Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Trade Agreements Certificate, 24026-24027 [2011-10290]

Download as PDF 24026 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2011 / Notices Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. ACTION: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding prohibition on acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor. DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0155 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0155’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0155’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0155’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0155. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0155, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Clare McFadden, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–0044 or e-mail clare.mcfadden@gsa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose This information collection complies with Executive Order 13126, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, signed by the President on June 12, 1999. Executive Order 13126 requires that this prohibition be enforced within the federal acquisition system by means of: (1) A provision that requires the contractor to certify to the contracting officer that the contractor or, in the case VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of child labor; and (2) A provision that obligates the contractor to cooperate fully in providing reasonable access to the contractor’s records, documents, persons, or premises if reasonably requested by authorized officials of the contracting agency, the Department of the Treasury, or the Department of Justice, for the purpose of determining whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract. The information collection requirements of the Executive Order are evidenced via the certification requirements delineated at FAR 22.1505, 52.212–3, 52.222–18, and 52.222–19. To eliminate some of the administrative burden on offerors who must submit the same information to various contracting offices, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) decided to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require offerors to submit representations and certifications electronically via the Business Partner Network (BPN), unless certain exceptions apply. Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) is the specific application on the BPN to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process. The change to the FAR is being accomplished by FAR Case 2002–024. The clearance associated with this case referenced this OMB Control No. 9000– 0155 and reduced the hours of burden by 35%—attributable to mandated use of ORCA. This reduction is already reflected in the figures below. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 500. Responses per Respondent: 1. Hours per Response: 0.325. Total Burden Hours: 162. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Branch (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence. Dated: April 19, 2011. Millisa Gary, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–10289 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0025; Docket 2011– 0079; Sequence 10] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Trade Agreements Certificate 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. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning trade agreements certificate. 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 June 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0025 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2011 / Notices 0025’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0025’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0025’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0025. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0025, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202 or e-mail Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, agencies are required to evaluate offers over a certain dollar limitation not to supply an eligible product without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American program. Offerors identify excluded end products on this certificate. The contracting officer uses the information to identify the offered items which are domestic end products. Items having components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States, a designated country, Caribbean Basin country or Free Trade Agreement Country. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,140. Responses per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 11,400. Hours per Response: .109. Total Burden Hours: 1,243. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0025, Trade Agreements Certificate, in all correspondence. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: April 18, 2011. Millisa Gary, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–10290 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0024; Docket 2011– 0079; Sequence 9] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act Certificate 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. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning the Buy American Act certificate. 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 June 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0024 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0024’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 24027 Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0024’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0024’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0024. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0024, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202 or e-mail cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Buy American Act requires that only domestic end products be acquired for public use unless specifically authorized by statute or regulation, provided that the cost of the domestic products is reasonable. The Buy American Act Certificate provides the contracting office with the information necessary to identify which products offered are domestic end products and which are of foreign origin. Components of unknown origin are considered to have been supplied from outside the United States. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 3,125. Responses per Respondent: 15. Total Responses: 46,875. Hours per Response: .109. Total Burden Hours: 5,109. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0024, Buy American Act Certificate, in all correspondence. Dated: April 18, 2011. Millisa Gary, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–10291 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0025; Docket 2011-0079; Sequence 10]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Trade 
Agreements Certificate

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.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and 
approve an extension of a previously approved information collection 
requirement concerning trade agreements certificate.
    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 June 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0025 by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``Information 
Collection 9000-

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0025'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting 
``Search''. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with 
``Information Collection 9000-0025''. Follow the instructions provided 
at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0025'' on your 
attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: 
Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0025.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0025, in all correspondence related to this collection. 
All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, 
Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219-0202 or e-mail 
Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, unless specifically 
exempted by statute or regulation, agencies are required to evaluate 
offers over a certain dollar limitation not to supply an eligible 
product without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American program. 
Offerors identify excluded end products on this certificate.
    The contracting officer uses the information to identify the 
offered items which are domestic end products. Items having components 
of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or 
manufactured outside the United States, a designated country, Caribbean 
Basin country or Free Trade Agreement Country.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 1,140.
    Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 11,400.
    Hours per Response: .109.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,243.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0025, Trade Agreements Certificate, in all correspondence.

    Dated: April 18, 2011.
Millisa Gary,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-10290 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]
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