Department of Defense March 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-032, Small Business Size Rerepresentation
Document Number: Z9-5871
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-008, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-Buy American Requirements for Construction Material
Document Number: E9-7031
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5) (Recovery Act) with respect to the Buy American provision, section 1605 in Division A. This rule does not cover procurements funded with Federal financial assistance such as Federal grants. Additional guidance will be provided by the Office of Management and Budget with respect to the application of section 1605 to procurements funded with Federal financial assistance.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-026, GAO Access to Contractor Employees
Document Number: E9-7030
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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 871 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (NDAA) (Pub. L. 110-417) which allows the Government Accountability Office to interview current contractor employees during the audit of the contractor's records. FAR 52.215-2(d)(1), Audit and Records-Negotiation, is revised to allow for the required access by inserting before the period: ``and to interview any current employee regarding such transactions''. FAR 52.214-26(c), Audit and Records-Sealed Bidding is revised to allow for the required access by inserting before the period: ``and also the right to interview any current employee regarding such transactions''.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-011, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-GAO/IG Access
Document Number: E9-7029
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) with respect to Sections 902, 1514, and 1515 of Division A.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-32; Introduction
Document Number: E9-7027
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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) 2005-32. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://acquisition.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E9-7025
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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 (the Councils) are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1512 of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which requires contractors to report on their use of Recovery Act funds.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-32; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: E9-7024
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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) 2005-32 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 2005-32 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-012, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-Whistleblower Protections
Document Number: E9-7020
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) with respect to section 1553 of Division A, Protecting State and Local Government and Contractor Whistleblowers. This rule prohibits non- Federal employers from discharging, demoting, or discriminating against an employee as a reprisal for disclosing information.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-010, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-Publicizing Contract Actions
Document Number: E9-7019
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-31
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance M-09-10, dated February 18, 2009, entitled, ``Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009'' (the Recovery Act), with respect to publicizing contract actions.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting; Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Realignment of a Portion of National Guard Avenue and Construction of the New Main Gate for the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard at Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT
Document Number: E9-7054
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
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 National Guard Bureau is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts that could result from the proposed realignment of a portion of National Guard Avenue, and construction of a new main gate at the 158th Fighter Wing (158 FW) installation at Burlington International Airport.
Notice of Availability of Department of the Navy Report to the Council on Environmental Quality on the Use of Alternative Arrangements
Document Number: E9-7049
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (Navy) announces the availability of its report to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on the value and effectiveness of the Alternative Arrangements for the U.S. Navy's Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEXs) and Joint Task Force Exercises (JTFEXs) that occurred between January 15, 2008 and January 23, 2009, in the Southern California (SOCAL) Operating Area. The full text of the Navy's report to the CEQ is available for public viewing on the Web site established for the SOCAL Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) at http:// www.socalrangecomplexeis.com.
Publication of Revision and Consolidation of Military Freight Traffic Rules Publications (MFTRP) 1C-R (Motor), 10 (Rail), 30 (Barge), 6A (Pipeline), 4A (Tank Truck), Military Standard Tender Instruction Publication (MSTIP) 364D, SpotBid Business Rules, and SDDC Military Class Rate Publication No. 100A to a Consolidation of Procurement Requirements for the Purchase of Commercial Transportation Services into the Military Freight Traffic Unified Rules Publication (MFTURP) No. 1
Document Number: E9-6866
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is providing notice that it intends to publish its consolidated procurement requirements of commercial transportation services publication, the MFTURP No. 1, which governs the purchase of surface freight transportation in the Continental United States (CONUS) by DOD using Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) exempt transportation service contracts.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Natomas Levee Improvement Program Phase 4a Landside Improvements Project, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E9-6862
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The action being taken is preparation of an environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Natomas Levee Improvement Program (NLIP) Phase 4a Landside Improvements Project (Phase 4a Project). The Corps is considering a request to issue both 408 permission to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and 404 permit to Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) for work on the NLIP. Under 33 U.S.C. 408, the Chief of Engineers may grant permission to alter an existing Federal project if it is not injurious to the public interest and does not impair the usefulness of the project. Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the District Engineer permits the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States if the discharge meets the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency's 404(b)(1) guidelines and is not contrary to the public interest. The NLIP is located in Sacramento and Sutter Counties, CA. The 408 permission is required for structural improvements to the Sacramento River east levee and the Natomas Cross Canal south levee. A 404 permit is needed for dredge and discharge of fill materials into waters of the United States resulting from levee improvements, relocation of the Riverside Canal, and development of associated habitat.
Army Educational Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-6858
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the following meeting notice is announced:
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Morehead City Harbor Project, Dredged Material Management Plan, Carteret County, NC
Document Number: E9-6855
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Wilmington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting a study to evaluate the long-term (20-year) dredged material placement needs and opportunities for Morehead City Harbor, NC. The study area encompasses Morehead City Harbor and the Ocean Bar approach channels extending seaward to deep water through Beaufort Inlet in Carteret County, near Morehead City, NC. The study will include the preparation of an integrated (combined) Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and will identify, evaluate, screen, prioritize, and ultimately optimize placement alternatives resulting in the recommendation of a plan for the placement of dredged materials for at least the next 20 years.
Defense Base Act Insurance Acquisition Strategy; Questions for Industry and Other Interested Parties
Document Number: E9-6808
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is soliciting information and feedback from defense contractors, insurance industry representatives, and others, on DoD's requirement to develop a comprehensive acquisition strategy for Defense
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-6279
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) proposes to add 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.
Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-6280
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
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 Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (hereafter referred to as the Board of Regents).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-6278
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The U.S. Marine Corps is proposing to alter system of records notice to its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E9-6277
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The National Security Agency (NSA) is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Representative Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau; Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Mariana Islands Range Complex
Document Number: E9-6173
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Department of Defense, Navy Department
A notice of availability was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register (74 FR 5652) on January 30, 2009 for the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS). This notice announces the extension of the public comment period by 15 days from March 16, 2009 until March 31, 2009.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Regional Watershed Supply Project in Wyoming and Colorado
Document Number: E9-6170
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of a proposed water supply project in Wyoming and Colorado, referred to as the Regional Watershed Supply Project (RWSP). Construction of the proposed RWSP is expected to require a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit. The Project is proposed by Million Conservation Resource Group (MCRG), which is a private water development group. The RWSP proposes to provide approximately 250,000 acre-feet per year of new annual firm yield to meet a portion of the projected water supply needs of southeastern Wyoming and the Front Range of Colorado on a perpetual basis through 2030 and beyond. The water would be obtained from the Green River Basin as part of the unused portion of water allocated to the States of Wyoming and Colorado under the Upper Colorado River Compact. The RWSP would be a non-Federal project constructed, owned, and operated by MCRG.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-31; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: E9-5993
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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) 2005-31 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 2005-31, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-31; Introduction
Document Number: E9-5874
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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) 2005-31. 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; FAR Case 2008-014, Amendments to Incorporate New Wage Determinations
Document Number: E9-5873
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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 preclude a possible scenario where a contracting officer has to unnecessarily reevaluate proposals already eliminated from a competition.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-032, Small Business Size Rerepresentation
Document Number: E9-5871
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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 implement the Small Business Administration's (SBA) final rule published on November 15, 2006 (71 FR 66434) entitled, Small Business Size Regulations; Size for Purposes of Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts, Multiple Award Schedule Contracts and Other Long-Term Contracts; 8(a) Business Development/Small Disadvantaged Business; Business Status Determinations. The purpose of the SBA rule is to improve the accuracy of small business size status reporting over the life of certain contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-012, Clarification of Submission of Cost or Pricing Data on Non-Commercial Modifications of Commercial Items
Document Number: E9-5869
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 814 required the harmonization of the thresholds for cost or pricing data. Specifically, Section 814 required alignment of the threshold for cost or pricing data on non-commercial modifications of commercial items with the Truth In Negotiation Act (TINA) threshold for cost and pricing data.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-021, Least Developed Countries that are Designated Countries
Document Number: E9-5867
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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 implement a revision by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to the list of Least Developed Countries that are designated countries under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-017, Federal Food Donation Act of 2008
Document Number: E9-5861
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
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 the Federal Food Donation Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-247) which encourages executive agencies and their contractors, in contracts for the provision, service, or sale of food, to the maximum extent practicable and safe, to donate apparently wholesome excess food to nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to food-insecure people in the United States.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E9-5857
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to make editorial changes.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Northwest Training Range Complex
Document Number: E9-5895
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
An amended notice of availability was published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register (74 FR 8940) on February 27, 2009 for the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) extending the public comment period to March 11, 2009. This notice announces a further extension of the public comment period until April 13, 2009.
United States Navy Restricted Area, Naval Support Activity, Panama City, FL
Document Number: E9-5748
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a document in the Federal Register on September 12, 2008 (73 FR 52926), revising the restricted areas at Naval Support Activity (NSA), Panama City (PC), Florida. The latitude of the shared point for the southeast point of restricted area BA-1 (Sec. 334.761(a)(2)) and the southwest point of restricted area BA-2 (Sec. 334.761(a)(3)) should have been provided as 30[deg]10'32'' N. This document corrects the final regulation by revising these actions.
Restricted Areas at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick AFB, FL
Document Number: E9-5746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to amend the existing regulations at 33 U.S.C. 334 to enlarge an existing restricted area in the Banana River and to establish a new restricted area in the Atlantic Ocean for the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), located on Patrick AFB, Florida. We are also proposing to remove an existing restricted area in the Banana River at CCAFS. CCAFS Command, located at Patrick AFB, Florida, is responding to Department of Defense (DoD) security assessments which have identified a need for CCAFS to have the capability to secure their shoreline. The proposed enhancement of these capabilities is necessary to counter postulated threats to CCAFS.
Delegation of Settlement Authority Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
Document Number: E9-5709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Pursuant to Department of Justice Civil Division Directive (28 CFR part 14) and 10 U.S.C. 113(d), the Secretary of Defense has delegated to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force the authority to adjust, determine, compromise, and settle administrative claims involving their respective Military Departments under 28 U.S.C. 2672 (relating to the administrative settlement of Federal tort claims), if the amount of the proposed settlement, compromise, or award does not exceed $300,000. The Delegation to the Secretary of the Army includes the authority to adjust, determine, compromise, and settle administrative claims arising out of the acts or omissions of civilian personnel of DoD Components other than the Military Departments in accordance with DoD Directive 5515.9, ``Settlement of Tort Claims,'' April 19, 2004. The authority delegated above may be re-delegated in writing.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E9-5708
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires agencies to publish advance notice of any proposed or revised computer matching program by the matching agency for public comment. The DoD, as the matching agency under the Privacy Act is hereby giving notice to the record subjects of a computer matching program between the Social Security Administration (SSA) and DoD that their records are being matched by computer. The purpose of this agreement is to verify applicants for, and recipients of Supplement Security Income (SSI) payments and Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) with respect of determination of eligibility and calculating payment amounts.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5707
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force 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.
DoD Board of Actuaries Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-5706
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Under the provision 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 of the DoD Board of Actuaries will take place:
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)/TRICARE: Inclusion of TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Program in Federal Procurement of Pharmaceuticals
Document Number: E9-5702
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Section 703 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA-08) states with respect to any prescription filled on or after the date of enactment of the NDAA, the TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Program shall be treated as an element of the DoD for purposes of procurement of drugs by Federal agencies under section 8126 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.), to the extent necessary to ensure pharmaceuticals paid for by the DoD that are provided by network retail pharmacies under the program to eligible covered beneficiaries are subject to the pricing standards in such section 8126. NDAA-08 was enacted on January 28, 2008. The statute requires implementing regulations. This final rule is to implement section 703 of the NDAA- 08.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5700
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of Air Force proposes to delete 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; System of Records
Document Number: E9-5699
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency is amending 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.
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: E9-5696
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel will meet to receive ethics training and discuss top areas of concern that the Secretary of the Navy should address. The discussion of such information would be exempt from public disclosure as set forth in section 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. For this reason the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: E9-5630
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on May 13-14, 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.
Meeting of the National Defense University Visitors (BOV)
Document Number: E9-5629
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The National Defense University (NDU), Designated Federal Officer, has scheduled a meeting of the Board of Visitors. The National Defense University Board of Visitors is a Federal Advisory Board. The Board meets twice a year in proceedings that are open to the public.
Notice of Continuation and Expansion of a Disease Management Demonstration Project for TRICARE Standard Beneficiaries
Document Number: E9-5626
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
This notice is to advise interested parties of the continuation and expansion of a Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project entitled ``Disease Management Demonstration Project for TRICARE Standard Beneficiaries''. The original demonstration notice was published on June 13, 2007 (72 FR 32628-32629) and described a demonstration project to provide disease management (DM) services to TRICARE Standard beneficiaries in addition to the TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who were already entitled to such services. TRICARE began the demonstration project in March 2007 for Standard beneficiaries and this demonstration project has enabled the MHS to provide uniform policies and practices on disease and chronic care management throughout the TRICARE network. Additionally, the demonstration has helped determine the effectiveness of DM programs in improving the health status of beneficiaries with targeted chronic diseases or conditions, and any associated cost savings. The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) chose a phased approach to determine the efficacy and cost effectiveness of its disease management demonstration, beginning with beneficiaries identified with the disease states of asthma, congestive heart failure, and diabetes. TMA now intends to expand the disease management services to TRICARE Standard beneficiaries with the additional disease states of cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and anxiety and depression disorders as well as continue the original disease states of asthma, congestive heart failure, and diabetes. This expansion and continuation of the DM demonstration project will be conducted under the authority provided in 10 U.S.C. 1092.
The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the Proposed Construction of the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities, Which Includes Regional Wastewater Pumping, Conveyance, Treatment, and Discharge Facilities To Serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as Well as the Wake County Portion of Research Triangle Park (Service Area), NC
Document Number: E9-5563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), Wilmington District, Regulatory Division has been reviewing the request for Department of the Army authorization, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from the Town of Cary, acting as the lead for the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities Project Partners (Western Wake Partners), to construct Regional Wastewater Management Facility. The proposed project consists of regional wastewater pumping, conveyance, treatment, and discharge facilities to serve the Towns of Apex, Cary, Holly Springs and Morrisville, as well as the Wake County portion of Research Triangle Park (RTP South), NC. The project is being proposed by the Western Wake Partners to provide wastewater service for planned growth and development in the project service area and to comply with two regulatory mandates. One regulatory mandate has been issued by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC), and the second regulatory mandate has been issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR).
Department of the Army; Notice of Solicitation for Estuary Habitat Restoration Program
Document Number: E9-5463
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
Congress has appropriated limited funds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for implementation of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Program as authorized in Section 104 of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000, Title I of the Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-457) (accessible at http://www.usace.army.mil/ CECW/ERA/pages/Default.aspx). On behalf of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council (Council), the Corps is soliciting proposals for estuary habitat restoration projects. This document describes project criteria and evaluation criteria the Council will use to determine which projects to recommend. Recommended projects must provide ecosystem benefits, have scientific merit, be technically feasible, and be cost-effective. Proposals selected for Estuary Habitat Restoration Program funding may be implemented in accordance with a cost-share agreement with the Corps, a cooperative agreement with the Corps, or a cooperative agreement with one of the other agencies represented on the Council, subject to availability of funds.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polymerization of Aromatic Monomers Using Derivatives of Hematin
Document Number: E9-5461
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
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. U.S. 7,479,329 entitled ``Polymerization of Aromatic Monomers Using Derivatives of Hematin'' issued January 20, 2009. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Thermal Insulation for Articles of Clothing
Document Number: E9-5460
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
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. U.S. 7,494,946 entitled ``Thermal Insulation for Articles of Clothing'' issued February 24, 2009. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army.
US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-5447
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force 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 United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, at the Air Force Special Operations Command Training Squadron, 357 Tully St., Hurlburt Field, FL 32544. The meeting will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hold the SAB quarterly meeting to conduct classified discussions on Air Force Special Operations Command's mission, how their capabilities are used in the field, and how this information relates to the FY09 SAB studies tasked by the Secretary of the Air Force. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Administrative Assistant of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board meeting be closed to the public because they will be concerned with classified information and matters covered by sections 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (4). Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.
Notice of Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel
Document Number: E9-5345
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting, which will be open to the public.