Department of Defense November 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5859
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5858
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Proposed Rules Changes
Document Number: 07-5857
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice announces the following proposed changes to Rule 27(b), 30(e), and 36(A) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for public notice and comment. New language is in bold print. Language to be deleted is marked by a strikethrough.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Utah Test and Training Range Military Operations Area
Document Number: E7-23137
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and Air Force policy and procedures (32 CFR Part 989), the U.S. Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of creating a new military operations area (MOA) west of the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). The Air Force proposal would expand the current UTTR airspace in Nevada in order to provide training opportunities not consistently available in existing UTTR airspace. This expansion is needed due to the scheduling limitations caused by other activities including large footprint weapons system tests. The MOA would underlay an established Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace (ATCAA) unit and would not extend below 14,000 feet mean sea level. The Air Force proposal includes use of chaff and flares in the MOA and authorization of supersonic flight in the ATCAA. Dates and Addresses: The Air Force will host a series of scoping meetings to receive public input on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The schedule and location of the public scoping open house meetings are below. All meetings will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 18 December 2007: Ely, Nevada, Bristlecone Pine Convention Center, 150 Sixth Street, Ely, NV 89301. Wednesday, 19 December 2007: Elko, Nevada, Elko Convention Center 700 Moren Way, Elko, NV 89801. Thursday, 20 December 2007: West Wendover, Nevada, West Wendover Branch Library, 590 Camper Dr., West Wendover, NV 89883. Comments will be accepted at any time during the environmental impact analysis process. However, to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Draft EIS, comments should be submitted to the address below by January 7, 2008.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5865
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5864
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5863
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee; Correction
Document Number: E7-22990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register of November 14, 2007, announcing a partially closed meeting of the Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC). The dates of the meeting contained in the document have changed.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 07-5836
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning cost or pricing data requirements and information other than cost or pricing data. The clearance currently expires on May 31, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Availability of Final Bi-National Report for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Study
Document Number: E7-22967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is issuing this notice to announce the availability for public review and feedback of the final bi-national report for the Great LakesSt. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) Study. This study was conducted jointly with Canada and was overseen by a steering committee that included representatives from the United States Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation. The study evaluated the commercial navigation infrastructure needs of the GLSLS as it is currently configured, and does not make any recommendations related to the implementation of any physical project modifications. The study assessed ongoing maintenance and long-term capital requirements to ensure the continuing viability of the system, targeting the engineering, economic and environmental implications of those needs as they pertain to the marine transportation infrastructure upon which commercial navigation depends. The public is invited to provide feedback which will be provided to the above noted partner agencies for their consideration as each assess the study findings related to future system's operation and maintenance.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: E7-22963
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7 (a)(I)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty-bearing, revocable license to A Live-Attenuated Rift Valley fever virus as a licensed human vaccine to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, with its principal place of business at 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Reefing Assembly for a Circular Parachute
Document Number: E7-22961
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,293,742 entitled ``Reefing Assembly for a Circular Parachute'' issued November 13, 2007. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Dam Powerhouse Rehabilitations and Possible Operational Changes at the Wolf Creek, Center Hill, and Dale Hollow Dams, Kentucky and Tennessee
Document Number: E7-22959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers (Corps), Nashville District, will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) relating to proposed dam powerhouse rehabilitations and possible operational changes at the Wolf Creek, Center Hill, and Dale Hollow Dams in Kentucky and Tennessee. The Corps is studying the possible impacts of modifying existing equipment. Due to improvements in technology, rehabilitating the equipment could make it possible to produce more power from the same amount of water discharged. Changes in equipment and operational procedures could also cause higher tailwater heights and velocities, but as there is a limited amount of water they could be for shorter duration. In addition, alterations to flow regimes are being considered to provide minimum flows when hydropower releases are shut off. If improvements are successful, other dams may eventually be considered for similar changes. This study was begun in 2003 and a Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2003; however, due to funding constraints work ceased before a Draft EIS could be completed. The proposed rehabilitation of the powerhouse and generating units is not related to the dam seepage repairs that are ongoing at Center Hill and Wolf Creek Dams.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Nourishment of 25,000 feet of Beach in Topsail Beach, Pender County, NC
Document Number: E7-22958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, Wilmington Regulatory Field Office has received a request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, from the Town of Topsail Beach to conduct a one-time emergency beach fill project to protect oceanfront development and infrastructure until such time that a federally authorized shore protection project can be implemented. At this time, the construction date for the Federal project is uncertain. A Draft General Reevaluation Report Environmental Impact Statement (GRR-EIS) has been prepared by the USACE and was released for public review and comment in June 2006 (USACE, 2006). Given the current status of the GRR-EIS and the need for Congressional authorization, funding, preparation of plans and specifications, and right-of-way acquisition, the Federal project may not be implemented until Fiscal Year 2010, or possibly later.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Part II will meet in closed session on May 6-7, 2008; at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force members will discuss interim findings and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Task Force will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture. 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 act as an independent sounding board to the Joint IED organization by providing feedback at quarterly intervals; and develop strategic and operational plans, examining the goals, process and substance of the plans. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decision maker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the May 6-7, 2008, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22937
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Part II will meet in closed session on April 8-9, 2008; at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force members will discuss interim findings and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Task Force will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture. 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 act as an independent sounding board to the Joint IED organization by providing feedback at quarterly intervals; and develop strategic and operational plans, examining the goals, process and substance of the plans. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decision maker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the April 8-9, 2008, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22936
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Part II will meet in closed session on March 18-19, 2008; at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force members will discuss interim findings and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Task Force will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture. 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 act as an independent sounding board to the Joint IED organization by providing feedback at quarterly intervals; and develop strategic and operational plans, examining the goals, process and substance of the plans. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decision maker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the March 18-19, 2008, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22935
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Part II will meet in closed session on February 12-13, 2008; at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force members will discuss interim findings and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Task Force will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U. S. national defense posture. 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 act as an independent sounding board to the Joint IED organization by providing feedback at quarterly intervals; and develop strategic and operational plans, examining the goals, process and substance of the plans. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decision maker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the February 12-13, 2008, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22933
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Part II will meet in closed session on January 16-17, 2008; at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force members will discuss interim findings and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Task Force will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture. 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 act as an independent sounding board to the Joint IED organization by providing feedback at quarterly intervals; and develop strategic and operational plans, examining the goals, process and substance of the plans. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decision maker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the January 16-17, 2008, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Document Number: E7-22932
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: Name of Committee: Board of Visitors, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Date: December 12 and 13, 2007. Time of Meeting: Approximately 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Please allow extra time for gate security for both days. Location: Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey (DLIFLC & POM), Building 614, Conference Room, Monterey, CA 93944. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide a general orientation to DLIFLC mission and functional areas. In addition, the meeting will involve administrative matters. Agenda: SummaryDecember 12The board will be briefed on DLIFLC mission and functional areas. December 13Board administrative details to include parent committee introduction, board purpose, operating procedures review, and oath. DLIFLC functional areas will be discussed. Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. No member of the public attending open meetings will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the Board. Although open to the public, gate access is required no later than five days prior to the meeting. Contact the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, below, for gate access procedures. Committee's Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Dr. Robert Savukinas, ATFL-APO-AR, Monterey, CA 93944, Robert.Savukinas@us.army.mil, (831) 242-5828.
United States Army Restricted Area, Kuluk Bay, Adak, AK
Document Number: E7-22876
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is issuing a final rule establishing a restricted area within Kuluk Bay, Adak, Alaska. The purpose of this restricted area is to ensure the security and safety of the Sea Based Radar, its crew, and other vessels transiting the area. The restricted area is within an established moorage restriction area for the U.S. Navy. The restricted area will be marked on navigation charts to ensure security and safety for the public.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project, Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E7-22873
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District (Regulatory Division), in coordination with the Port of Long Angeles, has completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project. The Port of Los Angeles requires authorization pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the River and Harbor Act to expand and modernize the container terminal at Berths 136-147 [TraPac], including: Expanding, redeveloping, and constructing container terminal facilities and a new on-dock rail facility; constructing 500 space parking lot for union workers; wharf work including dredging 295,000 cubic yards, renovating 2,900 feet of existing wharf, and constructing 705 feet of new wharf; installing five new gantry cranes to replace six existing gantry cranes; relocating the existing PHL Pier A switcher yard to Rear Berth 200; widening Harry Bridges Boulevard and constructing a new 30-acre landscaped buffer area between ``C'' Street and Harry Bridges Boulevard; and filling the 10- acre Northwest Slip, constructing backlands facilities on the fill, and constructing a new 400-foot wharf along the edge of the fill. In addition, the Port of Los Angeles is considering transporting and discharging at ocean disposal sites excess clean material generated by the dredging activities, which would require authorization pursuant to Section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.
Department of the Navy, Chesapeake Bay, in Vicinity of Bloodsworth Island, MD
Document Number: E7-22845
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is amending its regulations to modify an existing danger zone, in waters of the United States in the vicinity of Bloodsworth Island, Maryland. The amendment reflects the current operational and safety procedures at the Bloodsworth Island Range and highlights a change in the enforcement authority from the Commander, Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia to the Commander, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The regulations are necessary to safeguard United States Navy vessels and United States Government facilities/ installations from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of a similar nature. These regulations are also necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions which may exist as a result from use of the areas by the United States Navy.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-007, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
Document Number: 07-5800
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
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 address the requirements for a contractor code of business ethics and conduct and the display of Federal agency Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fraud Hotline Posters.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-008, Implementation of Section 104 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Document Number: 07-5799
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
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 address implementation of Section 104 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-22; Introduction
Document Number: 07-5798
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
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) 2005-22. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-22; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 07-5797
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-23
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) 2005-22 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 2005-22 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) for Base Realignment and Closure Actions and Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Actions at Fort Meade, MD
Document Number: 07-5770
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of a ROD which summarizes the decision for implementing realignment actions as directed by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission and Department of Defense (DoD) EUL actions at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Notice of Availability of Finding
Document Number: E7-22645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), implementing procedural provisions of NEPA, the Department of the Navy (DON) gives notice that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued and is available for Expeditionary Strike Group Composite Training Unit Exercise (ESG COMPUTEX) (November/December 2007). In addition, pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, a Finding of No Significant Harm (FONSH) has been issued and is available for ESG COMPUTEX (November/December 2007).
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Part II will meet in closed session on December 11-12, 2007, at Strategic Analysis, Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The Task Force members will discuss interim findings and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Task Force will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture. 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 act as an independent sounding board to the Joint IED organization by providing feedback at quarterly intervals; and develop strategic and operational plans, examining the goals, processes, and substance of the plans. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decision maker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the December 11-12, 2007, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below, at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E7-22643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Surety will meet in closed session on December 3-4, 2007 at the Institute for Defense Analyses, 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA. 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 the meeting, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Assess all aspects of nuclear weapons surety; continue to build on the work of the former Joint Advisory Committee on Nuclear Weapons Surety, the Nuclear C2 System End-to-End Review and the Drell Panel; and review and recommend methods and strategies to maintain a safe, secure and viable nuclear deterrent. The task force's findings and recommendations, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, will be presented and discussed by the membership of the Defense Science Board prior to being presented to the Government's decisionmaker. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.120 and 102-3.150, the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Science Board will determine and announce in the Federal Register when the findings and recommendations of the December 3-4, 2007, meeting are deliberated by the Defense Science Board. Interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration by the Defense Science Board. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Official at the address detailed below; at any point, however, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Science Board. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submissions with the Defense Science Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Science Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 07-5757
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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: 07-5756
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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.
Meeting of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-5755
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee will meet in closed session on December 11, 2007 from 0800 hrs until 2030 and December 12, 2007 from 0730 hrs until 1430 at the Pentagon. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with independent, informed advice on major matters of defense policy. The Board will hold classified discussions on national security matters. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law No. 92-463, as amended [5 U.S.C. 552B(c)(1)(1982)], and that accordingly this meeting will be closed to the public.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Use of Government Sources by Contractors (OMB Control Number 0704-0252)
Document Number: E7-22591
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through February 29, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, GA, Resulting From the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission's Recommendations
Document Number: 07-5702
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army intends to prepare an EIS for the disposal and reuse of Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. Pursuant to the BRAC law, Fort McPherson is to close by September 14, 2011. Other actions included in the closing of Fort McPherson are relocating the tenant headquarters organizations to Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Pope air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina; and Shaw AFB, South Carolina. These relocations have been or will be addressed in separate National Environmental Policy Act documents for those locations.
TRICARE; Expansion of Geographic Scope of the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
Document Number: E7-22445
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This final rule expands the geographic scope of the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) to overseas locations not currently covered by the program. At this time, TRDP is applicable only in the 50 United States (U.S.) and the District of Columbia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Expanding the geographic scope of the program will ensure that all TRICARE-eligible retirees are eligible for the same dental benefits, regardless of their location. There are no additional Government costs associated with this final expansion of TRDP overseas as TRDP costs are borne entirely by enrollees through premium payments.
Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Rueter-Hess Reservoir Expansion Project, Parker, CO
Document Number: E7-22317
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Omaha District has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative effects of enlarging the currently permitted Rueter-Hess Reservoir in Parker, CO. The Draft SEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2007 (72 FR 41300). The Final SEIS includes responses to comments received on the Draft SEIS. The current project was authorized in February 2004 with Department of the Army Permit No. 199980472 (Section 404 Permit). The basic purpose of the Proposed Action would allow the reservoir to serve as a regional water management facility for multiple water providers in northern Douglas County; enable them to meet peak demands; greatly enhance water management in the region; and help extend the yield of the Denver Basin aquifers, a non-renewable water source and the primary source of water for the South Metro area. Expansion of the reservoir would result in direct impacts to an additional 0.21 acres of wetlands and 4 miles of intermittent stream channel (in addition to the 6.7 acres of wetlands and 5 miles of other waters of the U.S. permitted as part of the 16,200-acre-foot [AF] reservoir). This action requires authorization from the Corps under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The Permittee and Applicant is the Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD). The Final SEIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Corps' regulations for NEPA implementation (33 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 230 and 325, Appendices B and C). The Corps, Omaha District, Regulatory Branch is the lead federal agency responsible for the Final SEIS and information contained in the SEIS serves as the basis for a decision regarding issuance of a Section 404 Permit modification. It also provides information for local and state agencies having jurisdictional responsibility for affected resources.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: E7-22195
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps, as a principal component of the Department of Navy, is making this administrative amendment to combine like systems by removing an exempted system of records notice from its inventory, MMN00018, ``Base Security Incident Report System''. The records will be maintained in the Department of Navy's exempted system of record notice NM05580-1, ``Security Incident System''. Therefore, the MMN00018, ``Base Security Incident Report System'' exemption rule system is being deleted.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Certification of Independent Price Determination and Parent Company and Identifying Data
Document Number: 07-5711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning certification of independent price determination and parent company and identifying data. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Publication of Rules Affecting the Public
Document Number: 07-5682
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This action removes 32 CFR Part 519, Publication of Rules Affecting the Public, published in the Federal Register, August 6, 2004 (69 FR 47766). The rule is being removed because it does not place requirements on the public but merely prescribes procedures for Army proponents to follow for rulemaking and the publishing of items in the Federal Register.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: E7-22328
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The meeting originally scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2007, that was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2007 (72 FR 60662) has been postponed. The meeting has tentatively been rescheduled for Friday, December 7, 2007 at West Point, NY.
Establishment of Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-22324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of section 744 of Public Law 109-364 (the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it intends to establish the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel, as a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. Pursuant to section 744(b)(5) and (c) of Public Law 109-364, the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel shall develop the required curricula, and the Secretary of Defense shall disseminate the curricula to: (a) To health care professionals who or otherwise work with members and former members of the Armed Forces with traumatic brain injury; (b) To family members affected by the traumatic brain injury of such members and former members; and (c) To other care or support personnel who may provide service to members or former members affected by traumatic brain injury. No later than one year after the development of the curricula required by section 744(b) of Public Law 109-364, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the following: (a) The actions undertaken under section 744(b) of Public Law 109-364; and (b) recommendations for the improvement or updating of training curriculum developed and provided under section 744 of Public Law 109-364. This non-discretionary advisory committee, which will operate as a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, shall provide the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs independent advice and recommendations on the development of training curricula to be used by family members of members and former members of the Armed Forces on techniques, strategies, and skills for care and assistance for such members and former members with traumatic brain injury. Even though the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel shall operate as a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board and not as a chartered federal advisory committee, the Panel shall comply with: (a) The full provisions of section 744 of Public Law 109-364; and (b) the spirit and intent of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and 41 CFR 102-3.5 through 102- 3.185. Whenever the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel meets for the purpose of deliberating on the substantive matters upon which it is providing advice or recommendations, it must meet under the open- meeting rules of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Government in the Sunshine Acts. In addition, the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel's recommendations, prior to being submitted to the government's decision maker, shall be deliberated under the same open- meeting rules by the Defense Health Board. The Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel, as a subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not members of the Defense Health Board. Pursuant to section 744(a)(2) of Public Law 109-364, the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel shall consist of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Secretary of Defense in appointing members for the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel shall consider members from among the following: (a) Physicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and other individuals with traumatic brain injury, including persons who specialize in caring for and assisting individuals with traumatic brain injury incurred in combat; (b) Representatives of family caregivers or family caregiver associations; (c) Health and medical personnel of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs with expertise in traumatic brain injury and personnel and readiness representatives of the Department of Defense with expertise in traumatic brain injury; (d) Psychologists or other individuals with expertise in the mental health treatment and care of individuals with traumatic brain injury; (e) Experts in the development of training curricula; (f) Family members of members of the Armed Forces with traumatic brain injury; and (g) Such other individuals the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate. Panel and subcommittee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Panel and subcommittee members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs shall select the Panel's chairperson from the total Panel membership. In accordance with DoD policy and procedures, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs is authorized to act upon the advice emanating from the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-021, Post Retirement Benefits (PRB), FAS 106
Document Number: 07-5669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
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 permit the contractor to measure accrued PRB costs using either the criteria in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 419 or the criteria in Financial Accounting Standard (FAS) 106.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-22260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is to amend a system of records notices 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; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-22259
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to establish a new system of records notice to its 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: E7-22258
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-22257
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is proposing to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.