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DOD/DOA RIN: 0702-AA70 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Manufacture and Sale of Decorations, Medals, Badges, Insignia: Commercial Use of Heraldic Designs and Heraldic Quality Control Program 

This rule revises the Department of the Army's policies and procedures for manufacturing and selling military insignia for the Armed Forces. This rule outlines the Army's policy governing the manufacture, commercial sale, reproduction, possession, and wear of military decorations, medals badges, insignia, and their components and appurtenances. It also establishes the Heraldic Quality Control Program to improve the appearance of the Army by controlling the quality of heraldic items purchased from commercial sources. This revision supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously 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 507   
Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. 4594    18 U.S.C. 701    18 U.S.C. 704   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/12/2020  85 FR 35846   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/11/2020  85 FR 35846   
Final Action  02/00/2021 
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:
Brenda S. Bowen
Department of Defense
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: AAHS-RDR-C, 9301 Chapek Road, Suite 1NW6305,
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone:571 515-0206