Department of Defense March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2013-07453
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Acquisition Regulation System
This document corrects the preamble to a notice published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2013, 78 FR 15711, regarding the Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for OMB Control Number 0704- 0250. This correction revises numbers delineated concerning the public burden data.
Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates
Document Number: 2013-07310
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee is publishing Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 288. This bulletin lists revisions in the per diem rates prescribed for U.S. Government employees for official travel in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Possessions of the United States. AEA changes announced in Bulletin Number 194 remain in effect. Bulletin Number 288 is being published in the Federal Register to assure that travelers are paid per diem at the most current rates.
Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
Document Number: 2013-07224
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.
Meeting of the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2013-07219
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The SECNAV Advisory Panel will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 18, 2013 for a series of classified discussions on the Asia-Pacific region to include the international strategic environment and ongoing Department of the Navy efforts. These sessions will include discussions of classified material. For this reason, the meeting will be closed to the public.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07170
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (DFARS Case 2012-D025)
Document Number: 2013-07131
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The Republic of Korea is already party to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS Case 2012-D032)
Document Number: 2013-07108
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Colombia.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Specialty Metals-Definition of “Produce” (DFARS Case 2012-D041)
Document Number: 2013-07107
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of ``produce'' as it applies to specialty metals. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 directed DoD to review the definition of ``produce'' to ensure its compliance with the statutory restrictions on specialty metals and to determine if a revision to the current rule was necessary and appropriate.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Proposal Adequacy Checklist (DFARS Case 2011-D042)
Document Number: 2013-07106
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate a proposal adequacy checklist for proposals in response to solicitations that require submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB); Notice of Cancellation and Rescheduling of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07021
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On February 19, 2013 (78 FR 11631-11632), the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) announced a meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 8:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the Pentagon. Due to weather conditions and a federal government shutdown, the scheduled March 6, 2013 Board meeting is rescheduled for April 3, 2013. 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 rescheduled Federal advisory committee meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board will take place.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06973
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06972
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Army Privacy Act Program
Document Number: 2013-06968
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is amending its rule on notification of the Army Litigation Division when complaints citing the Privacy Act are filed in order to correct the mailing address in Sec. 505.12. The address for notifying the Army Litigation Division of cases citing the Privacy Act and filed in a U.S. District Court has changed.
The Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2013-06967
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is amending its rule on notification of the Army Litigation Division when a request is made for a record related to pending litigation involving the United States in order to correct the mailing address in Sec. 518.15 and Sec. 518.18. The address for notifying the U.S. Army Litigation Division of record requests related to litigation involving the United States has changed.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06965
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army proposes to reinstate five systems of records to its inventory of record systems to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. After review, it has been determined that the records covered under this previously deleted notice (see 77 FR 13571-13573, March 7, 2012) were erroneously deleted; therefore these notices are being reinstated.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06964
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army proposes to reinstate seven systems of records in its inventory of record systems to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. After review, it has been determined that the records covered under these previously deleted notices (see 77 FR 13573-13574), March 7, 2012) were erroneously deleted; therefore these notices are being reinstated.
Information Collection; Information Regarding Responsibility Matters
Document Number: 2013-06917
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
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 regarding Information Regarding Responsibility Matters.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate
Document Number: 2013-06927
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 Buy American ActFree Trade AgreementsIsraeli Trade Act Certificate. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 43081, on July 23, 2012. One comment was received.
Submission for OMB Review; Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects
Document Number: 2013-06924
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 an existing information collection requirement regarding Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 13057, on February 26, 2013. One comment was received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification
Document Number: 2013-06921
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 use of the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as primary contractor identification. The DUNS number is the nine-digit identification number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet Information Services to an establishment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 56212, on September 12, 2012. Three respondents submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting
Document Number: 2013-06919
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 change order accounting. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 51804, on August 27, 2012. One comment was received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Taxpayer Identification Number Information
Document Number: 2013-06859
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 Taxpayer Identification Number Information. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 51782, on August 27, 2012. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Commercial Item Acquisitions
Document Number: 2013-06856
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 clauses and provisions required for use in commercial item acquisitions.
Defense Transportation Regulation, Part IV
Document Number: 2013-06854
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
On September 4, 2012 (77 FR 53873-53874), the Department of Defense published a notice titled Defense Transportation Regulation, Part IV. DoD has completed their review and response to comments received in connection with the Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) Phase III Direct Procurement Method (DPM) business rules. Responses can be found on the Defense Transportation Regulation, Part IV Web site at http://www.transcom.mil/dtr/part-iv/phaseiii.cfm (DPM SECTION). All identified changes will be incorporated into the final DPM business rules. The DPM implementation timelines will be based on completion of Defense Personal Property System (DPS) Phase III programming projected for FY17.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06852
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Formal Training Unit (FTU) and Main Operating Base 1 (MOB 1) for the Beddown of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft
Document Number: 2013-06840
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Air Force is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Formal Training Unit (FTU) and Main Operating Base 1 (MOB 1) for the Beddown of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft. The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of bedding down KC-46A tanker aircraft, associated infrastructure and manpower of the FTU and MOB 1 at existing active duty Air Force installations within the continental United States and the no-action alternative. The FTU squadron will consist of up to eight KC-46A aircraft with a mission to train personnel to safely and effectively fly, operate, and maintain the KC-46A aircraft. The MOB 1 will consist of 36 KC-46A aircraft with a mission to provide worldwide refueling, cargo, or aeromedical evacuation support. The proposed basing alternatives for the FTU are:
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06781
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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) quarterly meeting will take place on 9 April 2013 at the Eubank Conference Center on Barksdale AFB, LA. The SAB will meet 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. with all sessions closed to the public. The purpose of this quarterly meeting is to review the status of the FY13 SAB studies directed by the Secretary of the Air Force: countering electro-optical and infrared targeting system threats to our aircraft, disaggregation of satellite mission applications, and communicating in a contested environment. The SAB will receive a presentation on the mission of Air Force Global Strike Command, the host for the SAB's Spring Board Meeting. This board meeting will also include the publication status of the FY12 studies, the latest updates on the ongoing study outbriefs, as well as discussion of the SAB's review of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) science and technology investments. The remaining FY13 Board schedule and internal restructuring options will also be discussed. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, this meeting of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will be closed to the public because it will involve information and matters covered by sections 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (2). 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.
U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App 2, Section 1), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces the following closed meeting notice pertaining to the following federal advisory committee: U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 2013-06626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 debarment and suspension. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 43079, on July 23, 2012. One comment was received.
Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board; Engineer Regulation No. 15-2-13
Document Number: 2013-06591
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is revising its Engineer Regulation No. 15-2-13 dated 10 May 1989. This regulation establishes and prescribes the objectives, composition, responsibilities and authority of the Corps Greater Mississippi River Basin Water Management Board. It is applicable to all Corps offices involved with water management within the Greater Mississippi River Basin. The Board consists of the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, and Division Commanders of the Northwestern, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and Ohio River, and Southwestern Divisions. The Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations serves as permanent Board Chairperson. The Board provides oversight and guidance during significant regional drought or flood events that cross Division boundaries. The Board discusses water management issues among Corps Divisions within the Greater Mississippi River Basin.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Modernization and Expansion of Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia
Document Number: 2013-06588
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
Pursuant to section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500- 1508), Department of the Navy (DoN) NEPA regulations (32 CFR part 775) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) NEPA directives (Marine Corps Order P5090.2A, changes 1 and 2), the USMC has prepared and filed with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) that evaluated potential environmental impacts of acquiring additional property and constructing the necessary infrastructure to allow the use of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) at Townsend Bombing Range (TBR), Georgia. Through the use of PGMs at TBR, the USMC can more efficiently meet current training requirements for pilots by significantly increasing air-to-ground training capabilities at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, South Carolina.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Summary Subcontract Report
Document Number: 2013-06584
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 summary subcontract reports (SF-295). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69483, on November 19, 2012. One comment was received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294)
Document Number: 2013-06581
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report (SF-294). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69627, on November 20, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Right of First Refusal of Employment
Document Number: 2013-06580
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews
Document Number: 2013-06578
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 contractors' purchasing systems reviews. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 51783, on October 27, 2012. One comment was received.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06540
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Logistics Agency is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact Regarding DLA Energy's Mobility Fuel Purchasing Programs
Document Number: 2013-06535
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
As required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action to continue DLA Energy's current domestic mobility fuel purchase programs. DLA Energy currently operates two programs for mobility fuel contracts, Direct Delivery Fuels (DDF) and Bulk Petroleum, which were considered as part of the EA. The EA also analyzed the no-action alternative. Based on the analysis in the EA, DLA Energy has determined that the proposed action is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the context of NEPA. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06527
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Logistics Agency 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests
Document Number: 2013-06516
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
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 extraordinary contractual action requests. A notice was published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2012 (77 FR 56213). One comment was received.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2013-06490
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Logistics Agency 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: 2013-06489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The Department of the Air Force proposes to alter 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.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Notification Requirements for Critical Safety Items
Document Number: 2013-06381
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection for use through July 31, 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test
Document Number: 2013-06375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The purpose of this notification is to inform users of an upcoming event related to the GPS satellite constellation. U.S. Air Force Space Command will be testing CNAV capabilities on the GPS L2C and L5 signals on 15-29 June 2013. There are no planned GPS satellite outages for this activity. The broadcast navigation messages will be in compliance with IS-GPS-200 and IS-GPS-705. L2C/L5 CNAV testing will be transparent to GPS receivers that do not process L2C or L5 CNAV. U.S. Air Force Space Command expects to conduct one to two CNAV tests per year over the next few years. These test events will provide an opportunity for civil users and manufacturers to participate in L2C/L5 evaluation and will result in enhanced provider and user readiness for L2C/L5 operations once the Next Generation GPS Operational Control System comes online in 2016. The draft test plan is available at (http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/L2C_ L5_CNAV_Test_Plan.pdf). The draft test plan communicates details of the broadcast, data collection, and results reporting plans. U.S. Air Force Space Command and the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Systems Engineering Forum (NPEF) encourage L2C and L5 users and receiver manufacturers to review the test plan, provide comments, and participate in the evaluation process. Comments to the test plan must be submitted on a Comment Resolution Matrix (http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/L2C_L5_CNAV_Test_Plan_Comments_ BLANK.xlsx) by 29 April 2013 and sent to Smcgper@us.af.mil. The final test plan will be posted (http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/L2C_L5_CNAV_ Test_Plan.pdf) once all comments have been adjudicated. All user and manufacturer comments and the resulting adjudications will also be posted (http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/L2C_L5_CNAV_Test_Plan_ Comments.pdf) consistent with the GPS public ICWG process. Any military or civil users who encounter user equipment problems during or after testing should contact the GPS Operations Center (GPSOC) (military), NAVCEN (civil, non-aviation) as soon as possible. Aviation users should file reports consistent with FAA-approved procedures.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Fiber Optic Sensor Systems Technology Corporation
Document Number: 2013-06373
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register on December 10, 2012, announcing an intent to grant to Fiber Optic Sensor Systems Technology Corporation, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license. The scope of the intent to license has been revised.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2013-06368
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy (DoN). The following patents are available for licensing. Patent Number 8,004,216: Variable intensity LED illumination system, issued August 23, 2011//U.S. Patent Number 8,005,257: Gesture recognition apparatus and method, issued August 23, 2011//U.S. Patent Number 8,023,784: Optical subassembly package configuration, issued September 20, 2011// U.S. Patent Number 8,044,999: Image enhancer for detecting and identifying objects in turbid media, issued October 25, 2011//U.S. Patent Number 8,056,196: Quick release fitting, issued November 15, 2011//U.S. Patent Number 8,264,909: System and method for depth determination for an acoustic sour//U.S. Patent Number 8,273,698: Odorless low-VOC and HAP-free siloxane cleaner for aerospace cleaning applications, issued September 25, 2012//U.S. Patent Number 8,289,018: Gradient magnetometer atom interferometer, issued October 16, 2012// U.S. Patent Number 8,306,689: Integrated net-centric diagnostics dataflow for avionics systems, issued November 06, 2012//U.S. Patent Number 8,373,862: Extended range optical imaging system for use in turbid media, issued February 12, 2013//U.S. Patent Application Number 13/474,250, Navy Case Number PAX68: Method for measuring fatigue, filed May 17, 2012//U.S. Patent Application Number 13/231,992. Navy Case Number PAX69: Method for fabrication of an optically transparent and electrically conductive structural material, filed September 14, 2011// U.S. Patent Application Number 13/349,625, Navy Case Number PAX80: JSF Engine actuator installation/remover tool, filed January 13, 2012//U.S. Patent Application Number 13/596,153, Navy Case Number PAX85: Method for comparing head mobility, filed August 28, 2012//U.S. Patent Application Number 61/708,673, Navy Case Number PAX95: Constrained grid-based filter, filed October 02, 2012//U.S. Patent Application Number 13/744,960, Navy Case Number PAX108: Paint stripping composition, filed January 18, 2013//U.S. Patent Application Number 13/ 709,863, Navy Case Number PAX112: Recoilless bucking bar system, filed December 10, 2012//U.S. Patent Application Number 13/709,179, Navy Case Number PAX116: Improved Explosive Device (IED) test fixture, filed December 10, 2012.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-06340
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Defense Base Act
Document Number: 2013-06325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-20
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 clarify contractor and subcontractor responsibilities to obtain workers' compensation insurance or to qualify as a self-insurer, and other requirements, under the terms of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act as extended by the Defense Base Act.
Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share
Document Number: 2013-06091
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is publishing the annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD Market is greater than five percent.
Notice for Termination of a Disease Management Demonstration Project for TRICARE Standard Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2013-06022
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice is to advise interested parties of the termination of a Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project entitled ``Disease Management Demonstration Project for TRICARE Standard Beneficiaries.'' The demonstration provided disease management (DM) services to TRICARE Standard beneficiaries who are not eligible to receive some DM-like services under the basic benefit regulations. TRICARE began the demonstration project in March 2007 for Standard beneficiaries and this demonstration project has enabled the MHS to evaluate the programs and identify ways to improve the provision of effective services by detecting strengths and weaknesses of the programs, as well as evidence of best practices. As the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) chose a phased approach, the demonstration was extended twice, on March 16, 2009 (74 FR 11089-11090), and again on March 4, 2011 (76 FR 12081-12082), to allow time for all program evaluations. TMA intends to continue to provide DM services to eligible TRICARE beneficiaries through strategies based on evidence-based best practices, beneficiary's needs, plan category, and location of health care provision.