Department of the Air Force 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf Regional Airspace Strategic Initiative, Landscape Initiative Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Document Number: 2015-30768
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
On November 18, 2015, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Gulf Regional Airspace Strategic Iniitative, Landscape Initiative Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This ROD states the Air Force decision is to select Subalternative 1. The decision means that the Air Force will request a more limited set of specific training and emitter activities from its GRASI partner agencies. The selection of Subalternative 1 reduces the amount of training, frequencies, and geographic extent of training that will be requested of partner organizations to reduce the potential for recreational conflicts identified by the public and the potential for environmental impacts. Training and emitter activities, if approved by GRASI GLI partners, would occur in Blackwater River and Tate's Hell State Forests and other select locations in Northwest Florida. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final EIS; inputs from the public, Native American tribes, and Federal, State and local units of government, and regulatory agencies; and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available to the public on June 5, 2015, 2015, through a NOA in the Federal Register (Volume 80, Number 108, Page 32114) with a post-filing waiting period that ended on July 6, 2015. This ROD documents only the Air Force decision on the proposed actions analyzed in the Final EIS. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR Sec. 1506.6) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and the Air Force's Environmental Impact Analysis Process (32 CFR Secs. 989.21(b) and 989.24(b)(7)).
Notice To Extend Public Comment Period for the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Divert Activities and Exercises, Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: 2015-30767
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of an extension to the public comment period on the revised draft Environmental Impact Statement. The initial Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2015 (Vol. 80, No. 200/Notices/62526), and established a public comment period from October 16, 2015 through November 30, 2015. The Air Force has extended the deadline for submitting public comments to December 14, 2015. All substantive comments received by December 14, 2015 will be addressed fully considered and made a part of Final EIS and administrative record. Point of Contact: Please direct any written comments or requests for information to Mr. Mark Petersen, 25 E Street, Suite C-130, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853, ATTN: PACAF Divert Marianas EIS.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30590
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Winter Board meeting will take place on 19 January 2016 at the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center, located at 100 Academy Drive in Irvine, CA 92617. The meeting will occur from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. The session open to the general public will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 19 January 2016. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to officially commence FY16 SAB studies, which consist of: (1) Directed Energy Maturity for Airborne Self-Defense Applications, (2) Data Analytics to Support Operational Decision Making, (3) Responding to Uncertain or Adaptive Threats in Electronic Warfare, and (4) Airspace Surveillance to Support A2/AD Operations. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, a number of sessions of the USAF SAB Winter Board meeting will be closed to the public because they will discuss classified information and matters covered by Section 552b of Title 5, United States Code, subsection (c), subparagraph (1). Any member of the public that wishes to attend this meeting or provide input to the USAF SAB must contact the USAF SAB meeting organizer at the phone number or email address listed below at least five working days prior to the meeting date. Please ensure that you submit your written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the USAF SAB meeting organizer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting commencement date. The USAF SAB meeting organizer will review all timely submissions and respond to them prior to the start of the meeting identified in this noice. Written statements received after this date may not be considered by the USAF SAB until the next scheduled meeting.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-29471
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the provisions of Part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96-517, as amended; the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant GlobalFlyte, Inc., a corporation of the State of Ohio, having a place of business at 8849 Brown Thrasher Court, Gainesville, VA 20155.
U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-29470
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In accordance with 10 U.S.C. Section 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting at the Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room 2168, Washington, DC on December 10, 2015. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to close to the public from 11:15 a.m-12:15 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, infrastructure, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include a Superintendent's Update; Legislative Calendar Update; Future Budget; Culture and Climate Update; and an annual USAFA Battle Rhythm Review. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Section 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR Section 102-3.155, one session of this meeting shall be closed to the public because it involves matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. Section 552b. Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting 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 Section 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements 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 provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar 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 DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairman and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. If after review of timely submitted written comments and the BoV Chairman and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present the issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairman to allow specific personnel to make oral presentations before the BoV. In accordance with 41 CFR Section 102- 3.140(d), any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with agency guidelines provided pursuant to a written invitation and this paragraph. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairman. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during the open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-29337
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed 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: 2015-25961
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board announces a proposed 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: 2015-25956
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed 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.
Global Positioning System Directorate (GPSD) Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-25917
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
This notice informs the public that the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate will host the 2015 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum on 9 and 10 December 2015 for the following NAVSTAR GPS public documents: IS-GPS-200 (Navigation User Interfaces), IS-GPS-705 (User Segment L5 Interfaces), and IS-GPS-800 (User Segment L1C Interface). Additional logistical details can be found below. The purpose of this meeting is to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis and possible integration into future GPS public document revisions. All outstanding comments on the GPS public documents will be considered along with the comments received at this year's open forum in the next revision cycle. The 2015 Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum are open to the general public. For those who would like to attend and participate, we request that you register no later than November 23, 2015. Please send the registration information to robyn.anderson.1@us.af.mil or SMCGPER@us.af.mil, providing your name, organization, telephone number, mailing and email addresses, and country of citizenship. Comments will be collected, catalogued, and discussed as potential inclusions to the version following the current release. If accepted, these changes will be processed through the formal directorate change process for IS-GPS-200, IS-GPS-705, and IS-GPS-800. All comments must be submitted in a Comments Resolution Matrix (CRM). These forms along with current versions of the documents and the official meeting notice are posted at: http://www.gps.gov/technical/icwg/. Please submit comments to the SMC/GPS Requirements (SMC/GPER) mailbox at SMCGPER@us.af.mil or to Bruce Charest at bruce.charest@us.af.mil by November 23, 2015. Special topics may also be considered for the Public Open Forum. If you wish to present a special topic, please coordinate with SMC/GPER or Capt Robyn Anderson no later than November 23, 2015. For more information, please contact Capt Robyn Anderson at 310-653-3064 or Daniel Godwin at 310-653-3640.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25908
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed 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: 2015-25815
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed 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: 2015-25805
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed 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: 2015-25800
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Headquarters Air Force Space Command Nuclear C2 Systems Branch announces a proposed 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: 2015-25796
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force announces a proposed 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: 2015-25794
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air Force, Director of Bases, Ranges, and Airspace, Directorate of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, announces a proposed 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.
US Air Force Partially Patent License
Document Number: 2015-23989
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the provisions of part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96-517, as amended, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Exelis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, Mission Sustainment Division, a corporation of Indiana, having a place of business at 474 Phoenix Drive, Rome, New York 13441, a partially exclusive license in any right, title and interest the United States Air Force has in: U.S. Patent No. 8,732,100, issued on May 20th, 2014 entitled ``Method and Apparatus for Event Detection Permitting Per Event Adjustment of False Alarm Rate.''
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposal To Improve F-22 Operational Efficiency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Document Number: 2015-23988
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), the Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of the intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed F-22 operational efficiency improvements at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). The proposed action is to improve F-22 operational efficiency; there is no proposed change in the number of aircraft at JBER nor in the ongoing military training in existing Alaska training airspace. Six alternatives that have been initially identified include changes in runway use and/or airfield infrastructure and maintenance. The EIS will address potential impacts resulting from implementation of the alternatives. The No Action Alternative is the runway use conditions from the F-22 Plus-Up Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) published, June 2011. Scoping: In order to define the full range of issues to be evaluated in the EIS, the Air Force will determine the scope of the analysis by soliciting comments from interested local, state and federal elected officials and agencies, as well as interested members of the public. This NOI also serves to provide early notice of compliance with Executive Order (EO) 11990, ``Protection of Wetlands'' and EO 11988, ``Floodplain Management.'' State and federal regulatory agencies with special expertise in wetlands and floodplains have been contacted to request comment. The Air Force plans to use the NEPA scoping process to also fulfill the requirements of the NHPA Section 106 implementing regulations by seeking public input on historic preservation issues and concerns. The scoping meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ADT, at Tyson Elementary School, 2801 Richmond Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. Public scoping comments will be accepted in writing at the scoping meetings. Additional scoping comments will be accepted at any time during the EIS process. However, in order to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input, scoping comments should arrive at the address below by October 27, 2015.
U.S. Air Force Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-16468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the provisions of part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96-517, as amended, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Synerji, LLC, a corporation of Delaware, having a place of business at 106 Genesee St., Utica, New York 13501 a partially exclusive license in any right, title and interest the United States Air Force has in: U.S. Patent Application No. 13/573,899, filed on December 17, 2012 entitled ``Method for Context Aware Text Recognition.'' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: An exclusive license for this patent will be granted unless a written objection is received within fifteen (15) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Written objections should be sent to: Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, AFRL/RIJ, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome, New York 13441-4514. Telephone: (315) 330-2087; Facsimile (315) 330-7583.
GPS Satellite Simulator Control Working Group Meeting
Document Number: 2015-15699
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
This meeting notice is to inform GPS simulator manufacturers, who supply simulator products to the Department of Defense (DoD) GPS simulator users, that the GPS Directorate will host a GPS Satellite Simulator Control Working Group (SSCWG) meeting on 31 July 2015 from 0900-1300 PDT at Los Angeles Air Force Base. The purpose of this meeting is to disseminate information about GPS simulators, discuss current efforts related to GPS simulators, and to discuss future GPS simulator development. This event will be conducted as a classified meeting.
Notice of Active Duty Service Determinations for Civilian or Contractual Groups
Document Number: 2015-14383
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12594
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In accordance with 10 U.S.C. Section 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting at the Cannon House Office Building, Room 334, Washington DC, on June 9, 2015. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled to close to the public at 2:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, infrastructure, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include a Superintendent's update, which will include, but not be limited to, an update on recent events and upcoming summer programs; an update on the Pathways to Excellence Program; and a review of the incoming and graduating classes. Also included will be a Chairman's update; an Installation and Mission Support Center (IMSC) update; and an update on the Athletic Department and AFA Athletic Corporation. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. Section 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR Section 102-3.155, one session of this meeting shall be closed to the public because it involves matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. Section 552b. Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting 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 Section 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements 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 provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar 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 DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairman and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. If after review of timely submitted written comments and the BoV Chairman and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present the issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairman to allow specific personnel to make oral presentations before the BoV. In accordance with 41 CFR Section 102- 3.140(d), any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with agency guidelines provided pursuant to a written invitation and this paragraph. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairman. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during the open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. Contact Information: For additional information or to attend this BoV meeting, contact Lt Col Chuck Parada, Accessions and Training Division, AF/A1PT, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330, (703) 695-3446, charles.n.parada.mil@mail.mil.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-11008
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Summer Session Board Meeting will take place on 24 June 2015 at the SAFTAS Conference and Innovation Conference Center, located on the plaza level of 1550 Crystal Drive in Crystal City, Virgina. The meeting will occur from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 June 2015. The session that will be open to the general public will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on 24 June 2015. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to conduct a final review and receive FACA approval of FY15 SAB studies, which consist of: (1) Cyber Vulnerabilities of Embedded Systems on Air And Space Systems, (2) Enhanced Utility of Unmanned Air Vehicles In Contested and Denied Environments, (3) Utility of Quantum Systems for the Air Force. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, a number of sessions of the USAF SAB Summer Session Board meeting will be closed to the public because they will discuss classified information and matters covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Any member of the public that wishes to attend this meeting or provide input to the USAF SAB must contact the Designated Federal Officer at the phone number or email address listed below at least five working days prior to the meeting date. Please ensure that you submit your written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting commencement date. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions and respond to them prior to the start of the meeting identified in this noice. Written statements received after this date may not be considered by the USAF SAB until the next scheduled meeting.
Addendum to the 26 June 2014 Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement F-35 Beddown at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Document Number: 2015-10089
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
On April 23, 2015, the United States Air Force signed an Addendum to the 26 June 2014 ROD for the Final F-35 Beddown Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The Addendum to the 26 June 2014 Record of Decision (AROD) documents the Air Force's decisions to: (1) Temporarily shift the primary runway to Runway 01/19 (RW 01/19) and allow a temporary increase in previously limited F-35 operations for construction-related closure of Runway 12/30 (RW 12/30), and (2) approve the Department of the Navy's (DoN's) request to add fifteen (15) Backup Aircraft Inventory (BAI) F-35C aircraft at Eglin AFB. The AROD augments the 26 June 2014 ROD by allowing a one-time, temporary increase in certain F-35 operations on Runway 01/19 (RW 01/ 19) due to required construction-related closure of Runway 12/30 (RW 12/30) for up to four months from approximately 1 May 2015 through 31 August 2015. During this up to four-month period of construction partially closing RW 12/30, but only after all mitigations measures have first been implemented and/or exhausted, limited additional F-35 operations up to the number and type of average daily operations analyzed in Alternative 1A (predominantly departures/take-offs on RW 01 and approaches/landings on RW 19) of the SEIS and published in Table E- 16 at pages E-84 and E-85 in Appendix E, will be allowed on RW 01/19. The additional Navy F-35C BAI will not alter the number or type of F- 35C operations analyzed in the SEIS and approved in the 26 June 2014 ROD. The Final SEIS was made available to the public on February 28, 2014 through a NOA in the Federal Register (Volume 79, Number 40, Page 11428) with a wait period that ended on March 31, 2014. The 26 June 2014 SEIS ROD was made available to the public, through a NOA in the Federal Register (Volume 79, Number 131, Page 38857), on July 9, 2014. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the relevant subsection of the regulations (40 CFR part 1506.6(b)2)) implementing the provisions of the NEPA of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and the relevant subsections of the Air Force's Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) (32 CFR parts 989.21(b) and 989.24(b)(7)).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-07270
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force proposes to alter a system of records notice, F036 AETC W entitled ``Air Force Institute of Technology Student Information System (AFITSIS) Records'' in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system integrates all aspects of student information management. It provides core functions required for resident student graduate education, management of students in civilian institution programs, and course management for civil engineering education programs. The system also provides support for registration, academic programs, course offerings, grades, education planning, candidate packages, resource scheduling, degree auditing, financial reimbursements/forecasting, and official transcript generation.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2015-06882
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force is deleting a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system notice is entitled ``F044 AF SG J, Air Force Blood Program.''
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-06683
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the provisions of Part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96-517, as amended; the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant NBD Nanotechnologies, Inc. a corporation of the State of Delaware, having a place of business at 8 St. Mary's Street, Room 611, Boston, MA 02215.
United States Air Force Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2015-06466
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
On Thursday, February 26, 2015 (38 FR 10462), the Department of Defense published in the Federal Register, a notice to announce the quarterly meeting of the United States Air Force Academy Board of Visitors on Monday, March 16, 2015, beginning at 10:15 a.m. The meeting was cancelled due to last-minute circumstances indicating there would not be a quorum for the meeting.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-05616
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Spring Board meeting will take place on 21 April 2015 at the 552nd Air Control Wing Auditorium, located in building 282, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City 73145. The meeting will occur from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. The session that will be open to the general public will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on 21 April 2015. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to conduct a mid-term review of FY15 SAB studies, which consist of: (1) Cyber Vulnerabilities of Embedded Systems on Air And Space Systems, (2) Enhanced Utility of Unmanned Air Vehicles In Contested and Denied Environments, (3) Utility of Quantum Systems for the Air Force. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, a number of sessions of the USAF SAB Spring Board meeting will be closed to the public because they will discuss classified information and matters covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Any member of the public that wishes to attend this meeting or provide input to the USAF SAB must contact the Designated Federal Officer at the phone number or email address listed below at least five working days prior to the meeting date. Please ensure that you submit your written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting commencement date. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions and respond to them prior to the start of the meeting identified in this noice. Written statements received after this date may not be considered by the USAF SAB until the next scheduled meeting.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for United States Air Force F-35a Operational Basing-Pacific
Document Number: 2015-05014
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Air Force is issuing this notice of intent (NOI) (40 CFR 1508.22) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the proposed action to base two (2) F-35A squadrons (48 Primary Assigned Aircraft (PAA)) at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska. The proposed action will also include the use of related airspace and ranges, particularly the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC). The F-35A is the conventional take-off and landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). It is a multiple-role fighter with an emphasis on air-to-ground missions. A No-Action Alternative will be included in the EIS, whereby no F- 35A squadrons would be based at Eielson AFB. The analysis of the no- action alternative will provide a benchmark to enable Air Force decision-makers to compare the magnitude of the environmental effects of the proposed action. No-action means the proposed action would not take place, and the resulting environmental effects from taking no- action will be compared with the effects of allowing the proposed activity to go forward. Scoping: The public scoping process will be used to identify community concerns and local issues to be considered during the draft EIS development process. Federal, state, and local agencies; Alaska Native Tribes and organizations; as well as interested persons are encouraged to provide written comments of environmental concern associated with the proposed action to the Air Force. Comments should be provided by the methods and dates indicated below.
U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-04029
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting at Harmon Hall, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs CO on March 16, 2015. The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. and is scheduled to close to the public at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, infrastructure, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include a Superintendent's update, which will include, but not be limited to, an admissions update and a review of the DoD Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at Military Service Academies; an update from non-federal entities that support the Academy; and a review of the Center for Character and Leadership Development organization and facility. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, one session of this meeting shall be closed to the public because it involves matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b. Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting 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 and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements 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 provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar 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 DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairman and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. If after review of timely submitted written comments and the BoV Chairman and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present the issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairman to allow specific personnel to make oral presentations before the BoV. In accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(d), any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with agency guidelines provided pursuant to a written invitation and this paragraph. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairman. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during the open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. Contact Information: For additional information or to attend this BoV meeting, contact Maj. Mark Cipolla, Accessions and Training Division, AF/A1PT, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330, (703) 695-4066, mark.cipolla@us.af.mil.
US Air Force Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-04028
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the provisions of part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96-517, as amended, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Lilo, LLC, a corporation of New York, having a place of business at 106 Genesee St., Utica, New York 13413, an exclusive license in any right, title and interest the United States Air Force has in: In U.S. Patent No. 8,317,058 entitled ``Bicyclists' Water Bottle with Bottom Drinking Valve'', issued on November 27th, 2012, U.S. Design Patent No. D588,856 issued on March 24th, 2009, and U.S. Design Patent D583,626 issued on December 20th, 2008.
US Air Force Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-04027
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Pursuant to the provisions of part 404 of Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, which implements Public Law 96-517, as amended, the Department of the Air Force announces its intention to grant Kognitive Systems, LLC, a corporation of New York, having a place of business at 14 White Pine Road, New Hartford, New York 13413, a partially exclusive license being limited to the field of use in Process Control in the Pulp and Paper Industry, in any right, title and interest the United States Air Force has in: In U.S. Patent No. 8,732,100 entitled ``Method and Apparatus for Event Detection Permitting Per Event Adjustment of False Alarm Rate'', issued on May 20th, 2014.
Air University Board of Visitors Air Force Institute of Technology Subcommittee Meeting and Spring Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-02907
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the Air University Board of Visitors' Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Subcommittee annual meeting will take place on Monday, March 9th, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at AFIT on Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, in Dayton, Ohio. The purpose of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of the Air Force Institute of Technology. In addition, the Air University Board of Visitors' spring meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 16th, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Air University Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA) Conference Room, Building 1143 on Gunter 550 McDonald Street, Montgomery, AL. The purpose of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of Air University. The agenda will include topics relating to the policies, programs, and initiatives of Air University educational programs and will include an out-brief from the Air Force Institute of Technology Subcommittee. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155 all sessions of the Air University Board of Visitors' meetings will be open to the public. Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Air University Board of Visitors 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 and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Air University Board of Visitors until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Air University Board of Visitors' Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Additionally, any member of the public wishing to attend this meeting should contact the person listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting for information on base entry passes.
U.S. Air Force Reminder Re: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Consent Order and Recent Change in Department of Defense (DOD) Compliance Officer
Document Number: 2015-02582
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
This is not a notice of solicitation issuance. The Director, Department of Defense Executive Agent for Space Staff, as the Compliance Officer under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Decision and Order (hereinafter referred to as the ``Consent Order''), in the Matter of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), the Boeing Company (Boeing), and United Launch Alliance, L.L.C. (ULA) (hereinafter referred to as the ``Respondents''), Docket No. C-4188, dated May 1, 2007, is posting this notice to publicize the Consent Order, notify the Public of a change in DOD Compliance Officer personnel and to provide points of contact for further information or for comment submittal. The consent order: The Consent Order requires that with regard to covered Government programs, (1) ULA afford all space vehicle manufacturers non-discriminatory treatment for launch services that ULA may provide, and that (2) LMC and Boeing, as space vehicle manufacturers, consider all qualified launch service providers on a non-discriminatory basis. Covered programs are Government programs which are delivered in orbit and utilize medium-to-heavy launch services. The Consent Order also requires firewalls to prevent information from a space vehicle provider being shared by ULA with its Boeing or LMC parent company. Similarly, Boeing and LMC must have firewalls to ensure that other launch service information is not shared with ULA. The Consent Order also requires that the Department of Defense appoint a Compliance Officer to oversee compliance with the Consent Order by all three Respondents. The Consent Order remains in full effect through 30 April 2017. The complete text of the ULA Consent Order and supplementary information is located on the following FTC Web site: http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/0510165/ lockheed-martin-corporation-boeing-company-united-launch DOD Compliance Officer: The DOD Compliance Officer is the Director, Department of Defense Executive Agent for Space Staff. The duties of this position are now conducted by Lieutenant General Ellen M. Pawlikowski. Points of Contact For Further Information or Inquiries: For further information and inquires, or to request a meeting with the DOD Compliance Officer or her Government Compliance Team, interested parties should contact either Mrs. Sarah Beth Cliatt (Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 719-556-2268; or Colonel Marc Berkstresser (Deputy Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 703-693-3634.
Powder River Training Complex, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2015-02066
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
On January 16, 2015, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Powder River Training Complex, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This ROD states the Air Force decision to select Modified Alternative A and adopts specified mitigation measures. The Air Force will request the Federal Aviation Adminsitration (FAA) to chart the Modified Alternative A airspace to implement the decision. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final EIS; inputs from the public, Native American tribes, and Federal, State and local units of government, and regulatory agencies; and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available to the public on November 28, 2014, through a NOA in the Federal Register (Volume 79, Number 229, Page 70865) with a post-filing waiting period that ended on December 29, 2014. This ROD documents only the Air Force decision on the proposed actions analyzed in the Final EIS. Authority: This NOA is published pursuant to the regulations (40 CFR Sec. 1506.6) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) and the Air Force's Environmental Impact Analysis Process (32 CFR Secs. 989.21(b) and 989.24(b)(7)).
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-01274
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Winter Board meeting will take place on 27 January 2015 at the Secretary of the Air Force Technical and Analytical Support Conference Center, 1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting will occur from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. The sessions open to the general public will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on 27 January 2014. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to officially commence FY15 SAB studies, which consist of: (1) Cyber Vulnerabilities of Embedded Systems on Air And Space Systems, (2) Enhanced Utility of Unmanned Air Vehicles In Contested and Denied Environments, (3) Utility of Quantum Systems for the Air Force. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, a number of sessions of the USAF SAB Winter Board meeting will be closed to the public because they will discuss classified information and matters covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (1). Due to difficulties beyond the control of the Department of Defense, the Designated Federal Officer was unable to submit the Federal Register notice concerning the January 27, 2015 scheduled meeting of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board according to 41 CFR 102-3.150(a). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b).
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-00840
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Winter Board meeting will take place on 27 January 2015 at the Secretary of the Air Force Technical and Analytical Support Conference Center, 1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting will occur from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. The sessions open to the general public will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on 27 January 2014. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to officially commence FY15 SAB studies, which consist of: (1) Cyber Vulnerabilities of Embedded Systems on Air And Space Systems, (2) Enhanced Utility of Unmanned Air Vehicles In Contested and Denied Environments, (3) Utility of Quantum Systems for the Air Force. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, a number of sessions of the USAF SAB Winter Board meeting will be closed to the public because they will discuss classified information and matters covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Any member of the public that wishes to attend this meeting or provide input to the USAF SAB must contact the Designated Federal Officer at the phone number or email address listed below at least five working days prior to the meeting date. Please ensure that you submit your written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting commencement date. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions and respond to them prior to the start of the meeting identified in this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be considered by the USAF SAB until the next scheduled meeting.