Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Educational Service Agreements (DFARS Case 2017-D039), 17762 [2018-08551]

Download as PDF 17762 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Defense Acquisition Regulations System National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 48 CFR Part 237 50 CFR Part 300 [Docket No. 180417378–8379–01] [Docket DARS–2018–0024] RIN 0648–BH89 RIN 0750–AJ49 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Educational Service Agreements (DFARS Case 2017–D039) Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; Lifting the Stay on Inclusion of Shrimp and Abalone in the Seafood Traceability Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; compliance date and lift of stay. AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: ACTION: Final rule; correction. DoD is making a correction to the docket number listed in the final rule published on April 13, 2018, which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove limiting language related to educational service agreements. This correction will allow DoD to make agreements that permit payment for Masters of Laws degrees and other legal training programs, in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and policy. SUMMARY: Effective April 24, 2018. Applicable beginning April 13, 2018. DATES: Ms. Jennifer Hawes, telephone 571–372– 6115. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In the final rule published at 83 FR 16004 on April 13, 2018, on page 16004, in the third column, the docket number cited at the top of the document, DARS– 2018–0013, is corrected to read DARS– 2018–0024. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–08551 Filed 4–23–18; 8:45 am] jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:18 Apr 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 NMFS issued a final rule on December 9, 2016 to establish the Seafood Traceability Program, also known as the Seafood Import Monitoring Program or SIMP. Implementation of the Program for shrimp and abalone species was stayed indefinitely due to NMFS’ determination that current data collection for shrimp and abalone aquacultured in the U.S. is not equivalent to the data that would have been required to be reported for imports of these products. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 directed the Secretary of Commerce, within 30 days of enactment of the Act, to lift the stay on the implementation of the Seafood Traceability Program with respect to shrimp and abalone. This rule informs the affected public of the effective and compliance dates for the reporting and recordkeeping requirements, applicable for imports of shrimp and abalone species originating from both wild capture fisheries and aquaculture operations. SUMMARY: Effective date: The stay on 50 CFR 300.324(a)(3) is lifted effective May 24, 2018. Compliance date: The compliance date for this rule for the species included at 50 CFR 300.324(a)(3) is December 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Leroux at (301) 427–8372 or Celeste.Leroux@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Seafood Traceability Program (see 50 CFR 300.320–300.325) is the first phase of a risk-based traceability program, which establishes permit, reporting and recordkeeping requirements needed to prevent illegally harvested and misrepresented seafood from entering DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 into U.S. Commerce. In the development of the Seafood Traceability Program rule, 13 ‘‘priority’’ species were identified as being most at risk for Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and misrepresentation, and are the only species currently subject to this program. For two of those species (abalone and shrimp), NMFS stayed program requirements indefinitely (50 CFR 300.324(a)(3)). See 81 FR 88975 (December 9, 2016). This rule lifts that stay, effective May 24, 2018, and establishes a compliance date of December 31, 2018 for shrimp and abalone. NMFS had stayed requirements for abalone and shrimp because gaps existed in the collection of traceability information for domestic aquacultureraised shrimp and abalone, which is currently largely regulated at the state level. During development of the Seafood Traceability Program, NMFS explored the possibility of working with its state partners to establish reporting and recordkeeping requirements for aquaculture traceability information that could be shared with NMFS. However, this did not prove to be a viable approach. See 81 FR at 88977–78. In the Seafood Import Monitoring Program final rule, NMFS explained that ‘‘[A]t such time that the domestic reporting and recordkeeping gaps have been closed, NMFS will then publish an action in the Federal Register to lift the stay of the effective date for § 300.324(a)(3) of the rule pertaining to shrimp and abalone. Adequate advance notice to the trade community would be provided’’ to ensure all affected parties have sufficient time to come into compliance. On March 23, 2018, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–141) was signed by the President and became law. Section 539 of Division B of the Act directed the Secretary of Commerce to, within 30 days, lift the stay on the effective date of the final rule for the Seafood Traceability Program published by the Secretary on December 9, 2016, (81 FR 88975) for the species described in 50 CFR 300.324(a)(3), provided that the compliance date for the species described in 50 CFR 300.324(a)(3) shall occur not later than December 31, 2018. This rule implements the Act and provides that shrimp and abalone will be subject to the requirements of the Seafood Traceability Program under 50 CFR 300.324(a)(3) effective May 24, 2018 with a compliance date December 31, 2018. The Program consists of two components: (1) Reporting of harvest events at the time of entry; and (2) E:\FR\FM\24APR1.SGM 24APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 24, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 237

[Docket DARS-2018-0024]
RIN 0750-AJ49


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Educational 
Service Agreements (DFARS Case 2017-D039)

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

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: DoD is making a correction to the docket number listed in the 
final rule published on April 13, 2018, which amended the Defense 
Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove limiting 
language related to educational service agreements. This correction 
will allow DoD to make agreements that permit payment for Masters of 
Laws degrees and other legal training programs, in accordance with 
applicable law, regulation, and policy.

DATES: Effective April 24, 2018. Applicable beginning April 13, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer Hawes, telephone 571-372-
6115.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rule published at 83 FR 16004 
on April 13, 2018, on page 16004, in the third column, the docket 
number cited at the top of the document, DARS-2018-0013, is corrected 
to read DARS-2018-0024.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-08551 Filed 4-23-18; 8:45 am]
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