Agency for International Development July 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-3555
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is making efforts to reduce the paperwork burden. USAID invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act for 1995. 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 information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Privacy Act of 1974, Implementation of Exemptions
Document Number: 07-3331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is concurrently establishing a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), entitled the ``Partner Vetting System'' (PVS). In this proposed rulemaking, USAID proposes to exempt portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 07-3330
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is giving notice that it proposes to establish a new system of records, the Partner Vetting System (PVS). The PVS will support the vetting of individuals, officers, or other officials of non- governmental organizations who apply for USAID contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or other funding, or who apply for registration with USAID as Private and Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), ensuring that neither USAID funds nor USAID-funded activities inadvertently or otherwise provide support to entities or individuals associated with terrorism.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-3352
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collection to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for USAID, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-3353
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collection to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for USAID, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20503. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Rules and Procedures Applicable to Commodity Transactions Financed by USAID: Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 07-3309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) proposes to amend its regulation governing commodity transactions that are financed by USAID to: 1. Revise the criteria for noncompetitive procurement for private- sector programs to more closely reflect private-sector practices; 2. revise the commodity and package marking requirements to address the use of the new USAID Identity; 3. revise and add definitions to better specify the terminology used; 4. revise agency organizational names and acronyms to specify the current USAID usage; 5. reinstate Sec. 201.13 coverage on ocean transportation costs because it was inadvertently deleted from prior editions; 6. provide for advertising public-sector procurements over $25,000 in the USAID Procurement Bulletins as the primary means of advertising these procurements to U.S. suppliers (in lieu of advertising public-sector procurements over $100,000 in ``FedBizOpps,'' the successor to ``Commerce Business Daily'') to facilitate prompt public notification of procurement opportunities and minimize government expense in providing notice; 7. make numerous clarifications and editorial amendments to better specify the regulation; and 8. specify the current Paperwork Reduction Act approval expirations, as required by the Act.