[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of Defense Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)






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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.

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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 9, 2002, 
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 2003. 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 Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, Washington 
Headquarters Services, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202-4302, or e-mail: cushingr@dior.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 Mr. Dan Cragg, telephone 703-601-4722, or write to 
Directives and Records Division, Directorate for Correspondence and 
Directives, Washington Headquarters Services, Suite 501, 1111 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202, or e-mail: 
dcragg@cd.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. Luz D. Ortiz, telephone 703-806-3708, or write to the 
U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: 
TAPC-PDD-RP, 6000 6th Street, Stop 5603, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 
22060-5603, or e-mail: luz.ortiz@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 Commander Jason Baltimore, telephone 703-604-
8208, 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: baltimore.jason@hq.navy.mil.

     For general information on Department of the Air Force 
regulations, contact Mrs. Pamela D. Fitzgerald, telephone 703-601-
4042, or write to Department of the Air Force, AF-CIO/P, 1155 Air 
Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1155, or e-mail: 
pamela.fitzgerald@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:

a. Regulatory Flexibility Act;

b. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995;

c. 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

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entities are affected, the effect on these 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 18, 2003.

 Howard G. Becker,

Deputy Director, Administration and Management.

                                  Office of the Secretary--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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573         Stars and Stripes (S&S) Newspaper...................................................     0790-AG84
574         Department of Defense Newspapers, Magazines, and Civilian Enterprise Publications...     0790-AG85
575         Development of a Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol....................     0790-AG94
576         Transactions Other Than Contracts, Grants, or Cooperative Agreements for Prototype       0790-AG97
            Projects............................................................................
577         Defense Contract Management Agency Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program........     0790-AH00
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                                    Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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578         National Security Education Program (NSEP) Grants to Institutions of Higher              0790-AF59
            Education (DoD Instruction 1025.5)..................................................
579         Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs)..................................................     0790-AG31
580         Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests......     0790-AG47
581         Personnel Security Policies for Granting Access to Classified Information...........     0790-AG54
582         National Policy on Reciprocity of Facilities and Guidelines for Implementation of        0790-AG55
            Reciprocity.........................................................................
583         National Policy on Technical Surveillance Countermeasures...........................     0790-AG56
584         Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of       0790-AG76
            Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations......................
585         Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     0790-AG83
            Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance......................
586         DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations.................................................     0790-AG87
587         Procedures for Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision     0790-AG89
            Requests............................................................................
588         Waiver of Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances (DoD             0790-AG90
            Directive 1340.21)..................................................................
589         Waiver Procedures for Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances      0790-AG91
            (DoD Instruction 1340.23)...........................................................
590         Voluntary State Tax Withholding From Retired Pay....................................     0790-AG93
591         National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Freedom of Information       0790-AG96
            Act Program.........................................................................
592         Review of the Manual for Courts-Martial (DoD Directive 5500.17).....................     0790-AG99
593         Transactions Other Than Contracts, Grants, or Cooperative Agreements for Prototype       0790-AH01
            Projects............................................................................
594         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................................................................
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                                   Office of the Secretary--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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595         Former Spouse Payments From Retired Pay; Amendment (DoD Directive 1340.16 and DoD        0790-AG22
            7000.14-R, Vol 7, Part B)...........................................................
596         Closed, Transferred, and Transferring Ranges Containing Military Munitions..........     0790-AG46
597         Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Non-Procurement) and Governmentwide             0790-AG86
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).......................................
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                                   Office of the Secretary--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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598         Teacher and Teacher's Aide Placement Assistance Program (Troops to Teachers) (DoD        0790-AF71
            Instruction 1404.13)................................................................
599         Implementation of Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 1996................     0790-AG95
600         DoD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (DoD Directive 5400.7)................     0790-AG98
601         Deputy Secretary of Defense.........................................................     0790-AH03
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                          Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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602         Efficiency Savings (DFARS Case 2002-D022)...........................................     0750-AD80
603         Information Assurance (DFARS Case 2002-D020)........................................     0750-AD86
604         Follow-On Production Contracts Prototype Projects (DFARS Case 2002-D023)............     0750-AD88
605         Contracting With Federal Prison Industries (DFARS Case 2002-D040)...................     0750-AD95
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                            Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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606         Incremental Funding, Fixed-Price Contracts (DFARS Case 90-037)......................     0750-AA07
607         Applicability of Competition Requirements to Purchases From a Required Source (DFARS     0750-AD57
            Case 2002-D003).....................................................................
608         Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests (DFARS Case 2002-D001).....     0750-AD70
609         Rewrite of DFARS Part 225 and Associated Text and Clauses (DFARS Case 2002-D009)....     0750-AD73
610         The Indian Incentive Clause--Contract Types (DFARS Case 2002-D013)..................     0750-AD78
611         Waiver for Payment Bonds on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts (DFARS Case 2002-D030).....     0750-AD79
612         Approval of Service Contracts and Task Orders (DFARS Case 2002-D024)................     0750-AD81
613         Contractor Performance of Security-Guard Functions (DFARS Case 2002-D042)...........     0750-AD82
614         Provisional Award-Fee Payments (DFARS Case 2001-D013)...............................     0750-AD83
615         Liability for Loss Under Vessel Repair and Alteration Contracts (DFARS Case 2002-        0750-AD84
            D016)...............................................................................
616         Payment Withholding (DFARS Case 2002-D017)..........................................     0750-AD85
617         Purchase Card Internal Controls (DFARS Case 2002-D025)..............................     0750-AD87
618         Transportation of Supplies by Sea--Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2002-D019)..........     0750-AD89
619         Fish, Shellfish, or Seafood Products (DFARS Case 2002-D034).........................     0750-AD91
620         Extension of Contract Goal for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Certain                0750-AD96
            Institutions of Higher Education (DFARS Case 2002-D038).............................
621         Indian Incentive Program--Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2002-D033)...................     0750-AD97
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                           Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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622         Patent Rights--Ownership by the Contractor (Large Business) (DFARS Case 2001-D015)..     0750-AD72
623         Codification and Modification of Provision of Law Known as the ``Berry Amendment''       0750-AD76
            (DFARS Case 2002-D002)..............................................................
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                           Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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624         Performance-Based Service Contracts Using Part 12 Procedures (DFARS Case 2000-D306).     0750-AD35
625         Enterprise Software Agreements (DFARS Case 2000-D023)...............................     0750-AD37
626         Performance of Security Functions (DFARS Case 2001-D018)............................     0750-AD58
627         Competition Requirements for Purchase of Services Under Multiple Award Contracts         0750-AD71
            (DFARS Case 2001-D017)..............................................................

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628         Exception for Acquisition of U.S.-Made End Products in Acquisitions Subject to the       0750-AD74
            Trade Agreements Act (DFARS Case 2002-D008).........................................
629         Foreign Military Sales Customer Involvement (DFARS Case 2002-D005)..................     0750-AD75
630         Acquisition Workforce Qualifications (DFARS Case 2002-D021).........................     0750-AD77
631         Emergency Acquisitions in Regions Subject to Economic Sanctions (DFARS Case 2002-        0750-AD90
            D031)...............................................................................
632         Extension of Mentor-Protege Program (DFARS Case 2002-D029)..........................     0750-AD92
633         Caribbean Basin Country--Honduras (DFARS Case 2002-D028)............................     0750-AD94
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                                              Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Discontinued Entries
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  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
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0750-AD47        Restriction on Contingent Fees for Foreign Military Sales--Commercial Items (DFARS Case        10/11/2002   Withdrawn
                 2000-D029)
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                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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634         Environmental Quality; Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy     0710-AA42
            Act (NEPA)..........................................................................
635         Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of ``Waters of the United States''............     0710-AA50
636         Regulatory Program of the Army Corps of Engineers and Historic Properties...........     0710-AA51
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                                 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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637         Natural Disaster Procedures: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Activities of the      0710-AA47
            Corps of Engineers..................................................................
638         Programmatic Regulations for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan..........     0710-AA49
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                                 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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639         Regulatory Programs of the Corps of Engineers.......................................     0710-AA30
640         Regulatory Programs of the Corps of Engineers--Wetland Delineator Certification          0710-AA38
            Program.............................................................................
641         Regulatory Programs of the Corps of Engineers, Endangered Species Act; Scope of          0710-AA43
            Analysis............................................................................
642         Cost-Sharing Requirements Under the Ability To Pay Provisions.......................     0710-AA44
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                                    Department of the Navy--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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643         Use of Department of the Navy Aviation Facilities by Other Than United States            0703-AA48
            Department of Defense Aircraft......................................................
644         Policies and Responsibilities for Implementation of the National Environmental           0703-AA51
            Policy Act Within the Department of the Navy........................................
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                                    Department of the Navy--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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645         Shipbuilding Capability Preservation Agreements.....................................     0703-AA50
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                                    Department of the Navy--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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646         Professional Conduct of Attorneys Practicing Under the Supervision of the Judge          0703-AA70
            Advocate General....................................................................
647         United State Navy Regulations.......................................................     0703-AA71
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                                 Department of the Air Force--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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648         Department of Defense Commercial Air Transportation Quality and Safety Review            0701-AA67
            Program.............................................................................
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                      Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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649         TRICARE Program; Inclusion of Anesthesiologist's Assistants as Authorized Providers;     0720-AA76
            Coverage of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Freestanding Cardiac Rehabilitation Facilities
650         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...................
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                       Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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651         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Hospital        0720-AA20
            Payment for Ambulatory Care (DoD 6010.8-R)..........................................
652         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Exception       0720-AA41
            to the CHAMPUS Dual Compensation/Conflict of Interest Provisions....................
653         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Prosthetic      0720-AA49
            Devices.............................................................................
654         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Double          0720-AA50
            Coverage............................................................................
655         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS);                 0720-AA56
            Establishment of an Appeals Process for TRICARE Claimcheck Denials..................
656         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Methodology     0720-AA57
            for Coverage of NIH-Sponsored Clinical Trials.......................................
657         CHAMPUS/TRICARE; Implementation of the Pharmacy Benefits Program....................     0720-AA63
658         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services; Individual Case           0720-AA65
            Management Program for Persons With Extraordinary Conditions (ICMP-PEC).............
659         TRICARE; Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS);        0720-AA66
            Eligibility and Payment Procedures for CHAMPUS Beneficiaries Age 65 and Over........
660         TRICARE; Prime Remote for Active Duty Family Members................................     0720-AA68
661         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Voluntary       0720-AA69
            Disenrollment From the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP)........................
662         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS): Enuretic        0720-AA70
            Devices, Breast Reconstructive Surgery, PFPWD Valid Authorization Period, Early
            Intervention Services...............................................................
663         TRICARE; Waiver of Certain TRICARE Deductibles; Clarification of the TRICARE Prime       0720-AA72
            Enrollment Period...................................................................
664         TRICARE; Sub-Acute Care Program; Uniform Skilled Nursing Facility Benefit; Home          0720-AA73
            Health Care Benefit; Adopting Medicare Payment Methods for Skilled Nursing
            Facilities and Home Health Care Providers...........................................

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665         TRICARE; CHAMPUS; Appeals and Hearings Procedures, Formal Review....................     0720-AA74
666         TRICARE Program; Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children      0720-AA75
            Overseas............................................................................
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                       Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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667         Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); TRICARE         0720-AA52
            Program; Double Coverage; Third-Party Recoveries....................................
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Department of Defense (DOD)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Office of the Secretary (OS)



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573. STARS AND STRIPES (S&S) NEWSPAPER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 113

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 246

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes policies and assigns responsibilities 
for the Stars and Stripes (S&S) newspaper operations. It designates the 
Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent for nonappropriated 
fund support to S&S and designates the successor-in-interest to S&S.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: R. Oleszewski, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 428-0629

RIN: 0790-AG84
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574. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, AND CIVILIAN 
ENTERPRISE PUBLICATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 113

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 247

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and 
prescribes procedures concerning authorized DoD Appropriated Funded 
(APF) newspapers and magazines, and Civilian Enterprise (CE) 
newspapers, magazines, guides, and installation maps (hereafter 
referred to as DoD publications) in support of the DoD Internal 
Information Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: R. Oleszewski, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 428-0629

RIN: 0790-AG85
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575. 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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           03/20/02                    67 FR 12937
ANPRM Comment Period End        05/20/02
NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

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Agency Contact: Patricia Ferrebee, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 695-6107

RIN: 0790-AG94
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576. [bull] TRANSACTIONS OTHER THAN CONTRACTS, GRANTS, OR COOPERATIVE 
AGREEMENTS FOR PROTOTYPE PROJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 103-160

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule implements section 822 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, Public Law 107-107. Section 822 
provides for award of a follow-on production contract to traditional 
Defense contractors, without further competition, when the Other 
Transaction agreement for the prototype project provided for at least 
one-third non-Federal cost-share, consistent with law, and the Other 
Transaction agreement for the prototype project satisfies certain 
additional conditions of law.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Boyd, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 697-6710

RIN: 0790-AG97
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577. [bull] 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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cathy Alphin, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 428-1453

RIN: 0790-AH00
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Department of Defense (DOD)                            Final Rule Stage


Office of the Secretary (OS)



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578. 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:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule Effective    05/05/94                    59 FR 26116
Interim Final Rule              05/19/94                    59 FR 26116
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/18/94
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Steve Door, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 696-1991
Email: nsep@nsep.policy.osd.mil

RIN: 0790-AF59
_______________________________________________________________________




579. 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 which 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.

[[Page 30159]]

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
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patricia Ferrebee, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 695-6107

RIN: 0790-AG31
_______________________________________________________________________




580. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 703 696-8510

Related RIN: Related To 0790-AG89, Related To 0790-AG90, Related To 
0790-AG91
RIN: 0790-AG47
_______________________________________________________________________




581. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Terence Thompson, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 602-9969

RIN: 0790-AG54
_______________________________________________________________________




582. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Terence Thompson, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 602-9969

RIN: 0790-AG55

[[Page 30160]]

_______________________________________________________________________




583. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Terence Thompson, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 602-9969

RIN: 0790-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




584. 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 Non-Profit 
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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Herbst, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 696-0372
Email: herbstm@acq.osd.mil

RIN: 0790-AG76
_______________________________________________________________________




585. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Defense proposes to make amendments to its 
regulations implementing title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
(title VI), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (section 
504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Discrimination Act). 
Together, these statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, 
color, national origin, disability, and age in programs or activities 
that receive Federal financial assistance. In 1988, the Civil Rights 
Restoration Act (CRRA) added definitions of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' to title VI and added a definition of ``program or 
activity'' to section 504 and the Age Discrimination Act. The added 
definitions were designed to clarify the broad scope of coverage of 
recipients' programs or activities under these statutes. The 
promulgation of this proposed regulation explicitly incorporates the 
CRRA's definition of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' into the 
Department of Defense's title VI, section 504, and Age Discrimination 
Act regulations. The Department of Defense's proposed regulation will 
be published as part of a joint notice of proposed rulemaking involving 
up to 24 Federal agencies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Jerry Anderson, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 695-0105

RIN: 0790-AG83
_______________________________________________________________________




586. DOD GRANT AND AGREEMENT REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC 113

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 21; 32 CFR 22; 32 CFR 32; 32 CFR 34; 32 CFR 37

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) proposes to add a new part 37 
to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) to incorporate 
policies and procedures for the award and administration of Technology 
Investment Agreements (TIAs). TIAs are a relatively new class of 
assistance instruments. DoD components use TIAs to support or stimulate 
defense research projects involving for-profit firms, especially 
commercial firms that do business primarily in the commercial

[[Page 30161]]

marketplace. The new part 37 therefore gives DoD agreements officers 
greater flexibility to negotiate award provisions in areas that can 
present barriers to those commercial firms (e.g., intellectual 
property, audits, and cost principles). This rule also proposes 
revisions to parts 21, 22, 32, and 34 of the DoDGARs to conform the 
rest of the DoDGARs with the proposed part 37.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/30/02                    67 FR 21486
NPRM Comment Period End         07/01/02
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Herbst, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 696-0372
Email: herbstm@acq.osd.mil

RIN: 0790-AG87
_______________________________________________________________________




587. PROCEDURES FOR SETTLING PERSONNEL AND GENERAL CLAIMS AND PROCESSING 
ADVANCE DECISION REQUESTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a; 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 282

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes policy and prescribes procedures for 
processing and 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 reassignments 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 68957
NPRM Comment Period End         01/13/03                    67 FR 68958
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Hipple, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 696-8510

Related RIN: Related To 0790-AG47, Related To 0790-AG90, Related To 
0790-AG91
RIN: 0790-AG89
_______________________________________________________________________




588. 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 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Hipple, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 696-8510

Related RIN: Related To 0790-AG47, Related To 0790-AG89, Related To 
0790-AG91
RIN: 0790-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




589. 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

[[Page 30162]]

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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Hipple, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 696-8510

Related RIN: Related To 0790-AG47, Related To 0790-AG89, Related To 
0790-AG90
RIN: 0790-AG91
_______________________________________________________________________




590. 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 amends 32 CFR part 78, Voluntary State Tax 
Withholding From Retired Pay, to comply with the Treasury Financial 
Manual, Volume 1, section 5060f.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/00/03
Final Rule Effective            05/00/03
Final Rule Comment Period End   07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Dragon, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 604-6350

RIN: 0790-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




591. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (NSA/CSS) FREEDOM 
OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 299

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

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule Effective    08/05/02
Interim Final Rule              05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Pamela Phillips, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 301 688-6527

RIN: 0790-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




592. [bull] 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 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              05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/00/03

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

[[Page 30163]]

Phone: 703 695-1055

RIN: 0790-AG99
_______________________________________________________________________




593. [bull] TRANSACTIONS OTHER THAN CONTRACTS, GRANTS, OR COOPERATIVE 
AGREEMENTS FOR PROTOTYPE PROJECTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 103-160

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule establishes the Department's audit policy for 
prototype projects that use ``other transaction'' authority. 
Representatives of the military departments, Defense agencies, and 
other DoD activities have agreed on a final rule that amends the 
proposed rule as a result of comments received.
 Section 845 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
1994, Public Law 103-160, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of a 
Military Department, the Director of Defense Advanced Research Projects 
Agency, and any other official designated by the Secretary of Defense, 
to enter into transactions other than contracts, grants, or cooperative 
agreements in certain situations for prototype projects that are 
directly relevant to weapons or weapon systems proposed to be acquired 
or developed by the Department of Defense. Such transactions are 
commonly referred to as ``other transaction'' agreements for prototype 
projects. To the extent that a particular statute or regulation is 
limited in its applicability to the use of a procurement contract, it 
would generally not apply to ``other transactions'' for prototype 
projects.
 Part 3 to 32 CFR was established to codify policy pertaining to 
prototype ``other transactions'' that have a significant impact on the 
public and are subject to rulemaking. Additional guidance on prototype 
``other transactions'' directed at Government officials can be found at 
the Defense Procurement web site at: http://www.osd.dp.mil

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/01                    66 FR 58422
NPRM Comment Period End         01/22/02
Public Meeting                  03/27/02                     67 FR 9632
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Boyd, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 697-6710

Related RIN: Split From 0790-AG92
RIN: 0790-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




594. [bull] 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              05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Debra Bennett, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 604-0098

Related RIN: Related To 0790-AG95
RIN: 0790-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Long-Term Actions


Office of the Secretary (OS)



_______________________________________________________________________




595. FORMER SPOUSE PAYMENTS FROM RETIRED PAY; AMENDMENT (DOD DIRECTIVE 
1340.16 AND DOD 7000.14-R, VOL 7, PART B)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 63

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/06/95                    60 FR 17507
NPRM Comment Period End         06/06/95
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Fiti Malufau
Phone: 703 607-5061
Email: malufauf@cleveland.dfas.mil

RIN: 0790-AG22
_______________________________________________________________________




596. CLOSED, TRANSFERRED, AND TRANSFERRING RANGES CONTAINING MILITARY 
MUNITIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 178

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/26/97                    62 FR 50796
Public Meetings Begin           10/22/97
Public Meetings End             12/10/97

[[Page 30164]]

NPRM Comment Period End         12/26/97
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: John Selstrom
Phone: 703 697-5372

RIN: 0790-AG46
_______________________________________________________________________




597. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NON-PROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 25; 32 CFR 26

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3265
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02                     67 FR 3267


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Herbst
Phone: 703 696-0372
Email: herbstm@acq.osd.mil

RIN: 0790-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Completed Actions


Office of the Secretary (OS)



_______________________________________________________________________




598. TEACHER AND TEACHER'S AIDE PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TROOPS TO 
TEACHERS) (DOD INSTRUCTION 1404.13)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 1151; 10 USC 1598; 10 USC 2410c

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 254

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This program provides stipends to service members and 
eligible individuals losing Defense jobs and provides grants to local 
educational agencies who hire separated military members, terminated 
Department of Defense and Department of Energy employees, and displaced 
Defense contractor scientists and engineers as teachers and teacher 
aides. The intent of this program is to relieve shortages of elementary 
and secondary school teachers and teacher's aides through placement of 
qualified separating military, Department of Defense, and Department of 
Energy employees and displaced contractor employees in schools that 
serve a concentration of children from low-income families.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/15/94                     59 FR 7213
Interim Final Rule Effective    02/22/94
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/18/94
Interim Final Rule Amendment 
Effective                       11/25/94                    60 FR 30188
Interim Final Rule Amendment    06/08/95                    60 FR 30188
Interim Final Rule Amendment 
Comment Period End              08/07/95                    60 FR 30188
Final Action                    02/06/03                     68 FR 6082
Final Action Effective          02/06/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Otto Thomas, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 614-4074
Email: thomaso@pr.osd.mil

RIN: 0790-AF71
_______________________________________________________________________




599. IMPLEMENTATION OF WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION AIRCRAFT TRANSFER ACT OF 
1996

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 2576 note

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 171

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule adds regulations on the Implementation of Wildfire 
Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 1996 back into the Code of Federal 
Regulations. This rule was published as an Interim Final Rule on June 
1, 1999 (64 FR 29227), and was inadvertently removed on October 25, 
2001 (66 FR 53957). The Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 
1996 authorized the Department of Defense (DoD), during the period 
October 1, 1996, through September 30, 2000, to sell aircraft and 
aircraft parts to entities that contract with the Federal Government 
for the delivery of fire retardant by air in order to suppress 
wildfire. Public Law 106-398 (114 Stat. 1654A-89) extended the 
expiration date from September 30, 2000, to September 30, 2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/01/99                    64 FR 29227
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/01/99
Interim Final Rule Effective    08/02/99
Final Action Effective          08/01/02                     68 FR 8822
Final Action                    02/26/03                     68 FR 8822

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Debra Bennett, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 604-0098

Related RIN: Related To 0790-AG60
RIN: 0790-AG95
_______________________________________________________________________




600. [bull] DOD FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) PROGRAM (DOD DIRECTIVE 
5400.7)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 285

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule reflects administrative changes as a result of DoD 
reorganization. The rule also provides guidance to DoD on 
implementation of the amended law.

[[Page 30165]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Effective          06/17/02                     68 FR 8825
Final Action                    02/26/03                     68 FR 8825

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Maier, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 697-1160

RIN: 0790-AG98
_______________________________________________________________________




601. [bull] DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 10 USC 301

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 341

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule announces the authority of the Deputy Secretary of 
Defense, Dr. Paul Wolfowitz, to act for the Secretary of Defense and to 
exercise the powers of the Secretary of Defense upon any and all 
matters concerning which the Secretary of Defense is authorized to act 
pursuant to law. It further permits the Deputy Secretary to make 
specific delegations of this authority in appropriate cases.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action Effective          01/26/01                    67 FR 42722
Final Action                    06/25/02                    67 FR 42722

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Munson, Department of Defense, Office of the 
Secretary
Phone: 703 697-1143

RIN: 0790-AH03

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)



_______________________________________________________________________




602. [bull] EFFICIENCY SAVINGS (DFARS CASE 2002-D022)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 242.76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to add policies and 
procedures for the negotiation of advance agreements to permit DoD to 
share efficiency savings with contractors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     07/23/02
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD80
_______________________________________________________________________




603. [bull] INFORMATION ASSURANCE (DFARS CASE 2002-D020)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 239.71; 48 CFR 252.239-7000

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to address requirements 
for information assurance in the acquisition of information technology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     06/25/02
NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD86
_______________________________________________________________________




604. [bull] FOLLOW-ON PRODUCTION CONTRACTS PROTOTYPE PROJECTS (DFARS 
CASE 2002-D023)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-107, sec 822

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 206.3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 822 
of the Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 822 
specifies that a prototype project ``other transaction'' may provide 
for award of a follow-on production contract for a specific number of 
units at specific target prices.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     07/24/02
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD88
_______________________________________________________________________




605. [bull] CONTRACTING WITH FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (DFARS CASE 2002-
D040)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-314, sec 819

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208.6

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, March 2, 2003.
Statutory, March 2, 2003, for NPRM; May 31, 2003, for final action.

[[Page 30166]]

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 819 
of the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 819 
clarifies policy pertaining to the acquisition of products from Federal 
Prison Industries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     12/05/02
NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD95
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                            Final Rule Stage


Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)



_______________________________________________________________________




606. INCREMENTAL FUNDING, FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 90-037)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 232.7; 48 CFR 252.232

Legal Deadline: None

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

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     09/26/90
Interim Final Rule              09/01/93                    58 FR 46091
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Additional Information: This rulemaking was previously reported as RIN 
0790-AE42.

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________




607. APPLICABILITY OF COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS TO PURCHASES FROM A 
REQUIRED SOURCE (DFARS CASE 2002-D003)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 107-107, sec 811

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208.6; 48 CFR 210.0

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to require market 
research before purchasing any product from Federal Prison Industries 
(FPI) to determine whether the FPI product is comparable in price, 
quality, and time of delivery to products available from the private 
sector.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     01/08/02
Interim Final Rule              04/26/02                    67 FR 20687
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/25/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD57
_______________________________________________________________________




608. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION AND PROCESSING OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (DFARS 
CASE 2002-D001)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-398, sec 1008

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 232.70; 48 CFR 252.212-7001; 48 CFR 252.232

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 1, 2002, Implementation can 
be either an Interim Final Rule or a Final Rule.

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 1008 
of the Fiscal Year 2001 National Defense Authorization Act, which 
requires that any claim for payment be submitted and processed 
electronically.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     01/09/02
NPRM                            05/31/02                    67 FR 38057
NPRM Comment Period End         07/30/02
Interim Final Rule              02/21/03                     68 FR 8450
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/22/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD70
_______________________________________________________________________




609. REWRITE OF DFARS PART 225 AND ASSOCIATED TEXT AND CLAUSES (DFARS 
CASE 2002-D009)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 206.303; 48 CFR 208.7203; 48 CFR 225; 48 CFR 
242.302; 48 CFR 252.212; 48 CFR 212.301; 48 CFR 252.225

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 30167]]

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to rewrite part 225 to 
improve clarity and make procedures less complex, particularly for 
evaluation of foreign offers and customs duty.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     03/22/02
NPRM                            10/07/02                    67 FR 62590
NPRM Comment Period End         12/06/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD73
_______________________________________________________________________




610. [bull] THE INDIAN INCENTIVE CLAUSE--CONTRACT TYPES (DFARS CASE 
2002-D013)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 252.226-7001

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to ensure that the Indian 
subcontracting incentives can be applied to all contract types.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     06/11/02
NPRM                            11/22/02                    67 FR 70389
NPRM Comment Period End         01/21/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD78
_______________________________________________________________________




611. [bull] WAIVER FOR PAYMENT BONDS ON COST-REIMBURSEMENT CONTRACTS 
(DFARS CASE 2002-D030)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 228.102

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to permit the use of 
alternative payment protections for fixed-price construction 
subcontracts between $25,000 and $100,000 issued under cost-
reimbursement contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     10/03/02
NPRM                            02/14/03                     68 FR 7490
NPRM Comment Period End         04/15/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD79
_______________________________________________________________________




612. [bull] 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: Modifies 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 a management structure for the 
procurement of services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     08/02/02
Interim Final Rule              06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD81
_______________________________________________________________________




613. [bull] CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE OF SECURITY-GUARD FUNCTIONS (DFARS 
CASE 2002-D042)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-314, sec 332

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 332 
of the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 332 
provides temporary authority for contractor performance of security-
guard functions at military installations or facilities to meet 
increased requirements since September 11, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     12/12/02
Interim Final Rule              02/14/03                     68 FR 7443
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/15/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD82

[[Page 30168]]

_______________________________________________________________________




614. [bull] PROVISIONAL AWARD-FEE PAYMENTS (DFARS CASE 2001-D013)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 216.405-2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to provide overall 
guidance for the payment of provisional award fees under cost-plus-
award-fee contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     08/29/01
NPRM                            11/22/02                    67 FR 70388
NPRM Comment Period End         01/21/03
Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD83
_______________________________________________________________________




615. [bull] LIABILITY FOR LOSS UNDER VESSEL REPAIR AND ALTERATION 
CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2002-D016)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 252.217-7012

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to increase a 
contractor's liability for loss or damage under vessel repair and 
alteration contracts from $5,000 to $50,000 per incident.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     06/17/02
NPRM                            02/14/03                     68 FR 7491
NPRM Comment Period End         04/15/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD84
_______________________________________________________________________




616. [bull] PAYMENT WITHHOLDING (DFARS CASE 2002-D017)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 232.111; 48 CFR 252.232

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to remove the requirement 
for a contracting officer to routinely withhold 5 percent of payments 
due under a time-and-materials or labor-hour contract.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     06/18/02
NPRM                            02/28/03                     68 FR 9627
NPRM Comment Period End         04/29/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD85
_______________________________________________________________________




617. [bull] 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: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to add policy on internal 
controls for proper use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     08/02/02
NPRM                            12/20/02                    67 FR 77955
NPRM Comment Period End         02/18/03
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD87
_______________________________________________________________________




618. [bull] TRANSPORTATION OF SUPPLIES BY SEA--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DFARS 
CASE 2002-D019)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 252.212-7001(b)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to add an alternate 
version of a clause, pertaining to the transportation of supplies by 
sea, for use in contracts for commercial items at or below the 
simplified acquisition threshold.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     06/24/02
NPRM                            10/25/02                    67 FR 65528
NPRM Comment Period End         12/24/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD89

[[Page 30169]]

_______________________________________________________________________




619. [bull] FISH, SHELLFISH, OR SEAFOOD PRODUCTS (DFARS CASE 2002-D034)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-248, sec 8136

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.7002-2; 48 CFR 252.212-7001; 48 CFR 252.225-
7012

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 8136 
of the Fiscal Year 2003 Defense Appropriations Act. Section 8136 
requires the acquisition of domestic fish, shellfish, and seafood.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     10/28/02
Interim Final Rule              02/14/03                     68 FR 7441
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/15/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD91
_______________________________________________________________________




620. [bull] EXTENSION OF CONTRACT GOAL FOR SMALL DISADVANTAGED 
BUSINESSES AND CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DFARS CASE 
2002-D038)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-314, sec 816

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.0; 48 CFR 226.70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 816 
of the Fiscal Year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 816 
extends, through September 30, 2006, the 5 percent goal for contract 
awards to small disadvantaged businesses, historically black colleges 
and universities, and minority institutions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     12/05/02
Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD96
_______________________________________________________________________




621. [bull] INDIAN INCENTIVE PROGRAM--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DFARS CASE 2002-
D033)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 107-248, sec 8021

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 226.1; 48 CFR 252.226-7001

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 8021 
of the Fiscal Year 2003 Defense Appropriations Act. Section 8021 
expands the applicability of the Indian Incentive Program to contracts 
for commercial items.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     10/25/02
Interim Final Rule              06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD97
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Long-Term Actions


Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)



_______________________________________________________________________




622. PATENT RIGHTS--OWNERSHIP BY THE CONTRACTOR (LARGE BUSINESS) (DFARS 
CASE 2001-D015)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 227.3; 48 CFR 252.227

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     10/09/01
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD72
_______________________________________________________________________




623. CODIFICATION AND MODIFICATION OF PROVISION OF LAW KNOWN AS THE 
``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

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     01/08/02
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

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350

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Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD76
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Completed Actions


Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)



_______________________________________________________________________




624. PERFORMANCE-BASED SERVICE CONTRACTS USING PART 12 PROCEDURES (DFARS 
CASE 2000-D306)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 106-398, sec 821(b)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 212.102; 48 CFR 237.601

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 27, 2001, Implementation can be 
either an Interim Final Rule or a Final Rule.

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 
821(b) of the Fiscal Year 2001 National Defense Authorization Act, 
which authorizes the Department of Defense to treat performance-based 
service contracts/task orders valued at $5 million or less as contracts 
for commercial items if certain conditions are met.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     11/08/00
Interim Final Rule              12/06/01                    66 FR 63335
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/04/02
Final Action                    10/25/02                    67 FR 65512

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD35
_______________________________________________________________________




625. ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE AGREEMENTS (DFARS CASE 2000-D023)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208.001; 48 CFR 208.74; 48 CFR 239.101; 48 CFR 
251.102; 48 CFR 252.251

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to add guidance on 
acquiring commercially available software. These revisions implement 
the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Guidance and Policy 
Memorandum Number 12-8430, dated July 26, 2000, entitled ``Acquiring 
Commercially Available Software.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     10/03/00
NPRM                            01/29/02                     67 FR 4231
NPRM Comment Period End         04/01/02
Final Action                    10/25/02                    67 FR 65509

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD37
_______________________________________________________________________




626. PERFORMANCE OF SECURITY FUNCTIONS (DFARS CASE 2001-D018)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-56, sec 1010

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 1010 
of the USA Patriot Act. Section 1010 permits DoD to contract for 
security functions at military installations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     12/04/01
Interim Final Rule              03/14/02                    67 FR 11438
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      05/13/02
Final Action                    08/30/02                    67 FR 55730

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD58
_______________________________________________________________________




627. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASE OF SERVICES UNDER MULTIPLE 
AWARD CONTRACTS (DFARS CASE 2001-D017)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-107, sec 803

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 208.4; 48 CFR 216.5

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 26, 2002, Implementation can be 
either an Interim Final Rule or a Final Rule.

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 803 
of the Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act, which 
requires competition in the purchase of services under multiple award 
contracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     11/16/01
NPRM                            04/01/02                    67 FR 15351
NPRM Comment Period End         05/06/02
Final Action                    10/25/02                    67 FR 65505

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

[[Page 30171]]

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD71
_______________________________________________________________________




628. EXCEPTION FOR ACQUISITION OF U.S.-MADE END PRODUCTS IN ACQUISITIONS 
SUBJECT TO THE TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT (DFARS CASE 2002-D008)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.001; 48 CFR 225.003; 48 CFR 225.103; 48 CFR 
225.402; 48 CFR 225.502; 48 CFR 225.504; 48 CFR 225.1101; 48 CFR 
225.7501; 48 CFR 252.225

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement the 
determination of USD (AT&L) that, for procurements subject to the Trade 
Agreements Act, it would be inconsistent with the public interest to 
apply the Buy American Act to U.S.-made end products that are 
substantially transformed in the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     03/22/02
NPRM                            07/30/02                    67 FR 49278
NPRM Comment Period End         09/30/02
Final Action                    12/20/02                    67 FR 77937

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD74
_______________________________________________________________________




629. FOREIGN MILITARY SALES CUSTOMER INVOLVEMENT (DFARS CASE 2002-D005)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.7304

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to add policy regarding 
the participation of foreign military sales customers in the 
development of contracts that DoD awards on their behalf.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     01/18/02
NPRM                            04/26/02                    67 FR 20713
NPRM Comment Period End         06/25/02
Final Action                    11/22/02                    67 FR 70323

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD75
_______________________________________________________________________




630. ACQUISITION WORKFORCE QUALIFICATIONS (DFARS CASE 2002-D021)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-107, sec 824

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 201.603-2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 824 
of the Fiscal Year 2002 National Defense Authorization Act, which 
contains qualification requirements for contracting professionals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     06/26/02
Final Action                    10/25/02                    67 FR 65509

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD77
_______________________________________________________________________




631. [bull] EMERGENCY ACQUISITIONS IN REGIONS SUBJECT TO ECONOMIC 
SANCTIONS (DFARS CASE 2002-D031)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225.701-70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement a license 
from the Department of the Treasury that authorizes DoD personnel to 
make emergency acquisitions in direct support of U.S. or allied forces 
deployed in military contingency, humanitarian, or peacekeeping 
operations in a country or region subject to economic sanctions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     10/16/02
Final Rule                      02/14/03                     68 FR 7441

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD90
_______________________________________________________________________




632. [bull] EXTENSION OF MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM (DFARS CASE 2002-D029)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-107, sec 812

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 219.7104

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to implement section 812 
of the Fiscal Year 2002 National

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Defense Authorization Act, which extends the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege 
Program to September 30, 2005.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     09/23/02
Final Action                    12/20/02                    67 FR 77936

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD92
_______________________________________________________________________




633. [bull] CARIBBEAN BASIN COUNTRY--HONDURAS (DFARS CASE 2002-D028)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 252.225-7007; 48 CFR 252.225-7021

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Modifies the Defense FAR Supplement to add Honduras to the 
list of Caribbean Basin countries in accordance with a determination of 
the U.S. Trade Representative.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Case Opened                     08/27/02
Final Action                    10/25/02                    67 FR 65514

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Noranzie (Gail) Cruz, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: IMD 3C132, OUSD AT&L, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062
Phone: 703 602-0131
Fax: 703 602-0350
Email: gail.cruz@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AD94

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                         Proposed Rule Stage


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)



_______________________________________________________________________




634. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL 
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321 et seq; 40 CFR 1500.6

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 230

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this regulatory revision is to clarify and 
provide additional guidance for Corps NEPA requirements for activities 
at Federal water resource development projects and lands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/04
Final Action                    10/00/04
Final Action Effective          02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Forrester Einarsen, Biologist, Department of Defense, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Environmental Policy (CECW-PC), 
441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: 202 761-4589

RIN: 0710-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




635. [bull] CLEAN WATER ACT REGULATORY DEFINITION OF ``WATERS OF THE 
UNITED STATES''

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361 CWA sec 501; 33 USC 1362 CWA sec 502

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 328; 40 CFR 110, 112, 116, 117, 122, 230, 232; 40 
CFR 257, 300, 401

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Clean Water 
Act Regulatory Definition of ``Waters of the United States'' was 
published jointly by USEPA and the Department of the Army on January 
15, 2003, to solicit public input pertaining to ``isolated, intrastate, 
non-navigable waters and wetlands'' and their jurisdictional status 
under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The existing regulations contain 
language asserting jurisdiction over such waters, however, on January 
9, 2001, for the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC) case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that 
the scope of ``waters of the United States'' protected under the CWA 
did not extend to these waters and wetlands based solely on the use or 
potential use by migratory birds. While SWANCC did not actually 
invalidate existing regulations under the CWA, the decision does 
establish limitations on their use. Rulemaking is necessary to address 
the Court's decision, clarify the jurisdictional status of waters and 
wetlands, improve the definitions of tributaries and adjacency, address 
the jurisdictional status of man-made conveyances, and provide more 
specificity regarding CWA jurisdiction for entities (e.g., industrial, 
commercial, governmental) that discharge pollutants, including dredged 
or fill material, to isolated intrastate surface waters or wetlands. 
Small entities or State/local/Tribal governments might be affected by a 
change in the regulatory definition of ``waters of the United States'' 
if they are regulated under or help administer CWA programs affecting 
such waters; e.g., sections 402, 404, and 311. Significant impacts on 
such entities or governments are not anticipated, as the proposed 
regulatory revisions would be consistent with the Supreme Court ruling.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/15/03                     68 FR 1991
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/03/03
NPRM                            10/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         12/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/04
Final Action Effective          09/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 30173]]

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Thaddeus J. Rugiel, Regulatory Program Manager, 
Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-OR (3G65), 
441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: 202 761-4595
Fax: 202 761-4150
Email: thaddeus.j.rugiel@hq02.usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




636. [bull] 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 800 have been revised substantially. The Corps 
will revise appendix C of 33 CFR 325 to conform to it regulations to 
the NHPA, as amended.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03
Final Action                    06/00/04
Final Action Effective          08/00/04

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-OR (3E76), 441 G Street 
NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: 202 761-4598
Fax: 202 761-4150
Email: david.b.olson@hq02.usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                            Final Rule Stage


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)



_______________________________________________________________________




637. NATURAL DISASTER PROCEDURES: PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY 
ACTIVITIES OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 33 USC 701

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 203

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This revision of 33 CFR 203 is necessary to reflect current 
policy, add features required by the Water Resources Development Act of 
1996 (Pub. L. 104-303), and streamline certain procedures concerning 
Corps authority for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery 
activities. Public Law 104-303 additions are the option of a 
nonstructural alternative to structural levee repairs for damage caused 
by flood events and the provision of a levee owners' manual. Other 
changes include a change in the cost share provision for rehabilitation 
of Federal and non-Federal flood control works, expansion of 
investigation ability for potential Advance Measures work, and a 
streamlined approach for requests for assistance from Native American 
tribes and Alaska Native Corporations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/26/02                     67 FR 8748
NPRM Comment Period End         04/29/02
Final Action                    11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: George Gilmore, Program Manager, Public Law 84-99, 
Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-OE (3F68), 
441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314-1000
Phone: 202 761-4561
Fax: 202 761-1685
Email: robert.k.grubbs@usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________




638. PROGRAMMATIC REGULATIONS FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES 
RESTORATION PLAN

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 106-541

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 385

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 11, 2002.

Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was directed by Congress in 
section 601 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 
106-541, 114 Stat. 2680) to develop a Comprehensive Everglades 
Restoration Plan (Plan) to restore and preserve south Florida's natural 
ecosystem, while enhancing water supplies and maintaining flood 
protection. To guide the development of the Plan, Congress also 
directed the Secretary of the Army, after notice and opportunity for 
public comment, to develop and implement Programmatic Regulations 
within 2 years (NLT December 11, 2002). The Programmatic Regulations 
will establish a process for developing project implementation reports, 
project cooperation agreements, and project operating manuals that will 
ensure the goals and the objectives of the Plan are achieved. The 
regulations also will establish procedures developing and using any new 
information resulting from ecosystem changes or unforeseen 
circumstances in accordance with the principles of adaptive management 
contained in the Plan. Finally, the Programmatic Regulations will 
facilitate the re-establishment and protection of the natural system 
consistent with the interim and final goals of the Plan while providing 
thorough evaluation points during the 30-year project implementation 
schedule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/02/02                    67 FR 50540

[[Page 30174]]

NPRM Comment Period End         10/01/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal, Local

Agency Contact: Chip Smith, Assistant for Environmental, Tribal, and 
Regulatory Affairs, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, 108 Army Pentagon 3E427, Washington, DC 20310-0108
Phone: 703 693-3655
Fax: 703 697-8433
Email: chip.smith@hqda.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Long-Term Actions


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)



_______________________________________________________________________




639. REGULATORY PROGRAMS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 320 to 331

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Thaddeus J. Rugiel
Phone: 202 761-4595
Fax: 202 761-4150
Email: thaddeus.j.rugiel@hq02.usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA30
_______________________________________________________________________




640. REGULATORY PROGRAMS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS--WETLAND DELINEATOR 
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 33 CFR 320; 33 CFR 323; 33 CFR 325; 33 CFR 328; 33 CFR 
333

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/14/95                    60 FR 13654
NPRM Comment Period End         04/13/95


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Thaddeus J. Rugiel
Phone: 202 761-4595
Fax: 202 761-4150
Email: thaddeus.j.rugiel@hq02.usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA38
_______________________________________________________________________




641. 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: Thaddeus J. Rugiel
Phone: 202 761-4595
Fax: 202 761-4150
Email: thaddeus.j.rugiel@hq02.usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA43
_______________________________________________________________________




642. 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: Harry M. Shoudy
Phone: 202 761-4612
Email: harry.m.shoudy@hq02.usace.army.mil

RIN: 0710-AA44

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                            Final Rule Stage


Department of the Navy (NAVY)



_______________________________________________________________________




643. USE OF DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AVIATION FACILITIES BY OTHER THAN 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AIRCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 1507

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 766

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This part establishes the policy and procedures for the use 
of Navy and Marine Corps aviation facilities by aircraft other than 
United States Department of Defense aircraft.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/01/94                    59 FR 61561
NPRM Comment Period End         01/03/95
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dan Bartlett, Department of Defense, Department of the 
Navy, N885F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 2000 Navy 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000
Phone: 703 604-7707
Fax: 703 604-6969

RIN: 0703-AA48

[[Page 30175]]

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644. POLICIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL 
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 44502

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 775 (Revision)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of the Navy is revising its regulations, which 
establish the responsibilities and procedures for complying with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This revision clarifies when 
certain Department of the Navy actions must be studied to determine 
their effect on the human environment and what types of activities are 
excluded from the NEPA documentation requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/09/99                    64 FR 37069
NPRM Comment Period End         09/07/99
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Egeland, Department of Defense, Department of the 
Navy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and 
Environment), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000
Phone: 703 588-6671

RIN: 0703-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Long-Term Actions


Department of the Navy (NAVY)



_______________________________________________________________________




645. 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: 703 602-2807
Email: belton.clarence@hq.navy.mil

RIN: 0703-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Completed Actions


Department of the Navy (NAVY)



_______________________________________________________________________




646. [bull] PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF ATTORNEYS PRACTICING UNDER THE 
SUPERVISION OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 6011

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 776

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule amends regulations concerning the 
professional conduct of attorneys practicing law under the cognizance 
and supervision of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy by 
incorporating several changes and revising the regulations. This 
revision will ensure the professional supervision of judge advocates, 
military trial and appellate military judges, and other lawyers who 
practice in the Department of the Navy proceedings and other legal 
programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/21/02                    67 FR 70164

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: LCDR Jason Terry Baltimore, DON Alternate Federal 
Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense, Department of the 
Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, 
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
Phone: 703 604-8208
Fax: 703 604-6955
Email: baltimore.jason@hq.navy.mil

RIN: 0703-AA70
_______________________________________________________________________




647. [bull] UNITED STATE NAVY REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 6011

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 700

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Navy is amending the Navy Regulations, 
incorporating new subparts and modifying some existing subparts. This 
revision will allow the published Navy Regulations to comport with the 
1990 Navy Regulations currently in use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/21/03                     68 FR 2697

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: LCDR Jason Terry Baltimore, DON Alternate Federal 
Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense, Department of the 
Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, 
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
Phone: 703 604-8208
Fax: 703 604-6955
Email: baltimore.jason@hq.navy.mil

RIN: 0703-AA71


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Department of Defense (DOD)                           Completed Actions


Department of the Air Force (AF)



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648. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORTATION QUALITY AND 
SAFETY REVIEW PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 8013; 10 USC 2640

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 861

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Air Force proposes to revise the Department 
of Defense (DoD) Commercial Transportation Quality and Safety Review 
Program. The current version of the program is being updated to reflect 
current and anticipated policies. Department of Defense Directive 
4500.53, DoD Commercial Air Transportation Quality and Safety Review 
Program, charges the Commander-in-Chief (CINC), United States 
Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), with ensuring the establishment of 
safety requirements and criteria for evaluating civil air carriers and 
operators providing air transportation and operational support services 
to DoD. It also charges the CINC with ensuring the establishment of a 
Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) and providing policy guidance 
and direction for its operation. Part 861 establishes DoD quality and 
safety criteria for air carriers providing or seeking to provide air 
transportation and, at the discretion of the CARB or higher authority, 
operational support services to DoD.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/05/02                    67 FR 56777
NPRM Comment Period End         09/20/02
Final Action                    10/28/02                    67 FR 65698

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Merlin Lyman, Department of Defense, Department of the 
Air Force, HQ, AMC/DOB, Air Mobility Command, 402 Scott Drive, Scott 
AFB, IL 62225-5302
Phone: 618 229-4801

RIN: 0701-AA67

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                         Proposed Rule Stage


Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)



_______________________________________________________________________




649. [bull] TRICARE PROGRAM; INCLUSION OF ANESTHESIOLOGIST'S ASSISTANTS 
AS AUTHORIZED PROVIDERS; COVERAGE OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION IN 
FREESTANDING CARDIAC REHABILITATION FACILITIES

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 category of provider as an 
authorized TRICARE provider, and it increases the settings where 
cardiac rehabilitation can be covered as a TRICARE benefit. It 
recognizes anesthesiologist's assistants as authorized providers under 
certain circumstances. It also authorizes cardiac rehabilitation 
services, which are already a covered TRICARE benefit when provided by 
hospitals, to be provided in freestanding cardiac rehabilitation 
facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3572
Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA76
_______________________________________________________________________




650. [bull] 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                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3803

RIN: 0720-AA77

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Department of Defense (DOD)                            Final Rule Stage


Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)



_______________________________________________________________________




651. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES 
(CHAMPUS); HOSPITAL PAYMENT FOR AMBULATORY CARE (DOD 6010.8-R)

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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 703 681-3628
Email: steve.lillie@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA20
_______________________________________________________________________




652. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3572
Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________




653. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3581
Fax: 303 676-3579
Email: margaret.brown@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________




654. 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
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: LTC Kathleen Larkin, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Phone: 703 681-3628
Email: kathleen.larkin@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________




655. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3411

RIN: 0720-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________




656. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES 
(CHAMPUS); METHODOLOGY FOR COVERAGE OF NIH-SPONSORED CLINICAL TRIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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 Withdrawn            02/07/01                     66 FR 9199
Final Rule Effective            03/02/01                     66 FR 8365
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 703 681-3628
Email: steve.lillie@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________




657. CHAMPUS/TRICARE; IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PHARMACY BENEFITS PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is designed to implement section 701 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. This rule 
establishes procedures for the inclusion of pharmaceutical agents on a 
Uniform Formulary based upon relative clinical effectiveness and cost 
effectiveness; establishes cost-sharing requirements, including a 
tiered co-payment structure, for generic, formulary and non-formulary 
pharmaceutical agents; establishes procedures to assure the 
availability of pharmaceutical agents not included on the Uniform 
Formulary to eligible beneficiaries at the non-formulary cost-share 
tier; establishes procedures to receive pharmaceutical agents not 
included on the Uniform Formulary, but considered clinically necessary, 
under the same terms and conditions as an agent on the Uniform 
Formulary; establishes procedures to assure the availability of 
clinically appropriate non-formulary pharmaceutical agents to members 
of the Uniformed Services; establishes procedures for prior 
authorization when required; and establishes a Department of Defense 
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (DoD P&T Committee) and a Uniform 
Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel. Other administrative amendments 
are also made to clarify specific policies that relate to the program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/12/02                    67 FR 17948
NPRM Comment Period End         06/11/02
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mike Kottyan, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Phone: 303 676-3520

RIN: 0720-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________




658. 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

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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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 703 681-0039

RIN: 0720-AA65
_______________________________________________________________________




659. TRICARE; CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED 
SERVICES (CHAMPUS); ELIGIBILITY AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES FOR CHAMPUS 
BENEFICIARIES AGE 65 AND OVER

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 1, 2001, Implements section 
712 of FY 2001 NDAA.

Abstract: This rule implements section 712 of the Floyd D. Spence 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001. Section 712 
extends TRICARE eligibility to persons age 65 and over who would 
otherwise have lost their TRICARE eligibility due to attainment of 
entitlement to hospital insurance benefits under Part A of Medicare. In 
order for these individuals to retain their TRICARE eligibility, they 
must be enrolled in the supplementary medical insurance program under 
Part B of Medicare. In general, in the case of medical or dental care 
provided to these individuals for which payment may be made under both 
Medicare and TRICARE, Medicare is the primary payer and TRICARE will 
normally pay the actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by the person. 
This rule prescribes TRICARE payment procedures and makes revisions to 
TRICARE rules to accommodate Medicare-eligible CHAMPUS beneficiaries. 
The Department is publishing this rule as an interim final rule in 
order to meet the statutorily required effective date.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/03/01                    66 FR 40601
Interim Final Rule Effective    10/01/01
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/02/01
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Stephen Isaacson, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Phone: 303 676-3572
Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________




660. 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 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 703 681-0064

RIN: 0720-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________




661. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3682

RIN: 0720-AA69

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662. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
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
Phone: 303 676-3520

RIN: 0720-AA70
_______________________________________________________________________




663. 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 one 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
Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3572
Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA72
_______________________________________________________________________




664. 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                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Tariq Shahid, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Phone: 303 676-3801

David E. Bennett, Department of Defense, Office of Assistant Secretary 
for Health Affairs, Washington, DC
Phone: 303 676-3494
Email: david.bennett@pma.osd.mil

Stan Regensberg, Department of Defense, Office of Assistant Secretary 
for Health Affairs, Washington, DC
Phone: 303 676-3742

RIN: 0720-AA73
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665. [bull] TRICARE; CHAMPUS; APPEALS AND HEARINGS PROCEDURES, FORMAL 
REVIEW

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule makes administrative corrections to 32 CFR part 
199, section 199.10, ``Appeal and Hearing Procedures.'' These 
corrections include revising section 199.10, adding paragraphs (c)(1) 
through (c)(5), and making other minor editorial changes. Paragraphs 
(c)(1) through (c)(5) were inadvertently omitted when the July 1,

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1991, edition of title 32 of the CFR was published. The discovery that 
the formal review process was missing from section 199.10 occurred at 
the time TRICARE was tasked to promulgate an appeal process for TRICARE 
Claimcheck denials. This correction to section 199.10 is necessary to 
provide the required procedures to any party to an initial 
determination or reconsideration made by the CHAMPUS contractor and who 
may want to request formal review.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule Effective    05/01/83                    49 FR 10309
Interim Final Rule              03/13/03                    68 FR 11973
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      05/12/03
Final Action                    07/00/03
Final Action Effective          09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gail L. Jones, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Phone: 303 676-3401

RIN: 0720-AA74
_______________________________________________________________________




666. [bull] TRICARE PROGRAM; SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM FOR 
WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN OVERSEAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2000, Congress mandated that the Department establish and fund a 
program to provide a special supplemental food and nutrition education 
program to eligible low-income families overseas whose members have 
been determined to be at nutritional risk. This program is known as the 
Women, Infants, and Children Overseas (WIC Overseas) program. This 
interim final rule implements section 674 of this act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/00/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Danita Hunter, Department of Defense, Office of 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs
Phone: 703 681-0039

RIN: 0720-AA75
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of Defense (DOD)                           Completed Actions


Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)



_______________________________________________________________________




667. CIVILIAN HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES 
(CHAMPUS); TRICARE PROGRAM; DOUBLE COVERAGE; THIRD-PARTY RECOVERIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 10 USC 55; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule implements section 711 of the Strom Thurmond 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999, as amended by 
section 716(c)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2000, which allows the Secretary of Defense to authorize certain 
CHAMPUS/TRICARE claims to be paid, even though other health insurance 
may be the primary payer, with authority to collect from the other 
health insurance (third-party payer) the CHAMPUS/TRICARE costs incurred 
on behalf of the beneficiary.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/19/99                    64 FR 56283
NPRM Comment Period End         12/20/99
Final Action                    02/10/03                     68 FR 6617
Final Action Effective          03/12/03

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
Phone: 303 676-3572
Email: stephen.isaacson@tma.osd.mil

RIN: 0720-AA52
[FR Doc. 03-7435 Filed 05-23-03; 8:45 am]
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