Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2011, 57074-57076 [2012-22826]

Download as PDF 57074 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices of 234.51 percent; and (4) for all nonPRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 10, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–22864 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Social Capital Survey of Northeast Groundfish Fishery Permit Holders National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:43 Sep 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patricia Pinto Da Silva at (508) 295.2370 or patricia.pinto.da.silva@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. Quota allocations to groups of selfselecting permit holders (known as sector allocations) are increasingly being considered as a way to provide fishermen with greater control and flexibility in their fishing businesses while achieving efficiency gains. This new approach, which devolves substantial management responsibilities to groups of fishermen, represents a potential transformation in the relationship among permit holders as well as the relationship between permit holders and fisheries governance structures. The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Region expect that the success of sectors is likely to be shaped by the strength of the relationships between permit holders including their degree of trust and collaboration. We also expect that successful sectors will build norms and networks that enable collective action over time. The value of these relationships is commonly referred to in social and economic literature as social capital. A baseline of existing social capital in the groundfish fishery in the Northeast Region was conducted in 2010 by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. This survey, to be conducted twice over the next six years, will follow up on this earlier initiative and will enable researchers to measure the change in the types and strength of relationships between groundfish permit holders in the Northeast. This work will inform our understanding of how best to design collaborative management structures in support of sustainable fisheries in the region and nationally. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected via telephone interviews. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular (new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 550. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,100. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 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, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 12, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–22820 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2011 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2011. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) is announcing new indirect cost rates on the recovery of indirect costs for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2011. The indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and date of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES implementation are provided in this notice. More information on these rates and the DARRP policy can be found at the DARRP web site at: http:// www.darrp.noaa.gov/library/12_b.html FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact LaTonya Burgess at 301–713–4248, ext. 211, by fax at 301–713–4389, or email at LaTonya.Burgess@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of the DARRP is to restore natural resource injuries caused by releases of hazardous substances or oil under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), and support restoration of physical injuries to National Marine Sanctuary resources under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). The DARRP consists of three component organizations: The Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) within the National Ocean Service; the Restoration Center within the National Marine Fisheries Service; and the Office of the General Counsel for Natural Resources (GCNR). The DARRP conducts Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs) as a basis for recovering damages from responsible parties, and uses the funds recovered to restore injured natural resources. Consistent with Federal accounting requirements, the DARRP is required to account for and report the full costs of its programs and activities. Further, the DARRP is authorized by law to recover reasonable costs of damage assessment and restoration activities under CERCLA, OPA, and the NMSA. Within the constraints of these legal provisions and their regulatory applications, the DARRP has the discretion to develop indirect cost rates for its component organizations and formulate policies on the recovery of indirect cost rates subject to its requirements. The DARRP’s Indirect Cost Effort In December 1998, the DARRP hired the public accounting firm Rubino & McGeehin, Chartered (R&M) to: Evaluate the DARRP cost accounting system and allocation practices; recommend the appropriate indirect cost allocation methodology; and determine the indirect cost rates for the three organizations that comprise the DARRP. A Federal Register notice on R&M’s effort, their assessment of the DARRP’s cost accounting system and practice, and their determination regarding the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:43 Sep 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 most appropriate indirect cost methodology and rates for FYs 1993 through 1999 was published on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76611). The notice and report by R&M can also be found on the DARRP Web site at: http:// www.darrp.noaa.gov/library/12_b.html. R&M continued its assessment of DARRP’s indirect cost rate system and structure for FYs 2000 and 2001. A second federal notice specifying the DARRP indirect rates for FYs 2000 and 2001 was published on December 2, 2002 (67 FR 71537). In October 2002, DARRP hired the accounting firm of Cotton and Company LLP (Cotton) to review and certify DARRP costs incurred on cases for purposes of cost recovery and to develop indirect rates for FY 2002 and subsequent years. As in the prior years, Cotton concluded that the cost accounting system and allocation practices of the DARRP component organizations are consistent with Federal accounting requirements. Consistent with R&M’s previous analyses, Cotton also determined that the most appropriate indirect allocation method continues to be the Direct Labor Cost Base for all three DARRP component organizations. The Direct Labor Cost Base is computed by allocating total indirect cost over the sum of direct labor dollars, plus the application of NOAA’s leave surcharge and benefits rates to direct labor. Direct labor costs for contractors from I.M. Systems Group (IMSG) were included in the direct labor base because Cotton determined that these costs have the same relationship to the indirect cost pool as NOAA direct labor costs. IMSG provided on-site support to the DARRP in the areas of injury assessment, natural resource economics, restoration planning and implementation, and policy analysis. IMSG continues to provide on-site support to the DARRP. Starting in FY 2010, contractors from Genwest provide on-site support for cost documentation. A third federal notice specifying the DARRP indirect rates for FY 2002 was published on October 6, 2003 (68 FR 57672), a fourth notice for the FY 2003 indirect cost rates appeared on May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29280), and a fifth notice for the FY 2004 indirect cost rates was published on March 16, 2006 (71 FR 13356). The notice for the FY 2005 indirect cost rates was published on February 9, 2007 (72 FR 6221). The notice for the FY 2006 rates was published on June 3, 2008 (73 FR 31679). The notice for the FY 2007 and FY 2008 rates was published on November 16, 2009 (74 FR 58948). Finally, the notice for the FY 2009 and FY 2010 rates was published on October PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57075 20, 2011 (76 FR 65182). Cotton’s reports on these indirect rates can also be found on the DARRP Web site at: http:// www.darrp.noaa.gov/library/12_b.html Cotton reaffirmed that the Direct Labor Cost Base is the most appropriate indirect allocation method for the development of the FY 2011 indirect cost rates. The DARRP’s Indirect Cost Rates and Policies The DARRP will apply the indirect cost rates for FY 2011 as recommended by Cotton for each of the DARRP component organizations as provided in the following table: DARRP component organization Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) ....................... Restoration Center (RC) ........... General Counsel for Natural Resources (GCNR) ............... FY2011 Indirect rate (percent) 113.03 49.34 20.97 These rates are based on the Direct Labor Cost Base allocation methodology. The FY 2011 rates will be applied to all damage assessment and restoration case costs incurred between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. DARRP will use the FY 2011 indirect cost rates for future fiscal years, beginning with FY 2012, until subsequent year-specific rates can be developed. For cases that have settled and for cost claims paid prior to the effective date of the fiscal year in question, the DARRP will not re-open any resolved matters for the purpose of applying the revised rates in this policy for these fiscal years. For cases not settled and cost claims not paid prior to the effective date of the fiscal year in question, costs will be recalculated using the revised rates in this policy for these fiscal years. Where a responsible party has agreed to pay costs using previous year’s indirect rates, but has not yet made the payment because the settlement documents are not finalized, the costs will not be recalculated. The DARRP indirect cost rate policies and procedures published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76611), on December 2, 2002 (67 FR 71537), October 6, 2003 (68 FR 57672), May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29280), March 16, 2006 (71 FR 13356), February 9, 2007 (72 FR 6221), June 3, 2008 (73 FR 31679), November 16, 2009 (74 FR 58948), and October 20, 2011 (76 FR65182) remain in effect except as updated by this notice. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 57076 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices Dated: September 7, 2012. David Westerholm, Director, Office of Response and Restoration. [FR Doc. 2012–22826 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC237 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, One Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960; telephone: (978) 535–4600; fax: (978) 535–8238. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Groundfish Advisory Panel (GAP) will meet to discuss development of Framework Adjustment 48 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. The panel will: Discuss possible adjustments to management measures for sectors. The focus of this discussion will be on possible changes to the sector monitoring program, but may also consider other sector management issues. The GAP will also discuss dockside, at-sea and electronic monitoring options; discuss possible changes to the treatment of Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures and discuss measures that may increase access to year-round closed areas and other measures that may be intended to mitigate the effects of anticipate low catch quotas. Other business may also be discussed. GAP recommendations will be provided to mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:43 Sep 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 the Groundfish Oversight Committee at a future meeting. Other business may be discussed. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 12, 2012. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and 
Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2011

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, 
Remediation, and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2011.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) 
Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) is 
announcing new indirect cost rates on the recovery of indirect costs 
for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage 
assessment and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2011. The 
indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and date of

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implementation are provided in this notice. More information on these 
rates and the DARRP policy can be found at the DARRP web site at: 
http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/library/12_b.html

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact 
LaTonya Burgess at 301-713-4248, ext. 211, by fax at 301-713-4389, or 
email at LaTonya.Burgess@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of the DARRP is to restore 
natural resource injuries caused by releases of hazardous substances or 
oil under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Oil Pollution Act 
of 1990 (OPA) (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), and support restoration of 
physical injuries to National Marine Sanctuary resources under the 
National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). The 
DARRP consists of three component organizations: The Office of Response 
and Restoration (ORR) within the National Ocean Service; the 
Restoration Center within the National Marine Fisheries Service; and 
the Office of the General Counsel for Natural Resources (GCNR). The 
DARRP conducts Natural Resource
    Damage Assessments (NRDAs) as a basis for recovering damages from 
responsible parties, and uses the funds recovered to restore injured 
natural resources.
    Consistent with Federal accounting requirements, the DARRP is 
required to account for and report the full costs of its programs and 
activities. Further, the DARRP is authorized by law to recover 
reasonable costs of damage assessment and restoration activities under 
CERCLA, OPA, and the NMSA. Within the constraints of these legal 
provisions and their regulatory applications, the DARRP has the 
discretion to develop indirect cost rates for its component 
organizations and formulate policies on the recovery of indirect cost 
rates subject to its requirements.

The DARRP's Indirect Cost Effort

    In December 1998, the DARRP hired the public accounting firm Rubino 
& McGeehin, Chartered (R&M) to: Evaluate the DARRP cost accounting 
system and allocation practices; recommend the appropriate indirect 
cost allocation methodology; and determine the indirect cost rates for 
the three organizations that comprise the DARRP. A Federal Register 
notice on R&M's effort, their assessment of the DARRP's cost accounting 
system and practice, and their determination regarding the most 
appropriate indirect cost methodology and rates for FYs 1993 through 
1999 was published on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76611). The notice and 
report by R&M can also be found on the DARRP Web site at: http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/library/12_b.html.
    R&M continued its assessment of DARRP's indirect cost rate system 
and structure for FYs 2000 and 2001. A second federal notice specifying 
the DARRP indirect rates for FYs 2000 and 2001 was published on 
December 2, 2002 (67 FR 71537).
    In October 2002, DARRP hired the accounting firm of Cotton and 
Company LLP (Cotton) to review and certify DARRP costs incurred on 
cases for purposes of cost recovery and to develop indirect rates for 
FY 2002 and subsequent years. As in the prior years, Cotton concluded 
that the cost accounting system and allocation practices of the DARRP 
component organizations are consistent with Federal accounting 
requirements. Consistent with R&M's previous analyses, Cotton also 
determined that the most appropriate indirect allocation method 
continues to be the Direct Labor Cost Base for all three DARRP 
component organizations. The Direct Labor Cost Base is computed by 
allocating total indirect cost over the sum of direct labor dollars, 
plus the application of NOAA's leave surcharge and benefits rates to 
direct labor. Direct labor costs for contractors from I.M. Systems 
Group (IMSG) were included in the direct labor base because Cotton 
determined that these costs have the same relationship to the indirect 
cost pool as NOAA direct labor costs. IMSG provided on-site support to 
the DARRP in the areas of injury assessment, natural resource 
economics, restoration planning and implementation, and policy 
analysis. IMSG continues to provide on-site support to the DARRP. 
Starting in FY 2010, contractors from Genwest provide on-site support 
for cost documentation. A third federal notice specifying the DARRP 
indirect rates for FY 2002 was published on October 6, 2003 (68 FR 
57672), a fourth notice for the FY 2003 indirect cost rates appeared on 
May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29280), and a fifth notice for the FY 2004 indirect 
cost rates was published on March 16, 2006 (71 FR 13356). The notice 
for the FY 2005 indirect cost rates was published on February 9, 2007 
(72 FR 6221). The notice for the FY 2006 rates was published on June 3, 
2008 (73 FR 31679). The notice for the FY 2007 and FY 2008 rates was 
published on November 16, 2009 (74 FR 58948). Finally, the notice for 
the FY 2009 and FY 2010 rates was published on October 20, 2011 (76 FR 
65182). Cotton's reports on these indirect rates can also be found on 
the DARRP Web site at: http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/library/12_b.html
    Cotton reaffirmed that the Direct Labor Cost Base is the most 
appropriate indirect allocation method for the development of the FY 
2011 indirect cost rates.

The DARRP's Indirect Cost Rates and Policies

    The DARRP will apply the indirect cost rates for FY 2011 as 
recommended by Cotton for each of the DARRP component organizations as 
provided in the following table:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                FY2011
                                                               Indirect
                DARRP component organization                     rate
                                                              (percent)
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Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)...................       113.03
Restoration Center (RC)....................................        49.34
General Counsel for Natural Resources (GCNR)...............        20.97
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     These rates are based on the Direct Labor Cost Base allocation 
methodology.
    The FY 2011 rates will be applied to all damage assessment and 
restoration case costs incurred between October 1, 2010 and September 
30, 2011. DARRP will use the FY 2011 indirect cost rates for future 
fiscal years, beginning with FY 2012, until subsequent year-specific 
rates can be developed.
    For cases that have settled and for cost claims paid prior to the 
effective date of the fiscal year in question, the DARRP will not re-
open any resolved matters for the purpose of applying the revised rates 
in this policy for these fiscal years. For cases not settled and cost 
claims not paid prior to the effective date of the fiscal year in 
question, costs will be recalculated using the revised rates in this 
policy for these fiscal years. Where a responsible party has agreed to 
pay costs using previous year's indirect rates, but has not yet made 
the payment because the settlement documents are not finalized, the 
costs will not be recalculated.
    The DARRP indirect cost rate policies and procedures published in 
the Federal Register on December 7, 2000 (65 FR 76611), on December 2, 
2002 (67 FR 71537), October 6, 2003 (68 FR 57672), May 20, 2005 (70 FR 
29280), March 16, 2006 (71 FR 13356), February 9, 2007 (72 FR 6221), 
June 3, 2008 (73 FR 31679), November 16, 2009 (74 FR 58948), and 
October 20, 2011 (76 FR65182) remain in effect except as updated by 
this notice.


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    Dated: September 7, 2012.
David Westerholm,
Director, Office of Response and Restoration.
[FR Doc. 2012-22826 Filed 9-14-12; 8:45 am]
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