Submission for OMB Review; Subcontract Consent, 67405-67406 [2015-27819]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors no later than November 27, 2015. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210–2204: 1. ESB Bancorp MHC, Easthampton, Massachusetts; (‘‘ESB MHC’’) to merge with Hometown Community Bancorp MHC, Oxford, Massachusetts (‘‘Hometown MHC’’), with ESB MHC as the surviving entity to be known as ‘‘Hometown Financial Group, MHC’’; and (ii) ESB Bancorp, Inc., Easthampton, Massachusetts (‘‘ESB Bancorp’’), to merge with Hometown Community Bancorp, Inc., Oxford, Massachusetts (‘‘Hometown Bancorp’’), with ESB Bancorp as the surviving entity to be known as ‘‘Hometown Financial Group, Inc.’’ Upon consummation of the merger, Easthampton Savings Bank and Hometown Bank will remain separate wholly-owned subsidiaries of Hometown Financial Group, Inc. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 27, 2015. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–27768 Filed 10–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Oct 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0149; Docket 2015– 0055; Sequence 21] Submission for OMB Review; Subcontract Consent AGENCIES: 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. 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 subcontract consent. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 41501 on July 15, 2015. No comments were received. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA 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. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0149, Subcontract Consent’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0149, Subcontract Consent’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0149, Subcontract Consent. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0149, Subcontract Consent,’’ in all SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67405 correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, contact via telephone 703–605– 2828 or email at mahruba.uddowla@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.244–2, Subcontracts, requires prime contractors to provide contracting officers notification before the award of any cost-plus-fixed-fee subcontract, or certain fixed-price subcontracts. This requirement for advance notification is driven by statutory requirements in 10 U.S.C. 2306 and 41 U.S.C. 3905. FAR clause 52.244–2 also requires prime contractors to get consent to subcontract for cost-reimbursement, time-andmaterials, labor-hour, or letter contracts, and also for unpriced actions under fixed-price contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The objective of requiring consent to subcontract, as discussed in FAR Part 44, is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness with which the contractor spends Government funds, and complies with Government policy when subcontracting. The Government requires a contractor to provide certain information (e.g., subcontractor’s name, type of subcontract, price, description of supply or services, etc.) reasonably in advance of placing a subcontract to ensure that the proposed subcontract is appropriate for the risks involved and consistent with current policy and sound business judgment. The information provides the Government a basis for granting, or withholding consent to subcontract. B. Annual Reporting Burden Based on information from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) regarding contracts that would be required to provide information pursuant to FAR clause 52.244–2, an upward adjustment is being made to the number of respondents. As a result, an upward adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden hours since the notice regarding the E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 67406 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / Notices previous extension to this clearance was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 56644, on September 13, 2012. Number of Respondents: 6,601. Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 19,803. Average Burden Hours per Response: 1.846. Total Burden Hours: 36,557. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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– 0149, Subcontract Consent, in all correspondence. Edward Loeb, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–27819 Filed 10–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10333] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:55 Oct 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Comments must be received by January 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number _________, Room C4– 26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10333 Consumer Assistance Program Grants Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Consumer Assistance Program Grants; Use: Section 1002 of the Affordable Care Act provides for the establishment of consumer assistance (or ombudsman) programs, starting in FY 2010. Federal grants will support these programs. These programs will assist consumers with filing complaints and appeals, assist consumers with enrollment into health coverage, collect data on consumer inquiries and complaints to identify problems in the marketplace, educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities, and with the establishment of the new Exchange marketplaces, resolve problems with premium credits for Exchange coverage. Importantly, these programs must provide detailed reporting on the types of problems and questions consumers may experience with health coverage, and how these problems and questions are resolved. In order to strengthen oversight, the law requires programs to report data to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ‘‘As a condition of receiving a grant under subsection (a), an office of health insurance consumer assistance or ombudsman program shall be required to collect and report data to E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 211 (Monday, November 2, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0149; Docket 2015-0055; Sequence 21]


Submission for OMB Review; Subcontract Consent

AGENCIES: 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 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 subcontract consent. A notice was published in the Federal 
Register at 80 FR 41501 on July 15, 2015. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, 
DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA 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. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds 
with ``Information Collection 9000-0149, Subcontract Consent''. Follow 
the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0149, Subcontract Consent'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0149, Subcontract Consent.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite ``Information 
Collection 9000-0149, Subcontract Consent,'' in all correspondence 
related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt 
of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two 
to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days 
for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, contact via telephone 703-
605-2828 or email at mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.244-2, Subcontracts, 
requires prime contractors to provide contracting officers notification 
before the award of any cost-plus-fixed-fee subcontract, or certain 
fixed-price subcontracts. This requirement for advance notification is 
driven by statutory requirements in 10 U.S.C. 2306 and 41 U.S.C. 3905. 
FAR clause 52.244-2 also requires prime contractors to get consent to 
subcontract for cost-reimbursement, time-and-materials, labor-hour, or 
letter contracts, and also for unpriced actions under fixed-price 
contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.
    The objective of requiring consent to subcontract, as discussed in 
FAR Part 44, is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness with which 
the contractor spends Government funds, and complies with Government 
policy when subcontracting. The Government requires a contractor to 
provide certain information (e.g., subcontractor's name, type of 
subcontract, price, description of supply or services, etc.) reasonably 
in advance of placing a subcontract to ensure that the proposed 
subcontract is appropriate for the risks involved and consistent with 
current policy and sound business judgment. The information provides 
the Government a basis for granting, or withholding consent to 
subcontract.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Based on information from the Federal Procurement Data System 
(FPDS) regarding contracts that would be required to provide 
information pursuant to FAR clause 52.244-2, an upward adjustment is 
being made to the number of respondents. As a result, an upward 
adjustment is being made to the estimated annual reporting burden hours 
since the notice regarding the

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previous extension to this clearance was published in the Federal 
Register at 77 FR 56644, on September 13, 2012.
    Number of Respondents: 6,601.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 19,803.
    Average Burden Hours per Response: 1.846.
    Total Burden Hours: 36,557.

C. Public Comments

    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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. 9000-0149, Subcontract Consent, in all 
correspondence.

Edward Loeb,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office 
of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-27819 Filed 10-30-15; 8:45 am]
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