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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Notices an average annual burden of about 6,000 hours on each of those firms. That burden will result from conducting the testing required by the standards and maintaining records of the results of that testing required by the implementing regulations. The total annual burden imposed by the standards and regulations on all manufacturers and importers of children’s sleepwear will be about 318,000 hours. The hourly wage for the testing and recordkeeping required by the standards and regulations is about $28.75 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2005), for an annual cost to the industry of about $9,142,500. The Commission will expend approximately three months of professional staff time annually for examination of information in the records maintained by manufacturers and importers of children’s sleepwear subject to the standards. The annual cost to the Federal government of the collection of information in the sleepwear standards and implementing C. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: —Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; —Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; —Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and —Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Dated: January 18, 2006. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E6–848 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0010] Federal Acquisition Regulation;Submission for OMB Review; Progress Payments 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. 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 progress payments. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 59727, October 13, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 24, 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, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Olson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–3221. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4119 Certain Federal contracts provide for progress payments to be made to the contractor during performance of the contract. The requirement for certification and supporting information are necessary for the administration of statutory and regulatory limitation on the amount of progress payments under a contract. The submission of supporting cost schedules is an optional procedure that, when the contractor elects to have a group of individual orders treated as a single contract for progress payments purposes, is necessary for the administration of statutory and regulatory requirements concerning progress payments. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 27,000. Responses Per Respondent: 32. Annual Responses: 864,000. Hours Per Response: .55. Total Burden Hours: 475,000. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0010, Progress Payments, in all correspondence. Dated: January 13, 2006. Gerald Zaffos, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–687 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0154] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; DavisBacon Act—Price Adjustment (Actual Method) 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 4120 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Notices of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning davis-bacon act price adjustment (actual method). A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 66368, November 2, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 900. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 900. Hours Per Response: 90. Total Burden Hours: 81,000. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0154, Davis-Bacon Act—Price Adjustment (Actual Method), in all correspondence. Dated: January 18, 2006. Gerald Zaffos, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–695 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests DATES: Submit comments on or before February 24, 2006. AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 27, 2006. 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 IC Clearance Official, 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 reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Ms. Kimberly Marshall, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–0986. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES A. Purpose The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause at 52.222–32, Davis-Bacon Act—Price Adjustment (Actual Method), requires that a contractor must submit at the exercise of each option to extend the term of the contract, a statement of the amount claimed for incorporation of the most current wage determination by the Department of Labor, and any relevant supporting data, including payroll records, that the contracting officer may reasonably require. The contracting officer may include this clause in fixed-price solicitations and contracts, subject to the Davis-Bacon Act, that will contain option provisions to extend the term of the contract. Generally, this clause is only appropriate if contract requirements are predominantly services subject to the Service Contract Act and the construction requirements are substantial and segregable. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: January 19, 2006. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Type of Review: Extension. Title: Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 56. Burden Hours: 896. Abstract: Form RSA–227 is used to analyze and evaluate the Client Assistance Program (CAP) administered by designated CAP agencies. These agencies provide services to individuals seeking or receiving services from programs authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Data also are reported on information and referral services provided to any individual with a disability. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2944. 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 IC DocketMgr@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 E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0154]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Davis-
Bacon Act--Price Adjustment (Actual Method)

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.

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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

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of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an 
extension of a currently approved information collection requirement 
concerning davis-bacon act price adjustment (actual method). A request 
for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 
66368, November 2, 2005. No comments were received.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; 
whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of 
information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 24, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Ms. Kimberly Marshall, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA, (202) 219-0986.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause at 52.222-32, 
Davis-Bacon Act--Price Adjustment (Actual Method), requires that a 
contractor must submit at the exercise of each option to extend the 
term of the contract, a statement of the amount claimed for 
incorporation of the most current wage determination by the Department 
of Labor, and any relevant supporting data, including payroll records, 
that the contracting officer may reasonably require. The contracting 
officer may include this clause in fixed-price solicitations and 
contracts, subject to the Davis-Bacon Act, that will contain option 
provisions to extend the term of the contract. Generally, this clause 
is only appropriate if contract requirements are predominantly services 
subject to the Service Contract Act and the construction requirements 
are substantial and segregable.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 900.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 900.
    Hours Per Response: 90.
    Total Burden Hours: 81,000.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, 
NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0154, Davis-Bacon Act--Price Adjustment (Actual 
Method), in all correspondence.

    Dated: January 18, 2006.
Gerald Zaffos,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 06-695 Filed 1-24-06; 8:45 am]
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