Proposed Information Collection (Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations Clause 852.237-7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance) Activity: Comment Request, 5530-5531 [2014-01913]

Download as PDF 5530 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Notices OMB Control Number: 2900–0116. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The data collected on VA Form 21–4193 is used to determine whether a beneficiary’s VA compensation or pension rate should be reduced or terminated when he or she is incarcerated in a penal institution in excess of 60 days after conviction. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published 78 FR 46420 (July 31, 2013). Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments. Estimated Annual Burden: 416 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One–time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,664. Dated: January 27, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–01938 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0590] Proposed Information Collection (Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance) Activity: Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension without change of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine if offerors and contractors have adequate insurance coverage prior to contract awarded. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Waleska Pierantoni-Monge, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: waleska.pierantonimonge@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0590’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Waleska Pierantoni-Monge at (202) 632– 5400, Fax 202–343–1434 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501—3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities. OMB Control Number: 2900–0590. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. ≤Abstracts: a. VA Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7 is used in solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of nonDATES: PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 personal health care services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award to furnish evidence of insurability of the offeror and/or all healthcare providers who will perform under the contract. The information provided is used to ensure that VA will not be held liable for any negligent acts of the contractor or it employees and that VA and VA beneficiaries are protected by adequate insurance coverage. b. Clause 852.228–71(formerly 852.237.71) is used in solicitations for vehicle or aircraft services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. The information is necessary to ensure that VA beneficiaries and the public are protected by adequate insurance coverage. c. Clause 852.207–70 is used in solicitations for commercial items and services where the work is currently being performed by VA employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of an award to a commercial firm. The clause requires the contractor to report the names of the affected Federal employees offered employment opening and the names of employees who applied for but not offered employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. The information collected is used by contracting officers to monitor and ensure compliance by the contractor under the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation Clause 52.207–3, Right of First Refusal of Employment. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; individuals and households; notfor-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—750 hours b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71(formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance—250 hours. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment under Commercial Activities—15 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—30 minutes. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71(formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance—30 minutes. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Notices c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities 30- minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1,500. b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228–71(formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance—500. c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—10. Dated: January 27, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01913 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0622] Proposed Information Collection (VAAR Clause 852.236.89, Buy American Act) Activity: Comment Request Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension without change of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to consider the use of domestic foreign construction material. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Waleska Pierantoni-Monge, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420; or email: Waleska.pierantonimonge@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0622’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Waleska Pierantoni-Monge at (202) 632– 5400–6859, Fax 202–343–1434 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501—3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act. OMB Control Number: 2900–0622. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Buy American Act requires that only domestic construction material shall be used to perform domestic Federal contracts for construction, with certain exceptions. Despite the allowable exceptions, it is VA policy not to accept foreign construction material. VAAR clause 852.236–89 advises bidders of theses provisions and requires bidders who choose to submit a bid that includes foreign construction material to identify and list the price of such material. VA uses the information to determine whether to accept or not accept a bid that includes foreign construction material. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 20 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 min. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5531 Dated: January 27, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01914 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0252] Agency Information Collection (Application for Authority to Close Loans on an Automatic Basis— Nonsupervised Lenders) Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before March 3, 2014 DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0252’’ in any correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0252.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Authority to Close Loans on an Automatic Basis— Nonsupervised Lenders, VA Form 26– 8736. OMB Control Number: 2900–0252. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5530-5531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01913]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0590]


Proposed Information Collection (Department of Veterans Affairs 
Acquisition Regulations Clause 852.237-7, Indemnification and Medical 
Liability Insurance) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each extension without change of a currently 
approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response 
to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to 
determine if offerors and contractors have adequate insurance coverage 
prior to contract awarded.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before April 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov; or to Waleska Pierantoni-Monge, Office of 
Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: waleska.pierantoni-monge@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0590'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Waleska Pierantoni-Monge at (202) 632-
5400, Fax 202-343-1434

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501--3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of OM's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Titles:
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228-71, 
Indemnification and Insurance.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0590.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstracts:
    a. VA Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237-7 is used in 
solicitations and contracts for the acquisition of non-personal health 
care services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior to contract award 
to furnish evidence of insurability of the offeror and/or all 
healthcare providers who will perform under the contract. The 
information provided is used to ensure that VA will not be held liable 
for any negligent acts of the contractor or it employees and that VA 
and VA beneficiaries are protected by adequate insurance coverage.
    b. Clause 852.228-71(formerly 852.237.71) is used in solicitations 
for vehicle or aircraft services. It requires the bidder/offeror prior 
to contract award to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types 
and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. The information 
is necessary to ensure that VA beneficiaries and the public are 
protected by adequate insurance coverage.
    c. Clause 852.207-70 is used in solicitations for commercial items 
and services where the work is currently being performed by VA 
employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of 
an award to a commercial firm. The clause requires the contractor to 
report the names of the affected Federal employees offered employment 
opening and the names of employees who applied for but not offered 
employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. 
The information collected is used by contracting officers to monitor 
and ensure compliance by the contractor under the requirements of 
Federal Acquisition Regulation Clause 52.207-3, Right of First Refusal 
of Employment.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; individuals and 
households; not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance--750 hours
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228-
71(formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance--250 hours.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment under Commercial Activities--15 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance--30 minutes.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228-
71(formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance--30 minutes.

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    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities 30- minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.237-7, 
Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance--1,500.
    b. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.228-
71(formerly 852.237.71), Indemnification and Insurance--500.
    c. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.207-70, 
Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities--10.

    Dated: January 27, 2014.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-01913 Filed 1-30-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8320-01-P