Department of Defense December 16, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability-Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Update of the Water Control Manuals and Water Supply Storage Assessment for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Document Number: 2016-30295
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District (USACE), has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the update of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Water Control Master Manual (Master Manual) Alabama, Florida, and Georgia including a water supply storage assessment addressing reallocation of storage in Lake Sidney Lanier (Lake Lanier). A Notice of Availability was published by the Environmental Protection Agency on December 16, 2016. The review period will end 30 days after that date.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-30294
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The Kansas City and Omaha Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have developed the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MRRMP-EIS). This document is a programmatic assessment of (1) major federal actions necessary to avoid a finding of jeopardy to the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos), and the Northern Great Plains piping plover (Charadrius melodus) caused by operation of the Missouri River Mainstem and Kansas River Reservoir System and operation and maintenance of the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP) in accordance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended; and (2) the Missouri River BSNP fish and wildlife mitigation plan described in the 2003 Record of Decision (ROD) and authorized by the Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA) of 1986, 1999, and 2007.
Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-30274
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC). This meeting will be open to the public.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-30271
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the Institute for National Strategic Studies announces a proposed generic 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.
Implementation of Executive Orders on Floodplain Management and Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input
Document Number: 2016-30240
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has developed draft internal agency implementation guidance for the Executive Order on Floodplain Management to incorporate the new requirements of the Executive Order on Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input. USACE is seeking feedback from partners, other government and non-government stakeholders, Tribes, and members of the general public on the proposed draft guidance that has been developed.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2016-30229
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
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: 2016-30225
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-30214
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-30092
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-93, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-93, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces; Injunction
Document Number: 2016-30091
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
A final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2016 amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order (E.O.) on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. The E.O. was designed to promote contracting efficiency by improving compliance with basic labor standards during the performance of federal contracts. Implementation of portions of the E.O. was preliminarily enjoined by an order issued by a Federal District court on October 24, 2016. DoD, GSA, and NASA are amending sections of the FAR that are affected by the Court's preliminary injunction order.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Document Number: 2016-30090
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-30089
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-93. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal & Industrial Water Supply
Document Number: 2016-30017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Defense, United States Army Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposes to update and clarify its policies governing the use of its reservoir projects for domestic, municipal and industrial water supply pursuant to Section 6 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 and the Water Supply Act of 1958 (WSA). Specifically, the Corps proposes to define key terms under both statutes and to respond to issues that have arisen in exercising these authorities, in order to take into account court decisions, legislative provisions, and other developments. The Corps intends through this rulemaking to explain and improve its interpretations and practices under these statutes, and seeks comment from all interested stakeholders on those interpretations and practices. The proposed rule is intended to enhance the Corps' ability to cooperate with State and local interests in the development of water supplies in connection with the operation of its reservoirs for federal purposes as authorized by Congress, to facilitate water supply uses of Corps reservoirs by others as contemplated under applicable law, and to avoid interfering with lawful uses of water by any entity when the Corps exercises its discretionary authority under either Section 6 or the WSA. The proposed rule would apply only to reservoir projects operated by the Corps, not to projects operated by other federal or non-federal entities, and it would not impose requirements on any other entity, alter existing contractual arrangements at Corps reservoirs, or require operational changes at any Corps reservoir. The Corps intends by this rulemaking proposal to initiate a positive dialogue with stakeholders on these important issues, and to promote program certainty and efficiency by ultimately establishing a uniform understanding of Section 6 and the WSA, and the range of activity authorized thereunder.