Information Collection; Identification of Predecessors, 47342-47343 [2018-20299]

Download as PDF 47342 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2018 / Notices Requirements, 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: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, GSA, 202–208–4949 or via email curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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– 0076, Novation/Change of Name Requirements, in all correspondence. A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Federal Acquisition Regulation 42.1203 and 42.1204 provide requirements for contractors to request novation/change of name agreements and supporting documents when a firm performing under Government contracts wishes the Government to recognize (1) a successor in interest to these contracts, or (2) a name change, it must submit certain documentation to the Government. Estimates are based on data available in the Federal Procurement Data System for fiscal years 2015 through 2017, which accounts for the decrease from 1,178 estimated respondents to 547 estimated respondents. This has resulted in the public burden hours being reduced to 1,094 from 2,356 for the information collection. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 547. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 547. Hours Per Response: 2.0. Total Burden Hours: 1,094. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 25457 on June 1, 2018. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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. 17:09 Sep 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2018–20298 Filed 9–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0189; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 17] Information Collection; Identification of Predecessors Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning identification of predecessors. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before November 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit comments on this collection by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions on the site. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0189, Identification of Predecessors. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0189, Identification of Predecessors. DATES: C. Public Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: September 13, 2018. William Clark, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, at http://www.regulations.gov. 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). This information collection is pending at the FAR Council. The Council will submit it to OMB within 60 days from the date of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, at 202–219–0202 or email cecelia.davis@ gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Description of the Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision/Renewal of a currently approved collection. 2. Title of the Collection— Identification of Predecessors. 3. Agency form number, if any:— None. Solicitation of Public Comment Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. B. Purpose The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision 52.204–20, Predecessor E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2018 / Notices of Offeror, requires each offeror to identify if the offeror is, within the last three years, a successor to another entity that received a Federal Government award and, if so, to provide the Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code and legal name of the predecessor. The information on predecessors is used to identify such entities in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) to allow retrieval of integrity and performance data on the most recent predecessor of an apparent successful offeror to whom award is anticipated. FAR 9.104–6 requires contracting officers to consult FAPIIS before awarding a contract in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold. The information on predecessors is collected on an annual basis for inclusion in the annual representations and certifications in the System for Award Management (SAM) for offerors required to register in SAM. Offerors not required to register in SAM but required to provide the information in the provision at FAR 52.204–20 will do so as specified in the solicitation or instructed by the contracting officer. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 C. Annual Reporting Burden The burden to provide the information required by the FAR provision at 52.204–20 when an offeror is registered in SAM is already covered by OMB Control Number 9000–0159, System for Award Management Registration (SAM). OMB Control Number 9000–0189 now will cover the burden for providing the required information when the offeror is not required to register in SAM in accordance with the exceptions in FAR 4.1102(a). The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) for FY 2017 was used to develop the estimated burden hours as shown below: Respondents: 974. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 974. Hours Per Response: 0.1. Total Burden Hours: 97.4. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Obtaining Copies: 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. 9000–0189, Identification of Predecessors, in all correspondence. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Sep 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: September 13, 2018. William Clark, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–20299 Filed 9–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10673] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. 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 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate 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. SUMMARY: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by October 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–5806 or Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47343 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 http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Paperwork ReductionActof1995. 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: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection (Request for a new OMB control number); Title of Information Collection: Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration; Use: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may test a demonstration, under Section 402 of the Social Security Amendments of 1968 (as amended), entitled the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration (‘‘the Demonstration’’). If it goes forward, the MAQI demonstration could test whether exempting, through the use of waiver authority, clinicians who participate to a sufficient degree in certain payment arrangements with Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) (combined with participation, if any, in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) with Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS)) from the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0189; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 17]


Information Collection; Identification of Predecessors

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council 
invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning identification 
of predecessors.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 19, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit 
comments on this collection by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or 
attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov 
and follow the instructions on the site.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0189, Identification of Predecessors.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 
9000-0189, Identification of Predecessors. Comments received in 
response to this docket will be made available for public inspection 
and posted without change, including any personal information, at 
http://www.regulations.gov. 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). This information collection 
is pending at the FAR Council. The Council will submit it to OMB within 
60 days from the date of this notice.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Overview of Information Collection

Description of the Information Collection

    1. Type of Information Collection: Revision/Renewal of a currently 
approved collection.
    2. Title of the Collection--Identification of Predecessors.
    3. Agency form number, if any:-- None.

Solicitation of Public Comment

    Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one 
or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

B. Purpose

    The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision 52.204-20, 
Predecessor

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of Offeror, requires each offeror to identify if the offeror is, within 
the last three years, a successor to another entity that received a 
Federal Government award and, if so, to provide the Commercial and 
Government Entity (CAGE) code and legal name of the predecessor. The 
information on predecessors is used to identify such entities in the 
Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) 
to allow retrieval of integrity and performance data on the most recent 
predecessor of an apparent successful offeror to whom award is 
anticipated. FAR 9.104-6 requires contracting officers to consult 
FAPIIS before awarding a contract in excess of the simplified 
acquisition threshold. The information on predecessors is collected on 
an annual basis for inclusion in the annual representations and 
certifications in the System for Award Management (SAM) for offerors 
required to register in SAM. Offerors not required to register in SAM 
but required to provide the information in the provision at FAR 52.204-
20 will do so as specified in the solicitation or instructed by the 
contracting officer.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    The burden to provide the information required by the FAR provision 
at 52.204-20 when an offeror is registered in SAM is already covered by 
OMB Control Number 9000-0159, System for Award Management Registration 
(SAM). OMB Control Number 9000-0189 now will cover the burden for 
providing the required information when the offeror is not required to 
register in SAM in accordance with the exceptions in FAR 4.1102(a). The 
Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) for FY 2017 was used to develop 
the estimated burden hours as shown below:
    Respondents: 974.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 974.
    Hours Per Response: 0.1.
    Total Burden Hours: 97.4.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Obtaining Copies: 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-
0189, Identification of Predecessors, in all correspondence.

    Dated: September 13, 2018.
William Clark,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
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