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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice announces that CNCS intends to submit collections to OMB for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be submitted April 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: 202–395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for CNCS; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202–606–6930 or email to aborgstrom@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 Comments No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12493). Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address the target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Type of Review: Renewal. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12157 Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Respondents: 10,000. Annual responses: 10,000. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average minutes per response: 10. Burden hours: 1,667. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. Dated: March 3, 2015. Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–05300 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket No. DARS–2015–0012] Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share ACTION: Notice. DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries’ share of the DoD market is greater than five percent. DATES: Effective Date: March 29, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 27, 2015, that provides the current list of product SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 12158 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices categories for which FPI’s share of the DOD market is greater than five percent based on Fiscal Year 2014 data from the Federal Procurement Data System. The product categories to be competed effective March 29, 2015, are the following: • 3990 (Miscellaneous Materials Handling Equipment) • 5210 (Measuring Tools, Craftsmen’s) • 7110 (Office Furniture) • 7125 (Cabinets, Lockers, Bins and Shelving) • 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades) • 8405 (Outerwear, Men’s) • 8410 (Outerwear, Women’s) • 8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose) 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/policy/policyvault/USA00111015-DPAP.pdf. 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 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 Council. [FR Doc. 2015–05270 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), DoD. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel (hereafter referred to as the Panel). DATES: Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William H. Blanche, Alternate DFO, Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042–5101. Telephone: (703) 681– 2890. Fax: (703) 681–1940. Email Address: Baprequests@dha.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended). Purpose of Meeting: The Panel will review and comment on recommendations made to the Director of Defense Health Agency, by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, regarding the Uniform Formulary. SUMMARY: Meeting Agenda 1. Sign-In 2. Welcome and Opening Remarks 3. Public Citizen Comments 4. Scheduled Therapeutic Class Reviews (Comments will follow each agenda item) a. Pulmonary Artery Hypertension b. Transmucosal Immediate Release Fentanyl Products c. Oral Oncology Agents—Prostate I & II 5. Designated Newly Approved Drugs in Already-Reviewed Classes 6. Pertinent Utilization Management Issues 7. Panel Discussions and Vote Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and will be provided only to the first 220 people signing-in. All persons must sign-in legibly. Administrative Work Meeting: Prior to the public meeting, the Panel will conduct an Administrative Work Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. to discuss administrative matters of the Panel. The Administrative Work Meeting will be held at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.160, the Administrative Work Meeting will be closed to the public. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the Panel at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Panel’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The DFO’s contact information can be obtained from the General Services Administration’s Federal Advisory Committee Act Database at http://facadatabase.gov/. Written statements that do not pertain to the scheduled meeting of the Panel 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 5 business days prior to the meeting in question. The DFO will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all the committee members. Public Comments: In addition to written statements, the Panel will set aside 1 hour for individuals or interested groups to address the Panel. To ensure consideration of their comments, individuals and interested groups should submit written statements as outlined in this notice; but if they still want to address the Panel, then they will be afforded the opportunity to register to address the Panel. The Panel’s DFO will have a ‘‘Sign-Up Roster’’ available at the Panel meeting for registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those wishing to address the Panel will be given no more than 5 minutes to present their comments, and at the end of the 1 hour time period, no further public comments will be accepted. Anyone who signs-up to address the Panel, but is unable to do so due to the time limitation, may submit their comments in writing; however, they must understand that their written comments may not be reviewed prior to the Panel’s deliberation. To ensure timeliness of comments for the official record, the Panel encourages that individuals and interested groups consider submitting written statements instead of addressing the Panel. Dated: March 3, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–05205 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 44 (Friday, March 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12157-12158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-05270]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket No. DARS-2015-0012]


Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a 
Significant Market Share

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: Effective Date: March 29, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 27, 2015, that provides the current 
list of product

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categories for which FPI's share of the DOD market is greater than five 
percent based on Fiscal Year 2014 data from the Federal Procurement 
Data System. The product categories to be competed effective March 29, 
2015, are the following:

 3990 (Miscellaneous Materials Handling Equipment)
 5210 (Measuring Tools, Craftsmen's)
 7110 (Office Furniture)
 7125 (Cabinets, Lockers, Bins and Shelving)
 7230 (Draperies, Awnings, and Shades)
 8405 (Outerwear, Men's)
 8410 (Outerwear, Women's)
 8415 (Clothing, Special Purpose)

    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/policy/policyvault/USA001110-15-DPAP.pdf.
    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 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 Council.
[FR Doc. 2015-05270 Filed 3-5-15; 8:45 am]
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