Amendment to “Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs” To Implement Executive Order 13559, 53483-53484 [2015-22039]

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[FR Doc. 2015–21979 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 22 CFR Part 205 RIN 0412–AA75 Amendment to ‘‘Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs’’ To Implement Executive Order 13559 U.S Agency for International Development. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is extending the public comment period on the Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Amendment to ‘Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs’ to Implement Executive Order 13559,’’ which was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015. The original public comment period would have ended on September 8, 2015. USAID intended to give a 60-day public comment period. Therefore, a comment period extension, to October 5, 2015, is appropriate. DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015 (80 FR 47237), is extended. Written comments must be received by the extended due date of October 5, 2015. USAID may not fully consider comments received after this date. SUMMARY: Address all comments concerning this notice to C. Eduardo Vargas, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives (A/AID/CFBCI), U.S Agency for International Development, Room 6.07–100 RRB, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04SEP1.SGM 04SEP1 53484 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Proposed Rules rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Washington, DC 20523. Submit comments, identified by title of the action and Regulatory Information Number (RIN) by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: Submit electronic comments to FBCI@usaid.gov. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for file formats and other information about electronic filing. Mail: USAID, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives (A/AID/CFBCI), Room 6.07–100, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523. A copy of each communication submitted will be available for inspection and copying between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Brinkmoeller, Director, Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, USAID, Room 6.07–023, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523; telephone: (202) 712–4080 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USAID published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Amendment to ‘Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs’ to Implement Executive Order 13559,’’ which was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015 (80 FR 47237). This proposed rule is intended to amend 22 CFR part 205, Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs, to make it consistent with Executive Order 13559. This proposed rule would amend USAID’s regulations to replace the term ‘‘inherently religious activities’’ with the term ‘‘explicitly religious activities’’ and define the latter term as ‘‘including activities that involve overt religious content such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytization.’’ This proposed rule would also clarify that organizations who receive USAID financial assistance through subawards must comply with the requirements relating to protections for beneficiaries and the restrictions on prohibited uses of federal financial assistance. This proposed rule would also add language to the sections of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 rule covering protections for beneficiaries to conform more directly to the Executive Order language. This proposed would also provide that decisions about awards of Federal financial assistance must be free from political interference or even the appearance of such interference. USAID intended to give a 60-day public comment period, which would mirror the comment period given in the related proposed rules of eight other federal agencies. Therefore, a comment period extension, to October 5, 2015, is appropriate without unduly delaying a final rulemaking decision. Accordingly, written comments must be submitted by the extended due date of October 5, 2015. USAID may not fully consider comments received after this date. Dated: August 25, 2015. C. Eduardo Vargas, Deputy Director, Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (Acting Director). [FR Doc. 2015–22039 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2013–0808; FRL–9932–49– Region 6] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 Ozone and the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to finalize a change to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect a 2014 EPA approval to a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs) in Texas’ Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting program and to show that the SIP deficiency identified in a prior partial disapproval for the 1997 Ozone SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 and the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) has been addressed. Written comments should be received on or before October 5, 2015. DATES: Comments may be mailed to Mr. Guy Donaldson, Chief, Air Planning Section (6PD–L), Environmental Protection Agency, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. Comments may also be submitted electronically or through hand delivery/ courier by following the detailed instructions in the ADDRESSES section of the direct final rule located in the rules section of this Federal Register. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Young, 214–665–6645, young.carl@ epa.gov. In the final rules section of this Federal Register, the EPA is finalizing a change to the CFR without prior proposal because the Agency views this as noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. The change is to reflect a 2014 EPA approval to a SIP revision to regulate GHGs in the Texas PSD permitting program and to show that the SIP deficiency identified in a prior partial disapproval has been addressed. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no relevant adverse comments are received in response to this action no further activity is contemplated. If the EPA receives relevant adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time. For additional information, see the direct final rule which is located in the rules section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 26, 2015. Ron Curry, Regional Administrator, Region 6. [FR Doc. 2015–22036 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\04SEP1.SGM 04SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53483-53484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-22039]


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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

22 CFR Part 205

RIN 0412-AA75


Amendment to ``Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID 
Programs'' To Implement Executive Order 13559

AGENCY: U.S Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is 
extending the public comment period on the Notice of proposed 
rulemaking entitled ``Amendment to `Participation by Religious 
Organizations in USAID Programs' to Implement Executive Order 13559,'' 
which was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015. The 
original public comment period would have ended on September 8, 2015. 
USAID intended to give a 60-day public comment period. Therefore, a 
comment period extension, to October 5, 2015, is appropriate.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking 
published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015 (80 FR 47237), is 
extended. Written comments must be received by the extended due date of 
October 5, 2015. USAID may not fully consider comments received after 
this date.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to C. Eduardo 
Vargas, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives (A/AID/CFBCI), 
U.S Agency for International Development, Room 6.07-100 RRB, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,

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Washington, DC 20523. Submit comments, identified by title of the 
action and Regulatory Information Number (RIN) by any of the following 
methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: Submit electronic comments to FBCI@usaid.gov. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for file formats and other information about 
electronic filing.
    Mail: USAID, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives (A/AID/
CFBCI), Room 6.07-100, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20523.
    A copy of each communication submitted will be available for 
inspection and copying between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the above 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Brinkmoeller, Director, Center 
for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, USAID, Room 6.07-023, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523; telephone: (202) 712-
4080 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USAID published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking entitled ``Amendment to `Participation by Religious 
Organizations in USAID Programs' to Implement Executive Order 13559,'' 
which was published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2015 (80 FR 
47237). This proposed rule is intended to amend 22 CFR part 205, 
Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID Programs, to make it 
consistent with Executive Order 13559. This proposed rule would amend 
USAID's regulations to replace the term ``inherently religious 
activities'' with the term ``explicitly religious activities'' and 
define the latter term as ``including activities that involve overt 
religious content such as worship, religious instruction, or 
proselytization.'' This proposed rule would also clarify that 
organizations who receive USAID financial assistance through subawards 
must comply with the requirements relating to protections for 
beneficiaries and the restrictions on prohibited uses of federal 
financial assistance. This proposed rule would also add language to the 
sections of the rule covering protections for beneficiaries to conform 
more directly to the Executive Order language. This proposed would also 
provide that decisions about awards of Federal financial assistance 
must be free from political interference or even the appearance of such 
interference.
    USAID intended to give a 60-day public comment period, which would 
mirror the comment period given in the related proposed rules of eight 
other federal agencies. Therefore, a comment period extension, to 
October 5, 2015, is appropriate without unduly delaying a final 
rulemaking decision. Accordingly, written comments must be submitted by 
the extended due date of October 5, 2015. USAID may not fully consider 
comments received after this date.

    Dated: August 25, 2015.
C. Eduardo Vargas,
Deputy Director, Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives 
(Acting Director).
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