Cost Accounting Standards: Harmonization of Cost Accounting Standards 412 and 413 With the Pension Protection Act of 2006, 72086-72087 [E8-28043]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 72086 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Notices hydropower, geothermal, wood waste, municipal solid waste, other biomassderived fuels, delayed retirement, utility-sponsored conservation, a combination of alternatives, and a no action alternative. The factors considered in the record decision can be found in the supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for License Renewal, Supplement 32 regarding Wolf Creek Generating Station. WCGS Unit 1 is a PWR located 3.5 miles northeast of the town of Burlington, in Coffey County, Kansas. The application for the renewed license complied with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s regulations. As required by the Act and the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, the Commission has made appropriate findings, which are set forth in the license. Prior public notice of the action involving the proposed issuance of the renewed license and of an opportunity for a hearing regarding the proposed issuance of the renewed license was published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2006. For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) WCNOC’s license renewal application for WCGS dated September 27, 2006, as supplemented by letters dated through August 1, 2008; (2) the Commission’s safety evaluation report (NUREG–1915), published in October 2008; (3) the updated safety analysis report; and (4) the Commission’s final environmental impact statement (NUREG–1437, Supplement 32), for WCGS, published on May 8, 2008. These documents are available at the NRC’s Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, and can be viewed from the NRC Public Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. Copies of Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF–42, may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Director, Division of License Renewal. Copies of the WCGS safety evaluation report (NUREG–1915) and the final environmental impact statement (NUREG–1437, Supplement 32) may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161 (http://www.ntis.gov), 703–605–6000, or Attention: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954 Pittsburgh, PA 15250–7954 (http:// VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:30 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 www.gpoaccess.gov), 202–512–1800. All orders should clearly identify the NRC publication number and the requestor’s Government Printing Office deposit account number or VISA or MasterCard number and expiration date. Public comments already received in response to the ANPRM are available in their entirety at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ procurement/index_casb.htm and at http://www.regulations.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of November 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brian E. Holian, Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–28131 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] DATES: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Office of Federal Procurement Policy 48 CFR Part 9904 Cost Accounting Standards: Harmonization of Cost Accounting Standards 412 and 413 With the Pension Protection Act of 2006 Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement Policy ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (Board), is today announcing an extension of time to submit public comments regarding the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) (73 FR 51261, September 2, 2008) on the harmonization of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) 412 and 413 with the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–280, 120 Stat.780). Many of the public comments received as of November 3, 2008 noted that the ANPRM addressed complex and technical accounting issues. Some of the commenters noted that they were still actively performing actuarial modeling of the ANPRM and alternative approaches. These commenters asked that the Board consider promulgating a second ANPRM or accepting public comments submitted after the original due date of November 3, 2008. Because the Final Rule must be published within the statutory time requirements of Section 106 of the PPA, the Board is concerned that the promulgation of a second ANPRM might not be feasible. Therefore to permit fuller consideration of the continuing efforts by the public, and to mitigate the need for a second ANPRM, the Board is extending the comment period to the date specified below. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments must be in writing and must be received by December 15, 2008. The full text of the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, including the Board’s response to public comments on the Staff Discussion Paper and the draft proposed amendments to Cost Accounting Standards 412 and 413, is available at: http:// www.regulations.gov and http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ procurement/index_casb.html. All comments to this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking must be in writing. Due to delays in the receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. Electronic comments may be submitted in any one of three ways: 1. Comments may be directly sent via http://www.regulations.gov—a Federal E-Government Web site that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Simply type ‘‘CAS Pension Harmonization ANPRM’’ (without quotes) in the Comment or Submission search box, click Go, and follow the instructions for submitting comments; 2. Comments may be included in an e-mail message sent to casb2@omb.eop.gov. The comments may be submitted in the text of the email message or as an attachment; or 3. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to (202) 395–5105. Be sure to include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of your public comment and reference ‘‘CAS Pension Harmonization ANPRM’’ in the subject line. Comments received by the date specified below will be included as part of the official record. Please note that all public comments received will be available in their entirety at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/procurement/index_casb.html and http://www.regulations.gov shortly after their receipt. ADDRESSES: Eric Shipley, Project Director, Cost Accounting Standards Board (telephone: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Notices 410–786–6381, e-mail: Eric.Shipley@cms.hhs.gov). Lesley A. Field, Acting Chairperson, Cost Accounting Standards Board. [FR Doc. E8–28043 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2009–9, CP2009–10 and CP2009–11] Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to add Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Product List. The Postal Service has also filed two related contracts. This notice addresses procedural steps associated with these filings. DATES: Comments are due December 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES On November 17, 2008, the Postal Service filed a formal request pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq. to add Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Product List.1 The Postal Service indicates that Governors’ Decision No. 08–10, July 16, 2008, establishes prices and classifications not of general applicability for Global Direct contracts.2 The Request has been assigned Docket No. MC2009–9. 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements to the Competitive Product List, and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) Two Functionally Equivalent Agreements, November 17, 2008 (Request). 2 Governors’ Decision No. 08–10, July 16, 2008, filed in Docket No. MC2008–7 establishes prices and classifications not of general applicability for Global Direct and Global Bulk Economy Contracts, as well as for Global Plus Contracts 2, which combines Global Direct and Global Bulk Economy services. In that proceeding, the Postal Service indicated that until it entered into contracts with customers for Global Direct, it would not ask the Commission to establish an individual classification for Global Direct services. See id. at 1, n. 1. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:30 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 The Postal Service contemporaneously filed notice that it had entered into two Global Direct contracts with customers. Request at 1. The contracts have been assigned Docket Nos. CP2009–10 and CP2009–11. The Postal Service represents that the contracts’ terms fit within the proposed Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) language included as Attachment A–2 to Governors’ Decision 08–10, filed in Docket No. MC2008–7. Id. at 2. It claims the contracts are functionally equivalent in that they share similar cost and market characteristics, encompass customers who send mail directly to foreign destinations and desire that their mail bear the indicia of the foreign country, and cover the same services to the same foreign destination. Id. at 5–6. The Postal Service requests that the Commission classify these contracts as one product on the Competitive Product List in the MCS. Id. at 2, 5. Request. Global Direct services provides customers with a price for mail acceptance within the United States and transportation to a receiving country of mail that bears the receiving country’s indicia and meets the preparation requirements for the particular type of mail established by the receiving country. The Request, which seeks to incorporate Governors’ Decision No. 08– 10 and the record of proceedings in Docket No. MC2008–7, includes a statement of supporting justification as required by 39 CFR 3020.32,3 certifications of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a),4 and supporting material filed under seal.5 Substantively, the Request seeks to add two Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements contracts as a single product in the Competitive Product List. Id. at 1–2. In the Statement of Supporting Justification, Frank Cebello, Executive Director, Global Business Management, asserts that each contract will cover its attributable costs, make a positive contribution to institutional costs, and increase contribution toward the requisite 5.5 percent of the Postal Service’s total institutional costs. Id., Attachment 1, at 2. Thus, Mr. Cebello contends there will be no issue of subsidization of competitive products by market dominant products as a result of these contracts. Id. Related contracts. Copies of the specific Global Direct contracts were filed under seal a day after the Request was filed. The Postal Service notes the 3 See Attachment 1 to the Request. Attachments 2 and 3 to the Request. 5 The supporting materials were filed subsequent to the Request on November 18, 2008. 4 See PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72087 contracts are set to begin within 30 days after regulatory approvals and are set to expire not later than January 31, 2010. The Postal Service represents that the contracts are consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). See id. Attachments 2 and 3. The Postal Service filed much of the supporting materials, including Governors’ Decision 08–10 (in Docket No. MC2008–7) and the financial analysis for these Global Direct contracts, under seal. In its Request, the Postal Service maintains that the contracts and related financial information, including the customers’ names and the accompanying analyses that provide prices, terms, conditions, and financial projections, should remain under seal. Id. at 2–4. II. Notice of Filings The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2009–9, CP2009–10, and CP2009–11 for consideration of the Request pertaining to the proposed Global Direct Negotiated Service Agreements product and the related contracts, respectively. In keeping with practice, these dockets are addressed on a consolidated basis for purposes of this Order; however, future filings should be made in the specific docket in which issues being addressed pertain.6 Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR 3020 subpart B. Comments are due no later than December 2, 2008. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Michael J. Ravnitzky to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. It is Ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2009–9, CP2009–10, and CP2009–11 for consideration of the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Michael J. Ravnitzky is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings. 3. Comments by interested persons in these proceedings are due no later than December 2, 2008. 6 Docket No. MC2009–9 is reserved for those filings related to the proposed product of Global Direct services and the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3642, while Docket Nos. CP2009–10 and CP2009– 11 are reserved for those filings specific to the contracts and the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72086-72087]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28043]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Office of Federal Procurement Policy

48 CFR Part 9904


Cost Accounting Standards: Harmonization of Cost Accounting 
Standards 412 and 413 With the Pension Protection Act of 2006

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement 
Policy

ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost 
Accounting Standards Board (Board), is today announcing an extension of 
time to submit public comments regarding the Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (ANPRM) (73 FR 51261, September 2, 2008) on the 
harmonization of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) 412 and 413 with the 
Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-280, 120 Stat.780). 
Many of the public comments received as of November 3, 2008 noted that 
the ANPRM addressed complex and technical accounting issues. Some of 
the commenters noted that they were still actively performing actuarial 
modeling of the ANPRM and alternative approaches. These commenters 
asked that the Board consider promulgating a second ANPRM or accepting 
public comments submitted after the original due date of November 3, 
2008. Because the Final Rule must be published within the statutory 
time requirements of Section 106 of the PPA, the Board is concerned 
that the promulgation of a second ANPRM might not be feasible. 
Therefore to permit fuller consideration of the continuing efforts by 
the public, and to mitigate the need for a second ANPRM, the Board is 
extending the comment period to the date specified below.
    Public comments already received in response to the ANPRM are 
available in their entirety at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/
procurement/index_casb.htm and at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: Comments must be in writing and must be received by December 15, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: The full text of the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 
including the Board's response to public comments on the Staff 
Discussion Paper and the draft proposed amendments to Cost Accounting 
Standards 412 and 413, is available at: http://www.regulations.gov and 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/index_casb.html.
    All comments to this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking must be 
in writing. Due to delays in the receipt and processing of mail, 
respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically 
to ensure timely receipt. Electronic comments may be submitted in any 
one of three ways:
    1. Comments may be directly sent via http://www.regulations.gov--a 
Federal E-Government Web site that allows the public to find, review, 
and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the 
Federal Register and that are open for comment. Simply type ``CAS 
Pension Harmonization ANPRM'' (without quotes) in the Comment or 
Submission search box, click Go, and follow the instructions for 
submitting comments;
    2. Comments may be included in an e-mail message sent to 
casb2@omb.eop.gov. The comments may be submitted in the text of the e-
mail message or as an attachment; or
    3. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to (202) 395-5105.
    Be sure to include your name, title, organization, postal address, 
telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of your public comment 
and reference ``CAS Pension Harmonization ANPRM'' in the subject line. 
Comments received by the date specified below will be included as part 
of the official record.
    Please note that all public comments received will be available in 
their entirety at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/index_
casb.html and http://www.regulations.gov shortly after their receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Shipley, Project Director, Cost 
Accounting Standards Board (telephone:

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410-786-6381, e-mail: Eric.Shipley@cms.hhs.gov).

Lesley A. Field,
Acting Chairperson, Cost Accounting Standards Board.
[FR Doc. E8-28043 Filed 11-25-08; 8:45 am]
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