Information Collection; Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards, 70622 [2020-24499]

Download as PDF 70622 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 215 / Thursday, November 5, 2020 / Notices manufacturing processes, or customer names. Josephine Liu, Assistant General Counsel for Legal Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–24585 Filed 11–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0153; Docket No. 2020–0053; Sequence No. 15] Information Collection; Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and 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 a revision and an extension concerning alternatives to Government-unique standards. 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. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2021. 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 January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit comments on this collection through http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions on the site. This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:36 Nov 04, 2020 Jkt 253001 comments. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000–0153, Alternatives to Government-unique standards. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7386, or jennifer.hawes@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0153, Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards. B. Need and Uses This clearance covers the information that offerors must submit to comply with the provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.211–7, Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards. This solicitation provision permits offerors to propose alternatives to Government-unique standards in response to Government solicitations. If an alternative standard is proposed, the offeror must furnish data and/or information regarding the alternative in sufficient detail for the Government to determine if it meets the Government’s requirements. The information collected from offerors will be used by Federal agencies to determine if voluntary consensus standards will satisfy the Government’s needs for a particular solicitation, in order to comply with OMB Circular A–119, Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities, and Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104– 113, 15 U.S.C. 272 note). This OMB Control Number was previously entitled ‘‘OMB Circular A–119,’’ but has been updated to reflect the information collection requirement. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 100. Total Annual Responses: 100. Total Burden Hours: 100. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division by PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 calling 202–501–4755 or emailing GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0153, Alternatives to Government-unique Standards. William F. Clark, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–24499 Filed 11–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC, announces the following meeting of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. The audio conference line has 150 ports for callers. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference (information below). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on December 8, 2020, from 1:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., EST and December 9, 2020, from 1:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., EST. A public comment session will be held on December 8, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. and conclude at 6:15 p.m., EST or following the final call for public comment, whichever comes first. Written comments must be received on or before December 1, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail to: Sherri Diana, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C– 34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Meeting Information: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free dial-in number is 1– 866–659–0537; the pass code is 9933701. DATES: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 215 (Thursday, November 5, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 70622]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-24499]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0153; Docket No. 2020-0053; Sequence No. 15]


Information Collection; Alternatives to Government-Unique 
Standards

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

ACTION: Notice and 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 a revision and an extension 
concerning alternatives to Government-unique standards. 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. OMB has approved this information collection for use 
through February 28, 2021. 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 
January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit 
comments on this collection through http://www.regulations.gov and 
follow the instructions on the site. This website provides the ability 
to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file 
for lengthier comments. If there are difficulties submitting comments, 
contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or 
[email protected].
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000-
0153, Alternatives to Government-unique standards. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission 
to verify posting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-969-7386, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s)

    9000-0153, Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards.

B. Need and Uses

    This clearance covers the information that offerors must submit to 
comply with the provision at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
52.211-7, Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards. This 
solicitation provision permits offerors to propose alternatives to 
Government-unique standards in response to Government solicitations. If 
an alternative standard is proposed, the offeror must furnish data and/
or information regarding the alternative in sufficient detail for the 
Government to determine if it meets the Government's requirements. The 
information collected from offerors will be used by Federal agencies to 
determine if voluntary consensus standards will satisfy the 
Government's needs for a particular solicitation, in order to comply 
with OMB Circular A-119, Federal Participation in the Development and 
Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment 
Activities, and Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and 
Advancement Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-113, 15 U.S.C. 272 note). This OMB 
Control Number was previously entitled ``OMB Circular A-119,'' but has 
been updated to reflect the information collection requirement.

C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 100.
    Total Annual Responses: 100.
    Total Burden Hours: 100.
    Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information 
collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division by 
calling 202-501-4755 or emailing [email protected]. Please cite OMB 
Control No. 9000-0153, Alternatives to Government-unique Standards.

William F. Clark,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-24499 Filed 11-4-20; 8:45 am]
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