Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water, 35226 [2021-14247]

Download as PDF 35226 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Rules and Regulations procedures, they were published, at that time, in the Federal Register to aid public accessibility. The solicitation of public comment for this removal is unnecessary as the removed sections in this part are out-ofdate, duplicative of existing regulations, and otherwise cover internal agency operations that have no public compliance component or adverse public impact. Sections 210.1, 210.2, and 210.3 are duplicative with and/or have been updated by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subparts 5, 11, 14, and 15 which provide procedures for advance notice, notice of award, commencement, and completion of work. Sections 210.4 and 210.5 no longer apply. In addition, the Engineer Board was absorbed by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals in July 2000. This removal is being conducted to provide clarity and reduce confusion for the public as well as for the Corps regarding the current policy which governs the Corps’ internal procurement activities. The removal of the regulation will ensure the Corps’ policy complies with the existing FAR which can be found at the source provided in this SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The regulation does not place a burden on the public; therefore, its removal does not provide a reduction in public burden or costs. This rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 210 Administrative practice and procedure, Government procurement. PART 210—[REMOVED] Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble and under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, the Corps removes 33 CFR part 210. ■ Dated: June 29, 2021. Jaime A. Pinkham, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). [FR Doc. 2021–14244 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 BILLING CODE 3720–58–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 214 RIN 0710–AB38 Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ part titled, ‘‘Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water.’’ This part is mostly duplicative of an equivalent part in the agency’s regulations. Where it is not duplicative this part could be misleading, as its provisions have been superseded by those in the equivalent part related to emergency water supplies due to contaminated water sources. Therefore, this part can be removed from the Code of Federal regulations (CFR). DATES: This rule is effective on July 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CECW–HS (Mr. Mark Roupas), 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314– 1000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Willem Helms at (202) 761–5909 or by email at willem.h.helms@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule removes from the CFR part 214 of title 33, ‘‘Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water.’’ The regulation was initially promulgated on February 19, 1976 (41 FR 7506), solely in order to implement the 1974 amendment to Public Law 84–99 in Section 82(2) of Public Law 93–251, authorizing the Chief of Engineers to provide emergency supplies of clean drinking water to any locality with contaminated drinking water causing or likely to cause a substantial threat to the public health and welfare. The removed part is mostly duplicative of the equivalent section of 33 CFR part 203 at § 203.61, Emergency water supplies due to contaminated water source. The Corps’ current emergency management regulation in 33 CFR part 203 includes coverage of the contaminated water authority among the other aspects of the Corps’ emergency management program. Where it is not duplicative part 214 could be misleading, as its provisions have been superseded by those in 33 CFR part 203 related to emergency water supplies due to contaminated water sources. While the rule applies only to Corps internal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 agency guidance regarding responses to provide emergency supplies of drinking water, it was published, at that time, in the Federal Register to aid public accessibility. The solicitation of public comment is unnecessary as this part is redundant or otherwise out-of-date. This removal is being conducted to provide clarity and reduce confusion for the public as well as for the Corps regarding the current policy which governs the Corps’ provision of emergency supplies of clean drinking water. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

33 CFR Part 214

RIN 0710-AB38


Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule removes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' part 
titled, ``Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water.'' This part is mostly 
duplicative of an equivalent part in the agency's regulations. Where it 
is not duplicative this part could be misleading, as its provisions 
have been superseded by those in the equivalent part related to 
emergency water supplies due to contaminated water sources. Therefore, 
this part can be removed from the Code of Federal regulations (CFR).

DATES: This rule is effective on July 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: 
CECW-HS (Mr. Mark Roupas), 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Willem Helms at (202) 761-5909 or 
by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule removes from the CFR part 
214 of title 33, ``Emergency Supplies of Drinking Water.'' The 
regulation was initially promulgated on February 19, 1976 (41 FR 7506), 
solely in order to implement the 1974 amendment to Public Law 84-99 in 
Section 82(2) of Public Law 93-251, authorizing the Chief of Engineers 
to provide emergency supplies of clean drinking water to any locality 
with contaminated drinking water causing or likely to cause a 
substantial threat to the public health and welfare. The removed part 
is mostly duplicative of the equivalent section of 33 CFR part 203 at 
Sec.  203.61, Emergency water supplies due to contaminated water 
source. The Corps' current emergency management regulation in 33 CFR 
part 203 includes coverage of the contaminated water authority among 
the other aspects of the Corps' emergency management program. Where it 
is not duplicative part 214 could be misleading, as its provisions have 
been superseded by those in 33 CFR part 203 related to emergency water 
supplies due to contaminated water sources. While the rule applies only 
to Corps internal agency guidance regarding responses to provide 
emergency supplies of drinking water, it was published, at that time, 
in the Federal Register to aid public accessibility.
    The solicitation of public comment is unnecessary as this part is 
redundant or otherwise out-of-date. This removal is being conducted to 
provide clarity and reduce confusion for the public as well as for the 
Corps regarding the current policy which governs the Corps' provision 
of emergency supplies of clean drinking water. Because the regulation 
does not place a burden on the public, its removal does not provide a 
reduction in public burden or costs. This rule is not significant under 
Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.''

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 214

    Disaster assistance, Intergovernmental relations, Water supply.

PART 214--[REMOVED]

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Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble and under the 
authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, the Corps removes 33 CFR part 214.

    Dated: June 29, 2021.
Jaime A. Pinkham,
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).
[FR Doc. 2021-14247 Filed 7-1-21; 8:45 am]
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