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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Notices coverage also expresses Government policy to pay for such testing and provides definitions, procedures, and a contract clause to implement the policy. This information is used by the Defense Production Act Office, Title III Program, to determine whether the Title III industrial resource has been provided an impartial opportunity to qualify. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 6. Responses Per Respondent: 3. Total Annual Responses: 18. Hours Per Response: 100. Total Burden Hours: 1,800. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000–0133, Defense Production Act Amendments, in all correspondence. 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 September 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Dated: June 26, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–6062 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] Michael Jackson, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 208–4949. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0136] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Commercial Item Acquisitions Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0136). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning the clauses and provisions required for use in commercial item acquisitions. The OMB clearance expires on October 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 included Title VIII, entitled Commercial Items. The title made numerous additions and revisions to both the civilian agency and Armed Service acquisition statutes to encourage and facilitate the acquisition of commercial items and services by Federal Government agencies. To implement these changes, DoD, NASA, and GSA amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to include several streamlined and simplified clauses and provisions to be used in place of existing clauses and provisions. They were designed to simplify solicitations and contracts for commercial items. Information is used by Federal agencies to facilitate the acquisition of commercial items and services. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 37,500. Responses Per Respondent: 34. Total Responses: 1,275,000. Hours Per Response: .312. Total Burden Hours: 397,800. 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. 9000–0136, Commercial Item Acquisitions, in all correspondence. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38867 Dated: June 26, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–6063 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0011] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408) Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCIES: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0011). ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning preaward survey forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408.) The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2006. 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. Submit comments on or before September 8, 2006. DATES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of the collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 38868 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Notices Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Linda Nelson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–1900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose To protect the Government’s interest and to ensure timely delivery of items of the requisite quality, contracting officers, prior to award, must make an affirmative determination that the prospective contractor is responsible, i.e., capable of performing the contract. Before making such a determination, the contracting officer must have in his possession or must obtain information sufficient to satisfy himself that the prospective contractor (i) has adequate financial resources, or the ability to obtain such resources, (ii) is able to comply with required delivery schedule, (iii) has a satisfactory record of performance, (iv) has a satisfactory record of integrity, and (v) is otherwise qualified and eligible to receive an award under appropriate laws and regulations. If such information is not in the contracting officer’s possession, it is obtained through a preaward survey conducted by the contract administration office responsible for the plant and/or the geographic area in which the plant is located. The necessary data is collected by contract administration personnel from available data or through plant visits, phone calls, and correspondence and entered on Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408 in detail commensurate with the dollar value and complexity of the procurement. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 5,478. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 5,478. Hours Per Response: 20.8. Total Burden Hours: 113,942. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000–0011, Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408), in all correspondence. Dated: July 3, 2006. Linda Nelson, Deputy Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–6080 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Science; Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, August 3, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, August 4, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Talamini; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, Independence Avenue, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903–4563 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice and guidance with respect to the basic energy sciences research program. Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include discussions of the following: • News from the Office of Science. • News from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. • Report of COV of Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. • Report of BES Basic Research Needs Workshops. • Update of DOE Lab Working Group. • Planned BES ‘‘Basic Research Needs’’ Workshops and Grand Challenges Workshop. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Karen Talamini at 301–903– 6594 (fax) or karen.talamini@science.doe.gov (email). You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-minute rule. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 copying within 30 days at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; 1E–190, Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20585; between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Issued in Washington, DC on July 3, 2006. Carol Matthews, Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E6–10725 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [IC06–714–001, FERC 714] Commission Information Collection Activities, Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension June 30, 2006. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirements of section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and extension of this information collection requirement. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission received no comments in response to an earlier Federal Register notice of March 30, 2006 (71 FR 16133– 16134) and has made this notation in its submission to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by August 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Address comments on the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Comments to OMB should be filed electronically, c/o oira_submission@omb.eop.gov and include the OMB Control No. as a point of reference. The Desk Officer may be reached by telephone at 202–395–4650. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Executive Director, ED–34, Attention: Michael Miller, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments may E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 131 (Monday, July 10, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0011]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preaward 
Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408)

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an 
existing OMB clearance (9000-0011).

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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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently 
approved information collection requirement concerning preaward survey 
forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408.) The 
clearance currently expires on October 31, 2006.
    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 September 8, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of the collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to the General Services

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Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 
4035, Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Linda Nelson, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA, (202) 501-1900.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    To protect the Government's interest and to ensure timely delivery 
of items of the requisite quality, contracting officers, prior to 
award, must make an affirmative determination that the prospective 
contractor is responsible, i.e., capable of performing the contract. 
Before making such a determination, the contracting officer must have 
in his possession or must obtain information sufficient to satisfy 
himself that the prospective contractor (i) has adequate financial 
resources, or the ability to obtain such resources, (ii) is able to 
comply with required delivery schedule, (iii) has a satisfactory record 
of performance, (iv) has a satisfactory record of integrity, and (v) is 
otherwise qualified and eligible to receive an award under appropriate 
laws and regulations. If such information is not in the contracting 
officer's possession, it is obtained through a preaward survey 
conducted by the contract administration office responsible for the 
plant and/or the geographic area in which the plant is located. The 
necessary data is collected by contract administration personnel from 
available data or through plant visits, phone calls, and correspondence 
and entered on Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408 in 
detail commensurate with the dollar value and complexity of the 
procurement.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 5,478.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 5,478.
    Hours Per Response: 20.8.
    Total Burden Hours: 113,942.
    OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 
20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000-
0011, Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 
1407, and 1408), in all correspondence.

    Dated: July 3, 2006.
Linda Nelson, Deputy Director,
Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 06-6080 Filed 7-7-06; 8:45 am]
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