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Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: E6-16323
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-16303
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel will meet to discuss National Ocean Research Leadership Council and Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration activities. All sessions of the meeting will remain open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E6-16289
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The National Reconnaissance Office is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E6-16288
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The National Reconnaissance Office is altering a system of records to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E6-16287
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
The National Reconnaissance Office is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DESI) for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Actions at Fort Sam Houston, TX
Document Number: 06-8441
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS which evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with realignment actions directed by the BRAC Commission and Army Modular Force (AMF) transformation activities at Fort Sam Houston (FSH), Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Actions at Fort Lee, VA
Document Number: 06-8440
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS which evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with realignment actions directed by the Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-027, FAR Part 30-CAS Administration
Document Number: 06-8425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement recommendations to change the regulations related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-004, FAR Part 30 - CAS Administration
Document Number: 06-8413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement recommendations to revise the regulations related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8395
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on VTOL/STOL will meet in closed session on October 11-12, 2006; at Strategic Analysis Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. This meeting continues the task force's work and will consist of a classified executive session on current technologies and programs. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: assess the features and capabilities VTOL/STOL aircraft should have in order to support the nation's defense needs through at least the first half of the 21st century. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8394
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Industrial Structure for Transformation will meet in closed session on December 11 and, 2006; January 4 and 5, 2007; February 21 and 22, 2007; March 28 and 29, 2007; April 19 and 20, 2007; May 23 and 24, 2007; and June 12 and 13, 2007 at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. These meetings will characterize the degree of changed needed in industry due to the changing nature of DoD and the industrial base. The meetings will also examine the effectiveness of existing mitigation measures and make recommendations to ensure future competition and innovation throughout all tiers of the defense industrial base. The briefings will contain proprietary material from the private business sector. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Describe the defense industry required to cope with the international security environment in the 21st century. Additionally the task force will address the implications for the industrial base of increased DoD acquisition of services, as well as the implications for the financial viability of the defense industrial base as the sector adapts to changing DoD needs for defense-related products and services. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552b(c)(4) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8393
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Software Assurance will meet in closed session on October 17, 2006; at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. This meeting is to continue charting the direction of the study and assessing the current capabilities and vulnerabilities of DoD software. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Assess the risk that DoD runs as a result of foreign influence on its software and to suggest technology and other measures to mitigate the risk. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (OEIS) for Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E6-16064
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR pts 1500-1508), and Executive Order (EO) 12114, ``Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions'' (44 Fed. Reg. 62,18722 (Mar. 29, 1979)), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare a combined NEPA EIS and EO 12114, OEIS, to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with mine warfare (MIW) and antisubmarine warfare (ASW) active sonar training exercises along the east coast and Gulf of Mexico. The MIW/ASW sonar training exercises include Independent Unit Level Training, Coordinated Unit Level Training, and Strike Group Training exercises. These active sonar training exercises include air, surface, and subsurface sonar platforms that are manned by personnel who require training in order to maintain certification and readiness for deployment. Additionally, effective MIW and ASW are dependent on training involving coordination among these platforms. The EIS/OEIS will consider two Action Alternatives to accomplish these objectives, in addition to the No Action Alternative.
Waiver of Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances
Document Number: E6-16040
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This rule identifies policy and assigns responsibilities for considering applications for the waiver of debts resulting from erroneous payments of pay and allowances (including travel and transportation allowances) to or on behalf of members of the Uniformed Services and civilian Department of Defense (DoD) employees. The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1996 transferred to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the Comptroller General's authority to settle claims. The OMB Director subsequently delegated some of these authorities to the Department of Defense. Later, the General Accounting Office Act of 1996 codified many of these delegations to the Secretary of Defense and others and transferred to the OMB Director the authority of the Comptroller General to waive uniformed service member and employee debts arising out of the erroneous payment of pay or allowances exceeding $1,500. The OMB Director subsequently delegated the authority to waive such debts of uniformed service members and DoD employees to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense further delegated his claims settlement and waiver authorities to the General Counsel. This rule implements the reassignment of the Comptroller General's former duties within the Department of Defense with little impact on the public. On Thursday, November 14, 2002, the Department of Defense published appropriate proposed rules with request for public comments. Formatting and editorial changes were made to create this final document, including acknowledging that the Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Homeland Security rather than the Department of Transportation. Although these changes were made in 2003, a decision was made at that time to hold publication of these regulations so accompanying rules would be published at the same time. Addressing internal comments and coordinating numerous editorial changes throughout the Department of Defense on the accompanying rulemaking took until 2006.
Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests
Document Number: E6-16034
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This rule identifies policy and assigns responsibilities for settling personnel and general claims and for processing requests for an advance decision. The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1996 transferred to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the Comptroller General's authority to settle claims. The OMB Director subsequently delegated some of these authorities to the Department of Defense (DoD). Later, the General Accounting Office Act of 1996 codified many of these delegations to the Secretary of Defense and others and transferred to the OMB Director the authority of the Comptroller General to waive uniformed service member and employee debts arising out of the erroneous payment of pay or allowances exceeding $1,500. The OMB Director subsequently delegated the authority to waive such debts of uniformed service members and DoD employees to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense further delegated his claims settlement and waiver authorities to the General Counsel. This rule implements the reassignment of the Comptroller General's former duties within the Department of Defense with little impact on the public. On Thursday, November 14, 2002, the Department of Defense published appropriate proposed rules with request for public comments. Formatting and editorial changes were made to create this final document, including acknowledging that the Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Homeland Security rather than the Department of Transportation. Although these changes were made in 2003, the request for publication of these regulations was inadvertently misplaced until now. Effective Date: September 29, 2006.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8364
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Directed Energy will meet in closed session on November 2 and 3, 2006. The location is to be determined. The task force will review directed energy weapon systems and technology application. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Review all surface, sub-surface, air and space DE programs in the Department and other organizations; examine recent supporting technology advancements and their applications with respect to supporting military DE weapon system developments; as well as make recommendations on potential strategic advantage DE weapons can provide with regards to the delivery of precision effects, decreased collateral damage, limiting unintended effects, and decreasing post combat reconstitution costs and efforts. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8363
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Directed Energy will meet in closed session on September 28, 2006, at the Institute for Defense Analysis, 1801 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA. The task force will review directed energy weapon systems and technology applications. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Review all surface, sub-surface, air and space DE programs in The Department and other organizations; examine recent supporting technology advancements and their applications with respect to supporting military DE weapon system developments; as well as make recommendations on potential strategic advantage DE weapons can provide with regards to the delivery of precision effects, decreased collateral damage, limiting unintended effects, and decreasing post combat reconstitution costs and efforts. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Energy Strategy will meet in closed session on October 6, 2006; November 29, 2006; and December 14, 2006; at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA. This meeting will specifically identify strategic transition-opportunities inherently offered by technologies that have implications for energy and their systemic second- and third-order effects. The briefings will contain proprietary material from the private business sector. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: identify DoD operational and strategic constraints and vulnerabilities created by optimizing tactical platforms and capabilities without regard to energy usage; programs and means for the DoD to reduce its energy demand, particularly on petroleum-based fuels; and examine implications of alternative. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, P.L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8361
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Biometrics will meet in closed session on September 28-29, 2006, at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. This meeting will define the role of biometrics technologies and capabilities within DoD's Space. It will also recommend best organizational fit within DoD to implement the biometric and identify dominance missions. The briefings will contain proprietary material from the private business sector. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Identify the biometric mission space metrics across the major applications (e.g. physical and logical access, intelligence, data sharing, Homeland Defense, force protection/counter terrorism, privacy protection, administrative and business practices-pay, human resource, medical, digital signature, etc.). Additionally the task force will develop a methodology to address needed taxonomy and policy development activities within the Department of Defense and identify the activities required for effective operational support and organizations structure to support these activities. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 06-8360
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Senior Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), as required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). The PRB provides fair and impartial review of SES performance appraisals and makes recommendations regarding performance ratings and performance awards to the Inspector General.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board
Document Number: 06-8359
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This Notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on October 17-19, 2006 are to review new start and continuing research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. This meeting is open to the public . Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Scientific Advisory Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Ohio Navigation Study, PA, in Allegheny and Beaver Counties
Document Number: 06-8358
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is seeking public comment on the environmental scope of an upcoming study, named the ``Upper Ohio Navigation Study, Pennsylvania.'' This study will consider and evaluate the feasibility of alternatives for maintaining commercial navigation on the Pennsylvania portion of the Ohio River, and also consider and evaluate the feasibility of ecosystem restoration opportunities. The focus of the upper Ohio River navigation feasibility study is to develop the best plan for maintaining safe, environmentally sustainable, and reliable navigation on the upper 40 miles of the Ohio River in Pennsylvania. Navigation is currently provided through three old lock and dam facilitiesEmsworth, Dashields and Montgomery locks and damsdating from the 1920s. The study will consider a 60-year period from 2010 to 2070. Navigation alternatives will consider facility operation and maintenance, rehabilitation, and new construction needs and opportunities. In order to facilitate early public involvement in the planning process, the Corps will be conducting two environmental scoping meetings open to the public in the study area. The public is invited to attend these meetings to hear an overview of the study, and assist in the identification of significant issues to be considered during the study process. (See DATES).
Intent To Convey the “Drum Stick” Parcel of the Former Fort Ord, Located in Monterey County, CA in Return for the “Stillwell Kidney” Parcel Owned by the City of Seaside
Document Number: 06-8357
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2869(d)(1) the Department of the Army (Army) is providing notice of its intent to convey the ``Drum Stick'' parcel of the former Fort Ord, located in Monterey County, CA in return for the ``Stillwell Kidney'' parcel owned by the City of Seaside. Fort Ord was selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1991. The Drum Stick parcel is an undeveloped, densely- vegetated 11.28-acre property adjacent to California State Route 1 on the former Fort Ord. the Stillwell Kidney parcel currently contains approximately 400 abandoned housing units. Under 10 U.S.C. 2869, the Army is authorized to enter into an agreement to convey real property, including any improvements thereon, located on a military installation that is closed or realigned under a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act to any person who agrees to convey to the Army real property of at least equal value. The Army has concluded that the Stillwell Kidney parcel has a fair market value that is at least equal to that of the Drum Stick parcel.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Conductive (Electrical, Ionic, and Photoelectric) Polymer Membrane Articles, and Method for Producing Same
Document Number: 06-8356
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR Part 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. US 7,109,136 B2 entitled ``Conductive (Electrical, Ionic, and Photoelectric) Polymer Membrane Articles, and Method for Producing Same'' Issued September 19, 2006. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-13; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-8219
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-13 which amend the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-13 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 06-8218
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-022, Exception to the Buy American Act for Commercial Information Technology
Document Number: 06-8217
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to convert to a final rule without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 535(a) of Division F of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004, and similar sections in subsequent appropriations acts. Section 535(a) authorizes an exception to the Buy American Act for acquisitions of information technology that are commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-034, Reporting of Purchases from Overseas Sources
Document Number: 06-8208
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 837 of Division A of the Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109-115) and similar sections in subsequent appropriations acts. Section 837 requires the head of each Federal agency to submit a report to Congress relating to acquisitions of articles, materials, or supplies that are manufactured outside the United States. This rule amends the FAR to request from offerors necessary data regarding place of manufacture.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-030, Trade Agreements-Thresholds
Document Number: 06-8207
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the increased thresholds for the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and Free Trade Agreements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-033, Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
Document Number: 06-8206
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to adjust acquisition-related thresholds for inflation, in accordance with 41 U.S.C. 431a as added by section 807 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375). This rule also amends some acquisition-related thresholds that are based on policy rather than statute. Inflation adjustment of cost accounting standards (CAS) thresholds will be addressed in a separate case.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-025, Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) Archiving Capability
Document Number: 06-8203
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address the record retention policy where the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is used to submit an offeror's representations and certification.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-018, Information Technology Security
Document Number: 06-8201
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to adopt as final without change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Information Technology (IT) Security provisions of the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) (Title III of Public Law 107-347, the E-Government Act of 2002 (E-Gov Act)).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-037, Implement OMB Policy on the Use of Brand Name Specifications
Document Number: 06-8200
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require agencies to publish on the Governmentwide point of entry (GPE) or e-Buy the documentation required by the FAR to support the use of brand name specifications.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-13; Introduction
Document Number: 06-8199
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-13. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 06-8320
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 06-8319
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 06-8318
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 06-8317
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 06-8316
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
On Thursday, August 17, 2006 (71 FR 47491) the Department of Defense announced a meeting of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Defense Industrial Structure for Transformation. The October 2006 meeting date have been revised from October 10, 2006 to October 10 and 11, 2006. The task force will meet in closed session. The meeting will be held at the Pentagon on October 10, 2006; and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA on October 11, 2006.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 06-8291
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Defense Business Board; Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 06-8290
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
On September 20, 2006, the Department of Defense published a notice of meeting (71 FR 54980) scheduled for September 28, 2006. Due to inability to achieve a quorum the meeting was cancelled. This notice announces the cancellation. This meeting may be rescheduled and announced at a later date.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; NaturalNano, Inc.
Document Number: E6-15705
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to NaturalNano, Inc., a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the fields of use in Electromagnetic Shielding; Strength Enhancement; Cosmetics; Odor Masking; Eluting Implantable Medical Devices; Visibility Enhanced Implantable Medical Devices; Eluting Bandages; Local Drug Delivery; Agricultural; Vertebrate Aversion; Veterinary; Ink and Paper; Electronics; Fabrics and Textiles; all other fields of use specifically excluding: Halloysite in Building Materials and Petroleum; and Paint in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 4,877,501: Process for Fabrication of Lipid Microstructures, Navy Case No. 70,173.//U.S. Patent No. 4,911,981: Metal Clad Lipid Microstructures, Navy Case No. 70,238.//U.S. Patent No. 5,049,382: Coating and Composition Containing Lipid Microstructure Toxin Dispensers, Navy Case No. 71,593.//U.S. Patent No. 5,492,696: Controlled Release Microstructures, Navy Case No. 76,896.//U.S. Patent No. 5,651,976: Controlled Release of Active Agents Using Inorganic Tubules, Navy Case No. 76,652.//U.S. Patent No. 5,705,191: Sustained Delivery of Active Compounds from Tubules With Rational Control, Navy Case No. 77,037.//U.S. Patent No. 6,013,206: Process for the Formation of High Aspect Ratio Lipid Microtubules, Navy Case No. 79,038.//U.S. Patent No. 6,280,759: Method of Controlled Release and Controlled Release Microstructures, Navy Case No. 78,215.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/353,952: Microwave-Attenuating Composite Materials, Methods for Preparing the Same, Intermediates for Preparing the Same, Devices Containing the Same, Methods of Preparing Such a Device, and Methods of Attenuating Microwaves, Navy Case No. 83,273.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/863,848: Waterborne Coating Containing Microcylindrical Conductors and Non-Conductive Space Filling Latex Polymers, Navy Case No. 84,828 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E6-15702
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the U.S. Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,865,455: MAGNETIC ANOMALY GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD.//U.S. Patent No. 6,868,360: SMALL HEAD-MOUNTED COMPASS SYSTEM WITH OPTICAL DISPLAY.//U.S. Patent No. 6,868,197: CONNECTOR-LESS HIGH SPEED UNDERWATER DATA INTERFACE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,870,534: METHOD OF SIMULATING EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,879,544: MANATEE VOCALIZATION DETECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,879,397: LIGHT SCATTERING DETECTOR.//U.S. Patent No. 6,879,547: COMBINED STABILIZATION BRACKET AND MINE SYSTEM FOR GATHERING UNDERSEA DATA.// U.S. Patent No.6,883,390: INSTRUMENT FOR MEASURING WATER-SPRAY BLAST FORCE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,888,353: MAGNETIC ANOMALY HOMING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING MAGNETIC TOTAL FIELD SCALARS.//U.S. Patent No. 6,893,540: HIGH TEMPERATURE PELTIER EFFECT WATER DISTILLER.//U.S. Patent No. 6,907,326: AUTONOMOUS SURF ZONE LINE CHARGE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,927,790: DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEM PROVIDING FOR CONTROL OF A CAMERA'S OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS AND IMAGE CAPTURE.//U.S. Patent No. 6,931,339: COMPASS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,934,633: HELMET-MOUNTED PARACHUTIST NAVIGATION SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,944,816: AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING KEPNER TREGOE ANALYSIS FOR SPREAD SHEET OUTPUT.//U.S. Patent No. 6,945,187: INSTRIDE INFLATABLE AUTONOMOUS FUEL DEPOT.//U.S. Patent No. 6,957,132: METHOD OF GUIDING A VEHICLE TO A POSITION.//U.S. Patent No. 6,957,651: SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING METABOLIC CONSUMPTION OF OXYGEN.//U.S. Patent No. 6,963,263: NON-CONTACT ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,970,578: METHOD OF GENERATING IMAGES TO AID IN THE DETECTION OF MANMADE OBJECTS IN CLUTTERED UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENTS.//U.S. Patent No. 6,982,790: COHERENT IMAGING IN TURBID MEDIA.//U.S. Patent No. 6,990,239: FEATURE-BASED DETECTION AND CONTEXT DISCRIMINATE CLASSIFICATION FOR KNOWN IMAGE STRUCTURES.//U.S. Patent No. 6,994,048: FLOATING LOW DENSITY CONCRETE BARRIER.//U.S. Patent No. 6,997,218: INFLATABLE BODY ARMOR SYSTEM.//U.S. Patent No. 6,999,624: CONTEXT DISCRIMINATE CLASSIFICATION FOR DIGITAL IMAGES.//U.S. Patent No. 6,999,625: FEATURE-BASED DETECTION AND CONTEXT DISCRIMINATE CLASSIFICATION FOR DIGITAL IMAGES.//U.S. Patent No. 7,002,681: SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF CHEMICALS.//U.S. Patent No. 7,004,039: AMBIENT PRESSURE COMPENSATED TACTILE SENSOR.//U.S. Patent No. 7,010,401: SYSTEM FOR GUIDING A VEHICLE TO A POSITION.//U.S. Patent No. 7,007,569: TELESCOPING AND LOCKING LEVER ARM.//U.S. Patent No. 7,025,931: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING OXYGEN IN A CLOSED ENVIRONMENT.//U.S. Patent No. 7,036,894: TANDEM DRIVE FOR TRACKED VEHICLES.//U.S. Patent No. 7,038,458: MAGNETIC ANOMALY HOMING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING ROTATIONALLY INVARIANT SCALAR CONTRACTIONS OF MAGNETIC GRADIENT TENSORS.//U.S. Patent No. 7,038,639: DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR FULL FACE MASKS.//U.S. Patent No. 7,039,367: COMMUNICATIONS USING UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES AND UNMANNED MICRO-AERIAL VEHICLES.//U.S. Patent No. 7,039,506: LIGHT SYSTEM FOR DEFINING LINE OF APPROACH.//U.S. Patent No. 7,068,819: SYSTEM FOR STORING GEOSPECIFIC DATA.//
Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB)
Document Number: 06-8249
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting:
Proposal To Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits
Document Number: 06-7986
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting comments for the reissuance of the existing nationwide permits (NWPs), general conditions, and definitions, with some modifications. The Corps is also proposing to issue six new NWPs and one new general condition. The reissuance process starts with today's publication of the proposed NWPs in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to solicit comments on the proposed new and modified NWPs, as well as the NWP general conditions and definitions. Shortly after the publication of this Federal Register notice, each Corps district will publish a public notice to solicit comments on their proposed regional conditions for the new and modified NWPs. The comment period for these district public notices will be 45 days.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8158
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 06-8157
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct a Public Scoping Meeting for the Bluestone Hydropower Project, Hinton, Summers County, WV
Document Number: 06-8126
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD, Huntington District will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential impacts to the natural, physical, and human environment as a result of the proposed installation of hydropower generation facilities at Bluestone Dam, Hinton, Summers County, WV (Hydropower Project). The proposed hydropower project would utilize three of the six existing penstocks which were part of the original construction of the dam. The proposed project would also involve the discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States (U.S.) and would involve work in the New River, a navigable water of the U.S. Therefore, the subject proposal would require a Department of the Army (DA) permit pursuant to section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (Section 10). This EIS will document the agency's evaluation of all reasonable alternatives as they affect stability of the dam and control the release of water from Bluestone Dam, and will document analysis of impacts to Waters of the U.S. sufficient to accommodate the NEPA process for permitting under section 10 and section 404.
Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement To Consider Issuance of a Department of the Army Permit Pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for Mingo Logan Coal Company's (Mingo Logan) Proposal To Construct and Operate Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, WV
Document Number: 06-8120
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntington District has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). This FEIS evaluates potential impacts to the natural, physical and human environment as a result of the proposed mining activities associated with the Mingo Logan's proposed Spruce No. 1 Mine. The USACE regulates this proposed project pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The proposed activity would involve the discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States associated with the proposed construction and operation of a bituminous coal mine. The document was prepared following a public review and a 60-day comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), during which time a public hearing meeting was held on May 1, 2006. The meeting was held at the Earl Ray Tomlin Convention Center in Chapmanville, Logan County, WV.
HQ USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 06-8039
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the forthcoming meeting of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. The purpose of the meeting is to kickoff the fiscal year 2007 study session and welcome new members to the board. Due to restrictions on entering the building, anyone planning to attend must contact the POC below by October 2, 2006. Attendees will be escorted for the entire portion of the meeting.