[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 47152]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17136]


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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

48 CFR Part 752

RIN 0412-AA82


Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation 
(AIDAR): Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels

AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This proposed rule is a companion document to the U.S. Agency 
for International Development (USAID) direct final rule (published in 
the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register), 
amending the AIDAR to conform to the current requirements of the Cargo 
Preference Act of 1954 and provide up-to-date submission instructions 
to the Maritime Administration (MARAD).

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Lyudmila 
Bond, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, 
Policy Division (M/OAA/P), Room 867-G, SA-44, Washington, DC 20523-
2052. Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: Submit electronic comments to [email protected]. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for file formats and other information about 
electronic filing.
    Mail: USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition & 
Assistance, Policy Division, Room 867-G, SA-44, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW., Washington, DC 20523-2052.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lyudmila Bond, Telephone: 202-567-4753 
or Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USAID is publishing this amendment as a 
direct final rule because the Agency views it as a conforming and 
administrative amendment and does not anticipate any adverse comments. 
A detailed discussion of the rule is set forth in the preamble of the 
direct final rule.
    If no adverse comments are received in response to the direct final 
rule, no further action will be taken related to this proposed rule.
    If adverse comment(s) are received on the direct final rule, USAID 
will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the 
public that the direct final rule will not take effect. All public 
comments received on the direct final rule will be addressed in a 
subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. USAID will not 
institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting 
on this action should do so at this time.

A. Instructions

    All comments must be in writing and submitted through one of the 
methods specified in the Addresses section above. All submissions must 
include the title of the action and RIN for this rulemaking. Please 
include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone 
number, and email address in the text of the message.
    Comments submitted by email must be included in the text of the 
email or attached as a PDF file. Please avoid using special characters 
and any form of encryption. Please note, however, that because security 
screening precautions have slowed the delivery and dependability of 
surface mail to USAID/Washington, USAID recommends sending all comments 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
    After receipt of a comment and until finalization of the action, 
all comments will be made available at http://www.regulations.gov for 
public review without change, including any personal information 
provided. Do not submit information that you consider to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI), Personally Identifiable 
Information or any information that is otherwise protected from 
disclosure by statute.
    As noted above, in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this 
Federal Register, USAID is publishing a direct final rule with the same 
title that announces revisions to the Agency for International 
Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR). For detailed information on 
these revisions, please see the direct final rule.

    Dated: July 1, 2016.
Mark Walter,
Acting Chief Acquisition Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-17136 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]
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