Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates, 51169-51170 [2014-20364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 32,111. Responses per Respondent: 6. Total Responses: 192,666. Hours per Response: 50.51. Total Burden Hours: 9,731,560. 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. 9000–0013, Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data, in all correspondence. Dated: August 22, 2014. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-Wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–20365 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0024; Docket 2014– 0055; Sequence 15] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a revision to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCIES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 for extension and revision of the expiration dates of the following four information collection requirements: 9000–0024, 9000–0025, 9000–0141 and 9000–0130. This request also merges the four previously approved information collections into one (OMB Control No. 9000–0024). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 32957 on June 9, 2014. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates, 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 9000–0024. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates’’ 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. Flowers/IC 9000–0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates, 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. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA 202– 219–0202 or email cecelia.davis@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. This information collection requirement pertains to information that an offeror must submit in response to the requirements of the provisions and clauses in FAR 52.225–2 that relate to the following: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51169 * The Buy American statute (41 U.S.C. chapter 83 and E.O. 10582). * The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2501–2515), including the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and various free trade agreements. * The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 5) (Recovery Act). a. 52.225–2, Buy American Certificate ((formerly OMB Control No. 9000– 0024), as prescribed in FAR 25.1101(2), requires the offeror to identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the definition of domestic end product. The Buy American Act no longer applies to acquisitions of commercial information technology. b. 52.225–4, Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Israeli Trade Act Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0130), as prescribed in FAR 25.1101(b)(2)(i), requires separate listing of foreign products that are eligible under a trade agreement, and listing of all other foreign end products. c. 52.225–6, Trade Agreements Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0025), as prescribed in FAR 25.1101(c)(2), requires the offeror to certify that all end products are either U.S.-made or designated country end products, except as listed in paragraph (b) of the provision. Offerors are not allowed to provide other than a U.S.made or designated country end product, unless the requirement is waived. d. Construction provisions and clauses (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0141): • 52.225–9, Buy American Act Construction Materials • 52.225–10, Notice of Buy American Act Requirement—Construction Materials • 52.225–11, Buy American Act Construction Materials—Trade Agreements • 52.225–12, Notice of Buy American Act Requirement—Construction Materials under Trade Agreements • 52.225–21, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods— Buy American Act—Construction Materials • 52.225–23, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods— Buy American Act—Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements The listed provisions and clauses, as prescribed in FAR 25.1102(a) through (e), provide that an offeror/contractor requesting to use foreign construction material due to unreasonable cost of domestic construction material shall provide adequate information to permit evaluation of the request. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51170 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices B. Annual Reporting Burden Supplies: FAR Clause 52.225–2, Buy American Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0024), requires the offeror to identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the definition of domestic end product. The Buy American Act no longer applies to acquisitions of commercial information technology. Respondents: 3,480. Responses per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 34,800. Hours per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 8,700. FAR Clause 52.225–4, Buy American—Free Trade Agreements— Israeli Trade Act Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0130), requires separate listing of foreign products that are eligible under a trade agreement, and listing of all other foreign end products. Respondents: 2,550. Responses per Respondent: 10. Total Responses: 25,550. Hours per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 6,375. FAR Clause 52.225–6, Trade Agreements Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0025), requires the offeror to certify that all end products are either U.S.-made or designated country end products, except as listed in paragraph (b) of the provision. Offerors are not allowed to provide other than a U.S.-made or designated country end product, unless the requirement is waived. Respondents: 320. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 960. Hours per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 240. Construction provisions and clauses (formerly OMB Control No. 9000–0141) provide that an offeror/contractor requesting to use foreign construction material due to unreasonable cost of domestic construction material shall provide adequate information to permit evaluation of the request. —52.225–9, Buy American Act Construction Materials —52.225–10, Notice of Buy American Act Requirements—Construction Materials —52.225–11, Buy American Act Construction Materials—Trade Agreements —52.225–12, Notice of Buy American Act requirements—Construction Materials under Trade Agreements —52.225–21, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods— Buy American Act—Construction Materials —52.225–23, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods— VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Buy American Act—Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements Respondents: 1,000. Responses per Respondent: 2. Total Responses: 2,000. Hours per Response: 2.5. Total Burden Hours: 5,000. 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. 9000–0024, Buy American Act Certificate, in all correspondence. Dated: August 22, 2014. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-Wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–20364 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR) Public Meeting Cancellation current work and future direction in this area. This meeting will be rescheduled at a future date. DATES: The public meeting cancelled by this notice was to be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, on Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Gumbis, Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop A–28, Atlanta, GA 30329; Telephone 404–639–4000; Email ITFAR@cdc.gov. Dated: August 22, 2014. Ron A. Otten, Acting Deputy Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–20393 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–4132–FN] Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Renewal of Deeming Authority of the Accreditation Association for National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. 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The purpose of the meeting was to communicate the strategic direction of ITFAR in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, centering on Under the Medicare program, eligible beneficiaries may receive covered services through a Medicare Advantage (MA) organization that contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The regulations specifying the Medicare requirements AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51169-51170]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0024; Docket 2014-0055; Sequence 15]


Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy 
American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates

AGENCIES:  Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a revision 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 for 
extension and revision of the expiration dates of the following four 
information collection requirements: 9000-0024, 9000-0025, 9000-0141 
and 9000-0130. This request also merges the four previously approved 
information collections into one (OMB Control No. 9000-0024). A notice 
was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 32957 on June 9, 2014. 
No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Certificates, 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 9000-0024. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0024, Buy American Act 
and Trade Agreements Certificates. Follow the instructions provided on 
the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0024, Buy American Act and Trade 
Agreements Certificates'' 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. Flowers/IC 9000-0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements 
Certificates.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0024, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements 
Certificates, 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. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement 
Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA 202-219-0202 or email 
cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    A. This information collection requirement pertains to information 
that an offeror must submit in response to the requirements of the 
provisions and clauses in FAR 52.225-2 that relate to the following:
    * The Buy American statute (41 U.S.C. chapter 83 and E.O. 10582).
    * The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2501-2515), including the 
World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and various 
free trade agreements.
    * The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-
5) (Recovery Act).
    a. 52.225-2, Buy American Certificate ((formerly OMB Control No. 
9000-0024), as prescribed in FAR 25.1101(2), requires the offeror to 
identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the definition of 
domestic end product. The Buy American Act no longer applies to 
acquisitions of commercial information technology.
    b. 52.225-4, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act 
Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000-0130), as prescribed in FAR 
25.1101(b)(2)(i), requires separate listing of foreign products that 
are eligible under a trade agreement, and listing of all other foreign 
end products.
    c. 52.225-6, Trade Agreements Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 
9000-0025), as prescribed in FAR 25.1101(c)(2), requires the offeror to 
certify that all end products are either U.S.-made or designated 
country end products, except as listed in paragraph (b) of the 
provision. Offerors are not allowed to provide other than a U.S.-made 
or designated country end product, unless the requirement is waived.
    d. Construction provisions and clauses (formerly OMB Control No. 
9000-0141):

 52.225-9, Buy American Act Construction Materials
 52.225-10, Notice of Buy American Act Requirement--
Construction Materials
 52.225-11, Buy American Act Construction Materials--Trade 
Agreements
 52.225-12, Notice of Buy American Act Requirement--
Construction Materials under Trade Agreements
 52.225-21, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and 
Manufactured Goods--Buy American Act--Construction Materials
 52.225-23, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and 
Manufactured Goods--Buy American Act--Construction Materials Under 
Trade Agreements

    The listed provisions and clauses, as prescribed in FAR 25.1102(a) 
through (e), provide that an offeror/contractor requesting to use 
foreign construction material due to unreasonable cost of domestic 
construction material shall provide adequate information to permit 
evaluation of the request.

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B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Supplies:
    FAR Clause 52.225-2, Buy American Certificate (formerly OMB Control 
No. 9000-0024), requires the offeror to identify in its proposal 
supplies that do not meet the definition of domestic end product. The 
Buy American Act no longer applies to acquisitions of commercial 
information technology.
    Respondents: 3,480.
    Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 34,800.
    Hours per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,700.
    FAR Clause 52.225-4, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli 
Trade Act Certificate (formerly OMB Control No. 9000-0130), requires 
separate listing of foreign products that are eligible under a trade 
agreement, and listing of all other foreign end products.
    Respondents: 2,550.
    Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Total Responses: 25,550.
    Hours per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,375.
    FAR Clause 52.225-6, Trade Agreements Certificate (formerly OMB 
Control No. 9000-0025), requires the offeror to certify that all end 
products are either U.S.-made or designated country end products, 
except as listed in paragraph (b) of the provision. Offerors are not 
allowed to provide other than a U.S.-made or designated country end 
product, unless the requirement is waived.
    Respondents: 320.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 960.
    Hours per Response: .25.
    Total Burden Hours: 240.
    Construction provisions and clauses (formerly OMB Control No. 9000-
0141) provide that an offeror/contractor requesting to use foreign 
construction material due to unreasonable cost of domestic construction 
material shall provide adequate information to permit evaluation of the 
request.

--52.225-9, Buy American Act Construction Materials
--52.225-10, Notice of Buy American Act Requirements--Construction 
Materials
--52.225-11, Buy American Act Construction Materials--Trade Agreements
--52.225-12, Notice of Buy American Act requirements--Construction 
Materials under Trade Agreements
--52.225-21, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured 
Goods--Buy American Act--Construction Materials
--52.225-23, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured 
Goods--Buy American Act--Construction Materials

    Under Trade Agreements
    Respondents: 1,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Total Responses: 2,000.
    Hours per Response: 2.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,000.

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. 9000-0024, Buy American Act Certificate, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: August 22, 2014.
Edward Loeb,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
Office of Government-Wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-20364 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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