36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 18617-18619 [2017-08007]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices Pilot training; maintenance training; and contractor logistical services support for C–172, C–208, and T–6 aircraft for up to five (5) years to include contractor aircraft modification; repair and spare parts; publications; aircraft ferry; and miscellaneous parts, along with training base operation support, base life support, security, construction, and other related elements of program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (X7–D–NAA) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: N/A (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: April 11, 2017 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Republic of Iraq—Pilot and Maintenance Training Contractor Logistical Support (CLS) for Trainer Aircraft, and Base Support asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of pilot training; maintenance training; and contractor logistical services support for C–172, C–208, and T–6 aircraft for up to five (5) years to include contractor aircraft modification; repair and spare parts; publications; aircraft ferry; and miscellaneous parts, along with training base operation support, base life support, security, construction, and other related elements of program support. The estimated total program value is $1.06 billion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to provide for a stable, sovereign, and democratic Iraq, capable of combating terrorism and protecting its people and sovereignty. Iraq currently owns twelve (12) C–172, five (5) C–208, and fifteen (15) T–6 training aircraft. The training pipeline will allow the Iraqi Air Force to tailor pilot training for several U.S.origin operational aircraft. The C–172s and T–6s are Iraq’s training platforms for their mobility and fighter attack fleets. The C–208s are Iraq’s platform of choice for training its Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) pilots. The proposed sale of training and support services will improve the Iraq’s ability to train its pilots and maintenance technicians. By training its own pilots and maintenance technicians in-country, Iraq will decrease its overseas training requirements, significantly reduce its training costs, and will enhance its ability to take over the sustainment of its aircraft. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing this support. In addition to its primary mission—pilot and maintenance training for Iraqi Air Force personnel— this proposed sale includes Contractor Logistical Support costs for the trainer aircraft, as well as possible future construction and base operation support costs. The proposed sale of this training and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor is Spartan College, Tulsa, OK. At this time, there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18617 Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of approximately four U.S. Government representatives and 50–55 contractor representatives to Iraq. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. All training and support listed on this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Iraq. [FR Doc. 2017–08004 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–80] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107 or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217; DSCA/SA– RAN. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–80 with attached Policy Justification. SUMMARY: Dated: April 17, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 18618 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Other ...................................... Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Kuwait (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 $0 million Jkt 241001 $319 million TOTAL ............................... Transmittal No. 16–80 $319 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Non-MDE: Design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, command and control, readiness, sustainment, and life support facilities PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for the Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide project management, engineering services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management, and other technical services for the construction of E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 EN20AP17.002</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Notices facilities and infrastructure for the airbase. The overall project includes, among other features, a main operations center, hangars, training facilities, barracks, warehouses, support facilities, and other infrastructure required for a fully functioning airbase. (iv) Military Department: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) (HBE) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: N/A (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: April 6, 2017 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Government of Kuwait—Facilities and Infrastructure Construction Support Service The Government of Kuwait has requested possible sale for the design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, command and control, readiness, sustainment, and life support facilities for the Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide project management, engineering services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management, and other technical services for the construction of facilities and infrastructure for the airbase. The overall project includes, among other features, a main operations center, hangars, training facilities, barracks, warehouses, support facilities, and other infrastructure required for a fully functioning airbase. The estimated total cost is $319 million. The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by supporting the infrastructure needs of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The facilities being constructed are similar to other facilities built in the past by USACE in other Middle Eastern countries. These facilities replace existing facilities and will provide autonomous airbase operations to the Kuwait Air Force. The new airbase will ensure the continued readiness of the Kuwait Air Force and allow for the continued education of current and future Kuwait Air Force personnel. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 construction of this airbase will enable Kuwait to enhance the operational effectiveness of its military and promote security and stability throughout Kuwait. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this additional capability into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this infrastructure and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. USACE is the principal organization that will direct and manage this program. USACE will provide services through both in-house personnel and contract services. The estimated number of U.S. Government and contractor representatives to be assigned to Kuwait to implement the provisions of this proposed sale will be determined as a result of program definitization. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Kuwait. [FR Doc. 2017–08007 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Supporting Effective Educator Development Program Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.423A. DATES: Applications Available: April 20, 2017. Deadline for Notice of Intent To Apply: May 5, 2017. Date of Informational Webinar: The SEED program intends to hold a webinar designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. Detailed information regarding this webinar will be provided on the SEED Web site at http://innovation.ed.gov/ what-we-do/teacher-quality/supportingeffective-educator-development-grantprogram/. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 19, 2017. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 18, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18619 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Wilson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 4W111, Washington, DC 20202– 5960. Telephone: (202) 453–6709 or by email: SEED@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The SEED Program, established under section 2242 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 6672),1 provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based 2 practices that prepare, develop, or enhance educators. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models that can be sustained and disseminated. Priorities: This competition includes two absolute priorities, two competitive preference priorities, and one invitational priority. We are establishing these priorities, and the definitions and requirements in this notice, for the FY 2017 grant competition and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, in accordance with section 437(d)(1) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232(d)(1). Under the SEED grant competition, each of the two absolute priorities constitutes its own funding category. The Secretary intends to award grants under each absolute priority for which applications of sufficient quality are submitted. Absolute Priorities: These priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet one of these priorities. Applicants may address only one absolute priority and must clearly indicate the specific absolute priority their project addresses. These priorities are: Absolute Priority 1: Supporting Effective Teachers. Under this priority, we provide funding to projects that are designed to improve teacher effectiveness and increase the number of Highly Effective 1 Unless otherwise indicated, all references to the ESEA are to the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. 2 Throughout this notice, all defined terms are denoted with capitals. E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-80]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to 
fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 
July 21, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697-9107 or Kathy 
Valadez, (703) 697-9217; DSCA/SA-RAN.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-80 with attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: April 17, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-80
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Kuwait
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $0 million
Other....................................  $319 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $319 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Non-MDE:
    Design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, 
command and control, readiness, sustainment, and life support 
facilities for the Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait. The U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers (USACE) will provide project management, engineering 
services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, 
surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract 
administration, construction management, and other technical services 
for the construction of

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facilities and infrastructure for the airbase. The overall project 
includes, among other features, a main operations center, hangars, 
training facilities, barracks, warehouses, support facilities, and 
other infrastructure required for a fully functioning airbase.
    (iv) Military Department: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 
(HBE)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: N/A
    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or 
Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: April 6, 2017

    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Government of Kuwait--Facilities and Infrastructure Construction 
Support Service

    The Government of Kuwait has requested possible sale for the 
design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, 
command and control, readiness, sustainment, and life support 
facilities for the Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait. The U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers (USACE) will provide project management, engineering 
services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, 
surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract 
administration, construction management, and other technical services 
for the construction of facilities and infrastructure for the airbase. 
The overall project includes, among other features, a main operations 
center, hangars, training facilities, barracks, warehouses, support 
facilities, and other infrastructure required for a fully functioning 
airbase. The estimated total cost is $319 million.
    The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by supporting the infrastructure 
needs of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    The facilities being constructed are similar to other facilities 
built in the past by USACE in other Middle Eastern countries. These 
facilities replace existing facilities and will provide autonomous 
airbase operations to the Kuwait Air Force. The new airbase will ensure 
the continued readiness of the Kuwait Air Force and allow for the 
continued education of current and future Kuwait Air Force personnel. 
The construction of this airbase will enable Kuwait to enhance the 
operational effectiveness of its military and promote security and 
stability throughout Kuwait. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing 
this additional capability into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this infrastructure and support will not alter 
the basic military balance in the region.
    USACE is the principal organization that will direct and manage 
this program. USACE will provide services through both in-house 
personnel and contract services. The estimated number of U.S. 
Government and contractor representatives to be assigned to Kuwait to 
implement the provisions of this proposed sale will be determined as a 
result of program definitization.
    There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with 
this potential sale.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale. All defense articles and services listed 
in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the 
Government of Kuwait.

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