Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 18784-18785 [E8-7197]

Download as PDF 18784 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 67 / Monday, April 7, 2008 / Notices rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES trademark assignment recordation request. Needs and Uses: Under 35 U.S.C. 261 and 262 and 15 U.S.C. 1057 and 1060, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) records patent and trademark assignment documents that show the transfer of ownership of applications, patents, and trademark registrations from one entity to another. The USPTO provides cover sheets to ensure all the necessary assignment data is submitted for accurate recording. In order to file a request to record an assignment, the respondent must submit an appropriate cover sheet along with copies of the assignment documents to be recorded and payment of the appropriate fee. The recorded documents are available for public inspection, except for those documents that are sealed under secrecy orders or related to unpublished patent applications. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by any of the following methods: E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0027 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Fawcett. Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before May 7, 2008 to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dated: April 1, 2008. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division. [FR Doc. E8–7171 Filed 4–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Apr 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0155] Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor 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. 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 regarding prohibition on acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 67920 on December 3, 2007. No comments were received. Submit comments on or before: May 7, 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 Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), General Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Mr. Ernest Woodson, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–3775. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: A. Purpose This information collection complies with Executive Order 13126, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, signed by the President on June 12, 1999. Executive Order 13126 requires that this prohibition be enforced within the federal acquisition system by means of: (1) A provision that requires the contractor to certify to the contracting PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 officer that the contractor or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of child labor; and (2) A provision that obligates the contractor to cooperate fully in providing reasonable access to the contractor’s records, documents, persons, or premises if reasonably requested by authorized officials of the contracting agency, the Department of the Treasury, or the Department of Justice, for the purpose of determining whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract. The information collection requirements of the Executive Order are evidenced via the certification requirements delineated at FAR 22.1505, 52.212–3, 52.222–18, and 52.222–19. To eliminate some of the administrative burden on offerors who must submit the same information to various contracting offices, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) decided to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require offerors to submit representations and certifications electronically via the Business Partner Network (BPN), unless certain exceptions apply. Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is the specific application on the BPN to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process. The change to the FAR is being accomplished by FAR Case 2002—024. The clearance associated with this case referenced this OMB Control No. 9000– 0155 and reduced the hours of burden by 35%—attributable to mandated use of ORCA. This reduction is already reflected in the figures below. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 500. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Hours Per Response: 0.325. Total Burden Hours: 162. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 67 / Monday, April 7, 2008 / Notices 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence. Dated: April 1, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–7197 Filed 4–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 208–6925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0035] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Claims and Appeals 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. AGENCIES: 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 claims and appeals. 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 June 6, 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 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Apr 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 It is the Government’s policy to try to resolve all contractual issues by mutual agreement at the contracting officer’s level without litigation. Contractor’s claims must be submitted in writing to the contracting officer for a decision. Claims exceeding $100,000 must be accompanied by a certification that (1) the claim is made in good faith; (2) supporting data are accurate and complete; and (3) the amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which the contractor believes the Government is liable. Contractors may appeal the contracting officer’s decision by submitting written appeals to the appropriate officials. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 4,500. Responses Per Respondent: 3. Annual Responses: 13,500. Hours Per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 13,500. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence. Dated: April 1, 2008 Al Matera, Director,Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–7203 Filed 4–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [DoD–2007–OS–0136] Defense Transportation Regulation, Part IV Department of Defense; United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is correcting a Notice to Defense Transportation Regulation, Part IV that appeared on April 1, 2008 (73 FR PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18785 17327). The document corrects the docket number and comment period. DATES: This correction is effective April 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Teague, United States Transportation Command, TCJ5/4–PT, 508 Scott Drive, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225–5357; (618) 229–1985 or Ms. Rosia Lindsey, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, SDDC–PPP– OPS, 709 Ward Drive, Bldg. 1990, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225; (618) 220– 5484. Correction In the Federal Register of April 1, 2008, in FR Doc. E8–6660. on page 17327, correct the docket number and public comment period to read as follows: 1. ‘‘[DoD–2007–OS–0137]’’ is corrected to read ‘‘[DoD–2007–OS– 0136]’’. 2. The comment period is corrected to read ‘‘June 6, 2008’’. Dated: April 1, 2008. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–7158 Filed 4–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Department of Defense; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). ACTION: Quarterly Meeting Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended) announcement of the following meeting: Name of Committee: Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Date of Meeting: Friday, May 16, 2008. Location: Board of Regents Conference Room (D3001), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purpose of the Meeting: Meetings of the Board of Regents assure that USU operates in the best traditions of academia. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0155]


Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products 
Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor

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.

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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 regarding prohibition on acquisition 
of products produced by forced or indentured child labor. A request for 
public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 67920 on 
December 3, 2007. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: May 7, 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 Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), General 
Services Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0155, Prohibition on 
Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 
in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Mr. Ernest Woodson, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 501-3775.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    This information collection complies with Executive Order 13126, 
Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured 
Child Labor, signed by the President on June 12, 1999. Executive Order 
13126 requires that this prohibition be enforced within the federal 
acquisition system by means of: (1) A provision that requires the 
contractor to certify to the contracting officer that the contractor 
or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official 
of the contractor has made a good faith effort to determine whether 
forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or 
manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the 
basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of 
child labor; and (2) A provision that obligates the contractor to 
cooperate fully in providing reasonable access to the contractor's 
records, documents, persons, or premises if reasonably requested by 
authorized officials of the contracting agency, the Department of the 
Treasury, or the Department of Justice, for the purpose of determining 
whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or 
manufacture any product furnished under the contract.
    The information collection requirements of the Executive Order are 
evidenced via the certification requirements delineated at FAR 22.1505, 
52.212-3, 52.222-18, and 52.222-19.
    To eliminate some of the administrative burden on offerors who must 
submit the same information to various contracting offices, the 
Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council (Councils) decided to amend the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) to require offerors to submit representations and 
certifications electronically via the Business Partner Network (BPN), 
unless certain exceptions apply. Online Representations and 
Certifications Application (ORCA) is the specific application on the 
BPN to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps 
and Certs) process. The change to the FAR is being accomplished by FAR 
Case 2002--024. The clearance associated with this case referenced this 
OMB Control No. 9000-0155 and reduced the hours of burden by 35%--
attributable to mandated use of ORCA. This reduction is already 
reflected in the figures below.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 500.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Hours Per Response: 0.325.
    Total Burden Hours: 162.
    OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 
4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No.

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9000-0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or 
Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence.

    Dated: April 1, 2008.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-7197 Filed 4-4-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S