Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS), 31136-31137 [2019-13789]

Download as PDF 31136 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices II. Notice of Public Hearing The Subcommittee will hold a hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, to receive testimony related to sub-Saharan African countries’ eligibility for AGOA benefits. The hearing will be held in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20508, and will be open to the public and to the press. USTR will make a transcript of the hearing available on www.regulations.gov approximately two weeks after the hearing date. USTR must receive your written requests to present oral testimony at the hearing and pre-hearing briefs, statements, or comments by noon on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. You must make the intent to testify notification in the ‘‘type comment’’ field under docket number USTR–2019–0006 on the www.regulations.gov website and you should include the name, address, telephone number and email address, if available, of the person presenting the testimony. You should attach a summary of the testimony by using the ‘‘upload file’’ field. The name of the file also should include who will be presenting the testimony. Remarks at the hearing will be limited to no more than five minutes to allow for questions from the Subcommittee. You should submit all documents in accordance with the instructions in section III below. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES III. Requirements for Submissions You must submit requests to testify, written comments, and pre-hearing and post-hearing briefs by the applicable deadlines set forth in this notice. You must make all submissions in English via http://www.regulations.gov, using Docket Number USTR–2019–0006. USTR will not accept hand-delivered submissions. To make a submission using http://www.regulations.gov, enter the appropriate docket number in the ‘search for’ field on the home page and click ‘search.’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘notice’ under ‘document type’ in the ‘filter results by’ section on the left side of the screen and click on the link entitled ‘comment now.’ The regulations.gov website offers the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘type comment’ field or by attaching a document using the ‘upload file(s)’ field. The Subcommittee prefers that you provide submissions in an attached document and note ‘see attached’ in the ‘type comment’ field on the online submission form. At the beginning of the submission, or on the first page (if VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 an attachment) include the following text (in bold and underlined): (1) ‘‘2019 AGOA Eligibility Review’’; (2) the relevant country or countries; and (3) whether the document is a ‘written comment’, ‘notice of intent to testify,’ ‘pre-hearing brief,’ or ‘post-hearing brief.’ Submissions should not exceed thirty single-spaced, standard letter-size pages in twelve-point type, including attachments. Include any data attachments to the submission in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. You will receive a tracking number upon completion of the submission procedure at http:// www.regulations.gov. The tracking number is confirmation that regulations.gov received the submission. Keep the confirmation for your records. USTR is not able to provide technical assistance for the website. USTR may not consider documents you do not submit in accordance with these instructions. If you are unable to provide submissions as requested, please contact Alan Treat, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, at (202) 395–9514, to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. General information concerning USTR is available at www.ustr.gov. IV. Business Confidential Submissions If you ask USTR to treat information you submitted as business confidential information (BCI), you must certify that the information is business confidential and you would not customarily release it to the public. You must clearly designate BCI by marking the submission ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page, and indicating, via brackets, the specific information that is BCI. Additionally, you must include ‘Business Confidential’ in the ‘type comment’ field. For any submission containing BCI, you must separately submit a non-confidential version, i.e., not as part of the same submission with the confidential version, indicating where BCI has been redacted. USTR will post the non-confidential version in the docket and it will be open to public inspection. V. Public Viewing of Review Submissions USTR will make public versions of all documents relating to these reviews available for public viewing pursuant to 15 CFR 2017.4, in Docket Number USTR–2019–0006 at http:// www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing, usually within two weeks PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the relevant due date or date of the submission. VI. Petitions At any time, any interested party may submit a petition to USTR with respect to whether a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country is meeting the AGOA eligibility requirements. An interested party may file a petition through www.regulations.gov, under docket number USTR–2019–0006. Edward Gresser, Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2019–13905 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F9–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2019–0269] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 8, 2019 This collection involves the FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) and information collected in response to notices regarding FAA acquisitions. The information to be collected is necessary to solicit, award, and administer contracts for supplies, equipment, services, facilities, and real property to fulfill the FAA’s mission. This notice revises the background based on three overall acquisition areas with applicable forms under each, and updates the figures for ‘‘Respondents’’ and ‘‘Estimated Total Annual Burden’’ below based on a revised assessment of the contractual workload. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Eckert by email at: Tim.Eckert@faa.gov or by phone at 202–267–7527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0595. Title: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS). Form Numbers: Please see https:// fast.faa.gov/Procurement_Forms.cfm for all forms. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 8, 2019 (84 FR 13987). No comments were received in response to this Notice. The FAAAMS establishes policies and internal procedures for FAA acquisition. Section 348 of Public Law 104–50 directed FAA to establish an acquisition system. The information collection is carried out as an integral part of FAA’s acquisition process. Various portions of the AMS describe information needed from vendors seeking or already doing business with FAA. Our contracting offices collect the information to plan, solicit, award, administer and close individual contracts. Our small business office collects information to promote and increase small business participation in FAA contracts. AMS requires information collection through forms in the following areas (specific information collected varies by the nature of each form): IC–1 Market Surveys/Requests for Information—In the initial stage of a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 procurement, these activities are used to identify products and services available to meet FAA needs, as well as to obtain vendor comments on draft requirements identified to satisfy an FAA need. The information obtained is important in determining the acquisition strategy in such areas as the evaluation criteria for competitive proposals or whether to set the procurement aside for a particular size of business. Total Number of Form Responses per Year—8,572. Average Burden Houses per Response—7.94. Annual Burden Hours—68,044. Forms: Business Declaration—collect information on business size of prospective vendors. SF–330 Architect-Engineer Qualifications—collect information from prospective architect-engineer firms on their qualifications. Interested Parties Form—used to publicize information on prospective vendors for the purposes of subcontracting/teaming opportunities. IC–2 Solicitations—In the next stage of a procurement, these activities are used to evaluate proposals with vendorspecific technical solutions, capabilities, and other qualifications such as subcontracting plans that may result in the award of a contract for a defined FAA need. The extent and nature of the information required from vendors varies depending on the nature of the goods and/or services procured, as well as the size and complexity of the FAA requirements. Total Number of Form Responses per Year—28,798. Average Burden Houses per Response—20.93. Annual Burden Hours—602,732. Forms: SF–30—Amendment of Solicitation/ Modification of Contract—communicate changes to FAA requirements to prospective vendors in amendments. SF–252 Architect-Engineer Contract— award architect-engineer contracts. SF–26—Award/Contract—award contracts. DOT 4220.34 Contract Facilities Capital Cost of Money—vendors to provide complete information on facilities’ capital cost of money in their cost proposals. DOT4220–.34—Contract Pricing Summary—vendors to provide a complete summary of their costs in their cost proposal. SF–18/33/1447—Request for Quotations/Solicitation, Offer, and Award/Solicitation/Contract—request contractor quotes/proposals. SF–1442 Solicitation, Offer, and Award—vendor responses to PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31137 construction, alteration, or repair solicitations. IC–3 Post-Award Contract Administration—Depending on the complexity and size of the contract, various activities are ongoing after contract award in areas such as bonds (e.g., for construction contracts), small business subcontracting (e.g., applying to large businesses), the tracking and management of Government Property, and invoicing. Contract modifications vary from routine administrative updates to major additions of work. Total Number of Form Responses per Year—110,336. Average Burden Hours per Response—2.36. Annual Burden Hours—249,918.5. Forms: SF–30 Amendment of Solicitation/ Modification of Contract—used for contract modifications of all kinds. DOT 4220.4 Contractor’s Release— contractor release of claims for a matter under the contract. SF–1443—Contractor’s Request for Progress Payments—contractor request for payment based on a percentage of total cost or stage of completion. Electronic Funds Transfer Waiver Request—contractor request for exemption from electronic funds payment process. SF–1428—Inventory Schedule B/ Continuation Sheet—contractor inventory of Government Property. DOT 4220.42 Material Inspection and Receiving Report—contractor invoice submittal. SF–25A—Payment Bond—required for certain construction contracts as defined in the AMS. SF–25—Performance Bond Annual— where a performance bond is appropriate for all covered contracts. SF–1439—Schedule of Accounting Information—for contractor termination settlement proposal submittals. SF–1443—Statement and Acknowledgment—in construction contracts for each subcontract awarded. Respondents: Contractors with an interest in or involved with FAA Acquisitions: 9,240. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6.2. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 921,739 (any differences from cumulative area information due to rounding). Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24 2019. Michelle G. Brune, Division Manager, Acquisition Policy Division (AAP–100). [FR Doc. 2019–13789 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31136-31137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13789]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0269]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA 
Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information 
collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on April 8, 2019 This collection involves the FAA Acquisition 
Management System (FAAAMS) and information collected in response to 
notices regarding FAA acquisitions. The information to be collected is 
necessary to solicit, award, and administer contracts for supplies, 
equipment, services, facilities, and real property to fulfill the FAA's 
mission. This notice revises the background based on three overall 
acquisition areas with applicable forms under each, and updates the 
figures for ``Respondents'' and ``Estimated Total Annual Burden'' below 
based on a revised assessment of the contractual workload.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by July 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to

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the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk 
Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail 
to [email protected], or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed 
to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Eckert by email at: 
[email protected] or by phone at 202-267-7527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include 
your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0595.
    Title: FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS).
    Form Numbers: Please see https://fast.faa.gov/Procurement_Forms.cfm 
for all forms.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on April 8, 2019 (84 FR 13987). No comments were received 
in response to this Notice. The FAAAMS establishes policies and 
internal procedures for FAA acquisition. Section 348 of Public Law 104-
50 directed FAA to establish an acquisition system. The information 
collection is carried out as an integral part of FAA's acquisition 
process. Various portions of the AMS describe information needed from 
vendors seeking or already doing business with FAA. Our contracting 
offices collect the information to plan, solicit, award, administer and 
close individual contracts. Our small business office collects 
information to promote and increase small business participation in FAA 
contracts. AMS requires information collection through forms in the 
following areas (specific information collected varies by the nature of 
each form):
    IC-1 Market Surveys/Requests for Information--In the initial stage 
of a procurement, these activities are used to identify products and 
services available to meet FAA needs, as well as to obtain vendor 
comments on draft requirements identified to satisfy an FAA need. The 
information obtained is important in determining the acquisition 
strategy in such areas as the evaluation criteria for competitive 
proposals or whether to set the procurement aside for a particular size 
of business.
    Total Number of Form Responses per Year--8,572.
    Average Burden Houses per Response--7.94.
    Annual Burden Hours--68,044.
    Forms:
    Business Declaration--collect information on business size of 
prospective vendors.
    SF-330 Architect-Engineer Qualifications--collect information from 
prospective architect-engineer firms on their qualifications.
    Interested Parties Form--used to publicize information on 
prospective vendors for the purposes of subcontracting/teaming 
opportunities.
    IC-2 Solicitations--In the next stage of a procurement, these 
activities are used to evaluate proposals with vendor-specific 
technical solutions, capabilities, and other qualifications such as 
subcontracting plans that may result in the award of a contract for a 
defined FAA need. The extent and nature of the information required 
from vendors varies depending on the nature of the goods and/or 
services procured, as well as the size and complexity of the FAA 
requirements.
    Total Number of Form Responses per Year--28,798.
    Average Burden Houses per Response--20.93.
    Annual Burden Hours--602,732.
    Forms:
    SF-30--Amendment of Solicitation/Modification of Contract--
communicate changes to FAA requirements to prospective vendors in 
amendments.
    SF-252 Architect-Engineer Contract--award architect-engineer 
contracts.
    SF-26--Award/Contract--award contracts.
    DOT 4220.34 Contract Facilities Capital Cost of Money--vendors to 
provide complete information on facilities' capital cost of money in 
their cost proposals.
    DOT4220-.34--Contract Pricing Summary--vendors to provide a 
complete summary of their costs in their cost proposal.
    SF-18/33/1447--Request for Quotations/Solicitation, Offer, and 
Award/Solicitation/Contract--request contractor quotes/proposals.
    SF-1442 Solicitation, Offer, and Award--vendor responses to 
construction, alteration, or repair solicitations.
    IC-3 Post-Award Contract Administration--Depending on the 
complexity and size of the contract, various activities are ongoing 
after contract award in areas such as bonds (e.g., for construction 
contracts), small business subcontracting (e.g., applying to large 
businesses), the tracking and management of Government Property, and 
invoicing. Contract modifications vary from routine administrative 
updates to major additions of work.
    Total Number of Form Responses per Year--110,336.
    Average Burden Hours per Response--2.36.
    Annual Burden Hours--249,918.5.
    Forms:
    SF-30 Amendment of Solicitation/Modification of Contract--used for 
contract modifications of all kinds.
    DOT 4220.4 Contractor's Release--contractor release of claims for a 
matter under the contract.
    SF-1443--Contractor's Request for Progress Payments--contractor 
request for payment based on a percentage of total cost or stage of 
completion.
    Electronic Funds Transfer Waiver Request--contractor request for 
exemption from electronic funds payment process.
    SF-1428--Inventory Schedule B/Continuation Sheet--contractor 
inventory of Government Property.
    DOT 4220.42 Material Inspection and Receiving Report--contractor 
invoice submittal.
    SF-25A--Payment Bond--required for certain construction contracts 
as defined in the AMS.
    SF-25--Performance Bond Annual--where a performance bond is 
appropriate for all covered contracts.
    SF-1439--Schedule of Accounting Information--for contractor 
termination settlement proposal submittals.
    SF-1443--Statement and Acknowledgment--in construction contracts 
for each subcontract awarded.
    Respondents: Contractors with an interest in or involved with FAA 
Acquisitions: 9,240.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6.2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 921,739 (any differences from 
cumulative area information due to rounding).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24 2019.
Michelle G. Brune,
Division Manager, Acquisition Policy Division (AAP-100).
[FR Doc. 2019-13789 Filed 6-27-19; 8:45 am]
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