Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 813, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, 47080 [2017-21700]

Download as PDF 47080 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0393] Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 813, Simplified Acquisition Procedures 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 December 11, 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. ‘‘2900–0393’’ 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 quality, utility, and clarity of the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 813, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. OMB Control Number: 2900–0393. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: This request for an extension covers the competitive acquisition of commercial and noncommercial goods or services conducted under the simplified acquisition procedures of FAR Part 13 and VAAR Part 813 that exceed $25,000. The collection of procurement information is an integral part of the Federal acquisition process. VA cannot award contracts, issue purchase orders, or enter into blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) or other contract actions without the collection of information. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contains PRA control numbers for the collection of information under FAR Parts 14, Sealed Bidding, and 15, Contracting by Negotiation. All VA invitation for bid (IFB) (i.e., sealed bid) and request for proposal (RFP) (i.e., negotiated) acquisitions exceeding $150,000 (or exceeding $ 7 million for commercial items) are conducted in accordance with FAR Parts 14 or 15 and are covered by the FAR PRA control numbers. In addition, many of VA’s commercial item acquisitions between $150,000 and $7 million are also conducted in accordance with FAR Parts 14 or 15. Therefore, the OMB PRA control numbers assigned to the FAR already cover VA acquisition activities under FAR Parts 14 and 15 and VAAR Parts 814 and 815. There are no separate collections of information in VAAR Parts 814 and 815 that are over and above those already required by the FAR. However, the FAR does not have an OMB PRA control number for Part 13. Thus, this VAAR PRA number 2900–0393 covers VA’s acquisition activities conducted under FAR Part 13 and under VAAR Part 813, since those activities are not covered by a PRA number assigned to the FAR. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: VAAR Part 813—20,845 Burden Hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: VAAR Part 813—1 Hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Respondents: VAAR Part 813—20,845. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–21700 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0668] Agency Information Collection Activity: Supplemental Income Questionnaire (for Philippine Claims Only) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veteran’s Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 December 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0668’’ 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0393]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran 
Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 813, Simplified Acquisition 
Procedures

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 December 11, 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. 
``2900-0393'' 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 Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 
Part 813, Simplified Acquisition Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0393.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: This request for an extension covers the competitive 
acquisition of commercial and non-commercial goods or services 
conducted under the simplified acquisition procedures of FAR Part 13 
and VAAR Part 813 that exceed $25,000. The collection of procurement 
information is an integral part of the Federal acquisition process. VA 
cannot award contracts, issue purchase orders, or enter into blanket 
purchase agreements (BPAs) or other contract actions without the 
collection of information. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
contains PRA control numbers for the collection of information under 
FAR Parts 14, Sealed Bidding, and 15, Contracting by Negotiation. All 
VA invitation for bid (IFB) (i.e., sealed bid) and request for proposal 
(RFP) (i.e., negotiated) acquisitions exceeding $150,000 (or exceeding 
$ 7 million for commercial items) are conducted in accordance with FAR 
Parts 14 or 15 and are covered by the FAR PRA control numbers. In 
addition, many of VA's commercial item acquisitions between $150,000 
and $7 million are also conducted in accordance with FAR Parts 14 or 
15. Therefore, the OMB PRA control numbers assigned to the FAR already 
cover VA acquisition activities under FAR Parts 14 and 15 and VAAR 
Parts 814 and 815. There are no separate collections of information in 
VAAR Parts 814 and 815 that are over and above those already required 
by the FAR. However, the FAR does not have an OMB PRA control number 
for Part 13. Thus, this VAAR PRA number 2900-0393 covers VA's 
acquisition activities conducted under FAR Part 13 and under VAAR Part 
813, since those activities are not covered by a PRA number assigned to 
the FAR.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: VAAR Part 813--20,845 Burden Hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: VAAR Part 813--1 Hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: VAAR Part 813--20,845.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk 
(OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-21700 Filed 10-6-17; 8:45 am]
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