Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Duty-Free Entry, 40367 [2011-17213]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 131 / Friday, July 8, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0022; Docket 2011– 0079; Sequence 11] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; DutyFree Entry 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. AGENCIES: 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 duty-free entry. 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 August 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry,’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0022, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Jul 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Duty-Free Entry,’’ 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 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry, 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 United States laws impose duties on foreign supplies imported into the customs territory of the United States. Certain exemptions from these duties are available to Government agencies. These exemptions are used whenever the anticipated savings outweigh the administrative costs associated with processing required documentation. When a Government contractor purchases foreign supplies, it must notify the contracting officer to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. In addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify certain information to assure the dutyfree entry of the supplies. The contracting officer analyzes the information submitted by the contractor to determine whether or not supplies should enter the country duty-free. The information, the contracting officer’s determination, and the U.S. Customs forms are placed in the contract file. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,330. Responses per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 13,300. Hours per Response: .5. Total Burden Hours: 6,650. 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. 9000–0022, Duty-Free Entry, in all correspondence. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40367 Dated: July 1, 2011. Laura Auletta, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy Division. [FR Doc. 2011–17213 Filed 7–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0141; Docket 2011– 0079; Sequence 15] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act—Construction Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for 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— Construction (Grimberg Decision). 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 September 6, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202 or Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0141, American Act— Construction (Grimberg Decision), by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0022; Docket 2011-0079; Sequence 11]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Duty-
Free Entry

AGENCIES: 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 duty-free entry.
    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 August 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0022, Duty-Free Entry by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting 
``Information Collection 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry,'' under the 
heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search.'' Select the 
link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``Information 
Collection 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry.'' Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0022, Duty-
Free Entry,'' 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 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry, 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

    United States laws impose duties on foreign supplies imported into 
the customs territory of the United States. Certain exemptions from 
these duties are available to Government agencies. These exemptions are 
used whenever the anticipated savings outweigh the administrative costs 
associated with processing required documentation. When a Government 
contractor purchases foreign supplies, it must notify the contracting 
officer to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. In 
addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify certain 
information to assure the duty-free entry of the supplies.
    The contracting officer analyzes the information submitted by the 
contractor to determine whether or not supplies should enter the 
country duty-free. The information, the contracting officer's 
determination, and the U.S. Customs forms are placed in the contract 
file.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 1,330.
    Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 13,300.
    Hours per Response: .5.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,650.
    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. 9000-0022, Duty-Free Entry, in all correspondence.

    Dated: July 1, 2011.
Laura Auletta,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy Division.
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