[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 53922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19345]



Office of the Secretary

32 CFR Part 237a

[Docket ID: DOD-2016-OS-0084]
RIN 0790-AI94

Public Affairs Liaison With Industry

AGENCY: Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, DoD.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This final rule removes regulations concerning Public Affairs 
liaison with industry. These Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
provisions are outdated and no longer accurate or applicable as 
written. The guidance, as revised, sets forth internal standards for 
how DoD employees should reach out and engage with industry. With 
respect to the visual information portion, it is essentially a 
collection and discussion of currently applicable intellectual property 
law that does not create any new public duties or obligations. 
Therefore, these regulations are removed from the CFR.

DATES: This rule is effective on August 15, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Toppings at 571-372-0485.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule will be reported in future status 
updates as part of DoD's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 
completed in August 2011. DoD's full plan can be accessed at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=DOD-2011-OS-0036.
    It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal 
for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to 
public interest since it is based on removing DoD internal policies and 
procedures that are publically available on the Department's issuance 
Web site. Once signed, a copy of DoD's internal guidance contained in 
DoD Instruction 5410.20 will be made available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/541020p.pdf.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 237a

    Armed forces; Business and industry.


    Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 237a is 

    Dated: August 9, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2016-19345 Filed 8-12-16; 8:45 am]