Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Special Contracting Methods, 53886-53887 [2011-22128]

Download as PDF 53886 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2011 / Notices Affected Public: Non-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 81 libraries, for 324 responses per year. The USPTO estimates that there will be 81 libraries reporting their metrics once per quarter, for a total of 324 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the worksheet, and submit it to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 162 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $4,374. The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by librarians, at an estimated hourly rate of $27. This is the mean hourly wage for librarians as reported in the 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $4,374 per year. Item Estimated time for response (minutes) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours PTRC Metric Worksheet .............................................................................................................. 30 324 162 ........................ 324 162 Totals .................................................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no fees or capital start-up, maintenance, operation, or postage costs for this collection. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 24, 2011. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–22044 Filed 8–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Defense Acquisition Regulations System Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Special Contracting Methods Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:31 Aug 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through December 31, 2011. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by October 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0214, using any of the following methods: Æ Regulations.gov: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0214 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: (703) 602–0350. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Manuel Quinones, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Quinones, (703) 602–8383. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available electronically on the World Wide Web at: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ dfarspgi/current/. Paper copies are available from Manuel Quinones, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/ DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and related provisions and clauses at DFARS 252.217–7012, Liability and Insurance; DFARS 252.217–7026, Identification of Sources of Supply; and 252.217–7028, Over and Above Work; OMB Control Number 0704–0214. Needs and Uses: DFARS Part 217 prescribes policies and procedures for acquiring supplies and services by special contracting methods. Contracting officers use the required information as follows: The clause at DFARS 252.217–7012 is used in master agreements for repair and alteration of vessels. Contracting officers use the information required by paragraph (d) of the clause to determine that the contractor is adequately insured. This requirement supports prudent business practice, because it limits the Government’s liability as a related party to the work the contractor performs. Contracting officers use the E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2011 / Notices information required by paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause to keep informed of lost or damaged property for which the Government is liable, and to determine the appropriate course of action for replacement or repair of the property. Contracting officers use the information required by the provision at DFARS 252.217–7026 to identify the apparently successful offeror’s sources of supply so that competition can be enhanced in future acquisitions. This collection complies with 10 U.S.C. 2384, Supplies: identification of supplier and sources, which requires the contractor to identify the actual manufacturer or all sources of supply for supplies furnished under contract to DoD. Contracting officers use the information required by the clause at 252.217–7028 to determine the extent of ‘‘over and above’’ work before the work commences. This requirement allows the Government to review the need for pending work before the contractor begins performance. Contracting officers use the information required by DFARS 217.7004(a) where offerors shall state prices for the new items being acquired both with and without any exchange (trade-in allowance). Contracting officers use the information from 217.7404–3(b), to evaluate a contractor’s ‘‘qualifying proposal’’ in accordance with the definitization schedule. This requirement will require receipt of a qualifying proposal containing sufficient information for the DoD to do complete a meaningful analyses and audit of the information in the proposal, and any other information that the contracting officer has determined DoD needs to review in connection with the contract. Contracting officers use the information from 217.7505(d), where the offeror supply’s with its proposal, price and quantity data on any Government orders for the replenishment part issued within the most recent 12 months. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit entities. Annual Burden Hours: 861,942. Number of Respondents: 51,839. Responses per Respondent: 1.7. Annual Responses: 88,091. Average Burden per Response: 9.78 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Summary of Information Collection Each provision or clause requires the offeror or contractor to submit certain information: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:31 Aug 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 Paragraph (d)(3) of the clause at DFARS 252.217–7012 requires the contractor to show evidence of insurance under a master agreement for vessel repair and alteration. Paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause at DFARS 252.217–7012 require the contractor to notify the contracting officer of any property loss or damage for which the Government is liable, and to submit to the contracting officer a request for reimbursement of the cost of replacement or repair with supporting documentation. The provision at 252.217–7026 requires the apparently successful offeror to identify its sources of supply. Paragraphs (c) and (e) of the clause at DFARS 252.217–7028 require the contractor to submit to the contracting officer a work request and a proposal for ‘‘over and above’’ work. Paragraph (a) of DFARS 217.7004 requires that solicitations which contemplate exchange (trade-in) of personal property and application of the exchange allowance to the acquisition of similar property (see 40 U.S.C. 481), shall include a request for offerors to state prices for the new items being acquired both with and without any exchange (trade-in allowance). Paragraph (b) of 217.7404–3, Undefinitized Contract Actions, requires the contractor to submit a ‘‘qualifying proposal’’ in accordance with the definitization schedule. A qualifying proposal is defined in 217.7401(c) as a proposal containing sufficient information for the DoD to do complete and meaningful analyses and audits of the information in the proposal, and any other information that the contracting officer has determined DoD needs to review in connection with the contract. Paragraph (d) of 217.7505, Acquisition of Replenishment Parts permits contracting officers to include in sole-source solicitations that include acquisition of replenishment parts, a provision requiring that the offeror supply with its proposal, price and quantity data on any Government orders for the replenishment part issued within the most recent 12 months (see 10 U.S.C. 2452 note, Spare Parts and Replacement Equipment, Publication of Regulations). Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2011–22128 Filed 8–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53887 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Department of Energy. Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a threeyear extension of its Legal Collection, OMB Control Number 1910–0800. The proposed collection will enable DOE to continue to maintain DOE control and oversight of DOE contractor’s invention reporting and related matters. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before September 29, 2011. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, and to John Lucas, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586–2802 (telephone); (202) 586–2805 (fax); john.t.lucas@hq.doe.gov. SUMMARY: John T. Lucas, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 20585; (202) 586–2802 (telephone); (202) 586–2805 (fax); john.t.lucas@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–0800; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Legal Collection; (3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: To continue to maintain DOE control and oversight of DOE and its contractor’s invention reporting and related matters. Likely respondents are DOE contractors; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1817; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1817; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 15,127; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $1,034,525. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5908 (a), (b) and (c); 10 CFR part 781; 10 CFR 784. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53886-53887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22128]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Special Contracting Methods

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the 
proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and 
seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments 
on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
information collection on respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information 
collection requirement for use through December 31, 2011. DoD proposes 
that OMB extend its approval for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by October 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0214, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Regulations.gov: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704-0214 
in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: (703) 602-0350.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Manuel 
Quinones, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To 
confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to 
verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted 
by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Quinones, (703) 602-8383. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available electronically on the World Wide Web at: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/current/.
    Paper copies are available from Manuel Quinones, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/
DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301-3060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and related 
provisions and clauses at DFARS 252.217-7012, Liability and Insurance; 
DFARS 252.217-7026, Identification of Sources of Supply; and 252.217-
7028, Over and Above Work; OMB Control Number 0704-0214.
    Needs and Uses: DFARS Part 217 prescribes policies and procedures 
for acquiring supplies and services by special contracting methods. 
Contracting officers use the required information as follows:
    The clause at DFARS 252.217-7012 is used in master agreements for 
repair and alteration of vessels. Contracting officers use the 
information required by paragraph (d) of the clause to determine that 
the contractor is adequately insured. This requirement supports prudent 
business practice, because it limits the Government's liability as a 
related party to the work the contractor performs. Contracting officers 
use the

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information required by paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause to keep 
informed of lost or damaged property for which the Government is 
liable, and to determine the appropriate course of action for 
replacement or repair of the property.
    Contracting officers use the information required by the provision 
at DFARS 252.217-7026 to identify the apparently successful offeror's 
sources of supply so that competition can be enhanced in future 
acquisitions. This collection complies with 10 U.S.C. 2384, Supplies: 
identification of supplier and sources, which requires the contractor 
to identify the actual manufacturer or all sources of supply for 
supplies furnished under contract to DoD.
    Contracting officers use the information required by the clause at 
252.217-7028 to determine the extent of ``over and above'' work before 
the work commences. This requirement allows the Government to review 
the need for pending work before the contractor begins performance.
    Contracting officers use the information required by DFARS 
217.7004(a) where offerors shall state prices for the new items being 
acquired both with and without any exchange (trade-in allowance).
    Contracting officers use the information from 217.7404-3(b), to 
evaluate a contractor's ``qualifying proposal'' in accordance with the 
definitization schedule. This requirement will require receipt of a 
qualifying proposal containing sufficient information for the DoD to do 
complete a meaningful analyses and audit of the information in the 
proposal, and any other information that the contracting officer has 
determined DoD needs to review in connection with the contract.
    Contracting officers use the information from 217.7505(d), where 
the offeror supply's with its proposal, price and quantity data on any 
Government orders for the replenishment part issued within the most 
recent 12 months.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit entities.
    Annual Burden Hours: 861,942.
    Number of Respondents: 51,839.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.7.
    Annual Responses: 88,091.
    Average Burden per Response: 9.78 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    Each provision or clause requires the offeror or contractor to 
submit certain information:
    Paragraph (d)(3) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7012 requires the 
contractor to show evidence of insurance under a master agreement for 
vessel repair and alteration.
    Paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7012 require 
the contractor to notify the contracting officer of any property loss 
or damage for which the Government is liable, and to submit to the 
contracting officer a request for reimbursement of the cost of 
replacement or repair with supporting documentation.
    The provision at 252.217-7026 requires the apparently successful 
offeror to identify its sources of supply.
    Paragraphs (c) and (e) of the clause at DFARS 252.217-7028 require 
the contractor to submit to the contracting officer a work request and 
a proposal for ``over and above'' work.
    Paragraph (a) of DFARS 217.7004 requires that solicitations which 
contemplate exchange (trade-in) of personal property and application of 
the exchange allowance to the acquisition of similar property (see 40 
U.S.C. 481), shall include a request for offerors to state prices for 
the new items being acquired both with and without any exchange (trade-
in allowance).
    Paragraph (b) of 217.7404-3, Undefinitized Contract Actions, 
requires the contractor to submit a ``qualifying proposal'' in 
accordance with the definitization schedule. A qualifying proposal is 
defined in 217.7401(c) as a proposal containing sufficient information 
for the DoD to do complete and meaningful analyses and audits of the 
information in the proposal, and any other information that the 
contracting officer has determined DoD needs to review in connection 
with the contract.
    Paragraph (d) of 217.7505, Acquisition of Replenishment Parts 
permits contracting officers to include in sole-source solicitations 
that include acquisition of replenishment parts, a provision requiring 
that the offeror supply with its proposal, price and quantity data on 
any Government orders for the replenishment part issued within the most 
recent 12 months (see 10 U.S.C. 2452 note, Spare Parts and Replacement 
Equipment, Publication of Regulations).

Mary Overstreet,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2011-22128 Filed 8-29-11; 8:45 am]
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