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Research would occur in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and their tributaries. The permit would be issued for five years. Dated: March 16, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–4159 Filed 3–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0026] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting 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 (9000–0026). cprice-sewell on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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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: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR clause 52.243–6, Change Order Accounting, requires that, whenever the estimated cost of a change or series of related changes exceed $100,000, the contracting officer may require the contractor to maintain separate accounts for each change or series of related changes. The account shall record all incurred segregable, direct costs (less allocable credits) of work, both changed and unchanged, allocable to the change. These accounts are to be maintained until the parties agree to an equitable adjustment for the changes or until the matter is conclusively disposed of under the Disputes clause. This requirement is necessary in order to be able to account properly for costs associated with changes in supply and research and development contracts that are technically complex and incur numerous changes. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 8,750. Responses Per Respondent: 18. Annual Responses: 157,500. Hours Per Response: .084. Total Burden Hours: 13,230. C. Annual Recordkeeping Burden Recordkeepers: 8,750. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14505 Hours Per Recordkeeper: 1.5. Total Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 13,125. Total Burden Hours: 26,355. 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0026]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Change 
Order Accounting

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 (9000-0026).

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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 change order accounting. 
A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 
71 FR 2914, January 18, 2006. 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 April 21, 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: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 501-4082.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    FAR clause 52.243-6, Change Order Accounting, requires that, 
whenever the estimated cost of a change or series of related changes 
exceed $100,000, the contracting officer may require the contractor to 
maintain separate accounts for each change or series of related 
changes. The account shall record all incurred segregable, direct costs 
(less allocable credits) of work, both changed and unchanged, allocable 
to the change. These accounts are to be maintained until the parties 
agree to an equitable adjustment for the changes or until the matter is 
conclusively disposed of under the Disputes clause. This requirement is 
necessary in order to be able to account properly for costs associated 
with changes in supply and research and development contracts that are 
technically complex and incur numerous changes.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 8,750.
    Responses Per Respondent: 18.
    Annual Responses: 157,500.
    Hours Per Response: .084.
    Total Burden Hours: 13,230.

C. Annual Recordkeeping Burden

    Recordkeepers: 8,750.
    Hours Per Recordkeeper: 1.5.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 13,125.
    Total Burden Hours: 26,355.
    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. 9000-0026, Change 
Order Accounting, in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 14, 2006.
Gerald Zaffos,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 06-2751 Filed 3-21-06; 8:45 am]
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