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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices and reporting requirements, whether the information resulting from those requirements will be practically useful, the accuracy of the FTC’s associated PRA burden estimates, and how to improve the quality, utility, and clarity of the TSR’s disclosure requirements while also minimizing the burden on affected entities to provide the required information to consumers. Request for Comment: You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before August 24, 2016. Write ‘‘TSR PRA Comment, FTC File No. P094400’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm. 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Thus, comments instead should be sent by facsimile to (202) 395–5806. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–17474 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48423 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0074; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 19] Submission for OMB Review; 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 extension of 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 limitation of costs/funds. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 24, 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 9000–0074, 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:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 48424 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices 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 Hopkiins, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA 202–969–7226 or email kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose Firms performing under incrementally funded, costreimbursement 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 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. The frequency of this collection of information is variable, contingent upon both funding and spending patterns. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 21873 on April 13, 2016. No comments were received. However, three changes were made to the annual reporting burden estimates conveyed in the preliminary 60-day notice. First, the initial estimate included data on certain fixed-price and cost-sharing contracts, subsequently deemed not directly impacted by the FAR clauses 52.232–20 and 52.232–22; those data points have been removed from the estimate for this collection. Accordingly, the number of contract actions has been reduced. Secondly, the number of responses per respondent has been reassessed at one per year in lieu of five; this is consistent with updated data, based on consultation with subject matter experts within the Government. Third, the estimated time to produce each funding letter was reduced from 1⁄2 hour to 1⁄3 hour, as office software applications continue to improve, making basic computations, word processing, and communication increasingly efficient. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 123,392. Responses per Respondent: 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Total Annual Responses: 123,392. Hours per Response: 0.33. Total Burden Hours: 40,719. 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. William Clark, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–17479 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–297 (CMS– L564)] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; the accuracy of the estimated burden; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by September 23, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number lll, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–R–297 (CMS–L564) Request for Employment Information Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0074; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 19]


Submission for OMB Review; Contract Funding--Limitation of Costs/
Funds

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

ACTION:  Notice of request for extension of 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 limitation of costs/funds.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 24, 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 9000-0074, 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://

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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 Hopkiins, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA 202-969-7226 
or email kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Firms performing under incrementally funded, cost-reimbursement 
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 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. The frequency of this collection of 
information is variable, contingent upon both funding and spending 
patterns.
    A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 21873 on 
April 13, 2016. No comments were received. However, three changes were 
made to the annual reporting burden estimates conveyed in the 
preliminary 60-day notice. First, the initial estimate included data on 
certain fixed-price and cost-sharing contracts, subsequently deemed not 
directly impacted by the FAR clauses 52.232-20 and 52.232-22; those 
data points have been removed from the estimate for this collection.
    Accordingly, the number of contract actions has been reduced. 
Secondly, the number of responses per respondent has been reassessed at 
one per year in lieu of five; this is consistent with updated data, 
based on consultation with subject matter experts within the 
Government. Third, the estimated time to produce each funding letter 
was reduced from \1/2\ hour to \1/3\ hour, as office software 
applications continue to improve, making basic computations, word 
processing, and communication increasingly efficient.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 123,392.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 123,392.
    Hours per Response: 0.33.
    Total Burden Hours: 40,719.
    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.

William Clark,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
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