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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with and outweighs any potential utility of the extension. Response: Serious consideration is given, during the open comment period, to all comments received and adjustments are made to the paperwork burden estimate based on reasonable considerations provided by the public. This is evidenced, as the respondent notes, in FAR Case 2007–006 where an adjustment was made from the total preparation hours from three to 60. This change was made considering particularly the hours that would be required for review within the company, prior to release to the Government. The burden is prepared taking into consideration the necessary criteria in OMB guidance for estimating the paperwork burden put on the entity submitting the information. For example, consideration is given to an entity reviewing instructions; using technology to collect, process, and disclose information; adjusting existing practices to comply with requirements; searching data sources; completing and reviewing the response; and transmitting or disclosing information. The estimated burden hours for a collection are based on an average between the hours that a simple disclosure by a very small business might require and the much higher numbers that might be required for a very complex disclosure by a major corporation. Also, the estimated burden hours should only include projected hours for those actions which a company would not undertake in the normal course of business. Careful consideration went into assessing the estimated burden hours for this collection, and although, the respondent provided specific estimates of responses and burden hours, the estimates cannot be confirmed. However, it is determined that an upward adjustment is warranted at this time based upon consideration of the information provided in the public comment and updated Federal Procurement Data System information. The information collection requirement has been revised to reflect an overall increase in the total public burden hours from 4,335 to 52,220. C. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Respondents: 13,055. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 39,165. Hours per Response: 1.333333. Total Burden Hours: 52,220. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0066, Professional Employee Compensation Plan, in all correspondence. Dated: December 3, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–29888 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0058; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 55] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Schedules for Construction Contracts Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of reinstatement request for an information collection requirement regarding 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 schedules for construction contracts. 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 February 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73659 9000–0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts 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 9000–0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts’’ 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 9000–0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts, 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 Acquisition Policy, (202) 501–1448 or email Curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Federal construction contractors may be required to submit schedules, in the form of a progress chart, showing the order in which the contractor proposes to perform the work. In accordance with FAR 52.236–15, a contractor shall, within five days after work commences on the contract or another period of time determined by the contracting officer, prepare and submit to the contracting officer for approval three copies of a practicable schedule showing the order in which the contractor proposes to perform the work, and the dates on which the contractor contemplates starting and completing the several salient features of the work (including acquiring materials, plants, and equipment). This information is used to monitor progress under a Federal construction contract when other management approaches for ensuring adequate progress are not used. If the Contractor fails to submit a schedule within the time prescribes, the Contracting Officer may withhold approval of progress payments until the E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 73660 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 11, 2012 / Notices Contractor submits the required schedule. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 2,600. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 5,200. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 5,200. 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. 9000–0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts, in all correspondence. Dated: November 26, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–29898 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P 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. Submit comments on or before January 10, 2013. DATES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0107, Notice of Radioactive Materials, in all correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–1448 or email curtis.glover@gsa.gov. A. Purpose Under statute, contractors may enter into bankruptcy which may have a significant impact on the contractor’s ability to perform its Government contract. The Government often does not receive adequate and timely notice of this event. The clause at 52.242–13 requires contractors to notify the contracting officer within 5 days after the contractor enters into bankruptcy. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 51; OMB Control No. 9000–0108] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Bankruptcy (FAR subpart 42.9; 52.242–13) B. Annual Reporting Burden. Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding the extension of a previously existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 Bankruptcy. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Dec 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 Respondents: 790. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 790. Hours per Response: 1.25. Total Burden Hours: 988. 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. 9000–0108, Bankruptcy, in all correspondence. Dated: November 26, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–29909 Filed 12–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HIT Policy Committee Advisory Meetings; Notice of Meetings Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: This notice announces forthcoming meetings of a public advisory committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The meetings will be open to the public. Name of Committee: HIT Policy Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide recommendations to the National Coordinator on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that permits the electronic exchange and use of health information as is consistent with the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and that includes recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria are needed. Date and Time: These meetings will be held on the following dates and times: January 8, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. February 6, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time. March 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. April 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. May 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. June 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. July 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. August 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. September 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time. October 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./ Eastern Time. November 6, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time. December 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time. For up-to-date information, go to the ONC Web site, http://www.healthit.gov/ faca. Contact Person: MacKenzie Robertson, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202–205–8089, Fax: 202–260–1276, email: mackenzie.robertson@hhs.gov. Please E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0058; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 55]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Schedules 
for Construction Contracts

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

ACTION: Notice of reinstatement request for an information collection 
requirement regarding 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 
schedules for construction contracts.
    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 February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts 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 9000-0058, Schedules for Construction 
Contracts''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0058, Schedules for Construction 
Contracts'' 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 9000-0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts, 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 Acquisition Policy, (202) 501-1448 or email 
Curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Federal construction contractors may be required to submit 
schedules, in the form of a progress chart, showing the order in which 
the contractor proposes to perform the work. In accordance with FAR 
52.236-15, a contractor shall, within five days after work commences on 
the contract or another period of time determined by the contracting 
officer, prepare and submit to the contracting officer for approval 
three copies of a practicable schedule showing the order in which the 
contractor proposes to perform the work, and the dates on which the 
contractor contemplates starting and completing the several salient 
features of the work (including acquiring materials, plants, and 
equipment). This information is used to monitor progress under a 
Federal construction contract when other management approaches for 
ensuring adequate progress are not used. If the Contractor fails to 
submit a schedule within the time prescribes, the Contracting Officer 
may withhold approval of progress payments until the

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Contractor submits the required schedule.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 2,600.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 5,200.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,200.
    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. 9000-0058, Schedules for Construction Contracts, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: November 26, 2012.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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