Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting, 44305-44306 [2016-16064]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices Terminals, Inc., Kinder Morgan Services, LLC, Kinder Morgan Southeast Terminals, LLC, Kinder Morgan Virginia Liquids Terminals LLC, Kinder Morgan Materials Services, LLC, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., Kinder Morgan Operating L.P. ‘‘A’’, Kinder Morgan Operating L.P. ‘‘C’’, Kinder Morgan Operating L.P. ‘‘D’’, Kinder Morgan Transmix Company LLC, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Nassau Terminals, LLC, Kinder Morgan Terminals, and Kinder Morgan, Inc., hereinafter ‘‘Respondents.’’ Complainant states that it is a business engaged in providing ship’s agency services to vessel owners, operators and charterers. Complainant alleges that Respondents are operators of marine terminals. Complainant alleges that by banning Complainant from entering on or coordinating port calls at all marine terminals owned or operated by Respondents, as well as informing Complainant’s customers that as of July 1, 2016 Complainant has been banned from coordinating port calls at all marine terminals owned or operated by Respondents, Respondents have violated the Shipping Act, 46 U.S.C. 41106, which states that marine terminal operators ‘‘may not give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage or impose any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage with respect to any person; or unreasonably refuse to deal or negotiate.’’ Complainant requests that the Commission enter an order declaring the ‘‘Blacklist Notice’’ and/or Respondents’ actions described in their complaint violate 46 U.S.C. 41106 and are unlawful and unenforceable, and further declaring that Complainant may continue to provide vessel agency services at Respondents’ terminals as it currently does, and that Respondent be required to answer the charges made in the Complaint. Complainant also requests that after taking evidence and conducting a hearing, the Commission order Respondents to cease and desist from violation of the Shipping Act; to put in place lawful and reasonable practices to insure no continuing similar violations of the Shipping Act; to pay Complainant’s reasonable attorney fees pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 41305(e); to pay monetary penalties for violating the Shipping Act pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 41107; and that the Commission make any further orders as it determines to be just and proper. The full text of the complaint can be found in the Commission’s Electronic Reading Room at www.fmc.gov/16-14. This proceeding has been assigned to the Office of Administrative Law Judges. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 The initial decision of the presiding officer in this proceeding shall be issued by June 29, 2017, and the final decision of the Commission shall be issued by January 12, 2018. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–16012 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–FAS–2016–01; Docket No. 2016– 0001; Sequence 15] Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: FAS is publishing this notice to solicit comments regarding the public release of transactional data reported in accordance with the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Transactional Data Reporting clauses. GSA FAS will consider comments received in establishing its final position on which Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) data elements are releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and which elements will therefore be released to the general public via a public data extract. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before August 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Adam Jones, Procurement Analyst, FAS Office of Acquisition Management, at adam.jones@gsa.gov, or 571–289–0164. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ‘‘Notice FAS–2016–01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting’’ by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Notice FAS–2016–01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected through Transactional Data Reporting’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Notice FAS–2016–01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting’’. Following the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44305 include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Notice FAS–2016–01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/Notice FAS–2016–01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Notice FAS–2016–01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background: GSA published the Transactional Data Reporting final rule in the Federal Register at 81 FR 41103 on June 23, 2016. The rule amended the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to include clauses that require vendors to report transactional data from orders placed against select Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Governmentwide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The clause applicable to GWACs and Governmentwide IDIQs, GSAR clause 552.216–75, will be applied to new contracts in that class and may be applied to any existing contracts in this class that do not contain other transactional data clauses. For FSS contracts, the clause (GSAR clause 552.238–74 Alternate I) will be introduced in phases, beginning with a pilot for select Schedules or Special Item Numbers and will be paired with changes to existing requirements for Commercial Sales Practices disclosures and Price Reductions clause basis of award monitoring. The final rule does not apply to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) FSS contract holders.1 Contractors subject to Transactional Data Reporting will be required to report eleven standard data elements. Any data 1 See GSAR Case 2013–G504; Docket 2014–0020; Sequence 1 (80 FR 11619 (Mar. 4, 2015)). E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 44306 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices elements beyond the standard elements must be coordinated with the applicable category manager, and approved by the Head of Contracting Activity and GSA’s Senior Procurement Executive in order for them to be included with a tailored version of the applicable clause. The determination regarding additional data elements will consider the benefits, alternatives, burden, and need for additional rulemaking. GSA intends to share transactional data to the maximum extent allowable to promote transparency and competition while respecting that some data could be exempt from disclosure. Accordingly, a public data extract, containing information that would otherwise be releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), will be created for use by the general public. The data released to the public will provide valuable market intelligence that can be used by vendors for crafting more efficient, targeted business development strategies that incur lower administrative costs. This will be particularly beneficial for small businesses, which often do not have the resources to invest in dedicated business development staff or acquire business intelligence through thirdparties. B. Standard Data Elements: Both Transactional Data Reporting GSAR clauses 552.238–74, Alternate I and 552.216–75 require contractors to report the same eleven standard data elements. These data elements, along with their exemption status under FOIA, are listed in the table below. Data element description Exemption status 1. Contract or Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Number ................................................................................ 2. Delivery/Task Order Number/Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) ........................................................... 3. Non Federal Entity ............................................................................................................................................. 4. Description of Deliverable ................................................................................................................................. 5. Manufacturer Name ........................................................................................................................................... 6. Manufacturer Part Number ................................................................................................................................ 7. Unit Measure (each, hour, case, lot) ................................................................................................................. 8. Quantity of Item Sold ......................................................................................................................................... 9. Universal Product Code .................................................................................................................................... 10. Price Paid Per Unit .......................................................................................................................................... 11. Total Price ....................................................................................................................................................... As described in Section A, GSA intends to share transactional data elements that are not exempt under the FOIA with the general public through a public data extract. C. Public Comments: Public comments are invited on the FOIA exemption status of the eleven standard data elements identified in Section B. Comments must be submitted following the instructions above and must identify any data elements addressed by number and description. Dated: June 23, 2016. Chiara A. McDowell, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition Management, Federal Acquisition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16064 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 Since the price paid per unit is exempt, GSA FAS will not release both the Total Price (data element #11) and Quantity of Item Sold (data element #8) as this may reveal the price paid per unit; therefore, Quantity of Item Sold is considered ‘‘exempt’’. 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0108; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 20] Submission for OMB Review; Bankruptcy Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding the extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Bankruptcy. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 24104 on April 25, 2016. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 6820–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Not exempt under FOIA. Not exempt under FOIA. Not exempt under FOIA. Not exempt under FOIA. Not exempt under FOIA. Not exempt under FOIA. Not exempt under FOIA. Exempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).2 Not exempt under FOIA. Exempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). Not exempt under FOIA. Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0108, Bankruptcy.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0108, Bankruptcy’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC Information Collection 9000–0108, Bankruptcy. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0108, Bankruptcy, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44305-44306]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16064]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-FAS-2016-01; Docket No. 2016-0001; Sequence 15]


Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through 
Transactional Data Reporting

AGENCY: Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FAS is publishing this notice to solicit comments regarding 
the public release of transactional data reported in accordance with 
the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
Transactional Data Reporting clauses. GSA FAS will consider comments 
received in establishing its final position on which Transactional Data 
Reporting (TDR) data elements are releasable under the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) and which elements will therefore be released to 
the general public via a public data extract.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Adam Jones, Procurement Analyst, 
FAS Office of Acquisition Management, at adam.jones@gsa.gov, or 571-
289-0164.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``Notice FAS-2016-01; Seeking 
Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through Transactional 
Data Reporting'' by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``Notice FAS-
2016-01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected through 
Transactional Data Reporting'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or 
ID'' and selecting ``Search''. Select the link ``submit a Comment'' 
that corresponds with ``Notice FAS-2016-01; Seeking Input on the Public 
Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting''. 
Following the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Notice FAS-2016-
01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through 
Transactional Data Reporting'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/Notice FAS-2016-01; Seeking Input on the Public 
Release of Data Collected Through Transactional Data Reporting.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Notice FAS-2016-
01; Seeking Input on the Public Release of Data Collected Through 
Transactional Data Reporting, in all correspondence related to this 
collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your 
comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to 
three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for 
posting of comments submitted by mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    A. Background: GSA published the Transactional Data Reporting final 
rule in the Federal Register at 81 FR 41103 on June 23, 2016. The rule 
amended the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation 
(GSAR) to include clauses that require vendors to report transactional 
data from orders placed against select Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) 
contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and 
Governmentwide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) 
contracts. The clause applicable to GWACs and Governmentwide IDIQs, 
GSAR clause 552.216-75, will be applied to new contracts in that class 
and may be applied to any existing contracts in this class that do not 
contain other transactional data clauses. For FSS contracts, the clause 
(GSAR clause 552.238-74 Alternate I) will be introduced in phases, 
beginning with a pilot for select Schedules or Special Item Numbers and 
will be paired with changes to existing requirements for Commercial 
Sales Practices disclosures and Price Reductions clause basis of award 
monitoring. The final rule does not apply to the Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA) FSS contract holders.\1\
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    \1\ See GSAR Case 2013-G504; Docket 2014-0020; Sequence 1 (80 FR 
11619 (Mar. 4, 2015)).
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    Contractors subject to Transactional Data Reporting will be 
required to report eleven standard data elements. Any data

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elements beyond the standard elements must be coordinated with the 
applicable category manager, and approved by the Head of Contracting 
Activity and GSA's Senior Procurement Executive in order for them to be 
included with a tailored version of the applicable clause. The 
determination regarding additional data elements will consider the 
benefits, alternatives, burden, and need for additional rulemaking.
    GSA intends to share transactional data to the maximum extent 
allowable to promote transparency and competition while respecting that 
some data could be exempt from disclosure. Accordingly, a public data 
extract, containing information that would otherwise be releasable 
under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), will be 
created for use by the general public.
    The data released to the public will provide valuable market 
intelligence that can be used by vendors for crafting more efficient, 
targeted business development strategies that incur lower 
administrative costs. This will be particularly beneficial for small 
businesses, which often do not have the resources to invest in 
dedicated business development staff or acquire business intelligence 
through third-parties.
    B. Standard Data Elements: Both Transactional Data Reporting GSAR 
clauses 552.238-74, Alternate I and 552.216-75 require contractors to 
report the same eleven standard data elements. These data elements, 
along with their exemption status under FOIA, are listed in the table 
below.

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   Data element description                 Exemption status
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1. Contract or Blanket         Not exempt under FOIA.
 Purchase Agreement (BPA)
 Number.
2. Delivery/Task Order Number/ Not exempt under FOIA.
 Procurement Instrument
 Identifier (PIID).
3. Non Federal Entity........  Not exempt under FOIA.
4. Description of Deliverable  Not exempt under FOIA.
5. Manufacturer Name.........  Not exempt under FOIA.
6. Manufacturer Part Number..  Not exempt under FOIA.
7. Unit Measure (each, hour,   Not exempt under FOIA.
 case, lot).
8. Quantity of Item Sold.....  Exempt--5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).\2\
9. Universal Product Code....  Not exempt under FOIA.
10. Price Paid Per Unit......  Exempt--5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
11. Total Price..............  Not exempt under FOIA.
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    As described in Section A, GSA intends to share transactional data 
elements that are not exempt under the FOIA with the general public 
through a public data extract.
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    \2\ Since the price paid per unit is exempt, GSA FAS will not 
release both the Total Price (data element #11) and Quantity of Item 
Sold (data element #8) as this may reveal the price paid per unit; 
therefore, Quantity of Item Sold is considered ``exempt''.
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    C. Public Comments: Public comments are invited on the FOIA 
exemption status of the eleven standard data elements identified in 
Section B. Comments must be submitted following the instructions above 
and must identify any data elements addressed by number and 
description.

    Dated: June 23, 2016.
Chiara A. McDowell,
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition Management, 
Federal Acquisition Service.
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