Department of Defense 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-33608
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is deleting a system of records notice from 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: 2011-33568
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The National Security Agency (NSA) is proposing to alter a system of records in its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33487
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33476
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
TRICARE; Extended Care Health Option
Document Number: 2011-33384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this proposed rule to establish TRICARE coverage under the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Progress Payments (SF-1443)
Document Number: 2011-33348
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously information collection requirement concerning progress payments. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Biobased Procurements
Document Number: 2011-33347
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding biobased procurements. 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.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-33340
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This Notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on March 13-14, 2012 is to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) funds in excess of $1M. This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Scientific Advisory Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board.
Operational Contract Support
Document Number: 2011-33107
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This part establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for operational contract support (OCS), including OCS program management, contract support integration, and integration of defense contractor personnel into contingency operations outside the United States. An interim final rule is required to procedurally close gaps and ensure the correct planning, oversight and management of DoD contractors supporting contingency operations, by updating the existing outdated policy. The existing policies are causing significant confusion, as they do not reflect current practices and legislative mandates. The inconsistencies between local Geographic Command guidance and the DoD-wide policies and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement are confusing for those in the fieldin particular, with regard to policy on accountability and visibility requirements. Given the sustained employment of a large number of contractors in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility; the importance of contractor oversight in support of the counter-insurgency operation in Afghanistan; and, the requirement to effectively manage contractors during the transition in Iraq, this issue has become so significant that DoD needs to revise the DoD-wide policies as a matter of urgency.
TRICARE; Removal of the Prohibition to Use Addictive Drugs in the Maintenance Treatment of Substance Dependence in TRICARE Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2011-33106
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This rule proposes revisions to remove the exclusion of drug abuse maintenance programs and allow as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for an individual with substance dependence, the substitution of a therapeutic drug with addictive potential for a drug of addiction (e.g. the substitution of methadone for heroin). The current regulation prohibits drug maintenance programs where one addictive substance is substituted for another. However, this prohibition of maintenance treatment of substance dependence utilizing a specific category of psychoactive agent is outdated and fails to recognize the accumulated medical evidence supporting certain maintenance programs as one component of the continuum of care necessary for the effective treatment of substance dependence. Current medical evidence shows that this is medically or psychologically necessary and integral to the safe and effective treatment of drug abuse as is generally required for all treatment benefits for inclusion in the TRICARE benefit.
National Security Personnel System
Document Number: 2011-33235
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of Personnel Management
This final rule removes the Department of Defense and Office of Personnel Management regulations concerning the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). Section 1113 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 repealed the legal authority for NSPS and provided that any existing NSPS regulations would cease to be effective on January 1, 2012.
Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-33223
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
In accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). Date: January 19, 2012. Time: 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. Location: U.S. Government Accountability Office Building, 441 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20548-0002 (202) 512-6000. Agenda: The Board will advise the Chief of Engineers on environmental policy, identification and resolution of environmental issues and missions, and addressing challenges, problems and opportunities in an environmentally sustainable manner. Discussions and presentations during this meeting will focus on ecosystem restoration through integrated water resources management, including discussion of the potential effects of climate change. Following the discussions and presentations there will be a public comment period.
Defense Business Board (DBB); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-33202
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Business Board (DBB).
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2011-33177
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 July 21, 1996.
TRICARE: Changes Included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010; Enhancement of Transitional Dental Care for Members of the Reserve Component on Active Duty for More Than 30 Days in Support of a Contingency Operation
Document Number: 2011-33175
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department is publishing this final rule to implement section 703 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA for FY10). Specifically, that legislation amends the transitional health care dental benefits for Reserve Component members on active duty for more than 30 days in support of a contingency operation. The legislation entitles these Reserve Component members to dental care in the same manner as a member of the uniformed services on active duty for more than 30 days, thus providing care to the Reserve member in both military dental treatment facilities and authorized private sector dental care. This final rule does not eliminate any medical or dental care that is currently covered as transitional health care for the member.
TRICARE; Elimination of Co-payments for Authorized Preventive Services for Certain TRICARE Standard Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2011-33105
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this final rule to implement section 711 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 2009), Public Law 110-417. Section 711 eliminates copayments for authorized preventive services for TRICARE Standard beneficiaries other than Medicare-eligible beneficiaries. This rule also realigns the covered preventive services listed in the Exclusions section of the regulation to the Special Benefits section in the regulation.
TRICARE: Certified Mental Health Counselors
Document Number: 2011-33109
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This rule is submitted as an interim final rule (IFR) in order to meet the Congressional requirement set forth in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Section 724, which required the Department of Defense to prescribe regulations by June 20, 2011, to establish the criteria, as had previously been studied in accordance with Section 717 of the NDAA 2008, that would allow licensed or certified mental health counselors to be able to independently provide care to TRICARE beneficiaries and receive payment for those services. Under current TRICARE requirements, mental health counselors (MHCs) are authorized to practice only with physician referral and supervision. This interim final rule establishes a transition period to phase out the requirement for physician referral and supervision for MHCs and to create a new category of allied health professionals, to be known as certified mental health counselors (CMHCs), who will be authorized to practice independently under TRICARE. During this transition period the MHCs who do not meet the requirements for independent practice as established in this rule, may continue to provide services to TRICARE beneficiaries under the requirements of physician referral and ongoing supervision. This transition period, ending December 31, 2014, will allow time for those MHCs who seek to continue providing services under the TRICARE program to meet the independent practice requirements as outlined in this notice. After December 31, 2014, the Department of Defense will no longer recognize those mental health counselors who do not meet the criteria for a CMHC and will no longer allow them to provide services even upon the referral and supervision of a physician.
DoD Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) Program
Document Number: 2011-33104
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This part implements policy established in DoD Instruction 5200.01. It assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for members of the public to request a declassification review of information classified under the provisions of Executive Order 13526, or predecessor orders.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33095
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments
Document Number: 2011-33086
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This notice is to advise the public that the Department of the Navy (DoN) is revising the scope for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for continued and increased training activities on Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) Boardman, Oregon, and to invite the public to provide comments for consideration during preparation of the revised EIS. This revised Notice of Intent has been published because since the October 5, 2010 publication of the original Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (75 FR 61452), the DoN is modifying its proposed action to include the addition of new Special Use Airspace in the form of a Military Operations Area (MOA). This new MOA would preserve required training capabilities at NWSTF Boardman that are necessary to maintain military readiness. Additional information concerning the proposed new MOA, including a map, is available on the NWSTF Boardman EIS Web page located at: http://www.NWSTFBoardmanEIS.com.
Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB); Member Solicitation
Document Number: 2011-33070
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 Department of Defense announces the following Federal advisory committee member solicitation of the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB).
Notice of Intent To Expand Implementation of the TRICARE® Program in Alaska
Document Number: 2011-33067
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the intent to expand implementation of the TRICARE Program in Alaska. The expansion will require the Managed Care Support Contractor to develop and operate a TRICARE civilian preferred provider network under 32 CFR 199.17(p) within the Anchorage Prime Service Area of Alaska. Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries will be permitted to enroll in Prime with assignment to Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Primary Care Managers (PCMs) consistent with established priorities provided in 32 CFR 199.17(c) or assignment to a PCM within the TRICARE civilian preferred provider network. The initial expansion included the Prime Service Areas around Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. Under 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 199.1(b), the Director had previously limited the program in Alaska. Subsequently through the notice of November 3, 2010, http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fedreg/ a101103c.html, the limitation was partially revoked, and now the Director is revoking another part of the prior limitation in Alaska and intends to provide the benefit under 32 CFR 199.17 (p).
TRICARE Evaluation of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Approved Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2011-33066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice is to advise interested parties of a Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project under the authority of Section 1092, Chapter 55, Title 10 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), entitled TRICARE Evaluation of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Approved Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Project. The demonstration project is intended to determine whether it is feasible for the Department of Defense (DoD) to review Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved laboratory developed tests (LDTs), not yet examined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to determine if they meet TRICARE requirements for safety and effectiveness according to the hierarchy of reliable evidence (32 CFR 199.2(b)) and allow those that do to be covered as a benefit under the TRICARE Program. The LDTs for this demonstration would be limited to only those that significantly inform clinical decision making for surveillance, surgical interventions, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy for cancer. The demonstration project will provide a valuation of the potential improvement of the quality of healthcare services for TRICARE beneficiaries who would not otherwise had access to these tests. In addition, the demonstration project will evaluate the need to modify 32 CFR 199.4(g)(15)(i)(A) to allow coverage for CMS approved LDTs. Interested LDT device manufacturers, or individual (single) laboratories developing their own proprietary tests that have a CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) or Local Coverage Determination (LCD) who desire the DoD to consider their tests for coverage under the TRICARE Program, are encouraged to submit LDTs for consideration. Submissions must include the LDT description and complete documentation (including the CMS-assigned determination number) proving CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) or Local Coverage Determination (LCD). Submissions will only be accepted for those LDTs which are CMS approved, but have not received FDA clearance or approval LDTs will be prioritized based on the combination of potential high utilization and potential high clinical impact on TRICARE beneficiaries. If no submission is received for a LDT and TMA is aware that a NCD or LCD exists, TMA may elect to include the LDT in the prioritization process. Relevant administrative data on number of diagnoses of specific oncological diseases, procedures, treatments, and other requested data and information will be used in the prioritization process. The prioritized list will be sent to the Director, TMA for approval. The approved list will then be reviewed in numerical order beginning with the test listed as having the highest priority. Those selected for review will be evaluated to determine whether they meet the TRICARE hierarchy of reliable evidence for safety and effectiveness as described in 32 CFR 199.4(g)(15). LDTs determined to meet TRICARE criteria for safety and efficacy will be recommended to the Director, TMA for approval for cost-sharing during the demonstration period.
TRICARE Prime Urgent Care Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2011-33065
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice is to advise interested parties of a Military Health System (MHS) Demonstration project under the authority of title 10, U.S. Code, section 1092, entitled Department Of Defense TRICARE Prime Urgent Care Demonstration Project. The demonstration project is intended to test whether allowing four visits to an urgent care center without requiring a referral from the Primary Care Manager (PCM) will improve access to urgent care including minor illness or injury for Active Duty Family Members enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote while reducing the overall costs of such care to the DoD. The Department currently has a demonstration to test this same provision for U.S. Coast Guard personnel. However, this demonstration is being conducted outside of the Coast Guard population in order to be able to evaluate the impact on ADFMs who tend to be a more mobile population than the Coast Guard members and their families. Current data indicates that the ADFMs frequently need urgent care while traveling to new duty stations for permanent orders or training and when traveling to temporary locations while a member is deployed. Under the demonstration, ADFMs who are enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote would be allowed to self-refer, without an authorization, to a TRICARE network provider such as an Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) or Convenience Center for up to four urgent care visits per year. No referral from their PCM or authorization by a Health Care Finder will be required and no Point of Service (POS) deductibles and cost shares shall apply to these four unmanaged visits. The ADFMs will be required to notify their PCM of any urgent/acute care visits to other than their PCM within 24 hours of the visit and schedule any follow-up treatment that might be indicated with their PCM. If more than the four (4) authorized urgent care visits are used, or if the beneficiary seeks care from a non TRICARE network or non TRICARE authorized provider, POS deductibles and cost shares as required by Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 199.17 (n)(3) may apply. Referral requirements for specialty care and inpatient authorizations will remain as currently required by MHS policy. At the conclusion of the demonstration, data will be analyzed to determine if use of this ability to seek urgent care without a referral is used more or less frequently by a more mobile population than a stable population in order to determine whether the overall costs to the government have decreased due to a reduced usage of emergency care facilities by this same population.
Extension of Autism Services Demonstration Project for TRICARE Beneficiaries Under the Extended Care Health Option
Document Number: 2011-33064
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides a 2-year extension of the Department of Defense Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration Project under the Extended Care Health Option for beneficiaries diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Under the demonstration, the Department implemented a provider model that allows reimbursement for Intensive Behavioral Interventions (IBI) services, in particular, Applied Behavior Analysis, rendered by providers who are not otherwise eligible for reimbursement.
Mandatory Declassification Review Addresses
Document Number: 2011-33063
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Information Security Oversight Office's Classified National Security Information Directive No. 1, this notice provides Department of Defense addresses to which Mandatory Declassification Review requests may be sent. This notice benefits the public in advising them where to send such requests for declassification review.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2011-32795
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 July 21, 1996.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-32783
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-32779
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-32771
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Information Systems Agency is deleting one 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Clarification of Standards for Computer Generation of Forms
Document Number: 2011-32722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove any reference to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 161 and codify requirements for standards already in use.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-32493
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
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 10 to 11 January 2012 at the SAFTAS Conference and Innovation Center, 1550 Crystal Drive Plaza Level, Arlington, VA 22202. The meeting on Tuesday, 10 January 2012, will be from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with the sessions between 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. open to the public. The meeting on Wednesday, 11 January 2012, will be from 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. with the sessions from 1:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. open to the public. The awards ceremony from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on 11 January 2012 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA will be open to the public. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to introduce the FY12 SAB study topics tasked by the Secretary of the Air Force and receive presentations that address relevant subjects to the SAB mission to include introduction of the new Board members for FY12, status of FY11 studies and the remaining FY12 Board schedule; the latest updates on the ongoing Aircraft Oxygen Generation Study; review of the recently completed SAB Air Force Research Laboratory science and technology reviews; non-traditional intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaisance data collection and exploitation; ensuring cyber situational awareness for commanders; extended use of Air Force Space Command space-based sensors; acquisition challenges amid new era of defense policy and lessons learned from challenged acquisition programs; and balancing today's needs with tomorrow's challenges to prepare for full-spectrum operations. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, The Administrative Assistant of the Air Force, in consultation with the Air Force General Counsel, has agreed that the public interest requires some sessions of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board meeting be closed to the public because they will discuss 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 Sec. 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.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Title 41 Positive Law Codification-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2012-D003)
Document Number: 2011-32398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to conform statutory titles to the new Positive Law Codification of Title 41, United States Code, ``Public Contracts.''
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Utilization of Domestic Photovoltaic Devices (DFARS Case 2011-D046)
Document Number: 2011-32396
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The section provides that photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of any covered contract shall comply with the Buy American statute, subject to the exceptions provided in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 or otherwise provided by law.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License; Voltage Networking, LLC; Correction
Document Number: 2011-32405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On November 10, 2011 (76 FR 70117-70118), DoD published a notice titled Notice of Intent to Grant an Exclusive License; Voltage Networking, LLC. In the SUMMARY section, in the fourth line, the word ``non-assignable'' was incorrectly published. This notice corrects that error.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2011-32284
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2011-32283
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (Title 5, U.S.C., Section (Sec.) 552b, as amended) the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the following Federal Advisory Committee Meeting: Name of Committee: Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel).
Office of the Secretary
Document Number: 2011-32133
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: 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 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors will take place.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Document Number: 2011-32071
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DoD, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) that their records are being matched by computer. The purpose of this agreement is to verify an individual's continuing eligibility for VA benefits by identifying VA disability benefit recipients who return to active duty and to ensure that benefits are terminated if appropriate.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2011-32049
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 July 21, 1996.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding the Wolfpen Knob Development Company's Proposed Mason Dixon Mining Complex, a Deep Coal Mine, Located 1.3 Miles Northwest of Wadestown, in the Battelle District of Monongalia County, WV
Document Number: 2011-31873
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District (Corps), intends to prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Mason Dixon Mining Complex. The District Engineer is requiring an EIS to be prepared to assess the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental, social, and economic effects that the issuance of a Department of the Army permit, under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, may have related to discharges of dredge and fill material into Waters of the United States associated with the construction of the proposed Mason Dixon Mining Complex. The Corps will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), NEPA's implementing regulations and the applicable Corps' regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-31807
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force proposes to alter a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: C1-2011-31229
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Correction
Document Number: 2011-31654
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document contains corrections to the final rule which was published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, November 2, 2011 (76 FR 68039). The final rule amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definitions of ``Caribbean Basin country'' and ``designated country'' due to the change in status of the islands that comprised the Netherlands Antilles.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Material and Workmanship
Document Number: 2011-31627
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning material and workmanship. 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.
Notice of Amendment No. 004 to the Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications (SCAA) Issued on July 7, 2010
Document Number: 2011-31591
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) executes the Department of Defense (DoD) Procurement Technical Assistance Program by awarding cost sharing cooperative agreements to assist states, local governments, private nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations and economic enterprises in establishing or maintaining procurement technical assistance centers (PTACs) pursuant to Chapter 142 of title 10, United States Code. The Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications (SCAA) issued July 7, 2010 is amended to allow acceptance of applications for new programs in fiscal year (FY) 2012. For FY 2012, new applications will only be considered from entities proposing to provide service to an area that will not be covered by an existing program. Applications proposing to duplicate any portion of the service area of an existing program will neither be accepted nor considered. Amendment No. 004 is not applicable to existing programs that have already received a base period award in FY 2011 under the amended solicitation. As of the issue date of Amendment No. 004, significant areas not covered or expected to become uncovered in FY 2012 include, but may not be limited to, the States of Washington, North Dakota and Rhode Island, and Washington DC. There are also uncovered regional areas (i.e., counties), but those areas have not been listed. Any entity contemplating submitting an application under this amendment, including those that propose to service an area identified, must first submit the inquiry discussed in Amendment No. 004 to ascertain if the proposed area is covered. Funding of new programs for FY 2012 is contingent on the availability of funds. In addition, awards may not be made to all acceptable applicants. Award decisions will optimize the use of program funds while at the same time maximizing the availability of procurement technical assistance. DLA will make funding decisions on a case-by-case basis and in the best interest of the overall program. An award decision for any application submitted pursuant to this amendment will be made prior to October 1, 2012. The SCAA issued on July 7, 2010 and Amendment Nos. 001-004 are available at http://www.dla.mil/SmallBusiness/Pages/SCAA.aspx. Additional details regarding this opportunity are provided in Amendment No. 004. Printed copies are not available for distribution. Applications must be submitted to DLA by 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on January 31, 2012. Notwithstanding any other provision in the SCAA or in previous Amendments, late applications will be neither accepted nor evaluated.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-31570
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records in 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: 2011-31568
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2011-31567
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2011-31566
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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 July 21, 1996.