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Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices Federal Register. Copies of the agreements are available through the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202)–523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 011656–003. Title: West Coast Industrial Express Joint Service Agreement. Parties: Associated Transport Line, LC.; Industrial Maritime Carriers, LLC; and West Coast Industrial Express, LLC. Filing Party: Wade S. Hooker, Esq.; 211 Central Park W.; New York, NY 10024. Synopsis: The amendment deletes ATL Investment Ltd. as a party and revises the ownership stake of the remaining parties. Agreement No.: 011792–003. Title: NYK/WWL/CSAV South America Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. and Nippon Yusen Kaisha. Filing Party: Patricia M. 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Spelman, Esq.; The Lambos Firm; 29 Broadway, 9th Floor; New York, NY 10006 and Andre Mazzola, Esq.; Marrinan & Mazzola Mardon, P.C.; 26 Broadway, 17th Floor; New York, NY 10004. Synopsis: The amendment extends the terms and conditions of USMX–ILA Master Contract to September 30, 2012, and revises the tonnage assessments under the contract. Dated: December 11, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–29936 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0285] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; USASpending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection AGENCY: Interagency Policy and Management Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new OMB clearance. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that GSA is planning to submit a request to replace an emergency Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, GSA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 45452, on September 2, 2009. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 15, 2010. 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 (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0285, USASpending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection, in all the correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lalit Bajaj, Interagency Policy and Management Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Room 2227, Washington, DC 20405–0001; telephone number: 202– 208–7887; fax number: 202–501–3136; or e-mail address: lalit.bajaj@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66661 What Information Is GSA Particularly Interested In? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, GSA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, GSA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that GSA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for GSA? You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your comments. 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any assumptions that you used. 3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used that support your views. 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity. 6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified under DATES. 7. To ensure proper receipt by GSA, be sure to identify the ICR title on the first page of your response. You may also provide the Federal Register citation. What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply To? Title: USA Spending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection. OMB Control Number: 3090–0285. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 66662 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 16, 2009 / Notices The USAspending.gov Web site, provides information, as collected from Federal agencies, to the public in accordance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act). USAspending.gov is a public-friendly Web site that provides details regarding each Federal award, such as: the name and location of the entity receiving the award, the amount of the award, funding agency for the award, etc. Additionally, the IT dashboard Web site, which is a part of USAspending.gov, provides details of Federal Information Technology (IT) investments and is based on data received from agency reports to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ability to look at contracts, grants, loans, Information Technology investments, and other types of spending across many agencies, in greater detail, is a key ingredient to building public trust in government and credibility in the professionals who use these agreements. USAspending.gov visitors will be provided opportunities to provide feedback in the spirit of the President’s open government and transparency initiative. Examples of feedback mechanisms are: (1) A ‘‘Contact Us’’ entry page with an optional contact e-mail address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves on the USAspending.gov Web page, (2) A ‘‘Contact Us’’ entry page with a contact e-mail address on the IT dashboard Web page; and (3) A Collaborative Work Environment using wiki Web pages, email discussion forum, message archive, shared file workspace, full text search capability, etc. Additional feedback mechanisms may be placed in the future but additional details have not yet been defined regarding them. This information collection request for a generic clearance is a replacement of the emergency ICR approved by OMB. It is being submitted in order to fulfill the public feedback aspects of this important initiative. Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average up to 500 hours per year. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:18 Dec 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The estimated annual burden request is summarized here: Affected entities: Anyone that chooses to visit USASpending.gov, including the IT Dashboard Web site. Estimated total number of respondents: 5,000. Frequency of responses: 105 per week. Total Responses: 5000. Average Burden Hours Per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated total annual burden hours: 500 hours. What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR? GSA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 3090– 0285, USASpending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms, in all correspondence. Dated: December 9, 2009. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E9–29837 Filed 12–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–WY–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0173] Submission for OMB Review; Limitations on Pass-Through Charges AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a new OMB information 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 (MVPR) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding Limitations on Pass-Through Charges. 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 January 15, 2010. 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 (MVPR), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0173, Limitations on Pass-Through Charges, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, at telephone (202) 501–3221 or via e-mail to Edward.chambers@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. 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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0285]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; USASpending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Interagency Policy and Management Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that GSA is planning to 
submit a request to replace an emergency Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting 
this ICR to OMB for review and approval, GSA is soliciting comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below. A request for public comments was published in the Federal 
Register at 74 FR 45452, on September 2, 2009. No comments were 
received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 15, 2010.

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 (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 
20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090-0285, USASpending/IT Dashboard 
Feedback Mechanisms Information Collection, in all the correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lalit Bajaj, Interagency Policy and 
Management Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Room 2227, Washington, DC 20405-
0001; telephone number: 202-208-7887; fax number: 202-501-3136; or e-
mail address: lalit.bajaj@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

What Information Is GSA Particularly Interested In?

    Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, GSA specifically 
solicits comments and information to enable it to:
    (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and
    (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. In particular, GSA is requesting comments from 
very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of 
specific additional efforts that GSA could make to reduce the paperwork 
burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

What Should I Consider When I Prepare My Comments for GSA?

    You may find the following suggestions helpful for preparing your 
comments.
    1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific 
examples.
    2. Describe any assumptions that you used.
    3. Provide copies of any technical information and/or data you used 
that support your views.
    4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you 
arrived at the estimate that you provide.
    5. Offer alternative ways to improve the collection activity.
    6. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline identified 
under DATES.
    7. To ensure proper receipt by GSA, be sure to identify the ICR 
title on the first page of your response. You may also provide the 
Federal Register citation.

What Information Collection Activity or ICR Does This Apply To?

    Title: USA Spending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms Information 
Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 3090-0285.

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    The USAspending.gov Web site, provides information, as collected 
from Federal agencies, to the public in accordance with the Federal 
Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act).
    USAspending.gov is a public-friendly Web site that provides details 
regarding each Federal award, such as: the name and location of the 
entity receiving the award, the amount of the award, funding agency for 
the award, etc. Additionally, the IT dashboard Web site, which is a 
part of USAspending.gov, provides details of Federal Information 
Technology (IT) investments and is based on data received from agency 
reports to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ability to 
look at contracts, grants, loans, Information Technology investments, 
and other types of spending across many agencies, in greater detail, is 
a key ingredient to building public trust in government and credibility 
in the professionals who use these agreements. USAspending.gov visitors 
will be provided opportunities to provide feedback in the spirit of the 
President's open government and transparency initiative. Examples of 
feedback mechanisms are:
    (1) A ``Contact Us'' entry page with an optional contact e-mail 
address for those visitors wishing to identify themselves on the 
USAspending.gov Web page,
    (2) A ``Contact Us'' entry page with a contact e-mail address on 
the IT dashboard Web page; and
    (3) A Collaborative Work Environment using wiki Web pages, e-mail 
discussion forum, message archive, shared file workspace, full text 
search capability, etc.
    Additional feedback mechanisms may be placed in the future but 
additional details have not yet been defined regarding them. This 
information collection request for a generic clearance is a replacement 
of the emergency ICR approved by OMB. It is being submitted in order to 
fulfill the public feedback aspects of this important initiative.
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and recordkeeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average up to 
500 hours per year. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This 
includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, 
install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and 
maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; 
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable 
instructions and requirements which have subsequently changed; train 
personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search 
data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 
transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    The estimated annual burden request is summarized here:
    Affected entities: Anyone that chooses to visit USASpending.gov, 
including the IT Dashboard Web site.
    Estimated total number of respondents: 5,000.
    Frequency of responses: 105 per week.
    Total Responses: 5000.
    Average Burden Hours Per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 500 hours.

What Is the Next Step in the Process for This ICR?

    GSA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control Number 3090-0285, USASpending/IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanisms, 
in all correspondence.

    Dated: December 9, 2009.
Casey Coleman,
Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-29837 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]
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