Information Collection; Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, 8719-8720 [2016-03579]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 34 / Monday, February 22, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0094; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 11] Information Collection; Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters 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: 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 debarment and suspension. This request also incorporated two other related information collection requirements (‘‘Information Regarding Responsibility Matters’’ and ‘‘Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations—Representation and Notification’’), which will be cancelled upon approval of this clearance. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, 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 the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0094, Debarment and Suspension. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, 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. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, at 202– 219–0202 or via email at cecelia.davis@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose 1. Suspension and Debarment The FAR requires contracts to be awarded to only those contractors determined to be responsible. Instances where a firm, its principals, or subcontractors, have been indicted, convicted, suspended, proposed for debarment, debarred, or had a contract terminated for default are critical factors to be considered by a Government contracting officer in making a responsibility determination. FAR 52.209–5 and 52.212–3(h), Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters, and FAR 52.209–6, Protecting the Government’s Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, require the disclosure of this and other information relating to responsibility. 2. Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Transfer From OMB Clearance Number 9000–0174) The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) was developed to meet the statutory requirement to develop and maintain an information system that contains specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees. FAPIIS provides users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS reporting module in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), as well as proceedings information and suspension/debarment information from the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) functions in the System for Award Management (SAM). PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8719 The prescription at FAR 9.104–7(b) requires contracting officers to insert the provision at 52.209–7, Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, in solicitations where the resultant contract value is expected to exceed $550,000. This provision contains a check box to be completed by the offeror indicating whether or not it has current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000. If the offeror indicated that it has current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000, then the offeror must enter certain responsibility information into FAPIIS. FAR 52.209–9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters, requires each contractor that checked in the provision at 52.209–7 that it has current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000, to update responsibility information in FAPIIS on a semiannual basis, throughout the life of the contract. 3. Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations— Representation and Notification (Transfer From OMB Clearance Number 9000–0190) FAR 52.209–2 and 52.212–3(n), Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations— Representation, is prescribed at 9.108– 5(a) for use in each solicitation for the acquisition of products and services (including construction). The provision requires each offeror to represent whether it is, or is not, an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. FAR 52.209–10, Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations, is prescribed for use at FAR 9.108–5(b) for use in each solicitation and contract for the acquisition of products and services (including construction). This clause requires the contractor to promptly notify the contracting officer in the event the contractor becomes an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. B. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden 1. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 892,330. Responses per Respondent: 1.35. Total Annual Responses: 1,200,502. Hours per Response: 0.34. Total Burden Hours: 410,736. 2. Annual Recordkeeping Burden Recordkeepers: 5,080. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 8720 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 34 / Monday, February 22, 2016 / Notices Hours per Recordkeeper: 100. Total Annual Recordkeeping hours: 508,000. C. Public Comment 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 the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, in all correspondence. Dated: February 17, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–03579 Filed 2–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Disaster Information Collection Form. OMB No.: 0970–NEW. Description: This is a request by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for a generic clearance for the Disaster Information Collection Form. An approval for a generic clearance is being requested because each of the thirteen program offices within ACF has a slightly different need for information about program impact information collection during a disaster. ACF oversees more than 60 programs that affect the normal day to day operations of families, children, individuals and communities in the United States. Many of these programs encourage grantees or state administrators to develop emergency preparedness plans, but do not have statutory authority to require these plans be in place. ACF facilitates the inclusion of emergency preparedness planning and training efforts for ACF programs. Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD– 8) provides federal guidance and planning procedures under established phases—protection, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The Disaster Information Collection Forms addressed in this clearance process provide assessment of ACF programs in disaster response, and recovery. ACF/Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR) has a requirement under PPD–8, the National Response Framework, and the National Disaster Recovery Framework to report disaster impacts to ACF-supported human services programs to the HHS Secretary’s Operation Center (SOC) and interagency partners. ACF/OHSEPR works in partnership with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to report assessments of disaster impacted ACF programs and the status of continuity of services and recovery. Respondents: State administrators, and/or ACF grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES [The burden cap for the Disaster Information Collection Form is estimated based on a single disaster per year. The estimate is for approximately 10 state administrators, or grantees to go through all of the applicable questions with the Regional and Central Office staff. Some ACF programs have more questions and may have more respondents.] Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Burden hours per response Disaster Information Collection Form .......................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 10 15 0.08 hours (5 minutes) .... An estimate of the number of disasters that would warrant data collection is difficult to calculate due to the unpredictable nature of disasters. For example, in 2012, there were 95 disasters nationwide but OHSEPR did not collect data on all of them because they had minimal effects on ACF programs. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV. PO 00000 Total burden hours 1.25 hours (75 minutes). Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–03455 Filed 2–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Guidance for Tribal TANF. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 34 (Monday, February 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8719-8720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03579]



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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0094; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 11]


Information Collection; Debarment and Suspension and Other 
Responsibility Matters

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 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 debarment and suspension. This request also incorporated two 
other related information collection requirements (``Information 
Regarding Responsibility Matters'' and ``Prohibition on Contracting 
with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation and 
Notification''), which will be cancelled upon approval of this 
clearance.

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 22, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, 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 the 
OMB control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0094, Debarment and 
Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters''. Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0094, 
Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters'' on your 
attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. 
Flowers/IC 9000-0094, Debarment and Suspension.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other Responsibility 
Matters, 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. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, at 202-219-0202 or via email at 
cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

1. Suspension and Debarment

    The FAR requires contracts to be awarded to only those contractors 
determined to be responsible. Instances where a firm, its principals, 
or subcontractors, have been indicted, convicted, suspended, proposed 
for debarment, debarred, or had a contract terminated for default are 
critical factors to be considered by a Government contracting officer 
in making a responsibility determination. FAR 52.209-5 and 52.212-3(h), 
Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters, and FAR 52.209-6, 
Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with 
Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, require the 
disclosure of this and other information relating to responsibility.

2. Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Transfer From OMB 
Clearance Number 9000-0174)

    The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System 
(FAPIIS) was developed to meet the statutory requirement to develop and 
maintain an information system that contains specific information on 
the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and 
grantees. FAPIIS provides users access to integrity and performance 
information from the FAPIIS reporting module in the Contractor 
Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), as well as proceedings 
information and suspension/debarment information from the Central 
Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Excluded Parties List System 
(EPLS) functions in the System for Award Management (SAM).
    The prescription at FAR 9.104-7(b) requires contracting officers to 
insert the provision at 52.209-7, Information Regarding Responsibility 
Matters, in solicitations where the resultant contract value is 
expected to exceed $550,000. This provision contains a check box to be 
completed by the offeror indicating whether or not it has current 
active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than 
$10,000,000. If the offeror indicated that it has current active 
Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000, 
then the offeror must enter certain responsibility information into 
FAPIIS.
    FAR 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding 
Responsibility Matters, requires each contractor that checked in the 
provision at 52.209-7 that it has current active Federal contracts and 
grants with total value greater than $10,000,000, to update 
responsibility information in FAPIIS on a semiannual basis, throughout 
the life of the contract.

3. Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations--
Representation and Notification (Transfer From OMB Clearance Number 
9000-0190)

    FAR 52.209-2 and 52.212-3(n), Prohibition on Contracting With 
Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation, is prescribed at 9.108-
5(a) for use in each solicitation for the acquisition of products and 
services (including construction). The provision requires each offeror 
to represent whether it is, or is not, an inverted domestic corporation 
or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation.
    FAR 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic 
Corporations, is prescribed for use at FAR 9.108-5(b) for use in each 
solicitation and contract for the acquisition of products and services 
(including construction). This clause requires the contractor to 
promptly notify the contracting officer in the event the contractor 
becomes an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of an inverted 
domestic corporation.

B. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden

1. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 892,330.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.35.
    Total Annual Responses: 1,200,502.
    Hours per Response: 0.34.
    Total Burden Hours: 410,736.

2. Annual Recordkeeping Burden

    Recordkeepers: 5,080.

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    Hours per Recordkeeper: 100.
    Total Annual Recordkeeping hours: 508,000.

C. Public Comment

    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 the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0094, Debarment and Suspension and Other 
Responsibility Matters, in all correspondence.

    Dated: February 17, 2016.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-03579 Filed 2-19-16; 8:45 am]
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