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

Manual for Courts-Martial; Publication of Supplementary Materials
Document Number: 2016-26947
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The JSC hereby publishes Supplementary Materials accompanying the MCM as amended by Executive Orders 13643, 13669, 13696, 13730, and 13740. These changes have not been coordinated within the Department of Defense under DoD Directive 5500.1, ``Preparation, 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. These Supplementary Materials have been approved by the JSC and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, and shall be applied in conjunction with the rule with which they are associated. The Discussions are effective insofar as the Rules they supplement are effective, but may not be applied earlier than the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2016-26929
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
Notice is given of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army.
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy
Document Number: 2016-26928
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
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. Sec. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR Sec. 102- 3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place.
Submission for OMB Review; Privacy Training
Document Number: 2016-26889
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-08
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 for approval of an information collection requirement regarding privacy training. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 63896 on October 14, 2011, as part of a proposed rule under FAR Case 2010-013. Two public comments were received on the information collection.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-26763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-07
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.
DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations
Document Number: 2016-25717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the last in a sequence of six NPRM documents in this Federal Register that collectively establishes for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementation of Governmentwide guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards and make other needed updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). This NPRM removes two existing DoDGARs parts and revises four others in order to conform them with the 11 parts of the DoDGARs proposed in the NPRMs preceding this one in this section of this Federal Register.
Revised Interim Implementation of Governmentwide Guidance for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2016-25702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the first of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementation of Governmentwide guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards. This NPRM removes a part of the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) and replaces it with a new DoDGARs part containing a revised interim implementation of the guidance and establishes seven subchapters within DoD's chapter of the Grants and Agreements title of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this NPRM is to provide an organizing framework for the DoDGARs to make it easier for users of the regulations to locate the content that they need.
Administrative Requirements Terms and Conditions for Cost-Type Awards to Nonprofit and Governmental Entities
Document Number: 2016-25701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the third of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this section of this issue of the Federal Register that propose updates to the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). This NPRM proposes to add seven new DoDGARs parts to address the administrative requirements included in general terms and conditions of DoD cost-type grants and cooperative agreements awarded to institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and Indian tribes. The administrative requirements are in areas such as financial and program management; property administration; recipient procurement procedures; financial, programmatic, and property reporting; and subawards. The proposed new parts establish a uniform way for approximately 100 DoD Component awarding offices to organize the administrative requirements in their general terms and conditions. The proposed new parts also provide standard wording of terms and conditions for the administrative requirements, with associated regulatory prescriptions for DoD Components to provide latitude to vary from the standard wording where variation is appropriate.
National Policy Requirements: General Award Terms and Conditions
Document Number: 2016-25700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the fourth of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register. This NPRM proposes to add a new Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) part to establish a consistent way for DoD Components to organize the portion of their general terms and conditions covering national policy requirements in areas such as nondiscrimination, environmental protection, and live organisms. The new part also provides standard wording of terms and conditions for national policy requirements that apply generally to DoD programs and awards.
Format for DoD Grant and Cooperative Agreement Awards
Document Number: 2016-25699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the second of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementation of Governmentwide guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards and make other needed updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). This NPRM adds a new DoDGARs part to establish a standard format for organizing the content of DoD Components' grant and cooperative agreement awards and modifications to them.
Definitions for DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations in Subchapters A Through F
Document Number: 2016-25698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-07
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is the fifth of a sequence of six NPRMs in this section of this issue of the Federal Register that propose updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). In this NPRM, DoD is proposing definitions of terms that are common to most portions of those regulations, as well as a central location for the definitions.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-26735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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: 2016-26714
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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: 2016-26711
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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.
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and Intent To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the Upper Susquehanna River Basin Comprehensive Flood Damage Reduction Study, New York
Document Number: 2016-26699
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will prepare a Feasibility Report and EIS comprehensively evaluating flood-risk management (FRM) needs and opportunities in the upper Susquehanna River Basin in New York.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26697
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs 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.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-26689
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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 Availability of Record of Decision for the Northwest Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-26685
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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 continue and enhance training activities as identified in Alternative 1 in the Northwest Training and Testing Final Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement. This alternative includes adjustments to existing training and testing activities, new training and testing activities to support future requirements, and activities not previously analyzed, such as pierside sonar maintenance and testing. Implementation of Alternative 1 will enable the DoN to achieve the levels of operational readiness required under Section 5062 Title 10 U.S.C. without resulting in significant environmental impacts.
Change to the Freight Carrier Registration Program (FCRP) Open Season
Document Number: 2016-26672
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) will officially have an Open Season, effective 09 Jan 17 thru 28 Feb 17 (Applications will not be accepted prior to 9 Jan 17). This will affect domestic motor Transportation Service Providers (TSPs) only. TSPs must be registered in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) and have valid Department of Transportation (DOT) authority for three (3) consecutive years (without a break) prior to the 09 Jan 17. New TSPs will indicate their small business status via the Freight Carrier Registration Program (FCRP) during registration. Registration for other modes will continue to be accepted (barge, ocean, pipeline, and international carriers).
Government-Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26669
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Government-Industry Advisory Panel. This meeting is open to the public.
Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2016-26665
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-04
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 Department of Defense Wage Committee (``the Committee'').
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Offset Costs (DFARS Case 2015-D028)
Document Number: 2016-26377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a proposed rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 related to costs associated with indirect offsets under foreign military sales agreements.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Independent Research and Development Expenses (DFARS Case 2016-D017)
Document Number: 2016-26369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to ensure that substantial future independent research and development expenses, as a means to reduce evaluated bid prices in competitive source selections, are evaluated in a uniform way during competitive source selections.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Pilot Program on Acquisition of Military Purpose Nondevelopmental Items (DFARS Case 2016-D014)
Document Number: 2016-26368
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
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 2016 that changes the criteria for the pilot program for acquisition of military purpose nondevelopmental items.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contiguous United States (DFARS Case 2016-D005)
Document Number: 2016-26367
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the acronym for contiguous United States.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Independent Research and Development (DFARS Case 2016-D002)
Document Number: 2016-26366
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-04
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to improve the effectiveness of independent research and development (IR&D) investments by the defense industrial base, by requiring contractors to engage in technical interchanges with DoD before costs are generated.
Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (Judicial Proceedings Panel); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26607
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (``the Judicial Proceedings Panel'' or ``the Panel''). The meeting is open to the public.
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)/TRICARE: Refills of Maintenance Medications Through Military Treatment Facility Pharmacies or National Mail Order Pharmacy Program
Document Number: 2016-26432
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule implements section 702 (c) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 which states that beginning October 1, 2015, the pharmacy benefits program shall require eligible covered beneficiaries generally to refill non-generic prescription maintenance medications through military treatment facility pharmacies or the national mail- order pharmacy program. An interim final rule is in effect. Section 702(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 also terminates the TRICARE For Life Pilot Program on September 30, 2015. The TRICARE For Life Pilot Program described in section 716(f) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, was a pilot program which began in March 2014 requiring TRICARE For Life beneficiaries to refill non-generic prescription maintenance medications through military treatment facility pharmacies or the national mail-order pharmacy program. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries are those enrolled in the Medicare wraparound coverage option of the TRICARE program. This rule includes procedures to assist beneficiaries in transferring covered prescriptions to the mail order pharmacy program.
DoD Identity Management
Document Number: 2016-26416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This rulemaking establishes implementation guidelines for DS Logon to provide a secure means of authentication to applications containing personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI). This will allow beneficiaries and other individuals with a continuing affiliation with DoD to update pay or health-care information in a secure environment. This service can be accessed by active duty, National Guard and Reserve, and Commissioned Corps members of the uniformed services when separating from active duty or from the uniformed service.
Information Collection; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2016-26396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
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 currently approved information collection requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the United States.
Threat Reduction Advisory Committee; Notice of Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-26378
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-01
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense announces the following closed Federal advisory committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC).