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

Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E8-22043
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Number 5,520,331 entitled ``Liquid atomizing nozzle'', issued on May 28, 1996. U.S. Patent Number 5,721,632 entitled ``Excited state polarization altering optical filter'', issued on February 24, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 5,822,047 entitled ``Modulator LIDAR system'', issued October 13, 1998. U.S. Patent Number 6,125,270 entitled ``Verification system for transmitters and command tone generators'', issued on September 26, 2000. U.S. Patent Number 6,241,164 entitled ``Effervescent liquid fine mist apparatus and method'', issued June 5, 2001. U.S. Patent Number 6,249,241 entitled ``Marine vessel traffic system'', issued on June 19, 2001. U.S. Patent Number 6,411,450 entitled ``Method of assessing the effectiveness of a laser eye protection device'', issued on June 25, 2002. U.S. Patent Number 6,484,072 entitled ``Embedded terrain awareness warning system for aircraft'', issued on November 19, 2002. U.S. Patent Number 6,485,142 entitled ``Artificial human eye and test apparatus'', issued on November 26, 2002. U.S. Patent Number 6,557,570 entitled ``Portable apparatus for cleaning a conduit and method for cleaning a conduit'', issued on May 6, 2003. U.S. Patent Number 6,598,802 entitled ``Effervescent liquid fine mist apparatus and method'', issued on July 29, 2003. U.S. Patent Number 6,659,963 entitled ``Apparatus for obtaining temperature and humidity measurements'', issued on December 9, 2003. U.S. Patent Number 7,010,339 entitled ``Hybrid lidar-radar for medical diagnostics'', issued on March 7, 2006. U.S. Patent Number 7,025,304 entitled ``Helicopter messenger cable illumination'', issued on April 11, 2006. U.S. Patent Number 7,156,161 entitled ``Lightweight thermal heat transfer apparatus'', issued on January 2, 2007. U.S. Patent Number 7,176,812 entitled ``Wireless blade monitoring system and process'', issued on February 13, 2007. U.S. Patent Number 7,180,442 entitled ``Target identification method using cepstral coefficients'', issued on February 20, 2007. U.S. Patent Number 7,225,999 entitled ``Spray array apparatus'', issued on June 5, 2007. U.S. Patent Number 7,239,311 entitled ``Global Visualization Process (GVP) and system for implementing a GVP'', issued on July 3, 2007. U.S. Patent Number 7,284,600 entitled ``Process of making a light weight thermal heat transfer apparatus'', issued on October 23, 2007. U.S. Patent Number 7,331,183 entitled ``Personal portable environmental control system'', issued on February 19, 2008. U.S. Patent Number 7,380,467 entitled ``Bond integrity tool'', issued on June 3, 2008. U.S. Patent Application Number 11/220,189 filed on September 1, 2005, Navy Case Number 76519 entitled ``Method for reducing hazards''. U.S. Patent Application Number 10/956,522 filed on September 23, 2004, Navy Case Number 83683 entitled ``Method for comparing tabular data''. U.S. Patent Application Number 12/136,427 filed on June 10, 2008, Navy Case Number 83687 entitled ``System analysis modeling apparatus and method''. U.S. Patent Application Number 11/845,684 filed on January 26, 2006, Navy Case Number 96334 entitled ``Radically compressive rope assembly''. U.S. Patent Application Number 11/973,986 filed on October 15, 2007, Navy Case Number 97027 entitled ``System for isolating faults between electrical equipment''. U.S. Patent Application Number 11/ 900,143 filed on September 5, 2007, Navy Case Number 97946 entitled ``Optical bench fiber optic transmitter''. U.S. Patent Application Number 12/056,707 filed on March 28, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX03 entitled ``Parachute Opening Shock Emulator (POSE)''. U.S. Patent Application Number 12/111,434 filed on April 30, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX04 entitled ``Counter measure expendable load simulator''. U.S. Patent Application Number 12/114,063 filed on May 2, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX05 entitled ``Variable intensity LED illumination system''. U.S. Patent Application Number 12/113,387 filed on May 1, 2008, Navy Case Number PAX08 entitled ``Method and system for alerting aircrew to unsafe vibration levels''.
Notice of Proposed Conveyance of Excess Land at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, SC, in Exchange for Restrictive Easements Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2869
Document Number: E8-22039
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This notice provides information on the proposed conveyance of excess land in the Laurel Bay housing area, MCAS Beaufort, SC, in exchange for perpetual restrictive easements to limit encroachment.
Notice of Proposed Conveyance of Excess Land at Naval Air Station, Oceana, VA, in Exchange for a Restrictive Easement Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2869
Document Number: E8-22038
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
This notice provides information on the proposed conveyance of excess land at the Naval Air Station, Oceana, Virginia, in exchange for a restrictive easement to limit encroachment.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Undersea Warfare Training Range Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-21344
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Overseas Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS/EIS) on September 12, 2008. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the OEIS/EIS. The Draft OEIS/EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of an Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR) associated with Navy Atlantic Fleet training activities. The construction of the proposed USWTR would entail the instrumentation of a 500-square nautical mile (NM\2\) area of the sea floor with undersea cables and sensor nodes, connected to the shore via a single trunk cable. The western edge of the range would be located approximately 50 NM off the coast of Jacksonville, FL. The USWTR would allow ships, submarines, and aircraft to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training in littoral, or near shore, waters. A Notice of Intent (NOI) for the OEIS/EIS was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 1996 (Federal Register, Volume 61, No. 93, pp 22028). A Revised NOI for this Draft OEIS/EIS and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments were published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2007 (Federal Register, Volume 72, No. 183, pp 54015-54016). The Navy will conduct four public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft OEIS/EIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, local agencies, and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public hearings for this Draft OEIS/EIS. An open house session will precede the scheduled public hearing at each of the locations listed below and will allow individuals to review the information presented in the USWTR Draft OEIS/EIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft OEIS/EIS. Dates and Addresses: Public hearings will be held on the following dates and times at the following locations: 1. September 29, 2008, at the Chincoteague Center (open house poster session from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and formal hearing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague, VA; 2. October 1, 2008 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center (open house poster session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and formal hearing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.), 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC; 3. October 6, 2008 at the Sheraton North CharlestonConvention Center (open house poster session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and formal hearing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), 4770 Goer Drive, North Charleston, SC; 4. October 7, 2008 at the University of North FloridaUniversity Center (open house poster session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and formal hearing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Naval Sea Systems Command Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Range Complex Extension Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-21343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321); the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508); Department of the Navy Procedures for Implementing NEPA (32 CFR 775); Executive Order (EO)12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions; and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations implementing EO 12114 (32 CFR Part 187), the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) on September 3, 2008. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the EIS/OEIS. The EIS/OEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with current and proposed research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) and related activities scheduled and coordinated by Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) NUWC Keyport Range Complex in Washington State. The proposed action includes an extension of the operational areas of the NAVSEA NUWC Keyport Range Complex and small increases in the average annual number of tests and days of testing at two of the three range sites that comprise the Range Complex. A Notice of Intent for this Draft EIS/OEIS was published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2003 (68 FR 176). The Navy will conduct four public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal agencies, state agencies, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public hearings for this Draft EIS/OEIS. An open house session will precede the scheduled public hearing at each of the locations listed below and will allow individuals to review the information presented in the Draft EIS/OEIS. Navy representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Navy Cherry Point Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-21342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321); the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508); Department of the Navy Procedures for Implementing NEPA (32 CFR part 775); Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions; and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations implementing EO 12114 (32 CFR Part 187), the Department of the Navy (Navy) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) on September 2, 2008. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a Cooperating Agency for the EIS/OEIS. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public hearings for this Draft EIS/OEIS, and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. The EIS/OEIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts over a 10-year planning horizon associated with Navy Atlantic Fleet and Marine Corps training; research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities; and associated range capabilities enhancements (including infrastructure improvements) within the existing Navy Cherry Point (Navy CHPT) Range Complex. The Navy CHPT Range Complex encompasses 18,617 square nautical miles (nm\2\) of offshore surface and subsurface operating area (OPAREA); 12,529 nm\2\ of deep ocean area greater than 100 fathoms (600 feet), and 18,966 nm\2\ of overlying Special Use Airspace (SUA) off the coast of North Carolina. The geographic scope of the EIS/OEIS, referred to as the Navy Cherry Point Study Area, includes the OPAREA and SUA, plus the 3 NM strip of coastal water from mean high tide line extending seaward to the western OPAREA boundary. A Notice of Intent for this Draft EIS/OEIS was published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 82, pp. 21248-21249). The Navy will conduct two public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal, state and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public hearings. An open house session will precede the scheduled public hearing at each of the locations listed below and will allow individuals to review the information presented in the Navy CHPT Range Complex Draft EIS/OEIS. Navy and Marine Corps representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, California and To Announce a Public Scoping Meeting
Document Number: E8-20592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the proposed disposal and reuse of the surplus portion of Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, California.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to The President, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Document Number: E8-20591
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to the provisions of The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meeting of the Board of Advisors to the President, Naval Postgraduate School will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel; Correction
Document Number: E8-20590
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register on August 26, 2008 at 73 FR 50312 concerning a meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel. The document contained incorrect information.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-20554
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The SECNAV Advisory Panel will discuss recommendations for the Department of the Navy's acquisition structure and strategies related to a classified topic.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20553
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to brief the Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) on the results of the committee's summer studies covering two topics: Undersea Maritime Domain Awareness (UMDA) and Disruptive Commercial Technologies (DCT). During the UMDA briefing, the committee will discuss classified information at the secret level from government organizations and proprietary information from commercial industry organizations. Discussions will focus on the exploitation of physical vulnerabilities and the tactical applications of known and emerging technologies. The Executive Session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E8-20499
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
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.