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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices Respondents/Affected entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR include pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing, other chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers, exterminating and pest control services. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 31. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total annual burden hours: 3,535 hours. Estimated total annual costs: $249,292. This includes an estimated burden cost of $249,292 and an estimated cost of $0 for non-burden hour paperwork costs, e.g., investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates from the last approval: There are no changes in the estimates. V. What is the next step in the process for these ICRs? 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Additionally, § 3.1000(b) through (e) of 40 CFR part 3, subpart D provides special procedures for program revisions and modifications to allow electronic reporting, to be used at the option of the state, tribe or local government in place of procedures available under existing programspecific authorization regulations. An application submitted under the subpart D procedures must show that the state, tribe or local government has sufficient legal authority to implement the electronic reporting components of the programs covered by the application and will use electronic document receiving systems that meet the applicable subpart D requirements. On December 3, 2019, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) submitted an application titled KEIMS (Kansas Environmental Information Management System) for revisions/modifications to its EPAapproved programs under title 40 CFR to allow new electronic reporting. 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Dated: August 10, 2020. Jennifer Campbell, Acting Director, Office of Information Management. [FR Doc. 2020–17818 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–MA–2020–10; Docket No. 2020– 0002; Sequence No. 27] Maximum Per Diem Reimbursement Rates for the Continental United States Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 21–01, Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 CONUS per diem reimbursement rates. AGENCY: The GSA FY 2021 per diem reimbursement rates review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for certain locations within CONUS to provide for reimbursement of Federal employees’ subsistence expenses while on official travel. DATES: Applicability Date: This notice applies to travel performed on or after SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 50026 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Jill Denning, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202–208–7642, or by email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 21–01. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The CONUS per diem reimbursement rates prescribed in Bulletin 21–01 may be found at https://www.gsa.gov/ perdiem. GSA bases the maximum lodging allowance rates on the average daily rate that the lodging industry reports to an independent organization. If a maximum lodging allowance rate and/or a meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) per diem reimbursement rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses in any given location, Federal executive agencies can request that GSA review that location. Please review questions six and seven of GSA’s per diem Frequently Asked Questions page at https://www.gsa.gov/perdiem for more information on the special review process. In addition, the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) allows for actual expense reimbursement as provided in §§ 301–11.300 through 301–11.306. For FY 2021, one new non-standard area (NSA) location was added for Albuquerque, New Mexico (Bernalillo County). The standard CONUS lodging rate will remain unchanged at $96. The M&IE reimbursement rate tiers were also unchanged for FY 2021. The standard CONUS M&IE rate remains at $55, and the M&IE NSA tiers remain at $56–$76. Notices published periodically in the Federal Register now constitute the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem reimbursement rates to agencies, other than the changes posted on the GSA website. Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator,Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–17938 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0201; Docket No. 2020–0053; Sequence No. 6] Information Collection; Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2019–009) Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on an extension of information collection 9000–0201 concerning representations and reporting associated with implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule 2019–009, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. OMB authorized information collection 9000–0201 as an emergency collection. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by October 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit comments on this collection through http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions on the site. This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0201, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2019–009). Comments received generally will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FAR Policy at telephone 202–969–4075, or farpolicy@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0201, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2019–009). B. Need and Uses This information collection supports implementation of subparagraph (a)(1)(B) of Section 889 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115–232). DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule (FAR Case 2019–009) at 85 FR 42665 on July 14, 2020 to implement section 889(a)(1)(B) of the NDAA. This section prohibits executive agencies from entering into, or extending or renewing, a contract with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, on or after August 13, 2020, unless an exception applies or a waiver has been granted. This requirement is implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) through the provision at FAR 52.204–24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment and the clause at FAR 52.204–25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. Information collected under the provision at 52.204–24 will be used to identify if an offeror uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, and their intended use in order to determine whether the prohibition applies. 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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MA-2020-10; Docket No. 2020-0002; Sequence No. 27]


Maximum Per Diem Reimbursement Rates for the Continental United 
States

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 21-01, Fiscal Year (FY) 
2021 CONUS per diem reimbursement rates.

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SUMMARY: The GSA FY 2021 per diem reimbursement rates review has 
resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for certain locations 
within CONUS to provide for reimbursement of Federal employees' 
subsistence expenses while on official travel.

DATES: Applicability Date: This notice applies to travel performed on 
or after

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October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Ms. Jill Denning, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, 
Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202-208-7642, or by 
email at [email protected]. Please cite Notice of GSA Per Diem 
Bulletin FTR 21-01.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The CONUS per diem reimbursement rates prescribed in Bulletin 21-01 
may be found at https://www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA bases the maximum 
lodging allowance rates on the average daily rate that the lodging 
industry reports to an independent organization. If a maximum lodging 
allowance rate and/or a meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) per diem 
reimbursement rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses in any 
given location, Federal executive agencies can request that GSA review 
that location. Please review questions six and seven of GSA's per diem 
Frequently Asked Questions page at https://www.gsa.gov/perdiem for more 
information on the special review process. In addition, the Federal 
Travel Regulation (FTR) allows for actual expense reimbursement as 
provided in Sec. Sec.  301-11.300 through 301-11.306.
    For FY 2021, one new non-standard area (NSA) location was added for 
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Bernalillo County). The standard CONUS lodging 
rate will remain unchanged at $96. The M&IE reimbursement rate tiers 
were also unchanged for FY 2021. The standard CONUS M&IE rate remains 
at $55, and the M&IE NSA tiers remain at $56-$76.
    Notices published periodically in the Federal Register now 
constitute the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem 
reimbursement rates to agencies, other than the changes posted on the 
GSA website.

Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator,Office of Government-wide Policy.
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