Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payments Under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts, 71448-71449 [05-23395]

Download as PDF 71448 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 29, 2005 / Proposed Rules ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY submitted by January 13, 2006, following the detailed instructions provided in the proposed rule. 40 CFR Part 372 Dated: November 22, 2005. Kimberly T. Nelson, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23416 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] [TRI–2005–0073; FRL 7533–1] RIN 2025–AA14 Extension of Comment Period for the Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUMMARY: EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register on October 4, 2005, titled ‘‘Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule.’’ (70 FR 57822) This document extends the closing date of the comment period for that rule from December 5, 2005, to January 13, 2006. DATES: Comments on the October 4, 2005, proposed rule, identified by the docket identification number TRI–2005– 0073, must be received on or before January 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Detailed instructions for submitting comments are provided in the proposed rule that was published on October 4, 2005 (70 FR 57822). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Edmonds, Toxics Release Inventory Program Division, Office of Information Analysis and Access (2844T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–0758; fax number: 202–566–0741; e-mail: edmonds.marc@epa.gov. EPA has received requests from several groups to extend the comment period for the ‘‘Toxics Release Inventory Burden Reduction Proposed Rule.’’ (70 FR 57822, October 4, 2005) These groups include Environmental Defense, the National Environmental Trust, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and the Working Group on Community Right-toKnow. These groups have requested additional time to conduct analysis of TRI data and prepare comments on the proposed rule. EPA has considered these comments and determined that extending the comment period is an appropriate action that will not cause a significant delay in evaluating comments on the proposed rule and promulgating the final rule. Therefore, EPA is extending the comment period on the October 4, 2005, proposed rule from December 5, 2005, until January 13, 2006. All comments must be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 2, 10, 12, 16, 44, and 52 [FAR Case 2003–027] RIN 9000–AK07 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Additional Contract Types AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have extended the due date by two weeks for public comments on their proposed rule that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1432 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Title XIV of the Act, referred to as the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003 (SARA), amended section 8002(d) of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA) to expressly authorize the use of time-and-materials (T&M) and laborhour (LH) contracts for certain categories of commercial services under specified conditions. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 56318, September 26, 2005. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments on the proposed rule to the FAR Secretariat at the address shown in the proposed rule on or before December 9, 2005 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAR case 2003–027 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 • Agency Web Site: http:// www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm. Click on the FAR case number to submit comments. • E-mail: farcase.2003–027@gsa.gov. Include FAR case 2003–027 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR case 2003–027 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Jeremy Olson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501–3221. Please cite FAR case 2003–027. Contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755 for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 2, 10, 12, 16, 44, and 52 Government procurement. Dated: November 22, 2005. Gerald Zaffos, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 05–23394 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 16, 32, and 52 [FAR Case 2004–015] RIN 9000–AK32 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payments Under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are extending the date for E:\FR\FM\29NOP1.SGM 29NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 29, 2005 / Proposed Rules submittal of public comments by two weeks for the proposed rule regarding payments under Time-and-Materials (T&M) and Labor-Hour (LH) Contracts. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 56314, September 26, 2005. Interested parties should submit written comments on the proposed rule to the FAR Secretariat at the address shown in the proposed rule on or before December 9, 2005 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule. DATES: Submit comments identified by FAR case 2004–015 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Agency Web Site: http:// www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm. Click on the FAR case number to submit comments. • E-mail: farcase.2004–015@gsa.gov. Include FAR case 2004–015 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR case 2004–015 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. ADDRESSES: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Jeremy Olson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501–3221. Please cite FAR case 2004–015. Contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755 for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 16, 32, and 52 Government procurement. Dated: November 22, 2005. Gerald Zaffos, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 05–23395 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:49 Nov 28, 2005 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Section 312(b)-(e) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1861a(b) through (e)) (Magnuson-Stevens Act) generally authorizes fishing capacity reduction programs. In particular, Magnuson-Stevens Act section 312(d) authorizes industry fee systems for repaying fishing capacity reduction loans which finance program costs. Section 212 of Division B, Title II, of Public Law 108–7 (section 212) specifically authorizes the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program. Pursuant to section 212, NMFS implemented the groundfish program by a July 18, 2003, Federal Register notice (68 FR 42613). On July 13, 2005, NMFS published this program’s fee regulations as a final rule (70 FR 40225) which is codified under subpart M at § 600.1102. The fee regulations require the payment and collection of fees as percentages of the ex-vessel value of certain fish landed in both a ‘‘reduction fishery’’ and in certain ‘‘fee-share fisheries’’. One of the fee-share fisheries is the Washington State fishery for pink shrimp. Section 212 defines a ‘‘fee-share fishery’’ as ‘‘a fishery, other than the reduction fishery, whose members are eligible to vote in a referendum for an industry fee system . . . .’’ Section 212 also provides that ‘‘persons who have been issued . . . Washington . . . Pink shrimp permits shall be eligible to vote in the referendum . . . .’’ Consequently, under section 212, the fee-share fishery involving Washington pink shrimp is the fishery for pink shrimp conducted by person whom Washington has issued a ‘‘pink shrimp permit.’’ At the time the proposed and final rules were published, NMFS was aware of only one ‘‘pink shrimp’’ fishery. NMFS became aware after publication of both the groundfish program notice and the program’s subsequent fee regulations of the existence of two additional Washington State licenses involving pink shrimp other then the ‘‘pink shrimp’’ licenses themselves. These additional Washington State licenses are the ‘‘Puget Sound Shrimp Pots’’ licenses and ‘‘Puget Sound Shrimp Trawl’’ licenses. Although both these Puget Sound shrimp licenses involve some pink shrimp harvests in Puget Sound, both involve the harvest of other types of shrimp as well. The Washington ‘‘pink shrimp’’ permits issued for Puget Sound were not intended to be included in the Washington fee-share fishery involving pink shrimp. 50 CFR Part 600 [Docket No. 041029298–5292–05; I.D. 091505E] RIN 0648–AS38 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishing Capacity Reduction Program; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; California, Washington, and Oregon Fisheries for Coastal Dungeness Crab and Pink Shrimp; Industry Fee Collection System for Fishing Capacity Reduction Loan National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS publishes this proposed rule to clarify that the fee regulations for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program do not apply to any shrimp landed under Washington State fishing licenses for Puget Sound shrimp. The fee regulations remain otherwise unchanged. The intent of this proposed rule is to clarify that the fee rules do not apply to the Puget Sound licenses. DATES: Written comments on this proposed rule must be received by December 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: 0648–AS38@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: Pacific Coast Groundfish Buyback RIN 0648–AS38. E-mail comments, with or without attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Michael L. Grable, Chief, Financial Services Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3282. • Fax: (301) 713–1306. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Grable, Financial Services Division, NMFS headquarters, at 301– 713–2390. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access This Federal Register document is also accessible via the Internet at the Office of the Federal Register’s website at http://www.access.gpo.gov/su-docs/ aces/aces140.html. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S Jkt 208001 71449 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\29NOP1.SGM 29NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 29, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 71448-71449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23395]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 16, 32, and 52

[FAR Case 2004-015]
RIN 9000-AK32


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payments Under Time-and-Materials 
and Labor-Hour Contracts

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are extending the date for

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submittal of public comments by two weeks for the proposed rule 
regarding payments under Time-and-Materials (T&M) and Labor-Hour (LH) 
Contracts. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 
70 FR 56314, September 26, 2005.

DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments on the 
proposed rule to the FAR Secretariat at the address shown in the 
proposed rule on or before December 9, 2005 to be considered in the 
formulation of a final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAR case 2004-015 by any of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web Site: http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/
proposed.htm. Click on the FAR case number to submit comments.
     E-mail: farcase.2004-015@gsa.gov. Include FAR case 2004-
015 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann 
Duarte, Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR case 2004-
015 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.acqnet.gov/far/
ProposedRules/proposed.htm, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Jeremy Olson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-3221. Please cite 
FAR case 2004-015. Contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755 for 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 16, 32, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: November 22, 2005.
Gerald Zaffos,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 05-23395 Filed 11-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S