Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
The SECNAV Advisory Panel will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 23, 2012, for a series of classified discussions on the Asia- Pacific region to include the international strategic environment, U.S. operational capabilities and shortfalls, foreign capabilities and intentions and the maritime strategic outlook in contested areas. These sessions will include discussions of classified operations and human intelligence activities. These sessions will also include a proprietary industry briefing on new or evolving energy technologies. For these reasons, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
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 ASHLAND (LSD 48) 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 Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces that it has prepared and filed the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) evaluating the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal and reuse of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPS), San Francisco, California. The DoN is required to close HPS per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended. This Notice of Availability (NOA) initiates a 30-calender day wait period and public review period for the Final SEIS, beginning the date that this NOA is published in the Federal Register. During this time no federal decision on the proposed action shall be made or recorded. Following the 30-day wait/review period, as required by CEQ Regulations for Implementing NEPA, Sec. 1506.10(b)2, the DoN may make a decision on the proposed action and a Record of Decision (ROD) could be issued.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Aurora Technologies, LLC
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Aurora Technologies, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government- owned inventions described in Navy Case 101713 entitled Laser Treated Heat Transfer Surface.//Navy Case 101445 entitled Surface Enhancement Via Applied Laser Energy.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. Navy Case 101713: Laser Treated Heat Transfer Surface (an approach to increase surface area while maintaining the integrity of the substrate)//Navy Case 101445: Surface Enhancement Via Applied Laser Energy (a process to increase material surface area via application of laser energy).
Notice of Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Roundtable-DON/USDA/DOE/DOT-FAA Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Initiative
The United States Department of Navy (DoN) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (DOT FAA), is hosting an industry roundtable with the full complement of participants in the biofuels supply chain. The purpose of the roundtable meeting is for the federal government to present further details on the partnership between the DoN, DoE, and USDA to construct or retrofit multiple commercial scale advanced biorefineries. Additional general information will be provided regarding the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III, the Commodity Credit Corporation, and DoN's requirements for fuels. Federal government representatives will also be able to hear from stakeholders as to their abilities to meet such requirements and/or barriers to such success. This session is not intended to offer government insight, nor answer direct questions and receive comments on the DPA Title III Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project. Questions related to the Special Notices or the pending Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) cannot be answered at this roundtable. All comments concerning the Special Notices on the pending BAA should be sent to TitleIIIBiofuels@wpafb.af.mil.