Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, 56213-56214 [2012-22411]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices Submit comments on or before November 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0145, Use of data universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0145, Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0145, Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0145, Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification’’ 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 9000–0145, Transportation Requirements. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0145, Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification, 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, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501–1448 or via email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is the nine-digit identification number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet Information Services to an establishment. The Government uses the DUNS number to identify contractors in reporting to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). The FPDS provides a comprehensive mechanism for assembling, organizing, and presenting contract placement data VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 for the Federal Government. Federal agencies report data on all contracts in excess of the micro-purchase threshold to the Federal Procurement Data Center which collects, processes, and disseminates official statistical data on Federal contracting. Contracting officers insert the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision at 52.204–6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number, in solicitations they expect will result in contracts in excess of the micro-purchase threshold and do not contain FAR 52.204–7, Central Contractor Registration. The majority of offerors submit their DUNS through CCR as required by FAR 52.204–7, and not under the FAR provision at 52.204– 6. B. Annual Reporting Burden The estimated annual reporting burden has been adjusted since published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 37991, on July 30, 2009. The adjustment is based on use of Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Procurement Data System data, and consideration for the fact that the majority of vendors are required to report their DUNS number into the Central Contractor Registration per FAR 52.204–7, and not FAR.204–6, as required by this information collection. Respondents: 38,679. Responses per Respondent: 3. Annual Responses: 116,037. Hours per Response: .02416. Total Burden Hours: 2,804. 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 Number 9000–0145, Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification, in all correspondence. Dated: September 6, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–22408 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56213 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0029; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 27] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests 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, 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 extraordinary contractual action requests. 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 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, 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– 0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 56214 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Notices ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests’’ 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 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, 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. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 219–0202 or email at Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR Subpart 50.1 prescribes policies and procedures that allow contracts to be entered into, amended, or modified in order to facilitate national defense under the extraordinary emergency authority granted under 50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. and Executive Order (EO) 10789 dated November 14, 1958, et seq. In order for a contractor to be granted relief under the FAR, specific evidence must be submitted which supports the firm’s assertion that relief is appropriate and that the matter cannot be disposed of under the terms of the contract. The information is used by the Government to determine if relief can be granted under FAR and to determine the appropriate type and amount of relief. B. Annual Reporting Burden The annual reporting burden is not changed from what was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 48744, on September 24, 2009. Based on coordination with subject matter experts and consideration of the requirements for estimating the burden within the Paperwork Burden Act, the determination was made to not revise the annual reporting burden. However, at any point, members of the public may submit comments for further consideration, and are encouraged to provide data to support their request for an adjustment. The annual reporting burden is estimated as follows: Respondents: 100. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 100. Hours per Response: 16. Total Burden Hours: 1,600. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requester 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. 9000–0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, in all correspondence. Dated: September 5, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–22411 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Measure Development: Quality of Family-Provider Relationships in Early Care and Education. OMB No.: New Collection The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the development of an early care and education (ECE) quality measurement tool to assess family-provider relationships that support positive child developmental outcomes and family wellbeing. The major goal of this project is to develop a measure of the quality of family-provider relationships that will be (1) applicable across multiple types of early care and education settings and diverse program structures (including Head Start/Early Head Start); (2) sensitive across cultures associated with racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic characteristics; and (3) reliable in both English and Spanish. At this time, four self-administered surveys (one for center- and home-based child care directors, one for child care providers/ teachers, and two for parents) have been developed, based on a literature review, a review of existing measures, and information collected through focus groups (under OMB Clearance 0970– 0356) and cognitive interviews (under OMB Clearance 0970–0355). To test these measures, two stages of data collection activities are proposed for this information collection request: a pilot test and a field test. The pilot test data will be used to examine the distribution of the items and to determine whether they behave in a manner consistent with the conceptual model that was developed as part of the project. The pilot test will also test data collection procedures prior to conducting a large-scale field test. Any problematic items or procedures identified by the pilot test will be corrected and revisions submitted to OMB before the field test. The purpose of the field test is to obtain sufficient data on a diverse population to enable full psychometric testing of the measures and compare subgroups to ensure that the measure can be used in diverse ECE settings. Respondents: Directors of centerbased child care programs, home-based child care programs, Early Head Start programs, and Head Start programs; center-based and home-based child care providers and ECE teachers; and parents whose children are enrolled in these diverse-types of ECE settings. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATE—PILOT AND FIELD TESTS Respondent number mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Director Screener ............................................................................................. Provider/Teacher Screener .............................................................................. Parent Screener ............................................................................................... Director Survey ................................................................................................ Provider/Teacher Survey ................................................................................. Parent Survey about FSWs ............................................................................. Parent Survey about Providers/Teachers ........................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 428 758 1650 143 253 76 475 E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12SEN1 Average burden hours per response 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17 Total burden hours 34.2 60.6 132.0 24.3 43.0 12.9 80.8

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56213-56214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0029; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 27]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests

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, 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 
extraordinary contractual action requests.
    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 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, 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 9000-0029, Extraordinary 
Contractual Action Requests''. Follow the instructions provided at the 
``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and

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``Information Collection 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action 
Requests'' 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 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, 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. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 219-
0202 or email at Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    FAR Subpart 50.1 prescribes policies and procedures that allow 
contracts to be entered into, amended, or modified in order to 
facilitate national defense under the extraordinary emergency authority 
granted under 50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. and Executive Order (EO) 10789 
dated November 14, 1958, et seq. In order for a contractor to be 
granted relief under the FAR, specific evidence must be submitted which 
supports the firm's assertion that relief is appropriate and that the 
matter cannot be disposed of under the terms of the contract.
    The information is used by the Government to determine if relief 
can be granted under FAR and to determine the appropriate type and 
amount of relief.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The annual reporting burden is not changed from what was published 
in the Federal Register at 74 FR 48744, on September 24, 2009. Based on 
coordination with subject matter experts and consideration of the 
requirements for estimating the burden within the Paperwork Burden Act, 
the determination was made to not revise the annual reporting burden. 
However, at any point, members of the public may submit comments for 
further consideration, and are encouraged to provide data to support 
their request for an adjustment.
    The annual reporting burden is estimated as follows:
    Respondents: 100.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 100.
    Hours per Response: 16.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,600.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requester 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. 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: September 5, 2012.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-22411 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]
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