Information Collection; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, 54146-54147 [2019-22038]

Download as PDF 54146 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices Location: https://www2.fmc.gov/ FMC.Agreements.Web/Public/ AgreementHistory/426. Dated: October 4, 2019. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–22064 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0199; Docket No. 2019–0003; Sequence No. 28] Information Collection; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on an extension concerning prohibition on contracting for certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 29, 2019. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite 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, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0199, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000– 0199, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. 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: Camara Francis, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–550–0935, or camara.francis@gsa.gov. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000–0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for the OMB Control number 9000–0199. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment’’. Follow the instructions on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 9000–0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405–0001. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000–0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000–0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) provides that an agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and no person is required to respond to, nor be subject to, a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information, unless that collection has obtained Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. DoD, GSA, and NASA requested and OMB authorized emergency processing of an information collection involved in this rule, as OMB Control Number 9000–0199(FAR case 2018–017), from the provision at FAR 52.204–24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services and the clause at FAR 52.204–25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, consistent with 5 CFR 1320.13. DoD, GSA, and NASA have determined the following conditions have been met: a. The collection of information is needed prior to the expiration of time periods normally associated with a routine submission for review under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, in view of the deadline for this provision of the NDAA which was signed into law in August 2018 and requires action before the prohibition goes into effect on August 13, 2019. b. The collection of information is essential to the mission of the agencies to ensure the Federal Government does not purchase prohibited equipment, systems and services, and can respond appropriately if any such purchases are not identified until after delivery or use. c. The use of normal clearance procedures would prevent the collection of information from contractors, for national security purposes. This requirement supports implementation of Section 889 of Title VII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115–232). This section prohibits agencies from procuring, obtaining, extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunication equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part of any system on or after August 13, 2019 unless an exception applies. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES This requirement is implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) through the provision at FAR 52.204–24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment and the clause at FAR 52.204–25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. This clearance covers the following requirements: • FAR 52.204–24 requires an offer or to represent whether they will provide any covered telecommunications equipment or services and if so, describe in more detail the use of the covered telecommunications equipment or services; and • FAR 52.204–25 requires contractors to report covered telecommunications equipment, systems and services identified during performance of a contract. DoD, GSA, and NASA request approval of this information collection in order to implement the law. The information will be used by agency personnel to identify and remove prohibited equipment, systems, or services from Government use. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 40216, on August 13, 2019, as a part of an interim rule under FAR Case 2018–017, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. A. Annual Reporting Burden 52.204–25: Total number of respondents: 190,446. Average responses per respondent: 41.25. Total Responses: 7,855,881. Average burden hours per response: .105. Total burden hours: 821,274. The public reporting burden for this collection of information consists of completing the representation, which is estimated will take an average of 5 minutes (.08333 hours) per response if additional detail is not necessary. If additional detail is necessary, completing the representation is estimated will take an average of three hours per response. The average total burden hours per total responses is estimated to average .105 burden hours per response, including time time to complete the representation and provide the additional detail. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 B. Annual Reporting Burden 52.204–25: Number of Respondents: 4,761. Responses per Respondent: 5. Total Responses: 23,805. Average Burden Hours Per Response: 1.5. Total Burden Hours: 35,708. The public reporting burden for this collection of information consists of reports of identified covered telecommunications equipment, systems and services during contract performance as required by 52.204–25. Reports are estimated to average 1.5 hour per response, including the time for reviewing definitions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the report. C. Public Comments DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated 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. 9000–0199, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, in all correspondence. Dated: October 3, 2019. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–22038 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54147 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–20–0215; Docket No. CDC–2019– 0085] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 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 a proposed information collection project titled Application Form and Related Forms for the Operation of the National Death Index. The National Death Index (NDI) is designed to allow NCHS to collect mortality data, to support epidemiological research and to furnish mortality information. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2019– 0085 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. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0199; Docket No. 2019-0003; Sequence No. 28]


Information Collection; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain 
Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and 
NASA invite the public to comment on an extension concerning 
prohibition on contracting for certain telecommunications and video 
surveillance services or equipment. OMB has approved this information 
collection for use through February 29, 2019. DoD, GSA, and NASA 
propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years 
beyond the current expiration date.

DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by 
December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite 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, Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0199, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain 
Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 
9000-0199, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications 
and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. 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: Camara Francis, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-550-0935, or [email protected].

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and 
Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, by any of the following 
methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for the OMB 
Control number 9000-0199. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that 
corresponds with ``Information Collection 9000-0199; Prohibition on 
Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance 
Services or Equipment''. Follow the instructions on the screen. Please 
include your name, company name (if any), and ``Information Collection 
9000-0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications 
and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405-
0001. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0199; Prohibition on Contracting for 
Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or 
Equipment.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0199; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain 
Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 
provides that an agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a 
collection of information, and no person is required to respond to, nor 
be subject to, a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of 
information, unless that collection has obtained Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) approval and displays a currently valid OMB Control 
Number.
    DoD, GSA, and NASA requested and OMB authorized emergency 
processing of an information collection involved in this rule, as OMB 
Control Number 9000-0199(FAR case 2018-017), from the provision at FAR 
52.204-24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and 
Video Surveillance Services and the clause at FAR 52.204-25, 
Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video 
Surveillance Services or Equipment, consistent with 5 CFR 1320.13. DoD, 
GSA, and NASA have determined the following conditions have been met:
    a. The collection of information is needed prior to the expiration 
of time periods normally associated with a routine submission for 
review under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, in view of 
the deadline for this provision of the NDAA which was signed into law 
in August 2018 and requires action before the prohibition goes into 
effect on August 13, 2019.
    b. The collection of information is essential to the mission of the 
agencies to ensure the Federal Government does not purchase prohibited 
equipment, systems and services, and can respond appropriately if any 
such purchases are not identified until after delivery or use.
    c. The use of normal clearance procedures would prevent the 
collection of information from contractors, for national security 
purposes.
    This requirement supports implementation of Section 889 of Title 
VII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 
(Pub. L. 115-232). This section prohibits agencies from procuring, 
obtaining, extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain any 
equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunication 
equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any 
system, or as a critical technology as part of any system on or after 
August 13, 2019 unless an exception applies.

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    This requirement is implemented in the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) through the provision at FAR 52.204-24, Representation 
Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or 
Equipment and the clause at FAR 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting 
for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or 
Equipment.
    This clearance covers the following requirements:
     FAR 52.204-24 requires an offer or to represent whether 
they will provide any covered telecommunications equipment or services 
and if so, describe in more detail the use of the covered 
telecommunications equipment or services; and
     FAR 52.204-25 requires contractors to report covered 
telecommunications equipment, systems and services identified during 
performance of a contract.
    DoD, GSA, and NASA request approval of this information collection 
in order to implement the law. The information will be used by agency 
personnel to identify and remove prohibited equipment, systems, or 
services from Government use. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they 
conduct or sponsor.
    A notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 40216, on 
August 13, 2019, as a part of an interim rule under FAR Case 2018-017, 
Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video 
Surveillance Services or Equipment.

A. Annual Reporting Burden

    52.204-25:
    Total number of respondents: 190,446.
    Average responses per respondent: 41.25.
    Total Responses: 7,855,881.
    Average burden hours per response: .105.
    Total burden hours: 821,274.
    The public reporting burden for this collection of information 
consists of completing the representation, which is estimated will take 
an average of 5 minutes (.08333 hours) per response if additional 
detail is not necessary. If additional detail is necessary, completing 
the representation is estimated will take an average of three hours per 
response. The average total burden hours per total responses is 
estimated to average .105 burden hours per response, including time 
time to complete the representation and provide the additional detail.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    52.204-25:
    Number of Respondents: 4,761.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Total Responses: 23,805.
    Average Burden Hours Per Response: 1.5.
    Total Burden Hours: 35,708.
    The public reporting burden for this collection of information 
consists of reports of identified covered telecommunications equipment, 
systems and services during contract performance as required by 52.204-
25. Reports are estimated to average 1.5 hour per response, including 
the time for reviewing definitions, searching existing data sources, 
gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing 
the report.

C. Public Comments

    DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate 
of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including the use of automated 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. 9000-0199, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain 
Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, in all 
correspondence.

    Dated: October 3, 2019.
Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
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