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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).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-09546
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
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.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments)
Document Number: 2014-08845
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S. Code [U.S.C.] 4321, et seq.) and the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments) (hereinafter ``Draft SEIS''). The DoN is the lead Federal agency for development of the Draft SEIS. The agencies that have accepted the DoN's invitation to participate as cooperating agencies are the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, the U.S. Department of InteriorOffice of Insular Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1502.9, the DoN prepared this Draft SEIS for the purpose of supplementing the portions of the 2010 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding the establishment on Guam of a cantonment (including family housing), a live-fire training range complex (LFTRC), and associated infrastructure to support the relocation of a substantially reduced number of Marines and dependents than was previously analyzed. By supplementing the 2010 Final EIS, the Draft SEIS advances NEPA's purpose of informing decision-makers and the public about the environmental effects of the DoN's proposed action. The DoN will conduct three (3) public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft SEIS. Federal agencies, territorial/local governmental agencies, and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the public meetings. The meetings will be comprised of two parts: (1) An informational open house and (2) public hearing. All comments will become part of the public record and will help officials make informed decisions on the proposed action. These meetings will also serve to provide information to the public about how the 2011 Programmatic Agreement fulfills the requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the proposed action. This notice announces the dates and locations of the public meetings for this Draft SEIS.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: 2014-08451
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-07843
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, NM05512-2, Badge and Access Control System Records, in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to control physical access to DoD, Department of the Navy (DON) or U.S. Marine Corps Installations/Units controlled information, installations, facilities, or areas over which DoD, DON or USMC has security responsibilities by identifying or verifying an individual through the use of biometric databases and associated data processing/information services for designated populations for purposes of protecting U.S./Coalition/allied government/national security areas of responsibility and information; to issue badges, replace lost badges and retrieve passes upon separations; to maintain visitor statistics; collect information to adjudicate access to facility; and track the entry/exit times of personnel.
Subcommittee Meeting of the Board of Advisors to The President, Naval Postgraduate School
Document Number: 2014-07227
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the provisions of The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meeting of the aforementioned subcommittee will be held. (Parent Committee is: Board of Advisors (BOA) to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval War College). This meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Northwest Training and Testing Study Area
Document Number: 2014-06505
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
A notice of availability was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register (79 FR 4158) on January 24, 2014, for the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). The public comment period ends on March 25, 2014. This notice announces a 21 day extension of the public comment period until April 15, 2014.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-05850
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N05820-1, entitled ``Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction Files'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used by International and Operational Law Division personnel in the performance of their official duties when monitoring and reporting foreign criminal litigation, foreign confinement, and legal hold status of the individuals involved.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Technology Evaluation License; EnZinc, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-05768
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to EnZinc, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive technology evaluation license to practice in the field of use of zinc- air batteries and nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries in the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Application No. 13/245,792: Dual-Function Air Cathode Nanoarchitectures for Metal- Air Batteries with Pulse-Power Capability, Navy Case No. 100,774 and U.S. Patent Application No. 13/832,576: Zinc Electrodes for Batteries, Navy Case No. 102,137 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04477
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04338
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-03305
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N05813-4, entitled ``Trial/Government Counsel Files'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system is used to prosecute or otherwise resolve military justice cases; to obtain support from the U.S. Department of Justice on requests for immunity for civilian witnesses; to obtain information from a Federal, state, local, or foreign agency, or from an individual or organization, relating to an investigation, charge, or court-martial and to provide information and support to victims and witnesses in compliance with the Victim and Witness Assistance Program, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990.
Record of Decision for the Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia
Document Number: 2014-01947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321-4370h); the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); Department of the Navy (DoN) Procedures for Implementing NEPA (32 CFR part 775); and United States Marine Corps (USMC) NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A), the DoN announces its decision to modernize and expand Townsend Bombing Range (TBR) in Long and McIntosh Counties, Georgia. The DoN has decided to implement Alternative 4, the Preferred Alternative, to include acquisition of Acquisition Areas 1B and 3. To support this decision, DoN will implement the following four actions: (1) Acquire Acquisition Areas 1B and 3 (28,630 acres); (2) terminate a 3,007-acre timber easement held by McIntosh County on DoN- owned land within the current TBR boundary; (3) modify Restricted Area R-3007 airspace by extending the current 100-foot floor to ground level over the land to be acquired (Acquisition Areas 1B and 3) to match the existing restricted airspace over the current range; and (4) construct infrastructure to support precision-guided munitions (PGM) training, including Target Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8. This modernization and expansion of TBR to accommodate inert PGM training will significantly enhance USMC east coast aviation unit training efficiency. Presently, TBR can accommodate only 47% of the required F/A-18 Hornet individual fixed-wing air crew air-to-ground training syllabus. The Proposed Action will allow air crews to meet up to 85% of their air-to-ground proficiency requirements at TBR. All practical means to avoid or minimize environmental impacts resulting from implementation of the Preferred Alternative that were identified in the EIS have been adopted.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License; LumaCyte, LLC
Document Number: 2014-01918
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to LumaCyte, LLC a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of biomedical research and medical diagnostics in the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 8,529,760: Optical Separator and Method for Separating Particles Suspended in a Fluid, Navy Case No. 084,517.// U.S. Patent Application No. 13/954,654: Device and Method for Laser Analysis and Separation (LAS) of Particles, Navy Case No. 101,970.// U.S. Patent Application No. 13/961,968: Separation of Colloidal Suspensions Using Laser Optical Pressure Fluidic Devices, Navy Case No. 084,517.//U.S. Patent Application No. 14/043,384: Paired Laser and Electrokinetic Separation, Manipulation, and Analysis Device, Navy Case No. 102,097 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College; Correction
Document Number: 2014-01912
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register (79 FR 3785) on January 23, 2014, concerning the open meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College. Due to changing requirements the location, starting and ending times of the meeting have changed.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Northwest Training and Testing Study Area
Document Number: 2014-01910
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
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 Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). The Draft EIS/OEIS includes the evaluation of the potential environmental effects associated with military readiness training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities (training and testing) conducted within the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Study Area. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Coast Guard are cooperating agencies for this EIS/OEIS. The NWTT Study Area is composed of established maritime operating areas and warning areas in the eastern North Pacific Ocean, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, and Western Behm Canal in southeastern Alaska. The NWTT Study Area includes: air and water space within and outside Washington state waters, and outside state waters of Oregon and Northern California; four existing range complexes and facilities (Northwest Training Range Complex [NWTRC], Naval Undersea Warfare Center [NUWC] Division Keyport Range Complex, Carr Inlet Operations Area, and Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility [SEAFAC]); and Navy pierside locations where sonar maintenance and testing occur (Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, Naval Base Kitsap Bangor and Naval Station Everett). The land-based portions of the range complexes and facilities are not a part of the Study Area and will be or already have been addressed under separate DoN environmental planning documentation. With the filing of the Draft EIS/OEIS, the DoN is initiating a 60- day public comment period and has scheduled eight 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 on January 24, 2014, and end on March 25, 2014. The DoN will hold eight public meetings that 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 clarify information related to the Draft EIS/OEIS. Federal, state, 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 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a DoN presentation at 6:30 p.m., on the following dates and at the following locations: 1. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277. 2. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Cascade High School Student Commons, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett, WA, 98203. 3. Friday, February 28, 2014, at the North Kitsap High School Commons, 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo, WA, 98370. 4. Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Astoria High School Student Commons, 1001 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR, 97103. 5. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Isaac Newton Magnet School Gym, 825 NE 7th St., Newport, OR, 97365. 6. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Red Lion Hotel Redwood Ballroom, 1929 4th St., Eureka, CA, 95501. 7. Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Redwood Coast Senior Center West Room, 490 N. Harold St., Fort Bragg, CA, 95437. 8. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Lobby, 50 Main St., Ketchikan, AK, 99901. 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 statement 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 Northwest, Attention: Ms. Kimberly KlerNWTT EIS/ OEIS Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, or electronically via the project Web site (www.NWTTEIS.com). All comments, oral or written, submitted during the public review period will become part of the public record. All comments will be reviewed and acknowledged or responded to in the Final EIS/OEIS. Comments must be postmarked or received online by March 25, 2014, for consideration in the Final EIS/OEIS.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2014-01908
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 3, 2014, will include discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishment proceedings involving Midshipmen attending the U.S. Naval Academy, to include, but not limited to, individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01842
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
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's NAVSUP Business Systems Center 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: 2014-01446
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N01000-5, entitled ``Naval Clemency and Parole Board Files'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system is used in conjunction with periodic review of the member's or former member's case to determine whether or not clemency or parole is warranted.
Meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College
Document Number: 2014-01265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meeting of the Board of Advisors (BOA) to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval War College (NWC) and its two subcommittees will be held. This meeting will be open to the public.
Reopening and Extending the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington
Document Number: 2014-00876
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is reopening and extending the public scoping period for the notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington. This notice announces an extension of the public scoping period until January 31, 2014.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-00351
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy is deleting a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system notice is entitled ``N03501-1, FBM Submarine DASO Crew Evaluation''.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-00161
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, N01070-13, entitled ``Navy Mobilization Processing System'', in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to provide end-to-end command visibility and control of integrated augmentation processes and automated work-flow; for requesting manpower requirements, approving requirements, sourcing requirements, and writing orders for requirements; tracking, accounting, data collection, and coordination during activation/deactivation.
Guidelines for Permitting Archaeological Investigations and Other Activities Directed at Sunken Military Craft and Terrestrial Military Craft Under the Jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy
Document Number: 2013-31068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is revising its rules to assist the Secretary in managing sunken military craft under the jurisdiction of the DoN pursuant to the Sunken Military Craft Act (SMCA), and to issue revised application guidelines for research permits on terrestrial military craft under the jurisdiction of the DoN.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31460
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
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 Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2013-31387
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to reference (a), the Department of Navy (DoN) announces the appointment of members to the DoN's Senior Executive Service (SES) Organizational Pay Pools (PPs) and the DoN Performance Review Board (PRB). The purpose of the PPs/PRB is to provide fair and impartial review of the annual SES performance appraisal prepared by the senior executive's immediate and second level supervisor; to make recommendations to appointing officials regarding acceptance or modification of the performance rating; and to make recommendations for performance bonuses. Composition of the specific PPs and PRB will be determined on an ad hoc basis from among the individuals listed in the Notice of Performance Review Board Membership below.
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.