Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Subcontracting Policies and Procedures, 16330-16331 [2020-05355]

Download as PDF 16330 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 56 / Monday, March 23, 2020 / Notices Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before April 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: These documents are available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Courtney Smith, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to film beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska for a short documentary to educate the public on the importance of protecting beluga whales and the threats that affect their populations. Filmmakers would photograph or film up to 500 beluga whales annually using an unmanned aircraft system. They may incidentally harass up to 10 minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), 500 harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), 10 Dall’s porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli), and 500 Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) annually while filming. The permit would expire on December 1, 2021. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Mar 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: March 18, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–06066 Filed 3–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2020–0013; OMB Control Number 0704–0253] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Subcontracting Policies and Procedures 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 announces the proposed revision and extension of a public information collection requirement, and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 requirement for use through May 31, 2020. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for an additional three years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0253, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0253 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Kimberly Ziegler, 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. Kimberly Ziegler, telephone 571–372– 6095. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Subcontracting Policies and Procedures—DoD FAR Supplement Part 244; OMB Control Number 0704–0253. Type of Request: Extension. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Respondents: 22. Responses per Respondent: 2. Annual Responses: 44. Hours per Response: 8. Estimated Hours: 372. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: Administrative contracting officers use this information in making decisions to approve or disapprove a contractors purchase system. The disapproval of a contractor’s purchasing system would necessitate Government consent to individual subcontracts and possibly prompt a financial withhold or other Government rights and remedies. DFARS 244.305, entitled Granting, Withholding, or Withdrawing Approval, provides policy guidance for administrative contracting officers to determine the acceptability of the contractor’s purchasing system and approve or disprove the system, at the completion of the in-plant portion of a contractor purchasing system review, and to pursue correction of any deficiencies with the contractor. DFARS clause 252.244–7001, Contractor Purchasing System Administration, requires the contractor to respond within 30 days to a written initial determination from the contracting officer that identifies significant deficiencies in the contractor’s purchasing system. The contracting officer will evaluate the contractor’s response to this initial determination and notify the contractor in writing of any remaining significant deficiencies, the adequacy of any proposed or completed corrective action and system disapproval if the contracting officer E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 56 / Monday, March 23, 2020 / Notices determines that one or more significant deficiencies remain. If the contractor receives the contracting officer’s final determination of significant deficiencies, the contractor has 45 days to either correct the significant deficiencies or submit an acceptable corrective action plan. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–05355 Filed 3–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Cancellation Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; cancellation. AGENCY: On February 20, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) published a notice that announced the next meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (‘‘the Committee’’), which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. DoD is publishing this notice to announce that this federal advisory committee meeting has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date. DATES: Committee Meeting; Cancellation. Day 1: March 24, 2020—Cancelled. Day 2: March 25, 2020—Cancelled. ADDRESSES: Not Applicable. Meeting is cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sofiya Velgach, (703) 697–9271 (Voice), (703) 614–9272 (Facsimile), osd.pentagon.ousd-p-r.mbx.dacmpt@ mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is Assistant Director, Accession Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Room 3D1066, The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Department of Defense and the Designated Federal Officer, the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing was unable to provide public notification required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a) concerning the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Mar 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 cancellation of the previously noticed meeting for March 24, 2020—March 25, 2020. Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), waives the 15calendar day notification requirement. On February 20, 2020 (85 FR 9751– 9752), the DoD published a notice that announced the next meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. DoD is publishing this notice to announce that this federal advisory committee meeting has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date. The rescheduled meeting will be announced in the Federal Register. Dated: March 17, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–05952 Filed 3–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0013] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Office of Management (OM), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2020–SCC–0013. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16331 information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Stephanie Valentine, 202–453–7061. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 1880–0542. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 450,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 225,000. Abstract: This collection of information is necessary to enable the E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 56 (Monday, March 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05355]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2020-0013; OMB Control Number 0704-0253]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Subcontracting Policies and Procedures

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 announces the proposed revision and 
extension of a public information collection requirement, and seeks 
public comment on the provisions thereof. 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 requirement for 
use through May 31, 2020. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for 
an additional three years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0253, 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-
0253 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Kimberly Ziegler, 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. Kimberly Ziegler, telephone 571-
372-6095.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title and OMB Number: Subcontracting Policies and Procedures--DoD 
FAR Supplement Part 244; OMB Control Number 0704-0253.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Respondents: 22.
    Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Annual Responses: 44.
    Hours per Response: 8.
    Estimated Hours: 372.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: Administrative contracting officers use this 
information in making decisions to approve or disapprove a contractors 
purchase system. The disapproval of a contractor's purchasing system 
would necessitate Government consent to individual subcontracts and 
possibly prompt a financial withhold or other Government rights and 
remedies. DFARS 244.305, entitled Granting, Withholding, or Withdrawing 
Approval, provides policy guidance for administrative contracting 
officers to determine the acceptability of the contractor's purchasing 
system and approve or disprove the system, at the completion of the in-
plant portion of a contractor purchasing system review, and to pursue 
correction of any deficiencies with the contractor. DFARS clause 
252.244-7001, Contractor Purchasing System Administration, requires the 
contractor to respond within 30 days to a written initial determination 
from the contracting officer that identifies significant deficiencies 
in the contractor's purchasing system. The contracting officer will 
evaluate the contractor's response to this initial determination and 
notify the contractor in writing of any remaining significant 
deficiencies, the adequacy of any proposed or completed corrective 
action and system disapproval if the contracting officer

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determines that one or more significant deficiencies remain. If the 
contractor receives the contracting officer's final determination of 
significant deficiencies, the contractor has 45 days to either correct 
the significant deficiencies or submit an acceptable corrective action 
plan.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-05355 Filed 3-20-20; 8:45 am]
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