Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One-Time Reporting for First-Tier Subcontractors, 54650-54651 [2013-21529]

Download as PDF 54650 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0167; Docket 2013– 0077; Sequence 5] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting Requirements—One-Time Reporting for First-Tier Subcontractors Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension, with changes, to 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 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors, 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 9000–0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0167, American ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:10 Sep 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors, in all correspondence related to this collection. Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this 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, Acquisition Policy Division, at telephone 202–501–1448 or via email to Curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 4.15 and the applicable clause at FAR 52.204–11, which implements the statutory requirements section 1512(c) of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5) (Recovery Act), as a condition of receipt of funds, contractors that receive awards (or modifications to existing awards) funded, in whole or in part by the Recovery Act, shall include the onetime reporting elements for which the burden is imposed only on the first-tier subcontractor. The information shall include, but is not limited to: a. Unique identifier (DUNS Number) for the subcontractor receiving the award and for the subcontractor’s parent company, if the subcontractor has a parent company; b. Subcontractor’s physical address including street address, city, state, and country. Also include the nine-digit zip code and congressional district if applicable; and c. Subcontract primary performance location including street address, city, state, and country. Also include the nine-digit zip code and congressional district if applicable. B. Annual Reporting Burden This information collection reflects a downward adjustment from what was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2010, at 75 FR 58390, for the number of respondents required to comply with the requirements of FAR PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subpart 4.15 and the associated FAR clause at 52.204–11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—Reporting Requirements. This change is primarily a result of the lower amount of Recovery Act funds available for award. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) indicated that there were 33,041 Recovery Act prime contract awards, including modifications (21,767 awarded to small businesses), to 8896 unique vendors. In FY 2012, FPDS indicates that there were 6,312 Recovery Act prime contract awards, including modifications (3,156 awarded to small businesses), to 2,247 unique vendors. This change represents a decrease of approximately 75 percent from FY 2010. The number of first-tier subcontractors estimated to participate in Recovery Act awards is 4,494. This was derived by estimating two first-tier subcontractors for each prime contractor. It was determined that the FY 2012 FPDS data regarding the number of unique vendors combined with the assumption of two first-tier subcontractors for each prime contractor was a sufficient baseline for estimating the number of respondents (first-tier subcontractors) per year that would need to comply with the applicable clause associated with this information collection (4,494). In discussions with subject matter experts, it was determined that an estimated number of responses per respondent of two, was sufficient to reflect the lower amount of Recovery Act funds available for award. Additionally, it is estimated that the burden hours per response is 15 minutes (.25), which reflects no change from what was published Federal Register on September 24, 2010, at 75 FR 58390. No public comments were received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the Government’s estimate. Respondents: 4,494. Responses Per Respondent: 2.0. Total Annual Reponses: 8,988. Hours per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 2,247. C. Public Comments 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 E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2013 / Notices information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act— Reporting Requirements—One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors, in all correspondence. Dated: August 29, 2013. Karlos Morgan, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–21529 Filed 9–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–FTR–2013–04; Docket No. 2013– 0002; Sequence 25] Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS) Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 14–01, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates. AGENCY: The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 per diem review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for certain locations within the Continental United States (CONUS) to provide for reimbursement of Federal employees’ expenses covered by per diem. The standard lodging per diem rate will increase to $83. The meals and incidental expense tiers remain unchanged for FY 2014 and range from $46–$71. GSA identified two new nonstandard areas (NSAs): Big Spring, TX (Howard County); and Pearsall, TX (Frio, La Salle, and Medina Counties). The City of Hershey, PA, is now a separate NSA from Harrisburg, PA. In addition, Pasco, WA (Franklin County) and Richland, WA (Benton County) have been merged into a single NSA. Finally, Hendry County, FL is now included with the Palm Beach County, FL NSA. The CONUS per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 14–01 may be found at www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA bases the ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:10 Sep 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 lodging rates on the average daily rate that the lodging industry reports to an independent organization. If a lodging rate or a per diem rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses in any given location, Federal executive agencies can request that GSA review that location. Please review numbers five and six of GSA’s per diem Frequently Asked Questions at (www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs) for more information on the special review process. In addition, the Federal Travel Regulation allows for actual expense reimbursement as provided in §§ 301– 11.300 through 301–11.306. DATES: This notice is effective September 5, 2013. Applicability Date: Travel performed on or after October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Ms. Jill Denning, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202– 208–7642, or by email at travelpolicy@ gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of GSA Per Diem Bulletin FTR 14–01. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: GSA issues and publishes the CONUS per diem rates, formerly published in Appendix A to 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the Internet at www.gsa.gov/perdiem. This process, implemented in 2003, ensures more timely changes in per diem rates established by GSA for Federal employees on official travel within CONUS. Notices published periodically in the Federal Register, such as this one, now constitute the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem rates to agencies. Dated: August 30, 2013. Craig J. Flynn, Director, Travel and Relocation Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–21599 Filed 9–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Sole Source Cooperative Agreement Award to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Office of Policy and Planning, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notification of a Sole Source Cooperative Agreement Award to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for a grant AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54651 titled: ‘‘Technical Assistance to Obtain Local Health Department and Community Input for National Health Security-related Activities’’. Statutory Authority: Public Health Service Act, Section 1703(a), 42 U.S.C. 300u–2(a). Estimated Amount of Award: $1,500,000 USD. Project Period: September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2016. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0167; Docket 2013-0077; Sequence 5]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements--One-Time 
Reporting for First-Tier Subcontractors

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension, with 
changes, 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 the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements--One Time 
Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements--
One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors, 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 9000-0167, American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements--One Time Reporting for First-
tier Subcontractors''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit 
a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), 
and ``Information Collection 9000-0167, American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements--One Time Reporting for First-
tier Subcontractors'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Hada 
Flowers/IC 9000-0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting 
Requirements--One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting 
Requirements--One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors, in all 
correspondence related to this collection. Submit comments regarding 
this burden estimate or any other aspect of this 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, Acquisition Policy Division, at telephone 202-501-1448 or via 
email to Curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 
4.15 and the applicable clause at FAR 52.204-11, which implements the 
statutory requirements section 1512(c) of Division A of the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5) (Recovery Act), 
as a condition of receipt of funds, contractors that receive awards (or 
modifications to existing awards) funded, in whole or in part by the 
Recovery Act, shall include the one-time reporting elements for which 
the burden is imposed only on the first-tier subcontractor. The 
information shall include, but is not limited to:
    a. Unique identifier (DUNS Number) for the subcontractor receiving 
the award and for the subcontractor's parent company, if the 
subcontractor has a parent company;
    b. Subcontractor's physical address including street address, city, 
state, and country. Also include the nine-digit zip code and 
congressional district if applicable; and
    c. Subcontract primary performance location including street 
address, city, state, and country. Also include the nine-digit zip code 
and congressional district if applicable.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    This information collection reflects a downward adjustment from 
what was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2010, at 75 
FR 58390, for the number of respondents required to comply with the 
requirements of FAR subpart 4.15 and the associated FAR clause at 
52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--Reporting 
Requirements. This change is primarily a result of the lower amount of 
Recovery Act funds available for award.
    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, the Federal Procurement Data System 
(FPDS) indicated that there were 33,041 Recovery Act prime contract 
awards, including modifications (21,767 awarded to small businesses), 
to 8896 unique vendors. In FY 2012, FPDS indicates that there were 
6,312 Recovery Act prime contract awards, including modifications 
(3,156 awarded to small businesses), to 2,247 unique vendors. This 
change represents a decrease of approximately 75 percent from FY 2010. 
The number of first-tier subcontractors estimated to participate in 
Recovery Act awards is 4,494. This was derived by estimating two first-
tier subcontractors for each prime contractor. It was determined that 
the FY 2012 FPDS data regarding the number of unique vendors combined 
with the assumption of two first-tier subcontractors for each prime 
contractor was a sufficient baseline for estimating the number of 
respondents (first-tier subcontractors) per year that would need to 
comply with the applicable clause associated with this information 
collection (4,494).
    In discussions with subject matter experts, it was determined that 
an estimated number of responses per respondent of two, was sufficient 
to reflect the lower amount of Recovery Act funds available for award. 
Additionally, it is estimated that the burden hours per response is 15 
minutes (.25), which reflects no change from what was published Federal 
Register on September 24, 2010, at 75 FR 58390. No public comments were 
received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the 
Government's estimate.
    Respondents: 4,494.
    Responses Per Respondent: 2.0.
    Total Annual Reponses: 8,988.
    Hours per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,247.

C. Public Comments

    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

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information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    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., 
Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0167, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--Reporting 
Requirements--One Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: August 29, 2013.
Karlos Morgan,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-21529 Filed 9-4-13; 8:45 am]
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