Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement, 11159 [2017-03288]

Download as PDF 11159 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 33 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Procurement and Property Management 7 CFR Part 3201 RIN 0599–AA24 Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement Office of Procurement and Property Management, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending by 30 days the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule to designate 12 product categories for federal procurement, which was published on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4206) under the authority of section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill), and further amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), 7 U.S.C. 8102. The 60-day comment period in the proposed rule is scheduled to end on March 14, 2017. The extended comment period will now close on April 13, 2017. In this proposed rule, USDA is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 12 sections that will designate the product categories within which biobased products would be afforded procurement preference by Federal agencies and their contractors. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4206) must be received on or before April 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods. All submissions received must include the agency name and Regulatory Information Number (RIN). The RIN for this rulemaking is 0599–AA24. Also, please identify submittals as pertaining rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 to the ‘‘Proposed Designation of Product Categories.’’ • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: biopreferred_support@ amecfw.com. Include RIN number 0599–AA24 and ‘‘Proposed Designation of Product Categories’’ on the subject line. Please include your name and address in your message. • Mail/commercial/hand delivery: Mail or deliver your comments to: Marie Wheat, USDA, Office of Procurement and Property Management, Room 361, Reporters Building, 300 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024. • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication for regulatory information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA TARGET Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice) and (202) 690–0942 (TTY). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Wheat, USDA, Office of Procurement and Property Management, Room 361, Reporters Building, 300 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024; email: biopreferred_support@amecfw.com; phone (202) 239–4502. Information regarding the Federal preferred procurement program (one initiative of the BioPreferred Program) is available on the Internet at http:// www.biopreferred.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comment Period USDA is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days. The public comment period will end on April 13, 2017, instead on March 14, 2017. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 3201 Biobased products, Procurement. Dated: February 3, 2017. Malcom Shorter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2017–03288 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–93–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 50 [Docket No. PRM–50–113; NRC–2015–0230] Uninterruptible Monitoring of Coolant and Fuel in Reactors and Spent Fuel Pools Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Petition for rulemaking; denial. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated September 10, 2015, submitted by Dr. Alexander DeVolpi (the petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 21, 2015, and was assigned Docket No. PRM–50–113. 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[FR Doc No: 2017-03288]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 11159]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Procurement and Property Management

7 CFR Part 3201

RIN 0599-AA24


Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

AGENCY: Office of Procurement and Property Management, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending by 30 
days the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule to designate 
12 product categories for federal procurement, which was published on 
January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4206) under the authority of section 9002 of 
the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm 
Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
(the 2008 Farm Bill), and further amended by the Agricultural Act of 
2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), 7 U.S.C. 8102. The 60-day comment period in 
the proposed rule is scheduled to end on March 14, 2017. The extended 
comment period will now close on April 13, 2017. In this proposed rule, 
USDA is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased 
Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 12 sections that 
will designate the product categories within which biobased products 
would be afforded procurement preference by Federal agencies and their 
contractors.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule published January 13, 2017 (82 FR 
4206) must be received on or before April 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods. All 
submissions received must include the agency name and Regulatory 
Information Number (RIN). The RIN for this rulemaking is 0599-AA24. 
Also, please identify submittals as pertaining to the ``Proposed 
Designation of Product Categories.''
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: biopreferred_support@amecfw.com. Include RIN number 
0599-AA24 and ``Proposed Designation of Product Categories'' on the 
subject line. Please include your name and address in your message.
     Mail/commercial/hand delivery: Mail or deliver your 
comments to: Marie Wheat, USDA, Office of Procurement and Property 
Management, Room 361, Reporters Building, 300 7th St. SW., Washington, 
DC 20024.
     Persons with disabilities who require alternative means 
for communication for regulatory information (Braille, large print, 
audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA TARGET Center at (202) 720-
2600 (voice) and (202) 690-0942 (TTY).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Wheat, USDA, Office of 
Procurement and Property Management, Room 361, Reporters Building, 300 
7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024; email: 
biopreferred_support@amecfw.com; phone (202) 239-4502. Information 
regarding the Federal preferred procurement program (one initiative of 
the BioPreferred Program) is available on the Internet at http://www.biopreferred.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comment Period

    USDA is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 
days. The public comment period will end on April 13, 2017, instead on 
March 14, 2017.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 3201

    Biobased products, Procurement.

    Dated: February 3, 2017.
Malcom Shorter,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2017-03288 Filed 2-17-17; 8:45 am]
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