Information Collection; Combating Trafficking in Persons, 12950-12951 [2018-06043]

Download as PDF 12950 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2018 / Notices check regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr. Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Division, GSA, 202–501–1448, or via email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose Section 5 of the International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act of 1974 (49 U.S.C. 1517) (Fly America Act) requires that all Federal agencies and Government contractors and subcontractors at FAR 47.402, use U.S.-flag air carriers for U.S. Government-financed international air transportation of personnel (and their personal effects) or property, to the extent that service by those carriers is available. It requires the Comptroller General of the United States, in the absence of satisfactory proof of the necessity for foreign-flag air transportation, to disallow expenditures from funds, appropriated or otherwise established for the account of the United States, for international air transportation secured aboard a foreignflag air carrier if a U.S.-flag air carrier is available to provide such services. In the event that the contractor selects a carrier other than a U.S.-flag air carrier for international air transportation during performance of the contract, the contractor shall include per FAR clause 52.247–64 a statement on vouchers involving such transportation. The contracting officer uses the information furnished in the statement to determine whether adequate justification exists for the contractor’s use of other than a U.S.flag air carrier. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 150. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 300. Hours Per Response: .25. Total Burden Hours: 75. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Mar 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 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– 0054, U.S.-Flag Air Carriers Statement, in all correspondence. Dated: March 20, 2018. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–06042 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0188; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 1] Information Collection; Combating Trafficking in Persons Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a revision and extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through April 30, 2018. OMB will be requested to extend its approval for three additional years. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9000–0188. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons, on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Acquistion Policy Division, via telephone 202–219–0202, or via email cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose This is a requirement for a revision and renewal of OMB control number 9000–0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons. Executive Order (E.O.) 13627, entitled Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts, dated September 25, 2012 (77 FR 60029, October 2, 2012) and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112–239, enacted January 2, 2013) strengthen the long standing zerotolerance policy of the United States regarding Government employees and contractor personnel engaging in any form of trafficking in persons. Contractors are required to inform the contracting officer and the agency Inspector General of any credible information it receives from any source that alleges a contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee, or their agent has engaged in conduct that violates the policy in paragraph (b) of the clause 52.222–50. This requirement flows down to all subcontractors. Additional protections are required where the estimated value of the E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES supplies (other than commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items) to be acquired outside the United States, or the services to be performed, outside the United States has an estimated value that exceeds $500,000. These protections include the following: (a) The contractor is required to implement and maintain a compliance plan during the performance of the contract that includes an awareness program, a process for employees to report activity inconsistent with the zero-tolerance policy, a recruitment and wage plan, a housing plan, and procedures to prevent subcontractors from engaging in trafficking in persons; and (b) The contractor is required to submit a certification to the contracting officer prior to receiving an award, and annually thereafter, asserting that it has the required compliance plan in place and that there have been no abuses, or that appropriate actions have been taken if abuses have been found. The compliance plan must be provided to the contracting officer upon request, and relevant portions of it must be posted at the workplace and on the contractor’s website. Additionally, contractors are required to flow these requirements down to any subcontracts where the estimated value of the supplies acquired or the services required to be performed outside the United States exceeds $500,000. B. Annual Reporting Burden Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Ending Trafficking in Persons, FAR 22.1705 and FAR 52.222–50 and 52.222–56; OMB Control Number 9000– 0188. Adjustment: This information collection is revised to include appropriate burden hours for reporting that was initially published in FAR Case 2013–001 (78 FR 59317 and 80 FR 4967) for FAR clause 52.222–50, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and provision 52.222–56, Certification Regarding Trafficing in Persons Compliance Plan. The full burden associated with this FAR Case was inadvertently omitted in the Paperwork Reduction Act notice published on August 20, 2014 (78 FR 59317). The following represents current burdens associated with the FAR clause and provision that were published in the proposed and final rules. 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. Respondents: 5,909. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Mar 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Responses per Respondent: 3. Annual Responses: 17,727. Hours per Response: 12. Total Burden Hours: 212,724. 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– 0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons, in all correspondence. Dated: March 20, 2018. Lorin S. Curit, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–06043 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–10249 and CMS–10261] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12951 extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by May 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) that are accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number ___, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/Paperwork ReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0188; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 1]


Information Collection; Combating Trafficking in Persons

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a revision and 
extension to an existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) announces the proposed extension 
of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment 
on the provisions thereof. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
has approved this information collection requirement for use through 
April 30, 2018. OMB will be requested to extend its approval for three 
additional years.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons 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 9000-0188. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0188, Combating 
Trafficking in Persons. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information 
Collection 9000-0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons, on your 
attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons, in all 
correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally 
will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any 
personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm 
receipt of your comment(s), please check regulations.gov, approximately 
two-to-three business days after submission to verify posting (except 
allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement 
Analyst, Acquistion Policy Division, via telephone 202-219-0202, or via 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    This is a requirement for a revision and renewal of OMB control 
number 9000-0188, Combating Trafficking in Persons.
    Executive Order (E.O.) 13627, entitled Strengthening Protections 
Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts, dated September 
25, 2012 (77 FR 60029, October 2, 2012) and Title XVII of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239, 
enacted January 2, 2013) strengthen the long standing zero-tolerance 
policy of the United States regarding Government employees and 
contractor personnel engaging in any form of trafficking in persons.
    Contractors are required to inform the contracting officer and the 
agency Inspector General of any credible information it receives from 
any source that alleges a contractor employee, subcontractor, or 
subcontractor employee, or their agent has engaged in conduct that 
violates the policy in paragraph (b) of the clause 52.222-50. This 
requirement flows down to all subcontractors.
    Additional protections are required where the estimated value of 
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supplies (other than commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items) 
to be acquired outside the United States, or the services to be 
performed, outside the United States has an estimated value that 
exceeds $500,000. These protections include the following: (a) The 
contractor is required to implement and maintain a compliance plan 
during the performance of the contract that includes an awareness 
program, a process for employees to report activity inconsistent with 
the zero-tolerance policy, a recruitment and wage plan, a housing plan, 
and procedures to prevent subcontractors from engaging in trafficking 
in persons; and (b) The contractor is required to submit a 
certification to the contracting officer prior to receiving an award, 
and annually thereafter, asserting that it has the required compliance 
plan in place and that there have been no abuses, or that appropriate 
actions have been taken if abuses have been found. The compliance plan 
must be provided to the contracting officer upon request, and relevant 
portions of it must be posted at the workplace and on the contractor's 
website. Additionally, contractors are required to flow these 
requirements down to any subcontracts where the estimated value of the 
supplies acquired or the services required to be performed outside the 
United States exceeds $500,000.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Ending Trafficking in 
Persons, FAR 22.1705 and FAR 52.222-50 and 52.222-56; OMB Control 
Number 9000-0188.
    Adjustment: This information collection is revised to include 
appropriate burden hours for reporting that was initially published in 
FAR Case 2013-001 (78 FR 59317 and 80 FR 4967) for FAR clause 52.222-
50, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and provision 52.222-56, 
Certification Regarding Trafficing in Persons Compliance Plan. The full 
burden associated with this FAR Case was inadvertently omitted in the 
Paperwork Reduction Act notice published on August 20, 2014 (78 FR 
59317). The following represents current burdens associated with the 
FAR clause and provision that were published in the proposed and final 
rules.
    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.
    Respondents: 5,909.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Annual Responses: 17,727.
    Hours per Response: 12.
    Total Burden Hours: 212,724.

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. 9000-0188, Combating Trafficking in 
Persons, in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 20, 2018.
Lorin S. Curit,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-06043 Filed 3-23-18; 8:45 am]
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