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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 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices 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: Ms. Jocelyn Johnson, Office of Citizen Services and Communications, at telephone (202) 208–0043, or via e-mail to jocelyn.johnson@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. 3090–0277, Market Research Collection for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, in all correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES A. Purpose The purpose of this information collection is to inform GSA on how to best provide service and relevance to the American public via GSA’s Web site http://www.gsa.gov. The information collected from an online survey, focus groups, and Web site usability testing will be used to refine the http:// www.gsa.gov Web site. The questions to be asked are non-invasive and do not address or probe sensitive issues. It is important for the GSA to gain information from the many diffuse groups it serves; therefore, the GSA will be questioning individuals and households, and businesses and other for-profit groups. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 190. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Hours Per Response: 72.6 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 230. 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. 3090–0277, Market Research Collection for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, in all correspondence. Dated: December 17, 2008. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30674 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–CX–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel; Notification of Public Advisory Panel Meetings AGENCY: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel (MAS Panel), a Federal Advisory Committee, will hold public meetings on the following dates: Friday, January 30, 2009 and Monday February 2, 2009. GSA utilizes the MAS program to establish long-term Governmentwide contracts with responsible firms to provide Federal, State, and local government customers with access to a wide variety of commercial supplies (products) and services. The MAS Panel was established to develop advice and recommendations on MAS program pricing policies, provisions, and procedures in the context of current commercial pricing practices. The Panel will be developing recommendations for MAS program pricing provisions for the acquisition of (1) professional services; (2) products; (3) total solutions which consist of professional services and products; and (4) non professional services. In developing the recommendations, the Panel will, at a minimum, address these 5 questions for each of the 4 types of acquisitions envisioned above: (1) Where does competition take place?; (2) If competition takes place primarily at the task/delivery order level, does a fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level really matter?; (3) If the Panel consensus is that competition is at the task order level, are the methods that GSA uses to determine fair and reasonable prices and maintain the price/discount relationship with the basis of award customer(s) adequate?; (4) If the current policy is not adequate, what are the recommendations to improve the policy/guidance; and (5) If fair and reasonable price determination at the MAS contract level is not beneficial and the fair and reasonable price determination is to be determined only at the task/delivery order level, then what is the GSA role? To that end, the Panel would like to hear from the many stakeholders of the MAS program. The MAS program stakeholders include, but are not limited to, ordering agency contracting officers, GSA contracting officers, schedule contract holders, Congress, program PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79131 managers, the General Accountability Office, and Federal agency Inspector General Offices. The panel is particularly interested in stakeholder views as to how the issues discussed above may relate differently to the purchase of goods, services, or goods and services that are configured to propose an integrated solution to an agency’s needs. Written comments may be submitted at any time in accordance with the guidance below. The meeting will be held at U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, 2200 Crystal Drive, Room L1301, Arlington, VA 22202. The location is within walking distance of the Crystal City metro stop. The meeting start time is 9:00 a.m., and will adjourn no later than 5:00 p.m. For presentations before the Panel, the following guidance is provided: Oral comments: The Panel will no longer entertain oral presentations. Written Comments: Written comments must be received ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be provided to the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Comments should be supplied to Ms. Brooks at the address/contact information noted below in the following format: one hard copy with original signature and one electronic copy via email in Microsoft Word. Subsequent meeting dates, locations, and times will be published at least 15 days prior to the meeting date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the Panel meetings, agendas, and other information can be obtained at www.gsa.gov/ masadvisorypanel or you may contact Ms. Pat Brooks, Designated Federal Officer, Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel, U.S. General Services Administration, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 911, Arlington, VA 22205; telephone 703 605–3406, Fax 703 605– 3454; or via email at mas.advisorypanel@gsa.gov. AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS: All meeting materials, including meeting agendas, handouts, public comments, and meeting minutes will be posted on the MAS Panel website at www.gsa.gov/ masadvisorypanel or www.gsa.gov/ masap. MEETING ACCESS: Individuals requiring special accommodations at any of these meetings should contact Ms. Brooks at least ten (10) business days prior to the meeting date so that appropriate arrangements can be made. E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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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.

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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 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

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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: Ms. Jocelyn Johnson, Office of Citizen 
Services and Communications, at telephone (202) 208-0043, or via e-mail 
to jocelyn.johnson@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. 3090-0277, Market Research 
Collection for the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, in 
all correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The purpose of this information collection is to inform GSA on how 
to best provide service and relevance to the American public via GSA's 
Web site http://www.gsa.gov. The information collected from an online 
survey, focus groups, and Web site usability testing will be used to 
refine the http://www.gsa.gov Web site. The questions to be asked are 
non-invasive and do not address or probe sensitive issues. It is 
important for the GSA to gain information from the many diffuse groups 
it serves; therefore, the GSA will be questioning individuals and 
households, and businesses and other for-profit groups.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 190.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Hours Per Response: 72.6 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 230.
    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. 3090-0277, Market Research Collection for the Office of 
Citizen Services and Communications, in all correspondence.

    Dated: December 17, 2008.
Casey Coleman,
Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-30674 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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