Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles, 64499-64500 [2013-25213]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2013 / Notices Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 23, 2013. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2013–25369 Filed 10–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0032; Docket 2012– 0076; Sequence 66] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles 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. 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 contractor use of interagency fleet management system vehicles. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 23935, on April 23, 2013. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles, 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– 0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles’’ on your attached document. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 28, 2013 Jkt 232001 • 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 9000–0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles, in all correspondence related to this collection. Submit comments regarding this burden estimate and 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, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501–1448 or email at Curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose If it is in the best interest of the Government, the contracting officer may authorize cost-reimbursement contractors to obtain, for official purposes only, interagency fleet management system (IFMS) vehicles and related services. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 51.205 and the clause at FAR 52.251–2, Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) Vehicles and Related Services are to be used in solicitations and contracts when a cost reimbursement contract is contemplated and the contracting officer may authorize the contractor to use interagency fleet management system (IFMS) vehicles and related services. Before a contracting officer may authorize cost-reimbursement contractors to obtain IFMS vehicles and related services, the contracting officer must have, among other requirements: • A written statement that the contractor will assume, without the right of reimbursement from the Government, the cost or expense of any use of the IFMS vehicles and services not related to the performance of the contract; • Evidence that the contractor has obtained motor vehicle liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage, with limits of liability as required or approved by the agency, protecting the contractor and the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64499 Government against third-party claims arising from the ownership, maintenance, or use of an IFMS vehicle; and • Considered any recommendations of the contractor. The information is used by the Government to determine whether it is in the Government’s best interest to authorize a costreimbursement contractor, for official purposes only, to use IFMS vehicles and related services. Authorized contractors shall submit requests for IFMS vehicles and related services in writing to the appropriate GSA point of contact in accordance with the FAR. Contractors’ requests for vehicles or related services must include: • Two copies of the agency authorization; • The number of vehicles and related services required and period of use; • A list of employees who are authorized to request the vehicles or related services; • A listing of equipment authorized to be serviced; and • Billing instructions and address. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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. B. Annual Reporting Burden There is no centralized database in the Federal Government that captures information on agencies’ use of the IFMS for this information collection; however, agencies annually report motor vehicle fleet data using the GSA Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST), a web-based reporting tool cosponsored by GSA and the Department of Energy. For this information collection requirement data from Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 was retrieved from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to determine the number of agencies that awarded cost reimbursable contracts that may utilize IFMS to provide vehicles to contractors for official purposes only. FPDS identified approximately 120 contracting agencies E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 64500 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2013 / Notices that awarded cost reimbursable contracts in FY 2012. Of these agencies, it is estimated that approximately fifty percent, or 60, contracting agencies may utilize IFMS to provide vehicles to contractors for official purposes only. It is further estimated that each of the 60 agencies would average approximately 3 contractor requests per year to utilize the IFMS, for a total estimate of approximately 180 contactor requests per year. The requests should be limited because certain travel costs are allowable under cost-reimbursement contracts, including the costs of contractor-owned or -leased automobiles. FAR 31.205–46(d) provides that these costs are allowable, if reasonable, to the extent that the automobiles are used for company business. Consequently, the FY 2012 FPDS data will serve as the basis for the number of respondents per year. One burden hour was estimated per response to read and prepare information. This represents an increase from what was published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2010 (75 FR 10267). No public comments were received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the Government’s estimate. Estimated respondents/yr: 180. Number of responses annually: 1.0. Total annual responses: 180. Estimated hrs/response: 1.0. Estimated total burden/hrs: 180. 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. 9000–0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles, in all correspondence. Dated: October 22, 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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DATES: Meeting date: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and ending no later than 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be in open session from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The afternoon session will address administrative issues and will not be open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel S. Dayton, Designated Federal Officer, c/o The Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., #123, Washington, DC 20004–2608 202–380– 0725 (note: this is not a toll-free number). Contact Daniel S. Dayton at 202–380– 0725 to register to comment during the meeting’s 30 minute public comment period. Registered speakers/ organizations will be allowed 5 minutes and will need to provide written copies of their presentations. Requests to comment at the meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), November 12, 2013. Written comments may be provided to Mr. Dayton at daniel.dayton@dhs.gov until November 12, 2013. Please contact Mr. Dayton at the email address above to obtain meeting materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The World War One Centennial Commission was established by Public Law 112–272, as a commission to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of World War I, to provide for the designation of memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, and for other purposes. Under this authority, the Committee will plan, develop, and execute programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I, encourage private organizations and State and local governments to organize and participate in activities commemorating the centennial of World War I, facility and coordinate activities throughout the United States relating to the centennial of World War I, serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information about events and plans for the centennial of World War I, and develop recommendations for Congress and the President for commemorating the centennial of World War I. Agenda: Friday November 15, 2013. • Introductions and plans for today’s meeting—DFO • Committee Reports • Old Business • New Business • 30 minute public comment period for individuals pre-registered per instructions above. Each individual will be able to speak for no more than 5 minutes. • Closing comments Meeting Access: The Committee will convene its meeting at: The Law offices of Jones-Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20001–2113. Persons attending this meeting are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances (see http:// www.access-board.gov/about/policies/ fragrance.htm for more information). Dated: October 18, 2013. Daniel S. Dayton, Designated Federal Official, World War I Centennial Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–25434 Filed 10–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–95–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0032; Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 66]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; 
Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles

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 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 
contractor use of interagency fleet management system vehicles. A 
notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 23935, on April 
23, 2013. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles, 
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 9000-0032, Contractor Use of 
Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles''. Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0032, 
Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles'' 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 9000-0032, Contractor Use of Interagency 
Fleet Management System Vehicles.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management 
System Vehicles, in all correspondence related to this collection. 
Submit comments regarding this burden estimate and 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, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA (202) 501-
1448 or email at Curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    If it is in the best interest of the Government, the contracting 
officer may authorize cost-reimbursement contractors to obtain, for 
official purposes only, interagency fleet management system (IFMS) 
vehicles and related services. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
51.205 and the clause at FAR 52.251-2, Interagency Fleet Management 
System (IFMS) Vehicles and Related Services are to be used in 
solicitations and contracts when a cost reimbursement contract is 
contemplated and the contracting officer may authorize the contractor 
to use interagency fleet management system (IFMS) vehicles and related 
services.
    Before a contracting officer may authorize cost-reimbursement 
contractors to obtain IFMS vehicles and related services, the 
contracting officer must have, among other requirements:
     A written statement that the contractor will assume, 
without the right of reimbursement from the Government, the cost or 
expense of any use of the IFMS vehicles and services not related to the 
performance of the contract;
     Evidence that the contractor has obtained motor vehicle 
liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage, with 
limits of liability as required or approved by the agency, protecting 
the contractor and the Government against third-party claims arising 
from the ownership, maintenance, or use of an IFMS vehicle; and
     Considered any recommendations of the contractor. The 
information is used by the Government to determine whether it is in the 
Government's best interest to authorize a cost-reimbursement 
contractor, for official purposes only, to use IFMS vehicles and 
related services.
    Authorized contractors shall submit requests for IFMS vehicles and 
related services in writing to the appropriate GSA point of contact in 
accordance with the FAR. Contractors' requests for vehicles or related 
services must include:
     Two copies of the agency authorization;
     The number of vehicles and related services required and 
period of use;
     A list of employees who are authorized to request the 
vehicles or related services;
     A listing of equipment authorized to be serviced; and
     Billing instructions and address.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    There is no centralized database in the Federal Government that 
captures information on agencies' use of the IFMS for this information 
collection; however, agencies annually report motor vehicle fleet data 
using the GSA Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST), a web-based 
reporting tool cosponsored by GSA and the Department of Energy.
    For this information collection requirement data from Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2012 was retrieved from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 
to determine the number of agencies that awarded cost reimbursable 
contracts that may utilize IFMS to provide vehicles to contractors for 
official purposes only. FPDS identified approximately 120 contracting 
agencies

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that awarded cost reimbursable contracts in FY 2012. Of these agencies, 
it is estimated that approximately fifty percent, or 60, contracting 
agencies may utilize IFMS to provide vehicles to contractors for 
official purposes only. It is further estimated that each of the 60 
agencies would average approximately 3 contractor requests per year to 
utilize the IFMS, for a total estimate of approximately 180 contactor 
requests per year. The requests should be limited because certain 
travel costs are allowable under cost-reimbursement contracts, 
including the costs of contractor-owned or -leased automobiles. FAR 
31.205-46(d) provides that these costs are allowable, if reasonable, to 
the extent that the automobiles are used for company business. 
Consequently, the FY 2012 FPDS data will serve as the basis for the 
number of respondents per year. One burden hour was estimated per 
response to read and prepare information. This represents an increase 
from what was published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2010 (75 FR 
10267). No public comments were received in prior years that have 
challenged the validity of the Government's estimate.
    Estimated respondents/yr: 180.
    Number of responses annually: 1.0.
    Total annual responses: 180.
    Estimated hrs/response: 1.0.
    Estimated total burden/hrs: 180.
    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. 9000-0032, Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet 
Management System Vehicles, in all correspondence.

    Dated: October 22, 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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