Procurement List; Addition, 55882-55883 [2011-23107]

Download as PDF 55882 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2011 / Notices indicated by 37 CFR 2.6(b)(6) is $40 for recording the first property in a document and $25 for each additional property in the same document. The USPTO estimates that the average fee for a patent assignment recordation request is approximately $80 and that the average fee for a trademark assignment recordation request is approximately $65. Therefore, this collection has an estimated total of $37,776,265 in filing fees per year. Estimated annual responses Item Average fee amount Estimated annual filing costs Patent Recordation Form Cover Sheet (PTO–1595) .................................................................. Trademark Recordation Form Cover Sheet (PTO–1594) ........................................................... Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) (PTO–1595) ...................................................... 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The total (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of filing fees and postage costs is estimated to be $37,829,474 per year. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 6, 2011. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–23078 Filed 9–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Sep 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Addition Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Addition to the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 10/10/2011. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Briscoe, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 6/17/2011 (76 FR 35415–35417), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed addition to the Procurement List. The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) operates pursuant to statutory and regulatory requirements. The Committee regulation at 41 CFR 51–2–4 states that for a commodity or service to be suitable for addition to the Procurement List each of the following criteria must be reviewed and determined satisfactory under Committee practice and procedure: Employment potential; nonprofit agency qualifications, capability, and level of impact on the current contractor for the commodity or service. The JavitsWagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act requires that projects added to the Procurement List PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 must be provided by qualified nonprofit agencies that employ people who are blind or severely disabled for not less than 75% of the direct hours required for the production or provision of products or services during each fiscal year. Comments were received from the incumbent contractor that currently provides powder laundry detergent to the Government. The incumbent contractor indicated that it has a long established policy of employing people with disabilities. He indicated that two of the eight individuals employed in fulfillment of this product are people with disabilities. The contractor advises that loss of this project could jeopardize the continued employment of the two employees with disabilities. Comments were also received from two other sources. Both sources voiced support for the contractor’s practice of hiring people with disabilities and asserted that the contractor should retain the opportunity to supply the product to the Government. The Committee applauds and encourages the actions of this contractor to hire people with disabilities who deserve the same opportunity as all Americans to work, earn income and be productive members of society. The AbilityOne Program, which the Committee administers, exists to provide employment for people who are blind or whose significant disabilities make them unable to obtain or maintain employment on their own. In the case of the specific project under consideration, people who are blind will provide the labor associated with filling the detergent containers, as well as packaging the product for sale and delivery. This will maximize employment for individuals with the most barriers to competitive employment. As the product offered under the AbilityOne Program exceeds recent biobased standards, it is also more likely to be purchased by Federal agencies in compliance with the E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2011 / Notices biobased preference regulations. The Committee has determined that this project meets all of the required criteria for suitability, consistent with its regulations, and will be provided by a qualified nonprofit agency that must employ people who are blind or severely disabled for not less than 75% for its direct labor hours each fiscal year. Therefore, employment opportunities for people who are blind or severely disabled are maximized through the addition of this project to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to provide the product and impact of the addition on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the product listed below is suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organization that will furnish the product to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing the small entity to furnish the product to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the product proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Accordingly, the following product is added to the Procurement List: Product NSN: 7930–01–490–7301—Detergent, Laundry, Biobased with Bleach, Powdered/7930–01–490–7301 NPA: Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired—Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX. Coverage: A–List for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration. Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations (Pricing and Information Management). [FR Doc. 2011–23107 Filed 9–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Sep 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 55883 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. Procurement List; Proposed Addition End of Certification Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Addition to the Procurement List. The following service is proposed for addition to Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agency listed: AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: 10/10/2011. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Patricia Briscoe, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C 47(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Addition If the Committee approves the proposed addition, the entity of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the service listed below from the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Service: Service Type: Rubbish Removal and Recycling Service. Locations: I.R.S. Offices at the following locations: Submission Processing Center & Tax Break ´ Cafe, 3651 S. IH–35, Austin, TX. Connection Warehouse, 2021 East Woodward, Austin, TX. Southpark G (CSB), 1821 Directors Blvd., Austin, TX. Southpark J, 2191 Woodward, Austin, TX. Southpark K, 4175 Freidrich Lane, Austin, TX. South Tech. Bldg. 4, 2101 East Saint Elmo Road, Austin, TX. Child Development Center, 3651 South IH– 35, Austin, TX. JJ Pickle Federal Building, 300 E. 8th St., Austin, TX . Research Park, 2301 Research Blvd., Bldg. 4, Austin, TX. Rundberg Building, 825 E. Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX. Southpark Office Center (SPOC), 5015 S. IH–35, Austin, TX. NPA: Austin Task, Inc., Austin, TX. Contracting Activity: Dept. of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Chicago, IL. Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations (Pricing and Information Management). [FR Doc. 2011–23108 Filed 9–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organization that will provide the service to the Government. 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to provide the service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Program for Construction, Renovation, Repair or Expansion of Public Schools Located on Military Installations Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice describes a onetime DoD program, administered by OEA, to distribute $250 million made available by Congress to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary public schools on military installations in order to address capacity or facility condition deficiencies at such schools. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2011)]
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COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED


Procurement List; Addition

AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled.

ACTION: Addition to the Procurement List.

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SUMMARY: This action adds a product to the Procurement List that will 
be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or 
have other severe disabilities.

DATES: Effective Date: 10/10/2011.

ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202-3259.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Briscoe, Telephone: (703) 
603-7740, Fax: (703) 603-0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additions

    On 6/17/2011 (76 FR 35415-35417), the Committee for Purchase From 
People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed 
addition to the Procurement List.
    The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled (Committee) operates pursuant to statutory and regulatory 
requirements. The Committee regulation at 41 CFR 51-2-4 states that for 
a commodity or service to be suitable for addition to the Procurement 
List each of the following criteria must be reviewed and determined 
satisfactory under Committee practice and procedure: Employment 
potential; nonprofit agency qualifications, capability, and level of 
impact on the current contractor for the commodity or service. The 
Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act requires that projects added to the 
Procurement List must be provided by qualified nonprofit agencies that 
employ people who are blind or severely disabled for not less than 75% 
of the direct hours required for the production or provision of 
products or services during each fiscal year.
    Comments were received from the incumbent contractor that currently 
provides powder laundry detergent to the Government. The incumbent 
contractor indicated that it has a long established policy of employing 
people with disabilities. He indicated that two of the eight 
individuals employed in fulfillment of this product are people with 
disabilities. The contractor advises that loss of this project could 
jeopardize the continued employment of the two employees with 
disabilities. Comments were also received from two other sources. Both 
sources voiced support for the contractor's practice of hiring people 
with disabilities and asserted that the contractor should retain the 
opportunity to supply the product to the Government.
    The Committee applauds and encourages the actions of this 
contractor to hire people with disabilities who deserve the same 
opportunity as all Americans to work, earn income and be productive 
members of society. The AbilityOne Program, which the Committee 
administers, exists to provide employment for people who are blind or 
whose significant disabilities make them unable to obtain or maintain 
employment on their own. In the case of the specific project under 
consideration, people who are blind will provide the labor associated 
with filling the detergent containers, as well as packaging the product 
for sale and delivery. This will maximize employment for individuals 
with the most barriers to competitive employment. As the product 
offered under the AbilityOne Program exceeds recent biobased standards, 
it is also more likely to be purchased by Federal agencies in 
compliance with the

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biobased preference regulations. The Committee has determined that this 
project meets all of the required criteria for suitability, consistent 
with its regulations, and will be provided by a qualified nonprofit 
agency that must employ people who are blind or severely disabled for 
not less than 75% for its direct labor hours each fiscal year. 
Therefore, employment opportunities for people who are blind or 
severely disabled are maximized through the addition of this project to 
the Procurement List.
    After consideration of the material presented to it concerning 
capability of qualified nonprofit agency to provide the product and 
impact of the addition on the current or most recent contractors, the 
Committee has determined that the product listed below is suitable for 
procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46-48c and 41 CFR 
51-2.4.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    I certify that the following action will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors 
considered for this certification were:
    1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, 
recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other 
than the small organization that will furnish the product to the 
Government.
    2. The action will result in authorizing the small entity to 
furnish the product to the Government.
    3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would 
accomplish the objectives of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46-
48c) in connection with the product proposed for addition to the 
Procurement List.

End of Certification

    Accordingly, the following product is added to the Procurement 
List:

Product

NSN: 7930-01-490-7301--Detergent, Laundry, Biobased with Bleach, 
Powdered/7930-01-490-7301
NPA: Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired--Goodwill 
Industries of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, 
TX.
Coverage: A-List for the Total Government Requirement as aggregated 
by the General Services Administration.


Patricia Briscoe,
Deputy Director, Business Operations (Pricing and Information 
Management).
[FR Doc. 2011-23107 Filed 9-8-11; 8:45 am]
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