General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Price Reductions Clause, 3045-3046 [E9-868]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices conspicuously, this information required by TILA and Regulation Z. Respondent’s failure to disclose this information undermined consumers’ ability to compare these offers to others in the marketplace. Through its law enforcement actions, the Commission intends to promote compliance with the disclosure requirements of TILA and Regulation Z, and to foster comparison shopping for mortgage loans. The proposed consent order contains provisions designed to prevent respondent from violating the FTC Act or failing to make clear and conspicuous disclosures required by TILA and Regulation Z in the future. The proposed consent order requires respondent to comply with the TILA and Regulation Z, as has been amended, see 73 Fed. Reg. 44,522 (July 30, 2008), and as may be further amended in the future. Part I of the proposed order prohibits respondent, in connection with closedend credit, from advertising a monthly payment amount unless respondent discloses, clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to those representations, as applicable, that the advertised monthly payment amount: (1) applies only for a limited period of time, after which it will increase; (2) does not include the amount of interest that the consumer owes each month; and (3) is less than the monthly payment amount (including interest) that the consumer owes, with the difference added to the total amount due from the consumer or total loan balance. Part II of the proposed order prohibits respondent, in connection with closedend credit, from advertising a rate lower than the rate at which interest is accruing, regardless of whether the rate is referred to as an ‘‘effective rate,’’ a ‘‘payment rate,’’ a ‘‘qualifying rate,’’ or any other term, provided that this provision does not prohibit advertisement of the ‘‘annual percentage rate’’ or ‘‘APR.’’ In light of respondent’s deceptive use of payment rates in its advertisements, and the Federal Reserve Board’s amendments to Regulation Z banning the use of such rates effective October 1, 2009, the proposed order prohibits respondent from advertising any such rate, to ensure that respondent’s advertisements do not deceive consumers. See 73 Fed. Reg. at 44,608. Part III of the proposed order prohibits respondent, in connection with closed-end credit, from advertising the amount of any payment, the number of payments or the period of repayment, or the amount of any finance charge, without disclosing, clearly and VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 conspicuously, all of the terms required by TILA and Regulation Z, including the terms of repayment; the APR; and if the APR may be increased after consummation, that fact. Part IV of the proposed order prohibits respondent, in connection with closed-end credit, from stating a rate of finance charge without stating the rate as an APR, as required by TILA and Regulation Z. Part V of the proposed order prohibits respondent from failing to comply in any respect with TILA or Regulation Z. Part VI of the proposed order contains a document retention requirement, the purpose of which is to ensure compliance with the proposed order. It requires that respondent maintain all records that will demonstrate compliance with the proposed order. Part VII of the proposed order requires respondent to distribute copies of the order to various principals, officers, directors, and managers, and all current and future employees, agents and representatives having responsibilities with respect to the subject matter of the order. Part VIII of the proposed order requires respondent to notify the Commission of any changes in its corporate structure that might affect compliance with this order. Part IX of the proposed order requires respondent to file with the Commission one or more reports detailing compliance with the order. Part X of the proposed order is a ‘‘sunset’’ provision, dictating the conditions under which the order will terminate twenty years from the date it is issued or twenty years after a complaint is filed in federal court, by either the United States or the FTC, alleging any violations of the order. The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed order, and it is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any way their terms. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–812 Filed 1–15–09: 8:45 am] Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0235] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Price Reductions Clause AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA. ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding the GSAR Price Reductions Clause. A request for public comments was published at 73 FR 45772, August 6, 2008. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2009. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 17, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Warren Blankenship, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, at telephone (202) 501–1900 or via e-mail to warren.blankenship@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), General Services Administration, Room 4041, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0235, Price Reductions Clause, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The clause at GSAR 552.238–75, Price Reductions, used in multiple award schedule contracts ensures that the Government maintains its relationship with the contractor’s customer or category of customers, upon which the contract is predicated. The reason for BILLING CODE 6750–01–S PO 00000 3045 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 3046 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices the burden increase as it exists now is based on current data updating the number of MAS Schedule contractors. B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 18,000. Total Annual Responses: 36,000. Average hours per response: 2 hours. Total Burden Hours: 72,000. Obtaining copies of proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0235, Price Reductions Clause, in all correspondence. Dated: January 12, 2009 Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E9–868 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee Vaccine Safety Working Group mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Vaccine Safety Working Group will hold a meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Audio conferencing will be available for listening only. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 4, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Department of Health and Human Services; Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kirsten Vannice, National Vaccine Program Office, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 443–H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690–5566; Fax: (202) 260–1165; e-mail: kirsten.vannice@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 2101 of the Public Health VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 300aa–1), the Secretary of Health and Human Services was mandated to establish the National Vaccine Program to achieve optimal prevention of human infectious diseases through immunization and to achieve optimal prevention against adverse reactions to vaccines. The National Vaccine Advisory Committee was established to provide advice and make recommendations to the Director of the National Vaccine Program on matters related to the Program’s responsibilities. The Assistant Secretary for Health serves as Director of the National Vaccine Program. The NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group was established to (1) undertake and coordinate a scientific review of the draft Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Safety Office (ISO) Scientific Agenda, and (2) review the current vaccine safety system. On February 4, 2009, the NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group will hear and discuss the results of the community activities that occurred to obtain public input on the ISO Scientific Agenda, and a summary of the written comments solicited in a previous Federal Register notice from January 2, 2009 (for more information on submitting written comments, please see below). This information will inform the Working Group and the NVAC recommendations on the ISO scientific agenda. Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the contact person above at least one week prior to the meeting. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Pre-registration is required for both public attendance and comment. Individuals who would like to submit written statements to the NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group should refer to instructions on the Federal Register Notice Docket ID fr02ja09–30, January 2, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 1) pages 107–108 (http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E831196.htm). Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to NVAC Vaccine Safety Working Group members should submit materials to the Executive Secretary, NVAC, through the contact person listed above prior to close of business January 30, 2009. Audio-conferencing will be available for listening only. The call-in PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 number is as follows: 888–469–2187, Participant Passcode: 2973732. Dated: January 13, 2009. Bruce Gellin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Director, National Vaccine Program Office. [FR Doc. E9–973 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–44–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30 Day—09–08AX] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–5960 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Morbidity Surveillance—New— National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The CDC is responsible for the reporting and dissemination of nationally notifiable STD morbidity information for prevention and control purposes in collaboration with state and local health departments. Recent changes in sexually transmitted disease (STD) epidemiology in the United States indicate that the existing passive surveillance for STD does not include all the elements needed in order to control and prevent STDs in the U.S. Towards that end, CDC is proposing a new electronic information collection called STD Morbidity Surveillance that will include information on laboratory confirmation of syphilis infection and risk behaviors of persons infected with syphilis and other STDs. Physicians and other providers collect demographic, risk, and clinical (including laboratory) information from persons diagnosed with notifiable STDs during a clinical encounter or counseling session. The E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3045-3046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-868]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0235]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; 
Information Collection; Price Reductions Clause

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an 
existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration has 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve an extension of a currently approved information 
collection requirement regarding the GSAR Price Reductions Clause. A 
request for public comments was published at 73 FR 45772, August 6, 
2008. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on 
January 31, 2009.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary 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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 17, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Warren Blankenship, Procurement 
Analyst, Contract Policy Division, at telephone (202) 501-1900 or via 
e-mail to warren.blankenship@gsa.gov.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 
10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory 
Secretariat (VPR), General Services Administration, Room 4041, 1800 F 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-
0235, Price Reductions Clause, in all correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The clause at GSAR 552.238-75, Price Reductions, used in multiple 
award schedule contracts ensures that the Government maintains its 
relationship with the contractor's customer or category of customers, 
upon which the contract is predicated. The reason for

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the burden increase as it exists now is based on current data updating 
the number of MAS Schedule contractors.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Number of Respondents: 18,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 36,000.
    Average hours per response: 2 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 72,000.
    Obtaining copies of proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 3090-0235, Price Reductions Clause, in all correspondence.

    Dated: January 12, 2009
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-868 Filed 1-15-09; 8:45 am]
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