admissions announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, unity, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Admissions announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, unity, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-482
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Force Sustainment Division announces the proposed extension to a previously approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, unity, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-480
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Admissions announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, unity, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-479
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with Section 3502(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Associate Director for Civil Aviation, Directorate of Operations and Training, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (b) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (c) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-478
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service announces the proposed extension of a previously approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, unity, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service announces the proposed extension of a previously approved public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, unity, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-1722
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
US Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: E7-1492
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting via teleconference on February 8, 2007. The purpose of the meeting is to review morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. For the general public, a teleconference room will be set up in the Pentagon, Room 5E225. Members of the public wishing to attend must arrive no later than one hour prior to the start of the meeting. Entry to the Pentagon will be through the Pentagon Metro entrance. Two forms of photo identification (ID) are required for building entry, one of which must be a state- or federal-issued picture ID. The meeting will be open to the public. Public attendance at this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the teleconference room. In addition, any member of the public wishing to provide input to the USAFA BoV should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements should be no longer than two type-written pages and must address the following details: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and to provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 days before the first day of the meeting which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to, or considered by, the BoV until its next open meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. After review of written comments, the BoV Chairperson and Designated Federal Officer may choose to invite the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of this BoV meeting or a future meeting. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairperson to allow specific persons to make oral presentations before the BoV. Any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c), section 10(3) of FACA, and this paragraph. The Designated Federal Officer and BoV Chairperson may, if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public to present their issue for BoV review and discussion. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the Designated Federal Officer and Chairperson.
Establishment and Operation of an Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Strike Capability, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
Document Number: E7-893
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
On January 12, 2007, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Establishment and Operation of an Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Strike Capability, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available on November 24, 2006 in the Federal Register (Volume 71, Number 226, Page 67864) with a wait period ending December 26, 2006. The Air Force was the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency with the Department of the Navy acting as a Cooperating Agency under NEPA. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the Final EIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Construction and Operation of a Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) at the Summit of Mauna Kea, HI
Document Number: E7-169
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et. seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 1500- 1508), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), the USAF is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an EIS evaluating potential environmental impacts associated with construction and operation of the proposed Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) by the University of Hawaii (UH) Institute for Astronomy (IfA). Public scoping meetings will be held to assist in identifying reasonable alternatives, their potential impacts and the relative significance of impacts to be analyzed in the EIS. Pan-STARRS is a USAF-funded, UH IfA research program to discover, characterize and track Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), primarily asteroids and comets, whose trajectories pass close enough to Earth that they may pose a danger of collision. Pan-STARRS could also map the large-scale structure of the Universe, searching for astronomical objects that move or change such as exploding stars, variable stars, and planets around other stars. The Pan-STARRS design involves four individual wide-field optical systems, each with a dedicated digital camera. The digital cameras would be the largest ever built. Each night Pan-STARRS would image one-fifth of the visible sky, allowing it to survey the entire visible sky once per week. Exposed images would be downloaded through existing data transmission infrastructure to a UH-operated computer facility for processing and analysis. The UH IfA intends to publish the data generated. Since 2002, the USAF has funded UH IfA's research into the technology behind Pan-STARRS, including fabrication of a single optical system prototype unit and its installation into an existing observatory on Maui. Although the USAF would fund its construction, the Pan-STARRS facility would be owned, operated, and maintained by UH IfA and used for IfA-directed research. The EIS will analyze three alternatives: rebuilding an existing IfA observatory for Pan-STARRS use at the preferred site on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii, constructing a new observatory at an undeveloped site on Haleakala on the island of Maui, and the No Action alternative. The EIS will be prepared as a joint federal-state document in compliance with both NEPA and the State of Hawaii Environmental Impact Statements law (Chapter 343, Hawaii Revised Statutes). Biological resources of concern to be addressed in the EIS include the rare Wekiu bug (Nysius wekiucola) on Mauna Kea and the `ua'u (Hawaiian petrel) on Haleakala. Cultural resources of concern include prehistoric or historic districts, archeological sites, shrines, trails, cultural objects and Traditional Cultural Properties with links to cultural and religious practices of Native Hawaiians; possible human remains issues; sacred sites; landscapes; and broader variables of aesthetics. The USAF intends to use the EIS process and documentation to fulfill its National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 consultation requirements (36 CFR 800.8). The USAF and UH will host public scoping meetings on the Islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu in late January or early February to solicit public participation in this environmental analysis. Exact dates, times and location(s) of meetings will be announced through local media. The scoping process will help identify the full range of reasonable alternatives, potential impacts and key issues to be emphasized in the environmental analysis. Recognizing that open communication of issues is a critical element of the EIS process, the USAF and UH intend to ensure that the scoping experience is meaningful and productive for all participants. Accordingly, the project team is putting strong emphasis on an EIS process that fosters beneficial dialogue and relationship building among all stakeholders, particularly those in the native Hawaiian community. Handicap assistance and translation service will be made available; please provide requests in advance to the point of contact listed below. Oral and written comments presented at the public scoping meetings, as well as written comments received by the USAF during this scoping period and throughout the EIS process, will be considered in the preparation of the EIS. To ensure the USAF has sufficient time to consider public input in preparation of the Draft EIS, written comments should be submitted to the address below by 28 Feb 07. Letters and other written or oral comments received may be published in the EIS along with the names of the individuals making the comments. (Personal home addresses and phone numbers will not be published.) As required by law, comments will be addressed in the EIS and made available to the public. Private addresses will only be used to develop a mailing list of those individuals requesting copies of the EIS.