Department of the Navy May 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-11836
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS STOUT (DDG 55) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-11662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-11652
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps is adding a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-11217
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-11216
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS DECATUR (DDG 73) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Nominations for Membership on Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-11243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) is soliciting nominations for new members.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License; Vytral Systems Co. Ltd, LLC
Document Number: E8-11241
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Vytral Systems Co. Ltd, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice throughout the United States the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,281,482: SIDE THRUSTER PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT WITH POWER OPTIMIZATION CONTROLLER; U.S. Patent No. 7,277,573: ENHANCED RANDOMNESS ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONS; U.S. Patent No. 7,272,072: METHOD OF CONVERTING RECEIVED DATA TO A TWO-DIMENSIONAL COLOR MAP; U.S. Patent No. 7,269,538: METHOD FOR SPARSE DATA TWO-STAGE STOCHASTIC MENSURATION; U.S. Patent No. 7,259,637: DELAY LOOP CORRECTION FOR A PROCESSOR; U.S. Patent No. 7,251,605: SPEECH TO TOUCH TRANSLATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 7,236,252: SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING DISPLACEMENTS IN ELECTRO-ACTIVE MATERIALS; U.S. Patent No. 7,212,652: METHOD FOR TRACKING TARGETS WITH HYPER-SPECTRAL DATA; U.S. Patent No. 7,209,240: SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING DISPLACEMENTS IN ELECTRO- ACTIVE MATERIALS; U.S. Patent No. 7,180,416: TIME KEYED INFORMATION TRANSMISSION; U.S. Patent No. 7,177,232: WIRELESS RADIO FREQUENCY HYDROPHONE SYSTEM; U.S. Patent No. 7,155,389: DISCRIMINATING SPEECH TO TOUCH TRANSLATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 7,143,033: AUTOMATIC MULTI-LANGUAGE PHONETIC TRANSCRIBING SYSTEM; U.S. Patent No. 7,120,089: SELF-CONTAINED AMBIENT NOISE RECORDER; U.S. Patent No. 7,111,577: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION SCHEME; U.S. Patent No. 7,110,946: SPEECH TO VISUAL AID TRANSLATOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 7,106,658: NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING DIRECTIONAL SENSOR; U.S. Patent No. 7,106,269: OMNI-AZIMUTHAL PATTERN GENERATOR FOR VLF AND LF COMMUNICATION; U.S. Patent No. 7,103,502: ENHANCED SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF RANDOMNESS IN SPARSE TIME SERIES DISTRIBUTIONS; U.S. Patent No. 7,062,386: METHOD TO ESTIMATE THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A SOLID MATERIAL SUBJECTED TO INSONIFICATION; U.S. Patent No. 7,061,431: SEGMENTED MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA WITH EXPONENTIAL CAPACITIVE LOADING; U.S. patent No. 7,032,456: ISOSTATIC PIEZORESISTIVE PRESSURE TRANSDUCER WITH TEMPERATURE OUTPUT; U.S. Patent No. 7,027,211: FIBER OPTIC SWITCH EMPLOYING OPTICAL AMPLIFIERS; U.S Patent No. 7,020,046: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGET MOTION ANALYSIS WITH INTELLIGENT PARAMETER EVALUATION PLOT; U.S. Patent No. 7,016,563: FIBER OPTIC SWITCH; U. S. Patent No. 7,013,808: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A BOUNDING REGION; U.S. Patent No. 7,010,981: INVERSE METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE WAVE PROPAGATION PARAMETERS OF TWO DISSIMILAR WAVE TYPES; U.S Patent No. 6,984,899: WIND DAM ELECTRIC GENERATOR & METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 6,983,222: MULTI-STAGE PLANAR STOCHASTIC MENSURATION; U.S. Patent No. 6,980,926: DETECTION OF RANDOMNESS IN SPARSE DATA SET OF THREE DIMENSIONAL TIME SERIES DISTRIBUTIONS; U.S Patent No. 6,967,899: METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING A RANDOM PROCESS FOR DATA SETS IN ARBITRARY DIMENSIONS; U.S. Patent No. 6,963,690: TERMINATION CLAMP ASSEMBLY FOR A HYBRID ELECTRICAL/FIBER OPTIC CABLE; U.S. Patent No. 6,940,986: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY AND AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING THE VOLUME OF AUDIO SIGNALS PRODUCED BY A REMOTELY CONTROLLED AUDIO DEVICE; U.S. Patent No. 6,921,990: ELECTRONIC STATUS MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SECURITY CONTAINERS; U.S. Patent No. 6,674,406: MICROSTRIP PATCH ANTENNA WITH PROGRESSIVE SLOT LOADING; U.S. Patent No. 6,611,824: SYSTEM FOR BEARING-ONLY CONTACT STATE ESTIMATION USING RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS; U.S. Patent No. 6,564,169: METHOD FOR WIRE GUIDANCE TONE CERTIFICATION; U.S. Patent No. 6,469,666: DIGITAL ANTENNA GONIOMETER AND METHOD; U.S. Patent No. 6,385,130: DUAL CHANNEL SWITCH WITH FREQUENCY BAND LIMITING; U.S. Patent No. 6,374,197: FUZZY LOGIC BASED MODEL ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTACT TRACKING; U.S. Patent No. 6,356,600: NON-PARAMETRIC ADAPTIVE POWER LAW DETECTOR; U.S. Patent No. 6,137,909: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEATURE SET REDUCTION; U.S. Patent No. 5,787,408: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING NODE FUNCTIONALITY IN ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS; U.S Patent No. 5,751,260: SENSORY INTEGRATED DATA INTERFACE; U.S. Patent No. 5,727,561: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF TURBULENT FLOW IN A PATIENT'S BLOOD VESSELS; and, U.S. Patent No. 5,617,869: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOCATING FLOW BLOCKAGE IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT and all patents or patent applications: (i) To which any of the above mentioned patents directly claims priority, (ii) for which any of the above mentioned patents directly forms a basis for priority, (iii) that were co-owned applications that directly incorporate by reference, or are incorporated by reference into, any of the above mentioned patents; (iv) reissues, reexaminations, extensions, continuations, continuing prosecution applications, requests for continuing examinations, divisions, and registrations of any of the above mentioned patents; and (v) foreign patents, patent applications and counterparts relating to any of the above mentioned Patents, including, without limitation, certificates of invention, utility models, industrial design protection, design patent protection, and other governmental grants or issuances.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E8-11223
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-11158
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of Navy is deleting a system of records notice from its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Record of Decision for 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Actions at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Document Number: E8-10752
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and the Department of the Navy (DON) NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), the DON announces its decision to implement 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Actions at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD. The implementation of BRAC 2005 at NNMC will be accomplished as set out in the Preferred Alternative and described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS).
Notice of Closed Meetings of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-10222
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to discuss classified information from government organizations and proprietary information from commercial organizations. With the exception of participants' registration and introduction/welcoming remarks on Monday, June 16, 2008, all sessions of the meeting will be devoted to briefings, discussions and technical examination of information related to the study of undersea maritime domain awareness technologies and disruptive commercial technologies to U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine combat operations. Discussions will focus on the exploitation of physical vulnerabilities and the tactical applications of known and emerging technologies. Each session will examine vulnerabilities of individuals and systems, and how the enemy is exploiting these vulnerabilities. The sessions will also include proprietary information regarding technology applications and systems under development in the private sector between competing companies. The sessions will also focus on the assessment of the emerging concepts of operations in each of these areas and evaluate appropriate options in such areas as: training, S&T funding allocation, technology monitoring, and progress assessments; and probable time frames for transformation and implementation. The sessions will also identify, review, and assess challenges with the utilization and fielding of various technology applications.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Proposed Geothermal Development Program, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Imperial County, CA and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E8-9843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of the Navy NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for a proposed geothermal development program, which would include potential development and utilization of geothermal resources located beneath approximately 3,110 acres of Navy lands at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California in the Superstition Mountain area in western Imperial County, California (the ``Project Area''). The Project Area incorporates a very small portion of the Target 101 Shade Tree area which is located 8 miles northwest of NAF El Centro. The geothermal development program would potentially include field exploration, field development, resource utilization, and field closure. The study will encompass a 2,830-acre parcel of adjacent Department of Interior; Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed land as necessary to support the proposed Navy action. The BLM will be a cooperating agency in preparing this PEIS. Development of geothermal resources beneath Navy lands in the Project Area would be accomplished by means of a public-private venture capital arrangement between the Navy and an energy developer. Geothermal development will occur after completion of additional site-specific environmental analysis under NEPA. The Navy will hold public scoping meetings for the purpose of further identifying the scope of issues to be addressed in the PEIS. Federal, State, and local agencies and the public that may be interested in or affected by the Navy's decision for the proposed action are invited to participate in the scoping process for the PEIS. Comments are being solicited to help identify significant issues or concerns related to the proposed action, determine the scope of issues to be addressed in the PEIS, and identify and refine alternatives to the proposed action.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-9804
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9714
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9712
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Homeporting of Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, Florida
Document Number: E8-9707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a notice of availability on March 28, 2008 in the Federal Register (FR Doc. E8-6424, page 16672) for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for Mayport Naval Station Project, Proposed Homeporting of Additional Surface Ships, Several Permits, Mayport (EIS No. 20080103). This notice announces the extension of the public comment period from May 12, 2008 to May 27, 2008.
Certifications and Exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E8-9669
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; SPADAC, Inc.; Correction
Document Number: E8-9565
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a notice in the Federal Register, 73 FR 19056, on April 8, 2008, announcing its intent to grant to SPADAC, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license in the United States and certain foreign countries. The notice is being corrected to reflect the Government's interest in the invention.