Arms Sales Notification, 10843-10845 [2018-05035]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES experienced increased customer wait times, insufficient loading bays, workload and productivity imbalances between sites, aging facilities, and a lack of process optimization since DLA Distribution and DLA Disposition Services merged materiel receipt, storage, and distribution functions. Proposed Action and Alternatives: Under the Proposed Action, DLA would: (1) Redesign the DLA Disposition Services mid-Atlantic disposal network. This will divert incoming excess military property from DLA Disposition Services at Fort Meade, Fort Bragg, Norfolk, and Susquehanna to DLA Disposition Services at Richmond. (2) Expand DLA Disposition Services at Richmond to a full-service operation (i.e., receive, store, distribute, and sell excess military equipment; documentation of hazardous materials management; demilitarization; and scrap operations). The expansion increases the warehouse footprint from 60,000 to 340,000 square feet (an addition of 280,000 square feet) and increases the outdoor storage area footprint from 34 to 60 acres (an addition of 26 acres). (3) Create an operational test bed for research, development, testing, and evaluation of standardized disposal practices at DLA Disposition Services at Richmond. Description of the No Action Alternative: The No Action Alternative avoids relocation, or expansion of DLA Disposition Services at Richmond. DLA Disposition Services would continue to operate with extensive customer wait times, insufficient loading bays, workload and productivity imbalances between sites, aging facilities, and a lack of process optimization. The No Action Alternative would not meet the purpose of and need for the Proposed Action. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 Potential Environmental Impacts: No significant effects on environmental resources are expected from the Proposed Action. Insignificant, adverse effects on land use, e.g., noise, air quality, geological resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, infrastructure and transportation, hazardous materials and wastes, and health and safety are to be expected. Insignificant and beneficial effects on infrastructure and socioeconomics are also to be expected. The EA covers details of the environmental consequences, which is hereby incorporated by reference. Determination: DLA has determined that implementation of the Proposed Action will not have a significant effect on the human environment. DLA interprets the human environment as the natural and physical environment and the relationship of people with that environment. DLA based this determination on an analysis of uncertain or controversial impacts; unique or unknown risks; and cumulative impacts of the proposed action. Implementation of the Proposed Action will not violate any Federal, State, or local laws. Mr. Phillip R. Dawson, Acting Director, DLA Installation Management, concludes that implementing the Proposed Action at the Defense Supply Center Richmond does not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the environment within the context of NEPA. This decision is based on the results of the analyses performed during the EA preparation as well as comments received from the public. Therefore, an environmental impact statement for the Proposed Action is not required. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10843 Dated: March 8, 2018. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2018–05055 Filed 3–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–79] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: ACTION: Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107, pamela.a.young14.civ@mail.mil or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217, kathy.a.valadez.civ@mail.mil; DSCA/ DSA–RAN. This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 17–79 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 8, 2018. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 10844 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Japan (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... $40 million $5 million Total ................................... $45 million VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Twenty-four (24) MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 Conversion Kits. Non-MDE: Also included is support equipment, spare parts, publications, software and associated support, and logistical support services, and other related PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (JA–P– NBE) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None (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 Attached Annex (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: March 2, 2018 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 EN13MR18.000</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2018 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2018 / Notices * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Japan—MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 2 Conversion Kits The Government of Japan has requested to buy twenty-four (24) MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 conversion kits. Also included is support equipment, spare parts, publications, software and associated support, and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total case value is $45 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a major ally that has been, and continues to be, a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. The proposed sale will improve Japan’s capability in current and future defensive efforts. Japan will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the permanent assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives in Japan. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2018–05035 Filed 3–12–18; 8:45 am] Transmittal No. 17–79 BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The CIWS Block IB Baseline 2 represents an increase in threat acquisition and firepower accuracy over previous Block 1 Baseline configurations. The Baseline 2 variant includes a radar improvement upgrade and an electro-optical sensor to improve weapon system performance against low-observable, sea-skimming threats, and provides improved capability to concentrate hard-kill ordnance in a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 12, 2018 tighter pattern on the threat. The CIWS mount and spare hardware are UNCLASSIFIED. The radar improvement/upgrade is the most sensitive portion of the Baseline 2 configuration. 2. The CIWS Block 1B Baseline 2 systems and upgrade kits will result in the transfer of a highly accurate closein engagement technology and ship selfdefense capability. The equipment, hardware, and the majority of documentation are UNCLASSIFIED. The embedded software and operational performance are classified CONFIDENTIAL. The seeker/electrooptical control section and the target detector are UNCLASSIFIED, but contain a sensitive state-of-the-art technology. Technical Manuals used to support the operation and provisioning of organizational-level maintenance are CONFIDENTIAL. The technical and operational data identified above is classified to protect vulnerabilities, design and performance parameters, and similar critical information. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of specific hardware, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapons 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 sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This proposed sustainment program is necessary to the furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the policy justification. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Japan. Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)—Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of HighQuality Charter Schools Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On March 2, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10845 notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for CSP—Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.282B and 84.282E. This correction notice provides a link to the application submission instructions. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-79]


Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Arms sales notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of an arms sales notification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697-9107, 
[email protected] or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697-9217, 
[email protected]; DSCA/DSA-RAN.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is 
published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-
164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 17-79 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: March 8, 2018.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Japan
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $40 million
Other....................................   $5 million
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  Total..................................  $45 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    Twenty-four (24) MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block 
IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 Conversion Kits.
    Non-MDE:
    Also included is support equipment, spare parts, publications, 
software and associated support, and logistical support services, and 
other related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (JA-P-NBE)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None
    (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 Attached Annex
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: March 2, 2018

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    * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Japan--MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 2 
Conversion Kits

    The Government of Japan has requested to buy twenty-four (24) MK 15 
Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 
Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 conversion kits. Also included is support 
equipment, spare parts, publications, software and associated support, 
and logistical support services, and other related elements of 
logistical and program support. The estimated total case value is $45 
million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by improving the security of a 
major ally that has been, and continues to be, a force for political 
stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region.
    The proposed sale will improve Japan's capability in current and 
future defensive efforts. Japan will use the enhanced capability as a 
deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, 
AZ. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with 
this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the permanent 
assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives 
in Japan.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 17-79
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. The CIWS Block IB Baseline 2 represents an increase in threat 
acquisition and firepower accuracy over previous Block 1 Baseline 
configurations. The Baseline 2 variant includes a radar improvement 
upgrade and an electro-optical sensor to improve weapon system 
performance against low-observable, sea-skimming threats, and provides 
improved capability to concentrate hard-kill ordnance in a tighter 
pattern on the threat. The CIWS mount and spare hardware are 
UNCLASSIFIED. The radar improvement/upgrade is the most sensitive 
portion of the Baseline 2 configuration.
    2. The CIWS Block 1B Baseline 2 systems and upgrade kits will 
result in the transfer of a highly accurate close-in engagement 
technology and ship self-defense capability. The equipment, hardware, 
and the majority of documentation are UNCLASSIFIED. The embedded 
software and operational performance are classified CONFIDENTIAL. The 
seeker/electro-optical control section and the target detector are 
UNCLASSIFIED, but contain a sensitive state-of-the-art technology. 
Technical Manuals used to support the operation and provisioning of 
organizational-level maintenance are CONFIDENTIAL. The technical and 
operational data identified above is classified to protect 
vulnerabilities, design and performance parameters, and similar 
critical information.
    3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of specific hardware, the information could be used to develop 
countermeasures which might reduce weapons 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 sensitive technology 
being released as the U.S. Government. This proposed sustainment 
program is necessary to the furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and 
national security objectives outlined in the policy justification.
    5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to the Government of Japan.

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