Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Duty-Free Entry, 56338 [07-4874]

Download as PDF 56338 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 3, 2007 / Notices 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 208–6925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Buy American Act requires that only domestic end products be acquired for public use unless specifically authorized by statute or regulation, provided that the cost of the domestic products is reasonable. The Buy American Act Certificate provides the contracting office with the information necessary to identify which products offered are domestic end products and which are of foreign origin. Components of unknown origin are considered to have been supplied from outside the United States. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 3,906. Responses Per Respondent: 15. Total Responses: 58,590. Hours Per Response: .109. Total Burden Hours: 6,361. 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. 9000–0024, Buy American Act Certificate, in all correspondence. Dated: September 17, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 07–4873 Filed 10–2–07; 8:45 am] A. Purpose BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0022] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Duty-Free Entry 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. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Oct 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 duty-free entry. The clearance currently expires on February 29, 2008. 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 December 3, 2007. 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, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 208–6925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: United States laws impose duties on foreign supplies imported into the customs territory of the United States. Certain exemptions from these duties are available to Government agencies. These exemptions are used whenever the anticipated savings outweigh the administrative costs associated with processing required documentation. When a Government contractor purchases foreign supplies, it must notify the contracting officer to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. In addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify certain information to assure the dutyfree entry of the supplies. The contracting officer analyzes the information submitted by the contractor to determine whether or not supplies should enter the country duty-free. The information, the contracting officer’s determination, and the U.S. Customs forms are placed in the contract file. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,330. Responses Per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 13,300. Hours Per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 6,650. 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. 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry, in all correspondence. Dated: September 17, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 07–4874 Filed 10–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Department of Defense Office of Inspector General. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), as required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). The PRB provides fair and impartial review of SES performance appraisals and makes recommendations regarding performance ratings and performance awards to the Inspector General. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Phyllis Hughes, Director, Human Capital Advisory Services, Administration and Management, DoD OIG, 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 602–4516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the following executives are appointed to the DoD OIG, PRB: Charles E. Coe, Jr., Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology Audits and Computer Crime Investigations, Department of Education. Andrew Patchan, Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, General Services Administration. Dennis S. Schindel, Acting Inspector General, Department of the Treasury. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0022]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Duty-Free 
Entry

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.

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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 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 duty-free entry. 
The clearance currently expires on February 29, 2008.
    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 December 3, 2007.

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, FAR 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 208-6925.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    United States laws impose duties on foreign supplies imported into 
the customs territory of the United States. Certain exemptions from 
these duties are available to Government agencies. These exemptions are 
used whenever the anticipated savings outweigh the administrative costs 
associated with processing required documentation. When a Government 
contractor purchases foreign supplies, it must notify the contracting 
officer to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. In 
addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify certain 
information to assure the duty-free entry of the supplies.
    The contracting officer analyzes the information submitted by the 
contractor to determine whether or not supplies should enter the 
country duty-free. The information, the contracting officer's 
determination, and the U.S. Customs forms are placed in the contract 
file.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 1,330.
    Responses Per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 13,300.
    Hours Per Response: .5.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,650.
    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. 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry, in all correspondence.

    Dated: September 17, 2007.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 07-4874 Filed 10-2-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S