Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15764-15765 [E7-6025]

Download as PDF 15764 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 62 / Monday, April 2, 2007 / Notices OMB Control Number: 2900–0586. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VAAR provision 852.211– 75, Technical Industry Standards, requires that items offered for sale to VA under the solicitation conform to certain technical industry standards, such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL) or the National Fire Protection Association, and that the contractor furnish evidence to VA that the items meet that requirement. The evidence is normally in the form of a tag or seal affixed to the item, such as the UL tag on an electrical cord or a tag on a fire-rated door. This requires no additional effort on the part of the contractor, as the items come from the factory with the tags already in place, as part of the manufacturer’s standard manufacturing operation. Occasionally, for items not already meeting standards or for items not previously tested, a contractor will have to furnish a certificate from an acceptable laboratory certifying that the items furnished have been tested in accordance with, and conform to, the specified standards. Only firms whose products have not previously been tested to ensure the products meet the industry standards required under the solicitation will be required to submit a separate certificate. The information will be used to ensure that the items being purchased meet minimum safety standards and to protect VA employees, VA beneficiaries, and the public. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 50 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Dated: March 20, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–6023 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 2900–0585] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:39 Mar 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (OA&MM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to allow firms to offer items that are equal to the brand name item stated in the bid. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 1, 2007. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Barbara Latvanas, Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (049A5A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: barbara.latvanas@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0585’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.Regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Latvanas at (202) 273–7808. Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OA&MM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OA&MM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OA&MM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211–77, Brand Name or Equal (was 852.210–77). OMB Control Number: 2900–0585. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VAAR clause 852.211–77, Brand Name or Equal, advises bidders or offerors who are proposing to offer an item that is alleged to be equal to the brand name item stated in the bid, that it is the bidder’s or offeror’s responsibility to show that the item offered is in fact, equal to the brand name item. This evidence may be in the form of descriptive literature or material, such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information. While submission of the information is voluntary, failure to provide the information may result in rejection of the firm’s bid or offer if the Government cannot otherwise determine that the item offered is equal. The contracting officer will use the information to evaluate whether or not the item offered meets the specification requirements. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 833 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Dated: March 20, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–6024 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0593] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (OA&MM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 62 / Monday, April 2, 2007 / Notices proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to identify bid envelopes from other mail parcels. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Barbara Latvanas, Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (049A5A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: barbara.latvanas@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0585’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Latvanas at (202) 273–7808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OA&MM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OA&MM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OA&MM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.214– 70, Caution to Bidders—Bid Envelopes. OMB Control Number: 2900–0593. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VAAR provision 852.214– 70, Caution to Bidders—Bid Envelopes, advises bidders that it is their responsibility to ensure that their bid price cannot be ascertained by anyone prior to bid opening. It also advises VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:39 Mar 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 bidders to identify their bids by showing the invitation number and bid opening date on the outside of the bid envelope. The Government often furnishes a blank bid envelope or a label for use by bidders/offers to identify their bids. The bidder is advised to fill in the required information. This information requested from bidders is needed by the Government to identify bid envelopes from other mail or packages received without having to open the envelopes or packages and possibly exposing bid prices before bid opening. The information will be used to identify which parcels or envelopes are bids and which are other routine mail. The information is also needed to help ensure that bids are delivered to the proper bid opening room on time and prior to bid opening. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 960 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 seconds. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 346,000. Dated: March 20, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–6025 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0589] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (OA&MM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15765 needed to ensure that shellfish purchased by VA comes from a Stateand Federal-approved and inspected source. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Barbara Latvanas, Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (049A5A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: barbara.latvanas@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0585’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.Regulations.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Latvanas at (202) 273–7808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OA&MM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OA&MM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OA&MM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.270– 3, Shellfish. OMB Control Number: 2900–0589. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VAAR clause 852.270–3, Shellfish, requires that a firm furnishing shellfish to VA must ensure that the shellfish is packaged in a container that is marked with the packer’s State certificate number and State abbreviation. In addition, the firm must ensure that the container is tagged or labeled to show the name and address E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 62 (Monday, April 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15764-15765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6025]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0593]


Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management, Department of 
Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Acquisition and Materiel Management (OA&MM), 
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for 
public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the 
agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal 
agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each

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proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension 
of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment 
in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the 
information needed to identify bid envelopes from other mail parcels.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Barbara Latvanas, Office of 
Acquisition and Materiel Management (049A5A), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: 
barbara.latvanas@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0585'' 
in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be 
viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
https://www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Latvanas at (202) 273-7808.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, OA&MM 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of OA&MM's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OA&MM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 
852.214-70, Caution to Bidders--Bid Envelopes.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0593.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VAAR provision 852.214-70, Caution to Bidders--Bid 
Envelopes, advises bidders that it is their responsibility to ensure 
that their bid price cannot be ascertained by anyone prior to bid 
opening. It also advises bidders to identify their bids by showing the 
invitation number and bid opening date on the outside of the bid 
envelope. The Government often furnishes a blank bid envelope or a 
label for use by bidders/offers to identify their bids. The bidder is 
advised to fill in the required information. This information requested 
from bidders is needed by the Government to identify bid envelopes from 
other mail or packages received without having to open the envelopes or 
packages and possibly exposing bid prices before bid opening. The 
information will be used to identify which parcels or envelopes are 
bids and which are other routine mail. The information is also needed 
to help ensure that bids are delivered to the proper bid opening room 
on time and prior to bid opening.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Individuals and 
households; and Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 960 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 seconds.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 346,000.

    Dated: March 20, 2007.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-6025 Filed 3-30-07; 8:45 am]
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