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Download as PDF 31342 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Proposed Rules List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 271 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Hazardous materials transportation, Hazardous waste, Indians-lands, Intergovernmental relations, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority This proposed action is issued under the authority of sections 2002(a), 3006 and 7004(b) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6912(a), 6926, 6974(b). Dated: May 18, 2015. Dennis J. McLerran, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 10. [FR Doc. 2015–12932 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 435 Environmental protection, Pretreatment, Waste treatment and disposal, Water pollution control, Unconventional oil and gas extraction. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 435 Dated: May 21, 2015. Kenneth J. Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water. [EPA–HQ–OW–2014–0598; FRL–9928– 58–OW] RIN 2040–AF35 [FR Doc. 2015–13414 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category; Extension of Comment Period BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule, extension of the public-comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received requests for an extension of the period for providing comments on the proposed rule entitled ‘‘Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category,’’ published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2015. EPA extends the comment period in order to provide the public additional time to submit comments and supporting information. DATES: Comments: The public comment period for the proposed rule published April 7, 2015, (80 FR 18557, is being extended to July 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments: Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to the EPA electronically, by mail, by facsimile or through hand delivery/courier. Please refer to the proposal (80 FR 18557) for the addresses and detailed instructions. Docket. Publically available documents relevant to this action are available for public inspection either tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Jun 01, 2015 electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Water Docket in the EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is 202– 566–1744, and the telephone number for the Water Docket is 202–566–2426. The EPA has established the official public docket No. EPA–HQ–OW–2014–0598. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Biddle, Engineering and Analysis Division (4303T), Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone: 202–566– 0350; email: biddle.lisa@epa.gov. Jkt 235001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 2 [FAR Case 2015–019; Docket No. 2015– 0019; Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AM96 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of Multiple-Award Contract Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to define multiple-award contract. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat at one of the addresses shown below on or before August 3, 2015 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2015–019 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘FAR Case 2015–019’’. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘FAR Case 2015– 019.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Comment Now’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘FAR Case 2015–019’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR Case 2015–019, in all correspondence related to this case. 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, at 703–605–2868, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAR Case 2015–019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background On October 2, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule establishing new policies and procedures for multiple-award contracts and task and delivery orders in the Federal Register at 78 FR 61114. The final rule implemented several provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Public Law 111–240. Section 1311 of Public Law 111–240 (15 U.S.C. 632(v)) added a definition of ‘‘multiple award contract’’. The SBA final rule included a definition of ‘‘multiple award contract’’ at 13 CFR 125.1(k). II. Proposed FAR Change The purpose of the proposed FAR change is to define multiple-award contract. The proposed FAR change would add a definition of multipleaward contract to FAR subpart 2.1, Definitions. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits E:\FR\FM\02JNP1.SGM 02JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Proposed Rules (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. (FAR Case 2015–019), in correspondence. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act The change is not expected to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) is summarized as follows: Dated: May 28, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the FAR to define multiple-award contract. On October 2, 2013, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule (78 FR 61114) to implement various sections of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–240) by establishing new policies and procedures for multiple-award contracts and task and delivery orders. SBA’s final rule included a definition of multipleaward contract. This proposed rule defines multiple-award contract to implement that part of SBA’s final rule in the FAR. The objective of this proposed rule is to implement a statutory requirement. The authorizing legislation is Section 1311 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–240). This rule is not expected to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The proposed rule applies to all entities who do business with the Federal Government, but it is not expected to have a significant impact. This rule does not impose any new reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements. The rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules. The Regulatory Secretariat has submitted a copy of the IRFA to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. A copy of the IRFA may be obtained from the Regulatory Secretariat. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments from small business concerns and other interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small entities. DoD, GSA, and NASA will also consider comments from small entities concerning the existing regulations in subparts affected by the rule in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 610 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Jun 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration V. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). List of Subject in 48 CFR Part 2 Government procurement. Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR part 2 as set forth below: PART 2—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 2 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 U.S.C. 20113. 2. Amend section 2.101 in paragraph (b) by adding, in alphabetical order, the definition ‘‘Multiple-award contract’’, to read as follows: ■ 2.101 Definitions. * * * * * (b) * * * (2) * * * Multiple-award contract means a contract that is— (1) A Multiple Award Schedule contract issued by GSA (e.g., GSA Schedule Contract) or agencies granted Multiple Award Schedule contract authority by GSA (e.g., Department of Veterans Affairs) as described in FAR part 38; (2) A multiple-award task-order or delivery-order contract issued in accordance with FAR subpart 16.5, including Governmentwide acquisition contracts; or (3) Any other indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract entered into with two or more sources pursuant to the same solicitation. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2015–13424 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 31343 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No: 110907562–5455–02] RIN 0648–BB40 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Omnibus Amendment To Simplify Vessel Baselines National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes to approve an Omnibus Amendment to the Fishery Management Plans of the Northeastern United States to simplify vessel baselines. This Omnibus Amendment to Simplify Vessel Baselines, which was submitted by the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils, would eliminate the one-time limit on vessel upgrades and remove gross and net tonnages from the vessel baseline specifications that are considered when determining a vessel’s baseline for replacement purposes. Implementing these measures would reduce the administrative burden to permit holders and NMFS and would have little effect on fleet capacity. This proposed rule would also remove the requirement for vessels to send in negative fishing reports (i.e., ‘‘did not fish’’ reports) during months or weeks when fishing did not occur. NMFS no longer needs these reports due to improved trip-level matching. Therefore, NMFS is proposing to remove this requirement to simplify the regulations and reduce reporting burdens for the industry. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2011–0213, by either of the following methods: ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. 1. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20110213, 2. Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, 3. Enter or attach your comments. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNP1.SGM 02JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 2, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 31342-31343]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-13424]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 2

[FAR Case 2015-019; Docket No. 2015-0019; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 9000-AM96


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of Multiple-Award 
Contract

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

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to define multiple-award contract.

DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the 
Regulatory Secretariat at one of the addresses shown below on or before 
August 3, 2015 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2015-019 by any of 
the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ``FAR Case 
2015-019''. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with ``FAR 
Case 2015-019.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Comment 
Now'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``FAR Case 2015-019'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, 
Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR Case 2015-
019, in all correspondence related to this case. 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, at 703-605-2868, for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAR Case 2015-019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On October 2, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 
issued a final rule establishing new policies and procedures for 
multiple-award contracts and task and delivery orders in the Federal 
Register at 78 FR 61114. The final rule implemented several provisions 
of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Public Law 111-240. Section 
1311 of Public Law 111-240 (15 U.S.C. 632(v)) added a definition of 
``multiple award contract''. The SBA final rule included a definition 
of ``multiple award contract'' at 13 CFR 125.1(k).

II. Proposed FAR Change

    The purpose of the proposed FAR change is to define multiple-award 
contract. The proposed FAR change would add a definition of multiple-
award contract to FAR subpart 2.1, Definitions.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits

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(including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety 
effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the 
importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, 
of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a 
significant regulatory action and, therefore was not subject to review 
under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated 
September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The change is not expected to have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The Initial 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) is summarized as follows:

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the FAR to define 
multiple-award contract. On October 2, 2013, the Small Business 
Administration (SBA) issued a final rule (78 FR 61114) to implement 
various sections of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 
111-240) by establishing new policies and procedures for multiple-
award contracts and task and delivery orders. SBA's final rule 
included a definition of multiple-award contract. This proposed rule 
defines multiple-award contract to implement that part of SBA's 
final rule in the FAR.
    The objective of this proposed rule is to implement a statutory 
requirement. The authorizing legislation is Section 1311 of the 
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-240).
    This rule is not expected to have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The proposed rule 
applies to all entities who do business with the Federal Government, 
but it is not expected to have a significant impact.
    This rule does not impose any new reporting, recordkeeping or 
other compliance requirements. The rule does not duplicate, overlap, 
or conflict with any other Federal rules.

    The Regulatory Secretariat has submitted a copy of the IRFA to the 
Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. A copy 
of the IRFA may be obtained from the Regulatory Secretariat. DoD, GSA, 
and NASA invite comments from small business concerns and other 
interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small 
entities.
    DoD, GSA, and NASA will also consider comments from small entities 
concerning the existing regulations in subparts affected by the rule in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such 
comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 610 (FAR Case 2015-019), 
in correspondence.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subject in 48 CFR Part 2

    Government procurement.

    Dated: May 28, 2015.
William Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR part 2 as set 
forth below:

PART 2--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 2 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113.

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2. Amend section 2.101 in paragraph (b) by adding, in alphabetical 
order, the definition ``Multiple-award contract'', to read as follows:


2.101  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    Multiple-award contract means a contract that is--
    (1) A Multiple Award Schedule contract issued by GSA (e.g., GSA 
Schedule Contract) or agencies granted Multiple Award Schedule contract 
authority by GSA (e.g., Department of Veterans Affairs) as described in 
FAR part 38;
    (2) A multiple-award task-order or delivery-order contract issued 
in accordance with FAR subpart 16.5, including Governmentwide 
acquisition contracts; or
    (3) Any other indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract 
entered into with two or more sources pursuant to the same 
solicitation.
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