Information Collection; Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, 6516-6517 [2016-02450]

Download as PDF 6516 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices 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: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA, 202–501–1448, or via email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Number 9000–0159, Central Contractor Registration, in all correspondence. A. Purpose The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 4.11 prescribes policies and procedures for requiring contractor registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. The CCR is the primary vendor database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Both current and potential Federal Government vendors are required to register in CCR in order to be awarded contracts by the Federal Government. Vendors are required to complete a onetime registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration at least once per year to maintain an active status. The CCR validates the vendor information and electronically share the secure and encrypted data with Federal agency finance offices to facilitate paperless payments through electronic funds transfer. Additionally, CCR shares the data with Federal Government procurement and electronic business systems. Dated: February 3, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0175; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 5] Information Collection; Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a new OMB information clearance. AGENCIES: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, 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– SUMMARY: B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 110,350. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 110,350. Hours per Response: 1.7141. Total Burden Hours: 189,151. VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2016–02408 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, 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: Mr. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone 202–501–0650 or via email to edward.loeb@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR 22.501 prescribes policies and procedures to implement Executive Order 13502, February 6, 2009 which encourages Federal agencies to consider the use of a project labor agreement (PLA), as they may decide appropriate, on large-scale construction projects, where the total cost to the Government is more than $25 million, in order to promote economy and efficiency in Federal procurement. A PLA is a prehire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project. FAR 22.503(b) provides that an agency may, if appropriate, require that every contractor and subcontractor engaged in construction on the project agree, for that project, to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement with one or more labor organizations if the agency decides that the use of project labor agreements will— (1) Advance the Federal Government’s interest in achieving economy and efficiency in Federal procurement, E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters; and, (2) Be consistent with law. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 70. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 70. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 70. 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. 9000–0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects, in all correspondence. Dated: February 3, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–02450 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0060; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 5] Information Collection; Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for an extension of an information collection requirement regarding an existing OMB clearance. Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Information Collection 9000–0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping, 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: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, telephone 202–501–1448 or email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6517 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The FAR clause at 52.236–13, Accident Prevention, requires Federal construction contractors to keep records of accidents incident to work performed under the contract that result in death, traumatic injury, occupational disease or damage to property, materials, supplies or equipment. Records of personal inquiries are required by the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations (OSHA). The records maintained by the contractor are used to evaluate compliance and may be used in workmen’s compensation cases. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires records of damage to property, materials, supplies or equipment to provide background information when claims are brought against the Government. If the contract involves work of a long duration, or hazardous nature, the contracting officer shall insert the clause with its alternate that requires the contractor to submit a written proposed plan for implementing the clause. The plan shall include an analysis of the significant hazards to life, limb, and property inherent in performing the contract and a plan for controlling the hazards. The Accident Prevention Plan (APP) is analyzed by the contracting officer along with the agency safety representatives to determine if the proposed plan will meet the requirements of safety regulations and applicable statutes. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 215. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 215. Hours per Response: 22. Total Burden Hours: 4,730. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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 E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 25 (Monday, February 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6516-6517]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02450]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0175; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 5]


Information Collection; Use of Project Labor Agreements for 
Federal Construction Projects

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

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a new OMB 
information clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new 
information collection requirement regarding Use of Project Labor 
Agreements for Federal Construction Projects.

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction 
Projects, 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 9000-0175, Use of Project 
Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects''. Follow the 
instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction 
Projects'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for 
Federal Construction Projects.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal 
Construction Projects, 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: Mr. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, 
Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone 202-501-0650 
or via email to edward.loeb@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    FAR 22.501 prescribes policies and procedures to implement 
Executive Order 13502, February 6, 2009 which encourages Federal 
agencies to consider the use of a project labor agreement (PLA), as 
they may decide appropriate, on large-scale construction projects, 
where the total cost to the Government is more than $25 million, in 
order to promote economy and efficiency in Federal procurement. A PLA 
is a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor 
organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment 
for a specific construction project. FAR 22.503(b) provides that an 
agency may, if appropriate, require that every contractor and 
subcontractor engaged in construction on the project agree, for that 
project, to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement 
with one or more labor organizations if the agency decides that the use 
of project labor agreements will--
    (1) Advance the Federal Government's interest in achieving economy 
and efficiency in Federal procurement,

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producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws 
and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment 
opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters; and,
    (2) Be consistent with law.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 70.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 70.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 70.

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. 9000-0175, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal 
Construction Projects, in all correspondence.

    Dated: February 3, 2016.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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