Submission for OMB Review; Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, 9217-9218 [2010-4057]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 39 / Monday, March 1, 2010 / Notices 3. Report title: Financial Statements of Foreign Subsidiaries of U.S. Banking Organizations. Agency form number: FR 2314. OMB control number: 7100–0073. Frequency: Quarterly and annually. Reporters: U.S. state member banks (SMBs), BHCs, and Edge or agreement corporations. Estimated annual reporting hours: FR 2314 (quarterly), 15,365 hours; and FR 2314 (annual), 1,313 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 2314 (quarterly), 6.60 hours; and FR 2314 (annual), 6.60 hours. Number of respondents: FR 2314 (quarterly), 582; and FR 2314 (annual), 199. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. §§ 324, 602, 625, and 1844(c)). Confidential treatment is not routinely given to the data in these reports. However, confidential treatment for the reporting information, in whole or in part, can be requested in accordance with the instructions to the form, pursuant to sections (b)(4), (b)(6) and (b)(8) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 552(b)(4) (b)(6) and (b)(8)). Abstract: The FR 2314 reports collect financial information for nonfunctionally regulated direct or indirect foreign subsidiaries of U.S. SMBs, Edge and agreement corporations, and BHCs. Parent organizations (SMBs, Edge and agreement corporations, or BHCs) file the FR 2314 on a quarterly or annual basis according to filing criteria. The FR 2314 data are used to identify current and potential problems at the foreign subsidiaries of U.S. parent companies, to monitor the activities of U.S. banking organizations in specific countries, and to develop a better understanding of activities within the industry, in general, and of individual institutions, in particular. Current Actions: On September 25, 2009, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 48960) requesting public comment for 60 days on the revision, without extension, of the FR 2314. The comment period for this notice expired on November 24, 2009. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments; the revisions will be implemented as proposed. 4. Report title: Financial Statements of U.S. Nonbank Subsidiaries Held by Foreign Banking Organizations. Agency form number: FR Y–7N. OMB control number: 7100–0125. Frequency: Quarterly and annually. Reporters: Foreign banking organizations (FBOs). Estimated annual reporting hours: FR Y–7N (quarterly), 4,787 hours; and FR Y–7N (annual), 1,387 hours. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:46 Feb 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 Estimated average hours per response: FR Y–7N (quarterly), 6.8 hours; and FR Y–7N (annual), 6.8 hours. Number of respondents: FR Y–7N (quarterly), 176; and FR Y–7N (annual), 204. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1844(c), 3106(c), and 3108). Confidential treatment is not routinely given to the data in these reports. However, confidential treatment for information, in whole or in part, on any of the reporting forms can be requested in accordance with the instructions to the form, pursuant to sections (b)(4) and (b)(6) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 522(b)(4) and (b)(6)). Abstract: The FR Y–7N collects financial information for nonfunctionally regulated U.S. nonbank subsidiaries held by FBOs other than through a U.S. BHC, U.S. FHC, or U.S. bank. FBOs file the FR Y–7N on a quarterly or annual basis based on size thresholds. Current Actions: On September 25, 2009, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 48960) requesting public comment for 60 days on the revision, without extension, of the FR Y–7N. The comment period for this notice expired on November 24, 2009. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments; the revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 24, 2010. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–4118 Filed 2–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–00XX] Submission for OMB Review; Information Regarding Responsibility Matters AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9217 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding Information Regarding Responsibility Matters. 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 March 31, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000– 00XX, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Millisa Gary, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, at (202) 501– 0699 or millisa.gary@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The collection of new information is in compliance with section 872 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 110– 417), enacted on October 14, 2008. Section 872 of the Act requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop and maintain a database containing specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees. Section 872 defines a covered person as any person awarded a Federal agency contract or grant in excess of $500,000 and any person awarded ‘‘such other category or categories of Federal agency contract as the FAR may provide * * *’’ Information to be included in the data system is listed in section 872 and must cover the most recent five-year period for— E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 9218 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 39 / Monday, March 1, 2010 / Notices i. Each civil or criminal proceeding, or any administrative proceeding in connection with the award or performance of a contract or grant with the Federal government during the period when the proceeding results in one or more of the following: A. A criminal proceeding resulting in a conviction. B. A civil proceeding resulting in a finding of fault and liability that results in payment of a monetary amount of $5,000 or more. C. An administrative proceeding resulting in a finding of fault and liability that results in payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or payment of a monetary reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000. D. A disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the covered person if the proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in subparagraphs A, B, or C above. ii. Each Federal contract and grant awarded to the person that was terminated due to default. iii. Each Federal administrative agreement entered into between the person and the Federal Government to resolve a suspension or debarment proceeding. iv. Each final finding by a Federal official that the person has been determined not to be a responsible source pursuant to subparagraph (C) or (D) of section 4(7) of the OFPP Act (41 U.S.C.403(7)). v. Such other information as shall be provided for purposes of this section in the FAR. vi. To the maximum extent practical, information similar to that mentioned in subparagraphs I, ii, and iii, in connection with the award or performance of a contract or grant with a State Government. A new solicitation provision has been developed for inclusion in solicitations expected to result in a contract of $500,000 or more. A new provision (FAR 52.209–XX, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters) will require each offeror to check a box indicating whether it has, or has not, current Federal Government contracts and grants totaling $10,000,000 or more. If the offeror checks the box indicating that it does not currently have contracts and grants of at least $10,000,000, that is the extent of the information collection. If, however, the offeror checks the box indicating that it does currently have contracts and grants of at least $10,000,000, and the offeror has not updated its Central Contactor Registration (CCR) database in the last VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:42 Feb 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 six months, then the offeror is obligated to go to the CCR web site and enter the following information: ‘‘52.209–XX (c) (1) (i) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has or has not, within the last five years, been involved in a civil or criminal proceeding, or any administrative proceeding, in connection with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal or State contract or grant, to the extent that such proceeding resulted in any of the following dispositions: (A) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction. (B) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in the payment of a monetary fine, penalty, reimbursement, restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more. (C) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in— (1) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or (2) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000. (D) To the maximum extent practicable and consistent with applicable laws and regulations, in a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in subparagraphs (i), (ii), or (iii). (ii) If the offeror checked ‘‘has’’ to the information request in (b)(1)(i), the offeror shall provide the requested information with regard to each occurrence.’’ In addition, the final rule includes a new clause that requires Contractors to semi-annually update of the information in Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS). The final rule requires for every solicitation of $500,000 or more that the offeror respond whether it has, or has not, current contracts and grants under performance that total at least $10,000,000. Only if the offeror responds affirmatively is there any further information collection requirement. Given that the amount of current Federal contracts and grants is basic knowledge for any firm, the estimated number of hours for this initial response is 0.1 hours. Using data from the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation (FPDS–NG), we estimate that there will be approximately 12,000–14,000 contracts over $500,000 each year. Estimating between five and six responses to each solicitation, then believe there will be 80,000 responses annually to the ‘‘has/ has not’’ question. We expect that 5,000 contractors will answer the first question affirmatively and then will have to enter data into the website. We have used a burden estimate of 0.5 hours to enter the company’s data into the website. This time estimate does not include the time PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary to maintain the company’s information internally. Most large businesses and some small businesses probably have established systems to track compliance. At this time, all or most Government contractors have entered relevant company data in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) in accordance with another information collection requirement. Therefore, the estimate includes an average of 100 hours per year for recordkeeping for each of the 5,000 respondents to the request for additional information, for a total of 500,000 annual recordkeeping hours. Annual Reporting Burden Initial response: Respondents ................................. Responses per respondent .......... Total annual responses ............... Total response burden hours ...... Additional response: Total annual responses ............... Total response burden hours ...... Recordkeeping hours ................... Total burden hours ...................... 8,000 × 10 80,000 8,000 10,000 5,000 500,000 505,000 Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000– 00XX, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, in all correspondence. Dated: February 23, 2010. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. 2010–4057 Filed 2–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Notice of Availability Record of Decision for the Update to the Master Plan for the Consolidation of the Food and Drug Administration Headquarters at the Federal Research Center at White Oak in Silver Spring, MD AGENCY: U.S. General Service Administration (GSA); National Capital Region. ACTION: Notice; record of decision. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), GSA Order PBS P1095.1F (Environmental considerations in decisionmaking, date October 19, 1999), and the GSA Public E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-00XX]


Submission for OMB Review; Information Regarding Responsibility 
Matters

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

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

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and 
approve a new information collection requirement regarding Information 
Regarding Responsibility Matters.
    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 March 31, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to GSA Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10236, NEOB, 
Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 
General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, 
Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-00XX, 
Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, in all correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Millisa Gary, Procurement Analyst, 
Contract Policy Branch, at (202) 501-0699 or millisa.gary@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The collection of new information is in compliance with section 872 
of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009 (Pub. 
L. 110-417), enacted on October 14, 2008. Section 872 of the Act 
requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop and 
maintain a database containing specific information on the integrity 
and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees.
    Section 872 defines a covered person as any person awarded a 
Federal agency contract or grant in excess of $500,000 and any person 
awarded ``such other category or categories of Federal agency contract 
as the FAR may provide * * *'' Information to be included in the data 
system is listed in section 872 and must cover the most recent five-
year period for--

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    i. Each civil or criminal proceeding, or any administrative 
proceeding in connection with the award or performance of a contract or 
grant with the Federal government during the period when the proceeding 
results in one or more of the following:
    A. A criminal proceeding resulting in a conviction.
    B. A civil proceeding resulting in a finding of fault and liability 
that results in payment of a monetary amount of $5,000 or more.
    C. An administrative proceeding resulting in a finding of fault and 
liability that results in payment of a monetary fine or penalty of 
$5,000 or more; or payment of a monetary reimbursement, restitution, or 
damages in excess of $100,000.
    D. A disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an 
acknowledgment of fault by the covered person if the proceeding could 
have led to any of the outcomes specified in subparagraphs A, B, or C 
above.
    ii. Each Federal contract and grant awarded to the person that was 
terminated due to default.
    iii. Each Federal administrative agreement entered into between the 
person and the Federal Government to resolve a suspension or debarment 
proceeding.
    iv. Each final finding by a Federal official that the person has 
been determined not to be a responsible source pursuant to subparagraph 
(C) or (D) of section 4(7) of the OFPP Act (41 U.S.C.403(7)).
    v. Such other information as shall be provided for purposes of this 
section in the FAR.
    vi. To the maximum extent practical, information similar to that 
mentioned in subparagraphs I, ii, and iii, in connection with the award 
or performance of a contract or grant with a State Government.
    A new solicitation provision has been developed for inclusion in 
solicitations expected to result in a contract of $500,000 or more. A 
new provision (FAR 52.209-XX, Information Regarding Responsibility 
Matters) will require each offeror to check a box indicating whether it 
has, or has not, current Federal Government contracts and grants 
totaling $10,000,000 or more. If the offeror checks the box indicating 
that it does not currently have contracts and grants of at least 
$10,000,000, that is the extent of the information collection. If, 
however, the offeror checks the box indicating that it does currently 
have contracts and grants of at least $10,000,000, and the offeror has 
not updated its Central Contactor Registration (CCR) database in the 
last six months, then the offeror is obligated to go to the CCR web 
site and enter the following information:

    ``52.209-XX (c)
    (1) (i) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has 
or has not, within the last five years, been involved in a civil or 
criminal proceeding, or any administrative proceeding, in connection 
with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal or 
State contract or grant, to the extent that such proceeding resulted 
in any of the following dispositions:
    (A) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction.
    (B) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that 
results in the payment of a monetary fine, penalty, reimbursement, 
restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more.
    (C) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and 
liability that results in--
    (1) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; 
or
    (2) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in 
excess of $100,000.
    (D) To the maximum extent practicable and consistent with 
applicable laws and regulations, in a criminal, civil, or 
administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or 
compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the 
proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in 
subparagraphs (i), (ii), or (iii).
    (ii) If the offeror checked ``has'' to the information request 
in (b)(1)(i), the offeror shall provide the requested information 
with regard to each occurrence.''

In addition, the final rule includes a new clause that requires 
Contractors to semi-annually update of the information in Federal 
Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS).
    The final rule requires for every solicitation of $500,000 or more 
that the offeror respond whether it has, or has not, current contracts 
and grants under performance that total at least $10,000,000. Only if 
the offeror responds affirmatively is there any further information 
collection requirement. Given that the amount of current Federal 
contracts and grants is basic knowledge for any firm, the estimated 
number of hours for this initial response is 0.1 hours. Using data from 
the Federal Procurement Data System--Next Generation (FPDS-NG), we 
estimate that there will be approximately 12,000-14,000 contracts over 
$500,000 each year. Estimating between five and six responses to each 
solicitation, then believe there will be 80,000 responses annually to 
the ``has/has not'' question.
    We expect that 5,000 contractors will answer the first question 
affirmatively and then will have to enter data into the website. We 
have used a burden estimate of 0.5 hours to enter the company's data 
into the website. This time estimate does not include the time 
necessary to maintain the company's information internally. Most large 
businesses and some small businesses probably have established systems 
to track compliance. At this time, all or most Government contractors 
have entered relevant company data in the Central Contractor 
Registration (CCR) in accordance with another information collection 
requirement. Therefore, the estimate includes an average of 100 hours 
per year for recordkeeping for each of the 5,000 respondents to the 
request for additional information, for a total of 500,000 annual 
recordkeeping hours.

Annual Reporting Burden

Initial response:

Respondents..................................................      8,000
Responses per respondent.....................................       x 10
Total annual responses.......................................     80,000
Total response burden hours..................................      8,000
 
Additional response:
Total annual responses.......................................     10,000
Total response burden hours..................................      5,000
Recordkeeping hours..........................................    500,000
Total burden hours...........................................    505,000
 

    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 
4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-00XX, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, in 
all correspondence.

    Dated: February 23, 2010.
Al Matera,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-4057 Filed 2-26-10; 8:45 am]
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