Submission for OMB Review; Advance Payments, 5122-5123 [2016-01762]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 20 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
[Pages 5122-5123]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01762]





[OMB Control No. 9000-0073; Docket 2015-0055; Sequence 29]

Submission for OMB Review; Advance Payments

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.


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 advance payments. A notice was published in the Federal 
Register at 80 FR 70217 on November 13, 2015. No comments were 

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 2, 2016.

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: Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB 
control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds 
with ``Information Collection 9000-0073, Advance Payments''. Follow the 
instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0073, Advance Payments'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0073, Advance Payments.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0073, Advance Payments, in all correspondence related 
to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without 
change to, including any personal and/or 
business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your 
comment(s), please check, 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. Kathy Hopkins, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA 202-969-7226 
or email


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A. Purpose

    Advance payments may be authorized under Federal contracts and 
subcontracts. Advance payments are the least preferred method of 
contract financing and require special determinations by the agency 
head or designee. Specific financial information about the contractor 
is required before determinations by the agency head or designee can be 
made, and before such payments can be authorized (see FAR 32.4 and 
52.232-12). The information is used to determine if advance payments 
should be provided to the contractor.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 500.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 500.
    Hours per Response: 6.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,000.

C. Public Comments

    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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. 9000-0073, Advance Payments, in all correspondence.

    Dated: January 27, 2016.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-
wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-01762 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]
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