Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections, 38180-38181 [2016-13860]

Download as PDF 38180 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Ruth A. Kehl S–T Declaration of Trust, Ruth A. Kehl, Trustee, both of Dubuque, Iowa; to join the previously approved Kehl Family Control Group and retain 25 percent or more of the voting shares of Savanna-Thomson Investment, Inc., Savanna, Illinois, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Savanna-Thomson State Bank, Thomson, Illinois. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Comments can also be sent electronically to Applications.Comments@atl.frb.org: 1. Edgar Ray Smith III, William K. Hood, Savannah K. Conti, William K. Conti, Amite Mini Storage, LLC, Hood Investments, LLC, and WKH Management, Inc., each of Amite, Louisiana; Sophia M. Pray and Hudson M. Pray, both of Hammond, Louisiana; and Big 4 Investments, LLC, Roseland, Louisiana; to acquire 10 percent or more of the shares of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First Guaranty Bank, both in Hammond, Louisiana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 7, 2016. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–13819 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Home Owners’ Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.) (HOLA), Regulation LL (12 CFR part 238), and Regulation MM (12 CFR part 239), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a savings and loan holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a savings association and nonbanking companies owned by the savings and loan holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1467a(e)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 10(c)(4)(B) of the HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1467a(c)(4)(B)). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than July 7, 2016. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Ottawa Savings Bancorp, MHC, Ottawa, Illinois; to convert to stock form and merge with and into Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc., Ottawa, Illinois. In connection with this application, Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc. will be merged into Ottawa Bancorp, Inc., which has applied to become a savings and loan holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Ottawa Savings Bank, Ottawa, Illinois. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Robert L. Triplett III, Senior Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201–2272: 1. Bancorp 34, Inc.; to become a savings and loan holding company by acquiring 100 percent of Bank 34, both in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Upon the conversion of AF Mutual Holding Company to stock form, AF Mutual Holding Company and Alamogordo Financial Corp, both in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will cease to exist, and Bank 34 will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bancorp 34, Inc. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 8, 2016. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–13884 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0045; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 19] Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comment regarding 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 bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protections. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before August 12, 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: • 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, DATES: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices 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, Contract Policy Division, at 202–969– 7226 or email kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. A notice published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 15304 on March 22, 2016. No comments were received. 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: June 8, 2016. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–13860 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38181 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Opportunity To Co-Sponsor Two AHRQ Research Conferences Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of opportunity to cosponsor AHRQ conferences. AGENCY: AHRQ announces the opportunity for non-Federal public and private-sector entities to co-sponsor two AHRQ research conferences in the DC area: One in the fall of 2017 and one in the fall of 2019. Potential co-sponsors must have a demonstrated interest and experience in health services research, implementation, and evaluation. Potential co-sponsors must also be capable of managing the day-to-day operations associated with the conference and be willing to participate substantively in the co-sponsored activity. DATES: To receive consideration for this opportunity, a proposal to participate as a co-sponsor must be received by AHRQ by 5 p.m. EDT no later than 30 days after the date of publication at the address listed below. Requests will meet the deadline if they are either (1) received or (2) postmarked on or before the deadline. Privately metered postmarks will not be accepted as proof of timely mailing. Proposals received after the established deadline will not be considered. ADDRESSES: Requests for co-sponsorship should be sent to Ms. Jaime Zimmerman, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, MD 20857. Requests may also be emailed to Jaime.zimmerman@ahrq.hhs.gov. Emails should be received no later than 30 days after publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Ms. Jaime Zimmerman, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 427–1456; jaime.zimmerman@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Description AHRQ was originally created as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research on December 19, 1989, under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, as a Public Health Service Agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The agency was reauthorized on December 6, 1999, by the Healthcare Research and E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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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]


Submission for OMB Review; 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 comment regarding 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 bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and 
alternative payment protections.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 12, 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:
     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,

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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, 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. A notice published in the 
Federal Register at 81 FR 15304 on March 22, 2016. No comments were 
received.

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: June 8, 2016.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-13860 Filed 6-10-16; 8:45 am]
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