Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 56893 [2015-23407]

Download as PDF 56893 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 182 Monday, September 21, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Regulatory Findings For the regulatory findings regarding this rulemaking, please refer to the analysis prepared by OIRA in the interim final rule, which is incorporated herein. 79 FR at 75876. ■ Accordingly, the interim rule adding 2 CFR part 3187 and amending 45 CFR parts 1180 and 1183, which was published at 79 FR 75871 on December 19, 2014, is adopted as a final rule without change. Signed: September 14, 2015. Andrew Christopher, Associate General Counsel. Institute of Museum and Library Services [FR Doc. 2015–23407 Filed 9–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P 2 CFR Part 3187 45 CFR Parts 1180 and 1183 OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS RIN 3137–AA24 5 CFR Part 2641 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards RIN 3209–AA14 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), NFAH. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:55 Sep 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Office of Government Ethics. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (‘‘IMLS’’) finalizes its portion of the uniform federal assistance rule published by the Office of Management and Budget. DATES: This rule is effective on September 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin D. Trowbridge III, Deputy General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Email: ctrowbridge@imls.gov. Telephone: (202) 653–4675. Facsimile: (202) 653–4610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget published an interim final rule that provided comprehensive modifications to the principles and requirements for federal awards. 79 FR 75871. The uniform rules were published as 2 CFR part 200. As part of that rulemaking, IMLS adopted part 200, along with an agency-specific addendum in a new part 3187. IMLS received no relevant comments in response to the rule. Therefore, 2 CFR part 3187, as described in the interim final rule, is adopted with no changes. SUMMARY: Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component Designations The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this rule to revoke the designation, for purposes of the one-year postemployment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code, of an agency departmental component that was abolished. DATES: Effective December 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly L. Sikora Panza, Assistant Counsel, General Counsel and Legal Policy Division, Office of Government Ethics, Telephone: 202–482–9300; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Substantive Discussion: Revocation of Departmental Component The Director of OGE (Director) is authorized by 18 U.S.C. 207(h) to designate distinct and separate departmental or agency components in the executive branch for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c). The representational bar of 18 U.S.C. 207(c) usually extends to the whole of any department or agency in which a former senior employee served in any capacity during the year prior to termination from a senior PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 employee position. However, 18 U.S.C. 207(h) provides that whenever the Director determines that an agency or bureau within a department or agency in the executive branch exercises functions which are distinct and separate from the remaining functions of the department or agency and there exists no potential for use of undue influence or unfair advantage based on past Government service, the Director shall by rule designate such agency or bureau as a separate component of that department or agency. As a result, a former senior employee who served in a ‘‘parent’’ department or agency is not barred by 18 U.S.C. 207(c) from making communications to or appearances before any employees of any designated component of that parent, but is barred as to employees of that parent or of other components that have not been separately designated. Moreover, a former senior employee who served in a designated component of a parent department or agency is barred from communicating to or making an appearance before any employee of that component, but is not barred as to any employee of the parent, of another designated component, or of any other agency or bureau of the parent that has not been designated. Under 18 U.S.C. 207(h)(2), component designations do not apply to persons employed at a rate of pay specified in or fixed according to subchapter II of 5 U.S.C. chapter 53 (the Executive Schedule). Component designations are listed in appendix B to 5 CFR part 2641. The Director regularly reviews the component designations and determinations and, in consultation with the department or agency concerned, makes such additions and deletions as are necessary. Specifically, the Director ‘‘shall, by rule, make or revoke a component designation after considering the recommendation of the designated agency ethics official.’’ 5 CFR 2641.302(e)(3). Before designating an agency component as distinct and separate for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c), the Director must find that there exists no potential for use of undue influence or unfair advantage based on past Government service, and that the component is an agency or bureau, within a parent agency, that exercises functions which are distinct and separate from the functions of the parent agency and from the functions of other E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 182 / Monday, September 21, 2015 / 
Rules and Regulations

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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services

2 CFR Part 3187

45 CFR Parts 1180 and 1183

RIN 3137-AA24


Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit 
Requirements for Federal Awards

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), NFAH.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (``IMLS'') 
finalizes its portion of the uniform federal assistance rule published 
by the Office of Management and Budget.

DATES: This rule is effective on September 21, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin D. Trowbridge III, Deputy 
General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M 
Street NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Email: 
ctrowbridge@imls.gov. Telephone: (202) 653-4675. Facsimile: (202) 653-
4610.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 2014, the Office of 
Management and Budget published an interim final rule that provided 
comprehensive modifications to the principles and requirements for 
federal awards. 79 FR 75871. The uniform rules were published as 2 CFR 
part 200. As part of that rulemaking, IMLS adopted part 200, along with 
an agency-specific addendum in a new part 3187.
    IMLS received no relevant comments in response to the rule. 
Therefore, 2 CFR part 3187, as described in the interim final rule, is 
adopted with no changes.

Regulatory Findings

    For the regulatory findings regarding this rulemaking, please refer 
to the analysis prepared by OIRA in the interim final rule, which is 
incorporated herein. 79 FR at 75876.

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Accordingly, the interim rule adding 2 CFR part 3187 and amending 45 
CFR parts 1180 and 1183, which was published at 79 FR 75871 on December 
19, 2014, is adopted as a final rule without change.

    Signed: September 14, 2015.
Andrew Christopher,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2015-23407 Filed 9-18-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7036-01-P