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Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II Batch OneRule2017-0015301/11/2017ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are promulgating discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navi … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are promulgating discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable waters of the United States, the territorial seas, and the contiguous zone. When implemented, the discharge performance standards will reduce the adverse environmental impacts associated with the vessel discharges, stimulate the development of improved vessel pollution control devices, and advance the development of environmentally sound vessels of the Armed Forces. The 11 discharges addressed by the final rule are the following: aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), chain locker effluent, distillation and reverse osmosis brine, elevator pit effluent, gas turbine water wash, non-oily machinery wastewater, photographic laboratory drains, seawater cooling overboard discharge, seawater piping biofouling prevention, small boat engine wet exhaust, and welldeck discharges.uniform-national-discharge-standards-for-vessels-of-the-armed-forces-phase-ii-batch-oneFR-Doc-2017-00153
Changes to Certain Alcohol-Related Regulations Governing Bond Requirements and Tax Return Filing PeriodsRule2016-3141701/04/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending its regulations relating to alcohol excise taxes to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act … The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending its regulations relating to alcohol excise taxes to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act). This rulemaking implements section 332 of the PATH Act, which amends the IRC to change tax return due dates and remove bond requirements for certain eligible taxpayers. Section 332 authorizes a new annual return period for taxpayers paying taxes imposed with respect to distilled spirits, wines, and beer on a deferred basis who reasonably expect to be liable for not more than $1,000 in such taxes imposed for the calendar year and who are liable for not more than $1,000 in such taxes in the preceding calendar year. Section 332 also removes bond requirements for taxpayers who are eligible to pay excise taxes on distilled spirits, wines, and beer using quarterly or annual return periods and who pay those taxes on a deferred basis. Under section 332, such taxpayers are exempt from bond requirements with respect to distilled spirits and wine only to the extent those products are for nonindustrial use. TTB is soliciting comments from all interested parties on these amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.changes-to-certain-alcohol-related-regulations-governing-bond-requirements-and-tax-return-filingFR-Doc-2016-31417
Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible IndividualsRule2016-2487110/27/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule amends an interim rule published on January 6, 2014 which provided procedures for DoD ID cards. These cards are issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other eligible individuals and are used as proof … This rule amends an interim rule published on January 6, 2014 which provided procedures for DoD ID cards. These cards are issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other eligible individuals and are used as proof of identity and DoD affiliation as well as to facilitate the extension of DoD benefits. The previous rule extended benefits to all eligible dependents of Uniformed Service members and eligible DoD civilians. DoD is proposing further amendments to its ID card policy to include ID card eligibility documentation requirements incorporating guidance addressing the modification of gender in a record for transgender retirees and family members who have completed their gender transition. The rule also aligns the CFR to match revised contents of various DoD policy issuances and NIST Federal Information Processing Standards.identification-id-cards-for-members-of-the-uniformed-services-their-dependents-and-other-eligibleFR-Doc-2016-24871
Presentation of DoD-Related Scientific and Technical Papers at MeetingsRule2016-2527610/20/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the presentation of DoD-related scientific and technical papers at meetings. The codified rule is outdated and no longer accurate or applicable as written. The codified rule contain … This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the presentation of DoD-related scientific and technical papers at meetings. The codified rule is outdated and no longer accurate or applicable as written. The codified rule contains internal guidance relating to how and when DoD scientific and technical papers in the possession or under the control of DoD can be presented at meetings. The rule does not impose obligations on members of the public. Therefore, 32 CFR part 249 can be removed from the CFR.presentation-of-dod-related-scientific-and-technical-papers-at-meetingsFR-Doc-2016-25276
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II Batch TwoProposed Rule2016-2407910/07/2016ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) propose discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable w … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) propose discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable waters of the United States, the territorial seas, and the contiguous zone. When implemented, the proposed discharge performance standards would reduce the adverse environmental impacts associated with the vessel discharges, stimulate the development of improved vessel pollution control devices, and advance the development of environmentally sound vessels of the Armed Forces. The 11 discharges addressed by the proposed rule are the following: catapult water brake tank and post-launch retraction exhaust, controllable pitch propeller hydraulic fluid, deck runoff, firemain systems, graywater, hull coating leachate, motor gasoline and compensating discharge, sonar dome discharge, submarine bilgewater, surface vessel bilgewater/oil-water separator effluent, and underwater ship husbandry.uniform-national-discharge-standards-for-vessels-of-the-armed-forces-phase-ii-batch-twoFR-Doc-2016-24079
Army National Military CemeteriesRule2016-2308709/26/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries … The Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General and approved by the Secretary of the Army, and to implement changes in interment eligibility reflecting changes in law.army-national-military-cemeteriesFR-Doc-2016-23087
Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and InductionRule2016-2240809/19/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule updates policies and responsibilities for basic entrance qualification standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces and delegates the authority to specify certain standards to the Secretar … This rule updates policies and responsibilities for basic entrance qualification standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces and delegates the authority to specify certain standards to the Secretaries of the Military Departments. It establishes the age, aptitude, character/conduct, citizenship, dependents, education, medical, physical fitness, and other disqualifying conditions that are causes for rejection from military service. Other standards may be prescribed in the event of mobilization or national emergency. This rule sets standards designed to ensure that individuals under consideration for enlistment, appointment, and/or induction are able to perform military duties successfully, and to select those who are the most suitable for Service life.qualification-standards-for-enlistment-appointment-and-inductionFR-Doc-2016-22408
Public Affairs Liaison With IndustryRule2016-1934508/15/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis 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 … 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.public-affairs-liaison-with-industryFR-Doc-2016-19345
Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant ProgramRule2016-1872108/10/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) under the authority of the U.S.C. to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accom … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a grant program (Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS)) under the authority of the U.S.C. to award grants to eligible entities to fund projects that are successful in accomplishing employment rehabilitation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities. VA will award grants on the basis of an eligible entity's proposed use of a Pay for Success (PFS) strategy to achieve goals. This interim final rule establishes regulations for awarding a VEPFS grant, including the general process for awarding the grant, criteria and parameters for evaluating grant applications, priorities related to the award of a grant, and general requirements and guidance for administering a VEPFS grant program.veterans-employment-pay-for-success-grant-programFR-Doc-2016-18721
Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco and Cigarette Papers and TubesRule2016-1435806/21/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is adopting as a final rule, without change, a temporary rule concerning permit and other requirements related to importers and manufacturers of tobacco products and processed tobacco publi … The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is adopting as a final rule, without change, a temporary rule concerning permit and other requirements related to importers and manufacturers of tobacco products and processed tobacco published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2013. The regulatory amendments adopted in this final rule include an extension in the duration of new permits for importers of tobacco products and processed tobacco from three years to five years, a technical correction amending the definition of ``Manufacturer of tobacco products'' to reflect a statutory change, and a technical correction related to references to the sale price of large cigars. This final rule also permanently incorporates and reissues other TTB regulations pertaining to importer permit requirements for tobacco products as well as minimum manufacturing and marking requirements for tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes that also were incorporated in the June 27, 2013, temporary rule.importer-permit-requirements-for-tobacco-products-and-processed-tobacco-and-other-requirements-forFR-Doc-2016-14358
Army National Military CemeteriesProposed Rule2016-1103805/11/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Department of the Army (Army) proposes to amend its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cem … The Department of the Army (Army) proposes to amend its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General, and to implement changes in interment eligibility.army-national-military-cemeteriesFR-Doc-2016-11038
Technical Corrections-VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position TitleRule2016-1011205/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to ensure consistency within its regulations regarding a nomenclature change in the title of a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment position.The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending its regulations by making nonsubstantive changes to ensure consistency within its regulations regarding a nomenclature change in the title of a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment position.technical-corrections-va-vocational-rehabilitation-and-employment-nomenclature-change-for-positionFR-Doc-2016-10112
Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and InductionRule2015-0690903/27/2015DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule updates policies and responsibilities for basic entrance qualification standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces and delegates the authority to specify certain standards to the Secretar … This rule updates policies and responsibilities for basic entrance qualification standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces and delegates the authority to specify certain standards to the Secretaries of the Military Departments. It establishes the age, aptitude, character/conduct, citizenship, dependents, education, medical, physical fitness, and other disqualifying conditions that are causes for rejection from military service. Other standards may be prescribed in the event of mobilization or national emergency. This rule sets standards designed to ensure that individuals under consideration for enlistment, appointment, and/or induction are able to perform military duties successfully, and to select those who are the most trainable and adaptable to Service life.qualification-standards-for-enlistment-appointment-and-inductionFR-Doc-2015-06909
Voluntary Education ProgramsRule2014-1104405/15/2014DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this final rule to implement new policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the operation of voluntary education programs within DoD. The new policies discussed in the rule include … The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this final rule to implement new policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the operation of voluntary education programs within DoD. The new policies discussed in the rule include the following: All educational institutions providing education programs through the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program will provide meaningful information to students about the financial cost and attendance at an institution so military students can make informed decisions on where to attend school; not use unfair, deceptive, and abusive recruiting practices; and provide academic and student support services to Service members and their families. New criteria are created to strengthen existing procedures for access to DoD installations by educational institutions. An annual review and notification process is required if there are changes made to the uniform semester-hour (or equivalent) TA caps and annual TA ceilings. Military Departments will be required to provide their Service members with a joint services transcript (JST). The DoD Postsecondary Education Complaint System is implemented for Service members, spouses, and adult family members to register student complaints. The Military Departments are authorized to establish Service-specific TA eligibility criteria and management controls. The requirement to sign a new DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for all participating educational institutions will be effective 60 days following the publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. Additionally, educational institutions with a current DoD Voluntary Education Partnership MOU that have initiated their application for Title IV eligibility with the Department of Education will have 18 months following the publication of this final rule in the Federal Register to successfully meet the Title IV requirement. New applicants will be required to meet the Title IV requirement before signing a DoD Voluntary Education Partnership MOU.voluntary-education-programsFR-Doc-2014-11044
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program: Changes Related to the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012Rule2014-0637803/24/2014DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation to reflect a change made by the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. If a veteran has been displaced as the result of a natura … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation to reflect a change made by the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. If a veteran has been displaced as the result of a natural or other disaster while being paid an allowance, referred to as an employment adjustment allowance, this Act allows the extension of the allowance. This amendment is necessary to conform the regulation to the statutory provision.vocational-rehabilitation-and-employment-program-changes-related-to-the-honoring-americas-veteransFR-Doc-2014-06378
Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase IIProposed Rule2014-0137002/03/2014ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYEnvironmental Protection AgencyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are proposing performance standards for certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable w … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are proposing performance standards for certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable waters of the United States, the territorial seas, and the contiguous zone. The proposed standards would reduce the adverse environmental impacts associated with the discharges, stimulate the development of improved pollution control devices, and advance the development of environmentally sound ships by the Armed Forces. The proposed standards are designed to be consistent with the effluent limitations included in the recently issued National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of a non-military vessel.uniform-national-discharge-standards-for-vessels-of-the-armed-forces-phase-iiFR-Doc-2014-01370
Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible IndividualsRule2013-3062001/06/2014DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThe Department of Defense (DoD) proposes to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the issuing of distinct DoD ID cards. The ID cards shall be issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, … The Department of Defense (DoD) proposes to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the issuing of distinct DoD ID cards. The ID cards shall be issued to uniformed service members, their dependents, and other eligible individuals and will be used as proof of identity and DoD affiliation. Following the June 26, 2013, U.S. Supreme Court decision that found Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, this rule also extends benefits to same sex spouses of Uniformed Service members and DOD civilians. The Department will now construe the words ``spouse'' and ``marriage'' to include same-sex spouses and marriages.identification-id-cards-for-members-of-the-uniformed-services-their-dependents-and-other-eligibleFR-Doc-2013-30620
Operational Contract SupportRule2013-2886712/03/2013DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for operational contract support (OCS), including OCS program management, contract support integration, and integration of defense contractor personn … This rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for operational contract support (OCS), including OCS program management, contract support integration, and integration of defense contractor personnel into contingency operations outside the United States. This rule was published as an interim final rule on December 29, 2011, to procedurally close gaps and ensure the correct planning, oversight and management of DoD contractors supporting contingency operations, by updating the existing outdated policy. The then existing policies were causing significant confusion, as they did not reflect current practices and legislative mandates. The inconsistencies between local Geographic Command guidance and the DoD- wide policies and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement were confusing for those in the field--in particular, with regard to policy on accountability and visibility requirements.operational-contract-supportFR-Doc-2013-28867
Voluntary Education ProgramsProposed Rule2013-1974708/14/2013DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentIn this proposed rule, the Department of Defense (DoD) discusses new policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the operation of voluntary education programs within DoD. The new policies discussed in the rule include the followi … In this proposed rule, the Department of Defense (DoD) discusses new policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the operation of voluntary education programs within DoD. The new policies discussed in the rule include the following. All educational institutions providing education programs through the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program will provide meaningful information to students about the financial cost and attendance at an institution so military students can make informed decisions on where to attend school; not use unfair, deceptive, and abusive recruiting practices; and provide academic and student support services to Service members and their families. New criteria are created to strengthen existing procedures for access to military installations by educational institutions. An annual review and notification process is required if there are changes made to the uniform semester-hour (or equivalent) TA caps and annual TA ceilings. Military Departments will be required to provide their Service members with a joint services transcript (JST). The DoD Postsecondary Education Complaint System is implemented for Service members, spouses, and adult family members to register student complaints. The Military Departments are authorized to establish Service-specific TA eligibility criteria and management controls.voluntary-education-programsFR-Doc-2013-19747
Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and TubesRule2013-1525406/27/2013DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThis temporary rule amends the regulations of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) pertaining to permits for importers of tobacco products and processed tobacco by extending the duration of new permits from three years t … This temporary rule amends the regulations of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) pertaining to permits for importers of tobacco products and processed tobacco by extending the duration of new permits from three years to five years. Based on its experience in the administration and enforcement of importer permits over the past decade, TTB believes that it can gain administrative efficiencies and reduce the burden on industry members, while still meeting the purposes of the limited-duration permit, by extending the permit duration to five years. This temporary rule also makes several technical corrections by amending the definition of ``Manufacturer of tobacco products'' to reflect a recent statutory change, and by amending a reference to the sale price of large cigars to incorporate a clarification published in a prior TTB temporary rule. Finally, this temporary rule incorporates and reissues TTB regulations pertaining to importer permit requirements for tobacco products, and minimum manufacturing and marking requirements for tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, and, as a result, these temporary regulations replace temporary regulations originally published in 1999. TTB is soliciting comments from all interested parties on these regulatory provisions through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.importer-permit-requirements-for-tobacco-products-and-processed-tobacco-and-other-requirements-forFR-Doc-2013-15254
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