Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, 55475 [2012-22202]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 39; OMB Control No. 9000–0053] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Permits, Authorities, or Franchises 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 of a previously 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 permits, authorities, or franchises for regulated transportation. 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 November 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, 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– 0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises’’ 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 9000–0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, 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. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 208–4949 or email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The FAR requires insertion of clause 52.247–2, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, when regulated transportation is involved. The clause requires the contractor to indicate whether it has the proper authorization from the Federal Highway Administration (or other cognizant regulatory body) to move material. The contractor may be required to provide copies of the authorization before moving material under the contract. The clause also requires the contractor, at its expense, to obtain and maintain any permits, franchises, licenses, and other authorities issued by State and local governments. The Government may request to review the documents to ensure that the contractor has complied with all regulatory requirements. B. Annual Reporting Burden The estimated annual reporting burden has decreased from what was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 56640, on November 2, 2009. The decrease is based on a revised estimate of the number of respondents, responses per year and response time per response. According to Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) data, 3,877 contracts were awarded to 1021 unique vendors under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 484 for trucking, where the requirements for this collection would apply. It is estimated that a maximum of 25%, or 255 of these vendors would be required to provide the information required by the clause. The information need only PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55475 be gathered and submitted on an exception basis. We estimate that any respondent will be required to submit supporting information only one time annually. In addition, we think that it will take the contractor only half an hour to pull existing franchises or permits from the files. Respondents: 255. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 255. Hours Per Response: 0.5. Total Burden Hours: 128. 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. 9000–0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, in all correspondence. Dated: August 28, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–22202 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘A Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 39; OMB Control No. 9000-0053]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Permits, 
Authorities, or Franchises

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 of 
a previously 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 
permits, authorities, or franchises for regulated transportation.
    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 November 9, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, 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 9000-0053, Permits, 
Authorities, or Franchises''. Follow the instructions provided at the 
``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0053, Permits, Authorities, or 
Franchises'' 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 9000-0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, 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. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 208-
4949 or email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The FAR requires insertion of clause 52.247-2, Permits, 
Authorities, or Franchises, when regulated transportation is involved. 
The clause requires the contractor to indicate whether it has the 
proper authorization from the Federal Highway Administration (or other 
cognizant regulatory body) to move material. The contractor may be 
required to provide copies of the authorization before moving material 
under the contract. The clause also requires the contractor, at its 
expense, to obtain and maintain any permits, franchises, licenses, and 
other authorities issued by State and local governments. The Government 
may request to review the documents to ensure that the contractor has 
complied with all regulatory requirements.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The estimated annual reporting burden has decreased from what was 
published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 56640, on November 2, 2009. 
The decrease is based on a revised estimate of the number of 
respondents, responses per year and response time per response. 
According to Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 
data, 3,877 contracts were awarded to 1021 unique vendors under the 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 484 for 
trucking, where the requirements for this collection would apply. It is 
estimated that a maximum of 25%, or 255 of these vendors would be 
required to provide the information required by the clause. The 
information need only be gathered and submitted on an exception basis. 
We estimate that any respondent will be required to submit supporting 
information only one time annually. In addition, we think that it will 
take the contractor only half an hour to pull existing franchises or 
permits from the files.
    Respondents: 255.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 255.
    Hours Per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 128.
    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. 9000-0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: August 28, 2012.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
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