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

Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-6116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via E-mail to David Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-6115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via e-mail to David Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submissions may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Correction
Document Number: E7-24440
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) published a notice of a proposed new general routine use in the Federal Register on December 12, 2007 (72 FR 70559). The due date for written comments was erroneously published as December 12, 2007. As a result USAID is issuing this notice to correct the date in which written comments are due. In order to allow the public full opportunity to provide written comments, the dates for both the written comments and the effective date for the general routine use are corrected below.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E7-24062
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing notice to alter each of its system of records by adding a new general routine use subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). The new general routine use will permit disclosure of USAID records protected by the Privacy Act when reasonably necessary to respond, prevent, minimize or remedy harm that may result from an agency data breach. This notice complies with subsection (e)(11) of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), which requires agencies to publish advance notice of any new routine use of information in a system of records.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-5935
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via e-mail to David Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development: Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-5840
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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, an 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.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Update
Document Number: 07-5771
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated USAID OIG SES Performance Review Board.
Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-5466
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-05
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.
Senior Executive Service: Membership of Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-20810
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The following persons are members of the 2007 Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: Gloria Steele, Chair; Franklin Moore; James Painter; Max Hilaire.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-19687
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; One Hundred and Fifty-Second Meeting; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-19396
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested; Republication
Document Number: 07-4775
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This Federal Register notice was originally published on July 23, 2007 (72 FR 40110) and is being republished and amended. 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.
Miscellaneous Amendments to Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR Circular 2007-02)
Document Number: E7-18234
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the USAID acquisition regulation to add two new parts and four new sections in existing parts of the regulation, as more fully discussed in the Supplementary Information. USAID proposed these amendments in the proposed rule published on November 4, 1998, as AIDAR Notice 98-2.
Privacy Act of 1974, System of Records
Document Number: E7-17180
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S.C. 552a), as amended, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is deleting nine systems of records notices in its existing inventory.
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.
Mentor-Protégé Program
Document Number: E7-11093
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-13
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is issuing this final rule to amend its acquisition regulations to formally encourage USAID prime contractors to assist small business, including veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone, small socially and economically disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business, in enhancing their capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for USAID and other Federal agencies. The program seeks to increase the base of small business eligible to perform USAID contracts and subcontracts. The program also seeks to foster long-term business relationships between USAID prime contractors and small business entities and to increase the overall number of small business entities that receive USAID contracts, and subcontract awards.
Office of Inspector General; Senior Executive Services (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB): Updating
Document Number: E7-10413
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the updated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Inspector General (OIG), SES PRB.
Notice of Public Information Collections being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-2470
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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.
Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-2469
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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.
Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development: Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-2468
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Agency for International Deveopment, 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 the 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.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; One Hundred and Fifty-First Meeting; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2278
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-09
Agency: U.s. Agency for International Development, Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-8667
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development; Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-2158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
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.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-2157
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via e-mail to David Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365. Supplementary Information: OMB Number: OMB 0412-0566. Form Number: AID 200-1. Title: PVO Classification Form. Type of Submission: Reinstatement. Purpose: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) requires all private voluntary organizations (PVOs) that wish to be eligible to compete for most forms of foreign economic assistance administered by USAID to register with the Agency. Registration provides a resource for USAID officials to access financial and program information on PVOs. The PVO Registry is a central clearinghouse for information on PVOs working in countries where elsewhere the U.S. Government would not have knowledge of the activities. To confirm the data is collected in a formalized and consistent manner, USAID has developed the Classification Form's list of sectors and countries that will show where qualified and interested PVOs registered with USAID are working. Annual Reporting Burden: Respondents: 594. Total annual responses: 594. Total annual hours requested: 132 hours.
Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the U.S. Agency for International Development: Comments Requested
Document Number: 07-2156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
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.
Various Administrative Changes to the USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR)
Document Number: E7-7437
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is amending its Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) to: Remove all references to Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) obsolete Executive Service (ES-6) as the contract employee salary threshold and replace with revised terminology; revise the Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services clause and provisions by deleting the requirement for contractors to purchase MEDEVAC services insurance through a USAID centrally awarded contract; remove clause 752.7016 FAMILY PLANNING AND POPULATION ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES (AUG 1986); and update the title of Office of Procurement (OP) to Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) throughout.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-1728
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: U.s. Agency for International Development, Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via e-mail to David Rostker@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 07-1399
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collections to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Comments should be sent via e-mail to DavidRostker@ omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285. Copies of submission may be obtained by calling (202) 712-1365.
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development One Hundred and Fiftieth Meeting; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-2900
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
USAID Direct Contracts for Personal Services
Document Number: E7-2311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proposing to consolidate its regulations on USAID Direct Contracts for all types of Personal Services into one Appendix. This will clarify and consolidate all regulations for personal services contracts and will eliminate the need for having to refer to multiple sources. This new Appendix A will replace Appendix DDirect USAID Contracts with a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad, and Appendix JDirect USAID Contracts with a Cooperative Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad. Appendix A will also incorporate all the regulations and policies currently contained in Contract Information Bulletins (CIBs) and Acquisition and Assistance Directives (AAPDs). This will eliminate the need to refer to two different appendices and other sources for regulations and policies on personal services contracting. This Appendix will be divided into four partsone part containing provisions for all types of Personal Services Contracts (PSCs), the second part for U.S. PSCs only, the third part for Third-Country National (TCN) PSCs only, and the fourth part for Cooperating Country National (CCN) PSCs, also known as Foreign Service National (FSN) PSCs only. The USPSC part will identify the provisions for U.S. nationals working in AID/W and those posted overseas. In addition, all non- regulatory information such as procedures and guidance currently contained in Appendices D and J will be removed and incorporated into USAID's internal policy manualthe automated directives system (ADS). We believe this separation of regulations and policies from the procedures and guidance on personal services contracting will clarify and consolidate the regulatory requirements.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E7-1764
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Senior Executive Service: Membership of Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-1476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The following persons are members of the 2006 Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: Gloria Steele, Chair, James Painter, Harry Manchester.
Key Subcontractor Consent Requirements
Document Number: E7-1255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Agency for International Development is proposing to amend 48 CFR Chapter 7, the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), by adding additional authority to monitor prime contractor compliance with subcontracting plans. The intent of this amendment is to provide the contracting officer a means for monitoring and assuring that subcontractors who were named in the offeror's proposal and whose contributions were evaluated as part of the proposal evaluation are in fact used in the contract.
Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid
Document Number: 07-124
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Administrator has determined that renewal of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid for a two-year period beginning January 29, 2007 is necessary and in the public interest.