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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Rules and Regulations dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES (A) State the specific goals and objectives of the student internship program (for each phase or component, if applicable); (B) Detail the knowledge, skills, or techniques to be imparted to the student intern (for each phase or component, if applicable); and (C) Describe the methods of performance evaluation and the frequency of supervision (for each phase or component, if applicable). (8) Program exclusions. A sponsor designated by the Department to administer a student internship program must: (i) Not place a student intern in an unskilled or casual labor position, in a position that requires or involves child care or elder care, a position in the field of aviation, or, in clinical positions or engaging in any other kind of work that involves patient care or contact, including any work that would require student interns to provide therapy, medication, or other clinical or medical care (e.g., sports or physical therapy, psychological counseling, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, social work, speech therapy, or early childhood education); (ii) Not place a student intern in a position, occupation, or business that could bring the Exchange Visitor Program or the Department into notoriety or disrepute; (iii) Not engage or otherwise cooperate or contract with a staffing/ employment agency to recruit, screen, orient, place, evaluate, or train student interns, or in any other way involve such agencies in an Exchange Visitor Program student internship program; (iv) Ensure that the duties of a student intern as outlined in the T/IPP will not involve more than 20 per cent clerical work, and that all tasks assigned to a student intern are necessary for the completion of the student internship program; and (v) Ensure that all ‘‘Hospitality and Tourism’’ student internship programs of six months or longer contain at least three departmental or functional rotations. Dated: June 7, 2008. Stanley S. Colvin, Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–13799 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 35 State and Local Assistance CFR Correction In title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 1 to 49, revised as of July 1, 2007, on page 540, in § 35.939, in paragraph (g)(2)(ii), remove the remainder of the paragraph following ‘‘in good faith.’’, and reinstate paragraphs (h) through (l) to read as follows: § 35.939 Protests. * * * * * (h) Deferral of procurement action. Upon receipt of a protest under paragraph (d) of this section, the grantee must defer the protested procurement action (for example, defer the issuance of solicitations, contract award, or issuance of notice to proceed under a contract) until 10 days after delivery of its determination to the participating parties. (The grantee may receive or open bids at it own risk, if it considers this to be in its best interest; and see § 35.938–4(h)(5).) Where the Regional Administrator has received a written protest under paragraph (e) of this section, he must notify the grantee promptly to defer its protested procurement action until notified of the formal or informal resolution of the protest. (i) Enforcement. (1) Noncompliance with the procurement provisions of this subchapter by the grantee shall be cause for enforcement action in accordance with one or more of the provisions of § 35.965 of this subpart. (2) If the Regional Administrator determines that a protest prosecuted pursuant to this section is frivolous, he may determine the party which prosecuted such protest to be nonresponsible and ineligible for future contract award (see also paragraph (k) of this section). (j) Limitation. A protest may not be filed under this section with respect to the following: (1) Issues not arising under the procurement provisions of this subchapter; or (2) Issues relating to the selection of a consulting engineer, provided that a protest may be filed only with respect to the mandatory procedural requirements of §§ 35.937 through 35.937–9; (3) Issues primarily determined by State or local law or ordinances and as to which the Regional Administrator, upon review, determines that there is no PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35071 contravening Federal requirement and that the grantee’s action has a rational basis (see paragraph (e)(4) of this section). (4) Provisions of Federal regulations applicable to direct Federal contracts, unless such provisions are explicitly referred to or incorporated in this subpart; (5) Basic project design determinations (for example, the selection of incineration versus other methods of disposal of sludge); (6) Award of subcontracts or issuance of purchase orders under a formally advertised, competitively bid, lumpsum construction contract. However, protest may be made with respect to alleged violation of the following: (i) Specification requirements of § 35.936–13; or (ii) Provisions of this subpart applicable to the procurement procedures, negotiation or award of subcontracts or issuance of purchase orders under §§ 35.937–12 (subcontracts under subagreements for architectural or engineering services) or § 35.938–9 (subcontracts under construction contracts). (k) Summary disposition. The Regional Administrator may summarily dismiss a protest, without proceedings under paragraph (d) or (e) of this section, if he determines that the protest is untimely, frivolous or without merit—for example, that the protested action of the grantee primarily involves issues of State or local law. Any such determination shall refer briefly to the facts substantiating the basis for the determination. (l) Index. The EPA General Counsel will publish periodically as a notice document in the Federal Register an index of Regional Administrator protest determinations. (See, e.g., 43 FR 29085, July 5, 1978.) [FR Doc. E8–14037 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2008–0342; FRL–8581–7] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is taking direct final action to approve Missouri’s request to revise the State Implementation Plan E:\FR\FM\20JNR1.SGM 20JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 120 (Friday, June 20, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 35071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14037]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

40 CFR Part 35


State and Local Assistance

CFR Correction

    In title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 1 to 49, 
revised as of July 1, 2007, on page 540, in Sec.  35.939, in paragraph 
(g)(2)(ii), remove the remainder of the paragraph following ``in good 
faith.'', and reinstate paragraphs (h) through (l) to read as follows:


Sec.  35.939  Protests.

* * * * *
    (h) Deferral of procurement action. Upon receipt of a protest under 
paragraph (d) of this section, the grantee must defer the protested 
procurement action (for example, defer the issuance of solicitations, 
contract award, or issuance of notice to proceed under a contract) 
until 10 days after delivery of its determination to the participating 
parties. (The grantee may receive or open bids at it own risk, if it 
considers this to be in its best interest; and see Sec.  35.938-
4(h)(5).) Where the Regional Administrator has received a written 
protest under paragraph (e) of this section, he must notify the grantee 
promptly to defer its protested procurement action until notified of 
the formal or informal resolution of the protest.
    (i) Enforcement. (1) Noncompliance with the procurement provisions 
of this subchapter by the grantee shall be cause for enforcement action 
in accordance with one or more of the provisions of Sec.  35.965 of 
this subpart.
    (2) If the Regional Administrator determines that a protest 
prosecuted pursuant to this section is frivolous, he may determine the 
party which prosecuted such protest to be nonresponsible and ineligible 
for future contract award (see also paragraph (k) of this section).
    (j) Limitation. A protest may not be filed under this section with 
respect to the following:
    (1) Issues not arising under the procurement provisions of this 
subchapter; or
    (2) Issues relating to the selection of a consulting engineer, 
provided that a protest may be filed only with respect to the mandatory 
procedural requirements of Sec. Sec.  35.937 through 35.937-9;
    (3) Issues primarily determined by State or local law or ordinances 
and as to which the Regional Administrator, upon review, determines 
that there is no contravening Federal requirement and that the 
grantee's action has a rational basis (see paragraph (e)(4) of this 
section).
    (4) Provisions of Federal regulations applicable to direct Federal 
contracts, unless such provisions are explicitly referred to or 
incorporated in this subpart;
    (5) Basic project design determinations (for example, the selection 
of incineration versus other methods of disposal of sludge);
    (6) Award of subcontracts or issuance of purchase orders under a 
formally advertised, competitively bid, lump-sum construction contract. 
However, protest may be made with respect to alleged violation of the 
following:
    (i) Specification requirements of Sec.  35.936-13; or
    (ii) Provisions of this subpart applicable to the procurement 
procedures, negotiation or award of subcontracts or issuance of 
purchase orders under Sec. Sec.  35.937-12 (subcontracts under 
subagreements for architectural or engineering services) or Sec.  
35.938-9 (subcontracts under construction contracts).
    (k) Summary disposition. The Regional Administrator may summarily 
dismiss a protest, without proceedings under paragraph (d) or (e) of 
this section, if he determines that the protest is untimely, frivolous 
or without merit--for example, that the protested action of the grantee 
primarily involves issues of State or local law. Any such determination 
shall refer briefly to the facts substantiating the basis for the 
determination.
    (l) Index. The EPA General Counsel will publish periodically as a 
notice document in the Federal Register an index of Regional 
Administrator protest determinations. (See, e.g., 43 FR 29085, July 5, 
1978.)
[FR Doc. E8-14037 Filed 6-19-08; 8:45 am]
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