Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Acquisition of Helium, 67919-67920 [07-5917]

Download as PDF 67919 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 231 / Monday, December 3, 2007 / Notices COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0026, Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to gross collection of Exchange-Set margins for Omnibus Accounts. Comments must be submitted on or before February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Barbara S. Gold, Associate Director, Division of Clearing and Intermediary DATES: Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara S. Gold, (202) 418–5430; Fax: (202) 418–5528; e-mail: bgold@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed below. With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC invites comments on: • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have a practical use; • The accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts, OMB Control Number 3038–0026—Extension Commission Regulation 1.58 requires that FCMs margin omnibus accounts on a gross, rather than a net, basis. The regulation provides that the carrying FCM need not collect margin for positions traded by a person through an omnibus account in excess of the amount that would be required if the same person, instead of trading through an omnibus account, maintained its own account with the carrying FCM. The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 17 CFR section Annual number of respondents 17 CFR 1.58 ............................. 150 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. This estimate is based on the number of written records maintained in the last three years. Although the burden varies, such records may involve analytical work and analysis, as well as multiple levels of review. Dated: November 27, 2007. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–23279 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6351–01–P Total annual responses Frequency of response On occasion .............................. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0113] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Acquisition of Helium AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0113). SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Nov 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response 600 Total hours .08 48 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 acquisition of helium. 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 E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 67920 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 231 / Monday, December 3, 2007 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden 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. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Mr. William Clark, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–1813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Helium Act (Pub. L. 86–777) (50 U.S.C. 167, et seq.) and the Department of the Interior’s regulations (43 CFR part 3195) on purchase of helium are implemented in the FAR at Subpart 8.5. The FAR requires contractors to purchase major helium requirements from Federal helium suppliers, to the extent that supplies are available. In addition, the Contractor is required to provide the Contracting Officer the following data within 10 days after the Contractor or subcontractor receives a delivery of helium from a Federal helium supplier: (1) The name of the supplier; (2) The amount of helium purchased; (3) The delivery date(s); and (4) The location where the helium was used. The information is used in administration of certain Federal contracts to ensure contractor compliance with contract clauses. The contracting officer must forward the information to the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within 45 days of the close of each fiscal quarter. The quarterly reports will help BLM verify refined helium sales made to Federal agencies by Federal helium suppliers. Without the information, the required use of Federal helium suppliers cannot be monitored and enforced effectively. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 26. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 26. Hours Per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 26. 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, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0113, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Nov 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 Acquisition of Helium, in all correspondence. Dated: November 16, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 07–5917 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000-0155] Information Collection; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. 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 regarding prohibition on acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor. The clearance currently expires on January 31, 2008. DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), General Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Mr. Ernest Woodson, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–3775. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This information collection complies with Executive Order 13126, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, signed by the President on June 12, PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1999. Executive Order 13126 requires that this prohibition be enforced within the federal acquisition system by means of: (1) A provision that requires the contractor to certify to the contracting officer that the contractor or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of child labor; and (2) A provision that obligates the contractor to cooperate fully in providing reasonable access to the contractor’s records, documents, persons, or premises if reasonably requested by authorized officials of the contracting agency, the Department of the Treasury, or the Department of Justice, for the purpose of determining whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract. The information collection requirements of the Executive Order are evidenced via the certification requirements delineated at FAR 22.1505, 52.212–3, 52.222–18, and 52.222–19. To eliminate some of the administrative burden on offerors who must submit the same information to various contracting offices, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) decided to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require offerors to submit representations and certifications electronically via the Business Partner Network (BPN), unless certain exceptions apply. Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is the specific application on the BPN to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process. The change to the FAR is being accomplished by FAR Case 2002—024. The clearance associated with this case referenced this OMB Control No. 9000– 0155 and reduced the hours of burden by 35%—attributable to mandated use of ORCA. This reduction is already reflected in the figures below. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 500. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Hours Per Response: 0.325. Total Burden Hours: 162. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 231 (Monday, December 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67919-67920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5917]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0113]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Acquisition of Helium

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an 
existing OMB clearance (9000-0113).

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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 acquisition of 
helium. 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

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden 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. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0113, Acquisition of Helium, in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Mr. William Clark, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 219-1813.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The Helium Act (Pub. L. 86-777) (50 U.S.C. 167, et seq.) and the 
Department of the Interior's regulations (43 CFR part 3195) on purchase 
of helium are implemented in the FAR at Subpart 8.5.
    The FAR requires contractors to purchase major helium requirements 
from Federal helium suppliers, to the extent that supplies are 
available. In addition, the Contractor is required to provide the 
Contracting Officer the following data within 10 days after the 
Contractor or subcontractor receives a delivery of helium from a 
Federal helium supplier: (1) The name of the supplier; (2) The amount 
of helium purchased; (3) The delivery date(s); and (4) The location 
where the helium was used. The information is used in administration of 
certain Federal contracts to ensure contractor compliance with contract 
clauses. The contracting officer must forward the information to the 
Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within 45 days 
of the close of each fiscal quarter. The quarterly reports will help 
BLM verify refined helium sales made to Federal agencies by Federal 
helium suppliers. Without the information, the required use of Federal 
helium suppliers cannot be monitored and enforced effectively.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 26.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 26.
    Hours Per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 26.
    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, 
Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0113, Acquisition of Helium, in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 16, 2007.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 07-5917 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S