Submission for OMB Review; Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry, 8914-8915 [2021-02689]

Download as PDF 8914 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 10, 2021 / Notices officer documents the reason past performance is not an appropriate evaluation factor for the acquisition. • FAR 52.212–1, Instructions to Offerors—Commercial Items. This provision requires offerors, per paragraph (b)(10), to submit past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). Postaward. For responses in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). • FAR 42.1503(d). Requires contractors be afforded up to 14 calendar days from the notification date that a past performance evaluation has been entered into CPARS to submit comments, rebutting statements, or additional information. Past performance information is relevant information regarding a contractor’s actions under previously awarded contracts or orders, for future source selection purposes. Source selection officials may obtain past performance information from a variety of sources. The contracting officer will use the information to support future source selection decisions. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 65,373. Total Annual Responses: 83,262. Total Burden Hours: 166,524. 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 GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0142, Past Performance Information. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–02690 Filed 2–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Feb 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0024; Docket 2020– 0053; Sequence 10] Submission for OMB Review; Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Buy American, trade agreements, and dutyfree entry. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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. Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000–0024, Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry. 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 www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7207, or zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9000–0024, Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry. B. Need and Uses This clearance covers the information that an offeror must submit in response to the requirements of the provisions and clauses in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 25 that relate to the following: * The Buy American statute (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, and Executive Order 10582). * The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2501–2515), including the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and various free trade agreements. * The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 5) (Recovery Act). * Subchapters VIII and X of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202). a. 52.225–2, Buy American Certificate. This provision requires the offeror to identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the definition of domestic end product. b. 52.225–4, Buy American—Free Trade Agreements—Israeli Trade Act Certificate. This provision requires a separate list of foreign products that are eligible under a trade agreement, and a list of all other foreign end products. c. 52.225–6, Trade Agreements Certificate. This provision requires the offeror to certify that all end products are either U.S.-made or designated country end products, except as listed in paragraph (b) of the provision. Offerors are not allowed to provide other than a U.S.-made or designated country end product, unless the requirement is waived. d. 52.225–8, Duty-Free Entry. This clause requires contractors to notify the contracting officer when they purchase foreign supplies, in order to determine whether the supplies should be dutyfree. The notice shall identify the foreign supplies, estimate the amount of duty, and the country of origin. The contractor is not required to identify foreign supplies that are identical in nature to items purchased by the contractor or any subcontractor in connection with its commercial business, and segregation of these supplies to ensure use only on Government contracts containing dutyfree entry provisions is not economical or feasible. In addition, all shipping documents and containers must specify E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 10, 2021 / Notices certain information to assure the dutyfree entry of the supplies. e. Construction provisions and clauses: • 52.225–9, Buy American— Construction Materials • 52.225–10, Notice of Buy American Requirement—Construction Materials • 52.225–11, Buy AmericanConstruction Materials Under Trade Agreements • 52.225–12, Notice of Buy American Requirement—Construction Materials under Trade Agreements • 52.225–21, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods— Buy American—Construction Materials • 52.225–23, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and Manufactured Goods— Buy American—Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements The listed provisions and clauses provide that an offeror or contractor requesting to use foreign construction material due to unreasonable cost of domestic construction material shall provide adequate information to permit evaluation of the request. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 8,771. Total Annual Responses: 43,891. Total Burden Hours: 40,738. D. Public Comment A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 63276, on October 7, 2020. No comments were received. 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 GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0024, Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–02689 Filed 2–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Feb 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended, and the Determination of the Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)— Panel 1, Panel 2, and Panel 3: GH21– 003, Advancing Public Health Research in Kenya; GH21–004, Conducting Research to Inform Pandemic Response and Recovery of Emergency-Affected Populations by Determining Public Health Needs, Improving Methods, and Integrating Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality; and GH21– 006, Strengthening Public Health Research and Implementation Science (Operations Research) to Control and Eliminate Infectious Diseases Globally. Dates: March 30–31, 2021 and April 1, 2021. Time: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., EDT. Place: Teleconference. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. For Further Information Contact: Hylan Shoob, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Global Health, CDC, 1600 Clifton Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30329–4027, Telephone (404) 639–4796, HShoob@cdc.gov. The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Kalwant Smagh, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–02738 Filed 2–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8915 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)–DP21–002, Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Interstitial Cystitis; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)–DP21– 002, Epidemiologic Cohort Study of Interstitial Cystitis, March 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., EST, which was published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 11, 2020, Volume 85, Number 239, page 80107. The meeting on March 30, 2021 is being amended to change the time and should read as follows: Time: 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., EDT. The meeting is closed to the public. For Further Information Contact: Jaya Raman, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop S107–8, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone (770) 488–6511, JRaman@cdc.gov. The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Kalwant Smagh, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–02736 Filed 2–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 10, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0024; Docket 2020-0053; Sequence 10]


Submission for OMB Review; Buy American, Trade Agreements, and 
Duty-Free Entry

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision 
and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement 
regarding Buy American, trade agreements, and duty-free entry.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open for Public 
Comments'' or by using the search function.
    Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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.
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000-
0024, Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry. 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 www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-
three days after submission to verify posting. If there are 
difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory 
Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-969-7207, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

    9000-0024, Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry.

B. Need and Uses

    This clearance covers the information that an offeror must submit 
in response to the requirements of the provisions and clauses in 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 25 that relate to the 
following:
    * The Buy American statute (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, and Executive 
Order 10582).
    * The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2501-2515), including the 
World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and various 
free trade agreements.
    * The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-
5) (Recovery Act).
    * Subchapters VIII and X of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202).
    a. 52.225-2, Buy American Certificate. This provision requires the 
offeror to identify in its proposal supplies that do not meet the 
definition of domestic end product.
    b. 52.225-4, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act 
Certificate. This provision requires a separate list of foreign 
products that are eligible under a trade agreement, and a list of all 
other foreign end products.
    c. 52.225-6, Trade Agreements Certificate. This provision requires 
the offeror to certify that all end products are either U.S.-made or 
designated country end products, except as listed in paragraph (b) of 
the provision. Offerors are not allowed to provide other than a U.S.-
made or designated country end product, unless the requirement is 
waived.
    d. 52.225-8, Duty-Free Entry. This clause requires contractors to 
notify the contracting officer when they purchase foreign supplies, in 
order to determine whether the supplies should be duty-free. The notice 
shall identify the foreign supplies, estimate the amount of duty, and 
the country of origin. The contractor is not required to identify 
foreign supplies that are identical in nature to items purchased by the 
contractor or any subcontractor in connection with its commercial 
business, and segregation of these supplies to ensure use only on 
Government contracts containing duty-free entry provisions is not 
economical or feasible. In addition, all shipping documents and 
containers must specify

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certain information to assure the duty-free entry of the supplies.
    e. Construction provisions and clauses:

 52.225-9, Buy American--Construction Materials
 52.225-10, Notice of Buy American Requirement--Construction 
Materials
 52.225-11, Buy American-Construction Materials Under Trade 
Agreements
 52.225-12, Notice of Buy American Requirement--Construction 
Materials under Trade Agreements
 52.225-21, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and 
Manufactured Goods--Buy American--Construction Materials
 52.225-23, Required Use of American Iron, Steel and 
Manufactured Goods--Buy American--Construction Materials Under Trade 
Agreements

    The listed provisions and clauses provide that an offeror or 
contractor requesting to use foreign construction material due to 
unreasonable cost of domestic construction material shall provide 
adequate information to permit evaluation of the request.

C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 8,771.
    Total Annual Responses: 43,891.
    Total Burden Hours: 40,738.

D. Public Comment

    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 
63276, on October 7, 2020. No comments were received.
    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. 9000-0024, Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free 
Entry.

Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2021-02689 Filed 2-9-21; 8:45 am]
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