Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom, 76446-76447 [2010-30671]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 76446 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 8, 2010 / Notices proposes to locate the JAGIC in the central area of Donnelly Training AreaWest, proximate to the western boundary of the Oklahoma Impact Area; Alternative B proposes to locate the JAGIC in the Stuart Creek Impact Area within the Yukon Training Area; Alternative C proposes to locate the JAGIC in the Blair Lakes Impact Area near the southern boundary of the Tanana Flats Training Area under the existing Restricted Area 2211 (R–2211). Intermediate Staging Bases (ISBs): Currently, Soldiers and airmen spend up to 6 hours traveling to and from training sites within the JPARC. This travel reduces available training time and increases risks of traffic accidents. The Army proposes to locate and construct a 1,000- Soldier ISB near the existing Battle Area Complex (BAX), along with three 200- to 500-Soldier ISBs at Yukon Training Area (YTA), Donnelly Training Area-West (DTAWest), and Salcha to reduce travel time, increase safety, and increase available training time. The Army and Air Force intend to consider the following alternatives, as well as a No Action Alternative: Alternative A proposes to provide a permanent 1,000-Soldier ISB near existing BAX, along with three permanent 200- to 500-Soldier ISBs at YTA, DTA-West, and Salcha. The facility is intended for joint use. ISBs are proposed at key points along the planned rail corridor close to the planned bridge crossings; Alternative B proposes to use existing temporary ‘‘relocatable’’ ISB facilities over the next 7 years, and then replace them with permanent facilities. Missile Live Fire for AIM–9X and AIM–120: The AIM–9X and AIM–120 missile systems are the main air-to-air armaments for the F–22 Raptor and F– 15 Eagle. For effective training to be conducted with these systems, live training shots need to be executed as part of both individual pilot training and joint training exercises with other air and ground units. The Air Force and Army intend to consider the following alternative, as well as a No Action Alternative, or other reasonable alternative developed during scoping: Alternative A proposes to consider the existing Temporary Maritime Activities Area (300 nautical miles [NM] long by 150 NM wide; 0 feet above ground level [AGL]—flight level (FL) 600; includes subsurface operating areas), and Warning Area 612 (WA–612) (0 feet AGL–FL290) in the Gulf of Alaska for the missile live fire delivery of the AIM– 9X and AIM–120 missiles by Air Force F–22 fighter aircraft. Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) Drop Zones: JPADS is a GPS VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 Dec 07, 2010 Jkt 223001 [global positioning system]-guided precision airdrop system designed to deliver supplies and equipment to ground forces. JPADS is not currently used within the JPARC. Alaska-based airmen with the requirement to train on JPADS must currently travel to Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona to conduct this training. The Army and Air Force propose to establish JPADS drop zones as part of JPARC training exercises. The Army and Air Force intend to consider the following alternatives, as well as a No Action Alternative: Alternative A proposes conducting JPADS operations at a reduced altitude sufficient to ensure the airdrop land within Restricted Area 2205 (R–2205) in the Yukon Training Area; Alternative B proposes conducting JPADS operations at a reduced altitude sufficient to ensure the airdrop land within in the Donnelly Training Area Oklahoma Impact Area. (The key distinction between Alternatives A and B is that R–2205 currently has more time and space available to accommodate JPADS drop zone training exercises.) The EIS will address environmental consequences to airspace, noise, safety, biological resources, socioeconomics, transportation, cultural resources, water resources, wetlands, air quality, land use, hazardous materials, recreation and visual resources, environmental justice and risks to children, subsistence, and cumulative impacts. Public and agency scoping may identify other environmental resources for consideration in the EIS. The Army and Air Force will invite the Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be cooperating agencies in preparation of this EIS. ALCOM will coordinate governmentto-government consultation with Federally recognized Tribes, following DoD policy. Scoping Meetings: The Army and Air Force, with the support of ALCOM, will conduct public scoping meetings in communities likely to be affected by the proposed action to solicit public and agency input. The purpose of scoping is to obtain public, Alaska Native, and government input on the proposed action and alternatives, as well as to gain a better understanding of the potential issues and concerns related to this proposal. The schedule and locations of the scoping meetings are provided below: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thursday, January 13, 2011: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska. Tuesday, January 18, 2011: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Caribou Hotel, Mile 186.5 Grand Highway, Glenallen, Alaska. Wednesday, January 19, 2011: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Alaska Steakhouse and Hotel, 1420 Alaska Highway, Delta Junction, Alaska. Thursday, January 20, 2011: 12–2 p.m. and 4–8 p.m., Princess Hotel, 4477 Pikes Landing Road, Fairbanks, Alaska. Monday, January 24, 2011: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Motel Nord Haven, 249 George Parks Highway, Healy, Alaska. Tuesday, January 25, 2011: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Swiss Alaska Inn, 22056 South F Street, Talkeetna, Alaska. Wednesday, January 26, 2011: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Menard Memorial Sports Center, 1001 S. Mack Drive, Wasilla, Alaska. Federal, State, and local agencies and interested groups, Alaska Native organizations, and individual persons are invited to attend the scoping open house meetings. All are encouraged to provide comments on the proposed actions either at the scoping meetings, by mail, or electronically, postmarked or electronically submitted no later than February 4, 2011, to ensure consideration in the draft EIS. All comments received during this scoping period will be considered in the preparation of the draft EIS. Point of Contact: Please direct any written comments or requests for information to ALCOM Public Affairs, 9480 Pease Avenue, Suite 120, JBER, AK 99506, Phone: 907–552–2341, Fax: 907– 552–5411 or submit them electronically at http://www.jparceis.com. You may also request handicap assistance or translation services for the public scoping meetings in advance through the ALCOM Public Affairs Office. Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–30759 Filed 12–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 8, 2010 / Notices Notice of waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom. ACTION: 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 enumerated items from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute. DATES: Effective Date: This waiver is effective for one year, beginning December 23, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey Grover, OUSD (AT&L), Office of the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Contract Policy and International Contracting, Room 5E621, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, telephone (703) 697–9352. 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 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 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 Dec 07, 2010 Jkt 223001 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. This waiver applies to procurements under solicitations issued during the period from December 23, 2010 to December 22, 2011. Similar waivers have been granted since 1998, most recently in 2009 (74 FR 65763) on December 11, 2009. List of Items To Which This Waiver Applies 1. Air circuit breakers. 2. Welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain with a diameter of four inches or less. 3. Gyrocompasses. 4. Electronic navigation chart systems. 5. Steering controls. 6. Pumps. 7. Propulsion and machinery control systems. 8. Totally enclosed lifeboats. Clare Zebrowski, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2010–30671 Filed 12–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76447 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Initiate the Public Scoping Period and Host Public Scoping Meetings for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (‘‘GLMRIS’’); Correction, Clarification, Extension of the Public Scoping Period and Announcement of Additional Public Scoping Meeting Locations Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. Reference the Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, Volume 75, number 220, pages 69983–5. This notice contains corrections and clarifications to this November 16, 2010 notice, extends the public comment period and identifies additional locations for the GLMRIS public scoping meetings. The corrections are typographical errors found in the ‘‘Scoping and Involvement’’ section of the November 16, 2010 notice (75 FR 69983). Among the clarifications is information related to the timeframe of on-line registration for those wanting to make an oral comment at a public meeting, as well as the benefit of registering on-line. The registration process is found in the ‘‘Scoping and Involvement’’ section of the November 16, 2010 notice (75 FR 69983). For convenience, the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the November 16, 2010 notice (75 FR 69983) has been reprinted with corrections, clarifications, and new text announcing the locations where USACE will host scoping meetings and the extension of the public scoping period. SUMMARY: The public scoping period to be held pursuant the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq. (NEPA) has been extended from February 28, 2011 to March 31, 2011. The first NEPA public scoping meeting for GLMRIS is scheduled for December 15, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The dates of the remaining public meetings have not been finalized. Once final, these dates will be posted in a subsequent Federal Register notice. Please refer to the ‘‘Scoping and Public Involvement’’ section below for information regarding the public scoping meetings and instructions on how to submit public comments. DATES: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in 
the United Kingdom

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

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ACTION: Notice of waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items 
produced in the United Kingdom.

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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 
enumerated items from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by 
statute.

DATES: Effective Date: This waiver is effective for one year, beginning 
December 23, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey Grover, OUSD (AT&L), 
Office of the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, 
Contract Policy and International Contracting, Room 5E621, 3060 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060, telephone (703) 697-9352.

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 
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. This 
waiver applies to procurements under solicitations issued during the 
period from December 23, 2010 to December 22, 2011. Similar waivers 
have been granted since 1998, most recently in 2009 (74 FR 65763) on 
December 11, 2009.

List of Items To Which This Waiver Applies

    1. Air circuit breakers.
    2. Welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain with a diameter of 
four inches or less.
    3. Gyrocompasses.
    4. Electronic navigation chart systems.
    5. Steering controls.
    6. Pumps.
    7. Propulsion and machinery control systems.
    8. Totally enclosed lifeboats.

Clare Zebrowski,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2010-30671 Filed 12-7-10; 8:45 am]
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