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Download as PDF 56990 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Notices rockfish to one fish, the establishment of voluntary no-take marine reserves, and the 2004 regulation restricting spear and recreational fishing for rockfish to periods when fisheries are open for lingcod and hatchery Chinook salmon. We recognize that the petitioner believes that WDFW could enact regulations to further protect Puget Sound rockfish stocks. However, the fishing regulations the petitioner criticizes represent a reduction from previous fishing levels, and do not portend an increasing threat due to fishing bycatch and mortality. The petitioner is particularly concerned that the production of hatchery Chinook salmon in Puget Sound negatively affects rockfish stocks through the competition for limited food resources. The petitioner also feels that harvest directed at hatchery Chinook salmon results in significant bycatch of rockfish. However, he has presented no information in the petition to provide support for these contentions. Petition Finding After reviewing the information contained in the petition, as well as information readily available to our scientists, we determine that the petition fails to present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating the petitioned actions may be warranted. References Cited A complete list of all references is available upon request from the Protected Resources Division of the NMFS Northwest Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: October 1, 2007. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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Mailed written comments on issues being considered at the meeting should be received no later than October 12, 2007. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent to Kelly Denit at NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs, Room 12622, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Denit, Office of International Affairs, 301–713–2276. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in open session on October 18. The Advisory Committee will receive management and research related information on the stock status of highly migratory species, including management recommendations of ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics. There will be an opportunity for oral public comment during the October 18, 2007, open session. Written comments may also be submitted at the October 18 open session or by mail. If mailed, written comments should be received by October 12, 2007 (see ADDRESSES). During its fall meeting, the Advisory Committee will also hold two executive sessions that are closed to the public. The first executive session will be held on October 18, 2007, and a second executive session will be held on October 19, 2007. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations. Special Accommodations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: The meeting locations are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kelly Denit at (301) 713–2276 by at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 1, 2007. Rebecca J. Lent Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–19718 Filed 10–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0138] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contract Financing Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0138). AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension to a currently approved information collection requirement concerning contract financing. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 31815, June 8, 2007. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Notices 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0138, Contract Financing, in all correspondence. Mr. Edward Loeb, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–0650. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Purpose The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of1994, Pub. L. 103–355, provided authorities that streamlined the acquisition process and minimize burdensome Government-unique requirements. Sections 2001 and 2051 of FASA substantially changed the statutory authorities for Government financing of contracts. Sections 2001(f) and 2051(e) provide specific authority for Government financing of purchases of commercial items, and sections 2001(b) and 2051(b) substantially revised the authority for Government financing of purchases of noncommercial items. Sections 2001(f) and 2051(e) provide specific authority for Government financing of purchases of commercial items. These paragraphs authorize the Government to provide contract financing with certain limitations. Sections 2001(b) and 2051(b) also amended the authority for Government financing of non-commercial purchases by authorizing financing on the basis of certain classes of measures of performance. To implement these changes, DOD, NASA, and GSA amended the FAR by revising Subparts 32.0, 32.1, and 32.5; by adding new Subparts 32.2 and 32.10; and by adding new clauses to 52.232. The coverage enables the Government to provide financing to assist in the performance of contracts for commercial items and provide financing for noncommercial items based on contractor performance. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 hours per request for commercial financing and 2 hours per request for performance-based financing, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The annual reporting burden for commercial financing is estimated as follows: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 Respondents: 1,000. Responses Per Respondent: 5. Total Responses: 5,000. Hours Per Response: 2. Total Burden Hours: 10,000. The annual reporting burden for performance-based financing is estimated as follows: Respondents: 500. Responses Per Respondent: 12. Total Responses: 6,000. Hours Per Response: 2. Total Burden Hours: 12,000. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0138, Contract Financing, in all correspondence. Dated: September 28, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 07–4950 Filed 10–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0134] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Environmentally Sound Products AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning environmentally sound products. The clearance curently expires on January 31, 2008. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56991 including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0134, Environmentallly Sound Products, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Mr. William Clark, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–1813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This information collection complies with Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (42 U.S.C. 6962). RCRA requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate items which are or can be produced with recovered materials. RCRA further requires agencies to develop affirmative procurement programs to ensure that items composed of recovered materials will be purchased to the maximum extent practicable. Affirmative procurement programs required under RCRA must contain, as a minimum (1) a recovered materials preference program and an agency promotion program for the preference program; (2) a program for requiring estimates of the total percentage of recovered materials used in the performance of a contract, certification of minimum recovered material content actually used, where appropriate, and reasonable verification procedures for estimates and certifications; and (3) annual review and monitoring of the effectiveness of an agency’s affirmative procurement program. The items for which EPA has designated minimum recovered material content standards are grouped into eigt categories: (1) construction products, (2) landscaping products, (3) nonpaper office products, (4) paper and paper products, (5) park and recreation products, (6) transportation products, (7) vehicular products, and (8) miscellaneous products. The FAR rule also permits agencies to obtain preaward information from offerors regarding the content of items which the agency has designated as requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials. There are presently no known agency designated items. In accordance with RCRA, the information collection applies to acquisitions requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials, when the price of the item exceeds $10,000 or when the aggregate amount paid for the item or functionally E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0138]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Contract Financing

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

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB clearance (9000-0138).

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
a request to review and approve an extension to a currently approved 
information collection requirement concerning contract financing. A 
request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 
FR 31815, June 8, 2007. No comments were received.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; 
whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of 
information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, 
Washington, DC

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20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. 
Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0138, Contract Financing, in all 
correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Loeb, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA, (202) 501-0650.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of1994, Pub. L. 
103-355, provided authorities that streamlined the acquisition process 
and minimize burdensome Government-unique requirements. Sections 2001 
and 2051 of FASA substantially changed the statutory authorities for 
Government financing of contracts. Sections 2001(f) and 2051(e) provide 
specific authority for Government financing of purchases of commercial 
items, and sections 2001(b) and 2051(b) substantially revised the 
authority for Government financing of purchases of non-commercial 
items.
    Sections 2001(f) and 2051(e) provide specific authority for 
Government financing of purchases of commercial items. These paragraphs 
authorize the Government to provide contract financing with certain 
limitations.
    Sections 2001(b) and 2051(b) also amended the authority for 
Government financing of non-commercial purchases by authorizing 
financing on the basis of certain classes of measures of performance.
    To implement these changes, DOD, NASA, and GSA amended the FAR by 
revising Subparts 32.0, 32.1, and 32.5; by adding new Subparts 32.2 and 
32.10; and by adding new clauses to 52.232.
    The coverage enables the Government to provide financing to assist 
in the performance of contracts for commercial items and provide 
financing for non-commercial items based on contractor performance.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Public reporting burden for this collection of information is 
estimated to average 2 hours per request for commercial financing and 2 
hours per request for performance-based financing, including the time 
for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering 
and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information.
    The annual reporting burden for commercial financing is estimated 
as follows:
    Respondents: 1,000.
    Responses Per Respondent: 5.
    Total Responses: 5,000.
    Hours Per Response: 2.
    Total Burden Hours: 10,000.
    The annual reporting burden for performance-based financing is 
estimated as follows:
    Respondents: 500.
    Responses Per Respondent: 12.
    Total Responses: 6,000.
    Hours Per Response: 2.
    Total Burden Hours: 12,000.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 
4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0138, Contract Financing, in all correspondence.

    Dated: September 28, 2007.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
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