Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Environmentally Sound Products, 15591-15592 [2014-06120]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 54 / Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Notices ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES members of the Commission’s staff will attend the following meeting related to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)—PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM) Joint and Common Market Initiative (Docket No. AD14–3–000): MISO/PJM Joint Stakeholder Meeting—March 21, 2014 The above-referenced meeting will be held at: MISO Headquarters, 720 City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032–7574. The above-referenced meeting is open to the public. Further information may be found at www.misoenergy.org. The discussions at the meeting described above may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: Docket No. EL13–47, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. and Allegheny Energy Supply Company, LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–503, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–876, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–862, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL13–88, Northern Indiana Public Service Company v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. and PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER13–2233, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. ER14–381, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. EL11–34, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL14–21, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. EL14–30, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. v. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER11–1844, Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. ER13–1864, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket Nos. ER13–1923–000, ER13–1938– 000, ER13–1943–000, ER13–1943–001, ER13–1945–000, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket Nos. ER13–1924–000, ER13–1926– 000, ER13–1927–000, ER13–1936–000, ER13–1944–000, ER13–1947–000, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket Nos. ER13–1937–000, ER13–1939– 000, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER14–1174, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Docket No. ER14–1405, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER14–1406, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. ER14–1407, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. For more information, contact Mary Cain, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at (202) 502–6337 or mary.cain@ferc.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Mar 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: March 13, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06118 Filed 3–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES [Public Notice: 2014–0020] Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088641XX Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the ExportImport Bank of the United States (‘‘ExIm Bank’’), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this transaction. Comments received will be made available to the public. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 14, 2014 to be assured of consideration before final consideration of the transaction by the Board of Directors of Ex-Im Bank. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted through Regulations.gov at WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV. To submit a comment, enter EIB–2014–0020 under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and select Search. Follow the instructions provided at the Submit a Comment screen. Please include your name, company name (if any) and EIB–2014– 0020 on any attached document. Reference: AP088641XX. SUMMARY: Purpose and Use Brief description of the purpose of the transaction: To support the export of U.S.-manufactured commercial aircraft to Azerbaijan. Brief non-proprietary description of the anticipated use of the items being exported: To provide air cargo services globally. To the extent that Ex-Im Bank is reasonably aware, the item(s) being exported are not expected to be used to produce exports or provide services in competition with the exportation of goods or provision of services by a United States industry. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15591 Parties Principal Supplier: The Boeing Company. Obligor: Silk Way Airlines LLC. Guarantor: International Bank of Azerbaijan. Description of Items Being Exported Boeing 747 aircraft. Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this transaction will be available in the ‘‘Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board of Directors’’ on http://exim.gov/ newsandevents/boardmeetings/board/. Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not include confidential or proprietary business information; information which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by supplying information that competitors could use to compete with companies in the United States. Kalesha Malloy, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–06087 Filed 3–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0134; Docket 2014– 0055; Sequence 10] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Environmentally Sound Products Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCIES: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning environmentally sound products. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 15592 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 54 / Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Notices 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number 9000–0134. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marissa Petrusek, Procurement Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202–501–0136 or marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose This information collection complies with Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (42 U.S.C. 6962). RCRA requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate items which are or can be produced with recovered materials. RCRA further requires agencies to develop affirmative procurement programs to ensure that items composed of recovered materials will be purchased to the maximum extent practicable. Affirmative procurement programs required under RCRA must contain, as a minimum (1) a recovered materials preference program and an agency promotion program for the preference program; (2) a program for requiring estimates of the total percentage of recovered materials used in the performance of a contract, certification of minimum recovered material content actually used, where appropriate, and reasonable verification procedures for estimates and certifications; and (3) annual review and monitoring of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:48 Mar 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 effectiveness of an agency’s affirmative procurement program. The items for which EPA has designated minimum recovered material content standards are grouped into eight categories: (1) Construction products, (2) landscaping products, (3) nonpaper office products, (4) paper and paper products, (5) park and recreation products, (6) transportation products, (7) vehicular products, and (8) miscellaneous products. The FAR rule also permits agencies to obtain preaward information from offerors regarding the content of items which the agency has designated as requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials. In accordance with RCRA, the information collection applies to acquisitions requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials, when the price of the item exceeds $10,000 or when the aggregate amount paid for the item or functionally equivalent items in the preceding fiscal year was $10,000 or more. Contracting officers use the information to verify offeror/contractor compliance with solicitation and contract requirements regarding the use of recovered materials. Additionally, agencies use the information in the annual review and monitoring of the effectiveness of the affirmative procurement programs required by RCRA. B. Annual Reporting Burden A reassessment of the recovered material provision, FAR 52.223–4, and clause, FAR 52.223–9, was preformed. Based on the comprehensive reassessment performed, this information collection resulted in a small increase in the total burden hours from the previous information collection that was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 40368 on July 08, 2011. The increase is likely a result of increased awareness about green purchasing across the Federal Government. The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) was searched to determine the use of the provision and clause using element 8L Recovered Materials/Sustainability for Fiscal Year 2013. No public comments were received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the Government’s estimate. Updates were made to the average wages and overhead based on Fiscal Year 2013 Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget rates. Respondents: 588. Responses per Respondent: 75.5. Annual Responses: 44,394. Hours per Response: .5. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 22,197. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB control No. 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products, in all correspondence. Dated: March 14, 2014. Karlos Morgan, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–06120 Filed 3–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–FTR–2014–03; Docket No. 2014– 0002; Sequence 10; GSA Bulletin FTR 14– 06] Maximum per Diem Rates for the State of West Virginia Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). AGENCY: Notice of Per Diem Bulletin 14– 06, revised Continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates. ACTION: The General Services Administration (GSA) has conducted its mid-year review and has determined that the per diem rate for one location in the State of West Virginia is inadequate. SUMMARY: This notice is effective March 20, 2014 and applies to travel performed on or after April 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. DATES: For clarification of content, please contact Ms. Jill Denning, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202– 208–7642, or by email at travelpolicy@ gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 14–06. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background After an analysis of the per diem rates established for FY 2014 (see the Federal Register notice at 78 FR 54651, September 5, 2013, and FTR Bulletin 14–01), one non-standard area per diem rate is being established for the following location: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 54 (Thursday, March 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15591-15592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06120]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0134; Docket 2014-0055; Sequence 10]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Environmentally Sound Products

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be 
submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve an extension of a previously approved information 
collection requirement concerning environmentally sound products.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection

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9000-0134, Environmentally Sound Products, by any of the following 
methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the 
OMB control number 9000-0134. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0134, Environmentally 
Sound Products''. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0134, Environmentally Sound Products'' on your attached 
document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0134, Environmentally Sound Products.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0134, Environmentally Sound Products, in all 
correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marissa Petrusek, Procurement 
Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202-501-0136 or 
marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    This information collection complies with Section 6002 of the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (42 U.S.C. 6962). RCRA 
requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate items 
which are or can be produced with recovered materials. RCRA further 
requires agencies to develop affirmative procurement programs to ensure 
that items composed of recovered materials will be purchased to the 
maximum extent practicable. Affirmative procurement programs required 
under RCRA must contain, as a minimum (1) a recovered materials 
preference program and an agency promotion program for the preference 
program; (2) a program for requiring estimates of the total percentage 
of recovered materials used in the performance of a contract, 
certification of minimum recovered material content actually used, 
where appropriate, and reasonable verification procedures for estimates 
and certifications; and (3) annual review and monitoring of the 
effectiveness of an agency's affirmative procurement program.
    The items for which EPA has designated minimum recovered material 
content standards are grouped into eight categories: (1) Construction 
products, (2) landscaping products, (3) nonpaper office products, (4) 
paper and paper products, (5) park and recreation products, (6) 
transportation products, (7) vehicular products, and (8) miscellaneous 
products. The FAR rule also permits agencies to obtain pre-award 
information from offerors regarding the content of items which the 
agency has designated as requiring minimum percentages of recovered 
materials.
    In accordance with RCRA, the information collection applies to 
acquisitions requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials, when 
the price of the item exceeds $10,000 or when the aggregate amount paid 
for the item or functionally equivalent items in the preceding fiscal 
year was $10,000 or more.
    Contracting officers use the information to verify offeror/
contractor compliance with solicitation and contract requirements 
regarding the use of recovered materials. Additionally, agencies use 
the information in the annual review and monitoring of the 
effectiveness of the affirmative procurement programs required by RCRA.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    A reassessment of the recovered material provision, FAR 52.223-4, 
and clause, FAR 52.223-9, was preformed. Based on the comprehensive 
reassessment performed, this information collection resulted in a small 
increase in the total burden hours from the previous information 
collection that was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 40368 on 
July 08, 2011. The increase is likely a result of increased awareness 
about green purchasing across the Federal Government. The Federal 
Procurement Data System (FPDS) was searched to determine the use of the 
provision and clause using element 8L Recovered Materials/
Sustainability for Fiscal Year 2013. No public comments were received 
in prior years that have challenged the validity of the Government's 
estimate. Updates were made to the average wages and overhead based on 
Fiscal Year 2013 Office of Personnel Management and Office of 
Management and Budget rates.
    Respondents: 588.
    Responses per Respondent: 75.5.
    Annual Responses: 44,394.
    Hours per Response: .5.
    Total Burden Hours: 22,197.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB 
control No. 9000-0134, Environmentally Sound Products, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: March 14, 2014.
Karlos Morgan,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
Office of Government-wide Policy.
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