Department of Defense February 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

U.S. Air Force Reminder Re: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Consent Order and Recent Change in Department of Defense (DOD) Compliance Officer
Document Number: 2016-02544
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
This is not a notice of solicitation issuance. The Director, Principal DOD Space Advisor Staff, as the Compliance Officer under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Decision and Order (hereinafter referred to as the ``Consent Order''), in the Matter of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), the Boeing Company (Boeing), and United Launch Alliance, L.L.C. (ULA) (hereinafter referred to as the ``Respondents''), Docket No. C-4188, dated May 1, 2007, is posting this notice to publicize the Consent Order, notify the Public of a change in DOD Compliance Officer personnel and to provide points of contact for further information or for comment submittal. The Consent Order: The Consent Order requires that with regard to covered Government programs, (1) ULA afford all space vehicle manufacturers non-discriminatory treatment for launch services that ULA may provide, and that (2) LMC and Boeing, as space vehicle manufacturers, consider all qualified launch service providers on a non-discriminatory basis. Covered programs are Government programs which are delivered in orbit and utilize medium-to-heavy launch services. The Consent Order also requires firewalls to prevent information from a space vehicle provider being shared by ULA with its Boeing or LMC parent company. Similarly, Boeing and LMC must have firewalls to ensure that other launch service information is not shared with ULA. The Consent Order also requires that the Department of Defense appoint a Compliance Officer to oversee compliance with the Consent Order by all three Respondents. The Consent Order remains in full effect through 30 April 2017. The complete text of the ULA Consent Order and supplementary information is located on the following FTC Web site: http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/0510165/ lockheed-martin-corporation-boeing-company-united-launch. DOD Compliance Officer: The DOD Compliance Officer is the Director, Principal DOD Space Advisor Staff. The duties of this position are now conducted by Mr. Winston A. Beauchamp. Points of Contact for Further Information or Inquiries: For further information and inquires, or to request a meeting with the DOD Compliance Officer or her Government Compliance Team, interested parties should contact either Mrs. Sarah Beth Cliatt (Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 719-556-2268; or Colonel Marc Berkstresser (Deputy Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 703-693-3634.
Information Collection; Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification
Document Number: 2016-02517
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
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 Division 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; NCP Coatings, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-02514
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy published a document in the Federal Register on July 31, 2014, announcing an intent to grant to NCP Coatings, Inc. a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license. The scope of the intent to license has been revised.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2016-02513
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 21, 2016, will include discussions of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and non-judicial punishment proceedings involving midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade; the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Public Land Withdrawal, California
Document Number: 2016-02512
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN), after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, announces its decision to both accommodate future military operational increases and implement and complete a revised Comprehensive Land Use Management Plan (CLUMP) at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL), California as set out in Alternative 1 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS/LEIS) for Renewal of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Public Land Withdrawal. Implementation of this alternative includes Congressional renewal of the public land withdrawal (25-year renewal), accommodation of an increase in Research, Development, Acquisition, Test, and Evaluation and training tempo (up to 25 percent) within current land use areas approved for designated uses, expansion of unmanned aerial and surface systems, and expansion of existing and introduction of evolving directed energy weapons development. Nonmilitary activities would continue according to current patterns of use. Proposed land use changes would be accommodated in accordance with the CLUMP and applicable NAWSCL approval processes. Natural and cultural resources would continue to be conserved with implementation of the CLUMP management process.
Publication of Housing Price Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2016-02445
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, as codified at 50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 3951, 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. 3951 (a)(1)(A)(ii) as of January 1, 2016, will be $3,451.20.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2016-02328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Department of Defense
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communication Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2016-02327
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Department of Defense
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Disability Advisory Committee; Announcement of Next Meeting
Document Number: 2016-02323
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Department of Defense
This document announces the date of the next meeting of the Commission's Disability Advisory Committee (Committee or DAC). The meeting is open to the public. During this meeting, members of the Committee will receive and discuss summaries of activities and recommendations from its subcommittees.
Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments
Document Number: 2016-02290
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to Executive Order 12473Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1984, and Department of Defense Directive 5500.17, Role and Responsibility of the Joint Service Committee (JSC) on Military Justice, the JSC is conducting its annual review of the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), United States. The committee invites members of the public to suggest changes to the MCM. Please provide supporting rationale for any proposed changes.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-02264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
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.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-02261
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
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.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-02258
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
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.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License; Nguran Corporation
Document Number: 2016-02238
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The National Security Agency hereby gives notice of its intent to grant Nguran Corporation a revocable, non-assignable, exclusive, license to practice the following Government-Owned invention as described and claimed in United States Patent Application No.14/120,606 entitled: ``Satisfiability Filter and Query Tool and Method of Building a Satisfiability Filter and Query Tool,'' filed on June 9, 2014 and any related non-provisional patent applications and all Letters Patent issuing thereon, and any continuation, continuation-in-part or division of said non-provisional patent application and any reissue or extension of said Letters Patent.
Record of Decision for the Schofield Generating Station Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, United States Army Garrison-Hawaii
Document Number: 2016-02041
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) to lease land and grant easements on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield to Hawaiian Electric Company (Hawaiian Electric) for the construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of a 50-megawatt (MW) capacity, biofuel-capable generating station, referred to as the Schofield Generating Station, and associated power poles, high-tension power lines, and related equipment and facilities. The action was the preferred alternative identified in the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Schofield Generating Station Project (SGSP). The ROD identifies the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with the SGSP, none of which were determined to be significant adverse effects. The selected action will provide improved energy security to the Army and citizens of Oahu, support renewable energy goals, and improve future electrical generation capabilities on Oahu by providing a new secure, firm, dispatchable, flexible, and renewable energy generation to the grid on Oahu, Hawaii. Implementation of the preferred alternative will not result in significant impacts. The Army and Hawaiian Electric will implement numerous best management practices to avoid or minimize adverse environmental effects.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License; Optio Labs, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-02105
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The National Security Agency hereby gives notice of its intent to grant Optio Labs, Inc. a revocable, non-assignable, partially exclusive, license to practice the following Government-Owned invention as described and claimed in United States Patent Number (USPN),7,904,278 B2, Method and Systems for Program Execution Integrity Measurement; and USPN, 8,326,579, Method and Systems for Program Execution Integrity Measurement.
Board on Coastal Engineering Research Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01974
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Board on Coastal Engineering Research. This meeting is open to the public.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Nanushuk Project; Located 7.5 Miles Northeast of Nuiqsut, Alaska
Document Number: 2016-01973
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and analyze the potential impacts associated with the development of the Alpine C and Nanushuk reservoirs, including construction and operation of the proposed project. The Corps will be evaluating a permit application for work under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The EIS will be used to support the permit decision in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-02001
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army proposes to delete a system of records, A0351 AMC, ``Student/Faculty Records: AMC Schools Systems'' in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system was used to determine applicant eligibility, monitor individual's progress, maintain record of student/faculty achievements, and to provide bases for management assessment of curricula and faculty effectiveness and class standing.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-01984
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is deleting a system of records notice from its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system of records notice is JS006CND, Department of Defense Counternarcotics C4I System (February 22, 1993, 58 FR 10557).
Invitation to Unmanned Aircraft Industry for Review and Comment Period on Edition 1 of NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4703 Light Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airworthiness Requirements (AEP-83)
Document Number: 2016-01943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The NATO STANAG 4703 CST is seeking points of contact (POC) from U.S. UAS Unmanned Aircraft System Industry who are interested in participating in a formal review of STANAG 4703 Edition 1. The STANAG 4703 CST is seeking written comments and/or concerns from industry that will be provided to the CST for review and consideration for incorporation in future editions of the STANAG. NATO STANAG 4703 contains a set of technical airworthiness requirements intended for the airworthiness certification of fixed-wing light military UAS with a maximum take-off weight not greater than 150 kg that intend to regularly operate in non-segregated airspace over all population densities. These requirements represent the minimum acceptable airworthiness requirements for design and construction of military fixed-wing UAS intended to operate in non-segregated airspace. STANAG 4703 is intended to be implemented for airworthiness certification of Light UAS within each nation's national regulatory framework. Interested participant POC information will be forwarded to the STANAG 4703 CST Chairman by the STANAG 4703 U.S. Head of Delegation. A copy of STANAG 4703 will be provided to interested participants once the POC information is received by the U.S. Delegation. The intent of this effort is to collect comments from NATO member Fixed Wing UAS Industries, to disposition the comments, and at a future date hold an Industry Day to discuss industry comments provided in an open forum. Keywords: Fixed Wing, Light, UAS, UAV, Remotely Piloted Vehicle, Unmanned Aircraft, Unmanned Air Vehicle, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Air System, Airworthiness.
DoD Board of Actuaries; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01855
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense announces that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the DoD Board of Actuaries will take place. This meeting is open to the public.
DoD Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Board of Actuaries; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01854
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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. This meeting will be open to the public.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01820
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Department of Defense
The Commission will consider a Report and Order which modernizes the public inspection file rules by requiring cable and satellite TV operators and broadcast and satellite radio companies to post public inspection files on the FCC's online database. 2..................... PUBLIC SAFETY & TITLE: Amendment of HOMELAND SECURITY. Commission's Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System (PS Docket No. 15-94) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (PS Docket No. 15-91). SUMMARY: The Commission plans to discuss strengthening the Emergency Alert System (EAS) by promoting participation on the state and local levels, supporting greater testing and awareness of EAS, leveraging technological advances, and bolstering EAS security. 3..................... WIRELINE COMPETITION TITLE: Inquiry Concerning AND WIRE LESS TELE- the Deployment of COMMUNI CA TIONS. Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion, and Possible Steps to Accelerate Such Deployment Pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as Amended by the Broadband Data Improvement Act (GN Docket No. 15-191). SUMMARY: The Commission will consider the 2016 Broadband Progress Report examining whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion, pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
TRICARE; Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Document Number: 2016-01703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This rulemaking proposes comprehensive revisions to the TRICARE regulation to reduce administrative barriers to access to mental health benefit coverage and to improve access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for TRICARE beneficiaries, consistent with earlier Department of Defense and Institute of Medicine recommendations, current standards of practice in mental health and addiction medicine, and governing laws. This proposed rule has four main objectives: (1) To eliminate quantitative and qualitative treatment limitations on SUD and mental health benefit coverage and align beneficiary cost-sharing for mental health and SUD benefits with those applicable to medical/surgical benefits; (2) to expand covered mental health and SUD treatment under TRICARE, to include coverage of intensive outpatient programs and treatment of opioid use disorder; (3) to streamline the requirements for mental health and SUD institutional providers to become TRICARE authorized providers; and (4) to develop TRICARE reimbursement methodologies for newly recognized mental health and SUD intensive outpatient programs and opioid treatment programs.