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Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2017-19135
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) is amending its regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network by Federal agencies. Our regulation adopts, with some exceptions, the NACHA Operating Rules developed by NACHAThe Electronic Payments Association (NACHA) as the rules governing the use of the ACH Network by Federal agencies. We are issuing this rule to address changes that NACHA has made to the NACHA Operating Rules since the publication of the 2013 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines book. These changes include amendments set forth in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines books.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2017-15456
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning July 1, 2017, and ending on December 31, 2017, the prompt payment interest rate is 2-3/8 per centum per annum.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2016-31903
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2017, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/2\ per centum per annum.
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2016-28671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) is proposing to amend its regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network by Federal agencies. Our regulation adopts, with some exceptions, the NACHA Operating Rules developed by NACHAThe Electronic Payments Association (NACHA) as the rules governing the use of the ACH Network by Federal agencies. We are issuing this proposed rule to address changes that NACHA has made to the NACHA Operating Rules since the publication of the 2013 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines book. These changes include amendments set forth in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 NACHA Operating Rules & Guidelines books.
Notice of Rate To Be Used for Federal Debt Collection, and Discount and Rebate Evaluation
Document Number: 2016-27947
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Secretary of the Treasury is responsible for computing and publishing the percentage rate that is used in assessing interest charges for outstanding debts owed to the Government (The Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended (codified at 31 U.S.C. 3717)). This rate is also used by agencies as a comparison point in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, this rate is used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate (5 CFR 1315.8). Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate for calendar year 2017 is 1.00 percent.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Non-Renewal: Greenwich Insurance Company
Document Number: 2016-15999
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 11 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2016-16121
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning July 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2016, the prompt payment interest rate is 1\7/8\ per centum per annum.
Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds
Document Number: 2016-15248
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury is making non-substantive technical corrections to its marketable securities auction rules.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection; Importation and Transportation of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
Document Number: 2016-02326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew the approved information collection regarding the importation and transportation of meat, poultry, and egg products. The approval for this information collection will expire on May 31, 2016.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Change In State of Incorporation, Lexington National Insurance Corporation
Document Number: 2016-01551
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 7 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Fair American Insurance and Reinsurance Company
Document Number: 2016-01549
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 8 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Debt Collection Authorities Under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
Document Number: 2015-33044
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is amending its regulations concerning the offset of Federal benefit payments to collect past-due, legally enforceable nontax debt, centralized offset of Federal payments to collect nontax debts owed to the United States, salary offset, and transfer of debts to Treasury for collection. The amendment adjusts the time period in which Federal agencies must notify the Secretary of the Treasury of past due, nontax debt for the purposes of administrative offset. A statutory change, enacted as part of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, shortened the period of delinquency within which Federal agencies are required to notify the Secretary of past due, nontax debt from 180 days to 120 days.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2015-32957
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2016, and ending on June 30, 2016, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/2\ per centum per annum.
Offset of Tax Refund Payments To Collect Past-Due Support
Document Number: 2015-32732
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service), is amending its regulation governing the offset of tax refund payments to collect past-due support obligations. This rule will limit the time period during which Treasury may recover certain tax refund offset collections from States, when the States have already forwarded such funds to custodial parents as required or as authorized by applicable laws. This change will limit the time period during which Treasury may require States to return the offset funds to six months from the date of such collection, if Treasury has determined that the underlying refund was not due to the taxpayer.
Regulations Governing United States Savings Bonds
Document Number: 2015-32488
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is issuing a final rule amending regulations governing United States savings bonds to address certain state escheat claims.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: National Fire & Marine Insurance Company Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company
Document Number: 2015-32474
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 5 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Change In Business Address Colonial Surety Company
Document Number: 2015-29299
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 4 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
Document Number: 2015-29194
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 4, 2016.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Amendment Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania (The) New Hampshire Insurance Company
Document Number: 2015-28073
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-04
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 3 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company
Document Number: 2015-23446
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 2 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2015 Revision, published July 1, 2015, at 80 FR 37735.
Offset of Tax Refund Payments To Collect Certain Debts Owed to States
Document Number: 2015-23305
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This final rule adopts the interim rule, published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2011, concerning the collection of delinquent State unemployment compensation debts through the offset of overpayments of Federal taxes.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Document Number: 2015-21636
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements are sponsoring a public meeting on October 27, 2015. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 37th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX). The Session will be held in Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany November 23-27, 2015. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 37th Session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda.
Eligibility of Lithuania To Export Meat and Meat Products to the United States
Document Number: 2015-21510
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations to add the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania) to the list of countries eligible to export meat and meat products to the United States. FSIS has reviewed Lithuania's laws, regulations, and inspection system, as implemented, and has determined that they are equivalent to the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), the regulations implementing this statute, and the United States food safety system for meat and meat products. Under this final rule, meat from cattle, sheep, swine, and goats slaughtered in Lithuania, or parts or other products thereof, processed in certified Lithuanian establishments, will be eligible for export to the United States. All such products will be subject to reinspection at United States ports of entry by FSIS inspectors.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
Document Number: 2015-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-25
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are sponsoring a public meeting on October 19, 2015. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 47th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Boston, Massachusetts November 9-13, 2015. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 47th Session of CCFH and to address items on the agenda.
Availability of Updated FSIS Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book
Document Number: 2015-20435
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-19
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the Agency's intent to revise the Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book. The Agency has stopped adding policy guidance to it; however, FSIS will continue to amend or remove items in the book, as necessary, to remain consistent with Agency policies and regulations. The revised Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book will provide updated information for establishments to use when creating new labels and when modifying existing labels for meat and poultry products.
Classes of Poultry
Document Number: 2015-20433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-19
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the definition and standard of identity for the ``roaster'' or ``roasting chicken'' poultry class to better reflect the characteristics of ``roaster'' chickens in the market today. ``Roasters'' or ``roasting chickens'' are described in terms of the age and ready-to-cook (RTC) carcass weight of the bird. Genetic changes and management techniques have continued to reduce the grow-out period and increased the RTC weight for this poultry class. Therefore, FSIS is proposing to amend the ``roaster'' definition to remove the 8-week minimum age criterion and increase the RTC carcass weight from 5 pounds to 5.5 pounds. This action is being taken in response to a petition submitted by the National Chicken Council.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
Document Number: 2015-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-12
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
This notice is announcing that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold meetings of the full Committee and subcommittees on September 9-11, 2015. The Committee will discuss: (1) Effective Salmonella Control Strategies for Poultry and (2) Virulence Factors and Attributes that Define Foodborne Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as Severe Human Pathogens.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; Correction
Document Number: 2015-18841
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
This document corrects a notice published in the Federal Register of June 17, 2015, announcing a public meeting and requesting comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 19th Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). This correction fixes a clerical error in the public meeting dates announced in the notice. For Further Information About the 19th Session of CCFFV Contact: Dorian LaFond, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruits and Vegetables Division, Stop 0235-Room 2086, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690- 4944, Fax: (202) 720-0016, email: dorian.lafond@usda.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, email: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs; Correction
Document Number: 2015-18835
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
This document corrects a notice published in the Federal Register of June 17, 2015, announcing a public meeting and requesting comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 2nd Session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). This correction fixes a clerical error in the public meeting dates announced in the notice. For Further Information About the 2nd Session of CCSCH Contact: Dorian LaFond, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruits and Vegetables Division, Stop 0235-Room 2086, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690- 4944, Fax: (202) 720-0016, email: dorian.lafond@usda.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, email: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products
Document Number: 2015-18629
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-30
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are sponsoring a public meeting on September 24, 2015. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 34th Session of the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products (CCFFP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in [Aring]lesund, Norway from October 19-24, 2015. The Under Secretary for Food Safety, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Food and Drug Administration recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 34th Session of CCFFP and to address items on the agenda.
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection (Petitions for Rulemaking)
Document Number: 2015-17338
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Aging Administration, Fiscal Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew the approved information collection regarding petitions for rulemaking. FSIS is making no changes to the approved collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on October 31, 2015.
Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Sureties on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies
Document Number: 2015-16280
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds-Terminations: Harleysville Worcester Insurance Company; OneBeacon America Insurance Company OneBeacon Insurance Company; Pennsylvania Insurance Company
Document Number: 2015-16279
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 10 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Regulations Governing United States Savings Bonds
Document Number: 2015-16278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is proposing regulations governing United States savings bonds to address certain state escheat claims.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Change in State of Incorporation Arch Reinsurance Company
Document Number: 2015-08048
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 5 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Bondex Insurance Company
Document Number: 2015-08044
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 6 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company (NAIC #25615); Travelers Property Casualty Company of America (NAIC #25674); The Travelers Indemnity Company of Connecticut (NAIC #25682); The Travelers Indemnity Company of America (NAIC #25666)
Document Number: 2015-08043
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 7 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds: Termination Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Document Number: 2015-08038
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No .8 to the Treasury Department Circular 570; 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Termination; American Service Insurance Company, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-08037
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-08
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 9 to the Treasury Department Circular 570; 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2014-30533
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending on June 30, 2015, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Regulations Governing Retirement Savings Bonds
Document Number: 2014-29334
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, offers a new nonmarketable, electronic retirement savings bond for Treasury's new retirement savings program. The bonds will be issued to a designated custodian for Roth individual retirement accounts established under Treasury's program. This new savings bond is only available to participants in the retirement savings program and will protect the principal contributed while earning interest at a rate previously available only to federal employees invested in the Government Securities Investment Fund (G Fund) of their Thrift Savings Plan.
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2014-29198
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document corrects a technical error that appeared in the July 24, 2014 amendments to our regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network by Federal agencies.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Electric Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-27508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 4 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Company Name Change; Bituminous Casualty Corporation
Document Number: 2014-27111
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 3 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
Document Number: 2014-26643
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-10
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2015.
Rate for Federal Debt Collection, Discount and Rate Evaluation
Document Number: 2014-26171
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Secretary of the Treasury is responsible for computing and publishing the percentage rate that is to be used in assessing interest charges for outstanding debts owed to the Government (The Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended (codified at 31 U.S.C. Section 3717)). This rate is also to be used by agencies as a comparison point in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, this rate is to be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate (5 CFR 1315.8). Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate for calendar year 2015 is 1.00 percent.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Progressive Northwestern Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-25939
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 2 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Doing Business With the United States
Document Number: 2014-24460
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-16
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Treasury) administers the Federal corporate surety program. Treasury issues certificates of authority to qualified sureties to underwrite and reinsure Federal bond obligations. Bonds underwritten by Treasury- certified sureties satisfy bonding requirements, provided such bonds are accepted by the agency bond-approving official. Treasury is amending its regulation to expressly provide that an agency may decline to accept a bond underwritten by a Treasury-certified surety for cause, provided the agency satisfies the requirements specified in the final rule. Treasury is also revising the procedures it uses to adjudicate any complaint received from an agency requesting that a surety's certificate of authority be revoked.
Public Input on the Establishment of Financial Data Standards (Data Exchange)
Document Number: 2014-22997
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) was enacted for purposes that include expanding the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) to require the disclosure of direct Federal agency expenditures and information that links ``Federal . . . spending information to programs of Federal agencies to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track Federal spending more effectively.'' Public Law 113-101, 2(1). FFATA, as amended by the DATA Act, requires the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the heads of Federal agencies, to ``establish Government-wide financial data standards for any Federal funds made available to or expended by Federal agencies and entities receiving Federal funds.'' 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, Sec. 4(a)(1). Treasury and OMB shall consult with public and private stakeholders in establishing the Government-wide financial data standards (data standards). 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, 4(d). The DATA Act provides that Treasury and OMB shall issue guidance to Federal agencies on the established data standards no later than one year after DATA Act enactment, i.e., by May 9, 2015. Under this Notice, Treasury asks for input from public and private stakeholders on several data standards topics and questions, specifically on data exchange, to better ensure the data standards to be established by Treasury and OMB are informed and useful, and to ensure compliance with DATA Act consultation requirements. Treasury will share all input or information received with OMB to ensure the proper establishment of data standards by Treasury and OMB, consistent with DATA Act requirements.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Amendment-Integrand Assurance Company
Document Number: 2014-21670
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 1 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.