Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294), 69626-69627 [2012-28034]

Download as PDF 69626 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By Direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–27838 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0006; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 57] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294) 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. AGENCIES: 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 subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report (SF–294). 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 Submit comments on or before January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0006, Subcontracting Plans/ Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294), 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 9000–0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294)’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294)’’ 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 9000–0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294). Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0006, Subcontracting Plans/ Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294), 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. Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501–2364 or email karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Renee Chapman, Contact Representative, or Theresa Kingsberry, Legal Assistant, Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau Of Competition, Room H–303, Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326– 3100. I. Purpose In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.702, contractors receiving a contract for more than the simplified acquisition threshold agree to have small business, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business, HUBZone small business, veteranowned small business and servicedisabled veteran-owned small business concerns participate in the performance of the contract as far as practicable. Contractors receiving a contract or a modification to a contract expected to exceed $650,000 ($1,500,000 for construction) must submit a subcontracting plan that provides maximum practicable opportunities for the above named concerns. Specific PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 elements required to be included in the plan are specified in section 8(d) of the Small Business Act and implemented in FAR subpart 19.7. In conjunction with the subcontracting plan requirements, contractors must submit semi-annual reports of their small business subcontracting progress to the government. With the exception of those contracts noted in FAR 4.606(c)(5) which states ‘‘Actions that, pursuant to other authority, will not be entered in FPDS (e.g., reporting of the information would compromise national security)’’, contractors must use the electronic Individual Subcontract Report (ISR) in lieu of the Standard Form 294, Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts. Those contract actions noted in FAR 4.606(c)(5) will continue to use the Standard Form 294. The ISR in the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) is the electronic equivalent of the Standard Form 294, Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts. The Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System streamlines the small business subcontracting program reporting process and provides the data to agencies in a manner that enables them to more effectively manage the program. II. Annual Reporting Burden Based on information from eSRS and an estimate of the use of eSRS, an upward adjustment is being made to the number of respondents, but a downward adjustment is being made to the average burden hours for reporting and recordkeeping per response. As a result, a downward adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden since the notice regarding an extension to this clearance published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 9604, on March 3, 2010. Respondents: 129,009. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 387,027. Average Burden Hours per Response: 8.50. Total Burden Hours: 3,289,729.50. 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. 9000–0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF–294), in all correspondence. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices Dated: November 8, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–28034 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0175; Docket 2012– 0076, Sequence 65] Information Collection; Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects 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 an existing OMB information 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 an existing information collection requirement regarding Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. 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 January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, by any of the following methods: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 • 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 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects’’ 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 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, 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. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone (202) 501–0650 or via email to Edward.loeb@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR 22.501 prescribes policies and procedures to implement Executive Order 13502, February 6, 2009 which encourages Federal agencies to consider the use of a project labor agreement (PLA), as they may decide appropriate, on large-scale construction projects, where the total cost to the Government is more than $25 million, in order to promote economy and efficiency in Federal procurement. A PLA is a prehire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project. FAR 22.503(b) provides that an agency may, if appropriate, require that every contractor and subcontractor engaged in construction on the project agree, for that project, to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement with one or more labor organizations if the agency decides that the use of project labor agreements will— (1) Advance the Federal Government’s interest in achieving economy and PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69627 efficiency in Federal procurement, producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters; and, (2) Be consistent with law. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 70. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 70. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 70. 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. 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, in all correspondence. Dated: November 8, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–28251 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Eric J. Smart, Ph.D., University of Kentucky: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by the University of Kentucky (UK) and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Dr. Eric J. Smart, former Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology, Department of Pediatrics and Physiology, UK, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grants R01 HL062844, R01 HL058475, R01 HL064056, R01 HL068059, and R01 HL073693, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH, grant R56 DK063025, and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), NIH, grant P20 RR105592. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69626-69627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28034]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0006; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 57]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294)

AGENCIES: 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 
subcontracting plans/individual subcontract report (SF-294).
    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 January 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294), 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 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/
Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294)''. Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0006, 
Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-294)'' 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 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract 
Report (SF-294).
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract 
Report (SF-294), 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. Karlos Morgan, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501-2364 or email 
karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

    In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.702, 
contractors receiving a contract for more than the simplified 
acquisition threshold agree to have small business, small disadvantaged 
business, and women-owned small business, HUBZone small business, 
veteran-owned small business and service-disabled veteran-owned small 
business concerns participate in the performance of the contract as far 
as practicable. Contractors receiving a contract or a modification to a 
contract expected to exceed $650,000 ($1,500,000 for construction) must 
submit a subcontracting plan that provides maximum practicable 
opportunities for the above named concerns. Specific elements required 
to be included in the plan are specified in section 8(d) of the Small 
Business Act and implemented in FAR subpart 19.7.
    In conjunction with the subcontracting plan requirements, 
contractors must submit semi-annual reports of their small business 
subcontracting progress to the government. With the exception of those 
contracts noted in FAR 4.606(c)(5) which states ``Actions that, 
pursuant to other authority, will not be entered in FPDS (e.g., 
reporting of the information would compromise national security)'', 
contractors must use the electronic Individual Subcontract Report (ISR) 
in lieu of the Standard Form 294, Subcontracting Report for Individual 
Contracts. Those contract actions noted in FAR 4.606(c)(5) will 
continue to use the Standard Form 294.
    The ISR in the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) is 
the electronic equivalent of the Standard Form 294, Subcontracting 
Report for Individual Contracts. The Electronic Subcontracting 
Reporting System streamlines the small business subcontracting program 
reporting process and provides the data to agencies in a manner that 
enables them to more effectively manage the program.

II. Annual Reporting Burden

    Based on information from eSRS and an estimate of the use of eSRS, 
an upward adjustment is being made to the number of respondents, but a 
downward adjustment is being made to the average burden hours for 
reporting and recordkeeping per response. As a result, a downward 
adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden since 
the notice regarding an extension to this clearance published in the 
Federal Register at 75 FR 9604, on March 3, 2010.
    Respondents: 129,009.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 387,027.
    Average Burden Hours per Response: 8.50.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,289,729.50.
    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. 9000-0006, Subcontracting Plans/Individual Subcontract Report (SF-
294), in all correspondence.


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    Dated: November 8, 2012.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-28034 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-P