Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements, 51462-51464 [2018-22030]

Download as PDF 51462 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 3,575. C. Public Comments A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 15571 on April 11, 2018. No comments were received. 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. 9000–0043, Delivery Schedules, in all correspondence. Dated: October 3, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–22029 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0107; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 22] A. Overview of Information Collection Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements 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 FAR part 23 requirements. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before December 10, 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. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements. 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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 703–605–2868, or email mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of the Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision/Renewal of a currently approved collection. 2. Title of the Collection—Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 9000– 0107, currently titled ‘‘Notice of Radioactive Materials,’’ is proposed to be retitled ‘‘Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements’’ due to consolidation with currently approved information collection requirements OMB Control No. 9000– 0101, Drug-Free Workplace; 9000–0191, High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons; 9000–0194, Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation; 9000–0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information; 9000–0134, Environmentally Sound Products; and 9000–0180, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts. This information collection requirement pertains to information that a contractor must submit in response to a number of requirements from FAR Part 23, which are as follows: 1. Notice of Radioactive Materials. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, (42 U.S.C. 2011), as amended, establishes requirements for protecting radioactive materials. The requirements of this Act are implemented in the FAR at clause 52.223–7, Notice of Radioactive Materials. This clause requires contractors to notify the Government prior to delivery of items containing radioactive materials. 2. Drug-Free Workplace. As mandated in Public Law 100–690, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and as enacted in Public Law 111–350, which recodifies Title 41—Public Contracts of the United States Code: (1) Government contractor employees are required to notify their employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace; and (2) Government contractors, after receiving notice of such conviction, must notify the Government contracting officer. FAR clause 52.223–6, Drug-Free Workplace, implements the Act. 3. High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. FAR clauses 52.223–11, Ozone-Depleting Substances, and 52.223–12, Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners, address high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). For equipment and appliances that normally contain 50 or more pounds of HFCs or E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices HFC blends, the clauses include requirements to track by type, equipment/application, contract, agency, and location, the amount in pounds of HFCs or HFC blends— i. Contained in such equipment and appliances delivered to the Government; or ii. Added or taken out of such equipment and appliances that will be maintained, repaired, or disposed under the contract. The contractor is required to report the HFC information annually to a centralized Government website. 4. Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals— Representation. FAR provision 52.223– 22 contains an annual representation for vendors to indicate if and where they publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas reduction goals or targets. Public disclosure of greenhouse gas emission management is increasingly becoming standard practice in many industries, because an inventory of this information provides insight into operations, spurs innovation, and helps identify opportunities for efficiency and savings, outcomes which can translate into both environmental and financial benefits. Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, March 25, 2015, serves as the legal underpinning for this collection of information, as it prescribes the continuation of the Federal policy that agencies shall increase their efficiency and improve their environmental performance, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across Federal operations and the Federal supply chain (e.g., Federal contractors). 5. Pollution Prevention and Right-toKnow Information. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-toKnow Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (42 U.S.C. 11001–11050) and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) (42 U.S.C. 13101–13109), require that Federal facilities maintain reports on hazardous materials and toxic chemicals and pollution prevention efforts. In keeping with these mandates, FAR clause 52.223–5, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information, requires Federal contractors performing at a Federal facility to provide sufficient information to the Government to ensure that the facility is compliant with the PPA and EPCRA. This information pertains to the Toxic Release Inventory and PPA reports; other reports required by the EPCRA; implementation of Environmental Management Systems; and completion of Facility Compliance Audits. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 6. Environmentally Sound Products. Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Public Law 94–580, (42 U.S.C. 6962), requires Federal agencies to develop affirmative procurement programs to ensure that items composed of recovered materials will be purchased to the maximum extent practicable. Each agency’s affirmative procurement program must provide estimates of the total percentage of recovered materials used in the performance of a contract, certification of minimum recovered material content actually used, where appropriate, and reasonable verification procedures for estimates and certifications. The minimum recovered material content standards are designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These standards are grouped into eight categories— (i) Construction products; (ii) Landscaping products; (iii) Non-paper paper office supplies; (iv) Paper and paper products; (v) Park and recreation products; (vi) Transportation products; (vii) Vehicular products; and (viii) Miscellaneous products. FAR clause 52.223–9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items, was created to assist agencies with compliance with section 6002. Clause 52.223–9 requires a contractor, on completion of the contract that is for or specifies the use of EPA-designated items containing recovered materials, to (a) estimate the percentage of the total recovered material content delivered or used in performance of the contract, including, if applicable, the percentage of post-consumer material content and (b) submit an estimate to the contracting agency. Although section 6002 requires that agencies develop these estimates whenever an acquisition sets forth minimum percentages of recovered materials, when the price of the item exceeds $10,000, or when the aggregate amount paid for the item or functionally equivalent items in the preceding fiscal year was $10,000 or more, the clause at 52.223–9 is only used in solicitations and contracts exceeding $150,000. Acquisitions of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items are excluded from this requirement. 7. Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts. FAR 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51463 Department of Agriculture (USDA)— designated biobased products purchased. 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. C. Annual Reporting Burden 1. Notice of Radioactive Materials Respondents: 500. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Annual Responses: 2,500. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 2,500. 2. Drug-Free Workplace Respondents: 205. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 205. Hours per Response: 0.5. Total Burden Hours: 102.5. 3. High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons Respondents: 2,337. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 2,337. Hours per Response: 8. Total Burden Hours: 18,696. 4. Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals— Representation Respondents: 7,740. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 7,740. Hours per Response: 0.25. Total Burden Hours: 1,935. 5. Pollution Prevention and Right-toKnow Information Respondents: 3,148. Total Annual Responses: 4,713. Hours per Response: 3.9622. Total Burden Hours: 18,674. 6. Environmentally Sound Products Respondents: 585. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 585. Hours per Response: 0.5. Total Burden Hours: 292.5. 7. Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts Respondents: 29,612. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Annual Responses: 148,060. Hours per Response: 5. Total Burden Hours: 740,300. 8. Summary Respondents: 44,127. E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 51464 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Notices Total Annual Responses: 166,140. Total Burden Hours: 782,520. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Variable, depending on the collection. 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. 9000–0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: October 3, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–22030 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2018–N–3343] Advisory Committee; Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee, Renewal AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice; renewal of advisory committee. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the renewal of the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (the Commissioner). The Commissioner has determined that it is in the public interest to renew the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee for an additional 2 years beyond the charter expiration date. The new charter will be in effect until October 7, 2020. DATES: Authority for the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee will expire on October 7, 2018, unless the Commissioner formally determines that renewal is in the public interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaToya Bonner, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2417, khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:54 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301– 796–9001, email: DODAC@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.65 and approval by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to 45 CFR part 11 and by the General Services Administration, FDA is announcing the renewal of the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee is a discretionary Federal advisory committee established to provide advice to the Commissioner. The Committee advises the Commissioner or designee in discharging responsibilities as they relate to helping to ensure safe and effective drugs for human use and, as required, any other product for which FDA has regulatory responsibility. The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of dermatologic and ophthalmic disorders and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner. The Committee shall consist of a core of nine voting members including two Chairpersons. Members and the Chairpersons are selected by the Commissioner or designee from among authorities knowledgeable in the fields of dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, pathology, immunology, epidemiology or statistics, and other related professions. Members will be invited to serve for overlapping terms of up to 4 years. Almost all non-Federal members of this committee serve as Special Government Employees. The core of voting members may include one technically qualified member, selected by the Commissioner or designee, who is identified with consumer interests and is recommended by either a consortium of consumer-oriented organizations or other interested persons. In addition to the voting members, the Committee may include one non-voting member who is identified with industry interests. Further information regarding the most recent charter and other information can be found at https:// www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/ CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/ DermatologicandOphthalmic DrugsAdvisoryCommittee/ ucm094782.htm or by contacting the Designated Federal Officer (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). In light of the fact that no change has been made to the committee name or PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 description of duties, no amendment will be made to 21 CFR 14.100. This document is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.). For general information related to FDA advisory committees, please check https://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm. Dated: October 4, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–22183 Filed 10–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket Nos. FDA–2018–N–0341; FDA– 2012–N–0115; FDA–2018–N–1011; FDA– 2010–N–0110; FDA–2012–N–0547; FDA– 2014–N–2347; FDA–2016–D–2285; FDA– 2016–D–1307; FDA–2016–D–4318; FDA– 2016–N–0407; and FDA–2018–N–0270] Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approvals AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing a list of information collections that have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ila S. Mizrachi, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 10A–12M, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301–796–7726, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: The following is a list of FDA information collections recently approved by OMB under section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). The OMB control number and expiration date of OMB approval for each information collection are shown in table 1. Copies of the supporting statements for the information collections are available on the internet at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0107; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 22]


Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 
Requirements

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 FAR part 23 
requirements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 10, 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 9000-0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 
Requirements.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 
9000-0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements. 
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. Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement 
Analyst, at telephone 703-605-2868, 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--Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 
Requirements.
    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

    This information collection requirement, OMB Control No. 9000-0107, 
currently titled ``Notice of Radioactive Materials,'' is proposed to be 
retitled ``Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements'' due to 
consolidation with currently approved information collection 
requirements OMB Control No. 9000-0101, Drug-Free Workplace; 9000-0191, 
High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons; 9000-0194, Public 
Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals--
Representation; 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know 
Information; 9000-0134, Environmentally Sound Products; and 9000-0180, 
Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and 
Construction Contracts.
    This information collection requirement pertains to information 
that a contractor must submit in response to a number of requirements 
from FAR Part 23, which are as follows:
    1. Notice of Radioactive Materials. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 
(42 U.S.C. 2011), as amended, establishes requirements for protecting 
radioactive materials. The requirements of this Act are implemented in 
the FAR at clause 52.223-7, Notice of Radioactive Materials. This 
clause requires contractors to notify the Government prior to delivery 
of items containing radioactive materials.
    2. Drug-Free Workplace. As mandated in Public Law 100-690, the 
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and as enacted in Public Law 111-350, 
which recodifies Title 41--Public Contracts of the United States Code: 
(1) Government contractor employees are required to notify their 
employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation 
occurring in the workplace; and (2) Government contractors, after 
receiving notice of such conviction, must notify the Government 
contracting officer. FAR clause 52.223-6, Drug-Free Workplace, 
implements the Act.
    3. High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. FAR clauses 
52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances, and 52.223-12, Refrigeration 
Equipment and Air Conditioners, address high global warming potential 
(GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). For equipment and appliances that 
normally contain 50 or more pounds of HFCs or

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HFC blends, the clauses include requirements to track by type, 
equipment/application, contract, agency, and location, the amount in 
pounds of HFCs or HFC blends--
    i. Contained in such equipment and appliances delivered to the 
Government; or
    ii. Added or taken out of such equipment and appliances that will 
be maintained, repaired, or disposed under the contract.
    The contractor is required to report the HFC information annually 
to a centralized Government website.
    4. Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction 
Goals--Representation. FAR provision 52.223-22 contains an annual 
representation for vendors to indicate if and where they publicly 
disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas reduction goals or 
targets. Public disclosure of greenhouse gas emission management is 
increasingly becoming standard practice in many industries, because an 
inventory of this information provides insight into operations, spurs 
innovation, and helps identify opportunities for efficiency and 
savings, outcomes which can translate into both environmental and 
financial benefits. Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, Planning for Federal 
Sustainability in the Next Decade, March 25, 2015, serves as the legal 
underpinning for this collection of information, as it prescribes the 
continuation of the Federal policy that agencies shall increase their 
efficiency and improve their environmental performance, including the 
reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across Federal operations and the 
Federal supply chain (e.g., Federal contractors).
    5. Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information. The 
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (42 
U.S.C. 11001-11050) and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) (42 
U.S.C. 13101-13109), require that Federal facilities maintain reports 
on hazardous materials and toxic chemicals and pollution prevention 
efforts. In keeping with these mandates, FAR clause 52.223-5, Pollution 
Prevention and Right-to-Know Information, requires Federal contractors 
performing at a Federal facility to provide sufficient information to 
the Government to ensure that the facility is compliant with the PPA 
and EPCRA. This information pertains to the Toxic Release Inventory and 
PPA reports; other reports required by the EPCRA; implementation of 
Environmental Management Systems; and completion of Facility Compliance 
Audits.
    6. Environmentally Sound Products. Section 6002 of the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Public Law 94-580, (42 U.S.C. 
6962), requires Federal agencies to develop affirmative procurement 
programs to ensure that items composed of recovered materials will be 
purchased to the maximum extent practicable. Each agency's affirmative 
procurement program must provide estimates of the total percentage of 
recovered materials used in the performance of a contract, 
certification of minimum recovered material content actually used, 
where appropriate, and reasonable verification procedures for estimates 
and certifications. The minimum recovered material content standards 
are designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These 
standards are grouped into eight categories--
    (i) Construction products;
    (ii) Landscaping products;
    (iii) Non-paper paper office supplies;
    (iv) Paper and paper products;
    (v) Park and recreation products;
    (vi) Transportation products;
    (vii) Vehicular products; and
    (viii) Miscellaneous products.
    FAR clause 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material 
Content for EPA-Designated Items, was created to assist agencies with 
compliance with section 6002. Clause 52.223-9 requires a contractor, on 
completion of the contract that is for or specifies the use of EPA-
designated items containing recovered materials, to (a) estimate the 
percentage of the total recovered material content delivered or used in 
performance of the contract, including, if applicable, the percentage 
of post-consumer material content and (b) submit an estimate to the 
contracting agency.
    Although section 6002 requires that agencies develop these 
estimates whenever an acquisition sets forth minimum percentages of 
recovered materials, when the price of the item exceeds $10,000, or 
when the aggregate amount paid for the item or functionally equivalent 
items in the preceding fiscal year was $10,000 or more, the clause at 
52.223-9 is only used in solicitations and contracts exceeding 
$150,000. Acquisitions of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) 
items are excluded from this requirement.
    7. Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and 
Construction Contracts. FAR 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. 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.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

1. Notice of Radioactive Materials

    Respondents: 500.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,500.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,500.

2. Drug-Free Workplace

    Respondents: 205.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 205.
    Hours per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 102.5.

3. High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons

    Respondents: 2,337.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,337.
    Hours per Response: 8.
    Total Burden Hours: 18,696.

4. Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals-- 
Representation

    Respondents: 7,740.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 7,740.
    Hours per Response: 0.25.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,935.

5. Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information

    Respondents: 3,148.
    Total Annual Responses: 4,713.
    Hours per Response: 3.9622.
    Total Burden Hours: 18,674.

6. Environmentally Sound Products

    Respondents: 585.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 585.
    Hours per Response: 0.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 292.5.

7. Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and 
Construction Contracts

    Respondents: 29,612.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Total Annual Responses: 148,060.
    Hours per Response: 5.
    Total Burden Hours: 740,300.

8. Summary

    Respondents: 44,127.

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    Total Annual Responses: 166,140.
    Total Burden Hours: 782,520.

    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: Variable, depending on the collection.
    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-
0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: October 3, 2018.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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