Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act, 39063-39064 [2013-15671]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES manufactured on or after September 1, 2012 and before March 8, 2013 that were imported into the United States. Lotus asserted that these vehicles were partially manufactured prior to September 1, 2012, but were not completed until after that date. These 51 vehicles bear certification labels stating a date of manufacture of August 2012 and are certified to comply with the standards, including FMVSS No. 208, applicable as of August 2012. For the purpose of FMVSS No. 208 compliance, these vehicles are identical to those manufactured prior to September 1, 2012 and after March 8, 2013. However, the vehicles are not certified to be compliant with the standards in effect as of the date they were actually manufactured, which include the higher speed belted test requirement using the 5th percentile adult female dummy. Moreover, the exemption that NHTSA granted to Lotus would not apply to these vehicles because they were manufactured before March 8, 2013. Lotus has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of 49 USC 30112(a).2 Additionally, the Administrator has the authority to terminate or modify a temporary exemption granted under 49 CFR Part 555 upon a finding that (1) the temporary exemption is no longer consistent with the public interests and the objectives of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act; or (2) the temporary exemption was granted on the basis of false, fraudulent, or misleading representations or information. At the time the agency granted Lotus its exemption, the agency believed that Lotus ceased production of the Evora for the United States market as of September 1, 2012 and was not aware that Lotus continued to manufacture the Evora after September 1, 2012. On the basis of this incorrect information, NHTSA granted Lotus a one-year exemption commencing on March 8, 2013. Having found that Lotus’s exemption was based on incorrect information, the agency has the authority to modify or terminate Lotus’s temporary exemption.3 Because the 51 vehicles are identical to those manufactured prior to September 1, 2012 and those that may 2 Among other things, 49 USC 30112(a) prohibits a person from selling, offering for sale, introducing or delivering into interstate commerce, or importing into the United States any motor vehicle that does not comply with the FMVSSs then in effect. 3 Lotus has acknowledged that it has been duly notified by NHTSA of any facts that warrant modifying or terminating its exemption and that it has had an opportunity to demonstrate or achieve compliance with all lawful requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:17 Jun 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 be manufactured under Lotus’s temporary exemption, the agency has decided it is appropriate to modify Lotus’s exemption to apply it retroactively to vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2012 and imported on or after November 7, 2012. This will allow the exemption to apply to 50 of the 51 vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2012.4 Lotus will export one vehicle from the United States, which will not be included in the exemption. The 50 vehicles will count toward the 450 vehicle limit under the exemption. Because these 50 vehicles are now covered by an exemption, Lotus must ensure that they are labeled with the correct date of manufacture and statements required by 49 CFR 555.9 for exempted vehicles. The agency’s determination that a one-year exemption is appropriate under the circumstances has not changed. Thus, in addition to applying the exemption retroactively to 50 vehicles, the agency has also modified the termination date of the exemption so that the exemption granted is not longer than one year. The exemption will now apply to vehicles manufactured through November 7, 2013. Based on the foregoing and pursuant to 49 CFR 555.8(d), the Administrator finds that NHTSA Temporary Exemption No. EX 13–01, granted to Lotus from S14.7 of 49 CFR 571.208 for the front passenger seat of its Evora model was based on incorrect information. Accordingly, the exemption is modified to include vehicles imported on or after November 7, 2012. The exemption is also modified to terminate on November 7, 2013. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30113; 49 CFR 1.95, 555.8. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2013 under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.95, 501.5, and 501.7. David L. Strickland, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–15534 Filed 6–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P 4 It is not unprecedented that for NHTSA to apply a temporary exemption to vehicles that have already been manufactured at the time of the grant of an exemption. In a March 1995 grant of an application for a temporary exemption from the air bag requirements FMVSS No. 208 to Excalibur Automobile Corporation, the agency applied a temporary exemption to 36 vehicles that were, at the time of the request for exemption, in control of the company’s dealers. See 60 FR 12281 (Mar. 6, 1995). PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39063 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: For the period beginning July 1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2013, the prompt payment interest rate is 13⁄4 per centum per annum. ADDRESSES: Comments or inquiries may be mailed to Sam Doak, Reporting Team Leader, Federal Borrowings Branch, Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106–1328. A copy of this Notice is available at http://www.treasurydirect.gov. DATES: Effective July 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Charlton, Manager, Federal Borrowings Branch, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106–1328, (304) 480–5248; Sam Doak, Reporting Team Leader, Federal Borrowings Branch, Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106–1328, (304) 480–5117; or Elisha S. Garvey, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, (202) 504–3715. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An agency that has acquired property or service from a business concern and has failed to pay for the complete delivery of property or service by the required payment date shall pay the business concern an interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). The Contract Disputes Act of 1978, Sec. 12, Public Law 95–563, 92 Stat. 2389, and the Prompt Payment Act, 31 U.S.C. 3902(a), provide for the calculation of interest due on claims at the rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary of the Treasury has the authority to specify the rate by which the interest shall be computed for interest payments under section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and under the Prompt Payment Act. Under the Prompt Payment Act, if an interest penalty is owed to a business concern, the penalty shall be paid regardless of whether the business concern requested payment of such penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(c)(1). Agencies must pay the interest penalty calculated with the interest rate, which is in effect at the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 39064 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2013 / Notices time the agency accrues the obligation to pay a late payment interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). ‘‘The interest penalty shall be paid for the period beginning on the day after the required payment date and ending on the date on which payment is made.’’ 31 U.S.C. 3902(b). Therefore, notice is given that the Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the rate of interest applicable for the period beginning July 1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2013, is 13⁄4 per centum per annum. Richard L. Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–15671 Filed 6–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of One (1) Individual Pursuant to Executive Order 13553 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the name of one (1) individual newly-designated as a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13553 of September 28, 2010, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions.’’ DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the individual identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13553 of September 28, 2010, is effective May 30, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, Tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Dated: May 30, 2013. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, Tel.: 202/622–0077. [FR Doc. 2013–15510 Filed 6–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Background On September 28, 2010, the President issued Executive Order 13553, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions’’ (the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:17 Jun 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–06) (‘‘IEEPA’’) and the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 195). In the Order, the President took additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that come within the United States, or that are or come within the possession or control of any United States person, of persons listed in the Annex to the Order and of persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with or at the recommendation of the Secretary of State, to meet any of the criteria set forth in the Order. The Annex to the Order listed eight individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order. On May 30, 2013, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with or at the recommendation of the Secretary of State, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth in subparagraphs (a)(ii)(A) through (a)(ii)(C) of Section 1 of the Order, one (1) individual whose property and interests in property are blocked, pursuant to the Order. The listing for this individual is as follows: • MIR–HEJAZI, Asghar (a.k.a. HEJAZI, Asghar; a.k.a. HEJAZI, Asghar Sadegh; a.k.a. MIR–HEJAZI RUHANI, Ali Asqar; a.k.a. MIRHEJAZI, Ali; a.k.a. MIR–HEJAZI, Ali Asqar); DOB 08 Sep 1946; POB Esfahan, Iran; citizen Iran; Security Deputy of Supreme Leader; Member of the Leader’s Planning Chamber; Head of Security of Supreme Leader’s Office; Deputy Chief of Staff of the Supreme Leader’s Office (individual) [IRAN–HR] Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning, (TD 7533, Disc Rules on Procedure and Administration; Rules on Export Trade Corporations), and (TD 7896, Income From Trade Shows). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 27, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622– 3869, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Disc Rules on Procedure and Administration; Rules on Export Trade Corporations; and, Income From Trade Shows. OMB Number: 1545–0807. Regulation Project Numbers: TD 7533 and TD 7896. Abstract: Regulation section 1.6071–1(b) requires that when a taxpayer files a late return for a short period, proof of unusual circumstances for late filing must be given to the District Director. Sections 6072(b), (c), (d), and (e) of the Internal Revenue Code deal with the filing dates of certain corporate returns. Regulation section 1.6072–2 provides additional information concerning these filing dates. Current Actions: There is no change to these existing regulations. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individual or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,417. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,104. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39063-39064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15671]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Fiscal Service


Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act

AGENCY: Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: For the period beginning July 1, 2013, and ending on December 
31, 2013, the prompt payment interest rate is 1\3/4\ per centum per 
annum.

ADDRESSES: Comments or inquiries may be mailed to Sam Doak, Reporting 
Team Leader, Federal Borrowings Branch, Division of Accounting 
Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 26106-1328. A copy of this Notice 
is available at http://www.treasurydirect.gov.

DATES: Effective July 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Charlton, Manager, Federal 
Borrowings Branch, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the 
Fiscal Service, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106-1328, (304) 480-5248; 
Sam Doak, Reporting Team Leader, Federal Borrowings Branch, Division of 
Accounting Operations, Office of Public Debt Accounting, Bureau of the 
Fiscal Service, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106-1328, (304) 480-5117; 
or Elisha S. Garvey, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service, (202) 504-3715.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An agency that has acquired property or 
service from a business concern and has failed to pay for the complete 
delivery of property or service by the required payment date shall pay 
the business concern an interest penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). The 
Contract Disputes Act of 1978, Sec. 12, Public Law 95-563, 92 Stat. 
2389, and the Prompt Payment Act, 31 U.S.C. 3902(a), provide for the 
calculation of interest due on claims at the rate established by the 
Secretary of the Treasury.
    The Secretary of the Treasury has the authority to specify the rate 
by which the interest shall be computed for interest payments under 
section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and under the Prompt 
Payment Act. Under the Prompt Payment Act, if an interest penalty is 
owed to a business concern, the penalty shall be paid regardless of 
whether the business concern requested payment of such penalty. 31 
U.S.C. 3902(c)(1). Agencies must pay the interest penalty calculated 
with the interest rate, which is in effect at the

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time the agency accrues the obligation to pay a late payment interest 
penalty. 31 U.S.C. 3902(a). ``The interest penalty shall be paid for 
the period beginning on the day after the required payment date and 
ending on the date on which payment is made.'' 31 U.S.C. 3902(b).
    Therefore, notice is given that the Secretary of the Treasury has 
determined that the rate of interest applicable for the period 
beginning July 1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2013, is 1\3/4\ per 
centum per annum.

Richard L. Gregg,
Fiscal Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-15671 Filed 6-27-13; 8:45 am]
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