Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, Contract Pricing, 14656-14657 [2020-05212]

Download as PDF 14656 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES prototype testing, pooling, and confirmation testing, and quality assurance procedures and any associated testing. The required records must be maintained for as long as mattress sets based on the prototype are in production and must be retained for 3 years thereafter. Although some larger manufacturers may produce mattresses based on more than 100 prototypes, most mattress manufacturers base their complying production on 15 to 20 prototypes. OMB previously approved the collection of information for 16 CFR parts 1632 and 1633, under control number 3041–0014, with an expiration date of June 30, 2020. The information collection requirements under the part 1632 standard are separate from the testing and recordkeeping requirements under the part 1633 standard. B. Burden Hours 16 CFR 1632: Staff estimates that there are 344 respondents. It is estimated that each respondent will spend 26 hours for testing and record keeping annually for a total of 8,944 hours (344 establishments × 26 hours = 8,944). The hourly compensation for the time required for record keeping is $70.17 (for management, professional, and related occupations in goodsproducing industries, Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2019). The annualized cost to respondents would be approximately $627,600 (8,944 hours × $70.17). 16 CFR 1633: The standard requires detailed documentation of prototype identification and testing records, model and prototype specifications, inputs used, name and location of suppliers, and confirmation of test records, if establishments choose to pool a prototype. This documentation is in addition to documentation already conducted by mattress manufacturers in their efforts to meet 16 CFR part 1632. Staff estimates that there are 344 respondents. Based on staff estimates, the recordkeeping requirements are expected to require about 4 hours and 44 minutes per establishment, per qualified prototype. Although some larger manufacturers reportedly are producing mattresses based on more than 100 prototypes, most mattress manufacturers probably base their complying production on 15 to 20 prototypes, according to an industry representative contacted by staff. Assuming that establishments qualify their production with an average of 20 different qualified prototypes, recordkeeping time is about 94.6 hours (4.73 hours × 20 prototypes) per establishment, per year. (Note that pooling among establishments or using VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 a prototype qualification for longer than 1 year will reduce this estimate). This translates to an estimated annual recordkeeping time cost to all mattress producers of 32,542 hours (94.6 hours × 344 establishments). The hourly compensation for the time required for record keeping is $70.17 (for management, professional, and related occupations in goods-producing industries, Bureau of Labor Statistics, September, 2019). The annual total estimated costs for recordkeeping are approximately $2,283,500 (32,542 hours × $70.17). The total estimated annual cost to the 344 establishments for the burden hours associated with both 16 CFR part 1632 and 16 CFR part 1633 is approximately $2.8 million. C. Request for Comments The Commission solicits written comments from all interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following topics: • Whether the collection of information described above is necessary for the proper performance of the Commission’s functions, including whether the information would have practical utility; • Whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information is accurate; • Whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected could be enhanced; and • Whether the burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by use of automated, electronic or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–05137 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2020–0012; OMB Control Number 0704–0232] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, Contract Pricing Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. ACTION: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0232, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0232 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Kerryn Loan, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 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. Kerryn Loan, telephone 571–372–6119. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 215.4, Contract Pricing, and related clause at DFARS 252.215; OMB Control Number 0704–0232. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 427. Responses per Respondent: 1 (approximately). Annual Responses: 427. Average Burden per Response: 40.7 (approximately). Annual Burden Hours: 17,400. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: The clause at DFARS 252.215–7002, Cost Estimating System SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 50 / Friday, March 13, 2020 / Notices Requirements, requires that certain large business contractors— • Establish an acceptable cost estimating system and disclose the estimating system to the administrative contracting officer (ACO) in writing; • Maintain the estimating system and disclose significant changes in the system to the ACO on a timely basis; and • Respond in writing to written reports from the Government that identify deficiencies in the estimating system. DoD contracting officers use this information to determine if the contractor has an adequate system for generating cost estimates, which forecasts costs based on appropriate source information available at the time, and has the ability to monitor the correction of significant deficiencies. The need for information collection decreases as contractor estimating systems improve and gain contracting officer approval. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–05212 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Meeting of the Naval War College (NWC) Subcommittee of the Education for Seapower Advisory Board (E4SAB) Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the NWC Subcommittee of the E4SAB, referred to as the Board of Advisors to the President of the Naval War College hereafter, referred to as the ‘‘Board’’ will take place. DATES: Open to the public, Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI, 02841– 1207. Individuals without a DoD Government Common Access Card require an escort at the meeting location. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Thomas J. Gibbons, Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO), 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI, 02841– 1207, telephone number (401) 841– 4008, gibbonst@usnwc.edu. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Advisory Committee Management Final Rule (41 CFR part 102–3). Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of the Board, which reports all draft findings and recommendations to the E4SAB, is to focus on the NWC, and is necessary for the purpose of accreditation. The purpose of the E4SAB is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the NWC on matters related to the NPS and NWC. Matters include, but are not limited to organizational management, curricula, methods of instruction, facilities, and other matters of interest. Agenda: The agenda for Thursday, April 2, 2020, is as follows: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Update Briefing—NWC Leadership 10:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Meet with NWC Faculty Members The agenda for Friday is as follows: 8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Board Business and Discussion of Findings and Recommendations 11:00 a.m. Meeting Adjourn The most recent public agenda and other documentation may be obtained from Dr. Thomas J. Gibbons at (401) 841–4008 or gibbonst@usnwc.edu. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.140, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. All members of the public who wish to attend the public meeting must contact Dr. Thomas J. Gibbons at the email or telephone number listed above no later than March 19, 2020 to register and make arrangements for an escort, if necessary. Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Dr. Thomas J. Gibbons at least 10 business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Written Statements: In accordance with Section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, interested persons may submit a written statement for consideration at any time, but should be received by the ADFO a least 5 business days prior to the meeting date so that the comments may SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14657 be made available to the Board for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written statements should be submitted via email to Dr. Thomas J. Gibbons at gibbonst@usnwc.edu in either Adobe or Microsoft Word format. Please note that since the Board operates under the provisions of the FACA, as amended, all submitted comments and public presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including, but not limited to, being posted on the board website. Dated: March 10, 2020. D.J. Antenucci, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–05161 Filed 3–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Meeting of the Marine Corps University Board of Visitors Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Marine Corps University Board of Visitors, hereafter, ‘‘Board’’ will take place. SUMMARY: Open to the public, Thursday, April 2, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, April 3, 2020, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 2076 South St., Quantico VA, 22134. Registration may be required. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ADFO Dr. Kimberly Florich, Faculty Development and Outreach, kimberly.florich@usmcu.edu. 703–432– 4837, 2076 South St., Quantico, VA 22134. DATES: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Advisory Committee Management Final Rule (41 CFR part 102–3). Purpose of Meeting: The purpose of the Board is to provide the Secretary of Defense and/or the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Navy, independent advice and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 50 (Friday, March 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14656-14657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05212]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2020-0012; OMB Control Number 0704-0232]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement, Contract Pricing

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
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 announces the proposed extension of a public 
information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the 
provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 12, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0232, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0232 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Kerryn Loan, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
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. Kerryn Loan, telephone 571-372-
6119.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 215.4, Contract Pricing, and related clause 
at DFARS 252.215; OMB Control Number 0704-0232.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 427.
    Responses per Respondent: 1 (approximately).
    Annual Responses: 427.
    Average Burden per Response: 40.7 (approximately).
    Annual Burden Hours: 17,400.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: The clause at DFARS 252.215-7002, Cost Estimating 
System

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Requirements, requires that certain large business contractors--
     Establish an acceptable cost estimating system and 
disclose the estimating system to the administrative contracting 
officer (ACO) in writing;
     Maintain the estimating system and disclose significant 
changes in the system to the ACO on a timely basis; and
     Respond in writing to written reports from the Government 
that identify deficiencies in the estimating system.
    DoD contracting officers use this information to determine if the 
contractor has an adequate system for generating cost estimates, which 
forecasts costs based on appropriate source information available at 
the time, and has the ability to monitor the correction of significant 
deficiencies. The need for information collection decreases as 
contractor estimating systems improve and gain contracting officer 
approval.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-05212 Filed 3-12-20; 8:45 am]
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