Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 68962-68963 [E7-23727]

Download as PDF 68962 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 27, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–23725 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0622’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.Regulations.gov. BILLING CODE 8320–01–P Arita Tillman at (202) 461–6859, Fax 202–273–6229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act. OMB Control Number: 2900–0622. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Buy American Act requires that only domestic construction material shall be used to perform domestic Federal contracts for construction, with certain exceptions. Despite the allowable exceptions, it is VA policy not to accept foreign construction material. VAAR clause 852.236–89 advises bidders of these provisions and requires bidders who choose to submit a bid that includes foreign construction material to identify and list the price of such material. VA uses the information to determine whether to accept or not accept a bid that includes foreign construction material. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 20 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 min. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0011] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0011’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, fax (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900– 0011.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Reinstatement, VA Form 29–352 (Insurance Lapsed for more than 6 months) and VA Form 29– 353 (Non-medical Comparative Health Statement). OMB Control Number: 2900–0011. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Forms 29–352 and 29– 353 are used to apply for reinstatement of insurance and/or Total Disability Income Provision that has lapsed for more than six months. VA uses the PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collected to establish the applicant’s eligibility for reinstatement. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on September 25, 2007 at pages 54512– 54513. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VA Form 29–352–500 hours. b. VA Form 29–353–375 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. VA Form 29–352–20 minutes. b. VA Form 29–353–15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VA Form 29–352–1,500. b. VA Form 29–353–1,500. Dated: November 29, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–23726 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0590] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine if offerors and contractors have adequate insurance coverage prior to contract awarded. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 4, 2008. DATES: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Notices Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Acquisition Policy Division (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0590’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461–6859, FAX 202–273–6229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–71, Indemnification and Insurance. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities. OMB Control Number: 2900–0590. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: a. VA Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7 is used in solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of nonpersonal health care services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award to furnish evidence of insurability of the offeror and/or all healthcare providers who will perform under the contract. The information mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 provided is used to ensure that VA will not be held liable for any negligent acts of the contractor or it’s employees and that VA and VA beneficiaries are protected by adequate insurance coverage. b. Clause 852.237–71 is used in solicitations for vehicle or aircraft services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. The information is necessary to ensure that VA beneficiaries and the public are protected by adequate insurance coverage. c. Clause 852.207–70, is used in solicitations for commercial items and services where the work is currently being performed by VA employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of an award to a commercial firm. The clause requires the contractor to report the names of the affected Federal employees offered employment opening and the names of employees who applied for but not offered employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. The information collected is used by contracting officers to monitor and ensure compliance by the contractor under the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.207–3, Right of First Refusal of Employment. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; Notfor-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—750 hours. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–71, Indemnification and Insurance—250 hours. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—15 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes. a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—30 minutes. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–71, Indemnification and Insurance—30 minutes. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68963 Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,030. a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1,500. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237–71, Indemnification and Insurance—500. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—30. Dated: November 27, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–23727 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0393] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to evaluate quotations received and to determine which quotation offers the best value in terms of price and other factors. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 4, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Acquisition Policy Division (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0393’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23727]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0590]


Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each extension of a currently approved 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to 
determine if offerors and contractors have adequate insurance coverage 
prior to contract awarded.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before February 4, 2008.

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ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through https://www.Regulations.gov; or to Arita Tillman, Acquisition 
Policy Division (049P1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: arita.tillman@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0590'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arita Tillman at (202) 461-6859, FAX 
202-273-6229.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of OM's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Titles:
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-71, 
Indemnification and Insurance.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0590.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract:
    a. VA Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-7 is used in 
solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of non-personal health 
care services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award 
to furnish evidence of insurability of the offeror and/or all 
healthcare providers who will perform under the contract. The 
information provided is used to ensure that VA will not be held liable 
for any negligent acts of the contractor or it's employees and that VA 
and VA beneficiaries are protected by adequate insurance coverage.
    b. Clause 852.237-71 is used in solicitations for vehicle or 
aircraft services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract 
award to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types and amounts 
of insurance required by the solicitation. The information is necessary 
to ensure that VA beneficiaries and the public are protected by 
adequate insurance coverage.
    c. Clause 852.207-70, is used in solicitations for commercial items 
and services where the work is currently being performed by VA 
employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of 
an award to a commercial firm. The clause requires the contractor to 
report the names of the affected Federal employees offered employment 
opening and the names of employees who applied for but not offered 
employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. 
The information collected is used by contracting officers to monitor 
and ensure compliance by the contractor under the requirements of 
Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.207-3, Right of First Refusal 
of Employment.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Individuals and 
households; Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance--750 hours.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-71, 
Indemnification and Insurance--250 hours.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities--15 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance--30 minutes.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-71, 
Indemnification and Insurance--30 minutes.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities--30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,030.
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance--1,500.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.237-71, 
Indemnification and Insurance--500.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clauses 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities--30.

    Dated: November 27, 2007.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-23727 Filed 12-5-07; 8:45 am]
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