Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Duty-Free Entry, 7265 [E8-2293]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2008 / Notices Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 208–6925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, agencies are required to evaluate offers over a certain dollar limitation not to supply an eligible product without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American program. Offerors identify excluded end products on this certificate. The contracting officer uses the information to identify the offered items which are domestic end products. Items having components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States, a designated country, Caribbean Basin country or Free Trade Agreement Country. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,140. Responses Per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 11,400. Hours Per Response: .109. Total Burden Hours: 1,238. 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. 9000–0025, Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act Certificate, in all correspondence. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: January 28, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–2279 Filed 2–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 Feb 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0022] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; DutyFree Entry AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for 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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning duty-free entry. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 56338, on October 3, 2007. No comments were received. This OMB clearance 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 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 208–6925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7265 United States laws impose duties on foreign supplies imported into the customs territory of the United States. Certain exemptions from these duties are available to Government agencies. These exemptions are used whenever the anticipated savings outweigh the administrative costs associated with processing required documentation. When a Government contractor purchases foreign supplies, it must notify the contracting officer to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. In addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify certain information to assure the dutyfree entry of the supplies. The contracting officer analyzes the information submitted by the contractor to determine whether or not supplies should enter the country duty-free. The information, the contracting officer’s determination, and the U.S. Customs forms are placed in the contract file. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,330. Responses Per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 13,300. Hours Per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 6,650. 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. 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry, in all correspondence. Dated: January 28, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–2293 Filed 2–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0014] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Statement and Acknowledgment (Standard Form 1413) Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCIES: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0022]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Duty-
Free Entry

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

ACTION: Notice of request for 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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved 
information collection requirement concerning duty-free entry. A 
request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 
FR 56338, on October 3, 2007. No comments were received. This OMB 
clearance 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 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, 
Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services 
Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, 
Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 208-6925.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    United States laws impose duties on foreign supplies imported into 
the customs territory of the United States. Certain exemptions from 
these duties are available to Government agencies. These exemptions are 
used whenever the anticipated savings outweigh the administrative costs 
associated with processing required documentation. When a Government 
contractor purchases foreign supplies, it must notify the contracting 
officer to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. In 
addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify certain 
information to assure the duty-free entry of the supplies.
    The contracting officer analyzes the information submitted by the 
contractor to determine whether or not supplies should enter the 
country duty-free. The information, the contracting officer's 
determination, and the U.S. Customs forms are placed in the contract 
file.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 1,330.
    Responses Per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 13,300.
    Hours Per Response: .5.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,650.
    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. 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry, in all correspondence.

    Dated: January 28, 2008.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-2293 Filed 2-6-08; 8:45 am]
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