[The Regulatory Plan and 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. Members of the 
public may submit comments on individual proposed and interim final 
rulemakings at www.regulations.gov during the comment period that 
follows publication in the Federal Register.

    This agenda updates the report published on April 26, 2010, 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 spring of 2011. In addition to 
this agenda, DoD components also publish rulemaking notices 
pertaining to their specific statutory administration requirements 
as required.

    Starting with the fall 2007 edition, the Internet became the 
basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete 
Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a 
format that offers users the ability to obtain information from the 
Agenda database.

    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Defense's printed 
agenda entries include only:

    (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility 
agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because 
they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities; and

    (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic 
review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is in the 
Unified Agenda available online.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the overall 
DoD regulatory improvement program and for general semiannual agenda 
information, contact Mr. Robert Cushing, telephone 703-696-5282, or 
write to Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters 
Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155, or e-mail: 
robert.cushing@whs.mil.

    For questions of a legal nature concerning the agenda and its 
statutory requirements or obligations, write to Office of the 
General Counsel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600, 
or call 703-697-2714.

    For general information on Office of the Secretary regulations, 
other than those which are procurement-related, contact Ms. 
Patricia Toppings, telephone 703-696-5284, or write to Executive 
Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155, or e-mail: 
patricia.toppings@whs.mil.

    For general information on Office of the Secretary agenda 
items, which are procurement-related, contact Ms. Ynette Shelkin, 
telephone 703-602-8384 or write to Defense Acquisition Regulations 
Directorate, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 
20301-3060, or e-mail: ynette.shelkin@osd.mil.

    For general information on Department of the Army regulations, 
contact Ms. Brenda Bowen, telephone 703-428-6173, or write to the 
U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: 
AAHS-RDR-C, Casey Building, Room 102, 7701 Telegraph Road, 
Alexandria, VA 22315-3860, or e-mail: brenda.bowen@conus.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 LCDR Daniel Werner, telephone 703-614-7408, 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: daniel.werner@navy.mil.

    For general information on Department of the Air Force 
regulations, contact Bao-Anh Trinh, telephone 703-696-6515, or 
write to Department of the Air Force, SAF/XCPP, 1800 Air Force 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1800, or e-mail: bao-
anh.trinh@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

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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.

    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 
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 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: September 10, 2010.

 Michael L. Rhodes,

Director, Administration and Management.

                            Defense Acquisition Regulations Council--Final Rule Stage
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295         Restriction on Ball and Roller Bearings (DFARS Case 2006-D029)........................    0750-AG57
296         Business Systems--Definition and Administration (DFARS Case 2009-D038)................    0750-AG58
297         Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items (DFARS Case 2009-D018)..........................    0750-AG74
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                      Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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298         TRICARE; Reimbursement of Sole Community Hospitals (Reg Plan Seq No. 32)..............    0720-AB41
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.

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Department of Defense (DOD)                            Final Rule Stage
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC)
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295. RESTRICTION ON BALL AND ROLLER BEARINGS (DFARS CASE 2006-D029)

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

Abstract: Revises the domestic source restriction on acquisition of 
ball and roller bearings. The current DFARS restriction on ball and 
roller bearings requires that the bearings and the main bearing 
components be manufactured in the U.S. or Canada. This requirement was 
based on the restriction at 10 U.S.C. 2534(a)(5), which expired on 
October 1, 2005. The proposed revision interprets the annual defense 
appropriations act domestic source restriction on acquisition of ball 
and roller bearings in a manner similar to the domestic source 
restriction of the Buy American Act.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/07/10                    75 FR 25167
NPRM Comment Period End         07/06/10
Final Action                    12/00/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Ynette Shelkin, Department of Defense, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 
20301
Phone: 703 602-8384
Email: ynette.shelkin@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AG57
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296. BUSINESS SYSTEMS--DEFINITION AND ADMINISTRATION (DFARS CASE 2009-
D038)

Legal Authority: 41 USC 421

Abstract: Improves the effectiveness of DoD oversight of contractor 
business systems.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/15/10                     75 FR 2457
NPRM Comment Period End         03/16/10
Final Action                    03/00/11

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, Department of Defense, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 
20301-3060
Phone: 703 602-8384
Email: ynette.shelkin@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AG58
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297.  WARRANTY TRACKING OF SERIALIZED ITEMS (DFARS 
CASE 2009-D018)

Legal Authority: 41 USC 401

Abstract: Amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 
(DFARS) to implement a policy memorandum of the Undersecretary of 
Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics dated February 6, 
2007, that required definition of the requirements to track warranties 
for Item Unique Identification-required items in the Item Unique 
Identification registry. This proposed rule stresses that the 
enforcement of warranties is essential to the effectiveness and 
efficiency of DoD's material readiness.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/30/10                    75 FR 52917
NPRM Comment Period End         10/29/10
Final Action                    05/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, Department of Defense, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 
20301-3060
Phone: 703 602-8384
Email: ynette.shelkin@osd.mil

RIN: 0750-AG74
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Department of Defense (DOD)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs (DODOASHA)
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298.  TRICARE; REIMBURSEMENT OF SOLE COMMUNITY 
HOSPITALS

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 32 in part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 0720-AB41
[FR Doc. 2010-30443 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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