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DOD/NAVY RIN: 0703-AB23 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Death Gratuity 

This final rule removes the Department of the Navy regulation containing internal policies on the payment of death gratuities. The rule, originally published on September 18, 1959 (24 FR 7523), and most recently updated on May 2, 1979 (44 FR 25647), is also out of date and incorrect. Current DoD policies are publicly available in the Financial Management Regulation Volume 7A, Chapter 36, Payments on Behalf of Deceased Members, at This removal supports a recommendation of the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 716   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  03/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
CDR Dominic Antenucci
Department of Defense
Department of the Navy
Office of the Judge Advocate General, Administrative Law (Code 13), Pentagon, Room 4D641,
Washington, DC 20350-1000
Phone:703 614-7408