Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Indirect Cost Rates, 72622-72623 [05-23649]

Download as PDF 72622 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 6, 2005 / Notices Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 400. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 400. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 200. Needs and Uses: Section 743 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 authorized the Secretary of Defense to establish a center devoted to ‘‘* * *longitudinal study to evaluate data on the health condition of members of the Armed Forces upon their return from deployment * * *’’ Based upon this legislation, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs established the DoD Center for Deployment Health Research on September 30, 1999 (OSD/ HA Policy 99–028). The Department of Defense shares with the President and Congress a firm commitment to improve the health of our veterans, their families, and all who service our nation, now and in the future. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Presidential Review Directive 5 (PRD– 5), Planning for Health Preparedness for and Readjustment of the Military, Veterans, and their Families after Future Deployments is an interagency plan which provides a comprehensive set of recommendations designed to help ensure this obligation is met in a manner that takes into consideration the successes and failures of past deployments. A key recommendation in this plan and necessity if we are to meet this commitment is treatment, research, and surveillance efforts aimed at minimizing adverse health effects that may be experienced during and after deployment. In its ongoing response to this legislation, DoD plans to conduct a postal survey of current and past U.S. service members who received the smallpox vaccine under the DoD Smallpox Vaccination Program, which began on December 13, 2002. Subsequent to initiation of this program, a small percentage of service members developed either myocarditis or pericarditis following a primary smallpox vaccination. (Refs: Halsell JS, et al., JAMA 2003; 289:3283–9; Arness MK, et al., AJE 2004; 160:642–51). In response to these cases, the DoD established additional policies and guidelines: (1) Policy for Smallpox Vaccination and Persons with Cardiac Conditions (OSD/HA, Policy 03–002), and (2) Establishment of Case Management Guidelines for Smallpox Vaccine Associated Myopericarditis (OSD/HA, June 9, 2003). The survey will obtain risk factor information from identified myocarditis or pericarditis VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Dec 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 cases and a number of smallpox vaccinated but healthy controls. The objective of the study is to understand why a small percentage of smallpoxvaccinated service members develop myocarditis or pericarditis. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Mr. John Kraemer. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Mr. Kraemer at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Office for DoD Health, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209–2133. Dated: November 29, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–23670 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M personnel working for the Federal agency for which the transportation service is provided. However, in a small minority of cases (approximately 25%), contractor personnel acting for the government may be required to complete the form. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Federal Government. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Hillary Jaffe. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jaffe at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209–2133. Dated: November 30, 2005. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–23671 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 5, 2006. Title, Form, and OMB Number: Transportation Discrepancy Report; DD Form 361; OMB Control Number 0702– TBD. Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 1,434. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 1,434. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 1,434. Needs and Uses: The DoD Form 361 is essential for documenting any loss, damage, or other discrepancy which may result from the movement of Government freight by commercial transportation companies (carriers). The form is ordinarily completed by PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [OMB Control No. 9000–0069] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Indirect Cost Rates Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0069). AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning indirect cost rates. A request for public comments was published at 70 FR 56165 in the Federal Register on E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 6, 2005 / Notices September 26, 2005. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0069, Indirect Cost Rates, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The contractor’s proposal of final indirect cost rates is necessary for the establishment of rates used to reimburse the contractor for the costs of performing under the contract. The supporting cost data are the cost accounting information normally prepared by organizations under sound management and accounting practices.The proposal and supporting data is used by the contracting official and auditor to verify and analyze the indirect costs and to determine the final indirect cost rates or to prepare the Government negotiating position if negotiation of the rates is required under the contract terms. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 3,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses:3,000. Hours per Response:2,188. Total Burden Hours: 6,564,000. Burden hours are based on an estimated 3000 business segments that have overhead rates established annually. The hours per response are based on the sum of estimated hours per response for reporting and estimated hours per response for recordkeeping. The estimated total burden hours increased substantially from 2,469 hours to 6,564,000 hours for all respondents because we changed the method of estimating, not because the burden has increased. Prior estimates were based on the time to generate a proposal document. The new estimate is based on the time necessary to keep records, analyze information and generate a proposal document. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Dec 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 72623 the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0069, Indirect Cost Rates, in all correspondence. reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Dated: November 16, 2005 Gerald Zaffos Director,Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 05–23649 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] Dated: November 29, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 5, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested; e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Chief Financial Officer Type of Review: Revision. Title: Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 17,000. Burden Hours: 1,360. Abstract: To ensure equal opportunity for all applicants including small community-based and faith-based and religious groups. It is essential to collect information that allows Federal agencies to determine the level of participation of such organizations in Federal grant programs while ensuring that such information is not used in grant-making decisions. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2881. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Sheila Carey at Sheila.Carey@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E5–6862 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 6, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72622-72623]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23649]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0069]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Indirect Cost Rates

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB clearance (9000-0069).

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved 
information collection requirement concerning indirect cost rates. A 
request for public comments was published at 70 FR 56165 in the Federal 
Register on

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September 26, 2005. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 5, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, 
Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 
4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0069, 
Indirect Cost Rates, in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 501-4082.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The contractor's proposal of final indirect cost rates is necessary 
for the establishment of rates used to reimburse the contractor for the 
costs of performing under the contract. The supporting cost data are 
the cost accounting information normally prepared by organizations 
under sound management and accounting practices.The proposal and 
supporting data is used by the contracting official and auditor to 
verify and analyze the indirect costs and to determine the final 
indirect cost rates or to prepare the Government negotiating position 
if negotiation of the rates is required under the contract terms.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 3,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses:3,000.
    Hours per Response:2,188.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,564,000.
    Burden hours are based on an estimated 3000 business segments that 
have overhead rates established annually. The hours per response are 
based on the sum of estimated hours per response for reporting and 
estimated hours per response for recordkeeping. The estimated total 
burden hours increased substantially from 2,469 hours to 6,564,000 
hours for all respondents because we changed the method of estimating, 
not because the burden has increased. Prior estimates were based on the 
time to generate a proposal document. The new estimate is based on the 
time necessary to keep records, analyze information and generate a 
proposal document.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, 
NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0069, Indirect Cost Rates, in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 16, 2005
Gerald Zaffos
Director,Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 05-23649 Filed 12-5-05; 8:45 am]
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