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Download as PDF 24516 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 28, 2019 / Notices automated) and by sales categories. GSA estimates vendors using a manual system will have average monthly reporting times ranging from 15 minutes (0.25 hours) for vendors with $0 sales to an average of 48 hours for vendors with monthly sales over $1 million. On the other hand, GSA projects vendors with automated systems will have reporting times of 2 hours per month, irrespective of monthly sales volume, as a result of efficiencies achieved through automated processes. The following table shows GSA’s projected monthly reporting times per sales category and system type: MONTHLY REPORTING HOURS BY SYSTEM TYPE AND CATEGORY Manual systems jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Category Category Category Category Category 1 2 3 4 5 ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................... Automated systems 0.25 2.00 4.00 16.00 48.00 Transactional Data Reporting, in all correspondence. FSS Burden Estimates: A total of 376 FSS contracts joined the Transactional Data Reporting pilot in FY 2018, including 139 newly awarded contracts and 237 existing contracts that voluntarily joined the pilot. The initial setup burden was split between manual and automated systems, the number of which was estimated based on the ratio for all pilot contracts (64% manual, 36% automated). The initial setup burden for those contracts is illustrated below: systems increases with their reported sales while the reporting burden for vendors using automated systems remains constant regardless of the reported sales volume. The reporting burden for those contracts is as follows: Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. Quarterly Reporting [FR Doc. 2019–11030 Filed 5–24–19; 8:45 am] Initial Setup Annual Burden (Hours): 34,412. Annual Burden (Cost): $2,668,613. Transactional data was reported for 2,063 FSS contracts in FY 2018. As previously noted, the reporting burden for vendors using manual systems increases with their reported sales while the reporting burden for vendors using automated systems remains constant regardless of the reported sales volume. The reporting burden for those contracts is illustrated below: The total estimated burden imposed by Transactional Data Reporting is as follows: Quarterly Reporting Annual Burden (Hours): 119,207. Annual Burden (Cost): $6,579,023. Non-FSS Burden Estimates: The only non-FSS contract vehicle currently using the clause is the Alliant 2 unrestricted contract. 53 Alliant 2 contracts were awarded in FY 2018, meaning each of the contract holders incurred initial setup costs. The initial setup burden was split between manual and automated systems, the number of which was estimated based on the ratio for the Alliant 2 contracts (74% manual, 26% automated). The initial setup burden for those contracts is illustrated below: Initial Setup Annual Burden (Hours): 3,672. Annual Burden (Cost): $284,764. As previously noted, the reporting burden for vendors using manual VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:49 May 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 BILLING CODE 6820–61–P Annual Burden (Hours): 1,445. Annual Burden (Cost): $79,772. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Total Annual Burden Estimated Annual Time Burden (Hours) FSS Vendors: 153,619. Non-FSS Vendors: 5,117. Total Annual Time Burden: 158,736. Estimated Annual Cost Burden FSS Vendors: $9,247,636. Non-FSS Vendors: $364,535. Total Annual Cost Burden: $9,612,171. 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 Information Collection 3090–0306, PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0073; Docket No. 2019–0003; Sequence No. 15] Submission for OMB Review; Advance Payments 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 a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding advanced payments. DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0073 by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 28, 2019 / Notices Collection 9000–0073, Advance Payments’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0073, Advance Payments’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0073, Advance Payments. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0073, Advance Payments, 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. Kevin Funk, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–357–5805, or via email at kevin.funk@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0073, Advance Payments. B. Needs and Uses Advance payments may be authorized under Federal contracts and subcontracts. Advance payments are the least preferred method of contract financing and require special determinations by the agency head or designee. Specific financial information about the contractor is required before such payments can be authorized (see FAR 32.4 and 52.232–12). The information is used to determine if advance payments should be provided to the contractor. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 73. Responses per Respondent: 12. Annual Responses: 876. Hours per Response: 1.42. Total Burden Hours: 1,244. D. Public Comments A 60 day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 8332, on March 7, 2019. No comments were received. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:49 May 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, at 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0073, Advance Payments, in all correspondence. Dated: May 21, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–11003 Filed 5–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0235; Docket No. 2019–0001; Sequence No. 1] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales Reporting Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: 24517 Reporting.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0235, Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales Reporting’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090–0235, Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090–0235, Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales Reporting, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew McFarland, Office of Acquisition Policy, (301) 758–5880 or matthew.mcfarland@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Commercial Sales Practices disclosures and General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) clause 552.238–81 Price Reductions.1 The information collected is used to establish and maintain Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) pricing and pricerelated terms and conditions. DATES: Submit comments on or before: July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090–0235, Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales Reporting, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0235, Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales A. Purpose The extension has been renamed ‘‘Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales Reporting’’ because it now includes a burden estimate associated with the basic version of GSAR clause 552.238–80 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.2 GSA uses this information to collect the Industrial Funding Fee and administer the FSS program. This burden was included under a separate approved information collection identified by OMB control number 3090–0121. GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules, commonly known as GSA Schedules or Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), are Government-wide contracts providing federal agencies with a simplified process for acquiring commercial supplies and services. The FSS program is the Government’s preeminent commercial contracting vehicle, accounting for about 10 percent of all federal contract dollars with approximately $33 billion of purchases made through the program in fiscal year 2018. GSA establishes the pricing and terms of each GSA Schedule contract with commercial vendors. Federal agencies then follow GSA’s competitive procedures when placing orders against 1 This clause was formerly found at GSAR 552.238–75 but was amended to GSAR 552.238–81 per GSAR case 2016–G502, effective May 23, 2019. See 84 FR 17030 from April 23, 2019. 2 This clause was formerly found at GSAR 552.238–74 but was amended to GSAR 552.238–80 per GSAR case 2016–G502, effective May 23, 2019. See 84 FR 17030 from April 23, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0073; Docket No. 2019-0003; Sequence No. 15]


Submission for OMB Review; Advance Payments

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 a revision 
and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement 
regarding advanced payments.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0073 by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB 
control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds 
with ``Information

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Collection 9000-0073, Advance Payments''. Follow the instructions 
provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. Please include your name, 
company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0073, Advance 
Payments'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0073, Advance Payments.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0073, Advance Payments, 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. Kevin Funk, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-357-5805, or via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. OMB Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s)

    9000-0073, Advance Payments.

B. Needs and Uses

    Advance payments may be authorized under Federal contracts and 
subcontracts. Advance payments are the least preferred method of 
contract financing and require special determinations by the agency 
head or designee. Specific financial information about the contractor 
is required before such payments can be authorized (see FAR 32.4 and 
52.232-12). The information is used to determine if advance payments 
should be provided to the contractor.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 73.
    Responses per Respondent: 12.
    Annual Responses: 876.
    Hours per Response: 1.42.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,244.

D. Public Comments

    A 60 day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 
8332, on March 7, 2019. No comments were received.
    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, at 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0073, 
Advance Payments, in all correspondence.

    Dated: May 21, 2019.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-11003 Filed 5-24-19; 8:45 am]
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