Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit, 3114-3115 [07-291]

Download as PDF 3114 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Notices death, it failed to immediately inform the Commission of such defect or risk as required by sections 15(b)(2) and (3) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2064(b)(2) and (3). In failing to do so, Hoover ‘‘knowingly’’ violated section 19(a)(4) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2068(a)(4), as the term ‘‘knowingly’’ is defined in section 20(d) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2069(d). 16. Pursuant to section 20 of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2069, Hoover is subject to civil penalties for its failure to make a timely report under section 15(b) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2064(b). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Response of Hoover 17. Hoover denies that the vacuum cleaners contain a defect which could create a substantial product hazard, or create a substantial risk of serious injury or death, and denies that it violated the reporting requirements of section 15(b) of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2064(b). Agreement of the Parties 18. The Commission has jurisdiction over this matter and over Hoover under the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2051–2084. 19. In settlement of the staff’s allegations, Hoover agrees to pay a civil penalty of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000.00) within twenty (20) calendar days of service of the Final Order of the Commission accepting this Settlement Agreement. This payment shall be made by check payable to the order of the United States Treasury. 20. The parties enter this Settlement Agreement for settlement purposes only. The Settlement Agreement does not constitute an admission by Hoover or a determination by the Commission that Hoover violated the CPSA’s reporting requirements. 21. Upon provisional acceptance of this Settlement Agreement and Order by the Commission, the Commission shall place this Agreement and Order on the public record and shall publish it in the Federal Register in accordance with the procedure set forth in 16 CFR 1118.20(e). If the Commission does not receive any written requests not to accept the Settlement Agreement and Order within 15 calendar days, the Settlement Agreement and Order shall be deemed finally accepted on the 16th calendar day after the date it is published in the Federal Register, in accordance with 16 CFR 1118.20(f). 22. Upon final acceptance of the Settlement Agreement by the Commission and issuance of the Final Order, Hoover knowingly, voluntarily and completely waives any rights it may have in this matter to the following :(i) An administrative or judicial hearing; (ii) judicial review or other challenge or contest of the Commission’s actions; (iii) VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:06 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 a determination by the Commission as to whether Hoover failed to comply with the CPSA and the underlying regulations; (iv) a statement of findings of fact and conclusions of law; and (v) any claims under the Equal Access to Justice Act. 23. The Commission may publicize the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Order. 24. The Settlement Agreement shall apply to, and be binding upon Hoover and each of its successors and assigns, its parent entity, its parent’s subsidiaries, and each of their respective successors and assigns. 25. The Commission’s Order in this matter is issued under the provisions of the CPSA, 15 U.S.C. 2051–2084, and a violation of the Order may subject those referenced in paragraph 24 above to appropriate legal action. 26. This Settlement Agreement may be used in interpreting the Order. Agreements, understandings, representations, or interpretations made outside of this Settlement Agreement and Order may not be used to vary or to contradict its terms. 27. This Settlement Agreement and Order shall not be waived, changed, amended, modified, or otherwise altered, without written agreement thereto executed by the party against whom such amendment, modification, alteration, or waiver is sought to be enforced, and approval by the Commission. 28. If, after the effective date hereof, any provision of this Settlement Agreement and Order is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under present or future laws effective during the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Order, such provision shall be fully severable. The rest of the Settlement Agreement and Order shall remain in full effect, unless the Commission and Hoover determine that severing the provision materially changes the purpose of the Settlement Agreement and Order. Dated: January 2, 2007. Hoover Corporation. Karl R. Milam, Chief Executive Officer. Dated: January 4, 2007. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. John Gibson Mullan, Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations. Ronald G. Yelenik, Acting Legal Director, Compliance Legal Division. Michelle Faust Gillice, Trial Attorney, Compliance Legal Division. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 United States of America Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC Docket No. 07–C0003] In the Matter of Hoover Company, Inc., A Corporation Order Upon consideration of the Settlement Agreement entered into between Hoover Company, Inc. (‘‘Hoover’’) and the staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’), and the Commission having jurisdiction over the subject matter and over Hoover, and it appearing the Settlement Agreement is in the public interest, it is Ordered, that the Settlement Agreement be, and hereby is, accepted; and it is Further ordered, that Hoover shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000.00). This payment shall be made payable to the United States Treasury within twenty (20) calendar days of service of the Final Order of the Commission upon Hoover. Upon the failure of Hoover to make full payment in the prescribed time, interest on the outstanding balance shall accrue and be paid at the federal rate of interest under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 1961(a) and (b). Provisionally accepted and Provisional Order issued on the 18th day of January, 2007. By Order of the Commission. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 07–292 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0034] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Recordsby Comptroller General and Contract Audit Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for 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) E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 65478, on November 8, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2007. 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 23, 2007. 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. Michael Jackson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 208–4949. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Audit and Records-Negotiation clause, 52.215–2; Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial Items clause, 52.212–5(d); and Audit and Records-Sealed Bidding clause, 52.214–26, implement the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2313, 41 U.S.C. 254, and 10 U.S.C. 2306. The statutory requirements are that the Comptroller General and/or agency shall have access to, and the right to, examine certain books, documents and records of the contractor for a period of 3 years after final payment. The record retention periods required of the contractor in the clauses are for compliance with the aforementioned statutory requirements. The information must be retained so that audits necessary for contract surveillance, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 verification of contract pricing, and reimbursement of contractor costs can be performed. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 19,142. Responses Per Respondent: 20. Total Responses: 382,840. Hours Per Response:0.167. Total Burden Hours: 63,934. 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 Number 9000–0034, Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit, in all correspondence. Dated: January 18, 2007. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 07–291 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S 3115 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colonel Christine Bader, Executive Secretary, Defense Health Board, Skyline One, 5205 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, VA 22041, (703) 681– 3279, ext. 109. http://www.ha.osd.mil/ dhb. The session on February 6, 2007 will be open to the public in accordance with Section 552b(b) of Title 5, U.S.C., specifically subparagraph (1) thereof and Title 5, U.S.C., appendix 1, subsection 0(d). Open sessions of the meeting will be limited by spaced accommodations. Any interested person may attend, appear before or file statements with the Task Force at the time and in the manner permitted by the Task Force. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 18, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 07–277 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Office of the Secretary Federal Advisory Committee Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law 92–463, The Federal Advisory Committee Act, announcement is made of the following meeting: Name of Committee: DoD Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care, a Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. Dates: February 6, 2007. Times: 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20594. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to obtain, review, and evaluate information related to the Future of Military Health Care Task Force’s congressionally-directed task to examine matters relating to the future of military health care. The Task Force members will receive briefings on topics related to the delivery of military health care. Additional information and meeting registration is available online at the Defense Health Board Web site, http://www.ha.osd.mil/dhb. Due to the Task Force co-chairs’ decision to accelerate the next meeting of the Task Force, the Committee Management Office for the Department of Defense has authorized a waiver to the fifteen day notification requirement. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Defense Science Board Department of Defense. Notice of Advisory Committee Meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board Task Force on National Guard and Reserves in the GWOT will meet in closed session on February 5–6, 2007; at the Strategic Analysis Inc., 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Assess the consequences for force structure, morale, and mission capability of deployments of members of the National Guard and the Reserves in the course of the global war on terrorism that are lengthy, frequent, or both.In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 07-291]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0034]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Examination of Recordsby Comptroller General and Contract Audit

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

ACTION: Notice of request for 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)

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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 the examination of 
records by comptroller general and contract audit. A request for public 
comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 65478, on 
November 8, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently 
expires on April 30, 2007.
    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 23, 2007.

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. Michael Jackson, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA, (202) 208-4949.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The Audit and Records-Negotiation clause, 52.215-2; Contract Terms 
and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-
Commercial Items clause, 52.212-5(d); and Audit and Records-Sealed 
Bidding clause, 52.214-26, implement the requirements of 10 U.S.C. 
2313, 41 U.S.C. 254, and 10 U.S.C. 2306. The statutory requirements are 
that the Comptroller General and/or agency shall have access to, and 
the right to, examine certain books, documents and records of the 
contractor for a period of 3 years after final payment. The record 
retention periods required of the contractor in the clauses are for 
compliance with the aforementioned statutory requirements. The 
information must be retained so that audits necessary for contract 
surveillance, verification of contract pricing, and reimbursement of 
contractor costs can be performed.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 19,142.
    Responses Per Respondent: 20.
    Total Responses: 382,840.
    Hours Per Response:0.167.
    Total Burden Hours: 63,934.
    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 
Number 9000-0034, Examination of Records by Comptroller General and 
Contract Audit, in all correspondence.

    Dated: January 18, 2007.
Ralph De Stefano,
Director, Contract Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 07-291 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]
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