Submission for OMB Review; Claims and Appeals, 62324-62325 [2018-26164]

Download as PDF 62324 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2018 / Notices 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). 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. Purpose The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision 52.204–20, Predecessor 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. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES B. Public Comment A 60 day notice was published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 47342, on September 19, 2018. One comment was received; however, it did not change the estimate of the burden. The commenter supports the information collection requirement as an important step in bringing greater transparency and efficiency to the federal acquisition process. Comment: The commenter is concerned that offerors are not complying with the information collection requirement and they must be held accountable for their representations and certifications. The commenter suggested that to do so, the government should periodically audit VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 vendor-entered FAPIIS and SAM data quality and address non-compliance through a system of sanctions ranging from warning letters to monetary fines, or through the suspension and debarment process. The commenter also suggested expanding the information collection requirement to include the names of key individuals associated with the offeror company and any past relationships they had with entities that received contracts or grants. Response: This comment is out of scope because the suggestions made by the commenter would require additional rulemaking. They did not express an opinion on whether the stated number of burden hours is accurate for what they believe to be the actual number of hours an offeror expends to comply with the provision. 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: November 27, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–26104 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0035; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 7] Submission for OMB Review; Claims and Appeals Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding claims and appeals. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any 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 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence related to this collection. 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). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2018 / Notices Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, 202–969–7207 or via email zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the Government’s policy to try to resolve all contractual issues by mutual agreement at the contracting officer’s level without litigation. Reasonable efforts should be made to resolve controversies prior to submission of a contractor’s claim. The Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 7103) requires that claims exceeding $100,000 must be accompanied by a certification that (1) the claim is made in good faith; (2) supporting data are accurate and complete; and (3) the amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which the contractor believes the Government is liable. The information, as required by FAR clause 52.233–1, Disputes, is used by a contracting officer to decide or resolve the claim. Contractors may appeal the contracting officer’s decision by submitting written appeals to the appropriate officials. B. Public Comment A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 44052, on August 29, 2018. No comments were received. C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 4,500. Responses per Respondent: 3. Annual Responses: 13,500. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden Hours: 13,500. 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. 9000–0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice A. Purpose Dated: November 28, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–26164 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 16:52 Nov 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HHS is hereby giving notice that the charter for the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) has been renewed. The effective date of the renewed charter is November 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Gray, MBA, MS, RN, Designated Federal Official, NACNEP, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Phone: 301–443–3346; email: tgray1@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of HHS (Secretary), and by delegation, the Administrator of HRSA, are charged under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, with responsibility for a wide range of activities in support of nursing education and practice which include: Enhancement of the composition of the nursing workforce, improvement of the distribution and utilization of nurses to meet the health needs of the nation, expansion of the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of nurses to enhance the quality of nursing practice, development and dissemination of improved models of organization, financing and delivery of nursing services and promotion of interdisciplinary approaches to the delivery of health services, particularly in the context of public health and primary care. NACNEP advises the Secretary and Congress on policy issues related to Title VIII programs administered by HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce. Title VIII programs include, but are not limited to, issues relating to nurse workforce supply, education, and practice improvement. Meetings are held not less than twice a year. Renewal of the NACNEP charter authorizes the Council to operate until November 30, 2020. A copy of the NACNEP charter is available on the NACNEP website at: http://www.hrsa.gov/ advisorycommittees/bhpradvisory/ nacnep/index.html. A copy of the charter also can be obtained by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the Committee SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62325 Management Secretariat under the General Services Administration. The website address for the FACA database is http://www.facadatabase.gov/. Amy P. McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–26123 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–0275] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before February 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 795–7714. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–0275– 60D, and project title for reference, to Sherrette Funn, the Reports Clearance Officer, Sherrette.funn@hhs.gov, or call 202–795–7714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Title of the Collection: Implementation of an Electronic Spreadsheet-Based Uniform Data Set for OMH-funded Activities. Type of Collection: Revision. OMB No.: 0990–0275; Office of the Secretary, Office of Minority Health. Abstract: The Office of Minority Health is seeking an approval on a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 232 (Monday, December 3, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0035; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 7]


Submission for OMB Review; Claims and Appeals

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an 
extension of a previously approved information collection requirement 
regarding claims and appeals.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 2, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, 
DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any 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 9000-0035, Claims and Appeals.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence related 
to this collection. 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).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Federal 
Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, 202-969-7207 or via email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    It is the Government's policy to try to resolve all contractual 
issues by mutual agreement at the contracting officer's level without 
litigation. Reasonable efforts should be made to resolve controversies 
prior to submission of a contractor's claim. The Contract Disputes Act 
of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 7103) requires that claims exceeding $100,000 must 
be accompanied by a certification that (1) the claim is made in good 
faith; (2) supporting data are accurate and complete; and (3) the 
amount requested accurately reflects the contract adjustment for which 
the contractor believes the Government is liable. The information, as 
required by FAR clause 52.233-1, Disputes, is used by a contracting 
officer to decide or resolve the claim. Contractors may appeal the 
contracting officer's decision by submitting written appeals to the 
appropriate officials.

B. Public Comment

    A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 44052, 
on August 29, 2018. No comments were received.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 4,500.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Annual Responses: 13,500.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 13,500.
    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. 9000-0035, Claims and Appeals, in all correspondence.

    Dated: November 28, 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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