Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Foreign Acquisition, 63461-63462 [2013-25024]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2013 / Notices Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment) 20. Mr. Craig R. Schmauder, Deputy General Counsel (Installation, Environment and Civil Works), Office of the General Counsel 21. Mr. Karl F. Schneider, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) 22. Mr. Matthew L. Scully, Deputy Chief of Staff G–8, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command 23. Ms. Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) 24. Mr. Lawrence Stubblefield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Diversity and Leadership), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) 25. MG Todd T. Semonite, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Corps of Engineers 26. MG Peter D. Utley, Commanding General, United States Army Test and Evaluation Command 27. GEN Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–24871 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2013–0036] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Foreign Acquisition Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Oct 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through January 31, 2014. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by December 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0229, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–229 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: (571) 372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, (571) 372–6106. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available on the World Wide Web at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/ index.htm. Paper copies are available from Ms. Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3060, Room 3B855, Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–30602. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Foreign Acquisition—Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Part 225 and Related Clauses at 252.225; DD Form 2139; OMB Control Number 0704–0229. Needs and Uses: DoD needs this information to ensure compliance with restrictions on the acquisition of foreign products imposed by statute or policy to protect the industrial base; to ensure compliance with U.S. trade agreements and memoranda of understanding that PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63461 promote reciprocal trade with U.S. allies; and to prepare reports for submission to the Department of Commerce on the Balance of Payments Program. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Annual Burden Hours: 64,256 (64,161 reporting hours and 95 recordkeeping hours). Number of Respondents: 23,197. Responses per Respondent: 9.01. Annual Responses: 209,117. Average Burden per Response: .31 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Summary of Information Collection This information collection includes requirements related to foreign acquisition in DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and the related clause at DFARS 252.225. DFARS 252.225–7000, Buy American Act—Balance of Payments Program Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(1), requires an offeror to identify, in its proposal, supplies that are not domestic end products, separately listing qualifying country and other foreign end products. DFARS 252.225–7003, Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada—Submission with Offer, and 252.225–7004, Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada—Submission after Award, as prescribed in 225.7204(a) and (b) respectively, require offerors and contractors to submit a Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States for subcontracts to be performed outside the United States. The reporting threshold is $550,000 for contracts that exceed $11.5 million. The contractor may submit the report on DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States, or a computer-generated report that contains all information required by DD Form 2139. DFARS 252.225–7005, Identification of Expenditures in the United States, as prescribed in 225.1103(1), requires contractors incorporated or located in the United States to identify, on each request for payment under contracts for supplies to be used, or for construction or services to be performed, outside the United States, that part of the requested payment representing estimated expenditures in the United States. DFARS 252.225–7006, Quarterly Reporting of Actual Contract Performance Outside the United States, as prescribed at 252.7204(c) for use in solicitations and contracts with a value exceeding $550,000, requires reporting E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 63462 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 206 / Thursday, October 24, 2013 / Notices of subcontracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. DFARS 252.225–7010, Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate, as prescribed at 225.7003–5(b), requires the offeror to certify that it will take certain actions with regard to specialty metals if the offeror chooses to use the alternative compliance approach when providing commercial derivative military articles to the Government. DFARS 252.225–7013, Duty-Free Entry, as prescribed in 225.1101(4), requires the contractor to provide information on shipping documents and customs forms regarding products that are eligible for duty-free entry. DFARS 252.225–7018, Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate, as prescribed at 225.7017–4(b), requires offerors to certify that no photovoltaic devices with an estimated value exceeding $3,000 will be utilized in performance of the contract or to specify the country of origin. DFARS 252.225–7020, Trade Agreements Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(5), requires an offeror to list the item number and country of origin of any nondesignated country end product that it intends to furnish under the contract. Either 252.225–7020 or 252.225–7022 is used in any solicitation for products subject to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. DFARS 252.225–7021, Alternate II, Trade Agreements, as prescribed in 225.1101(6)(ii), in order to comply with a condition of the waiver authority provided by the United States Trade Representative to the Secretary of Defense, requires contractors from a south Caucasus/central or south Asian state to inform the government of its participation in the acquisition and also advise their governments that they generally will not have such opportunities in the future unless their governments provide reciprocal procurement opportunities to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and services. DFARS 252.225–7023, Preference for Products or Services from Afghanistan, as prescribed in 225.7703–5(a), requires an offeror to identify, in its proposal, products or services that are not products or services from Iraq or Afghanistan. DFARS 252.225–7025, Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings, as prescribed in 225.7102–4, requires the contractor to retain records showing compliance with the requirement that end items and their components delivered under the contract contain forging items that are of domestic manufacture only. The VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Oct 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 contractor must retain the records for 3 years after final payment and must make the records available upon request of the contracting officer. The contractor may request a waiver of this requirement in accordance with DFARS 225.7102–3. DFARS 252.225–7032, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies—Evaluation of Offers, and 252.225–7033, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies, as prescribed in 225.1101(7) and (8), require an offeror to provide information to the contracting officer regarding any United Kingdom levies included in the offered price, and require the contractor to provide information to the contracting officer regarding any United Kingdom levies to be included in a subcontract that exceeds $1 million, before award of the subcontract. DFARS 252.225–7035, Buy American Act—North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act— Balance of Payments Program Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(9), requires an offeror to list any qualifying country, NAFTA country, or other foreign end product that it intends to furnish under the contract. The Buy American Act no longer applies to acquisitions of commercial information technology. DFARS 252.225–7046, Exports of Approved Community Members in Response to the Solicitation, requires a representation whether exports or transfers of qualifying defense articles were made in preparing the response to the solicitation. If yes, the offeror represents that such exports or transfers complied with the requirements of the provision. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2013–25024 Filed 10–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2013–0035] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Organizational Conflict of Interest in Major Defense Acquisition Programs Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through December 31 2013. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by December 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0477, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0477 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: (571) 372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Annette Gray, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Annette Gray,(571)372–6093. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available on the World Wide Web at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/ index.htm. Paper copies are available from Ms. Annette Gray, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 209.5, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest, and related provision at DFARS 252.209–7008, Notice of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2013-0036]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Foreign Acquisition

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the 
proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and 
seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments 
on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (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 the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through January 31, 2014. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for use for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by December 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0229, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Email: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704-229 in 
the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: (571) 372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Amy 
Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, (571) 372-6106. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/index.htm. Paper copies are available from Ms. Amy Williams, 
OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3060, Room 3B855, Defense Pentagon, Washington, 
DC 20301-30602.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Foreign Acquisition--
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Part 225 and Related 
Clauses at 252.225; DD Form 2139; OMB Control Number 0704-0229.
    Needs and Uses: DoD needs this information to ensure compliance 
with restrictions on the acquisition of foreign products imposed by 
statute or policy to protect the industrial base; to ensure compliance 
with U.S. trade agreements and memoranda of understanding that promote 
reciprocal trade with U.S. allies; and to prepare reports for 
submission to the Department of Commerce on the Balance of Payments 
Program.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Annual Burden Hours: 64,256 (64,161 reporting hours and 95 
recordkeeping hours).
    Number of Respondents: 23,197.
    Responses per Respondent: 9.01.
    Annual Responses: 209,117.
    Average Burden per Response: .31 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    This information collection includes requirements related to 
foreign acquisition in DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and the 
related clause at DFARS 252.225.
    DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act--Balance of Payments Program 
Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(1), requires an offeror to 
identify, in its proposal, supplies that are not domestic end products, 
separately listing qualifying country and other foreign end products.
    DFARS 252.225-7003, Report of Intended Performance Outside the 
United States and Canada--Submission with Offer, and 252.225-7004, 
Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada--
Submission after Award, as prescribed in 225.7204(a) and (b) 
respectively, require offerors and contractors to submit a Report of 
Contract Performance Outside the United States for subcontracts to be 
performed outside the United States. The reporting threshold is 
$550,000 for contracts that exceed $11.5 million. The contractor may 
submit the report on DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance 
Outside the United States, or a computer-generated report that contains 
all information required by DD Form 2139.
    DFARS 252.225-7005, Identification of Expenditures in the United 
States, as prescribed in 225.1103(1), requires contractors incorporated 
or located in the United States to identify, on each request for 
payment under contracts for supplies to be used, or for construction or 
services to be performed, outside the United States, that part of the 
requested payment representing estimated expenditures in the United 
States.
    DFARS 252.225-7006, Quarterly Reporting of Actual Contract 
Performance Outside the United States, as prescribed at 252.7204(c) for 
use in solicitations and contracts with a value exceeding $550,000, 
requires reporting

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of subcontracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.
    DFARS 252.225-7010, Commercial Derivative Military Article--
Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate, as prescribed at 225.7003-
5(b), requires the offeror to certify that it will take certain actions 
with regard to specialty metals if the offeror chooses to use the 
alternative compliance approach when providing commercial derivative 
military articles to the Government.
    DFARS 252.225-7013, Duty-Free Entry, as prescribed in 225.1101(4), 
requires the contractor to provide information on shipping documents 
and customs forms regarding products that are eligible for duty-free 
entry.
    DFARS 252.225-7018, Photovoltaic Devices--Certificate, as 
prescribed at 225.7017-4(b), requires offerors to certify that no 
photovoltaic devices with an estimated value exceeding $3,000 will be 
utilized in performance of the contract or to specify the country of 
origin.
    DFARS 252.225-7020, Trade Agreements Certificate, as prescribed in 
225.1101(5), requires an offeror to list the item number and country of 
origin of any nondesignated country end product that it intends to 
furnish under the contract. Either 252.225-7020 or 252.225-7022 is used 
in any solicitation for products subject to the World Trade 
Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
    DFARS 252.225-7021, Alternate II, Trade Agreements, as prescribed 
in 225.1101(6)(ii), in order to comply with a condition of the waiver 
authority provided by the United States Trade Representative to the 
Secretary of Defense, requires contractors from a south Caucasus/
central or south Asian state to inform the government of its 
participation in the acquisition and also advise their governments that 
they generally will not have such opportunities in the future unless 
their governments provide reciprocal procurement opportunities to U.S. 
products and services and suppliers of such products and services.
    DFARS 252.225-7023, Preference for Products or Services from 
Afghanistan, as prescribed in 225.7703-5(a), requires an offeror to 
identify, in its proposal, products or services that are not products 
or services from Iraq or Afghanistan.
    DFARS 252.225-7025, Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings, as 
prescribed in 225.7102-4, requires the contractor to retain records 
showing compliance with the requirement that end items and their 
components delivered under the contract contain forging items that are 
of domestic manufacture only. The contractor must retain the records 
for 3 years after final payment and must make the records available 
upon request of the contracting officer. The contractor may request a 
waiver of this requirement in accordance with DFARS 225.7102-3.
    DFARS 252.225-7032, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies--Evaluation of 
Offers, and 252.225-7033, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies, as 
prescribed in 225.1101(7) and (8), require an offeror to provide 
information to the contracting officer regarding any United Kingdom 
levies included in the offered price, and require the contractor to 
provide information to the contracting officer regarding any United 
Kingdom levies to be included in a subcontract that exceeds $1 million, 
before award of the subcontract.
    DFARS 252.225-7035, Buy American Act--North American Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act--Balance of Payments Program Certificate, 
as prescribed in 225.1101(9), requires an offeror to list any 
qualifying country, NAFTA country, or other foreign end product that it 
intends to furnish under the contract. The Buy American Act no longer 
applies to acquisitions of commercial information technology.
    DFARS 252.225-7046, Exports of Approved Community Members in 
Response to the Solicitation, requires a representation whether exports 
or transfers of qualifying defense articles were made in preparing the 
response to the solicitation. If yes, the offeror represents that such 
exports or transfers complied with the requirements of the provision.

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2013-25024 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001-06-P