Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 2017-D019), 47867-47868 [2018-20626]

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AGENCY: DoD is hosting a public meeting on October 10, 2018, to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates for DoD contracts. DATES: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 23, 2018, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. Public meeting date: The public meeting will be held on October 10, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST. Registration to attend this meeting must be received by October 4, 2018, at 12 p.m., EST. Further information for the public meeting may be found under the heading SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Public meeting: The public meeting will be held at the Mark Center Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350–3603. The Mark Center Auditorium is located on level B–1 of the building. Submission of comments: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2017–D019, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for ‘‘DFARS Case 2017–D019.’’ Select ‘‘Comment Now’’ and follow the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include ‘‘DFARS Case 2017–D019’’ on any attached documents. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include DFARS Case 2017–D019 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Amy G. Williams, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 47867 Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, DPC/DARS, at 571–372– 6106. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On August 24, 2018, DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 83 FR 42831 to implement section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which addresses the preference for performance-based payments, and to streamline the performance-based payment process. DoD is also proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to revise progress payments and performance-based payments policies for DoD contracts in order to increase its business effectiveness and efficiency as well as to provide an opportunity for both small and other than small entities to qualify for increased customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates based on whether the offeror/contractor has met certain performance criteria. II. Public Meeting DoD is hosting a public meeting on October 10, 2018, to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates for DoD contracts. Registration: To ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate security screening and entry to the Mark Center, individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must register by 12 p.m., EST, on October 4, 2018, by sending the following information via email to osd.dfars@mail.mil: (1) Company or organization name. (2) Full name, valid email address, and telephone number of each person planning to attend, and whether the individual is a U.S. citizen. (3) Name, title, organizational affiliation of presenter, if desiring to make a presentation, limited to a 5-minute presentation per company or organization. This limitation may be subject to adjustment, depending on the E:\FR\FM\21SEP1.SGM 21SEP1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 47868 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules number of entities requesting to present, in order to ensure adequate time for discussion. Building entry: For each registrant, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency will send additional instructions to the email address provided at the time of registration. The registrant must follow the instructions in the email in order to be approved for entry to the Mark Center. One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., driver’s license or passport) will be required in order to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes early to accommodate security procedures. Public parking is not available at the Mark Center. Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an electronic copy of your presentation to osd.dfars@mail.mil by 12 p.m., EST, on October 4, 2018. When submitting a presentation, provide the presenter’s name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite ‘‘Public Meeting, DFARS Case 2017–D019’’ in all correspondence related to the public meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting and will be posted to the following website at the conclusion of the public meeting: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ performance-based_payments_and_ progress_payments.html. Special accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Daniel Weinstein at 571–372–6105, by no later than October 1, 2018. The TTY number for further information is: 1–800–877–8339. When the operator answers the call, let him or her know the agency is the Department of Defense; the point of contact is Daniel Weinstein at 571–372–6105. Correspondence and comments: Please cite ‘‘Public Meeting, DFARS Case 2017–D019’’ in all correspondence related to this public meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting. To have a presentation considered as a public comment for the formation of the final rule, the presentation, or pertinent excerpts, must be submitted separately as a written comment as instructed in the paragraph titled ‘‘Submission of Comments’’ in ADDRESSES. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252 Government procurement. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–20626 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2018–0030; FF09M21200–189–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BD10 Migratory Bird Hunting; Supplemental Proposals for Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations for the 2019–20 Hunting Season; Notice of Meetings AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Proposed rule; supplemental. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), proposed in an earlier document this year to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2019–20 hunting season. This supplement to that proposed rule provides the regulatory alternatives for the 2019–20 duck hunting seasons, announces the Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings, and provides Flyway Council recommendations resulting from their March meetings. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 47867-47868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20626]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252

[Docket DARS-2018-0042]
RIN 0750-AJ28


Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 
2017-D019)

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

ACTION: Announcement of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: DoD is hosting a public meeting on October 10, 2018, to obtain 
views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private 
sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to 
customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment 
rates for DoD contracts.

DATES: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted 
in writing to the address shown below on or before October 23, 2018, to 
be considered in the formation of a final rule.
    Public meeting date: The public meeting will be held on October 10, 
2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST. Registration to attend this meeting 
must be received by October 4, 2018, at 12 p.m., EST. Further 
information for the public meeting may be found under the heading 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: Public meeting: The public meeting will be held at the Mark 
Center Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3603. 
The Mark Center Auditorium is located on level B-1 of the building.
    Submission of comments: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 
2017-D019, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Search for ``DFARS Case 2017-D019.'' Select ``Comment Now'' and follow 
the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include ``DFARS 
Case 2017-D019'' on any attached documents.
    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include DFARS Case 2017-D019 in 
the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Amy 
G. Williams, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To 
confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, 
approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting 
(except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, DPC/DARS, at 571-
372-6106.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On August 24, 2018, DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register at 83 FR 42831 to implement section 831 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which addresses the 
preference for performance-based payments, and to streamline the 
performance-based payment process. DoD is also proposing to amend the 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to revise progress 
payments and performance-based payments policies for DoD contracts in 
order to increase its business effectiveness and efficiency as well as 
to provide an opportunity for both small and other than small entities 
to qualify for increased customary progress payment rates and maximum 
performance-based payment rates based on whether the offeror/contractor 
has met certain performance criteria.

II. Public Meeting

    DoD is hosting a public meeting on October 10, 2018, to obtain 
views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private 
sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to 
customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment 
rates for DoD contracts.
    Registration: To ensure adequate room accommodations and to 
facilitate security screening and entry to the Mark Center, individuals 
wishing to attend the public meeting must register by 12 p.m., EST, on 
October 4, 2018, by sending the following information via email to 
[email protected]:
    (1) Company or organization name.
    (2) Full name, valid email address, and telephone number of each 
person planning to attend, and whether the individual is a U.S. 
citizen.
    (3) Name, title, organizational affiliation of presenter, if 
desiring to make a presentation, limited to a 5-minute presentation per 
company or organization. This limitation may be subject to adjustment, 
depending on the

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number of entities requesting to present, in order to ensure adequate 
time for discussion.
    Building entry: For each registrant, the Pentagon Force Protection 
Agency will send additional instructions to the email address provided 
at the time of registration. The registrant must follow the 
instructions in the email in order to be approved for entry to the Mark 
Center.
    One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., 
driver's license or passport) will be required in order to enter the 
building.
    Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes early to 
accommodate security procedures. Public parking is not available at the 
Mark Center.
    Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an 
electronic copy of your presentation to [email protected] by 12 p.m., 
EST, on October 4, 2018. When submitting a presentation, provide the 
presenter's name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email 
address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite 
``Public Meeting, DFARS Case 2017-D019'' in all correspondence related 
to the public meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. 
The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public 
meeting and will be posted to the following website at the conclusion 
of the public meeting: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/performance-based_payments_and_progress_payments.html.
    Special accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible 
to people with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, 
sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed 
to Daniel Weinstein at 571-372-6105, by no later than October 1, 2018.
    The TTY number for further information is: 1-800-877-8339. When the 
operator answers the call, let him or her know the agency is the 
Department of Defense; the point of contact is Daniel Weinstein at 571-
372-6105.
    Correspondence and comments: Please cite ``Public Meeting, DFARS 
Case 2017-D019'' in all correspondence related to this public meeting. 
The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public 
meeting. To have a presentation considered as a public comment for the 
formation of the final rule, the presentation, or pertinent excerpts, 
must be submitted separately as a written comment as instructed in the 
paragraph titled ``Submission of Comments'' in ADDRESSES.


48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252 Government procurement.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-20626 Filed 9-20-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 5001-06-P