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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices 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. Dated: September 17, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. E9–23088 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] DATES: Submit comments on or before October 26, 2009. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Cromer, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–1448 or e-mail Beverly.cromer@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This request covers the collection of information as a first step under Public Law 85–804, as amended by Public Law 93–155 and Executive Order 10789 dated November 14, 1958, that allows contracts to be entered into, amended, or modified in order to facilitate national defense. In order for a firm to be granted relief under the Act, specific evidence must be submitted which supports the firm’s assertion that relief is appropriate and that the matter cannot be disposed of under the terms of the contract. The information is used by the Government to determine if relief can be granted under the Act and to determine the appropriate type and amount of relief. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden The annual reporting burden is estimated as follows: Respondents: 100. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 100. Hours per Response: 16. Total Burden Hours: 1,600. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requester 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. 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, in all correspondence. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0147] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information AGENCY: 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 (9000–0147). 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 pollution prevention and right-to-know information. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 32163 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48745 Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Clark, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219–1813 or e-mail william.clark@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 23.10, implements Executive Order (E.O.) 13148 of April 21, 2000, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management, and it also provides a means for agencies to obtain contractor information for the implementation of environmental management systems (EMSs) and the completion of facility compliance audits (FCAs) at certain Federal facilities. This information collection will be accomplished by means of Alternates I and II to FAR clause 52.223–5. Alternate I of 52.223– 5 require contractors to provide information needed by a Federal facility to implement an EMS and Alternate II of 52.223–5 requires contractors to complete an FCA. FAR subpart 23.10 and its associated contract clause at FAR 52.223–5 also implement the requirements of E.O. 13148 to require that Federal facilities comply with the planning and reporting requirements of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101–13109), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001–11050). The E.O. requires that contracts to be performed on a Federal facility provide for the contractor to supply to the Federal agency all information the Federal agency deems necessary to comply with these reporting requirements. B. Annual Reporting Burden Number of Respondents: 7,460. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 7,460. Average Burden per Response: 2.834. Total Burden Hours: 21,140. 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 Number 9000– 0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-toKnow Information, in all correspondence. Dated: September 17, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. E9–23091 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0147]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information

AGENCY: 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 (9000-0147).

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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 pollution 
prevention and right-to-know information. A request for public comments 
was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 32163 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, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Clark, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA, (202) 219-1813 or e-mail william.clark@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 23.10, implements 
Executive Order (E.O.) 13148 of April 21, 2000, Greening the Government 
through Leadership in Environmental Management, and it also provides a 
means for agencies to obtain contractor information for the 
implementation of environmental management systems (EMSs) and the 
completion of facility compliance audits (FCAs) at certain Federal 
facilities. This information collection will be accomplished by means 
of Alternates I and II to FAR clause 52.223-5. Alternate I of 52.223-5 
require contractors to provide information needed by a Federal facility 
to implement an EMS and Alternate II of 52.223-5 requires contractors 
to complete an FCA. FAR subpart 23.10 and its associated contract 
clause at FAR 52.223-5 also implement the requirements of E.O. 13148 to 
require that Federal facilities comply with the planning and reporting 
requirements of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
13101-13109), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know 
Act (EPCRA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001-11050). The E.O. requires that 
contracts to be performed on a Federal facility provide for the 
contractor to supply to the Federal agency all information the Federal 
agency deems necessary to comply with these reporting requirements.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Number of Respondents: 7,460.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 7,460.
    Average Burden per Response: 2.834.
    Total Burden Hours: 21,140.
    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 Number 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know 
Information, in all correspondence.

    Dated: September 17, 2009.
Al Matera,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. E9-23091 Filed 9-23-09; 8:45 am]
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