Information Collection; Quality Assurance Requirements, 28813-28814 [2019-13141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 119 / Thursday, June 20, 2019 / Notices 8. Withdrawal Project Update Portions Closed to the Public Information covered under 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(4) and (c)(9)(B). CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kimberly Weaver, Director, Office of External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. Dated: June 17, 2019. Megan Grumbine, General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2019–13150 Filed 6–18–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0077; Docket No. 2019–0003; Sequence No. 11] Information Collection; Quality Assurance Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. 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 request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning quality assurance requirements. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before August 19, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to GSA, 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 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0077, jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 Quality Assurance Requirements’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, 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: Ms. Marilyn Chambers, Procurement Analyst, at 202–285–7380 or email marilyn.chambers@gsa.gov. 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—Quality Assurance 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 Supplies and services acquired under Government contracts must conform to PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28813 the contract’s quality and quantity requirements. FAR Part 46 prescribes inspection, acceptance, warranty, and other measures associated with quality requirements. Standard inspection clauses require the contractor to provide and maintain an inspection system that is acceptable to the Government; give the Government the right to make inspections and test while work is in process; and require the contractor to keep complete, and make available to the Government, records of its inspection work. FAR clause 52.246–15, Certificate of Conformance, is not an inspection clause, but a requirement for the contractor to certify that supplies or services furnished are of the quality specified and conform in all respects with the contract requirements. C. Annual Reporting Burden 1. Inspection Clauses The FAR inspection clauses are used for quality assurance depending on the type of contract and the type of product or service being provided. The corresponding quality/inspection systems the contractors are required to implement have requirements for record keeping and in some cases documenting the quality or inspection system. These clauses do not require the transmittal or sending of documentation to the Government. Instead, the Government may review these records to confirm the contract quality requirements are being met. Definitive information was not available on how often the Government requests to see these records. The time required to provide the records is estimated as follows: Respondents: 1,590. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 1,590. Hours per Response: 1. Total Burden hours: 1,590. 2. Certificate of Conformance FAR clause 52.246–15 is used in solicitations and contracts for supplies or services at the discretion of the contracting officer when it is in the Government’s interest, small losses would be incurred in the event of a defect; or because of the contractor’s reputation or past performance, it is likely that the supplies or services furnished will be acceptable and any defective work would be replaced, corrected, or repaired without contest. The clause requires the contractor to submit a prescribed certificate. The time required to submit the certificate is estimated as follows: Respondents: 639. Responses per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 639. E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 28814 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 119 / Thursday, June 20, 2019 / Notices Hours per Response: .5. Total Burden hours: 320. 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. 9000–0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: June 17, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–13141 Filed 6–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION A. Solicitation of Public Comment [OMB Control No. 9000–0055; Docket No. 2019–0003; Sequence No. 7] Information Collection; Freight Classification Description Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance. AGENCIES: 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 concerning freight classification description. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 19, 2019. 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, jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0053, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises. Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0056, Report of Shipment. 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: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, at 202–501–1448 or via email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 The Government is required to provide, in solicitations, a complete description of the supplies to be acquired and the packing requirements to determine transportation (freight rate) charges for the evaluation of offers. Generally, the freight rate for supplies is based on the ratings applicable to the freight classification description published in the National Motor Freight Classification (for carriers) and the Uniform Freight Classification (for rail) PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 filed with Federal and State regulatory bodies. When the Government purchases supplies that are new to the supply system, nonstandard, or modifications of previously shipped supplies, and different freight classifications may apply, per FAR clause 52.247–53, offerors are requested to indicate the full Uniform Freight Classification or National Motor Freight Classification description applicable to the supplies. The Government will use these descriptions as well as other information available to determine the classification description most appropriate and advantageous to the government. C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 3,000. Responses per Respondent: 3. Annual Responses: 9,000. Hours per Response: .167. Total Burden Hours: 1,503. Affected Public: Business other forprofit entities and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 First Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0055, Freight Classification Description, in all correspondence. Dated: June 14, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–13137 Filed 6–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–MA–2019–03; Docket No. 2019– 0002, Sequence No. 4] FMR Bulletin B–48, Exchange/Sale Financial Accounting Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B–48, EXCHANGE/SALE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. AGENCY: FMR Bulletin B–48 provides guidance to agencies on the use of the exchange/sale authority as authorized by Title 40 United States Code (U.S.C.) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 119 (Thursday, June 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28813-28814]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13141]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0077; Docket No. 2019-0003; Sequence No. 11]


Information Collection; Quality Assurance Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB clearance.

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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 request to review and approve an 
extension of a previously approved information collection requirement 
concerning quality assurance requirements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 19, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden to GSA, 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 9000-0077, Quality Assurance 
Requirements''. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements'' on 
your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, 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: Ms. Marilyn Chambers, Procurement 
Analyst, at 202-285-7380 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--Quality Assurance 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

    Supplies and services acquired under Government contracts must 
conform to the contract's quality and quantity requirements. FAR Part 
46 prescribes inspection, acceptance, warranty, and other measures 
associated with quality requirements. Standard inspection clauses 
require the contractor to provide and maintain an inspection system 
that is acceptable to the Government; give the Government the right to 
make inspections and test while work is in process; and require the 
contractor to keep complete, and make available to the Government, 
records of its inspection work. FAR clause 52.246-15, Certificate of 
Conformance, is not an inspection clause, but a requirement for the 
contractor to certify that supplies or services furnished are of the 
quality specified and conform in all respects with the contract 
requirements.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

1. Inspection Clauses

    The FAR inspection clauses are used for quality assurance depending 
on the type of contract and the type of product or service being 
provided. The corresponding quality/inspection systems the contractors 
are required to implement have requirements for record keeping and in 
some cases documenting the quality or inspection system. These clauses 
do not require the transmittal or sending of documentation to the 
Government. Instead, the Government may review these records to confirm 
the contract quality requirements are being met. Definitive information 
was not available on how often the Government requests to see these 
records. The time required to provide the records is estimated as 
follows:
    Respondents: 1,590.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 1,590.
    Hours per Response: 1.
    Total Burden hours: 1,590.

2. Certificate of Conformance

    FAR clause 52.246-15 is used in solicitations and contracts for 
supplies or services at the discretion of the contracting officer when 
it is in the Government's interest, small losses would be incurred in 
the event of a defect; or because of the contractor's reputation or 
past performance, it is likely that the supplies or services furnished 
will be acceptable and any defective work would be replaced, corrected, 
or repaired without contest. The clause requires the contractor to 
submit a prescribed certificate. The time required to submit the 
certificate is estimated as follows:
    Respondents: 639.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 639.

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    Hours per Response: .5.
    Total Burden hours: 320.
    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. 9000-0077, Quality Assurance Requirements, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: June 17, 2019.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-13141 Filed 6-19-19; 8:45 am]
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