Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act-Construction, 40367-40368 [2011-17216]

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 40368 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 131 / Friday, July 8, 2011 / Notices • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0141,’’ American Act—Construction (Grimberg Decision), under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0141,’’ American Act—Construction (Grimberg Decision). Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0141,’’ American Act—Construction (Grimberg Decision), 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 9000–0141, American Act— Construction (Grimberg Decision). Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0141, American Act— Construction (Grimberg Decision), 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose The clauses at FAR 52.225–9, Buy American Act—Construction Materials, and FAR 52.225–11, Buy American Act—Construction Materials under Trade Agreements, provide that offerors/contractors requesting to use foreign construction material, other than construction material eligible under a trade agreement, shall provide adequate information for Government evaluation of the request. These regulations implement the Buy American Act for construction (41 U.S.C. 10a–10d). B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 500. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 1,000. Hours per Response: 2.5. Total Burden Hours: 2,500. 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. 9000–0141, Buy American Act—Construction (Grimberg Decision), in all correspondence. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Jul 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: July 1, 2011. Laura Auletta, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–17216 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. 9000–0134; Docket 2011– 0079; Sequence 6] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Environmentally Sound Products 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 environmentally sound products. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products’’, under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (MVCB), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products, 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: Mr. William Clark, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, GSA, (202) 219– 1813 or william.clark@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This information collection complies with Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) (42 U.S.C. 6962). RCRA requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate items which are or can be produced with recovered materials. RCRA further requires agencies to develop affirmative procurement programs to ensure that items composed of recovered materials will be purchased to the maximum extent practicable. Affirmative procurement programs required under RCRA must contain, as a minimum (1) a recovered materials preference program and an agency promotion program for the preference program; (2) a program for requiring estimates of the total percentage of recovered materials used in the performance of a contract, certification of minimum recovered material content actually used, where appropriate, and reasonable verification procedures for estimates and certifications; and (3) annual review and monitoring of the effectiveness of an agency’s affirmative procurement program. The items for which EPA has designated minimum recovered material content standards are grouped into eight categories: (1) Construction products, (2) landscaping products, (3) nonpaper office products, (4) paper and paper products, (5) park and recreation products, (6) transportation products, (7) vehicular products, and (8) miscellaneous products. The FAR rule also permits agencies to obtain preaward information from offerors regarding the content of items which the agency has designated as requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials. In accordance with RCRA, the information collection applies to acquisitions requiring minimum percentages of recovered materials, E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 131 (Friday, July 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40367-40368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17216]


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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

AGENCY: 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.

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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 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:

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     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``Information 
Collection 9000-0141,'' American Act--Construction (Grimberg Decision), 
under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search.'' 
Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with 
``Information Collection 9000-0141,'' American Act--Construction 
(Grimberg Decision). Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0141,'' American Act--Construction 
(Grimberg Decision), 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 9000-0141, American Act--Construction (Grimberg 
Decision).

    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0141, American Act--Construction (Grimberg Decision), 
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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The clauses at FAR 52.225-9, Buy American Act--Construction 
Materials, and FAR 52.225-11, Buy American Act--Construction Materials 
under Trade Agreements, provide that offerors/contractors requesting to 
use foreign construction material, other than construction material 
eligible under a trade agreement, shall provide adequate information 
for Government evaluation of the request.
    These regulations implement the Buy American Act for construction 
(41 U.S.C. 10a-10d).

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 500.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 1,000.
    Hours per Response: 2.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,500.
    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. 9000-0141, Buy American Act--Construction (Grimberg Decision), in 
all correspondence.

    Dated: July 1, 2011.
Laura Auletta,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-17216 Filed 7-7-11; 8:45 am]
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