Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Quality Assurance Requirements, 25445-25446 [2013-10205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices comments on the extension of the previously approved information collection. The analysis of public comments is summarized as follows: Comment: The respondent commented on the need for revisions to the standard forms. The respondent suggested that (1) changes be made to the standard forms covered under the information collection to include an additional option regarding the bond principal’s ‘‘Type of Organization’’ (i.e., SF 25, SF 25A, SF 24, SF 34, SF 1416, SF 1418, SF 35). Specifically, the respondent requested that an additional check box be added allowing for the choice of ‘‘Limited Liability Company (LLC)’’ to the forms, or, in the alternative, to include a selection of ‘‘other’’. The respondent indicated that construction companies are increasingly forming as limited liability companies, a hybrid type of organization reflecting characteristics of a corporation and of a partnership. The proposed revision would recognize limited liability companies as a type of organization; and (2) the instructions governing the blank space ‘‘Liability Limit ($)’’ (on forms SF 25, 25A, SF 24, SF 25B, SF 1416, SF 1418) should be enhanced to make clear the intent of the information requested. The respondent, a national trade association of firms employing professional surety bond producers, reported that some confusion exists as to whether the blank refers to the underwriting limitation of the surety as found on the Treasury List of Approved Sureties or if it is intended to indicate a limitation on the surety’s liability on the bond. Response: Because the respondent’s suggestions neither question nor affect the information collection estimates included in this request for extension, the request for approval to extend this information collection will be submitted without change. However, the suggested standard form revisions will be researched, and, as determined appropriate, revised as separate actions. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Annual Reporting Burden The estimated annual reporting burden is increased since published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 46988, on September 14, 2009. Based on use of data, from the Federal Procurement Data System, for fiscal year 2011, an upward adjustment is made to the estimated annual reporting burden. 52.228–1—Bid Guarantee (SF 24, Bid Bond; SF 34, Annual Bid Bond) Respondents: 19,604. Responses per Respondent: 1. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Total Responses: 19,604. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 19,604. 52.228–2—Additional Bond Security Respondents: 9,802. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 9,802. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 9,802. 52.228–13—Alternative Payment Protections Respondents: 2,178. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 2,178. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 2,178. 52.228–15—Performance and Payment Bonds (SF 25, Performance Bond; SF 25A, Payment Bond; SF 25B, Continuation Sheet (for SF’s 24, 25, and 25A); SF 273, Reinsurance Agreement for a Miller Act Performance Bond; SF 274, Reinsurance Agreements for a Miller Act Payment Bond) Respondents: 19,604. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 19,604. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 19,604. 52.228–16—Performance and Payment Bonds—Other than Construction (SF 35, Annual Performance Bond; SF 1416, Payment Bond for Other Than Construction Contracts; SF 275, Reinsurance Agreement in Favor of the United States; SF 1418, Performance Bond for Other than Construction Contracts) Respondents: 4,825. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 4,825. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 4,825. 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. 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, in all correspondence. Dated: April 20, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–10210 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25445 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 31; OMB Control No. 9000–0077] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Quality Assurance Requirements 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. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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 quality assurance requirements. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 67366, on November 11, 2012. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, 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 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements’’ 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 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, in all correspondence related to this collection. Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 25446 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. 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, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–1448 or email Curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Supplies and services acquired under Government contracts must conform to the contract’s quality and quantity requirements. FAR Part 46 prescribes inspection, acceptance, warranty, and other measures associated with quality requirements. Standard clauses related to inspection require the contractor to provide and maintain an inspection system that is acceptable to the Government; gives the Government the right to make inspections and test while work is in process; and requires the contractor to keep complete, and make available to the Government, records of its inspection work. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the 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 NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden An upward adjustment is being made to the previously approved estimated annual burden. The change is based on calculating the burden for each clause in FAR Part 46 associated with this information collection requirement. In addition, the Government considered the information collected under this requirement to be records kept as a part of a contractor’s normal business operations, and the Government will only request to see the records a limited number of times per year for each contractor. Respondents: 176,286. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Responses per Respondent: 1.0186344. Total Responses: 179,571. Hours per Response: .82246. Total Burden hours: 147,690. 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. 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: April 22, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–10205 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization and Expansion Project General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) were published in September 2009 that addressed the reconfiguration and expansion of the San Ysidro LPOE in three independent construction phases to improve overall capacity and operational efficiency. Phase I is fully funded and included the construction of additional northbound vehicle lanes and inspection facilities, a pedestrian bridge, and a new southbound pedestrian crossing facility on the east side of the LPOE. To date, the pedestrian bridge and southbound crossing facility have been constructed. Phase II would involve the construction of new buildings. Phase III would include construction of a southbound roadway and associated inspection equipment, as well as the addition of a new southbound pedestrian crossing on the west side of the LPOE at Virginia Avenue. The SEIS will address design changes to Phase III of the project, which include modifications to the number of vehicle lanes on the proposed southbound roadway and the incorporation of northbound pedestrian inspections at the proposed pedestrian crossing facility on the west side of the LPOE. Alternatives Under Consideration SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for the San Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project (Project). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osmahn A. Kadri, NEPA Project Manager, General Services Administration, Pacific Rim Region, at (415) 522–3617. Please also call this number if special assistance is needed to attend and participate in the public scoping meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA intends to prepare a SEIS to analyze the potential impacts resulting from proposed modifications and design changes to the San Ysidro LPOE Improvements Project. The San Ysidro LPOE is located along Interstate 5 at the United States-Mexico border in the San Ysidro community of San Diego, California. PO 00000 Background Two build alternatives and one no build alternative are under consideration. The No Build Alternative assumes that no additional improvements would be constructed at the LPOE, and the LPOE would continue to operate under its current configuration. Alternative 1 would include the northbound/southbound pedestrian crossing at Virginia Avenue and six southbound vehicular lanes on the proposed southbound roadway that would connect the terminus of Interstate 5 to the El Chaparral LPOE in Mexico. Alternative 2 would include the northbound/southbound pedestrian crossing facility and 10 southbound vehicle lanes on the proposed southbound roadway. Scoping Process Scoping will be accomplished through a public scoping meeting, direct mail correspondence to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have an interest in the Project. A public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Front, 147 West San Ysidro Boulevard, San Ysidro, CA E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25445-25446]
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

[Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 31; OMB Control No. 9000-0077]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Quality Assurance Requirements

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 to 
an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: 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 
quality assurance requirements. A notice was published in the Federal 
Register at 77 FR 67366, on November 11, 2012. No comments were 
received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 31, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, 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 9000-0077, Quality Assurance 
Requirements''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements'' 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 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, in all 
correspondence related to this collection. Submit comments regarding 
this burden estimate or any other aspect of this

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collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this 
burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 
20503. 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, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-1448 or email 
Curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Supplies and services acquired under Government contracts must 
conform to the contract's quality and quantity requirements. FAR Part 
46 prescribes inspection, acceptance, warranty, and other measures 
associated with quality requirements. Standard clauses related to 
inspection require the contractor to provide and maintain an inspection 
system that is acceptable to the Government; gives the Government the 
right to make inspections and test while work is in process; and 
requires the contractor to keep complete, and make available to the 
Government, records of its inspection work.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the 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.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    An upward adjustment is being made to the previously approved 
estimated annual burden. The change is based on calculating the burden 
for each clause in FAR Part 46 associated with this information 
collection requirement. In addition, the Government considered the 
information collected under this requirement to be records kept as a 
part of a contractor's normal business operations, and the Government 
will only request to see the records a limited number of times per year 
for each contractor.
    Respondents: 176,286.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.0186344.
    Total Responses: 179,571.
    Hours per Response: .82246.
    Total Burden hours: 147,690.
    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. 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, in all correspondence.

    Dated: April 22, 2013.
William Clark,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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