Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Value Engineering Requirements, 48746-48747 [E9-23089]

Download as PDF 48746 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–3221 or Edward.Chambers@gsa.gov. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION A. Purpose [OMB Contrl No. 9000–0078] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Make-orBuy Program srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 for 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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Make-or-Buy Program. Requests for public comments were published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 32164, July 7, 2007. 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 October 26, 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), OMB Desk Officer, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and send a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0078, Make-or-Buy Program, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Chambers, Procurement VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Price, performance, and/or implementation of socio-economic policies may be affected by make-or-buy decisions under certain Government prime contracts. Accordingly, FAR 15.407–2, Make-or-Buy Programs— (i) Sets forth circumstances under which a Government contractor must submit for approval by the contracting officer a make-or-buy program, i.e., a written plan identifying major items to be produced or work efforts to be performed in the prime contractor’s facilities and those to be subcontracted; (ii) Provides guidance to contracting officers concerning the review and approval of the make-or-buy programs; and (iii) Prescribes the contract clause at FAR 52.215–9, Changes or Additions to Make-or-Buy Programs, which specifies the circumstances under which the contractor is required to submit for the contracting officer’s advance approval a notification and justification of any proposed change in the approved makeor-buy program. The information is used to assure the lowest overall cost to the Government for required supplies and services. [OMB Control No. 9000–0027] B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 150. Responses Per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 450. Hours per Response: 8. Total Burden Hours: 3,600. 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. 9000–0078, Make-or-Buy Program, in all correspondence. Dated: September 17, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. E9–23090 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Value Engineering Requirements AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of reinstatement request for 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) 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 value engineering requirements. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 32166, on July 7, 2009. No comments were received. 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 October 26, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, 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. 9000–0027, Value Engineering Requirements, in all correspondence. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082 or e-mail jeritta.parnell@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Value engineering is the technique by which contractors (1) voluntarily suggest methods for performing more economically and share in any resulting savings or (2) are required to establish a program to identify and submit to the Government methods for performing more economically. These recommendations are submitted to the Government as value engineering change proposals (VECP’s) and they must include specific information. This information is needed to enable the Government to evaluate the VECP and, if accepted, to arrange for an equitable sharing plan. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 400. Responses per Respondent: 4. Annual Responses: 1,600. Hours per Response: 30. Total Burden Hours: 48,000. 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. 9000–0027, Value Engineering Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: September 17, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. E9–23089 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Scientific Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the following case: Nagendra S. Ningaraj, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine: Based on the reports of an investigation conducted by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and additional analysis by the Division VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 of Investigative Oversight (DIO), ORI, in its oversight review, found that Nagendra S. Ningaraj, PhD, former Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Cancer Biology, VUSM, engaged in scientific misconduct by falsifying MALDI–MS images and mass spectral tracings and associated text in Figure 21 reported in National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant application 1 U54 CA119421–01 and by falsifying MALDI– MS images in a presentation during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting held on April 16–20, 2005, which cited support from NCI, NIH, grants R25 CA92943 and P50 CA098131. Specifically, ORI found that: 1. Respondent reversed the images for the control and minoxidil-treated brains in Figure 21 of the 1 U54 CA119421–01 grant application, claiming that minoxidil increased delivery of Gleevec to the tumor. Respondent also reversed the same images in a presentation during the AACR meeting in April 2005. 2. In Figure 21 of the 1 U54 CA119421–01 grant application, Respondent reported mass spectral tracings as having been obtained from brain tumors in Gleevec-treated mice that had been pretreated with minoxidil, while in fact they were pretreated with another potassium channel opener, NS1619, and Respondent falsely stated the minoxidil pretreatment caused an 8-fold increase in Gleevec delivery to brain tumors (compared to nonminoxidil pretreated tumors). 3. Respondent further falsified Figure 21 of the 1 U54 CA119421–01 grant application by juxtaposing the reversed MALDI–MS images (obtained with mioxidil) with the mass spectral tracings (obtained with NS1619) in the same figure and by failing to report that the images and spectra in the figure were actually obtained in totally different experiments, performed on different dates and with different K+ agonist pretreatments. Dr. Ningaraj has entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement in which he has voluntarily agreed, for a period of three (3) years, beginning on August 31, 2009: (1) To be prohibited from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS, including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant; (2) That any institution that submits an application for PHS support for a research project on which the Respondent’s participation is proposed or which uses him in any capacity on PHS-supported research or that submits a report of PHS-funded research on PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48747 which he is involved must submit a plan for supervision of his duties to the funding agency for approval no later than a month before the scheduled funding; the supervisory plan must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of his research contribution; a copy of the supervisory plan also must be submitted to ORI by the institution; Respondent agrees that he will not participate in any PHS-supported research until such a supervisory plan is submitted to ORI; and (3) Respondent will ensure that any institution employing him submits, in conjunction with each application for PHS funds or any report, manuscript, or abstract of PHS-funded research in which he is involved, a certification that the data provided by him are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived and that the data, procedures, and methodology are accurately reported in the application or report. Respondent must ensure that the institution send the certification to ORI. The certification shall be submitted no later than one month before funding and concurrently with any report, manuscript, or abstract. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Investigative Oversight, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800. John Dahlberg, Director, Division of Investigative Oversight, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. E9–23046 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; NEXT Generation Health Study SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2009, Volume 74, Number 136, pages 34760– 34761 and allowed 60 days for public comment. Two public comments were received. One questioned the value of E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0027]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Value 
Engineering Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice of reinstatement request for 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) 
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 value 
engineering requirements. A request for public comments was published 
in the Federal Register at 74 FR 32166, on July 7, 2009. No comments 
were received.
    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 October 26, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, 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. 9000-0027, 
Value Engineering Requirements, in all correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 501-4082 or e-mail jeritta.parnell@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Value engineering is the technique by which contractors (1) 
voluntarily suggest methods for performing more economically and share 
in any resulting savings or (2) are required to establish a program to 
identify and submit to the Government methods for performing more 
economically. These recommendations are submitted to the Government as 
value engineering change proposals (VECP's) and they must include 
specific information. This information is needed to enable the 
Government to evaluate the VECP and, if accepted, to arrange for an 
equitable sharing plan.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 400.
    Responses per Respondent: 4.
    Annual Responses: 1,600.
    Hours per Response: 30.
    Total Burden Hours: 48,000.
    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. 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: September 17, 2009.
Al Matera,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. E9-23089 Filed 9-23-09; 8:45 am]
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