Department of Defense February 2013 โ€“ Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Delta Wetlands Project in San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK-1901-09804
Document Number: 2013-04722
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Delta Wetland Properties (Applicant) has applied for a Department of Army permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (R & H A) to develop two Reservoir Islands (Bacon Island and Webb Tract). Applications with the Department of Army under Section 404 of the CWA for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States and under the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA) Section 10 for activities within navigable waters were first filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in 1987. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued no-jeopardy Biological Opinions (BOs) for the project in May and June 2000. The Corps issued a Department of the Army Permit under CWA Section 404 (Permit 190109804) for the project on June 26, 2002. Permit 190109804 required that construction be completed by December 31, 2007. The applicant is applying for a new permit for the project because the previously issued permit has expired. The Corps has determined that a Supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Delta Wetlands Project (prepared in 2001) is required. Delta Wetland Properties has applied for a new Department of the Army permit to fill approximately 2,156 acres of waters of the United States, including wetlands, to implement the project.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Clean Air Act General Conformity Determination for U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing
Document Number: 2013-04702
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500- 1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects that may result from homebasing the U.S. Navy F- 35C (Joint Strike Fighter) aircraft at either Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California or Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California. In addition, pursuant to the USEPA's Clean Air Act (CAA) General Conformity Regulations (40 CFR part 93, subpart B), the DoN has prepared a Draft CAA General Conformity Determination, which is included in the Draft EIS, to address air emission impacts associated with proposed F-35C homebasing. With the filing of the Draft EIS (including the Draft CAA General Conformity Determination), the DoN is initiating a 60-day public comment period beginning on February 15, 2013 and ending on April 22, 2013. During this period, the DoN will conduct two public meetings to receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS and Draft CAA General Conformity Determination. This notice announces the dates, times, and locations of the public meetings and provides supplementary information about the environmental planning effort.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-04604
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. 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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-66, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-66, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-04603
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items
Document Number: 2013-04601
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Section 822 extends the authority of the Commercial Item Test Program at FAR subpart 13.5 to January 1, 2015.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Changes to Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts and Orders
Document Number: 2013-04600
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional guidance when raising the ceiling price or otherwise changing the scope of work for a time-and-materials (T&M) or labor-hour (LH) contract or order.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of Contingency Operation
Document Number: 2013-04599
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ``contingency operation'' to address the statutory change to the definition made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-04595
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-66. 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; Submission for OMB Review; Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Document Number: 2013-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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 cost accounting standards administration. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69441, on November 19, 2012. Two respondents submitted comments.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Alleged Crimes By or Against Contractor Personnel
Document Number: 2013-04363
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and expand coverage on contractor requirements and responsibilities relating to alleged crimes by or against contractor personnel.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System
Document Number: 2013-04362
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform to the FAR regarding policy and procedures related to the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures (DFARS Case 2012-D015)
Document Number: 2013-04355
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the DFARS to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and other temporary structures.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-04354
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Unallowable Fringe Benefit Costs (DFARS Case 2012-D038)
Document Number: 2013-04353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to explicitly state that fringe benefit costs incurred or estimated that are contrary to law, employer-employee agreement, or an established policy of the contractor are unallowable.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Encouragement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs (DFARS Case 2012-D027)
Document Number: 2013-04352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires DoD to take steps to encourage contractors to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.
U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-04501
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting in Harmon Hall at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on March 15-16, 2013. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. on March 15 and 9:00 a.m. on March 16. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, infrastructure, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include a Forthclassmen Cadet Focus Group, an Upperclassmen Cadet Focus Group, an Athletic Department Update, a Superintendent's Update, a Character Update, an Impact of NDAA Requirements brief and the Subcommittee Chair Updates. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102- 3.155, three sessions of this meeting shall be closed to the public because they involve matters covered by subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b. Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting room. In addition, any member of the public wishing to provide input to the USAFA BoV 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 must address the following details: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the Air Force address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days before the first day of the meeting which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the BoV until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairman and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during the open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. If after review of timely submitted written comments and the BoV Chairman and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present the issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairman to allow specific personnel to make oral presentations before the BoV. In accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(d), any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with agency guidelines provided pursuant to a written invitation and this paragraph. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairman.
TRICARE: Smoking Cessation Program
Document Number: 2013-03417
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule implements Section 713 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 713 states the Secretary shall establish a smoking cessation program under the TRICARE program. The smoking cessation program under TRICARE shall, at a minimum, include the following: The availability, at no cost to the beneficiary, of pharmaceuticals used for smoking cessation, with the limitation on the availability of such pharmaceuticals to the mail-order pharmacy program under the TRICARE program; smoking cessation counseling; access to a toll-free quit line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; access to print and Internet web-based tobacco cessation material. Per the statute, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are excluded from the TRICARE smoking cessation program.
Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
Document Number: 2013-04388
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to Section 10(a), Public Law 92-463, as amended, notice is hereby given of a forthcoming meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). The purpose of the meeting is to introduce and swear in six new members to the Committee. Also, the Committee will receive briefings from the Services on representation of women at the Service Academies, and receive an update from the Joint Staff on the Women in Service Review. Additionally, the Navy will provide a briefing on the Sexual Assault Prevention Program at Naval Station Great Lakes, and the Sexual Assault and Prevention Office will brief on the Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies. The meeting is open to the public, subject to the availability of space.
Board on Coastal Engineering Research
Document Number: 2013-04308
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: Board on Coastal Engineering Research. Date of Meeting: March 18-19, 2013. Place: Conference Room, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Field Research Facility, 1261 Duck Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (March 18, 2013). 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (March 19, 2013).
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: 2013-04301
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: 1. Name of Committee: United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. 2. Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013. 3. Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will need to show photo identification in order to gain access to the meeting location. All participants are subject to security screening. 4. Location: Room 340, Cannon House Office Building, New Jersey and Independence Avenues SE., Washington, DC. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: This is the 2013 Organizational Meeting of the USMA Board of Visitors (BoV). Members of the Board will be provided updates on Academy issues. 6. Agenda: The Academy leadership will provide the Board updates on the following: Election of 2013 Chair and Vice Chair, 2012 Annual Report Update, Federal Advisory Committee Act Final Rule, and updates on USMA from the USMA Superintendent and USMA Chief of Staff. 7. Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165 and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. 8. Committee's Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Ms. Deadra Ghostlaw, (845) 938-4200, Deadra.Ghostlaw@us.army.mil.
TRICARE; Elimination of the Non-Availability Statement (NAS) Requirement for Non-Emergency Inpatient Mental Health Care
Document Number: 2013-03418
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule eliminates the requirement that states a NAS is needed for non-emergency inpatient mental health care in order for a TRICARE Standard beneficiary's claim to be paid. Currently, NAS are required for non-emergency inpatient mental health care for TRICARE Standard beneficiaries who live within a military treatment facility catchment area. At this time, the number of NASs issued is negligible as most mental health admissions are emergency admissions. Requiring a NAS for a relatively few non-emergency inpatient mental health admissions is disproportionate to the cost of maintaining the systems necessary to process and coordinate the NAS.
TRICARE; TRICARE Sanction Authority for Third-Party Billing Agents
Document Number: 2013-03416
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule will provide the Director, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), or designee, with the authority to sanction third-party billing agents by invoking the administrative remedy of exclusion or suspension from the TRICARE program. Such sanctions may be invoked in situations involving fraud or abuse on the part of third-party billing agents that prepare or submit claims presented to TRICARE for payment.
Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2013-04394
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has discontinued its temporary practice of providing accelerated payments to all contractors.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04199
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Schedules for Construction Contracts
Document Number: 2013-04194
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 schedules for construction contracts. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 73659, on December 11, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Economic Price Adjustment
Document Number: 2013-04111
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 economic price adjustment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69442, on November 19, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Central Contractor Registration
Document Number: 2013-04110
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 the Central Contractor Registration database. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 24713, on April 25, 2012. One respondent submitted comments. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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.
Information on Surplus Land at Former Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME
Document Number: 2013-03848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This amended notice provides information regarding additional surplus property at the former Naval Air Station (NAS), Brunswick, ME, in accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Public Law 101-510, as amended, and the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report, as approved, and subsequent screening with Federal agencies and Department of Defense components. This Notice amends the Notice published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2007 (72 FR 7624, FR Doc. E7-2762)).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2013-03871
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
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 report of shipment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-03825
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Notice of Availability for the Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment
Document Number: 2013-03750
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army announces a 30-day extension on the public comment period for the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) and final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignments that may occur from Fiscal Years (FYs) 2013-2020. The Army published the Notice of Availability of the draft FNSI and PEA in the Federal Register (78 FR 4134) on January 18, 2013. The comment period, originally set to end on February 19, 2013, is being extended by 30 days. The comment period will now run through March 21, 2013. An electronic version of the PEA and draft FNSI is available for download at: http://aec.army.mil/usaec/nepa/ topics00.html.
Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03729
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (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 Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) will take place.
Record of Decision for Land Acquisition and Airspace Establishment To Support Large-Scale Marine Air Ground Task Force Live-Fire and Maneuver Training at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA
Document Number: 2013-03692
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 United States Code 4321-4370h, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500-1508, the Department of Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775), and Marine Corps Order P5090.2A (with Changes 1, 2) Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual, Chapter 12, the DoN, after carefully weighing the operational and environmental consequences of the proposed action in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), announces its decision to establish a large-scale Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) training facility at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California (``the Combat Center'') to accommodate a required new program of sustained, combined-arms, live-fire, and maneuver training for all elements of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB)-sized MAGTF, including full-scale MEB Exercises and associated MEB Building Block training. To accommodate the required MEB training activities, DoN, acting through the Combat Center, will: Purchase additional private and state lands adjacent to the Combat Center; request withdrawal by Act of Congress of additional public lands adjacent to the Combat Center; pursue through the Federal Aviation Administration the establishment and modification of military Special Use Airspace for proposed MEB- sized training range; and conduct the specified MEB training. Land withdrawal of more than 5,000 acres for the purposes of national defense may only be made by an Act of Congress. The DoN has selected Alternative 6, the Preferred Alternative, (with additional mitigation developed in consultation with the Bureau of Land Management [BLM]), for implementation and recommendation to Congress. Alternative 6 includes the withdrawal of public land and purchase of private and state lands collectively totaling approximately 167,971 acres west and south of the existing Combat Center. All practical means to avoid or minimize environmental harm from the Preferred Alternative that were identified in the Final EIS have been adopted.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-03689
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2013-03586
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2113a, as amended, 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) (``the Sunshine Act''), and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a), the Department of Defense (DoD) gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (``the Board''). The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee that shall assist the Secretary of Defense in an advisory capacity in carrying out the Secretary's responsibility to conduct the business of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (``the University'').
Policy on Contractor Profits
Document Number: 2013-03575
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding the profit guidelines in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of U.S. Government-Owned Invention
Document Number: 2013-03483
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e), and 37 CFR 404.7 (a)(1)(i) and 37 CFR 404.7 (b)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, revocable license to the invention claimed in U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 11/525,574, filed September 22, 2006, entitled ``Antibodies with Simultaneous Subsite Specificities to Protein and Lipid Epitopes,'' to Avanti Polar Lipids with its principal place of business at 700 Industrial Park Drive, Alabaster, AL 35007.
Intent To Prepare a Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Herbert Hoover Dike Major Rehabilitation Project and Dam Safety Modification Study, Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties
Document Number: 2013-03482
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Major Rehabilitation Project and Dam Safety Modification Study. Herbert Hoover Dike is the 143 mile embankment surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south central Florida. A Dam Safety Modification Study has been initiated for the HHD and will be focused on a system wide risk reduction approach as required for safety modifications to dams. The purpose of the study is to identify risk reduction measures that can be implemented to reduce risks in the HHD system. On July 8 2005, the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) and Record of Decision for the Major Rehabilitation actions proposed for Reach One of the HHD. Several additional EISs and Environmental Assessments (EAs) have been completed for Reach One of the HHD, including installation of a seepage cutoff wall. The EISs for Reach 1A, Reach 1B, 1C, and 1D, and Reaches 2 and 3 have been retracted by notice in the Federal Register on February 5, 2013 (78 FR 8118- 8119). Most recently, an EA was completed in January 2012 evaluating impacts of an Alternative Rehabilitation Plan pilot test. The purpose of this pilot test, to be constructed in the southern portion of the HHD, is to seek lower cost solutions supporting the overall risk reduction strategy. Information gained from the pilot test will be used during the Dam Safety Modification Study.
Reestablishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-03370
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Under the provisions of 50 U.S.C. 1903 and 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) (``the Sunshine Act''), and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a), the Department of Defense (DoD) gives notice that it is reestablishing the charter for the National Security Education Board (``the Board''). The Board is a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee that shall provide the Secretary of Defense with independent advice and recommendation on developing the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens to understand foreign cultures, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, and enhance international cooperation and security.
Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2013-03474
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the statutory limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). The law limits DoD procurement of certain items to sources in the national technology and industrial base. The waiver will permit procurement of enumerated items from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute.
TRICARE Revision to CHAMPUS DRG-Based Payment System, Pricing of Hospital Claims
Document Number: 2013-03419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This rule proposes to change TRICARE's current regulatory provision for hospital claims priced under the DRG-based payment system. Claims are currently priced by using the rates and weights that are in effect on a beneficiary's date of admission. This rule proposes to change that provision to price such claims by using the rates and weights that are in effect on a beneficiary's date of discharge.
TRICARE; Demonstration Project for Participation in Maryland Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home Program (MMPCMHP) Demonstration
Document Number: 2013-03415
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice advises interested parties of a Military Health System (MHS) Demonstration project under the authority of Title 10, United States Code, Section 1092, entitled Department of Defense (DoD) Enhanced Access to Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH): Participation in Maryland Multi-payer Patient Centered Medical Home Program (MMPCMHP).
David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center Specialty Care Travel Reimbursement Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2013-03414
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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, United States Code, Section 1092, entitled David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center Specialty Care Travel Reimbursement Demonstration Project. This demonstration project is intended to test whether providing travel reimbursement will increase utilization of the direct care system by selected beneficiaries. The Military Treatment Facility (MTF) commander would determine based on the MTF's individual capabilities, which specialty services in the facility currently have excess capacity and then offer those specialty services to qualified beneficiaries, including TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE for Life (TFL) beneficiaries, who reside more than one hour drive time away from the David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center (DGMC). These beneficiaries would be enticed to receive this specialty care from the more distant MTF rather than a closer authorized provider through the payment of travel costs from their residence to the MTF. The travel reimbursement offered under this demonstration will include roundtrip mileage reimbursement from the patient's residence to DGMC. Reimbursement may also include overnight lodging for the patient the evening before an early morning procedure and travel for a non-medical attendant for patients when medically indicated. This demonstration will test if the travel reimbursement incentive can produce a cost of care savings related to the recapturing of selected DoD beneficiaries. This travel benefit will be authorized only when the MTF commander (or designee) determines that the DoD cost of funding the care (including the travel benefit) in the MTF is likely to be less than the DoD cost to provide the care in the purchased care system. This demonstration also seeks to maximize the utilization of DGMC specialists, maintain an adequate clinical case mix of patients for approved Graduate Medical Education program functioning in the MTF, and sustain readiness-related medical skills activities for the military providers. This demonstration would be initially conducted at DGMC and its satellite clinic, the McClellan Clinic (MCC) as well as the clinic located at Beale Air Force Base (Beale). However, it could be expanded to other MTFs with the approval of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), and a subsequent Federal Register notification.
Extension of Nominations for Membership on the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-03165
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) is soliciting nominations for eight new members.
Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts
Document Number: 2013-03142
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) is issuing this notice to announce a public meeting and request for comment on the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13627, Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts, and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 112-239, the End Trafficking In Government Contracting Act (ETGCA). Feedback will be used to help inform the development of regulations and other guidance to implement the E.O. and new statutory provisions and strengthen existing prohibitions on trafficking in persons (``TIP''). Interested parties may offer oral and/or written comments at a public meeting to be held on March 5, 2013. Parties are also encouraged to provide all written comments directly to www.regulations.gov.
DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Board of Actuaries; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03060
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
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 that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Board of Actuaries will take place.
DoD Board of Actuaries; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03051
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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.
South Dakota Task Force Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02872
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The duties of the Task Force are to prepare and approve a plan for the use of the funds made available under the Missouri River Restoration Act of 2000 (Title IX) to promote conservation practices in the Missouri River watershed, control and remove sediment from the Missouri River, protect recreation on the Missouri River from sedimentation, and protect Indian and non-Indian historical and cultural sites along the Missouri River from erosion.
Publication of Housing Price Inflation Adjustment Under 50 U.S.C. App. ยง 531
Document Number: 2013-03042
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, as codified at 50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 531, prohibits a landlord from evicting a Service member (or the Service member's family) from a residence during a period of military service except by court order. The law as originally passed by Congress applied to dwellings with monthly rents of $2,400 or less. The law requires the Department of Defense to adjust this amount annually to reflect inflation and to publish the new amount in the Federal Register. We have applied the inflation index required by the statute. The maximum monthly rental amount for 50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 531 (a)(1)(A)(ii) as of January 1, 2013, will be $3,139.35.
Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-02759
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-07
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) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the following Federal Advisory Committee Meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel).