Award Management Requirements-Final Circular; Buy America Handbook-Conducting Pre-Award and Post Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements; Delay of Effective Dates for Guidance Documents, 10178-10179 [2017-02612]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 10178 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Notices 201201002.R1, Harford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 3.5750 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 4. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Postell A Drilling Pad, ABR– 201207003.R1, Leroy and Franklin Townships, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 5. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Arnold A Drilling Pad, ABR– 201207004.R1, Monroe Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 6. Range Resources—Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Cornwall Mountain, ABR– 201112040.R1, Lewis and Cogan House Townships, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 7. Range Resources—Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Cornhill C Unit 1H–5H, ABR–201201016.R1, Cogan House Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 8. Range Resources—Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Corson, Eugene 1H–6H, ABR–201201017.R1, Anthony Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 9. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: PEASE, ABR–201202016.R1, Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 10. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: EASTMAN, ABR– 201203004.R1, New Milford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: January 4, 2017. 11. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: GREMMEL, ABR– 201203005.R1, Jackson Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: January 6, 2017. 12. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: TI–46 Bliss Pad, ABR– 201701001, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 6, 2017. 13. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: TI–07 Cupper Pad, ABR– 201701002, Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 5.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 6, 2017. 14. SWEPI LP, Pad ID: Scheible 898, ABR–201112039.R1, Deerfield Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 6, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 15. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Pa’s Farm Family A Drilling Pad, ABR– 201207013.R1, Smithfield Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 10, 2017. 16. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: BIENKO, ABR–201203006.R1, New Milford and Jackson Townships, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.9990 mgd; Approval Date: January 11, 2017. 17. Range Resources—Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Hess Unit #1H, ABR– 201112041.R1, Morris Township, Clearfield County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 1.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 13, 2017. 18. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: MacGeorge Well Pad, ABR– 201202011.R1, Silver Lake Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 13, 2017. 19. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: Conaty Well Pad, ABR– 201202026.R1, Silver Lake Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 13, 2017. 20. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: G & S Big Rigger Drilling Pad, ABR– 201207022.R1, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 2.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 20, 2017. 21. Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC, Pad ID: Johnson (02 135) K, ABR– 201701003, Hamilton Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 6.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 23, 2017. 22. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Brown Homestead, ABR– 201207005.R1, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: January 23, 2017. 23. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: CDJ, ABR–201207018.R1, Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: January 23, 2017. 24. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Pad ID: Cherrymills, ABR–201207019.R1, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 7.5000 mgd; Approval Date: January 23, 2017. 25. Seneca Resources Corporation, Pad ID: DCNR 100 Pad P, ABR– 201205011.R1, Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 27, 2017. 26. Seneca Resources Corporation, Pad ID: DCNR 100 Pad N, ABR– 201207014.R1, Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Consumptive PO 00000 Frm 00196 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 27, 2017. 27. SWN Production Company, LLC, Pad ID: FIELDS PAD 1, ABR– 201202015.R1, Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pa.; Consumptive Use of Up to 4.0000 mgd; Approval Date: January 31, 2017. Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: February 6, 2017. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–02679 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket No. FTA–2015–0020; Docket No. FTA–2015–0030] Award Management Requirements— Final Circular; Buy America Handbook—Conducting Pre-Award and Post Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements; Delay of Effective Dates for Guidance Documents Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; delay of effective dates. AGENCY: In accordance with the White House memorandum issued on January 20, 2017 regarding a ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ this notice delays the effective dates of the Award Management Requirements Circular and the Buy America Handbook until March 21, 2017. DATES: The effective date of each guidance document is delayed, with a new effective date of March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chaya Koffman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Legislation and Regulations, (202) 366–3101, Chaya.Koffman@ dot.gov. SUMMARY: On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum regarding a ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.’’ (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pressoffice/2017/01/20/memorandum-headsexecutive-departments-and-agencies). The memorandum directs the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies to postpone for 60 days from the date of the memorandum, the effective dates of all regulations that have been published in the Federal Register but have not yet taken effect. In addition to regulations, the White House memorandum applies to any agency statement of general SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Notices applicability and future effect ‘‘that sets forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue or an interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue.’’ Given that FTA circulars and other guidance documents generally set forth policy and provide guidance to grantees regarding how to comply with statutes and regulations, FTA has determined that the memorandum applies to FTA guidance documents published but not yet in effect as of January 20, 2017. The delay of effective date(s) applies to the following guidance documents: Award Management Requirements— Final Circular (82 FR 4455, Jan. 13, 2017). The original effective date was February 13, 2017 and the new effective date is March 21, 2017; and Buy America Handbook—Conducting PreAward and Post-Delivery Audits of Rolling Stock Procurements (82 FR 4959, Jan. 17, 2017). The original effective date was February 16, 2017 and the new effective date is March 21, 2017. These guidance documents initially were published as proposed guidance and the public was provided notice and an opportunity to comment on the proposed documents. The final documents reflect consideration of comments received. FTA’s implementation of the White House memorandum without opportunity for public comment is based in the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) and 553(d)(3), in that seeking public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest. Given the imminence of the effective date, seeking public comment on this temporary delay is impractical, as well as contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of guidance documents. The imminence of the effective date also is good cause for making this action effective immediately upon publication. The temporary delay in effective dates until March 21, 2017, is necessary to give administration officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of these guidance documents. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Matthew J. Welbes, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2017–02612 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary of Transportation Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Program Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of funding availability for the South Atlantic Region SBTRC. AGENCY: The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU’s Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the South Atlantic Region (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky). DATES: Complete Proposals must be received on or before March 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Proposals received after the deadline will be considered non-responsive and will not be reviewed. ADDRESSES: Applications must be electronically submitted through Grants.gov. Only applicants who comply with all submission requirements described in this notice and electronically submit valid applications through Grants.gov will be eligible for award. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning this notice, contact Ms. Steronica Mattocks, U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–0658. Email: sbtrc@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00197 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10179 prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportationrelated contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ‘‘small business’’ will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ‘‘transportation-related’’ is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation’s modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT–OST–OSDBU/SBTRCSA– 2017–1. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to Small and Disadvantaged Businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $135,000. Award Floor: $150,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 332(b)(4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes. Table of Contents A. Program Description and Goals B. Federal Award Information C. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicant 2. Program/Recipient Requirements 3. Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Responsibilities D. Application and Submission Information E. Application Review 1. Selection Criteria a. Approach and Strategy b. Linkages c. Organizational Capability d. Staff Capabilities and Experience e. Cost Proposal (Budget) f. Scoring Application g. Conflicts of Interest 2. Review and Selection Process F. Federal Award Administration a. Administrative and National Policy Requirements b. Reporting G. Federal Awarding Agency Contacts H. Protection of Confidential Business Information E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 26 (Thursday, February 9, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10178-10179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

[Docket No. FTA-2015-0020; Docket No. FTA-2015-0030]


Award Management Requirements--Final Circular; Buy America 
Handbook--Conducting Pre-Award and Post Delivery Audits for Rolling 
Stock Procurements; Delay of Effective Dates for Guidance Documents

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice; delay of effective dates.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the White House memorandum issued on 
January 20, 2017 regarding a ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this 
notice delays the effective dates of the Award Management Requirements 
Circular and the Buy America Handbook until March 21, 2017.

DATES: The effective date of each guidance document is delayed, with a 
new effective date of March 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chaya Koffman, Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Legislation and Regulations, (202) 366-3101, 
Chaya.Koffman@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2017, the White House issued 
a memorandum regarding a ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.'' (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/20/memorandum-heads-executive-departments-and-agencies). The memorandum directs the heads 
of Executive Departments and Agencies to postpone for 60 days from the 
date of the memorandum, the effective dates of all regulations that 
have been published in the Federal Register but have not yet taken 
effect.
    In addition to regulations, the White House memorandum applies to 
any agency statement of general

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applicability and future effect ``that sets forth a policy on a 
statutory, regulatory, or technical issue or an interpretation of a 
statutory or regulatory issue.'' Given that FTA circulars and other 
guidance documents generally set forth policy and provide guidance to 
grantees regarding how to comply with statutes and regulations, FTA has 
determined that the memorandum applies to FTA guidance documents 
published but not yet in effect as of January 20, 2017.
    The delay of effective date(s) applies to the following guidance 
documents: Award Management Requirements--Final Circular (82 FR 4455, 
Jan. 13, 2017). The original effective date was February 13, 2017 and 
the new effective date is March 21, 2017; and Buy America Handbook--
Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits of Rolling Stock 
Procurements (82 FR 4959, Jan. 17, 2017). The original effective date 
was February 16, 2017 and the new effective date is March 21, 2017. 
These guidance documents initially were published as proposed guidance 
and the public was provided notice and an opportunity to comment on the 
proposed documents. The final documents reflect consideration of 
comments received.
    FTA's implementation of the White House memorandum without 
opportunity for public comment is based in the good cause exceptions in 
5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) and 553(d)(3), in that seeking public comment is 
impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest. Given the 
imminence of the effective date, seeking public comment on this 
temporary delay is impractical, as well as contrary to the public 
interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of guidance 
documents. The imminence of the effective date also is good cause for 
making this action effective immediately upon publication. The 
temporary delay in effective dates until March 21, 2017, is necessary 
to give administration officials the opportunity for further review and 
consideration of these guidance documents.

Matthew J. Welbes,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2017-02612 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
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