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2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas
Document Number: 2021-15159
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This Notice announces the adoption of 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The 2020 standards, which reflect modest revisions to the 2010 Standards for Delineating Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, supersede the 2010 standards. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION in this Notice provides background information on the standards (Section A), a brief synopsis of the public comments OMB received in response to the January 19, 2021 Federal Register notice describing the recommendations of the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Standards Review Committee (Section B), the statement of the Standards Review Committee in response to public comment (Section C), and OMB's decisions on the recommendations of the Standards Review Committee (Section D). The 2020 standards appear at the end of this Notice (Section E).
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Updates for 2022; Update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments; and Elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises
Document Number: 2021-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeks public comment on the advisability of adopting the proposed North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) updates for 2022 recommended by its Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), which comprises representatives of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and other government agencies. The ECPC recommends an update of the industry classification system to clarify existing industry definitions and content, recognize new and emerging industries, combine industries, and correct errors and omissions. The ECPC also recommends an update of OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments, and to withdraw OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises. In large part, this proposed series of revisions are designed to address the view of the ECPC regarding the decreasing usefulness of employing the mode of delivery (online versus in store/print) as an industry delineation criterion in the Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Information sectors. In short, the internet has developed from a specialized activity to a generic method of delivery for goods and services. Therefore, the ECPC has developed recommendations that reevaluate and deemphasize the delivery method as an industry function used in NAICS classification. There are four parts in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Part I summarizes the background for the proposed revisions to NAICS 2017. Part II contains a summary of public comments regarding priorities for changes to NAICS in 2022, the ECPC recommendation to update OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments, and the ECPC recommendation to withdraw OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises. Part III includes a list of title changes for NAICS industries that clarify, but do not change, the existing content of the industries. Part IV provides a comprehensive listing of proposed changes for national industries and their links to NAICS 2017 industries.
Designation of Databases for Treasury's Working System Under the Do Not Pay Initiative
Document Number: 2021-10025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA) authorizes the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to designate databases for inclusion in Treasury's Working System under the Do Not Pay (DNP) Initiative. PIIA further requires OMB to provide public notice and opportunity for comment prior to designating additional databases. In fulfillment of this requirement, on January 22, 2021, OMB published a Notice of Proposed Designation for 12 additional databases. OMB received one comment during the 30-day comment period for this notice; however, the suggestions found therein did not preclude further action for the formal designation of the databases into Treasury's Working System. Effective immediately, OMB designates the following 12 databases: The United States Postal Service (USPS) Delivery Sequence File, the Census Bureau Federal Audit Clearinghouse, the Do Not Pay (DNP) Agency Adjudication Data, Fiscal Service's Payments, Claims, and Enhanced Reconciliation (PACER) database, Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Incarceration Data, Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) data, Census Bureau's American Communities Survey (ACS) Annual State and County Data Profiles, Veterans Affairs' (VA) Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Service (BIRLS), Department of Agriculture's National Disqualified List (NDL), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Statistics of Income (SOI) Annual Individual Income Tax ZIP Code Data, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) System.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2021-09896
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on “Technical Support Document: Social Cost of Carbon, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide Interim Estimates Under Executive Order 13990”
Document Number: 2021-09679
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on behalf of the co-chairs of the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases, including the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), request comments on ``Technical Support Document: Social Cost of Carbon, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide Interim Estimates under Executive Order 13990,'' released on February 26, 2021, available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp- content/uploads/2021/02/ TechnicalSupportDocument_SocialCostofCarbonMethaneNitrousOxid e.pdf. The estimates of the social cost of carbon (SC-CO2), social cost of methane (SC-CH4), and social cost of nitrous oxide (SC- N2O), collectively called the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (SC-GHG), are used to estimate the value to society of marginal reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, or conversely, the social costs of increasing such emissions, in the policy making process.
Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government
Document Number: 2021-09109
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Recent Executive Orders have charged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in partnership with the heads of agencies, to identify, by July 2021, effective methods for assessing whether agency policies and actions (e.g., programs, services, processes, and operations) equitably serve all eligible individuals and communities, particularly those that are currently and historically underserved. As part of this effort, agencies are directed to consult with members of communities that have been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government and underserved by, or subject to discrimination in, Federal policies and programs, and to evaluate opportunities, as allowable, to increase coordination, communication, and engagement with community- based and civil rights organizations. Through this request for information (RFI), OMB seeks input, information, and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public, private, advocacy, not-for-profit, and philanthropic sectors, including State, local, Tribal, and territorial areas, on available methods, approaches, and tools that could assist in this effort. OMB will consider the usability, applicability, and rigor of submissions in response to this RFI as OMB gathers resources to support agencies as they conduct internal assessments on the state of equity in their policies, programs, services, processes, and operations. OMB will also use what it learns from responses to this RFI as OMB works to expand use of equity-assessment methods and approaches across the Federal Government, as agencies develop agency Equity Action Plans (due to the Domestic Policy Council by January 19, 2022) outlining steps they will take to address identified gaps in equity.
Federal Regulations, Guidance, OFPP Policy Letters, and CASB Cost Accounting Standards Included in the Semiannual Agenda of Federal Activities
Document Number: 2021-04349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing its semiannual agenda of upcoming activities for Federal regulations, OMB Guidance, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Policy Letters, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board Cost Accounting Standards. OMB Guidance and OFPP Policy Letters are published in accordance with OMB's internal procedures for implementing Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735 (Oct. 4, 1993)). OMB policy guidelines are issued under authority derived from several sources, including: Subtitles I, II, and V of title 31, U.S. Code; Executive Order 11541; and other specific authority as cited. OMB Guidance and OFPP Policy Letters communicate guidance and instructions of a continuing nature to executive branch agencies. As such, most OMB Guidance and OFPP Policy Letters are not regulations. Nonetheless, because these issuances are typically of interest to the public, they are generally published in the Federal Register at both the proposed (for public comment) and final stages. For this reason, they are presented below in the standard format of ``pre-rule,'' ``proposed rule,'' and ``final rule'' stages. CASB Cost Accounting Standards are issued under authority derived from 41 U.S.C. 1501 et seq. Cost Accounting Standards are rules governing the measurement, assignment, and allocation of costs to contracts entered into with the United States Government. For purposes of this agenda, we have excluded directives that outline procedures to be followed in connection with the President's budget and legislative programs, as well as directives that affect only the internal functions, management, or personnel of Federal agencies.
Guidance for Grants and Agreements
Document Number: 2021-02969
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is correcting the final guidance that appeared in the Federal Register on August 13, 2020. That document incorrectly cited specific sections or laws and inadvertently omitted specific language from the revisions. This amendment fixes citations and references and clarifies specific language.
Publication of Standards, Criteria and Recommendations
Document Number: 2021-02695
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The notice provides the list of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recommended Federal real property for consideration by the Public Buildings Reform Board (PBRB) for disposal, consolidation, or co-location and the standards and criteria used to assess the property.
Revisions of Rescissions Proposals Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
Document Number: 2021-02320
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to section 1014(d) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, OMB is issuing a supplementary special message from the President in regard to the rescissions proposals that were previously transmitted to the Congress on January 14, 2021 under section 1012(a) of that Act. The supplementary special message was transmitted to the Congress on January 31, 2021. The supplementary special message reports the withdrawal of all 73 proposals.
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
Document Number: 2021-01868
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-01568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2021 to report on status of 2021 discretionary caps and compliance of enacted 2021 discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps.
Rescission Proposals Pursuant to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974
Document Number: 2021-01328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to section 1014(d) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, enclosed for publication in the Federal Register is a special message from the President reflecting the proposals for rescission under section 1012 of that Act that were transmitted to the Congress for consideration on January 14, 2021.
Proposed Designation of Databases for Treasury's Working System Under the Do Not Pay Initiative
Document Number: 2021-01327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA) authorizes the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to designate databases for inclusion in Treasury's Working System under the Do Not Pay (DNP) Initiative. PIIA further requires OMB to provide public notice and opportunity for comment prior to designating additional databases. As a result, OMB is publishing this Notice of Proposed Designation to designate the United States Postal Service (USPS) Delivery Sequence File, the Census Bureau Federal Audit Clearinghouse, the Do Not Pay (DNP) Agency Adjudication Data, Fiscal Service's Payments, Claims, and Enhanced Reconciliation (PACER) database, Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Incarceration Data, Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) data, Census Bureau's American Communities Survey (ACS) Annual State and County Data Profiles, Veterans Affairs' (VA) Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Service (BIRLS), Department of Agriculture's National Disqualified List (NDL), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Statistics of Income (SOI) Annual Individual Income Tax ZIP Code Data, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) System. OMB's detailed analysis of the aforementioned databases has been posted on Regulations.gov. This notice has a 30-day comment period.
Recommendations From the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Standards Review Committee to the Office of Management and Budget Concerning Changes to the 2010 Standards for Delineating Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
Document Number: 2021-00988
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests public comment on the recommendations it has received from the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Standards Review Committee for changes to OMB's metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area standards. These standards determine the procedures for delineating and updating the statistical areas as new data become available, and responses to this request will be carefully considered by OMB in establishing revised standards.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2020-28429
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This document announces the availability of the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum (2020 Addendum) for the Office of Management and Budget's uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements regulations. This document also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2020 Addendum.
Final Revisions to Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-27707
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is finalizing revisions to sections of its Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines (``Guidelines'') last published in 1987. This action is necessary to conform the Guidelines with statutory amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and to clarify the scope of the Guidelines. This action is intended to provide Federal agencies with guidance on the appropriate and uniform application of FOIA processing fees.
Conformance of the Cost Accounting Standards to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Operating Revenue and Lease Accounting
Document Number: 2020-22904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (Board), is publishing this document to announce the availability of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to address the potential conformance of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for operating revenue and lease accounting. This ANPRM follows the issuance of a Staff Discussion Paper (SDP) published on March 13, 2019.
Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act
Document Number: 2020-18939
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As authorized by the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018 (FASCSA), the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) is issuing this interim final rule to implement the requirements of the laws that govern the operation of the FASC, the sharing of supply chain risk information, and the exercise of its authorities to recommend issuance of removal and exclusion orders to address supply chain security risks.
OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-18941
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2021 to report on the status of the discretionary caps and on the compliance of pending discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2020-17987
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This document announces the availability of the 2020 Compliance Supplement (2020 Supplement) for the Office of Management and Budget's uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements regulations. This document also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2020 Supplement.
Guidance for Grants and Agreements
Document Number: 2020-17468
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is revising sections of OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements. This revision reflects the foundational shift outlined in the President's Management Agenda (PMA) to set the stage for enhanced result-oriented accountability for grants. This guidance is reflects the Administration's focus on improved stewardship and ensuring that the American people are receiving value for funds spent on grant programs. The revisions are limited in scope to support implementation of the President's Management Agenda, Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross- Agency Priority Goal (Grants CAP Goal) and other Administration priorities; implementation of statutory requirements and alignment of these sections with other authoritative source requirements; and clarifications of existing requirements in particular areas within these sections.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2020-13381
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Request for Comments on Revisions to Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-09432
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing revisions to sections of its Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines (``Guidelines'') last published in 1987. This action is necessary to conform the Guidelines with statutory amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to provide clarity in light of evolving judicial interpretation, and to clarify the scope of the Guidelines. This action is intended to provide Federal agencies with guidance on the appropriate and uniform application of FOIA processing fees.
Notice on Principles and Other Matters To Guide Conformance of the Cost Accounting Standards to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Document Number: 2020-05737
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Cost Accounting Standards Board, is publishing this notice to announce the availability of a notice discussing the Board's responses to public comments on its principles, roadmap, and template to address the conformance of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The comments were received in response to a Staff Discussion Paper (SDP) published on March 13, 2019.
Cost Accounting Standards Board Meeting Agenda
Document Number: 2020-05687
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (CAS Board) is publishing this notice to advise the public of its winter meetings. The notice is published pursuant to section 820(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which requires the CAS Board to publish agendas of its meetings in the Federal Register. The meetings are closed to the public.
Request for Comments on Updated Guidance for Completing the Transition to the Next Generation Internet Protocol, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Document Number: 2020-04635
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6.
Request for Comments on Updated Guidance for Completing the Transition to the Next Generation Internet Protocol, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Document Number: 2020-04202
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6.
2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)-Updates for 2022; Update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments; and Elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises
Document Number: 2020-03797
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget OMB, through its Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), is seeking comment on potential changes to the structure and content of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). There are seven parts in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Part I provides background on NAICS. Part II includes a solicitation of proposals for new and emerging industries. Part III solicits public comments on the NAICS treatment of Electronic Shopping in Retail Trade. Part IV asks for comments on the concept of internet Publishing and Broadcasting and the potential to eliminate the industry in NAICS 2022. Part V solicits comments on a proposed revision to OMB's Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, Standard Industrial Classification of Establishments. Part VI requests comments on the advisability of withdrawing OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises. Finally, Part VII presents notification of a method to publicize corrections for errors and omissions that are identified in NAICS. In soliciting comments about revising NAICS, the ECPC does not intend to open the entire classification system for substantial change in 2022. The ECPC will consider public comments and proposals for changes or modifications that advance the goals of NAICS as outlined in Part I of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Request for Comment on Considerations for Additional Measures of Poverty
Document Number: 2020-02858
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comment on the questions posed by the Interagency Technical Working Group on Evaluating Alternative Measures of Poverty (Working Group) to help inform the Working Group's recommendations on producing additional measures of poverty. The Working Group has developed a consensus interim report that details its considerations to date. The Working Group's interim report is summarized in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below and available in full on www.regulations.gov. The interim report outlines the history of poverty measurement in the U.S., describes the Working Group's considerations of an extended income- based poverty measure and a consumption-based poverty measure, and identifies other areas worthy of future research. It also identifies questions for public comment, toward the goal of helping to inform the remaining discussions of the Working Group, and meet their charge of identifying whether or not to recommend to the Chief Statistician of the United States that one or more new measures of poverty be developed and published. The Working Group's interim report reflects considerations to date, but does not reflect recommendations or decisions. This interim report and the Working Group's questions are being published to solicit input from the public.
Improving and Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication
Document Number: 2020-01632
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In furtherance of the policy on Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication, the Office of Management and Budget invites the public to identify additional reforms that will ensure adequate due process in regulatory enforcement and adjudication.
2019 Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act Annual Report
Document Number: 2020-01290
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010. The Act requires that OMB issue an annual report and a sequestration order, if necessary.
OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-01254
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2020 to report on status of 2020 discretionary caps and compliance of enacted 2020 discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps.
Guidance for Grants and Agreements
Document Number: 2019-28524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is proposing to revise sections of Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subtitle A-OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements. The proposed revisions are limited in scope to support implementation of the President's Management Agenda, Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross- Agency Priority Goal (Grants CAP Goal) and other Administration priorities; implementation of statutory requirements and alignment of 2 CFR with other authoritative source requirements; and clarifications of existing requirements in particular areas within 2 CFR. These proposed revisions are intended to reduce recipient burden, provide guidance on implementing new statutory requirements, and improve Federal financial assistance management, transparency, and oversight.
Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT)
Document Number: 2020-00783
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) is requesting public comment on a proposed definition of the term ``Procurement Administrative Lead Time'' (PALT) and a plan for measuring and publicly reporting government-wide data on PALT for contracts and orders above the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT). This action is being undertaken in accordance with section 878 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019.
Request for Comments on a Draft Memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, “Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications”
Document Number: 2020-00261
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on a draft Memorandum that provides guidance to all Federal agencies to inform the development of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches regarding technologies and industrial sectors that are empowered or enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and consider ways to reduce barriers to the development and adoption of AI technologies. OMB guidance on these matters seeks to support the U.S. approach to free- market capitalism, federalism, and good regulatory practices (GRPs). The draft Memorandum calls on agencies, when considering regulations or policies related to AI applications, to promote advancements in technology and innovation, while protecting American technology, economic and national security, privacy, civil liberties, and other American values, including the principles of freedom, human rights, the rule of law, and respect for intellectual property. The draft Memorandum is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/ uploads/2020/01/Draft-OMB-Memo-on-Regulation-of-AI-1-7-19.pdf .
Draft 2018-2019-2020 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Agency Compliance With the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
Document Number: 2019-28060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2018-2019-2020 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Agency Compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information- regulatory-affairs/reports/. The Draft Report is divided into two parts, the first of which is further divided into three chapters. Part I, Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Part I, Chapter II discusses regulatory impacts on State, Local, and tribal governments, small business, wages and employment, and economic growth. Part I, Chapter III offers recommendations for regulatory reform. Part II summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by February 20, 2020, through www.regulations.gov using Docket ID OMB- 2019-0004.
Federal Regulations, Guidance, OFPP Policy Letters, and CASB Cost Accounting Standards Included in the Semiannual Agenda of Federal Activities
Document Number: 2019-26570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing its semiannual agenda of upcoming activities for Federal regulations, OMB Guidance, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Policy Letters, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board Cost Accounting Standards. OMB Guidance and OFPP Policy Letters are published in accordance with OMB's internal procedures for implementing Executive Order 12866 (October 4, 1993, 58 FR 51735). OMB policy guidelines are issued under authority derived from several sources, including: Subtitles I, II, and V of title 31, United States Code; Executive Order 11541; and other specific authority as cited. OMB Guidance and OFPP Policy Letters communicate guidance and instructions of a continuing nature to executive branch agencies. As such, most OMB Guidance and OFPP Policy Letters are not regulations. Nonetheless, because these issuances are typically of interest to the public, they are generally published in the Federal Register at both the proposed (for public comment) and final stages. For this reason, they are presented below in the standard format of ``pre-rule,'' ``proposed rule,'' and ``final rule'' stages. CASB Cost Accounting Standards are issued under authority derived from 41 U.S.C. 1501 et seq. Cost Accounting Standards are rules governing the measurement, assignment, and allocation of costs to contracts entered into with the United States Government. For purposes of this agenda, we have excluded directives that outline procedures to be followed in connection with the President's budget and legislative programs, as well as directives that affect only the internal functions, management, or personnel of Federal agencies.
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: 2019-27575
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revised Circular A- 94 in 1992. With this action, OMB has revised the Circular and specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These updated discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular and are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. These rates do not apply to regulatory analysis. The revised Circular can be accessed at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Appendix-C.pdf.
Request for Comments on Improving Vulnerability Identification, Management, and Remediation
Document Number: 2019-25715
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Improving Vulnerability Identification, Management, and Remediation.''
Cost Accounting Standards Board Meeting Agenda
Document Number: 2019-25169
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (CAS Board) is publishing this notice to advise the public of its fall meetings. The notice is published pursuant to section 820(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which requires the CAS Board to publish agendas of its meetings in the Federal Register. The meetings are closed to the public.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2019-20488
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-23
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2019-18442
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2020 to report on the status of the discretionary caps and on the compliance of pending discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2019-16567
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Procedures for Participating in the Appeals Process for the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)
Document Number: 2019-15168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As part of implementing the Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the final procedures for the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Appeals process, as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Tribal, state and local governments participating in the 2020 Census LUCA Operation may appeal determinations made by the Census Bureau with respect to their suggested changes to the 2020 Census Address List. Proposed procedures were published as a notice for public comment in the Federal Register on May 21, 2018. This final notice summarizes the comments received on the proposed procedures, and provides responses to those comments. For informational purposes, this final notice further describes the 2020 Census LUCA Feedback materials that the Census Bureau will provide to participating governments and how those governments can use the materials as the basis for an appeal. Electronic Availability: Federal Register notices are available electronically at https://www.federalregister.gov/.
Identifying Priority Access or Quality Improvements for Federal Data and Models for Artificial Intelligence Research and Development (R&D), and Testing; Request for Information
Document Number: 2019-14618
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-10
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (Section 5.a.i), https://www.whitehouse.gov/ presidential-actions/executive-order-maintaining-american-lea dership- artificial-intelligence/, the Office of Management and Budget is inviting the public to identify needs for additional access to, or improvements in the quality of, Federal data and models that would improve the Nation's artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D) and testing efforts.
Cost Accounting Standards Board Meeting Agenda
Document Number: 2019-14476
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Cost Accounting Standards Board (CAS Board) is publishing this notice to advise the public of planned meetings on July 25, 2019, and August 21, 2019. The notice is published pursuant to section 820(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which requires the CAS Board to publish agendas of its meetings in the Federal Register. The meetings are closed to the public.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2019-13943
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This Notice announces the availability of the 2019 OMB Compliance Supplement (2019 Supplement). This Notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2019 Supplement. The 2019 Supplement adds 12 new programs, deleted 3 expired programs and provides updated on many other programs, where necessary. It reduces the compliance areas for auditor review in Part 2 Matrix from a maximum of twelve to six. It adds guidance in Part 3.I, Procurement and Suspension and Debarment and Appendix VII of the Supplement.