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Download as PDF 22151 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration on Community Living. AIDD is the lead federal P&A agency. The PAIMI Program supports the same governor-designated P&A systems established under the DD Act by providing legal-based individual and systemic advocacy services to individuals with significant (severe) mental illness (adults) and significant (severe) emotional impairment (children/youth) who are at risk for abuse, neglect and other rights violations while residing in a care or treatment facility. In 2000, the PAIMI Act amendments created a 57th P&A system—the American Indian Consortium (the Navajo and Hopi Tribes in the Four Corners region of the Southwest). The Act, at 42 U.S.C. 10804(d), states that a P&A system may use its allotment to provide representation to individuals with mental illness, as defined by section 42 U.S.C. 10802(4)(B)(iii) residing in the community, including their own home, only, if the total allotment under this title for any fiscal year is $30 million or more, and in such cases an eligible P&A system must give priority to representing PAIMI-eligible individuals, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 10802(4)(A) and (B)(i). The Children’s Health Act of 2000 (CHA) also referenced the state P&A system authority to obtain information on incidents of seclusion, restraint and related deaths [see, CHA, Part H at 42 U.S.C. 290ii–1]. PAIMI Program formula grants awarded by SAMHSA go directly to each of the 57 governor-designated P&A systems. These systems are located in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the American Indian Consortium, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The PAIMI Act at 42 U.S.C. 10805(7) requires that each P&A system prepare and transmit to the Secretary HHS and to the head of its State mental health agency a report on January 1. This report describes the activities, accomplishments, and expenditures of the system during the most recently completed fiscal year, including a section prepared by the advisory council (the PAIMI Advisory Council or PAC) that describes the activities of the council and its independent assessment of the operations of the system. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) proposes no revisions to its annual PAIMI Program Performance Report (PPR), including the advisory council section, at this time for the following reasons: (1) AIDD is currently piloting a PADD PPR. The results of the pilot will Number of respondents not be available until October 2014 (FY 2015). (2) when the AIDD/ACL PPR is final, SAMHSA will revise its PPR, as appropriate, for consistency with the annual reporting requirements under the PAIMI Act and Rules [42 CFR part 51]; (3) SAMHSA will develop a mechanism to facilitate electronic submission of the annual PAIMI PPR and ACR as recommended in the Evaluation of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program, Phase III. Evaluation Report al Report (SAMHSA (2011). Evaluation of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals With Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program, Phase III. Final Report. HHS Pub. No. PEP12– EVALPAIMI. Rockville, MD: CMHS, SAMHSA). (4) GPRA requirements for the PAIMI Program will be revised as appropriate to ensure that SAMHSA obtains information that closely measures actual outcomes of programs that it funds and (5) SAMHSA will reduce wherever feasible the current reporting burden by removing any information that does not facilitate evaluation of the programmatic and fiscal effectiveness of a state P&A system. The current report formats will be effective for the FY 2014 PPR reports due on January 1, 2015.The annual burden estimate is as follows: Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total hour burden Program Performance Report ......................................................................... Advisory Council Report .................................................................................. 57 57 1 1 26 10 1,482 570 Total .......................................................................................................... 57 ........................ ........................ 2,052 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2–1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 or email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by June 20, 2014. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Summer King, Statistician. Agency Information Collection Activities: Various Contract Related Forms That Will Be Included in the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, DHS Form 0700–01, DHS Form 0700–02, DHS Form 0700–03, DHS FORM 0700–04 [FR Doc. 2014–08977 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] AGENCY: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension without Change, 1600–0002 The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 20, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. DATES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to the Office of the Chief Procument Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS Attn.: Camara Francis, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, Washington, DC 20528, Camara.Francis@hq.dhs.gov, 202–447– 5904. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 22152 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices This information collection under the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) is necessary in order to implement applicable parts of the FAR (48 CFR). The four forms under this collection of information request are used by offerors, contractors, and the general public to comply with requirements in contracts awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The four forms are DHS Form 0700–01, Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation Statement; DHS Form 0700–02, Contractor’s Assignment of Refund, Rebates, Credits and Other Amounts; DHS Form 0700–03, Contractor’s Release; and DHS Form 0700–04, Employee Claim for Wage Restitution. These four forms will be used by contractors and/or contract employees during contract administration. The information will be used by DHS contracting officers to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of DHS contracts and to complete reports required by other Federal agencies such as the General Services Administration and the Department of Labor. If this information is not collected, the DHS could inadvertently violate statutory or regulatory requirements and the DHS’s interest concerning inventions and contractor’s claims would not be protected. There has been an increase in the estimated annual burden hours previously reported for this collection. An adjustment in annual burden is necessary at this time in the amount of 902 actions and hours. The initial annual burden was based on a lower number of contract actions which related to the fact that DHS was a new agency with consolidated acquisition procedures, processes, and policies. Although, there is an increase in the estimated burdened hours, there is no change in the information being collected. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Analysis Agency: Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS. Title: Various Contract Related Forms That Will Be Included in the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation. OMB Number: 1600–0002. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Private sector. Number of Respondents: 9537. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hours. Total Burden Hours: 9537. Dated: April 16, 2014. Margaret H. Graves, Deputy Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09012 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9B–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Regulation on Agency Protests Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension without Change, 1600–0004. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 20, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to the Office of the Chief Procument Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS Attn.: Camara Francis, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20528, Camara.Francis@hq.dhs.gov, 202–447– 5904. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); 48 CFR Chapter 1 provides general procedures on handling protests submitted by contractors to federal agencies. This regulation provides detailed guidance for contractors doing business with acquisition offices within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement the FAR. FAR Part 33.103, Protests, Disputes, and Appeals prescribe policies and procedures for filing protests and for processing contract disputes and appeals. DHS will not be asking for anything outside of what is already required in the FAR. Should anything outside the FAR arise, DHS will submit a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. The prior information collect request for OMB No. 1600–004 was approved through May 31, 2014 by OMB in a Notice of OMB Action. The information being collected will be obtained from contractors as part of their submissions whenever they file a bid protest with the Department’s Components. The information will be used by DHS officials in deciding how the protest should be resolved. Failure to collect this information would result in delayed resolution of agency protests. According to Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), the number of protest has increased each year over the past two years in annual respondent and burden hours. This increase in current protest activity is not the result of a deliberate program change, but from a new estimate of actions that are not controllable by the Federal government. Although, the number of protest has increased, there has not been any change in the information being collected. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Agency Information Collection Activities: Various Contract 
Related Forms That Will Be Included in the Homeland Security 
Acquisition Regulation, DHS Form 0700-01, DHS Form 0700-02, DHS Form 
0700-03, DHS FORM 0700-04

AGENCY: Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and 
Legislation Office, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension without 
Change, 1600-0002

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Chief 
Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, will 
submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 20, 
2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information 
Collection Request should be forwarded to the Office of the Chief 
Procument Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, DHS 
Attn.: Camara Francis, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the 
Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, Washington, DC 20528, 
Camara.Francis@hq.dhs.gov, 202-447-5904.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection under the 
Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) is necessary in order 
to implement applicable parts of the FAR (48 CFR). The four forms under 
this collection of information request are used by offerors, 
contractors, and the general public to comply with requirements in 
contracts awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The 
four forms are DHS Form 0700-01, Cumulative Claim and Reconciliation 
Statement; DHS Form 0700-02, Contractor's Assignment of Refund, 
Rebates, Credits and Other Amounts; DHS Form 0700-03, Contractor's 
Release; and DHS Form 0700-04, Employee Claim for Wage Restitution. 
These four forms will be used by contractors and/or contract employees 
during contract administration.
    The information will be used by DHS contracting officers to ensure 
compliance with terms and conditions of DHS contracts and to complete 
reports required by other Federal agencies such as the General Services 
Administration and the Department of Labor. If this information is not 
collected, the DHS could inadvertently violate statutory or regulatory 
requirements and the DHS's interest concerning inventions and 
contractor's claims would not be protected.
    There has been an increase in the estimated annual burden hours 
previously reported for this collection. An adjustment in annual burden 
is necessary at this time in the amount of 902 actions and hours. The 
initial annual burden was based on a lower number of contract actions 
which related to the fact that DHS was a new agency with consolidated 
acquisition procedures, processes, and policies. Although, there is an 
increase in the estimated burdened hours, there is no change in the 
information being collected.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments which:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.

Analysis

    Agency: Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and 
Legislation Office, DHS.
    Title: Various Contract Related Forms That Will Be Included in the 
Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation.
    OMB Number: 1600-0002.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Private sector.
    Number of Respondents: 9537.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 9537.

    Dated: April 16, 2014.
Margaret H. Graves,
Deputy Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-09012 Filed 4-18-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-9B-P