Department of the Navy 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30612
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
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.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-29411
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are those in which the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy has an ownership interest and are made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy.
Notice of Extension of Public Scoping Period and Additional Public Scoping Meetings in Lopez Island and Port Townsend, Washington, for the Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington
Document Number: 2014-27156
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is extending the public scoping period for the Revised Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington and announcing two additional public scoping meetings. The public scoping period will be extended an additional 45-days to January 9, 2015 and two additional public scoping meetings have been scheduled, one in Lopez Island, Washington and the other in Port Townsend, Washington. Dates and Addresses: Two open house information sessions will be held between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on: 1. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Lopez Island Center for Community and Arts, 204 Village Road, Lopez Island, Washington 98261. 2. Thursday, December 4, 2014, Fort Worden Commons, Building 210, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, Washington 98368. Each of the open house information sessions will be informal and consist of information stations staffed by DoN representatives. The DoN invites comments on the proposed scope and content of the EIS from all interested parties, including Federal agencies, state agencies, local agencies, American Indian Tribes and Nations, and interested persons. Comments on the scope of the EIS may be provided via the U.S. Postal Service or the EIS Web site at: www.whidbeyeis.com. All comments provided orally or in writing at the scoping meetings, through the project Web site or by mail during the scoping period will receive the same consideration during EIS preparation. All comments must be postmarked no later than January 9, 2015. The DoN will not release the names, street addresses, email addresses and screen names, telephone numbers, or other personally identifiable information of individuals who provide comments during scoping unless required by law. However, the DoN may release the city, state, and 5-digit zip code of individuals who provide comments. Each commenter making oral comments at the public scoping meetings will be asked by the stenographer if he/she otherwise elects to authorize the release of their personally identifiable information prior to providing their comments. Commenters submitting written comments, either using comment forms or via the project Web site, may elect to authorize release of personally identifiable information by checking a ``release'' box on the comment form. To be included on the DoN's mailing list for the EIS (or to receive a copy of the Draft EIS, when released), electronic requests can be made on the project Web site at www.whidbeyeis.com. Requests via the U.S. Postal Service should be submitted to: EA-18G EIS Project Manager (Code EV21/SS); Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, 6506 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508. The same policy for release of personally identifiable information as identified above for scoping comments will be maintained by DoN for individuals requesting to be included on the EIS mailing list.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2014-27010
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-14
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 JACKSON (LCS 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.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2014-26979
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-14
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 MILWAUKEE (LCS 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-26930
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N06150-5, entitled ``Millennium Cohort Study'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will create a probability-based database of service members and veterans who have, or have not, deployed overseas so that various longitudinal health and research studies may be conducted over a 67-year period. The database will be used: a. To systematically collect population-based demographic and health data to evaluate the health of Armed Forces personnel throughout their careers and after leaving the service. b. To evaluate the impact of operational deployments on various measures of health over time including medically unexplained symptoms and chronic diseases to include cancer, heart disease and diabetes. c. To serve as a foundation upon which other routinely captured medical and deployment data may be added to answer future questions regarding the health risks of operational deployment, occupations, and general service in the Armed Forces. d. To examine characteristics of service in the Armed Forces associated with common clinician-diagnosed diseases and with scores on several standardized self-reported health inventories for physical and psychological functional status. e. To provide a data repository and available representative Armed Forces cohort that future investigators and policy makers might use to study important aspects of service in the Armed Forces including disease outcomes among an Armed Forces cohort. In addition to revealing changes in veterans' health status over time, the Millennium Cohort Study will serve as a data repository, providing a solid foundation upon which additional epidemiological studies may be constructed. f. To access the associations of military service on the health and well-being of military families, and to compare the adjusted probabilities of new onset diseases and conditions among military spouses.''
Notice of Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) Sonar
Document Number: 2014-26035
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS/SOEIS) to analyze the potential impact of SURTASS LFA sonar on the five common bottlenose dolphin stocks comprising the Hawaiian Islands Stock Complex (Kauai/Niiahu, Oahu, 4-Islands, Hawaii Island, and Hawaii Pelagic). USEPA published their notice of availability of the SURTASS LFA sonar draft supplement on October 24, 2014 (79 FR 63622).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-26034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) 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 Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-25736
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
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. 8,852,950: HELICOPTER WEAPON MOUNTING SYSTEM//Patent No. 8,855,961: BINARY DEFINITION FILES.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Northwest Training and Testing Study Area
Document Number: 2014-25316
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) for the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Study Area. This Supplemental DEIS/OEIS will focus on substantial changes in the proposed action and significant new information relevant to environmental concerns per 40 Code of Federal Regulations CFR 1502.9. The Supplemental DEIS/OEIS will also provide additional updated information to further the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Former Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Concord, Concord, California
Document Number: 2014-24286
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
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.] 4321-4347), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations implementing NEPA (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 the former Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Concord, Concord, California (NWS Concord), and its subsequent reuse by the local community. The DoN is initiating a 45-day public comment period to provide the community an opportunity to comment on the Draft EIS. Federal, state, and local elected officials and agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments. A public meeting will also be held to provide information and receive written comments on the Draft EIS. Dates and Addresses: An open house public meeting will be held at the location listed below and will allow individuals to review and comment on the information presented in the Draft EIS. DoN representatives will be available during the open house to clarify information presented in the Draft EIS as necessary. There will not be a formal presentation.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing
Document Number: 2014-24224
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to provide facilities and functions to support homebasing of F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, by accomplishing the proposed action as set out in Alternative 2 of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing. Under Alternative 2, a total of 100 F-35C aircraft in seven Navy Pacific Fleet squadrons (10 aircraft per squadron) and the Fleet Replacement Squadron (30 aircraft) will be homebased at NAS Lemoore beginning in 2016. The proposed action will be completed in the 2028 timeframe. The 100 F-35C aircraft will replace 70 aging FA-18 Hornet aircraft. As a result, aircraft loading at NAS Lemoore will gradually increase by a net of 30 aircraft over the 13- year period. There will be no changes in aircraft loading at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California, under Alternative 2. Homebasing the F-35C at NAS Lemoore will result in an increase of approximately 68,400 operations per year at NAS Lemoore and an increase of approximately 800 operations per year at NAF El Centro.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments
Document Number: 2014-24223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This notice is to advise the public that the Department of the Navy (DoN) is revising the scope for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. This revised Notice of Intent has been published because since the September 5, 2013 publication of the original Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (78 FR 54635), the DoN has modified its proposed action to address a potential increase in the number of EA-18G aircraft to be procured and the subsequent changes in the number of aircraft that would be home based at NAS Whidbey Island. The revised scope will evaluate the potential environmental effects of homebasing an additional 13 to 36 EA-18G Growler aircraft at NAS Whidbey Island and the effects of this home basing on EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville. Additional information concerning the proposed scope changes is available on the project Web site at www.whidbeyeis.com. The DoN invites comments on the proposed scope and content of the EIS from all interested parties. Comments on the scope of the EIS may be provided via the U.S. Postal Service or the EIS Web site at: www.whidbeyeis.com. In addition, the DoN will conduct open house information sessions to obtain comments on the scope of the EIS and to identify specific environmental concerns or topics for consideration. Dates and Addresses: Three open house information sessions will be held between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on: 1. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Coupeville High School, 501 South Main Street, Coupeville, Washington 98239. 2. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. 3. Thursday, October 30, 2014, Anacortes High School Cafeteria, 1600 20th Street, Anacortes, Washington 98221. Each of the three open house information sessions will be informal and consist of information stations staffed by DoN representatives.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2014-23903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on December 1, 2014, will include discussions of new and pending administrative/ minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the U.S. Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade; 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: 2014-22863
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records notice, NM-05724-1, ``Fleet Hometown News System (FHNS) Records'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to collect, maintain and generate public awareness of the accomplishments of Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and government civilian personnel by distributing news releases and photographs to the hometown news media of individual service members or civilian employees. Hometown news media include, but are not limited to, newspapers, radio and television stations, and college/university alumni publications throughout the United States and its territories and their respective Web sites. Release of this information is done with the individual's full cooperation and written consent.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License; Grey Matter, LLC
Document Number: 2014-22141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Grey Matter, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicate (PMO) material for use as wearable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Wearable PPE will be designed for use in job-related occupational safety, health purposes, and other recreational activities. The PMO material will be designed to help protect from the hazardous chemicals of chlorine, ammonia, hydrogen chloride, sulfuric acid, hydrogen fluoride, formalin (formaldehyde), mercury, nitric acid, sulfur dioxide, phosgene, hydrogen bromide, nitric oxide, octamethylpyrophosphoramide, boron trifluoride, methyl bromide, phosphoryl trichloride, chlorine dioxide, bromine, nitrogen dioxide, phosphorous trichloride, fluorotrichloromethane, hydrogen sulfide, molybdophosphoric acid, toluene-2, 4-diisocyanate, fluorine, malathion, parathion, acetylene tetrabromide, 0-anisidine, sulfur trioxide, phosphine arsine, ethlene dibromide, pentachlorophenol, azinphos- methyl, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, potassium cyanide, tetrafluoroboric acid, tetrachloroethylene, cadium, deltamethrin, ethylamine, methylamine, ethylene dibromide, aldicarb, dichloroethyl ether, and nitrogen trifluoride in the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 7,754,145: Fluorphore Embedded/ Incorporating/Bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas as Recognition Photo-Decontamination Catalysts, Navy Case No. 097,346//U.S. Patent Application No. 14/209,728: Microwave Initiation for Deposition of Porous Organosilicate Materials on Fabrics, Navy Case No. 102,325 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-21145
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Navy Recruiting Command 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 Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: 2014-21031
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
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.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2014-21028
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
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 BREMERTON (SSN 698) 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 Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities
Document Number: 2014-20079
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 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 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). The DoN prepared this analysis to update the Gulf of Alaska Navy Training Activities Final EIS/OEIS, which was completed with community input in May 2011 (hereafter referred to as the 2011 GOA Final EIS/OEIS), and to renew federal regulatory permits and authorizations. In the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN uses a new acoustic modeling method and evaluates new, relevant information, such as new marine mammal density data and new scientific information, and updates environmental analyses, as appropriate. The DoN analyzes data using the Navy Acoustic Effects Model, not previously available for the 2011 GOA Final EIS/ OEIS, to evaluate potential effects on marine species from training activities. The National Marine Fisheries Service is a cooperating agency for this Supplemental EIS/OEIS. With the filing of the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN is initiating a 60-day public comment period and has scheduled five public meetings to inform the public and receive comments on the Draft Supplemental 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 Supplemental EIS/OEIS public review period will begin August 22, 2014, and end October 20, 2014. The DoN will hold five public meetings to inform the public about the Proposed Action and to provide an opportunity to comment on the adequacy and accuracy of the supplemental environmental analysis. Each of the public meetings will include an open house information session, followed by a short presentation by the DoN. DoN representatives will be available during the open house information sessions to provide information related to the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, as well as 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 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., with a DoN presentation at 6:30 p.m., on the following dates and at the following locations:
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Defense Group Inc.
Document Number: 2014-19982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Defense Group Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license integrated with Defense Group Inc.'s proprietary CoBRA[supreg] software platform to practice in the field of use of Public Safety, which shall mean the 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, which shall mean to ensure plant and factory worker protection from hazards involving CBR airborne plumes that could cause injury to personnel; and the field of use of Environmental Monitoring, which shall mean 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: Apparatus System and Method of Depicting Plume Arrival Time, Navy Case No. 101,728 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2014-19362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
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 8, 2014, will include new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the U.S. Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-19233
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
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. 8,345,511: BLAZED ARRAY FOR BROADBAND TRANSMITTION/RECEPTION//U.S. Patent No. 8,355,295: UNDERWATER MOBILE SENSING/COMMUNICATIONS NODE AND NETWORK OF SUCH NODES//U.S. Patent No. 8,374,054: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GRAZING ANGLE INDEPENDENT SIGNAL DETECTION//U.S. Patent No. 8,378,671: DEPLOYABLE MAGNETOMETER//U.S. Patent No. 8,379,087: ATTITUDE ESTIMATION USING GROUND IMAGERY//U.S. Patent No. 8,379,484: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING IMAGES FOR DIFFERENCES IN ASPECT//U.S. Patent No. 8,405,574: FACEMASK DISPLAY// U.S. Patent No. 8,453,802: CAM ACTUATED BRAKE MECHANISM FOR ADJUSTABLE BEAM TROLLEY//U.S. Patent No. 8,454,400: OUTBOARD MOTOR COMPRESSION TRANSOM ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY//U.S. Patent No. 8,456,954: HOLOGRAPHIC NAVIGATION//U.S. Patent No. 8,459,279: SPRAY NOZZLE TIP ADAPTER AND METHOD OF CLEANING PAINT SPRAY NOZZLE//U.S. Patent No. 8,452,405: HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM FOR PERSONNEL ON A HIGH SPEED BOAT//U.S. Patent No. 8,534,305: REVERSIBLE HEATING/COOLING STRUCTURE USABLE AS A POP-UP SHELTER.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; VIC Technology Venture Development, LLC
Document Number: 2014-18018
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to VIC Technology Venture Development, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of assistive devices for providing enhanced understanding of human speech for hearing-impaired individuals, for communication in acoustically noisy environments, for language interpretation, for voice control of other devices, and for security/surveillance applications in the United States, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent Application No. 13/155,218: Radar Microphone Speech Recognition, Navy Case No. 100,567 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; NCP Coatings, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-18017
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to NCP Coatings, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of manufacture and sale of single-component moisture-curable coatings for commercial marine, architectural, industrial OEM, and amusement park structural applications to metallic surfaces which require abrasion and oil/grease resistance and for U.S. Government applications in the United States, the Government-owned invention described in U.S. Patent Application No. 14/187,568: Single-Component Moisture-Curable Coatings Based on N- Substituted Urea Polymers with Extended Chains and Terminal Alkoxysilanes, Navy Case No. 102,270 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: 2014-17581
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-25
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) evaluating the potential environmental effects of constructing, operating, and maintaining an academic campus on Naval Base Coronado (NBC) to support the operational readiness of Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) personnel. With the filing of the Draft EIS, the DoN is initiating a 60-day public comment period beginning on July 25, 2014 and ending on September 22, 2014. 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 this environmental planning effort. Dates and Addresses: Public information and comment meetings will be held in Imperial Beach and Coronado, California between 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. August 13, 2014, Marina Vista Community Center, 1075 Eighth Street, Imperial Beach, California 91932. 2. August 14, 2014, 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 (http://www.nbccoastalcampuseis.com) and through local news media. Federal, state, and local agencies and officials, and interested groups and individuals, are encouraged to provide comments during the public comment period, in person at the public meetings (orally or in writing), or in writing online at http://www.nbccoastalcampuseis.com or via the U.S. Postal Service. Comments will not be accepted through social media. Written comments on the Draft EIS should be postmarked or received (online) no later than September 22, 2014, to ensure they become part of the official record. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements. For Mailing Written Comments and Further Information Contact: NBC Coastal Campus EIS Project Manager (Attn: Ms. Teresa Bresler), 2730 McKean Street, Building 291, San Diego, California 92136.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-17422
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; INF Microsensors, LLC
Document Number: 2014-17319
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to INF Microsensors, LLC, a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Application No. 14/037,546: Sensor signal processing using cascade coupled oscillators.
Notice of Intent to Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems Ltd.
Document Number: 2014-16256
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems Ltd. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice in the United States in the fields of Counter Piracy Application for Commercial Shipping and Counter UAV Systems, the Government-owned invention described below: Patent 8,420,977 (Navy Case 99,996), issued April 16, 2013, entitled ``High Power Laser System.''
Notice of Intent to Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems Ltd.
Document Number: 2014-16240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems Ltd. a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license to practice in the United States in the fields of Counter Piracy Application for Commercial Shipping and Counter UAV Systems, the Government-owned invention described below: Patent 8,367,991 (Navy Case 99,995, issued February 5, 2013, entitled ``Modulation Device For A Mobile Tracking Device.''
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-16234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-11
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 application 14/ 006,530: HIGH EFFICIENCY COMBUSTER AND CLOSED-CYCLE HEAT ENGINE INTERFACE. Powering system wherein heat-transfer liquid decouples an engine and combustor.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Fiber Optic Sensor Systems Technology Corporation
Document Number: 2014-15839
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register on December 10, 2012 and a revision on March 20, 2013, announcing an intent to grant to Fiber Optic Sensor Systems Technology Corporation, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license. The scope of the intent to license has been revised.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Employment of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar
Document Number: 2014-15356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) is announcing its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)/Supplemental Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (SOEIS) to analyze the potential impact of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar on the five bottlenose dolphin stocks comprising the Hawaiian Islands Stock Complex (Kauai/Niiahu, Oahu, 4-island, Hawaii Island, and Hawaii Pelagic).
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License; Unified Operations LLC
Document Number: 2014-14956
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant Unified Operations, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license, with exclusive fields of use in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, construction, wholesale trade, warehousing, retail estate and rental and leasing, administrative and support and waste management and remediation services, arts, entertainment, and recreation, accommodation and food services, ultra light & barriers/barricades, health care and social assistance, educational services, in the United States to practice the Government-owned inventions, U.S. Patent No. 7,156,249, issued January 2, 2007: Container and Related Methods//U.S. Patent No. 7,726,496, issued June 1, 2010: Shipping and Storage System/ /U.S. Patent No. 7,491,024, issued February 17, 2009: Interlocking Pallets, and Shipping and Storage Systems Employing the Same//U.S. Patent No. 7,739,965, issued June 22, 2010: Automatically Interlocking Pallets, and Shipping and Storage Systems Employing the Same.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-14950
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
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, Office of Naval Research (ONR), 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-13921
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, NM07010-1, entitled ``DON Non-Appropriated Funds Standard Payroll System'', in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to compute employees' pay entitlements and deductions and issue payroll checks for amounts due; to withhold amounts due for Federal, state, and city taxes, to remit withholdings to the taxing authorities, and to report earnings and tax collections; and upon request of employees, to deduct specified amounts from earnings for charity, union dues, and for allotments to financial organizations.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Introduction of the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft Into the U.S. Navy Fleet in Florida, Washington, and Hawaii
Document Number: 2014-13576
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the purpose and need for the proposed action, the operational and readiness requirements, the manpower requirements and costs, and the potential environmental consequences of effects of the proposed action announces its decision to support and conduct the homebasing of P-8A squadrons as identified in Alternative 1 in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Alternative 1 provides for the homebasing of six fleet squadrons and the Fleet Replacement Squadron at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida, and six fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. This alternative also includes a permanent rotating squadron detachment at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, with periodic squadron detachments to Naval Base Coronado, California.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-13572
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
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 made available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following inventions are available for licensing: Navy Case No. 102004: Symmetric schema instantiation method for use in a case-based reasoning system//Navy Case No. 102005: Process of fabricating transparent interferometric visible spectrum modulator//Navy Case No. 102010: System and method for producing a sample having a monotonic doping gradient of a diffusive constituent or interstitial atom or molecule//Navy Case No. 102018: Transmission security method using random chirp rate modulation//Navy Case No. 102019: System and method for acceleration effect correction using turbo-encoded data with cyclic redundancy check//Navy Case No. 102027: Correlated GPS pseudo range error estimation method//Navy Case No. 102041: Automated process for synthesis of carbon nanotubes in air//Navy Case No. 102059: Surface sediment core catcher//Navy Case No. 102077: Reinforcement learning- based distributed network routing method utilizing integrated tracking and selective sweeping//Navy Case No. 102084: Method for creating free standing nano-perforated graphene filter//Navy Case No. 102095: Method for determining the rotation rate of a resonator using a periodic frequency comb//Navy Case No. 102144: Coherent wideband channel generation from multiple received channels//Navy Case No. 102146: Flexible, low profile kink resistant fiber optic spice tension sleeve//Navy Case No. 102148: Acoustic airspeed measurement system and method//Navy Case No. 102179: Dipole moment term for an electrically small antenna//Navy Case No. 102193: Method and apparatus for measurement of physical properties of matter under simultaneous control of radio frequency and variable temperatures//Navy Case No. 102215: Sensor signal processing using cascade coupled oscillators//Navy Case No. 102247: Ping control optimization method for multi-static active acoustic networks//Navy Case No. 102274: Reduced profile leaky wave antenna//Navy Case No. 102285: Bearing-only tracking for horizontal linear arrays with rapid, accurate initiation and a robust track accuracy threshold//Navy Case No. 102297: 2D arrays of diamond shaped cells having multiple Josephson junctions//Navy Case No. 102300: Composable situational awareness visualization system//Navy Case No. 102316: Non-data-aided joint time and frequency offset estimation method for OFDM systems using channel order based regression//Navy Case No. 102389: Steerable parasitic antenna array//Navy Case No. 102478: Beta voltaic semiconductor diode fabricated from a radioisotope//Navy Case No. 102533: Method of maintaining an ad hoc communications network between a base and a mobile platform//Navy Case No. 102552: Noise-assisted reprogrammable nanomechanical logic gate and method//Navy Case No. 102560: System for amplifying flow-induced vibration energy using boundary layer and wake flow control//Navy Case No. 102585: Magnetic microparticles used for extraction of chemical and biological agents//Navy Case No. 102591: Buoyancy assisted motor-generator//Navy Case No. 102601: Bacteria identification by phage induced impedance fluctuation analysis//Navy Case No. 102603: Method for bathymetric navigation chart validation// Navy Case No. 102604: Algorithm for extraction of atmospheric channel parameters based on imaging theory and image quality//Navy Case No. 102678: Variable buoyancy buoy and deployment methods//Navy Case No. 102679: Self-stabilizing buoy and deployment methods//Navy Case No. 102776: Device for maximizing packing density with cylindrical objects in cylindrical cavities//Navy Case No. 102777: Method of extrinsic camera calibration utilizing a laser beam//Navy Case No. 102778: Thermal stabilization method for silicon circuits//Navy Case No. 102786: Systems and methods for real-time horizon detection in images// Navy Case No. 102880: Communication assets survey and mapping tool// Navy Case No. 102901: Method for analyzing GUI design affordances//Navy Case No. 102903: Biased estimation of symbol timing offset in OFDM systems//Navy Case No. 102955: Layered superconductor device.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments)
Document Number: 2014-13494
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
On April 18, 2014, the Department of Navy (DoN) published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings, including a request for public comments, on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation (2012 Adjustment)(79 FR 21907, April 18, 2014). The purpose of this notice is to announce an extension of the 60-day public comment period. The public comment period will be extended by 15 days to end on July 1, 2014 Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.) [July 2, 2014, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST)].
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2014-12447
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent Application No: 13/998,207ASSEMBLE MODULE CHARGE SYSTEM// Patent Application No 13/998,208: MODULE CHARGE SYSTEM.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12388
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Navy Recruiting Command 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12304
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Naval Academy 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12303
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Marine Corps 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12302
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12301
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Marine Corps 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12300
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12288
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commander, Naval Service Training Command 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.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2014-09939
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
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 NORTH DAKOTA (SSN 784) 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 U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2014-09713
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
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 June 9, 2014, will include new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the U.S. Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade; 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: 2014-09583
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
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).