Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Foreign Acquisition; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 32022-32023 [2020-11478]

Download as PDF 32022 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 103 / Thursday, May 28, 2020 / Notices opportunities with DoD and expand the number of businesses capable of participating in Government contracts. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–11489 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P 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; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposed revision and extension of a collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 29, 2020. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 May 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 United States 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. E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 103 / Thursday, May 28, 2020 / Notices 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. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–11478 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 May 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 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; Comment Request Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposed revision and extension of a collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by June 29, 2020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Subcontracting Policies and Procedures—DoD FAR Supplement Part 244; OMB Control Number 0704–0253. Type of Request: Revision. 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 purchasing 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32023 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 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. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–11488 Filed 5–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense (DoD). Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the United States Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group (‘‘the Group’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Group’s charter is being renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MYN1.SGM 28MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 103 (Thursday, May 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32022-32023]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11478]


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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; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to 
OMB for clearance, the following proposed revision and extension of a 
collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by June 29, 
2020.

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.
    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 United States 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.

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    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.
    Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection 
should be sent to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at 
[email protected]. Please identify the proposed information 
collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of 
the information collection.
    You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the 
information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at [email protected].

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-11478 Filed 5-27-20; 8:45 am]
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