Department of the Navy 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing
Document Number: 2013-31208
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to conduct training and testing activities in the Hawaii-Southern California study area as described in Alternative 2 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing, dated August 2013. Under Alternative 2, the DoN will be able to meet current and future DoN and Department of Defense training and testing requirements. In addition to analyzing baseline testing and training in Alternative 2, the DoN analyzed areas where training and testing will continue as in the past, but were not considered in previous environmental analyses. Alternative 2 also includes the establishment of new range capabilities, as well as modifications of existing abilities; adjustments to the type and tempo of training and testing; and the establishment of additional locations to conduct activities between range complexes.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-30928
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, and To Announce Public Meetings
Document Number: 2013-30505
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, 42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321-4370f), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, and its subsequent reuse by the local redevelopment authority. On September 15, 2011, the installation officially closed, as required by Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005. Public meetings will be held in an open house format to provide information and 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 meetings.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License; Aviation Devices and Electronic Components, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2013-29518
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Aviation Devices and Electronic Components, L.L.C. located at 1810 Mony Street, Ft. Worth, Texas 76102, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license throughout the United States (U.S.) in the fields of Adhesives, Sealants, Gaskets, Pastes and Tapes the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 8,262,938: issued January 21, 2011, Navy Case No. PAX53 entitled ``Active Aluminum Rich Coatings''//U.S. Patent No. 8,277,688: issued October 2, 2012, Navy Case No. PAX81 entitled ``Aluminum Alloy Coated Pigments and Corrosion-Resistant Coatings''//U.S. Patent Application No: 13/564,341 filed August 1, 2012, Navy Case No. PAX115 entitled ``Oxide Coated Metal Pigments and Film-Forming Compositions''//U.S. Patent Application No.: 13/628,323 filed September 27, 2012, Navy Case No. PAX121 entitled ``Coated Aluminum Alloy Pigments and Corrosion-Resistant Coatings''.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-29129
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N05880-2, entitled ``Admiralty Claims Files'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to evaluate and settle Admiralty tort claims asserted for and against the Department of the Navy involving death, personal injury, property damage, or salvage, and to provide litigation support to the Department of Justice.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-29127
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N01000-2, entitled ``Naval Discharge Review Board Proceedings'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will use selected information to defend the Department of the Navy in civil suits filed against it in the State and/or Federal courts system. This information will permit officials and employees of the Board to consider former member's applications for review of discharge or dismissal and any subsequent application by the member; to answer inquiries on behalf of or from the former member or counsel regarding the action taken in the former member's case.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-29123
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N01070-5, entitled ``Database of Retired Navy Flag Officers'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system maintains a directory of retired Navy flag officers for the purpose of providing briefings and outreach materials, and facilitating interaction between retired and active duty Navy flag officers via a limited access Web site.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-29121
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N01850-2, entitled ``Physical Disability Evaluation System Proceedings'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to determine fitness for duty or eligibility for separation or retirement due to physical disability of Navy and Marine Corps personnel, by establishing the existence of disability, the degree of disability, and the circumstances under which disability was incurred, and to respond to official inquiries concerning the disability evaluation proceedings of particular service personnel.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-29106
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N01001-1, entitled ``Database of Reserve/Retired Judge Advocates and Legalmen'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to facilitate liaison between Naval Reserve Law Units, Law Program Director, Director, Naval Reserve Law Programs, and the Navy's legal assistance program.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; ICAP Patent Brokerage, LLC
Document Number: 2013-29003
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to ICAP Patent Brokerage, LLC, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 6,011,291: Video Display With Integrated Control Circuitry Formed On a Dielectric Substrate//U.S. Patent No. 6,312,968: Method For Fabricating an Electrically Addressable Silicon-On-Sapphire Light Valve//U.S. Patent No. 8,073,804: System and Method For Type 2 KASER (Knowledge Amplification by Structured Expert Randomization)//U.S. Patent No. 8,085,459: Plasmonic Transistor//U.S. Patent No. 8,094,317: Plasmonic Router//U.S. Patent No. 8,107,151: Plasmonic Logic Device//U.S. Patent No. 8,111,443: Plasmonic Transistor//U.S. Patent No. 8,530,885: Graphene-Based Conductive, Lossless Photonic Bandgap Method and Apparatus//U.S. Patent No. 8,537,457: Plasmonic Correlation Spectrometer.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing
Document Number: 2013-28771
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to support and conduct training and testing activities in the Atlantic Fleet study area as described in Alternative 2 for the proposed action. Under Alternative 2, the DoN analyzed areas where training and testing will continue as in the past, but were not considered in previous environmental analyzes; the establishment of new range capabilities, as well as modification of existing capabilities; adjustments to type and tempo of training and testing and the establishment of additional locations to conduct activities between the range complexes.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28565
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Navy announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2013-28085
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
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 9, 2013, 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27810
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Construction and Operation of an Outlying Landing Field To Support Carrier Air Wing Aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana and Naval Station Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2013-27806
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) hereby cancels its Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Construction and Operation of an Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. The purpose of the OLF was to support carrier-based air wing aircraft squadrons stationed at and transient to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, VA. Navy Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress remains the single, local DoN OLF for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) training for all fixed-wing, carrier-based air wing aircraft operating from NAS Oceana and NS Norfolk Chambers Field.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 2013-27460
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Department of the Navy is updating the Navy Privacy Act Program by adding the (k)(5) exemption to accurately describe the basis for exempting the records in the system of records notice NM03800-1, Naval Global Maritime, Foreign, Counterterrorism and Counter Intelligence Operation Records. This direct final rule makes non- substantive changes to the Department of the Navy's Program rules. These changes will allow the Department to add exemption rules to the Department of the Navy Privacy Program rules that will exempt applicable Department records and/or material from certain portions of the Privacy Act. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of the security and investigative material complied 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: 2013-27459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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, 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 Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-27726
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
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. Members of the public who expect to attend are asked to provide name and citizenship in advance in order to facilitate entry into the office suite.
Notice of 30-Day Public Review Period and Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact: Former Naval Air Station Alameda, Alameda, California
Document Number: 2013-27428
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This notice provides information on the 30-day public review period and availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Department of Navy's (DoN) transfer of excess property at Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda, Alameda, California.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Naval Air Station Key West Airfield Operations, FL
Document Number: 2013-26705
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to support and conduct airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West by accomplishing the proposed action as set out in Alternative 2. Alternative 2 will provide for the transition from legacy aircraft to next generation aircraft, alteration of existing facilities as necessary to meet requirements for next generation aircraft, and will potentially accommodate carrier air wing detachment training events should primary carrier air wing training locations on the U.S. East Coast be unavailable. Total annual airfield operations could equal up to approximately 52,000 operations.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-26120
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-01
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, as amended. This notice proposes to alter N01080-2, Officer Master File Automated Systems.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area; Correction and Public Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2013-25942
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register(78 FR 178) on September 13, 2013, concerning public meetings to support the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area. Due to the shutdown of the U.S. federal government, the public meetings have been postponed and the public comment period extended. The public comment period on the Draft EIS has been extended from November 12, 2013, to December 12, 2013.
Board of Visitors, Marine Corps University; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2013-25330
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (FR Doc. 2013-22138), the Department of the Navy published in the Federal Register, a notice to announce the semi-annual meeting of the Board of Visitors, Marine Corps University on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Open Session). Due to the extended government shutdown, the meeting time and location has been changed. This notice corrects the meeting time and location.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Outdoor Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Activities at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA
Document Number: 2013-25147
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the strategic operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to expand the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division's (NSWCDD) outdoor research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) activities within the Potomac River Test Range (PRTR) complex, the Explosives Experimental Area range complex, the Mission Area, and special-use airspace at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. These activities include outdoor operations that require the use of ordnance (guns and explosives), electromagnetic energy, high energy lasers, chemical and biological simulants (non-toxic substances used to mimic dangerous agents), and PRTR use. The DoN has decided to implement the preferred alternative, Alternative 2, which will enable NSWCDD to meet current and future mission-related warfare and force- protection requirements by providing RDT&E of surface ship combat systems, ordnance, lasers and directed energy systems, force-level warfare, and homeland and force protection.
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Into the U.S. Navy Fleet; Rescheduling of Public Meetings and Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-25133
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
On September 20, 2013, the Department of the Navy (DoN) published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 57845) announcing the scheduling of two public meetings on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft into the U.S. Navy Fleet. As a result of the recent government shutdown and the uncertainty of the duration of the shutdown, both meetings were cancelled by the DoN. This notice announces the rescheduling of the two public meetings and extends the public comment period for the Draft SEIS from November 4, 2013 to December 2, 2013.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2013-24221
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-22
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 AMERICA (LHA 6) 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: 2013-24200
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
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, as amended.
Correction to the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing
Document Number: 2013-23607
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This notice announces the availability of a corrected Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS (OEIS) for Hawaii- Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT), which was filed by the Department of the Navy (DoN) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on September 20, 2013 as required by Council on Environmental Quality regulations pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The corrected HSTT Final EIS/ OEIS includes an 11-page Section E.5 that was inadvertently omitted from Appendix E in the August 23, 2013 filing with the USEPA. To allow the public adequate time to review Section E.5, the DoN is extending the wait period from September 30, 2013 to October 28, 2013, an additional 30 days.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23481
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Navy, announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft into the U.S. Navy Fleet
Document Number: 2013-22899
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The proposed action evaluated in the Draft Supplemental EIS is to provide facilities and functions to dual site the P-8A at two established maritime patrol home bases: Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The proposed action also includes a permanent rotating squadron detachment at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and periodic squadron detachments to Naval Base Coronado, California. This document supplements the 2008 Final EIS for the Introduction of the P- 8A Multi-Mission Aircraft into the U.S. Navy Fleet (hereinafter Final EIS) with additional alternatives to provide facilities and functions associated with the proposed home basing action, changes in circumstances at the home base locations, and the latest P-8A project information. A notice of the Record of Decision (ROD) related to the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 100). With the filing of the Draft Supplemental EIS, the DoN is initiating a 45-day public comment period beginning on September 20, 2013 and ending on November 4, 2013. During this period, the DoN will conduct two public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS. This notice announces the dates, times, and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information about this environmental planning effort. Dates and Addresses: Public information and comment meetings will be held by the DoN to provide individuals with information on the Draft Supplemental EIS in an open house format. DoN representatives at informational poster stations will be available during the public meetings to clarify information related to the Draft Supplemental EIS. The public meetings will be held between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. 2. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 620 Wells Road, Orange Park, Florida 32073. 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 in writing or orally using a stenographer who will listen to and transcribe comments. Comments may also be submitted via the U.S. Postal Service to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Attn: Code EV21/CZ (P-8A SEIS Project Manager), 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23508-1278 or electronically via the project Web site (http://www.mmaseis.com). All statements submitted during the public review period will be given equal weight, whether they are received orally at the public meetings or submitted in writing at the public meetings, via the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically via the public Web site. All comments received will become part of the public record on the Draft Supplemental EIS and be responded to in the Final Supplemental EIS. All written comments must be postmarked or received online by November 4, 2013 to ensure they become part of the official record.
Meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-22684
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-18
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.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area
Document Number: 2013-22296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
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), and Presidential Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). The Draft EIS/OEIS evaluates the potential environmental effects associated with military readiness training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities (training and testing) conducted within the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard are cooperating agencies for this EIS/OEIS. The MITT Study Area is composed of established ranges (at-sea ranges and land based training areas on Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI]); operating areas; and special use airspace in the region of the Mariana Islands that are part of the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) and its surrounding seas; includes a transit corridor between the MIRC and the Hawaii Range Complex; and Navy pierside locations where sonar maintenance and testing activities occur. With the filing of the Draft EIS/OEIS, the DoN is initiating a 60- day public comment period and has scheduled four public meetings to receive comments on the Draft EIS/OEIS. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort. DATES and ADDRESSES: The 60-day Draft EIS/OEIS public review period will begin September 13, 2013 and end November 12, 2013. The DoN will hold four public meetings to inform the public about the Proposed Action and alternatives under consideration, and to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the Proposed Action, alternatives, and the adequacy and accuracy of the analysis in the Draft EIS/OEIS. Each of the public meetings will include an open house information session and an opportunity to present oral comments. DoN representatives will be available during the public meetings to clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal and local agencies and officials, and interested organizations and individuals are encouraged to provide comments in writing during the public review period or in person at one of the scheduled public meetings. The public meetings will be held between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the following dates: 1. October 7, 2013, at the University of Guam, Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration Building, Anthony Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room 129, Mangilao, Guam 96923. 2. October 8, 2013, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, Saipan, MP 96950. 3. October 9, 2013, at the Tinian High School Cafeteria, San Jose Village, Tinian, MP 96952. 4. October 10, 2013, at the Sinapalo Elementary School Cafeteria, Sinapalo I, Songsong Village, Rota, MP 96951. Attendees will be able to submit oral and written comments during the public meetings. Oral comments from the public will be recorded by a court reporter. In the interest of available time, and to ensure all who wish to provide an oral comment to the court reporter have the opportunity to do so, each speaker's comments will be limited to three (3) minutes, which may be extended if meeting attendance permits. 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 Pacific, Attention: MITT EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134, or electronically via the project Web site (www.MITT-EIS.com). All comments, oral or written, submitted during the public review period will become part of the public record on the Draft EIS/OEIS and will be responded to in the Final EIS/OEIS. All public comments must be postmarked or received by November 12, 2013, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST) to ensure they become part of the official record.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Invention; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-22140
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. Patent No. 8,408,460: Auto Adjusting Ranging Device.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Silvanus, LLC
Document Number: 2013-22139
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Silvanus, LLC. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government- owned invention described in U.S. Patent 8,408,460 (Navy Case 100000): issued April 2, 2013, entitled ``Auto Adjusting Ranging Device''.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: 2013-22138
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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 Availability of Record of Decision for Medical Facilities Development and University Expansion at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Document Number: 2013-22000
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed actions, announces its decision to construct and operate the Medical Facilities Development (MFD) at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Bethesda, MD. DoN also announces its decision to construct and operate the expansion of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU or the University Expansion) at NSA Bethesda. The DoN has decided to implement the preferred alternatives for the MFD and University Expansion, as described in the MFD and University Expansion Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) dated July 2013. The preferred alternatives are also the Environmentally Preferable Alternatives. The preferred alternative for the MFD will fully meet the Congressional mandate in the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act 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 investment. The preferred alternative for the University Expansion will provide adequate education and research space to meet Military Health System 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 proposed actions will enhance and support but not add to the missions of the installation, medical center, or the USU.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21754
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Headquarters Marine Corps, Plans, Policies and Operations, announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Multiple Projects in Support of the Marine Barracks Washington, District of Columbia
Document Number: 2013-21713
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-06
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 the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR Part 775), and United States Marine Corps (USMC) NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, changes 1 and 2), the DoN intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for several proposed construction, repair, and renovation projects in support of the Marine Barracks Washington (MBW), District of Columbia (DC). Dates and Addresses: The DoN, USMC, is initiating a 30-day public scoping process to identify community interests and local concerns to be addressed in the EIS, which starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent and ends on October 7, 2013. A public scoping meeting, using an informal open house format, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 24, 2013 at Tyler Elementary School, 1001 G St SE., Washington, DC 20390. The public is invited to attend this meeting to view project- related displays, speak with USMC representatives, and submit verbal or written comments. All comments regarding the scope of issues that the USMC should consider during EIS preparation must be received prior to October 7, 2013 to be fully considered. Additional information concerning the meeting and the proposed alternatives is available on the EIS Web site at www.mbweis.com and will be announced in local and regional newspapers. Please submit requests for special assistance, sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired, or other auxiliary aids needed at the scoping meeting to the MBW Public Affairs Officer, Captain Jack Norton, at 202-433-6682 by September 13, 2013. Concurrent with the NEPA process, the USMC is initiating National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Consultation to determine the potential effects of the proposed action on historic properties. During the scoping meeting, one designated area of the room will focus on the Section 106 process and solicit public input on the identification of historic properties and potential effects of the proposed action on historic properties. Submitting Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public are encouraged to provide oral and written comments regarding the scope of the EIS, reasonable alternatives, and specific issues or topics of interest. There are three ways comments can be submitted: (1) In person at the public scoping open house meeting, (2) using the project's public Web site comment form at www.mbweis.com, or (3) providing written comments through U.S. mail. All comments on the scope of the EIS or any specific concerns regarding potential impacts to the environment should be submitted or postmarked no later than October 1, 2013. Comments submitted by mail should be sent to: Mr. William Sadlon, MBW CIMP EIS Project Manager, 1314 Harwood St. SE., Bldg. 212, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5018. The USMC will consider all comments received during the scoping period. A mailing list has been assembled to facilitate preparation of the EIS. This list includes DC and federal agencies with jurisdiction or other interests in the alternatives. In addition, the mailing list includes adjacent property owners and other interested parties, such as historic preservation groups. Those on this list will receive notices and documents related to EIS preparation. Anyone wishing to be added to the mailing list may request to be added at the project Web site www.mbweis.com or by contacting the EIS project manager at the address provided below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2013-21483
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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 parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the introduction of two additional EA-18G Growler expeditionary squadrons (10 aircraft) and the addition of three EA-18G Growler aircraft to the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) when added to baseline conditions, including ongoing EA-18G Growler airfield operations, at NAS Whidbey Island's Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2013-21083
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 September 30, 2013, 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-20548
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, NM06150-6, Medical Readiness Reporting System (MRRS), in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This system tracks medical readiness to ensure individuals are medically eligible to be deployed.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20323
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License; Ridgetop Group, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Ridgetop Group, Inc. located at 3580 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice for all fields of use the Government- Owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 7,626,398: System for Isolating Faults Between Electrical Equipment, Navy Case Number 97027, inventors Quiter et al., issued December 01, 2009.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2013-19026
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
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 INDEPENDENCE (LCS 2) 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 Exclusive Patent License; Safe Environment Engineering
Document Number: 2013-18649
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Safe Environment Engineering a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice Safe Environment Engineering's proprietary sensor systems for the field of use of public safety for protection from events involving chemical, biological or radiological (CBR) airborne plumes that could endanger the safety of the general public from significant danger, injury/harm, or damage; the field of use of industrial safety and monitoring to ensure plant and factory worker protection from hazards involving CBR airborne plumes that could cause injury to personnel; the field of use of environmental monitoring for the assessment of environmental impacts of CBR airborne plumes on the local environment in the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,542,884: System and Method for Zero Latency, High Fidelity Emergency Assessment of Airborne Chemical, Biological and Radiological Threats by Optimizing Sensor Placement, Navy Case No. 097,281.//U.S. Patent Application No. 13/ 629,842: Method for Depicting Plume Arrival Times, Navy Case No. 101,728 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Nominations for Membership on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-18648
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for eight new members.
Meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-18647
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-18644
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
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: U.S. Patent No. 8,467,056: VARIABLE ANGLE, FIBER OPTIC COUPLED, LIGHT SCATTERING APPARATUS, Issued on June 18, 2013//U.S. Patent Number 8,477,308: POLARIZED, SPECULAR REFLECTOMETER APPARATUS, Issued on July 2, 2013.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2013-18100
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-29
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 BUNKER HILL (CG 52) 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: 2013-17668
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
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.