Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Part 216, Types of Contracts, 70594 [2020-24563]

Download as PDF 70594 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 215 / Thursday, November 5, 2020 / Notices Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2020–0043; OMB Control Number 0704–0259] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Part 216, Types of Contracts Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with 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: 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 January 31, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. SUMMARY: DoD will consider all comments received by January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0259, using any of the following methods: o Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0259 in the subject line of the message. Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Carrie Moore, OUSD(A&S)DPC(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B938, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:36 Nov 04, 2020 Jkt 253001 Ms. Carrie Moore, 571–372–6093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 216, Types of Contracts, and associated clauses at Part 252.216; OMB Control Number 0704–0259. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Type of Request: Extension. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 132. Responses per Respondent: Approximately 4. Annual Responses: 533. Average Burden per Response: 4 hours. Annual Burden Hours: 2,132. Needs and Uses: The clauses at DFARS 252.216–7000, Economic Price Adjustment—Basic Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, or Copper Mill Products; DFARS 252.216–7001, Economic Price Adjustment—Nonstandard Steel Items; and DFARS 252.216–7003, Economic Price Adjustment—Wage Rates or Material Prices Controlled by a Foreign Government, require contractors with fixed-price economic price adjustment contracts to submit information to the contracting officer regarding changes in established material prices or wage rates. The contracting officer uses this information to make appropriate adjustments to contract prices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–24563 Filed 11–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Accrediting Agency Currently Undergoing Review During the Period of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education Accreditation Group, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, ACTION: Call for written third-party comments. AGENCY: This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review during the period of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Bounds, Director, Accreditation Group, Office of Postsecondary PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 270–01, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–7615, or email: herman.bounds@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This request for written third-party comments concerning the performance of accrediting agencies during their period of recognition is pursuant to 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 602.33(c)(4)(iii)(B). This accrediting agency will be added to the agenda for the Winter 2021 National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) meeting, notice of which was published May 28, 2020 (85 FRN 32031). The meeting date and location have not been determined but will be announced in a later Federal Register notice. Agencies Under Review and Evaluation The Department requests written comments from the public on the following accrediting agency, which is currently undergoing review and evaluation during its period of recognition by the Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education Accreditation Group, in accordance with the procedures set forth in 34 CFR 602.33. Inquiries Under 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 602.33: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) a. 34 CFR 602.33 review in response to ACICS monitoring report. Pursuant to the November 21, 2018 Decision of the Secretary, Docket No. 16–44–0 (available at https://opeweb.ed.gov/eRecognition/PublicDocuments under NACIQI meeting date: 06/23/2016 for ACICS), ACICS submitted a monitoring report on issues identified in the Decision related to the agency’s compliance with the Criteria in 34 CFR 602.15(a)(1), 602.16(a)(1)(i), 602.16(a)(1)(vii), and 602.19(b). In its review of the monitoring report, the Department staff noted that one or more deficiencies may exist in the agency’s compliance with the Secretary’s Criteria for Recognition or the agency’s effective application of those Criteria, and therefore processed the monitoring report in accordance with the review procedures set forth in 34 CFR 602.33. The review has identified noncompliance with the Criteria in 34 CFR 602.15(a)(1) and 602.19(b). b. 34 CFR 602.33 review initiated by inquiry letter dated June 19, 2019 (letter available at https://www.ed.gov/ accreditation/acics). The initiation of E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2020-0043; OMB Control Number 0704-0259]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Part 216, Types of Contracts

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 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: 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 January 31, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend its 
approval for use for three additional years beyond the current 
expiration date.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0259, using any of the following methods:
    o Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-0259 in 
the subject line of the message.
    Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Carrie 
Moore, OUSD(A&S)DPC(DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B938, 
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. Carrie Moore, 571-372-6093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 216, Types of Contracts, 
and associated clauses at Part 252.216; OMB Control Number 0704-0259.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for profit 
institutions.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 132.
    Responses per Respondent: Approximately 4.
    Annual Responses: 533.
    Average Burden per Response: 4 hours.
    Annual Burden Hours: 2,132.
    Needs and Uses: The clauses at DFARS 252.216-7000, Economic Price 
Adjustment--Basic Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, or Copper Mill 
Products; DFARS 252.216-7001, Economic Price Adjustment--Nonstandard 
Steel Items; and DFARS 252.216-7003, Economic Price Adjustment--Wage 
Rates or Material Prices Controlled by a Foreign Government, require 
contractors with fixed-price economic price adjustment contracts to 
submit information to the contracting officer regarding changes in 
established material prices or wage rates. The contracting officer uses 
this information to make appropriate adjustments to contract prices.

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-24563 Filed 11-4-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001-06-P