Arms Sales Notification, 15654-15656 [2021-06047]

Download as PDF 15654 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 24, 2021 / Notices AH-64D to AH-64E conversion training support; personnel training and training equipment; weapon system and software support; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (NE-BWJP) (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: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: March 16, 2021 *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION The Netherlands—AH-64 Pilot Training and Logistics Support khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The Government of the Netherlands has requested support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64 training program, to include fuel; base operating support; facilities; publications and technical documentation; pilot training; AH-64D to AH-64E conversion training support; personnel training and training equipment; weapon system and software support; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistical and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 program support. The total overall estimated value is $190 million. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe. The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands’ capability to maintain a set of highly trained and deployment-ready Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache units via continued training activities at Fort Hood, Texas. This training includes the AMERICAN FALCON exercise, which serves as a certifying event for Dutch military units and personnel to deploy abroad, often supporting U.S.led coalition operations. The Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing this training and support into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. This proposed sale does not contain any principal contractor. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the Netherlands. PO 00000 There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2021–06048 Filed 3–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 21–28] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. 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 21–28 with attached Policy Justification. SUMMARY: Dated: March 19, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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"""' ' . 1-Iijdi It amt Director BILLING CODE 5001–06–C khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 21–28 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 the Netherlands (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment* .. Other ...................................... $ 0 million $125 million TOTAL ............................... $125 million VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Foreign Military Sales Case NE-B-WJO, implemented on December 28, 2016, was below congressional notification threshold at $59.8 million for the Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47 pilot training program and logistics support at Fort Hood, Texas. The Netherlands has requested the case be amended to include additional support, which will push the current case above the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notification threshold and thus requires notification of the entire case. Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None Non-MDE: Support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47 training program, to include fuel; base operating support; facilities; publications and technical documentation; pilot training; personnel training and training equipment; weapon system and software support; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 EN24MR21.001</GPH> ·Bnc1~ l: t~ffiil . .2. Potiey:Justitldldott · ~·~• ~tivity QfT~mi9Jijaj 15656 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 24, 2021 / Notices logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (NE-BWJO) (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: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: March 16, 2021 *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The Netherlands—CH-47 Pilot Training and Logistics Support The Government of the Netherlands has requested support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47 training program, to include fuel; base operating support; facilities; publications and technical documentation; pilot training; personnel training and training equipment; weapon system and software support; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total overall estimated value is $125 million. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which is an important force for the political stability and economic progress in Europe. The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands’ capability to maintain a set of highly trained and deployment-ready Royal Netherlands Air Force Chinook units via continued training activities at Fort Hood, Texas. This training includes the AMERICAN FALCON exercise, which serves as a certifying event for Dutch military units and personnel to deploy abroad, often supporting U.S.led coalition operations. The Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing this training and support into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. This proposed sale does not contain any principal contractor. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the Netherlands. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2021–06047 Filed 3–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. The National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) provides plant species indicator status ratings, which are used in determining whether the hydrophytic vegetation factor is met when conducting wetland delineations under the Clean Water Act and wetland determinations under the Wetland Conservation Provisions of the Food Security Act. Other applications of the NWPL include wetland restoration, establishment, and enhancement projects. To update the NWPL, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is announcing the availability of the draft changes to the 2020 NWPL and its web address to solicit public comments. The public will now have the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to wetland indicator status ratings for five plant species in select regions and the addition of 22 new plant species to the NWPL. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW–CO–R, 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314– 1000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brianne McGuffie, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Operations and Regulatory Community of Practice, Washington, DC 20314–1000, by phone at 202–761–4750 or by email at brianne.e.mcguffie@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background USACE administers the NWPL for the United States (U.S.) and its territories. Responsibility for the NWPL was transferred to USACE from the FWS in 2006. The NWPL has undergone several revisions since its inception in 1988. Additions or deletions to the NWPL PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 represent new records, range extensions, nomenclatural and taxonomic changes, and newly proposed species. The latest review process began in 2020 and included review by Regional Panels (RPs) and the National Panel (NP). Wetland Indicator Status Ratings On the NWPL, there are five categories of wetland indicator status ratings, used to indicate a plant’s likelihood for occurrence in wetlands versus non-wetlands: Obligate Wetland (OBL), Facultative Wetland (FACW), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Upland (FACU), and Upland (UPL). These rating categories are defined by the NP as follows: OBL—almost always occur in wetlands; FACW—usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in nonwetlands; FAC—occur in wetlands and non-wetlands; FACU—usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands; UPL—almost always occur in non-wetlands. These category definitions are qualitative descriptions that better reflect the qualitative supporting information, rather than numeric frequency ranges. The percentage frequency categories used in the older definitions are only used for testing problematic or contested species being recommended for indicator status changes. Plus and minus designations and wetland indicator designations such as No Indicator (NI), No Occurrence (NO), and No Agreement (NA) were removed in 2012 and are no longer used on the NWPL. More information on the specifics of how to use these ratings is available on the NWPL website at http:// wetland-plants.usace.army.mil/. The NWPL is utilized in conducting wetland delineations under the authority of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (3 3 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) and wetland determinations under the authority of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.). For the purposes of determining how often a species occurs in wetlands, wetlands are defined as either (1) those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions (33 CFR 328.3) or (2) ‘‘except when such term is part of the term ‘converted wetland,’ means land that has a predominance of hydric soils; is inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support a prevalence of hydrophytic vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions; and under E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 24, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 21-28]


Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

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: Karma Job at [email protected] 
or (703) 697-8976.

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 21-28 with 
attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: March 19, 2021.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 21-28
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 the Netherlands
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*.................  $ 0 million
Other....................................  $125 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $125 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: Foreign Military Sales Case 
NE-B-WJO, implemented on December 28, 2016, was below congressional 
notification threshold at $59.8 million for the Royal Netherlands Air 
Force CH-47 pilot training program and logistics support at Fort Hood, 
Texas. The Netherlands has requested the case be amended to include 
additional support, which will push the current case above the 
notification threshold and thus requires notification of the entire 
case.
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None
    Non-MDE: Support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47 training 
program, to include fuel; base operating support; facilities; 
publications and technical documentation; pilot training; personnel 
training and training equipment; weapon system and software support; 
U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and

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logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistical 
and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (NE-B-WJO)
    (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: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: March 16, 2021

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

The Netherlands--CH-47 Pilot Training and Logistics Support

    The Government of the Netherlands has requested support for the 
Royal Netherlands Air Force CH-47 training program, to include fuel; 
base operating support; facilities; publications and technical 
documentation; pilot training; personnel training and training 
equipment; weapon system and software support; U.S. Government and 
contractor technical, engineering, and logistics personnel services; 
and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total 
overall estimated value is $125 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
NATO ally which is an important force for the political stability and 
economic progress in Europe.
    The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands' capability to 
maintain a set of highly trained and deployment-ready Royal Netherlands 
Air Force Chinook units via continued training activities at Fort Hood, 
Texas. This training includes the AMERICAN FALCON exercise, which 
serves as a certifying event for Dutch military units and personnel to 
deploy abroad, often supporting U.S.-led coalition operations. The 
Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing this training and support 
into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    This proposed sale does not contain any principal contractor. There 
are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives to the Netherlands.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

[FR Doc. 2021-06047 Filed 3-23-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001-06-P