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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-48; Introduction
Document Number: 2010-32901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by DOD, GSA, and NASA in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-48. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Repeal of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
Document Number: 2010-32900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove FAR coverage of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, to meet the requirements of section 1335 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel
Document Number: 2010-32895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional regulatory coverage to reinforce the requirement of collecting from contractors all forms of Government-provided identification once they are no longer needed to support a contract.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Terminating Contracts
Document Number: 2010-32893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify the applicability of procedures regarding the termination of contracts to the acquisition of commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payrolls and Basic Records
Document Number: 2010-32892
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with one change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the FAR clause, Payrolls and Basic Records. This revision implements a Department of Labor rule that protects the privacy of workers.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-48; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2010-32888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-48, which amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-48, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Notice of Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2010-32807
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces the appointment of members to the DON's numerous Senior Executive Service (SES) Pay Pools (PP)/Performance Review Boards (PRB). The purpose of the PP/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 and basic pay increases. Composition of the specific PP/PRB will be determined on an ad hoc basis from among individuals listed below:
Meeting of the Independent Panel To Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy; Correction
Document Number: 2010-32758
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Independent Panel to Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy (DoN) (hereinafter referred to as the Panel) published a document in the Federal Register of December 17, 2010, concerning an open meeting. The document contained an incorrect time for the Panel meeting.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2010-32755
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 21 July 1996.
Meeting of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Document Number: 2010-32736
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), this notice announces the following meeting of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Date of Meeting: Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major Defense Acquisition Programs
Document Number: 2010-32713
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 207 of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. Section 207 addresses organizational conflicts of interest in major defense acquisition programs.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Foreign Participation in Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan (DFARS Case 2009-D012)
Document Number: 2010-32711
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Waiver of section 302(a) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, which prohibits acquisitions of products or services from nondesignated countries, in order to allow acquisition from the nine South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/CASA) states; and Determination of inapplicability of the Balance of Payments Program evaluation factor to offers of products (other than arms, ammunition, or war materials) from the SC/CASA states to support operations in Afghanistan.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Entry Control Reconfiguration Area at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
Document Number: 2010-32616
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 1500- 1508), and U.S. Air Force (USAF) policy and procedures (32 CFR part 989), the USAF is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the proposed Entry Control Reconfiguration of Area A by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). Public scoping meetings will be held to assist in identifying reasonable alternatives, potential impacts and the relative significance of impacts to be analyzed in the EIS. The purpose and need of the proposed action is to improve security, safety, and traffic flow into and on the military base. An EIS must be prepared to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the relocation and reconfiguration of traffic entry into Area A of the base. The proposed action includes consolidating, relocating, and reconfiguring vehicle entry control points (ECPs); upgrading the ECPs to meet current Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) standards; and extending the base perimeter fence to encompass the Kittyhawk Center, enabling it to be contiguous with Area A of the base. The EIS will address issues associated with ECPs and the on-base roadway network located in Area A of the installation. The EIS will address primary concerns related to the ECPs and existing roadway network where State Route 444 separates the Kittyhawk Center. Another concern involves the need to consolidate the existing ECPs in Area A into a smaller set of upgraded and strategically placed gates. The EIS will analyze three alternatives: Closure existing State Route 444 through Area A and relocation of all traffic onto Kauffman Avenue and Central Avenue via Dayton- Yellow Springs Road, realignment of State Route 444 to the east of the WPAFB Kittyhawk Center and west of the existing railroad, and the No Action alternative. Technical studies related to the proposed reconfiguration of ECPs includes biological and cultural resources impact analysis, noise and air studies, and traffic analyses. The USAF intends to use the EIS process and documentation to fulfill its National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 consultation requirements (36 CFR 800.8). Scoping: The USAF will hold public scoping meetings in mid January and early February at the Fairborn Council Chambers to solicit public participation in this environmental analysis. The public will be invited to participate in the scoping meetings and review the Draft Final EIS. Notification of the meeting locations, dates, and time will be made in the local area and will be announced via local news media. Information gathered during the public scoping will be used in the development of the Draft EIS. The scoping process will help identify the full range of reasonable alternatives, potential impacts and key issues to be emphasized in the environmental analysis. Recognizing that open communication of issues is a critical element of the EIS process, the USAF and WPAFB intend to ensure that the scoping experience is meaningful and productive for all participants. Accordingly, the project team is putting strong emphasis on an EIS process that fosters beneficial dialogue and relationship building among all stakeholders, particularly those in the Fairborn community in close proximity to WPAFB. Handicap assistance and translation service will be made available; please provide requests in advance to the point of contact listed below. Oral and written comments presented at the public scoping meetings, as well as written comments received by the USAF during this scoping period and throughout the EIS process, will be considered in the preparation of the EIS. Letters and other written or oral comments received may be published in the EIS along with the names of the individuals making the comments. (Personal home addresses and phone numbers will not be published.) As required by law, comments will be addressed in the EIS and made available to the public. Private addresses will only be used to develop a mailing list of those individuals requesting copies of the EIS.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32600
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, at the SAFTAS Conference Facility, 1550 Crystal Drive Plaza Level, Arlington VA 22202. The meeting will be from 7:25 a.m.-4 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the SAB quarterly meeting to conduct FOUO and classified discussions on the FY11 SAB studies tasked by the Secretary of the Air Force. In addition, the SAB will discuss and reach a consensus on the results of the Air Force Research Laboratory Science and Technology FY11 Review. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Administrative Assistant of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board meeting be closed to the public because they will be concerned with classified information and matters covered by sections 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (4). Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting Date Change
Document Number: 2010-32594
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, the Department of Defense announced by publication in the Federal Register (75 FR 77848) closed meetings of the Missile Defense Advisory Committee. These meetings have been rescheduled from January 19-20, 2011, to January 6-7, 2011. There are no other changes to the notice.
Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies
Document Number: 2010-32552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This proposed rule implements 32 CFR part 185 and legislation concerning restriction on direct participation by DoD personnel. It provides specific policy direction and assigns responsibilities with respect to DoD support provided to Federal, State, and local civilian law enforcement efforts, including responses to civil disturbances.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2010-32506
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of Section 33 U.S.C. 426-2, the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102-3.50, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board on Coastal Engineering Research (hereafter referred to as ``the Board''). The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee and shall provide the Coastal Engineering Research Center, through the Chief of Engineers/Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, independent advice and recommendations on reports of investigations made concerning shore erosion on coastal and lake waters and the protection of such shores. The Chief of Engineers/Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations. The Board shall report to the Secretary of the Army through the Chief of Engineers/Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Department of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and the U.S. Corps of Engineers, shall provide support as deemed necessary for the performance of the Board's functions and shall ensure compliance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b). The Board shall be composed of not more than seven members, of whom four shall be officers of the Corps of Engineers and three shall be civilian engineers recommended by the Chief of Engineers due to his or her special fitness in the field of beach erosion and shore protection. If the Secretary of Defense nominated the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Board by ex officio position, that person shall serve as the President of the Board; otherwise, the Board shall pick its president. Board members, who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal officers or employees, shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109 and shall serve as special government employees, whose appointments must be renewed on an annual basis. Pursuant to Public Law 91-611, Title I, Section 105, December 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1819, Board members who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal officers or employees, may be paid at rates not to exceed the daily equivalent of the rate for a GS-15, step 10, for each day of attendance at Board meetings, not to exceed thirty days per year, in addition to the traveling and other necessary expenses connected with their duties on the Board in accordance with the provisions of Title 5, United States Code, Section 5703(b), (d), and Section 5707. All other Board members shall receive compensation for travel and per diem for official travel. With DoD approval, the board is authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission. These subcommittees shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and other governing DoD and Federal statutes and regulations. Such subcommittees shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board; nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Board members. Subcommittee members, who are not Board members, shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense according to governing DoD policy and procedures. Such individuals, if not full-time or part-time government employees, shall be appointed to serve as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and shall serve as special government employees, whose appointments must be renewed on an annual basis.
Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Flood Risk Management Project on the Red River of the North in Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN
Document Number: 2010-32499
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Paul District) will prepare a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Feasibility Study (EIS/FS) for a Proposed Fargo- Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project on the Red River of the North in Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN (Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Project). On May 5, 2009, the St. Paul District published a notice of intent to prepare a Draft EIS/FS for a Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Project. On June 11, 2010, the St. Paul District published a notice of availability of the Draft EIS/FS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has now decided to prepare a Supplemental Draft EIS/FS to further evaluate impacts of a Proposed Fargo-Moorhead Project and potential measures to mitigate for those impacts. The Supplemental Draft EIS/FS should be available for public review and comment in the spring of 2011.
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-32400
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Intelligence Agency proposes to delete a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Intelligence Agency Advisory Board; Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32399
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150 the Department of Defense announces that Defense Intelligence Agency Advisory Board and two of its subcommittees will meet on January 26 and 27, 2011. The meetings are closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-32398
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is deleting three systems of records notices from its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32397
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Economic Adjustment announces the proposed reinstatement with change of a previously approved 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: 2010-32396
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32395
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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: 2010-32394
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32393
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In accordance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the proposed extension of a currently approved collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed extension of 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 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: 2010-32392
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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 new 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: 2010-32391
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army 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: 2010-32390
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following 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 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32389
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following 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 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: 2010-32388
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness (Reserve Affairs)) announces the following proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32387
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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: 2010-32386
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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: 2010-32385
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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: 2010-32384
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposed reinstatement 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 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.
Military Leadership Diversity Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32383
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting will take place: 1. Name of Committee: Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC). 2. Date: January 13, 2011 through January 14, 2011. 3. Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., January 13, 2011. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., January 14, 2011. 4. Location: January 13-14, 2011The Boars Head, 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is for the commissioners of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission to continue their efforts to address congressional concerns as outlined in the commission charter. 6. Agenda: January 13, 2011: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. DFO opens the meeting Commission Chairman opening remarks Deliberation of draft final report 12 p.m. DFO recesses the meeting 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. DFO opens the meeting Commission Chairman opening remarks Deliberation of draft final report Commission Chairman closing remarks DFO adjourns the meeting January 14, 2011: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. DFO opens the meeting Commission Chairman opening remarks Deliberation of draft final report 12 p.m. DFO recesses the meeting 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. DFO opens the meeting Commission Chairman opening remarks Deliberation of draft final report Commission Chairman closing remarks DFO adjourns the meeting 7. Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, the meetings on January 12-13, 2011 will be open to the public. Please note that the availability of seating is on a first-come basis. 8. Committee's Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Master Chief Steven A. Hady, Designated Federal Officer, MLDC, at (703) 602-0838 or (571) 882-0140, 1851 South Bell Street, Suite 532, Arlington, VA. E-mail: steven.Hady@wso.whs.mil.
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.
Availability for Exclusive, Non-Exclusive, or Partially-Exclusive Licensing of Inventions Concerning an Inactivated Dengue Virus Vaccine and a Method and Kit for Detection of Dengue Virus
Document Number: 2010-32235
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Announcement is made of the availability for licensing of the invention set forth in U.S. Patent 6,254,873 which issued July 3, 2001, entitled ``Inactivated Dengue Virus Vaccine,'' and U.S. Patent 6,190,859, entitled ``Method and Kit for Detection of Dengue Virus,'' issued February 20, 2001. The United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, has rights to this invention.
Preparation of the PEIS for Modernization of Training Infrastructure at Pōhakuloa Training Area, HI
Document Number: 2010-32177
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) and United States Army Garrison, Hawai`i (USAG-HI) intend to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for modernizing training ranges, training support infrastructure (roads and utilities), and training support facilities in the cantonment area at P[omacr]hakuloa Training Area (PTA) to meet better the readiness needs of military units in Hawai`i. The PEIS will evaluate PTA's long-term vision for modernizing training ranges, training support infrastructure, and the cantonment area to improve a current shortfall in collective (group) live-fire training capabilities for units stationed in Hawai`i. The PEIS also includes an analysis for constructing and operating an Infantry Platoon Battle Area (IPBA) that would include an Infantry Platoon Battle Course (IPBC), Live-fire Shoothouse, and Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) facility. The IPBC would augment the existing non-standard IPBC (located at Range 10 on PTA), which is undersized and cannot be modernized in its current footprint. The Range 10 IPBC would continue to be used for non-standard collective live-fire training exercises. Many of the training ranges and infrastructure at PTA do not meet current doctrinal training and standard range design requirements. Many of the range assets at PTA also do not have sufficient throughput capacity to meet collective live-fire training requirements. Alternatives analyzed in the PEIS will consider modernizing the training ranges, training support infrastructure, and the cantonment area at PTA, and a No Action alternative. Under the No Action alternative, the Army would continue utilizing current training lands and facilities as efficiently as possible. The PEIS will also present a range of alternatives for the IPBA at either the Western Range Area of PTA, Charlie's Circle, or along the southwest side of Range 20, or to not build and operate the IPBA at all. The primary environmental issues to be analyzed in the PEIS include (but are not limited to) air quality, traffic, biological resources, cultural resources, public services and utilities, wildfires, and hazardous materials and waste. There could be significant impacts to cultural resources, air quality, and risk from igniting wildfires. Also, we anticipate that some federally-listed threatened or endangered plants would be affected. Predicted environmental impacts associated with implementing the initial range project of constructing and operating the IPBA will be analyzed to include an increase in vehicle traffic, air quality impacts, and live-fire activities at currently underutilized range locations at PTA. The proposed action may increase the risk of igniting wildfires or may result in a loss of cultural resources. The Army will identify mitigation measures that could be implemented to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts to the environmental resources.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Land Acquisition, South Texas Training Center (STTC), in McMullen County, TX
Document Number: 2010-32176
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army intends to prepare a PEIS to analyze the environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the proposed land acquisition and use of approximately 22,232 acres for implementation of an RPMP and mission activities in south Texas. The proposed land area, currently in private ownership, would become the STTC. This action will support the training requirements of the TXARNG units located in central and south Texas. The PEIS will analyze alternatives that are deemed feasible to meet the purpose and need for this Proposed Action.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, GA
Document Number: 2010-32174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the FEIS, which evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with the disposal and reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Reporting of Government-Furnished Property
Document Number: 2010-32099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD proposes to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non-uniquely identified, and to clarify policy for contractor access to Government supply sources.
TRICARE; Formerly Known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Fiscal Year 2011 Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) Updates
Document Number: 2010-31792
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice describes the changes made to the TRICARE DRG- based payment system in order to conform to changes made to the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS). It also provides the updated fixed loss cost outlier threshold, cost-to-charge ratios and the data necessary to update the Fiscal Year 2011 rates.
Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-31791
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) the Department of Defense announces the following Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel).
Closed Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee
Document Number: 2010-31790
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Department of Defense
Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that closed meetings of the Department of Defense Wage Committee will be held.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2010-31789
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense 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.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2010-30472
Type: Unknown
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Part Xviii
This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process.
Improving Government Regulations; Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2010-30443
Type: Unknown
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Part V
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this semiannual agenda of regulatory documents, including those that are procurement- related, for public information and comments under Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda incorporates the objective and criteria, when applicable, of the regulatory reform program under the Executive Order and other regulatory guidance. It contains DoD issuances initiated by DoD components that may have economic and environmental impact on State, local, or tribal interests under the criteria of Executive Order 12866. Although most DoD issuances listed in the agenda are of negligible public impact, their nature may be of public interest and, therefore, are published to provide notice of rulemaking and an opportunity for public participation in the internal DoD rulemaking process. Members of the public may submit comments on individual proposed and interim final rulemakings at www.regulations.gov during the comment period that follows publication in the Federal Register.
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.