Information Collection Authority Under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR), 48289-48290 [E7-16642]

Download as PDF ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 163 / Thursday, August 23, 2007 / Notices p.m. on the last day of the comment period, Monday, November 12, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Nottingham, Division of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 13, Room 2S11, Bethesda, MD 20892, MSC 5746, telephone number 301–496–7775, Email address: nihnepa@mail.nih.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Institutes of Health awarded a construction grant to Boston University to partly fund the design and construction of one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs). These advanced biomedical research laboratories are essential to the civilian biodefense initiative providing critically needed Biosafety Levels 2, 3, and 4 research space. 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ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is soliciting comments concerning an extension to an existing collection, Information collection authority under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 22, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1 ADDRESSES: Comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to the Acquisition Policy and Legislation PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48289 Office, Attn: Kathy Strouss for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, Washington, DC 20528. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Strouss, 202–447–5300 (this is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer requires a renewal request and a revision of an existing OMB Control number for four forms in the HSAR 48 CFR Chapter 30. This notice provides a request for renewal of the designated OMB Control Number 1600–0002 previously granted in September 2004 on the following four forms: DHS Form 0700–01, DHS Form 0700–02, DHS Form 0700–03, and DHS Form 0700–04. These four forms will be used by contractors and/or contract employees during contract administration. A fifth form, DHS Form 0700–05, which was included with initial clearance and approval for this OMB control number 1600–0002 in September 2004, is obsolete due to recent changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 48 CFR Chapter 2. The change to FAR Part 45 was effective June 14, 2007 and removed previously existing annual contractor reporting requirements. The DHS Form 0700–05 supported the collection of the annual contractor report. A HSAR change will include designation of the DHS Form 0700–05, Contractor Report of Government Property as obsolete. No extension of the collection is requested for this form. DHS Form 0700–04, Employee Claim for Wage Restitution, requires an amendment to reflect a name change. The office designated for receipt of the claim currently appears as ‘‘The General Accounting Office’’ but the name has changed to ‘‘The Government Accountability Office’’. No other amendments to the DHS HSAR forms are anticipated. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments regarding the following: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; 3. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to collected; 4. Ways to minimize the information collection burden. 5. Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 48290 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 163 / Thursday, August 23, 2007 / Notices and purchase of services to provide information. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office. Title: Information collection authority under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR). Form(s): DHS Form 0700–01, Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation Statement; DHS Form 0700–02, Contractor’s Assignment of Refunds, Rebates, Credits and other Amounts; DHS Form 0700–03, Contractor’s Release; DHS Form 0700– 04, Employee Claim for Wage Restitution; and DHS Form 0700–05, Nature of burden ........................................................................ Formula ...................................................................................... Contractor Report of Government Property. OMB Number: 1600—0002. Affected Public: Businesses and individuals seeking and who are currently contracting with the DHS. Annual Estimated Burden: The annual estimated burden is 7,101 hours. Total annual paper burden (number of respondents x estimated time per respondent × frequency) = total burden hours R = number of respondents ..................................................... T = time per respondent F = frequency B = Burden R×T×F=B *Submit forms to provide the data required by various FAR clauses to facilitate contract closeout: Form Formula > R × T x F = DHS Form 0700–01 ..................................................................................................... DHS Form 0700–02 ..................................................................................................... DHS Form 0700–03 ..................................................................................................... 589 × 1 × 1 ............................................... 589 × 1 × 1 ............................................... 5,898 × 1 × 1 ............................................ *Submit claim form for nonpayment of wages. Information needed to seek restitution, via the Government 589 589 5,898 Accountability Office (GAO) for contractor employees: Form Formula > R × T × F = DHS Form 0700–04 ..................................................................................................... 25 × 1 × 1 ................................................. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0.00. The asterisk (*) denotes that the requested information is, in the strictest sense of the word, contract administration data. It is not data of a general nature solicited from the public at large. This information is furnished to the Government by contractors who are being paid to meet all the terms and conditions of the contract. Scott Charbo, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16642 Filed 8–22–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Regulation on Agency Protests Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS. ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Aug 22, 2007 SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is soliciting comments concerning a renewal to an existing collection, Regulation on Agency Protests. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 22, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. DATES: BILLING CODE 4410–10–P ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Burden > B Jkt 211001 Comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to the Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, Attn: Kathy Strouss for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, Washington, DC 20528. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Burden > B = 25 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Strouss, 202–447–5300 (this is not a toll free number). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer requires a renewal of an existing OMB Control number for the regulation on agency protests. This notice provides a request for comments on the renewal of the presently designated OMB Control Number 1600–0004, granted in September 2004. The information is requested from contractors so that the Government will be able to evaluate protests effectively and provide prompt resolution of issues in dispute when contractors file agency level protests. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments regarding the following: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the agency’s information collection burden estimate; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Information Collection Authority Under Homeland Security 
Acquisition Regulation (HSAR)

AGENCY: Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and 
Legislation Office, DHS.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief 
Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, has 
submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is 
soliciting comments concerning an extension to an existing collection, 
Information collection authority under Homeland Security Acquisition 
Regulation (HSAR).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 22, 
2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1

ADDRESSES: Comments and questions about this Information Collection 
Request should be forwarded to the Acquisition Policy and Legislation 
Office, Attn: Kathy Strouss for the Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, Washington, DC 
20528.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Strouss, 202-447-5300 (this is 
not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer requires a renewal request and 
a revision of an existing OMB Control number for four forms in the HSAR 
48 CFR Chapter 30. This notice provides a request for renewal of the 
designated OMB Control Number 1600-0002 previously granted in September 
2004 on the following four forms: DHS Form 0700-01, DHS Form 0700-02, 
DHS Form 0700-03, and DHS Form 0700-04. These four forms will be used 
by contractors and/or contract employees during contract 
administration. A fifth form, DHS Form 0700-05, which was included with 
initial clearance and approval for this OMB control number 1600-0002 in 
September 2004, is obsolete due to recent changes in the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 48 CFR Chapter 2. The change to FAR Part 
45 was effective June 14, 2007 and removed previously existing annual 
contractor reporting requirements. The DHS Form 0700-05 supported the 
collection of the annual contractor report. A HSAR change will include 
designation of the DHS Form 0700-05, Contractor Report of Government 
Property as obsolete. No extension of the collection is requested for 
this form. DHS Form 0700-04, Employee Claim for Wage Restitution, 
requires an amendment to reflect a name change. The office designated 
for receipt of the claim currently appears as ``The General Accounting 
Office'' but the name has changed to ``The Government Accountability 
Office''. No other amendments to the DHS HSAR forms are anticipated. 
The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments regarding the following:
    1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility;
    2. The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information;
    3. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to collected;
    4. Ways to minimize the information collection burden.
    5. Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance,

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and purchase of services to provide information.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief 
Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office.
    Title: Information collection authority under Homeland Security 
Acquisition Regulation (HSAR). Form(s): DHS Form 0700-01, Cumulative 
Claim and Reconciliation Statement; DHS Form 0700-02, Contractor's 
Assignment of Refunds, Rebates, Credits and other Amounts; DHS Form 
0700-03, Contractor's Release; DHS Form 0700-04, Employee Claim for 
Wage Restitution; and DHS Form 0700-05, Contractor Report of Government 
Property.
    OMB Number: 1600--0002.
    Affected Public: Businesses and individuals seeking and who are 
currently contracting with the DHS.
    Annual Estimated Burden: The annual estimated burden is 7,101 
hours.

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Nature of burden............     Total annual paper burden (number of
                                    respondents x estimated time per
                                 respondent x frequency) = total burden
                                                 hours
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Formula.....................  R = number of         R x T x F = B
                               respondents.
                              T = time per
                               respondent
                              F = frequency
                              B = Burden
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    *Submit forms to provide the data required by various FAR clauses 
to facilitate contract closeout:

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                                     Formula > R x T x F
               Form                           =             Burden > B
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DHS Form 0700-01..................  589 x 1 x 1.........             589
DHS Form 0700-02..................  589 x 1 x 1.........             589
DHS Form 0700-03..................  5,898 x 1 x 1.......           5,898
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    *Submit claim form for nonpayment of wages. Information needed to 
seek restitution, via the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for 
contractor employees:

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                                     Formula > R x T x F
               Form                           =             Burden > B
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DHS Form 0700-04..................  25 x 1 x 1..........            = 25
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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.00.
    The asterisk (*) denotes that the requested information is, in the 
strictest sense of the word, contract administration data. It is not 
data of a general nature solicited from the public at large. This 
information is furnished to the Government by contractors who are being 
paid to meet all the terms and conditions of the contract.

Scott Charbo,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-16642 Filed 8-22-07; 8:45 am]
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