Agency for International Development – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)
Document Number: 2020-23629
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on new collection proposed by the Agency.
Procurement of Certain Essential Medical Supplies To Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
Document Number: 2020-16475
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) amending our regulations to allow USAID to waive ``Source and Nationality'' rules to provide for increased flexibility, targeting, and speed of procurement of Essential Medical Supplies (EMS) required to address the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.
Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, Including Family and Medical Leave
Document Number: 2020-19117
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The rule amends the AIDAR's provisions that pertain to the General Provision contract clause 5 (hereafter ``clause''), entitled ``Leave and Holidays (APR 1997).
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20729
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Senior Executive Service: Membership of Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-16287
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists approved candidates who will comprise a standing roster for service on the Agency's 2020 SES Performance Review Board.
Information Collection Renewal; Contract With an Individual for Personal Services
Document Number: 2020-13922
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, USAID requests public comment on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. This proposed information collection was published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2020, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received regarding the Federal Register Notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Response to Comments; Open Innovation Competitions-Prizes, Challenges, Hackathons
Document Number: 2020-12943
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development sought comment on information contained in Federal Register Notice (Document Number: 2020-01961) and published Monday, February 3, 2020. One comment was received. The content of that comment was not germane to the subject of the information collection exercise. USAID/CDI will now request approval of this generic collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-10051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this information collection. Comments are requested concerning whether the continuing collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Public Information Collection Comments Requested
Document Number: 2020-06120
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
In an effort to reduce the paperwork burden, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act for 1995. Comments are requested concerning: The accuracy of the burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques, or other forms of information technology.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Public Meeting March 25, 2020, Correction
Document Number: 2020-05363
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) previously scheduled for March 25, 2020, Agricultural Growth, Structural Transformation, and the Journey to Self-Reliance: Implications for USAID Programming, has been postponed until a later date.
U.S. Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Designation of Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) as Contracting Officers and Agreement Officers
Document Number: 2020-03408
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing a final rule amending the Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to streamline the procedures for issuing contracting officer and agreement officer warrants to U.S. Personal Services Contractors (US PSCs) and Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors (CCN PSCs).
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-07
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Center for Development Innovation; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Open Innovation Competitions-Prizes, Challenges, Hackathons
Document Number: 2020-01961
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, USAID/CDI requests comments on a proposed generic collection of information for USAID-sponsored open innovation competitions prizes, challenges, and hackathons. USAID/CDI will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this generic collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information collected includes: Organizational contact information, organization size disaggregated by gender, point of contact, the name of the project, stage and amount of funding requested, partner organizations and management teams, sectors the innovation addresses, country(ies) project is situated, presence/absence of permanent offices in that country, project duration, other sources of funding past and present including USAID, method and source of referral to the challenge/prize/hack-a-thon, and detailed information about the innovation including expected impact.
Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in USAID's Programs and Activities: Implementation of Executive Order 13831
Document Number: 2019-27164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule would amend USAID's regulations to implement Executive Order 13831, ``Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative.'' Among other changes, this rule proposes to provide clarity regarding the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations that are participating in USAID's programs, and is intended to ensure that the Agency's implements its programs and activities in a manner consistent with the requirements of Federal law, including the First Amendment to the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review; Correction
Document Number: 2019-26644
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the sustaining USAID-funded programming beyond USAID funding; the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Title II Vegetable Oil Packaging Survey
Document Number: 2019-27026
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing a survey on Food for Peace (FFP) Title II vegetable oil packaging to collect information on the quality and condition of vegetable oil packaging and what problems or challenges should be prioritized and addressed. Data collected from the survey will be compiled and shared with survey participants and be used to make improvements to Title II vegetable oil.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review
Document Number: 2019-26938
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments are requested concerning (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for sustaining USAID-funded programming; (2) the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
30 Day Federal Register Notice on Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-26297
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2019, allowing for a 60-day public comment period and received one comment. The notice was revised to clarify participation in the survey is voluntary and how information will be used. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review
Document Number: 2019-26133
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the sustaining USAID-funded programming beyond USAID funding; (2) the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Revisions to the Incentive Awards Program for Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
Document Number: 2019-20501
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The rule amends the AIDAR's provisions that pertain to incentive awards for personal services contracts with individuals.
Notice of Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Meeting on November 1, 2019
Document Number: 2019-23876
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Date: Friday, November 1, 2019. Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Notice of Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2019-20763
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development published a document in the Federal Register of 2019-20311 concerning notification of a public meeting. The document omitted the meeting date, October 15, 2019.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-20311
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-19233
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to review and comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are requested concerning; whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility for managing USAID's Exchange Visitor program; the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; suggestions on how s to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Partner Information Form (PIF)
Document Number: 2019-19210
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, USAID requests public comment on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. This proposed information collection was published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2019, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received regarding the Federal Register Notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-19209
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed or continuing collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents.
Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, Including Family and Medical Leave
Document Number: 2019-17523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hereby further amends a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2019 regarding amending the AIDAR to revise the General Provision contract clause (hereafter ``clause'') 5 entitled ``Leave and Holidays (APR 1997)'' for U.S. personal services contractors (USPSCs.) This action addresses conforming changes to annual and sick leave, and compensatory time off.
Streamlining the Registration Process for Private Voluntary Organizations
Document Number: 2019-15685
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
USAID is issuing a final rule to rescind the Agency's rules to streamline the registration process for Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs). Foreign assistance has evolved since the establishment of the requirement that PVOs register with USAID, and a careful review of the Agency's business practices has concluded that there is no longer a need for the current, time-consuming and costly Agency-wide process. The remaining USAID programs required by statute to register PVOs as a condition of eligibility have incorporated a simplified registration process into each of their applications for funding. USAID published the proposed rule and has determined to adopt a final rule to support streamlining the PVO registration process.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-15228
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments are requested concerning (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the sustaining USAID-funded programming beyond USAID funding; (2) the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, Including Family and Medical Leave
Document Number: 2019-12810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend the Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to revise the General Provision contract clause (hereafter ``clause'') 5 entitled ``Leave and Holidays (APR 1997).'' This proposed rule also makes other editorial and clarifying changes to this clause and the prescription.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Partner Information Form (PIF)
Document Number: 2019-12672
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, USAID requests public comment on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
U. S. Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Designation of Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) as Contracting Officers and Agreement Officers
Document Number: 2019-12270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-14
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend the Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to allow for the designation of U.S. Personal Services Contractors (US PSCs) and Cooperating Country National Personal Services Contractors (CCN PSCs) as contracting officers and agreement officers. The proposed revisions will address a shortage of U.S. direct-hire staff by delegating the proposed authorities to qualified US and CCN PSCs. The delegation of limited contracting/ agreement officer authorities to a select number of CCN PSCs will also bolster the Agency to succeed in terms of building long-term, host country technical capacity to materially assist the Missions with procurement responsibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review
Document Number: 2019-10776
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) Document 2019-04772, Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) Partner Pool Application. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act, USAID is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2019, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received regarding the Federal Register Notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid; Notice of the Re-Establishment of the Advisory Committee and Upcoming Meeting
Document Number: 2019-07864
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Senior Executive Service: Membership of Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2019-05589
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists approved candidates who will comprise a standing roster for service on the Agency's 2019 SES Performance Review Board. The Agency will use this roster to select SES Performance Review Board members. The standing roster is as follows:
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-05345
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
United States Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Security and Information Technology Requirements
Document Number: 2019-04654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would amend the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to incorporate a revised definition of information technology and other requirements relating to information security and information technology approvals. The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act requires improved management of the acquisition of Information technology resources. This proposed rule revising the AIDAR, if adopted, would provide increased oversight of contractor acquisition and use of information technology resources.
Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Revisions to the Incentive Awards Program for Personal Services Contractors
Document Number: 2019-03840
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend its regulation regarding incentive awards for personal services contracts with individuals. In 2004 and 2015, the USAID Administrator approved policies to authorize funding for incentive and recognition awards for personal services contracts with individuals under the Agency's authorities for such contracts. This proposed rule will allow USAID to recognize the work of an individual personal services contractor (PSC) for extraordinary performance of services under their contract by providing them with monetary or non-monetary incentive awards.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-04772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed or continuing collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents.
Streamlining the Private Voluntary Organization Registration Process
Document Number: 2019-01831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
USAID is publishing this proposed rule to rescind agency rules in support of streamlining the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) registration process. Foreign assistance circumstances have evolved since the establishment of the PVO registration process, and a careful review of USAID's business practices has concluded that there is no longer a need for the current, time-consuming and costly Agency-wide process. The remaining USAID programs that legislatively require PVOs to be registered as a condition of eligibility have incorporated a simplified registration process into each of their program's applications.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Submission for Review
Document Number: 2018-26174
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provision of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection of the Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. This information was previously published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2018. USAID received four comments during the 60 Day Notice comment period.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-20942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Meeting; Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
Document Number: 2018-18084
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Senior Executive Service: Membership of Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2018-17601
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists approved candidates who will comprise a standing roster for service on the Agency's 2018 SES Performance Review Board. The Agency will use this roster to select SES Performance Review Board members. The standing roster is as follows:
Notice of Meeting: Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
Document Number: 2018-15413
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date of Revisions While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay Period
Document Number: 2018-13187
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
In a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into regulations in its part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same changes in a final rule published on September 18, 2017. The revised Common Rule was scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of the same date. By an interim final rule issued on January 17, 2018 and published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018, federal departments and agencies delayed the effective date and the general compliance date for the revised Common Rule for a 6-month period, until July 19, 2018. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim final rule adopting the same regulatory changes on January 26, 2018. The revised Common Rule, including technical amendments made by the January 22, 2018 interim final rule, is referred to here as the ``2018 Requirements.'' On April 20, 2018, the federal departments and agencies listed here published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing and seeking comments as to whether the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements should be delayed for an additional 6-month period. The NPRM also proposed and sought comments on whether to allow regulated entities to implement certain burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements in specified circumstances during such continued delay period. Through this final rule, we are adopting the proposals described in the April 20, 2018 NPRM. This rule delays the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional 6-month period, until January 21, 2019. As a result of this delay, regulated entities will be required, with an exception, to continue to comply with the requirements of the pre-2018 version of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. The one exception to this general rule is that institutions will be permitted (but not required) to implement, for certain research, three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements during the delay period (July 19, 2018, through January 20, 2019). Those three provisions are: The revised definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research covered by the Common Rule; the elimination of the requirement for annual continuing review with respect to certain categories of research; and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications or other funding proposals related to the research. Institutions taking advantage of the three-burden reducing provisions must comply with all other pre-2018 Requirements during the delay period. The three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements can only be implemented during the delay period with respect to studies initiated prior to January 21, 2019 that will transition to compliance with the revised Common Rule. Any study that implements these three burden-reducing provisions during the delay period must, beginning on January 21, 2019, comply with all of the 2018 Requirements for the balance of the study's duration.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay Period
Document Number: 2018-08231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
In a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07968
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07966
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions