Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Information Technology (OMB Control Number 0704-0341), 4188-4189 [E8-1090]

Download as PDF 4188 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Presolicitation notices are used by the Government for several reasons, one of which is to aid prospective contractors in submitting proposals without undue expenditure of effort, time, and money. The Government also uses the presolicitation notices to control printing and mailing costs. The presolicitation notice response is used to determine the number of solicitation documents needed and to assure that interested offerors receive the solicitation documents. The responses are placed in the contract file and referred to when solicitation documents are ready for mailing. After mailing, the responses remain in the contract file and become a matter of record. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 5,310. Responses Per Respondent: 8. Annual Responses: 42,480. Hours Per Response: .08. Total Burden Hours: 3,398. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0037, Presolicitation Notice, in all correspondence. Dated: January 15, 2008 Al Matera, Director,Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–1196 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] 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 OMB Circular A–119. The clearance currently expires on May 31, 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 March 24, 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 General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0153, OMB Circular A–119, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Ms. Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0153] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; OMB Circular A–119 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 (9000–0153). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCIES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 A. Purpose On February 19, 1998, a revised OMB Circular A–119, ‘‘Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities,’’ was published in the Federal Register at 63 FR 8545, February 19, 1998. FAR Subparts 11.1 and 11.2 were revised and a solicitation provision was added at 52.211–7, Alternatives to GovernmentUnique Standards, to implement the requirements of the revised OMB circular. If an alternative standard is proposed, the offeror must furnish data and/or information regarding the alternative in sufficient detail for the Government to determine if it meets the Government’s requirements. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 100. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 100. Hours Per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 100. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0153, OMB Circular A–119, in all correspondence. Dated: January 15, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–1170 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Information Technology (OMB Control Number 0704–0341) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. 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 April 30, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices DoD will consider all comments received by March 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0341, 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 0704–0341 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–602–7887. • Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Felisha Hitt, 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: Ms. Felisha Hitt, 703–602–0310. 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 Ms. Felisha Hitt, 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 239, Acquisition of Information Technology, and the associated clauses at DFARS 252.239–7000 and 252.239–7006; OMB Control Number 0704–0341. Needs and Uses: This requirement provides for the collection of information from contractors regarding security of information technology; tariffs pertaining to telecommunications services; and proposals from common carriers to perform special construction under contracts for telecommunications services. Contracting officers and other DoD personnel use the information to ensure that information systems are protected; to participate in the establishment of tariffs for telecommunications services; and to establish reasonable prices for special construction by common carriers. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 1,622. Number of Respondents: 521. Responses Per Respondent: Approximately 4. Annual Responses: 1,959. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 1 hour. Frequency: On occasion. Summary of Information Collection The clause at DFARS 252.239–7000, Protection Against Compromising Emanations, requires that the contractor provide, upon request of the contracting officer, documentation that information technology used or provided under the contract meets appropriate information assurance requirements. The clause at DFARS 252.239–7006, Tariff Information, requires that the contractor provide to the contracting officer: (1) Upon request, a copy of the contractor’s existing tariffs; (2) before filing any application to a Federal, State, or other regulatory agency for new rates, charges, services, or regulations relating to any tariff or any of the facilities or services to be furnished solely or primarily to the Government, and, upon request, a copy of all information, material, and data developed or prepared in support of or in connection with such an application; and (3) a notification to the contracting officer of any application filed by anyone other than the contractor that may affect the rate or conditions of services under the agreement or contract. DFARS 239.7408–1 requires the contracting officer to obtain a detailed special construction proposal from a common carrier that submits a proposal or quotation with special construction requirements related to the performance of basic telecommunications services. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. E8–1090 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Decision Memorandum Accepting Alternative Arrangements for the U.S. Navy’s Southern California Operating Area Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEXs) and Joint Task Force Exercises (JTFEXs) Scheduled To Occur Between Today and January 2009 Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of Decision Memorandum. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy announces its decision to accept alternative arrangements approved by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.11 for PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4189 implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., for the Navy’s Southern California (SOCAL) Operating Area Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEXs) and Joint Task Force Exercises (JTFEXs) scheduled to occur between today and January 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The text of the entire Decision Memorandum is provided as follows: On January 10, 2008, the Department of the Navy (Navy) sought Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) approval of alternative arrangements pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.11 for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA), for MFA sonar training during the remaining five COMPTUEXs and four JTFEXs scheduled to occur between today and January 23, 2009, in the Southern California (SOCAL) Operating Area. On January 11, 2008, the Navy reaffirmed its request. On January 15 CEQ concluded consultation and approved alternative arrangements pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.11 for implementing the procedural provisions of (NEPA). This memorandum documents the Navy’s decision to accept the alternative arrangements. Background Framework NEPA: NEPA requires Navy to undertake an assessment of the environmental effects of its proposed actions prior to making decisions. The CEQ Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act provide for situations when emergency circumstances make it necessary to make decisions and take action with significant environmental impact without observing the provisions of the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR § 1506.11). Specifically, the agency should consult with CEQ about alternative arrangements for actions necessary to control the immediate impacts of the emergency. Title 10: The Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) is one of the processes used to ensure the Chief of Naval Operation’s (CNO) obligation under Section 5062 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code, which requires organization, training and equipping of all naval forces for combat. The FRTP is an arduous training cycle that ensures Navy forces achieve the highest possible readiness levels prior to deployment. As part of the FRTP, the Navy conducts COMPTUEXs and JTFEXs to achieve required Navy E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4188-4189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1090]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Information Technology (OMB 
Control Number 0704-0341)

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 April 30, 2008. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for use for three additional years.

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DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0341, 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-
0341 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 703-602-7887.
     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Felisha Hitt, 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: Ms. Felisha Hitt, 703-602-0310. 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 Ms. 
Felisha Hitt, 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 239, Acquisition of Information Technology, and 
the associated clauses at DFARS 252.239-7000 and 252.239-7006; OMB 
Control Number 0704-0341.
    Needs and Uses: This requirement provides for the collection of 
information from contractors regarding security of information 
technology; tariffs pertaining to telecommunications services; and 
proposals from common carriers to perform special construction under 
contracts for telecommunications services. Contracting officers and 
other DoD personnel use the information to ensure that information 
systems are protected; to participate in the establishment of tariffs 
for telecommunications services; and to establish reasonable prices for 
special construction by common carriers.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1,622.
    Number of Respondents: 521.
    Responses Per Respondent: Approximately 4.
    Annual Responses: 1,959.
    Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 1 hour.
    Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    The clause at DFARS 252.239-7000, Protection Against Compromising 
Emanations, requires that the contractor provide, upon request of the 
contracting officer, documentation that information technology used or 
provided under the contract meets appropriate information assurance 
requirements.
    The clause at DFARS 252.239-7006, Tariff Information, requires that 
the contractor provide to the contracting officer: (1) Upon request, a 
copy of the contractor's existing tariffs; (2) before filing any 
application to a Federal, State, or other regulatory agency for new 
rates, charges, services, or regulations relating to any tariff or any 
of the facilities or services to be furnished solely or primarily to 
the Government, and, upon request, a copy of all information, material, 
and data developed or prepared in support of or in connection with such 
an application; and (3) a notification to the contracting officer of 
any application filed by anyone other than the contractor that may 
affect the rate or conditions of services under the agreement or 
contract.
    DFARS 239.7408-1 requires the contracting officer to obtain a 
detailed special construction proposal from a common carrier that 
submits a proposal or quotation with special construction requirements 
related to the performance of basic telecommunications services.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. E8-1090 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]
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