Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236-89, Buy American Act, 34747-34748 [2017-15697]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 26, 2017 / Notices requires the contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/ program. The information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. The information is used by the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor; (6) VAAR clause 852.236–83, Payments under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (including NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I, requires construction contractors to submit a schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. In addition, if the contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I, requires the contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/ program. The information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. The contracting officer uses the information to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor. The difference between this clause and the one above, 852.236– 83, is that this clause requires the contractor to use a computerized Network Analysis System (NAS) to prepare the cost estimate. The Information is necessary for the Department of Veterans Affairs to administer construction contracts and to carry out its responsibility to construct, maintain, and repair real property for the department. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—60 hours. b. Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—920 hours. c. Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1,828.5 hours. d. Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes—729 hours. e. Clause 852.236–82, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I—1219 hours. f. Clause 852.236.83, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (including NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I—46 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: g. Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—1 hour. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jul 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 h. Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—10 hours. i. Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1 hour. j. Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes—3 hours. k. Clause 852.236–82, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I—1 hour. l. Clause 852.236–83, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (including NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I—.5 hours Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—60. b. Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—92. c. Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1,219. d. Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes—243. e. Clause 852.236–82, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I—1,219. f. Clause 852.236–83, Payments under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (including NAS–CPM), with its Alternate I—92. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–15699 Filed 7–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0622] Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34747 Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Ricky Clark, Office Of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Ricky.Clark@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. ‘‘2900–0622’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, 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. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521). Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act. OMB Control Number: 2900–0622. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Buy American Act requires that only domestic construction material shall be used to perform domestic Federal contracts for construction, with certain exceptions. VA policy is to not accept foreign construction material. However, if a bidder chooses to submit a bid that includes foreign material, VA will consider such bids if the material is specifically identified and the price of the material is provided. VAAR clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act, advises DATES: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 34748 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 26, 2017 / Notices bidders of these provisions and requires bidders who want to offer foreign construction material to list the material and its price. Bidders who do not intend to offer foreign material do not need to submit any information under this clause. The information is required to allow VA to make an informed decision as to whether or not to accept a bid that includes foreign construction material. In actual practice, very few bidders ever offer foreign materials and, when they do, very few of those offers are accepted. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VAAR clause 852.236–89, Buy American Act—22 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VAAR clause 852.236–89—30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 43. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–15697 Filed 7–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activity: Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Exam Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 25, 2017. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Submit written comments on the collection of information through ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jul 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. Under the PRA of 1995, 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. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Exam Review (VA Form 21–0985). OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0985 will be used to identify the condition(s) that a veteran would like VA to schedule a contract examination for in support of his/her Decision Ready Claim. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–15700 Filed 7–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0418] Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Sections 809.504(d) and Clause 852.209–70 The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 25, 2017. SUMMARY: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Ricky Clark, Office Of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Ricky.Clark@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. ‘‘2900–0418’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. ADDRESSES: Under the PRA of 1995, 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. With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34747-34748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15697]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0622]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veterans 
Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236-89, Buy American 
Act

AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the 
notice.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before September 25, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Ricky Clark, Office Of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email to Ricky.Clark@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
``2900-0622'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-
5870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, 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.
    With respect to the following collection of information, OM invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of OM functions, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or the use of other forms of information 
technology.
    Authority: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521).
    Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Clause 852.236-89, Buy American Act.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0622.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Buy American Act requires that only domestic 
construction material shall be used to perform domestic Federal 
contracts for construction, with certain exceptions. VA policy is to 
not accept foreign construction material. However, if a bidder chooses 
to submit a bid that includes foreign material, VA will consider such 
bids if the material is specifically identified and the price of the 
material is provided. VAAR clause 852.236-89, Buy American Act, advises

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bidders of these provisions and requires bidders who want to offer 
foreign construction material to list the material and its price. 
Bidders who do not intend to offer foreign material do not need to 
submit any information under this clause. The information is required 
to allow VA to make an informed decision as to whether or not to accept 
a bid that includes foreign construction material. In actual practice, 
very few bidders ever offer foreign materials and, when they do, very 
few of those offers are accepted.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. VAAR clause 852.236-89, Buy American Act--22 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. VAAR clause 852.236-89--30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 43.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of 
Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-15697 Filed 7-25-17; 8:45 am]
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