Management and Budget Office 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

North American Industry Classification System-Revision for 2022; Update of Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, North American Industry Classification System: Classification of Establishments; and Elimination of Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises
Document Number: 2021-27536
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-21
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announces its final decisions to accept the recommendations of the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), as outlined in the July 2, 2021, Federal Register notice. OMB accepts the ECPC recommendations for the 2022 revisions to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), as well as the recommendations to update OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 8, North American Industry Classification System: Classification of Establishments and to eliminate OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 9, Standard Industrial Classification of Enterprises. In large part, the series of revisions for NAICS are designed to address 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 2022 revisions to NAICS reflect a deemphasis on the delivery method as an industry function used in NAICS classification. In addition, OMB has accepted the ECPC recommendations with respect to biobased products manufacturing and renewable chemicals manufacturing topic areas, including the decision to continue research and outreach in this important emerging area. There are four parts in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below, which provide more information. Part I summarizes the background of NAICS and this revision cycle. Part II contains a summary of public comments in response to the July 2, 2021, Federal Register notice. Part III includes a summary of the ECPC recommendations. Part IV outlines OMB's final decisions.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements
Document Number: 2021-26238
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This document announces the availability of the first of two 2021 Compliance Supplement Addenda (2021 Addendum 1) 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 2021 Addendum 1.
Agency Information Collection Activity: United States Digital Service (USDS), Office of Management and Budget Collection of Formative Research on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The United States Digital Service (USDS) within the Office of Management and Budget is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a new collection proposed by USDS.
Determination of the Acting OMB Director Regarding the Revised Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and the Revised Economy & Efficiency Analysis
Document Number: 2021-24949
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') determines that compliance by Federal contractors and subcontractors with the COVID-19 workplace safety protocols detailed in the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (``Safer Federal Workforce Task Force'' or the ``Task Force'') guidance (the ``Guidance'') to be issued on November 10, 2021, will promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting by reducing absenteeism and decreasing labor costs for contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract, and the Director approves the guidance. This notice accordingly rescinds and supersedes the Director's prior notice issued on September 24, 2021.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2021-24127
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
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.
Determination of the Promotion of Economy and Efficiency in Federal Contracting Pursuant to Executive Order No. 14042
Document Number: 2021-21184
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines that compliance by Federal contractors and subcontractors with the COVID-19-workplace safety protocols detailed in the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance issued on September 24, 2021 will improve economy and efficiency by reducing absenteeism and decreasing labor costs for contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract.
Request for Comments on Zero Trust Strategy Document
Document Number: 2021-19303
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft strategy document titled ``Moving the U.S. Government Towards Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles.''
OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for the Current Fiscal Year
Document Number: 2021-18349
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is issuing the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for the Current Fiscal Year to report on the status of the discretionary caps in 2021 and on the compliance of enacted discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps.
Federal Regulations, Guidance, OFPP Policy Letters, and CASB Cost Accounting Standards Included in the Semiannual Agenda of Federal Activities
Document Number: 2021-15180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
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.
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.