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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2013 / Notices FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations and Terminations The Commission gives notice that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses have been revoked or terminated for the reason shown pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. 40101) effective on the date shown. License No.: 3388NF. Name: OCI Forwarding Services, Inc. dba Metro Line. Address: 1225 Greenbriar Drive, Suite E, Addison, IL 60101. Date Revoked: May 30, 2013. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License No.: 3714F. Name: A & E International, Inc. Address: 16449 1–45 Feeder South. Centerville, TX 75833. Date Revoked: June 1, 2013. Reason: Voluntary Surrender of License. License No.: 4097F. Name: Ashby, Wendy Lyn dba Cargocare. Address: 107 Woodcrest Drive, Chehalis, WA 98532. Date Revoked: June 6, 2013. 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Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. James A. Nussbaumer, Deputy Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing. [FR Doc. 2013–17309 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43203 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 of the Board of Governors. 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[FR Doc. 2013–17357 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0074: Sequence 44] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds 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 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 limitation of costs/funds. A notice was SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 43204 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75163, on December 19, 2012. Two comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0074, Contract Funding— Limitation of Costs/Funds 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– 0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/ Funds’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Notice, Washington, DC 20405–0001. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0074, Contract Funding— Limitation of Costs/Funds, 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 N. Chambers, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501–3221 or email Edward.chambers@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Firms performing under Federal costreimbursement contracts are required to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they have reason to believe— (1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts in the next 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or (2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be greater or substantially less than estimated. As a part of the notification, the contractors must provide a revised estimate of total cost. B. Discussion and Analysis One respondent submitted public comments on the extension of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Jul 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 previously approved information collection. The analysis of these 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 OMB approval of an existing information collection. The PRA requires that agencies use the Federal Register notice and comment process, to extend OMB’s approval, at least every three years. This extension, to a previously approved information collection, pertains to FAR clauses 52.232–20 and 52.232–22. These clauses require contractors performing under Federal cost-reimbursement contracts to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they have reason to believe— (1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts in the next 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or (2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be greater or substantially less than estimated. As a part of the notification, the contractors must provide a revised estimate of total cost. These notifications assist the Government in its effort to provide timely funding of cost reimbursement contracts. The lack of such notifications increases the risk that funding may lapse, resulting in contract work stoppages. This clause has existed substantially the same since the inception of the FAR. 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. First, the respondent questioned the basis for the estimated number of respondents of 3,598, stating that it appears to be understated. The respondent also questioned the basis for the estimate of 15.96999 responses per respondent, stating that the five decimal places imply a precise calculation underlying the estimate. Finally, the respondent stated that the average burden estimate of 0.5 hours per response is unrealistically low and unsubstantiated. For this reason, the respondent contends that the agency should reassess the estimated total burden hours and revise the estimate upwards PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to be more accurate, as was done in FAR Case 2007–006. The same respondent also provided that the burden of compliance with the information collection requirement 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 estimates of responses and burden hours, the estimates cannot be confirmed with any degree of certainty to totally rely on the information. However, it is determined that an upward adjustment is warranted at this time based upon consideration of the information provided in the public comment. The information collection requirement has been revised to reflect an overall increase in the total public burden hours. The estimates of the number of respondents and the number of responses per respondent are based on data from the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation (FPDS–NG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. For FY 2011 there were 3,598 unique vendors with 57,460 funding only actions under cost reimbursement contracts. These funding E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 139 / Friday, July 19, 2013 / Notices actions are usually the result of the notification required by this information requirement. The number of responses per respondent (15.96999) was derived by dividing the number of actions by the number of unique vendors. The preciseness of the number of responses demonstrates the level of review and the serious consideration given to the data gathered for this information collection. However, in response to the public comment received, the number of responses per respondent has been rounded up to 16. With regard to the estimate of 0.5 hours per response, we believe that the notification typically involves an observation of the contractors accounting and financial reporting system that available funds will fall below the 75 percent threshold within the next 60 days, followed by a very brief letter to the contracting officer referencing the applicable contract clause at FAR 52.232–20 or FAR 52.232–22. The contractor’s responsibility to foresee the availability of funds and probable cost overruns carries with it a duty to maintain an accounting and financial reporting system capable of securing timely knowledge of all probable costs before they are incurred. This information collection does not require contractors to create or maintain any record or system that the contractor does not maintain in its ordinary course of business. Therefore, the estimated burden hour per response of 30 minutes for this collection of information is valid. However, the rounding of the annual number of responses per respondent from 15.96999 to 16, based upon consideration of the information provided by the respondent, resulted in a revision to the information collection requirement to reflect an overall increase in the total public burden hours. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 3,598. Responses Per Respondent: 16. Annual Responses: 57,568. Hours Per Response: .500. Total Burden Hours: 28,784. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/ Funds, in all correspondence. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:33 Jul 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 43205 Dated: July 15, 2013. Karlos Morgan, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. 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. [FR Doc. 2013–17389 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] 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), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405–0001, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0108, Bankruptcy, in all correspondence. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2012–0076; Sequence 51; OMB Control No. 9000–0108] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Bankruptcy (FAR Subpart 42.9; 52.242– 13) 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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 73660, December 11, 2012. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: 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, FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0108, Bankruptcy, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–1448 or email curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUMMARY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Annual Reporting Burden Dated: July 15, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–17390 Filed 7–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [Docket No. ATSDR–2013–0002] Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Set 27 Toxicological Profiles Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for comments on the proposed substances to be evaluated for Set 27 toxicological profiles. AGENCY: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is initiating the development of its 27th set of toxicological profiles (CERCLA Set 27). This notice announces the list of proposed substances that will be evaluated for Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act(CERCLA) Set 27 toxicological profile development. ATSDR’s Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences is soliciting public nominations from the list of proposed substances to be evaluated for toxicological profile development. ATSDR also will consider the nomination of any additional, nonCERCLA substances that may have SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0074: Sequence 44]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/Funds

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 of 
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 
limitation of costs/funds. A notice was

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published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 75163, on December 19, 2012. 
Two comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0074, Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/Funds 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 9000-0074, Contract Funding--
Limitation of Costs/Funds''. Follow the instructions provided at the 
``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0074, Contract Funding--
Limitation of Costs/Funds'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Notice, Washington, DC 
20405-0001. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0074, Contract Funding--
Limitation of Costs/Funds.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0074, Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/Funds, 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 N. Chambers, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501-
3221 or email Edward.chambers@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Firms performing under Federal cost-reimbursement contracts are 
required to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they 
have reason to believe--
    (1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts 
in the next 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will 
exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or
    (2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be 
greater or substantially less than estimated.
    As a part of the notification, the contractors must provide a 
revised estimate of total cost.

B. Discussion and Analysis

    One respondent submitted public comments on the extension of the 
previously approved information collection. The analysis of these 
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 OMB approval of an existing information 
collection. The PRA requires that agencies use the Federal Register 
notice and comment process, to extend OMB's approval, at least every 
three years. This extension, to a previously approved information 
collection, pertains to FAR clauses 52.232-20 and 52.232-22. These 
clauses require contractors performing under Federal cost-reimbursement 
contracts to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they 
have reason to believe--
    (1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts 
in the next 60 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will 
exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or
    (2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be 
greater or substantially less than estimated. As a part of the 
notification, the contractors must provide a revised estimate of total 
cost.
    These notifications assist the Government in its effort to provide 
timely funding of cost reimbursement contracts. The lack of such 
notifications increases the risk that funding may lapse, resulting in 
contract work stoppages. This clause has existed substantially the same 
since the inception of the FAR.
    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. First, the respondent questioned the 
basis for the estimated number of respondents of 3,598, stating that it 
appears to be understated. The respondent also questioned the basis for 
the estimate of 15.96999 responses per respondent, stating that the 
five decimal places imply a precise calculation underlying the 
estimate. Finally, the respondent stated that the average burden 
estimate of 0.5 hours per response is unrealistically low and 
unsubstantiated. For this reason, the respondent contends that the 
agency should reassess the estimated total burden hours and revise the 
estimate upwards to be more accurate, as was done in FAR Case 2007-006. 
The same respondent also provided that the burden of compliance with 
the information collection requirement 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 estimates of responses 
and burden hours, the estimates cannot be confirmed with any degree of 
certainty to totally rely on the information. However, it is determined 
that an upward adjustment is warranted at this time based upon 
consideration of the information provided in the public comment. The 
information collection requirement has been revised to reflect an 
overall increase in the total public burden hours.
    The estimates of the number of respondents and the number of 
responses per respondent are based on data from the Federal Procurement 
Data System--Next Generation (FPDS-NG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. For 
FY 2011 there were 3,598 unique vendors with 57,460 funding only 
actions under cost reimbursement contracts. These funding

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actions are usually the result of the notification required by this 
information requirement. The number of responses per respondent 
(15.96999) was derived by dividing the number of actions by the number 
of unique vendors. The preciseness of the number of responses 
demonstrates the level of review and the serious consideration given to 
the data gathered for this information collection. However, in response 
to the public comment received, the number of responses per respondent 
has been rounded up to 16.
    With regard to the estimate of 0.5 hours per response, we believe 
that the notification typically involves an observation of the 
contractors accounting and financial reporting system that available 
funds will fall below the 75 percent threshold within the next 60 days, 
followed by a very brief letter to the contracting officer referencing 
the applicable contract clause at FAR 52.232-20 or FAR 52.232-22. The 
contractor's responsibility to foresee the availability of funds and 
probable cost overruns carries with it a duty to maintain an accounting 
and financial reporting system capable of securing timely knowledge of 
all probable costs before they are incurred. This information 
collection does not require contractors to create or maintain any 
record or system that the contractor does not maintain in its ordinary 
course of business. Therefore, the estimated burden hour per response 
of 30 minutes for this collection of information is valid. However, the 
rounding of the annual number of responses per respondent from 15.96999 
to 16, based upon consideration of the information provided by the 
respondent, resulted in a revision to the information collection 
requirement to reflect an overall increase in the total public burden 
hours.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 3,598.
    Responses Per Respondent: 16.
    Annual Responses: 57,568.
    Hours Per Response: .500.
    Total Burden Hours: 28,784.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd 
Floor, Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0074, Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/Funds, in 
all correspondence.

    Dated: July 15, 2013.
Karlos Morgan,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
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