Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, 11185-11186 [2018-05183]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / Notices The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) Steering Committee will convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns related to the WPSAR process. DATES: The Steering Committee will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be at the Council office, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlow Sabater, (808) 522–8143 or marlowe.sabater@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WPSAR steering committee consists of the Council’s Executive Director, the Director of the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Regional Administrator of the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office. You may read more about WPSAR at https:// www.pifsc.noaa.gov/peer_reviews/ wpsar/index.php. The public will have an opportunity to comment during the meeting. The agenda order may change. The meeting will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Meeting Agenda 1. Introductions. 2. Discuss and update the 5-year stock assessment review schedule, including any changes to the scheduling of reviews for stock assessments already on the calendar, and any new additions to the schedule. 3. Discuss and update review levels, that is, whether the stock assessments on the calendar will be benchmark assessments (new assessments) or assessment updates (updates of existing models with recent data). 4. Review the upcoming schedule and nominate additional products for review by the Center for Independent Experts, if necessary. 5. Discuss the Stock Assessment Prioritization process. 6. Discuss any changes related to the proposed action to reclassify certain management unit species as ecosystem component species. 7. Discuss process and timing for efficient release of information, that is, from WPSAR to the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee, to the Council, and to NMFS for rulemaking. 8. Public Comment. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Make direct requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids to Marlowe Sabater at (808) 522–8143 or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Mar 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 marlowe.sabater@noaa.gov, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 8, 2018. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–05145 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2018–0011; OMB Control Number 0704–0255] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts 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, 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 May 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0255, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11185 Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0255 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Mark Gomersall, OUSD (A&S) 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 (A&S) 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) part 236, Construction and ArchitectEngineer Contracts, and related clauses at DFARS 252.236; OMB Control Number 0704–0255. Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers need this information to evaluate contractor proposals for contract modifications; to determine that a contractor has removed obstructions to navigation; to review contractor requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work; to determine reasonableness of costs allocated to mobilization and demobilization; and to determine eligibility for the 20 percent evaluation preference for United States firms in the award of some overseas construction 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: 1,735. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 8,675. Average Burden per Response: 12. Annual Response Burden Hours: 104,100. Summary of Information Collection DFARS 236.570(a) prescribes use of the clause at DFARS 252.236–7000, Modification Proposals—Price Breakdown, in all fixed-price construction solicitations and contracts. The clause requires the contractor to E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 11186 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / Notices submit a price breakdown with any proposal for a contract modification. DFARS 236.570(b) prescribes use of the following clauses in fixed-price construction contracts and solicitations as applicable: (1) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7002, Obstruction of Navigable Waterways, requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of obstructions in navigable waterways. (2) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7003, Payment for Mobilization and Preparatory Work, requires the contractor to provide supporting documentation when submitting requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work. (3) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7004, Payment for Mobilization and Demobilization, permits the contracting officer to require the contractor to furnish cost data justifying the percentage of the cost split between mobilization and demobilization, if the contracting officer believes that the proposed percentages do not bear a reasonable relation to the cost of the work. DFARS 236.570(c) prescribes use of the following provisions in solicitations for military construction contracts that are funded with military construction appropriations and are estimated to exceed $1,000,000: (1) The provision at DFARS 252.236– 7010, Overseas Military Construction— Preference for United States Firms, when contract performance will be in a United States outlying area in the Pacific or in a country bordering the Arabian Gulf, requires an offeror to specify whether or not it is a United States firm. (2) The provision at DFARS 252.236– 7012, Military Construction on Kwajalein Atoll—Evaluation Preference, when contract performance will be on Kwajalein Atoll, requires an offeror to specify whether it is a United States firm, a Marshallese firm, or other firm. Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer,Defense Acquisition Regulations System. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–05183 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Mar 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2018–0010; OMB Control Number 0704–0187] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Information Collection in Support of the DoD Acquisition Process (Various Miscellaneous Requirements) 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, 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 July 31, 2018. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0187, 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 0704–0187 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Amy Williams, OUSD (A&S) DPAP (DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 571–372–6106. 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 Ms. Amy Williams, OUSD (A&S) DPAP (DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Information Collection in Support of the DoD Acquisition Process (Various Miscellaneous Requirements); OMB Control Number 0704–0187. Needs and Uses: This information collection requirement pertains to information required in DFARS parts 208, 209, 235, and associated clauses in part 252 that an offeror must submit to DoD in response to a request for proposals or an invitation for bids or a contract requirement. DoD uses this information to— • Determine whether to provide precious metals as Governmentfurnished material; • Determine whether a foreign government owns or controls the offeror to prevent access to proscribed information; • Determine whether there is a compelling reason for a contractor to enter into a subcontract in excess of $30,000 with a firm, or subsidiary of a firm, that is identified in the ‘‘List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement’’ as being ineligible for award of Defense subcontracts because it is owned or controlled by the government of a country that is a state sponsor of terrorism; • Evaluate claims of indemnification for losses or damages occurring under a research and development contract; and • Keep track of radio frequencies on electronic equipment under research and development contracts so that the user does not override or interfere with the use of that frequency by another user. 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. Number of Respondents: 308. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 308. Average Burden per Response: 2 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 616. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11185-11186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05183]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2018-0011; OMB Control Number 0704-0255]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts

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 May 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0255, 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-
0255 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Mark 
Gomersall, OUSD (A&S) 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 (A&S) 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) part 236, Construction and Architect-
Engineer Contracts, and related clauses at DFARS 252.236; OMB Control 
Number 0704-0255.
    Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers need this information to 
evaluate contractor proposals for contract modifications; to determine 
that a contractor has removed obstructions to navigation; to review 
contractor requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work; 
to determine reasonableness of costs allocated to mobilization and 
demobilization; and to determine eligibility for the 20 percent 
evaluation preference for United States firms in the award of some 
overseas construction 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: 1,735.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Annual Responses: 8,675.
    Average Burden per Response: 12.
    Annual Response Burden Hours: 104,100.

Summary of Information Collection

    DFARS 236.570(a) prescribes use of the clause at DFARS 252.236-
7000, Modification Proposals--Price Breakdown, in all fixed-price 
construction solicitations and contracts. The clause requires the 
contractor to

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submit a price breakdown with any proposal for a contract modification.
    DFARS 236.570(b) prescribes use of the following clauses in fixed-
price construction contracts and solicitations as applicable:
    (1) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7002, Obstruction of Navigable 
Waterways, requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of 
obstructions in navigable waterways.
    (2) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7003, Payment for Mobilization and 
Preparatory Work, requires the contractor to provide supporting 
documentation when submitting requests for payment for mobilization and 
preparatory work.
    (3) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7004, Payment for Mobilization and 
Demobilization, permits the contracting officer to require the 
contractor to furnish cost data justifying the percentage of the cost 
split between mobilization and demobilization, if the contracting 
officer believes that the proposed percentages do not bear a reasonable 
relation to the cost of the work.
    DFARS 236.570(c) prescribes use of the following provisions in 
solicitations for military construction contracts that are funded with 
military construction appropriations and are estimated to exceed 
$1,000,000:
    (1) The provision at DFARS 252.236-7010, Overseas Military 
Construction--Preference for United States Firms, when contract 
performance will be in a United States outlying area in the Pacific or 
in a country bordering the Arabian Gulf, requires an offeror to specify 
whether or not it is a United States firm.
    (2) The provision at DFARS 252.236-7012, Military Construction on 
Kwajalein Atoll--Evaluation Preference, when contract performance will 
be on Kwajalein Atoll, requires an offeror to specify whether it is a 
United States firm, a Marshallese firm, or other firm.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer,Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-05183 Filed 3-13-18; 8:45 am]
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