Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, 56896-56897 [2013-22460]

Download as PDF 56896 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices Title: Federal Deposit Insurance Act Section 19 Applications. OMB Number: 3064–0018. Form Number: 6710/07. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Insured depository institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 26. Estimated Time per Response: 16 hours. Total Annual Burden: 416 hours. General Description of Collection: Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI), 12 U.S.C. 1829, requires the FDIC’s consent prior to any participation in the affairs of an insured depository institution by a person who has been convicted of crimes involving dishonesty or breach of trust. To obtain that consent, an insured depository institution must submit an application to the FDIC for approval on Form FDIC 6710/07. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated at Washington, DC, this 11th day of September, 2013. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–22472 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0135; Docket 2013– 0077; Sequence 12] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCIES: 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 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 concerning subcontractor requests for bonds. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0135 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0135’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0135.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0135’’ 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 9000–0135. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0135, 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, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219–0202 or email Cecelia.davis@ gsa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION VerDate Mar<15>2010 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. Jkt 229001 A. Purpose Part 28 of the FAR contains guidance related to obtaining financial protection against damages under Government contracts (e.g., use of bonds, bid guarantees, insurance etc.). Part 52 contains the texts of solicitation provisions and contract clauses. These regulations implement a statutory requirement for information to be provided by Federal contractors relating to payment bonds furnished under PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 construction contracts which are subject to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter III, Bonds. This collection requirement is mandated by Section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Pub. L. 102–190), as amended by Section 2091 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–335). The clause at 52.228–12, Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, implements Section 806(a)(3) of Pub. L. 102–190, as amended, which specifies that, upon the request of a prospective subcontractor or supplier offering to furnish labor or material for the performance of a construction contract for which a payment bond has been furnished to the United States pursuant to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter III, Bonds, the contractor shall promptly provide a copy of such payment bond to the requestor. In conjunction with performance bonds, payment bonds are used in Government construction contracts to secure fulfillment of the contractor’s obligations under the contract and to assure that the contractor makes all payments, as required by law, to persons furnishing labor or material in performance of the contract. This regulation provides prospective subcontractors and suppliers a copy of the payment bond furnished by the contractor to the Government for the performance of a Federal construction contract subject to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter III, Bonds. It is expected that prospective subcontractors and suppliers will use this information to determine whether to contract with that particular prime contractor. This information has been and will continue to be available from the Government. The requirement for contractors to provide a copy of the payment bond upon request to any prospective subcontractor or supplier under the Federal construction contract is contained in Section 806(a)(3) of Public Law 102–190, as amended by Sections 2091 and 8105 of Public Law 103–355. B. Annual Reporting Burden Based on a Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) report for the number of new construction contract awards over $150,000 (simplified acquisition threshold), there were 9,752 contracts awarded for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The Government estimated that each contract awarded had an average of 10 subcontractors (9,752 × 10), resulting in a total universe of 97,520 subcontractors. In consultation with subject matter experts, it was determined that 15% or 14,628 subcontractors (unique vendors) would E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56897 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices request the required information. Consequently, it was determined that 14,628 unique vendors was a sufficient baseline for estimating the number of respondents that would need to comply with this information collection. An adjustment is being made regarding the estimated number of five annual responses, which was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 62540 on October 12, 2010, to a more appropriate estimate of 1 response annually (i.e., the number a subcontractor would request this information). This adjustment results in a decrease of the estimated burden on the public from 15,872.50 hours to 3,657 hours. Respondents: 14,628. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 14,628. Hours per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 3,657. 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, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control Number 9000–0135, Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, in all correspondence. Dated: September 10, 2013. Karlos Morgan, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–22460 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: HHS–OS–20518–60D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extension of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number OS– 0990–0323, which expires on 30 April 2014. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before November 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690–6162. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–6162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS–OS–20518– 60D for reference. SUMMARY: Information Collection Request Title: Medical Countermeasures.gov Abstract: In order to route product developers to the most appropriate personnel within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS collects some basic information about the company’s product through Medical Countermeasures.gov. Using this information and a routing system that has been developed with input from participating agencies within HHS, including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medical Countermeasures.gov routes the meeting request to the appropriate person within HHS. ASPR is requesting an extension by OMB for a three-year clearance. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Meeting Request Routing System for Medical Countermeasures.gov—OMB No. 0990– 0323—Extension—Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Likely Respondents: Medical Countermeasure Developers. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Meeting Request .............................................................................. 225 1 8/60 30 Total .......................................................................................... 225 1 8/60 30 OS specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0135; Docket 2013-0077; Sequence 12]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds

AGENCIES: 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 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 concerning subcontractor 
requests for bonds.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0135 by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``Information 
Collection 9000-0135'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and 
selecting ``Search.'' Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0135.'' Follow the 
instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0135'' 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 9000-0135.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0135, 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, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 219-0202 or email 
Cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Part 28 of the FAR contains guidance related to obtaining financial 
protection against damages under Government contracts (e.g., use of 
bonds, bid guarantees, insurance etc.). Part 52 contains the texts of 
solicitation provisions and contract clauses. These regulations 
implement a statutory requirement for information to be provided by 
Federal contractors relating to payment bonds furnished under 
construction contracts which are subject to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, 
subchapter III, Bonds. This collection requirement is mandated by 
Section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 
1992 and 1993 (Pub. L. 102-190), as amended by Section 2091 of the 
Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-335). The 
clause at 52.228-12, Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, 
implements Section 806(a)(3) of Pub. L. 102-190, as amended, which 
specifies that, upon the request of a prospective subcontractor or 
supplier offering to furnish labor or material for the performance of a 
construction contract for which a payment bond has been furnished to 
the United States pursuant to 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter III, 
Bonds, the contractor shall promptly provide a copy of such payment 
bond to the requestor.
    In conjunction with performance bonds, payment bonds are used in 
Government construction contracts to secure fulfillment of the 
contractor's obligations under the contract and to assure that the 
contractor makes all payments, as required by law, to persons 
furnishing labor or material in performance of the contract. This 
regulation provides prospective subcontractors and suppliers a copy of 
the payment bond furnished by the contractor to the Government for the 
performance of a Federal construction contract subject to 40 U.S.C. 
chapter 31, subchapter III, Bonds. It is expected that prospective 
subcontractors and suppliers will use this information to determine 
whether to contract with that particular prime contractor. This 
information has been and will continue to be available from the 
Government. The requirement for contractors to provide a copy of the 
payment bond upon request to any prospective subcontractor or supplier 
under the Federal construction contract is contained in Section 
806(a)(3) of Public Law 102-190, as amended by Sections 2091 and 8105 
of Public Law 103-355.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Based on a Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) report for the 
number of new construction contract awards over $150,000 (simplified 
acquisition threshold), there were 9,752 contracts awarded for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2012. The Government estimated that each contract awarded had 
an average of 10 subcontractors (9,752 x 10), resulting in a total 
universe of 97,520 subcontractors. In consultation with subject matter 
experts, it was determined that 15% or 14,628 subcontractors (unique 
vendors) would

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request the required information. Consequently, it was determined that 
14,628 unique vendors was a sufficient baseline for estimating the 
number of respondents that would need to comply with this information 
collection.
    An adjustment is being made regarding the estimated number of five 
annual responses, which was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 
62540 on October 12, 2010, to a more appropriate estimate of 1 response 
annually (i.e., the number a subcontractor would request this 
information). This adjustment results in a decrease of the estimated 
burden on the public from 15,872.50 hours to 3,657 hours.
    Respondents: 14,628.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 14,628.
    Hours per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,657.

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, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control Number 9000-0135, Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds, 
in all correspondence.

    Dated: September 10, 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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