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Miscellaneous Amendments to Committee Regulations

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AGENCY:

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Committee is proposing to change the dates by which the annual certifications by participating nonprofit agencies are due to the central nonprofit agencies and the Committee.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before September 2, 2003.

ADDRESS:

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3259.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

G. John Heyer (703) 603-0665. Copies of this notice will be made available on request in computer diskette format.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Committee is proposing to revise 41 CFR 51-3.2(m) and 51-4.3(a) to change the dates on which the Annual Certifications (Committee Form 403 or 404) submitted at the end of each Federal fiscal year by nonprofit agencies participating in the Committee's program are due to the central nonprofit agencies and the Committee. The purpose of this change is to ensure that the data is received in a more timely manner than is currently the case. The Committee is proposing to change the date the certification forms are due to the central nonprofit agencies from November 15 of each year to November 1, and the date the forms are due to the Committee from December 15 to December 1.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

I certify that this proposed revision of the Committee regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a Start Printed Page 45196substantial number of small entities because the revision clarifies program policies and does not essentially change the impact of the regulations on small entities.

Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply to this proposed rule because it contains no new information collection or recordkeeping requirements as defined in that Act and its regulations.

Executive Order No. 12866

The Committee has been exempted from the regulatory review requirements of the Executive Order by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Additionally, the proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action as defined in the Executive Order.

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For the reasons set out in the preamble, parts 51-3 and 51-4 of title 41, chapter 51 of the Code of Federal Regulations are proposed to be amended as follows:

1. The authority citation for parts 51-3 and 51-4 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 41 U.S.C. 46-48c.

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PART 51-3—CENTRAL NONPROFIT AGENCIES

2. Section 51-3.2 is amended by revising paragraph (m) to read as follows:

Responsibilities under the JWOD Program.
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(m) Review and forward to the Committee by December 1 of each year a completed original copy of the appropriate Annual Certification (Committee Form 403 or 404) for each of its participating nonprofit agencies covering the fiscal year ending the preceding September 30.

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PART 51-4—NONPROFIT AGENCIES

3. Section 51-4.3 is amended by revising the second sentence of paragraph (a) to read as follows:

Maintaining qualification.

(a) * * * In addition, each such nonprofit agency must submit to its central nonprofit agency by November 1 of each year, two completed copies of the appropriate Annual Certification (Committee Form 403 or 404) covering the fiscal year ending the preceding September 30.

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Dated: July 28, 2003.

Louis R. Bartalot,

Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation.

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[FR Doc. 03-19630 Filed 7-31-03; 8:45 am]

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