Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method), 33495-33496 [2015-14438]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 113 / Friday, June 12, 2015 / Notices Transmittal No. 15–14 POLICY JUSTIFICATION Annex United Arab Emirates (UAE)—Guided Bomb Units (GBU–31s and GBU–12s) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 29 MAY 2015 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Item No. vii Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act The Government of the United Arab Emirates has requested a possible sale of 500 GBU–31B/B(V)1 (MK–84/BLU–117) bombs, 500 GBU–31B/B(V)3 (BLU–109) bombs, and 600 GBU–12 (MK–82/BLU– 111) bombs, containers, fuzes, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $130 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping a strategic partner which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The proposed sale will provide the UAE with additional precision guided munitions capability to meet the current threat represented by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and Houthi aggression in Yemen. The UAE continues to provide host-nation support of vital U.S. forces stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base and plays a vital role in supporting U.S. regional interests. The UAE has proven to be a valued partner and an active participant in coalition operations. The UAE will have no difficulty absorbing these additional munitions into its armed forces. The proposed sale of these munitions will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in Chicago, Illinois; and Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this sale will not require any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives’ in the UAE. However, periodic travel will be required on a temporary basis for program reviews and technical support. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this sale. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The GBU–31 (2000 lb) Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a guidance tail kit that converts unguided free-fall bombs into accurate, GPS guided adverse weather ‘‘smart’’ munitions. With the addition of a new tail section that contains an inertial navigational system and a global positioning system guidance control unit, JDAM improves the accuracy of unguided, generalpurpose bombs in any weather condition. JDAM can be launched from very low to very high altitudes in a dive, toss and loft, or in straight and level flight with an on-axis or off-axis delivery. JDAM enables multiple weapons to be directed against single or multiple targets on a single pass. The GBU–31 V1 contains the standard BLU– 117, Mk-84 bomb body. The GBU–31 V3 contains the BLU–109 penetrator bomb body. The highest classification for the JDAM, its components, and technical data is Secret. Weapon accuracy is dependent on target coordinates and present position as entered into the guidance control unit. After weapon release, movable tail fins guide the weapon to the target coordinates. In addition to the tail kit, other elements in the overall system that are essential for successful employment include: a. Access to accurate target coordinates b. INS/GPS capability c. Operational Test and Evaluation Plan. 2. The Guided Bomb Unit (GBU–12) is a laser-guided ballistic bomb (LGB) based on the Mk 82 500-lb general purpose bomb. The LGB is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of laser energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is delivered like a normal general purpose warhead and the semi-active guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any delivery system. Laser designation for the weapon can be provided by a variety of laser target markers or designators. The laser seeker allows the user to select a unique code for use in the multi-laser environment and reduce the probability of interference among multiple weapons. The LGB consists of a laser guidance kit, a computer control group (CCG) and a warhead specific Air Foil Group (AFG) that attach to the nose and tail of the Mk PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33495 82. The overall classification of the weapon is Confidential. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the recipient country can provide the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the United Arab Emirates. [FR Doc. 2015–14406 Filed 6–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0154; Docket 2015– 0053; Sequence 4] Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method) 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, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 the Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method). A notice published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 11205 on March 2, 2015. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0154, Construction Rate SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 33496 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 113 / Friday, June 12, 2015 / Notices Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method), 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 9000–0154. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method). Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method), 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. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, 202–501–0650, or via email Edward.loeb@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose Government contracting officers may include FAR clause 52.222–32, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method) in fixedprice solicitations and contracts, subject to the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute under certain conditions. The conditions are that the solicitation or contract contains option provisions to extend the term of the contract and the contracting officer determines that the most appropriate method to adjust the contract price at option exercise is to use a computation method based on the actual increase or decrease from a new or revised Department of Labor Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute wage determination. The clause requires that a contractor submit at the exercise of each option to extend the term of the contract, a statement of the amount claimed for VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jun 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 incorporation of the most current wage determination by the Department of Labor, and any relevant supporting data, including payroll records, that the contracting officer may reasonably require. The information is used by Government contracting officers to establish the contract price adjustment for the construction requirements of a contract, generally if the contract requirements are predominantly services subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 842. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 842. Hours per Response: 40. Total Burden Hours: 33,680. 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. 9000–0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method), in all correspondence. Dated: June 8, 2015. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–14438 Filed 6–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2014–OS–0112] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 13, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form and OMB Number: Department of Defense (DoD) Electronic Mall Web site (DoD EMALL); 0704–XXXX. Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 33,379. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 33,379. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 8345. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to register on the Web site. Each user of the DoD EMALL Web site must complete registration information in order to receive DOD EMALL access. Only authorized personnel of Federal, State, and Local Government are able to register and log into the DoD EMALL Web site to shop, search, order, and make purchases. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or Tribal governments. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DOD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick Licari. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0154; Docket 2015-0053; Sequence 4]


Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; 
Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)

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, the 
Regulatory Secretariat 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 the 
Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method). A 
notice published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 11205 on March 2, 
2015. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0154, Construction Rate

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Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method), 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 9000-0154. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0154, Construction Rate 
Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)''. Follow the 
instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0154, Construction 
Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)'' on your attached 
document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price 
Adjustment (Actual Method).
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment 
(Actual Method), 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. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, 
Federal Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, 202-501-0650, or via email 
Edward.loeb@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Government contracting officers may include FAR clause 52.222-32, 
Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment (Actual Method) in 
fixed-price solicitations and contracts, subject to the Construction 
Wage Rate Requirements statute under certain conditions. The conditions 
are that the solicitation or contract contains option provisions to 
extend the term of the contract and the contracting officer determines 
that the most appropriate method to adjust the contract price at option 
exercise is to use a computation method based on the actual increase or 
decrease from a new or revised Department of Labor Construction Wage 
Rate Requirements statute wage determination.
    The clause requires that a contractor submit at the exercise of 
each option to extend the term of the contract, a statement of the 
amount claimed for incorporation of the most current wage determination 
by the Department of Labor, and any relevant supporting data, including 
payroll records, that the contracting officer may reasonably require. 
The information is used by Government contracting officers to establish 
the contract price adjustment for the construction requirements of a 
contract, generally if the contract requirements are predominantly 
services subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 842.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 842.
    Hours per Response: 40.
    Total Burden Hours: 33,680.

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. 9000-0154, Construction Rate Requirements-Price Adjustment 
(Actual Method), in all correspondence.

    Dated: June 8, 2015.
Edward Loeb,
Acting Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-14438 Filed 6-11-15; 8:45 am]
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