Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women's Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms, 10257-10258 [2022-03602]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices Petitioner: Century Mining LLC, 200 Chapel Brook Drive, Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330. Mine: Longview Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–09447, located in Barbour County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002 (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility.) • Docket Number: M–2021–002–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 16641 (3/30/2021). Petitioner: Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 County Road #65, Rangely, Colorado 81648. Mine: Deserado Mine, MSHA ID No. 05–03505, located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1(a) (Electric equipment other than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2021–003–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 16641 (3/30/2021). Petitioner: Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 County Road #65, Rangely, Colorado 81648. Mine: Deserado Mine, MSHA ID No. 05–03505, located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). • Docket Number: M–2021–004–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 16641 (3/30/2021). Petitioner: Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 County Road #65, Rangely, Colorado 81648. Mine: Deserado Mine, MSHA ID No. 05–03505, located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2021–005–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 16644 (3/30/2021). Petitioner: Blue Diamond Mining, LLC, 1021 Tori Drive, Hazard, Kentucky, 41701. Mine: Calvary Mine #81, MSHA ID No. 15–12753, located in Leslie County, Kentucky. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.364 (Weekly examination). 30 CFR 75.364(b)(2) requires that at least every 7 days an examination for hazardous conditions shall be made by a certified person designated by the operator in at least one entry of each return air course, in its entirety, so that the entire air course is traveled. • Docket Number: M–2021–007–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 27898 (5/24/2021). Petitioner: Mountain Coal Company, L.L.C., 5174 Highway 133, Somerset, Colorado, 81434. Mine: West Elk Mine, MSHA ID No. 05–03672, located in Gunnison County, Colorado. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1(a) (Electric equipment other than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2021–009–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 27898 (5/24/2021). Petitioner: Mountain Coal Company, L.L.C., 5174 Highway 133, Somerset, Colorado, 81434. Mine: West Elk Mine, MSHA ID No. 05–03672, located in Gunnison County, Colorado. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2021–004–M. FR Notice: 86 FR 38360 (7/20/2021). Petitioner: Genesis Alkali, LLC, 580 Westvaco Rd., Green River, Wyoming, 82935. Mine: Genesis Alkali @WESTVACO, MSHA ID No. 48–00152, located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.22305 (Approved equipment (III mines)). • Docket Number: M–2021–026–C. FR Notice: 86 FR 46018 (8/17/21). Petitioner: Marion County Coal Resources, Inc., 151 Johnnycake Road, Metz, West Virginia (Zip 26585). Mine: Marion County Mine, MSHA ID No. 46–01433, located in Marion County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75–1700 (Oil and gas wells). Song-ae Aromie Noe, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2022–03767 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [NOTICE: [22–013]] Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women’s Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Request for public comment on new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women’s business enterprises or labor surplus area firms. AGENCY: The Grants Policy and Compliance Branch (GPC) in the National Aeronautics and Space SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10257 Administration’s (NASA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer is soliciting public comment on the Agency’s proposed implementation of a new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women’s business enterprises or labor surplus area firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold. In response to the Executive Order regarding Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, NASA has been working to identify and address barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in taking advantage of procurement, contracting, or grant opportunities. To address these barriers, NASA has taken a few actions including proposing the term and condition described above. NASA is taking this action to ensure that entities funded by NASA are compliant with the procurement standards in the uniform guidance. NASA’s expectation is that this action will result in an increase in contracting opportunities for small and/ or minority businesses, women’s business enterprises and labor surplus area firms that contract with NASA financial assistance recipients. DATES: Comments must be received by March 25, 2022. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Rm. 6087, Washington, DC 20546 or sent through www.regulations.gov; Phone Number: 202–358–2180, FAX Number: 202–358– 3336. We encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Please include ‘‘Requirement to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women’s business enterprises or labor surplus area firms’’ in the subject line of the email message. Please also include the full body of your comments in the text of the message and as an attachment. Include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and email address in your message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christiane S. Diallo, email: Christiane.diallo@nasa.gov, telephone (202) 358–5179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued E.O. 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 10258 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Government, outlining a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. Given that advancing equity requires a systematic approach to embedding fairness in the decision-making process, the E.O. instructs agencies to recognize and work to redress inequities in their policies and programs that serve as barriers to equal opportunity. In response to E.O. 13985, NASA has been working to identify and address barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in taking advantage of procurement, contracting, or grant opportunities. Through focused engagement with stakeholders and comments received from 86 FR 31735, June 15, 2021, Request for Information on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities in NASA Programs, Contracts and Grants Process, NASA has learned that access to information and a lack of resources and opportunities are just some of the barriers faced by underserved communities. As such, GPC has reviewed NASA’s grants management policies and procedures and has identified a few actions that can be taken to reduce these barriers, including a proposed implementation of a new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, women’s business enterprises or labor surplus area firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold. The full text of the new term and condition is provided below: Requirement To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women’s Business Enterprises or Labor Surplus Area Firms Pursuant to the requirements in 2 CFR 200.321, Contracting with small and minority businesses, women’s business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms, grant and cooperative agreement recipients shall, to the extent practicable, obtain at least one quotation in response to a recipient-issued Request for Quotation (RFQ) from a small and/or minority business, women’s business enterprise or labor surplus area firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT) as defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 2.101, Definitions (currently the SAT is $250,000). In the event that recipients are unable to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 obtain at least one quote from a small and/or minority businesswomen’s business enterprise or labor surplus area firm, a written justification indicating why this was not possible must be maintained in the recipient’s records. Additional Information: The public is invited to attend the Commission’s meeting live by webcast at the web address—https://video.nrc.gov/. End of Proposed Term and Condition There are no meetings scheduled for the week of February 28, 2022. Implementation Upon receipt and resolution of all comments, it is NASA’s intention to implement the new term through a revision to the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM). These revised terms and conditions will become effective thirty days from the final notice publication date in the Federal Register and will be available in the GCAM. The new term and condition will be applied to all new NASA awards and funding amendments to existing awards made on or after the effective date. Cheryl Parker, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–03602 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2022–0001] Weeks of February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public. TIME AND DATE: Week of February 21, 2022 Thursday, February 24, 2022 9:55 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative) (a) Florida Power & Light Company (Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4), Intervenors’ Petitions for Review of LBP–19–3, LBP–19–6, and LBP–19–8 (Tentative) (b) Exelon Generating Company, LLC (Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3), Beyond Nuclear’s Motions to Submit a New Contention and Reopen the Record (Tentative) (Contact: Wesley Held: 301–287–3591) Additional Information: The public is invited to attend the Commission’s meeting live by webcast at the web address—https://video.nrc.gov/. 10:00 a.m. Briefing on Regulatory Research Program Activities (Public Meeting) (Contact: Nick Difrancesco: 301–415–1115) Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Week of March 7, 2022—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of March 7, 2022. Week of March 14, 2022—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of March 14, 2022. Week of March 21, 2022—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of March 21, 2022. Week of March 28, 2022—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of March 28, 2022. Additional Information: The Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) Hearing Requests in Exelon Multiple Indirect License Transfers scheduled on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. was rescheduled due to technical difficulties and held on February 14, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sunshine Act Meetings PO 00000 Week of February 28, 2022—Tentative Sfmt 4703 For more information or to verify the status of meetings, contact Wesley Held at 301–287–3591 or via email at Wesley.Held@nrc.gov. The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the internet at: https://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/schedule.html. The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g., braille, large print), please notify Anne Silk, NRC Disability Program Specialist, at 301–287–0745, by videophone at 240–428–3217, or by email at Anne.Silk@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Members of the public may request to receive this information electronically. If you would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555, at 301–415–1969, or by email at Wendy.Moore@nrc.gov or Betty.Thweatt@nrc.gov. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2022-03602]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[NOTICE: [22-013]]


Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To 
Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women's 
Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Request for public comment on new term and condition that 
requires recipients of NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation 
from small and/or minority businesses, women's business enterprises or 
labor surplus area firms.

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SUMMARY: The Grants Policy and Compliance Branch (GPC) in the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer is soliciting public comment on the Agency's proposed 
implementation of a new term and condition that requires recipients of 
NASA financial assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or 
minority businesses, women's business enterprises or labor surplus area 
firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified 
acquisition threshold. In response to the Executive Order regarding 
Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through 
the Federal Government, NASA has been working to identify and address 
barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in 
taking advantage of procurement, contracting, or grant opportunities. 
To address these barriers, NASA has taken a few actions including 
proposing the term and condition described above. NASA is taking this 
action to ensure that entities funded by NASA are compliant with the 
procurement standards in the uniform guidance. NASA's expectation is 
that this action will result in an increase in contracting 
opportunities for small and/or minority businesses, women's business 
enterprises and labor surplus area firms that contract with NASA 
financial assistance recipients.

DATES: Comments must be received by March 25, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Rm. 6087, 
Washington, DC 20546 or sent through www.regulations.gov; Phone Number: 
202-358-2180, FAX Number: 202-358-3336. We encourage respondents to 
submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot 
guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment 
closing date. Please include ``Requirement to obtain a quotation from 
small and/or minority businesses, women's business enterprises or labor 
surplus area firms'' in the subject line of the email message. Please 
also include the full body of your comments in the text of the message 
and as an attachment. Include your name, title, organization, postal 
address, telephone number, and email address in your message.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christiane S. Diallo, email: 
[email protected], telephone (202) 358-5179.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued 
E.O. 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved 
Communities Through the Federal

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Government, outlining a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for 
all, including people of color and others who have been historically 
underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty 
and inequality. Given that advancing equity requires a systematic 
approach to embedding fairness in the decision-making process, the E.O. 
instructs agencies to recognize and work to redress inequities in their 
policies and programs that serve as barriers to equal opportunity.
    In response to E.O. 13985, NASA has been working to identify and 
address barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face 
in taking advantage of procurement, contracting, or grant 
opportunities. Through focused engagement with stakeholders and 
comments received from 86 FR 31735, June 15, 2021, Request for 
Information on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved 
Communities in NASA Programs, Contracts and Grants Process, NASA has 
learned that access to information and a lack of resources and 
opportunities are just some of the barriers faced by underserved 
communities. As such, GPC has reviewed NASA's grants management 
policies and procedures and has identified a few actions that can be 
taken to reduce these barriers, including a proposed implementation of 
a new term and condition that requires recipients of NASA financial 
assistance to obtain a quotation from small and/or minority businesses, 
women's business enterprises or labor surplus area firms when the 
acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified acquisition 
threshold.
    The full text of the new term and condition is provided below:

Requirement To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority 
Businesses, Women's Business Enterprises or Labor Surplus Area Firms

    Pursuant to the requirements in 2 CFR 200.321, Contracting with 
small and minority businesses, women's business enterprises, and labor 
surplus area firms, grant and cooperative agreement recipients shall, 
to the extent practicable, obtain at least one quotation in response to 
a recipient-issued Request for Quotation (RFQ) from a small and/or 
minority business, women's business enterprise or labor surplus area 
firms when the acquisition of goods or services exceeds the simplified 
acquisition threshold (SAT) as defined in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) part 2.101, Definitions (currently the SAT is 
$250,000). In the event that recipients are unable to obtain at least 
one quote from a small and/or minority businesswomen's business 
enterprise or labor surplus area firm, a written justification 
indicating why this was not possible must be maintained in the 
recipient's records.

End of Proposed Term and Condition

Implementation

    Upon receipt and resolution of all comments, it is NASA's intention 
to implement the new term through a revision to the NASA Grant and 
Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM). These revised terms and conditions 
will become effective thirty days from the final notice publication 
date in the Federal Register and will be available in the GCAM.
    The new term and condition will be applied to all new NASA awards 
and funding amendments to existing awards made on or after the 
effective date.

Cheryl Parker,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-03602 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
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