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DoD Regulatory Program Contact Information
Department of Defense (DoD)
Component Regulatory POCs
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Regulatory Organization POCs (Non-Acquisition)

OSD (Non-Acquisition)
Patricia Toppings

OSD (Acquisition)
Ynette Shelkin

Department of the Army (Non-COE)
Brenda Bowen

Department of the Army (COE)
Chip Smith

Department of the Navy
LCDR Janelle Beal

Department of the Air Force
Bao-Anh Trinh

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer
Patricia Toppings

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer
Morgan Park

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer
Aaron Siegel


Following are the DoD Federal Register Liaison Officer (FRLO) responsibilities:

Serve as a Federal Register Liaison Officer for administering the DoD Federal Register System. Serve as a main point of contact with the Office of the Federal Register.  Serve as the Authorizing and Certifying Official for authenticity of documents and funding.

Perform editorial reviews and finalize proposed, interim, and final rulemaking documents and notices, to include their amendments, revisions, and cancellations.  Also review for adherence to Federal Register standards, clarity, grammar, format, and style.  Certify, authorize, and submit rulemaking documents and notices to the Office of the Federal Register for publishing in the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations.

Conduct group training courses on rulemaking documents and notices for DoD personnel.  Provide instructions and assistance to individual action officers on Federal Register requirements.

Meet with lawyers in the Office of the General Counsel and, when required, higher-level DoD officials, on sensitive or priority rulemaking documents and notices.  Represent DoD Components at meetings conducted by the Office of the Federal Register and the Office of Management and Budget.

Maintain the Code of Federal Regulations.  Establish new parts when developing and codifying rulemaking documents.  Review existing parts and when modifications are required, coordinate proposed modifications and prepare and submit required changes to the Office of Federal Register for publication in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Review, update, and coordinate the "DoD Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions" which is published by the Office of Management and Budget

Review daily issuances of the published Federal Register to verify that Department of Defense rulemaking documents and notices have been published and identify other mission-related documents.  Provide copies of rulemaking documents and notices to action officers and other interested personnel.  Maintain record copies of printed rulemaking documents and notices and coordination/background papers.

Perform research and reference services in response to inquires pertaining to the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, DoD Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.