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Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies

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Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, DoD.


Final rule.


This 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 Start Printed Page 14589States 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.


This rule is effective on April 5, 2018.

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James (Coach) Ross at 571-256-8325.

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It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing DoD internal policies and procedures that are publicly available on the Department's issuance website.

DoD internal guidance concerning defense support of civilian law enforcement agencies will continue to be published in DoD Instruction 3025.21, “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies,” available at​Portals/​54/​Documents/​DD/​issuances/​dodi/​302521p.pdf.

This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” therefore, E.O. 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” does not apply.

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List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 182

  • Armed forces
  • Law enforcement
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Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 182 is removed.

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Dated: March 30, 2018.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2018-06935 Filed 4-4-18; 8:45 am]