Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, 15304-15305 [2016-06356]

Download as PDF 15304 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / Notices 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 for Information Collection 9000–0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States in all correspondence related to this case. 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. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at 202–208–4949 or email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose Section 862 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, as amended by section 853 of the NDAA for FY 2009 and sections 831 and 832 of the NDAA for FY 2011, together with the required Governmentwide implementing regulations (32 CFR part 159, published at 76 FR 49650 on August 11, 2011), as amended, adds requirements and limitations for contractors performing VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 private security functions in areas of combat operations, or other military operations as designated by the Secretary of Defense, upon agreement of the Secretaries of Defense and State. These requirements, implemented in FAR clause 52.225–26 entitled ‘‘Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States,’’ are that contractors performing in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan ensure that their personnel performing private security functions comply with 32 CFR part 159, including (1) accounting for Government-acquired and contractor-furnished property and (2) reporting incidents in which a weapon is discharged, personnel are attacked or killed or property is destroyed, or active, lethal countermeasures are employed. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 920. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Response: 4,600. Hours per Response: 0.167. Total Burden Hours: 768. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions. 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– 0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States, in all correspondence. Dated: March 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. 2016–06358 Filed 3–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0045; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 19] Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 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 bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protections. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections 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 9000–0045, Bid, Performance, and Payment Bonds’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, 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. Kathlyn Hopkins, Procurement Analyst, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2016 / Notices Contract Policy Division, at 202–969– 7226 or email kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose FAR Subparts 28.1 and 28.2; FAR clauses at 52.228–1, 52.228–2, 52.228– 13, 52.228–15, 52.228–16; and associated FAR standard forms implement the statutory requirements of the Miller Act (40 U.S.C. 3131 et seq.), which requires performance and payment bonds for any construction contract exceeding $150,000, unless it is impracticable to require bonds for work performed in a foreign country, or it is otherwise authorized by law. In addition, the note to 40 U.S.C. 3132, entitled ‘‘Alternatives to Payment Bonds Provided by the Federal Acquisition Regulation,’’ is implemented in the FAR, which requires alternative payment protection for construction contracts that exceed $30,000 but do not exceed $150,000. Although not required by statute, under certain circumstances the FAR permits the Government to require bonds on other than construction contracts. In addition to the contract clauses at FAR 52.228–1, 52.228–2, 52.228–13, 52.228–15, 52.228–16, this information collection covers the following FAR standard forms (SF) as prescribed at FAR Subparts 28.1 and 28.2: SF 25, Performance Bond; SF 25A, Payment Bond; SF 273, Reinsurance Agreement for a Miller Act Performance Bond; SF 274, Reinsurance Agreement for a Bonds Statute Payment Bond; SF 24, Bid Bond; SF 25B, Continuation Sheet (For Standard Forms 24, 25, and 25A); Standard Form 34, Annual Bid Bond; Standard Form 275, Reinsurance Agreement in Favor of the United States; Standard Form 1416, Payment Bond for Other Than Construction Contracts; Standard Form 1418, Performance Bond for Other Than Construction Contracts; and Standard Form 35, Annual Performance Bond. The information collected under this clearance provides the Government with a form of security that the contractor will not withdraw a bid or assures that the contractor will perform its obligations under a contract. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 974. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 974. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 974. C. Public comments Public Comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:56 Mar 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. 9000–0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, in all correspondence. Dated: March 17, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. 15305 discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘State Quitline Reimbursement for Smoking Cessation Services Provided to Current Smokers Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening’’ SIP 16–004. Contact Person for More Information: Jaya Raman Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop F80, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone: (770) 488–6511, kva5@ cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–06353 Filed 3–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2016–06356 Filed 3–21–16; 8:45 am] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a meeting for the initial review of applications in response to Special Interest Project (SIP) 16–004, State Quitline Reimbursement for Smoking Cessation Services Provided to Current Smokers Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening. Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., EDT, April 26, 2016 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c) (4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92– 463. Matters for Discussion: The meeting will include the initial review, PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., EDT, April 26, 2016. Place: This meeting is accessible by Web conference. Toll free number +1 877–951–7311, Participant Code: 6816256. For Participants: URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/ join/ Conference number: PW7364589 Audience passcode: 6816256 Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/ join.php?i=PW7364589&p=6816 256&t=c. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the number of ports available for the web conference. The meeting accommodates 100 ports. Purpose: This council advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Director, CDC, regarding the elimination of tuberculosis. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0045; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 19]


Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment 
Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections

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

ACTION: Notice of request for an extension of an information collection 
requirement regarding 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 bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and 
alternative payment protections.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, and Alternative 
Payment Protections 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 9000-0045, Bid, Performance, and Payment 
Bonds''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' 
screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and 
Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections'' on your attached 
document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and 
Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, 
and Alternative Payment Protections, 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. Kathlyn Hopkins, Procurement 
Analyst,

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Contract Policy Division, at 202-969-7226 or email 
kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    FAR Subparts 28.1 and 28.2; FAR clauses at 52.228-1, 52.228-2, 
52.228-13, 52.228-15, 52.228-16; and associated FAR standard forms 
implement the statutory requirements of the Miller Act (40 U.S.C. 3131 
et seq.), which requires performance and payment bonds for any 
construction contract exceeding $150,000, unless it is impracticable to 
require bonds for work performed in a foreign country, or it is 
otherwise authorized by law. In addition, the note to 40 U.S.C. 3132, 
entitled ``Alternatives to Payment Bonds Provided by the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation,'' is implemented in the FAR, which requires 
alternative payment protection for construction contracts that exceed 
$30,000 but do not exceed $150,000.
    Although not required by statute, under certain circumstances the 
FAR permits the Government to require bonds on other than construction 
contracts. In addition to the contract clauses at FAR 52.228-1, 52.228-
2, 52.228-13, 52.228-15, 52.228-16, this information collection covers 
the following FAR standard forms (SF) as prescribed at FAR Subparts 
28.1 and 28.2: SF 25, Performance Bond; SF 25A, Payment Bond; SF 273, 
Reinsurance Agreement for a Miller Act Performance Bond; SF 274, 
Reinsurance Agreement for a Bonds Statute Payment Bond; SF 24, Bid 
Bond; SF 25B, Continuation Sheet (For Standard Forms 24, 25, and 25A); 
Standard Form 34, Annual Bid Bond; Standard Form 275, Reinsurance 
Agreement in Favor of the United States; Standard Form 1416, Payment 
Bond for Other Than Construction Contracts; Standard Form 1418, 
Performance Bond for Other Than Construction Contracts; and Standard 
Form 35, Annual Performance Bond. The information collected under this 
clearance provides the Government with a form of security that the 
contractor will not withdraw a bid or assures that the contractor will 
perform its obligations under a contract.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 974.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 974.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 974.

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. 9000-0045, Bid Guarantees, Performance, and Payment Bonds, 
and Alternative Payment Protections, in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 17, 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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