General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; GSA Form 527, Contractor's Qualifications and Financial Information, 79130 [E8-30567]

Download as PDF 79130 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices institutions result from differences in settlement times. It also does not appear that customers of depository institutions would significantly benefit from ACH debit transfers being settled earlier in the day. In addition, the majority of commenters opposed the proposed change and several of those that supported the change raised significant concerns about its effect on other institutions. The Board, however, believes that over time the payment of interest on Federal Reserve account balances and the broad PSR policy changes, which were announced separately today in the Federal Register, will significantly mitigate the concerns raised by commenters. Interest on Federal Reserve account balances will reduce the cost of holding balances overnight to fund earlier posting of ACH debits and may encourage institutions to hold reserves voluntarily, which would make them eligible for intraday credit. The broad PSR policy changes will also mitigate the cost of incurring greater daylight overdrafts through the voluntary pledging of collateral for a zero fee. While not pursuing the original proposal at this time, the Board believes that the simultaneous posting of ACH credit and debit transfers at 8:30 a.m. would enhance the efficiency of the payment system in the long run. Institutions that originate large values of ACH debit transfers would benefit from the need for less liquidity to settle their ACH transfers. Such a change also would align the settlement times for all ACH transfers so that it would not matter through which operator an institution originated its ACH transfers. In addition, the change would conform more closely to the Board’s guidelines for measuring daylight overdrafts. The Board will monitor changes in the environment as the industry adjusts to the initial implementation of paying interest on Federal Reserve account balances and other market events and will reconsider the proposed postingrule change in the future. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 18, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–30628 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 [OMB Control No. 3090–0007] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; GSA Form 527, Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information they meet the financial responsibility standards in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM). B. Annual Reporting Burden GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AGENCY: Office of the Chief Finance Officer, GSA. ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding GSA Form 527, Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 23, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norma Tolson, Accountant, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance, at (202) 208–0584 or via e-mail at norma.tolson@gsa.gov. 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 4041, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0007, GSA Form 527, Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The General Services Administration will be requesting the Office of Management and Budget to extend information collection 3090–0007, concerning GSA Form 527, Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information. This form is used to determine the financial capability of prospective contractors as to whether PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: 2,940. Responses Per Respondent: 1.2. Total Responses: 3,528. Hours Per Response: 2.5. Total Burden Hours: 8,820. 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 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0007, GSA Form 527, Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information, in all correspondence. Dated: December 17, 2008. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30567 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0277] Office of Citizen Services and Communications; Information Collection; Market Research Collection AGENCY: Office of Citizen Services and Communications, GSA. ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal to an existing OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding Market Research for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications. The OMB clearance currently expires on April 30, 2009. This information collection will be used to determine the utility and ease of use of GSA’s Web site, http:// www.gsa.gov. The respondents include individuals and representatives from businesses currently holding GSA contracts. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0007]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; 
Information Collection; GSA Form 527, Contractor's Qualifications and 
Financial Information

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Finance Officer, GSA.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a renewal 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 General Services Administration will be 
submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to 
review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information 
collection requirement regarding GSA Form 527, Contractor's 
Qualifications and Financial Information.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary 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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 23, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norma Tolson, Accountant, Office of 
the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance, at (202) 208-0584 or 
via e-mail at norma.tolson@gsa.gov.

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 4041, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0007, GSA Form 527, 
Contractor's Qualifications and Financial Information, in all 
correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The General Services Administration will be requesting the Office 
of Management and Budget to extend information collection 3090-0007, 
concerning GSA Form 527, Contractor's Qualifications and Financial 
Information. This form is used to determine the financial capability of 
prospective contractors as to whether they meet the financial 
responsibility standards in accordance with the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) and the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Manual (GSAM).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 2,940.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.2.
    Total Responses: 3,528.
    Hours Per Response: 2.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,820.
    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 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 3090-0007, GSA Form 527, Contractor's Qualifications and 
Financial Information, in all correspondence.

    Dated: December 17, 2008.
Casey Coleman,
Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-30567 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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