Executive Office of the President 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Value Engineering
Document Number: 2013-30816
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing final revisions to OMB Circular A-131, Value Engineering, to update and reinforce policies associated with the consideration and use of value engineering (VE). VE is a well-established commercial practice for cutting waste and inefficiency that can help Federal agencies reduce program and acquisition costs, improve the quality and timeliness of performance, and take greater advantage of innovation to meet 21st century expectations and demands. The revisions are designed to ensure that the Federal Government has the capabilities and tools to consider the use of VE for new and ongoing projects, whenever appropriate.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2013-30465
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
To deliver on the promise of a 21st-Century government that is more efficient, effective and transparent, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is streamlining the Federal government's guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards. These modifications are a key component of a larger Federal effort to more effectively focus Federal resources on improving performance and outcomes while ensuring the financial integrity of taxpayer dollars in partnership with non-Federal stakeholders. This guidance provides a governmentwide framework for grants management which will be complemented by additional efforts to strengthen program outcomes through innovative and effective use of grant-making models, performance metrics, and evaluation. This reform of OMB guidance will reduce administrative burden for non-Federal entities receiving Federal awards while reducing the risk of waste, fraud and abuse. This final guidance supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in OMB guidances); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. Future reform efforts may eventually seek to incorporate the Cost Principles for Hospitals in Department of Health and Human Services regulations. Copies of the OMB Circulars that are superseded by this guidance are available on OMB's Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circularsdefault/. The final guidance consolidates the guidance previously contained in the aforementioned citations into a streamlined format that aims to improve both the clarity and accessibility. This final guidance is located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This final guidance does not broaden the scope of applicability from existing government-wide requirements, affecting Federal awards to non-Federal entities including state and local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations. Parts of it may also apply to for-profit entities in limited circumstances and to foreign entities as described in this guidance and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This guidance does not change or modify any existing statute or guidance otherwise based on any existing statute. This guidance does not supersede any existing or future authority under law or by executive order or the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-30982
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Wright Brothers Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-30463
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Bill of Rights Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-30277
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29913
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Federal Leadership on Energy Management
Document Number: 2013-29669
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29667
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Death of Nelson Mandela
Document Number: 2013-29662
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Document Number: 2013-29657
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Correction
Document Number: C1-2013-20465
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Executive Office of the President
International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29397
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29266
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
World AIDS Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-29118
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Employees
Document Number: 2013-28982
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Management and Budget is publishing the attached memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies announcing that $952,308 is the ``benchmark compensation amount'' for certain executives and employees in terms of costs allowable under Federal Government contracts during contractors' fiscal year 2012. This determination is required under Section 39 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 1127). The benchmark compensation amount applies to both defense and civilian agencies.
Thanksgiving Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28993
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28992
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Delegation of Functions Under Sections 1261(b) and 1262(a) of Public Law 112-239
Document Number: 2013-28857
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Family Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28734
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy
Document Number: 2013-28577
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Technical Support Document: Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order No. 12866
Document Number: 2013-28242
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the Technical Support Document entitled Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866, available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/ assets/inforeg/technical-update-social-cost-of-carbon-for-reg ulator- impact-analysis.pdf. The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is used to estimate the value to society of marginal reductions in carbon emissions. This Technical Support Document explains the derivation of the SCC estimates using three peer reviewed integrated assessment models and provides updated values of the SCC that reflect minor technical corrections to the estimates released in May of this year. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by January 27, 2014 through www.regulations.gov.
National Child's Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28303
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Executive Office of the President
American Education Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-28018
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Executive Office of the President
America Recycles Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-27910
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Information Collection; Request for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-27585
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on a revision of an approved information form (SF-SAC) that is used to report audit results, audit findings, and questioned costs as required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501, et seq.) and OMB Circular A-133, ``Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.'' The first notice of this information collection request, as required by the Paperwork Reduction act, was published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2013 [78 FR 27259]. The proposed changes are to revise some existing data elements in the form and add other data elements that would make easier for the Federal agencies to identify the types of audit findings reported in the audits performed under the Single Audit Act. The current Form SF-SAC was designed for audit periods ending in 2011and 2012. The proposed revised Form SF-SAC will replace the current form for audit periods ending 2013, 2014 and 2015. The detail proposed changes along with the proposed format are described on OMB Web site at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants forms/
World Freedom Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-27377
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran
Document Number: 2013-27376
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Veterans Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-27093
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Freedom of Information, Privacy Act, and Government in the Sunshine Act Procedures
Document Number: 2013-26373
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Executive Office of the President
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is finalizing regulations to implement the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, and the Government in the Sunshine Act. This rule describes the procedures for members of the public to request access to records. In addition, this rule also includes procedures for the Board's responses to these requests, including the timeframe for response and applicable fees.
Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change
Document Number: 2013-26785
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Native American Heritage Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26677
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Family Caregivers Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26675
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Entrepreneurship Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26674
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Diabetes Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26673
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26670
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Adoption Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26669
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Military Family Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26668
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2013
Document Number: 2013-26667
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan
Document Number: 2013-26413
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Death of Thomas S. Foley Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
Document Number: 2013-26278
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Executive Office of the President
United Nations Day, 2013
Document Number: 2013-25664
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2013-25103
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Executive Office of the President
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) will conduct a public hearing with current and former government officials and others to address the activities and responsibilities of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government regarding the government's counterterrorism surveillance programs. This hearing will continue the PCLOB's study of the federal government's surveillance programs operated pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Recommendations for changes to these programs and the operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will be considered at the hearing to ensure that counterterrorism efforts properly balance the need to protect privacy and civil liberties. Visit www.pclob.gov for the full agenda closer to the hearing date. This hearing was re-scheduled from October 4, 2013, due to the unavailability of witnesses as a result of the federal lapse in appropriations.
Determination With Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008
Document Number: 2013-25122
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Executive Office of the President
National Forest Products Week, 2013
Document Number: 2013-24990
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Executive Office of the President