Department of the Navy 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Policies and Responsibilities for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act Within the Department of the Navy
Document Number: 2019-06156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) proposes to revise portions of its internal regulations that establish the responsibilities and procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An agency may determine that certain classes of actions normally do not individually or cumulatively have significant environmental impacts and therefore do not require further review under NEPA. Establishing these categories of activities, called categorical exclusions (CATEXs), in the agency's NEPA implementing procedures is a way to reduce unnecessary paperwork and delay. This revision clarifies what types of activities fall under CATEXs and normally do not require additional NEPA analysis.
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Mariana Islands Training and Testing
Document Number: 2019-06028
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of public meetings was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on January 31, 2019 and March 8, 2019 for the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Northwest Training and Testing
Document Number: 2019-05891
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality, and Presidential Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the United States Environmental Protection Agency a draft supplement to the 2015 Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to reassess the potential environmental impacts associated with conducting proposed ongoing and future military readiness activities within the NWTT Study Area, referred to as the ``Study Area.'' Military readiness activities include training and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities, referred to as ``training and testing.'' In the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN evaluated new, relevant information, such as more recent marine mammal density data and new scientific information, and updated the environmental analyses as appropriate. The DoN prepared the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS to support the issuance of federal regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. The DoN will consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service to renew these authorizations. Additionally, NMFS and the United States Coast Guard are cooperating agencies for this Supplemental EIS/OEIS. The DoN's lead action proponent is Commander, United States Pacific Fleet. Additional action proponents include Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command.
United States Navy Regulations and Official Records
Document Number: 2019-05820
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part concerning United States Navy Regulations (NAVREGS) and Official Records. The NAVREGS are not required to be published in the CFR because they do not apply to or impact the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-05786
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-27
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.
Non Naval Medical and Dental Care
Document Number: 2019-05724
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the Department of the Navy (DON) regulation concerning Non Naval Medical and Dental Care. This regulation is redundant of a Department of Defense regulation on the payment of claims to private sector health care providers for health care services furnished to active duty members of all uniformed services, and it should be repealed.
Medical and Dental Care for Eligible Persons at Navy Department Facilities
Document Number: 2019-05723
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the Department of the Navy (DON) regulation concerning Medical and Dental Care for Eligible Persons at Navy Department Facilities. Eligibility for healthcare in military medical treatment facilities is established in statute and other DoD regulations, therefore, this regulation is redundant and should be repealed.
Missing Persons Act
Document Number: 2019-05722
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the DoD regulation on the Missing Persons Act because its content is internal to DoD. The corresponding internal guidance document has been updated since this rule was last amended, and it is publicly available. The rule is outdated and unnecessary.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G “Growler” Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex, Island County, WA
Document Number: 2019-05120
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to implement Alternative 2A of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G ``Growler'' Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Complex, WA. Alternative 2A is the Navy's Preferred Alternative and will enable the Navy to augment its existing Electronic Attack community at NAS Whidbey Island Complex with additional aircraft in order to provide Combatant Commanders with expanded electronic attack capabilities to support the national defense.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04465
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04393
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with 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: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Certificate of Alternate Compliance for USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7)
Document Number: 2019-04351
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The U.S. Navy hereby announces that a Certificate of Alternate Compliance has been issued for USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7). Due to the special construction and purpose of this vessel, the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that it is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with the certain provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) without interfering with its special functions as a naval ship. The intended effect of this notice is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Nanocrine, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-04220
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Nanocrine, Inc., of Frederick, Maryland an exclusive license in the field of use of products and services for use in cell biology research for cell signaling and phenotyping studies and the field of use of products and services for use in cell biology research for cell protein and chemical secretion, in the United States, to U.S. Patent 9,791,368: Nanoplasmonic Imaging Technique for the Spatio- temporal Mapping of Single Cell Secretions in Real Time, Navy Case No. 102,395.//U.S. Patent Application No. 15/784,433: Nanoplasmonic Imaging Technique for the Spatio-Temporal Mapping of Single Cell Secretion in Real Time, Navy Case No, 102,395.//U.S. Patent No. 9,915,654: Light Microscopy Chips and Data Analysis Methodology for Quantitative Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) Biosensing and Imaging, Navy Case No. 101,529.//U.S. Patent Application No. 15/882,081: Light Microscopy Chips and Data Analysis Methodology for Quantitative Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) Biosensing and Imaging, Navy Case No. 101,529.//U.S Patent Application No. 14/039,326: Calibrating Single Plasmonic Nanostructures for Quantitative Biosensing, Navy Case No. 102,043.//U.S Patent Application No. 15/186,742: Determining Extracellular Protein Concentration with Nanoplasmonic Sensors, Navy Case No. 103,502.//U.S. Patent Application No. 16/196,097: Substrates with Indendently Tunable Topographies and Chemistries for Quantifying Surface-Induced Cell Behavior, Navy Case No. 107,399 and any continuations, divisionals, or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Rescheduled Public Meetings and Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Mariana Islands Training and Testing
Document Number: 2019-04019
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of public meetings was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on January 31, 2019 for the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area. Due to the effects of Typhoon Wutip, Navy officials postponed public meetings supporting the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS planned for February 26-27, 2019.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2019-04016
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the availability of the inventions listed below, assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to the President of the Naval War College (NWC) Subcommittee
Document Number: 2019-03896
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the President of the Naval War College Subcommittee Board of Advisors will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to the President of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Subcommittee
Document Number: 2019-03787
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the President of the Naval Postgraduate School Subcommittee Board of Advisors will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Certificate of Alternate Compliance for USS DELAWARE (SSN 791)
Document Number: 2019-03341
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The U.S. Navy hereby announces that a Certificate of Alternate Compliance has been issued for USS DELAWARE (SSN 791). Due to the special construction and purpose of this vessel, the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that it is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with the certain provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) without interfering with its special functions as a naval ship. The intended effect of this notice is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-02825
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-20
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2019-02325
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-15
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, the Department of the Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (hereinafter referred to as ``testing'') and training activities within the Patuxent River Complex (PRC), Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The proposed action is to continue conducting military testing and training activities within the PRC to meet current and projected military readiness requirements. The proposed action includes testing and training activities analyzed in the Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) December 1998 PRC Final EIS and subsequent Environmental Assessments, plus adjustments to current testing and training activities required to support projected Navy military readiness requirements into the foreseeable future.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-02062
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with 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: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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: 2019-02061
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
In compliance with 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: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2019-01766
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the Department of the Navy (DON) regulation containing solicitation provisions and contract clauses. This rule contains DON supplemental guidance to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) which has been superseded by existing FAR and DFARS guidance. The rule is no longer used or valid and should be removed.
Contract Administration
Document Number: 2019-01765
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the Department of the Navy (DON) regulation regarding contract administration. This rule contains DON supplemental guidance to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) which has been superseded by existing FAR and DFARS guidance. The rule is no longer used or valid and should be removed.
Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2019-01764
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the Department of the Navy (DON) regulation regarding contract by negotiation. This rule contains DON supplemental guidance to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) which has been superseded by existing FAR and DFARS guidance. The rule is no longer used or valid and should be removed.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2019-01763
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the availability of the inventions listed below, assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, for domestic and foreign licensing by the DoN.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License; ORBIS Wheels, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-01201
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
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. The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to ORBIS Wheels, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, co-exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government-owned invention described below: U.S. Patent Application Number 62/632,550 (Navy Case 200456): filed February 20, 2018, entitled ``HYPER-COMPACT ELECTRIC ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DRIVETRAIN AND CONVERSION KIT.''
Special Rules With Respect to Additional Station and Signal Lights
Document Number: 2019-00415
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes Department of the Navy regulations concerning Special Rules with Respect to Additional Station and Signal Lights. Public notification of U.S. Navy vessels which display additional station and signal lights is governed by statute and executive order which direct that such notice be published in the Federal Register. The content of this part imposes no burden on the public, and the rule is not required. Notice will continue to be provided the public through the publication of notice documents in the Federal Register. Therefore, this rule can be removed from the CFR.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2019-00412
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes Department of the Navy regulations governing Certification and Exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972. The certification and exemption of certain naval vessels which cannot comply fully with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, is governed by statute and executive order which direct that notice of certification of alternate compliance be published in the Federal Register. The content of this part imposes no burden on the public, and the rule is not required. Notice will continue to be provided the public through the publication of notice documents in the Federal Register. Therefore, this rule can be removed from the CFR.
United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-00387
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors will take place.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2019-00373
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the availability of the inventions listed below, assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Land-Water Interface and Service Pier Extension at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Kitsap County, WA
Document Number: 2019-00372
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The United States Department of the Navy (Navy), announces its decision to construct and operate a Service Pier Extension (SPE) and associated support facilities in Hood Canal on the waterfront of Naval Base (NAVBASE) Kitsap Bangor, Washington (WA). The Navy will implement Alternative 2, short pier configuration, which is the preferred alternative in the October 2018 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Land-Water Interface (LWI) and SPE, NAVBASE Kitsap Bangor, WA. The Alternative 2 short pier configuration is also the environmentally preferred alternative and will fully meet the Navy's purpose and need for the proposed action.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Mariana Islands Training and Testing
Document Number: 2019-00368
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality, and Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 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). In the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN reassesses the potential environmental impacts associated with conducting ongoing and future military readiness activities, which includes training activities and research, development, testing, and evaluation activities (referred to as ``testing activities'') conducted at sea and on Farallon de Medinilla (FDM) within the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Area (hereafter referred to as the Study Area) beyond 2020. In the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS, the DoN evaluates new, relevant information, such as more recent marine mammal density data and new scientific information, and updates the environmental analyses as appropriate. The DoN prepared the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS to support the issuance of federal regulatory permits and authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is a cooperating agency for this Supplemental EIS/OEIS.