Department of Defense January 16, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual
Document Number: E9-975
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are announcing the availability of the final ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment manual'' (MARSAME). MARSAME provides information on planning, conducting, evaluating, and documenting radiological surveys for demonstrating compliance with measurable action levels. The MARSAME manual is a multi-agency consensus document. The agencies previously have sought public comment in order to receive feedback from the widest range of interested parties and to ensure that all information relevant to developing the document was received. The agencies reviewed public comments received on the draft MARSAME as well as comments from a concurrent, independent, technical peer review. Suggested changes were incorporated, where appropriate, in response to those comments.
National Security Personnel System
Document Number: E9-899
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are issuing the final regulations adding subpart E, Staffing and Employment, to the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) regulations published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2008. NSPS is a human resources management system for DoD, authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 and the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. These final regulations govern staffing and employment under NSPS.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E9-885
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on February 4 and 5, 2009; at the Pentagon, Arlington, 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 this meeting, the Board will discuss interim finding and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Board 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 and homeland security.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E9-883
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Inland Waterways Users Board (hereafter referred to as the Board). The Board is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established under the provisions of 33 U.S.C. 2251(a), to provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil works, independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to construction and rehabilitation priorities and spending levels on the commercial navigational features and components of U.S. inland waterways and inland harbors as defined in Public Law 95-502 and amended by Public Law 99-682. The board shall annually file their recommendations with the Secretary of the Army and with the Congress. The Secretary of the Army or designee may act upon the advice of the Board. Pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 2251(a), the Board shall be composed of eleven members selected by the Secretary of the Army and appointed by the Secretary of Defense. The members shall be selected so as to represent various regions of the country and a spectrum of the primary users and shippers utilizing the inland and intracoastal waterways for commercial purposes. Due consideration shall be given to assure a balance among the members based on the ton-mile shipments of the various categories of commodities shipped on inland waterways. The Board members shall serve two-year terms, with their appointments renewed on an annual basis. No member, unless otherwise selected by the Secretary of the Army or designee and approved by the Secretary of Defense, shall serve more than four consecutive years on the Board. Appointments vacated prior to the expiration of the term of said appointment shall be filled only for the remainder of the term. The Secretary of the Army shall choose, and the Secretaries of Agriculture, Transportation, and Commerce may designate, representatives to act as non-voting observers of the Board. In addition, the Secretary of the Army or designee through the Secretary of Defense may appoint consultants with special expertise to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis. Board Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and shall serve as Special Government employees. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1114(a)(3), the members shall serve with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel without compensation. The Secretary of the Army shall select the Board's Chairman and Vice Chairman from the total membership, and these individuals shall serve at the discretion of the Secretary of the Army or designee. The Vice Chairman will act as Chairman in the absence or incapacity of the Chairman, or in the event of a vacancy in the office of the Chairman. The Board is authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these Subcommittees or Work 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 Work Groups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or Working Groups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Board Members.
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E9-879
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
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 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Transformation Advisory Group (hereafter referred to as the Group). The Group is a discretionary federal advisory committee established to provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, independent advice and recommendations on strategic, scientific technical, intelligence and policy-related issues to the Nation's joint enterprise, and U.S. Joint Forces Command, with emphasis on how these issues relate to the shaping of the command's efforts today and in the future. The Group shall be composed of no more than twenty four members who are recognized experts and leaders in their fields. These areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, innovation, development, strategic communications, logistics, technologies, business practices, military, government, education, training, intelligence and appropriations. The Secretary of Defense shall appoint group members, and their appointments will be renewed on an annual basis. Group Members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal employees, are appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and shall serve as Special Government employees. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1114(a)(3), the members shall serve with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel without compensation. The Chairperson of the Group shall be designated by the Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense. The Group is authorized to establish Subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these Subcommittees shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations. Such Subcommittees shall not work independently of the chartered Group, and shall report their recommendations and advice to the Group for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Group nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not Group Members.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-878
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) System
Document Number: E9-877
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This final rule removes the DoD's rule concerning the management and operation of the Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) System. The part has served the purpose for which it was intended for the Code of Federal Regulations, and is no longer necessary.
Inland Waterways Users Board
Document Number: E9-875
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting.
Vending Facility Program for the Blind on DoD-Controlled Federal Property
Document Number: E9-460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This proposed rule would reinstate Department of Defense regulations related to the vending facility program for the blind on DoD-controlled Federal property. This rule will not apply to military dining facilities that are subject to and defined in section 856 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.