eGov/Mil Newsletter: Jan 12, 2022

January 12, 2022

In this Issue:

  • Save the Date - 2022 Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) Spring Personal Property Forum (PPF)
  • Traffic Distribution Lists - 2021
  • U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Seeks to Accelerate Under-21 CDL Pilot
  • FMC Policy Statements Provide Guidance on Complaints Process
  • Modernized DPS Claims Module Q&A With USTRANSCOM
  • Stay Lifted - OSHA Updates Compliance Timelines Under ETS
  • USTRANSCOM Non-Peak Season Call (6 Jan)
  • USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (4 Jan)

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Save the Date - 2022 Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) Spring Personal Property Forum (PPF)

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The Defense Personal Property Management Office (DPMO) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Spring PPF will be held 29-30 March. The Spring 2022 PPF will be a virtual event. To allow maximum participation and flexibility, we will offer identical, single-day sessions on 29 March (morning session) and 30 March (evening session). Both sessions will feature the same information. The platform for the Spring 2022 PPF will be Microsoft TEAMS. Attendees will need to register for the event on the day of their choice. DPMO will release registration instructions by 14 Feb. Registration for the PPF will run from 14 Feb to 16 March.

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Traffic Distribution Lists - 2021

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USTRANSCOM has provided IAM with 2021 DP3 Traffic Distribution Lists. When USTC sent us the TDL data, it was not yet on their own website. That has now been rectified, so you can find it in both places.

 

Please pass this along to your network as needed.

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Portal Magazine

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In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

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U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Seeks to Accelerate Under-21 CDL Pilot

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Key Provision in the Infrastructure and Investment Act Seeks to Add to Qualified Driver Pools

 

Last week, the U.S. FMCSA formally asked the Biden Administration for emergency approval of an information collection request (ICR) regarding the recently approved under-21 driver apprenticeship program. Once enacted, the apprenticeship program will permit 18-20 year olds to participate in two probationary periods of behind the wheel and on-duty time with a qualified CDL holder.

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FMC Policy Statements Provide Guidance on Complaints Process

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Three policy statements issued today provide new guidance to shippers and others on bringing private party complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission, addressing barriers identified by the trade community as disincentives to filing actions at the agency. These policy statements were proposed by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye in a set of Interim Recommendations she issued in July 2021 and developed from her work on Fact Finding 29. The Commission voted in September 2021, to implement her recommendations that do not require legislative action.

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Modernized DPS Claims Module Q&A With USTRANSCOM

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Based on notification from USTRANSCOM that they are releasing a modernized claims module in DPS on 21 January, IAM’s Claims Committee (IAM CC) presented a series of questions to USTRANSCOM’s DPS Branch Chief.

 

DPS Branch: We’re all very excited about the upcoming release of the modernized claims module, so I appreciate the questions and interest from industry.  I really think this major enhancement is going to be a win for all Stakeholder.  Here are the answers to the committee members' questions:

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IAM Country Guides

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IAM’s Country Guides provide customs information for more than 170 countries and territories around the world.

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Stay Lifted - OSHA Updates Compliance Timelines Under ETS

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ETS Includes Vaccine & Testing Requirements for Companies of 100 or More Employees

 

This past Friday, December 17th, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals removed the stay, or "pause" to OSHA's implementation of private company/employer (100+ employee) COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements (commonly referred to as the "ETS").

 

In a 2 to 1 decision, the Court agreed with OSHA that the ETS is necessary to protect workers from COVID-19, and that a “grave danger” is present as a result of COVID-19. The Sixth Court also rejected the earlier Court's conclusion that OSHA had overstepped its regulatory power, (that OSHA was establishing health policy under the ETS, instead of addressing safety concerns in the workplace). 

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USTRANSCOM Non-Peak Season Call (6 Jan)

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Please see attached slides and notes from today’s (6 Jan) Non-Peak Season call.  One of the issues raised during the call was the issue with the Rates TSP Analytics functionality in DPS. USTC mentioned they had previously put out guidance for a work-around to this DPS functionality that is currently not working.  As a reminder, USTC sent the below explanation on the work-around:

 

During the morning Non-Peak Call, DPMO stated we would send out an email to TSPs and rate filers reiterating the work-around steps for Rates TSP Analytics in preparation for the 2022 Rate Filing Event.

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USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (4 Jan)

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Please see attached notes and slides from today’s (4 Jan) USTC industry/Services/JPPSO call.  

 

Some highlights:

 

  • Still some NTS TSPs who haven’t recertified their NDAA Sec 889 prohibition against using some Chinese software/hardware; those who are not certified will be placed in non-use by Monday.
  • Potential functional release for DPS this weekend includes masking the SSN for the TSP; this should kick off the requirement for using the TSP’s EIN for importer security filings (ISF 10+2); USTC will confirm the timing of the new ISF process to industry.
  • New Claims Module in DPS is expected to go live 21 Jan if everything stays on schedule.