Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement; Request for Information, 53481-53482 [2016-19232]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices In making a continuation award, the Secretary also considers whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). VII. Agency Contact DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184C] Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Promoting Student Resilience Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On June 23, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 40877) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Promoting Student Resilience fiscal year (FY) 2016 competition. 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Other Information mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site, you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: August 9, 2016. Sue Swenson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2016–19270 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Note: All information in the NIA for this competition remains the same, except for the deadline for the transmittal of applications. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131, and Title III of Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114–113). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deirdra Hilliard, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3E–249, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. Telephone: (202) 453–6726 or by email: deirdra.hilliard@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53481 You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: August 9, 2016. Ann Whalen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2016–19254 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement; Request for Information Federal Energy Management Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for information. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Management Program Office (FEMP), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), published a notice, ‘‘Request for Comments on the Tax Treatment of an Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement,’’ on its Web site to gather information on specific concerns related to the Federal Investment Tax Credit eligibility of a renewable energy project structured as an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Energy Sales Agreement (ESA) that could benefit from clarification in the form of guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before September 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to: tracy.niro@ee.doe.gov. Include ‘‘August 2016 ESPC Request for Comments’’ in the subject of the message. Instructions: All submissions received must include ‘‘August 2016 ESPC Request for Comments’’ in the subject of the message. The notice is available at www.energy.gov/node/1953536. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Niro, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (EE–2L), 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; email: Tracy.Niro@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMP published a request for comment (RFC) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 53482 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices to gather information on the potential for an Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC ESA) project to qualify as a service contract under 26 U.S.C. 7701(e) and thus remain eligible for the 26 U.S.C. 48 solar investment tax credit (ITC). The RFC requests commenters to identify any specific language included in 26 U.S.C. 7701(e)(4)(A)(i)–(iv) that could benefit from clarification in the form of guidance from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury). The RFC is available at www.energy.gov/node/ 1953536. The RFC is a continuation of the issues presented in the Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) Request for Comments on Including Onsite Renewable Energy Generation under Energy Savings Performance Contracts, issued on February 2, 2016, available at http://energy.gov/eere/ femp/downloads/request-commentsincluding-onsite-renewable-energygeneration-under-energy. FEMP invites all interested parties to submit in writing by September 3, 2016, comments and information on matters addressed in the notice. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2016. Hayes Jones, Operations Supervisor, Federal Energy Management Program. Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, Comment Period Ends: 10/ 11/2016, Contact: Robert Scinta 202– 870–3923. EIS No. 20160185, Draft, BLM, CO, Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Resource Management Plan Amendment, Comment Period Ends: 11/10/2016, Contact: Bridget Clayton 970–244–3045. Dated: August 9, 2016. Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2016–19247 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION [NV–16–14] Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity AGENCY: ACTION: Farm Credit Administration. Policy statement. The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Board recently updated its Policy Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: August 8, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–19232 Filed 8–11–16; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Thais Burlew, Director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Inclusion, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean Virginia 22102–5090, (703) 883–4290, TTY (703) 883–4352. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9028–5] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) Filed 08/01/2016 Through 08/05/2016 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice: Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20160183, Final, USFS, CO, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Projects, Review Period Ends: 09/19/2016, Contact: Matthew Ehrman 970–945– 3212. EIS No. 20160184, Draft, DOC, 00, Programmatic—Central Region of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 While not required by law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that reissuance of an agency’s EEO policy statement each fiscal year is a symbol of the agency leadership’s commitment to EEO and Diversity principles. The FCA conducted its annual review of Policy Statement FCA–PS–62 on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity. The policy has been slightly edited at EEOC’s recommendation to indicate that FCA begins prompt, thorough, and impartial investigations within 10 days of receiving notice of harassment allegations. The text of the updated Policy Statement is set forth below in its entirety. All FCA Board policy statements may be viewed on FCA’s Web site. From www.fca.gov, select ‘‘Laws & Regulations,’’ then select ‘‘FCA Handbook,’’ then select ‘‘FCA Board Policy Statements.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity FCA–PS–62 Effective Date: August 8, 2016. Effect on Previous Action: Replaces FCA–PS–62 [NV15–10] dated August 18, 2015 (80 FR 51806, 8/26/15). Source of Authority: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.); Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.); Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 721 et seq.); Equal Pay Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 206(d)); Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 3112); Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act) (5 U.S.C. 2301); Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq.); section 5.9 of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended (12 U.S.C. 2243); Executive Order 11478 (Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government), as amended by Executive Orders 13087 and 13152 to include prohibitions on discrimination based on sexual orientation and status as a parent; Executive Order 13166 (Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency); 29 CFR part 1614; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Management Directives. The Farm Credit Administration Board hereby adopts the following policy statement: Purpose The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency) Board reaffirms its commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity (EEOD) and its belief that all FCA employees should be treated with dignity and respect. The Board also provides guidance to Agency management and staff for deciding and taking action in these critical areas. Importance Unquestionably, the employees who comprise the FCA are its most important resource. The Board fully recognizes that the Agency draws its strength from the dedication, experience, and diversity of its employees. The Board is firmly committed to taking whatever steps are needed to protect the rights of its staff and to carrying out programs that foster the development of each employee’s potential. We believe an investment in efforts that strongly promote EEOD will prevent the conflict and the high costs of correction for taking no, or inadequate, action in these areas. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53481-53482]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19232]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Energy Savings Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement; 
Request for Information

AGENCY: Federal Energy Management Program, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for information.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Management Program Office (FEMP), within 
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), published a notice, ``Request for 
Comments on the Tax Treatment of an Energy Savings Performance Contract 
Energy Sales Agreement,'' on its Web site to gather information on 
specific concerns related to the Federal Investment Tax Credit 
eligibility of a renewable energy project structured as an Energy 
Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Energy Sales Agreement (ESA) that 
could benefit from clarification in the form of guidance issued by the 
Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

DATES: Written comments and information are requested on or before 
September 3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to: 
tracy.niro@ee.doe.gov. Include ``August 2016 ESPC Request for 
Comments'' in the subject of the message.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include ``August 2016 
ESPC Request for Comments'' in the subject of the message. The notice 
is available at www.energy.gov/node/1953536.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Niro, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Federal Energy Management Program (EE-2L), 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585; email: Tracy.Niro@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMP published a request for comment (RFC)

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to gather information on the potential for an Energy Savings 
Performance Contract Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC ESA) project to 
qualify as a service contract under 26 U.S.C. 7701(e) and thus remain 
eligible for the 26 U.S.C. 48 solar investment tax credit (ITC). The 
RFC requests commenters to identify any specific language included in 
26 U.S.C. 7701(e)(4)(A)(i)-(iv) that could benefit from clarification 
in the form of guidance from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the 
U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury). The RFC is available at 
www.energy.gov/node/1953536. The RFC is a continuation of the issues 
presented in the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Request for 
Comments on Including Onsite Renewable Energy Generation under Energy 
Savings Performance Contracts, issued on February 2, 2016, available at 
http://energy.gov/eere/femp/downloads/request-comments-including-onsite-renewable-energy-generation-under-energy.
    FEMP invites all interested parties to submit in writing by 
September 3, 2016, comments and information on matters addressed in the 
notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2016.
Hayes Jones,
Operations Supervisor, Federal Energy Management Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-19232 Filed 8-11-16; 8:45 am]
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