Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States, 56230-56231 [2013-22193]

Download as PDF 56230 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2013 / Notices Notice of request for comments regarding a new request for an OMB clearance. ACTION: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding the DigitalGov Web site Customer Satisfaction Survey. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090–00xx; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal for ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00xx; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00xx; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00xx; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 3090–00xx; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00XX; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey’’ 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: Rachel Flagg, Program Analyst, Center for Excellence in Digital Government, GSA, via email at rachel.flagg@gsa.gov or by phone 509–850–5654. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary, whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:54 Sep 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. Purpose The Digital Government Strategy (May 2012) requires federal agencies to measure performance and customer satisfaction to improve service delivery. Since the Web is a primary channel for agencies to deliver government information and services to the American public, this collection will provide actionable data to help agencies improve their Web sites; enable agency compliance with the Digital Government Strategy; and streamline the PRA review process for Web site surveys, for both OMB and agencies. Online surveys are an industry best practice, and one of the most efficient ways for agencies to measure customer satisfaction. A random selection of visitors to government Web sites will be given the opportunity to complete a survey. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Survey questions are documented on HowTo.gov. The data gathered will be used internally by agencies to improve service to government customers. C. Annual Reporting Burden (Note, this burden is calculated only for GSA’s HowTo.gov Web site.) The estimated annual burden: Respondents: 1800. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 1800. Hours Per Response: .03. Total Burden Hours: 54. 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. 3090– XXXX, DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey, in all correspondence. Dated: September 5, 2013. Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–22191 Filed 9–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0161; Docket 2013– 0077; Sequence 12] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States 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, with changes, to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the United States. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by IC 9000–0161 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘9000–0161; Reporting of Purchases from Outside the United States’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘9000–0161; Reporting of Purchases from Outside the United States’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 9000–0161; Reporting of Purchases from Outside the United States’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20405–0001. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0161. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite IC 9000–0161, in all correspondence related to this case. 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, Program Analyst, at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2013 / Notices 202–219–0202. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The information on place of manufacture was formerly used by each Federal agency to prepare a report to Congress required by 41 U.S.C. 8302(b)(1) for FY 2009 through 2011 on acquisitions of articles, materials, or supplies that are manufactured outside the United States. However, the data is still necessary for analysis of the application of the Buy American statue and the trade agreements and for other reports to Congress. Additionally, contracting officers require this data as the basis for entry into the Federal Procurement Data System for further data on the rationale for purchasing foreign manufactured items. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Based on a Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) report of Governmentwide acquisition of manufactured end products in FY 2012, a total of 427,055 contracts were awarded. Since this is a solicitation provision, we estimate an average of 4 responses per solicitation resulting in approximately 1,708,220 offers (427,055 x 4 (rounded)). Of the approximately 1,708,220 offers, the Government estimates that an average of 10 responses annually will be received from 170,822 unique vendors (1,708,220/10). Consequently, it was determined that the FY 2012 FPDS data identifying 170,822 unique vendors was a sufficient baseline for estimating the number of respondents. It is therefore estimated that approximately 170,822 respondents would need to comply with this information collection. The time required to read and prepare information is estimated at .01 hour (less than one minute) per completion. Recordkeeping will be integrated into systems already established by offerors. Estimated number of respondents: 170,822. Est. number of responses per respondent per year: x 10. Total annual responses (rounded): 1,708,220. Estimated hours per response: 0.1. Total response burden hours: 17,082. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:54 Sep 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. 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 Number 9000– 0161, Reporting Purchases from Sources Outside the United States, in all correspondence. Dated: September 6, 2013. Karlos Morgan, Sr., Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–22193 Filed 9–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice-GTAC–2013–03; Docket No. 2013– 0002; Sequence 30] Government-Wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Public Advisory Committee Meeting Office of Government-Wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) (the Committee), is a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App 2. This notice provides the public meeting dates for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year for the GTAC: November 7, 2013 and December 10, 2013. The meetings are open to the public via teleconference. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and ending no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and Tuesday, December 10, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and ending no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marcerto Barr, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Government-wide Travel DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56231 Advisory Committee (GTAC), Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, 202–208– 7654 or by email to: gtac@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The GSA Office of Asset and Transportation Management, Travel and Relocation Division, establishes policy that governs travel by Federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at Government expense on temporary duty travel through the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR). Agenda: The Committee will continue to discuss the FTR per diem for lodging as well as Meals and Incidental Expenditures allowances. The Committee may discuss other topics to be determined at a later date associated with the FTR. Meeting Access: The meeting is open to the public via teleconference. Members of the public wishing to listen in on the GTAC discussion are recommended to visit the GTAC Web site at: www.gsa.gov/gtac to obtain registration details. Members of the public will not have the opportunity to ask questions or otherwise participate in the meeting. However, members of the public wishing to comment on the discussion or topics outlined in the agenda should follow the steps detailed in Procedures for Providing Public Comments. Availability of Materials for the Meeting: Please see the GTAC Web site www.gsa.gov/gtac for any available materials and detailed meeting notes after the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Comments: In general, public comments will be posted to www.gsa.gov/gtac. Non-electronic documents will be made available for public inspection and copying at GSA, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The public can make an appointment to inspect comments by telephoning the DFO at 202–208–7654. All comments, including attachments and other supporting materials received, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Any comments submitted in connection with the GTAC meeting will be made available to the public under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The public is invited to submit written comments within 7 business days after each meeting by either of the following methods and cite Meeting Notice-GTAC–2013–03. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0161; Docket 2013-0077; Sequence 12]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Reporting 
Purchases From Sources Outside the United States

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, 
with changes, to an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and 
approve an extension of a currently approved information collection 
requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the 
United States.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by IC 9000-0161 by any of the 
following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ``9000-
0161; Reporting of Purchases from Outside the United States''. Select 
the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``9000-0161; 
Reporting of Purchases from Outside the United States''. Follow the 
instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and 9000-0161; Reporting of 
Purchases from Outside the United States'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., 2nd floor, Washington, DC 
20405-0001. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0161.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite IC 9000-0161, in 
all correspondence related to this case. 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, Program Analyst, 
at

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202-219-0202. For information pertaining to status or publication 
schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The information on place of manufacture was formerly used by each 
Federal agency to prepare a report to Congress required by 41 U.S.C. 
8302(b)(1) for FY 2009 through 2011 on acquisitions of articles, 
materials, or supplies that are manufactured outside the United States. 
However, the data is still necessary for analysis of the application of 
the Buy American statue and the trade agreements and for other reports 
to Congress. Additionally, contracting officers require this data as 
the basis for entry into the Federal Procurement Data System for 
further data on the rationale for purchasing foreign manufactured 
items.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Based on a Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) report of 
Government-wide acquisition of manufactured end products in FY 2012, a 
total of 427,055 contracts were awarded. Since this is a solicitation 
provision, we estimate an average of 4 responses per solicitation 
resulting in approximately 1,708,220 offers (427,055 x 4 (rounded)). Of 
the approximately 1,708,220 offers, the Government estimates that an 
average of 10 responses annually will be received from 170,822 unique 
vendors (1,708,220/10). Consequently, it was determined that the FY 
2012 FPDS data identifying 170,822 unique vendors was a sufficient 
baseline for estimating the number of respondents. It is therefore 
estimated that approximately 170,822 respondents would need to comply 
with this information collection. The time required to read and prepare 
information is estimated at .01 hour (less than one minute) per 
completion. Recordkeeping will be integrated into systems already 
established by offerors.
    Estimated number of respondents: 170,822.
    Est. number of responses per respondent per year: x 10.
    Total annual responses (rounded): 1,708,220.
    Estimated hours per response: 0.1.
    Total response burden hours: 17,082.

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 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., 2nd 
floor, Washington, DC 20405-0001, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite 
OMB Control Number 9000-0161, Reporting Purchases from Sources Outside 
the United States, in all correspondence.

    Dated: September 6, 2013.
Karlos Morgan, Sr.,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-22193 Filed 9-11-13; 8:45 am]
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