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

Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Quality Assurance
Document Number: 2016-11373
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
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 revision 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, 2016. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board will take place.
Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2016-11308
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (``the Board'').
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-11290
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Training Mission and Mission Support Activities at Fort Campbell, KY
Document Number: 2016-11285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for proposed training mission and mission support activities at Fort Campbell, KY. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Final PEIS analyzes the potential impacts of training and mission support activities on the environmental resources of Fort Campbell and the surrounding region. The Final PEIS assesses the No Action Alternative, four action alternatives, and a fifth alternative that would implement all of the separate action alternatives. The Proposed Action would meet the Senior Commander's Soldier training requirements, support the Range Complex Master Plan, and streamline the NEPA analysis process for routine range and training land actions occurring at Fort Campbell.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Administrative Cost To Issue and Administer a Contract
Document Number: 2016-11177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
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 revise the estimated administrative cost to award and administer a contract, for the purpose of evaluating bids for multiple awards.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11176
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-12
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 (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Summer Board meeting will take place on 15 June 2016 at the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center, located at 100 Academy Drive in Irvine, CA 92617. The meeting will occur from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. The session that will be open to the general public will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on 15 June 2016. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to finalize FY16 SAB studies, which consist of: Data Analytics to Support Operational Decision Making (DAN), Responding to Uncertain or Adaptive Threats in Electronic Warfare (AEW), and Airspace Surveillance to Support A2/AD Operations (ASV). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, a number of sessions of the USAF SAB Summer Board meeting will be closed to the general public because they will discuss classified information and matters covered by Section 552b of Title 5, United States Code, subsection (c), subparagraph (1). Any member of the public that wishes to attend this meeting or provide input to the USAF SAB must contact the SAB meeting organizer at the phone number or email address listed in this announcement at least five working days prior to the meeting date. Please ensure that you submit your written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the SAB meeting organizer at least five calendar days prior to the meeting commencement date. The SAB meeting organizer will review all timely submissions and respond to them prior to the start of the meeting identified in this noice. Written statements received after this date may not be considered by the SAB until the next scheduled meeting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Combating Trafficking in Persons-Definition of “Recruitment Fees”
Document Number: 2016-11056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-11
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 provide a definition of ``recruitment fees.'' The FAR policy on combating trafficking in persons prohibits contractors from charging employees recruitment fees, in accordance with the Executive Order entitled ``Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts.''
Army National Military Cemeteries
Document Number: 2016-11038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army (Army) proposes to amend its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General, and to implement changes in interment eligibility.
Submission for OMB Review; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2016-10943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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 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 Indirect Cost Rates. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 10861 on March 2, 2016. No comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; Freight Classification Description
Document Number: 2016-10942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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 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 freight classification description. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 74105 on November 27, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-10941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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 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 contractor use of interagency fleet management system vehicles.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-10910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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: 2016-10890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2016-10830
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
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: Display of Hotline Posters (DFARS Case 2016-D018)
Document Number: 2016-10829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to consolidate the multiple hotline posters into one poster that delineates multiple reportable offenses.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Rights in Technical Data (DFARS Case 2016-D008)
Document Number: 2016-10827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
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 2016 that addresses rights in technical data relating to major weapon systems, expanding application of the presumption that a commercial item has been developed entirely at private expense.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Duty-Free Entry Threshold (DFARS 2015-D036)
Document Number: 2016-10826
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the threshold for duty-free entry on foreign supplies that are not from qualifying countries.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Long-Haul Telecommunications (DFARS Case 2015-D023)
Document Number: 2016-10825
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a definition of ``long-haul telecommunications.''
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contract Term Limit for Energy Savings Contracts (DFARS Case 2015-D018)
Document Number: 2016-10824
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the contract term for energy savings contracts awarded under 10 U.S.C. 2913.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Multiyear Contract Requirements (DFARS Case 2015-D009)
Document Number: 2016-10823
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
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 for Fiscal Year 2015 and a section of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015, which address various requirements for multiyear contracts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Disclosure to Litigation Support Contractors (DFARS Case 2012-D029)
Document Number: 2016-10822
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that provides DoD the authority to allow its litigation support contractors access to ``sensitive information'' subject to certain restrictions.
Meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2016-10857
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) will hold a regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Eligibility Requirements for Minor Dependents To Attend DoD Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)
Document Number: 2016-10821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This proposed rule updates policy and procedures for minor dependents attending schools operated by DOD pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2164. The proposed rule outlines procedures for eligibility, application and enrollment in DOD schools and describes procedures for reimbursement of educational services. This proposed rule discusses provision for the elementary and secondary education to minor dependents of members of the armed forces and civilian employees of the Federal Government residing within the United States (including the territories, commonwealths, and possessions of the United States).
Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2016-10671
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the National Intelligence University Board of Visitors (``the Board'').
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Proposed Amoruso Ranch Project in Placer County, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK-2004-00888
Document Number: 2016-10644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
On March 17, 2014, Brookfield Sunset LLC (applicant) submitted a Department of the Army (DA) permit application for the discharge of dredged and/or fill material into waters of the United States (WOUS) associated with the construction of the proposed Amoruso Ranch project. On December 22, 2014, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District (Corps) determined that the proposed discharge of fill material into WOUS may result in significant impacts to the environment, and that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is necessary. A revised DA permit application was submitted by the applicant on October 30, 2014. The applicant proposes to implement a large-scale, mixed-use, mixed density, master planned community. The proposed project consists of approximately 347 acres designated for residential use that would contain 2,827 dwelling units (in a mix of low, medium and high density), 51 acres for a village center and community commercial uses, 12 acres for public/quasi-public space containing a fire station and school, 161 acres of parks and natural avoided areas of open space reserve and/or preserve, and 82 acres of associated infrastructure containing roads and other public transportation corridors. Approximately 17 acres of the adjacent Al Johnson Wildlife Area property would be used to construct a 325-foot long drainage ditch. No other off-site improvements are included in the proposed project. A segment of the future Placer Parkway would be constructed by others on 49 acres of the site and is not part of this permit application. The proposed project site is approximately 674 acres and contains approximately 38.86 acres of WOUS, including: Vernal pools; seasonal wetlands; University Creek; and, grasslands. The proposed project would involve the discharge of fill material into approximately 18.64 acres of WOUS, including vernal pools, seasonal wetlands, and open water pond. The proposed project may also result in indirect impacts to WOUS, including wetlands.
TRICARE Program; Clarification of Benefit Coverage of Durable Equipment and Ordering or Prescribing Durable Equipment; Clarification of Benefit Coverage of Assistive Technology Devices Under the Extended Care Health Option Program
Document Number: 2016-10265
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The DoD published a final rule on December 31, 2014 (79 FR 78707-78714). This rule makes correcting amendments to the previously published final rule to clarify that only the replacement of lost or stolen rental durable equipment is excluded from coverage. Additionally, in the final rule, DoD mistakenly used asterisks in a paragraph it was revising in its entirety. To correct this mistake and ensure that all revisions are appropriately codified, these correcting amendments set out the full text of the impacted paragraph.
Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2016-10563
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board (``the Board'').
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-10562
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
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: 2016-10551
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-05
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 Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility, Washington, Maryland
Document Number: 2016-10401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) Program at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility, Washington, Maryland (JBA). The EIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of the proposal to beddown versions of the Boeing 747-8 passenger aircraft at JBA as replacements to the two existing VC-25A aircraft currently used to transport the President of the United States (POTUS).
Information Collection; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information
Document Number: 2016-10325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-03
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 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 pollution prevention and right-to-know information.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License to 3D-sensIR, Inc.; Stevenson Ranch, CA
Document Number: 2016-10264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to 3D-sensIR, Inc.; a corporation having its principle place of business at 25762 Hawthorne Place, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381, a partially exclusive license, for their design and development of handheld 3D smart cameras with specific application in the areas of photorealistic 3D measurements in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC), Utility Assets Management, Law Enforcement (i.e., crime and accident scene investigations), Real- Estate, Arts and Entertainment, Commercial Drones, Commercial Robotics and Logistics. The proposed license would be relative to the following: U.S. Patent Number 8,081,301 entitled ``LADAR Transmitting and Receiving System and Method'', Inventors Stann, Giza and Lawler, Issue Date Dec. 20, 2011.
Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information Report for Berryessa Creek Element, Coyote and Berryessa Creek, Flood Control Project, Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: 2016-10263
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-03
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has prepared a Supplemental Information Report (SIR) to update and clarify the General Reevaluation Report/Environmental Impact Statement (GRR/EIS) for the Berryessa Creek Element of the Coyote and Berryessa Creek, California, Flood Control Project (Project) to account for the fact that the Project will remove an existing exercise ``pocket park'' and paved trail within the Project footprint and will involve in-channel work year-round in the absence of substantial rainfall (defined as 0.5 inch or greater precipitation forecast by the National Weather Service in their 72-hour forecast for the Project area). The removal of the existing exercise pocket park facilities was omitted from the original GRR/EIS and the clarification regarding in-channel work year-round when weather permits (i.e., in the absence of substantial rainfall) is in response to informal comments. The USACE has determined that these elements do not amount to substantial changes to the proposed action and do not constitute significant new circumstances or information bearing upon the proposed action or its impacts. Therefore, a supplement to the GRR/EIS is not necessary.