Submission for OMB Review; Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts, 57268-57269 [2017-26046]

Download as PDF 57268 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number 3090–0293. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090–0293. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 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. Vicky Niblett, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Integrated Award Environment, GSA, 202–394–7572 or vicky.niblett@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES A. Purpose This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 3090– 0293, currently titled ‘‘Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’ is necessary in order to comply with section 872 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009, Public Law 110–417, as amended by Public Law 111–212, hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Act.’’ The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 110–417) was enacted on October 14, 2008. Section 872 of this Act required the development and maintenance of an information system that contains VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Federal agency contractors and grantees. The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) was developed to address these requirements. FAPIIS provides users access to integrity and performance information from the FAPIIS reporting module in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), proceedings information from the Entity Management section of the System for Award Management (SAM) database, and suspension/debarment information from the Performance Information section of SAM. As stated in 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, the Federal awarding agency is required to review information available through any OMB-designated repositories of government-wide eligibility qualification or financial integrity information, as appropriate. The Federal awarding agency is required to review the non-public segment of the OMB-designated integrity and performance system accessible through SAM (currently the FAPIIS), prior to making a Federal award where the Federal share is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $150,000), defined in 41 U.S.C. 134, over the period of performance. For non-federal entities (NFEs), if the total value of the NFEs currently active grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from all Federal awarding agencies exceeds $10,000,000 for any period of time during the period of performance of the Federal award, then the NFE must disclose semiannually, and maintain the currency of information reported to the SAM that is made available in the designated integrity and performance system (currently the FAPIIS) about civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings, as described in the award terms and conditions, for the most recent five year period. B. Annual Reporting Burden Proceedings Screening Question #1 Respondents: 13,683. Respnoses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 13,683. Hours per Response: .1. Total Response Burden Hours: 1,368. Proceedings Screening Question #2 Respondents: 1,663. Responsed per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 1,663. Hours per Response: .1. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Response Burden Hours: 166. Proceedings Details Respondents: 24. Responses per Respondent: 2. Total Annual Responses: 48. Hours per Response: .5. Total Response Burden Hours: 24. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: 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. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, in all correspondence. Dated: November 16, 2017. David A. Shive, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25957 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–WY–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0180; Docket No. 2017–0053; Sequence 12] Submission for OMB Review; Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Biobased Procurements. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 40769, on August 28, 2017. No comments were received. Submit comments on or before January 3, 2018. DATES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA 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 9000–0180. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0180, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0180, ‘‘Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts.’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0180, Biobased Procurements. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0180, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts. 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). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Mr. Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone 703–795–6328, or email charles.gray@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 A. Purpose Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.223–2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts, requires prime contractors to report annually the product types and dollar values of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)designated biobased products purchased to the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site. The information reported by prime contractors enables Federal agencies to report annually to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) concerning actions taken to implement and measure progress in carrying out the preference for biobased products required under section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, codified at 7 U.S.C. 8102. B. Annual Reporting Burden To determine the number of contractors performing construction and service contracts that may involve the purchase of USDA-designated biobased products, fiscal year 2016 data in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) was reviewed to calculate the number of entities with unique DUNS numbers that were awarded contracts for the following selected Product Services Codes: A—Research and Development; F—Natural Resources Management; J—Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment; M— Operation of Government-Owned Facility; S—Utilities and Housekeeping Services; T—Photographic, Mapping, Printing, and Publication Services; Y— Construction of Structures and Facilities; and Z—Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property. The clause at FAR 52.223–2 will apply to the majority of the contract actions in the selected PSCs. The estimated total burden is as follows: Respondents: 51,457. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Annual Responses: 257,285. Hours per Response: 5. Total Burden Hours: 1,286,425. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Annually. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57269 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– 0180, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts, in all correspondence. Dated: November 29, 2017. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–26046 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice—PBS–2017–04; Docket 2017–0002; Sequence 23 Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Otay Mesa USDA Plant Inspection Station Public Building Service, (PBS), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of intent; announcement of meeting. AGENCY: GSA is making available for public comment a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for the construction of the proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Inspection Station (PIS), adjacent to the existing Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in Otay Mesa, San Diego County, California. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires Federal agencies to evaluate the potential impacts that the proposed action may have on the human and natural environment. GSA serves as the lead agency for NEPA. DATES: Meeting Date: A public meeting for the Draft EA will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PDT), to 6:00 p.m., PDT. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Friday, December 29, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 231 (Monday, December 4, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57268-57269]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26046]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0180; Docket No. 2017-0053; Sequence 12]


Submission for OMB Review; Affirmative Procurement of Biobased 
Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts

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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office 
of

[[Page 57269]]

Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an 
extension of a previously approved information collection requirement 
regarding Biobased Procurements. A notice was published in the Federal 
Register at 82 FR 40769, on August 28, 2017. No comments were received.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, 
DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA 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 9000-0180. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0180, Affirmative 
Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction 
Contracts. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0180, ``Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under 
Services and Construction Contracts.'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0180, Biobased Procurements.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0180, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements 
Under Services and Construction Contracts. 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. Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, 
Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at telephone 703-795-6328, 
or email charles.gray@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    Federal Acquisition Regulation clause 52.223-2, Affirmative 
Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction 
Contracts, requires prime contractors to report annually the product 
types and dollar values of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-
designated biobased products purchased to the System for Award 
Management (SAM) Web site. The information reported by prime 
contractors enables Federal agencies to report annually to the Office 
of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) concerning actions taken to 
implement and measure progress in carrying out the preference for 
biobased products required under section 9002 of the Farm Security and 
Rural Investment Act of 2002, codified at 7 U.S.C. 8102.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    To determine the number of contractors performing construction and 
service contracts that may involve the purchase of USDA-designated 
biobased products, fiscal year 2016 data in the Federal Procurement 
Data System (FPDS) was reviewed to calculate the number of entities 
with unique DUNS numbers that were awarded contracts for the following 
selected Product Services Codes: A--Research and Development; F--
Natural Resources Management; J--Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of 
Equipment; M--Operation of Government-Owned Facility; S--Utilities and 
Housekeeping Services; T--Photographic, Mapping, Printing, and 
Publication Services; Y--Construction of Structures and Facilities; and 
Z--Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property. The clause at 
FAR 52.223-2 will apply to the majority of the contract actions in the 
selected PSCs.
    The estimated total burden is as follows:
    Respondents: 51,457.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Total Annual Responses: 257,285.
    Hours per Response: 5.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,286,425.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: Annually.

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. 9000-0180, Affirmative Procurement of 
Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: November 29, 2017.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-
wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-26046 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-P