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This notice is being provided to offer assistance to Federal contractors in understanding the FederalReporting.gov centralized reporting tool. DATES: Effective Date: September 25, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501–3775. Please cite Notice— Centralized Reporting Tool at Federalreporting.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background On March 31, 2009, the Councils published an interim rule, FAR case 2009–009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)—Reporting Requirements (74 FR 14639). The rule implements section 1512 of Public Law 111–5, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ‘‘Recovery Act’’), which requires Federal contractors that receive awards (or modifications to existing awards) funded, in whole or in part, by the Recovery Act to report cumulatively each calendar quarter on the use of the funds. Federal contractors will report using a centralized reporting tool at FederalReporting.gov. The reporting tool was anticipated to be available for the reporting period ending June 30, 2009, with reports due July 10, 2009. However, the reporting tool was not available and a notice was posted to FederalReporting.gov advising Federal contractors to maintain their data for the quarter ending June 30, 2009 for the cumulative report due October 10, 2009. The reporting tool is anticipated to be available at FederalReporting.gov on October 1, 2009. On August 25, 2009, a Federal Register notice (74 FR 42877) was published to notify Federal contractors that the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (‘‘Board’’) had announced the availability of registration at FederalReporting.gov. To comply with the reporting required by 52.204–11, Federal contractors must first register at FederalReporting.gov. Early registration is encouraged. The PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48971 registration process requires authorization by the Federal contractors’ Government Business or Electronic Business Points of Contact listed in their Central Contractor Registration (CCR) record for the DUNS number indicated by the FederalReporting.gov registrant. Federal contractors, who have not already registered at FederalReporting.gov, should do so now. For more information on the registration and authorization process, go to the ‘‘Downloads’’ tab at FederalReporting.gov and select the ‘‘User Registration Guide’’ and ‘‘Recipient Point of Contact Guide’’ from the Documentation section. A User Guide for the reporting tool will be posted to FederalReporting.gov shortly and will also contain registration instructions. Contractors are advised to review the ‘‘Recipient Reporting Data Model’’ also provided under the ‘‘Downloads’’ tab. This document includes the data elements that will be required for reporting. The FAR Council is not responsible for developing FederalReporting.gov but understands that the system is being initially developed to focus on core functionality and will not pre-populate data elements. Therefore, additional data elements not included in the list in FAR clause 52.204–11, primarily administrative information required by the Federal Funding and Accountability Act (FFATA), must be entered. These additional data elements include: agency information (awarding agency and Government contracting office); contractor information (name, address, DUNS number, and congressional district); and, award information (program source (treasury account symbol (TAS)) associated with the award. Further, contractors must select ‘‘Federally awarded contract’’ from a list of award types. Federal contractors will have much of this data on hand, or it will be readily available in the contract document. Until posted at FederalReporting.gov, information to assist Federal contractors in preparing for reporting, including a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on reporting for Federal contractors, has been posted to http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ recoveryldefault/. These FAQs will familiarize Federal contractors with the new system, available guides, key dates and activities, and the reporting process. The FAQs also provide additional information on data elements, such as examples on how to calculate full-timeequivalent in order to report jobs created and retained. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 48972 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices Because some information may not be available in the contract document, such as the TAS, the FAQs provide instruction on how to easily locate this information in the Recovery Act Report updated daily at https://www.fpds.gov. The current interim rule will remain in effect. The FAR Council anticipates that the first reporting cycle will provide valuable experience and information necessary to inform the Council’s decision on how best to proceed with the FAR rule. Federal contractors will be notified of the FAR Council’s plan through the Federal Register. An emergency information collection request adding the additional data elements and extending OMB–9000– 0166 has been approved by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Information Collections for OMB–9000– 0167, 9000–0168, and 9000–0169 have been extended. See http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain and select ‘‘DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)’’ as agency. Dated: September 23, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. 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Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency’s function; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Report on Payables and Receivables; Use: Collection of CHIP data and the calculation of the CHIP Incurred But Not Reported (IBNR) estimate are pertinent to CMS’ financial audit. 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Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Report on Payables and Receivables; Use: The Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990, as amended by the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA) of 1994, requires government agencies to produce auditable financial statements. Because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fulfills its mission through its contractors and the States; these entities are the primary source of information for the financial statements. There are three basic categories of data: Expenses, payables, and receivables. The CMS–64 is used to collect data on Medicaid expenses. The CMS–R–199 collects Medicaid payable and receivable accounting data from the States. Form Number: CMS–R–199 (OMB#: 0938–0697); Frequency: Reporting—Annually; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual Responses: 56; Total Annual Hours: 336. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Deborah McLeod at 410–786–0013. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Information Collection Requirements in 42 CFR 478.18, 478.34, 478.36, 478.42, QIO Reconsiderations and Appeals; Use: In the event that a beneficiary, provider, physician, or other practitioner does not agree with the initial determination of a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) or a QIO subcontractor, it is within that party’s rights to request reconsideration. The information collection requirements 42 CFR 478.18, 478.34, 478.36, and 478.42, contain procedures for QIOs to use in reconsideration of initial determinations. The information requirements contained in these regulations are on QIOs to provide information to parties requesting the reconsideration. These parties will use the information as guidelines for appeal rights in instances where issues are actively being disputed. Form Number: CMS–R–72 (OMB#: 0938–0443); Frequency: Reporting—On occasion; Affected Public: Individuals or Households and Business or other forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 2,590; Total Annual Responses: 5,228; Total Annual Hours: 2,822. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Tom Kessler at 410–786–1991. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 185 (Friday, September 25, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48971-48972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23329]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[FAR Case 2009-009; Docket 2009-0011; Sequence 2]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-009, American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-- Reporting 
Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice--Centralized Reporting Tool at FederalReporting.gov.

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SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) are issuing this notice 
to provide information to Federal contractors who have contracts 
funded, in whole or in part, by the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009 (``Recovery Act''), and include the FAR clause 52.204-11. 
This notice is being provided to offer assistance to Federal 
contractors in understanding the FederalReporting.gov centralized 
reporting tool.

DATES: Effective Date: September 25, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-3775. Please cite 
Notice--Centralized Reporting Tool at Federalreporting.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    On March 31, 2009, the Councils published an interim rule, FAR case 
2009-009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery 
Act)--Reporting Requirements (74 FR 14639). The rule implements section 
1512 of Public Law 111-5, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 
2009 (the ``Recovery Act''), which requires Federal contractors that 
receive awards (or modifications to existing awards) funded, in whole 
or in part, by the Recovery Act to report cumulatively each calendar 
quarter on the use of the funds. Federal contractors will report using 
a centralized reporting tool at FederalReporting.gov. The reporting 
tool was anticipated to be available for the reporting period ending 
June 30, 2009, with reports due July 10, 2009. However, the reporting 
tool was not available and a notice was posted to FederalReporting.gov 
advising Federal contractors to maintain their data for the quarter 
ending June 30, 2009 for the cumulative report due October 10, 2009. 
The reporting tool is anticipated to be available at 
FederalReporting.gov on October 1, 2009.
    On August 25, 2009, a Federal Register notice (74 FR 42877) was 
published to notify Federal contractors that the Recovery 
Accountability and Transparency Board (``Board'') had announced the 
availability of registration at FederalReporting.gov. To comply with 
the reporting required by 52.204-11, Federal contractors must first 
register at FederalReporting.gov. Early registration is encouraged. The 
registration process requires authorization by the Federal contractors' 
Government Business or Electronic Business Points of Contact listed in 
their Central Contractor Registration (CCR) record for the DUNS number 
indicated by the FederalReporting.gov registrant. Federal contractors, 
who have not already registered at FederalReporting.gov, should do so 
now. For more information on the registration and authorization 
process, go to the ``Downloads'' tab at FederalReporting.gov and select 
the ``User Registration Guide'' and ``Recipient Point of Contact 
Guide'' from the Documentation section. A User Guide for the reporting 
tool will be posted to FederalReporting.gov shortly and will also 
contain registration instructions.
    Contractors are advised to review the ``Recipient Reporting Data 
Model'' also provided under the ``Downloads'' tab. This document 
includes the data elements that will be required for reporting. The FAR 
Council is not responsible for developing FederalReporting.gov but 
understands that the system is being initially developed to focus on 
core functionality and will not pre-populate data elements. Therefore, 
additional data elements not included in the list in FAR clause 52.204-
11, primarily administrative information required by the Federal 
Funding and Accountability Act (FFATA), must be entered. These 
additional data elements include: agency information (awarding agency 
and Government contracting office); contractor information (name, 
address, DUNS number, and congressional district); and, award 
information (program source (treasury account symbol (TAS)) associated 
with the award. Further, contractors must select ``Federally awarded 
contract'' from a list of award types. Federal contractors will have 
much of this data on hand, or it will be readily available in the 
contract document.
    Until posted at FederalReporting.gov, information to assist Federal 
contractors in preparing for reporting, including a series of 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on reporting for Federal contractors, 
has been posted to http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/recovery_default/. 
These FAQs will familiarize Federal contractors with the new system, 
available guides, key dates and activities, and the reporting process. 
The FAQs also provide additional information on data elements, such as 
examples on how to calculate full-time-equivalent in order to report 
jobs created and retained.

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    Because some information may not be available in the contract 
document, such as the TAS, the FAQs provide instruction on how to 
easily locate this information in the Recovery Act Report updated daily 
at https://www.fpds.gov.
    The current interim rule will remain in effect. The FAR Council 
anticipates that the first reporting cycle will provide valuable 
experience and information necessary to inform the Council's decision 
on how best to proceed with the FAR rule. Federal contractors will be 
notified of the FAR Council's plan through the Federal Register.
    An emergency information collection request adding the additional 
data elements and extending OMB-9000-0166 has been approved by the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Information Collections 
for OMB-9000-0167, 9000-0168, and 9000-0169 have been extended. See
    http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain and select ``DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR)'' as agency.

    Dated: September 23, 2009.
Al Matera,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. E9-23329 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]
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