Information Collection; Service Contracts Reporting Requirements, 24349-24350 [2017-10849]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices summaries required under its regulations.9 In its OMB Supporting Statement, the OFCCP estimated that a contractor with 1 to 100 employees would take approximately 73 burden hours to create an initial written program summary. While the OFCCP regulations require contractors to perform time-consuming quantitative analyses when developing their written program summaries, such analyses would not be required in connection with the creation of a workforce inclusion plan. For this reason, FHFA believes that a contractor could develop a workforce inclusion plan in about onethird of the time that it would take to develop the written program summary required under the OFCCP regulations. FHFA estimates that a contractor or subcontractor with fewer than 50 employees would spend approximately 25 hours creating a workforce inclusion plan for the first time. The Agency estimates that each contractor would then spend approximately 10 hours annually in updating and maintaining its plan. This results in an estimated average annual recordkeeping burden over the next three years on each contractor or subcontractor with fewer than 50 employees of 15 hours [(25 + 10 +10)/3 years]. Thus, FHFA estimates that the average annual recordkeeping burden on all contractors and subcontractors with fewer than 50 employees over the next three years will be 300 hours (20 respondents × 15 hours per respondent). As with larger entities, FHFA estimates that it will take each contractor and subcontractor with fewer than 50 employees approximately one hour to retrieve, review, and submit the documentation specified in the MWI Clause. Thus, FHFA estimates that the average annual reporting burden on all contractors and subcontractors with fewer than 50 employees over the next three years will be 20 hours (20 respondents × 1 hour per respondent). C. Comment Request In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.8(d), FHFA published an initial notice requesting comments regarding this information collection in the Federal Register on November 18, 2016.10 The 60-day comment period closed on January 17, 2017. No comments were received. In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.10(a), FHFA is publishing 9 See PRA Supporting Statement for the OFCCP Recordkeeping and Requirements-Supply and Service Program, OMB Control No. 1250–0003, at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewDocument?ref_nbr=201602-1250-001. 10 See 81 FR 81766 (Nov. 18, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 this second notice to request comments regarding the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FHFA functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FHFA’s estimates of the burdens of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on members and project sponsors, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments should be submitted in writing to both OMB and FHFA as instructed above in the Comments section. Dated: May 19, 2017. Kevin Winkler, Chief Information Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–10879 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0179l Docket 2017– 0053 Sequence 5] Information Collection; Service Contracts Reporting Requirements Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an existing information 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 a new information collection requirement for Service Contracts Reporting Requirements. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to OMB Control 9000–0179, 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 OMB Control 9000–0179 at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘OMB Control 9000–0179’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Joanne Sosa, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite OMB Control 9000–0179, in all correspondence related to this case. 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. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, at 202–501–1448 or via email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: 24349 Section 743(a) of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117) requires executive agencies covered by the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act (Pub. L. 105–270), except DoD, to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) annually an inventory of activities performed by service contractors. DoD is exempt from this reporting requirement because 10 U.S.C. 2462 and 10 U.S.C. 2330a(c) already require DoD to develop an annual service contract inventory. House Report 111–366 notes, in connection with section 743, that, ‘‘in the absence of complete and reliable information on the extent of their reliance on service contractors, Federal agencies are not well-equipped to determine whether they have the right balance of contractor and in-house resources needed to accomplish their missions. Therefore, this rule intends to supplement agency annual service contract reporting requirements with the contractor provided service contract reporting information. The information is to be submitted pursuant to clauses 52.204–14 and 52.204–15. Certain prime service contractors will provide annually— a. The contract number, and, as applicable, order number; b. The total dollar amount invoiced for services performed during the previous Government fiscal year under the contract; E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 24350 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices c. The number of contractor direct labor hours expended on the services performed during the previous Government fiscal year; and d. Data reported by subcontractors. The prime contractor shall require each first-tier subcontractor performing under the contract to provide annually— a. The subcontract number (including subcontractor name and if available, Unique Entity Identifier number; and b. The number of first-tier subcontractor direct-labor hours expended on the services performed during the previous Government fiscal year. In order to invoice the government for time-and-material/labor-hour (T&M/LH) and cost-reimbursement contracts, contractors already track labor hours expended, so the rule will cover T&M/ LH and cost-reimbursement contracts over the simplified acquisition threshold. Fixed price contracts are covered if the estimated total value is at $500,000 or more in FY 2016 and thereafter. For indefinite-delivery contracts, including but not limited to, indefinitedelivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition contracts (GWACs), and multi-agency contracts, reporting requirements will be determined based on the expected dollar amount and type of the orders issued under the contracts. The burden has increased from the one in Federal Register Notice 78 FR 16268 dated March 14, 2013 due to more respondents being included in the overall total based on FY 2016 FPDS data. The threshold for Fixed-price contract reports are now covered if the estimated total value is at $500,000 or more. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 111,172. Responses/respondent: 1. Total annual responses: 111,172. Preparation hours per response: 2. Total response burden hours: 222,344. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. 9000–0179, Service Contracts Reporting Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: May 22, 2017. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–10849 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10454, CMS– 10558 and CMS–10650] 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 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 July 25, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 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 https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 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–10454 Disclosure of State Rating Requirements CMS–10558 Information Collection for Machine Readable Data for Provider Network and Prescription Formulary Content for FFM QHPs CMS–10650 State Permissions for Enrollment in Qualified Health Plans in the Federally Facilitated Exchange & Non-Exchange Entities 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 E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0179l Docket 2017-0053 Sequence 5]


Information Collection; Service Contracts Reporting Requirements

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 existing 
information 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 a new 
information collection requirement for Service Contracts Reporting 
Requirements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 25, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to OMB Control 9000-0179, 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 OMB Control 9000-0179 at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``OMB Control 9000-0179'' 
on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat 
(MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Joanne Sosa, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite OMB Control 
9000-0179, in all correspondence related to this case. 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. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement 
Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, at 202-501-1448 or via email at 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Section 743(a) of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) requires executive agencies covered by the 
Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act (Pub. L. 105-270), 
except DoD, to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
annually an inventory of activities performed by service contractors. 
DoD is exempt from this reporting requirement because 10 U.S.C. 2462 
and 10 U.S.C. 2330a(c) already require DoD to develop an annual service 
contract inventory.
    House Report 111-366 notes, in connection with section 743, that, 
``in the absence of complete and reliable information on the extent of 
their reliance on service contractors, Federal agencies are not well-
equipped to determine whether they have the right balance of contractor 
and in-house resources needed to accomplish their missions. Therefore, 
this rule intends to supplement agency annual service contract 
reporting requirements with the contractor provided service contract 
reporting information.
    The information is to be submitted pursuant to clauses 52.204-14 
and 52.204-15. Certain prime service contractors will provide 
annually--

a. The contract number, and, as applicable, order number;
b. The total dollar amount invoiced for services performed during the 
previous Government fiscal year under the contract;

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c. The number of contractor direct labor hours expended on the services 
performed during the previous Government fiscal year; and
d. Data reported by subcontractors.

    The prime contractor shall require each first-tier subcontractor 
performing under the contract to provide annually--

a. The subcontract number (including subcontractor name and if 
available, Unique Entity Identifier number; and
b. The number of first-tier subcontractor direct-labor hours expended 
on the services performed during the previous Government fiscal year.

    In order to invoice the government for time-and-material/labor-hour 
(T&M/LH) and cost-reimbursement contracts, contractors already track 
labor hours expended, so the rule will cover T&M/LH and cost-
reimbursement contracts over the simplified acquisition threshold.
    Fixed price contracts are covered if the estimated total value is 
at $500,000 or more in FY 2016 and thereafter.
    For indefinite-delivery contracts, including but not limited to, 
indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Federal 
Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition contracts 
(GWACs), and multi-agency contracts, reporting requirements will be 
determined based on the expected dollar amount and type of the orders 
issued under the contracts.
    The burden has increased from the one in Federal Register Notice 78 
FR 16268 dated March 14, 2013 due to more respondents being included in 
the overall total based on FY 2016 FPDS data. The threshold for Fixed-
price contract reports are now covered if the estimated total value is 
at $500,000 or more.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 111,172.
    Responses/respondent: 1.
    Total annual responses: 111,172.
    Preparation hours per response: 2.
    Total response burden hours: 222,344.

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. 9000-0179, Service Contracts Reporting Requirements, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: May 22, 2017.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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