General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Construction Contract Administration, 66264-66265 [2018-27885]

Download as PDF 66264 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices POAs, $0.20 per mile for POAs when a Government furnished automobile is authorized, $1.26 per mile for privately owned airplanes, $0.55 per mile for privately owned motorcycles, and $0.20 per mile for moving purposes), pursuant to the process discussed above. This notice of subject bulletin is the only notification to agencies of revisions to the POV mileage rates for official travel, and relocation, other than the changes posted on GSA’s website. GSA posts the POV mileage reimbursement rates, formerly published in 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the internet at www.gsa.gov/mileage. Also posted on this site is the standard mileage rate for moving purposes. This process, implemented in FTR Amendment 2010–07, 75 FR 72965 (November 29, 2010), FTR Amendment 2007–03, 72 FR 35187 (June 27, 2007), and FTR Amendment 2007–06, 72 FR 70234 (December 11, 2007), ensures more timely updates regarding mileage reimbursement rates by GSA for federal employees who are on official travel or relocating. Notices published periodically in the Federal Register, such as this one, and the changes posted on the GSA website, now constitute the only notification to federal agencies of revisions to the POV mileage reimbursement rates and the standard mileage reimbursement rate for moving purposes. Dated: December 18, 2018. Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–27789 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0308; Docket No. 2018–0001; Sequence No. 20] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Construction Contract Administration Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new OMB information clearance. 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 a new information collection requirement regarding OMB Control No. 3090–0308, Construction Contract Administration. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Submit comments on or before January 25, 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: • Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090– 0308, Construction Contract Administration’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0308, Construction Contract Administration’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090–0308, Construction Contract Administration. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090–0308, Construction Contract Administration, 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tony Hubbard, General Services Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, by phone at 202–357–5810 or by email at tony.hubbard@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: A. Purpose A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 62434 on September 9, 2016, as part of a proposed rule under GSAR Case 2015–G503. No comments were received on the information collection. B. Annual Reporting Burden The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) does apply because the final rule contains six clauses and provisions with information collection requirements. However, five of these PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clauses and provisions do not impose additional information collection requirements to the paperwork burden previously approved under existing OMB Control Numbers. Only one of the six involves information collection requirements that have not previously been approved by OMB. The new clause at GSAR 552.236–72 Submittals involves an existing information collection requirement that has never been previously approved by OMB. The information collected is used by PBS to evaluate a contractor’s proposals, negotiate contract modifications, evaluate a contractor’s progress, and review payment requests during contract administration. The clause was previously GSAR 552.236– 78 Shop Drawings, Coordination Drawings, and Schedules. The clause is simplified, including removing the requirement for a specific number of prints and copies of various submittals. This simplification will ease the compliance burden for the contractor during contract administration from the current state. Public reporting burden for GSAR 552.236–72 Submittals is estimated to average 8 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The annual reporting burden is estimated as follows: Respondents: 3,758. Responses per respondent: 1. Total annual responses: 3,758. Preparation hours per response: 8. Total response burden hours: 30,064. C. Public Comments Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary 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. 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 Number 3090–0308, E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Notices Construction Contract Administration, in all correspondence. (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. Jeffrey A. Koses, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2018–27885 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on ‘‘Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill.’’ The purpose of the proposed study is to evaluate and characterize human exposure potential to select chemicals during play on synthetic turf fields with tire crumb rubber infill. DATES: ATSDR must receive written comments on or before February 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. ATSDR–2018– 0010 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. ATSDR will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed 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 submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [60Day–19–19GW; Docket No. ATSDR– 2018–0010] SUMMARY: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffery M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. Proposed Project Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill—New— Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66265 Background and Brief Description Currently in the United States, there are more than 12,000 synthetic turf fields in use. While the Synthetic Turf Council has set guidelines for the content of crumb rubber used as infill in synthetic turf fields, manufacturing processes result in differences among types of crumb rubber. Additionally, the chemical composition may vary highly between different processes and source materials and may vary even within granules from the same origin. The research protocol, Collections Related to Synthetic Turf Fields with Crumb Rubber Infill, has been conducted previously under two ICRs: Activity 1 under OMB Control No. 0923–0054 (expiration date 01/31/2017) and Activities 2 and 3 under OMB Control No. 0923–0058 (expiration date 08/13/2018). Activity 1 aimed to collect tire crumb rubber samples from 40 synthetic turf fields across the US and from nine manufacturing facilities. Samples collection for Activity 1 was completed in November 2016. Activities 2 and 3 aim to evaluate and characterize the human exposure potential to constituents in crumb rubber infill among a convenience sample of 60 field users (Activity 2) and to collect biological specimens (blood and urine) from 45 participants (Activity 3). During Activities 2 and 3, ATSDR and USEPA recruited and sampled a small number of field users in scheduled activities at fields that participated in Activity 1. However, the pilot scale study was limited in sample size and scope. The agencies are requesting a new information collection request (ICR) for a two-year PRA clearance to conduct a supplemental data collection, now titled ‘‘Exposure Characterization and Measurements during Activities Conducted on Synthetic Turf Fields with Tire Crumb Rubber Infill’’. Preliminary results from the pilot scale study indicate the need for further investigation for a select group of chemicals to which field users may potentially be exposed. The proposed study will be a larger-scale assessment of exposure potential for individuals who use/play on synthetic turf fields with tire crumb rubber infill that will address key limitations; specifically, the sample size limitations in the pilot scale study and the lack of a comparison population. The study will include persons who use synthetic turf fields with crumb rubber infill (e.g., field users) and who routinely perform activities that would result in a high level of contact to crumb rubber. The study will also include persons who play on natural grass fields. Persons E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27885]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0308; Docket No. 2018-0001; Sequence No. 20]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
Construction Contract Administration

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding a new OMB information 
clearance.

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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 a new 
information collection requirement regarding OMB Control No. 3090-0308, 
Construction Contract Administration.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 25, 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:
     Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by 
searching the OMB control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' 
that corresponds with ``Information Collection 3090-0308, Construction 
Contract Administration''. Follow the instructions provided at the 
``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and ``Information Collection 3090-0308, Construction Contract 
Administration'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090-0308, Construction Contract Administration.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 3090-0308, Construction Contract Administration, 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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tony Hubbard, General Services 
Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, by phone at 202-357-5810 or by email 
at tony.hubbard@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register 
at 81 FR 62434 on September 9, 2016, as part of a proposed rule under 
GSAR Case 2015-G503. No comments were received on the information 
collection.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) does apply 
because the final rule contains six clauses and provisions with 
information collection requirements. However, five of these clauses and 
provisions do not impose additional information collection requirements 
to the paperwork burden previously approved under existing OMB Control 
Numbers. Only one of the six involves information collection 
requirements that have not previously been approved by OMB.
    The new clause at GSAR 552.236-72 Submittals involves an existing 
information collection requirement that has never been previously 
approved by OMB. The information collected is used by PBS to evaluate a 
contractor's proposals, negotiate contract modifications, evaluate a 
contractor's progress, and review payment requests during contract 
administration. The clause was previously GSAR 552.236-78 Shop 
Drawings, Coordination Drawings, and Schedules. The clause is 
simplified, including removing the requirement for a specific number of 
prints and copies of various submittals. This simplification will ease 
the compliance burden for the contractor during contract administration 
from the current state.
    Public reporting burden for GSAR 552.236-72 Submittals is estimated 
to average 8 hours per response, including the time for reviewing 
instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and 
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information.
    The annual reporting burden is estimated as follows:
    Respondents: 3,758.
    Responses per respondent: 1.
    Total annual responses: 3,758.
    Preparation hours per response: 8.
    Total response burden hours: 30,064.

C. Public Comments

    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary 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.
    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 Number 3090-0308,

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Construction Contract Administration, in all correspondence.

Jeffrey A. Koses,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide 
Policy.
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