[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 58 (Monday, March 26, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 17360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7056]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / 
Proposed Rules

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

2 CFR Chapters I and II


Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative 
Agreements; Cost Principles And Administrative Requirements (Including 
Single Audit Act)

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB).

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed guidance; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is extending the 
comment period for the Advance Notice of Proposed Guidance on Reform of 
Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; cost 
principles and administrative requirements (including Single Audit 
Act). The original comment period was scheduled to end on March 29, 
2012. With this document, OMB is extending the time period in which to 
provide public comments until April 30, 2012. This will allow 
interested parties additional time to analyze the issues and prepare 
their comments.

DATES: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received by OMB 
at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time (E.S.T) on April 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: In submitting commenting, please refer to file ``Grant 
Reform''. You may submit comments using one of the following three 
alternatives (please choose only one of these three alternatives):
    1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this 
regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.
    2. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to 
the following address only: Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th 
St NW., Washington DC, 20025, Attention: Office of Federal Financial 
Management ``Grant Reform''.
    3. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address only: Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th St NW., 
Washington DC, 20025, Attention: Office of Federal Financial Management 
``Grant Reform''. Due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and 
processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we strongly 
encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure 
timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments sent via surface mail 
will be received before the comment closing date.
    Comments will be most useful if they are presented in the same 
sequence (and with the same heading) as the section of this notice to 
which they apply. Also, if you are submitting comments on behalf of an 
organization, please identify the organization. Finally, the public 
comments received by OMB will be posted on OMB's Web site and at http://www.regulations.gov (follow the search instructions on that Web site 
to view public comments). Accordingly, please do not include in your 
comments any confidential business information or information of a 
personal-privacy nature.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Collin at (202) 395-7791 for 
general information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB is extending the comment period for its 
advance notice of proposed guidance, which published in the Federal 
Register on February 28, 2012, at 77 FR 11178. The original comment 
period was scheduled to end on March 29, 2012, and this document 
extends it to April 30, 2012.
    Copies of the OMB Circulars that are discussed in this notice are 
available on OMB's Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_default/. Circulars A-110, A-21, A-87, and A-122 are also 
available at 2 CFR at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title02/2cfrv1_02.tpl. The Cost Principles 
for Hospitals are in the regulations of the Department of Health and 
Human Services at 45 CFR part 75, appendix E (Principles for 
Determining Costs Applicable to Research and Development Under Grants 
and Contracts with Hospitals), at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title45-vol1/pdf/CFR-2011-title45-vol1.pdf.

Daniel I. Werfel,
Controller.
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