Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom, 11770-11771 [2014-04410]

Download as PDF 11770 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices Dated: February 26, 2014. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–04590 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0222] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: 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). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form and OMB Number: Application for DoD Impact Aid for Children with Severe Disabilities; SD 816; SD 816–C; OMB Control Number 0704–0425. Type of Request: Extension. 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Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–04614 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket No. DARS–2014–0015] Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom Department of Defense. Notice. 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). United States Code, Title 10, section 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. Effective Date: This waiver is effective for one year, beginning March 18, 2014 until March 17, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Contract Policy and International Contracting (CPIC), Room 5E621, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, Attention: Ms. Patricia Foley, OUSD(AT&L), telephone (703) 693– 1145. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 of Defense 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 the Secretary of Defense 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 E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices limitations in 10 U.S.C. 2534(a). The waiver does not apply to any other limitation, including section 8017 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110–116). This waiver applies to procurements under solicitations issued during the period from March 18, 2014 to March 17, 2015. Similar waivers have been granted since 1998, most recently in 2013 (78 FR 10610 February 14, 2013). List of Items to Which This Waiver Applies 1. Air circuit breakers 2. Gyrocompasses 3. Electronic navigation chart systems 4. Steering controls 5. Pumps 6. Propulsion and machinery control systems 7. Totally enclosed lifeboats Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2014–04410 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2013–ICCD–0149] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; G5 System Post Award Budget Drawdown e-Form Department of Education (ED), Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII). ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 2, 2014. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kelly Terpak, 202–205–5231. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: G5 System Post Award Budget Drawdown e-Form. OMB Control Number: 1855–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Private sector, State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30,496. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 30,496 . 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The currently used budget form, the SF 524, is not comprehensive enough to meet the needs of grant monitors to efficiently and effectively monitor this sub-set of grantees. This new data collection will enhance the ability of grant monitors to track the budgeting of grantees and the management of their funds. Dated: February 25, 2014. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 41 (Monday, March 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11770-11771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04410]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket No. DARS-2014-0015]


Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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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). United States Code, 
Title 10, section 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 
March 18, 2014 until March 17, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Defense Procurement and 
Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Contract Policy and International 
Contracting (CPIC), Room 5E621, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 
20301-3060, Attention: Ms. Patricia Foley, OUSD(AT&L), 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 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 of Defense 
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 the Secretary of Defense 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

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limitations in 10 U.S.C. 2534(a). The waiver does not apply to any 
other limitation, including section 8017 of the DoD Appropriations Act 
for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-116). This waiver applies to 
procurements under solicitations issued during the period from March 
18, 2014 to March 17, 2015. Similar waivers have been granted since 
1998, most recently in 2013 (78 FR 10610 February 14, 2013).

List of Items to Which This Waiver Applies

1. Air circuit breakers
2. Gyrocompasses
3. Electronic navigation chart systems
4. Steering controls
5. Pumps
6. Propulsion and machinery control systems
7. Totally enclosed lifeboats

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2014-04410 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001-06-P