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Public Participation in DoD's Regulatory Reform

In accordance with Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” the Department requested input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.

  • On June 20, 2017 (82 FR 28041), DoD announced solicitation of public input on DFARS solicitation provisions and contract clauses that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Public comments were accepted through Regulations.gov at the docket DARS–2017–0001.  On August 1, 2017 (82 FR 35741), the Department extended the comment period until September 11, 2017.
  • On July 20, 2017 (82 FR 33470), DoD announced solicitation of public input on existing regulations belonging to the United States Army, Corps of Engineers. Through this notice, DoD is soliciting such input from the public to inform evaluation of the United States Army, Corps of Engineers existing regulations by the Task Force’s United States Army, Corps of Engineers Subgroup. Although the agency will not respond to each individual comment, the United States Army, Corps of Engineers may follow-up with respondents to clarify comments. The United States Army, Corps of Engineers values public feedback and will consider all input that it receives.  Public comments were accepted through Regulations.gov at the docket COE–2017–0004. On September 15, 2017 (82 FR 43314), the Department extended the comment period until October 18, 2017. 
  • On October 23, 2017 (82 FR 48938), DoD announced solicitation of input from the public to inform evaluation of the sections of the TRICARE regulation at 32 CFR part 199 by the Task Force's Defense Health Agency Subgroup. Public comments are accepted through Regulations.gov at the docket DOD-2017-HA-0060 until January 22, 2018.
  • On October 23, 2017 (82 FR 48939), DoD published notice of solicitation of input from the public to inform evaluation of its existing regulations by the primary DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. Please do not provide comments in response to this document on the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, the Army Corps of Engineers regulations, or the Defense Health Agency TRICARE regulation as separate documents have been published to solicit comments on the regulations being reviewed by the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force Subgroups. Public comments are accepted through Regulations.gov at the docket DOD-2017-HA-0059 until January 22, 2018.