Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Business Systems-Definition and Administration, 43971-43972 [2016-15937]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2016 / Proposed Rules c. Mailers who present at least 95 percent of their eligible First-Class Mail and Standard Mail volume as FullService in a calendar month will receive electronic address correction notices for their qualifying Basic automation and non-automation First-Class Mail and Standard Mail mailpieces, as specified in 4.2.2. The electronic address correction notices are charged at the applicable Full-Service address correction fee for the next calendar month. * * * * * 600 Basic Mailing Standards for All Mailing Services * * * * * 602 Addressing * * 5.0 Move Update Standards * * * * * * * * ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 5.3 Basis for Move Update Assessment Charges [Revise 602.5.3 by removing the current language and adding new 5.3.1. and 5.3.2 as follows:] 5.3.1 Basic Move Update Assessment Charge Mailings that do not fall under 5.3.2 are subject to a Move Update assessment charge, if more than 30 percent of addresses with a change-of-address (COA) are not updated, based on the error percent found in Postal Service sampling at acceptance during Performance-Based Verification. Specifically, mailings for which the sample contains greater than 30 percent failed COAs out of the total COAs in the sample are subject to additional postage charges as follows: a. The percentage of the mailing paying the charge is based on the percentage of failed pieces above 30 percent. b. Each of the assessed pieces is subject to the established per piece charge. c. As an example, if 40 percent of COAs in the sample are not updated, then the charge is applied to 10 percent (= 40%¥30%) of the total mailing. d. Mailings for which the sample has five or fewer pieces that were not updated for a COA are not subject to the assessment, regardless of the failure percentage. 5.3.2 Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Charge Mailers who have submitted any FullService volume in a calendar month will be subject to the Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:12 Jul 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 Process beginning in the next calendar month. Mailings will be subject to the Address Quality Census Measurement Assessment charge (address quality assessment fee) if submitted via eDoc with unique Basic or Full-Service IMbs on letter- and flat-size pieces of FirstClass Mail and Standard Mail. The address quality assessment fee will be assessed if: a. The percent of all qualifying mail submitted in a calendar month that have a COA error is greater than the Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process error threshold, as determined by an analysis of the data captured by mail processing equipment. A COA error occurs when the address on the mailpiece has not been updated within 95 days of the COA move effective date or the COA record creation date, whichever is later. b. Each mailpiece with addresses containing COA errors in excess of the Address Quality Census Measurement and Assessment Process error threshold will pay the address quality assessment fee. 5.4 Mailer Certification [Revise 602.5.4 by modifying introductory paragraph and adding new items ‘‘a’’ and ‘‘b’’ as follows:] The mailer’s signature on the postage statement certifies that the Move Update standard has been met for each address in the corresponding mailing presented to the USPS as follows: a. For mailings that fall under 5.3.1, the mailer’s signature on the postage statement certifies that the Move Update standard has been met for each address in the corresponding mailing presented to the Postal Service. b. For mailings that fall under 5.3.2, the Move Update compliance method does not need to be declared on the postage statement or within the mail.dat or mail.xml file. However, documentation demonstrating compliance must be retained and provided upon request of the Postal Service. * * * * * 700 Special Standards * * * * * 705 Advanced Preparation and Special Postage Payment Systems * * 23.0 * * 23.5 * PO 00000 * * * Full-Service Automation Option * * * Additional Standards * Frm 00013 * * Fmt 4702 * Sfmt 4702 23.5.2 43971 Address Correction Notices [Revise 705.23.5.2a as follows:] a. Address correction notices will be provided at the applicable Full-Service address correction fee for letters and flats eligible for the Full-Service option, except for Standard Mail ECR flats, BPM flats dropshipped to DDUs, or BPM carrier route flats. Mailers who present at least 95 percent of their eligible FirstClass Mail and Standard Mail volume as Full-Service in a calendar month will receive electronic address correction notices for their qualifying Basic automation and non-automation FirstClass Mail and Standard Mail pieces charged at the applicable Full-Service address correction fee for the next calendar month. The Basic automation and non-automation First-Class Mail and Standard Mail mailpieces must: 1. Bear a unique IMb printed on the mailpiece. 2. Include a Full-Service or OneCode ACS STID in the IMb. 3. Include the unique IMb in eDoc. 4. Provide accurate mail owner identification in eDoc. * * * * * We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes, if our proposal is adopted. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–15649 Filed 7–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 48 CFR Parts 915, 934, 942, 944, 945, and 952 RIN 1991–AC01 Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Business Systems—Definition and Administration Department of Energy. Proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. AGENCY: ACTION: On April 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a rule in the Federal Register proposing to amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR). DOE hereby withdraws this proposed rule. DATES: The proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 1, 2014 at 79 FR 18415 is withdrawn as of July 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JYP1.SGM 06JYP1 43972 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 129 / Wednesday, July 6, 2016 / Proposed Rules SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–6111. Email: Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a rule proposing to amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to define contractor business system as an accounting system, estimating system, purchasing system, earned value management system (EVMS), and property management system (79 FR 18415). In the proposed rulemaking, DOE proposed to implement compliance enforcement mechanisms in the form of a contractor business system clause and related clauses that included a provision that would allow contracting officers to withhold a percentage of payments, under certain conditions, when a contractor’s business system contained significant deficiencies. However, the Department has determined that it will not proceed with the rulemaking and, as such, is withdrawing the proposed rule. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2016. Berta Schreiber, Director, Office of Acquisition Management, Department of Energy. Joseph Waddell, Deputy Associate Administrator, Acquisition and Project Management, National Nuclear Security Administration. information, we find that listing the Eagle Lake rainbow trout and the Ichetucknee siltsnail is not warranted at this time. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information that becomes available concerning the stressors to the Eagle Lake rainbow trout and the Ichetucknee siltsnail or their habitats. DATES: The findings announced in this document were made on July 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: These findings are available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov at the following docket numbers: Species Docket No. Eagle Lake rainbow trout. Ichetucknee siltsnail FWS–R8–ES–2012– 0072 FWS–R4–ES–2011– 0049 Supporting information used in preparing these findings is available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours, by contacting the appropriate person, as specified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please submit any new information, materials, comments, or questions concerning these findings to the appropriate person, as specified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2016–15937 Filed 7–5–16; 8:45 am] Species Contact information Eagle Lake rainbow trout. Ichetucknee siltsnail. Jen Norris, Field Supervisor, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, (916) 414–6600. Jay B. Herrington, Field Supervisor, North Florida Ecological Services Office, (904) 731–3191. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [4500030113] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Findings on Petitions To List the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout and the Ichetucknee Siltsnail as Endangered or Threatened Species AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of 12-month petition findings. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 12month findings on petitions to list the Eagle Lake rainbow trout and the Ichetucknee siltsnail as endangered species or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:12 Jul 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that, for any petition to revise the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants that contains substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing an animal or plant species may be warranted, we make a finding within 12 months of the date of receipt of the petition (‘‘12-month finding’’). In this finding, we determine whether listing the Eagle Lake rainbow trout and the Ichetucknee siltsnail is: (1) Not warranted; (2) warranted; or (3) warranted, but the immediate proposal PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 of a regulation implementing the petitioned action is precluded by other pending proposals to determine whether species are endangered or threatened species, and expeditious progress is being made to add or remove qualified species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (warranted but precluded). Section 4(b)(3)(C) of the Act requires that we treat a petition for which the requested action is found to be warranted but precluded as though resubmitted on the date of such finding, that is, requiring a subsequent finding to be made within 12 months. We must publish these 12-month findings in the Federal Register. Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Section 4 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1533) and the implementing regulations in part 424 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR part 424) set forth procedures for adding species to, removing species from, or reclassifying species on the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. The Act defines ‘‘endangered species’’ as any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, section 3(6), and ‘‘threatened species’’ as any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range, section 3(20). Under section 4(a)(1) of the Act, a species may be determined to be an endangered species or a threatened species based on any of the following five factors: (A) The present or threatened destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range; (B) Overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes; (C) Disease or predation; (D) The inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms; or (E) Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence. We summarize below the information on which we based our evaluation of the five factors provided in section 4(a)(1) of the Act in determining whether the Eagle Lake rainbow trout and the Ichetucknee siltsnail meet the definition of an endangered species or threatened species. More detailed information about these species is presented in the species-specific assessment forms found on http://www.regulations.gov under the appropriate docket number (see ADDRESSES). In considering what stressors under the five factors might constitute threats, we must look beyond E:\FR\FM\06JYP1.SGM 06JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43971-43972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15937]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

48 CFR Parts 915, 934, 942, 944, 945, and 952

RIN 1991-AC01


Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Business Systems--Definition 
and Administration

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Proposed rulemaking; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: On April 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a rule in the Federal Register proposing to amend the 
Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR). DOE hereby 
withdraws this proposed rule.

DATES: The proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 
1, 2014 at 79 FR 18415 is withdrawn as of July 6, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC-33, 1000 Independence Avenue

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SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-6111. Email: 
Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a rule proposing to amend the Department of 
Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to define contractor business 
system as an accounting system, estimating system, purchasing system, 
earned value management system (EVMS), and property management system 
(79 FR 18415). In the proposed rulemaking, DOE proposed to implement 
compliance enforcement mechanisms in the form of a contractor business 
system clause and related clauses that included a provision that would 
allow contracting officers to withhold a percentage of payments, under 
certain conditions, when a contractor's business system contained 
significant deficiencies. However, the Department has determined that 
it will not proceed with the rulemaking and, as such, is withdrawing 
the proposed rule.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2016.
Berta Schreiber,
Director, Office of Acquisition Management, Department of Energy.
Joseph Waddell,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Acquisition and Project Management, 
National Nuclear Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-15937 Filed 7-5-16; 8:45 am]
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