Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Claims and Appeals, 27321 [E9-13420]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 9, 2009 / Notices Reserve. In circumstances where identifying information is provided to the Federal Reserve, such information could possibly be protected from Freedom of Information Act disclosure by FOIA exemptions 4 and 6 (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (6)). The Federal Reserve Board’s Microeconomic Surveys section in the Division of Research and Statistics is an official statistical unit, as defined under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA) of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501). When information is collected by a private contractor under the oversight of that section, there are stringent requirements for protecting the data and respondents may be given a legally binding pledge of confidentiality. The pledge would disallow any use of the data for a nonstatistical purpose.1 When the Federal Reserve collects data directly (that is, without the use of a private data collection company or other such agent), respondents may also be offered such a pledge if the data are intended for a statistical purpose. Abstract: The Federal Reserve would use this event-driven survey to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve’s supervisory, regulatory, operational, and other responsibilities. The Federal Reserve proposes to conduct the FR 3051 up to 13 times per year (including one survey on an annual basis and another on a monthly basis). The frequency and content of the questions would depend on changing economic, regulatory, or legislative developments. Current Actions: On March 30, 2009, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 14126) requesting public comment for 60 days on the implementation of the Microeconomic Survey. The comment period for this notice expired on May 29, 2009. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments; the survey will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 4, 2009. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–13412 Filed 6–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 1 ‘‘Non-statistical’’ is defined precisely in CIPSEA. Loosely, an information collection undertaken for a non-statistical purpose would be one intended to support a regulatory action or other action specifically targeted to the entity on which data were collected. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Jun 08, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0035] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Claims and Appeals AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for reinstatement of an information collection requirement regarding 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) Regulatory Secretariat (VPR) 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. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 18785 on April 7, 2008. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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 July 9, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration (GSA) Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27321 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 208–6925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose It is the Government’s policy to try to resolve all contractual issues by mutual agreement at the contracting officer’s level without litigation. Contractors’ 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, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence. Dated: June 3, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E9–13420 Filed 6–8–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: April 2010 Current Population Survey Supplement on Child Support. OMB No.: 0992–0003. Description: Collection of these data will assist legislators and policymakers in determining how effective their policymaking efforts have been over time in applying the various child support legislation to the overall child support enforcement picture. This information will help policymakers E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0035]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Claims 
and Appeals

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

ACTION: Notice of request for reinstatement of an information 
collection requirement regarding 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) 
Regulatory Secretariat (VPR) 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. A request for public comments was 
published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 18785 on April 7, 2008. No 
comments were received.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary; 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 July 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration (GSA) Desk 
Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the 
General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F 
Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    It is the Government's policy to try to resolve all contractual 
issues by mutual agreement at the contracting officer's level without 
litigation. Contractors' 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, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence.

    Dated: June 3, 2009.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-13420 Filed 6-8-09; 8:45 am]
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