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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 25 / Monday, February 9, 2009 / Notices Number of Respondents/Responses: 5,000 respondents/5,000 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 2,500 hours. Total Annual Costs: None. Nature and Extend of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained in Sections 154(i), 303, 308, 309 and 621 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Privacy Impact Assessment(s): No impact(s) Needs and Uses: Under 47 CFR 76.1610, cable operators must notify the Commission of changes in ownership information or operating status within 30 days of such change. FCC Form 324 is used to update information filed with the Commission concerning the Cable Community Registration. 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The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2009, which is scheduled to commence at 2 p.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC (See announcement dated January 29, 2009, 74 FR 6036, February 4, 2009). • The meeting will include presentations and discussion by senior agency officials as well as industry, consumer groups and others involved in the Digital Television Transition. • The purpose of the meeting is to educate and inform the Commission and VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Feb 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 the public about the status and issues involved with the upcoming Digital Television Transition. Agenda and list of witnesses follows: 2 p.m. Opening Statements by Chairman and Commissioners 2:15 p.m. Panel 1: DTV Consumer Outreach Cathy Seidel, Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC Tony Wilhelm, Consumer Education Director, National Telecommunications and Information Administration Mark Lloyd, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging 3 p.m. Panel 2: DTV Call Centers Andrew Martin, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission Sam Howe, Executive Vice President, Time Warner Cable David Rehr, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters Dennis Lyle, President, National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations 3:45 p.m. Panel 3: Reception Issues and Analog Nightlight Julius Knapp, Chief of Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC David Donovan, President, MSTV Joel Kelsey, Policy Analyst, Consumers Union Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association 4:30 p.m. Closing Statements/ Adjournment The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. 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SUMMARY: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will hold public meetings on the following dates: Friday, February 27, 2009 and Monday March 2, 2009. GSA utilizes the MAS program to establish long-term Governmentwide contracts with responsible firms to provide Federal, State, and local government customers with access to a wide variety of commercial supplies (products) and services. The MAS Panel was established to develop advice and recommendations on MAS program pricing policies, provisions, and procedures in the context of current commercial pricing practices. The Panel will be developing recommendations for MAS program pricing provisions for the acquisition of (1) professional services; (2) products; (3) total solutions which consist of professional services and products; and (4) non professional services. In E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 6412 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 25 / Monday, February 9, 2009 / Notices developing the recommendations, the Panel will, at a minimum, address these 5 questions for each of the 4 types of acquisitions envisioned above: (1) Where does competition take place?; (2) If competition takes place primarily at the task/delivery order level, does a fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level really matter?; (3) If the Panel consensus is that competition is at the task order level, are the methods that GSA uses to determine fair and reasonable prices and maintain the price/discount relationship with the basis of award customer(s) adequate?; (4) If the current policy is not adequate, what are the recommendations to improve the policy/guidance; and (5) If fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level is not beneficial and the fair and reasonable price determination is to be determined only at the task/delivery order level, then what is the GSA role? The meetings will be held at U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, 2200 Crystal Drive, Room L1301, Arlington, VA 22202. The location is within walking distance of the Crystal City metro stop. The start time for each meeting is 9 a.m., and each meeting will adjourn no later than 5 p.m. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the Panel meetings, agendas, and other information can be obtained at www.gsa.gov/ masadvisorypanel or you may contact Ms. Pat Brooks, Designated Federal Officer, Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel, U.S. General Services Administration, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 911, Arlington, VA 22205; telephone 703–605–3406, Fax 703–605– 3454; or via email at mas.advisorypanel@gsa.gov. AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS: All meeting materials, including meeting agendas, handouts, public comments, and meeting minutes will be posted on the MAS Panel website at www.gsa.gov/ masadvisorypanel or www.gsa.gov/ masap. MEETING ACCESS: Individuals requiring special accommodations at any of these meetings should contact Ms. Brooks at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date so that appropriate arrangements can be made. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Feb 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: February 3, 2009 Rodney P. Lantier, Acting Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E9–2624 Filed 2–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–09–08BD] 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). 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A key component of this strategy focuses upon increased HIV testing in healthcare settings to increase the number of persons with HIV who are aware of their infection and are successfully referred to treatment and prevention services. In September 2006, CDC released revised recommendations for routine HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in healthcare settings as a measure to address the high number PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of individuals who are unaware of their HIV infection. Routine HIV testing programs in hospital settings, including emergency departments (EDs) and urgent care centers (UCCs), have great potential to identify a large number of previously undiagnosed individuals. Prior to the release of the revised recommendations, few such hospital-based testing programs had existed in the United States. CDC is committed to increasing the number of such programs in the U.S., and is currently working with partners to achieve these goals. This project proposes a survey to assess HIV testing policies and practices in hospitals nationwide and to describe the uptake of the revised HIV testing recommendations for hospital settings. The objectives of this project are: (1) To determine the extent to which HIV testing is being conducted in U.S. hospitals; (2) to describe the characteristics of hospitals with and without HIV testing programs; and (3) to identify barriers to and facilitators of implementing HIV testing programs in these settings. This data will assist CDC in monitoring the uptake of recommendations for HIV testing in healthcare settings. CDC is requesting approval for collecting information for 2 years. This project will collect data from hospitals on a one-time voluntary basis using a brief survey. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 25 (Monday, February 9, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6411-6412]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2624]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public 
Advisory Panel Meetings

AGENCY: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award 
Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will 
hold public meetings on the following dates: Friday, February 27, 2009 
and Monday March 2, 2009. GSA utilizes the MAS program to establish 
long-term Governmentwide contracts with responsible firms to provide 
Federal, State, and local government customers with access to a wide 
variety of commercial supplies (products) and services.
    The MAS Panel was established to develop advice and recommendations 
on MAS program pricing policies, provisions, and procedures in the 
context of current commercial pricing practices. The Panel will be 
developing recommendations for MAS program pricing provisions for the 
acquisition of (1) professional services; (2) products; (3) total 
solutions which consist of professional services and products; and (4) 
non professional services. In

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developing the recommendations, the Panel will, at a minimum, address 
these 5 questions for each of the 4 types of acquisitions envisioned 
above: (1) Where does competition take place?; (2) If competition takes 
place primarily at the task/delivery order level, does a fair and 
reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level really 
matter?; (3) If the Panel consensus is that competition is at the task 
order level, are the methods that GSA uses to determine fair and 
reasonable prices and maintain the price/discount relationship with the 
basis of award customer(s) adequate?; (4) If the current policy is not 
adequate, what are the recommendations to improve the policy/guidance; 
and (5) If fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract 
level is not beneficial and the fair and reasonable price determination 
is to be determined only at the task/delivery order level, then what is 
the GSA role?
    The meetings will be held at U.S. General Services Administration, 
Federal Acquisition Service, 2200 Crystal Drive, Room L1301, Arlington, 
VA 22202. The location is within walking distance of the Crystal City 
metro stop. The start time for each meeting is 9 a.m., and each meeting 
will adjourn no later than 5 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the Panel meetings, 
agendas, and other information can be obtained at www.gsa.gov/
masadvisorypanel or you may contact Ms. Pat Brooks, Designated Federal 
Officer, Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel, U.S. General Services 
Administration, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 911, Arlington, VA 22205; 
telephone 703-605-3406, Fax 703-605-3454; or via email at 
mas.advisorypanel@gsa.gov.
    AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS: All meeting materials, including meeting 
agendas, handouts, public comments, and meeting minutes will be posted 
on the MAS Panel website at www.gsa.gov/masadvisorypanel or 
www.gsa.gov/masap.
    MEETING ACCESS: Individuals requiring special accommodations at any 
of these meetings should contact Ms. Brooks at least ten (10) business 
days prior to the meeting date so that appropriate arrangements can be 
made.

    Dated: February 3, 2009
Rodney P. Lantier,
Acting Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement 
Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-2624 Filed 2-6-09; 8:45 am]
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