Information Collection; Acquisition of Helium, 83844 [2016-28062]

Download as PDF 83844 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0113; Docket 2016– 0053; Sequence 43] Information Collection; Acquisition of Helium 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: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 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 acquisition of helium. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium, 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 9000–0113. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium’’, Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium’’, on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, via telephone 703–605–2868 or via email to mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Helium Act (Pub. L. 86–777) (50 U.S.C. 167a, et seq.) and the Department of the Interior’s implementing regulations (30 CFR parts 601 and 602) require Federal agencies to procure all major helium requirements from the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. FAR 8.5, Acquisition of Helium, and the clause 52.208–8 Required Sources for Helium and Helium Usage Data, requires that the Contractor provide to the Contracting Officer the following data within 10 days after the Contractor or subcontractor receives a delivery of helium from a Federal helium supplier; (i) The name of the supplier; (ii) The amount of helium purchased; (iii) The delivery date(s); and (iv) the location where the helium was used. Such information will facilitate enforcement of the requirements of the Helium Act and the contractual provisions requiring the use of Government helium by agency contractors. The information is used in administration of certain Federal contracts to ensure contractor compliance with contract clauses. Without the information, the required use of Government helium cannot be monitored and enforced effectively. The FAR requires that the contractor provide helium purchase information 10 days after delivery from a federal helium supplier, not for the contractor to forecast what they are going to purchase. B. Annual Reporting Burden In consultation with subject matter experts at the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Helium Operations, the number of estimated responses per year was verified as being within an acceptable range, as was the average time required to read and prepare information which was estimated at 1 hour per response. Respondents: 26. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 26. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 26. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 9000–0113, Acquisition of Helium, in all correspondence. Dated: November 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. 2016–28062 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–ISP–2016–03; Docket No. 2016– 0002; Sequence No. 23] Privacy Act of 1974: Revised Privacy Act System of Records; Withdrawal General Services Administration (GSA). AGENCY: Notice of a Privacy Act system of records; withdrawal. ACTION: Access Certificates for Electronic Services GSA/GOVT–5 original intent was to facilitate secure, on-line communication between federal automated information systems and the public, using digital signature technologies to authenticate and verify identity. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0113; Docket 2016-0053; Sequence 43]


Information Collection; Acquisition of Helium

AGENCY: 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.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 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 acquisition of helium.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0113, Acquisition of Helium, 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 9000-0113. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0113, Acquisition of 
Helium'', Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0113, Acquisition of Helium'', on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0113, Acquisition of Helium.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0113, Acquisition of Helium, 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, via 
telephone 703-605-2868 or via email to mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The Helium Act (Pub. L. 86-777) (50 U.S.C. 167a, et seq.) and the 
Department of the Interior's implementing regulations (30 CFR parts 601 
and 602) require Federal agencies to procure all major helium 
requirements from the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the 
Interior.
    FAR 8.5, Acquisition of Helium, and the clause 52.208-8 Required 
Sources for Helium and Helium Usage Data, requires that the Contractor 
provide to the Contracting Officer the following data within 10 days 
after the Contractor or subcontractor receives a delivery of helium 
from a Federal helium supplier; (i) The name of the supplier; (ii) The 
amount of helium purchased; (iii) The delivery date(s); and (iv) the 
location where the helium was used. Such information will facilitate 
enforcement of the requirements of the Helium Act and the contractual 
provisions requiring the use of Government helium by agency 
contractors.
    The information is used in administration of certain Federal 
contracts to ensure contractor compliance with contract clauses. 
Without the information, the required use of Government helium cannot 
be monitored and enforced effectively. The FAR requires that the 
contractor provide helium purchase information 10 days after delivery 
from a federal helium supplier, not for the contractor to forecast what 
they are going to purchase.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    In consultation with subject matter experts at the Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Helium Operations, the number 
of estimated responses per year was verified as being within an 
acceptable range, as was the average time required to read and prepare 
information which was estimated at 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: 26.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 26.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 26.

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. 9000-0113, Acquisition of Helium, in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 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. 2016-28062 Filed 11-21-16; 8:45 am]
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