Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting, 21872-21873 [2016-08447]

Download as PDF 21872 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). Ms. Kathyln Hopkins, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202– 969–7226 or email kathyln.hopkins@ gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Allowable costs of assets are limited in the event of change in ownership of a contractor. Contractors are required to provide the Government adequate and timely notice of this event per the FAR clause at 52.215–19, Notification of Ownership Changes. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 138. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 138. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 138. C. Public Comments asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 9000–0115, Notification of Ownership Changes, in all correspondence. Dated: April 7, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0026; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 2] Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting A. Purpose [FR Doc. 2016–08401 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCIES: 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 change order accounting. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 3420 on January 21, 2016. One comment was received. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0026, Change Order Accounting, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0026, Change Order Accounting’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information 9000–0026, Change Order Accounting’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0026, Change Order Accounting’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0026, Change Order Accounting. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0026, Change Order Accounting, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202–208– 4949, or email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose FAR 43.205 allows a contracting officer, whenever the estimated cost of a change or series of related changes under a contract exceeds $100,000, to assert the right in the clause at FAR 52.243–6, Change Order Accounting, to require the contractor to maintain separate accounts for each change or series of related changes. Each account shall record all incurred segregable, direct costs (less allocable credits) of work, changed and unchanged, allocable to the change. These accounts are to be maintained until the parties agree to an equitable adjustment for the changes or until the matter is conclusively disposed of under the Disputes clause. This requirement is necessary in order to be able to account properly for costs associated with changes in supply and research and development contracts that are technically complex and incur numerous changes. B. Analysis of Public Comments One respondent submitted public comments on the extension of the previously approved information collection. The analysis of the public comments is summarized as follows: Comment: The commenter suggested ways to improve the utility of the Information Collection. The recommendations are designed to enhance the data collected regarding the administration of change orders. If adopted, the commenter stated the proposed changes would provide for the collection of essential data, in a more readily accessible format that can assist Executive Branch managers and facilitate the conduct of essential Congressional oversight. Response: This comment is out of scope because the commenter wants to improve the utility of the Information Collection. They did not express an opinion on whether the stated number of burden hours is out of sync with what they believe to be the actual number of hours a contractor expends to comply with the clause. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 8,850. Responses per Respondent: 12. Annual Responses: 106,200. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 106,200. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit entities and not-for-profit institutions. 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– 0026, Change Order Accounting, in all correspondence. Dated: April 7, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–08447 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 9000–0074; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 19] Information Collection; Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds 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. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 limitation of costs/funds. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0074, Contract Funding— Limitation of Costs/Funds 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 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/Funds. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0074, Contract Funding— Limitation of Costs/Funds, 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, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA 202–969–7226 or email kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Purpose Firms performing under incrementally funded Federal contracts are required to notify the contracting officer in writing whenever they have reason to believe— (1) The costs the contractors expect to incur under the contracts in the next 60 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21873 days, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the estimated cost of the contracts; or (2) The total cost for the performance of the contracts will be greater or substantially less than estimated. As a part of the notification, the contractors must provide a revised estimate of total cost. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 194,256. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Annual Responses: 971,280. Hours per Response: 0.333. Total Burden Hours: 320,522. 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. 9000–0074, Contract Funding—Limitation of Costs/ Funds, in all correspondence. Dated: April 7, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmnetwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–08400 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice CSE–2016–03; Docket No. 2016– 0002; Sequence 8] GSA Labor-Management Relations Council Meeting Cancellation Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of meeting cancellation. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0026; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 2]


Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting

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

ACTION: Notice.

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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 change order accounting. A notice was published in the 
Federal Register at 81 FR 3420 on January 21, 2016. One comment was 
received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0026, Change Order Accounting, by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting 
``Information Collection 9000-0026, Change Order Accounting'' under the 
heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search''. Select the 
link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``Information 9000-
0026, Change Order Accounting''. Follow the instructions provided at 
the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name 
(if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0026, Change Order 
Accounting'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0026, Change Order Accounting.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0026, Change Order Accounting, 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. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202-208-
4949, or email michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    FAR 43.205 allows a contracting officer, whenever the estimated 
cost of a change or series of related changes under a contract exceeds 
$100,000, to assert the right in the clause at FAR 52.243-6, Change 
Order Accounting, to require the contractor to maintain separate 
accounts for each change or series of related changes. Each account 
shall record all incurred segregable, direct costs (less allocable 
credits) of work, changed and unchanged, allocable to the change. These 
accounts are to be maintained until the parties agree to an equitable 
adjustment for the changes or until the matter is conclusively disposed 
of under the Disputes clause. This requirement is necessary in order to 
be able to account properly for costs associated with changes in supply 
and research and development contracts that are technically complex and 
incur numerous changes.

B. Analysis of Public Comments

    One respondent submitted public comments on the extension of the 
previously approved information collection. The analysis of the public 
comments is summarized as follows:
    Comment: The commenter suggested ways to improve the utility of the 
Information Collection. The recommendations are designed to enhance the 
data collected regarding the administration of change orders. If 
adopted, the commenter stated the proposed changes would provide for 
the collection of essential data, in a more readily accessible format 
that can assist Executive Branch managers and facilitate the conduct of 
essential Congressional oversight.
    Response: This comment is out of scope because the commenter wants 
to improve the utility of the Information Collection. They did not 
express an opinion on whether the stated number of burden hours is out 
of sync with what they believe to be the actual number of hours a 
contractor expends to comply with the clause.

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C. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 8,850.
    Responses per Respondent: 12.
    Annual Responses: 106,200.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 106,200.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit entities and not-
for-profit institutions.
    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. 9000-0026, Change Order Accounting, in 
all correspondence.

    Dated: April 7, 2016.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-08447 Filed 4-12-16; 8:45 am]
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