Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Taxpayer Identification Number Information, 51782-51783 [2012-20996]

Download as PDF 51782 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Iraq—Air Traffic Control and Landing System GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Government of Iraq has requested a proposed sale of commercially available Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control and Landing System/Navigational Aids. The system will include an ASR–11 Radar, Autotrac II simulator, Instrument Landing System, and Airfield Lighting System, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, site survey, installation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $60 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country. The proposed sale will contribute to Iraq’s continued efforts toward rebuilding their airfield systems at Tikrit Air Base for near-term basing of multiple aircraft. The renovations and upgrades to the airfield and its systems will allow for greater ease in launch and recovery of aircraft and will benefit the overall sustainment of aircraft and affiliated systems over time. This equipment aids Iraq’s continuing reconstruction effort that directly improves Iraq’s ability to control its own airspace. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor is unknown and will be selected through competitive process. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Iraq. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2012–20976 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0097; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 22] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Taxpayer Identification Number Information 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, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 Taxpayer Identification Number Information. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information’’ 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 9000–0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, 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. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–1448 or email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 7701(c), a contractor doing business with a Government agency is required to furnish its Tax Identification Number (TIN) to that agency. 31 U.S.C. 3325(d) requires the Government to include, with each certified voucher prepared by the Government payment office and submitted to a disbursing official, the TIN of the contractor receiving payment under the voucher. 26 U.S.C. 6050M, as implemented in the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations at Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), requires heads of Federal executive agencies to report certain information to the IRS. 26 U.S.C. 6041 and 6041A, as implemented in 26 CFR, in part, requires payors, including Government agencies, to report to the IRS, on form 1099, payments made to certain contractors. To comply with the requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the IRS in 26 CFR, FAR clause 52.204–3, Taxpayer Identification, requires a potential Government contractor to submit, among other information, its TIN. The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the contractor’s relationship with the Government. A contractor is not required to provide its TIN on each contract in accordance with FAR clause 52.204–3, Taxpayer Identification, when FAR clause 52.204–7, Central Contractor E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices Registration, is inserted in contracts. FAR clause 52.204–7 requires a potential Federal contractor to provide its TIN in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system. B. Annual Reporting Burden pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The annual reporting burden decreased from what was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 20613, on April 16, 2008. The decrease is attributed to a revised estimate of the respondents and hours per response. A potential federal contractor is required to complete a one-time registration in CCR to provide basic information in order to be awarded a Federal Government contract. Part of a potential Federal contractor’s CCR registration includes providing its TIN in accordance with FAR 52.204–7. It is estimated that a significant number of Federal contractors will not be required to submit their TIN under this collection at FAR 52.204–3, due to the requirement to submit their TIN during the registration process. Based on Federal procurement Data Systems (FPDS) data, 193,397 unique contractors were awarded Federal Government contracts in Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11). We estimate that fifteen percent of the FY11 unique vendors, responding on average to three solicitations per year, are required to provide their TIN in accordance with FAR 52.204–3. In addition, based on the TIN being readily available business information within contractor’s system, the estimated hours per response is decreased to .10. The revised estimate of the annual reporting burden requirements is reflected below. Respondents: 29,010. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 87,030. Hours per Response: .10. Total Burden Hours: 8,703. 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. 9000–0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, in all correspondence. Dated: August 17, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–20996 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0132; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 61] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews 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, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 contractors’ purchasing systems reviews. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51783 ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews’’ 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 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0132, Contractors’ Purchasing Systems Reviews, 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. Patricia Corrigan, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 208–1963 or email at patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The objective of a contractor purchasing system review (CPSR), as discussed in Part 44 of the FAR, is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness with which the contractor spends Government funds and complies with Government policy when subcontracting. The review provides the administrative contracting officer a basis for granting, withholding, or withdrawing approval of the contractor’s purchasing system. B. Annual Reporting Burden There is no single data collection process or system, e.g., Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), that identifies the number of CPSRs conducted governmentwide. To date no public comments or questions have been received regarding the burden estimates included in the currently approved clearance. However, for purposes of this clearance, the estimated Average Burden Per Response is estimated at 25 hours per completion. Based on coordination with a Government agency that conducts CPSRs, the estimate has been adjusted upwards from the current 17 hours to 25 hours, in order to provide a more accurate accounting of the contractors’ time necessary for reading information and preparing for a CSPR. Number of Respondents: 1,580. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 1,580. Average Burden per Response: 25. Total Burden Hours: 39,500. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0097; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 22]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Taxpayer 
Identification Number Information

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, the 
Regulatory Secretariat 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 
Taxpayer Identification Number Information.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, by any of the 
following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB 
control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds 
with ``Information Collection 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number 
Information''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number 
Information'' 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 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, 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. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement 
Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501-1448 or email at 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 7701(c), a contractor doing business 
with a Government agency is required to furnish its Tax Identification 
Number (TIN) to that agency. 31 U.S.C. 3325(d) requires the Government 
to include, with each certified voucher prepared by the Government 
payment office and submitted to a disbursing official, the TIN of the 
contractor receiving payment under the voucher. 26 U.S.C. 6050M, as 
implemented in the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS) regulations at Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 
requires heads of Federal executive agencies to report certain 
information to the IRS. 26 U.S.C. 6041 and 6041A, as implemented in 26 
CFR, in part, requires payors, including Government agencies, to report 
to the IRS, on form 1099, payments made to certain contractors.
    To comply with the requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), 
reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and 
implementing regulations issued by the IRS in 26 CFR, FAR clause 
52.204-3, Taxpayer Identification, requires a potential Government 
contractor to submit, among other information, its TIN. The TIN may be 
used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts 
arising out of the contractor's relationship with the Government. A 
contractor is not required to provide its TIN on each contract in 
accordance with FAR clause 52.204-3, Taxpayer Identification, when FAR 
clause 52.204-7, Central Contractor

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Registration, is inserted in contracts. FAR clause 52.204-7 requires a 
potential Federal contractor to provide its TIN in the Central 
Contractor Registration (CCR) system.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The annual reporting burden decreased from what was published in 
the Federal Register at 73 FR 20613, on April 16, 2008. The decrease is 
attributed to a revised estimate of the respondents and hours per 
response. A potential federal contractor is required to complete a one-
time registration in CCR to provide basic information in order to be 
awarded a Federal Government contract. Part of a potential Federal 
contractor's CCR registration includes providing its TIN in accordance 
with FAR 52.204-7. It is estimated that a significant number of Federal 
contractors will not be required to submit their TIN under this 
collection at FAR 52.204-3, due to the requirement to submit their TIN 
during the registration process. Based on Federal procurement Data 
Systems (FPDS) data, 193,397 unique contractors were awarded Federal 
Government contracts in Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11). We estimate that 
fifteen percent of the FY11 unique vendors, responding on average to 
three solicitations per year, are required to provide their TIN in 
accordance with FAR 52.204-3. In addition, based on the TIN being 
readily available business information within contractor's system, the 
estimated hours per response is decreased to .10. The revised estimate 
of the annual reporting burden requirements is reflected below.
    Respondents: 29,010.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 87,030.
    Hours per Response: .10.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,703.
    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. 9000-0097, Taxpayer Identification Number Information, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: August 17, 2012.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
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