Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Transportation (OMB Control Number 0704-0245), 1866-1867 [E8-194]

Download as PDF 1866 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 7 / Thursday, January 10, 2008 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sauntia S. Warfield, 202–418–5084. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 08–78 Filed 1–8–08; 12:13 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Transportation (OMB Control Number 0704–0245) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through March 31, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0245, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0245 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–602–7887. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:29 Jan 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 • Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–3402. Comments received generally will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, 703–602–8387. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available on the World Wide Web at: https:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/ current/. Paper copies are available from Mr. Dustin Pitsch, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 247, Transportation, and related clauses at DFARS 252.247; OMB Control Number 0704–0245. Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers use this information to verify that prospective contractors have adequate insurance prior to award of stevedoring contracts; to provide appropriate price adjustments to stevedoring contracts; and to assist the Maritime Administration in monitoring compliance with requirements for use of U.S.-flag vessels in accordance with the Cargo Preference Act of 1904 (10 U.S.C. 2631). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 150,114. Number of Respondents: 60,400. Responses per Respondent: Approximately 8. Annual Responses: 465,842. Average Burden per Response: .32 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Summary of Information Collection The clause at DFARS 252.247–7000, Hardship Conditions, is prescribed at DFARS 247.270–6(a) for use in all solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of stevedoring services. Paragraph (a) of the clause requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of unusual conditions associated with loading or unloading a particular cargo, for potential adjustment of contract labor rates; and to submit any associated request for price adjustment to the contracting officer within 10 working days of the vessel sailing time. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The clause at DFARS 252.247–7001, Price Adjustment, is prescribed at DFARS 247.270–6(b) for use in solicitations and contracts when using sealed bidding to acquire stevedoring services. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of the clause require the contractor to notify the contracting officer of certain changes in the wage rates or benefits that apply to its direct labor employees. Paragraph (g) of the clause requires the contractor to include with its final invoice a statement that the contractor has experienced no decreases in rates of pay for labor or has notified the contracting officer of all such decreases. The clause at DFARS 252.247–7002, Revision of Prices, is prescribed at DFARS 247.270–6(c) for use in solicitations and contracts when using negotiation to acquire stevedoring services. Paragraph (c) of the clause provides that, at any time, either the contracting officer or the contractor may deliver to the other a written demand that the parties negotiate to revise the prices under the contract. Paragraph (d) of the clause requires that, if either party makes such a demand, the contractor must submit relevant data upon which to base negotiations. The clause at DFARS 252.247–7007, Liability and Insurance, is prescribed at DFARS 247.270–6(g) for use in all solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of stevedoring services. Paragraph (f) of the clause requires the contractor to furnish the contracting officer with satisfactory evidence of insurance. The provision at DFARS 252.247– 7022, Representation of Extent of Transportation by Sea, is prescribed at DFARS 247.574(a) for use in all solicitations except those for direct purchase of ocean transportation services or those with an anticipated value at or below the simplified acquisition threshold. Paragraph (b) of the provision requires the offeror to represent whether or not it anticipates that supplies will be transported by sea in the performance of any contract or subcontract resulting from the solicitation. The clause at DFARS 252.247–7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea, is prescribed at DFARS 247.574(b) for use in all solicitations and contracts except those for direct purchase of ocean transportation services. The clause is used with its Alternate III in solicitations and contracts with an anticipated value at or below the simplified acquisition threshold. Paragraph (d) of the clause requires the contractor to submit any requests for use of other than U.S.-flag vessels in writing to the contracting officer. Paragraph (e) E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 7 / Thursday, January 10, 2008 / Notices of the clause requires the contractor to submit one copy of the rated on board vessel operating carrier’s ocean bill of lading. Paragraph (f) of the clause requires the contractor to represent, with its final invoice, that: (1) No ocean transportation was used in the performance of the contract; (2) only U.S.-flag vessels were used for all ocean shipments under the contract; (3) the contractor had the written consent of the contracting officer for all non-U.S.flag ocean transportation; or (4) shipments were made on non-U.S.-flag vessels without the written consent of the contracting officer. Contractors must flow down these requirements to noncommercial subcontracts and certain types of commercial subcontracts. Subcontracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (f) stated above. The clause at DFARS 252.247–7024, Notification of Transportation of Supplies by Sea, is prescribed at DFARS 247.574(c) for use in all contracts for which the offeror represented, by completion of the provision at DFARS 252.247–7022, that it did not anticipate transporting any supplies by sea in performance of the contract. Paragraph (a) of the clause requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer if the contractor learns after award of the contract that supplies will be transported by sea. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. E8–194 Filed 1–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP08–32–000] Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America; Notice of Application yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES January 3, 2008. Take notice that on December 7, 2007, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (Natural), 747 East 22nd Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148–5072, filed in Docket No. CP08–32–000, an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Subpart A of Part 157 of the Commission’s Regulations, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the construction and operation of certain facilities at Natural’s Herscher Galesville storage field in Kankakee County, Illinois, (Herscher Galesville) to VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:29 Jan 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 enable Natural to provide 10 Bcf of firm incremental storage service for certain expansion shippers, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at https:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Natural proposes to (a) drill and operate 15 new water withdrawal wells with 230 horsepower downhole submersible pumps, and up to 11 new water disposal wells at up to 11 new well pads; (b) install and operate surface water booster pumps on 3 existing water injection wells; (c) drill and operate horizontal lateral recompletions of up to 4 existing water injection wells, which, if successful, will reduce the number of new water injection wells required to be drilled; (d) upgrade and operate the existing water disposal system by replacing, looping or extending 12 water lines totaling 25,825 feet (made up of 8-, 10- and 12-inch diameter plastic pipe); (e) rework (via underreaming and deepening) and operate 5 existing gas injection/withdrawal wells; (f) purchase 2.0 Bcf of additional cushion gas; (g) install and operate one 8,180 hp natural gas compressor unit; (h) construct and operate miscellaneous appurtenant facilities as necessary to develop the proposed project, all at the Herscher Galesville storage field. Natural also seeks approval of the negotiated rates as contained in the precedent agreements supporting the proposed project; approval of the recourse rates and tariff provisions necessary to effectuate such rates; and approval of an increase in Herscher Galesville’s certificated peak day withdrawal level from 1,000 MMcf up to 1,100 MMcf. There would be no increase in Natural’s currently certificated total maximum inventory level at Herscher Galesville. Natural estimates its construction cost for the Herscher Galesville storage field project at $75,349,207. Any questions concerning the application should be directed to Bruce H. Newsome, Vice President, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, 747 East 22nd Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148–5072, telephone: (630) 691–3526, e-mail: bruce_newsome@kindermorgan.com. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1867 There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceeding for this project should, on or before the below listed comment date, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFT 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to the project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 7 (Thursday, January 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1866-1867]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-194]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Transportation (OMB Control Number 0704-0245)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the 
proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and 
seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments 
on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through March 31, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for use for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0245, using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0245 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 703-602-7887.
     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. 
Dustin Pitsch, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 
22202-3402.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:/
/www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, 703-602-8387. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available on the World Wide Web at: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/
dfarspgi/current/. Paper copies are available from Mr. Dustin 
Pitsch, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3062.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 247, Transportation, and 
related clauses at DFARS 252.247; OMB Control Number 0704-0245.
    Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers use this information to 
verify that prospective contractors have adequate insurance prior to 
award of stevedoring contracts; to provide appropriate price 
adjustments to stevedoring contracts; and to assist the Maritime 
Administration in monitoring compliance with requirements for use of 
U.S.-flag vessels in accordance with the Cargo Preference Act of 1904 
(10 U.S.C. 2631).
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Annual Burden Hours: 150,114.
    Number of Respondents: 60,400.
    Responses per Respondent: Approximately 8.
    Annual Responses: 465,842.
    Average Burden per Response: .32 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    The clause at DFARS 252.247-7000, Hardship Conditions, is 
prescribed at DFARS 247.270-6(a) for use in all solicitations and 
contracts for the acquisition of stevedoring services. Paragraph (a) of 
the clause requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of 
unusual conditions associated with loading or unloading a particular 
cargo, for potential adjustment of contract labor rates; and to submit 
any associated request for price adjustment to the contracting officer 
within 10 working days of the vessel sailing time.
    The clause at DFARS 252.247-7001, Price Adjustment, is prescribed 
at DFARS 247.270-6(b) for use in solicitations and contracts when using 
sealed bidding to acquire stevedoring services. Paragraphs (b) and (c) 
of the clause require the contractor to notify the contracting officer 
of certain changes in the wage rates or benefits that apply to its 
direct labor employees. Paragraph (g) of the clause requires the 
contractor to include with its final invoice a statement that the 
contractor has experienced no decreases in rates of pay for labor or 
has notified the contracting officer of all such decreases.
    The clause at DFARS 252.247-7002, Revision of Prices, is prescribed 
at DFARS 247.270-6(c) for use in solicitations and contracts when using 
negotiation to acquire stevedoring services. Paragraph (c) of the 
clause provides that, at any time, either the contracting officer or 
the contractor may deliver to the other a written demand that the 
parties negotiate to revise the prices under the contract. Paragraph 
(d) of the clause requires that, if either party makes such a demand, 
the contractor must submit relevant data upon which to base 
negotiations.
    The clause at DFARS 252.247-7007, Liability and Insurance, is 
prescribed at DFARS 247.270-6(g) for use in all solicitations and 
contracts for the acquisition of stevedoring services. Paragraph (f) of 
the clause requires the contractor to furnish the contracting officer 
with satisfactory evidence of insurance.
    The provision at DFARS 252.247-7022, Representation of Extent of 
Transportation by Sea, is prescribed at DFARS 247.574(a) for use in all 
solicitations except those for direct purchase of ocean transportation 
services or those with an anticipated value at or below the simplified 
acquisition threshold. Paragraph (b) of the provision requires the 
offeror to represent whether or not it anticipates that supplies will 
be transported by sea in the performance of any contract or subcontract 
resulting from the solicitation.
    The clause at DFARS 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by 
Sea, is prescribed at DFARS 247.574(b) for use in all solicitations and 
contracts except those for direct purchase of ocean transportation 
services. The clause is used with its Alternate III in solicitations 
and contracts with an anticipated value at or below the simplified 
acquisition threshold. Paragraph (d) of the clause requires the 
contractor to submit any requests for use of other than U.S.-flag 
vessels in writing to the contracting officer. Paragraph (e)

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of the clause requires the contractor to submit one copy of the rated 
on board vessel operating carrier's ocean bill of lading. Paragraph (f) 
of the clause requires the contractor to represent, with its final 
invoice, that: (1) No ocean transportation was used in the performance 
of the contract; (2) only U.S.-flag vessels were used for all ocean 
shipments under the contract; (3) the contractor had the written 
consent of the contracting officer for all non-U.S.-flag ocean 
transportation; or (4) shipments were made on non-U.S.-flag vessels 
without the written consent of the contracting officer. Contractors 
must flow down these requirements to noncommercial subcontracts and 
certain types of commercial subcontracts. Subcontracts at or below the 
simplified acquisition threshold are excluded from the requirements of 
paragraph (f) stated above.
    The clause at DFARS 252.247-7024, Notification of Transportation of 
Supplies by Sea, is prescribed at DFARS 247.574(c) for use in all 
contracts for which the offeror represented, by completion of the 
provision at DFARS 252.247-7022, that it did not anticipate 
transporting any supplies by sea in performance of the contract. 
Paragraph (a) of the clause requires the contractor to notify the 
contracting officer if the contractor learns after award of the 
contract that supplies will be transported by sea.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. E8-194 Filed 1-9-08; 8:45 am]
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