Department of Defense November 29, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Lower Passaic River Ecosystem Restoration Project, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Bergen Counties, NJ: Feasibility Phase
Document Number: 2016-28730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (NY District), is withdrawing its intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Study. The Notice of Intent to prepare the Draft EIS was published in the Tuesday, December 28, 2004 issue of the Federal Register (69 FR 77744).
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hackensack Meadowlands Ecosystem Restoration Project, Hackensack Meadowlands District, Bergen and Hudson Counties, NJ: Feasibility Phase
Document Number: 2016-28729
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (NY District), is withdrawing its intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Study. The Notice of Intent to prepare the Draft EIS was published in the Tuesday, December 28, 2004 issue of the Federal Register (69 FR 77744).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28688
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
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 (Personnel and Readiness) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Anasys Instruments
Document Number: 2016-28676
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Anasys Instruments, a revocable, nonassignable, exclusive license to practice in the field of use of photo-thermal infrared spectroscopy and microscopy of solids, liquids, and gases in the United States, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent No. 9,091,594: Chemical Mapping Using Thermal Microscopy at the Micro and Nano Scales, Navy Case No. 101,493 and U.S. Patent Application No. 14/ 748,430: Chemical Mapping Using Thermal Microscopy at the Micro and Nano Scales, Navy Case No. 101,493 and any continuations, divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-28674
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
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 (DHB) Health Care Delivery Subcommittee will take place.
Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments
Document Number: 2016-28630
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense requests comments on proposed changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2012 ed.) (MCM). The proposed changes concern the rules of procedure and evidence applicable in trials by courts-martial. The approval authority for these changes is the President. These proposed changes have not been coordinated within the Department of Defense under DoD Directive 5500.01, ``Preparing, Processing and Coordinating Legislation, Executive Orders, Proclamations, Views Letters, and Testimony,'' June 15, 2007, and do not constitute the official position of the Department of Defense, the Military Departments, or any other Government agency. The proposed changes also concern supplementary materials that accompany the rules of procedure and evidence and punitive articles. The Department of Defense, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, publishes these supplementary materials to accompany the Manual for Courts-Martial. Supplementary materials consist of Discussions (accompanying the Preamble, the Rules for Courts-Martial, the Military Rules of Evidence, and the Punitive Articles), Analyses, and various appendices. The approval authority for changes to the supplementary materials is the General Counsel, Department of Defense; changes to these items do not require Presidential approval.
RIN 9000-AN29
Document Number: 2016-28450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-29
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 implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This rule clarifies that agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage to particular firms.