Revision of OMB Circular No. A-119, “Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities”, 4673-4674 [2016-01606]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; D The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; D The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and D Ways to minimize the burden on participating states who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the collection of information requirements associated with its State Plan regulations. The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase to adjust the number of burden hours associated with the developmental steps necessary for states in the developmental process, including Maine, Illinois and the Virgin Islands. Maine received initial approval on August 5, 2015 and has been moved to the developmental category. As a result, the total burden hours have increased slightly from 11,369 to 11,519 burden hours (an increase of 150 burden hours). The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice and will include this summary in its request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Occupational Safety and Health State Plans. OMB Control Number: 1218–0247. Affected Public: Designated state government agencies that are seeking or have submitted and obtained approval for State Plans for the development and enforcement of occupational safety and health. standards. Number of Respondents: 28. Frequency of Response: On occasion; quarterly; annually. Total Responses: 1,309. Average Time per Response: Varies from 30 minutes (.5 hour) to respond to an information inquiry to 80 hours to document state annual performance goals. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,519. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0197). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the OSHA docket number, so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information, such as their social security number and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available from the Web site and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on January 21, 2016. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2016–01537 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4673 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Revision of OMB Circular No. A–119, ‘‘Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities’’ Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised Circular A–119, ‘‘Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,’’ in light of changes that have taken place in the world of regulation, standards, and conformity assessment since the Circular was last revised in 1998. The revised Circular is available at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_ infopoltech. SUMMARY: Effective upon publication as of January 27, 2016, OMB is making revised Circular A–119 available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, at CircularA-119@ omb.eop.gov. DATES: Public Law 104–113, the ‘‘National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995,’’ codified the existing policies in A–119, ‘‘Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,’’ established reporting requirements, and authorized the National Institute of Standards and Technology to coordinate conformity assessment activities of the agencies. In 1998, OMB revised the Circular in order to make the terminology of the Circular consistent with the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995, to issue guidance to the agencies on making their reports to OMB, to direct the Secretary of Commerce to issue policy guidance for conformity assessment, and to make changes for clarity. OMB has issued a revision of Circular A–119 in light of changes that have taken place in the world of regulation, standards, and conformity assessment since the Circular was last revised in 1998. The revised Circular is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ inforeg_infopoltech. OMB’s revisions are meant to provide more detailed guidance to agencies to take into SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4674 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices account several issues, including the Administration’s current work in Open Government, developments in regulatory policy and international trade, and changes in technology. Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–01606 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (16–003)] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data. This task force reports to the NASA Advisory Council’s Science Committee. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting and discussing, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to big data. DATES Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Local Time. ADDRESS: NASA Headquarters, Glennan Conference Center, Room 1Q39, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Delo, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–0750, fax (202) 358– 2779, or ann.b.delo@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The meeting will also be available telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch tone phone to participate in this meeting. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number 1–800– 988–9663, passcode 4718658, to participate in this meeting by telephone. A toll number also is available, 1–517– 308–9427 passcode 4718658. The WebEx link is https://nasa.webex.com/; the meeting number is 999 765 122 and the password is BigD@T@16. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —NASA’s science data cyberinfrastructure asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 —Access to NASA science mission data repositories —Big data best practices in government, academia and industry —Federal big data initiatives Attendees will be required to sign a register and comply with NASA Headquarters security requirements, including the presentation of a valid picture ID before receiving access to NASA Headquarters. Due to the Real ID Act, any attendees with drivers licenses issued from non-compliant states must present a second form of ID. [Federal employee badge; passport; active military identification card; enhanced driver’s license; U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card; Native American tribal document; school identification accompanied by an item from LIST C (documents that establish employment authorization) from the ‘‘List of the Acceptable Documents’’ on Form I–9]. Non-compliant states are: American Samoa, Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma and Washington. Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following information no less than 10 days prior to the meeting: Full name; gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; visa information (number, type, expiration date); passport information (number, expiration date, country); employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, country, telephone); title/ position of attendee; and home address to Ann Delo via email at ann.b.delo@ nasa.gov or by fax at (202) 358–2779. U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (green card holders) are requested to submit their name and affiliation no less than 3 working days prior to the meeting to Ann Delo. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia D. Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01514 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Request for Comment Regarding National Credit Union Administration Operating Fee Schedule Methodology National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The NCUA Operating Budget has two primary funding mechanisms: (1) An Overhead Transfer, which is funded by federal credit unions (FCUs) and federally insured state-chartered credit unions (FISCUs); and (2) annual Operating Fees, which are charged only to FCUs. In a voluntary effort to invite input from stakeholders representing federal and state-chartered credit unions, the NCUA Board (Board) is simultaneously requesting comments on the methodologies for both funding mechanisms in separate notices in the Federal Register. This request for comments focuses on the methodology NCUA uses to determine the aggregate amount of Operating Fees charged to federal credit unions, including the fee schedule that allocates the Operating Fees at different rates among FCUs according to various asset thresholds. While the NCUA Board is interested in all comments from the public and stakeholders, commenters are also asked to consider the following questions when responding: (1) Are the asset determination thresholds reasonable; and (2) is the method for forecasting projected asset growth for the credit union system reasonable? Responding to these questions will provide valuable insight to the NCUA Board with respect to how the Operating Fee is administered. To be most instructive to the Board, commenters are encouraged to provide the specific basis for their comments and recommendations, as well as documentation to support their proposed adjustments or alternatives. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 26, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (Please send comments by one method only): • NCUA Web site: http:// www.ncua.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments under the ‘‘Board Comments’’ section of the NCUA Web site. • Email: Address to boardcomments@ ncua.gov. Include ‘‘[Your name]— Comments on Operating Fee Schedule Methodology’’ in the email subject line. • Fax: (703) 518–6319. Include your name and the following subject line: ‘‘Comments on Operating Fee Schedule.’’ • Mail: Address to Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314– 3428. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as mail address. Public Inspection: You can view all public comments on NCUA’s Web site SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Revision of OMB Circular No. A-119, ``Federal Participation in 
the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in 
Conformity Assessment Activities''

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 
President.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised Circular 
A-119, ``Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary 
Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,'' in light 
of changes that have taken place in the world of regulation, standards, 
and conformity assessment since the Circular was last revised in 1998. 
The revised Circular is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_infopoltech.

DATES: Effective upon publication as of January 27, 2016, OMB is making 
revised Circular A-119 available to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management 
and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, at CircularA-119@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 104-113, the ``National 
Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995,'' codified the 
existing policies in A-119, ``Federal Participation in the Development 
and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment 
Activities,'' established reporting requirements, and authorized the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology to coordinate conformity 
assessment activities of the agencies. In 1998, OMB revised the 
Circular in order to make the terminology of the Circular consistent 
with the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995, to 
issue guidance to the agencies on making their reports to OMB, to 
direct the Secretary of Commerce to issue policy guidance for 
conformity assessment, and to make changes for clarity.
    OMB has issued a revision of Circular A-119 in light of changes 
that have taken place in the world of regulation, standards, and 
conformity assessment since the Circular was last revised in 1998. The 
revised Circular is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_infopoltech. OMB's revisions are meant to provide more detailed 
guidance to agencies to take into

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account several issues, including the Administration's current work in 
Open Government, developments in regulatory policy and international 
trade, and changes in technology.

Howard Shelanski,
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
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