Contract Support Costs, 19352 [2014-07735]

Download as PDF 19352 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 67 / Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Notices described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on November 22, 2013. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: FHA Stakeholder Feedback for the New FHA Single Family Policy Handbook. OMB Approval Number: 2502-New. Type of Request: New collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: FHA is developing a new FHA Single Family Policy Handbook (SF Handbook). The handbook is a single, consolidated and authoritative source for FHA Single family Housing Policy. The handbook will make it easier to do business with FHA Single Family by: • Consolidating policy into one Handbook • Using simple, more directive language • Aligning the flow of the handbook to the lender/mortgage process. Without feedback, FHA’s final Handbook would lack critical revisions or changes that would improve its usefulness. In particular, obtaining feedback permits FHA to have a handbook that helps lenders and appraisers quickly find needed information and reduces the need for them to obtain clarification and direction on existing and changing policy. Respondents: (i.e. affected public): Business or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,020. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,200. Frequency of Response: Varies. Average Hours per Response: .5. Total Estimated Burdens: 4,600. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Apr 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Date: April 3, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–07817 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5A211.IA000413] Contract Support Costs Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation; extension of comment deadline. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, in conjunction with the Acting Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), will conduct a consultation session with Indian tribes to work together to identify long-term solutions concerning contract support costs (CSC) as it relates to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act. DATES: The consultation session will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Written comments must be received July 31, 2014. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for the location of the tribal consultation session. Submit comments by email to: consultation@bia.gov or by U.S. mail to: Office of the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, attn: Sequoyah Simermeyer, Mail Stop 3071 MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington DC, 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sequoyah Simermeyer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs, (202) 208–7163. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, in conjunction with the Acting Director, IHS, will conduct a consultation session on CSC at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22201, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, during the 2014 Tribal Self Governance Annual Consultation Conference. This notice is being published as soon as was PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 practicable to ensure that we take this opportunity to meet with tribal representatives while they are in Arlington for the conference. This consultation session follows the consultation session held on the same topic at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive Winter Session in March 2014. This notice also extends the deadline for submission of written comments to July 31, 2014. The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes funding to implement the Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 and authorizes discretionary appropriations for CSC for both the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and IHS. The Act did not limit the amount available in the FY, as in prior years, for the payment of CSC, nor did it include the proposal put forth in the Administration’s FY 2014 budget request that would place a cap on the CSC amounts available for each tribal contract or compact. Instead, as set forth in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the Act, Congress ‘‘remanded back to the agencies to resolve’’ the determination of CSC amounts to be paid from within the FY 2014 appropriation. Congress further directed BIA and IHS to consult with the tribes and work with the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Committees on Appropriations to formulate long-term accounting, budget, and legislative strategies to work on solutions going forward. Congress indicated that the solution should consider a standardized approach that streamlines the contract negotiation process, provides consistent and clear cost categories, and ensures efficient and timely cost documentation for the agencies and the tribes. This session will allow for broad input regarding these activities. The BIA and IHS plan to continue consultation throughout the following months as each agency addresses implementation of its work plan, required to be submitted to Congress by May 17, 2014. The work plans will detail the schedule of future consultation sessions and they will be made available as soon as possible. Dated: April 2, 2014. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–07735 Filed 4–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–02–P E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07735]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR.5A211.IA000413]


Contract Support Costs

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation; extension of comment deadline.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, in conjunction with 
the Acting Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), will conduct a 
consultation session with Indian tribes to work together to identify 
long-term solutions concerning contract support costs (CSC) as it 
relates to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

DATES: The consultation session will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 
from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Written comments must be received July 31, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
the location of the tribal consultation session. Submit comments by 
email to: consultation@bia.gov or by U.S. mail to: Office of the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 
attn: Sequoyah Simermeyer, Mail Stop 3071 MIB, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington DC, 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sequoyah Simermeyer, Deputy Chief of 
Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, (202) 208-
7163.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, in 
conjunction with the Acting Director, IHS, will conduct a consultation 
session on CSC at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson 
Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22201, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, during the 2014 Tribal Self Governance Annual 
Consultation Conference. This notice is being published as soon as was 
practicable to ensure that we take this opportunity to meet with tribal 
representatives while they are in Arlington for the conference. This 
consultation session follows the consultation session held on the same 
topic at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Executive 
Winter Session in March 2014. This notice also extends the deadline for 
submission of written comments to July 31, 2014.
    The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes funding to 
implement the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 
1975 and authorizes discretionary appropriations for CSC for both the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and IHS. The Act did not limit the 
amount available in the FY, as in prior years, for the payment of CSC, 
nor did it include the proposal put forth in the Administration's FY 
2014 budget request that would place a cap on the CSC amounts available 
for each tribal contract or compact. Instead, as set forth in the Joint 
Explanatory Statement accompanying the Act, Congress ``remanded back to 
the agencies to resolve'' the determination of CSC amounts to be paid 
from within the FY 2014 appropriation.
    Congress further directed BIA and IHS to consult with the tribes 
and work with the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction, the 
Office of Management and Budget, and the Committees on Appropriations 
to formulate long-term accounting, budget, and legislative strategies 
to work on solutions going forward. Congress indicated that the 
solution should consider a standardized approach that streamlines the 
contract negotiation process, provides consistent and clear cost 
categories, and ensures efficient and timely cost documentation for the 
agencies and the tribes. This session will allow for broad input 
regarding these activities.
    The BIA and IHS plan to continue consultation throughout the 
following months as each agency addresses implementation of its work 
plan, required to be submitted to Congress by May 17, 2014. The work 
plans will detail the schedule of future consultation sessions and they 
will be made available as soon as possible.

    Dated: April 2, 2014.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-07735 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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