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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45618 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices for piping; failure to maintain records of annual testing of ALLDs; failure to provide release detection for tanks and pressurized piping and failure to maintain records of compliance with release detection requirements for both tanks and pressurized piping. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, CHEVRON will pay a $600,000 penalty, undertake two Supplemental Environment Projects valued at approximately $3.4 million, and implement injunctive relief valued at approximately $1.8 million. As part of the injunctive relief under the Consent Decree, CHEVRON will install a fully automated release detection system for tanks and piping associated with the UST systems at 155 of CHEVRON’s UST facilities no later than March 31, 2013. The automated release detection system will include automatic tank gauging for single wall tanks, interstitial monitoring for double wall tanks, and electronic line leak detectors for piping on the UST systems. CHEVRON also agrees under the Consent Decree to install dispenser pans under all dispensers no later than March 31, 2013 at 155 of CHEVRON’s UST facilities. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to the matter as United States v. Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC, D.J. Ref. 90–7–1– 09727. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Torre Chardon Suite 1201, 350 Carlos Chardon Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, and at U.S. EPA Region II, 290 Broadway, New York, New York. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting from the Consent Decree Library a copy of the consent decree for United States v. Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:11–CV–1716, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 please enclose a check in the amount of $13.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Ronald G. Gluck, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resource Division. [FR Doc. 2011–19180 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Joint Stipulation Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on July 25, 2011, a proposed Joint Stipulation to Modify the Sixth Amendment to the Consent Decree entered in United States v. BP Exploration and Oil Co., et al., (Civil No. 2:96 CV 095 RL) (‘‘Joint Stipulation’’), was lodged with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The Joint Stipulation modifies the Supplemental Environmental Project (referred to as the ‘‘Natural Gas Conversion SEP’’) required as part of the Sixth Amendment to the Consent Decree. The Sixth Amendment to the Consent Decree resolved the United States’ civil claims against BP Products North America Inc. (‘‘BP Products’’) for alleged Clean Air Act (‘‘CAA’’) violations at its petroleum refinery located in Texas City, Texas (the ‘‘Texas City Refinery’’). The Joint Stipulation modifies the Natural Gas Conversion SEP so that heavy-duty diesel vehicles from third parties other than the City of Texas City, Texas and the Texas City Independent School District can now be converted as part of the Natural Gas Conversion SEP. The Joint Stipulation also requires BP Products to convert two additional heavy-duty diesel vehicles as part of the Natural Gas Conversion SEP, and eliminates the requirement to convert light-duty gasoline vehicles. Pursuant to the Sixth Amendment, BP Products was required to spend at least $6,000,000 on the Natural Gas Conversion SEP. Pursuant to the Joint Stipulation, BP Products will have to spend at least $6,250,000 in completing the modified SEP. The Joint Stipulation also requires BP Products to perform a ‘‘Handheld Air Monitor SEP.’’ As part of this SEP, BP Products will provide the Galveston County Health District and the Texas City Fire Department with handheld ambient air monitors that are capable of detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as other toxic and combustible gases. BP Products is required to spend at least $35,000 in PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 completing the Handheld Air Monitor SEP. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Joint Stipulation. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. BP Exploration & Oil Co., et al., D.J. Ref. 90–5–2–1–07109. During the public comment period, the Joint Stipulation may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Joint Stipulation may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. If requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library by mail, please enclose a check in the amount of $3.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if requesting by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the address given above. Maureen M. Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2011–19188 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—Two Hearings of the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement. AGENCY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than September 1, 2011. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing two hearings of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices the NIC Advisory Board. The hearings will assist the Board in providing directions to NIC and the corrections field on the subject of organizational culture (hearing #1) and cost containment (hearing #2). The first hearing will be held on November 2–3, 2011 in San Diego, California. The second hearing will be held in April or May 2012 in Aurora, Colorado (note that the site for hearing #2 will be the National Correctional Academy in Aurora, Colorado). DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Selection of the successful applicant and notification of review results to all applicants will be made by September 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be sent to Director, National Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street, NW., Room 5002, Washington, DC 20534. Applicants are encouraged to use Federal Express, UPS, or similar service to ensure delivery by the due date. Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. At the front desk, call (202)307–3106, extension 0 for pickup. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications can be submitted via http:// www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement can be downloaded from the NIC Web site at http://www.nicic.gov/ cooperativeagreements. All technical or programmatic questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Sherry Carroll. She can be reached by email at scarroll@bop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The recipient of the award under this cooperative agreement will organize and coordinate all logistical details for two hearings of the NIC Advisory Board. All expenses for these two hearings, expected to last up to two days with up to 25 invited witnesses, will be provided out of the funding awarded under this agreement. Witnesses for each meeting will be identified by NIC, and the location of the meetings will be in San Diego, California, and Aurora, Colorado. The recipient will also make arrangements for lodging for up to 15 members of the NIC advisory board and up to 10 NIC staff members, but will not be responsible for the Board or NIC staff travel, lodging, or per diem costs. Arrangements should allow for up to 25 observers who will attend the hearings at their own expense, including Federal and state officials, the media, or other VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 guests, to be accommodated. The recipient will not be required to coordinate travel or lodging for observers. The recipient of this award will assist NIC in locating an appropriate venue and coordinating local arrangements, including a meeting room to accommodate up to 75 people, food, and beverage services, at the site. The recipient will assist the 25 witnesses in each of the two hearings in arranging travel, lodging, and reimbursing costs in conformity with Federal guidelines. Some witnesses or presenters may also be eligible to receive compensation for their participation, which may be in the form of a white paper or presentation (up to $10,000 total for both hearings should be budgeted for this expense). With input from NIC, the recipient will prepare each hearing’s agenda, participant lists, white papers, handouts, and supplementary materials; provide electronic copies to NIC communications staff; duplicate hard copy versions in sufficient quantities; and deliver them to the venue. With input from NIC, the participant will prepare and distribute a press release concerning the event, prepare press kits, and facilitate coverage of the hearings by national media outlets, including newspaper, radio, television, and Webbased news organizations. The recipient will arrange for or supply all audiovisual equipment necessary for hearing #1. The recipient will also make the necessary arrangements to record the proceedings, either by audio or video, and with a note taker for each meeting. In addition to providing staff on site for each of the two hearings, the recipient should also budget for up to four, one-day planning sessions with NIC Advisory Board members and NIC staff to take place in Washington, DC, or Aurora, Colorado, during the award period. Deliverables: By the end of the project, the recipient of this award will deliver the following products: (1) Detailed notes of the proceedings of each hearing delivered within 30 days of the event; (2) Each of the white papers produced for the meetings, edited to be suitable for distribution to corrections practitioners and delivered in NIC’s standard format; and (3) A summary report providing an overview of the meetings, their major themes, and any recommendations for the field. Required Expertise: Successful applicants should have the organizational capacity to complete all the tasks listed above, including demonstrated experience in organizing meetings of the size and type described, working closely with the media, and PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45619 facilitating hearing coverage. Preference will also be given to applicants with a record of working with similar subject matter expert groups in government or criminal justice. Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, typed double spaced and reference the ‘‘NIC Opportunity Number’’ and Title provided in this announcement. Please limit the program narrative text to 20 double spaced, numbered pages. The application package must include: a cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible for the applicant’s financial accounts as well as the audit period or fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012), a program narrative responding to the requirements in this announcement, a description of the qualifications of the applicant(s), an outline explaining projected costs, and the following forms: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget Information—Non Construction Programs, OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances—Non Construction Programs (these forms are available at http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at http://www.nicic.org/Downloads/PDF/ certif-frm.pdf). Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there must be one, unbound original plus three copies of the full proposal (program and budget narratives, application forms and assurances). The original should have the applicant’s signature in blue ink. Authority: Public Law 93–415. Funds Available: Up to $100,000 is available for this project, subject to available funding, but preference will be given to applicants who provide the most cost efficient solutions in accomplishing the scope of work. Determination will be made based on best value to the government, not necessarily the lowest bid. Funds may be used only for the activities that are directly related to the project. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Administration Division. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 45620 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2011 / Notices Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows: Organizational (75%) Does the applicant have the necessary capacity and staff with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to demonstrate a high level of competency to carry out the tasks? Are the proposed project management and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project? Has the organization had past experience in organizing similar events in government or the criminal justice area? Budget (25%) Is the proposed budget realistic? Does it provide sufficient cost detail/narrative and represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Is there evidence that the applicant has proposed the most cost effective way of performing the work? Are there any innovative strategies proposed to contain costs? Note: NIC will NOT award a cooperative agreement to an applicant unless they have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number (DUNS) and are registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1–800– 333–0505 (if you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1–866–705–5711 and select option 1). Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: http:// www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and work sheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Publications produced under this award must follow the ‘‘Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication’’ as found in the General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements which will be included in the award package. Number of Awards: One. NIC Opportunity Number: 11AD11. This number should appear as a reference line in the cover letter, where the opportunity number is requested on the Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in which the application is sent. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.602. Executive Order 12372: This program is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. Morris L. Thigpen, Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. 2011–19223 Filed 7–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jul 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). DATES: Submit comments on or before August 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–6929/Fax: 202–395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUMMARY: The Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment Standards of 29 CFR part 1915 require that employers: (1) Ensure competent persons conduct inspections and atmospheric testing prior to workers entering a confined or enclosed space (§ 1915.12(a)–(c)); (2) warn workers not to enter hazardous spaces and other dangerous SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 atmospheres (§§ 1915.12 (a)–(c), 1915.16); (3) train workers who will be entering confined or enclosed spaces and certify such training has been provided (§ 1915.12(d)); (4) establish and train shipyard rescue teams or arrange for outside rescue teams and provide them with information (§ 1915.12(e)); (5) ensure one person on each rescue team maintains a current first aid training certificate (§ 1915.12(e)); (6) exchange information regarding hazards, safety rules, and emergency procedures concerning these spaces and atmospheres with other employers whose workers may enter these spaces and atmospheres (§ 1915.12(f)); (7) ensure testing of spaces having contained combustible or flammable liquids or gases and toxic, corrosive, or irritating substances, and other dangerous atmospheres, boundaries or pipelines before cleaning and other cold work is started and as necessary thereafter while the operations are ongoing (§ 1915.13(b)(2) and (4)); (8) post signs prohibiting ignition sources within or near a space that contains bulk quantities of flammable or combustible liquids or gases (§ 1915.13(b)(10)); (9) ensure confined and enclosed spaces are tested before workers perform hot work in these work areas (§ 1915.14(a)); (10) post warnings of testing conducted by competent persons and certificates of testing conducted by a Marine Chemist or Coast Guard authorized person in the immediate vicinity of the hot-work operation while the operation is in progress (§ 1915.14(a) and (b)); and (11) retain certificates of testing on file for at least three months after completing the operation (§ 1915.14(a)(2)). These information collections are subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1218–0011. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2011; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Corrections


Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement--Two Hearings of the 
National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board

AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation for a cooperative agreement.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting 
proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a 
cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than 
September 1, 2011. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve 
organizing two hearings of

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the NIC Advisory Board. The hearings will assist the Board in providing 
directions to NIC and the corrections field on the subject of 
organizational culture (hearing 1) and cost containment 
(hearing 2). The first hearing will be held on November 2-3, 
2011 in San Diego, California. The second hearing will be held in April 
or May 2012 in Aurora, Colorado (note that the site for hearing 
2 will be the National Correctional Academy in Aurora, 
Colorado).

DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, 
August 10, 2011. Selection of the successful applicant and notification 
of review results to all applicants will be made by September 1, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be sent to Director, National 
Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street, NW., Room 5002, Washington, 
DC 20534. Applicants are encouraged to use Federal Express, UPS, or 
similar service to ensure delivery by the due date.
    Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20001. At the front desk, call (202)307-3106, 
extension 0 for pickup.
    Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic 
applications can be submitted via http://www.grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement can be 
downloaded from the NIC Web site at http://www.nicic.gov/cooperativeagreements.
    All technical or programmatic questions concerning this 
announcement should be directed to Sherry Carroll. She can be reached 
by e-mail at scarroll@bop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The recipient of the award under this 
cooperative agreement will organize and coordinate all logistical 
details for two hearings of the NIC Advisory Board. All expenses for 
these two hearings, expected to last up to two days with up to 25 
invited witnesses, will be provided out of the funding awarded under 
this agreement. Witnesses for each meeting will be identified by NIC, 
and the location of the meetings will be in San Diego, California, and 
Aurora, Colorado. The recipient will also make arrangements for lodging 
for up to 15 members of the NIC advisory board and up to 10 NIC staff 
members, but will not be responsible for the Board or NIC staff travel, 
lodging, or per diem costs. Arrangements should allow for up to 25 
observers who will attend the hearings at their own expense, including 
Federal and state officials, the media, or other guests, to be 
accommodated. The recipient will not be required to coordinate travel 
or lodging for observers.
    The recipient of this award will assist NIC in locating an 
appropriate venue and coordinating local arrangements, including a 
meeting room to accommodate up to 75 people, food, and beverage 
services, at the site. The recipient will assist the 25 witnesses in 
each of the two hearings in arranging travel, lodging, and reimbursing 
costs in conformity with Federal guidelines. Some witnesses or 
presenters may also be eligible to receive compensation for their 
participation, which may be in the form of a white paper or 
presentation (up to $10,000 total for both hearings should be budgeted 
for this expense).
    With input from NIC, the recipient will prepare each hearing's 
agenda, participant lists, white papers, handouts, and supplementary 
materials; provide electronic copies to NIC communications staff; 
duplicate hard copy versions in sufficient quantities; and deliver them 
to the venue. With input from NIC, the participant will prepare and 
distribute a press release concerning the event, prepare press kits, 
and facilitate coverage of the hearings by national media outlets, 
including newspaper, radio, television, and Web-based news 
organizations. The recipient will arrange for or supply all audio-
visual equipment necessary for hearing 1. The recipient will 
also make the necessary arrangements to record the proceedings, either 
by audio or video, and with a note taker for each meeting.
    In addition to providing staff on site for each of the two 
hearings, the recipient should also budget for up to four, one-day 
planning sessions with NIC Advisory Board members and NIC staff to take 
place in Washington, DC, or Aurora, Colorado, during the award period.
    Deliverables: By the end of the project, the recipient of this 
award will deliver the following products: (1) Detailed notes of the 
proceedings of each hearing delivered within 30 days of the event; (2) 
Each of the white papers produced for the meetings, edited to be 
suitable for distribution to corrections practitioners and delivered in 
NIC's standard format; and (3) A summary report providing an overview 
of the meetings, their major themes, and any recommendations for the 
field.
    Required Expertise: Successful applicants should have the 
organizational capacity to complete all the tasks listed above, 
including demonstrated experience in organizing meetings of the size 
and type described, working closely with the media, and facilitating 
hearing coverage. Preference will also be given to applicants with a 
record of working with similar subject matter expert groups in 
government or criminal justice.
    Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, 
typed double spaced and reference the ``NIC Opportunity Number'' and 
Title provided in this announcement. Please limit the program narrative 
text to 20 double spaced, numbered pages. The application package must 
include: a cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible 
for the applicant's financial accounts as well as the audit period or 
fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., September 1, 2011 
through June 30, 2012), a program narrative responding to the 
requirements in this announcement, a description of the qualifications 
of the applicant(s), an outline explaining projected costs, and the 
following forms: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal 
Assistance, OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget Information--Non 
Construction Programs, OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances--Non 
Construction Programs (these forms are available at http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; 
Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free 
Workplace Requirements (available at http://www.nicic.org/Downloads/PDF/certif-frm.pdf).
    Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via 
http://www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there must be one, 
unbound original plus three copies of the full proposal (program and 
budget narratives, application forms and assurances). The original 
should have the applicant's signature in blue ink.

    Authority:  Public Law 93-415.

    Funds Available: Up to $100,000 is available for this project, 
subject to available funding, but preference will be given to 
applicants who provide the most cost efficient solutions in 
accomplishing the scope of work. Determination will be made based on 
best value to the government, not necessarily the lowest bid. Funds may 
be used only for the activities that are directly related to the 
project.
    Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or 
private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or 
team with expertise in the described areas.
    This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC 
Administration Division.

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    Review Considerations: Applications received under this 
announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. The criteria 
for the evaluation of each application will be as follows:

Organizational (75%)

    Does the applicant have the necessary capacity and staff with the 
skills, knowledge, and expertise to demonstrate a high level of 
competency to carry out the tasks? Are the proposed project management 
and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project? 
Has the organization had past experience in organizing similar events 
in government or the criminal justice area?

Budget (25%)

    Is the proposed budget realistic? Does it provide sufficient cost 
detail/narrative and represent good value relative to the anticipated 
results? Is there evidence that the applicant has proposed the most 
cost effective way of performing the work? Are there any innovative 
strategies proposed to contain costs?

    Note:  NIC will NOT award a cooperative agreement to an 
applicant unless they have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal 
Number (DUNS) and are registered in the Central Contractor Registry 
(CCR).

    A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated 
toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-800-333-0505 (if you are a sole 
proprietor, you would dial 1-866-705-5711 and select option 1).
    Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: 
http://www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and work sheet can also be reviewed 
at the Web site.
    Publications produced under this award must follow the ``Guidelines 
for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication'' as found in 
the General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements which will be 
included in the award package.
    Number of Awards: One.
    NIC Opportunity Number: 11AD11. This number should appear as a 
reference line in the cover letter, where the opportunity number is 
requested on the Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in 
which the application is sent.

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.602.

    Executive Order 12372: This program is not subject to the 
provisions of Executive Order 12372.

Morris L. Thigpen,
Director, National Institute of Corrections.
[FR Doc. 2011-19223 Filed 7-28-11; 8:45 am]
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