Department of the Navy 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments
Document Number: 2011-33086
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This notice is to advise the public that the Department of the Navy (DoN) is revising the scope for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for continued and increased training activities on Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon, and to invite the public to provide comments for consideration during preparation of the revised EIS. This revised Notice of Intent has been published because since the October 5, 2010 publication of the original Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (75 FR 61452), the DoN is modifying its proposed action to include the addition of new Special Use Airspace in the form of a Military Operations Area (MOA). This new MOA would preserve required training capabilities at NWSTF Boardman that are necessary to maintain military readiness. Additional information concerning the proposed new MOA, including a map, is available on the NWSTF Boardman EIS Web page located at: http://www.NWSTFBoardmanEIS.com.
Notice of Public Meeting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Basewide Water Infrastructure and Stuart Mesa Bridge Replacement at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA
Document Number: 2011-31344
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] Sections 4321-4370h); 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 part 775); and Marine Corps NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A), the Marine Corps (USMC) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates the potential environmental consequences that may result from implementing the Basewide Water Infrastructure and Stuart Mesa Bridge Replacement projects at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP). The proposed action would involve the construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure upgrades, expansions, and improvements to the Basewide water system and replacement of a critical link in the Base roadway system. The projects would include a northern Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) plant and associated facilities, connection of the Base's northern and southern water systems, and replacement of the bridge on Stuart Mesa Road over the Santa Margarita River (Stuart Mesa Bridge). A Notice of Intent to prepare this EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2010 (Vol. 75, No. 61, p. 16080). With the filing of the Draft EIS, the Department of the Navy (DoN) is initiating a 45-day public comment period and has scheduled a public open house meeting to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal, State, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public meeting. This notice announces the date and location of the public meeting, and supplementary information about the environmental planning effort.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2011-29559
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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 executive session of this meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on December 5, 2011, will include discussions of disciplinary matters, law enforcement investigations into allegations of criminal activity, and personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Basing of MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft in Support of III Marine Expeditionary Force Elements in Hawaii
Document Number: 2011-29119
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), Department of Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, change 2), DoN has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates the potential environmental consequences that may result from the basing of Osprey tiltrotor (MV-22) and Cobra and Huey attack and utility (H-1) aircraft in support of III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) elements in Hawaii. The Department of the Army (DoA) is a cooperating agency for this DEIS because the proposed squadrons would train on land currently owned or controlled by the DoA. With the filing of the DEIS, the DoN is initiating a 45-day public comment period and has scheduled five public comment meetings to receive oral and written comments on the DEIS. Federal, state and local agencies and interested parties are encouraged to provide comments in person at any of the public comment meetings, or in writing anytime during the public comment period. This Notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. Per 36 CFR part 800.8, the DoN is integrating the NEPA and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) public involvement processes. In addition to meeting NEPA public involvement requirements, the public meetings will provide opportunities for NHPA Section 106 input regarding the identification and treatment of historic properties.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972; Correction
Document Number: 2011-28479
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN) published a final rule in the Federal Register (76 FR 58399) of September 21, 2011, concerning certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS). The document added an entry to Table Four, paragraph 23, in Sec. 706.2. The existing table has three columns and the proposed entry has four columns. This correcting amendment corrects that information.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; ReconRobotics, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-28359
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to ReconRobotics, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-owned invention described in Navy Case No. 101027Magnetic Wheel.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; BOLD Industries, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-27661
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to BOLD Industries, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government- owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Application No. 20110024405 filed on August 18, 2009: Method of Breaching a Barrier.//U.S. Patent Application No. 20110024403 filed on July 28, 2009: Portable Cutting Device for Breaching a Barrier.//U.S. Patent Application No. 20110036999 filed on August 28, 2009: Countermeasure Method for a Mobile Tracking Device.//U.S. Patent Application No. 20110036998 filed on August 14, 2009: Countermeasure Device for a Mobile Tracking Device.//U.S. Patent Application No. 20110113949 filed on May 12, 2010: Modulation Device for a Mobile Tracking Device.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/778,643 filed on May 12, 2010: High Powered Laser System.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/778,892 filed on May 12, 2010: Scene Illuminator.
Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2011-26915
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the TRIDENT Support Facilities Explosives Handling Wharf, Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, Silverdale, Kitsap County, WA
Document Number: 2011-25421
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed second Explosives Handling Wharf (EHW-2) at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, Silverdale, WA. The Supplement to the DEIS will focus on the methodology used to assess the potential for injurious impacts to the marbled murrelet from impact pile driving, the construction and operation of new facilities and associated infrastructure, and compensatory mitigation options under consideration. Dates and Addresses: Written comments must be submitted within 45 days of the Federal Register publication date for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Availability (NOA) of this Supplement to the DEIS, and should be addressed to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, Attn: Christine Stevenson, EHW-2 EIS Project Manager. Written comments may also be submitted online at http:// ehw.nbkeis.com during the comment period.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; OxiCool, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-24768
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to OxiCool, Inc., of 4747 South Broad Street, The Navy Yard, Building 101, Suite LL40, Philadelphia, PA 19112-103, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license, in all fields of use on commercial and residential air conditioning systems, to practice in the United States (U.S.), the Government-Owned invention, as identified in U.S. Patent No. 6,240,742: Modular Portable Air-Conditioning System, issued June 05, 2001//U.S. Patent Application No. 12/537,852: Air Conditioning System//Navy Case No. PAX83, filed August 07, 2009; and all U.S. and International applications and/or patents claiming priority from either of the forgoing.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Enhanced Energy Group, LLC
Document Number: 2011-24695
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a revocable, nonassignable exclusive license to Enhanced Energy Group, LLC. The proposed license is an exclusive license to practice several inventions throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all other United States territories and possessions. The Secretary of the Navy has an ownership interest in these inventions, and they are covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,926,275: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/ Storage Tank With Chemical Scrubber.//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,276: Closed Cycle Brayton Propulsion System With Direct Heat Transfer.//U.S. Patent No. 7,937,930: Semiclosed Brayton Cycle Power System With Direct Heat Transfer.//U.S. Patent No. 7,951,339: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/Storage Tank With O2 Afterburner.//U.S. Patent App. Ser. No. 07/926115: Semi-Closed Brayton Cycle Power System Direct Combustion Heat Transfer.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-24679
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are those in which the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy has an ownership interest and are made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 7,679,410: A Method for Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of a Broadband Transistor Switch for Periodic Switching Applications Issued 3/16/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,679,999: Marine Acoustic Sensor Assembly Issued 3/16/2010/ /U.S. Patent No. 7,685,862: Target System Giving Accuracy and Energy Issued 3/30/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,690,309: Supercavitating Vehicle Control Issued 4/6/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,691,798: Coating to Reduce Friction on Skis and Snow Boards Issued 4/6/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,721,843: Visual Acoustic Device Issued 5/25/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,734,755: Interactive Data Fault Localization System and Method Issued 6/8/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,755,326: Battery Monitoring and Charging System Issued 7/13/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,779,772: Submarine Short- Range Defense System Issued 8/24/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,782,712: A Method to Estimate Local Towed Array Angles Using Flush Mounted Hot Film Wall Shear Sensors Issued 8/24/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,800,978: Method for Real Time Matched Field Processing Issued 9/21/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,802,474: Fiber Optic Laser Accelerometer Issued 9/28/2010/ /U.S. Patent Application Ser. No. 07/926115: Semi-Closed Brayton Cycle Power System Direct Combustion Heat Transfer Filed 8/7/1992//U.S. Patent No. 7,804,454: Active High Frequency Transmitter Antenna Assembly Issued 9/28/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,832,998: Controlled Skin Formation for Foamed Extrudate Issued 11/16/2010//U.S. Patent No. 7,861,977: Adaptive Material Actuators for Coanda Effect Circulation Control Slots Issued 1/4/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,865,836: Geospatial Prioritized Data Acquisition Analysis and Presentation Issued 1/4/2011/ /U.S. Patent No. 7,868,833: An Ultra Wideband Buoyant Cable Antenna Element Issued 1/11/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,869,910: Autocatalytic Oscillators for Animal-Like Locomotion in Small Underwater Vehicles Issued 1/11/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,878,873: Variable Orifice Propulsor Issued 2/1/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,881,156: Method to Estimate Towed Array Angles Issued 2/1/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,884,592: An Energy Efficient Method for Changing the Voltage of a DC Source to Another Voltage in Order to Supply a Load That Requires a Different Voltage Issued 2/8/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,886,728: System and Method for Controlling the Power Output of an Internal Combustion Engine Issued 2/ 15/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,906,340: Method for Quantitative Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Potentiometric Titration Issued 3/15/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,924,654: System for Beamforming Acoustic Buoy Fields Issued 4/12/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,275: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/Storage Tank With Chemical Scrubber Issued 4/19/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,276: Closed Cycle Brayton Propulsion System With Direct Heat Transfer Issued 4/19/ 2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,926,587: Explosive Water Jet With Precursor Bubble Issued 4/19/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,929,375: Method and Apparatus for Improved Active Sonar Using Singular Value Decomposition Filtering Issued 4/19/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,937,930: Semiclosed Brayton Cycle Power System With Direct Heat Transfer Issued 5/10/2011// U.S. Patent No. 7,938,077: Hydrogen Generator Apparatus for an Underwater Vehicle Issued 5/10/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,940,602: Automatic Depth Sounder (Fathometer) Electronic Chart Comparator Issued 5/10/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,951,339: Closed Brayton Cycle Direct Contact Reactor/Storage Tank With O2 Afterburner Issued 5/ 31/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,952,530: Serpentine Buoyant Cable Antenna Issued 5/31/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,954,442: Towed Array Deployment System for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Issued 6/7/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,966,936: Telescoping Cavitator Issued 6/28/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,975,614: Acoustic Shotgun System Issued 7/12/2011//U.S. Patent No. 7,985,924: Coaxial Transducer Issued 7/26/2011//U.S. Patent No. 8,006,619: Underwater Acoustic Tracer System Issued 8/30/2011.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2011-24188
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN)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 (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS FORT WORTH (LCS 3) 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License; American Innovations, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-24183
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant American Innovations, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license, with exclusive fields of use in entry control points, route clearance, patrolling, site exploitation, cache finds, area surveillance, joint security stations/combat outposts, raids, SPECOPS, K-9 support, training, in the United States to practice the Government-owned invention, U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/137521, filed August 24, 2011, entitled ``Bulk Homemade Explosives (HME) Precursor Detection Kit.''
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Invention; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-24182
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The following invention is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/137521: Bulk HME Precursor Detection Kit.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings; Correction
Document Number: 2011-23755
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register (76 FR 174) on September 8, 2011, concerning public scoping meetings to support the development of an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area. The document contained an incorrect scoping date.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-23469
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
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. The following are available for licensing: Navy Case No. 100033: Nonlinear Channelizer Device with Wideband, High Frequency Operation and Channel Reconfigurability; Navy Case No. 100992: Time domain tunneling switched multi-axial gyroscope with independent acceleration measurement; Navy Case No. 100993: In-plane, six degree of freedom inertial device with integrated clock; Navy Case No. 101027: Magnetic Wheel; Navy Case No. 101298: Auto ranging for time domain inertial sensor; Navy Case No. 101330: Tuning fork gyroscope time domain inertial sensor; U.S. Patent Application No. 12/175262: Coupled Electric Field Sensors for DC Target Electric Field Detection; U.S. Patent Application No. 12/732023: Coupled Bi-Stable Microcircuit System for Ultra-Sensitive Electrical and Magnetic Field Sensing; U.S. Patent Application No. 12/749338: Coupled Bi-Stable Circuit for Ultra- Sensitive Electric Field Sensing Utilizing Differential Transistors Pairs.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar
Document Number: 2011-23306
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and Executive Order 12114 (Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS/SOEIS) to provide supplemental analyses for the DoN's employment of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar systems. USEPA published their notice of availability of the SURTASS LFA sonar draft supplement on August 19, 2011 (EIS No. 20110269).
Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-23291
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet September 19-21, 2011 to discuss materials in support of the study: Processes for the Use of BA4 Funding. All sessions on Monday, September 19; Tuesday, September 20; and Wednesday, September 21 will be open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-22985
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with maintaining military readiness training and research, development, testing, and evaluation (hereafter referred to as ``training and testing'') activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) EIS/OEIS Study Area. The MITT Study Area includes the existing Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC), additional areas on the high seas, and a general transit corridor between Hawaii to MITT where training and testing activities may occur. The MIRC is the only major Navy range complex in the Study Area. The DoN is preparing this EIS/OEIS to renew current regulatory permits and authorizations, address current training and testing not covered under existing permits and authorizations, and to obtain those permits and authorizations necessary to support force structure changes and emerging and future training and testing requirements including those associated with new platforms and weapons systems within the MITT Study Area, starting in 2015, thereby ensuring critical Department of Defense (DoD) requirements are met. The DoN will invite the National Marine Fisheries Service, United States (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service (Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office), and U.S. Air Force, to be cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS/OEIS.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: 2011-22785
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University will meet to review, develop and provide recommendations on all aspects of the academic and administrative policies of the University; examine all aspects of professional military education operations; and provide such oversight and advice, as is necessary, to facilitate high educational standards and cost effective operations. The Board will be focusing primarily on the internal procedures of Marine Corps University. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act For Response Costs Incurred at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, CA
Document Number: 2011-22262
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In accordance with Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), the Department of the Navy (DoN) gives notice that a proposed Administrative Agreement for the Recovery of Past Costs in the Matter of Marine Corps Logistics Base, Yermo Annex, Barstow, California, DON CERCLA Administrative Docket No. 2011-0001, pertaining to environmental contamination at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, California (the ``Site''), located in San Bernardino County, California. In this matter, the DoN served a demand, involving civil claims under Section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, upon CalNev Pipe Line Company (CalNev) for recovery of response costs incurred by the DON at the Site. The proposed Administrative Settlement resolves the DON's claims by requiring CalNev to pay the DoN $500,000 in reimbursement of the DON's past response costs. Pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), the Department of Justice has provided its approval of this proposed Administrative Settlement. Further, in accordance with this Section 122(i) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), the DoN is receiving public comment on this proposed settlement for thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. Comments should be addressed to the Associate General Counsel (Litigation), United States Department of Navy, Office of General Counsel, 720 Kennon St. SE., Bldg. 36, Rm. 233, Washington, DC 20374-5013 or e-mailed to page.turney@navy.mil and should refer to The Matter of Marine Corps Logistics Base, Yermo Annex, Barstow, California, DON CERCLA Administrative Docket No. 11-0001. A copy of the proposed Administrative Settlement may be either obtained from J. Page Turney or examined at: United States Department of Navy, Office of General Counsel, 720 Kennon St. SE., Bldg. 36, Rm. 233, Washington, DC 20374-5013. Contact: J. Page Turney: 202-685-6947; page.turney@navy.mil.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2011-22260
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
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 executive session of this meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 19, 2011, will include discussions of disciplinary matters, law enforcement investigations into allegations of criminal activity, and personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-22254
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
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. The following patents are available for licensing: U.S. Patent Application 12/537,852: Air Conditioning System, Navy Case PAX83, filed on August 07, 2009; U.S. Patent Application Number 13/009,281: Low-VOC Siloxane Compositions, Navy Case PAX66, filed January 19, 2011; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/956,112: Aerosol Electrical Contact Cleaning and Lubricating Compound, Navy Case PAX59, filed November 30, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Number 13/053,769: SCR Module Dynamic Counter Tester, Navy Case PAX57, filed March 22, 2011; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/404,602: Quick Release Fitting; Navy Case PAX18, filed March 16, 2009; U.S. Patent Application 12/404,550: Optical Subassembly Packing Configuration, Navy Case 97945, filed March 16, 2009; U.S. Patent No. 7,986,585: Reception of Uplink Data From Sonobuoys, issued July 26, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Medical Facilities Development and University Expansion at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Bethesda, Maryland and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-21216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
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 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed actions at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda to implement the Congressional mandate in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to achieve the new statutory world-class standards for military medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda (WRNMMCB) by providing enduring facilities commensurate in quality, capability and condition as those provided by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) investment and address the space and operational limitations at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). The proposed actions, which will enhance and support but not add to the missions of the installation, medical center or USUHS, include: (1) The demolition of five (5) hospital buildings and reconstruction of a single 5-story facility and associated parking garage, utility capacity upgrades, and temporary medical facilities to provide uninterrupted patient care during construction (Medical Facilities Development) and (2) the expansion of the USUHS and associated parking garage. These proposed actions are two components of the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan that the DoN is currently updating and this EIS analyzes the implementation of these components. The 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan reflects ongoing projects previously considered under NEPA as well as potential future development opportunities at NSA Bethesda. The EIS will evaluate the cumulative effects of the proposed actions in the context of the known, ongoing activities and identify the potential programmatic effects of the proposed actions in the context of the potential future development opportunities. Therefore, the EIS will analyze the environmental effects of the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan relative to the implementation of the proposed actions in this EIS. For the potential future development opportunities, the DoN will ensure the appropriate NEPA review is completed at such time as the projects are proposed for implementation. The proposed actions at NSA Bethesda consist of: (1) The Medical Facilities Development, which includes demolition of Buildings 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and construction of a single, 5-story replacement building in the medical center core, construction of an associated parking garage, utility capacity upgrades, construction of temporary medical facilities to maintain uninterrupted patient care during construction, and internal renovations to Buildings 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10; and (2) the University Expansion, which includes construction of a new classroom/ research facility and associated parking garage at USUHS. The proposed actions would not add to the existing missions at NSA Bethesda and would occur subsequent to the 2005 BRAC Law mandated relocation of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center's (WRAMC) tertiary (sub-specialty and complex care) medical services to National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) at NSA Bethesda in September 2011. With the relocation, the NNMC will be renamed the WRNMMCB. NSA Bethesda is the action proponent and the DoN is the lead agency for the proposed actions. Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed), NNMC, and USUHS, are tenants of NSA Bethesda and are the stakeholders for these activities. The DoN is initiating a 45-day public scoping period to identify community interests and specific issues to be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. The DoN will hold two public scoping meetings to inform the public of the proposed actions and receive comments. Comments, both written and oral, will be collected at each of the two public scoping meetings. Each of the public scoping meetings will consist of an open house session followed by a live presentation and an opportunity for the public to present their comments. To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed actions will be addressed, representatives from the DoN will be available to solicit comments from all interested parties during the public scoping meetings. Following future publication of the draft EIS, at a time to be determined, further public meetings will be held to address comments on the draft document. Dates and Addresses: The two public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates: 1. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. 2. Monday, September 12, 2011, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations are available on the NSA Bethesda Web site at: http:// www.bethesda.med.navy.mil/nsa/eis.aspx. Public scoping meeting schedules and locations will also be announced in local newspapers.
Nominations for Membership on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2011-21116
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for new members.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License Agreement; OxiCool, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-20034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy gives notice of its intent to grant to OxiCool, Inc., of 4747 South Broad Street, The Navy Yard, Building 101, Suite LL40, Philadelphia, PA 19112-103, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license, in all fields of use on commercial and residential air conditioning systems, to practice in the United States, the Government-Owned invention, as identified in U.S. Patent Number 7,836,732 b2: Air Conditioning System, issued on November 23, 2010.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College
Document Number: 2011-19055
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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 (BOA) to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval War College (NWC) and its subcommittees will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for Strike Fighter Realignment at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA
Document Number: 2011-18819
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN), gives notice that a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the proposed realignment of strike fighter assets at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License; TransMembrane Bioscience, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-18765
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Keyport Range Complex Extension
Document Number: 2011-18232
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed action as presented in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), announces its decision to extend the operational areas of the Naval Sea Systems Command Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport Range Complex and increase the number of days of activities and the number of activities per day, in furtherance of the Navy's statutory obligations under Title 10 of the United States Code governing the roles and responsibilities of the Navy. In its decision, the Navy considered applicable laws and executive orders, including an analysis of the effects of its actions in compliance with the Endangered Species Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations and EO 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. Implementation of the proposed action could begin immediately.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-18116
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 7,561,261: LADAR Stream Formatting and Processing Method// U.S. Patent No. 7,616,817: Three Dimensional Shape Correlator//U.S. Patent No. 7,948,610 B2: Combined Coherent and Incoherent Imaging LADAR.
Final Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact for a Programmatic Environmental Assessment Implementing a Wind Energy Program at Marine Forces Reserve Facilities Located Across the United States
Document Number: 2011-17980
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 United States Code 4321, and the Marine Corps NEPA directive (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A), the Department of the Navy gives final notice that the FONSI for the PEA implementing the MARFORRES Wind Energy Program will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. In accordance with 42 U.S.C. 4321 and 40 CFR 1501.4(e)(2), a preliminary FONSI for this action was published in the April 18, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR Page 21712). No comments were received regarding the preliminary FONSI. MARFORRES has reviewed the conclusion of the PEA, and agrees with the finding of no significant impact. This notice serves as the Final FONSI for the PEA implementing the MARFORRES Wind Energy Program. The preliminary FONSI and the PEA are adopted in final with no change. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required. Site-specific, focused Environmental Assessments (EA's) will be tiered from the PEA to evaluate site-specific impacts at individual MARFORRES facilities identified as having the potential for the development of wind energy.
Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: 2011-17418
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Advisory Panel will meet to discuss energy use within the Department of the Navy.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2011-17150
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) 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 (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS PITTSBURGH (SSN 720) 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.
Information on Surplus Land at a Military Installation Designated for Disposal: Naval Station Pascagoula, Mississippi
Document Number: 2011-17148
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This notice provides information on withdrawal of surplus property at Naval Station Pascagoula, Mississippi, Lakeside Manor Housing Area.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-16830
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy is deleting 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: 2011-16602
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-16140
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
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 domestic licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: U.S. Patent No. 7,231,356: Operating Plan for Machinery//U.S. Patent No. 7,260,833: One-Way Network Transmission Interface Unit//U.S. Patent No. 7,280,925: Installed Instrumentation Maintenance Method//U.S. Patent No. 7,278,514: Acoustic Noise Filter//U.S. Patent No. 7,284,570: Electrically Powered Valve for Controlling, Monitoring and Evaluating Fluid Flow//U.S. Patent No. 7,290,738: Dual Jet Emerging Lift Augmentations System for Airfoils and Hydrofoils//U.S. Patent No. 7,301,641: Fiber Optic Smoke Detector//U.S. Patent No. 7,307,702: Color Switchable Stress-Fracture Sensor for Damage Control//U.S. Patent No. 7,316,194: Rudders for High-Speed Ships//U.S. Patent No. 7,322,786: Mobile Loader for Transfer of Containers Between Delivery Vehicles and Marine Terminal Cranes//U.S. Patent No. 7,324,016: Navigational Indicating System for Rotary Wing Aircraft//U.S. Patent No. 7,328,879: Equipment Installation Support on Foundation//U.S. Patent No. 7,340,918: Magnetostrictive Drive of Refrigeration Systems//U.S. Patent No. 7,367,464: Pendulation Control System With Active Rider Block Tagline System for Shipboard Cranes//U.S. Patent No. 7,374,668: Valve Automated In-Situ Cleaning System for Oil Water Separator//U.S. Patent No. 7,390,380: Processing of Shipboard Wastewater//U.S. Patent No. 7,432,821: Fiber Optic Measurement of Bearing Surface Wear//U.S. Patent No. 7,430,866: Air-Independent Fuel Combustion Energy Conversion//U.S. Patent No. 7,436,090: Direct Drive Hybrid Rotary Motor//U.S. Patent No. 7,443,764: Resonant Acoustic Projector//U.S. Patent No. 7,441,308: Watertight Door Hinge Support//U.S. Patent No. 7,451,719: High Temperature Superconducting Degaussing System//U.S. Patent No. 7,451,714: All Purpose Seal//U.S. Patent No. 7,479,193: Preparation of Positive Magnetostrictive Materials for Use Under Tension//U.S. Patent No. 7,492,240: Integrated Capacitor and Inductor//U.S. Patent No. 7,519,502: Surface Profile Measurement Processing Method//U.S. Patent No. 7,517,263: Advanced Blade Sections for High Speed Propellers//U.S. Patent No. 7,517,191: Operational Maintenance of Air-Conditioning Installations//U.S. Patent No. 7,516,712: Vertical Damper For Mooring Vessels//U.S. Patent No. 7,521,708: High Sensitivity Ring-Squid Magnetic Sensor//U.S. Patent No. 7,525,711: Actively Tunable Electromagnetic Metamaterial//U.S. Patent No. 7,548,489: Method for Designing a Resonant Acoustic Projector//U.S. Patent No. 7,547,997: Aircraft Electrical Servicing Adapter//U.S. Patent No. 7,552,018: Method for Quickly Quantifying the Resistance of a Thin Film as a Function of Frequency//U.S. Patent No. 7,556,471: Inter-Ship Personnel Transfer Device and Method of Moving Between Compacted State and Non- Compacted State//U.S. Patent No. 7,557,485: Ion Conducting Electrolyte Brush Additives//U.S. Patent No. 7,557,747: Method and Apparatus Using Fast Electronic Switching for Multi-Channelizing a Single-Channel Radar System//U.S. Patent No. 7,564,152: High Magnetostriction of Positive Magnetostrictive Materials Under Tensile Load//U.S. Patent No. 7,592,173: Sea Operationally Enhanced Bioreactor//U.S. Patent No. 7,592,727: Quiet Load for Motor Testing//U.S. Patent No. 7,597,010: Method of Achieving High Transduction Under Tension or Compression// U.S. Patent No. 7,621,230: Carrier and Flow-Through Ship//U.S. Patent No. 7,624,080: A Smart Sensor Continuously Adapting to a Data Stream in Real Time Using Both Permanent and Temporary Knowledge Bases to Recognize Sensor Measurements//U.S. Patent No. 7,681,515: Life Raft Launcher//U.S. Patent No. 7,685,922: Composite Ballistic Armor Having Geometric Ceramic Elements for Shock Wave Attenuation//U.S. Patent No. 7,707,957: Structural Support to Underwater Vessels Using Shape Memory Alloys//U.S. Patent No. 7,714,536: Battery Charging Arrangement for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Utilizing the Electromagnetic Field Associated With Utility Power Lines to Generate Power to Inductively Charge Energy Supplies//U.S. Patent No. 7,720,566: Control Algorithm for Vertical Package Conveyor//U.S. Patent No. 7,734,449: Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Ship-Wave Interactions//U.S. Patent No. 7,736,063: Bearing Apparatus Having Electrorheological Fluid Lubricant//U.S. Patent No. 7,756,689: Numerical Modeling of Six-Degree-Freedom Ship Motion//U.S. Patent No. 7,760,585: Through the Bulkhead Repeater//U.S. Patent No. 7,761,125: Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Methodology for High Temperature Superconductor Microwave Filters//U.S. Patent No. 7,761,226: Interactive Pedestrian Routing System//U.S. Patent No. 7,793,374: Adjustable Height Bridging Ramp System//U.S. Patent No. 7,794,808: Elastomeric Damage-Control Barrier//U.S. Patent No. 7,795,120: Doping Wide Band Gap Semiconductors//U.S. Patent No. 7,797,130: Baseline Comparative Leading Indicator Analysis//U.S. Patent No. 7,798,873: Design of a Flush Inlet as Integrated With a Ship Hull for Waterjet Propulsion//U.S. Patent No. 7,808,426: Remote Sensing of Wave Heights Using a Broadband Radar Arrangement//U.S. Patent No. 7,818,193: Ship Stowage Aid Analysis Program//U.S. Patent No. 7,830,302: Remote Sensing of Wave Heights Using a Narrowband Radar Arrangement//U.S. Patent No. 7,833,627: Composite Armor Having Layered Metallic Matrix and Dually Embedded Ceramic Elements//U.S. Patent No. 7,834,490: Bimetallic Strips for Energy Harvesting, Actuation and Sensing//U.S. Patent No. 7,839,721: Modal Beam Processing of Acoustic Vector Sensor Data//U.S. Patent No. 7,841,290: Marine Shaftless External Propulsor//U.S. Patent No. 7,854,189: Modular Missile Launching Assembly//U.S. Patent No. 7,854,912: High Strength Zr (Hf or Ti)Ta-B Ceramics//U.S. Patent No. 7,864,394: Dynamically Variable Metamaterial Lens and Method//U.S. Patent No. 7,894,204: Matrix Board Assembly//U.S. Patent No. 7,900,453: Metal Fuel Combustion and Energy Conversion System//U.S. Patent No. 7,905,192: Integrated Underwater Surface Cleaning and Effluent Treatment System//U.S. Patent No. 7,938,053: Armor//U.S. Patent No. 7,946,149: Explosive Pulse Testing of Protective Specimens//U.S. Patent No. 7,946,211: Electrical and Elastomeric Disruption of High-Velocity Projectiles//U.S. Patent No. 7,952,239: Bimetallic Strips for Energy Harvesting, Actuation and Sensing//U.S. Statutory Invention Registration No. Us H2206: Tactile Side-Slip Corrective Yaw Control for Aircraft//U.S. Statutory Invention Registration No. Us H2223: Patterned Micrometer-Sized Antibody Features.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially-Exclusive Patent License; Sound Metrics Corp.
Document Number: 2011-14930
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Sound Metrics Corp. a revocable, non-assignable, partially- exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government- owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 12/806,258, Navy Case No. 100,287: Facemask Display.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Public Land Withdrawal, California and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-14449
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
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 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN), with the cooperation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/LEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the continued withdrawal of approximately 1.1 million acres of public land in Kern, Inyo, and San Bernardino counties, California. This public land withdrawal comprises the current North and South ranges at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL). The proposed land withdrawal extension will allow the DoN to continue defense-related research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) and training missions at NAWSCL, in addition to other land uses. The California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-433, part of the California Desert Protection Act) withdrew and reserved the lands known then as the China Lake Naval Weapons Center (subsequently renamed NAWSCL) for defense-related purposes for a period of 20 years (until October 14, 2014). The Act provides that the DoN may seek extension of the withdrawal of such lands. As a part of the withdrawal process, the Secretary of the Navy is required to publish a draft EIS addressing the effects of continued withdrawal and hold public hearings in order to receive public comments on the proposal by October 12, 2012. The NAWSCL EIS/LEIS will examine current and proposed land uses in support of the DoN's military mission. The EIS/LEIS will specifically focus on those military land uses granted to the DoN under Public Law 103-433 that include: (1) Use as an RDT&E laboratory; (2) use as a range for air warfare weapons and weapons systems; (3) use as a high hazard training area for aerial gunnery, rocketry, electronic warfare and countermeasures, and tactical maneuvering and air support; (4) geothermal leasing and development, and related power production activities; and, (5) other defense-related purposes. The environmental analysis in the EIS/LEIS will be incorporated in an update to the May 2005 NAWSCL Comprehensive Land Use Management Plan (CLUMP). The CLUMP facilitates NAWSCL in planning for and managing land use and environmental resources on the withdrawn public lands in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701). The updated CLUMP will include an examination of both military land uses authorized under Public Law 103- 433 and those mission-compatible non-military land uses authorized in the 2005 CLUMP. Dates and Addresses: The DoN is initiating a 90-day public scoping process to identify community interests and specific issues to be addressed in the EIS/LEIS. This public scoping process starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. Three public scoping meetings will be held to receive oral and/or written comments on issues to be addressed in the EIS/LEIS: 1. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Historic USO Building, 230 West Ridgecrest Boulevard, Ridgecrest, California 93555; 2. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street, Lone Pine, California 93545; and 3. Thursday, July 21, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Trona Community Senior Center, 13187 Market Street, Trona, California 93562. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations is available on the NAWSCL EIS/LEIS Web site at http:// www.ChinalakeLEIS.com. Public scoping meeting schedules and locations will also be announced in local newspapers. Each of the public scoping meetings will consist of an informal, open house session with information stations staffed by DoN and BLM representatives. Comments, both written and oral, will be collected at each of the three public scoping meetings and on the project Web site.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-14399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patent is available for licensing: U.S. Patent application Serial Number 12/550,684: Fire Fighting System, filed on August 31, 2009.
Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Geothermal Development Program, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: 2011-14066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the cancellation of its 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, as published in the Federal Register, May 5, 2008 (73 FR 87). It has been determined that preparation of a PEIS is not appropriate at this time when considering the current project scale and stage of geothermal energy development at Superstition Mountain on Naval Air Facility El Centro. The DoN will develop an internal document known as an environmental and operational feasibility study. This internal document will analyze the environmental and operational framework within which a geothermal development may proceed and will provide the DoN with information required to determine the DoN's geothermal energy program needs at Naval Air Facility El Centro. Should geothermal development be indicated as feasible and a project to be developed, the appropriate level of National Environmental Policy Act analysis and process will be performed.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2011-12934
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN) 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 (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS SAN DIEGO (LPD 22) 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: 2011-13873
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting two systems of records notices in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2011-12962
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) 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 (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS CALIFORNIA (SSN 781) 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.
Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel
Document Number: 2011-12932
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel will deliberate on the findings and proposed recommendations of the Navy Expeditionary Organizations and Capabilities Subcommittee study. The meeting will consist of discussions regarding the current and future capabilities and employment of Navy's expeditionary forces and role in future expeditionary operations.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-12924
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy. U.S. Patent Number 6,664,915 entitled ``Identification Friend or Foe System Including Short Range UV Shield'' issued on December 16, 2003; U.S. Patent Number 7,661,271 entitled ``Integrated Electric Gas Turbine'' issued on February 16, 2010; U.S. Patent Number 6,600,694 entitled ``Digital Signal Processor Based Torpedo Counter-measure'' issued on July 29, 2003; U.S. Patent Number 6,717,525 entitled ``Tactical Vectoring Equipment (TVE)'' issued on April 6, 2004; U.S. Patent Number 6,624,780 entitled ``False Target Radar Image Generator for Countering Wideband and Imaging Radars'' issued on September 11, 2003; U.S. Patent Number 7,725,595 entitled ``Embedded Communications System and Method'' issued on May 25, 2010; U.S. Patent Number 7,074,697 entitled ``Doping- assisted Defect Control in Compound Semiconductors'' issued on July 11, 2006; U.S. Patent Number 7,675,198 entitled ``Inductive Pulse Forming Network for High-current, High-power applications'' issued on March 9, 2010; U.S. Patent Number 7,627,003 entitled ``Automatic Clock Synchronization and Distribution Circuit for Counter Clock Flow Pipelined Systems'' issued on December 1, 2009; U.S. Patent Number 7,811,918 entitled ``Electric Current Induced Liquid Metal Flow and Metallic Conformal Coating of Conductive Templates'' issued on October 12, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/987,873 filed on January 20, 2011, Case Number 20090009 entitled ``Data Compression Methods''; U.S. Provisional Patent Application Number 61/446,770 filed on February 25, 2011, Case Number 20110005 entitled ``Near Lossless Data Compression Method Using Nonuniform Sampling''.