Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Foreign Acquisition, 11353-11354 [2020-03889]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0225 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 571–372–6094. Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Heather Kitchens, OUSD(A&S)DPC(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heather Kitchens, telephone 571–372– 6104. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Part 204, Administrative Matters and Related Clause at 252.204; OMB Control Number 0704–0225. Type of Request: Revision and extension. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Number of Respondents: 545. Responses per Respondent: Approximately 5.57. Annual Responses: 3,036. Average Burden per Response: Approximately 3 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 9,108. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: DFARS 204.404– 70(a) prescribes use of DFARS Clause 252.204–7000, Disclosure of Information, in contracts that require the contractor to access or generate unclassified information that may be sensitive and inappropriate for release to the public. The clause requires the contractor to obtain approval of the contracting officer before release of any unclassified contract-related information outside the contractor’s organization, unless the information is already in the public domain. In requesting this approval, the contractor must identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release. Upon receipt of a contractor’s request, the Government reviews the information provided by the contractor to determine if it is sensitive or otherwise inappropriate for release for the stated purpose. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–03888 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2020–0005; OMB Control Number 0704–0229] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Foreign Acquisition Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed revision of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, 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. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection for use through May 31, 2020. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0229, using any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0229 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 571–372–6094. Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Kimberly Bass, OUSD(A&S)DPC(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kimberly Bass, telephone 571–372– 6174. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11353 Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and Related Clauses at 252.225; DD Form 2139; OMB Control Number 0704–0229. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 39,221. Responses per Respondent: 10, approximately. Annual Responses: 382,876. Average Burden per Response: .28 hours, approximately. Annual Burden Hours: 106,730 (106,995 reporting hours and recordkeeping hours). Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: DoD needs this information to ensure compliance with restrictions on the acquisition of foreign products imposed by statute or policy to protect the industrial base; to ensure compliance with U.S. trade agreements and memoranda of understanding that promote reciprocal trade with the U.S. allies; and to prepare reports for submission to the Department of Commerce on the Balance of Payments Program. This information collection includes requirements related to foreign acquisition in DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and the related clauses at DFARS 252.225 as follows: DFARS 252.225–7000, Buy American—Balance of Payments Program Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(1) and (1)(i), requires the offeror to identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the definition of domestic end product, separately listing qualifying country and other foreign end products. The Buy American statute does not apply to acquisitions of commercial information technology. DFARS 252.225–7003, Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada—Submission with Offer, and 252.225–7004, Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada—Submission after Award, as prescribed in DFARS 225.7204(a) and (b) respectively, require offerors and contractors to submit a Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States for subcontracts to be performed outside the United States. The reporting threshold is $750,000 for contracts that exceed $15 million. The contractor may submit the report on DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance Outside the United States, or a computer-generated report that contains all information required by DD Form 2139. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 11354 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices DFARS 252.225–7005, Identification of Expenditures in the United States, as prescribed in DFARS 225.1103(1), requires contractors incorporated or located in the United States to identify, on each request for payment under contracts for supplies to be used, or for construction or services to be performed, outside the United States, that part of the requested payment representing estimated expenditures in the United States. DFARS 252.225–7010, Commercial Derivative Military Article—Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate, as prescribed at DFARS 225.7003–5(b), requires the offeror to certify that it will take certain actions with regard to specialty metals if the offeror chooses to use the alternative compliance approach when providing commercial derivative military articles to the Government. DFARS 252.225–7013, Duty-Free Entry, prescribed at DFARS 225.1101(4), requires the contractor or an authorized agent to provide information on shipping documents and customs forms regarding those items that are eligible for duty-free entry. DFARS 252.225–7018, Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate, as prescribed at DFARS 225.7017–4(b), requires offerors to certify that no photovoltaic devices with an estimated value exceeding the micro-purchase threshold will be utilized in performance of the contract or to specify the country of origin. DFARS 252.225–7020, Trade Agreements Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(5) and (5)(i), only requires listing of nondesignated country end products. This provision is used in solicitations for all acquisitions subject to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. DFARS 252.225–7021, Alternate II, Trade Agreements, as prescribed in DFARS 225.1101(6) and (6)(ii), in order to comply with a condition of the waiver authority provided by the United States Trade Representative to the Secretary of Defense, requires contractors from a South Caucasus/ Central or South Asian state to inform the government of its participation in the acquisition and also advise their governments that they generally will not have such opportunities in the future unless their governments provide reciprocal procurement opportunities to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and services. DFARS 252.225–7023, Preference for Products or Services from Afghanistan, as prescribed in DFARS 225.7703–4(a), requires offerors to identify products or services that are not products or services from Afghanistan. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 DFARS 252.225–7025, Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings, as prescribed in DFARS 225.7102–4, also requires contractor retention of records showing compliance with the restrictions until 3 years after final payment. The contractor agrees to make the records available to the contracting officer upon request. The contractor may request a waiver in accordance with DFARS 225.7102–3. DFARS 252.225–7032, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies—Evaluation of Offers, and 252.225–7033, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies, as prescribed in DFARS 225.1101(7) and (8) respectively, require United Kingdom offerors and prime contractors, and offerors and prime contractors with subcontracts of a dollar value exceeding $1 million with United Kingdom firms, to provide certain information necessary for DoD to obtain a waiver of United kingdom levies. DFARS 252.225–7035, Buy American—Free Trade Agreements— Balance of Payments Program Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(9) and (9)(i), requires separate listing of qualifying country (except Canada), FTA country, or other foreign end products. Alternate I, as prescribed in 225.1101(9) and (9)(ii), requires listing of Canadian end products, rather than FTA country end products, in solicitations between $25,000 and the FTA threshold. The Buy American statute no longer applies to acquisitions of commercial information technology. DFARS 252.225–7046, Exports of Approved Community Members in Response to the Solicitation, as prescribed at DFARS 225.7902–5(a), requires a representation whether exports or transfers of qualifying defense articles were made in preparing the response to the solicitation. If yes, the offeror represents that such exports or transfers complied with the requirements of the provision. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–03889 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is rescinding a System of Records titled, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Summer Workshop Application (SWA), DoDEA 28. No DoDEA SWA records were ever created by the system. DATES: This System of Records rescindment is effective upon publication. The DoDEA SWA system was decommissioned on August 10, 2015. The records retention schedule for these records was five years; however, no records were ever created. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Luz D. Ortiz, Chief, Records, Privacy and Declassification Division (RPDD), 1155 Pentagon, Washington, DC 20311– 1155 or by phone at (571) 372–0478. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This System of Records was intended to assist DoDEA personnel with registering for professional development sessions which were planned to be provided over the summer months. However, the summer professional development sessions were cancelled prior to opening them up for registration. As such, no records were ever created by the system and thus this SORN can be deleted. The OSD notices for Systems of Records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or at the Defense Privacy, Civil Liberties and Transparency Division website at https://dpcld.defense.gov. The proposed systems reports, as required by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, were submitted on December 6, 2019, to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to Section 6 of OMB Circular No. A–108, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act,’’ revised December 23, 2016 (December 23, 2016, 81 FR 94424). SUMMARY: SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER: Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Education Activity Summer Workshop Application, DoDEA 28. [Docket ID: DoD–2020–OS–0027] HISTORY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Rescindment of a System of Records Notice (SORN). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 May 18, 2011, 76 FR 28757. Dated: February 24, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–03953 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 39 (Thursday, February 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11353-11354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03889]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2020-0005; OMB Control Number 0704-0229]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Foreign Acquisition

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed revision 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of DoD, 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. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this 
information collection for use through May 31, 2020. DoD proposes that 
OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the 
current expiration date.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 
27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0229, using any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-0229 in 
the subject line of the message.
    Fax: 571-372-6094.
    Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Kimberly 
Bass, OUSD(A&S)DPC(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kimberly Bass, telephone 571-372-
6174.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and Related Clauses at 
252.225; DD Form 2139; OMB Control Number 0704-0229.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 39,221.
    Responses per Respondent: 10, approximately.
    Annual Responses: 382,876.
    Average Burden per Response: .28 hours, approximately.
    Annual Burden Hours: 106,730 (106,995 reporting hours and 
recordkeeping hours).
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: DoD needs this information to ensure compliance 
with restrictions on the acquisition of foreign products imposed by 
statute or policy to protect the industrial base; to ensure compliance 
with U.S. trade agreements and memoranda of understanding that promote 
reciprocal trade with the U.S. allies; and to prepare reports for 
submission to the Department of Commerce on the Balance of Payments 
Program. This information collection includes requirements related to 
foreign acquisition in DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and the 
related clauses at DFARS 252.225 as follows:
    DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American--Balance of Payments Program 
Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(1) and (1)(i), requires the 
offeror to identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the 
definition of domestic end product, separately listing qualifying 
country and other foreign end products. The Buy American statute does 
not apply to acquisitions of commercial information technology.
    DFARS 252.225-7003, Report of Intended Performance Outside the 
United States and Canada--Submission with Offer, and 252.225-7004, 
Report of Intended Performance Outside the United States and Canada--
Submission after Award, as prescribed in DFARS 225.7204(a) and (b) 
respectively, require offerors and contractors to submit a Report of 
Contract Performance Outside the United States for subcontracts to be 
performed outside the United States. The reporting threshold is 
$750,000 for contracts that exceed $15 million. The contractor may 
submit the report on DD Form 2139, Report of Contract Performance 
Outside the United States, or a computer-generated report that contains 
all information required by DD Form 2139.

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    DFARS 252.225-7005, Identification of Expenditures in the United 
States, as prescribed in DFARS 225.1103(1), requires contractors 
incorporated or located in the United States to identify, on each 
request for payment under contracts for supplies to be used, or for 
construction or services to be performed, outside the United States, 
that part of the requested payment representing estimated expenditures 
in the United States.
    DFARS 252.225-7010, Commercial Derivative Military Article--
Specialty Metals Compliance Certificate, as prescribed at DFARS 
225.7003-5(b), requires the offeror to certify that it will take 
certain actions with regard to specialty metals if the offeror chooses 
to use the alternative compliance approach when providing commercial 
derivative military articles to the Government.
    DFARS 252.225-7013, Duty-Free Entry, prescribed at DFARS 
225.1101(4), requires the contractor or an authorized agent to provide 
information on shipping documents and customs forms regarding those 
items that are eligible for duty-free entry.
    DFARS 252.225-7018, Photovoltaic Devices--Certificate, as 
prescribed at DFARS 225.7017-4(b), requires offerors to certify that no 
photovoltaic devices with an estimated value exceeding the micro-
purchase threshold will be utilized in performance of the contract or 
to specify the country of origin.
    DFARS 252.225-7020, Trade Agreements Certificate, as prescribed in 
225.1101(5) and (5)(i), only requires listing of nondesignated country 
end products. This provision is used in solicitations for all 
acquisitions subject to the World Trade Organization Government 
Procurement Agreement.
    DFARS 252.225-7021, Alternate II, Trade Agreements, as prescribed 
in DFARS 225.1101(6) and (6)(ii), in order to comply with a condition 
of the waiver authority provided by the United States Trade 
Representative to the Secretary of Defense, requires contractors from a 
South Caucasus/Central or South Asian state to inform the government of 
its participation in the acquisition and also advise their governments 
that they generally will not have such opportunities in the future 
unless their governments provide reciprocal procurement opportunities 
to U.S. products and services and suppliers of such products and 
services.
    DFARS 252.225-7023, Preference for Products or Services from 
Afghanistan, as prescribed in DFARS 225.7703-4(a), requires offerors to 
identify products or services that are not products or services from 
Afghanistan.
    DFARS 252.225-7025, Restriction on Acquisition of Forgings, as 
prescribed in DFARS 225.7102-4, also requires contractor retention of 
records showing compliance with the restrictions until 3 years after 
final payment. The contractor agrees to make the records available to 
the contracting officer upon request. The contractor may request a 
waiver in accordance with DFARS 225.7102-3.
    DFARS 252.225-7032, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies--Evaluation of 
Offers, and 252.225-7033, Waiver of United Kingdom Levies, as 
prescribed in DFARS 225.1101(7) and (8) respectively, require United 
Kingdom offerors and prime contractors, and offerors and prime 
contractors with subcontracts of a dollar value exceeding $1 million 
with United Kingdom firms, to provide certain information necessary for 
DoD to obtain a waiver of United kingdom levies.
    DFARS 252.225-7035, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of 
Payments Program Certificate, as prescribed in 225.1101(9) and (9)(i), 
requires separate listing of qualifying country (except Canada), FTA 
country, or other foreign end products. Alternate I, as prescribed in 
225.1101(9) and (9)(ii), requires listing of Canadian end products, 
rather than FTA country end products, in solicitations between $25,000 
and the FTA threshold. The Buy American statute no longer applies to 
acquisitions of commercial information technology.
    DFARS 252.225-7046, Exports of Approved Community Members in 
Response to the Solicitation, as prescribed at DFARS 225.7902-5(a), 
requires a representation whether exports or transfers of qualifying 
defense articles were made in preparing the response to the 
solicitation. If yes, the offeror represents that such exports or 
transfers complied with the requirements of the provision.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-03889 Filed 2-26-20; 8:45 am]
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