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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 140 / Monday, July 23, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.2 Consistent with that objective, Congress enacted and the President signed into law on February 8, 2006, the Digital Television and Public Safety Act of 2005, Title III of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Among other things, this statute makes available analog television spectrum available for new communications services, including public safety interoperable communications in the 700 MHz band, by terminating television licenses in these frequencies on February 17, 2009. In addition, the Act requires the returned analog television spectrum be auctioned and the proceeds used to fund various new programs to promote the digital television transition, to improve public safety interoperable communications, and to reduce the deficit. Specifically, Section 3006 of the Act directs NTIA to establish and implement a $1 billion grant program to assist public safety agencies in the acquisition of, deployment of, or training for the use of interoperable communications systems that utilize, or enable interoperability with communications systems that can utilize, reallocated public safety spectrum for radio communications in the 700 MHz band. To spur the rapid distribution of these grant funds to our nation’s first responders, the Act authorizes NTIA to borrow the funds needed for the grants as of October 1, 2006, well in advance of the receipt of auction proceeds. To further ensure the swift award of these grants to public safety agencies, Congress subsequently enacted and the President signed into law on December 22, 2006, the Call Home Act of 2006. Section 4 of this statute requires NTIA to make grant awards no later than September 30, 2007. A 60–day delay in implementing this final rule would hamper NTIA’s mission to improve public safety interoperable communications and be contrary to clear Congressional intent as expressed in Section 3006 of the Deficit Reduction 2 See e.g., The 9/11 Commission Report, at 397 (July 2004); Public Safety Communications from 9/ 11 to Katrina: Critical Public Policy Lessons, 109th Cong. 1–4 (Sept. 29, 2005) (statement of Representative Fred Upton, Chairman, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Committee on Energy and Commerce); Communications Interoperability Session I, 109th Cong. (Sept 29, 2005) (statement of Senator Ted Stevens, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, at http:// commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm? FuseAction=Hearings. Statement&StatementlID=126); The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina Lesson Learned, at 44 (Feb. 2006). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Jul 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Act and Section 4 of the Call Home Act. If NTIA is not able to implement this program and make awards under this program before September 30, 2007, the $1 billion may not be available after September 30, 2007 for NTIA to fulfill its statutory mandate. In order for NTIA to comply with this statutory mandate, eligible entities must submit applications no later than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Thus, in compliance with section 808(2) of the Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking Act, 5 U.S.C. § 808(2), for good cause, NTIA finds that notice and public comment on this final rule is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Accordingly, this final rule is effective on July 23, 2007. Dated: July 18, 2007. John M.R. Kneuer, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. [FR Doc. 07–3569 Filed 7–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0135] Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds 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 (9000–0135). 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 Subcontractor Payments. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 19187, April 17, 2007. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40123 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: Comments may be submitted on or before August 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments including suggestions for reducing this burden should be submitted 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 Ms. Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Part 28 of the FAR contains guidance related to obtaining financial protection against damages under Government contracts (e.g., use of bonds, bid guarantees, insurance etc.). Part 52 contains the texts of solicitation provisions and contract clauses. These regulations implement a statutory requirement for information to be provided by Federal contractors relating to payment bonds furnished under construction contracts which are subject to the Miller Act (40 USC 270a–270d). This collection requirement is mandated by Section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (P.L. 102–190), as amended by Section 2091 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (P.L. 103–335). The clause at 52.228–12, Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, implements Section 806(a)(3) of P.L. 102–190, as amended, which specifies that, upon the request of a prospective subcontractor or supplier offering to furnish labor or material for the performance of a construction contract for which a payment bond has been furnished to the United States pursuant to the Miller Act, the contractor shall promptly provide a copy of such payment bond to the requestor. In conjunction with performance bonds, payment bonds are used in Government construction contracts to secure fulfillment of the contractor’s obligations under the contract and to assure that the contractor makes all payments, as required by law, to persons furnishing labor or material in E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 40124 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 140 / Monday, July 23, 2007 / Notices performance of the contract. This regulation provides prospective subcontractors and suppliers a copy of the payment bond furnished by the contractor to the Government for the performance of a Federal construction contract subject to the Miller Act. It is expected that prospective subcontractors and suppliers will use this information to determine whether to contract with that particular prime contractor. This information has been and will continue to be available from the Government. The requirement for contractors to provide a copy of the payment bond upon request to any prospective subcontractor or supplier under the Federal construction contract is contained in Section 806(a)(3) of P.L. 102–190, as amended by Sections 2091 and 8105 of P.L. 103–355. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 12,698. Responses Per Respondent: 5. Total Responses: 63,490. Hours Per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 15,872.50. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requester may obtain a copy of the proposal from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0135, Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, in all correspondence. Dated: July 16, 2007. Al Matera, Acting Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 07–3563 Filed 7–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S The U.S. Marine Corps’ records system notices for records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The U.S. Marine Corps proposes to delete a system of records notices from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The changes to the system of records are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of new or altered systems reports. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATE: July 17, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. AGENCY: United States Marine Corps, DoD. ACTION: Notice to delete a system of records. The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting a system of records notice from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). DATES: Effective July 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, FOIA/ PA Section (CMC–ARSE), 2 Navy Annex, Room 1005, Washington, DC 20380–1775. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tracy D. Ross at (703) 614–4008. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Jul 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Deletions MMN00001 Absentee Processing and Deserter Inquiry File (February 22, 1993, 58 FR 10630). SYSTEM NAME: REASON: Inspection of Government Property Assigned to Individual (August 3, 1993, 58 FR 41254). Marine Corps’ system of records notice MMN0006, Marine Corps Military Personnel Records (OQR/SRB) printed in the Federal Register on April 8, 2002 with the number of 67 FR 16738 which covers this collection. Accordingly, all files have been merged into this system. REASON: Information is now filed within the Navy’s NM07320–1, Property Accountability Records printed in the Federal Register on May 20, 2007, with number of 72 FR29487. [FR Doc. 07–3557 Filed 7–20–07; 8:45 am] MMT00001 BILLING CODE 5001–06–M Dependent (Title 6) Schools Records System (February 22, 1993, 58 FR 10630). DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REASON: United States Marine Corps; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records United States Marine Corps, DoD. United States Marine Corps; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Dated: July 17, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Deletion MMC00007 AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Federal Register and are available from the address above. The U.S. Marine Corps proposes to delete three systems of records notices from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The changes to the system of records are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of new or altered systems reports. ACTION: Notice to delete three records system. SUMMARY: The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting three systems of records notices from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). DATES: Effective July 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, FOIA/ PA Section (CMC–ARSE), 2 Navy Annex, Room 1005, Washington, DC 20380–1775. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tracy D. Ross at (703) 614–4008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Marine Corps’ records systems notices for records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary, DoD/Joint Staff’s DoDEA 26, Department of Defense Education Activity Dependent Children’s School Program Files printed in the Federal Register on May 3, 2007, with the number of 72 FR 24572, is a Defense notice which includes the Marine Corps’ systems that include this type of collection. Accordingly, all files have been merged into that system. MRS00002 Marine Corps Reserve Support Center (MCRSC) Management System (February 22, 1993, 58 FR 10630). REASON: Marine Corps’ system of records notice MMN0006, Marine Corps Military Personnel Records (OQR/SRB) printed in the Federal Register on April 8, 2002 with the number of 67 FR 16738 covers this collection. Accordingly, all files have been merged into this system. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 140 (Monday, July 23, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0135]


Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for 
Bonds

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 (9000-0135).

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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 Subcontractor Payments. A 
request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 
FR 19187, April 17, 2007. 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: Comments may be submitted on or before August 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments including suggestions for reducing this burden 
should be submitted 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 Ms. Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 219-0202.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Part 28 of the FAR contains guidance related to obtaining financial 
protection against damages under Government contracts (e.g., use of 
bonds, bid guarantees, insurance etc.). Part 52 contains the texts of 
solicitation provisions and contract clauses. These regulations 
implement a statutory requirement for information to be provided by 
Federal contractors relating to payment bonds furnished under 
construction contracts which are subject to the Miller Act (40 USC 
270a-270d). This collection requirement is mandated by Section 806 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 
(P.L. 102-190), as amended by Section 2091 of the Federal Acquisition 
Streamlining Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-335). The clause at 52.228-12, 
Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, implements Section 
806(a)(3) of P.L. 102-190, as amended, which specifies that, upon the 
request of a prospective subcontractor or supplier offering to furnish 
labor or material for the performance of a construction contract for 
which a payment bond has been furnished to the United States pursuant 
to the Miller Act, the contractor shall promptly provide a copy of such 
payment bond to the requestor.
    In conjunction with performance bonds, payment bonds are used in 
Government construction contracts to secure fulfillment of the 
contractor's obligations under the contract and to assure that the 
contractor makes all payments, as required by law, to persons 
furnishing labor or material in

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performance of the contract. This regulation provides prospective 
subcontractors and suppliers a copy of the payment bond furnished by 
the contractor to the Government for the performance of a Federal 
construction contract subject to the Miller Act. It is expected that 
prospective subcontractors and suppliers will use this information to 
determine whether to contract with that particular prime contractor. 
This information has been and will continue to be available from the 
Government. The requirement for contractors to provide a copy of the 
payment bond upon request to any prospective subcontractor or supplier 
under the Federal construction contract is contained in Section 
806(a)(3) of P.L. 102-190, as amended by Sections 2091 and 8105 of P.L. 
103-355.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 12,698.
    Responses Per Respondent: 5.
    Total Responses: 63,490.
    Hours Per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 15,872.50.
    OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requester may obtain a copy of the 
proposal from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat 
(VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 
501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0135, Prospective 
Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, in all correspondence.

    Dated: July 16, 2007.
Al Matera,
Acting Director, Contract Policy Division.
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