Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Requests for Reimbursement Under Section 3610 of the CARES Act, 15469-15470 [2021-06010]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / Notices General Requirements Bulletin for registration to practice in patent matters. The Office is particularly interested in the public’s input on the following questions: 1. What additional degrees should qualify under Category A? 2. Should the USPTO include master’s or doctoral degrees in a Category A subject as qualifying technical and scientific training? 3. Should the USPTO change the Category B requirement of two sequential courses in chemistry or physics, each containing a lab to that of eight semester hours in a combination of chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with at least one course including a lab for Option 4; and to eight semester hours in a combination of chemistry and physics, with at least one course including a lab for Option 2? Andrew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2021–05940 Filed 3–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301–504–7479 (Office) or 240–863–8938 (Cell). Dated: March 18, 2021. Alberta E. Mills, Commission Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06017 Filed 3–19–21; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2020–0047; OMB Control Number 0750–0003] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Requests for Reimbursement Under Section 3610 of the CARES Act Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 22, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Requests for Reimbursement under Section 3610 of the CARES Act; OMB Control Number 0750–0003. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 16,224. Responses per Respondent: 1.5 approximately. Annual Responses: 24,337. Average Burden per Response: 63 hours approximately. Annual Burden Hours: 1,523,053. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. 116–136), enacted on March 27, 2020, authorizes, but does not require, contracting officers to modify contracts and other agreements, without consideration, to reimburse contractors for paid leave a SUMMARY: CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notices Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PLACE: Due to the COVID–19 Pandemic, the meetings will be held remotely. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Decisional Matters: Notice of Availability—Proposed Guidance for Industry and Test Method Developers: CPSC Staff Evaluation of Alternative Test Methods and Integrated Testing Approaches and Data Generated from Such Methods to Support FHSA Labeling Requirements FY 2021 Mid-Year Review All attendees should preregister for the Webinar. To pre-register for the Webinar, please visit: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3191636378501841677. TIME AND DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2021; 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PLACE: Due to the COVID–19 Pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Closed to the Public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Decisional matter. TIME AND DATE: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Mar 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15469 contractor provides to keep its employees or subcontractors in a ready state, including to protect the life and safety of Government and contractor personnel, during the public health emergency declared for Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19). A contractor request for reimbursement under section 3610 must include sufficient documentation to support the request and enable the contracting officer to determine whether a contractor is eligible for reimbursement under section 3610 and, if so, the amount of reimbursement to provide to a contractor. Contractors’ requests for reimbursement under section 3610 will vary in dollar amount and complexity; as such, so will the amount and type of information needed from a contractor to support their reimbursement request. Based on this variation, contracting officers will use one of three DoD reimbursement checklists to advise contractors of the information needed to support their request. The information described in the checklists is necessary to collect from contractors in order to ensure that contracting officers are able to determine whether to approve the request for reimbursement and expediently modify the affected contract(s) for the authorized reimbursement amount. Section 3610 also requires that any reimbursements made under its authority are reduced by the amount of credit a contractor is allowed under other provisions of the CARES Act and division G of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Pub. L. 116–127). As the status of such credits may not be known at the time of reimbursement, DFARS clause 252.243– 7999, Section 3610 Reimbursement (Deviation 2020–O0021), requires contractors to notify the contracting officer of any credits received after receiving reimbursement under section 3610 and make any repayment, as necessary, to comply with the requirements of section 3610. This information is necessary so that contracting officers may comply with the provisions of section 3610. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 15470 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / Notices www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–06010 Filed 3–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study, Charleston County, South Carolina Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Charleston District, announces its intent to conduct public scoping and solicit public comments to gather information to prepare a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (IFR/ EIS). In April 2020, USACE released a draft Integrated Feasibility Report/ Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) with a draft mitigated Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) for the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study. After further agency analysis, review of comments received on the Draft IFR/EA, and continued refinement of the study, USACE concluded that an IFR/EIS with a Record of Decision (ROD) would fulfill NEPA compliance for the study. Comments received during the draft IFR/EA public comment period will be considered as part of the scoping process for the IFR/EIS, and do not need be resubmitted. DATES: USACE requests comments concerning the scope of the alternatives and identification of relevant information, studies, and analyses. All comments must be received by April 22, 2021. The draft IFR/EIS is scheduled to be released for a minimum 45-day SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Mar 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 public review in late summer of 2021. The final IFR/EIS is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2022. The ROD will be signed no sooner than 30 days after the release of the IFR/EIS. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District, ATTN: Planning and Environmental Branch, 69A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403. Send comments via email to Chs-PeninsulaStudy@usace.army.mil. Submit comments online at the website: www.sac.usace.army.mil/ charlestonpeninsulastudy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Parrish, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 69A Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403, (843) 329–8050, or Chs-Peninsula-Study@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USACE is issuing this notice pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; and, the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, 43 CFR parts 1500 through 1508. USACE is exercising its discretion to employ the 1978 CEQ NEPA regulations to this ongoing NEPA process pursuant to CEQ’s Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, Final Rule, 85 FR 43304, at 43339– 43340 (July 16, 2020). Background: In April 2020, USACE released a draft IFR/EA with a draft mitigated FONSI for the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study. After further agency analysis, review of comments received on the draft IFR/EA, and continued refinement of the study, USACE concluded that NEPA compliance for the study should instead be completed by transitioning to an EIS with a ROD. Portions of the draft EA which remain pertinent and current will be integrated into the draft IFR/EIS, as appropriate. The IFR/EIS culminating in a ROD will enable the agency to develop a more comprehensive and detailed analysis of the study alternatives, cultural, visual, and natural resource impacts (among others), and mitigation proposals, as well as provide enhanced and additional opportunity for resource agency and public input to the process. Purpose and Need for the Proposed Action: The Charleston Peninsula, South Carolina, is a highly urbanized, relatively flat, low-lying coastal community. It is the historic core and urban center of the City of Charleston. The low elevation and tidal connections PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Charleston Harbor, and Ashley and Cooper Rivers, put the Charleston Peninsula at particular risk of flooding from coastal storms and render it more vulnerable to sea level rise and climate change. The purpose of this proposed action is to reduce risk to human health and safety and reduce economic damages resulting from coastal storm surge inundation on the Charleston Peninsula. Preliminary Proposed Action and Alternatives: As described in the draft IFR/EA, multiple types of management measures (including structural, nonstructural, and natural or naturebased) were identified to achieve study objectives, take advantage of identified opportunities, and avoid constraints. Management measures were subjected to an initial evaluation assessment and combined into the initial range of alternatives. These were screened against the study’s objectives and the four evaluation criteria of the Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies, resulting in two action alternatives, in addition to the No Action Alternative. Alternative 2 consists of construction of a storm surge wall along the perimeter or nearshore of the peninsula, and nonstructural measures in select areas of the peninsula. Alternative 3 included the measures in Alternative 2 as well as an additional structural measure, the wave attenuator. Since the public release of the draft IFR/EA, Alternative 3 was further refined using modeling and analysis to reduce uncertainty associated with the wave attenuator. This analysis showed that the wave attenuator does not produce additional (incremental) inundation reduction benefits beyond the measures in Alternative 2. Therefore, Alternative 3 is not being carried forward into the final array of alternatives for the IFR/EIS. The final array is expected to include the No Action Alternative and an optimized Alternative 2, now known as the proposed action. Brief Summary of Expected Impacts: Under this proposed action, the storm surge wall would be strategically aligned to avoid and minimize impacts to existing wetland habitat and cultural resources (substantial avoidance and minimization of wetlands has already taken place as part of the refinement of the proposed action following release of the draft IFR/EA). The wall would be strategically located to allow for continued operation of all ports, marinas, and the Coast Guard Station. The wall would tie into high ground as appropriate, including the existing Battery Wall. Nonstructural measures E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15469-15470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06010]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2020-0047; OMB Control Number 0750-0003]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Requests for Reimbursement Under Section 3610 of 
the CARES Act

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to 
OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 
22, 2021.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS), Requests for Reimbursement under Section 3610 of 
the CARES Act; OMB Control Number 0750-0003.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 16,224.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.5 approximately.
    Annual Responses: 24,337.
    Average Burden per Response: 63 hours approximately.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1,523,053.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and 
Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. 116-136), enacted on March 27, 
2020, authorizes, but does not require, contracting officers to modify 
contracts and other agreements, without consideration, to reimburse 
contractors for paid leave a contractor provides to keep its employees 
or subcontractors in a ready state, including to protect the life and 
safety of Government and contractor personnel, during the public health 
emergency declared for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
    A contractor request for reimbursement under section 3610 must 
include sufficient documentation to support the request and enable the 
contracting officer to determine whether a contractor is eligible for 
reimbursement under section 3610 and, if so, the amount of 
reimbursement to provide to a contractor. Contractors' requests for 
reimbursement under section 3610 will vary in dollar amount and 
complexity; as such, so will the amount and type of information needed 
from a contractor to support their reimbursement request. Based on this 
variation, contracting officers will use one of three DoD reimbursement 
checklists to advise contractors of the information needed to support 
their request. The information described in the checklists is necessary 
to collect from contractors in order to ensure that contracting 
officers are able to determine whether to approve the request for 
reimbursement and expediently modify the affected contract(s) for the 
authorized reimbursement amount.
    Section 3610 also requires that any reimbursements made under its 
authority are reduced by the amount of credit a contractor is allowed 
under other provisions of the CARES Act and division G of the Families 
First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Pub. L. 116-127). As the status 
of such credits may not be known at the time of reimbursement, DFARS 
clause 252.243-7999, Section 3610 Reimbursement (Deviation 2020-O0021), 
requires contractors to notify the contracting officer of any credits 
received after receiving reimbursement under section 3610 and make any 
repayment, as necessary, to comply with the requirements of section 
3610. This information is necessary so that contracting officers may 
comply with the provisions of section 3610.
    Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection 
should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, DoD Desk Officer, at 
[email protected]. Please identify the proposed information 
collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of 
the information collection.
    You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://

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www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the 
information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at [email protected].

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2021-06010 Filed 3-22-21; 8:45 am]
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