Management and Budget Office 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidance for Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)
Document Number: E6-19199
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is revising its Governmentwide guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension and issuing it in final form. The guidance, as implemented by Federal agency regulations, will replace the current common rule as the source of uniform agency policies and procedures related to nonprocurement debarment and suspension. Replacing the common rule with the guidance will reduce the volume of Federal regulations in this area and make them simpler to use.
Performance of Commercial Activities
Document Number: E6-18415
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is updating the civilian position full fringe benefit cost factor used to compute the estimated cost of government performance in public-private competitions conducted pursuant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. The civilian position full fringe benefit cost factor is comprised of four separate elements: (1) Insurance and health benefits, (2) standard civilian retirement benefits, (3) Medicare benefits, and (4) miscellaneous fringe benefits. OMB is updating the insurance and health benefits and standard civilian retirement benefits cost elements based on actuarial analyses provided by the Office of Personnel Management. OMB is also updating the annual Federal pay raise assumptions and inflation cost factors used for computing the government's personnel and non-pay costs in Circular A-76 public-private competitions. These annual pay raise assumptions and inflation factors are based on the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2007. The tax rate tables used in connection with Circular A-76 competitions have also been revised. 2
Proposed Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA)
Document Number: E6-17086
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Confidential Information Protection andStatistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA) can provide strong confidentiality protections for statistical information collections, such as surveys and censuses, as well as for other statistical activities, such as data analysis, modeling, and sample design, that are sponsored or conducted by Federal agencies. The purpose of the proposed CIPSEA implementation guidance is to inform agencies about the requirements for using CIPSEA and clarify the circumstances under which CIPSEA can be used. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the proposed Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002. The complete text of the proposed guidance is available on the OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/statpolicy.html.
Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys
Document Number: 06-8044
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information collected and disseminated by the Federal Government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is issuing revised Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys. OMB proposed revised standards and requested public comment on July 14, 2005 (70 FR 40746-40747). The proposed standards were based on recommendations from the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology's (FCSM) Subcommittee on Standards for Statistical Surveys whose charge was to update and revise OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 1, Standards for Statistical Surveys, and OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 2, Publication of Statistics. The guidance, which applies to all Federal agencies subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, is intended to ensure that the results of statistical surveys sponsored by the Federal Government are as reliable and useful as possible. OMB received six public comments on the proposed standards and has made some modifications to the proposed standards and guidelines in response to these comments. OMB is now issuing these Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys as final, and they are available in their entirety along with the public comments and OMB's summary of and response to the public comments on the OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/ statpolicy.html.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-13288
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces one meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12967
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following three proposals for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq).
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-11930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces one meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Compliance Assistance Resources and Points of Contact Available to Small Businesses
Document Number: E6-10964
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3520), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing a ``list of the compliance assistance resources available to small businesses'' and a list of the points of contacts in agencies ``to act as a liaison between the agency and small business concerns'' with respect to the collection of information and the control of paperwork. This information is posted on the following Web site: http:// www.business.gov/sbpra.
Revised 2006 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities
Document Number: E6-10962
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), this notice provides a list of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities.
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2005 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act
Document Number: 06-6108
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, Public Law 105-270, requires agencies to develop inventories each year of activities performed by their employees that are not inherently governmentali.e., inventories of commercial activities. The FAIR Act further requires OMB to review the inventories in consultation with the agencies and publish a notice of public availability in the Federal Register after the consultation process is completed. In accordance with the FAIR Act, OMB is publishing this notice to announce the availability of inventories from the agencies listed below. These inventories identify both commercial activities and activities that are inherently governmental. Interested parties who disagree with an agency's initial judgment may challenge the inclusion or the omission of an activity on the list of activities that are not inherently governmental within 30 working days and, if not satisfied with this review, may appeal to a higher level within the agency. This is the second release of inventories for FY 2005. A notice of the first release of FY 2005 inventories was published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2006. See 71 FR 13188-13190. As indicated in OMB's March 2006 notice, the FY 2005 inventory prepared by the Department of Labor (DOL) was released in connection with the first notice of public availability. However, following the initial release of its inventory, DOL made a determination to reclassify certain activities. DOL is making the revisions to its inventory available pursuant to this notice. Since these reclassifications were not made in response to a challenge or appeal, they are considered to be an initial judgment of the agency. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has made available a FAIR Act User's Guide through its Internet site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/procurement/fair-index.html. This User's Guide will help interested parties review FY 2005 FAIR Act inventories.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-10710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5762
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces one meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5407
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Cancellation of an Upcoming Meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5022
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is issuing this notice to cancel the May 31, 2006 public meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-4809
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on the renewal without change of three (3) standard forms: The SF-270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement; SF-271, Outlay and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs; and SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.
North American Industry Classification SystemRevision for 2007
Document Number: Z6-7414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Standard Occupational Classification-Revision for 2010
Document Number: E6-7415
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announces the review of the 2000 SOC for possible revision in 2010 and solicits public comment on: (1) The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Classification Principles, (2) corrections to the 2000 SOC Manual, (3) the intention to retain the current SOC Major Group structure, (4) changes to the existing detailed occupations, and (5) new detailed ccupations to be added to the 2010 SOC. Details about these topics may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. As indicated in the 2000 SOC Manual, OMB established a Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee (SOCPC) to maintain the current SOC to ensure that it remains applicable to the world of work. The SOCPC welcomes comments related to any aspect of occupational classification, the 2000 SOC, or the revision process. The review and revision of the SOC for 2010 is intended to be completed by the end of 2008.
North American Industry Classification System-Revision for 2007
Document Number: E6-7414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is announcing its final decisions for adoption of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revisions for 2007 as recommended by the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) in OMB's notice for solicitation of comments published in Part IV of the March 11, 2005, Federal Register (70 FR 12390-12399). In addition, responding to comments received on the ECPC recommendations, OMB is adopting a classification change for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) that was not part of the ECPC's recommendations. After additional consultation with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the agencies participating in the ECPC, and other interested agencies, NAICS 525390, Real Estate Investment Trusts, will be deleted from the classification and portions will be reclassified as follows: (1) Equity REITs will be classified in the Real Estate Subsector in NAICS Industry Group 5311, Lessors of Real Estate, under individual national industries based on the content of the portfolio of real estate operated by a particular REIT; and (2) Mortgage REITs will remain classified in the Finance Sector but will be moved from NAICS 525930 to NAICS 525990, Other Financial Vehicles. More details of this decision are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. In addition to this change, the title of NAICS industry 561422, ``Telemarketing Bureaus'', is changed to ``Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers'' to more accurately reflect the content of the industry. There is no content change; the title is simply revised to reflect the actual activities undertaken and the various technologies used. In the March 11, 2005, notice, OMB's Economic Classification Policy Committee recommended a revision of the industry classification system to modify the structure and detail for telecommunications industries based on changes that have occurred and are anticipated to occur in the future. The ECPC also recommended the creation of a new national industry for biotechnology research and development to reflect the growing importance of this activity in the economy. Additional changes were recommended to more adequately align the activities of producers in agriculture; manufacturing; and professional, technical, and scientific services.
Determination of Executive Compensation Benchmark Amount
Document Number: E6-6629
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-03
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is hereby publishing the attached memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies concerning the determination of the maximum benchmark compensation amount that will be allowable under government contracts during contractors FY 2006$546,689. This determination is required under Section 39 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Act (41 U.S.C. 435), as amended. The benchmark compensation amount applies equally to both defense and civilian procurement agencies.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-4070
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces five meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement
Document Number: E6-6330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the availability of the 2006 Circular A- 133 Compliance Supplement. The notice also offered interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2006 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. The 2006 Supplement adds three additional programs and one existing program added to existing cluster, deleted two programs, updates for program changes, and makes technical corrections. A list of changes to the 2006 Supplement can be found at Appendix V. Due to its length, the 2006 Supplement is not included in this Notice. See ADDRESSES for information about how to obtain a copy. This Notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2006 Supplement.
2005 and 2006 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities
Document Number: E6-6329
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), this notice provides a list of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities.
Draft 2006 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations
Document Number: E6-5524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB requests comments on 2006 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation. The full Draft Report is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/regpol-reports congress.html, and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I presents estimates of the costs and benefits of Federal regulation and paperwork, with an emphasis on the major regulations issued between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005. Chapter II provides an update on OMB's ongoing historical examination of the trends in Federal regulatory activity. Chapter III discusses international developments in regulatory policy.
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2005 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act
Document Number: 06-2427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, Public Law 105-270, requires agencies to develop inventories each year of activities performed by their employees that are not inherently governmentali.e., inventories of commercial activities. The FAIR Act further requires OMB to review the inventories in consultation with the agencies and publish a notice of public availability in the Federal Register after the consultation process is completed. In accordance with the FAIR Act, OMB is publishing this notice to announce the availability of inventories from the agencies listed below. These inventories identify both commercial activities and activities that are inherently governmental. This is the first release of the FAIR Act inventories for FY 2005. Interested parties who disagree with the agency's initial judgment may challenge the inclusion or the omission of an activity on the list of activities that are not inherently governmental within 30 working days and, if not satisfied with this review, may appeal to a higher level within the agency. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has made available a FAIR Act User's Guide through its Internet site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/procurement/fair-index.html. This User's Guide will help interested parties review FY 2005 FAIR Act inventories.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-2385
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-1720
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Cost Accounting Standards Board; Accounting for Insurance Costs
Document Number: E6-975
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on the staff discussion paper (SDP) regarding CAS 416, ``Accounting for Insurance Costs.'' In particular, this staff discussion paper addresses the use of the term ``catastrophic losses'' in CAS 416-50(b)(1).
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: E6-963
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A-94 in 1992. The revised Circular 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 discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis.
Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin
Document Number: E6-345
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by the Federal Government to the public, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has referred to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), for their expert review, new guidance to enhance the quality and objectivity of risk assessments produced by the Federal Government. OMB will also be accepting public comment on this document until June 15, 2006.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-258
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is issuing this notice to advise the public that the January 19, 2006 public meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) of 2003 has been cancelled and replaced with a January 31, 2006 public meeting.
Cost Accounting Standards Board; T&M Contracts for Commercial Items
Document Number: E5-8237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board is proposing to revise the CAS by providing an exemption for time-and-materials (T&M) and labor-hour (LH) contracts for the acquisition of commercial items.
Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices
Document Number: 06-32
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is extending the comment period regarding its draft Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices from December 2, 2005, to January 9, 2006. This Bulletin is intended to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and the guidance documents produced through them.