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In the alternative (or in some cases, in addition), you may pursue a discrimination complaint by filing a grievance through your agency’s administrative or negotiated grievance procedures, if such procedures apply and are available. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Whistleblower Protection Laws A Federal employee with authority to take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any personnel action must not use that authority to take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a personnel action against an employee or applicant because of disclosure of information by that individual that is reasonably believed to evidence violations of law, rule, or regulation; gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, unless disclosure of such information is specifically prohibited by law and such information is specifically required by Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or the conduct of foreign affairs. 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[FR Doc. 2013–06426 Filed 3–20–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–06538 Filed 3–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0029; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 27] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 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. AGENCIES: BILLING CODE 8070–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. A notice was published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2012 (77 FR 56213). One comment was received. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 22, 2013. 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. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2013 / Notices 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 ‘‘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: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Analysis of Public Comments One respondent submitted public comments on the extension of the previously approved information collection. The analysis of the public comments is summarized as follows: Comment: The respondent commented that the extension of the information collection would violate the fundamental purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act because of the burden it puts on the entity submitting the information and the agency collecting the information. Response: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:09 Mar 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 agencies can request an OMB approval of an existing information collection. The PRA requires that agencies use the Federal Register notice and comment process, to extend the OMB’s approval, at least every three years. This extension, to a previously approved information collection, pertains to information collections associated with extraordinary contractual actions as authorized under 50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. and Executive Order (EO) 10789 dated November 14, 1958, as amended by E.O. 12919 dated June 3, 1994, EO 13232 dated October 20, 2001, and EO 13286 dated February 28, 2003, as implemented in FAR Part 50, that allow contracts to be entered into, amended, or modified in order to facilitate national defense. In order for a firm to be granted relief under the Act, 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 the Act and to determine the appropriate type and amount of relief. Comment: The respondent commented that the agency did not accurately estimate the public burden challenging that the agency’s methodology for calculating it is insufficient and inadequate and does not reflect the total burden each respondent faces to comply. The respondent suggested that the estimated total burden hours be reassessed and revised for greater accuracy. Specifically, the respondent stated that the ‘‘estimate of only 100 respondents that will be subject to this requirement is understated’’ and estimated, without providing substantive supporting data, that ‘‘the number of respondents is more likely closer to 500 annually.’’ In addition, the respondent questioned the estimate of 16 hours of burden associated with each response, and suggested that ‘‘a more reasonable estimate would be in the range of 80 to 160 hours per response.’’ For these reasons, the same respondent provided that the burden of compliance with the information collection requirement greatly exceeds the agency’s estimate 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17405 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 burden hours for this collection, and it is determined that an upward adjustment is not required. The respondent expressed concern that the ‘‘estimate of only 100 respondents that will be subject to this requirement is understated’’ and estimated, without providing substantive supporting data, that ‘‘the number of respondents is more likely closer to 500 annually.’’ We disagree. FAR Part 50 prescribes policies and procedures for entering into, amending, or modifying contracts in order to facilitate the national defense under extraordinary emergency authorities. Executive Order 10789 authorizes 15 agencies to exercise the authority conferred by Pub. L. 85–804 (50 U.S.C. 1431–1434). The estimate of 100 respondents would, therefore, average to approximately seven actions issued under extraordinary contracting authority per agency per year. We find this to be a more reasonable estimate and more in keeping with the extraordinary, thus, rare nature for exercise of the authority than the average of 33 actions per agency per year estimated by the commenter when citing that ‘‘the number of respondents is more likely closer to 500 annually.’’ The respondent is reminded that the estimate provided is based on an average which considers that not every one of the 15 agencies with extraordinary contracting authority uses that authority in a given year. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 17406 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2013 / Notices In addition, the respondent questioned the estimate of 16 hours of burden associated with each response, and again, without providing substantive supporting data, suggested that ‘‘a more reasonable estimate would be in the range of 80 to 160 hours per response.’’ The respondent is reminded that estimated burden hours should only include projected hours for those actions which a company would not undertake in the normal course of business. We believe that the estimated 16 hours of burden reasonably reflect the time necessary for a contractor to perform the actions associated with its role in extraordinary contractual actions that go beyond the normal course of business, e.g., issue a request and certification, provide supporting information, as appropriate. Therefore, in the absence of substantive data to support doing otherwise, no adjustments are deemed necessary for the estimated number of respondents or estimated burden hours per respondent. C. Annual Reporting Burden The annual reporting burden is not changed from what was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2009 (74 FR 48744). 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: March 15, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–06516 Filed 3–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30 Day–13–0217] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Vital Statistics Training Application, OMB No. 0920–0217 (expires May 31, 2013)—Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description In the United States, legal authority for the registration of vital events, i.e., births, deaths, marriages, divorces, fetal deaths, and induced terminations of pregnancy, resides individually with the States (as well as cities in the case of New York City and Washington, DC) and Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. These governmental entities are the full legal proprietors of vital records and the information contained therein. As a result of this State authority, the collection of registration-based vital statistics at the national level, referred to as the U.S. National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), depends on a cooperative relationship between the States and the Federal government. This data collection, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 242k, has been carried out by NCHS since it was created in 1960. NCHS assists in achieving the comparability needed for combining data from all States into national statistics, by conducting a training program for State and local vital statistics staff to assist in developing expertise in all aspects of vital registration and vital statistics. The training offered under this program includes courses for registration staff, statisticians, and coding specialists, all designed to bring about a high degree of uniformity and quality in the data provided by the States. This training program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. 242b, section 304(a). NCHS notifies State and local vital registration officials, as well as Canadian counterparts, about upcoming training. Individual candidates for training then submit an application form including name, address, occupation, and other relevant information. NCHS is requesting 3 years of OMB clearance for these training application forms. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total burden for this project is 30 hours. AVERAGE ANNUAL BURDEN Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondent Form name State, Local health department and Canadian vital health employees. State, Local health department and Canadian vital health employees. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 55 (Thursday, March 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17404-17406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06516]


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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; Submission for OMB Review; 
Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests

AGENCIES: 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. A notice was published in 
the Federal Register on September 12, 2012 (77 FR 56213). One comment 
was received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 22, 2013.

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.

[[Page 17405]]

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 
``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. Analysis of Public Comments

    One respondent submitted public comments on the extension of the 
previously approved information collection. The analysis of the public 
comments is summarized as follows:
    Comment: The respondent commented that the extension of the 
information collection would violate the fundamental purposes of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act because of the burden it puts on the entity 
submitting the information and the agency collecting the information.
    Response: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 
agencies can request an OMB approval of an existing information 
collection. The PRA requires that agencies use the Federal Register 
notice and comment process, to extend the OMB's approval, at least 
every three years. This extension, to a previously approved information 
collection, pertains to information collections associated with 
extraordinary contractual actions as authorized under 50 U.S.C. 1431 et 
seq. and Executive Order (EO) 10789 dated November 14, 1958, as amended 
by E.O. 12919 dated June 3, 1994, EO 13232 dated October 20, 2001, and 
EO 13286 dated February 28, 2003, as implemented in FAR Part 50, that 
allow contracts to be entered into, amended, or modified in order to 
facilitate national defense. In order for a firm to be granted relief 
under the Act, 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 the Act 
and to determine the appropriate type and amount of relief.
    Comment: The respondent commented that the agency did not 
accurately estimate the public burden challenging that the agency's 
methodology for calculating it is insufficient and inadequate and does 
not reflect the total burden each respondent faces to comply. The 
respondent suggested that the estimated total burden hours be 
reassessed and revised for greater accuracy. Specifically, the 
respondent stated that the ``estimate of only 100 respondents that will 
be subject to this requirement is understated'' and estimated, without 
providing substantive supporting data, that ``the number of respondents 
is more likely closer to 500 annually.'' In addition, the respondent 
questioned the estimate of 16 hours of burden associated with each 
response, and suggested that ``a more reasonable estimate would be in 
the range of 80 to 160 hours per response.'' For these reasons, the 
same respondent provided that the burden of compliance with the 
information collection requirement greatly exceeds the agency's 
estimate 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 burden hours for this 
collection, and it is determined that an upward adjustment is not 
required.
    The respondent expressed concern that the ``estimate of only 100 
respondents that will be subject to this requirement is understated'' 
and estimated, without providing substantive supporting data, that 
``the number of respondents is more likely closer to 500 annually.'' We 
disagree. FAR Part 50 prescribes policies and procedures for entering 
into, amending, or modifying contracts in order to facilitate the 
national defense under extraordinary emergency authorities. Executive 
Order 10789 authorizes 15 agencies to exercise the authority conferred 
by Pub. L. 85-804 (50 U.S.C. 1431-1434). The estimate of 100 
respondents would, therefore, average to approximately seven actions 
issued under extraordinary contracting authority per agency per year. 
We find this to be a more reasonable estimate and more in keeping with 
the extraordinary, thus, rare nature for exercise of the authority than 
the average of 33 actions per agency per year estimated by the 
commenter when citing that ``the number of respondents is more likely 
closer to 500 annually.'' The respondent is reminded that the estimate 
provided is based on an average which considers that not every one of 
the 15 agencies with extraordinary contracting authority uses that 
authority in a given year.

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    In addition, the respondent questioned the estimate of 16 hours of 
burden associated with each response, and again, without providing 
substantive supporting data, suggested that ``a more reasonable 
estimate would be in the range of 80 to 160 hours per response.'' The 
respondent is reminded that estimated burden hours should only include 
projected hours for those actions which a company would not undertake 
in the normal course of business. We believe that the estimated 16 
hours of burden reasonably reflect the time necessary for a contractor 
to perform the actions associated with its role in extraordinary 
contractual actions that go beyond the normal course of business, e.g., 
issue a request and certification, provide supporting information, as 
appropriate. Therefore, in the absence of substantive data to support 
doing otherwise, no adjustments are deemed necessary for the estimated 
number of respondents or estimated burden hours per respondent.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    The annual reporting burden is not changed from what was published 
in the Federal Register on September 24, 2009 (74 FR 48744). 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: March 15, 2013.
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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