Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-72, Technical Industry Standards); Activity: Comment Request, 58556-58557 [2016-20341]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 58556 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its respondent total, burden; and includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0593’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0593.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.214– 70, Caution to Bidder—Bid Envelopes. OMB Control Number: 2900–0593. Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Abstract: VAAR provision 852.214– 70, advises bidders that it is their responsibility to ensure that their bid price cannot be ascertained by anyone prior to bid opening. It also advises bidders to identify their bids by showing the invitation number and bid opening date on the outside of the bid envelope. The Government often furnishes a blank bid envelope or a label for use by bidders/offers to identify their bids. The bidder is advised to fill in the required information. This information requested from bidders is needed by the Government to identify bid envelopes from other mail or packages received without having to open the envelopes or packages and possibly exposing bid prices before bid opening. The information will be used to identify which parcels or envelopes are bids and which are other routine mail. The information is also needed to help ensure that bids are delivered to the proper bid opening room on time and prior to bid opening. The contracting officer will use the information to evaluate whether or not the item offered meets the specification requirements. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 81 FR 120, on June 22, 2016, pages 40773 and 40774. Affected Public: Business or other for profit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 2 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 seconds. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 640. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–20363 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0586] Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211–72, Technical Industry Standards); Activity: Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0586 in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov . Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0586.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211–72, Technical Industry Standards. OMB Control Number: 2900–0586. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VAAR provision 852.211–72 requires that items offered for sale to VA under the solicitation conform to certain technical industry standards, such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL) or the National Fire Protection Association, and that the contractor furnish evidence to VA that the items meet that requirement. The evidence is normally in the form of a tag or seal affixed to the item, such as the UL tag on an electrical cord or a tag on a fire-rated door. This requires no additional effort on the part of the contractor, as the items come from the factory with the tags already in place, as part of the manufacturer’s standard manufacturing operation. Occasionally, for items not already meeting standards or for items not previously tested, a contractor will have to furnish a certificate from an acceptable laboratory certifying that the items furnished have been tested in accordance with, and conform to, the specified standards. Only firms whose products have not previously been tested to ensure the products meet the industry standards required under the solicitation will be required to submit a separate certificate. The information will be used to ensure that the items being purchased meet minimum safety standards and to protect VA employees, VA beneficiaries, and the public. The contracting officer will use the information to evaluate whether or not the item offered meets the specification requirements. Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profit and not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 1225 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,450. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–20341 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0003] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Burial Benefits (Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23), VA Form 21P– 530); Activity: Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0003, VA Form 21P– 530’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0003, VA Form 21P– 530.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Burial Benefits (Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 23), VA Form 21P–530. OMB Control Number: 2900–0003. Type of Review: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Abstract: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through its Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 administers an integrated program of benefits and services established by law for veterans, service personnel, and their dependents and/or beneficiaries. Information is requested by this form under the authority of 38 U.S.C. chapter 23 ‘‘Burial Benefits,’’ including 38 U.S.C. 2302, 2303, 2304, 2307, and 2308. VA uses the information provided on the form to evaluate the respondent’s eligibility for monetary burial benefits, including the burial allowance, plot or internment allowance, and transportation reimbursement. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 81 FR 36658 on Tuesday June 7, 2016. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 33,750 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–20337 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0587] Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211–70, Service Data Manual); Activity: Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58557 Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0587’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0587.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211–70, Service Data Manual. OMB Control Number: 2900–0587. Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection Abstract: VAAR clause 852.211–70 is used when VA purchases technical medical equipment and devices or mechanical equipment. The clause requires the contractor to furnish both operator’s manuals and maintenance/ repair manuals with the equipment provided to the Government. This clause sets forth those requirements and sets forth the minimum standards those manuals must meet to be acceptable. Generally, this is the same operator’s manual furnished with each piece of equipment sold to the general public and the same repair manual used by company technicians in repairing the company’s equipment. The cost of the manuals is included in the contract price or listed as separately priced line items on the purchase order. The operator’s manual will be used by the individual actually operating the equipment to ensure proper operation and cleaning. The repair manual will be used by VA equipment repair staff to repair the equipment. The contracting officer will use the information to evaluate whether or not the item offered meets the specification requirements. Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profit and not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 621 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3725. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 165 (Thursday, August 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58556-58557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20341]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0586]


Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Affairs Acquisition 
Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.211-72, Technical Industry Standards); 
Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Office of 
Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 
will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA 
submission describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection 
instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 
17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0586 in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise 
Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email 
cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov . Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0586.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    Title: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 
852.211-72, Technical Industry Standards.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0586.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: VAAR provision 852.211-72 requires that items offered for 
sale to VA under the solicitation conform to certain technical industry 
standards, such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL) or the National Fire 
Protection Association, and that the contractor furnish evidence to VA 
that the items meet that requirement. The evidence is normally in the 
form of a tag or seal affixed to the item, such as the UL tag on an 
electrical cord or a tag on a fire-rated door. This requires no 
additional effort on the part of the contractor, as the items come from 
the factory with the tags already in place, as part of the 
manufacturer's standard manufacturing operation. Occasionally, for 
items not already meeting standards or for items not previously tested, 
a contractor will have to furnish a certificate from an acceptable 
laboratory certifying that the items furnished have been tested in 
accordance with, and conform to, the specified standards. Only firms 
whose products have not previously been tested to ensure the products 
meet the industry standards required under the solicitation will be 
required to submit a separate certificate. The information will be used 
to ensure that the items being purchased meet minimum safety standards 
and to protect VA employees, VA beneficiaries, and the public. The 
contracting officer will use the information to evaluate whether or not 
the item offered meets the specification requirements.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Business or other for-profit and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1225 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,450.


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    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-20341 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]
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