Submission to OMB for Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 56801 [2014-22578]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Docket 2014–0055; Sequence 12] Submission to OMB for Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor 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 prohibition on acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 38894 on July 9, 2014. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before: October 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 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 9000–0155. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0155, 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 9000–0155, 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 9000–0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0155, 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: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA 202–208–4949 or email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This information collection complies with Executive Order 13126, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. Executive Order 13126 requires that this prohibition be enforced within the federal acquisition system by means of: (1) A provision that requires the contractor to certify to the contracting officer that the contractor or, in the case of an incorporated contractor, a responsible official of the contractor has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is unaware of any such use of child labor; and (2) A provision that obligates the contractor to cooperate fully in providing reasonable access to the contractor’s records, documents, persons, or premises if reasonably requested by authorized officials of the contracting agency, the Department of the Treasury, or the Department of Justice, for the purpose of determining whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the contract. The information collection requirements of the Executive Order are evidenced via the certification requirements delineated at FAR 22.1505, 52.212–3, 52.222–18, and 52.222–19. To eliminate some of the administrative burden on offerors who must submit the same information to various contracting offices, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) decided to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require offerors to submit representations and certifications electronically via the Business Partner PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 56801 Network (BPN), unless certain exceptions apply. Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) was the specific application on the BPN to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications process. The change to the FAR was accomplished by FAR Case 2002–024. The BPN and ORCA systems have now been incorporated into the System for Award Management, also known as SAM. B. Annual Reporting Burden To date, there are 355,531 active registrants in SAM. Those registrants are required to complete the Representations and Certifications section of SAM. Of the 355,531 active registrants in SAM, 949 registrants identified their business concern as one that may supply an end product that is on the list of products requiring contractor certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, identified by their country of origin. The 949 registrants will be used as the basis for the number of respondents. This number represents an increase from what was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 42709 on July 19, 2011. No public comments were received in prior years that have challenged the validity of the Government’s estimate. Respondents: 949. Responses per Respondent: 1. Hours per Response: 0.325. Total Burden Hours: 308. 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– 0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all correspondence. Dated: September 17, 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. 2014–22578 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2014-0055; Sequence 12]


Submission to OMB for Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of 
Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor

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 prohibition on acquisition of products 
produced by forced or indentured child labor. A notice was published in 
the Federal Register at 79 FR 38894 on July 9, 2014. No comments were 
received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: October 23, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or 
Indentured Child Labor, 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 9000-0155. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0155, 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 9000-0155, 
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 9000-0155, Prohibition on Acquisition of 
Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0155, 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: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement 
Analyst, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA 202-208-4949 or email 
michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    This information collection complies with Executive Order 13126, 
Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured 
Child Labor. Executive Order 13126 requires that this prohibition be 
enforced within the federal acquisition system by means of: (1) A 
provision that requires the contractor to certify to the contracting 
officer that the contractor or, in the case of an incorporated 
contractor, a responsible official of the contractor has made a good 
faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was 
used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the 
contract and that, on the basis of those efforts, the contractor is 
unaware of any such use of child labor; and (2) A provision that 
obligates the contractor to cooperate fully in providing reasonable 
access to the contractor's records, documents, persons, or premises if 
reasonably requested by authorized officials of the contracting agency, 
the Department of the Treasury, or the Department of Justice, for the 
purpose of determining whether forced or indentured child labor was 
used to mine, produce, or manufacture any product furnished under the 
contract.
    The information collection requirements of the Executive Order are 
evidenced via the certification requirements delineated at FAR 22.1505, 
52.212-3, 52.222-18, and 52.222-19.
    To eliminate some of the administrative burden on offerors who must 
submit the same information to various contracting offices, the 
Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council (Councils) decided to amend the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) to require offerors to submit representations and 
certifications electronically via the Business Partner Network (BPN), 
unless certain exceptions apply. Online Representations and 
Certifications Application (ORCA) was the specific application on the 
BPN to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications 
process. The change to the FAR was accomplished by FAR Case 2002-024. 
The BPN and ORCA systems have now been incorporated into the System for 
Award Management, also known as SAM.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    To date, there are 355,531 active registrants in SAM. Those 
registrants are required to complete the Representations and 
Certifications section of SAM. Of the 355,531 active registrants in 
SAM, 949 registrants identified their business concern as one that may 
supply an end product that is on the list of products requiring 
contractor certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, 
identified by their country of origin. The 949 registrants will be used 
as the basis for the number of respondents. This number represents an 
increase from what was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 42709 
on July 19, 2011. No public comments were received in prior years that 
have challenged the validity of the Government's estimate.
    Respondents: 949.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Hours per Response: 0.325.
    Total Burden Hours: 308.
    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. 9000-0155, Prohibition on Acquisition 
of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: September 17, 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. 2014-22578 Filed 9-22-14; 8:45 am]
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