Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Requests for Equitable Adjustment, 8250-8251 [2018-03856]

Download as PDF 8250 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Forms and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and related clauses at 252.217; OMB Control Number 0704–0214. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for- profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 5,859. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 29,295. Average Burden per Response: 8. Annual Burden Hours: 234,360. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Summary of Information Collection DFARS 217.7004, Exchange of Personal Property. Paragraph (a) of this section requires that solicitations which contemplate exchange (trade-in) of personal property and application of the exchange allowance to the acquisition of similar property (see 40 U.S.C. 481), shall include a request for offerors to state prices for the new items being acquired both with and without any exchange (trade-in allowance). DFARS 217.7404–3, Undefinitized Contract Actions. Paragraph (b) of this section requires contractors to submit a ‘‘qualifying proposal’’ in accordance with the definitization schedule provided in the contract. A qualifying proposal is defined in DFARS 217.7401(c) as a proposal containing sufficient information for the DoD to do complete and meaningful analyses and audits of the information in the proposal, and any other information that the contracting officer has determined DoD needs to review in connection with the contract. DFARS 217.7505, Acquisition of Replenishment Parts. Paragraph (d) of this section permits contracting officers to include in sole-source solicitations that include acquisition of replenishment parts, a provision requiring that the offeror supply with its proposal, price and quantity data on any Government orders for the replenishment part issued within the most recent 12 months (see 10 U.S.C. 2452 note, Spare Parts and Replacement Equipment, Publication of Regulations). DFARS 252.217–7012, Liability and Insurance. Paragraph (d)(3) of this clause requires the contractor to show evidence of casualty, accident, and liability insurance under a master agreement for vessel repair and alteration. DFARS 252.217–7012. Paragraphs (f) and (g) of the require the contractor to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 notify the contracting officer of any property loss or damage for which the Government is liable and to submit to the contracting officer a request, with supporting documentation, for reimbursement of the cost of replacement or repair. DFARS 252.217–7026, Identification of Sources of Supply. This provision requires the apparently successful offeror to identify its sources of supply. The Government is required under 10 U.S.C. 2384 to obtain certain information on the actual manufacturer or sources of supplies it acquire. DFARS 252.217–7028, Over and Above Work. Paragraphs (c) and (e) of this clause require the contractor to submit to the contracting officer a work request and proposal for ‘‘over and above work’’ or work discovered during the course of performing overhaul, maintenance, and repair efforts that is within the general scope of the contract, not covered by the line item(s) for the basic work under the contract, and necessary in order to satisfactorily complete the contract. Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–03850 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2018–0006; OMB Control Number 0704–0397] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Requests for Equitable Adjustment Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through September 30, 2018. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by April 27, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0397, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0397 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Mark Gomersall, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mark Gomersall, 571–372–6099. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available electronically on the internet at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/ index.htm. Paper copies are available from Mr. Mark Gomersall, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Contract Modifications and related clause at DFARS 252.243–7002; OMB Control Number 0704–0397. Needs and Uses: The information collection required by the clause at DFARS 252.243–7002, Requests for Equitable Adjustment, implements 10 U.S.C. 2410(a). DoD contracting officers and auditors use this information to evaluate contractor requests for equitable adjustments to contracts. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 88. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Notices Missions/Civil-Works/Section408/) and at http://www.regulations.gov reference docket number COE–2018–0003. Responses per Respondent: 1.1, approximately. Annual Responses: 94. Average Burden per Response: 14.2 hours, approximately. Annual Response Burden Hours: 1,334. The public comment period that began on February 5, 2018 (83 FR 5075) is extended until April 6, 2018. DATES: Summary of Information Collection The clause at DFARS 252.243–7002, Requests for Equitable Adjustment, is prescribed at DFARS 243.205–71 for use in solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items that are estimated to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The clause requires contractors to certify that requests for equitable adjustment that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold are made in good faith and that the supporting data are accurate and complete. The clause also requires contractors to fully disclose all facts relevant to the requests for adjustment. Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–03856 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Extension of comment period. On February 5, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published a notice announcing the availability of a draft Engineer Circular (EC), which is an agency policy document, for a 30-day comment period. This draft EC provides the proposed policies and procedures related to how USACE will process certain requests by others to alter a USACE civil works project pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended (more commonly referred to as Section 408). This notice announces the extension of the comment period by an additional 30 days. The extension of the comment period is a result of requests by entities to allow more time to submit their comments. The draft EC is available for review on the USACE Section 408 website (http://www.usace.army.mil/ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Ms. Tammy Conforti at 202–761–4649, email HQ-Section408@usace.army.mil, or visit http://www.usace.army.mil/ Missions/Civil-Works/Section408/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Policy and Procedural Guidance for Processing Requests To Alter U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Projects Pursuant to Section 408 AGENCY: You may submit comments identified by docket number COE– 2018–0003 by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: HQ-Section408@ usace.army.mil and include the docket number COE–2018–0003 or ‘‘EC 1165– 2–220 Comments’’ in the subject line of the message. Mail: Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CECW–CE/3E62, 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314–1000. Hand Delivery/Courier: Due to security requirements, we cannot receive comments by hand delivery or courier. Instructions: Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the document published on February 5, 2018 (83 FR 5075). Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: In the February 5, 2018 issue of the Federal Register (83 FR 5075), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published a notice announcing the availability of a draft Engineer Circular (EC), which is an agency policy document, for a 30-day comment period. This draft EC provides the proposed policies and procedures related to how USACE will process certain requests by others to alter a USACE civil works project pursuant to Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, as amended (more commonly referred to as Section 408). Several entities have requested an extension of the comment period. USACE finds that an extension of the comment period is warranted. Therefore, the comment period for the draft EC extended until April 6, 2018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 20, 2018. James C. Dalton, Director of Civil Works. [FR Doc. 2018–03851 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8251 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Availability of Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway: Brazos River Floodgates and Colorado River Locks Systems Feasibility Study, Brazos and Matagorda Counties, TX Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District (USACE) announces the release of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR–EIS) for the Recommended Plan of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW): Brazos River Floodgates (BRFG) and Colorado River Locks (CRL) Systems Feasibility Study, Brazos and Matagorda Counties, TX. The DIFR–EIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around areas considered for development, and potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing the alternatives. SUMMARY: The Galveston District will hold a public meeting for the DIFR–EIS on March 13, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. USACE will accept written public comments on the DIFR–EIS from February 26, 2018 to April 11, 2018. Comments on the DIFR–EIS must be postmarked by April 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the West Columbia Civic Center, 516 E. Brazos Ave. (State Highway 35), West Columbia, TX 77486. Comments may be submitted at the public meeting or mailed to the District Engineer, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553. Comments may also be sent to the District Engineer via email at BRFG_ CRL_FeasibilityStudy@usace.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Galveston District Public Affairs Office at 409–766–3004 or swgpao@ usace.army.mil. DATES: Authority: The lead agency for this proposed action is USACE. This study has been prepared in response to the provision of funds in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 1998, under the authority of Section 216 of the 1970 Flood Control Act. The non-federal sponsor is the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 38 (Monday, February 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8250-8251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03856]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2018-0006; OMB Control Number 0704-0397]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Requests for Equitable Adjustment

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD 
announces the proposed extension of a public information collection 
requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD 
invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of 
the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through September 30, 2018. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by April 27, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0397, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0397 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Mark 
Gomersall, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mark Gomersall, 571-372-6099. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available electronically on the internet at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm. Paper copies are available from Mr. Mark 
Gomersall, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Contract Modifications and related 
clause at DFARS 252.243-7002; OMB Control Number 0704-0397.
    Needs and Uses: The information collection required by the clause 
at DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests for Equitable Adjustment, implements 10 
U.S.C. 2410(a). DoD contracting officers and auditors use this 
information to evaluate contractor requests for equitable adjustments 
to contracts.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 88.

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    Responses per Respondent: 1.1, approximately.
    Annual Responses: 94.
    Average Burden per Response: 14.2 hours, approximately.
    Annual Response Burden Hours: 1,334.

Summary of Information Collection

    The clause at DFARS 252.243-7002, Requests for Equitable 
Adjustment, is prescribed at DFARS 243.205-71 for use in solicitations 
and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 
procedures for the acquisition of commercial items that are estimated 
to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The clause requires 
contractors to certify that requests for equitable adjustment that 
exceed the simplified acquisition threshold are made in good faith and 
that the supporting data are accurate and complete. The clause also 
requires contractors to fully disclose all facts relevant to the 
requests for adjustment.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-03856 Filed 2-23-18; 8:45 am]
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