Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions, 5152 [2021-01196]

Download as PDF 5152 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 11 / Tuesday, January 19, 2021 / Notices 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. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, 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: https:// 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 D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–01195 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2021–0003; OMB Control Number 0704–0483] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed revision and extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jan 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0483, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0483 in the subject line of the message. Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Heather Kitchens, 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. Heather Kitchens, 571–372–6104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions; OMB Control Number 0704–0483. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 69. Responses Per Respondent: 90.49, approximately. Annual Responses: 6,244. Average Burden Per Response: 0.5 hours. Annual Response Burden Hours: 3,122. Needs and Uses: DFARS 231.205–18 requires contractors to report independent research and development (IR&D) projects to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) using DTIC’s online IR&D database. The inputs must be updated at least annually and when the project is completed. The data provide in-process information on IR&D projects for which DoD reimburses the contractor as an allowable indirect PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expense. In addition to improving the Department’s ability to determine whether contractor IR&D costs are allowable, the data provide visibility into the technical content of industry IR&D activities to meet DoD needs. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–01196 Filed 1–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–ep–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2021–OS–0002] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s 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 through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by March 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: The Department of Defense (DoD) cannot receive written comments at this time due to the COVID–19 pandemic. Comments should be sent electronically to the docket listed above. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 11 (Tuesday, January 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 5152]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01196]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2021-0003; OMB Control Number 0704-0483]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Independent Research and Development 
Technical Descriptions

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed revision 
and 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 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 April 30, 2021. DoD proposes 
that OMB extend its approval for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0483, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-0483 in 
the subject line of the message.
    Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Heather 
Kitchens, 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. Heather Kitchens, 571-372-6104.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS), Independent Research and Development Technical 
Descriptions; OMB Control Number 0704-0483.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 69.
    Responses Per Respondent: 90.49, approximately.
    Annual Responses: 6,244.
    Average Burden Per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Annual Response Burden Hours: 3,122.
    Needs and Uses: DFARS 231.205-18 requires contractors to report 
independent research and development (IR&D) projects to the Defense 
Technical Information Center (DTIC) using DTIC's online IR&D database. 
The inputs must be updated at least annually and when the project is 
completed. The data provide in-process information on IR&D projects for 
which DoD reimburses the contractor as an allowable indirect expense. 
In addition to improving the Department's ability to determine whether 
contractor IR&D costs are allowable, the data provide visibility into 
the technical content of industry IR&D activities to meet DoD needs.

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2021-01196 Filed 1-15-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-ep-P