Mandatory Provision of Warehouse Performance Bond by Department of Defense Personal Property Storage Transportation Service Providers (TSPs)/Contractors, 31299-31300 [07-2807]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 6, 2007 / Notices Rosslyn P.O. Box 20010, Arlington, Virginia 22209–2248; (703) 696–1991. Electronic mail address: Gormleyk@nau.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Security Education Board Members meeting is open to public. The public is afforded the opportunity to submit written statements associated with NSEP. Dated: May 30, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, DoD. [FR Doc. 07–2803 Filed 6–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Reserve Forces Policy Board Department of Defense. Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. section 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces the following Federal advisory committee meeting. Name of Committee: Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB). Date: June 20–21, 2007. Time: (20th) 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; (21st) 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Meeting address is Pentagon Room 3E733, Arlington, VA. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 7300 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7300. Purpose of the Meeting: An open meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board. Agenda: Discussion of long-range issues relevant to the Reserve Components. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space this meeting is open to the public. 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However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting then these statements must be submitted no later than five business days prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal Officer will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all the committee members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Col. Marjorie Davis, Designated Federal Officer, (703) 697–4486 (Voice), (703) 614–0504 (Facsimile), marjorie.davis@osd.mil. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 7300 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7300. Dated: May 31, 207. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 07–2804 Filed 6–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Mandatory Provision of Warehouse Performance Bond by Department of Defense Personal Property Storage Transportation Service Providers (TSPs)/Contractors Department of the Army, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), as the Program Manager for Department of Defense (DOD) Personal Property Storage Program, is informing the Non-Temporary Storage (NTS) Transportation Service Provider (TSP)/ contractor community of the mandatory requirement to provide a Warehouse Performance Bond (WPD) coverage for all contracts/agreements in the DOD Personal Property Non-Temporary Storage Program. The cost of WPB shall be included in agreements/contracts with movers and WPB shall be used to offset costs to the DOD associated with a termination of these contracts with movers. All shipments that have been awarded up or are already in storage prior to the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31299 effective dates noted below will not be required to be covered by WPB. This notice affords TSPs/contractors ample time to incorporate the cost of providing the WPB into their rates. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Requests for additional information may be sent by e-mail to: Centralrsmo@sddc.army.mil; or by courier to: Department of Army, HQ SDDC Central RSMO, ATTN: SDDC– PPP–PA–C, P.O. Box 19225, Topeka, KS 66619–0225. Such comments must be received not later than 30 calendar days from the date this notice is published in the Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The NTS TSP will, at its’ own expense, procure a Warehouse Performance bond and furnish the SDDC, Regional Storage Management Office, Regional Program Manager a ‘‘Continuous Until Cancelled’’ Bond from the Surety Company representative. The Bond will be used to cover the estimated cost of reprocurement, should the TSP fail to provide an acceptable storage facility. This bond must be provided prior to entering into a binding Tender of Service agreement. The NTS TSP shall provide a Bond meeting the requirements listed below: a. Bond shall be in the amount of $25,000 or 25 cents per pound in storage, whichever is greater. The Regional Program Manager shall review the Warehouse Performance Bond annually. If the responsible Regional Storage Management Office determines the Warehouse Performance Bond needs to be increased, the NTS TSP will be notified and provided 30 days to submit a new Bond reflecting the updated amount. b. Provide a 30 day advance written notice to the Regional Program Manager in the event of cancellation or material change. Upon cancellation of the present bond, the NTS TSP must provide evidence of continuing coverage at least 10 days prior to cancellation. If a lapse occurs the NTS TSP approval will be rescinded. c. The Surety Company must maintain a rating of ‘‘A’’ or better in the current issue of Best’s Insurance Guide in order to be approved by the RPM. d. Use of the Bond form listed in Part III, Item 10 of this agreement and shown as attachment 10 to this agreement is required. 2. The Regional Program Manager has sole responsibility for the approval and acceptance of a storage facility for use in the NTS program. When the Regional Program Manager has determined a storage facility does not meet the criteria E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 31300 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 6, 2007 / Notices for continued acceptance in the NTS program, the Warehouse Performance Bond shall be used to offset costs associated in relocating the lots stored in the unacceptable facility to an approved facility of the Regional Program Manager’s choosing. Background: Due to the monetary loss associated with re-procuring services for shipments in storage, it has been determined that a Warehouse Performance Bond is in the best interest of DOD. This Bond will be used to cover the costs associated in relocating stored shipments to an approved warehouse site as determined by the SDDC, Regional Storage Management Office, Regional Program Manager. Relocation of stored shipments becomes necessary when the warehouse currently in use is no longer approved for use in the DOD Personal Property Storage Program or the TSP/contractor is no longer acceptable as a service provider. Regulation Flexibility Act This action is not considered rule making within the meaning of Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601– 612. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3051 et seq., does not apply because no information collection or recordkeeping requirements are imposed on contractors, offerors of members of the public. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION A Framework for Developing HighQuality English Language Proficiency Standards and Assessments Office of the Deputy Secretary, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and request for recommendations on a framework for developing high-quality English language proficiency standards and assessments (Framework). AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Meeting of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) will meet to discuss National Ocean Research Leadership Council (NORLC) and Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI) activities. All sessions of the meeting will remain open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 28, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In order to maintain the meeting time schedule, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jun 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: June 1, 2007. L.R. Almand, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Administrative Law, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–10862 Filed 6–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P Steven L. Amato, Col, USAF, DCS, Passenger and Personal Property. [FR Doc. 07–2807 Filed 6–5–07; 8:45 am] ACTION: members of the public will be limited in their time to speak to the Panel. Members of the public should submit their comments one week in advance of the meeting to the meeting Point of Contact. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Consortium for Ocean Research and Engineering, 1201 New York Ave., Suite 420, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. James E. Eckman, Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1425, Arlington, VA 22203–1995, telephone: 703–696–4590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of open meeting is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The meeting will include discussions on ocean research to applications, ocean observing, professional certification programs, and other current issues in the ocean science and resource management communities. SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education (Secretary) seeks recommendations on developing a Framework for States to consider in examining the quality of their standards and assessments for English language proficiency (ELP) under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Framework, once developed, will be provided to States for their use in evaluating their ELP standards and assessments. The Framework also will help States identify their technical assistance needs related to ELP standards and assessments and, therefore, help the U.S. Department of Education (Department) provide States with the assistance they need to PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implement the Title III standards and assessment requirements effectively. DATES: We must receive your recommendations on or before 5 p.m., Eastern time, on August 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Address all recommendations to the Office of the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 7W308, Washington, DC 20202– 6132. If you prefer to send your recommendations through the Internet, use the following e-mail address: LEP.Partnership@ed.gov. You must use the term ‘‘Framework for Title III’’ in the subject line of your electronic message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hanna Skandera. Telephone: (202) 401– 0831. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Addressing the needs of the Nation’s more than 4.6 million (and growing) population of limited English proficient (LEP) students is central to meeting the goals of NCLB. Improving instruction and closing the achievement gap for LEP students start with high-quality standards and assessments. We must be able to measure what LEP students know and do not know, in terms of core subject matter and the acquisition of English language skills, in order to address their academic needs. The focus on both core subject matter (e.g., reading/language arts, math, and science) and the acquisition of English language skills requires coordination and collaboration between the Title I and Title III programs. Therefore, we invite and encourage recommendations from not only technical experts in standards, assessment, and language development, but also parents, teachers, administrators, researchers, and others with experience and expertise in Title I or Title III programs. Section 3113 of the ESEA requires each State educational agency (SEA) to submit a plan to the Secretary describing how the agency will establish standards and objectives for raising the level of English proficiency that are derived from the four recognized E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31299-31300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-2807]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army


Mandatory Provision of Warehouse Performance Bond by Department 
of Defense Personal Property Storage Transportation Service Providers 
(TSPs)/Contractors

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DOD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command 
(SDDC), as the Program Manager for Department of Defense (DOD) Personal 
Property Storage Program, is informing the Non-Temporary Storage (NTS) 
Transportation Service Provider (TSP)/contractor community of the 
mandatory requirement to provide a Warehouse Performance Bond (WPD) 
coverage for all contracts/agreements in the DOD Personal Property Non-
Temporary Storage Program. The cost of WPB shall be included in 
agreements/contracts with movers and WPB shall be used to offset costs 
to the DOD associated with a termination of these contracts with 
movers.
    All shipments that have been awarded up or are already in storage 
prior to the effective dates noted below will not be required to be 
covered by WPB. This notice affords TSPs/contractors ample time to 
incorporate the cost of providing the WPB into their rates.

DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Requests for additional information may be sent by e-mail 
to: Centralrsmo@sddc.army.mil; or by courier to: Department of Army, HQ 
SDDC Central RSMO, ATTN: SDDC-PPP-PA-C, P.O. Box 19225, Topeka, KS 
66619-0225. Such comments must be received not later than 30 calendar 
days from the date this notice is published in the Federal Register.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    1. The NTS TSP will, at its' own expense, procure a Warehouse 
Performance bond and furnish the SDDC, Regional Storage Management 
Office, Regional Program Manager a ``Continuous Until Cancelled'' Bond 
from the Surety Company representative. The Bond will be used to cover 
the estimated cost of re-procurement, should the TSP fail to provide an 
acceptable storage facility. This bond must be provided prior to 
entering into a binding Tender of Service agreement. The NTS TSP shall 
provide a Bond meeting the requirements listed below:
    a. Bond shall be in the amount of $25,000 or 25 cents per pound in 
storage, whichever is greater. The Regional Program Manager shall 
review the Warehouse Performance Bond annually. If the responsible 
Regional Storage Management Office determines the Warehouse Performance 
Bond needs to be increased, the NTS TSP will be notified and provided 
30 days to submit a new Bond reflecting the updated amount.
    b. Provide a 30 day advance written notice to the Regional Program 
Manager in the event of cancellation or material change. Upon 
cancellation of the present bond, the NTS TSP must provide evidence of 
continuing coverage at least 10 days prior to cancellation. If a lapse 
occurs the NTS TSP approval will be rescinded.
    c. The Surety Company must maintain a rating of ``A'' or better in 
the current issue of Best's Insurance Guide in order to be approved by 
the RPM.
    d. Use of the Bond form listed in Part III, Item 10 of this 
agreement and shown as attachment 10 to this agreement is required.
    2. The Regional Program Manager has sole responsibility for the 
approval and acceptance of a storage facility for use in the NTS 
program. When the Regional Program Manager has determined a storage 
facility does not meet the criteria

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for continued acceptance in the NTS program, the Warehouse Performance 
Bond shall be used to offset costs associated in relocating the lots 
stored in the unacceptable facility to an approved facility of the 
Regional Program Manager's choosing.
    Background: Due to the monetary loss associated with re-procuring 
services for shipments in storage, it has been determined that a 
Warehouse Performance Bond is in the best interest of DOD. This Bond 
will be used to cover the costs associated in relocating stored 
shipments to an approved warehouse site as determined by the SDDC, 
Regional Storage Management Office, Regional Program Manager. 
Relocation of stored shipments becomes necessary when the warehouse 
currently in use is no longer approved for use in the DOD Personal 
Property Storage Program or the TSP/contractor is no longer acceptable 
as a service provider.

Regulation Flexibility Act

    This action is not considered rule making within the meaning of 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3051 et seq., does not apply 
because no information collection or recordkeeping requirements are 
imposed on contractors, offerors of members of the public.

Steven L. Amato,
Col, USAF, DCS, Passenger and Personal Property.
[FR Doc. 07-2807 Filed 6-5-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3710-08-M