Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Business Size Representation, 25293-25294 [2015-10361]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Notices (12 U.S.C. 225b(c)). In addition, the Board uses its Web site to provide the public information about a variety of other matters, including information about the Board, its actions, and the economy. The responses to this survey will help the Board to determine how effective its communications are as the Board strives to fulfill its statutory mission to ‘‘maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy’s long run potential to increase production, so as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates’’ (12 U.S.C. 225a). Participation in the FR 3076 would be voluntary and the information collected on these surveys is not considered confidential. Thus, no issue of confidentiality arises. Abstract: The Board would use the FR 3076 survey to obtain feedback from the public users of the Federal Reserve Board’s public Web site, social media, outreach, and communication responsibilities. This collection would seek input from users or potential users to understand their interests and needs; to help make informed decisions concerning content, design, and dissemination strategies; to gauge public awareness of its offerings and resources; and to assess the effectiveness of its communications with various audiences. The FR 3076 would be used to gather qualitative and quantitative information directly from users or potential users of the Board’s Web site such as the public, the Congress, other government agencies, economic educators, economists, financial institutions, financial literacy groups, and community development groups and more. Web pages may include press releases, data releases and download, reports, supervision manuals, brochures, new Web pages, audio, video, and use of social media. Information gathered may also include general input on users’ interests and needs, feedback on Web site navigation and layout, distribution channels, or other factors which may affect the ability of users to locate and access content online. Qualitative surveys include data gathering methods such as focus groups and individual interviews. Quantitative surveys include surveys conducted online or via mobile device, by phone or by mail, emails, or a combination of these methods. The Board may choose to contract with an outside vendor to conduct focus groups, interviews, or surveys; or the Board may choose to collect the data directly. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 As FederalReserve.gov continues to evolve, the Board may seek input from users or potential users of Board’s public Web site on questions such as: • Did you find the content and layout relevant and of value? • How did you find the content you were looking for? • Was the navigation useful? • How did you learn about the content? • How did you access the content? (e.g.: paper copy distributed at an event, online, or mobile device). If online or through a mobile device, was the document printed, viewed on a tablet, or on a computer screen? • What suggestions do you have for improving the format and appearance of online presentation? (e.g.: readability— font size, charts, and graphs; organization of information; and navigating—indexing, search tools, and links). • What other information would be of value to enhance the online tool or information? Participation in the FR 3076 would be voluntary. Current Actions: On February 12, 2015, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 7866) requesting public comment for 60 days on the implementation of the FR 3076. The comment period for this notice expired on April 13, 2015. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The information collection will be implemented, as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 28, 2015. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–10280 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0163]; [Docket 2015–0053; Sequence 5] Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Business Size Representation Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25293 Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size representation. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 8651 on February 18, 2015. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation, 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 9000–0163. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Hada Flowers/IC 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation,’’ 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, contact via telephone 703–605– 2868 or email mahruba.uddowla@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Purpose Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.301 and the FAR clause at 52.219–28, Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation, implement the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) regulation at 13 CFR 121.404(g), requiring that a concern that initially represented itself as small at the time of its initial offer must recertify its status as a small business under the following circumstances: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 25294 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Notices • Within thirty days of an approved contract novation; • Within thirty days in the case of a merger or acquisition, where contract novation is not required; or • Within 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of a contract, and no more than 120 days prior to the exercise of any option thereafter. The implementation of SBA’s regulation in FAR 19.301 and the FAR clause at 52.219–28 require that contractors rerepresent size status by updating their representations at the prime contract level in the Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) and notifying the contracting officer that it has made the required update. The purpose of implementing small business rerepresentations in the FAR is to ensure that small business size status is accurately represented and reported over the life of long-term contracts. The FAR also provides for provisions designed to ensure more accurate reporting of size status for contracts that are novated, merged or acquired by another business. This information is used by the SBA, Congress, Federal agencies and the general public for various reasons such as determining if agencies are meeting statutory goals, setaside determinations, and market research. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Based on information from Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) regarding rerepresentation modifications, a downward adjustment is being made to the number of respondents. As a result, a downward adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden since the notice regarding an extension to this clearance published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 30265, on May 22, 2012. Respondents: 1,700. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Number of Responses: 1,700. Hours Per Response: 0.5. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 Total Burden Hours: 850. 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 (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0163, Small Business Size Representation, in all correspondence. process for RESTORE Council members to receive funding under the CouncilSelected Restoration Component of the RESTORE Act. These provisions are effective upon publication in the Federal Register. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Pleffner, Council, telephone number: 813–995–2025. Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council). ACTION: Notice. Under 33 U.S.C. 1321(t)(2) of the Resource and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) will fund and implement projects and programs to restore and protect the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, and coastal wetlands of the Gulf Coast region pursuant to a published Funded Priorities List (FPL).1 The Council published the ‘‘Council Member Proposal Submission Guidelines for Comprehensive Plan Funded Priorities List of Projects and Programs’’ on its Web site on August 21, 2014. This document contains overarching submission guidelines for Council member agencies and States to submit projects and programs for possible inclusion on the FPL. The Council will periodically request proposals from its eleven State and Federal members in order to develop further FPLs. To receive funding under the CouncilSelected Restoration Component of the RESTORE Act, Council members must take part in a two-phase submission and application process. Both phases of the submission and application process must be completed before a member will receive an official award from the Council and be able to receive grant funding. This notice explains the twophase submission and application 1 The FPL will be a supplement to the previously published Initial Comprehensive Plan. Dated: April 28, 2015. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 85 (Monday, May 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25293-25294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10361]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0163]; [Docket 2015-0053; Sequence 5]


Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; 
Small Business Size Representation

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

ACTION: Notice of request for an extension to an existing OMB 
clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a previously approved 
information collection requirement regarding small business size 
representation. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 
8651 on February 18, 2015. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 3, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0163, Small Business Size Representation, 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 9000-0163. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0163, Small Business 
Size Representation''. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation'' on your 
attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0163, Small Business Size 
Representation.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ``Information 
Collection 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation,'' 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, contact via telephone 703-
605-2868 or email mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.301 and the FAR clause at 
52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation, 
implement the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) regulation at 13 
CFR 121.404(g), requiring that a concern that initially represented 
itself as small at the time of its initial offer must recertify its 
status as a small business under the following circumstances:

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     Within thirty days of an approved contract novation;
     Within thirty days in the case of a merger or acquisition, 
where contract novation is not required; or
     Within 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of a 
contract, and no more than 120 days prior to the exercise of any option 
thereafter.
    The implementation of SBA's regulation in FAR 19.301 and the FAR 
clause at 52.219-28 require that contractors rerepresent size status by 
updating their representations at the prime contract level in the 
Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award 
Management (SAM) and notifying the contracting officer that it has made 
the required update.
    The purpose of implementing small business rerepresentations in the 
FAR is to ensure that small business size status is accurately 
represented and reported over the life of long-term contracts. The FAR 
also provides for provisions designed to ensure more accurate reporting 
of size status for contracts that are novated, merged or acquired by 
another business. This information is used by the SBA, Congress, 
Federal agencies and the general public for various reasons such as 
determining if agencies are meeting statutory goals, set-aside 
determinations, and market research.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Based on information from Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 
regarding rerepresentation modifications, a downward adjustment is 
being made to the number of respondents. As a result, a downward 
adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden since 
the notice regarding an extension to this clearance published in the 
Federal Register at 77 FR 30265, on May 22, 2012.
    Respondents: 1,700.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Number of Responses: 1,700.
    Hours Per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 850.

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 (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 9000-0163, Small Business Size Representation, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: April 28, 2015.
Edward Loeb,
Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-10361 Filed 5-1-15; 8:45 am]
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