Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 48398-48399 [2016-17493]

Download as PDF 48398 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices APG—JUL 03, $26,545,311; JA–P– APP—JUL 03, $15,581,478 (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc. Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex attached (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 15 July 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act POLICY JUSTIFICATION mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Japan—SM–2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of up to two hundred forty-six (246) Standard Missile (SM–2), Block IIIB Vertical Launching Tactical All-Up Rounds, RIM–66M–09. This request also includes MK 13 MOD 0 Vertical Launching System Canisters, operator manuals and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services. The total estimated value of Major Defense Equipment (MDE) is $685 million. The total overall estimated value is $821 million. Japan is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific, a key democratic partner of the United States in ensuring regional peace and stability, a close coalition ally in regional contingency operations, and a close cooperative and international exchange agreement partner. It is vital to U.S. national interests that Japan develops and maintains a strong and ready selfdefense capability. This transaction is consistent with U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives and the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. These SM–2 Block IIIB missiles will be used for anti-air warfare at sea. Japan currently fields four Kongo-class and two Atago-class destroyers, all of which are equipped with the Aegis Combat system and SM–2 Block IIIA/IIIB missiles. Japan is also building two new Aegis-equipped destroyers based on a modified Atago-class hull. The SM–2 Block IIIB missiles proposed in this sale will be used on these two future destroyers as well as supplementing Japan’s missile inventory. Combined with the Aegis combat system, the SM– 2 Block IIIB provides significantly enhanced area defense capabilities over critical East Asian and Western Pacific air and sea-lines of communication. Japan has two Intermediate-Level Maintenance Facilities capable of maintaining the SM–2 Block IIIB and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 will have no difficulty absorbing these new missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Raytheon Missile Systems Company, Tucson, Arizona; Raytheon Company, Camden, Arkansas; and BAE of Minneapolis and Aberdeen, South Dakota. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of any U.S. or contractor representatives to Japan. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–47 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. A completely assembled Standard Missile–2 (SM–2) Block IIIB with or without a conventional warhead, whether a tactical, telemetry or inert (training) configuration, is classified CONFIDENTIAL. Missile component hardware includes: Guidance Section (classified CONFIDENTIAL), Target Detection Device (classified CONFIDENTIAL), Warhead (UNCLASSIFIED), Rocket Motor (UNCLASSIFIED), Steering Control Section (UNCLASSIFIED), Safe and Arming Device (UNCLASSIFIED), Autopilot Battery Unit (classified CONFIDENTIAL), and if telemetry missiles, AN/DKT–71 Telemeters (UNCLASSIFIED). 2. SM–2 operator and maintenance documentation is usually CONFIDENTIAL. Shipboard operation/ firing guidance is generally CONFIDENTIAL. Pre-firing missile assembly/pedigree information is UNCLASSIFIED. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that Japan can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Japan. [FR Doc. 2016–17476 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2016–OS–0078] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 23, 2016. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350– 1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES personal identifiers or contact information. Any associated forms for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the Joint Personnel Adjudication System, ATTN: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Boyers, ATTN: JPAS PM, P.O. Box 168, Boyers, PA 16020–0168. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS); OMB Control Number 0704–0496. Needs and Uses: JPAS requires personal data collection to facilitate the initiation, investigation and adjudication of information relevant to DoD security clearances and employment suitability determinations for active duty military, civilian employees and contractors requiring such credentials. As a Personnel Security System it is the authoritative source for clearance information resulting in accesses determinations to sensitive/classified information and facilities. Specific uses include: Facilitation for DoD Adjudicators and Security Managers to obtain accurate VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 up-to-date eligibility and access information on all personnel (military, civilian and contractor personnel) adjudicated by the DoD. The DoD Adjudicators and Security Managers are also able to update eligibility and access levels of military, civilian and contractor personnel nominated for access to sensitive DoD information. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 333,333. Number of Respondents: 500,000. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 1,000,000. Average Burden per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is a DoD personnel security system and is the authoritative source for clearance information resulting in access determinations to sensitive/classified information and facilities. Collection and maintenance of personal data in JPAS is required to facilitate the initiation, investigation and adjudication of information relevant to DoD security clearances and employment suitability determinations for active duty military, civilian employees, and contractors requiring such credentials. Facility Security Officers (FSOs) working in private companies that contract with DoD and who need access to the JPAS system to update security-related information about their company’s employees must complete DD Form 2962. Once granted access, the FSOs maintain employee personal information, submit requests for investigations, and submit other relevant personnel security information PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48399 into JPAS on over 1,000,000 contract employees annually. Dated: July 20, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–17493 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–40] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 697–9027. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–40 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: July 20, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48398-48399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17493]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID: DOD-2016-OS-0078]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and 
Readiness, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness 
announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public 
comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by 
September 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief 
Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark 
Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The 
general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the 
public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any

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personal identifiers or contact information.
    Any associated forms for this collection may be located within this 
same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the 
instructions at http://www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. 
Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, 
form number, and title.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the 
Joint Personnel Adjudication System, ATTN: Defense Manpower Data Center 
(DMDC) Boyers, ATTN: JPAS PM, P.O. Box 168, Boyers, PA 16020-0168.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Joint Personnel 
Adjudication System (JPAS); OMB Control Number 0704-0496.
    Needs and Uses: JPAS requires personal data collection to 
facilitate the initiation, investigation and adjudication of 
information relevant to DoD security clearances and employment 
suitability determinations for active duty military, civilian employees 
and contractors requiring such credentials. As a Personnel Security 
System it is the authoritative source for clearance information 
resulting in accesses determinations to sensitive/classified 
information and facilities. Specific uses include: Facilitation for DoD 
Adjudicators and Security Managers to obtain accurate up-to-date 
eligibility and access information on all personnel (military, civilian 
and contractor personnel) adjudicated by the DoD. The DoD Adjudicators 
and Security Managers are also able to update eligibility and access 
levels of military, civilian and contractor personnel nominated for 
access to sensitive DoD information.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 333,333.
    Number of Respondents: 500,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 1,000,000.
    Average Burden per Response: 20 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) is a DoD personnel 
security system and is the authoritative source for clearance 
information resulting in access determinations to sensitive/classified 
information and facilities. Collection and maintenance of personal data 
in JPAS is required to facilitate the initiation, investigation and 
adjudication of information relevant to DoD security clearances and 
employment suitability determinations for active duty military, 
civilian employees, and contractors requiring such credentials. 
Facility Security Officers (FSOs) working in private companies that 
contract with DoD and who need access to the JPAS system to update 
security-related information about their company's employees must 
complete DD Form 2962. Once granted access, the FSOs maintain employee 
personal information, submit requests for investigations, and submit 
other relevant personnel security information into JPAS on over 
1,000,000 contract employees annually.

    Dated: July 20, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2016-17493 Filed 7-22-16; 8:45 am]
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