Arms Sales Notification, 15652-15654 [2021-06048]

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In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: March 19, 2021. Amy Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06056 Filed 3–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary ACTION: Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. 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 21–29 with attached Policy Justification. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 19, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, [Transmittal No. 21–29] Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Arms Sales Notification BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense (DoD). 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 $ 0 million $190 million Jkt 253001 $190 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Foreign Military Sales Case NE-B-WJP, implemented on December 29, 2016, was below congressional notification threshold at $77.3 million for the Royal Netherlands Air Force AH-64 pilot training program and logistics support at Fort Hood, Texas. The Netherlands PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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(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. 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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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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15652-15654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06048]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 21-29]


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 21-29 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. 21-29
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....................................  $190 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $190 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: Foreign Military Sales Case 
NE-B-WJP, implemented on December 29, 2016, was below congressional 
notification threshold at $77.3 million for the Royal Netherlands Air 
Force AH-64 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 AH-64 training 
program, to include fuel; base operating support; facilities; 
publications and technical documentation; pilot training;

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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-B-WJP)
    (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

    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 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.
    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]
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