Information Collection; Biobased Procurements, 49318 [2014-19814]

Download as PDF 49318 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marissa Petrusek, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone 202–501–0136 or email marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0180; Docket No. 2014–0055; Sequence 20] Information Collection; Biobased Procurements 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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 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 regarding Biobased Procurements. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0180, Biobased Procurements, 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 9000–0180. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0180, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0180, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0180, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0180, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 A. Purpose Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.223–2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts, requires prime contractors to report annually the product types and dollar values of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)designated biobased products purchased to the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site. The information reported by prime contractors enables Federal agencies to report annually to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) concerning actions taken to implement and measure progress in carrying out the preference for biobased products required under section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, codified at 7 U.S.C. 8102. B. Annual Reporting Burden A reassessment of 52.223–2 was preformed. Based on the comprehensive reassessment performed, this information collection resulted in an increase in the total burden hours from the previous information collection that was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 81940 on December 29, 2011. Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) was searched to determine the number of unique DUNS numbers for the following selected Product Services Codes: A-Research and Development; FNatural Resources Management; JMaintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment; M-Operation of Government-Owned Facility; S-Utilities and Housekeeping Services; TPhotographic, Mapping, Printing, and Publication Services; Y-Construction of Structures and Facilities; and ZMaintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property. The clause will apply to the majority of the contract actions in the selected PSCs. The increase is likely a result of increased awareness of the biobased requirements and use of the contract clause in service and construction contracts. Respondents: 64,123. Responses per Respondent: 5. Hours per Response: 5. Total Burden Hours: 1,603,075. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0180, Biobased Procurements, in all correspondence. Dated: August 15, 2014. Karlos Morgan, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-Wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–19814 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0144; Docket 2014– 0055; Sequence 22] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer 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 information collection. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division 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 payment by electronic fund transfer. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 33556 on June 11, 2014. No comments were received. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0180; Docket No. 2014-0055; Sequence 20]


Information Collection; Biobased Procurements

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 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 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 regarding Biobased Procurements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0180, Biobased Procurements, 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 9000-0180. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0180, Prohibition on 
Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor''. 
Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your 
name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0180, 
Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured 
Child Labor'' on your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0180, Prohibition on Acquisition of 
Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0180, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced 
by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 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. Marissa Petrusek, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone 202-
501-0136 or email marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.223-2, Affirmative 
Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction 
Contracts, requires prime contractors to report annually the product 
types and dollar values of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-
designated biobased products purchased to the System for Award 
Management (SAM) Web site. The information reported by prime 
contractors enables Federal agencies to report annually to the Office 
of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) concerning actions taken to 
implement and measure progress in carrying out the preference for 
biobased products required under section 9002 of the Farm Security and 
Rural Investment Act of 2002, codified at 7 U.S.C. 8102.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    A reassessment of 52.223-2 was preformed. Based on the 
comprehensive reassessment performed, this information collection 
resulted in an increase in the total burden hours from the previous 
information collection that was published in the Federal Register at 76 
FR 81940 on December 29, 2011. Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 
was searched to determine the number of unique DUNS numbers for the 
following selected Product Services Codes: A-Research and Development; 
F-Natural Resources Management; J-Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding 
of Equipment; M-Operation of Government-Owned Facility; S-Utilities and 
Housekeeping Services; T-Photographic, Mapping, Printing, and 
Publication Services; Y-Construction of Structures and Facilities; and 
Z-Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property. The clause will 
apply to the majority of the contract actions in the selected PSCs. The 
increase is likely a result of increased awareness of the biobased 
requirements and use of the contract clause in service and construction 
contracts.
    Respondents: 64,123.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Hours per Response: 5.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,603,075.

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 Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0180, Biobased Procurements, in all correspondence.

    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Karlos Morgan,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
Office of Government-Wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-19814 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-P