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Defense Department -- Employment of Military Resources in the Event of Civil Disturbances2018-Apr-172018-08004This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation regarding employment of military resources in the event of civil disturbances. The part contains uniform DoD policies, assigns responsibilities, and furnishes general guidance for utilizing DoD military and civilian personnel, facilities, equipment, or supplies in support of civil authorities during civil disturbances within the United States. This part is outdated and unnecessary; therefore, it may be removed from the CFR.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities2018-Apr-052018-06936This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning defense support of civil authorities. This part contains DoD policy and assigns responsibilities for Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). This part also authorizes immediate response authority for providing DSCA, when requested, and authorizes emergency authority for the use of military force, under dire situations. The content of the rule is internal to DoD and does not require codification. The part will be removed.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies2018-Apr-052018-06935This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning defense support of civilian law enforcement agencies. This part establishes DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to key DoD individuals who provide support to Federal, State, Tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any other political subdivision thereof. Although civilian law enforcement agencies may request support from DoD, this part neither confers a benefit not otherwise provided for in statute nor imposes a burden on civilian law enforcement agencies. Therefore, this part may be removed from the CFR.
Education Department -- Innovation for Teacher Quality; Troops-to-Teachers Program2018-Mar-052018-04437The Department of Education (Department) is rescinding its Troops-to-Teachers (TTT) regulations because that program has been transferred to the Department of Defense (DoD) and is no longer administered or managed by the Department. Therefore, the associated regulations are outdated and unnecessary.
Veterans Affairs Department -- VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position Title-Revision2017-Nov-172017-24949The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 2, 2016, which amended a number of regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to authorize personnel hired by VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service under the title ``Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor'' (VRC) to make the same determinations with respect to Chapter 31 services and benefits as personnel who had been hired under the title ``Counseling Psychologist'' (CP). The preamble to that final rule cited supporting documents inaccurately and failed to properly explain the qualifications for and duties of this VR&E position responsible for making determinations with respect to Chapter 31 services and benefits. This interim final rule corrects those inaccuracies, more clearly explains the basis for the final rule, and invites public comment on the changes made to VA's regulations in the May 2, 2016, final rule.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II Batch One2017-Jan-112017-00153The 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.
Treasury Department -- Changes to Certain Alcohol-Related Regulations Governing Bond Requirements and Tax Return Filing Periods2017-Jan-042016-31417The 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.
Defense Department -- Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals2016-Oct-272016-24871This 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.
Defense Department -- Presentation of DoD-Related Scientific and Technical Papers at Meetings2016-Oct-202016-25276This 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.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II Batch Two2016-Oct-072016-24079The 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.
Defense Department -- Army National Military Cemeteries2016-Sep-262016-23087The 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.
Defense Department -- Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction2016-Sep-192016-22408This 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.
Defense Department -- Public Affairs Liaison With Industry2016-Aug-152016-19345This 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.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant Program2016-Aug-102016-18721The 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.
Treasury Department -- Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco and Cigarette Papers and Tubes2016-Jun-212016-14358The 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.
Defense Department -- Army National Military Cemeteries2016-May-112016-11038The 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.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Technical Corrections-VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Nomenclature Change for Position Title2016-May-022016-10112The 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.
Defense Department -- Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction2015-Mar-272015-06909This 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.
Defense Department -- Voluntary Education Programs2014-May-152014-11044The 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.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program: Changes Related to the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 20122014-Mar-242014-06378The 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.
Environmental Protection Agency -- Uniform National Discharge Standards for Vessels of the Armed Forces-Phase II2014-Feb-032014-01370The 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.
Defense Department -- Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals2014-Jan-062013-30620The 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.
Defense Department -- Operational Contract Support2013-Dec-032013-28867This 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.
Defense Department -- Voluntary Education Programs2013-Aug-142013-19747In 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.
Treasury Department -- Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco and Cigarette Papers and Tubes2013-Jun-272013-15248Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, by means of a temporary rule, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending its regulations 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. That 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, the temporary rule published elsewhere in this issue 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, that temporary rule replaces temporary regulations originally published in 1999. The text of the regulations in that temporary rule published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Treasury Department -- Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes2013-Jun-272013-15254This 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.
Treasury Department -- Reclassification of Specially Denatured Spirits and Completely Denatured Alcohol Formulas and Related Amendments2013-Jun-272013-15262The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to amend its regulations concerning denatured alcohol and products made with industrial alcohol. The proposed amendments would eliminate outdated specially denatured spirits formulas from the regulations, reclassify some specially denatured spirits formulas as completely denatured alcohol formulas, and issue some new general-use formulas for manufacturing products with specially denatured spirits. The proposed amendments would remove unnecessary regulatory burdens on the industrial alcohol industry as well as TTB, and would align the regulations with current industry practice. The proposed amendments would also make other needed improvements and clarifications, as well as a number of minor technical changes and corrections to the regulations. TTB invites comments on these proposed amendments to the regulations.
Defense Department -- Post-9/11 GI Bill2013-Jun-072013-13504This final rule establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for carrying out the Post-9/11 GI Bill. It establishes policy for the use of supplemental educational assistance (hereafter referred to as ``kickers'') for Service members with critical skills or specialties, or for members serving additional service; for authorizing the transferability of education benefits (TEB); and the DoD Office of the Actuary to perform determinations in support of DoD funding responsibilities.
Defense Department -- Recoupment of Nonrecurring Costs (NCs) on Sales of U.S. Items2013-May-242013-12411This rule updates policy, responsibilities, and procedures for calculating and assessing NC recoupment charges on sales of items developed for or by the Department of Defense to non-U.S. Government customers. All costs related to the sale of the items are fully reimbursable by the non-U.S. Government.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies2013-Apr-122013-07802This rule implements DoD regulations and legislation concerning restriction on direct participation by DoD personnel. It provides specific policy direction and assigns responsibilities with respect to DoD support provided to Federal, State, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civil disturbances.
Defense Department -- Shelter for the Homeless2013-Apr-102013-03420The Department of Defense is updating current policies and procedures for the Defense Shelter for the Homeless Program. This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to the existing rule for this program. The amendments correct the authority citation throughout the text, update organizational titles, and move procedures from the policy section into a separate procedures section. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
Defense Department -- Voluntary Education Programs2012-Dec-072012-29497In this final rule, the Department of Defense (DoD) implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the operation of voluntary education programs within DoD. Several of the subject areas in this final rule include: procedures for Service members participating in education programs; guidelines for establishing, maintaining, and operating voluntary education programs including, but not limited to, instructor-led courses offered on- installation and off-installation, as well as via distance learning; procedures for obtaining on-base voluntary education programs and services; minimum criteria for selecting institutions to deliver higher education programs and services on military installations; the establishment of a DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DoD and educational institutions receiving tuition assistance payments; and procedures for other education programs for Service members and their adult family members. The new requirement for a signed MOU with DoD from participating educational institutions will be effective 60 days following the publication of this final rule in the Federal Register.
Defense Department -- Defense Support to Special Events2012-Apr-172012-9148This rule establishes procedures and assigns responsibilities for Special Events, sets forth procedural guidance for the execution of Special Events support when requested by civil authorities or qualifying entities and approved by the appropriate DoD authority, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof and elsewhere if properly approved.
Transportation Department -- Correction of Authority Citations for Commercial Space Transportation2012-Apr-052012-8196In 2010, Congress transferred the statute authorizing the FAA's commercial space transportation regulations. This action is necessary to correct affected citations in the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect this transfer of authority. The intended effect of this action is to make the affected regulations comply with the statute.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Changes to Subsistence Allowance2012-Jan-122012-452This document adopts as final, without change, the interim final rule amending regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, effective August 1, 2011, that affect payment of vocational rehabilitation benefits for certain service-disabled veterans. Pursuant to these changes, a veteran, who is eligible for a subsistence allowance under chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code, and educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, may participate in a rehabilitation program under chapter 31 and elect to receive a payment equal in amount to an applicable military housing allowance payable under title 37, United States Code, instead of the regular subsistence allowance under chapter 31. In addition, payments of subsistence allowances during periods between school terms are discontinued, and payments during periods of temporary school closings are modified.
Defense Department -- Operational Contract Support2011-Dec-292011-33107This part 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. An interim final rule is required 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 existing policies are causing significant confusion, as they do 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 are confusing for those in the field--in particular, with regard to policy on accountability and visibility requirements. Given the sustained employment of a large number of contractors in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility; the importance of contractor oversight in support of the counter-insurgency operation in Afghanistan; and, the requirement to effectively manage contractors during the transition in Iraq, this issue has become so significant that DoD needs to revise the DoD-wide policies as a matter of urgency.
Defense Department -- Recoupment of Nonrecurring Costs (NCs) on Sales of U.S. Items2011-Nov-042011-28601This rule updates policy, responsibilities, and procedures to conform with section 21(e)(1)(B) of Public Law 90-629, as amended, and section 9701 of title 31, United States Code (U.S.C.), for calculating and assessing NC recoupment charges on sales of items developed for or by the Department of Defense to non-U.S. Government customers.
Defense Department -- Air Installations Compatible Use Zones2011-Sep-162011-23759This final rule removes the DoD's rule concerning air installations compatible use zones. The underlying DoD Instruction has been revised and it has been determined that there is no need to publish the revised DoD Instruction as a rule in the Code of Federal Regulations since the Instruction is for the internal management of the DoD.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Changes to Subsistence Allowance2011-Aug-012011-19473This interim final rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect changes made by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010, effective August 1, 2011, that affect payment of vocational rehabilitation benefits for certain service-disabled veterans. Pursuant to these changes, a veteran, who is eligible for a subsistence allowance under chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code, and educational assistance under chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code, may participate in a rehabilitation program under chapter 31 and elect to receive a payment equal in amount to an applicable military housing allowance payable under title 37, United States Code, instead of the regular subsistence allowance under chapter 31. In addition, payments of subsistence allowances during periods between school terms are discontinued, and payments during periods of temporary school closings are modified. This rulemaking amends VA regulations consistent with this new authority.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Spouse and Surviving Spouse; Technical Amendment2011-Jun-102011-14401The Department of Veterans Affairs published a document on February 6, 1997, amending 38 CFR part 3 by removing Sec. 3.51. At that time, we failed to remove all the cross-references to 38 CFR 3.51 in other parts of 38 CFR. This document corrects that error by removing those cross-references.
Treasury Department -- Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations2011-Feb-162011-1956In this document, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau adopts as a final rule, with some changes, a proposed revision of its distilled spirits plant regulations. The revision modernizes the requirements for operating distilled spirits plants and includes a number of organizational changes to improve the layout of the regulatory texts. These changes make the regulations easier to apply, thereby facilitating compliance by distilled spirits plant proprietors and allowing those proprietors to operate in a more efficient manner. The revision also incorporates plain language principles in order to improve the clarity and readability of the regulatory texts.
Transportation Department -- Clarification of Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Multiple-Customer Commercial Space Launch and Reentry2011-Feb-152011-3313This action clarifies a reciprocal waiver of claims requirement for an FAA authorized launch or reentry in which a licensee or permittee has multiple customers. There has been confusion about whether all customers must sign or whether one customer can sign such an agreement on behalf of all customers. This action eliminates any confusion by clarifying that a reciprocal waiver of claims requires each customer to enter into a waiver with the U.S. Government and the licensee or permittee. However, this action does not change the existing practice for government customers, which is that the FAA signs on their behalf.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Herbicide Exposure and Veterans With Covered Service in Korea2011-Jan-252011-1342This document adopts as a final rule the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) proposal to amend VA adjudication, medical, and vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations to incorporate relevant provisions of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. Specifically, this document amends VA regulations regarding herbicide exposure of certain veterans who served in or near the Korean demilitarized zone and regulations regarding spina bifida in their children. It also amends VA's medical regulations by correcting the Health Administration Center's hand-delivery address.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)2011-Jan-132011-620This final rule establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DSCA, supplements regulations regarding military support for civilian law enforcement, and sets forth policy guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities and approved by the appropriate Department of Defense (DoD) authority, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof. Legislative changes over the years have made the existing guidance outdated and inconsistent with current law and the current organizational structure of the Department of Defense. This final rule will facilitate civil authorities' access to the support they are seeking from the Department by establishing updated policy guidance and assigning the correct responsibilities within the Department for Defense Support of Civil Authorities in response to requests for assistance for domestic emergencies, designated law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies2010-Dec-282010-32552This proposed rule implements 32 CFR part 185 and legislation concerning restriction on direct participation by DoD personnel. It provides specific policy direction and assigns responsibilities with respect to DoD support provided to Federal, State, and local civilian law enforcement efforts, including responses to civil disturbances.
Defense Department -- Defense Support to Special Events2010-Nov-262010-29764This proposed rule establishes procedures and assigns responsibilities for Special Events, sets forth procedural guidance for the execution of Special Events support when requested by civil authorities or qualifying entities and approved by the appropriate DoD authority, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof and elsewhere if properly approved.
Defense Department -- Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals2010-Aug-062010-19315The 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.
Defense Department -- Voluntary Education Programs2010-Aug-062010-19314The Department of Defense (DoD) proposes to implement policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the operation of voluntary education programs within DoD. Included are: Procedures for Service members participating in education programs; guidelines for establishing, maintaining, and operating voluntary education programs including, but not limited to, instructor-led courses offered on- installation and off-installation, as well as via distance learning; procedures for obtaining on-base voluntary education programs and services; minimum criteria for selecting institutions to deliver higher education programs and services on military installations; the establishment of a DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding between DoD and educational institutions receiving tuition assistance payments; and procedures for other education programs for Service members and their adult family members.
Treasury Department -- Increase in Tax Rates on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax on Certain Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, and Cigarette Tubes; and Changes to Basis for Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permits2010-Jul-222010-17955The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is adopting as a final rule, with minor technical changes, temporary regulations that implemented certain provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the Act). The regulatory amendments involved increases in the Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, the floor stocks tax provisions of the Act, and the new statutory criteria for denial, suspension, or revocation of tobacco permits.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Nonduplication; Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation; Correction2010-Jun-082010-13615This document corrects the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Defense Department -- Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Compensation2010-Apr-162010-8739This rule provides for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay as authorized and appropriated in The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009. This program is of short duration, from October 21, 2009, to October 21, 2010. The last day for submission of claims to the Secretaries of the Military Departments for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay is October 21, 2010. The Secretaries concerned are not authorized to make payments on claims submitted after October 21, 2010.
Treasury Department -- Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration, and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes2010-Apr-022010-7269This Treasury decision adopts as a final rule, without change, a temporary rule that amended the regulations administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to reflect the repeal of certain special (occupational) taxes effected by section 11125 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The regulatory amendments involved the repeal of special taxes on alcohol beverage producers and dealers, tax-free alcohol users, denatured spirits users and dealers, and persons claiming drawback for the manufacture of nonbeverage alcoholic products, and the inclusion of recordkeeping and registration requirements for dealers in distilled spirits, wines, and beer, and for manufacturers of nonbeverage products who claim drawback.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Self-Employment2010-Jan-202010-882This document amends the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning self-employment for individuals with qualifying disabilities. We are making changes to conform VA's regulations for self-employment programs for veterans, and for servicemembers awaiting discharge, to statutory provisions, including provisions limiting eligibility for certain supplies, equipment, stock, and license fees to individuals with the most severe service-connected disabilities. We are also making related changes in VA's regulations affecting eligibility for such assistance for certain veterans' children with birth defects in self-employment programs. In addition, we are amending our regulations regarding the approval authority for self-employment plans to make certain requirements less restrictive and less burdensome, to remove a vague and overly broad requirement, to make changes to reflect longstanding VA policy, and to make nonsubstantive clarifying changes.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Periods of Eligibility2010-Jan-202010-879This document adopts without change the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2009, amending regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning periods of eligibility applicable to VA's provision of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits and services. The amendments clarify program requirements, interpret and incorporate new statutory requirements, and make clarifying non-substantive changes.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Basic Entitlement; Effective Date of Induction Into a Rehabilitation Program; Cooperation in Initial Evaluation2010-Jan-202010-886This document amends Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, it amends provisions concerning: Individuals' basic entitlement to vocational rehabilitation benefits and services; effective dates of induction into a rehabilitation program, including retroactive induction; and individuals' cooperation and lack of cooperation in the initial evaluation process. The amendments are intended to update pertinent regulations to reflect changes in law, to provide VA's interpretation of applicable law, and to improve clarity.
Armed Forces Retirement Home -- Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act2009-Nov-099-26376The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) has developed regulations establishing policy and assigning responsibilities for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, related laws, executive orders, and regulations in the decision-making process of the AFRH. These regulations have been developed to comply with Section 103 of 42 U.S.C. 4321.
Defense Department -- Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Compensation2009-Oct-239-25664This part provides for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay as authorized and appropriated in The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009. The prompt implementation of the Interim Final Rule is of critical importance as Congress dictated the program be implemented within 120 days following the signing of the ``The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009. It was signed June 24, 2009. Additionally, this program is of short duration, from October 21, 2009 to October 21, 2010. The last day for submission of claims to the Secretaries of the Military Departments for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay is October 21, 2010. The Secretaries concerned are not authorized to make payments on claims submitted after October 21, 2010. The statutory deadline provides good cause, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), to make this rule effective immediately upon publication.
Treasury Department -- Drawback of Internal Revenue Taxes2009-Oct-159-24791The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to amend its regulations to clarify the relationship between tax payment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and drawback of tax under the Tariff Act of 1930. The proposal provides conforming amendments to reflect proposed Customs and Border Protection regulations stating that domestic merchandise on which no tax is paid under the Internal Revenue Code may not be substituted for imported merchandise for purposes of claims for drawback of tax under the customs laws and regulations.
Treasury Department -- Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes2009-Jul-289-17178Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is issuing a temporary rule implementing section 11125 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, which repealed certain special (occupational) taxes and which continues to require recordkeeping and registration by dealers in distilled spirits, wines, and beer, and by manufacturers of nonbeverage products. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, we are soliciting comments from all interested parties on the regulatory amendments to implement these changes. The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Treasury Department -- Liquor Dealer Recordkeeping and Registration, and Repeal of Certain Special (Occupational) Taxes2009-Jul-289-17177This temporary rule amends the regulations administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, to reflect the repeal of certain special (occupational) taxes by section 11125 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The repeal involves such taxes on alcohol beverage producers and dealers, tax-free alcohol users, denatured spirits users and dealers, and persons claiming drawback for the manufacture of nonbeverage alcoholic products. In place of the special (occupational) tax requirement, the amended law requires recordkeeping and registration by dealers in distilled spirits, wines, and beer, and by manufacturers of nonbeverage products who claim drawback. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these regulatory amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Herbicide Exposure and Veterans With Covered Service in Korea2009-Jul-249-17035The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication, medical, and vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations to incorporate relevant provisions from the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. Specifically, this document proposes to amend VA's regulations regarding herbicide exposure of certain veterans who served in or near the Korean demilitarized zone and regulations regarding spina bifida in their children. It also proposes to amend VA's medical regulations by correcting the Health Administration Center's hand-delivery address.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Duty To Assist2009-Jul-069-15860This document amends the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning VA's responsibility to provide notification regarding information or evidence needed for an individual to substantiate a claim for vocational rehabilitation benefits and services, and regarding applicable time periods. VA's duty to assist claimants in substantiating their claims for benefits was expanded by the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000. This rulemaking incorporates those provisions in VA's regulations. Specifically, upon receipt of a substantially complete application for benefits, VA will make reasonable efforts to help the claimant obtain the evidence necessary to substantiate the claim. In addition, VA is making changes to improve readability and other clarifying changes that are nonsubstantive.
Defense Department -- Post-9/11 GI Bill2009-Jun-259-14890This part establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for carrying out the Post-9/11 GI Bill. It establishes policy for the use of supplemental educational assistance ``kickers'', for members with critical skills or specialties, or for members serving additional service; for authorizing the transferability of education benefits; and for the DoD Education Benefits Fund Board of Actuaries. The prompt implementation of the Interim Final Rule is of critical importance. It will procedurally close existing gaps in the implementation of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, title V, Public Law 110-252 (the ``Post-9/11 GI Bill''), and ensure that key benefits provided for in the Post-9/11 GI Bill become available to military personnel by the date mandated by Congress. Because of the complexity of implementing this provision throughout the Department of Defense, which will require each military branch to communicate its own administrative procedures to the military members for transferring their educational benefits, the need for overarching policy guidance is critical. In addition, Department of Defense policy is required to support the companion implementing rules from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which are already in place. The Administration has expressed considerable interest in making this valuable benefit available to military personnel as quickly as possible. With a new academic year beginning in this autumn, it is critical that the Department of Defense begin immediately the complicated task of implementing administrative procedures and informing the military community about this program. Implementing this policy through an Interim Final Rule will make this possible.
Treasury Department -- Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related to Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco2009-Jun-229-14546This temporary rule amends the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The principal changes involve permit and related requirements for manufacturers and importers of processed tobacco and an expansion of the definition of roll-your-own tobacco. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Treasury Department -- Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related to Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco2009-Jun-229-14548Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is issuing a temporary rule to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The principal changes involve permit and related requirements for manufacturers and importers of processed tobacco and an expansion of the definition of roll-your-own tobacco. The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Basic Entitlement; Effective Date of Induction Into a Rehabilitation Program; Cooperation in Initial Evaluation2009-May-089-10806This document proposes to amend the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, it proposes to amend provisions concerning: individuals' basic entitlement to vocational rehabilitation benefits and services; effective dates of induction into a rehabilitation program, including retroactive induction; and cooperation and lack of cooperation in the initial evaluation process. The proposed amendments are intended to update pertinent regulations to reflect changes in law, VA's interpretation of applicable law, and VA's determination of appropriate procedures, and to improve clarity.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Self-Employment2009-Apr-289-9591This document proposes to amend the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning self-employment for individuals with qualifying disabilities. We are proposing changes that are intended to conform VA's regulations for self-employment programs for veterans, and for servicemembers awaiting discharge, to statutory provisions, including provisions limiting eligibility for certain supplies, equipment, stock, and license fees to individuals with the most severe service-connected disabilities. We are also proposing related changes in VA's regulations affecting eligibility for such assistance for certain veterans' children with birth defects in self-employment programs. In addition, we propose to amend our regulations regarding authority for approval of self-employment plans to make certain requirements less restrictive and less burdensome, remove a vague and overly broad requirement, make changes to reflect longstanding VA policy, and make nonsubstantive clarifying changes in our regulations affecting self-employment programs.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Post-9/11 GI Bill2009-Mar-319-7052The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to establish regulations regarding a new educational assistance program for individuals who serve on active duty after September 10, 2001. The new program, known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, was authorized by title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008). This final regulation includes the rules necessary to implement the provisions of the Post-9/ 11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that govern the Post-9/ 11 GI Bill.
Treasury Department -- Increase in Tax Rates on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax on Certain Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, and Cigarette Tubes; and Changes to Basis for Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permits (2009R-118P)2009-Mar-319-7076Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is issuing a temporary rule implementing certain provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). The text of the regulations in the temporary rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register serves as the text of the proposed regulations.
Treasury Department -- Increase in Tax Rates on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax on Certain Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, and Cigarette Tubes; and Changes to Basis for Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permits (2009R-118P)2009-Mar-319-7077The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is amending its regulations to implement certain provisions of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the Act). This final rule amends existing regulations to reflect increases in the Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, revises existing floor stocks tax regulations to reflect the scope of the floor stocks tax provisions of the Act, and revises existing regulations to include the new statutory criteria for denial, suspension, or revocation of tobacco permits. We also are soliciting comments from all interested parties on these amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Periods of Eligibility2009-Mar-099-4935This document proposes to amend regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning periods of eligibility applicable to VA's provision of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits and services. The proposed amendments are intended to reflect changes in law, to reflect VA's interpretation of statutory requirements, to make clarifying changes, and to make other changes that are nonsubstantive.
Defense Department -- Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) System2009-Jan-169-877This final rule removes the DoD's rule concerning the management and operation of the Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) System. The part has served the purpose for which it was intended for the Code of Federal Regulations, and is no longer necessary.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program and Other Miscellaneous Issues2008-Dec-308-31033This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect increases effective for fiscal years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively, in the monthly rates payable under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program in accordance with statutory requirements and previously established formulas; a change in the formula used to calculate entitlement charges for individuals pursuing apprenticeship or other on-job training in accordance with the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004; and nonsubstantive changes for the purpose of clarity and to reflect agency organization.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Post-9/11 GI Bill2008-Dec-238-29723The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to establish regulations regarding a new educational assistance program for individuals who serve on active duty after September 10, 2001. The new program, known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, was authorized by title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008). These proposed regulations are designed to implement the provisions of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 that govern the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)2008-Dec-048-28706This proposed rule establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DSCA, supplements regulations regarding military support for civilian law enforcement, and sets forth policy guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities and approved by the appropriate DoD authority, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof. Legislative changes over the years have made the existing guidance outdated and inconsistent with current law and the current organizational structure of the Department of Defense. This proposed rule will allow civil authorities access to the correct procedures when they are seeking assistance from the Department by establishing updated policy guidance and assigning the correct responsibilities within the Department for the Defense for support of civil authorities in response to requests for assistance for domestic emergencies, designated law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on this proposed rule that will be considered prior to promulgation of the final rule.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Other Miscellaneous Issues2008-Nov-038-26176This document amends regulations governing education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers. In accordance with statutory requirements and previously established formulas, it amends the regulations to show increases in the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program, an increase in the percentage payable to veterans pursuing apprenticeship or other on-job training, and a change in the formula used to calculate the entitlement charge for individuals pursuing apprenticeship or other on-job training. It also amends procedural provisions and delegations of authority regarding continuation of payments during emergency school closings. Furthermore, this document makes nonsubstantive technical changes for purposes of clarity and to remove obsolete provisions.
Defense Department -- Procedures and Support for Non-Federal Entities Authorized To Operate on Department of Defense (DoD) Installations2008-Oct-098-23970This rule updates responsibilities and procedures to define and reestablish a framework for non-Federal entities (NFEs) (previously called ``private organizations'') authorized to operate on DoD installations. It requires the Heads of DoD Components to conduct periodic reviews of facilities, programs, services, and membership provisions of NFEs operating on DoD installations and authorizes installation commanders or higher authority to determine if an NFE detracts from DoD programs and to eliminate duplication. The rule also identifies those NFEs having statutory authorization for particular support and restates DoD policy on sponsorship of NFEs by DoD personnel acting in an official capacity, specifically as it applies to chartering Boy Scout organizations authorized to operate on DoD installations.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Duty To Assist2008-Jul-018-14823This document proposes to amend the vocational rehabilitation and employment regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning VA's responsibility to provide notification regarding information or evidence needed for an individual to substantiate a claim for vocational rehabilitation benefits and services, and regarding applicable time periods. VA's duty to assist claimants in substantiating their claims for benefits is expanded by The Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000, and is incorporated in this rulemaking. Specifically, upon receipt of a substantially complete application for benefits, VA will make reasonable efforts to help the claimant obtain the evidence necessary to substantiate the claim. In addition, VA proposes to make changes to improve readability and other clarifying changes that are nonsubstantive.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program Period of Eligibility for Eligible Children and Other Miscellaneous Issues2008-May-288-11726The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations governing the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to implement statutory provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, the Veterans' Survivor Benefits Improvements Act of 2001, the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2002, and the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. As a result of these statutory provisions, certain eligible children may choose the beginning date of their period of eligibility and eligible children who serve on active duty or in the National Guard may receive extensions to the ending date of their period of eligibility. These statutory provisions also allow VA to consider certain qualifying beneficiaries' original claims as having been filed retroactively to their eligibility dates. In addition, they allow certain eligible DEA beneficiaries to be paid for preparatory courses for tests required or used for admission to an institution of higher education or a graduate school. Further, these provisions permit eligible children to receive benefits for such preparatory courses even if the courses are taken before their 18th birthday. This document implements these provisions of law by amending pertinent regulations.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Development Work for Industry in NASA Wind Tunnels2008-May-158-10799The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending its regulations by removing part 1210. This amendment will allow Agency, Center, and wind tunnel facility operations manuals to provide guidance on project priority, facility utilization charges, and test preparation and conduct.
Defense Department -- User Fees2008-May-018-9377The Department of Defense is revising 32 CFR Part 204 to better align it with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A- 25, ``User Charges.'' This part provides guidelines to establish appropriate fees for authorized services supplied by Department of Defense organizations when such services provide special benefits to an identifiable recipient beyond those that accrue to the general public.
Defense Department -- Relief Assistance2008-Apr-308-9436This action removes 32 CFR Part 502, Relief Assistance. The regulations are being removed because they are obsolete and no longer govern policies and procedures for disaster relief activities. The program responsibility has been transferred to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense.
Defense Department -- Employment of Troops in Aid of Civil Authorities2008-Apr-308-9438This action removes 32 CFR Part 501, Employment of Troops in Aid of Civil Authorities. The regulations are being removed because they are obsolete and no longer govern policies for the Department of the Army in planning and operations involving the use of Army resources in the control of actual or anticipated civil disturbances. The program responsibility has been transferred to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense.
Defense Department -- Military Recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Access to Institutions of Higher Education2008-Mar-288-6536The Department of Defense revises the current rule addressing military recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps program access at institutions of higher education. This final rule implements 10 U.S.C. 983, as amended by the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375 (October 28, 2004)). As amended, 10 U.S.C. 983 clarifies access to campuses, access to students and access to directory information on students for the purposes of military recruiting, and now states that access to campuses and students on campuses shall be provided in a manner that is at least equal in quality and scope to that provided to any other employer. The prohibition against providing Federal funds when there is a violation of 10 U.S.C. 983 has an exception for any Federal funds provided to an institution of higher education, or to an individual, that are available solely for student financial assistance, related administrative costs, or costs associated with attendance. Such funds may be used for the purpose for which the funding is provided. A similar provision in section 8120 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-79; 113 Stat. 1260) has been repealed. This rule also rescinds the previous policy that established an exception that would limit recruiting on the premises of the covered school only in response to an expression of student interest when the covered school certified that too few students had expressed interest to warrant accommodating military recruiters.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans Education: Incorporation of Miscellaneous Statutory Provisions2008-Jan-158-330This document amends regulations governing various aspects of the education programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. These amendments reflect some of the provisions of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003, and the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006. The changes include: Restoration of certain education benefits for individuals being ordered to active duty; restoration of Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance to certain full-time National Guard members; an opportunity for certain Vietnam-era veterans to qualify for Montgomery GI Bill education benefits; an increase in the maximum amount an individual can receive under the Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps educational assistance program and still qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program; establishment of an ending date of the eligibility period for spouses under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance program; expansion of special restorative training benefits to certain disabled spouses or disabled surviving spouses; and providing educational benefits for an independent study course that leads to a certificate reflecting educational attainment offered by an institution of higher learning. The document also amends the education regulations by making changes to reflect current agency organization and nonsubstantive changes for the purpose of readability or clarity.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Education: Approval of Accredited Courses for VA Education Benefits2008-Jan-077-25658This document amends regulations governing aspects of educational assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove a requirement that had mirrored a former statutory requirement. This final rule reflects a statutory amendment that removed the statutory requirement that educational institutions offering accredited courses must notify VA and the student using VA education benefits of the amount of credit granted for the student's prior education and training.
Defense Department -- Procedures and Support for Non-Federal Entities Authorized To Operate on Department of Defense (DoD) Installations2007-Oct-027-19446This rule proposed to update responsibilities and procedures to define and reestablish a framework for non-Federal entities (NFEs) (previously called private organizations) authorized to operate on DoD installations. Requires heads of DoD Components to conduct periodic reviews of facilities, programs, services, and membership provisions of NFEs operating on DoD installations and authorizes installation commanders or higher authority to determine if an NFE detracts from DoD programs and to eliminate duplication. Identifies those NFEs having statutory authorization for particular support and restates DoD policy on sponsorship of NFEs by DoD personnel acting in an official capacity, specifically as it applies to chartering Boy Scout organizations authorized to operate on DoD installations.
Defense Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve and Other Miscellaneous Issues2007-Jul-1907-3466This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to increase the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program for fiscal years 2005 and 2006 in accordance with statutory requirements, increase the percentage of basic educational assistance payable to reservists pursuing apprenticeship or other on- the-job training in accordance with the Veterans Benefits Act of 2004, and remove obsolete education break-pay provisions.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans and Dependents Education: Topping-Up Tuition Assistance; Licensing and Certification Tests; Duty To Assist Education Claimants; Correction2007-Jun-297-12589The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on April 5, 2007 (72 FR 16962), amending the regulations governing various aspects of the education programs that VA administers. That document contained several technical errors: reference to two subparts that were not specifically identified, incorrect words used to identify the individuals eligible for a particular program of educational assistance, and incorrect references when citing to other provisions of VA's regulations. This document corrects those errors.
Defense Department -- Military Recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Access to Institutions of Higher Education2007-May-077-8662The Department of Defense proposes to amend the current rule addressing military recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps program access at institutions of higher education. This proposed rule would implement 10 U.S.C. 983, as amended by the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108- 375 (October 28, 2004)). As amended, 10 U.S.C. 983 clarifies access to campuses, access to students and access to directory information on students for the purposes of military recruiting, and now states that access to campuses and students on campuses shall be provided in a manner that is at least equal in quality and scope to that provided to any other employer. The prohibition against providing Federal funds when there is a violation of 10 U.S.C. 983 has an exception for any Federal funds provided to an institution of higher education, or to an individual, that are available solely for student financial assistance, related administrative costs, or costs associated with attendance. Such funds may be used for the purpose for which the funding is provided. A similar provision in section 8120 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-79; 113 Stat. 1260) has been repealed. This rule also rescinds the previous policy that established an exception that would limit recruiting on the premises of the covered school only in response to an expression of student interest when the covered school certified that too few students had expressed interest to warrant accommodating military recruiters.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Administration of VA Educational Benefits-Centralized Certification2007-Apr-257-7810This document adopts as a final rule a proposed rule amending Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules governing certification of enrollment in approved courses for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under the education benefit programs VA administers. Under this rule, educational institutions with multi-state campuses may submit certifications to VA from a centralized location.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans' Education: Transfer of Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Entitlement to Dependents; Correction2007-Apr-187-7338The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on December 18, 2006 (71 FR 75672), implementing VA's authority under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 and the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 to provide educational assistance to dependents eligible for transferred Montgomery GI Bill-- Active Duty (MGIB) entitlement. In that document, we assigned the wrong paragraph designations to three paragraphs in Sec. 21.7136(d)(6). This document corrects that error.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans and Dependents Education: Topping-Up Tuition Assistance; Licensing and Certification Tests; Duty To Assist Education Claimants2007-Apr-057-5842The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts this final rule to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the education program VA administers. The final rule includes provisions for the payment of educational assistance under Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, and the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (MGIB) for the cost of taking tests for licensure or certification; provisions for the payment of MGIB to individuals on active duty for the difference between the portion of tuition and expenses covered by off-duty military tuition assistance programs and the actual charges made by educational institutions; provisions regarding VA's duty to assist claimants filing claims for educational assistance under the education programs VA administers; and nonsubstantive changes for the purpose of clarity, technical changes, or restatements of statutory provisions.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Initial Evaluations2007-Mar-267-5432The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as a final rule in this document a proposed rule concerning initial evaluations of individuals who apply for vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits. This final rule is intended to reflect changes in law regarding initial evaluations, to reflect VA's interpretation of applicable law and its determinations of procedures appropriate for use in the initial evaluation, and to improve readability.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Transfer of Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Entitlement to Dependents2006-Dec-186-21525This rule amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to implement VA's authority under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 and the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 to provide educational assistance to dependents eligible for transferred Montgomery GI Bill- Active Duty (MGIB) entitlement. The legislation authorized the Department of Defense (DoD) to offer individuals in the Armed Forces, who have critical military skills, the option to transfer up to 18 months of their MGIB entitlement to their dependents as a reenlistment incentive. In addition, the rule implements a provision in the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999, which increased the maximum amount of benefits payable under DoD's college fund program.
Transportation Department -- Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants2006-Dec-156-21193The FAA is establishing requirements for human space flight as required by the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, including rules on crew qualifications and training, and informed consent for crew and space flight participants. The requirements should provide an acceptable level of safety to the general public and ensure individuals on board are aware of the risks associated with a launch or reentry. The rule also applies existing financial responsibility and waiver of liability requirements to human space flight and experimental permits. Experimental permits are the subject of a separate rulemaking.
Treasury Department -- Tax Classification of Cigars and Cigarettes (2006R-276P)2006-Oct-2506-8835The Department of the Treasury and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau are proposing changes to the regulations that govern the classification and labeling of cigars and cigarettes for Federal excise tax purposes under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The proposed regulatory changes contained in this document address concerns that TTB has regarding the adequacy of the current regulatory standards for distinguishing between cigars and cigarettes. The document also summarizes and responds to three petitions received by TTB requesting rulemaking action regarding the classification of cigars and cigarettes, with particular reference to the distinction between little cigars and cigarettes. The proposals contained in this document clarify the application of existing statutory definitions and update and codify administrative policy in order to provide clearer and more objective product classification criteria. These clarifications are intended to reduce possible revenue losses through the misclassification of cigarettes as little cigars. In addition, these clarifications should facilitate the determination of payments under the Master Settlement Agreement.
Defense Department -- Waiver Procedures for Debts Resulting from Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances2006-Oct-106-16649This rule implements policy and prescribes procedures 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 Department of Defense (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. 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.
Defense Department -- Waiver of Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances2006-Oct-0606-8531This rule corrects the final rule published on Friday, September 29, 2006 (71 FR 57427) regarding the authority citation. All other information remains unchanged.
Defense Department -- Waiver of Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances2006-Sep-296-16040This rule identifies 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 Department of Defense (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. 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. On Thursday, November 14, 2002, the Department of Defense published appropriate proposed rules with request for public comments. Formatting and editorial changes were made to create this final document, including acknowledging that the Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Homeland Security rather than the Department of Transportation. Although these changes were made in 2003, a decision was made at that time to hold publication of these regulations so accompanying rules would be published at the same time. Addressing internal comments and coordinating numerous editorial changes throughout the Department of Defense on the accompanying rulemaking took until 2006.
Defense Department -- Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests2006-Sep-296-16034This rule identifies 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. On Thursday, November 14, 2002, the Department of Defense published appropriate proposed rules with request for public comments. Formatting and editorial changes were made to create this final document, including acknowledging that the Coast Guard is now part of the Department of Homeland Security rather than the Department of Transportation. Although these changes were made in 2003, the request for publication of these regulations was inadvertently misplaced until now. Effective Date: September 29, 2006.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Initial Evaluations2006-Aug-286-14079This document proposes to amend regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning initial evaluations of individuals who apply for vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits. These proposed regulations are intended to reflect changes in law, VA's interpretation of applicable law and its determinations of procedures appropriate for use in the initial evaluation, to improve readability, and to make other nonsubstantive changes.
Defense Department -- Military Recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Access to Institutions of Higher Education2006-Jun-0106-5008This document re-establishes the Department of Defense's rules addressing military recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps program access at institutions of higher education. These rules were inadvertently removed from the CFR by a document published in the Federal Register on March 18, 2006. These rules implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996, and the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (the Acts). The Acts state that no funds available under appropriations acts for any fiscal year for the Departments of Defense, Transportation (with respect to military recruiting), Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies may be provided by contract or grant (including a grant of funds to be available for student aid) to a covered school that has a policy or practice (regardless of when implemented) that either prohibits, or in effect prevents, the Secretary of Defense from obtaining, for military recruiting purposes, entry to campuses, access to students on campuses, access to directory information on students, or that has an anti-ROTC policy.
Defense Department -- Removal of Parts2006-May-3006-4915The Department of Defense is removing 32 CFR part 211, ``DoD Foreign Tax Relief Program'' and 32 CFR part 398, ``Defense Logistics Agency''. The parts have served the purpose for which they were codified in the CFR and are no longer applicable.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Adjudication; Fiduciary Activities-Nomenclature Changes2006-May-1706-4579The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on July 17, 2002 (67 FR 46868), amending its adjudication and fiduciary regulations to update certain titles in parts 3 and 13. At that time, we failed to update parts 1, 4, 6, 14, and 21 to reflect the new titles. This document corrects those regulations by replacing the titles of Adjudication Division, Adjudication Officer, and Veterans Services Officer, with Veterans Service Center, and Veterans Service Center Manager. These nonsubstantive changes are made for clarity and accuracy.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Reservists' Education: Revision of Eligibility Requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2006-Apr-2606-3910The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a document in the Federal Register on January 10, 2006 (71 FR 1496), revising eligibility requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve program. In that document, we inadvertently removed paragraphs (e)(2) through (e)(4) of Sec. 21.7550 when we revised redesignated paragraph (e)(1). This document reinstates the dropped regulatory text of those paragraphs.
Treasury Department -- Administrative Changes to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Regulations Due to the Homeland Security Act of 20022006-Apr-0406-2954The Homeland Security Act of 2002 divided the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury, into two separate agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Department of Justice, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in the Department of the Treasury. This final rule amends the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations to reflect the Bureau's new name and organizational structure.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans and Dependents Education: Topping-Up Tuition Assistance; Licensing and Certification Tests; Duty To Assist Education Claimants2006-Feb-2206-1219This document proposes to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers, in order to implement some provisions of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, and the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 that affect those programs. Specifically, these statutory provisions include provisions for payment, under Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program, and the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty, for the cost of taking tests for licensure or certification. They also include provisions for payment under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty of the difference between the portion of tuition and expenses covered by tuition assistance programs administered by the various military departments and the actual charges made by educational institutions. In addition, this document proposes rules regarding the timing and the scope of assistance VA will provide to claimants under the education programs VA administers who file substantially complete applications for benefits, or who attempt to reopen previously denied claims. The proposed rule would make other changes in the education benefits regulations that are nonsubstantive changes for the purpose of clarity, technical changes, or restatements of statutory provisions.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Administration of VA Educational Benefits-Centralized Certification2006-Feb-2206-1652This document withdraws the proposed rule, Administration of VA Educational Benefits--Centralized Certification, published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2003 and promulgates a new proposed rule on the same subject. The new proposed rule would amend Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules governing certification of enrollment in approved courses for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under education benefit programs VA administers. Under this new proposed rule, VA would permit educational institutions with multi- state campuses to submit certifications to VA from a centralized location. VA considered comments received on the previous proposed rule when drafting this new proposed rule.
Defense Department -- User Charges2006-Jan-2606-730The Department of Defense is revising 32 CFR Part 204 to better align it with OMB Circular A-25, ``User Charges.'' This part provides guidelines to establish appropriate charges for authorized services supplied by Department of Defense organizations when such services provide special benefits to an identifiable recipient beyond those that accrue to the general public.
Defense Department -- Reservists' Education: Revision of Eligibility Requirements for the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2006-Jan-1006-175This document amends the regulations governing the administration of the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program. The amendments implement provisions in the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 and the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. The Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 contained a provision that changed an eligibility criterion concerning the time for obtaining a high school diploma. The Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 expanded the MGIB-SR eligibility period from 10 years to 14 years for reservists who first become eligible after September 30, 1992.
Transportation Department -- Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants2005-Dec-2905-24555The FAA proposes requirements for human space flight of crew and space flight participants as required by the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004. If adopted, this rulemaking would establish requirements for crew qualifications, training, and notification. It would also establish training and informed consent requirements for space flight participants. The rulemaking would also modify existing financial responsibility requirements to account for the FAA's new authority for space flight participants and crew, and to issue experimental permits. The experimental permit is the subject of a separate rulemaking. The FAA is conducting this rulemaking in order to fulfill its responsibilities under the new act. The requirements are designed to provide an acceptable level of safety to the general public, and to notify individuals on board of the risks associated with a launch or reentry.
Education Department -- Innovation for Teacher Quality2005-Jul-0105-13077The Secretary issues regulations prescribing criteria to be used in selecting eligible members of the Armed Forces to participate in the Troops-to-Teachers program and receive financial assistance. These regulations implement section 2303(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (Act). The regulations also define the terms ``high-need local educational agency'' (high-need LEA) and ``public charter school'' in which a participant must agree to be employed under section 2304(a)(1)(B) of the Act. In addition, the regulations define the term ``children from families with income below the poverty line'' which is used in the definition of high-need LEA.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans Education: Non-Payment of VA Educational Assistance to Fugitive Felons2005-May-1605-9733This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to reflect a provision in the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001 (Act). The Act contains a provision in section 505 that prohibits VA from awarding educational assistance allowance to individuals during any period that they are fugitive felons. Section 505 further prohibits payment of educational assistance allowance to a dependent of a veteran if the veteran is a fugitive felon. The prohibitions apply to the following VA educational assistance programs: Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty, Post-Vietnam Era Veteran's Educational Assistance Program, and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance.
Education Department -- Innovation for Teacher Quality2005-Jan-1405-861The Secretary proposes regulations prescribing criteria to be used in selecting eligible members of the Armed Forces to participate in the Troops-to-Teachers program and receive financial assistance. These proposed regulations would implement section 2303(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The proposed regulations also would define the terms ``high-need local educational agency'' and ``public charter school'' in which a participant must agree to be employed under section 2304(a)(1)(B) of the Act, as amended by the NCLB.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty2004-Dec-1504-27474By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program for Fiscal Year 2005 (October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005) are changed to show a 2% increase in these rates.
Defense Department -- Veterans Education: Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test Program2004-Oct-2504-23756The law provides that the Secretary of Defense shall adjust the rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance under the Educational Assistance Test Program annually. The law further provides those rates must be adjusted based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the 12-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After obtaining data from the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has determined that the rates for the 2003-04 academic year should be increased by 9.6 percent over the rates payable for the 2002-03 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program2004-Oct-2504-23755This document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to reflect increases required by statutory provisions. The rates of educational assistance payable under the DEA program are changed to show a 1.5% increase for fiscal year 2003 (October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003) and a 2.2% increase for fiscal year 2004 (beginning October 1, 2003). In addition, the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 provided an increase in the rates payable effective July 1, 2004. The amendments show the pay tables for the three rate increases identified above.
Defense Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2004-Oct-2504-23757By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for Fiscal Year 2004 (October 1, 2003, through September 30, 2004) are changed to show a 2.2% increase in these rates.
Treasury Department -- Importation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Recodification of Regulations; Administrative Changes Due to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (2000R-546P)2004-Aug-2604-19418The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is recodifying its regulations pertaining to the importation of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes. We are also making administrative changes to these regulations to reflect TTB's new name and organizational structure resulting from changes made by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. This document does not include any substantive regulatory changes.
Defense Department -- Procedures for Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests2004-Jun-2904-14650This rule implements 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. 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.
Treasury Department -- Exportation of Liquors; Recodification of Regulations; Administrative Changes Due to the Homeland Security Act of 20022004-Jan-2704-1508The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is recodifying its regulations pertaining to exportation of liquors. Due to the Homeland Security Act, we are also making administrative changes to these regulations to reflect the Bureau's new name and organizational structure. This document does not include any substantive regulatory changes.
Defense Department -- Veterans Education: Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test Program2003-Nov-2003-28966The law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense. The law further provides those rates must be adjusted based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the 12-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After obtaining data from the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has concluded that the rates for the 2002-03 academic year should be increased by 4.3% over the rates payable for the 2001-02 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.
Defense Department -- Veterans Education: Independent Study Approved for Certificate Programs and Other Miscellaneous Issues2003-Oct-1703-26254The Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001 allows payment of Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) benefits for accredited independent study courses that lead to a certificate that reflects educational attainment. The certificate must be offered by an institution of higher learning. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can provide MGIB-SR benefits for enrollments on or after December 27, 2001, in these independent study courses. We are also making changes in regulations in accordance with The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998. The Act removed the language ``in connection with the Persian Gulf War'' and ``during the Persian Gulf War'' from certain sections in title 10, United States Code, regarding preservation of entitlement to MGIB-SR benefits for Selected Reserve members ordered to active duty in support of contingency operations. We are amending our regulations to reflect the statutory changes. Since these changes are nothing more than restatements of statutes, they do not require notice and comment under 5 U.S.C. 553.
Treasury Department -- Evidence of Exportation for Distilled Spirits; Use of Alternative Documentation (2002R-045P)2003-Sep-2403-23886The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau proposes to amend its regulations listing the documents that provide adequate evidence of export for shipments of distilled spirits. We also propose to require submission of these documents within a specific 90-day timeframe. This action is being taken to clarify the existing regulations as to the types of acceptable documentation and to inform the public that the Bureau will consider the approval of alternative types of documentation as adequate export evidence.
Defense Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2003-Jul-2103-18435By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for Fiscal Year 2003 (October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003) are changed to show a 1.5% increase in these rates.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Administration of VA Educational Benefits-Centralized Certification2003-Jun-3003-16265This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules governing certification of enrollment in approved courses for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under education benefit programs VA administers. As part of the approval requirements, educational institutions designate an official of the institution (a VA certifying official) to certify the enrollment of veterans and other eligible persons to VA. As a general rule, VA rules currently require that each branch or extension of an educational institution must perform the certifications and maintain records for veterans and other eligible persons at the branch or extension. The proposed rule would expand current regulations to allow an educational institution to combine the certification functions at one or more of its locations, to include branches and extensions not located within the same State.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Accelerated Payments Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Program2003-Jun-1203-14860This document adopts as a final rule, with a minor non- substantive change, a proposed rule amending the regulations governing various aspects of the educational assistance programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers. The final rule implements some of the provisions of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001. These provisions include accelerated payments to individuals under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program who are enrolled in approved training programs that lead to employment in high tech industries and whose charged tuition and fees exceed an amount equal to 200 percent of the monthly rate of basic educational assistance allowance otherwise payable. This rule also amends the regulation defining educational institution to include certain private technology entities.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans Education: Additional Opportunity To Participate in the Montgomery GI Bill and Other Miscellaneous Issues2003-Jun-0903-14281This document amends the regulations governing the education programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers in order to implement some provisions of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 and the Veterans' Survivor Benefits Improvements Act of 2001. More specifically, it implements provisions that changed an eligibility criterion concerning the time for obtaining a high school diploma; repealed the requirement that eligibility for the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty be based on the initial obligated period of active duty; provided an additional opportunity for participants in the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program to participate in the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty instead; provided an opportunity for servicemembers to increase their monthly rate of benefits by contributing additional monies while on active duty; and revised the requirements that must be met before a veteran or eligible person can be paid during the break between terms. In addition, this document makes nonsubstantive changes in VA education regulations for purposes of clarity and to remove obsolete provisions.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program2003-Jun-0903-14282This document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance programs to reflect increases required by statutory provisions. These include increases that were effective October 1, 2001, and January 1, 2002, in both programs. For the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program, these also include increases for the fiscal years beginning October 1, 2002, and October 1, 2003, under statutory provisions setting rates that for those two years are not to be adjusted by the Consumer Price Index-W.
Defense Department -- United States Navy Regulations2003-Jan-2103-1045The Department of the 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.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Training for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans-Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida2002-Dec-0602-30779This document establishes regulations regarding provision of vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with covered birth defects. It revises the current regulations regarding vocational training and rehabilitation for Vietnam veterans' children suffering from spina bifida to also encompass vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with certain other birth defects. This is necessary to provide vocational training and rehabilitation for such children in accordance with recently enacted legislation.
Defense Department -- Waiver Procedures for Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances2002-Nov-1402-28735This rule proposes policy and prescribes procedures for considering waiver applications. The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 1996 transferred to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the Comptroller General's authority to settle claims. The OMB Director subsequently delegated some of these authorities to the Department of Defense. 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.
Defense Department -- Waiver of Debts Resulting From Erroneous Payments of Pay and Allowances2002-Nov-1402-28728This 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 Department of Defense (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. 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.
Defense Department -- Procedures for Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests2002-Nov-1402-28727This 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. 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.
Defense Department -- Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests2002-Nov-1402-28726This 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. 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.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Accelerated Payments Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Program2002-Sep-1102-22439This document proposes to amend the regulations governing various aspects of the educational assistance programs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers in order to implement some of the provisions of the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001. These provisions include accelerated payments to individuals under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty program who are enrolled in approved training programs that lead to employment in high tech industries and whose charged tuition and fees exceed an amount equal to 200 percent of the monthly rate of basic educational assistance allowance otherwise payable. This document also proposes to amend the regulation defining educational institution to include certain private technology entities.
Defense Department -- Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test Program2002-May-1402-11989The law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance payable under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the twelve-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has concluded that the rates for the 2001-02 academic year should be increased by 4.7% over the rates payable for the 2000-01 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.
Treasury Department -- Delegation of Authority2002-May-0802-11258This final rule places most ATF authorities contained in its Exportation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax, or With Drawback of Tax regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer''. Consequently, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director and the word ``region.'' This final rule also requires that persons file documents required by these regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' or in accordance with the instructions on the ATF form. Concurrently with this Treasury Decision, ATF Order 1130.31 is being issued and will be made available as specified in this rule. Through this order, the Director has delegated most of the authorities to the appropriate ATF officers and specified the ATF officers with whom applications, notices and other reports, which are not ATF forms, are filed. In addition, this final rule makes a few corrections and miscellaneous changes.
Treasury Department -- Delegation of Authority2002-Apr-1502-8869This final rule places ATF authorities concerning the exportation of liquors with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' and requires that persons file documents required with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' or in accordance with the instructions for the ATF form. Also, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director and the word ``region'' in reference to ATF. Concurrently with this Treasury Decision, ATF Order 1130.27 is being issued and will be available to the public as specified in this rule. Through this order, the Director has delegated all of the authorities concerning the exportation of liquors to the appropriate ATF officers and specified the ATF officers with whom applications, notices, and other reports, which are not ATF forms, are filed.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Information Collection Needed in VA's Flight-Training Programs2002-Mar-1902-6540We are amending our educational assistance and educational benefit regulations concerning flight-training courses for which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays eligible students. In this regard, we are requiring that flight schools offering such flight- training courses maintain records regarding students to whom VA makes payments. This rule is intended to provide information to VA for determining compliance with requirements for VA payments to students for pursuing flight-training courses. Also, when VA, rather than a separate State entity, is the approving agency, this rule is intended to provide information to VA for determining whether to approve a flight-training course.
Defense Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2002-Feb-1302-3456By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for fiscal year 2002 (October 1, 2001, through September 30, 2002) are changed to show a 3.4% increase in these rates.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Vocational Training for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans-Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida2002-Jan-0201-31675This document proposes to establish regulations regarding provision of vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with covered birth defects. It would revise the current regulations regarding vocational training and rehabilitation for Vietnam veterans' children suffering from spina bifida to also encompass vocational training and rehabilitation for women Vietnam veterans' children with certain other birth defects. This is necessary to provide vocational training and rehabilitation for such children in accordance with recently enacted legislation. Companion documents entitled ``Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans; Identification of Covered Birth Defects'' (RIN 2900-AK67) and ``Health Care for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans--Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida'' (RIN 2900-AK88) are set forth in the Proposed Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Defense Department -- Removal of Regulatory Parts2001-Oct-2501-26845The Department of Defense is removing various parts from chapter I, Office of the Secretary of Defense. This administrative action removes obsolete information from the Code of Federal Regulations and notifies readers of the availability of the current DoD documents that contain the information being removed.
Defense Department -- Procedures Governing Banks, Credit Unions and Other Financial Institutions on DoD Installations2001-Sep-0701-22173This final rule reflects the transition of operational responsibilities for banks and credit unions from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service; to address changes in financial-related technology and the vehicles through which financial services are delivered (i.e., in-store banking, electronic banking (ATMs)); and incorporates the procedural guidance contained in other DoD documents.
Defense Department -- Financial Institutions on DoD Installations2001-Sep-0501-22172This final rule removes regulations on ``Procedures governing Banking Offices on DoD Installations'' and revises regulations on ``Financial Institutions on DoD Installations.'' This rule is being promulgated to provide administrative guidelines for the operation of banks and credit unions on domestic and overseas installations of the Department of Defense and addresses areas such as the solicitation for such services, the types of services and the logistics support provided.
Treasury Department -- Exportation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax, or With Drawback of Tax; Recodification of Regulations (2001R-58P)2001-Aug-2001-20906The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the exportation of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes, without payment of tax, or with drawback of tax. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 290 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 290) as 27 CFR part 44. This change improves the organization of title 27.
Treasury Department -- Rules of Practice in Permit Proceedings; Recodification of Regulations (2000R-529P)2001-Aug-1501-20483The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the rules of practice in permit proceedings. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 200 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 200) as 27 CFR part 71. This change improves the organization of title 27.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty2001-Jul-3001-18852This document amends the educational assistance regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The amendments reflect statutory changes contained in the Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act of 1999 and statutory interpretations. This document also makes changes for the purpose of clarification.
Treasury Department -- Manufacture of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Recodification of Regulations (2001R-57P)2001-Jul-2701-18394The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the manufacture of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes. The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in part 270 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR part 270) as 27 CFR part 40. This change improves the organization of title 27.
Defense Department -- End of the Service Members Occupational Conversion and Training Program2001-Jul-2601-18609This document amends the educational assistance and educational benefit regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The amendments consist of removal of regulations that are no longer needed to administer the Service Members Occupational Conversion and Training Program. Veterans are no longer training under that program.
Defense Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2001-Jul-2601-18608By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for fiscal year 2001 (October 1, 2000, through September 30, 2001) are changed to show a 3.0% increase in these rates.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance2001-Jun-1401-15070This document amends the regulations governing rates of educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty and the regulations governing rates of Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance to reflect increases required by statutory provisions.
Defense Department -- Veterans Education: Increased Allowances for the Educational Assistance Test Program2001-Jun-1401-15068The law provides that rates of subsistence allowance and educational assistance payable under the Educational Assistance Test Program shall be adjusted annually by the Secretary of Defense based upon the average actual cost of attendance at public institutions of higher education in the twelve-month period since the rates were last adjusted. After consultation with the Department of Education, the Department of Defense has concluded that the rates for the 2000-01 academic year should be increased by 4% over the rates payable for the 1999-2000 academic year. The regulations dealing with these rates are amended accordingly.
Treasury Department -- Recodification of Regulations on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes2001-Jun-1401-14745The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations in part 296--Miscellaneous Regulations Relating to Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The purpose of this recodification is to reissue the regulations in 27 CFR part 296 as 27 CFR part 46. This change improves the organization of title 27.
Defense Department -- New Criteria for Approving Courses for VA Educational Assistance Programs2000-Dec-2700-32810This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational assistance and educational benefit regulations by adding new criteria for VA to use in approving enrollments in courses under the educational programs VA administers. These changes implement provisions of the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996 and the Veterans' Benefits Act of 1997. This document also amends the regulations to conform to statutory provisions and makes changes for the purpose of clarification.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Miscellaneous Montgomery GI Bill Eligibility and Entitlement Issues; Correction2000-Dec-2100-32599In a document published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2000 (65 FR 67265), we amended the regulations concerning eligibility for and entitlement to educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (MGIB). This document makes technical corrections to eliminate duplicate numbering of paragraphs and to correct typographical errors.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Miscellaneous Montgomery GI Bill Eligibility and Entitlement Issues2000-Nov-0900-28702This document amends regulations concerning eligibility for and entitlement to educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (MGIB). The regulations are amended to correctly restate statutory provisions.
Defense Department -- Reservists Education: Monthly Verification of Enrollment and Other Reports2000-Oct-1600-26437This document amends the educational assistance and educational benefit regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It expands the current requirement that some reservists receiving educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) verify their pursuit of a program of education monthly to include those reservists who are pursuing a standard college degree. At the same time the document reduces the number of reports VA receives from educational institutions. We believe this is a cost-effective way to reduce overpayments.
Defense Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve2000-Oct-0400-25488By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to reservists under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve for fiscal year 2000 (October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000) are changed to show a 1.6% increase in these rates.
Transportation Department -- Financial Responsibility Requirements for Licensed Reentry Activities2000-Sep-1900-22565Under its licensing authority, the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) determines financial responsibility requirements for licensees authorized to launch and reenter a reusable launch vehicle or to reenter a reentry vehicle. The FAA will determine, on an individual basis, the amount of required insurance or other form of financial responsibility after examining the risks associated with a particular reentry vehicle, its operational capabilities and designated reentry site. In this rulemaking, the FAA provides procedures for demonstrating compliance with requirements for reentry financial responsibility and for implementing risk allocation provisions of 49 U.S.C. Subtitle IX, chapter 701.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty2000-Sep-1300-23338By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty must be adjusted each fiscal year. In a document published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2000 (65 FR 44979), we intended to amend the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty for fiscal year 2000 (October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000) to show a 1.6% increase in these rates in accordance with the statutory formula. Some of the published rates were incorrect. Accordingly, this document makes corrections to these rates.
Defense Department -- Rules Limiting Public Access to Particular Installations2000-Sep-0500-22442This rule sets forth amended regulations governing entry upon installations with limited public access under the Department of the Navy jurisdiction. It is intended that this amendment will apprise members of the public of the rules governing access on these installations.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance Rates2000-Aug-2500-21722By statute, VA must determine each fiscal year what increase, if any, VA will pay in the monthly rates of basic subsistence allowance payable under 38 U.S.C. chapter 31. The statute provides a formula for this increase. We are changing the regulations governing the rates of basic subsistence allowance VA will pay under 38 U.S.C. chapter 31 to show the increases in these rates for fiscal years 1996 through 2000. To reflect a statutory change, we are also changing the regulations to include rates for fiscal years 1995 through 2000 for certain training or work experience in a facility of an agency of a federally recognized Indian tribe. In addition, we are correcting a typographical error in the fiscal year 1995 rates, making changes to conform to statutory language, and making nonsubstantive changes to improve clarity.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty2000-Jul-2000-18326By statute, the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable to veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty must be adjusted each fiscal year. In accordance with the statutory formula, the regulations governing rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty for fiscal year 2000 (October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000) are changed to show a 1.6% increase in these rates.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Children Suffering from Spina Bifida Who Are Children of Vietnam Veterans2000-Jun-0200-13660This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations concerning benefits for children suffering from spina bifida who are children of Vietnam veterans. This is necessary to implement statutory changes contained in the Veterans' Benefits Act of 1997.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Modified Eligibility Criteria for the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty2000-Apr-1800-9603This document amends the educational assistance and education benefit regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The amendments reflect statutory changes in the eligibility criteria for the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty which were made by the Veterans Programs Enhancement Act of 1998. This document also makes other changes for the purpose of clarification.
Veterans Affairs Department -- Information Collection Needed in VA's Flight-Training Programs2000-Apr-0300-8072We propose to amend our educational assistance and educational benefit regulations concerning flight-training courses for which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays for eligible students. In this regard, we propose to require that flight schools offering such flight- training courses maintain records regarding students to whom VA makes payments. The proposed rule is intended to provide information to VA for determining compliance with requirements for VA payments to students for pursuing flight-training courses. Also, when VA, rather than a separate State entity, is the approving agency, the proposed rule is intended to provide information to VA for determining whether to approve a flight-training course.
Defense Department -- Eligibility Criteria for the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty and Other Miscellaneous Issues2000-Feb-0700-2637This document amends the educational assistance and educational benefit regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The amendments reflect statutory changes which set forth new eligibility criteria that will allow additional individuals to establish eligibility for educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (MGIB); and also reflect statutory provisions concerning the approval of courses leading to alternative teacher certification. This document also makes changes for the purpose of clarification.
Defense Department -- New Criteria for Approving Courses for VA Educational Assistance Programs2000-Feb-0200-2211This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational assistance and educational benefit regulations by adding new criteria for VA to use in approving enrollments in courses under the educational programs VA administers. The intended effect of these proposed changes is to implement provisions of the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996 and the Veterans' Benefits Act of 1997. This document also would amend the regulations to conform to statutory provisions and would make changes for the purpose of clarification.
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