Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and Related Clauses at 252.217, 86911-86912 [2020-28964]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2020 / Notices 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 requirement for use through February 28, 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 March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0750–0003, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0750–0003 in the subject line of the message. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Carrie Moore, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B938, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, 571–372–6093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Control Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Requests for Reimbursement under Section 3610 of the CARES Act; OMB Control Number 0750–0003. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 16,224. Responses per Respondent: 1.5 approximately. Annual Responses: 24,337. Average Burden per Response: 63 hours approximately. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Dec 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 Annual Burden Hours: 1,523,053. Reporting Frequency: On Occasion. Needs and Uses: Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. 116–136), enacted on March 27, 2020, authorizes, but does not require, contracting officers to modify contracts and other agreements, without consideration, to reimburse contractors for paid leave a contractor provides to keep its employees or subcontractors in a ready state, including to protect the life and safety of Government and contractor personnel, during the public health emergency declared for Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19). A contractor request for reimbursement under section 3610 must include sufficient documentation to support the request and enable the contracting officer to determine whether a contractor is eligible for reimbursement under section 3610 and, if so, the amount of reimbursement to provide to a contractor. Contractors’ requests for reimbursement under section 3610 will vary in dollar amount and complexity; as such, so will the amount and type of information needed from a contractor to support their reimbursement request. Based on this variation, contracting officers will use one of three DoD reimbursement checklists to advise contractors of the information needed to support their request. The information described in the checklists is necessary to collect from contractors in order to ensure that contracting officers are able to determine whether to approve the request for reimbursement and expediently modify the affected contract(s) for the authorized reimbursement amount. Section 3610 also requires that any reimbursements made under its authority are reduced by the amount of credit a contractor is allowed under other provisions of the CARES Act and division G of the Families First Coronavirus Response (FFRCA) (Pub. L. 116–127). As the status of such credits may not be known at the time of reimbursement, DFARS clause 252.243– 7999, Section 3610 Reimbursement (Deviation 2020–O0021), requires contractors to notify the contracting officer of any credits received after receiving reimbursement under section 3610 and make any repayment, as necessary, to comply with the requirements of section 3610. This information is necessary so that PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86911 contracting officers may comply with the provisions of section 3610. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–28965 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2020–0046; OMB Control Number 0704–0214] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and Related Clauses at 252.217 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 requirement for use through April 30, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. SUMMARY: DoD will consider all comments received by March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0214, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DATES: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 86912 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2020 / Notices Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0214 in the subject line of the message. Æ 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 https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, 571–372–6093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Control Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and related clauses at 252.217; OMB Control Number 0704–0214. Type of Request: Extension. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for- profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 5,859. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 29,295. Average Burden per Response: 8. Annual Burden Hours: 234,360. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: DFARS part 217 prescribes policies and procedures for acquiring supplies and services by special contracting methods. Contracting officers use the required information as follows: DFARS 217.7004(a)—When solicitations permit the exchange (or trade-in) of personal property and application of the exchange allowance to the acquisition of similar property, offerors must provide the prices for the new items being acquired both with and without any exchange. Contracting officers use the information to make an informed decision regarding the reasonableness of the prices for both the new and trade-in items. DFARS 217.7404–3(b)—When awarded an undefinitized contract action, contractors are required to submit a qualifying proposal in accordance with the definitization schedule provided in the contract. Contracting officers use this information to complete a meaningful analysis of a contractor’s proposal in a timely manner. DFARS 217.7505(d)—When responding to sole source solicitations that include the acquisition of replenishment parts, offerors submit price and quantity data on any Government orders for the replenishment part(s) issued within the most recent 12 months. Contracting VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Dec 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 officers use this information to evaluate recent price increases for sole source replenishment parts. DFARS clause 252.217–7012— Included in master agreements for repair and alteration of vessels, paragraph (d) of the clause requires contractors to show evidence of insurance under the agreement. Contracting officers use this information to ensure contractor is adequately insured when performing work under the agreement. Paragraphs (f) and (g) of the clause require contractors to notify the contracting officer of any property loss or damage for which the Government is liable under the agreement and submit a request, with supporting documentation, for reimbursement of the cost of replacement or repair. Contracting officers use this information to stay informed of lost or damaged property for which the Government is liable, and to determine the appropriate course of action for replacement or repair of the property. DFARS provision 252.217–7026— Included in certain solicitations for supplies that are being acquired under other than full and open competition, the provision requires the apparently successful offeror to identify their sources of supply so that competition can be enhanced in future acquisitions. DFARS clause 252.217–7028—When performing under contracts for overhaul, maintenance, and repair, contractors must submit a work request and proposal for ‘‘over and above’’ work that is within the scope of the contract, but not covered by the line item(s) under the contract, and necessary in order to satisfactorily complete the contract. This requirement allows the Government to review the need for pending work before the contractor begins performance. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–28964 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER21–714–000] Indiana Crossroads Wind Farm LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Indiana PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Crossroads Wind Farm LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is January 12, 2021. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2020-0046; OMB Control Number 0704-0214]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, and 
Related Clauses at 252.217

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 
requirement for use through April 30, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for three additional years beyond the current 
expiration date.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0214, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

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    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0214 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] 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 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, 571-372-6093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title and OMB Control Number: Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 217, Special Contracting Methods, 
and related clauses at 252.217; OMB Control Number 0704-0214.
    Type of Request: Extension.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for- profit 
institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 5,859.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Annual Responses: 29,295.
    Average Burden per Response: 8.
    Annual Burden Hours: 234,360.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: DFARS part 217 prescribes policies and procedures 
for acquiring supplies and services by special contracting methods. 
Contracting officers use the required information as follows:
    DFARS 217.7004(a)--When solicitations permit the exchange (or 
trade-in) of personal property and application of the exchange 
allowance to the acquisition of similar property, offerors must provide 
the prices for the new items being acquired both with and without any 
exchange. Contracting officers use the information to make an informed 
decision regarding the reasonableness of the prices for both the new 
and trade-in items.
    DFARS 217.7404-3(b)--When awarded an undefinitized contract action, 
contractors are required to submit a qualifying proposal in accordance 
with the definitization schedule provided in the contract. Contracting 
officers use this information to complete a meaningful analysis of a 
contractor's proposal in a timely manner.
    DFARS 217.7505(d)--When responding to sole source solicitations 
that include the acquisition of replenishment parts, offerors submit 
price and quantity data on any Government orders for the replenishment 
part(s) issued within the most recent 12 months. Contracting officers 
use this information to evaluate recent price increases for sole source 
replenishment parts.
    DFARS clause 252.217-7012--Included in master agreements for repair 
and alteration of vessels, paragraph (d) of the clause requires 
contractors to show evidence of insurance under the agreement. 
Contracting officers use this information to ensure contractor is 
adequately insured when performing work under the agreement. Paragraphs 
(f) and (g) of the clause require contractors to notify the contracting 
officer of any property loss or damage for which the Government is 
liable under the agreement and submit a request, with supporting 
documentation, for reimbursement of the cost of replacement or repair. 
Contracting officers use this information to stay informed of lost or 
damaged property for which the Government is liable, and to determine 
the appropriate course of action for replacement or repair of the 
property.
    DFARS provision 252.217-7026--Included in certain solicitations for 
supplies that are being acquired under other than full and open 
competition, the provision requires the apparently successful offeror 
to identify their sources of supply so that competition can be enhanced 
in future acquisitions.
    DFARS clause 252.217-7028--When performing under contracts for 
overhaul, maintenance, and repair, contractors must submit a work 
request and proposal for ``over and above'' work that is within the 
scope of the contract, but not covered by the line item(s) under the 
contract, and necessary in order to satisfactorily complete the 
contract. This requirement allows the Government to review the need for 
pending work before the contractor begins performance.

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-28964 Filed 12-30-20; 8:45 am]
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