Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share, 15322-15323 [2014-06034]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15322 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices Fox, Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, and Honorable Frank Kendall will provide opening remarks to the committee members. Following the opening remarks, the members will receive two classified briefings on the ISAB’s work with U.S.-Russia relations and International Cyber Stability. The CIA and DIA will provide a classified briefing on U.S.-Russia relations during the lunch session. At the afternoon session, the members will receive two classified briefings on the TRAC’s work with Nuclear Strategic Stability and the Future of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. The meeting will wrap up with a final discussion on the briefings of the day. The Committees will not deliberate nor develop advice and recommendations for either the Department of State or the Department of Defense. The TRAC members only will continue to meet on April 3, 2014. The TRAC will hold classified discussions to deliberate on their review of DoD’s Global Combating WMD Awareness System (GCAS) program. The GCAS program is structured to support DoD in its roles to identify, reduce, and mitigate the threat of WMD development, proliferation, and use worldwide. The Committee will provide an assessment on the program’s ability to meet that goal. This will be followed by classified deliberations on the future of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (CTR). The Committee was asked to provide recommendations for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) regarding the development of a strategy for articulating the DoD CTR story, how best to coordinate with Combatant Commands on the use of the CTR program, and a strategy to advocate for the program with key stakeholders. The session will conclude with a classified discussion on the way ahead. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that the meeting of the TRAC on April 2–3, 2014, shall be closed to the public. The Department of State will make its own closed meeting determination for the ISAB. The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, in consultation with the DoD FACA Attorney, has determined in writing that the public interest requires all sessions of this meeting be closed to the public because the discussions and sharing of information will be concerned with classified information and matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Such classified matters are inextricably intertwined with the unclassified material and cannot VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 reasonably be segregated into separate discussions without disclosing secret material. Committee’s Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Mr. William Hostyn, DoD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency/J2/5/8R–AC, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, MS 6201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6201. Email: william.hostyn@ dtra.mil. Phone: (703) 767–4453. Fax: (703) 767–4206. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of FACA, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the Committee at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer. The Designated Federal Officer’s contact information is listed in the section immediately above or it can be obtained from the General Services Administration’s FACA Database: http://www.facadatabase.gov/ committee/ committee.aspx?cid=1663&aid=41. Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of the Committee may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at a planned meeting, then these statements must be submitted no later than five business days prior to the meeting in question. The Designated Federal Officer will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all committee members. Dated: March 14, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–06018 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket No. DARS—2014—0022] Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share Department of Defense. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: DoD is publishing the annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries’ share of the DoD Market is greater than five percent. DATES: Effective April 5, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Contract Policy and International Contracting (CPIC), Room 5E621, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, Attention: Ms. Sheila Harris, telephone 703–614–1333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: On November 19, 2009, a final rule was published at 74 FR 59914 which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.6, to implement Section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110–181. Section 827 changed DoD competition requirements for purchases from Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish an annual list of product categories for which FPI’s share of the DoD market was greater than five percent, based on the most recent fiscal year data available. Product categories on the current list, and the products within each identified product category, must be procured using competitive or fair opportunity procedures in accordance with DFARS 208.602–70. The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) issued a memorandum dated February 24, 2014, that provided the current list of product categories for which FPI’s share of the DOD market is greater than five percent based on Fiscal Year 2013 data from the Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed effective April 5, 2014 are as follows: • 5335 (Metal Screening). • 7110 (Office Furniture). • 7125 (Cabinets, Lockers, Bins and Shelving). • 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades). • 7290 (Misc. Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances). • 8405 (Outerwear, Men’s). • 8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose). • 8420 (Underwear and Nightwear, Men’s). • 8465 (Individual Equipment). • 9905 (Signs, Advertising Displays and Identification Plates). The DPAP memorandum with the current list of product categories for which FPI has a significant market share is posted at http://www.acq.osd.mil/ dpap/cpic/cp/specific_policy_ areas.html#federal_prison. The statute, as implemented also requires DoD to— (1) Include FPI in the solicitation process for these items; a timely offer from FPI must be considered; and award E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices procedures must be followed in accordance with existing policy at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.602(a)(4)(ii) through (v); (2) Continue to be make acquisitions, in accordance with FAR Subpart 8.6., for items from product categories for which FPI does not have a significant market share. FAR 8.602 requires agencies to conduct market research and make a written comparability determination, at the discretion of the contracting officer. Competitive (or fair opportunity) procedures are appropriate if the FPI product is not comparable in terms of price, quality, or time of delivery: and (3) Section 827 allows modification of the published list if DoD subsequently determines that new data requires adding or omitting a product category from the list. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2014–06034 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0003] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of Clinical Practice in Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs in Missouri Institute of Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Statistics (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0003 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Ok-Choon Park, 202–208–3951. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Study of Clinical Practice in Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs in Missouri. OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,800. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,176. Abstract: This study will collect information about the clinical practice (student teaching and field experience) components of traditional teacher PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15323 preparation programs (TPPs). The study will use a survey of first-year public school teachers in Missouri to collect information about: (1) The characteristics of clinical practice in traditional TPPs completed by first-year teachers; and (2) how clinical practice in traditional TPPs varies among certification tracks completed by firstyear teachers. The study will be implemented during the 2014–15 school year. Dated: March 13, 2014. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–05957 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0045] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2014–ICCD–0045 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15322-15323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06034]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket No. DARS--2014--0022]


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of 
Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market 
Share

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: DoD is publishing the annual list of product categories for 
which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD Market is greater 
than five percent.

DATES: Effective April 5, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Defense Procurement and 
Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Contract Policy and International 
Contracting (CPIC), Room 5E621, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 
20301-3060, Attention: Ms. Sheila Harris, telephone 703-614-1333.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background:

    On November 19, 2009, a final rule was published at 74 FR 59914 
which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 
(DFARS) subpart 208.6, to implement Section 827 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008, Public Law 110-181. 
Section 827 changed DoD competition requirements for purchases from 
Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish an 
annual list of product categories for which FPI's share of the DoD 
market was greater than five percent, based on the most recent fiscal 
year data available. Product categories on the current list, and the 
products within each identified product category, must be procured 
using competitive or fair opportunity procedures in accordance with 
DFARS 208.602-70.
    The Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) 
issued a memorandum dated February 24, 2014, that provided the current 
list of product categories for which FPI's share of the DOD market is 
greater than five percent based on Fiscal Year 2013 data from the 
Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed 
effective April 5, 2014 are as follows:
     5335 (Metal Screening).
     7110 (Office Furniture).
     7125 (Cabinets, Lockers, Bins and Shelving).
     7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades).
     7290 (Misc. Household and Commercial Furnishings and 
Appliances).
     8405 (Outerwear, Men's).
     8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose).
     8420 (Underwear and Nightwear, Men's).
     8465 (Individual Equipment).
     9905 (Signs, Advertising Displays and Identification 
Plates).
    The DPAP memorandum with the current list of product categories for 
which FPI has a significant market share is posted at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/specific_policy_areas.html#federal_prison.
    The statute, as implemented also requires DoD to--
    (1) Include FPI in the solicitation process for these items; a 
timely offer from FPI must be considered; and award

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procedures must be followed in accordance with existing policy at 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.602(a)(4)(ii) through (v);
    (2) Continue to be make acquisitions, in accordance with FAR 
Subpart 8.6., for items from product categories for which FPI does not 
have a significant market share. FAR 8.602 requires agencies to conduct 
market research and make a written comparability determination, at the 
discretion of the contracting officer. Competitive (or fair 
opportunity) procedures are appropriate if the FPI product is not 
comparable in terms of price, quality, or time of delivery: and
    (3) Section 827 allows modification of the published list if DoD 
subsequently determines that new data requires adding or omitting a 
product category from the list.

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2014-06034 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
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