Procurement List; Proposed Additions, 41571-41572 [2020-14899]

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The June 2020 publication of the revision of the ninth edition of the MPEP may be viewed or downloaded free of charge from the USPTO website at https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ pac/mpep/ and is available to search online at https://mpep.uspto.gov. Archived copies of each of the prior revisions and editions of the MPEP continue to be available for reference on the USPTO website at https:// www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/ old/index.htm. Dated: July 2, 2020. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–14931 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41571 Proposed additions to the Procurement List. ACTION: The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: August 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 603–2117, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUMMARY: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products listed below the nonprofit identified. The following products are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 8415–00–NIB–1374—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Olive Green, PG/5 8415–00–NIB–1375—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Brown, PG/5 8415–00–NIB–1376—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Tan, PG/5 8415–00–NIB–1378—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Camo, PG/ 5 8415–00–NIB–1379—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Black, PG/ 5 8415–00–NIB–1380—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Olive Green, PG/50 8415–00–NIB–1381—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Brown, PG/50 8415–00–NIB–1382—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Tan, PG/ 50 8415–00–NIB–1383—Face Covering/ Mask, Universally Sized, Camo, PG/ 50 8415–00–NIB–1384—Face Covering/ E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 41572 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices Mask, Universally Sized, Black, PG/ 50 Mandatory Source of Supply: WinstonSalem Industries for the Blind, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC; Industries of the Blind, Inc., Greensboro, NC; Blind Industries & Services of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Alphapointe, Kansas City, MO; Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries, Inc., Corbin, KY Mandatory For: Broad Government Requirement. The designated mandatory sources of supply will annually produce up to 28,960 packages (5 masks per package) for each of the NSNs 8415–00–NIB– 1374 through 8415–00–NIB–1379, and up to 2,896 packages for each of the NSNs 8415–00–NIB–1380 through 8415–00–NIB–1384 (50 masks per package). Contracting Activity: COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Michael R. Jurkowski, Deputy Director, Business & PL Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–14899 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. AGENCY: Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List. ACTION: This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. SUMMARY: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: August 9, 2020. DATES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 603–2117, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Additions On 6/5/2020, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51– 2.3. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products are added to the Procurement List: Product(s) NSN(s)—Product Name(s) MR 13037—Microwave Bacon Crisper MR 13039—Microwave Popcorn Popper MR 13065—Microwave Steamer MR 13074—Set, Bowls, Glass, Prep, 4 Piece MR 13075—Set, Mini Grate and Slice MR 13079—Set, Glass Containers, Smart Seal, 12 Piece MR 13151—POP 3 Pc Slim Container Set MR 13152—POP 4 Pc Baking Accessories Set Mandatory Source of Supply: Cincinnati Association for the Blind, Cincinnati, OH Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency NSN(s)—Product Name(s) MR 10767—Saver, Grapefruit, Includes Shipper 20767 MR 13050—Iced Tea Tumbler, 16 Ounces, Green MR 13051—Iced Tea Tumbler, 16 Ounces, Pink Mandatory Source of Supply: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., WinstonSalem, NC PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency NSN(s)—Product Name(s) MR 13032—Shelf Liner, Biodegradable, Clear Mandatory Source of Supply: LC Industries, Inc., Durham, NC Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency NSN(s)—Product Name(s) MR 11129—Bag, Paper, Lunch, 50 Count Mandatory Source of Supply: South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Corpus Christi, TX Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency Deletions On 6/5/2020, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products are deleted from the Procurement List: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s) 4220–00–926–9459—Vest, Life Preserver, USN, Yellow, Small 4220–00–926–9461—Cover, Protective, Life Preserver 4220–00–926–9460—Cover, Protective, Life Preserver 4220–00–926–9462—Cover, Protective, Life Preserver 4220–00–926–9464—Cover, Protective, Life Preserver 4220–00–926–9465—Cover, Protective, Life Preserver 4220–00–926–9466—Cover, Protective, Life E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 133 (Friday, July 10, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41571-41572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-14899]


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COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED


Procurement List; Proposed Additions

AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled.

ACTION: Proposed additions to the Procurement List.

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SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement 
List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who 
are blind or have other severe disabilities.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before: August 9, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202-
4149.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit 
comments contact: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 603-2117, Fax: 
(703) 603-0655, or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 
U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51-2.3. Its purpose is to provide 
interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed 
actions.

Additions

    If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of 
the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to 
procure the products listed below the nonprofit identified.
    The following products are proposed for addition to the Procurement 
List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed:

Products

NSN(s)--Product Name(s):
    8415-00-NIB-1374--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Olive 
Green, PG/5
    8415-00-NIB-1375--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Brown, PG/
5
    8415-00-NIB-1376--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Tan, PG/5
    8415-00-NIB-1378--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Camo, PG/5
    8415-00-NIB-1379--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Black, PG/
5
    8415-00-NIB-1380--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Olive 
Green, PG/50
    8415-00-NIB-1381--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Brown, PG/
50
    8415-00-NIB-1382--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Tan, PG/50
    8415-00-NIB-1383--Face Covering/Mask, Universally Sized, Camo, PG/
50
    8415-00-NIB-1384--Face Covering/

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Mask, Universally Sized, Black, PG/50
Mandatory Source of Supply: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, 
Inc., Winston-Salem, NC; Industries of the Blind, Inc., Greensboro, NC; 
Blind Industries & Services of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Alphapointe, 
Kansas City, MO; Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries, Inc., 
Corbin, KY
Mandatory For: Broad Government Requirement. The designated mandatory 
sources of supply will annually produce up to 28,960 packages (5 masks 
per package) for each of the NSNs 8415-00-NIB-1374 through 8415-00-NIB-
1379, and up to 2,896 packages for each of the NSNs 8415-00-NIB-1380 
through 8415-00-NIB-1384 (50 masks per package).
Contracting Activity: COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND 
OR SEVERELY DISABLED


Michael R. Jurkowski,
Deputy Director, Business & PL Operations.
[FR Doc. 2020-14899 Filed 7-9-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6353-01-P