Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Semi-annual agenda

 
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May 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 93)

Unified Agenda

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Department of Defense

Part V

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 32 CFR Chs. I, V, VI, and VII 33 CFR Ch. II 36 CFR Ch. III 48 CFR Ch. II

Improving Government Regulations; Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this semiannual agenda of regulatory documents, including those that are procurement- related, for public information and comments under Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda incorporates the objective and criteria, when applicable, of the regulatory reform program under the Executive order and other regulatory guidance. It contains DoD issuances initiated by DoD components that may have economic and environmental impact on State, local, or tribal interests under the criteria of Executive Order 12866. Although most DoD issuances listed in the agenda are of negligible public impact, their nature may be of public interest and, therefore, are published to provide notice of rulemaking and an opportunity for public participation in the internal DoD rulemaking process.

This agenda updates the report published on December 13, 2004, and includes regulations expected to be issued and under review over the next 12 months. The next agenda and regulatory plan are scheduled to be published in the fall of 2005. In addition to this agenda, DoD components also publish rulemaking notices pertaining to their specific statutory administration requirements as required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the overall

DoD regulatory improvement program and for general semiannual agenda information, contact Mr. Robert Cushing, telephone 703-604-6269, or write to Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters

Services, 1225 South Clark Street, Suite 504, Arlington, Virginia 22202-4326, or e-mail: robert.cushing@whs.mil.

For questions of a legal nature concerning the agenda and its statutory requirements or obligations, write to Office of the

General Counsel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600, or call 703-697-2714.

For general information on Office of the Secretary regulations, other than those which are procurement-related, contact Ms. Jeanette Owings-Ballard, telephone 703-601-4722, extension 140, or write to Directives and Records Division,

Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services,

Suite 501, 1111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202, or e-mail: jeannette.owings-bal@whs.mil.

For general information on Office of the Secretary agenda items, which are procurement-related, contact Ms. Michele Peterson, telephone 703-602-0311, or write to Defense Acquisition Regulations

Directorate, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or e-mail: michele.peterson@osd.mil.

For general information on Department of the Army regulations, contact Ms. Brenda Bowen, telephone 703-428-6422, or write to the

U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN:

AHRC-PDD-RP, Casey Building, Room 102, 7701 Telegraph Road,

Alexandria, Virginia 22315-3860, or e-mail: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil.

For general information on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations, contact Mr. Chip Smith, telephone 703-693-3644, or write to Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army

(Policy and Legislation), 108 Army Pentagon, Room 2E569,

Washington, DC 20310-0108, or e-mail: chip.smith@hqda.army.mil.

For general information on Department of the Navy regulations, contact Lieutenant I. C. LeMoyne, Jr., telephone 703-601-3631, or write to Department of the Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate

General, Administrative Law Division (Code 13), Washington Navy

Yard, 1322 Patterson Avenue SE., Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20374- 5066, or e-mail: chuck.lemoyne@navy.mil.

For general information on Department of the Air Force regulations, contact Mr. Albert Bodnar, telephone 703-696-6327, or write to Department of the Air Force, AF-CIO/P, 1155 Air Force

Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1155, or e-mail: albert.bodnar@pentagon.af.mil.

For specific agenda items, contact the appropriate individual indicated in each DoD component report.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This edition of the Unified Agenda of

Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is composed of the regulatory status reports, including procurement-related regulatory status reports, from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Included also is the regulatory status report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, whose civil works functions fall under the reporting requirements of

Executive Order 12866 and involve water resource projects and regulation of activities in waters of the United States.

DoD issuances range from DoD directives (reflecting departmental policy) to implementing instructions and regulations

(largely internal and used to implement directives). The OSD agenda section contains the primary directives under which DoD components promulgate their implementing regulations.

To ease identification and to differentiate among the variety of issuances reported, they are identified by their DoD internal numbering system, which denotes component level of authority and type of issuance, in addition to the required CFR number.

In addition, this agenda, although published under the reporting requirements of Executive Order 12866, continues to be the DoD single-source reporting vehicle, which identifies issuances that are currently applicable under the various regulatory reform programs in progress. Therefore, DoD components will identify those rules which come under the criteria of the: 1. Regulatory Flexibility Act; 2. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 3. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Those DoD issuances, which are directly applicable under these statutes, will be identified in the agenda and their action status indicated. Generally, the regulatory status reports in this agenda will contain five sections: (1) Prerule stage; (2) proposed rule stage; (3) final rule stage; (4) completed actions; and (5) long- term actions. Where certain regulatory actions indicate that small entities are affected, the effect on these

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entities may not necessarily have significant economic impact on a substantial number of these entities as defined in the Regulatory

Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601(6)).

Although not a regulatory agency, DoD will continue to participate in regulatory initiatives designed to reduce economic costs and unnecessary environmental burdens upon the public.

Comments and recommendations are invited on the rules reported and should be addressed to the DoD component representatives identified in the regulatory status reports. Although sensitive to the needs of the public, as well as regulatory reform, DoD reserves the right to exercise the exemptions and flexibility permitted in its rulemaking process in order to proceed with its overall defense- oriented mission. The publishing of this agenda does not waive the applicability of the military affairs exemption in section 553 of title 5 U.S.C. and section 3 of Executive Order 12866.

Dated: March 22, 2005.

Howard G. Becker,

Deputy Director, Administration and Management.

Office of the Secretary--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

588

Defense Contract Management Agency Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program.......... 0790-AH00 589

DoD Contractors' Safety Manual (DoD 4145.26-M)........................................ 0790-AH76 590

Armed Services Exchange Regulations (ASER) (DoD Instruction 1330.21).................. 0790-AH77 591

Voluntary State Tax Withholding From Retired Pay...................................... 0790-AH78 592

Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT) Plan................................ 0790-AH81 593

DoD Privacy Program (DoD Directive 5400.11)........................................... 0790-AH83 594

Obtaining Information From Financial Institutions (DoD Directive 5400.12)............. 0790-AH84 595

Guidance on Obtaining Information From Financial Institutions (DoD Instruction

0790-AH85 5400.15).............................................................................. 596

Sale or Rental of Sexually Explicit Material on DoD Property (DoD Instruction 4105.70) 0790-AH86 597

Personal Commercial Solicitation on DoD Installations (DoD Directive 1344.7) and

0790-AH87

Personal Commercial Solicitation on DoD Installations Implementing Procedures (DoD

Instruction 1344.aa)..................................................................

Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

598

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Grants to Institutions of Higher Education

0790-AF59

(DoD Instruction 1025.5).............................................................. 599

Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs).................................................... 0790-AG31 600

Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests........ 0790-AG47 601

Personnel Security Policies for Granting Access to Classified Information............. 0790-AG54 602

National Policy on Reciprocity of Facilities and Guidelines for Implementation of

0790-AG55

Reciprocity........................................................................... 603

National Policy on Technical Surveillance Countermeasures............................. 0790-AG56 604

Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of

0790-AG76

Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations........................ 605

Waiver of Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances (DoD Directive 0790-AG90 1340.21).............................................................................. 606

Waiver Procedures for Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances

0790-AG91

(DoD Instruction 1340.23)............................................................. 607

Development of a Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol...................... 0790-AG94 608

Review of the Manual for Courts-Martial (DoD Directive 5500.17)....................... 0790-AG99 609

Implementation of Section 740 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform

0790-AH02

Act for the 21st Century and Section 1051 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.................................................................. 610

Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD

0790-AH70

Dependents............................................................................ 611

Criminal Jurisdiction Over Civilians Employed By or Accompanying the Armed Forces

0790-AH73

Outside the United States, Service Members, and Former Service Members................ 612

Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Defense.. 0790-AH74 613

DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations................................................... 0790-AH75 614

Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects................................... 0790-AH79 615

Department of Defense National Security Personnel System (NSPS)....................... 0790-AH82

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Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

616

Protests, Disputes, and Appeals (DFARS Case 2003-D010)................................ 0750-AE01 617

Cost Accounting Standards (DFARS Case 2003-D015)...................................... 0750-AE10 618

Radio Frequency Identification (DFARS Case 2004-D011)................................. 0750-AE55 619

Foreign Acquisition (DFARS Case 2003-D008)............................................ 0750-AE70 620

Contract Pricing (DFARS Case 2003-D014)............................................... 0750-AE71 621

Exchange or Sale of Government-Owned Information Technology (DFARS Case 2003-D094).... 0750-AE72 622

Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2003-D085)....................... 0750-AE73 623

Micro-Purchases Not Using the Governmentwide Purchase Card (DFARS Case 2003-D059)..... 0750-AE74 624

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (DFARS Case 2003-D075).............................. 0750-AE75 625

Uniform Contract Line Item Numbering (DFARS Case 2003-D082)........................... 0750-AE76 626

Administrative Matters (DFARS Case 2003-D084)......................................... 0750-AE77 627

Contract Financing (DFARS Case 2003-D043)............................................. 0750-AE78 628

Restrictions on Totally Enclosed Lifeboat Survival Systems (DFARS Case 2004-D034)..... 0750-AE82 629

Quality Assurance (DFARS Case 2003-D027).............................................. 0750-AE85 630

Subcontracting Policies and Procedures (DFARS Case 2003-D025)......................... 0750-AE86 631

Contract Modifications (DFARS Case 2003-D024)......................................... 0750-AE87 632

Socioeconomic Programs (DFARS Case 2003-D029)......................................... 0750-AE88 633

Transportation (DFARS Case 2003-D028)................................................. 0750-AE89 634

Environment, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace (DFARS Case 2003-D039)...... 0750-AE90 635

Construction (DFARS Case 2003-D034)................................................... 0750-AE91 636

Acquisition Planning (DFARS Case 2003-D044)........................................... 0750-AE92 637

Small Business Programs (DFARS Case 2003-D047)........................................ 0750-AE93 638

Termination of Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D046)....................................... 0750-AE94 639

Authorization for Continued Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D052).......................... 0750-AE95 640

Contract Administration Functions (DFARS Case 2003-D051).............................. 0750-AE96 641

Contractor Insurance/Pension Reviews (DFARS Case 2003-D050)........................... 0750-AE97 642

Acquisition of Information Technology (DFARS Case 2003-D068).......................... 0750-AE98 643

Describing Agency Needs (DFARS Case 2003-D073)........................................ 0750-AE99 644

Required Sources of Supplies and Services (DFARS Case 2003-D072)...................... 0750-AF00 645

Component Breakout (DFARS Case 2003-D071)............................................. 0750-AF01 646

Special Contracting Methods (DFARS Case 2003-D079).................................... 0750-AF02 647

Types of Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D078)............................................. 0750-AF03 648

Contracting by Negotiation (DFARS Case 2003-D077)..................................... 0750-AF04 649

Contract Administration (DFARS Case 2003-D023)........................................ 0750-AF05 650

Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions (DFARS Case 2003-D019)........... 0750-AF06 651

Competition Requirements for Federal Supply Schedules and Multiple Award Contracts

0750-AF08

(DFARS Case 2004-D009)................................................................

Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

652

Incremental Funding, Fixed-Price Contracts (DFARS Case 1990-037)...................... 0750-AA07 653

Patent Rights--Ownership by the Contractor (Large Business) (DFARS Case 2001-D015).... 0750-AD72 654

Approval of Service Contracts and Task Orders (DFARS Case 2002-D024).................. 0750-AD81 655

Purchase Card Internal Controls (DFARS Case 2002-D025)................................ 0750-AD87 656

Central Contractor Registration (DFARS Case 2003-D040)................................ 0750-AE11 657

Geographic Use of the Term ``United States'' (DFARS Case 2001-D003)................... 0750-AE12 658

Contract Period for Task and Delivery Order Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D097).......... 0750-AE25 659

Threshold for Small Business Specialist Review (DFARS Case 2003-D060)................. 0750-AE30 660

Payment and Billing Instructions (DFARS Case 2003-D009)............................... 0750-AE34 661

Major Systems Acquisition (DFARS Case 2003-D030)...................................... 0750-AE35 662

Contractors Accompanying a Force Deployed (DFARS Case 2003-D087)...................... 0750-AE42 663

Reporting Contract Performance Outside the United States (DFARS Case 2004-D001)....... 0750-AE46 664

Consolidation of Contract Requirements (DFARS Case 2003-D109)......................... 0750-AE48 665

Transition of Weapons-Related Prototype Projects to Follow-On Contracts (DFARS Case

0750-AE49 2003-D106)............................................................................ 666

Personal Services Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D103).................................... 0750-AE50

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Quality Control of Aviation Critical Safety Items and Related Services (DFARS Case

0750-AE51 2003-D101)............................................................................ 668

Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders (DFARS Case 2004-D025)...... 0750-AE58 669

Free Trade Agreements--Australia and Morocco (DFARS Case 2004-D013)................... 0750-AE59 670

Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings (DFARS Case 2003-D021)........................ 0750-AE60 671

Advisory and Assistance Services (DFARS Case 2003-D042)............................... 0750-AE61 672

Specialized Service Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D041)................................ 0750-AE62 673

Acquisition of Telecommunications Services (DFARS Case 2003-D055)..................... 0750-AE63 674

Utility Rates Established by Regulatory Bodies (DFARS Case 2003-D096)................. 0750-AE64 675

Acquisition of Utility Services (DFARS Case 2003-D069)................................ 0750-AE65 676

Extraordinary Contractual Actions (DFARS Case 2003-D048).............................. 0750-AE66 677

Update of Clauses for Telecommunications Services (DFARS Case 2003-D053).............. 0750-AE67 678

Information Technology Equipment--Screening of Government Inventory (DFARS Case 2003-

0750-AE68

D054)................................................................................. 679

Basic Agreements for Telecommunications Services (DFARS Case 2003-D056)............... 0750-AE69 680

Business Restructuring Costs (DFARS Case 2004-D026)................................... 0750-AE79 681

DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program (DFARS Case 2004-D028)............................... 0750-AE80 682

Sole Source Award of 8(a) Contracts to Native Hawaiian-Owned Small Business Concerns

0750-AE81

(DFARS Case 2004-D031)................................................................ 683

Incentive Program for Use of Domestic Machine Tools and Other Capital Assets (DFARS

0750-AE83

Case 2005-D003)....................................................................... 684

Berry Amendment Memoranda (DFARS Case 2004-D035)...................................... 0750-AE84 685

Assignment of Contract Administration Functions (DFARS Case 2004-D007)................ 0750-AF07 686

Contractor Performance of Acquisition Functions Closely Associated With Inherently

0750-AF09

Governmental Functions (DFARS Case 2004-D021)......................................... 687

Multiyear Contracting (DFARS Case 2004-D024).......................................... 0750-AF10

Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Long-Term Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

688

Codification and Modification of Berry Amendment (DFARS Case 2002-D002)............... 0750-AD76 689

Unique Item Identification and Property Valuation (DFARS Case 2003-D081).............. 0750-AE09

Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

690

Improper Business Practices, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, and Debarment

0750-AE02

(DFARS Case 2003-D012)................................................................ 691

Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information (DFARS Case 2003-D038)............... 0750-AE03 692

Contractor Qualifications Relating to Contract Placement (DFARS Case 2003-D011)....... 0750-AE06 693

Government Source Inspection Requirements (DFARS Case 2002-D032)...................... 0750-AE08 694

Laws Inapplicable to Commercial Subcontracts (DFARS Case 2003-D018)................... 0750-AE14 695

Tax Procedures for Overseas Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D031).......................... 0750-AE18 696

Resolving Tax Problems (DFARS Case 2003-D032)......................................... 0750-AE19 697

Architect-Engineer Services (DFARS Case 2003-D035).................................... 0750-AE20 698

Contracting for Architect-Engineer Services (DFARS Case 2003-D105).................... 0750-AE21 699

Publicizing Contract Actions (DFARS Case 2003-D016)................................... 0750-AE22 700

Competition Requirements (DFARS Case 2003-D017)....................................... 0750-AE23 701

Sealed Bidding (DFARS Case 2003-D076)................................................. 0750-AE24 702

Firefighting Services Contracts (DFARS Case 2003-D107)................................ 0750-AE26 703

Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources (DFARS Case 2003-D045).................... 0750-AE28 704

DoD Pilot Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program (DFARS Case 2003-D013)................. 0750-AE29 705

Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program (DFARS Case 2003-D063)........... 0750-AE31 706

Acquisition of Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2003-D074)................................ 0750-AE32 707

Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Leader Company Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D092).. 0750-AE33 708

Bonds (DFARS Case 2003-D033).......................................................... 0750-AE36 709

Cost Principles and Procedures (DFARS Case 2003-D036)................................. 0750-AE37

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Insurance (DFARS Case 2003-D037)...................................................... 0750-AE38 711

Removal of Obsolete Research and Development Contracting Procedures (DFARS Case 2003-

0750-AE39

D058)................................................................................. 712

Research and Development Contracting (DFARS Case 2003-D067)........................... 0750-AE40 713

Procedures, Guidance, and Information (DFARS Case 2003-D090).......................... 0750-AE41 714

Free Trade Agreements--Chile and Singapore (DFARS Case 2003-D088)..................... 0750-AE43 715

Written Assurance of Technical Data Conformity (DFARS Case 2003-D104)................. 0750-AE45 716

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Carbon Fiber--Restriction to Domestic Sources (DFARS Case 2004- 0750-AE52

D002)................................................................................. 717

Extension of Partnership Agreement Under the 8(a) Program (DFARS Case 2004-D015)...... 0750-AE56 718

Purchases From Federal Prison Industries--Deletion of Duplicative Text (DFARS Case

0750-AE57 2004-D005)............................................................................

Department of the Army--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

719

Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision..................................................... 0702-AA43 720

Military Police Investigations........................................................ 0702-AA44 721

The Freedom of Information Act Program................................................ 0702-AA45

Department of the Army--Long-Term Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

722

Foreign Acquisition................................................................... 0702-AA38 723

Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses.......................................... 0702-AA39 724

Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, and Similar Devices..................................... 0702-AA41

Department of the Army--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

725

Law Enforcement Reporting............................................................. 0702-AA42 726

Apprehension and Restraint............................................................ 0702-AA46 727

Absentee Deserter Apprehension Program and Surrender of Military Personnel to Civilian 0702-AA47

Authorities...........................................................................

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

728

Regulatory Program of the Army Corps of Engineers and Historic Properties............. 0710-AA51 729

Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources............................... 0710-AA55

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

730

Nationwide Permit Program Regulations................................................. 0710-AA60

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Long-Term Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

731

Environmental Quality; Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy

0710-AA42

Act (NEPA)............................................................................ 732

Regulatory Programs of the Corps of Engineers, Endangered Species Act; Scope of

0710-AA43

Analysis.............................................................................. 733

Cost-Sharing Requirements Under the Ability To Pay Provisions......................... 0710-AA44 734

Special Events Rule................................................................... 0710-AA53

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

735

United States Coast Guard Restricted Area; Coast Guard Base Mobile; Mobile, Alabama... 0710-AA56 736

United States Marine Corps Restricted Area and Danger Zone; Brickyard Creek and

0710-AA57

Tributaries and the Broad River; Marine Corps Air Station; Beaufort, South Carolina... 737

United States Army Danger Zone; Salt River, Rolling Fork River, and Otter Creek; U.S.

0710-AA58

Army Garrison, Fort Knox Military Reservation; Fort Knox, Kentucky.................... 738

Department of the Army; Fort Richardson Alaska; Small Arms Complex; Fort Wainwright,

0710-AA59

Alaska................................................................................

Department of the Navy--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

739

Release of Official Information for Litigation Purposes and Testimony by Department of 0703-AA76 the Navy Personnel....................................................................

Department of the Navy--Long-Term Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

740

Shipbuilding Capability Preservation Agreements....................................... 0703-AA50

Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

741

TRICARE; Changes to DRG and Inpatient Mental Health Payment Systems................... 0720-AA91 742

TRICARE; Revision of Participating Providers Reimbursement Rate; TRICARE Dental

0720-AA92

Program (TDP).........................................................................

Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

743

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Hospital

0720-AA20

Payment for Ambulatory Care........................................................... 744

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Exception to

0720-AA41 the CHAMPUS Dual Compensation/Conflict of Interest Provisions......................... 745

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Prosthetic

0720-AA49

Devices............................................................................... 746

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Double

0720-AA50

Coverage.............................................................................. 747

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Establishment 0720-AA56 of an Appeals Process for TRICARE Claimcheck Denials.................................. 748

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Methodology

0720-AA57 for Coverage of NIH-Sponsored Clinical Trials.........................................

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Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services; Individual Case

0720-AA65

Management Program for Persons With Extraordinary Conditions (ICMP-PEC)............... 750

TRICARE; Prime Remote for Active Duty Family Members.................................. 0720-AA68 751

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Voluntary

0720-AA69

Disenrollment From the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP).......................... 752

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS): Enuretic

0720-AA70

Devices, Breast Reconstructive Surgery, PFPWD Valid Authorization Period, Early

Intervention Services................................................................. 753

TRICARE; Waiver of Certain TRICARE Deductibles; Clarification of the TRICARE Prime

0720-AA72

Enrollment Period..................................................................... 754

TRICARE; Sub-Acute Care Program; Uniform Skilled Nursing Facility Benefit; Home Health 0720-AA73

Care Benefit; Adopting Medicare Payment Methods for Skilled Nursing Facilities and

Home Health Care Providers............................................................ 755

TRICARE; Changes Included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year

0720-AA77 2002 (NDAA-02) and a Technical Correction Included in the NDAA-03..................... 756

TRICARE; Changes Included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year

0720-AA85 2003 (NDAA-03)........................................................................ 757

TRICARE; Coordination of Benefits Between TRICARE and The Department of Veterans

0720-AA87

Affairs............................................................................... 758

TRICARE Program; Rare Diseases Definition and Partial List of Examples of Unproven

0720-AA88

Drugs, Devices, Medical Treatments, or Procedures..................................... 759

TRICARE; Changes to NDAA FY02 and Technical Correction to NDAA FY03................... 0720-AA89 760

TRICARE Reserve Select for Certain Members of the Selected Reserve, Transitional

0720-AA90

Assistance Management Program, Early Eligibility for TRICARE for Certain Reserve

Component Members.....................................................................

Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

761

TRICARE; Elimination of Nonavailability Statement and Referral Authorization

0720-AA79

Requirements and Elimination of Specialized Treatment Services Program................

Department of Defense (DOD)

Proposed Rule Stage

Office of the Secretary (OS)

  1. DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

    (FOIA) PROGRAM

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 289

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. It assigns responsibility for responding to written requests made pursuant to the Act and provides for the review required to determine the appropriateness of classification.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Cathy Alphin, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 428-1453

    RIN: 0790-AH00

  2. DOD CONTRACTORS' SAFETY MANUAL (DOD 4145.26-M)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 184

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule provides guidelines to contractors that are engaged in ammunition and explosives operations. This rule is necessary to minimize the potential for mishaps that should interrupt DoD operations, delay project completion dates, adversely impact DoD production base or capability, damage or destroy DoD-owned material/ equipment, cause injury to DoD personnel, or endanger the general public.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    03/29/05

    70 FR 16038

    NPRM Comment Period End

    05/31/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Dr Josephine Covino, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331

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    Phone: 703 325-8625

    Fax: 703 325-6227

    Email: josephine.covino@ddesb.osd.mil

    RIN: 0790-AH76

  3. ARMED SERVICES EXCHANGE REGULATIONS (ASER) (DOD INSTRUCTION 1330.21)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 50

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule prescribes procedures and assigns responsibilities for operating the Armed Services exchanges.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: George McNamara, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 602-4601

    RIN: 0790-AH77

  4. VOLUNTARY STATE TAX WITHHOLDING FROM RETIRED PAY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 1045

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 78

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule provides implementing guidance for voluntary State tax withholding from the retired pay of uniformed Service members.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Jacqueline Jenkins, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 697-8282

    RIN: 0790-AH78

  5. EMERGENCY SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC (ESCAT) PLAN

    Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 245

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule incorporates provisions and actions for the newly formed Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security

    Administration in addition to the Department of Transportation and the

    Federal Aviation Administration.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: William Whalen, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 416-3016

    William Mahony, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Defense

    Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 697-6554

    RIN: 0790-AH81

  6. [bull] DOD PRIVACY PROGRAM (DOD DIRECTIVE 5400.11)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 310

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule amends 32 CFR part 310 to show organizational changes and realignments, to reflect assigned responsibilities, to affirm program coverage, and to delete and add, as appropriate, statutory and regulatory authorities.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Mr. Vahan Moushegian, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services,

    Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 607-2944

    RIN: 0790-AH83

  7. [bull] OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (DOD

    DIRECTIVE 5400.12)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

    Legal Authority: 12 USC 3401

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 275

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule updates policies and responsibilities for obtaining access to financial records maintained by financial institutions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Mr. Vahan Moushegian, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services,

    Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 607-2944

    RIN: 0790-AH84

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  8. [bull] GUIDANCE ON OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM FINANCIAL

    INSTITUTIONS (DOD INSTRUCTION 5400.15)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 276

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule provides guidance on obtaining access to financial records maintained by financial institutions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Mr. Vahan Moushegian, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services,

    Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 607-2944

    RIN: 0790-AH85

  9. [bull] SALE OR RENTAL OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL ON DOD PROPERTY

    (DOD INSTRUCTION 4105.70)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2489a

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 235

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements 10 U.S.C. 2489a, which prohibits the sale or rental of sexually explicit material on property under DoD jurisdiction. The part establishes responsibilities for monitoring compliance, establishes a review board to determine whether a material offered for sale or rental is sexually explicit as consistent with the definition in 10 U.S.C. 2489a, and delineates review board procedures and required reports.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: George McNamara, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 602-4601

    RIN: 0790-AH86

  10. [bull] PERSONAL COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION ON DOD INSTALLATIONS (DOD

    DIRECTIVE 1344.7) AND PERSONAL COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION ON DOD

    INSTALLATIONS IMPLEMENTING PROCEDURES (DOD INSTRUCTION 1344.AA)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 50

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule continues the established annual DoD registration requirements for life insurance companies operating on all DoD installations. It continues the established requirement for the sale of insurance and securities on DoD installations overseas. This rule identifies prohibited practices that may cause withdrawal of commercial solicitation privileges on DoD installations and establishes notification requirements when privileges are withdrawn. This rule establishes procedures for persons solicited on DoD installations to evaluate solicitors, and it identifies procedures for providing financial education programs to military personnel.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/19/05

    70 FR 20316

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/20/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Mr. James Ellis, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, 241 South 18th Street, Crystal Square 4, Suite 302,

    Arlington, VA 22202

    Phone: 703 602-5009

    RIN: 0790-AH87

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Final Rule Stage

    Office of the Secretary (OS)

  11. NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP) GRANTS TO INSTITUTIONS

    OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DOD INSTRUCTION 1025.5)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 20 USC 1141(a)

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 206

    Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 5, 1994.

    Abstract: The National Security Education Act provided for the National

    Security Education Program, the National Security Education Board, and a trust fund in the U.S. Treasury to provide all resources for the program. Under the Act, the Secretary is directed to carry out a program to award undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and grants to institutions of higher education. This rule is to inform those concerned with institutional grants to be offered under the 1994- 1995 pilot grants program of the preliminary guidelines.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/19/94

    59 FR 26116

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    07/18/94

    Interim Final Rule Effective 05/05/94

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Organizations

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

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    Agency Contact: Steve Door, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-1991

    Email: nsep@nsep.policy.osd.mil

    RIN: 0790-AF59

  12. RESTORATION ADVISORY BOARDS (RABS)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 551 et seq; 10 USC 2705

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 202

    Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 15, 1996.

    Abstract: In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Acts for 1995 and 1996, the Department has prepared this rule for

    Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs). DoD has established RABs at over 200 installations and formerly used Defense sites that have environmental restoration programs for cleanup of contaminated sites.

    The purpose of the RAB is to facilitate public participation in restoration activities at operating and closing installations. The proposed rule is based on DoD's current policies for RABs, as well as

    DoD's experience in establishing and operating RABs over the past 2 years.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/06/96

    61 FR 40764

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/04/96

    61 FR 40765

    NPRM Extension of Comment Period11/19/96

    61 FR 58803

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/20/97

    Second NPRM

    01/28/05

    70 FR 4061

    Second NPRM Comment Period End 03/29/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Patricia Ferrebee, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 571-9060

    RIN: 0790-AG31

  13. SETTLING PERSONNEL AND GENERAL CLAIMS AND PROCESSING ADVANCE

    DECISION REQUESTS

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2575; 10 USC 2771; 10 USC 4712; 10 USC 9712; 24

    USC 420; 31 USC 3529; 31 USC 3702; 32 USC 714; 37 USC 554; . . .

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 281

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule proposes policy and assigns responsibilities for settling personnel and general claims and for processing requests for an advance decision. The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1996 transferred to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget

    (OMB) the Comptroller General's authority to settle claims. The OMB

    Director subsequently delegated some of these authorities to the

    Department of Defense (DoD). Later, the General Accounting Office Act of 1996 codified many of these delegations to the Secretary of Defense and others and transferred to the OMB Director the authority of the

    Comptroller General to waive uniformed service member and employee debts arising out of the erroneous payment of pay or allowances exceeding $1,500. The OMB Director subsequently delegated the authority to waive such debts of uniformed service members and DoD employees to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense further delegated his claims settlement and waiver authorities to the General Counsel.

    This rule implements the reassignment of the Comptroller General's former duties within the Department of Defense with little impact on the public.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/14/02

    67 FR 68956

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/13/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Additional Information: Pending analysis of public comments and issuance of final regulations, DOHA intends to use the procedures and practices applicable to claims and waiver applications before the effective dates of the transfers of authority, June 30, 1996, and

    December 18, 1996, respectively, which are published in title 4, Code of Federal Regulations, chapter 1, subchapters C and G. See also 61 FR 50285, September 25, 1996; and 62 FR 5387, February 5, 1997.

    Agency Contact: Michael Hipple, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-8510

    Related RIN: Related to 0790-AG89, Related to 0790-AG90, Related to 0790-AG91

    RIN: 0790-AG47

  14. PERSONNEL SECURITY POLICIES FOR GRANTING ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED

    INFORMATION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: EO 12968

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 147

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule is published to streamline security practices throughout the Government. Uniform adjudicative guidelines, investigative standards, and guidelines for temporary access are being established. This initiative will simplify security processing and allow the deserving public to obtain a security clearance in a faster, more efficient manner.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    01/30/98

    63 FR 4572

    Interim Final Rule Effective 03/24/98

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    03/31/98

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Terence Thompson, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 602-9969

    RIN: 0790-AG54

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  15. NATIONAL POLICY ON RECIPROCITY OF FACILITIES AND GUIDELINES FOR

    IMPLEMENTATION OF RECIPROCITY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: EO 12968

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 148

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule is published to make physical facilities available for reciprocal use in the storage of classified information. Once a facility has been certified as suitable for classified use by one organization, it may also be used by another for like purposes.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule Effective 09/16/97

    63 FR 4580

    Interim Final Rule

    01/30/98

    63 FR 4580

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    03/31/98

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Terence Thompson, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 602-9969

    RIN: 0790-AG55

  16. NATIONAL POLICY ON TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE COUNTERMEASURES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: EO 12968

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 149

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule is published to limit the use of technical surveillance countermeasures within the boundaries of the U.S. to cases where there is a reasonable showing of threat.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule Effective 09/16/97

    63 FR 4582

    Interim Final Rule

    01/30/98

    63 FR 4582

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    03/31/98

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Terence Thompson, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 602-9969

    RIN: 0790-AG56

  17. UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS WITH

    INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER NONPROFIT

    ORGANIZATIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC 113

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 22; 32 CFR 32

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rulemaking is the Department of Defense portion of a multiple-agency action. The agencies are amending their rules implementing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110

    ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With

    Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit

    Organizations.'' The amendments to the rules incorporate updated language in Circular A-110 requiring Federal awarding agencies to ensure that all data produced under awards subject to the Circular are made available to the public through the procedures established under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). OMB updated the Circular language in this way in October 1999, in response to a provision in

    Public Law 105-277. With this rule amendment to 32 CFR parts 22 and 32, the Department of Defense therefore will maintain policies on access to data produced under awards subject to Circular A-110 that are consistent with the policies of other executive departments and agencies.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/16/00

    65 FR 14405

    Interim Final Rule Effective 04/17/00

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/15/00

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Mark Herbst, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-0372

    Email: herbstm@acq.osd.mil

    RIN: 0790-AG76

  18. WAIVER OF DEBTS RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS OF PAY AND

    ALLOWANCES (DOD DIRECTIVE 1340.21)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 5584; 10 USC 2774; 32 USC 716

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 283

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule proposes policy and assigns responsibilities for considering applications for the waiver of debts resulting from erroneous payments of pay and allowances (including travel and transportation allowances) to or on behalf of members of the Uniformed

    Services and civilian DoD employees. The Legislative Branch

    Appropriations Act of 1996 transferred to the Director of the Office of

    Management and Budget (OMB) the Comptroller General's authority to settle claims. The OMB Director subsequently delegated some of these authorities to the Department of Defense (DoD). Later, the General

    Accounting Office Act of 1996 codified many of these delegations to the

    Secretary of Defense and others and transferred to the OMB Director the authority of the Comptroller General to waive uniformed service member and employee debts arising out of the erroneous payment of pay or allowances exceeding $1,500. The OMB Director subsequently delegated the authority to waive such debts of uniformed service members and DoD employees to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense further delegated his claims settlement and waiver authorities to the General

    Counsel. This rule implements the

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    reassignment of the Comptroller General's former duties within the

    Department of Defense with little impact on the public.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/14/02

    67 FR 68963

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/13/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Michael Hipple, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-8510

    Related RIN: Related to 0790-AG47, Related to 0790-AG89, Related to 0790-AG91

    RIN: 0790-AG90

  19. WAIVER PROCEDURES FOR DEBTS RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS OF

    PAY AND ALLOWANCES (DOD INSTRUCTION 1340.23)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a; 5 USC 2104; 5 USC 2105; 5 USC 5584; 10 USC 2774; 32 USC 716; . . .

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 284

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule proposes policy and prescribes procedures for considering waiver applications. The Legislative Branch Appropriations

    Act of 1996 transferred to the Director of the Office of Management and

    Budget (OMB) the Comptroller General's authority to settle claims. The

    OMB Director subsequently delegated some of these authorities to the

    Department of Defense (DoD). Later, the General Accounting Office Act of 1996 codified many of these delegations to the Secretary of Defense and others and transferred to the OMB Director the authority of the

    Comptroller General to waive uniformed service member and employee debts arising out of the erroneous payment of pay or allowances exceeding $1,500. The OMB Director subsequently delegated the authority to waive such debts of uniformed service members and DoD employees to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense further delegated his claims settlement and waiver authorities to the General Counsel.

    This rule implements the reassignment of the Comptroller General's former duties within the Department of Defense with little impact on the public.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/14/02

    67 FR 68965

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/13/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Michael Hipple, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-8510

    Related RIN: Related to 0790-AG47, Related to 0790-AG89, Related to 0790-AG90

    RIN: 0790-AG91

  20. DEVELOPMENT OF A MUNITIONS RESPONSE SITE PRIORITIZATION PROTOCOL

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2710

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 179

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: In response to section 311 of the Fiscal Year 2002 National

    Defense Authorization Act, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of

    Defense (Installations & Environment), U.S. Department of Defense

    (DoD), proposes to develop a site prioritization protocol for assigning to each defense site (hereinafter, munitions response site) a relative priority for response activities related to unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents. Section 311 lists specific factors to be included in the protocol. DoD is requesting input from interested parties on: (a) These factors; (b) any additional factors to consider in developing a site prioritization protocol; (c) how the proposed protocol should incorporate such factors as they relate to safety and environmental hazards; and (d) recommendations on any existing prioritization methods, models, or tools that should be evaluated.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    ANPRM

    03/20/02

    67 FR 12937

    ANPRM Comment Period End

    05/20/02

    NPRM

    08/22/03

    68 FR 50900

    NPRM; Correction

    09/11/03

    68 FR 53532

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/20/03

    68 FR 50900

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Patricia Ferrebee, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 571-9060

    RIN: 0790-AG94

  21. REVIEW OF THE MANUAL FOR COURTS-MARTIAL (DOD DIRECTIVE 5500.17)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: EO 12473; 10 USC 47

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 152

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Department of Defense promulgates procedures implementing

    Executive Order 12473, dated July 13, 1984, calling upon the Secretary of Defense to cause an annual review of the Manual for Courts-Martial

    (MCM) and to recommend to the President any appropriate amendments.

    Through the annual review process, the Secretary of Defense assists the

    President in fulfilling his rulemaking responsibilities under article 36 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ; chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code). Under the direction of the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, a Joint Service Committee on Military

    Justice (JSC) is established with responsibility to conduct the annual review and propose MCM amendments. The JSC also proposes amendments to the UCMJ, as necessary.

    This rule updates part 152 to title 32, Code of Federal Regulations,

    ``Review

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    of the Manual for Courts-Martial,'' to reflect practice and procedures for conducting annual reviews and to change the annual review cycle from concluding with an annual report due to the General Counsel by

    December 31, instead of May 1. The change in the annual review cycle is due to legislative requirements on affecting JSC responsibilities. This interim rule is provided to afford a 60-day opportunity for public comment prior to issuing a final rule. This rule is intended only to improve the internal management of the Federal Government. It is not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule Effective 05/03/03

    68 FR 36915

    Interim Final Rule

    06/20/03

    68 FR 36915

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/19/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Robert E. Reed, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 695-1055

    RIN: 0790-AG99

  22. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 740 OF THE WENDELL H. FORD AVIATION

    INVESTMENT AND REFORM ACT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND SECTION 1051 OF THE

    NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 106-181; PL 107-314

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 207

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule prescribes regulations to implement section 740 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st

    Century (Pub. L. 106-181) and section 1051 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107-314). The regulations will establish procedures for the sale of excess Department of Defense aircraft to persons or entities that provide oil spill response services (including the application of oil dispersants by air) pursuant to an oil spill response plan that has been approved by the

    Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/22/03

    68 FR 27904

    Interim Final Rule Effective 05/22/03

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    07/21/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Debra Bennett, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 604-0098

    Related RIN: Related to 0790-AG95

    RIN: 0790-AH02

  23. PROVISION OF EARLY INTERVENTION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES TO

    ELIGIBLE DOD DEPENDENTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 57

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements the Individuals With Disabilities

    Education Act, as amended in 1997. The rule integrates into one policy both 32 CFR part 57 (which concerned provision of early intervention and special education to eligible DoD dependents in overseas areas) and 32 CFR part 80 (which concerned provision of early intervention and special education services in domestic Department of Defense schools).

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    06/10/04

    69 FR 32662

    Interim Final Rule Effective 06/10/04

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/09/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: R. Posante, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-4493

    RIN: 0790-AH70

  24. CRIMINAL JURISDICTION OVER CIVILIANS EMPLOYED BY OR ACCOMPANYING

    THE ARMED FORCES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, SERVICE MEMBERS, AND FORMER

    SERVICE MEMBERS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: 18 USC 3261

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 153

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule establishes policies and procedures, and assigns responsibilities, under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act

    (MEJA), for exercising extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction over certain military personnel, former service members of the United States

    Armed Forces, and over civilians employed by or accompanying the Armed

    Forces outside the United States (as specifically defined in section 3267 of MEJA).

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/02/04

    69 FR 4890

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/02/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/07

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Page 26757

    Agency Contact: Robert E. Reed, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 695-1055

    RIN: 0790-AH73

  25. SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 5 USC 7301; 5 USC 7351; 5 USC 7353; EO 12674; EO 12731; 5 CFR 2635.105; 5 CFR 2635.203(a); 5 CFR 2635.204(k); 5 CFR 2635.803

    CFR Citation: 5 CFR 3601

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Department of Defense, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of

    Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Defense to reflect certain administrative changes as a result of DoD reorganizations, as well as to add a component.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule; Amendments 11/18/03

    68 FR 64979

    Interim Final Rule Effective;

    Amendments

    11/18/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Gail Mason, Standards of Conduct Office, General

    Counsel, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary, 1600 Defense

    Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600

    Phone: 703 697-5305

    RIN: 0790-AH74

  26. DOD GRANT AND AGREEMENT REGULATIONS

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC 113; 31 USC 6101 note; EO 12549; EO 12689

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 21; 32 CFR 22; 32 CFR 25; 32 CFR 32; 32 CFR 33; 32

    CFR 34; 32 CFR 37

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) proposes to amend parts 21, 22, 25, 32, 33, 34, and 37 of the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations

    (DoDGARS) to implement four Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy directives, to conform the DoDGARs with several statutory and regulatory revisions, and to make other administrative changes. The four OMB directives that are being implemented: Require Federal agencies to use a new standard format for announcements of funding opportunities; require Federal agencies to electronically post synopses of those announcements at a Governmentwide Internet site; require

    Governmentwide use of the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as the universal identifier for recipient organizations; and amend OMB

    Circular A-133 to raise the threshold of Federal funding at which recipients must obtain single audits. The statutory and regulatory changes with which the DoDGARs are being conformed concern matters such as nonprocurement debarment and suspension, drug-free workplace requirements for grants, and campus access for military recruiters and

    Reserve Officer Training Corps.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/28/04

    69 FR 44990

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/27/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Mark Herbst, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-0372

    Email: herbstm@acq.osd.mil

    RIN: 0790-AH75

  27. FEDERAL POLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 42 USC 289; 42 USC 300v-1(b)

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 219

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The agencies listed in this rule are amending the common rule concerning the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, which was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 1991 (56 FR 28003), to change all references to the Office for Protection from

    Research Risks (OPRR) to the Office for Human Research Protections

    (OHRP); revise a footnote by deleting references to research involving fetuses, pregnant women, or human in vitro fertilization; and revise subpart B of 45 CFR part 46.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Patty Decot, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 588-7402

    Fax: 703-588-7560

    Email: patty.decot@osd.mil

    RIN: 0790-AH79

  28. [bull] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM

    (NSPS)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 9902

    CFR Citation: 5 CFR 9901

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel

    Management (OPM) are issuing proposed regulations to establish the

    National Security Personnel System (NSPS), a human resources management system for the Department of Defense, as authorized by the National

    Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 108-136, November 24, 2003). NSPS governs basic pay, staffing, classification, performance management, labor relations, adverse actions, and employee appeals. NSPS aligns

    DoD's human resources management system with the Department's critical mission requirements and protects the civil service rights of its employees.

    Page 26758

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/14/05

    70 FR 7552

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/16/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Brad Bunn, Department of Defense, Office of the

    Secretary, Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 696-7770

    Email: brad.bunn@cpms.osd.mil

    RIN: 0790-AH82

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Proposed Rule Stage

    Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

  29. PROTESTS, DISPUTES, AND APPEALS (DFARS CASE 2003-D010)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 233

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to protests, disputes, and appeals.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE01

  30. COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (DFARS CASE 2003-D015)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 230

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to Cost Accounting Standards.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Case Opened

    07/01/03

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE10

  31. RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (DFARS CASE 2004-D011)

    Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 211; 48 CFR 212; 48 CFR 252

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to add requirements for contractors to affix radio frequency identification tags to certain commodities to be delivered to certain DoD locations. The change will improve visibility of DoD assets in the supply chain, increase the accuracy of shipment and receipt data, and reduce the amount of time it takes to deliver material to the warfighter.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/21/05

    70 FR 20726

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/20/05

    70 FR 20727

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE55

  32. [bull] FOREIGN ACQUISITION (DFARS CASE 2003-D008)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225; 48 CFR 252.225

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that relate to the acquisition of supplies and services from foreign sources.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE70

    Page 26759

  33. [bull] CONTRACT PRICING (DFARS CASE 2003-D014)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 215.4; 48 CFR 252.215; 48 CFR 253.215

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to contract pricing.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE71

  34. [bull] EXCHANGE OR SALE OF GOVERNMENT-OWNED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    (DFARS CASE 2003-D094)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239.70

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the exchange or sale of Government-owned information technology.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE72

  35. [bull] MATERIAL INSPECTION AND RECEIVING REPORT (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D085)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch 2, app F

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that relate to the use of material inspection and receiving reports for items delivered under DoD contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE73

  36. [bull] MICRO-PURCHASES NOT USING THE GOVERNMENTWIDE PURCHASE CARD

    (DFARS CASE 2003-D059)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 213.270

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card for actions at or below the micro-purchase threshold.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE74

  37. [bull] SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES (DFARS CASE 2003-D075)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 213; 48 CFR 253.213

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the use of simplified acquisition procedures.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE75

  38. [bull] UNIFORM CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBERING (DFARS CASE 2003-D082)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204.71

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to requirements for uniform contract line item numbering.

    Page 26760

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE76

  39. [bull] ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS (DFARS CASE 2003-D084)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204.1; 48 CFR 204.4; 48 CFR 204.9

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that relate to administrative aspects of contract execution.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE77

  40. [bull] CONTRACT FINANCING (DFARS CASE 2003-D043)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 232

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to contract financing and payment.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE78

  41. [bull] RESTRICTIONS ON TOTALLY ENCLOSED LIFEBOAT SURVIVAL SYSTEMS

    (DFARS CASE 2004-D034)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 103-139, sec 8124; PL 103-335, sec 8093; 10 USC 2534

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.7008; 48 CFR 252.225-7039

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to remove text addressing restrictions on the acquisition of totally enclosed lifeboat survival systems. The text being removed addresses 1994 and 1995 appropriations act restrictions that are no longer considered applicable and other statutory restrictions that apply only to the Navy.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE82

  42. [bull] QUALITY ASSURANCE (DFARS CASE 2003-D027)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 246

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to contract quality assurance.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE85

  43. [bull] SUBCONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D025)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 244.3; 48 CFR 252.244-7000

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative pertaining to subcontracts awarded under DoD contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Page 26761

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE86

  44. [bull] CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS (DFARS CASE 2003-D024)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 243.1; 48 CFR 243.2

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative pertaining to contract modifications.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE87

  45. [bull] SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS (DFARS CASE 2003-D029)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 226

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to socioeconomic considerations in DoD contracting.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE88

  46. [bull] TRANSPORTATION (DFARS CASE 2003-D028)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 247

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to transportation requirements under DoD contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE89

  47. [bull] ENVIRONMENT, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

    (DFARS CASE 2003-D039)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 223

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative pertaining to environmental and safety matters under DoD contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE90

  48. [bull] CONSTRUCTION (DFARS CASE 2003-D034)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 236.1; 48 CFR 236.2

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to construction contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE91

  49. [bull] ACQUISITION PLANNING (DFARS CASE 2003-D044)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 207

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to acquisition planning.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Page 26762

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE92

  50. [bull] SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS (DFARS CASE 2003-D047)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the participation of small business concerns in DoD acquisitions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE93

  51. [bull] TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D046)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 249

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to contract termination matters.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE94

  52. [bull] AUTHORIZATION FOR CONTINUED CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D052)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204.7001

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement a recommendation resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that would authorize the issuance of a ``mirror contract'' when performance under the original contract number is no longer possible solely for administrative reasons.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE95

  53. [bull] CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS (DFARS CASE 2003-D051)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 242.302

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative pertaining to contract administration functions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE96

  54. [bull] CONTRACTOR INSURANCE/PENSION REVIEWS (DFARS CASE 2003-D050)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 242.73

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the conduct of contractor insurance/pension reviews.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE97

  55. [bull] ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DFARS CASE 2003-D068)

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement

    Page 26763

    recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of information technology.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE98

  56. [bull] DESCRIBING AGENCY NEEDS (DFARS CASE 2003-D073)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 211

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the use of requirements documents in DoD contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE99

  57. [bull] REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D072)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of supplies and services through Government sources.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF00

  58. [bull] COMPONENT BREAKOUT (DFARS CASE 2003-D071)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 207.105; 48 CFR app D

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the breakout of components of end items for future acquisitions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF01

  59. [bull] SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS (DFARS CASE 2003-D079)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 217

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of supplies and services through special contracting methods.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF02

  60. [bull] TYPES OF CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D078)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 216

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the types of contracts that may be used in DoD acquisitions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Page 26764

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF03

  61. [bull] CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION (DFARS CASE 2003-D077)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 215

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to DoD negotiated acquisitions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF04

  62. [bull] CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION (DFARS CASE 2003-D023)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 242; 48 CFR 252.242-7000; 48 CFR 252.242-7004

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to DoD contract administration and audit services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF05

  63. [bull] APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS (DFARS

    CASE 2003-D019)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 222

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to requirements for compliance with labor laws under DoD contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF06

  64. [bull] COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES AND

    MULTIPLE AWARD CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2004-D009)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208.4; 48 CFR 216.5

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to strengthen requirements for competition in the placement of orders under Federal Supply

    Schedules and multiple award contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF08

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Final Rule Stage

    Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

  65. INCREMENTAL FUNDING, FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 1990-037)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 232.7; 48 CFR 252.232

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to permit the use of incremental funding of fixed-price contracts in certain situations.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Case Opened

    09/26/90

    Interim Final Rule

    09/01/93

    58 FR 46091

    Final Action

    09/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Page 26765

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Related RIN: Previously reported as 0790-AE42

    RIN: 0750-AA07

  66. PATENT RIGHTS--OWNERSHIP BY THE CONTRACTOR (LARGE BUSINESS) (DFARS

    CASE 2001-D015)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 227.3; 48 CFR 252.227

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to add a contract clause on patent rights to replace a FAR clause that has been proposed for deletion.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    09/30/04

    69 FR 58377

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/01/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AD72

  67. APPROVAL OF SERVICE CONTRACTS AND TASK ORDERS (DFARS CASE 2002-

    D024)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 107-107, sec 801(b)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.170

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 801(b) of the Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 801(b) requires DoD to establish and implement a management structure for the procurement of services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    10/01/03

    68 FR 56563

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    12/01/03

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AD81

  68. PURCHASE CARD INTERNAL CONTROLS (DFARS CASE 2002-D025)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 213.3

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to add policy on internal controls for proper use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/20/02

    67 FR 77955

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/18/03

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AD87

  69. CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (DFARS CASE 2003-D040)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204; 48 CFR 212.3; 48 CFR 213.1; 48 CFR 252.204

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to remove Central

    Contractor Registration (CCR) requirements, since CCR requirements have been incorporated into the FAR.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Case Opened

    07/28/03

    Interim Final Rule

    11/14/03

    68 FR 64557

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    01/13/04

    Final Action

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE11

  70. GEOGRAPHIC USE OF THE TERM ``UNITED STATES'' (DFARS CASE 2001-D003)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204; 48 CFR 208; 48 CFR 209; 48 CFR 212; 48 CFR 213; 48 CFR 215; 48 CFR 219; 48 CFR 252; . . .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to standardize the use of geographic terms, in accordance with definitions found in the FAR.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/10/04

    69 FR 65121

    Page 26766

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/10/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE12

  71. CONTRACT PERIOD FOR TASK AND DELIVERY ORDER CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D097)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 843

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 216.501-2; 48 CFR 217.204

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 843 of the Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 843 provides that a task or delivery order contract awarded under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304a may cover a total period of not more than 5 years.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/23/04

    69 FR 13478

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/24/04

    Interim Final Rule

    12/15/04

    69 FR 74992

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    02/14/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE25

  72. THRESHOLD FOR SMALL BUSINESS SPECIALIST REVIEW (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D060)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.201

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Eliminates requirements for small business specialists to review proposed acquisitions that are (1) within the scope and under the terms of the existing contract or (2) under $100,000 and totally set aside for small business concerns. Also proposes to relocate text addressing the functions of small business specialists to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI).

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/23/04

    69 FR 21997

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/22/04

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE30

  73. PAYMENT AND BILLING INSTRUCTIONS (DFARS CASE 2003-D009)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204.2; 48 CFR 204.71; 48 CFR 252.204; 48 CFR app F

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Eliminates the need for non-standard local payment clauses by providing a menu of standard payment instructions from which the contracting officer will make a selection for inclusion in section G of the contract. Adds a clause addressing contract line item information needed in contract financing and interim payment requests and amends Material Inspection and Receiving Report instructions to address electronic submissions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/25/04

    69 FR 35564

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/24/04

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE34

  74. MAJOR SYSTEMS ACQUISITION (DFARS CASE 2003-D030)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 234.0; 48 CFR 242.11; 48 CFR 252.234; 48 CFR 252.242

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Updates text pertaining to major systems acquisition, earned value management systems, and cost/schedule status reporting.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8155

    Page 26767

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE35

  75. CONTRACTORS ACCOMPANYING A FORCE DEPLOYED (DFARS CASE 2003-D087)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 207; 48 CFR 212; 48 CFR 225; 48 CFR 252

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to add policy for contracts that require contractor employees to accompany a force engaged in contingency, humanitarian, peacekeeping, or combat operations outside the United States.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    03/23/04

    69 FR 13500

    NPRM Comment Period End

    05/24/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE42

  76. REPORTING CONTRACT PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (DFARS

    CASE 2004-D001)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.72; 48 CFR 252.225

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Clarifies requirements for contractor reporting of performance outside the United States and establishes two separate clauses to eliminate confusion between two reporting requirements presently contained in one clause.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/08/04

    69 FR 31939

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/09/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE46

  77. CONSOLIDATION OF CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D109)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 801; 10 USC 2382

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 207.170; 48 CFR 219.201

    Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 23, 2004, Applies to solicitations issued after 05/22/2004.

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to place restrictions on consolidating two or more separate requirements into a single solicitation and contract. Requires agencies to include the following in acquisition strategies that involve consolidation of requirements exceeding $5,000,000: (1) The results of market research; (2) any alternatives that would involve a lesser degree of consolidation; and

    (3) a determination by the senior procurement executive that the consolidation is necessary and justified. This change implements section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 and is intended to ensure that decisions regarding consolidation of requirements are made with a view toward providing maximum practicable opportunity for small business concerns to participate in

    DoD procurements.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    09/17/04

    69 FR 55986

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    11/16/04

    Final Action

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele P Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE48

  78. TRANSITION OF WEAPONS-RELATED PROTOTYPE PROJECTS TO FOLLOW-ON

    CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D106)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 847

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 212.212; 48 CFR 212.70

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to establish a pilot program that permits contracting officers to use FAR part 12

    (Acquisition of Commercial Items) procedures to

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    award follow-on contracts for the production of items begun as prototype projects under other transaction agreements. The follow-on contract must be awarded to a nontraditional defense contractor; must not exceed $50,000,000; must be either firm-fixed-price or fixed-price with economic price adjustment; and must be awarded on or before

    September 30, 2008. This change implements section 847 of the National

    Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 and is intended to ease the transition of nontraditional defense contractors from prototype transactions to standard contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63329

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    01/03/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE49

  79. PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D103)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 721; 10 USC 1091(a)(2); PL 108-136, sec 841; 10 USC 129b

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.1

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to authorize the use of personal services contracts for health care at locations outside of medical treatment facilities (such as military entrance processing stations) and for services that are to be performed outside the United

    States or that directly support the mission of a DoD intelligence or counter-intelligence organization or the special operations command.

    This change implements sections 721 and 841 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 and enables the award of contracts for specialized services that would be impractical for DoD to obtain by other means.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    09/17/04

    69 FR 55991

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    11/16/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE50

  80. QUALITY CONTROL OF AVIATION CRITICAL SAFETY ITEMS AND RELATED

    SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-D101)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 802

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 209.270; 48 CFR 217.75; 48 CFR 246.407; 48 CFR 246.504

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to establish requirements for quality control in the procurement of aviation critical safety items and the modification, repair, and overhaul of those items.

    Specifies that the design control activity is responsible for qualifying and identifying aviation critical safety item suppliers and products. This change implements section 802 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 and is intended to ensure flight safety.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    09/17/04

    69 FR 55987

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    11/16/04

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE51

  81. [bull] PROVISION OF INFORMATION TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT HOLDERS

    (DFARS CASE 2004-D025)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2416(d)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 205.470

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to increase, from $500,000 to $1,000,000, the threshold at which DoD contracts must include a requirement for the contractor to provide to cooperative agreement holders, upon their request, a list of the contractor's employees who are responsible for entering into subcontracts. Implements section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8536

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Page 26769

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE58

  82. [bull] FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--AUSTRALIA AND MOROCCO (DFARS CASE 2004-D013)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-286; PL 108-302

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225; 48 CFR 252

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement new Free Trade

    Agreements with Australia and Morocco. The Free Trade Agreements waive the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials from Australia and Morocco, and specify procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    01/13/05

    70 FR 2361

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    03/14/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE59

  83. [bull] ACQUISITION OF BALL AND ROLLER BEARINGS (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D021)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2534; 41 USC 430; PL 108-287, sec 8059

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.70; 48 CFR 252.225-7016

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to improve the clarity of domestic source restrictions on the acquisition of ball and roller bearings, by addressing only the exceptions, waivers, and waiver authority available to the contracting officer under current law, and by making the restrictions inapplicable to bearings that are commercial components of non-commercial end items or components.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8560

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE60

  84. [bull] ADVISORY AND ASSISTANCE SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-D042)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.2

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of advisory and assistance services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8562

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE61

  85. [bull] SPECIALIZED SERVICE CONTRACTING (DFARS CASE 2003-D041)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.70; 48 CFR 237.71; 48 CFR 252.237

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of mortuary and laundry and dry cleaning services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8563

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE62

  86. [bull] ACQUISITION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D055)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239.74

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of telecommunications services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8564

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Page 26770

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE63

  87. [bull] UTILITY RATES ESTABLISHED BY REGULATORY BODIES (DFARS CASE 2003-D096)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 241.201; 48 CFR 241.501

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to utility rates established by independent and nonindependent regulatory bodies.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8565

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE64

  88. [bull] ACQUISITION OF UTILITY SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-D069)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 241

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of utility services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8566

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/25/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE65

  89. [bull] EXTRAORDINARY CONTRACTUAL ACTIONS (DFARS CASE 2003-D048)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 250

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the processing of requests for extraordinary contract adjustments.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/07/05

    70 FR 6393

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/08/05

    Final Action

    08/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE66

  90. [bull] UPDATE OF CLAUSES FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (DFARS

    CASE 2003-D053)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239.74; 48 CFR 252.239

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the acquisition of telecommunications services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67885

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/21/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE67

  91. [bull] INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT--SCREENING OF GOVERNMENT

    INVENTORY (DFARS CASE 2003-D054)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239.73

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to procedures for screening of Government inventory before authorizing a contractor to purchase information technology equipment.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67884

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/21/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Page 26771

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE68

  92. [bull] BASIC AGREEMENTS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-D056)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239.74

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to the use of basic agreements in the acquisition of telecommunications services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67883

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/21/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE69

  93. [bull] BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING COSTS (DFARS CASE 2004-D026)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2325

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 231.205-70

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 819 lowers the approval level for determinations relating to payment of restructuring costs to DoD contractors.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE79

  94. [bull] DOD PILOT MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM (DFARS CASE 2004-D028)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-375, sec 841; PL 108-375, sec 842

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.71; 48 CFR ch 2, app I

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement sections 841 and 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.

    Section 841 provides for a 5-year extension of the DoD Pilot Mentor-

    Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program. Section 842 expands the program to include service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns and

    HUBZone small business concerns.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE80

  95. [bull] SOLE SOURCE AWARD OF 8(A) CONTRACTS TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN-OWNED

    SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS (DFARS CASE 2004-D031)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-287, sec 8021

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.805

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 8021 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 8021 permits sole source awards to Native Hawaiian small business concerns under the 8(a) Program.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE81

  96. [bull] INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR USE OF DOMESTIC MACHINE TOOLS AND

    OTHER CAPITAL ASSETS (DFARS CASE 2005-D003)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 822

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 215; 48 CFR 216

    Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, May 24, 2005, Interim Final.

    Final, Statutory, February 18, 2006.

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Section 822 requires DoD to establish incentives for DoD contractors to purchase capital assets manufactured in the United States.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Page 26772

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE83

  97. [bull] BERRY AMENDMENT MEMORANDA (DFARS CASE 2004-D035)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2533a

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.7002

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement DoD policy mememoranda on determinations regarding the nonavailability of domestic supplies.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE84

  98. [bull] ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS (DFARS CASE 2004-D007)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 242.202

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to add the Defense Energy

    Support Center to the list of DoD activities authorized to perform contract administration functions at or near a contractor's facilities.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF07

  99. [bull] CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE OF ACQUISITION FUNCTIONS CLOSELY

    ASSOCIATED WITH INHERENTLY GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS (DFARS CASE 2004-D021)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2383

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 207.5

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 804 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 804 places limitations on the award of contracts for the performance of acquisition functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF09

  100. [bull] MULTIYEAR CONTRACTING (DFARS CASE 2004-D024)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 2306b; 10 USC 2306c; PL 108-287, sec 8008

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 217.1

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 8008 of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 and section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.

    Sections 8008 and 814 establish new requirements related to the funding of multiyear contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AF10

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Long-Term Actions

    Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

  101. CODIFICATION AND MODIFICATION OF BERRY AMENDMENT (DFARS CASE 2002-

    D002)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.7002; 48 CFR 252.212-7001; 48 CFR 252.225-7012

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    04/26/02

    67 FR 20697

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    06/25/02

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AD76

    Page 26773

  102. UNIQUE ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTY VALUATION (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D081)

    Priority: Other Significant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 204.7104; 48 CFR 211.2; 48 CFR 212.301; 48 CFR 252.211

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    10/10/03

    68 FR 58631

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    11/10/03

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE09

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Completed Actions

    Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)

  103. IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST,

    AND DEBARMENT (DFARS CASE 2003-D012)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 203; 48 CFR 209

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to improper business practices, organizational conflicts of interest, and debarment.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8146

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    12/15/04

    69 FR 74989

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE02

  104. PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D038)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 224

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that pertain to protection of privacy and freedom of information.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Case Opened

    07/28/03

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8152

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67856

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE03

  105. CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS RELATING TO CONTRACT PLACEMENT (DFARS

    CASE 2003-D011)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 209; 48 CFR 252.209

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to implement recommendations resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative that relate to contractor qualification requirements and contract placement.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8150

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/10/04

    69 FR 65088

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE06

  106. GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS (DFARS CASE 2002-D032)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 246.4

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to limit Government source inspection requirements for contracts below $250,000. This change will permit contract administration

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    offices to devote more resources to high-risk contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    09/15/03

    68 FR 53946

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/14/03

    Final Action

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8539

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE08

  107. LAWS INAPPLICABLE TO COMMERCIAL SUBCONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D018)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 212.504

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to remove the Buy

    American Act and the Trade Agreements Act from the list of laws inapplicable to commercial subcontracts. This change implements a recommendation resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8151

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63330

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE14

  108. TAX PROCEDURES FOR OVERSEAS CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D031)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 229.70

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated contains procedures for contracting officers to use in obtaining tax relief and duty-free import privileges for acquisitions conducted in foreign countries.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/02/04

    69 FR 46129

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/01/04

    Final Action

    02/07/05

    70 FR 6375

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE18

  109. RESOLVING TAX PROBLEMS (DFARS CASE 2003-D032)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 229.101

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated addresses situations where a contracting officer may direct a contractor to litigate the applicability of a particular tax and addresses information on tax relief agreements between the

    United States and foreign governments.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/10/04

    69 FR 48445

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/12/04

    Final Action

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8538

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE19

  110. ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-D035)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 236.6

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated contains procedures for establishment of evaluation criteria in the selection of firms for architect-engineer contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/25/04

    69 FR 35568

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/24/04

    Final Action

    12/15/04

    69 FR 75000

    Page 26775

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE20

  111. CONTRACTING FOR ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES (DFARS CASE 2003-D105)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 1427

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.502; 48 CFR 219.1005

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 1427 of the Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 1427 increases, from $85,000 to $300,000, the value below which acquisitions for architect-engineer services for military construction or family housing projects are set aside for small business concerns.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    06/08/04

    69 FR 31909

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/09/04

    Final Action

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67855

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE21

  112. PUBLICIZING CONTRACT ACTIONS (DFARS CASE 2003-D016)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 205; 48 CFR 226; 48 CFR 235; 48 CFR 252

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated contains a notice for inclusion in acquisitions being considered for historically black college and minority institution set-aside.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8148

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63327

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE22

  113. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D017)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 206.001; 48 CFR 206.202; 48 CFR 206.3

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated addresses circumstances under which use of other than full and open competition may be appropriate due to unusual and compelling urgency.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8149

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    12/15/04

    69 FR 74990

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE23

  114. SEALED BIDDING (DFARS CASE 2003-D076)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 214.2; 48 CFR 214.4; 48 CFR 214.5

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Deletes unnecessary text pertaining to sealed bidding and updates administrative information.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8152

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/10/04

    69 FR 65089

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE24

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  115. FIREFIGHTING SERVICES CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2003-D107)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 331

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.102-70

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 331 of the Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 331 adds an exception to the prohibition on contracting for firefighting services, to permit such contracts for periods of 1 year or less, if the firefighting functions would otherwise have to be performed by members of the armed forces who are not readily available by reason of a deployment.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    06/25/04

    69 FR 35532

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/24/04

    Final Action

    12/15/04

    69 FR 75000

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE26

  116. CONTRACTOR USE OF GOVERNMENT SUPPLY SOURCES (DFARS CASE 2003-D045)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 251.1; 48 CFR 252.251-7000

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated contains procedures for authorizing contractors to use Government supply sources. Also updates policy regarding contractor payment for purchases from Government supply sources.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8159

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67858

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE28

  117. DOD PILOT MENTOR-PROT[eacute]G[eacute] PROGRAM (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D013)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 101-510, sec 831

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.71; 48 CFR app I

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to update policy pertaining to the DoD Pilot Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program. The changes authorize the Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, of each military department and defense agency to approve mentor firms and mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] agreements.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/13/04

    69 FR 26533

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/12/04

    Final Action

    12/15/04

    69 FR 74995

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE29

  118. SMALL BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (DFARS CASE 2003-D063)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.1007

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Supplements FAR text that requires a statement on the face page of contracts to identify awards under the Small Business

    Competitiveness Demonstration Program. To accommodate the use of automated systems, the change specifies that, when it is not possible to mark the face page, alternate means may be used to identify a contact as an award under the Program.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/25/04

    69 FR 35566

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/24/04

    Final Action

    02/07/05

    70 FR 6373

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE31

  119. ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DFARS CASE 2003-D074)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    Page 26777

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 212.303; 48 CFR 212.503

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Deletes unnecessary text pertaining to the structuring of contracts.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/08/04

    69 FR 31939

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/09/04

    Final Action

    11/10/04

    69 FR 65089

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE32

  120. SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES AND LEADER COMPANY CONTRACTING

    (DFARS CASE 2003-D092)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 217.401; 48 CFR 219.705-4

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Lowers the approval level for subcontracting plans that contain a small disadvantaged business goal of less than 5 percent, from two levels above the contracting officer to one level above the contracting officer. Also deletes unnecessary text pertaining to leader company contracting.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/23/04

    69 FR 21996

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/22/04

    Final Action

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67855

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE33

  121. BONDS (DFARS CASE 2003-D033)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 228.1

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Clarifies that fidelity and forgery bonds are authorized for use under certain circumstances.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/10/04

    69 FR 48444

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/12/04

    Final Action

    02/22/05

    70 FR 8537

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE36

  122. COST PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES (DFARS CASE 2003-D036)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 231.205

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Updates DFARS text pertaining to cost principles and procedures.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8154

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63331

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE37

  123. INSURANCE (DFARS CASE 2003-D037)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 228.3

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Relocates text to a new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI). The text to be relocated addresses risk-pooling arrangements, overseas workers' compensation, and war-hazard insurance.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8153

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/10/04

    69 FR 65090

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062

    Page 26778

    Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE38

  124. REMOVAL OF OBSOLETE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING PROCEDURES

    (DFARS CASE 2003-D058)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 235.70

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Removes obsolete procedures for research and development contracting.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8157

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67857

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE39

  125. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTING (DFARS CASE 2003-D067)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 235.0; 48 CFR 252.235-7011

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Updates text on research and development contracting. Relocates text addressing maintenance of scientific and technical reports to a new DFARS companion resource,

    Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI).

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8158

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/10/04

    69 FR 65091

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE40

  126. PROCEDURES, GUIDANCE, AND INFORMATION (DFARS CASE 2003-D090)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 201.105-3; 48 CFR 201.2; 48 CFR 201.301; 48 CFR 202.101

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) as a result of the

    DFARS Transformation Initiative. Establishes the framework for a new

    DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), which will contain mandatory and non-mandatory internal DoD procedures, non-mandatory guidance, and supplemental information. Use of PGI will enable DoD to more rapidly convey internal administrative and procedural information to the acquisition workforce. PGI will not contain policy or procedures that significantly affect the public and, therefore, will not be published in the Federal Register or the Code of

    Federal Regulations. PGI will be available on the World Wide Web and will be electronically linked to the DFARS.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    02/23/04

    69 FR 8145

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/23/04

    Final Action

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63326

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE41

  127. FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--CHILE AND SINGAPORE (DFARS CASE 2003-D088)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-77; PL 108-78

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 212; 48 CFR 213; 48 CFR 225; 48 CFR 252

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement new Free Trade

    Agreements with Chile and Singapore, as approved by Congress in the

    United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and the

    United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. The new Free Trade Agreements waive the applicability of the Buy American

    Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials from Chile and

    Singapore, and specify procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    01/13/04

    69 FR 1926

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    03/15/04

    Final Action

    12/15/04

    69 FR 74991

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Page 26779

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE43

  128. WRITTEN ASSURANCE OF TECHNICAL DATA CONFORMITY (DFARS CASE 2003-

    D104)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 108-136, sec 844

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 227.71; 48 CFR 252.227-7036

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 844 of the Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 844 eliminates the requirement for a contractor to furnish written assurance that delivered technical data is complete, accurate, and complies with all requirements of the contract. The change reduces paperwork for contractors but does not diminish the contractor's contractual obligations.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    06/08/04

    69 FR 31911

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/09/04

    Final Action

    11/22/04

    69 FR 67856

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    Email: michele.peterson@osd.mil

    RIN: 0750-AE45

  129. POLYACRYLONITRILE (PAN) CARBON FIBER--RESTRICTION TO DOMESTIC

    SOURCES (DFARS CASE 2004-D002)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.7103-1

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to extend the ending date for phasing out domestic source restrictions on the acquisition of PAN carbon fiber, from May 31, 2005, to May 31, 2006. The aerospace industry requested the extension to provide U.S. companies sufficient time to maintain the industrial and technological capability to support a critical material used in advanced aerospace weapons programs.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/25/04

    69 FR 35567

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/24/04

    Final Action

    02/07/05

    70 FR 6374

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    URL For Public Comments: emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE52

  130. EXTENSION OF PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT UNDER THE 8(A) PROGRAM (DFARS

    CASE 2004-D015)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.800

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to extend the expiration date of a partnership agreement between DoD and the Small Business

    Administration (SBA). The partnership agreement permits DoD to award contracts to 8(a) Program participants on behalf of SBA.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    09/30/04

    69 FR 58353

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE56

  131. PURCHASES FROM FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES--DELETION OF DUPLICATIVE

    TEXT (DFARS CASE 2004-D005)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208, 210, 219, and 252

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Amends the Defense FAR Supplement to delete obsolete text pertaining to purchase of products from Federal Prison Industries. The text has been superseded by policy published in the FAR.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63328

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm

    Agency Contact: Michele Peterson, Department of Defense, Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062

    Phone: 703 602-0311

    RIN: 0750-AE57

    Page 26780

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Final Rule Stage

    Department of the Army (DOA)

  132. [bull] MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC SUPERVISION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 30112(g); 5 USC 2951; PL 89-564; 89-670; 91- 605; 93-87

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 634

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule prescribes policies and procedures on motor vehicle traffic supervision on military installations in the continental United States and overseas areas, including registration of privately owned vehicles; granting, suspending, or revoking the privilege to operate a privately owned vehicle on a military installation; administration of the vehicle registration program; driver improvement programs; police traffic supervision; an off- installation traffic activities.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/21/04

    69 FR 76526

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/22/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency,

    ATTN: AHRC-PDD-R, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA43

  133. [bull] MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: 28 USC 534 note; 42 USC 10601; 18 USC 922; 42 USC 14071; 10 USC 1562; 10 USC ch 47

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 637

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule prescribes policies and procedures on types and categories of offenses investigated by Military Police and DA

    Civilian detectives/investigators.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/16/04

    69 FR 75287

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/14/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency,

    ATTN: AHRC-PDD-R, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA44

  134. [bull] THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 551, 552, 552a, 5101 to 5108, 5110 to 5113, 5115, 5332 to 5334, 5341 to 5342, 5504 to 5509, 7154; 10 USC 130, 1102, 2320 to 2321, 2328; 18 USC 798, 3500; 31 USC 3710; 35 USC 181 to 188; 42 USC 2162; 44 USC 33; E.O. 12600

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 518

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule updates the provisions for access and release of information from all Army information systems (automated and manual) in support of the Freedom of Information Act as required by public law.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/28/04

    69 FR 77836

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/28/05

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency,

    ATTN: AHRC-PDD-R, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA45

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Long-Term Actions

    Department of the Army (DOA)

  135. FOREIGN ACQUISITION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 5125

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    11/28/03

    68 FR 66738

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    01/27/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    Related RIN: Related to 0702-AA39

    RIN: 0702-AA38

    Page 26781

  136. SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 5152

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    11/28/03

    68 FR 66740

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    01/27/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    Related RIN: Related to 0702-AA38

    RIN: 0702-AA39

  137. DECORATIONS, MEDALS, RIBBONS, AND SIMILAR DEVICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 578

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/28/04

    69 FR 45114

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/27/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA41

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Completed Actions

    Department of the Army (DOA)

  138. LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTING

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 28 USC 534 note; 42 USC 10601; 18 USC 922; 42 USC 14071; 10 USC 1562; 10 USC ch 47

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 635

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule prescribes policies and procedures on preparing, reporting, using, retaining, and disposing of Military

    Police Reports. The rule also prescribes policies and procedures for offense reporting and the release of law enforcement information.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/16/04

    69 FR 42626

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/14/04

    Final Action

    12/16/04

    69 FR 75245

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency,

    ATTN: AHRC-PDD-R, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA42

  139. [bull] APPREHENSION AND RESTRAINT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: sec 3012, 70A Stat 157; 10 USC 3012

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 503

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This action removes 32 CFR part 503 published in the Federal

    Register, December 9, 1981 (44 FR 60195). The rule is being removed because it is now obsolete.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Withdrawn

    12/21/04

    69 FR 76412

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency,

    ATTN: AHRC-PDD-R, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA46

  140. [bull] ABSENTEE DESERTER APPREHENSION PROGRAM AND SURRENDER OF

    MILITARY PERSONNEL TO CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 801 through 940; Manual for Courts-Martial,

    U.S. 2002 revised addition as amended, sec 709; PL 96-154; Defense

    Appropriation Act, 93 Stat 1153

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 630

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This action removes 32 CFR part 630 published in the Federal

    Register, July 26, 1996 (61 FR 39073). The rule is being removed because it is now obsolete and does not affect the general public.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Withdrawn

    12/21/04

    69 FR 76412

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Brenda S. Bowen, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification

    Page 26782

    Agency, ATTN: AHRC-PDD-R, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315- 3860

    Phone: 703 428-6422

    Fax: 703 428-6514

    Email: brenda.bowen@rmda.belvoir.army.mil

    RIN: 0702-AA47

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Proposed Rule Stage

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)

  141. REGULATORY PROGRAM OF THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND HISTORIC

    PROPERTIES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 401; 33 USC 403; 33 USC 1344; 33 USC 1413

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 325

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: In 1990, the Corps published its final regulations regarding the protection of historic properties and compliance with the National

    Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and other historic preservation laws.

    Since those final regulations were published, the NHPA was amended in 1992, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's implementing regulations at 36 CFR part 800 have been revised substantially. The

    Corps will revise its regulations to conform to the NHPA's revised implementing regulations.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    ANPRM

    09/27/04

    69 FR 57662

    ANPRM Comment Period End

    11/26/04

    NPRM

    09/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/00/05

    Final Action

    09/00/06

    Final Action Effective

    11/00/06

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G Street

    NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA51

  142. COMPENSATORY MITIGATION FOR LOSSES OF AQUATIC RESOURCES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344; PL 108-136; 33 USC 403

    CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

    Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, November 24, 2005.

    Public Law 108-136 requires that the final regulations be issued no later than two years after the enactment of the Act.

    Abstract: Section 314(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-136) requires the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to issue regulations establishing performance standards and criteria for on-site, off-site, and in lieu fee mitigation and mitigation banking consistent with section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/00/05

    Final Action

    12/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    02/00/06

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by

    Executive Order 13211.

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G

    Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA55

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Final Rule Stage

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)

  143. NATIONWIDE PERMIT PROGRAM REGULATIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1344; 33 USC 401 et seq; 33 USC 1413

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 330

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Corps will propose to revise its Nationwide Permit

    Program regulations at 33 CFR part 330 to address changes in regulatory procedures and policy that have occurred since those regulations were last revised in 1991. The Corps will propose to revise the regulation to increase the pre-construction notification review period to 45 days, to be consistent with the current nationwide permits. The Corps is also proposing to amend the regulation to allow district engineers to issue verification letters that can have the same expiration date as the nationwide permit.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/30/04

    69 FR 69563

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/31/05

    Final Action

    07/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    09/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Page 26783

    Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by

    Executive Order 13211.

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G Street

    NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA60

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Long-Term Actions

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)

  144. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL

    ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 230

    Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Forester Einarsen

    Phone: 202 761-4700

    RIN: 0710-AA42

  145. REGULATORY PROGRAMS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENDANGERED SPECIES

    ACT; SCOPE OF ANALYSIS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 325

    Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Russell Kaiser

    Phone: 202 761-4614

    RIN: 0710-AA43

  146. COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ABILITY TO PAY PROVISIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 241

    Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Janice Rasgus

    Phone: 202 761-7674

    RIN: 0710-AA44

  147. SPECIAL EVENTS RULE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    CFR Citation: 36 CFR 327

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Judy Rice

    Phone: 202 761-5541

    RIN: 0710-AA53

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Completed Actions

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)

  148. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESTRICTED AREA; COAST GUARD BASE MOBILE;

    MOBILE, ALABAMA

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1; 33 USC 3

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 334

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a new restricted area in the waters of Arlington Channel surrounding the

    U.S. Coast Guard Base Mobile Docks at Mobile, Alabama. The designation would ensure public safety and satisfy the Coast Guard's security, safety, and operational requirements as they pertain to vessels at U.S.

    Coast Guard Base Mobile by establishing an area into which unauthorized vessels and persons may not enter.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/16/04

    69 FR 20570

    NPRM Comment Period End

    05/17/04

    Final Action

    07/29/04

    69 FR 45258

    Final Action Effective

    08/30/04

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G Street

    NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA56

  149. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESTRICTED AREA AND DANGER ZONE;

    BRICKYARD CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES AND THE BROAD RIVER; MARINE CORPS AIR

    STATION; BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1; 33 USC 3

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 334

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Corps is proposing a regulation to establish a restricted area and danger zone in Brickyard Creek, a portion of the Atlantic

    Intracoastal Waterway, Mulligan Creek, Albergottie Creek and Salt Creek in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South

    Carolina. In addition, the proposed regulation will establish a restricted area in the Broad River in the vicinity of Laurel Bay

    Military

    Page 26784

    Family Housing Area. The purpose of these regulations is to provide effective security in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Air Station and the Laurel Bay Military Family Housing Area.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/29/04

    69 FR 45298

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/30/04

    Withdrawn

    03/01/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G Street

    NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA57

  150. UNITED STATES ARMY DANGER ZONE; SALT RIVER, ROLLING FORK RIVER, AND

    OTTER CREEK; U.S. ARMY GARRISON, FORT KNOX MILITARY RESERVATION; FORT

    KNOX, KENTUCKY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1; 33 USC 3

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 334

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Corps of Engineers is proposing regulations to establish a danger zone on navigable portions of the Salt River and the Rolling

    Fork River and the non-navigable portions of Otter Creek, within the installation boundaries of the Fort Knox Military Reservation. These regulations will enable the Army to prohibit public access to the area and enhance safety and security within active military impact and training areas. These regulations are necessary to protect the public from potentially hazardous conditions that may exist as a result of

    Army use and security of the area. The regulations will also safeguard

    Government personnel and property from sabotage and other subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of similar nature.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/27/04

    69 FR 44613

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/26/04

    Withdrawn

    03/01/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G Street

    NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA58

  151. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY; FORT RICHARDSON ALASKA; SMALL ARMS COMPLEX;

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 33 USC 1; 33 USC 3

    CFR Citation: 33 CFR 334.1301

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Corps of Engineers is proposing to amend its regulations to designate an existing military small arms impact area as a Danger

    Zone. The military exercise area is located within the Small Arms

    Complex of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, along the Tanana River. The Danger

    Zone will only be activated by the United States Army Fort Wainwright during live fire training exercises. There will be no change in use of the existing military exercise area. The area needs to be marked on navigation charts as a Danger Zone to ensure security and safety for the public.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/23/04

    69 FR 51788

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/22/04

    Withdrawn

    03/01/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: David B. Olson, Regulatory Program Manager, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-MVD (3G81), 441 G Street

    NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000

    Phone: 202 761-4922

    Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

    RIN: 0710-AA59

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Final Rule Stage

    Department of the Navy (NAVY)

  152. [bull] RELEASE OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION FOR LITIGATION PURPOSES AND

    TESTIMONY BY DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 725

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Secretary of the Navy's sole delegate for service of process, the Navy General Counsel, is changing the address where the service of process documents shall be delivered. This action is being taken in order to streamline the service process and expedite legal response on behalf of the Department of the Navy.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: LT Samuel Wartell, Department of Defense, Department of

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    the Navy, 1000 Navy Penatgon, Washington, DC 20350-1000

    Phone: 703 614-4473

    RIN: 0703-AA76

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Long-Term Actions

    Department of the Navy (NAVY)

  153. SHIPBUILDING CAPABILITY PRESERVATION AGREEMENTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 5231 (New)

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    12/22/97

    62 FR 66826

    Interim Final Rule Effective 12/22/97

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    02/20/98

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Clarence Belton

    Phone: 703 693-4006

    Email: belton.clarence@hq.navy.mil

    RIN: 0703-AA50

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Proposed Rule Stage

    Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)

  154. [bull] TRICARE; CHANGES TO DRG AND INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH PAYMENT

    SYSTEMS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This proposed rule amends the exclusion of services and supplies provided as part of or under a research study, grant or research program to add coverage for routine patient care that would have been necessary in the absence of the study as well as care of complications that result from participation in the trial.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Marty Maxey, Department of Defense, Office of Assistant

    Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3627

    RIN: 0720-AA91

  155. [bull] TRICARE; REVISION OF PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS REIMBURSEMENT

    RATE; TRICARE DENTAL PROGRAM (TDP)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC 55

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule revises the requirements and procedures for the reimbursement of TRICARE Dental Program participating providers.

    Participating providers will no longer be reimbursed at the equivalent of a percentile of prevailing charges sufficiently above the 50th percentile of prevailing charges made for similar services in the same locality (region) or State, or the providers's actual charge, whichever is lower, less any cost-share amount due for authorized services.

    Specifically, the revision will require TRICARE Dental Program participating providers to be reimbursed in accordance with the contractor's network agreements, less any cost-share amount due for authorized services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: COL Gary Martin, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-0039

    RIN: 0720-AA92

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    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Final Rule Stage

    Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)

  156. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); HOSPITAL PAYMENT FOR AMBULATORY CARE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule establishes a new payment method for ambulatory care (other than ambulatory surgery) provided by hospitals to CHAMPUS beneficiaries under which payment amounts would be based on the cost of the service rather than on the billed charge as at present.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    01/20/94

    59 FR 3046

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/21/94

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Steve Lillie, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-3628

    Email: steve.lillie@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA20

  157. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); EXCEPTION TO THE CHAMPUS DUAL COMPENSATION/CONFLICT OF

    INTEREST PROVISIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Currently, any individual who is a civilian employee of the

    United States Government cannot be authorized by CHAMPUS as a provider of medical services. We propose to provide an exception to this prohibition to permit these individuals to be authorized CHAMPUS providers if they meet three conditions. First, they must be employed by the Government agency on a part-time basis; that is, less than 20 hours per week. Second, the agency must certify that unique or special circumstances detrimental to the delivery of quality health care exist that can be overcome only by employing part-time, non-Government physicians. Third, the agency and the physician must certify that they understand and have taken appropriate measures to avoid violation of

    Standards of Conduct, dual compensation, and conflict of interest requirements including protection against referral of patients to the employee's private practice.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/26/97

    62 FR 45196

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/27/97

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Stephen Isaacson, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3572

    Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA41

  158. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); PROSTHETIC DEVICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements section 702 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Pub. L. 105-85), which authorizes purchase of prosthetic devices, as determined by the

    Secretary of Defense, to be necessary because of significant conditions resulting from trauma, congenital anomalies, or disease. The Act changes the existing limited provisions for prosthetic devices, expands coverage to include cost sharing of other prostheses; e.g., noses, ears, and fingers.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule Effective 05/20/99

    64 FR 45453

    Interim Final Rule

    08/20/99

    64 FR 45453

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    10/19/99

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Margaret Brown, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3581

    Fax: 303 676-3579

    Email: margaret.brown@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA49

  159. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); DOUBLE COVERAGE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule clarifies our double coverage policy for non- institutional claims for beneficiaries with primary health insurance.

    TRICARE network, non-network but participating, and non-participating providers are all reimbursed differently under current procedures. This has had the unintended effect of discouraging TRICARE network participation since non-network but participating providers receive the most favorable treatment with respect to double coverage calculations.

    The Department proposes to revise double coverage reimbursement calculations by reimbursing all providers up to 100 percent of the

    CHAMPUS Maximum Allowable Charge after the primary health insurance has paid or 115 percent for nonparticipating providers.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/17/99

    64 FR 32451

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/16/99

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    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Steve Lillie, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-3628

    Email: steve.lillie@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA50

  160. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); ESTABLISHMENT OF AN APPEALS PROCESS FOR TRICARE CLAIMCHECK

    DENIALS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements section 714 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for FY 1999, which requires the establishment of an appeals process for denials by TRICARE Claimcheck (TCC) or any similar software system. This rule enhances the current appeals process by adding an additional level of appeal conducted at the TRICARE

    Management Activity (TMA) and by codifying the entire process in this part.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    01/13/00

    65 FR 2085

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/13/00

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Federalism: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Donald Wagner, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3411

    RIN: 0720-AA56

  161. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); METHODOLOGY FOR COVERAGE OF NIH-SPONSORED CLINICAL TRIALS

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule modifies the general prohibition against CHAMPUS cost-sharing of unproven drugs, devices, and medical treatments or procedures by adding a provision allowing a waiver of the prohibition in connection with clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, if it is determined that such a waiver will promote access by covered beneficiaries to promising new treatments and contribute to the development of such treatments.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/31/00

    65 FR 34627

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/31/00

    Final Rule

    01/31/01

    66 FR 8365

    Final Rule Effective

    03/02/01

    Final Rule Withdrawn

    02/07/01

    66 FR 9199

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Steve Lillie, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-3628

    Email: steve.lillie@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA57

  162. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES;

    INDIVIDUAL CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY

    CONDITIONS (ICMP-PEC)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Department of Defense proposes to amend its regulations of the Individual Case Management Program (ICMP) to implement requirements stipulated by section 703 of the Fiscal Year 2000 National

    Defense Authorization Act, section 8118 of the Fiscal Year 2000 Defense

    Appropriations Act, section 701 of the Fiscal Year 2001 National

    Defense Authorization Act, and section 8100 of the Fiscal Year 2001

    Defense Appropriations Act. Other administrative amendments are also proposed to clarify specific policies that relate to the program.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/01/01

    66 FR 39699

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/01/01

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Mary Stockdale, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-0039

    RIN: 0720-AA65

  163. TRICARE; PRIME REMOTE FOR ACTIVE DUTY FAMILY MEMBERS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements 10 U.S.C. 1079(p), as added by section 722(b) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for

    Fiscal Year 2001. This rule provides coverage for medical care for active-duty family members who reside with an active-duty member of the

    Uniformed Services assigned to remote areas and eligible for the program known as TRICARE Prime Remote. Active-duty family members who enroll in TRICARE Prime Remote for Active-Duty Family Members (TPRADFM) will enjoy benefits generally comparable to TRICARE Prime enrollees including

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    access standards, benefit coverage, and cost-shares.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    02/06/02

    67 FR 5477

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    04/08/02

    Interim Final Rule Effective 04/08/02

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: LCDR Robert Styron, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-0064

    RIN: 0720-AA68

  164. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS); VOLUNTARY DISENROLLMENT FROM THE TRICARE RETIREE DENTAL

    PROGRAM (TRDP)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements section 726 of the Floyd D. Spence

    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, which amended 10 U.S.C. 1076c to allow for voluntary disenrollment from the TRICARE

    Retiree Dental Program in certain circumstances.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    01/30/02

    67 FR 4375

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/01/02

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Linda Winter, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3682

    RIN: 0720-AA69

  165. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

    (CHAMPUS): ENURETIC DEVICES, BREAST RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, PFPWD VALID

    AUTHORIZATION PERIOD, EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule removes the exclusion of enuresis alarms, corrects contradictory language as it relates to breast reconstructive surgery, changes the valid period of an authorization for services and items under the Program for Persons With Disabilities, implements section 640 of Public Law 105-17, which establishes the CHAMPUS payment relationship for IDEA part C and items, and revises a statement to the paragraph at 32 CFR 199.4(g)(15)(i)(D).

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/15/00

    65 FR 68957

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/16/01

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Margaret Brown, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3581

    Fax: 303 676-3579

    Email: margaret.brown@tma.osd.mil

    Mike Kottyan, Department of Defense, Office of Assistant Secretary for

    Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3520

    RIN: 0720-AA70

  166. TRICARE; WAIVER OF CERTAIN TRICARE DEDUCTIBLES; CLARIFICATION OF

    THE TRICARE PRIME ENROLLMENT PERIOD

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements section 714 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, which authorizes the Secretary of Defense to waive the TRICARE deductible in certain cases for care provided to a dependent of a member of a Reserve Component or the

    National Guard who is called to active duty for more than 30 days but less than 1 year. In implementing this rule, we are limiting this to

    Reserve Component and National Guard members called to active duty in support of contingency operations. The term ``contingency operations'' is defined at 10 U.S.C. 101(a)(13). This rule also establishes circumstances under which eligible beneficiaries may enroll in TRICARE

    Prime for a period of less than 1 year.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/18/02

    67 FR 19141

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/17/02

    Interim Final Rule

    07/31/03

    68 FR 44882

    Interim Final Rule Effective 09/29/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Stephen Isaacson, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3572

    Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA72

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  167. TRICARE; SUB-ACUTE CARE PROGRAM; UNIFORM SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

    BENEFIT; HOME HEALTH CARE BENEFIT; ADOPTING MEDICARE PAYMENT METHODS FOR

    SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES AND HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule partially implements the TRICARE ``sub-acute and long-term care program reform'' enacted by Congress in the National

    Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, Public Law 107-107, specifically: (1) Establishment of ``an effective, efficient, and integrated sub-acute care benefits program,'' with skilled nursing facility and home health care benefits modeled after those of the

    Medicare Program; (2) adoption of Medicare payment methods for skilled nursing facility, home health care, and certain other institutional health care providers; (3) adoption of Medicare rules on balance billing of beneficiaries, prohibiting it by institutional providers and limiting it by non-institutional providers; and (4) change in the statutory exclusion of coverage for custodial and domiciliary care.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    06/13/02

    67 FR 40597

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/12/02

    Interim Final Rule Effective 08/12/02

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: David E. Bennett, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3494

    Email: david.bennett@tma.osd.mil

    RIN: 0720-AA73

  168. TRICARE; CHANGES INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

    FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002 (NDAA-02) AND A TECHNICAL CORRECTION INCLUDED IN

    THE NDAA-03

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule proposes several changes to the TRICARE program that were enacted by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (NDAA-02), Public Law 107-107 (December 28, 2001).

    Specifically, (1) revisions to the definition of durable medical equipment (DME); (2) adoption of the same pricing methods for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) as are in effect for the Medicare program; (3) clarification that rehabilitative therapy is a TRICARE benefit; (4) addition of augmentative communication devices (ACD)/speech generating devices

    (SGD) as a TRICARE benefit; (5) addition of hearing aids for family members of active duty members as a TRICARE benefit; (6) revisions to the definition of prosthetics; (7) permanent authority for transitional health care for certain members separated from active duty; and (8) revisions to the time period of eligibility for transitional health care. This rule also addresses a technical correction found in section 706 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003

    (NDAA-03), Public Law 107-62, relating to transitional health care for dependents of certain members separated from active duty.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/16/03

    68 FR 18575

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/16/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Ann N. Fazzini, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3803

    RIN: 0720-AA77

  169. TRICARE; CHANGES INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

    FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 (NDAA-03)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC ch 55

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This interim final rule contains several provisions found in the NDAA-03 (Pub. L. 107-314). Specifically, this rule addresses eliminating the requirement for TRICARE preauthorization of inpatient mental health care for Medicare-eligible beneficiaries where Medicare is primary payer and has already authorized the care using Medicare certification of individual professional providers as sufficient documentation to also certify individual professional providers under

    TRICARE and expanding the TRICARE Dental Program eligibility for dependents of deceased members.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    11/19/03

    68 FR 65172

    Interim Final Rule Effective 11/19/03

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    01/20/04

    Final Action

    07/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    09/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Additional Information: This rule is effective 11/19/2003. The effective date for 32 CFR 199.4(a)(12)(ii)(e)(2) is 10/01/2003. The effective date for 32 CFR 199.13(c)(3)(ii)(e)(2) is 12/02/2002. The applicability date for 32 CFR 199.6(c)(2)(v) is for any TRICARE contract entered into on or after 12/02/2002.

    Agency Contact: Ann N. Fazzini, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3803

    RIN: 0720-AA85

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  170. TRICARE; COORDINATION OF BENEFITS BETWEEN TRICARE AND THE

    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC ch 55

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Under current rules, beneficiaries who are eligible for both

    TRICARE and the Veterans Administration benefits may use only one program for care but cannot use both at the same time. This rule changes that policy to establish Veterans Administration benefits as double coverage under TRICARE, so that beneficiaries may use TRICARE benefits to augment or replace services being provided through the

    Veterans Administration.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/19/03

    68 FR 49732

    NPRM; Correction

    09/05/03

    68 FR 52722

    NPRM; Correction Effective

    09/05/03

    68 FR 52722

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/20/03

    68 FR 49732

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Stephen Isaacson, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3572

    Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

    Related RIN: Previously reported as 0720-AA86

    RIN: 0720-AA87

  171. TRICARE PROGRAM; RARE DISEASES DEFINITION AND PARTIAL LIST OF

    EXAMPLES OF UNPROVEN DRUGS, DEVICES, MEDICAL TREATMENTS, OR PROCEDURES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC ch 55

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule revises the definition of rare diseases to be more in compliance with the definition of other Federal agencies and national organizations. This rule also clarifies the provision for case-by-case review of benefits for rare diseases. In addition, this rule removes the partial list of examples of unproven drugs, devices, medical treatments, or procedures.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/10/04

    69 FR 48433

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/12/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Rene' Morrell, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3618

    RIN: 0720-AA88

  172. TRICARE; CHANGES TO NDAA FY02 AND TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO NDAA FY03

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule makes several changes to the TRICARE program authorized by Congress in the NDAA-02 (Pub. L. 107-107, December 28, 2001). Specifically, revisions to the definition of durable medical equipment (DME); adoption of the same pricing methods for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) as are in effect for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); clarification that rehabilitative therapy is a TRICARE benefit; addition of augmentative communication devices (ACD)/speech generating devices (SGDs) as a TRICARE benefit; addition of hearing aids for family members of active duty members as a TRICARE Basic Program benefit; revisions to the definition of prosthetics; permanent authority for transitional health care for certain members separated from active duty; and revisions to the time period of eligibility for transitional health care. This rule also addresses a technical correction found in section 706 of the Bob Stump NDAA-03, relating to transitional health care for dependents of certain members separated from active duty.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/16/03

    68 FR 18575

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/16/03

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Final Action Effective

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Ann N. Fazzini, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3803

    Related RIN: Duplicate of 0720-AA77

    RIN: 0720-AA89

  173. [bull] TRICARE RESERVE SELECT FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE SELECTED

    RESERVE, TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, EARLY ELIGIBILITY

    FOR TRICARE FOR CERTAIN RESERVE COMPONENT MEMBERS

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 26, 2005.

    Abstract: This rule establishes requirements and procedures for implementation of TRICARE Reserve Select, the program authorized by section 701 of the Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for

    Fiscal Year 2005 for premium-based medical coverage for certain members of the Selected Reserve and their family members. It also revises requirements and procedures for the Transitional Assistance Management

    Program, in accordance with section 706 of the NDAA-05, and implements earlier TRICARE eligibility for certain Reserve component members as authorized by section 703 of the NDAA-05.

    Page 26791

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/16/05

    70 FR 12798

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/16/05

    70 FR 12799

    Interim Final Rule Effective 04/15/05

    Final Action

    07/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Jody Donehoo, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Defense Pentagon, Washington,

    DC 20301

    Phone: 703 681-0039

    RIN: 0720-AA90

    Department of Defense (DOD)

    Completed Actions

    Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)

  174. TRICARE; ELIMINATION OF NONAVAILABILITY STATEMENT AND REFERRAL

    AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND ELIMINATION OF SPECIALIZED TREATMENT

    SERVICES PROGRAM

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC chapter 55

    CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule implements section 735 of the National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (NDAA-02) (Pub. L. 107-107). It also implements section 728 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (NDAA-01) (Pub. L. 106-398). Section 735 of NDAA- 02 eliminates the requirement for TRICARE Standard beneficiaries who live within a 40-mile radius of a military medical treatment facility

    (MTF) to obtain a nonavailability statement (NAS) or preauthorization from an MTF before receiving inpatient care (other than mental health services) or maternity care from a civilian provider in order that

    TRICARE will cost-share for such services. Further, this section eliminates the NAS requirement for specialized treatment services

    (STSs) for TRICARE Standard beneficiaries who live outside the 200-mile radius of a designated STS facility. This rule portrays the

    Department's decision to eliminate the STS program entirely. Finally, section 728 of NDAA-01 requires that prior authorization before referral to a specialty care provider that is part of the contractor network be eliminated under any new TRICARE contract.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    07/31/03

    68 FR 44878

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    09/29/03

    68 FR 44879

    Interim Final Rule Effective 12/28/03

    Final Action Effective

    12/28/03

    Final Action

    04/13/05

    70 FR 19263

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Tariq Shahid, Department of Defense, Office of

    Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, 1200 Defense Pentagon,

    Washington, DC 20301

    Phone: 303 676-3801

    RIN: 0720-AA79

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