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Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-23291
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet September 19-21, 2011 to discuss materials in support of the study: Processes for the Use of BA4 Funding. All sessions on Monday, September 19; Tuesday, September 20; and Wednesday, September 21 will be open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Military Readiness Activities in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Study Area and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-22985
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114, the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with maintaining military readiness training and research, development, testing, and evaluation (hereafter referred to as ``training and testing'') activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) EIS/OEIS Study Area. The MITT Study Area includes the existing Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC), additional areas on the high seas, and a general transit corridor between Hawaii to MITT where training and testing activities may occur. The MIRC is the only major Navy range complex in the Study Area. The DoN is preparing this EIS/OEIS to renew current regulatory permits and authorizations, address current training and testing not covered under existing permits and authorizations, and to obtain those permits and authorizations necessary to support force structure changes and emerging and future training and testing requirements including those associated with new platforms and weapons systems within the MITT Study Area, starting in 2015, thereby ensuring critical Department of Defense (DoD) requirements are met. The DoN will invite the National Marine Fisheries Service, United States (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service (Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office), and U.S. Air Force, to be cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS/OEIS.
Meeting of the Board of Visitors of Marine Corps University
Document Number: 2011-22785
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University will meet to review, develop and provide recommendations on all aspects of the academic and administrative policies of the University; examine all aspects of professional military education operations; and provide such oversight and advice, as is necessary, to facilitate high educational standards and cost effective operations. The Board will be focusing primarily on the internal procedures of Marine Corps University. All sessions of the meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act For Response Costs Incurred at Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, CA
Document Number: 2011-22262
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In accordance with Section 122(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), the Department of the Navy (DoN) gives notice that a proposed Administrative Agreement for the Recovery of Past Costs in the Matter of Marine Corps Logistics Base, Yermo Annex, Barstow, California, DON CERCLA Administrative Docket No. 2011-0001, pertaining to environmental contamination at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, California (the ``Site''), located in San Bernardino County, California. In this matter, the DoN served a demand, involving civil claims under Section 107 of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9607, upon CalNev Pipe Line Company (CalNev) for recovery of response costs incurred by the DON at the Site. The proposed Administrative Settlement resolves the DON's claims by requiring CalNev to pay the DoN $500,000 in reimbursement of the DON's past response costs. Pursuant to Section 122(h) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(h), the Department of Justice has provided its approval of this proposed Administrative Settlement. Further, in accordance with this Section 122(i) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), the DoN is receiving public comment on this proposed settlement for thirty (30) days from the date of this publication. Comments should be addressed to the Associate General Counsel (Litigation), United States Department of Navy, Office of General Counsel, 720 Kennon St. SE., Bldg. 36, Rm. 233, Washington, DC 20374-5013 or e-mailed to page.turney@navy.mil and should refer to The Matter of Marine Corps Logistics Base, Yermo Annex, Barstow, California, DON CERCLA Administrative Docket No. 11-0001. A copy of the proposed Administrative Settlement may be either obtained from J. Page Turney or examined at: United States Department of Navy, Office of General Counsel, 720 Kennon St. SE., Bldg. 36, Rm. 233, Washington, DC 20374-5013. Contact: J. Page Turney: 202-685-6947; page.turney@navy.mil.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2011-22260
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 19, 2011, will include discussions of disciplinary matters, law enforcement investigations into allegations of criminal activity, and personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-22254
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: U.S. Patent Application 12/537,852: Air Conditioning System, Navy Case PAX83, filed on August 07, 2009; U.S. Patent Application Number 13/009,281: Low-VOC Siloxane Compositions, Navy Case PAX66, filed January 19, 2011; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/956,112: Aerosol Electrical Contact Cleaning and Lubricating Compound, Navy Case PAX59, filed November 30, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Number 13/053,769: SCR Module Dynamic Counter Tester, Navy Case PAX57, filed March 22, 2011; U.S. Patent Application Number 12/404,602: Quick Release Fitting; Navy Case PAX18, filed March 16, 2009; U.S. Patent Application 12/404,550: Optical Subassembly Packing Configuration, Navy Case 97945, filed March 16, 2009; U.S. Patent No. 7,986,585: Reception of Uplink Data From Sonobuoys, issued July 26, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Medical Facilities Development and University Expansion at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Bethesda, Maryland and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-21216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed actions at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda to implement the Congressional mandate in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to achieve the new statutory world-class standards for military medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda (WRNMMCB) by providing enduring facilities commensurate in quality, capability and condition as those provided by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) investment and address the space and operational limitations at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). The proposed actions, which will enhance and support but not add to the missions of the installation, medical center or USUHS, include: (1) The demolition of five (5) hospital buildings and reconstruction of a single 5-story facility and associated parking garage, utility capacity upgrades, and temporary medical facilities to provide uninterrupted patient care during construction (Medical Facilities Development) and (2) the expansion of the USUHS and associated parking garage. These proposed actions are two components of the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan that the DoN is currently updating and this EIS analyzes the implementation of these components. The 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan reflects ongoing projects previously considered under NEPA as well as potential future development opportunities at NSA Bethesda. The EIS will evaluate the cumulative effects of the proposed actions in the context of the known, ongoing activities and identify the potential programmatic effects of the proposed actions in the context of the potential future development opportunities. Therefore, the EIS will analyze the environmental effects of the 2012 NSA Bethesda Master Plan relative to the implementation of the proposed actions in this EIS. For the potential future development opportunities, the DoN will ensure the appropriate NEPA review is completed at such time as the projects are proposed for implementation. The proposed actions at NSA Bethesda consist of: (1) The Medical Facilities Development, which includes demolition of Buildings 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 and construction of a single, 5-story replacement building in the medical center core, construction of an associated parking garage, utility capacity upgrades, construction of temporary medical facilities to maintain uninterrupted patient care during construction, and internal renovations to Buildings 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10; and (2) the University Expansion, which includes construction of a new classroom/ research facility and associated parking garage at USUHS. The proposed actions would not add to the existing missions at NSA Bethesda and would occur subsequent to the 2005 BRAC Law mandated relocation of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center's (WRAMC) tertiary (sub-specialty and complex care) medical services to National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) at NSA Bethesda in September 2011. With the relocation, the NNMC will be renamed the WRNMMCB. NSA Bethesda is the action proponent and the DoN is the lead agency for the proposed actions. Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed), NNMC, and USUHS, are tenants of NSA Bethesda and are the stakeholders for these activities. The DoN is initiating a 45-day public scoping period to identify community interests and specific issues to be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. The DoN will hold two public scoping meetings to inform the public of the proposed actions and receive comments. Comments, both written and oral, will be collected at each of the two public scoping meetings. Each of the public scoping meetings will consist of an open house session followed by a live presentation and an opportunity for the public to present their comments. To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed actions will be addressed, representatives from the DoN will be available to solicit comments from all interested parties during the public scoping meetings. Following future publication of the draft EIS, at a time to be determined, further public meetings will be held to address comments on the draft document. Dates and Addresses: The two public scoping meetings will be held on the following dates: 1. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. 2. Monday, September 12, 2011, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations are available on the NSA Bethesda Web site at: http:// www.bethesda.med.navy.mil/nsa/eis.aspx. Public scoping meeting schedules and locations will also be announced in local newspapers.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License Agreement; OxiCool, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-20034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy gives notice of its intent to grant to OxiCool, Inc., of 4747 South Broad Street, The Navy Yard, Building 101, Suite LL40, Philadelphia, PA 19112-103, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license, in all fields of use on commercial and residential air conditioning systems, to practice in the United States, the Government-Owned invention, as identified in U.S. Patent Number 7,836,732 b2: Air Conditioning System, issued on November 23, 2010.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-16602
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-16140
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States 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: U.S. Patent No. 7,231,356: Operating Plan for Machinery//U.S. Patent No. 7,260,833: One-Way Network Transmission Interface Unit//U.S. Patent No. 7,280,925: Installed Instrumentation Maintenance Method//U.S. Patent No. 7,278,514: Acoustic Noise Filter//U.S. Patent No. 7,284,570: Electrically Powered Valve for Controlling, Monitoring and Evaluating Fluid Flow//U.S. Patent No. 7,290,738: Dual Jet Emerging Lift Augmentations System for Airfoils and Hydrofoils//U.S. Patent No. 7,301,641: Fiber Optic Smoke Detector//U.S. Patent No. 7,307,702: Color Switchable Stress-Fracture Sensor for Damage Control//U.S. Patent No. 7,316,194: Rudders for High-Speed Ships//U.S. Patent No. 7,322,786: Mobile Loader for Transfer of Containers Between Delivery Vehicles and Marine Terminal Cranes//U.S. Patent No. 7,324,016: Navigational Indicating System for Rotary Wing Aircraft//U.S. Patent No. 7,328,879: Equipment Installation Support on Foundation//U.S. Patent No. 7,340,918: Magnetostrictive Drive of Refrigeration Systems//U.S. Patent No. 7,367,464: Pendulation Control System With Active Rider Block Tagline System for Shipboard Cranes//U.S. Patent No. 7,374,668: Valve Automated In-Situ Cleaning System for Oil Water Separator//U.S. Patent No. 7,390,380: Processing of Shipboard Wastewater//U.S. Patent No. 7,432,821: Fiber Optic Measurement of Bearing Surface Wear//U.S. Patent No. 7,430,866: Air-Independent Fuel Combustion Energy Conversion//U.S. Patent No. 7,436,090: Direct Drive Hybrid Rotary Motor//U.S. Patent No. 7,443,764: Resonant Acoustic Projector//U.S. Patent No. 7,441,308: Watertight Door Hinge Support//U.S. Patent No. 7,451,719: High Temperature Superconducting Degaussing System//U.S. Patent No. 7,451,714: All Purpose Seal//U.S. Patent No. 7,479,193: Preparation of Positive Magnetostrictive Materials for Use Under Tension//U.S. Patent No. 7,492,240: Integrated Capacitor and Inductor//U.S. Patent No. 7,519,502: Surface Profile Measurement Processing Method//U.S. Patent No. 7,517,263: Advanced Blade Sections for High Speed Propellers//U.S. Patent No. 7,517,191: Operational Maintenance of Air-Conditioning Installations//U.S. Patent No. 7,516,712: Vertical Damper For Mooring Vessels//U.S. Patent No. 7,521,708: High Sensitivity Ring-Squid Magnetic Sensor//U.S. Patent No. 7,525,711: Actively Tunable Electromagnetic Metamaterial//U.S. Patent No. 7,548,489: Method for Designing a Resonant Acoustic Projector//U.S. Patent No. 7,547,997: Aircraft Electrical Servicing Adapter//U.S. Patent No. 7,552,018: Method for Quickly Quantifying the Resistance of a Thin Film as a Function of Frequency//U.S. Patent No. 7,556,471: Inter-Ship Personnel Transfer Device and Method of Moving Between Compacted State and Non- Compacted State//U.S. Patent No. 7,557,485: Ion Conducting Electrolyte Brush Additives//U.S. Patent No. 7,557,747: Method and Apparatus Using Fast Electronic Switching for Multi-Channelizing a Single-Channel Radar System//U.S. Patent No. 7,564,152: High Magnetostriction of Positive Magnetostrictive Materials Under Tensile Load//U.S. Patent No. 7,592,173: Sea Operationally Enhanced Bioreactor//U.S. Patent No. 7,592,727: Quiet Load for Motor Testing//U.S. Patent No. 7,597,010: Method of Achieving High Transduction Under Tension or Compression// U.S. Patent No. 7,621,230: Carrier and Flow-Through Ship//U.S. Patent No. 7,624,080: A Smart Sensor Continuously Adapting to a Data Stream in Real Time Using Both Permanent and Temporary Knowledge Bases to Recognize Sensor Measurements//U.S. Patent No. 7,681,515: Life Raft Launcher//U.S. Patent No. 7,685,922: Composite Ballistic Armor Having Geometric Ceramic Elements for Shock Wave Attenuation//U.S. Patent No. 7,707,957: Structural Support to Underwater Vessels Using Shape Memory Alloys//U.S. Patent No. 7,714,536: Battery Charging Arrangement for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Utilizing the Electromagnetic Field Associated With Utility Power Lines to Generate Power to Inductively Charge Energy Supplies//U.S. Patent No. 7,720,566: Control Algorithm for Vertical Package Conveyor//U.S. Patent No. 7,734,449: Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Ship-Wave Interactions//U.S. Patent No. 7,736,063: Bearing Apparatus Having Electrorheological Fluid Lubricant//U.S. Patent No. 7,756,689: Numerical Modeling of Six-Degree-Freedom Ship Motion//U.S. Patent No. 7,760,585: Through the Bulkhead Repeater//U.S. Patent No. 7,761,125: Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Methodology for High Temperature Superconductor Microwave Filters//U.S. Patent No. 7,761,226: Interactive Pedestrian Routing System//U.S. Patent No. 7,793,374: Adjustable Height Bridging Ramp System//U.S. Patent No. 7,794,808: Elastomeric Damage-Control Barrier//U.S. Patent No. 7,795,120: Doping Wide Band Gap Semiconductors//U.S. Patent No. 7,797,130: Baseline Comparative Leading Indicator Analysis//U.S. Patent No. 7,798,873: Design of a Flush Inlet as Integrated With a Ship Hull for Waterjet Propulsion//U.S. Patent No. 7,808,426: Remote Sensing of Wave Heights Using a Broadband Radar Arrangement//U.S. Patent No. 7,818,193: Ship Stowage Aid Analysis Program//U.S. Patent No. 7,830,302: Remote Sensing of Wave Heights Using a Narrowband Radar Arrangement//U.S. Patent No. 7,833,627: Composite Armor Having Layered Metallic Matrix and Dually Embedded Ceramic Elements//U.S. Patent No. 7,834,490: Bimetallic Strips for Energy Harvesting, Actuation and Sensing//U.S. Patent No. 7,839,721: Modal Beam Processing of Acoustic Vector Sensor Data//U.S. Patent No. 7,841,290: Marine Shaftless External Propulsor//U.S. Patent No. 7,854,189: Modular Missile Launching Assembly//U.S. Patent No. 7,854,912: High Strength Zr (Hf or Ti)Ta-B Ceramics//U.S. Patent No. 7,864,394: Dynamically Variable Metamaterial Lens and Method//U.S. Patent No. 7,894,204: Matrix Board Assembly//U.S. Patent No. 7,900,453: Metal Fuel Combustion and Energy Conversion System//U.S. Patent No. 7,905,192: Integrated Underwater Surface Cleaning and Effluent Treatment System//U.S. Patent No. 7,938,053: Armor//U.S. Patent No. 7,946,149: Explosive Pulse Testing of Protective Specimens//U.S. Patent No. 7,946,211: Electrical and Elastomeric Disruption of High-Velocity Projectiles//U.S. Patent No. 7,952,239: Bimetallic Strips for Energy Harvesting, Actuation and Sensing//U.S. Statutory Invention Registration No. Us H2206: Tactile Side-Slip Corrective Yaw Control for Aircraft//U.S. Statutory Invention Registration No. Us H2223: Patterned Micrometer-Sized Antibody Features.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-16135
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially-Exclusive Patent License; Sound Metrics Corp.
Document Number: 2011-14930
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Sound Metrics Corp. a revocable, non-assignable, partially- exclusive license to practice in the United States, the Government- owned invention described in U.S. Patent No. 12/806,258, Navy Case No. 100,287: Facemask Display.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Public Land Withdrawal, California and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-14449
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN), with the cooperation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/LEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects associated with the continued withdrawal of approximately 1.1 million acres of public land in Kern, Inyo, and San Bernardino counties, California. This public land withdrawal comprises the current North and South ranges at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL). The proposed land withdrawal extension will allow the DoN to continue defense-related research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) and training missions at NAWSCL, in addition to other land uses. The California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-433, part of the California Desert Protection Act) withdrew and reserved the lands known then as the China Lake Naval Weapons Center (subsequently renamed NAWSCL) for defense-related purposes for a period of 20 years (until October 14, 2014). The Act provides that the DoN may seek extension of the withdrawal of such lands. As a part of the withdrawal process, the Secretary of the Navy is required to publish a draft EIS addressing the effects of continued withdrawal and hold public hearings in order to receive public comments on the proposal by October 12, 2012. The NAWSCL EIS/LEIS will examine current and proposed land uses in support of the DoN's military mission. The EIS/LEIS will specifically focus on those military land uses granted to the DoN under Public Law 103-433 that include: (1) Use as an RDT&E laboratory; (2) use as a range for air warfare weapons and weapons systems; (3) use as a high hazard training area for aerial gunnery, rocketry, electronic warfare and countermeasures, and tactical maneuvering and air support; (4) geothermal leasing and development, and related power production activities; and, (5) other defense-related purposes. The environmental analysis in the EIS/LEIS will be incorporated in an update to the May 2005 NAWSCL Comprehensive Land Use Management Plan (CLUMP). The CLUMP facilitates NAWSCL in planning for and managing land use and environmental resources on the withdrawn public lands in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701). The updated CLUMP will include an examination of both military land uses authorized under Public Law 103- 433 and those mission-compatible non-military land uses authorized in the 2005 CLUMP. Dates and Addresses: The DoN is initiating a 90-day public scoping process to identify community interests and specific issues to be addressed in the EIS/LEIS. This public scoping process starts with the publication of this Notice of Intent. Three public scoping meetings will be held to receive oral and/or written comments on issues to be addressed in the EIS/LEIS: 1. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Historic USO Building, 230 West Ridgecrest Boulevard, Ridgecrest, California 93555; 2. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street, Lone Pine, California 93545; and 3. Thursday, July 21, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Trona Community Senior Center, 13187 Market Street, Trona, California 93562. Additional information concerning meeting times and locations is available on the NAWSCL EIS/LEIS Web site at http:// www.ChinalakeLEIS.com. Public scoping meeting schedules and locations will also be announced in local newspapers. Each of the public scoping meetings will consist of an informal, open house session with information stations staffed by DoN and BLM representatives. Comments, both written and oral, will be collected at each of the three public scoping meetings and on the project Web site.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2011-14399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The invention listed below is assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and is available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patent is available for licensing: U.S. Patent application Serial Number 12/550,684: Fire Fighting System, filed on August 31, 2009.
Cancellation of the Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Geothermal Development Program, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: 2011-14066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the cancellation of its Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the proposed Geothermal Development Program, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Imperial County, CA, as published in the Federal Register, May 5, 2008 (73 FR 87). It has been determined that preparation of a PEIS is not appropriate at this time when considering the current project scale and stage of geothermal energy development at Superstition Mountain on Naval Air Facility El Centro. The DoN will develop an internal document known as an environmental and operational feasibility study. This internal document will analyze the environmental and operational framework within which a geothermal development may proceed and will provide the DoN with information required to determine the DoN's geothermal energy program needs at Naval Air Facility El Centro. Should geothermal development be indicated as feasible and a project to be developed, the appropriate level of National Environmental Policy Act analysis and process will be performed.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2011-12934
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 SAN DIEGO (LPD 22) 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: 2011-13873
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is deleting two systems of records notices in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; IRFlex Corporation
Document Number: 2011-451
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to IRFlex Corporation a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice the field of use of nonlinear, mid-infrared fiber and fiber devices to generate and/or guide mid-infrared sources over long distances (1-500 meters) in the United States, the Government- owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 5,949,935: Infrared Optical Fiber Couple, Navy Case No. 78,344.//U.S. Patent No. 6,928,227: Amplification with Chalcogenide Glass Fiber, Navy Case No. 82,848.// U.S. Patent No. 7,133,590: IR Supercontinuum Source, Navy Case No. 96,194.//U.S. Patent No. 7,809,030: OPO Mid-IR Wavelength Converter, Navy Case No. 98,538.//U.S. Patent Application No. 12/179,797: Manufacturing Process for Chalcogenide Glasses, Navy Case No. 96,838.// U.S. Patent Application No. 12/851,377: Microstructured Fiber End, Navy Case No. 98,546.//U.S. Patent Application No. 12/645,315: Fiber-Based Mid-IR Signal Combiner and Method of Making Same, Navy Case No. 99,613 and any continuations, divisionals or re- issues thereof.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License; Lumedyne Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-288
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy herby gives notice of its intent to grant to Lumedyne Technologies, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the Government-Owned invention(s) described in Navy Case No. 98745Method of Fabricating a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Apparatus for Generating Power Responsive to Mechanical Vibration//Navy Case No. 99735 Apparatus for Generating Power Responsive to Mechanical Vibration//Navy Case No. 99740Tunable Resonant Frequency MEMS Kinetic Energy Harvester//Navy Case No. 99741Improved Electro-Magnetic Kinetic Energy Harvesting Device Using Increased Magnetic Edge Area//Navy Case No. 100809Time Domain Inertial Sensor//Navy Case No. 100849 Structural Design of a Mechanical Gyro with Increased Sensitivity and Reduced Quadature Error//Navy Case No. 100869Micro-Resonator with Reduced Acceleration Sensitivity and Phase Noise Using Time Domain Switch.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-32401
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2010-32298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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. Navy Case No. 83951Apparatus and System for Data Surveillance; Navy Case No. 84021System and Method for Improved Patient Status Monitoring; Navy Case No. 97188Software Architecture for Access Control Based on Hierarchical Characteristics; Navy Case No. 97189 System of Access Control Based on Hierarchical Characteristics; Navy Case No. 97556Preparation of SERS Substrates on Silica-Coated Magnetic Microspheres; Navy Case No. 98163Algorithm for minimum antenna size; Navy Case No. 98184MEMS-Based Multi-Channel Fabry-Perot Interferometer System with Increased Tuning Range and Resolution; Navy Case No. 98330System and Method for Geodesic Data Mining; Navy Case No. 98408Method for Determining Collision Risk for Collision Avoidance Systems; Navy Case No. 98582Electrolytic Fluid Antenna; Navy Case No. 98666Plasmonic Transistor; Navy Case No. 98721Static Wireless Data-Glove Apparatus for Gesture Processing and Recognition and Information-Coding and Input Method; Navy Case No. 98722Host- Centric Method for Automatic Collision Avoidance Decisions; Navy Case No. 98745Method of Fabricating A Micro-Electro-Mechanical Apparatus for Generating Power Responsive to Mechanical Vibration; Navy Case No. 98763Hydrostatic Actuated Flood Plug; Navy Case No. 99735Apparatus for Generating Power Responsive to Mechanical Vibration; Navy Case No. 99740Tunable Resonant Frequency MEMS Kinetic Energy Harvester; Navy Case No. 99741Improved Electro-Magnetic Kinetic Energy Harvesting Device Using Increased Magnetic Edge Area; Navy Case No. 99846Method for Fusing Overhead Imagery with Automatic Vessel Reporting Systems; Navy Case No. 99933Improved Electrolytic Fluid Antenna; Navy Case No. 100162Method for Detecting and Mapping Fires Using Features Extracted from Overhead Imagery; Navy Case No. 100190Device for Maximizing Packing Density with Cylindrical Objects in Cylindrical Cavities; Navy Case No. 100225Plasmonic Logic Device; Navy Case No. 100249 Shipboard Winch with Guide Vanes; Navy Case No. 100474A System and Method for Learning Visual Recognition through Reusable Symbolic Pattern Matching; Navy Case No. 100345Stand-Off Charging for Batteries; Navy Case No. 100447Conformal Faraday Effect Antenna; Navy Case No. 100340Shipboard Antenna Virtual Tuning System and Method; Navy Case No. 100545Method for Maximizing Packing Density with Cylindrical Objects in Cylindrical Cavities; Navy Case No. 100678 Battery Tray Holder with Electrical Conductor for Holding Cylindrical Battery Cells; Navy Case No. 100311System for Amplifying Flow-Induced Vibration Energy Using Boundary Layer and Wake Flow Control; Navy Case No. 100341Simplified System Status Advisor Providing Uniform Cross-Platform Status Information; Navy Case No. 100809Time Domain Inertial Sensor; Navy Case No. 100849Structural Design of a Mechanical Gyro with Increased Sensitivity and Reduced Quadature Error; Navy Case No. 100869Micro-Resonator with Reduced Acceleration Sensitivity and Phase Noise Using Time Domain Switch.
Meeting of the Independent Panel To Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy
Document Number: 2010-31797
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Independent Panel to Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy (DoN) (hereinafter referred to as the Panel) will hold an open meeting. The Panel will meet in order to conduct deliberations and may hear witness testimony concerning the judge advocate requirements of the DoN. The session will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. In keeping with the spirit of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Panel welcomes written comments concerning its work from the public at any time. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the sessions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-31577
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to amend a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Record of Decision for the U.S. Marine Corps East Coast Basing of the F-35B Aircraft
Document Number: 2010-31469
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and the Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual, which is Marine Corps Order P5090.2A with change 2 (MCO P5090.2A), the DoN announces its decision to base and operate 11 operational F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) squadrons (up to 16 aircraft per squadron, for a total of 176 aircraft) and one Pilot Training Center (PTC) (composed of two Fleet Replacement Squadrons [FRS]) (up to 20 aircraft per squadron, for a total of 40 aircraft) at two locations on the East Coast of the United States (U.S.). More specifically, the DoN has decided to implement Alternative 1, the Preferred Alternative, which includes basing three F-35B operational squadrons and the PTC at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina, and eight operational squadrons at MCAS Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina. To support the basing action, the Marine Corps will: (1) Construct and/or renovate airfield facilities and infrastructure necessary to accommodate and maintain the F-35B squadrons; (2) change personnel to accommodate squadron staffing; and (3) conduct F-35B training operations to attain and maintain proficiency in the operational employment of the F-35B. The F-35B aircraft will replace 84 legacy Marine Corps F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet and 68 AV-8B Harrier aircraft in the Second Marine Air Wing (2d MAW) and the 4th MAW. All practical means to avoid or minimize environmental impacts resulting from implementation of the Preferred Alternative have been adopted.
Record of Decision for the U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Basing of the F-35B Aircraft
Document Number: 2010-31468
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and the Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual, which is Marine Corps Order P5090.2A with change 2 (MCO P5090.2A), the DoN announces its decision to base and operate 11 operational F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) squadrons (up to 16 aircraft per squadron, for a total of 176 aircraft), and 1 F-35B Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) squadron (8 aircraft) on the West Coast of the United States (U.S.). More specifically, the DoN has decided to implement Alternative 1, the Preferred Alternative, which includes basing six F-35B operational squadrons at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, California, and five operational squadrons plus one OT&E squadron at MCAS Yuma in Arizona. Each operational squadron will consist of up to 16 F-35B aircraft. To support the basing action, the DoN will: (1) Construct and/or renovate airfield facilities and infrastructure necessary to accommodate and maintain the F-35B squadrons; (2) change personnel to accommodate squadron staffing; and (3) conduct F-35B readiness and training operations to attain and maintain proficiency in the operational employment of the F-35B and special exercise operations. The Proposed Action also includes construction and operation of a new Auxiliary Landing Field (ALF) within the Goldwater Range, to accommodate Field Carrier Landing Practice for the F-35B. The F-35B aircraft will replace 126 legacy F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet and 56 AV-8B Harrier aircraft in the Third Marine Air Wing (3D MAW) and 4th MAW. All practical means to avoid or minimize environmental impacts resulting from implementation of the Preferred Alternative have been adopted.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-31249
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to amend a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a), as amended.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2010-29771
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 ANTIETAM (CG 54) 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.
Department of the Navy
Document Number: 2010-29460
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acting as a cooperating agency, has prepared and filed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal and reuse of Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick, Maine. The DoN is required to close NAS Brunswick per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005.
Meeting of the Independent Panel To Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy
Document Number: 2010-29459
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Independent Panel to Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy (DoN) (hereinafter referred to as the Panel) will hold an open meeting. The Panel will meet in order to conduct deliberations and may hear witness testimony concerning the judge advocate requirements of the DoN. The session will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. In keeping with the spirit of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Panel welcomes written comments concerning its work from the public at any time. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the sessions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-29334
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Development and Operation of Small-Scale Wind Energy Projects at United States Marine Corps Facilities Throughout the United States
Document Number: 2010-28613
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 United States Code 4321), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), and Marine Corps NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A), the Department of the Navy announces the availability of, and invites public comments on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (Draft PEA) for the development and operation of small-scale wind energy projects at United States Marine Corps (USMC) facilities throughout the Continental United States (CONUS). A PEA evaluates a major action on a broad, programmatic basis. Thus, site-specific NEPA analysis may be tiered off this document as appropriate. Dates and Addresses: The public comment period begins upon publication of a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft PEA in the Federal Register. The 30-day public comment period will end on December 4, 2010. The Draft PEA is available for electronic viewing at http:// marines.mil/unit/marforres/MFRHQ/FACILITIES/FACILITIES.aspx, or by sending a request to Alain Flexer, USMC Marine Forces Reserves (MARFORRES), by telephone 504-678-8489, by fax 504-678-6823, by e-mail to alain.flexer@usmc.mil or by writing to: MARFORRES, Attn: Alain Flexer, 4400 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70146-5400. Comments: All comments, written or submitted via the internet, are treated equally, become part of the public record on the Draft PEA, and will be considered in the Final PEA. During the 30-day comment period, all written comments should be mailed to MARFORRES, Attn: Alain Flexer, 4400 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70146-5400. Please submit all comments by December 4, 2010.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2010-28270
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 6, 2010, will include discussions of disciplinary matters, law enforcement investigations into allegations of criminal activity, and personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-28217
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2010-27927
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) 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 Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel
Document Number: 2010-27928
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel will report on the findings and recommendations of the Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010 Subcommittee study. The meeting will consist of open and closed discussions. Closed discussions will include national and naval intelligence analysis, as well as consider major challenges which the United States will face over the next five years and implications of the regional security environment on the prospective role of U.S. naval forces. Open discussions will include the political, social and economic environment of Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on crime (particularly narcotics trafficking), regional ethnic conflicts, and analysis of regional democratic processes. The discussion will concentrate on Central and South America and the Caribbean; considering issues also effecting Mexico as appropriate.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Northwest Training Range Complex
Document Number: 2010-27598
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (Navy), after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the Proposed Action, announces its decision to continue to support and conduct current, emerging, and future training and research, development, test, and evaluation activities in the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) to achieve required levels of operational readiness. This decision allows the Navy to meet its statutory mission to deploy worldwide naval forces equipped and trained to meet existing and emergent threats and to enhance its ability to operate jointly with other components of the armed forces. In its decision, the Navy considered applicable laws, regulations and executive orders, including an analysis of the effects of its actions outside the United States or its territories under Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions. The proposed action will be accomplished as set out in Alternative 2, described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) as the preferred alternative. Implementation of the preferred alternative could begin immediately.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2010-26375
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
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 WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Renewal of Authorization To Use Pinecastle Range, Ocala National Forest, FL
Document Number: 2010-26930
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed action as presented in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), announces its decision to implement the expanded safety zones and associated mitigation measures and continue DoN training at Pinecastle Range, as detailed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of Authorization to Use Pinecastle Range, Ocala National Forest, Florida, dated January 2002, in furtherance of DoN's statutory obligations under Title 10 of the United States Code governing the roles and responsibilities of the DoN. In its decision, the DoN considered applicable laws and executive orders, including an analysis of the effects of its actions in compliance with the Endangered Species Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations and EO 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. Implementation of the proposed action could begin immediately.
Meeting of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel
Document Number: 2010-26373
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel will report to the Chief of Naval Operations on the findings and recommendations of the Subcommittee on Navy's Role in Ballistic Missile Defense. The meeting will consist of discussions of Navy's role in ballistic missile defense, development of the global missile defense network and evolution of the growing ballistic missile threat.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-26354
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: 2010-25140
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is revising an exemption rule. More specifically, the exemption rule for N03834-1 entitled ``Special Intelligence Personnel Access File'' is being deleted in its entirety.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2010-24910
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of continuing training activities on and increasing usage of the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24522
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Department of the Navy announces a proposed extension of a 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24520
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24517
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with Section 3502(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Chief of Naval Education and Training announces a proposed extension of a previously approved 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: 2010-24516
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
In compliance with Section 3502(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Marine Corps announces a proposed extension of a 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.
Record of Decision for the Guam and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation: Relocating Marines from Okinawa, Visiting Aircraft Carrier Berthing, and Air and Missile Defense Task Force
Document Number: 2010-24478
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy (DoN) and the Department of the Army (Army), after carefully weighing the environmental consequences of the proposed action, as well as considering operational and training requirements, strategic requirements, obligations under treaties and other international agreements, and cost, announce their decision to proceed with Guam and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Military Relocation. As a result of redefining the United States (U.S.) defense posture in the Pacific region and the U.S. alliance with Japan, a portion of U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) forces currently located in Okinawa, Japan will be relocated to Guam. This relocation of USMC forces will meet international agreement and treaty requirements and fulfill U.S. national security policy requirements to provide mutual defense, deter aggression, and dissuade coercion in the Western Pacific Region in response to the evolving security environment in the Pacific region, as identified through the Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy and the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). The redefining of the U.S. defense posture in the Pacific also calls for greater availability of aircraft carrier strike groups in the Pacific to support engagement, presence, and deterrence. Finally, in support of the proposed military relocation, the stationing of an Air and Missile Defense Task Force (AMDTF) is also being considered. A significant number of countries have ballistic missile capabilities which can deliver conventional, nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Other countries are working to establish these capabilities and missile systems. The effective strike range of defensive ballistic missile systems dictates that they must be located in the proximity of the protected assets. The need for the proposed AMDTF is to protect the territory of Guam, its citizens, U.S. and allied forces on Guam from the threat of harm from ballistic missile attacks from other countries and enemies of the U.S. Implementing the military relocation analyzed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be a multi-agency, multi-year effort undertaken by the DoN, Army, Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Guam utilities, Guam agencies, and various private entities. Implementation includes several components: (1) Marine Corps: (a) Development and construction of facilities and infrastructure to support approximately 8,600 Marines and their 9,000 dependents being relocated from Okinawa to Guam. (b) Development and construction of facilities and infrastructure to support training and operations on Guam and Tinian (located in the CNMI). DoN has elected to defer selection of a specific site for the construction and operation of a live fire training range complex in the Route 15 area in Guam pending completion of the Section 106 consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Likewise, a selection regarding implementation of a roadway improvement project calling for a realignment of Route 15 is hereby deferred pending selection of a specific site for the construction. (2) Navy: Construction of a new deep-draft wharf with shoreside infrastructure improvements creating the capability in Apra Harbor, Guam to support a transient nuclear powered aircraft carrier. DoN has elected to defer selection of a specific site for the construction and operation of a transient aircraft carrier berth within Apra Harbor for the near term. However, the analysis presented in the EIS, including the marine resources impacts analysis, provides sufficient information to allow the DoN to fully consider the direct, indirect and cumulative environmental impacts of locating a transient aircraft carrier berth and make a programmatic decision to locate a transient aircraft carrier berth generally within Apra Harbor, which is the only deep draft harbor on the island of Guam that could support such a berth. (3) Army: Development of facilities and infrastructure on Guam to support relocating approximately 600 military personnel and their 900 dependents to establish and operate an Air and Missile Defense Task Force (AMDTF). As of the date of this Record of Decision (ROD), the Department of Defense (DoD) has not decided to construct and operate an AMDTF on Guam. The decision on whether to assign this mission to the Army will be made pending the results of the ongoing regional and global Ballistic Missile Defense architectural and capability studies. It will also be based in part on the EIS for this proposed action with Guam as one site that is under consideration for an AMDTF mission. The EIS was prepared noting that if the mission were assigned to Army, the alternatives presented in the EIS represent how Army could implement the action on Guam. Army has selected the preferred alternatives described in Volume 5 of the EIS as the appropriate manner to implement the proposed action if and when the mission is assigned. (4) Utilities: Renovation and development of additional capacity for power, water, and wastewater systems, both on base and off base, to support the increased demand from the new Marine Corps Base and associated growth in DoD and civilian population caused by the Relocation. (5) Off-base Roadways: Improvements to off base roads, bridges, and intersections to support increased traffic and offset significant impacts caused by the Relocation. Each of the major actions noted above encompasses several construction projects to provide required facilities and infrastructure. Most of the major actions and their supporting projects have alternative sites located throughout the island of Guam. This ROD will document and demonstrate why DoD has chosen to implement the preferred alternatives for each of the actions described in the EIS, except as noted above. Because DoN and Army are preparing this ROD as a joint effort, both concur and support the decisions expressed within it. The ROD includes descriptions and discussions of the proposed actions and their impacts. It also includes descriptions and discussions of all related actions and their impacts. Combined, these two elementsproposed and related actions, with associated impactsprovide the context for consideration of the collective and cumulative impacts associated with all actions addressed in the EIS. While this ROD represents the decisions of DoN and Army regarding the proposed actions, Federal agencies have greatly contributed to formulating and refining the approach to implementing actions and associated mitigation measures. Led by Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) facilitated discussions, DoD reached major agreements with various Federal regulatory agencies regarding key issues, refined action alternatives for Guam's potable water and wastewater systems, committed to the use of force flow reduction and Adaptive Program Management (APM) as mitigation measures, and established a Civil- Military Coordination Council (CMCC) to implement APM. All of these actions are discussed with greater detail within the ROD. DoN would like to recognize the efforts of CEQ, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Interior (DOI), the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Government of Guam Agencies and thank them for their participation and assistance in seeking resolution to the many challenges confronting DoD in the completion of the NEPA process for this proposed action. It is also recognized that as the military construction projects necessary to implement the actions move forward, each of these agencies will have a continuing role through either a regulatory, permitting, or advisory capacity and will continue to partner in the implementation of the actions. This ROD was prepared in accordance with CEQ Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA 40 CFR parts 1500 to 1508 and specifically, 40 CFR 1505.2Record of decision in cases requiring environmental impact statements.
Record of Decision for the United States Marine Corps Basewide Utilities Infrastructure Project at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA
Document Number: 2010-24463
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 4332(2)(c), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and the Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual, which is Marine Corps Order P5090.2A w/change 2 (MCO P5090.2A), the DoN announces its decision to upgrade and improve the Basewide water, wastewater, electrical, communication, and natural gas systems at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (MCBCP), California as described in Alternative 1, the Preferred Alternative. The Preferred Alternative best meets the purpose and need for the proposed action in terms of the screening criteria applied, including having the least number of impacts to the environment of the action alternatives and the least impacts to base operations and training. The proposed action will include the construction, operation, and maintenance of utility infrastructure upgrades, expansions, and improvements within MCBCP. These improvements will include a new tertiary wastewater treatment plant and associated facilities serving the northern portion of MCBCP; upgrades to the Base electrical distribution systems and associated facilities, including replacement of existing 4.16kV and 12kV electrical distribution systems; upgrades to the Basewide communication systems; upgrades to the Basewide natural gas systems; and new water and wastewater facilities and road improvements to Range 130. All practical means to avoid or minimize environmental harm from the selected alternative have been adopted.
Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-23855
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel (SECNAV Advisory Panel) will deliberate the findings and recommendations for the Department of the Navy's Energy program and Asia/Pacific Engagement topic.