Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (Washington, DC), 37333 [05-12772]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 29, 2005 / Notices DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT COMMISSION Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (Washington, DC) Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. ACTION: Notice: Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—Open Meeting (Washington, DC). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a delegation of the Commissioners of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will hold an open meeting on July 7, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. The delay of this notice resulted from the short timeframe established by statute for the operations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission and the need to coordinate the schedules of the various Federal, state and local officials whose participation was judged essential to a meaningful public discussion. The Commission requests that the public consult the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates. The delegation will meet to receive comment from Federal, state and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose of this regional hearing is to allow communities experiencing a base closure or major realignment action (defined as loss of 300 civilian positions or 400 military and civilian positions) an opportunity to voice their concerns, counter-arguments, and opinions in live public forum. This meeting will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. The delegation will not render decisions regarding the DoD recommendations at this meeting, but will gather information for later deliberations by the Commission as a whole. July 7, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please see the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov. The Commission invites the public to provide direct comment by sending an electronic message through the portal provided on DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:40 Jun 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 the Commission’s website or by mailing comments and supporting documents to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 2521 South Clark Street, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3920. The Commission requests that public comments be directed toward matters bearing on the decision criteria described in the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act, as amended, available on the Commission Web site. Sections 2912 through 2914 of that Act describe the criteria and many of the essential elements of the Base Closure and Realignment process. For questions regarding this announcement, contact Mr. Dan Cowhig, Deputy General Counsel and Designated Federal Official, at the Commission’s mailing address or telephone at 703–699–2950 or 2708. Dated: June 23, 2005. Jeannette Owings-Ballard, Administrative Support Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12772 Filed 6–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom Department of Defense (DoD). Notice of waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). 10 U.S.C. 2534 limits DoD procurement of certain items to sources in the national technology and industrial base. The waiver will permit procurement of items enumerated from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute. DATES: This waiver is effective for one year, beginning July 14, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Barbara Glotfelty, OUSD (AT&L), Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Program Acquisition and International Contracting, Room 5E581, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, telephone (703) 697–9351. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subsection (a) of 10 U.S.C. 2534 provides that the Secretary of Defense may procure the items listed in that subsection only if the manufacturer of the item is part of the national PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37333 technology and industrial base. Subsection (i) of 10 U.S.C. 2534 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to exercise the waiver authority in subsection (d), on the basis of the applicability of paragraph (2) or (3) of that subsection, only if the waiver is made for a particular item listed in subsection (a) and for a particular foreign country. Subsection (d) authorizes a waiver if the Secretary determines that application of the limitation ‘‘would impede the reciprocal procurement of defense items under a memorandum of understanding providing for reciprocal procurement of defense items’’ and if he determines that ‘‘that country does not discriminate against defense items produced in the United States to a greater degree than the United States discriminates against defense items produced in that country.’’ The Secretary of Defense has delegated the waiver authority of 10 U.S.C. 2534(d) to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics). DoD has had a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UK since 1975, most recently renewed on December 16, 2004. The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) finds that the UK does not discriminate against defense items produced in the United States to a greater degree than the United States discriminates against defense items produced in the UK, and also finds that application of the limitation in 10 U.S.C. 2534 against defense items produced in the UK would impede the reciprocal procurement of defense items under the MOU. Under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2534, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) has determined that application of the limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534(a) to the procurement of any defense item produced in the UK that is listed below would impede the reciprocal procurement of defense items under the MOU with the UK. On the basis of the foregoing, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the limitation in 10 U.S.C. 2534(a) for procurements of any defense item listed below that is produced in the UK. This waiver applies only to the limitations in 10 U.S.C. 2534(a). It does not apply to any other limitation, including sections 8016 and 8059 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108–287). This waiver applies to procurements under solicitations issued during the period E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT COMMISSION


Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission 
(Washington, DC)

AGENCY: Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.

ACTION: Notice: Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission--Open 
Meeting (Washington, DC).

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a delegation of the Commissioners 
of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will hold an 
open meeting on July 7, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Ronald 
Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. 
The delay of this notice resulted from the short time-frame established 
by statute for the operations of the Defense Base Closure and 
Realignment Commission and the need to coordinate the schedules of the 
various Federal, state and local officials whose participation was 
judged essential to a meaningful public discussion. The Commission 
requests that the public consult the Defense Base Closure and 
Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates. The 
delegation will meet to receive comment from Federal, state and local 
government representatives and the general public on base realignment 
and closure actions in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and 
Virginia that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). 
The purpose of this regional hearing is to allow communities 
experiencing a base closure or major realignment action (defined as 
loss of 300 civilian positions or 400 military and civilian positions) 
an opportunity to voice their concerns, counter-arguments, and opinions 
in live public forum. This meeting will be open to the public, subject 
to the availability of space. The delegation will not render decisions 
regarding the DoD recommendations at this meeting, but will gather 
information for later deliberations by the Commission as a whole.

DATES: July 7, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please see the Defense Base Closure 
and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov. The 
Commission invites the public to provide direct comment by sending an 
electronic message through the portal provided on the Commission's 
website or by mailing comments and supporting documents to the Defense 
Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 2521 South Clark Street, Suite 
600, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3920. The Commission requests that 
public comments be directed toward matters bearing on the decision 
criteria described in the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act, as 
amended, available on the Commission Web site. Sections 2912 through 
2914 of that Act describe the criteria and many of the essential 
elements of the Base Closure and Realignment process. For questions 
regarding this announcement, contact Mr. Dan Cowhig, Deputy General 
Counsel and Designated Federal Official, at the Commission's mailing 
address or telephone at 703-699-2950 or 2708.

    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Jeannette Owings-Ballard,
Administrative Support Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-12772 Filed 6-28-05; 8:45 am]
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