Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act-Construction, 14780 [E8-5478]

Download as PDF 14780 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 19, 2008 / Notices Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications. [FR Doc. E8–5604 Filed 3–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0141] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act—Construction 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 (9000–0141). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCIES: 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 the Buy American Act— Construction (Grimberg Decision). The clearance currently expires on September 30, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Mar 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 208–6925. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The clauses at FAR 52.225–9, Buy American Act—Construction Materials, and FAR 52.225–11, Buy American Act—Construction Materials under Trade Agreements, provide that offerors/contractors requesting to use foreign construction material, other than construction material eligible under a trade agreement, shall provide adequate information for Government evaluation of the request. These regulations implement the Buy American Act for construction (41 U.S.C. 10a–10d). B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 500. Responses Per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 1,000. Hours Per Response: 2.5. Total Burden Hours: 2,500. Obtaining Copies Of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0141, Buy American Act— Construction (Grimberg Decision), in all correspondence. Dated: March 11, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–5478 Filed 3–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 19, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. DATES: Dated: March 13, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Type of Review: New. Title: Partnerships in Character Education Program Data Collection. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or household; Businesses or other forprofit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 450. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0141]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy 
American Act--Construction

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 (9000-0141).

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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 concerning the Buy American 
Act--Construction (Grimberg Decision). The clearance currently expires 
on September 30, 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 May 19, 2008.

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

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The clauses at FAR 52.225-9, Buy American Act--Construction 
Materials, and FAR 52.225-11, Buy American Act--Construction Materials 
under Trade Agreements, provide that offerors/contractors requesting to 
use foreign construction material, other than construction material 
eligible under a trade agreement, shall provide adequate information 
for Government evaluation of the request.
    These regulations implement the Buy American Act for construction 
(41 U.S.C. 10a-10d).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 500.
    Responses Per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 1,000.
    Hours Per Response: 2.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,500.
    Obtaining Copies Of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, 
telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0141, Buy 
American Act--Construction (Grimberg Decision), in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 11, 2008.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-5478 Filed 3-18-08; 8:45 am]
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