Information Collection; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 67920-67921 [07-5918]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 231 / Monday, December 3, 2007 / Notices documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence. Dated: November 21, 2007. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 07–5918 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S Missile Defense Agency, in consultation with the Missile Defense Agency Office of General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of the committee’s meeting will be closed to the public because they will be concerned with classified information and matters covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Committee’s Designated Federal Officer: Mr. Al Bready, mdac@mda.mil, phone/voice mail 703–695–6438, or mail at 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the membership of the Missile Defense Advisory Committee about its mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting of the Missile Defense Advisory Committee. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Missile Defense Advisory Committee, in the following formats: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word or MS PowerPoint), and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Designated Federal Officer is as stated above and can also be obtained from the GSA’s Federal Advisory Committee Act Database—https://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/public.asp. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Missile Defense Advisory Committee until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Missile Defense Advisory Committee Chairperson and ensure they are provided to all members of the Missile Defense Advisory Committee before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Missile Defense Advisory Committee Department of Defense; Missile Defense Agency (MDA). ACTION: Notice of Closed Meeting. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place. Name of Committee: Missile Defense Advisory Committee. Dates of Meeting: Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20, 2007. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Security clearance and visit requests are required for access. Location: 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. Purpose of the Meeting: At this meeting, the Committee will receive classified briefings by Missile Defense Agency senior staff, Program Managers, senior Department of Defense leaders, representatives from industry and the Services on the appropriate role for the Missile Defense Agency in Cruise Missile Defense. Agenda: Topics tentatively scheduled for discussion include, but are not limited to administrative work; responsibilities for Cruise Missile Defense development; current Missile Defense Agency Cruise Missile Defense capabilities and responsibilities; review of governing directives; and Cruise Missile Defense capabilities development programs for the Services. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.155 the Missile Defense Agency has determined that the meeting shall be closed to the public. The Director, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Nov 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 Mr. Al Bready, Designated Federal Officer at mdac@mda.mil, phone/voice mail 703– 695–6438, or mail at 7100 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–7100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67921 Dated: November 27, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–23333 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Availability of Non-Exclusive, Exclusive License or Partially Exclusive Licensing of U.S. Patent Concerning Polymerization of Aromatic Monomers Using Derivatives of Hematin Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with 37 CFR 404.6, announcement is made of the availability for licensing of U.S. Patent No. U.S. 7,294,686 entitled ‘‘Polymerization of Aromatic Monomers Using Derivatives of Hematin’’ issued November 13, 2007. This patent has been assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Army. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeffrey DiTullio at U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760, Phone; (508) 233–4184 or Email: Jeffrey.Ditullio@natick.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any licenses granted shall comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR part 404. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–23368 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Mandatory Provision of Full Replacement Value Coverage by Department of Defense Personal Property Transportation Service Providers (TSPs)/Contractors Department of the Army, DOD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This cancels the notice previously published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2006 (71 FR 75509). Pursuant to Chapter 157, § 2636a of Title 10 United States Code enacted by Congress on November 26, 2003, as amended by the Department of Defense Authorizations Act for FY 2007, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), as the E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 231 (Monday, December 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
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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.

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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 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, 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

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documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, 
telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0155, 
Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured 
Child Labor, in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 21, 2007.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 07-5918 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]
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