Acquisition Advisory Panel, 7312-7313 [05-2633]

Download as PDF 7312 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices information that may disclose: Trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential; information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; and information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action. I have made this determination under the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority dated July 19, 1993. The agenda for the session on February 24, 2005 will be as follows: Committee Meetings (Open to the Public) Policy Discussion. 9–10:30 a.m. Education Programs—Room 527 Federal/State Partnership—Room 507 Preservation and Access—Room 415 Public Programs—Room 420 Research Programs—Room 315 (Closed to the Public) Discussion of specific grant applications and programs before the Council. 10:30 a.m. until Adjourned Education Programs—Room 527 Federal/State Partnership—Room 507 Preservation and Access—Room 415 Public Programs—Room 420 Research Programs—Room 315 2–3:30 p.m. Jefferson Lecture—Room 527 The morning session on February 25, 2005 will convene at 9 a.m., in the 1st Floor Council Room M–09, and will be open to the public, as set out below. The agenda for the morning session will be as follows: A. Minutes of the Previous Meeting B. Reports 1. Introductory Remarks 2. Staff Report 3. Congressional Report 4. Budget Report 5. Reports on Policy and General Matters a. Education Programs b. Federal/State Partnership c. Preservation and Access d. Public Programs e. Research Programs f. Jefferson Lecture The remainder of the proposed meeting will be given to the consideration of specific applications and closed to the public for the reasons stated above. Further information about this meeting can be obtained from Mr. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the Acquisition Advisory Panel established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003 will meet on February 28, 2005 at 9 a.m., eastern time. Location for the meeting will be the Rachel Carson Room in the basement of the Department of Interior, Daniel Schneider, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC Advisory Committee Management Officer. 20240. While the meeting is open to the [FR Doc. 05–2679 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] public, building security and limited BILLING CODE 7536–01–P seating require you to provide your name to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) (contact information listed below) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION by Thursday, February 24, 2005. You will need a photo identification to enter Visa Reform Act the building. The public entrance to the building is the C Street entrance. AGENCY: National Science Foundation. However, the E Street entrance is ACTION: Notice. reserved for individuals with disabilities requiring an accessible SUMMARY: In response to the entrance to the building. Please let the requirement in the H–1B Visa Reform DFO know in advance if you will Act of 2004, Public Law 108–447, require the accessible entrance. The Division J, Title IV, Subtitle B, Section panel’s statutory charter is to review 429(d), NSF is publishing the list of Federal contracting laws, regulations, eligible programs of study that will be and government-wide policies, included in the scholarship program including the use of commercial established by the Act. Eligible programs of study are the practices, performance-based biological science (except medicine and contracting, performance of acquisition other clinical fields), physical sciences, functions across agency lines of mathematical sciences, computer and responsibility, and government-wide information sciences, the geosciences, contracts. Since this meeting will be the and engineering, as well as technology first time the panel members discuss areas associated with the preceding substantive procurement-related issues, fields. it is anticipated that a broad range of topics falling under their statutory FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: charter will be discussed. Subgroups or More information about the National working groups, as referenced in the Science Foundation may be found at http://www.nsf.gov. Individuals who use Panel’s Bylaws and operating procedures, may be established to a telecommunications device for the research specific procurement-related deaf (TDD) may call the Federal areas in order to eventually make a Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– recommendation to the panel. A draft 800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 agenda will be available from the DFO, p.m., Eastern time, Monday through upon request, in advance of the meeting. Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Dated: February 7, 2005. purpose of the panel is to provide Duncan E. McBride, independent advice and Program Director, National Science recommendations to the Office of Foundation. Federal Procurement Policy and [FR Doc. 05–2602 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] Congress pursuant to Section 1423 of BILLING CODE 7555–01–M the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003. This will be the first substantive meeting of the Panel. No public OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND testimony will be heard at this meeting. BUDGET However, interested parties are invited to attend the meeting. The public may Acquisition Advisory Panel also submit written public comments of any length to the DFO. Although the AGENCY: Office of Management and Panel accepts written comments until Budget Executive Office of the the date of the meeting (unless President. otherwise stated), written comments ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory should be received by the DFO at least Committee meeting. five business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of available to the panel for their the Federal Advisory Committee Act Daniel Schneider, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506, or by calling (202) 606–8322, TDD (202) 606–8282. Advance notice of any special needs or accommodations is appreciated. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices consideration. Written comments should be supplied, electronically if possible, to the DFO at the e-mail address (or for hardcopies, mailing address) noted below. Acceptable electronic formats include Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format. Those providing written comments and who attend the meeting are also asked to bring 35 copies of their comments for public distribution. Meeting Accommodations Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the public meeting listed above should contact the DFO at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Requests for additional information or written statements should be directed to Laura Auletta, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at laura.auletta@gsa.gov or (202) 208–7279, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4006, Washington, DC, 20405. Laura Auletta, Designated Federal Officer (Executive Director). [FR Doc. 05–2633 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P POSTAL RATE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings NAME OF AGENCY: Postal Rate Commission. Monday, February 14, 2005, at 3 p.m. PLACE: Commission conference room, 1333 H Street, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Personnel matters. TIME AND DATE: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, Postal Rate Commission, Suite 300, 1333 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20268–0001, 202–789–6818. Dated: February 9, 2005. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–2785 Filed 2–9–05; 11:23 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Data Collection Available for Public Comment and Recommendations Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of VerDate jul<14>2003 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Statement of Authority to Act for Employee; OMB 3220–0034. Under Section 5(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), claims for benefits are to be made in accordance with such regulations as the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) shall prescribe. The provisions for claiming sickness benefits as provided by Section 2 of the RUIA are prescribed in 20 CFR 335.2. Included in these provisions is the RRB’s acceptance of forms executed by someone else on behalf of an employee if the RRB is satisfied that the employee is sick or injured to the extent of being unable to sign forms. The RRB utilizes Form SI–10, Statement of Authority to Act for Employee, to provide the means for an individual to apply for authority to act on behalf of an incapacitated employee and also to obtain the information necessary to determine that the delegation should be made. Part I of the form is completed by the applicant for the authority and Part II is completed by the employee’s doctor. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form SI–10. The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: Form: SI–10. Estimate of Annual Responses: 400. Estimated Completion Time: 6 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 40. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7313 regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2660 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has submitted the following proposal(s) for the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. Summary of Proposal(s) (1) Collection title: Railroad Service and Compensation Reports/System Access Application. (2) Form(s) submitted: BA–3a, BA–4, BA–4 (Internet), BA–12. (3) OMB Number: 3220–0008. (4) Expiration date of current OMB clearance: 05/31/2005. (5) Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. (6) Respondents: Business or other for-profit. (7) Estimated annual number of respondents: 579. (8) Total annual responses: 2,167. (9) Total annual reporting hours: 38,126. (10) Collection description: Under the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, employers are required to report service and compensation for each employee to update Railroad Retirement Board records for payments of benefits. The collection obtains this information and also information needed to ensure secure system access from employers who voluntarily opt to use the Internet to submit reporting forms to the RRB. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer (312–751–3363) or Charles.Mierzwa@rrb.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611–2092 or E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 28 (Friday, February 11, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7312-7313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2633]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Acquisition Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget Executive Office of the 
President.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the 
Acquisition Advisory Panel established in accordance with the Services 
Acquisition Reform Act of 2003 will meet on February 28, 2005 at 9 
a.m., eastern time. Location for the meeting will be the Rachel Carson 
Room in the basement of the Department of Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20240. While the meeting is open to the public, building 
security and limited seating require you to provide your name to the 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO) (contact information listed below) by 
Thursday, February 24, 2005. You will need a photo identification to 
enter the building. The public entrance to the building is the C Street 
entrance. However, the E Street entrance is reserved for individuals 
with disabilities requiring an accessible entrance to the building. 
Please let the DFO know in advance if you will require the accessible 
entrance. The panel's statutory charter is to review Federal 
contracting laws, regulations, and government-wide policies, including 
the use of commercial practices, performance-based contracting, 
performance of acquisition functions across agency lines of 
responsibility, and government-wide contracts. Since this meeting will 
be the first time the panel members discuss substantive procurement-
related issues, it is anticipated that a broad range of topics falling 
under their statutory charter will be discussed. Subgroups or working 
groups, as referenced in the Panel's Bylaws and operating procedures, 
may be established to research specific procurement-related areas in 
order to eventually make a recommendation to the panel. A draft agenda 
will be available from the DFO, upon request, in advance of the 
meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the panel is to provide 
independent advice and recommendations to the Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy and Congress pursuant to Section 1423 of the 
Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003. This will be the first 
substantive meeting of the Panel. No public testimony will be heard at 
this meeting. However, interested parties are invited to attend the 
meeting. The public may also submit written public comments of any 
length to the DFO. Although the Panel accepts written comments until 
the date of the meeting (unless otherwise stated), written comments 
should be received by the DFO at least five business days prior to the 
meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the panel 
for their

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consideration. Written comments should be supplied, electronically if 
possible, to the DFO at the e-mail address (or for hardcopies, mailing 
address) noted below. Acceptable electronic formats include Adobe 
Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Rich Text files in IBM-PC/Windows 98/2000/XP 
format. Those providing written comments and who attend the meeting are 
also asked to bring 35 copies of their comments for public 
distribution.

Meeting Accommodations

    Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the public 
meeting listed above should contact the DFO at least five business days 
prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
    Requests for additional information or written statements should be 
directed to Laura Auletta, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at 
laura.auletta@gsa.gov or (202) 208-7279, General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4006, Washington, DC, 20405.

Laura Auletta,
Designated Federal Officer (Executive Director).
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