Request for Comments on Federal Source Code Policy, 12972-12973 [2016-05601]

Download as PDF 12972 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices III. Granting Public Access to Dockets of Denied Variance Applications OSHA has denied a large number of variance applications since its inception in the early 1970s. As previously indicated in this notice, because OSHA denied these applications, initially they were not published in the Federal Register for public review.7 However, in 2010, OSHA made public a sizable number of illustrative variance applications (approximately 200) that it denied during the period from 1995 through 2010. Further, on December 22, 2014, OSHA published an FRN announcing the dockets of the variances that it denied from 2010 through 2014 (79 FR 76387). The dockets for these denied or withdrawn variance applications are accessible online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http:// www.regulations.gov), as well as on OSHA’s ‘‘Denied and Withdrawn Variance Applications for 1995–2014’’ Web page: (http://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/variances/denied_withdrawn9510.html). OSHA made this information available to the public to enhance transparency concerning the variance process, to assist the public in understanding the variance process, and to reduce errors in applying for future variances. Docket ID Company name Standard from which variance requested OSHA–2015–0016 ..... J.W. Fowler, Co ................ 1926.803 ........................... OSHA–2015–0023 ..... Wahlco—D.W. Tool .......... General-duty clause Section 5(a)(1) of the Act. OSHA–2015–0011 ..... Rosenwach Tank Co. LLC OSHA–2015–0007 ..... This action was consistent with the policy established by the Open Government Directive, M–10–06, issued by the Office of Management and Budget on December 8, 2009 (http:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10– 06.pdf). OSHA published the dockets of the variance applications that the Agency denied during 2014–2015 8 on the Federal eRulemaking Portal and OSHA’s ‘‘Denied and Withdrawn Variance Applications for 1995–2015’’ Web page. These denied variance application dockets are presented in the table below: State(s) Reason denied or withdrawn 12/4/2015 ND .................. 10/5/2015 MO ................. 1926.501(b)(1) .................. 06/04/2015 NY .................. Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. Devin Kieschnick (DK) Farms. 1910.1200; Appendix C, (C.2.3.1). 1910.142(b)(2) .................. 04/14/2015 PA, NJ, KY .... 03/10/2015 TX .................. OSHA–2014–0026 ..... Transfield Services ........... 1910.134 ........................... 12/15/2014 TX, CA ........... OSHA–2014–0025 ..... Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). 1910.110(b)(6)(ii) .............. 10/8/2014 IL .................... Withdrawn—variance not necessary. Denied—No variances from the general-duty clause. Denied—Not as protective as standard. Denied—Not as protective as standard. Denied—Not as protective as standard and exemption requested. Withdrawn—variance not necessary. Denied—not as protective as standard and exemption requested. OSHA–2015–0004 ..... Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 655, Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1– 2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR part 1905. Signed at Washington, DC, on March 7, 2016. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–05488 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] Date of denial or withdrawal OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Request for Comments on Federal Source Code Policy AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of public comment period. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ‘‘Federal Source Code Policy— Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software.’’ SUMMARY: The 30-day public comment period on the draft memorandum closes on April 11, 2016. DATES: BILLING CODE 4510–26–P Interested parties should provide comments and feedback to ADDRESSES: 7 Sections 6(b), 6(d), and 16 of the OSH Act and 29 CFR 1905 set out the laws and regulations applicable to Variances. Whereas, these provisions require OSHA to announce variance applications VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 and grants by publication in the Federal Register, no such provisions are in place for denied variance applications. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://SourceCode.cio.gov or to SourceCode@omb.eop.gov. Mr. Alvand A. Salehi, OMB, at SourceCode@omb.eop.gov or AAbdolsalehi@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administration committed to adopting a Government-wide Open Source Software policy in its Second Open Government National Action Plan that ‘‘will support improved access to custom software code developed for the Federal Government,’’ emphasizing that using and contributing back to Open Source Software can fuel innovation, lower costs, and benefit the public. In support of that commitment, today the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is releasing a draft policy to improve the way custom-developed Government code is acquired and distributed moving forward. This policy requires that, among other things: (1) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 8 Completed between the governmental fiscal years of October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2014. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices New custom code whose development is paid for by the Federal Government be made available for re-use across Federal agencies; and (2) a portion of that new custom code be released to the public as Open Source Software. Authority for this notice is granted under the Clinger-Cohen Act, 40 U.S.C. Subtitle III. Tony Scott, Administrator, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–05601 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–05–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOTICE: (16–021). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed the Technology Portfolio System (TechPort). TechPort is an integrated, Agency wide software system designed to capture, track, and manage NASA’s portfolio of technology investments. TechPort provides detailed information on individual technology programs and projects throughout NASA. This system enables the public to explore NASA’s technology portfolio and learn about technology Programs, and Projects, as NASA works to mature the technologies for aeronautics, space exploration, and scientific discovery missions. In March, 2015 NASA released a beta version of the system to allow the public the opportunity to give the system a trial run and provide feedback. This RFI solicits inputs on the beta version of TechPort. DATES: The Web site, https:// techport.nasa.gov/rfi, will open for comments beginning on March 14, 2016, and will close on April 14, 2016. No submissions will be accepted after April 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or instructions should be directed to Faith Chandler, Director Strategic Integration, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546, at HQTechPort@mail.nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: NASA’s Technology Portfolio System, TechPort, Beta Version Request for Information (RFI). Abstract: NASA embraces the development and advancement of asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 technology to support U.S. industries, enhance academic research, spur innovation, and promote the building and sharing of knowledge. By making technology development information easy to find, accessible, and usable, NASA will fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, and scientific discovery. Industry and academia will have insight into the technology portfolio, and will be able to use this information to identify possible areas of technology development collaboration, forecast when technologies may be released for public use and commercialization, and identify areas of aeronautics and aerospace technology development need. Information about NASA’s technology development activities is a valuable national resource and a strategic asset that will expand the knowledge base, spur innovation in U.S. industry and help grow American businesses. The general public can use TechPort to find technology Programs and Projects of interest and discover how these projects have led to breakthroughs and discoveries. TechPort is equipped with features that allow users to efficiently search technology Projects, conduct analysis, identify technology gaps, and generate comprehensive technology reports. TechPort was released as a beta system to provide the public with an opportunity to use the system and provide feedback, and influence the design and type of information provided in future versions of the system. The questions in this RFI gather input on the public experience with the TechPort system, specifically: • The design of the system and ease of use, • The features provided (search, reports, data sheets) and if the public finds them useful, and • The content and the range of collected data in the system. In addition to questions about using the system, this RFI will collect system information, including: • Organization type (Academic Institution, Industry, Government or Public), • Device and browser used to access TechPort. Your system information will enable us to troubleshoot and understand problems, if our system is not functioning for all the intended users. Respondents will also be given the opportunity to provide their name and email address if they would like to be contacted with possible follow up questions. There are a total of 18 questions and it is expected that it will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12973 You may complete only one question, or all of the questions. When arriving at the home page of the Web site titled: ‘‘TechPort—User Request for Information’’ located at: https://techport.nasa.gov/rfi respondents can proceed to answer the questions. Upon submission, respondents will get a notification of the receipt of their responses in their browser. The respondent should NOT include information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. Faith Chandler, Director, Strategic Integration, Office of the Chief Technologist. [FR Doc. 2016–05483 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2016–0001] Sunshine Act Meeting Notice DATE: March14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2016. Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. PLACE: Week of March 14, 2016 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:00 a.m. Briefing on Power Reactor Decommissioning Rulemaking (Public Meeting); (Contact: Jason Carneal: 301–415–1451). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:30 a.m. Meeting with the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (Public Meeting); (Contact: Douglas Bollock: 301–415–6609). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. Week of March 21, 2016—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of March 21, 2016. Week of March 28, 2016—Tentative Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Project Aim (Public Meeting); (Contact: Janelle Jessie: 301–415–6775). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Security Issues (Closed Ex. 1). E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12972-12973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05601]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Request for Comments on Federal Source Code Policy

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Notice of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public 
comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Federal Source Code Policy--
Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and 
Open Source Software.''

DATES: The 30-day public comment period on the draft memorandum closes 
on April 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should provide comments and feedback to 
https://SourceCode.cio.gov or to SourceCode@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alvand A. Salehi, OMB, at 
SourceCode@omb.eop.gov or AAbdolsalehi@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Administration committed to adopting a 
Government-wide Open Source Software policy in its Second Open 
Government National Action Plan that ``will support improved access to 
custom software code developed for the Federal Government,'' 
emphasizing that using and contributing back to Open Source Software 
can fuel innovation, lower costs, and benefit the public. In support of 
that commitment, today the White House Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) is releasing a draft policy to improve the way custom-developed 
Government code is acquired and distributed moving forward. This policy 
requires that, among other things: (1)

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New custom code whose development is paid for by the Federal Government 
be made available for re-use across Federal agencies; and (2) a portion 
of that new custom code be released to the public as Open Source 
Software. Authority for this notice is granted under the Clinger-Cohen 
Act, 40 U.S.C. Subtitle III.

Tony Scott,
Administrator, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-05601 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3110-05-P