[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 108 (Monday, June 6, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 32330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13765]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


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[Docket ID DOD-2011-OS-0036]

2 CFR Chapter XI

5 CFR Chapter XXVI

32 CFR Chapters I, V, VI, VII, XII, and Subtitle A

33 CFR Chapter II

36 CFR Chapter III

40 CFR Chapter VII

48 CFR Chapters 1, 2, 52, and 54

Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DoD.

ACTION: Request for information.


SUMMARY: As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13563, 
``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' issued by the President 
on January 18, 2011, the Department of Defense is seeking comments and 
information from interested parties to assist DoD in reviewing its 
existing regulations to determine whether any such regulations should 
be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. The purpose of the 
Department's review is to make the agency's regulatory program more 
effective and less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives. 
The Department of Defense will continue to work with the public and the 
business community to determine how its regulations can increase 
efficiency, transparency, and provide accountability.

DATES: Comments are requested by July 6, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
    Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense 
Pentagon, OSD Mailroom 3C843, Washington, DC 20301-1160.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general 
policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is 
to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, 
including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Cushing, Jr., 703-696-5282.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 13563 recognizes the 
importance of maintaining a consistent culture of retrospective review 
and analysis throughout the executive branch. Pursuant to the Executive 
Order, the Department of Defense (DoD) is developing a preliminary plan 
for the periodic review of its existing regulations and reporting 
obligations. DoD's plan is designed to create a defined method and 
schedule for identifying certain significant rules that are obsolete, 
unnecessary, unjustified, excessively burdensome, or counterproductive. 
Its review processes are intended to facilitate the identification of 
rules that warrant repeal or modification, or strengthening, 
complementing, or modernizing rules where necessary or appropriate. The 
preliminary plan, along with this request for information and 
previously received public comments, will be available on http://www.regulations.gov for public comment in the docket DOD-2011-OS-0036.
    The Department of Defense is committed to the principles of 
retrospective analysis in order to improve the effectiveness of the 
implementation of its regulations, improve transparency in the 
regulatory process through public participation, and to provide 
transparent documentation of its analysis. Consistent with the 
Department's commitment to public participation in the rulemaking 
process, the Department is soliciting views from the public on how best 
to conduct its analysis of existing DoD rules and how best to identify 
those rules that might be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. 
It is also seeking views from the public on specific rules or 
Department-imposed obligations that should be altered or eliminated. 
DoD regulations may be viewed by going to the eCFR at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov and searching titles 2, 5, 32, 33, 36, 40, and/or 
    The Department notes that this request for information is issued 
solely for information and program-planning purposes. While responses 
to this request do not bind the Department of Defense to any further 
actions related to the response, all submissions will be made 
publically available on http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: May 27, 2011.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2011-13765 Filed 6-3-11; 8:45 am]