Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Buy American Act Certificate, 60049-60050 [2011-24905]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices Certificate, 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: 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: September 21, 2011. Laura Auletta, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0024; Docket 2011– 0079; Sequence 9] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 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 a revision to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCIES: A. Purpose [FR Doc. 2011–24904 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. This information collection requirement collects data for compliance with 41 U.S.C., Buy American. 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 October 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act Certificate, 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, Buy American Act Certificate’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60049 Act Certificate.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act Certificate’’ 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, Buy American Act Certificate. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act Certificate, 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 an exception is specifically authorized by statute or regulation, provided that the cost of the domestic products is reasonable. FAR provision 52.225–2, Buy American Act Certificate, as prescribed at 25.1101(a)(2), requires the offeror to certify that all end products are domestic end products, except for foreign end products listed in paragraph (b). For other than commercially available off-the-shelf items, components of unknown origin are considered to have been supplied from outside the United States. The contracting office uses the information to determine compliance with 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 24027, on April 29, 2011. One comment was received. 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 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60050 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices 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: September 23, 2011. Laura Auletta, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–24905 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0001; Docket No. 2011–0079; Sequence 8] Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for a extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCIES: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 currently approved information collection requirement concerning Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 22706, on April 22, 2011. Two comments were received. 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 October 28, 2011. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety’’ 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 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety, 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, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202 or Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: A. Purpose The Affidavit of Individual Surety (Standard Form (SF) 28) is used by all executive agencies, including the Department of Defense, to obtain information from individuals wishing to serve as sureties to Government bonds. To qualify as a surety on a Government bond, the individual must show a net worth not less than the penal amount of the bond on the SF 28. It is an elective decision on the part of the maker to use individual sureties instead of other available sources of surety or sureties for Government bonds. The information on SF 28 is used to assist the contracting officer in determining the acceptability of individuals proposed as sureties. A notice published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 22706, April 22, 2011 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and two comments were received. Both commenters support the extension of this information collection. In addition to supporting the extension, both commenters suggested some revisions/ enhancements to the current Standard Form 28. These suggestions will be taken into consideration. The decrease in the total burden hours is a result of the change in the ‘‘Response per Respondent’’ and ‘‘Hours per Response’’ categories. The 1.43, responses per respondent, has been lowered to 1. to adequately reflect this category. A respondent has to respond completely not partially when submitting this form. The ‘‘Hours per Response’’ category has been decreased to .3 (18 minutes) from .4 (24 minutes) to reflect the benefit of the electronic capability of fillable-fileable forms. Respondents no longer have to print, scan, and then electronically submit or print and then physically mail forms through the post office, they can now submit electronically. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 500. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 500. Hours Per Response: 0.3. Total Burden Hours: 150. 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. 9000–0001, Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety, in all correspondence. Dated: September 21, 2011. Laura Auletta, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–24906 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid Program: Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice creates an expansion to an existing award under the Money Follows the Person SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60049-60050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24905]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0024; Docket 2011-0079; Sequence 9]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Buy 
American Act Certificate

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

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a revision 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 certificate. This 
information collection requirement collects data for compliance with 41 
U.S.C., Buy American.
    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 October 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0024, Buy American Act Certificate, 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, Buy American Act Certificate'' under the heading 
``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search.'' Select the link 
``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``Information Collection 
9000-0024, Buy American Act Certificate.'' Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0024, Buy 
American Act Certificate'' 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, Buy American Act Certificate.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0024, Buy American Act Certificate, 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 an exception is specifically authorized 
by statute or regulation, provided that the cost of the domestic 
products is reasonable. FAR provision 52.225-2, Buy American Act 
Certificate, as prescribed at 25.1101(a)(2), requires the offeror to 
certify that all end products are domestic end products, except for 
foreign end products listed in paragraph (b). For other than 
commercially available off-the-shelf items, components of unknown 
origin are considered to have been supplied from outside the United 
States.
    The contracting office uses the information to determine compliance 
with 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American.
    A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register 
at 76 FR 24027, on April 29, 2011. One comment was received.

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

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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: September 23, 2011.
Laura Auletta,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-24905 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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