Department of the Navy 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License: Kismet Management Fund LLC
Document Number: 2012-30144
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Kismet Management Fund LLC, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice throughout the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,051,098: System for Monitoring and Reporting Performance of Hosts and Applications and Selectively Configuring Applications in a Resource Management System//U.S. Patent No. 7,096,248: Program Control for Resource Management Architecture and Corresponding Programs//U.S. Patent No. 7,171,654: System Specification Language for Resource Management Architecture and Corresponding Programs//U.S. Patent No. 7,181,743: Resource Allocation Decision Function for Resource Management Architecture and Corresponding Programs//U.S. Patent No. 7,552,438: Resource Management Device.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2012-30140
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-13
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 CORONADO (LCS 4) 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 the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2012-29720
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for eight new members.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Fiber Optic Sensor Systems Technology Corporation
Document Number: 2012-29719
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Fiber Optic Sensor Systems Technology Corporation a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice the field of use of electrical power measurements for the measurement or control of temperature, pressure, strain, vibration, acceleration, and any other measurement enabled in electrical power systems, including but not limited to, substations, generating facilities, transmission lines, distribution facilities and other electrical power infrastructure and in electrical power systems equipment, including but not limited to, generators, motors, transformers, switches, power supplies, batteries and other devices employed to generate, transform, transport, distribute or store electrical energy; the field of use microphones for the measurement of sound pressure; the field of use of monitoring and control systems used in industrial production and infrastructure monitoring and control, including particularly supervisory control systems and distributed control systems used in manufacturing, mining and utilities in the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,020,354: Intensity Modulated Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor, Navy Case No. 83,816.//U.S. Patent No. 7,149,374: Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor, Navy Case No. 84,557.//U.S. Patent No. 7,379,630: Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensor System, Navy Case No. 97,488.//U.S. Patent No. 7,460,740: Intensity Modulated Fiber Optic Static Pressure Sensor System, Navy Case No. 97,279.//U.S. Patent No. 7,646,946: Intensity Modulated Fiber Optic Strain Sensor, Navy Case No. 97,005.//U.S. Patent No. 7,697,798: Fiber Optic Pressure Sensors and Catheters, Navy Case No. 97,569.//U.S. Patent No. 8,195,013: Miniature Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors, Navy Case No. 98,030.//U.S. Patent Application No. 12/698,646: Miniature Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors, Navy Case No. 100,134 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2012-29477
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-06
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 CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) 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 Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2012-29468
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-28898
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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 Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of the Former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Horsham, PA, and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2012-28408
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
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 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 consequences of the disposal and reuse of the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). Potential impacts associated with reuse of NAS JRB Willow Grove, including the change in land use and traffic patterns, will be evaluated and will contribute to the alternatives considered.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Jinga-hi, Inc.
Document Number: 2012-28281
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to Jinga-hi, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,420,366: Coupled Nonlinear Sensor System.//U.S. Patent No. 7,714,671: Wideband Nonlinear ``Channelizer'' for Rapid Processing of Static and Time-varying Signals.//U.S. Patent No. 7,777,535: Coupled Nonlinear Elements for Frequency Down-conversion Systems and Methods.//U.S. Patent No. 7,902,931: Wideband Nonlinear Circuits for Implementation in Frequency Channel.//U.S. Patent No. 8,165,557: Frequency Down-conversion System Using Arrays of Coupled Non-linear Elements.//U.S. Patent No. 8,174,325: Adaptive Injection-locked Oscillator Array for Broad Spectrum RF Analysis.//U.S. Patent No. and 8207763: Non-linear Channelizer Device with Wideband, High-frequency Operation and Channel Reconfigurability.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-27917
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR
Document Number: 2012-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of availability was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Federal Register (77 FR 55213) on September 7, 2012 for Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility. The public comment period ended on November 6, 2012. This notice confirms a 30 day extension of the public comment period until December 6, 2012 as announced by EPA in the Federal Register on November 9, 2012.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the 2008 Environmental Impact Statement for Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Into the U.S. Navy Fleet
Document Number: 2012-27762
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare a Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) to the U.S. Navy Fleet. The Supplemental EIS will address the potential environmental impacts of new homebasing alternatives and updated P-8A MMA program information.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2012-26811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on December 3, 2012, 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 Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2012-26758
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Department of Navy (DoN) announces the appointment of members to the DoN's Senior Executive Service (SES) Organizational Pay Pools (PPs) and the DoN Performance Review Board (PRB). The purpose of the PPs/PRB is to provide fair and impartial review of the annual SES performance appraisal prepared by the senior executive's immediate and second level supervisor; to make recommendations to appointing officials regarding acceptance or modification of the performance rating; and to make recommendations for performance bonuses. Composition of the specific PPs and PRB will be determined on an ad hoc basis from among the individuals listed below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Properties at Naval Station Newport, RI and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2012-26755
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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 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 consequences of the disposal and reuse of surplus properties at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). The surplus properties include: the former Naval Hospital, the former Navy Lodge, Tank Farms 1 and 2, and the Defense Highway/Stringham Road Corridor. Potential impacts associated with reuse of the surplus properties at NAVSTA Newport, including changes in land use and traffic patterns, will be evaluated and will contribute to the alternatives considered.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of the Former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Horsham, PA and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25686
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
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 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 consequences of the disposal and reuse of the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). Potential impacts associated with reuse of NAS JRB Willow Grove, including the change in land use and traffic patterns, will be evaluated and will contribute to the alternatives considered.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2012-25416
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-16
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 PELELIU (LHA 5) 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 Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments) and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2012-24972
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
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 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to expand the scope of the ongoing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a live-fire training range complex on Guam to evaluate the potential environmental consequences from construction and operation of a main cantonment area, including family housing, and associated infrastructure on Guam to support the relocation of a substantially reduced number of Marines than previously analyzed. This SEIS will supplement the Final EIS for the ``Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation; Relocating Marines from Okinawa, Visiting Aircraft Carrier Berthing, and Army Air and Missile Defense Task Force'' dated July 2010. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1502.9(c), the SEIS is being prepared for the limited purpose of supplementing the 2010 Final EIS regarding the establishment of a live-fire training range complex, a main cantonment area, including family housing, and associated infrastructure on Guam. The purpose and need for the proposed action is to ensure that the relocated Marines are organized, trained, and equipped as mandated in Section 5063 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code, to satisfy individual live- fire training requirements as described in the Final EIS and associated Record of Decision (ROD), and to establish an operational U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) presence in Guam in accordance with April 2012 adjustments to the May 2006 United States-Japan Roadmap for Realignment Implementation (Roadmap). The proposed action that will be analyzed in the SEIS is to construct and operate a live-fire training range complex on Guam that allows for simultaneous use of all firing ranges to support training and operations of the relocated Marines, and a main cantonment area of sufficient size and layout to provide military support functions, including family housing. The proposed action also includes the construction of utilities and infrastructure to support the range complex, main cantonment, and housing. The live-fire training range complex will consist of a Known Distance (KD) rifle range, a KD pistol range, a Modified Record of Fire Range, a nonstandard small arms range, a Multipurpose Machine Gun (MPMG) range, and a hand grenade range. The main cantonment area will provide military support functions (also known as base operations and support) to the relocated Marines. Such functions include, but are not limited to, headquarters and administrative support, bachelor housing, family housing, supply, maintenance, open storage, community support (e.g., retail, education, recreation, medical, and day care), some site-specific training, and open space (e.g., parade grounds, open training areas, and open green space in communities). The proposed action also includes the utilities and infrastructure required to support the range, cantonment, and housing areas. The DoN has identified seven (7) preliminary alternative locations for the live-fire training range complex: Two are adjacent to Route 15 in northeastern Guam, three are located at or immediately adjacent to the Naval Magazine (NAVMAG), also known as the Naval Munitions Site, one is located at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) Northwest Field in northern Guam, and one is located at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Finegayan on the northwest coast of Guam. The DoN has identified five (5) preliminary alternatives for the main cantonment/family housing: AAFB, NCTS Finegayan, NCTS Finegayan (main cantonment)/South Finegayan Navy Housing (family housing), Navy and Air Force Barrigada in the central area of Guam, and Naval Base Guam in the Apra Harbor area. The preliminary alternatives may continue to evolve as the DoN considers public and regulatory agency input through the NEPA process. For example, the DoN is currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine whether airspace impacts would render an otherwise preliminary alternative untenable. Should the FAA conclude that an alternative's conflicts with existing airspace are unmitigatable, that preliminary alternative would not be carried forward for evaluation in the SEIS. The DoN encourages government agencies, private-sector organizations, and the general public to participate in the NEPA process for the SEIS. The DoN has invited the U.S. Air Force, the FAA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, and the Office of Insular Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior to participate as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the SEIS. The DoN invites comments on the expanded proposed scope and content of the SEIS from all interested parties. Comments on the scope of the SEIS may be provided by mail and through the SEIS Web site at: http:// guambuildupeis.us. In addition, the DoN will conduct open-house style public scoping meetings on Guam to obtain comments on the scope of the SEIS and to identify specific environmental concerns or topics for consideration in the SEIS. Meetings will be held at the following locations and times: Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bldg. 4175 (Old McCool School) Gym/Cafeteria, Santa Rita, Guam; Friday, November 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Okkodo High School, Dededo, Guam; and Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., University of Guam Field House, Mangilao, Guam. Interested agencies, individuals, and groups unable to attend the open-house public scoping meetings are encouraged to submit comments by December 10, 2012, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST). Mailed comments should be postmarked no later than December 10, 2012, ChST to ensure they are considered. Mail comments to: Joint Guam Program Office Forward, P.O. Box 153246, Santa Rita, Guam 96915.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2012-24967
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
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 and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent No. 7,810,498: VOLUME EXPANSION SYSTEM FOR BREATHING GAS IN CLOSED-CIRCUIT BREATHING//Patent No. 7,813,529: OPTICAL 3-D SURFACE TOMOGRAPHY USING DEPTH FROM FOCUS OF PARTIALLY OVERLAPPING 2-D IMAGES//Patent No. 7,905,527: HARNESS ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN UNDERWATER RECOVERY OPERATIONS// Patent No. 7,932,718: SYSTEM AND METHOD USING MAGNETIC ANOMALY FIELD MAGNITUDES FOR DETECTION, LOCALIZATION, CLASSIFICATION AND TRACKING OF MAGNETIC OBJECTS//
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2012-24769
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
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 and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent No. 7,603,251: MAGNETIC ANOMALY SENSING SYSTEM FOR DETECTION, LOCALIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF A MAGNETIC OBJECT IN A CLUTTERED FIELD OF MAGNETIC ANOMALIES//Patent No. 7,621,410: REMOVABLE EXTERNALLY MOUNTED BRIDGE CRANE FOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS//Patent No. 7,637,224: COMMAND INFLATABLE BOAT STOPPING BARRIER//Patent No. 7,654,262: SYSTEM FOR REDUCING HYDROSTATIC LOAD IMBALANCES IN A DRIVERS' OPEN-CIRCUIT BREATHING APPARATUS//Patent No. 7,688,072: PORTABLE MAGNETIC SENSING SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME POINT-BY-POINT DETECTION, LOCALIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MAGNETIC OBJECTS//Patent No. 7,712,727: AIR CUSHION VEHICLE BOW SKIRT RETRACTION SYSTEM//Patent No. 7,712,429: LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR UNMANNED UNDERSEA VEHICLES//Patent No. 7,721,666: HULL-MOUNTED LINE RETRIEVAL AND RELEASE SYSTEM//Patent No. 7,721,669: COMMON PAYLOAD RAIL FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES//Patent No. 7,726,497: REMOVABLE EXTERNALLY MOUNTED SLEWING CRANE FOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS// Patent No. 7,730,843: HULL-MOUNTED LINE RETRIEVAL AND RELEASE SYSTEM// Patent No. 7,735,781: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEPLOYMENT OF ORDNANCE FROM AN AIRCRAFT IN MID-FLIGHT//Patent No. 7,753,319: ADJUSTABLE CABLE HANGER FOR SECURING CABLES EXTERNALLY//Patent No. 7,760,438: AIR-TO- WATER DE-ANAMORPHOSER AND METHOD OF AIR-TO-WATER DE-ANAMORPHOSIS.//
Notice of Change of Public Meeting Location for the Draft Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Renewal of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Land Withdrawal, California
Document Number: 2012-24749
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The location of one of the four public meetings on the Draft LEIS is being changed. The October 25, 2012 public meeting will now be held at the Oceanside City Council Chambers and Lobby, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA. Each of the four public meetings will be conducted in an open house meeting format from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Notice of Public Meetings (NOPMs) for the Draft LEIS was published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 31, 2012 (Federal Register/Vol. 77, No. 170, page 53189).
Record of Decision for the U.S. Marine Corps Basewide Water Infrastructure Project at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
Document Number: 2012-24481
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and the Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, Change 2), the DoN announces its decision to upgrade and improve the Basewide water infrastructure at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California (MCBCP). More specifically, the DoN has decided to implement Alternative 5, the Preferred Alternative of the Basewide Water Infrastructure Improvements Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which entails two separate projects to construct, operate, and maintain water infrastructure upgrades, expansions, and improvements at MCBCP. These potable water infrastructure improvements will include construction, operation, and maintenance of a new Northern Advanced Water Treatment plant and associated facilities, an effluent discharge system, and connection of the MCBCP northern and southern water systems. All practical means to avoid or minimize environmental impacts resulting from implementation of the Preferred Alternative have been adopted.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-23069
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-19
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.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors to The Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College
Document Number: 2012-22932
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-18
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 Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Medical Facilities Development and University Expansion, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Maryland
Document Number: 2012-22701
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of Medical Facilities Development (MFD) and University Expansion at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, MD. The purpose of the MFD proposed action is to implement the Congressional mandate from 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 (WRNMMC) by providing enduring medical facilities commensurate in quality, capability and condition as those provided by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) investment. The 2005 BRAC program was designed to accommodate transfer of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) to WRNMMC but not address mission capability or improvements of the existing infrastructure. The MFD is needed because current space is insufficient to meet world-class standards. The purpose of the University Expansion of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is to provide adequate education and research space to meet Military Health System (MHS) commitments to deliver training and post-graduate level education to the military medical community and enable USU to serve as the core academic health research center at WRNMMC. The University Expansion is needed because current operations are dispersed between the main USU buildings and nineteen facilities comprising off-site leased locations in Montgomery County and other buildings on NSA Bethesda. Operations are fragmented and insufficient to meet education and research space requirements as well as Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation requirements. NSA Bethesda is the action proponent and Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical, WRNMMC, and USU are tenants of NSA Bethesda. There are no cooperating agencies for the EIS. The EIS considers the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan relative to the implementation of the MFD and University Expansion. The EIS evaluates the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed actions in the context of the programmed projects already in progress and the programmatic effects of the potential future development opportunities identified in the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan. The DoN will conduct two public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal, state, and local agencies, elected officials, and other interested individuals and organizations 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. Dates and Addresses: Public hearings will be held on the following dates and locations: 1. October 4, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hills Road, Bethesda, MD 20814; and 2. October 11, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Both meetings will start with an open house session followed by a presentation by the DoN and a public hearing session, which will be transcribed by a court reporter. The open house session will allow individuals the opportunity to review summaries of the information presented in the Draft EIS. DoN representatives will be available during the open house sessions to clarify information related to the Draft EIS.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-22689
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 2012-22673
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Department of the Navy is updating the Navy Privacy Act Program by adding the (k)(2) exemption to accurately describe the basis for exempting the records in the system of records notice N05800-2, Professional Responsibility Files. This direct final rule makes non-substantive changes to the Department of the Navy's Program rules. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of the security and investigative material compiled for law enforcement purposes by the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-22647
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy is amending 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-22552
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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. The blanket (k)(1) exemption applies to this systems of records to accurately describe the basis for exempting disclosure of classified information that is or may be contained in the records.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: 2012-22369
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
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 Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR
Document Number: 2012-22097
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates the potential environmental effects associated with ongoing and proposed DoN and Oregon National Guard training and testing activities at Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon to include establishment of new associated Special Use Airspace (SUA). The National Guard Bureau and Federal Aviation Administration are cooperating agencies for this EIS. NWSTF Boardman is the principal regional training range for aviation units located at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and is used for training by Oregon National Guard units located throughout the state of Oregon. NWSTF Boardman also supports training requirements of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and SUA activities for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors for unmanned aerial system testing and training of DoD personnel. With the filing of the Draft EIS, the DoN is initiating a 60-day public comment period and has scheduled two public meetings to receive comments on the Draft EIS. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings for the Draft EIS and provides supplementary information.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Renewal of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Land Withdrawal, California
Document Number: 2012-21465
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370h); the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508); Department of the Navy (DoN) Procedures for Implementing NEPA (32 CFR Part 775); and Marine Corps NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A), the DoN, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Reclamation, has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) that evaluates the potential environmental consequences that may result from renewing the withdrawal of approximately 228,465 acres of public land for continued use as part of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range (CMAGR) in Imperial and Riverside counties, California. With the filing of the Draft LEIS, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is initiating a 90-day public comment period and has scheduled four public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft LEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies; Native American tribes; and interested parties are encouraged to provide comments in person at any of the public 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. These public meetings also meet the requirement set forth in Section 806 of the California Desert Protection Act for the Secretary of the Navy to hold a public hearing in the State of California to receive public comments on the Draft LEIS.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Silver Strand Training Complex, California
Document Number: 2012-21458
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to improve the availability and quality of training opportunities at the DoN's Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC), CA. The DoN has decided to implement the preferred alternative, Alternative 1, Increase Training and Access to SSTC Training Areas, as described in the SSTC Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated January 2011. Alternative 1 is the environmentally preferred alternative because it implements the mitigation and management measures needed to protect the environment while allowing DoN and DoD to meet current and near-term training and test and evaluation requirements.
Record of Decision for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar
Document Number: 2012-21324
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the operational, scientific, technical, and environmental implications of the alternatives considered, announces its decision to employ up to four Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar systems with certain geographical restrictions and monitoring mitigation designed to reduce potential adverse effects on the marine environment. This decision, which pertains to the employment of up to four SURTASS LFA sonar systems (as originally analyzed in the 2001 Final Overseas Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Statement [FOEIS/EIS] for SURTASS LFA Sonar) initially augmented in the 2007 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [FSEIS]), and further augmented on the 2012 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS/SOEIS) implements the preferred alternative, Alternative 2, identified in the 2012 FSEIS/SOEIS for SURTASS LFA sonar.
Notice of Public Hearings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Outdoor Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Activities, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA
Document Number: 2012-20937
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of expanding Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division's (NSWCDD) research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) activities within the Potomac River Test Range (PRTR) complex, Explosives Experimental Area (EEA) Range complex, the Mission Area, and Special-Use Airspace (SUA) located at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, Dahlgren, VA. The DoN will conduct three public hearings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal, state, and local agencies, elected officials, and other interested individuals and organizations 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.
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia
Document Number: 2012-20872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is extending the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range (TBR), Georgia (GA) until September 27, 2012. A Notice of Availability (NOA) and a Notice of Public Meetings (NOPMs) for the Draft EIS were published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 13, 2012 (Federal Register/Vol. 77, No. 135, Pages 41385-41387 (NOPMs) and Page 41403 (NOA)). Those notices announced the initial public comment period, including public meetings that took place on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 and Thursday, August 9, 2012, and provided additional information on the background and scope of the Draft EIS. The initial public comment period requested the submission of all comments on the Draft EIS to the DoN by August 27, 2012. The DoN is extending the public comment period until September 27, 2012.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2012-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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 September 10, 2012, 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/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Public Land Withdrawal, California
Document Number: 2012-20279
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500- 1508), and in accordance with the requirements of the California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-433, part of the California Desert Protection Act), the Department of the Navy (DoN), in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS). Separately, and in accordance with the Engle Act of 1958 (Pub. L. 85-337) and 43 CFR part 2310, the DoN submitted a land withdrawal renewal application to BLM. The Draft EIS/LEIS evaluates the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed Congressional reauthorization of the current land withdrawal of approximately 1.03 million acres of public land in Kern, Inyo, and San Bernardino counties, California. The proposed 25-year withdrawal would comprise the current North and South ranges at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL), California. The Draft EIS/LEIS also addresses an increase of up to 25 percent in the tempo of military activity within current land use areas approved for designated uses, and the implementation of an update of the installation's Comprehensive Land Use Management Plan (CLUMP). The proposed action would enable the DoN to meet its mission to support state-of-the-art air warfare weapons systems testing and evaluation, and the readiness of the military services, using existing facilities and infrastructure, and on safe, operationally realistic, and instrumented land ranges. With the filing of the Draft EIS/LEIS and submission of the application to renew the public land withdrawal, the DoN and BLM are initiating a 90-day public comment period and have scheduled three public open house meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS/LEIS and the proposed renewal of the public land withdrawal. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information. Dates and Addresses: The 90-day public comment period for the Draft EIS/LEIS began on August 10, 2012 and will end on November 8, 2012. The DoN and BLM will hold three public meetings, using an open house format, to inform the public about the Draft EIS/LEIS and the public land withdrawal renewal process. Representatives from the DoN and BLM will be available to discuss and answer questions on the proposed action and alternatives, the land withdrawal renewal, the environmental planning process, and the findings presented in the Draft EIS/LEIS. Public open house meetings will be held at each location between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the following dates: 1. Tuesday, October 2, 2012, SpringHill Suites, 113 East Sydnor Avenue, Ridgecrest, California 93555. 2. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Trona Community Senior Center, 13187 Market Street, Trona, California 93562. 3. Thursday, October 4, 2012, Statham Hall, 138 North Jackson Street, Lone Pine, California 93545. Federal, state and local agencies and officials, and interested groups and individuals are encouraged to provide oral or written comments in person at any of the public meetings. A stenographer will be present to transcribe oral comments. Comments also may be submitted in writing anytime during the public comment period to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, ATTN: NAWSCL Land Withdrawal Renewal EIS/LEIS Project Manager (Mr. Gene Beale), 1220 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California 92132-5190. In addition, comments may be submitted any time during the public comment period via the project Web site: http://www.chinalakeleis.com. All statements, whether oral, oral transcription, written, or submitted via the web site during the public review period will become part of the public record on the Draft EIS/LEIS and be considered in preparing the Final EIS/LEIS if postmarked or received by November 8, 2012.
Record of Decision for the U.S. Marine Corps Basing of MV-22 and H-1 Aircraft in Support of III Marine Expeditionary Force Elements in Hawaii
Document Number: 2012-20024
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C) 4321-4374, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508, Department of the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and Marine Corps Order P5090.2A (with Changes 1 and 2) Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual, Chapter 12, the DoN announces its decision to base and operate up to two Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) squadrons (up to 12 MV-22 Osprey per squadron, for a total of 24 aircraft) and one Marine Light Attack Helicopter (HMLA) squadron (15 AH-1 Cobra attack and 12 UH-1 Huey utility helicopters, for a total of 27 aircraft) in support of III Marine Expeditionary Force elements in Hawaii.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2012-18646
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 29, 2012 (77 FR 38781) for the Department of the Navy's Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus in San Diego, California. The public scoping period ends on July 30, 2012. This notice announces a 15-day extension of the public scoping period until August 14, 2012.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Naval Air Station Key West Airfield Operations, Florida
Document Number: 2012-17983
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of availability was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 29, 2012 (77 FR 126) for the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West Airfield Operations, Florida. The public review period ends on August 13, 2012. This notice announces a 15-day extension of the public comment period until August 28, 2012.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2012-17874
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-23
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 LEYTE GULF (CG 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.
Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2012-17438
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range, GA
Document Number: 2012-17098
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
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 U. S. Marine Corps (USMC)as prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates potential environmental impacts of acquiring additional property and constructing the necessary infrastructure to allow the use of inert precision-guided munitions (PGMs) at Townsend Bombing Range (TBR), Georgia. Through the use of PGMs at TBR, the USMC can more efficiently meet current training requirements for pilots by significantly increasing air-to-ground training capabilities for Marine Air Group (MAG) 31 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina. With the filing of the Draft EIS, the USMC is initiating a 45-day public comment period and has scheduled two public open house meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal, state and local agencies and interested parties are encouraged to provide comments in person at the public 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-16870
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a new system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The blanket (k)(1) exemption applies to this systems of records to accurately describe the basis for exempting disclosure of classified information that is or may be contained in the records.
Notice of the Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Disposal and Reuse of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-16646
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to dispose of the Hunters Point Shipyard in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Plan, as amended August 3, 2010. This Record of Decision (ROD) amends the DoN's previous ROD for the Disposal and Reuse of the Hunters Point Annex to the Naval Station Treasure Island, Formerly Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, November 20, 2000 (65 FR 69744).
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2012-16324
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-05
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) of the DoN has determined that USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully 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 Public Meetings for the Naval Air Station Key West Airfield Operations Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-16326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating the potential environmental effects associated with supporting and conducting continued airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West. Specifically, the Draft EIS addresses the environmental effects of maintaining current/baseline training operations, supporting airfield operations by new types of aircraft, and modifying airfield operations as necessary in support of the Fleet Response Training Plan. With the filing of the Draft EIS, the DoN is initiating a 45-day public comment period beginning on June 29, 2012 and ending on August 13, 2012. During this period, the DoN will conduct two public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. Dates and Addresses: Public information and comment meetings will be held in Key West, Florida between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Doubletree Grand Key Resort Conference Room, 3990 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida 33040. 2. Thursday, August 2, 2012, Tennessee Williams Theater at Florida Keys Community College, 5901 College Road, Key West (Stock Island), Florida. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, and interested groups and individuals, are encouraged to provide comments in person at the public meetings or in writing anytime during the public comment period. At the public meetings, attendees will be able to submit comments orally or in writing. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements. Comments may also be submitted via the U.S. Postal Service to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, NAS Key West Air Operations EIS Project Manager, P.O. Box 30, Building 903, NAS Jacksonville, FL 32212 or electronically via the project Web site (http://www.keywesteis.com). All statements, oral or written, submitted during the public review period will become part of the public record on the Draft EIS and will be responded to in the Final EIS. All written comments must be post marked or received (online) by August 13, 2012, to ensure they become part of the official record.
Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-16274
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet August 20 through August 24 and August 27 through August 30, 2012 to discuss materials in support of two studies: How Autonomy Can Transform Naval Operations (USN) and Lightening the Information Load (USMC). All sessions on August 20 through August 24 and August 27 through August 30 will be open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2012-15979
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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, the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of developing an academic campus on Naval Base Coronado (NBC) to support the current and future operational readiness of personnel with the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC). The proposed campus would include a mix of instructional and administrative facilities that would provide for indoor classroom and tactical training instruction, and equipment use, maintenance, and storage. Specific proposed actions within the Coastal Campus proposal are: (1) Evaluation of current land use and available facilities; (2) augmentation by design and construction of new facilities to support logistics, equipment use and maintenance training, classroom and tactical skills instruction, storage, and administration; and, (3) design and build of related site improvements that may include upgraded utilities, fencing, roads, and parking. An EIS is considered the appropriate document for comprehensively analyzing the potential environmental impacts of implementing this proposed action. Dates and Addresses: DoN is initiating a 30-day public scoping process to identify community interests and specific issues to be addressed in the EIS. This public scoping process starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent (NOI). Two public scoping meetings will be held to receive oral and/or written comments on issues to be addressed in the EIS: 1. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Marina Vista Community Center, 1075 Eighth Street, Imperial Beach, California, 91932. 2. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Winn Room, Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, California, 92118. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations is available on the EIS Web site at www.nbccoastalcampuseis.com. Public scoping meeting dates, times, and locations are also being announced in the local news media, including a local Spanish language newspaper. Public scoping meetings will include open house sessions, with information stations staffed by the DoN representatives. Comments, both written and oral, will be collected at each of the two public scoping meetings, and written comments may also be made electronically on the project Web site. Spanish translation will be available at the public meetings and the project Web site accommodates Spanish language users.