Notice of Availability for the Draft 2006 Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the 2002 Rim of the Pacific Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Hawaii
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 the procedural provisions of NEPA, the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that a draft Supplement to the Programmatic Environmental Assessment (Supplemental PEA) has been prepared to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with implementation of the 2006 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises. RIMPAC 2006 is scheduled to be conducted from about June 26 to July 28, 2006. The United States National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce, is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this draft Supplemental PEA.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Use of a More Efficient Shipping Container System for Spent Nuclear Fuel From Naval Aircraft Carriers
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental and Natural Resources Program Manual (OPNAV Instruction 5090.1B), the Department of the Navy, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the potential environmental impacts associated with using a more efficient shipping container system for spent nuclear fuel to support refueling and defueling U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS) in Virginia, and the associated rail shipment of this spent nuclear fuel to the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) in Idaho for temporary storage.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Invention; Available for Licensing
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of the availability of exclusive or partially exclusive license to practice worldwide under the following pending patent. Any license granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR Part 404. Applications will be evaluated utilizing the following criteria: (1) Ability to manufacture and market the technology; (2) manufacturing and marketing ability; (3) time required to bring technology to market and production rate; (4) royalties; (5) technical capabilities; and (6) small business status. Patent application Serial Numbers 11/090,916 and PCT/US05/010061 entitled ``ANTI-MUCOLYTIC AND ANTI-ELASTASE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF'' filed on March 24, 2005. The present inventions relate to the use of a compound containing a dithiol active site, preferably in reduced state, to induce, enhance and/or increase the liquefaction of mucus or sputum through mucolysis, and/or to inhibit elastase.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
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. Patent Number 5,264,693, entitled ``Microelectronic Photomultiplier Device with Integrated Circuitry'', issue date November 23, 1993. U.S. Patent Number 5,272,476, entitled ``Data Acquisition System having novel, low power circuit for time-division-multiplexing sensor array signals'', issued December 21, 1993. U.S. Patent Number 5,276,695, entitled ``Multifrequency, rapidly sequenced or simultaneous tunable laser'', issued January 4, 1994. U.S. Patent Number 5,285,467, entitled ``Compact, efficient, scalable neodymium laser co-doped with activator ions and pumped by visible laser diodes'', issued February 8, 1994. U.S. Patent Number 5,306,904, entitled ``Multilayer microelectronic photomultiplier device with a stacked series of dynode and insulating layers'', issued April 26, 1994. U.S. Patent Number 5,310,989, entitled ``Method for laser-assisted etching of III-V and II-VI semiconductor compounds using chlorofluorocarbon ambients'', issued May 10, 1994. U.S. Patent Number 5,310,990, entitled ``Method of laser processing ferroelectric materials'', issued May 10, 1994. U.S. Patent Number 5,736,950, entitled ``Sigma-delta modulator with tunable signal passband'', issued April 7, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 5,737,347, entitled ``Laser with multiple gain elements'', issued April 7, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 5,757,867, entitled ``Digital mixing to baseband decimation filter'', issued May 26, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 5,760,722, entitled ``Distributed quantization noise transmission zeros in cascaded sigma-delta modulators'', issued June 2, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 5,764,677, entitled ``Laser diode power combiner'', issued June 9, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 6,342,866, entitled ``Wideband antenna system'', issued January 29, 2002. U.S. Patent Number 6,404,038, entitled ``Complementary vertical bipolar junction transistors fabricated of silicon-on-sapphire utilizing wide base PNP transistors'', issued June 11, 2002.