Submission for OMB Review; Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety, 6650-6651 [2021-01334]

Download as PDF 6650 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Notices Dated: January 15, 2021. On behalf of the Commission. Ellen L. Weintraub, Commissioner, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–01405 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY II. The CFI Asset Cap for 2021 [No. 2021–N–1] Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency. Notice. ACTION: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has adjusted the cap on average total assets that is used in determining whether a Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) member qualifies as a ‘‘community financial institution’’ (CFI) to $1,239,000,000, based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI–U), as published by the Department of Labor (DOL). These changes took effect on January 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Hedrick, Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation, (202) 649– 3319, James.Hedrick@fhfa.gov; or R. Winston Sale, Assistant General Counsel, (202) 649–3081, Winston.Sale@fhfa.gov, (not toll-free numbers), Federal Housing Finance Agency, Constitution Center, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Statutory and Regulatory Background The Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) confers upon insured depository institutions that meet the statutory definition of a CFI certain advantages over non-CFI insured depository institutions in qualifying for Bank membership, and in the purposes for which they may receive long-term advances and the collateral they may pledge to secure advances.1 Section 2(10)(A) of the Bank Act and § 1263.1 of FHFA’s regulations define a CFI as any Bank member the deposits of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and that has average total assets below the statutory cap.2 The Bank Act was amended in 2008 to set the statutory cap at $1 1 See 12 U.S.C. 1424(a), 1430(a). 2 See 12 U.S.C. 1422(10)(A); 12 CFR 1263.1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 billion and to require FHFA to adjust the cap annually to reflect the percentage increase in the CPI–U, as published by the DOL.3 For 2020, FHFA set the CFI asset cap at $1,224,000,000, which reflected a 2.1 percent increase over 2019, based upon the increase in the CPI–U between 2019 and 2020.4 As of January 1, 2021, FHFA has increased the CFI asset cap to $1,239,000,000, which reflects a 1.2 percent increase in the unadjusted CPI– U from November 2019 to November 2020. Consistent with the practice of other Federal agencies, FHFA bases the annual adjustment to the CFI asset cap on the percentage increase in the CPI– U from November of the year prior to the preceding calendar year to November of the preceding calendar year, because the November figures represent the most recent available data as of January 1st of the current calendar year. The new CFI asset cap was obtained by applying the percentage increase in the CPI–U to the unrounded amount for the preceding year and rounding to the nearest million, as has been FHFA’s practice for all previous adjustments. In calculating the CFI asset cap, FHFA uses CPI–U data that have not been seasonally adjusted (i.e., the data have not been adjusted to remove the estimated effect of price changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same magnitude every year). The DOL encourages use of unadjusted CPI–U data in applying ‘‘escalation’’ provisions such as that governing the CFI asset cap, because the factors that are used to seasonally adjust the data are amended annually, and seasonally adjusted data that are published earlier are subject to revision for up to five years following their original release. Unadjusted data are not routinely subject to revision, and previously published unadjusted data are only corrected when significant calculation errors are discovered. Andre D. Galeano, Deputy Director, Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–01267 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P 3 See 12 U.S.C. 1422(10)(B); 12 CFR 1263.1 (defining the term CFI asset cap). 4 See 85 FR 3680 (Jan. 22, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Notice of Board Meeting January 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Telephonic. Dial-in (listen only) information: Number: 1–415–527– 5035, Code: 199 601 5134; or via web: https://tspmeet.webex.com/tspmeet/ onstage/g.php?MTID=e84524dda563a 8355830b6e7b51e26b53. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: ADDRESSES: Board Meeting Agenda Open Session 1. Approval of the December 21, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes 2. Monthly Reports (a) Participant Activity Report (b) Legislative Report 3. Quarterly Reports (c) Investment Policy (d) Budget Review (e) Audit Status 4. Internal Audit Update 5. Annual Expense Ratio Review 6. Multi-asset Manager Update 7. Recordkeeping Services Acquisition (RKSA) Update Closed Session 8. Information covered under 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(9)(B). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b (e)(1). Dated: January 14, 2021. Dharmesh Vashee, Acting General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2021–01321 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0001; Docket No. 2020–0053; Sequence No. 14] Submission for OMB Review; Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Notices Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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. Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control number 9000– 0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7207, or zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB control number, Title, and any Associated Form(s) 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Needs and Uses This clearance covers the information that offerors or contractors must submit to comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirement: • Standard Form (SF) 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. This form is used by all executive agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), to obtain information from individuals wishing to serve as sureties to Government bonds. Offerors and contractors may use an individual surety as security for bonds required under a solicitation or contract VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 for supplies or services (including construction). It is an elective decision on the part of the offeror or contractor to use individual sureties instead of other available sources of surety or sureties for Government bonds. The contracting officer uses the information on the SF 28 to determine the acceptability of individuals proposed as sureties. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 10. Total Annual Responses: 20. Total Burden Hours: 6. D. Public Comment A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 70151, on November 4, 2020. One comment was received; however, it did not change the estimate of the burden. Comment: The commenter requested the FAR Council implement FAR Case 2017–003, Individual Sureties, and, once implemented, create the necessary reporting requirements that will mitigate, if not eliminate, instances where individual surety bonds are accepted with worthless assets or with assets that are beyond the control of contracting officials. Accordingly, the commenter finds the renewal/revision of the information collection premature because it is uncertain what types of information should be solicited on the SF 28. Response: The renewal of the information collection is required to ensure compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act as the current approval for OMB Control number 9000–0001 expires on February 28,2021. As stated in section VII. of the final rule preamble for FAR Case 2017–003 (86 FR 3682), changes to the SF 28 are needed to update the language in the form to be consistent with the changes to the FAR text. The modification of the SF 28 does not impose additional information collection requirements. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division, by calling 202–501–4755 or emailing GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 13 (Friday, January 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0001; Docket No. 2020-0053; Sequence No. 14]


Submission for OMB Review; Standard Form 28, Affidavit of 
Individual Surety

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the

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Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision 
and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement 
regarding the Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open for Public 
Comments'' or by using the search function.
    Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control number 
9000-0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. Comments 
received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your 
comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-
three days after submission to verify posting. If there are 
difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory 
Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-969-7207, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. OMB control number, Title, and any Associated Form(s)

    9000-0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety.

B. Needs and Uses

    This clearance covers the information that offerors or contractors 
must submit to comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) requirement:
     Standard Form (SF) 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. 
This form is used by all executive agencies, including the Department 
of Defense (DoD), to obtain information from individuals wishing to 
serve as sureties to Government bonds. Offerors and contractors may use 
an individual surety as security for bonds required under a 
solicitation or contract for supplies or services (including 
construction). It is an elective decision on the part of the offeror or 
contractor to use individual sureties instead of other available 
sources of surety or sureties for Government bonds.
    The contracting officer uses the information on the SF 28 to 
determine the acceptability of individuals proposed as sureties.

C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 10.
    Total Annual Responses: 20.
    Total Burden Hours: 6.

D. Public Comment

    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 
70151, on November 4, 2020. One comment was received; however, it did 
not change the estimate of the burden.
    Comment: The commenter requested the FAR Council implement FAR Case 
2017-003, Individual Sureties, and, once implemented, create the 
necessary reporting requirements that will mitigate, if not eliminate, 
instances where individual surety bonds are accepted with worthless 
assets or with assets that are beyond the control of contracting 
officials. Accordingly, the commenter finds the renewal/revision of the 
information collection premature because it is uncertain what types of 
information should be solicited on the SF 28.
    Response: The renewal of the information collection is required to 
ensure compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act as the current 
approval for OMB Control number 9000-0001 expires on February 28,2021. 
As stated in section VII. of the final rule preamble for FAR Case 2017-
003 (86 FR 3682), changes to the SF 28 are needed to update the 
language in the form to be consistent with the changes to the FAR text. 
The modification of the SF 28 does not impose additional information 
collection requirements.
    Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information 
collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division, by 
calling 202-501-4755 or emailing [email protected]. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual 
Surety.

William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2021-01334 Filed 1-21-21; 8:45 am]
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