Improving Government Regulations; Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, 16880-16882 [2021-04332]

Download as PDF 16880 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 32 CFR Chs. I, V, VI, and VII 33 CFR Ch. II 36 CFR Ch. III 48 CFR Ch. II Improving Government Regulations; Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions Department of Defense (DoD). Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: ACTION: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions the Department of Defense (DOD) plans for the next 12 months and those completed since the spring 2020 agenda. It was developed under the guidelines of Executive Order 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ Executive Order 13771 ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’’ and Executive Order 13563 ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.’’ This Agenda documents DOD’s work under Executive Order 13777 ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ and many regulatory actions support the recommendations of the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force (as indicated in the individual rule abstracts). This Agenda also includes regulatory actions the Department is taking to address the current worldwide pandemic. These include efforts to ensure TRICARE beneficiaries have access to the most up-to-date care required for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID–19. Members of the public may submit comments on individual proposed and interim final rulemakings at www.regulations.gov during the comment period that follows publication in the Federal Register. This agenda updates the report published on June 30, 2020, and includes regulations expected to be issued and under review over the next 12 months. The next agenda will publish in the spring of 2021. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Defense’s printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are in the Agency’s regulatory flexibility agenda, in jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS5 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act’s agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is in the Unified Agenda available online. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the overall DoD regulatory improvement program, for general semiannual agenda information, and regarding Office of the Secretary regulations (other than those which are procurement-related), contact Ms. Patricia Toppings, telephone 571–372– 0485, or write to Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Advisory Committee Division, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–9010, or email: patricia.l.toppings.civ@mail.mil. For questions of a legal nature concerning the agenda and its statutory requirements or obligations, write to Office of the General Counsel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1600, or call 703–693–9958. For general information on Office of the Secretary regulations which are procurement-related, contact Ms. Jennifer D. Johnson, telephone 571– 372–6100, or write to Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, or email: jennifer.d.johnson1.civ@mail.mil. For general information on Department of the Army regulations, contact Mr. James ‘‘Jay’’ Satterwhite, telephone 571–515–0304, or write to the U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: AAHS– RDO, Building 1458, 9301 Chapek Road, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060–5605, or email: james.w.satterwhite.civ@mail.mil. For general information on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations, contact Ms. Stacey Jensen, telephone 703–695–6791, or write to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), 108 Army Pentagon, Room PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 3E441, Washington, DC 20310–0108, or email: stacey.m.jensen.civ@mail.mil. For general information on Department of the Navy regulations, contact CDR Katherine Callan, telephone 703–614–7408, or write to Department of the Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Administrative Law Division (Code 13), Washington Navy Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374– 5066, or email: Katherine.callan@ navy.mil. For general information on Department of the Air Force regulations, contact Bao-Anh Trinh, telephone 703– 614–8500, or write the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief, Information Dominance/Chief Information Officer (SAF CIO/A6), 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1800, or email: usaf.pentagon.saf-cio-a6.mbx.af-foia@ mail.mil. For specific agenda items, contact the appropriate individual indicated for each regulatory action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This edition of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions reports on actions planned by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, procurementrelated actions, and actions planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This agenda also identifies rules impacted by the: a. Regulatory Flexibility Act; b. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; c. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Generally, rules discussed in this agenda will contain five sections: (1) Prerule stage; (2) proposed rule stage; (3) final rule stage; (4) completed actions; and (5) long-term actions. Where certain regulatory actions indicate that small entities are affected, the effect on these entities may not necessarily have significant economic impact on a substantial number of these entities as defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(6)). The publishing of this agenda does not waive the applicability of the military affairs exemption in section 553 of title 5 U.S.C. and section 3 of Executive Order 12866. Dated: September 3, 2020. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\31MRP5.SGM 31MRP5 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 16881 DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS COUNCIL—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 192 .................... Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights (DFARS Case 2019–D043) (Reg Plan Seq No. 14). Reauthorization and Improvement of Mentor-Protege Program (DFARS Case 2020–D009) (Reg Plan Seq No. 15). 193 .................... 0750–AK84 0750–AK96 References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS COUNCIL—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 194 .................... 195 .................... Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services (DFARS Case 2018–D022) (Reg Plan Seq No. 16) Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements (DFARS Case 2019–D041) (Reg Plan Seq No. 17). Justification and Approval Thresholds for 8(a) Contracts (DFARS Case 2020–D006) .................................. 196 .................... 0750–AJ84 0750–AK81 0750–AK93 References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS COUNCIL—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 197 .................... Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2019–D036) ..................................... 0750–AK76 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 198 .................... Professional Conduct of Attorneys Practicing Under the Cognizance and Supervision of the Judge Advocate General (Section 610 Review). 0703–AB19 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS5 OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 199 .................... TRICARE: Chiropractic and Acupuncture Treatment Under the TRICARE Program ..................................... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC) Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC) Proposed Rule Stage Final Rule Stage 192. Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights (DFARS Case 2019–D043) 194. Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services (DFARS Case 2018–D022) Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 14 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. RIN: 0750–AK84 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 16 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. RIN: 0750–AJ84 193. Reauthorization and Improvement of Mentor-Protege Program (DFARS Case 2020–D009) 195. Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements (DFARS Case 2019–D041) Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 15 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. RIN: 0750–AK96 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 17 in part II of this issue of the Federal Register. RIN: 0750–AK81 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 0720–AB77 196. Justification and Approval Thresholds for 8(A) Contracts (DFARS Case 2020–D006) E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant. Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303; Pub. L. 116–92, sec. 823 Abstract: DoD issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Section 823, the increases the threshold for requiring a justification and approval to award a sole source contract under the 8(a) program to $100 million and updates the associated approval authorities when a procurement exceeds the threshold. Timetable: E:\FR\FM\31MRP5.SGM 31MRP5 16882 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda Action Date Final Action ......... FR Cite 11/00/20 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Jennifer D. Johnson, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Department of Defense, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B941, 3060 Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, Phone: 571 372–6100, Email: jennifer.d.johnson1.civ@mail.mil. RIN: 0750–AK93 Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC) Completed Actions 197. Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2019–D036) E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant. Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303; 41 U.S.C. 1908 Abstract: DoD issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to adjusts statutory acquisition-related thresholds for inflation to implement 41 U.S.C. 1908 and other acquisition-related thresholds as a matter of policy, effective October 1, 2020. Timetable: Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Action ......... Final Action Effective. FR Cite 04/08/20 06/08/20 85 FR 19716 09/29/20 10/01/20 85 FR 61502 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS5 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Department of the Navy (NAVY) Final Rule Stage 198. Professional Conduct of Attorneys Practicing Under the Cognizance And Supervision of the Judge Advocate General (Section 610 Review) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Action Agency Contact: Jennifer D. Johnson, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Department of Defense, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B941, 3060 Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, Phone: 571 372–6100, Email: jennifer.d.johnson1.civ@mail.mil. RIN: 0750–AK76 E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant. Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. 806; 10 U.S.C. 806a; 10 U.S.C. 826; 10 U.S.C. 827; 10 U.S.C. 1044; . . . Abstract: This action will amend a Department of the Navy rule last revised November 27, 2015 (80 FR 73991) to remove internal content and conform the language to the current Judge Advocate General Instruction 5803.1E of the same name, available at http:// www.jag.navy.mil/library/instructions/ JAGINST_5803-1E.pdf. This amendment supports a recommendation of the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. Timetable: Action Date Final Action ......... FR Cite 12/00/20 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No. Agency Contact: CDR Katherine Callan, Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374– 5066, Phone: 703 614–7408, Email: katherine.callan@navy.mil. RIN: 0703–AB19 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA) Proposed Rule Stage 199. TRICARE: Chiropractic and Acupuncture Treatment Under the TRICARE Program E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant. Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined Abstract: Under the current regulations, TRICARE excludes chiropractors as TRICARE-authorized providers whether or not their services would be eligible as medically necessary care if furnished by any other authorized provider. In addition, the current regulation excludes acupuncture treatment whether used as a therapeutic agent or as an anesthetic. This proposed rule seeks to eliminate these exclusions and to add benefit coverage of chiropractic and acupuncture treatment when deemed medically necessary for specific conditions. This rule proposes to add licensed Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) and Licensed Acupuncturists (LACs) who meet established qualifications as TRICARE-authorized providers and will establish reimbursement rates and cost-sharing provisions for covered chiropractic and acupuncture treatment. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. Date FR Cite 11/00/20 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Joy Mullane, Department of Defense, Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 16401 E Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011–9066, Phone: 303 676–3457, Fax: 303 676–3579, Email: joy.mullane.civ@mail.mil. RIN: 0720–AB77 [FR Doc. 2021–04332 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\31MRP5.SGM 31MRP5

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32 CFR Chs. I, V, VI, and VII

33 CFR Ch. II

36 CFR Ch. III

48 CFR Ch. II


Improving Government Regulations; Unified Agenda of Federal 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions the 
Department of Defense (DOD) plans for the next 12 months and those 
completed since the spring 2020 agenda. It was developed under the 
guidelines of Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' 
Executive Order 13771 ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs,'' and Executive Order 13563 ``Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review.'' This Agenda documents DOD's work under Executive 
Order 13777 ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' and many 
regulatory actions support the recommendations of the DoD Regulatory 
Reform Task Force (as indicated in the individual rule abstracts). This 
Agenda also includes regulatory actions the Department is taking to 
address the current worldwide pandemic. These include efforts to ensure 
TRICARE beneficiaries have access to the most up-to-date care required 
for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. Members of the public may 
submit comments on individual proposed and interim final rulemakings at 
www.regulations.gov during the comment period that follows publication 
in the Federal Register.
    This agenda updates the report published on June 30, 2020, and 
includes regulations expected to be issued and under review over the 
next 12 months. The next agenda will publish in the spring of 2021.
    The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at 
www.reginfo.gov.
    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Defense's printed agenda entries 
include only:
    (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, 
in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are 
likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities; and
    (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review 
under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is in the Unified 
Agenda available online.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the overall 
DoD regulatory improvement program, for general semiannual agenda 
information, and regarding Office of the Secretary regulations (other 
than those which are procurement-related), contact Ms. Patricia 
Toppings, telephone 571-372-0485, or write to Office of the Chief 
Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 
Regulatory and Advisory Committee Division, 9010 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-9010, or email: [email protected].
    For questions of a legal nature concerning the agenda and its 
statutory requirements or obligations, write to Office of the General 
Counsel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600, or call 703-
693-9958.
    For general information on Office of the Secretary regulations 
which are procurement-related, contact Ms. Jennifer D. Johnson, 
telephone 571-372-6100, or write to Office of the Under Secretary of 
Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Defense Pricing and 
Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B941, 3060 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060, or email: 
[email protected].
    For general information on Department of the Army regulations, 
contact Mr. James ``Jay'' Satterwhite, telephone 571-515-0304, or write 
to the U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: 
AAHS-RDO, Building 1458, 9301 Chapek Road, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5605, 
or email: [email protected].
    For general information on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
regulations, contact Ms. Stacey Jensen, telephone 703-695-6791, or 
write to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), 
108 Army Pentagon, Room 3E441, Washington, DC 20310-0108, or email: 
[email protected].
    For general information on Department of the Navy regulations, 
contact CDR Katherine Callan, telephone 703-614-7408, or write to 
Department of the Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, 
Administrative Law Division (Code 13), Washington Navy Yard, 1322 
Patterson Avenue SE, Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374-5066, or email: 
[email protected].
    For general information on Department of the Air Force regulations, 
contact Bao-Anh Trinh, telephone 703-614-8500, or write the Office of 
the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief, Information Dominance/Chief 
Information Officer (SAF CIO/A6), 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, 
DC 20330-1800, or email: [email protected].
    For specific agenda items, contact the appropriate individual 
indicated for each regulatory action.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This edition of the Unified Agenda of 
Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions reports on actions planned 
by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military 
Departments, procurement-related actions, and actions planned by the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    This agenda also identifies rules impacted by the:
    a. Regulatory Flexibility Act;
    b. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995;
    c. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.
    Generally, rules discussed in this agenda will contain five 
sections: (1) Prerule stage; (2) proposed rule stage; (3) final rule 
stage; (4) completed actions; and (5) long-term actions. Where certain 
regulatory actions indicate that small entities are affected, the 
effect on these entities may not necessarily have significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of these entities as defined in the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(6)).
    The publishing of this agenda does not waive the applicability of 
the military affairs exemption in section 553 of title 5 U.S.C. and 
section 3 of Executive Order 12866.

    Dated: September 3, 2020.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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      Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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192.......................  Small Business Innovation          0750-AK84
                             Research Program Data
                             Rights (DFARS Case 2019-
                             D043) (Reg Plan Seq No.
                             14).
193.......................  Reauthorization and                0750-AK96
                             Improvement of Mentor-
                             Protege Program (DFARS
                             Case 2020-D009) (Reg Plan
                             Seq No. 15).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


        Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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194.......................  Covered Telecommunications         0750-AJ84
                             Equipment or Services
                             (DFARS Case 2018-D022)
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 16).
195.......................  Assessing Contractor               0750-AK81
                             Implementation of
                             Cybersecurity
                             Requirements (DFARS Case
                             2019-D041) (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 17).
196.......................  Justification and Approval         0750-AK93
                             Thresholds for 8(a)
                             Contracts (DFARS Case
                             2020-D006).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


       Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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197.......................  Inflation Adjustment of            0750-AK76
                             Acquisition-Related
                             Thresholds (DFARS Case
                             2019-D036).
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                Department of the Navy--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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198.......................  Professional Conduct of            0703-AB19
                             Attorneys Practicing
                             Under the Cognizance and
                             Supervision of the Judge
                             Advocate General (Section
                             610 Review).
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  Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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199.......................  TRICARE: Chiropractic and          0720-AB77
                             Acupuncture Treatment
                             Under the TRICARE Program.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

Proposed Rule Stage

192. Small Business Innovation Research Program Data Rights (DFARS Case 
2019-D043)

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 14 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0750-AK84

193. Reauthorization and Improvement of Mentor-Protege Program (DFARS 
Case 2020-D009)

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 15 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0750-AK96

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

Final Rule Stage

194. Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services (DFARS Case 2018-
D022)

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 16 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0750-AJ84

195. Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements 
(DFARS Case 2019-D041)

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 17 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0750-AK81

196. Justification and Approval Thresholds for 8(A) Contracts (DFARS 
Case 2020-D006)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303; Pub. L. 116-92, sec. 823
    Abstract: DoD issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement section 823 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Section 823, 
the increases the threshold for requiring a justification and approval 
to award a sole source contract under the 8(a) program to $100 million 
and updates the associated approval authorities when a procurement 
exceeds the threshold.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Action........................   11/00/20  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jennifer D. Johnson, Office of the Under Secretary 
of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Department of Defense, 
Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Room 3B941, 3060 Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060, Phone: 
571 372-6100, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 0750-AK93

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

Completed Actions

197. Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 
2019-D036)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303; 41 U.S.C. 1908
    Abstract: DoD issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to adjusts statutory 
acquisition-related thresholds for inflation to implement 41 U.S.C. 
1908 and other acquisition-related thresholds as a matter of policy, 
effective October 1, 2020.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/08/20  85 FR 19716
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/08/20  .......................
Final Action........................   09/29/20  85 FR 61502
Final Action Effective..............   10/01/20  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jennifer D. Johnson, Office of the Under Secretary 
of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Department of Defense, 
Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Room 3B941, 3060 Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060, Phone: 
571 372-6100, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 0750-AK76

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Department of the Navy (NAVY)

Final Rule Stage

198. Professional Conduct of Attorneys Practicing Under the Cognizance 
And Supervision of the Judge Advocate General (Section 610 Review)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. 806; 10 U.S.C. 806a; 10 U.S.C. 826; 10 
U.S.C. 827; 10 U.S.C. 1044; . . .
    Abstract: This action will amend a Department of the Navy rule last 
revised November 27, 2015 (80 FR 73991) to remove internal content and 
conform the language to the current Judge Advocate General Instruction 
5803.1E of the same name, available at http://www.jag.navy.mil/library/instructions/JAGINST_5803-1E.pdf. This amendment supports a 
recommendation of the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Action........................   12/00/20  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: CDR Katherine Callan, Department of Defense, 
Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, 
Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374-5066, Phone: 703 614-7408, Email: 
[email protected]
    RIN: 0703-AB19

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)

Proposed Rule Stage

199. TRICARE: Chiropractic and Acupuncture Treatment Under the TRICARE 
Program

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
    Abstract: Under the current regulations, TRICARE excludes 
chiropractors as TRICARE-authorized providers whether or not their 
services would be eligible as medically necessary care if furnished by 
any other authorized provider. In addition, the current regulation 
excludes acupuncture treatment whether used as a therapeutic agent or 
as an anesthetic. This proposed rule seeks to eliminate these 
exclusions and to add benefit coverage of chiropractic and acupuncture 
treatment when deemed medically necessary for specific conditions. This 
rule proposes to add licensed Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) and 
Licensed Acupuncturists (LACs) who meet established qualifications as 
TRICARE-authorized providers and will establish reimbursement rates and 
cost-sharing provisions for covered chiropractic and acupuncture 
treatment.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/00/20  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Joy Mullane, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 16401 E Centretech Parkway, 
Aurora, CO 80011-9066, Phone: 303 676-3457, Fax: 303 676-3579, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 0720-AB77

[FR Doc. 2021-04332 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
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