Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom, 2278-2279 [2012-647]

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AGENCY: The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the statutory limitation for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). The law 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: This waiver is effective beginning February 1, 2012, until February 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Patricia Foley, 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) 693–1145. 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 SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Intent To Grant an Exclusive License for a U.S. Army Owned Invention to Triumph Actuation Systems—CT, LLC Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army announces that, unless there is objection, after 15 days it will grant an exclusive license to Triumph Actuation Systems—Connecticut, LLC, of Bloomfield, CT in U.S. patent 7,228,779, issued June 12, 2007, ‘‘Automatic Primer Feed Mechanism’’; U.S. patent 7,246,549, issued July 24, 2007, ‘‘Automatic Primer Feed Mechanism; U.S. patent 7,318,369, issued January 15, 2008, ‘‘Out-of-Battery Lock for the Automatic Primer Feed Mechanism’’; U.S. patent 7,845,264, issued December 7, 2010, ‘‘Automatic Primer Feed Mechanism’’. Any license granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR Part 404. DATES: File written objections by February 1, 2012. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2012 / Notices 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 section 8016 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112–74). This waiver applies to procurements under solicitations issued during the period from February 1, 2012, to February 1, 2013. Similar waivers have been granted since 1998, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:12 Jan 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 most recently in 2010 (75 FR 76447, December 8, 2010). 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. 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Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the program contact person listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This arbitration panel was convened by the Department under 20 U.S.C. 107d-l(a), after receiving a complaint from the Complainant, John Bell. Under section 6(c) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act (Act), 20 U.S.C. 107d-2(c), the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a synopsis of each arbitration panel decision affecting the administration of vending facilities on Federal and other property. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2279 Background John Bell (Complainant) alleged violations by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the State licensing agency (SLA), under the Act and implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 395. 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Specifically, Complainant alleged that the SLA unlawfully (1) entered into an ‘‘intergovernmental agreement’’ with BOP rather than a ‘‘permit’’ for the Fairton facility; (2) allowed BOP to collect 15 percent of Complainant’s net sales, as opposed to net profit; (3) allowed BOP to improperly change the rate charged for laundry services; (4) failed to pay the cost of replacing certain laundry machines in 2003 and/ or failed to reimburse Complainant for $48,000 for the lease purchase agreement he signed to replace the laundry machines himself; (5) required Complainant to pay the first $200 in repair costs for each machine breakdown; and (6) failed to provide Complainant with a State fair hearing. Complainant requested that the arbitration panel grant the following relief: (1) Damages of approximately $440,000; (2) an order directing the SLA to file an arbitration against the BOP regarding the 15 percent that Complainant paid to BOP; (3) a recommendation from the panel to the Secretary of Education that the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired be removed as the SLA under the Act based upon its failure to provide Complainant with a full State fair hearing; and (4) costs incurred in this proceeding, including reasonable attorney’s fees. Complainant filed for a State fair hearing of his complaint, which was held on October 23, 2007. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) set January 15, 2008, as the date for the parties to submit post-hearing briefs. However, prior to the decision, the SLA requested that the ALJ return the case to it. Complainant opposed the request, but the ALJ advised Complainant that under New Jersey law he was required to relinquish the case back to the SLA. Subsequently, Complainant filed with the Department a request for Federal arbitration seeking an appeal of the State fair hearing decision. A Federal E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-647]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and 
Logistics) is waiving the statutory limitation for certain defense 
items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). The law 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: This waiver is effective beginning February 1, 2012, until 
February 1, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Patricia Foley, 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) 693-1145.

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

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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 section 8016 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
2012 (Pub. L. 112-74). This waiver applies to procurements under 
solicitations issued during the period from February 1, 2012, to 
February 1, 2013. Similar waivers have been granted since 1998, most 
recently in 2010 (75 FR 76447, December 8, 2010).

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.

Ynette R. Shelkin,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2012-647 Filed 1-13-12; 8:45 am]
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