Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee; Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy, 39212-39213 [2010-16592]

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Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.50, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the charter for the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy (hereafter referred to as the Panel). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–6128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee established to review the judge advocate requirement of the Department of the Navy. The Panel shall: a. Carry out a study of the policies and management and organizational PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 practices of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps with respect to the responsibilities, assignment, and career development of judge advocates for purposes of determining the number of judge advocates required to fulfill the legal mission of the Department of the Navy. b. In carrying out the study, the Panel shall review the following: i. The emergent operational law requirements of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps, including requirements for judge advocates on joint task forces, in support of rule of law objectives in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in operational units; ii. New requirements to support the Office of Military Commissions and to support the disability evaluation system for members of the U.S. Armed Forces; iii. The judge advocate requirements of the Department of the Navy for the military justice mission, including assignment policies, training and education, increasing complexity of court-martial litigation, and the performance of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps in providing legally sufficient post-trial processing of cases in general courts-martial and special courts-martial. iv. The role of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, as the senior uniformed legal officer of the Department of the Navy, to determine whether additional authority for the Judge Advocate General over manpower policies and assignments of judge advocates in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps is warranted; v. Directives issued by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps pertaining to jointly-shared missions requiring legal support; vi. Career patterns for U.S. Marine Corps judge advocates in order to identify and validate assignments to non-legal billets required for professional development and promotion; and In addition, the Panel will review, evaluate and assess such other matters and materials as the Panel considers appropriate for purposes of the study. In carrying out its study the Panel may review, and incorporate as appropriate, the findings of applicable on-going and completed studies in future manpower requirements, including the two-part study by CNA Analysis and Solutions® entitled, ‘‘An Analysis of Navy JAG Corps Future Manpower Requirements’’. The Panel, no later than 120 days after its first meeting, shall submit a report of its study. The report, as a minimum, shall include the following: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 130 / Thursday, July 8, 2010 / Notices a. The findings and conclusions of the Panel as a result of the study; and b. Any recommendations for legislative or administrative action that the Panel considers appropriate in light of the study. The Panel, pursuant to section 506(a) of Public Law 111–84, shall be comprised of five members appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among private U.S. citizens who have expertise in law, military manpower policies, the missions of the Armed Forces of the United States, or the current responsibilities of judge advocates in ensuring competent legal representation and advice to commanders. The Panel chairperson shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among the total membership. All Panel members shall be appointed for the life of the Panel, and any Panel vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not fulltime or permanent part-time federal government employees, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and serve as special government employees. Panel members, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve without compensation. With DoD approval, the Panel is authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission. These subcommittees or working groups 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 Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Panel members. Subcommittee members, who are not Panel members, shall be appointed in the same manner as the Panel members. The Panel may hold such meetings or hearings, sit and act as such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the Panel considers appropriate to carry out its duties. The Panel, pursuant to section 506(a)(6) of Public Law 111–84, shall meet at the call of the Chairperson. The estimated number of Panel meetings is five (5) per VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Jul 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 year. The Chairperson shall call the first meeting of the Panel not later than 60 days after the date of the appointment of all the members of the Panel. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a fulltime or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. In addition, the Designated Federal Officer is required to be in attendance at all meetings, however, in the absence of the Designated Federal Officer, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend the meeting. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy membership about the Panel’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. Dated: July 2, 2010. Mitchell S. Bryman, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2010–16592 Filed 7–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39213 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Extension of Provider Reimbursement Demonstration Project for the State of Alaska Department of Defense (DoD). Notice of demonstration extension. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice provides an extension of the demonstration project in the State of Alaska for individual provider payment rates. Under the demonstration, payment rates for physicians and other non-institutional individual professional providers in the State of Alaska have been set at a rate higher than the Medicare rate. DATES: The demonstration regarding payment rates for physicians and other non-institutional providers is extended through December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Branch, 16401 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011– 9066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Glenn J. Corn, TRICARE Management Activity, Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Branch, telephone (303) 676–3566. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 20, 2006, DoD published a notice of a TRICARE demonstration project for the State of Alaska, with an effective date of January 1, 2007 (71 FR 67113), to set payment rates for physicians and other non-institutional individual professional providers in the State of Alaska at a rate higher than the Medicare rate. The demonstration was effective January 1, 2007 for a period of three years, ending on December 31, 2009. On December 18, 2009, DoD published a Notice of demonstration extension (74 FR 67179) that extended the demonstration through December 31, 2010. The DoD has determined that increasing provider payment rates (factor rate increase) in Alaska, across all services, has shown mixed results on provider participation, beneficiary access to care, cost of health care services, military readiness, and morale and welfare. Due to recent Health Care Reform legislation (section 5104, Pub. L. 111–148), creating an interagency task force to assess and improve access to health care in the State of Alaska, the Agency has determined further extension of the Demonstration is needed pending receipt of the Task Force’s report. The report is due to Congress no later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Act that details E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory 
Committee; Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of 
the Department of the Navy

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Establishment of Federal advisory committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of section 506 of Public Law 111-84, 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 102-3.50, the Department of Defense gives notice 
that it is establishing the charter for the Independent Panel Review of 
Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy (hereafter 
referred to as the Panel).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-6128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel is a non-discretionary Federal 
advisory committee established to review the judge advocate requirement 
of the Department of the Navy. The Panel shall:
    a. Carry out a study of the policies and management and 
organizational practices of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps 
with respect to the responsibilities, assignment, and career 
development of judge advocates for purposes of determining the number 
of judge advocates required to fulfill the legal mission of the 
Department of the Navy.
    b. In carrying out the study, the Panel shall review the following:
    i. The emergent operational law requirements of the U.S. Navy and 
the U.S. Marine Corps, including requirements for judge advocates on 
joint task forces, in support of rule of law objectives in Iraq and 
Afghanistan, and in operational units;
    ii. New requirements to support the Office of Military Commissions 
and to support the disability evaluation system for members of the U.S. 
Armed Forces;
    iii. The judge advocate requirements of the Department of the Navy 
for the military justice mission, including assignment policies, 
training and education, increasing complexity of court-martial 
litigation, and the performance of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps 
in providing legally sufficient post-trial processing of cases in 
general courts-martial and special courts-martial.
    iv. The role of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, as the 
senior uniformed legal officer of the Department of the Navy, to 
determine whether additional authority for the Judge Advocate General 
over manpower policies and assignments of judge advocates in the U.S. 
Navy and U.S. Marine Corps is warranted;
    v. Directives issued by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps 
pertaining to jointly-shared missions requiring legal support;
    vi. Career patterns for U.S. Marine Corps judge advocates in order 
to identify and validate assignments to non-legal billets required for 
professional development and promotion; and
    In addition, the Panel will review, evaluate and assess such other 
matters and materials as the Panel considers appropriate for purposes 
of the study.
    In carrying out its study the Panel may review, and incorporate as 
appropriate, the findings of applicable on-going and completed studies 
in future manpower requirements, including the two-part study by CNA 
Analysis and Solutions[supreg] entitled, ``An Analysis of Navy JAG 
Corps Future Manpower Requirements''.
    The Panel, no later than 120 days after its first meeting, shall 
submit a report of its study. The report, as a minimum, shall include 
the following:

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    a. The findings and conclusions of the Panel as a result of the 
study; and
    b. Any recommendations for legislative or administrative action 
that the Panel considers appropriate in light of the study.
    The Panel, pursuant to section 506(a) of Public Law 111-84, shall 
be comprised of five members appointed by the Secretary of Defense from 
among private U.S. citizens who have expertise in law, military 
manpower policies, the missions of the Armed Forces of the United 
States, or the current responsibilities of judge advocates in ensuring 
competent legal representation and advice to commanders. The Panel 
chairperson shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense from among 
the total membership. All Panel members shall be appointed for the life 
of the Panel, and any Panel vacancy shall be filled in the same manner 
as the original appointment.
    Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not 
full-time or permanent part-time federal government employees, shall be 
appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 
3109, and serve as special government employees. Panel members, with 
the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve 
without compensation.
    With DoD approval, the Panel is authorized to establish 
subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission. These 
subcommittees or working groups 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 Federal 
regulations.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and 
advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees 
or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the 
chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of 
Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Panel members.
    Subcommittee members, who are not Panel members, shall be appointed 
in the same manner as the Panel members.
    The Panel may hold such meetings or hearings, sit and act as such 
times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as the 
Panel considers appropriate to carry out its duties. The Panel, 
pursuant to section 506(a)(6) of Public Law 111-84, shall meet at the 
call of the Chairperson. The estimated number of Panel meetings is five 
(5) per year. The Chairperson shall call the first meeting of the Panel 
not later than 60 days after the date of the appointment of all the 
members of the Panel.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a 
full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed 
in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. In 
addition, the Designated Federal Officer is required to be in 
attendance at all meetings, however, in the absence of the Designated 
Federal Officer, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend 
the meeting.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the 
Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the 
Department of the Navy membership about the Panel's mission and 
functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in 
response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Independent 
Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the 
Navy.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Independent Panel Review of Judge Advocate Requirements 
of the Department of the Navy, and this individual will ensure that the 
written statements are provided to the membership for their 
consideration. Contact information for the Independent Panel Review of 
Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy Designated 
Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--https://www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Independent Panel Review of Judge 
Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy. The Designated 
Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the 
submission of written statements that are in response to the stated 
agenda for the planned meeting in question.

    Dated: July 2, 2010.
Mitchell S. Bryman,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2010-16592 Filed 7-7-10; 8:45 am]
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