Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Government Property, 62425-62426 [06-8864]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 25, 2006 / Notices Total Responses: 200. Average Burden Hours Per Response: 3. Total Burden Hours: 600. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0114, Right of First Refusal of Employment, in all correspondence. Dated: October 3, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–8863 Filed 10–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0075] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Government Property 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 (9000–0075). mstockstill on PROD1PC61 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 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 Government Property. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 40999, on July 19, 2006. No public 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Oct 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 November 24, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose ‘‘Property,’’ as used in Part 45, means all property, both real and personal. It includes facilities, material, special tooling, special test equipment, and agency-peculiar property. Government property includes both Governmentfurnished property and contractoracquired property. Contractors are required to establish and maintain a property system that will control, protect, preserve, and maintain all Government property because the contractor is responsible and accountable for all Government property under the provisions of the contract including property located with subcontractors. The contractor’s property control records shall constitute the Government’s official property records and shall be used to— (a) Provide financial accounts for Government-owned property in the contractor’s possession or control; (b) Identify all Government property (to include a complete, current, auditable record of all transactions); (c) Locate any item of Government property within a reasonable period of time. This clearance covers the following requirements: (a) FAR 45.307–2(b) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer if it intends to acquire or fabricate special test equipment. (b) FAR 45.502–1 requires a contractor to furnish written receipts for Government property. (c) FAR 45.502–2 requires a contractor to submit a discrepancy report upon receipt of Government property when overages, shortages, or damages are discovered. (d) FAR 45.504 requires a contractor to investigate and report all instances of loss, damage, or destruction of Government property. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62425 (e) FAR 45.505–1 requires that basic information be placed on the contractor’s property control records. (f) FAR 45.505–3 requires a contractor to maintain records for Government material. (g) FAR 45.505–4 requires a contractor to maintain records of special tooling and special test equipment. (h) FAR 45.505–5 requires a contractor to maintain records of plant equipment. (i) FAR 45.505–7 requires a contractor to maintain records of real property. (j) FAR 45.505–8 requires a contractor to maintain scrap and salvage records. (k) FAR 45.505–9 requires a contractor to maintain records of related data and information. (l) FAR 45.505–10 requires a contractor to maintain records for completed products. (m) FAR 45.505–11 requires a contractor to maintain records of transportation and installation costs of plant equipment. (n) FAR 45.505–12 requires a contractor to maintain records of misdirected shipments. (o) FAR 45.505–13 requires a contractor to maintain records of property returned for rework. (p) FAR 45.505–14 requires a contractor to submit an annual report of Government property accountable to each agency contract. (q) FAR 45.508–2 requires a contractor to report the results of physical inventories. (r) FAR 45.509–1(a)(3) requires a contractor to record work accomplished in maintaining Government property. (s) FAR 45.509–1(c) requires a contractor to report the need for major repair, replacement and other rehabilitation work. (t) FAR 45.509–2(b)(2) requires a contractor to maintain utilization records. (u) FAR 45.606–1 requires a contractor to submit inventory schedules. (v) FAR 45.606–3(a) requires a contractor to correct and resubmit inventory schedules as necessary. (w) FAR 52.245–2(a)(3) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer when Government-furnished property is received and is not suitable for use. (x) FAR 52.245–2(a)(4) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer when government-furnished property is not timely delivered and the contracting officer will make a determination of the delay, if any, caused the contractor. (y) FAR 52.245–2(b) requires a contractor to submit a written request E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 62426 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 25, 2006 / Notices for an equitable adjustment if Government-furnished property is decreased, substituted, or withdrawn by the Government. (z) FAR 52.245–4 requires a contractor to submit a timely written request for an equitable adjustment when Government-furnished property is not furnished in a timely manner. (aa) FAR 52.245–5(a)(4) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer when Government-furnished property is received that is not suitable for use. (bb) FAR 52.245–5(a)(5) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer when Government-furnished property is not received in a timely manner. (cc) FAR 52.245–5(b)(2) requests a contractor to submit a written request for an equitable adjustment if Government-furnished property is decreased, substituted, or withdrawn by the Government. (dd) FAR 52.245–7(f) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer when use of all facilities falls below 75% of total use. (ee) FAR 52.245–7(l)(2) requires a contractor to alert the contracting officer within 30 days of receiving facilities that are not suitable for use. (ff) FAR 52.245–9(f) requires a contractor to submit a facilities use statement to the contracting officer within 90 days after the close of each rental period. (gg) FAR 52.245–10(h)(2) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer if facilities are received that are not suitable for the intended use. (hh) FAR 52.245–11(e) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer when use of all facilities falls below 75% of total use. (ii) FAR 52.245–11(j)(2) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer within 30 days of receiving facilities not suitable for intended use. (jj) FAR 52.245–17 requires a contractor to maintain special tooling records. (kk) FAR 52.245–18(b) requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer 30 days in advance of the contractor’s intention to acquire or fabricate special test equipment (STE). (ll) FAR 52.245–18(d) & (e) requires a contractor to furnish the names of subcontractors who acquire or fabricate special test equipment (STE) or components and comply with paragraph (d) of this clause, and contractors must comply with the (b) paragraph of this clause if an engineering change requires acquisition or modification of STE. In so complying, the contractor shall identify the change order which requires the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:12 Oct 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 proposed acquisition, fabrication, or modification. (mm) FAR 52.245–19 requires a contractor to notify the contracting officer if there is any change in the condition of property furnished ‘‘as is’’ from the time of inspection until time of receipt. (nn) FAR 49.602–2(a) through (e) refers to the inventory schedule forms, SF’s 1426 through 1434. This information is used to facilitate the management of Government property in the possession of the contractor. B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 27,884. Responses per Respondent: 488.6. Total Responses: 13,624,122. Average Burden Hours Per Response: .4826. Total Burden Hours: 6,575,805. The total burden hours have changed under this OMB clearance 9000–0075 to reflect the incorporation of hours currently associated with OMB clearance 9000–0151 (FAR Case l995– 013) which expired as of June 2000 and was not renewed. The OMB collection burden associated with Government property nonetheless remains unchanged. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy ofthe information collection documents from the General ServicesAdministration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0075, Government Property, in all correspondence. Dated: October 6, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–8864 Filed 10–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0136] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Commercial Item Acquisitions AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 38867, July 10, 2006. No comments were received. The OMB clearance 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 November 24, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: A. Purpose GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PO 00000 Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0136). ACTION: 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. E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0075]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Government Property

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 (9000-0075).

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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 Government Property. A 
request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 
FR 40999, on July 19, 2006. No public 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 November 24, 2006.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    ``Property,'' as used in Part 45, means all property, both real and 
personal. It includes facilities, material, special tooling, special 
test equipment, and agency-peculiar property. Government property 
includes both Government-furnished property and contractor-acquired 
property.
    Contractors are required to establish and maintain a property 
system that will control, protect, preserve, and maintain all 
Government property because the contractor is responsible and 
accountable for all Government property under the provisions of the 
contract including property located with subcontractors.
    The contractor's property control records shall constitute the 
Government's official property records and shall be used to--
    (a) Provide financial accounts for Government-owned property in the 
contractor's possession or control;
    (b) Identify all Government property (to include a complete, 
current, auditable record of all transactions);
    (c) Locate any item of Government property within a reasonable 
period of time.
    This clearance covers the following requirements:
    (a) FAR 45.307-2(b) requires a contractor to notify the contracting 
officer if it intends to acquire or fabricate special test equipment.
    (b) FAR 45.502-1 requires a contractor to furnish written receipts 
for Government property.
    (c) FAR 45.502-2 requires a contractor to submit a discrepancy 
report upon receipt of Government property when overages, shortages, or 
damages are discovered.
    (d) FAR 45.504 requires a contractor to investigate and report all 
instances of loss, damage, or destruction of Government property.
    (e) FAR 45.505-1 requires that basic information be placed on the 
contractor's property control records.
    (f) FAR 45.505-3 requires a contractor to maintain records for 
Government material.
    (g) FAR 45.505-4 requires a contractor to maintain records of 
special tooling and special test equipment.
    (h) FAR 45.505-5 requires a contractor to maintain records of plant 
equipment.
    (i) FAR 45.505-7 requires a contractor to maintain records of real 
property.
    (j) FAR 45.505-8 requires a contractor to maintain scrap and 
salvage records.
    (k) FAR 45.505-9 requires a contractor to maintain records of 
related data and information.
    (l) FAR 45.505-10 requires a contractor to maintain records for 
completed products.
    (m) FAR 45.505-11 requires a contractor to maintain records of 
transportation and installation costs of plant equipment.
    (n) FAR 45.505-12 requires a contractor to maintain records of 
misdirected shipments.
    (o) FAR 45.505-13 requires a contractor to maintain records of 
property returned for rework.
    (p) FAR 45.505-14 requires a contractor to submit an annual report 
of Government property accountable to each agency contract.
    (q) FAR 45.508-2 requires a contractor to report the results of 
physical inventories.
    (r) FAR 45.509-1(a)(3) requires a contractor to record work 
accomplished in maintaining Government property.
    (s) FAR 45.509-1(c) requires a contractor to report the need for 
major repair, replacement and other rehabilitation work.
    (t) FAR 45.509-2(b)(2) requires a contractor to maintain 
utilization records.
    (u) FAR 45.606-1 requires a contractor to submit inventory 
schedules.
    (v) FAR 45.606-3(a) requires a contractor to correct and resubmit 
inventory schedules as necessary.
    (w) FAR 52.245-2(a)(3) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer when Government-furnished property is received and 
is not suitable for use.
    (x) FAR 52.245-2(a)(4) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer when government-furnished property is not timely 
delivered and the contracting officer will make a determination of the 
delay, if any, caused the contractor.
    (y) FAR 52.245-2(b) requires a contractor to submit a written 
request

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for an equitable adjustment if Government-furnished property is 
decreased, substituted, or withdrawn by the Government.
    (z) FAR 52.245-4 requires a contractor to submit a timely written 
request for an equitable adjustment when Government-furnished property 
is not furnished in a timely manner.
    (aa) FAR 52.245-5(a)(4) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer when Government-furnished property is received that 
is not suitable for use.
    (bb) FAR 52.245-5(a)(5) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer when Government-furnished property is not received 
in a timely manner.
    (cc) FAR 52.245-5(b)(2) requests a contractor to submit a written 
request for an equitable adjustment if Government-furnished property is 
decreased, substituted, or withdrawn by the Government.
    (dd) FAR 52.245-7(f) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer when use of all facilities falls below 75% of total 
use.
    (ee) FAR 52.245-7(l)(2) requires a contractor to alert the 
contracting officer within 30 days of receiving facilities that are not 
suitable for use.
    (ff) FAR 52.245-9(f) requires a contractor to submit a facilities 
use statement to the contracting officer within 90 days after the close 
of each rental period.
    (gg) FAR 52.245-10(h)(2) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer if facilities are received that are not suitable 
for the intended use.
    (hh) FAR 52.245-11(e) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer when use of all facilities falls below 75% of total 
use.
    (ii) FAR 52.245-11(j)(2) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer within 30 days of receiving facilities not suitable 
for intended use.
    (jj) FAR 52.245-17 requires a contractor to maintain special 
tooling records.
    (kk) FAR 52.245-18(b) requires a contractor to notify the 
contracting officer 30 days in advance of the contractor's intention to 
acquire or fabricate special test equipment (STE).
    (ll) FAR 52.245-18(d) & (e) requires a contractor to furnish the 
names of subcontractors who acquire or fabricate special test equipment 
(STE) or components and comply with paragraph (d) of this clause, and 
contractors must comply with the (b) paragraph of this clause if an 
engineering change requires acquisition or modification of STE. In so 
complying, the contractor shall identify the change order which 
requires the proposed acquisition, fabrication, or modification.
    (mm) FAR 52.245-19 requires a contractor to notify the contracting 
officer if there is any change in the condition of property furnished 
``as is'' from the time of inspection until time of receipt.
    (nn) FAR 49.602-2(a) through (e) refers to the inventory schedule 
forms, SF's 1426 through 1434.
    This information is used to facilitate the management of Government 
property in the possession of the contractor.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Number of Respondents: 27,884.
    Responses per Respondent: 488.6.
    Total Responses: 13,624,122.
    Average Burden Hours Per Response: .4826.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,575,805.
    The total burden hours have changed under this OMB clearance 9000-
0075 to reflect the incorporation of hours currently associated with 
OMB clearance 9000-0151 (FAR Case l995-013) which expired as of June 
2000 and was not renewed. The OMB collection burden associated with 
Government property nonetheless remains unchanged.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy ofthe 
information collection documents from the General 
ServicesAdministration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite 
OMB Control No. 9000-0075, Government Property, in all correspondence.

    Dated: October 6, 2006.
Ralph De Stefano,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 06-8864 Filed 10-24-06; 8:45 am]
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