Information Collection; Value Engineering Requirements, 64128 [2018-27019]

Download as PDF 64128 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE A. Purpose GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Per Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 48, value engineering is the technique by which contractors (1) voluntarily suggest methods for performing more economically and share in any resulting savings, or (2) are required to establish a program to identify and submit to the Government methods for performing more economically. These recommendations are submitted to the Government as value engineering change proposals (VECP’s) and they must include specific information. This information is needed to enable the Government to evaluate the VECP and, if accepted, to arrange for an equitable sharing plan. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0027; Docket No. 2018–0003; Sequence No. 25] Information Collection; Value Engineering Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council invites the public to comment on a renewal of an approved information collection requirement concerning value engineering requirements. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit comments on this information collection 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 9000–0027, Value Engineering Requirements. Instructions: All items submitted must cite ‘‘Information Collection 9000– 0027, Value Engineering Requirements.’’ 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marilyn E. Chambers, Procurement Analyst, 202–285–7380, or marilyn.chambers@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Dec 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 794. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 1,588. Hours per Response: 15. Total Burden Hours: 23,820. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit entities. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. C. Public Comments 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. 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– 0027, Value Engineering Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: December 10, 2018. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–27019 Filed 12–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Regional Partnership Grant National Cross-Site Evaluation and Evaluation Technical Assistance. OMB No.: 0970–NEW. Description: The Children’s Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeks approval to collect information for the Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-being of and to Improve Permanency Outcomes for Children Affected by Substance Abuse (known as the Regional Partnership Grants Program or ‘‘RPG’’) Cross-Site Evaluation and Evaluation-Related Technical Assistance project. The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112–34) includes a targeted grants program (section 437(f) of the Social Security Act) that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reserve a specified portion of the appropriation for these Regional Partnership Grants, to be used to improve the well-being of children affected by substance abuse. Under three prior rounds of RPG, the Children’s Bureau has issued 74 grants to organizations such as child welfare or substance abuse treatment providers or family court systems to develop interagency collaborations and integration of programs, activities, and services designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in an out-ofhome placement or are at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance abuse. In 2017, CB awarded grants to a fourth cohort of 17 grantees and in 2018 they plan to award 10 grants to a fifth cohort. The RPG cross-site evaluation will extend our understanding of what types of programs and services grantees provided to participants, how grantees leveraged their partnerships to coordinate services for children and families, and what the outcomes were for children and families enrolled in RPG programs. First, the cross-site evaluation will describe the characteristics of participants served by RPG programs, the types of services provided to families, the dosage of each type of service received by families, and the level of participant engagement with the services provided. Second, the E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0027; Docket No. 2018-0003; Sequence No. 25]


Information Collection; Value Engineering 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: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council invites the public to comment on a 
renewal of an approved information collection requirement concerning 
value engineering requirements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit 
comments on this information collection 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 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite ``Information 
Collection 9000-0027, Value Engineering Requirements.'' 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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Marilyn E. Chambers, Procurement 
Analyst, 202-285-7380, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Per Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 48, value engineering is 
the technique by which contractors (1) voluntarily suggest methods for 
performing more economically and share in any resulting savings, or (2) 
are required to establish a program to identify and submit to the 
Government methods for performing more economically. These 
recommendations are submitted to the Government as value engineering 
change proposals (VECP's) and they must include specific information. 
This information is needed to enable the Government to evaluate the 
VECP and, if accepted, to arrange for an equitable sharing plan.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 794.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 1,588.
    Hours per Response: 15.
    Total Burden Hours: 23,820.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.

C. Public Comments

    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.
    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. 9000-0027, Value Engineering 
Requirements, in all correspondence.

     Dated: December 10, 2018.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-27019 Filed 12-12-18; 8:45 am]
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