Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, 16708-16709 [2021-06568]

Download as PDF 16708 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket Number DARS–2021–0007; OMB Control Number 0704–0479] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 234 and Related Clause, Earned Value Management System 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 July 31, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0479, 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 0704–0479 in the subject line of the message. Æ 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Ms. Heather Kitchens, 571–372–6104. Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 234 and related clause at 252.234–7002, Earned Value Management System; OMB Control Number 0704–0479. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 10. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 10. Average Burden per Response: 676 hours. Annual Response Burden Hours: 6,760. Needs and Uses: DFARS clause 252.242–7005, Contractor Business Systems, requires contractors to respond to written determinations of significant deficiencies in the contractor’s business systems as defined in the clause. The information contractors are required to submit in response to findings of significant deficiencies in their accounting system, estimating system, material management and accounting system, and purchasing system has previously been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. This request specifically addresses information required by DFARS clause 252.234–7002, Earned Value Management System, which requires contractors to respond in writing to initial and final determinations of significant deficiencies in the contractor’s earned value management system. The requirements apply to entities that are contractually required to maintain an earned value management system. DoD needs this information to document actions to correct significant deficiencies in contractor business systems. DoD contracting officers use the information to mitigate the risk of unallowable and unreasonable costs being charged on government contracts. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–06569 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–ep–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2021–0008; OMB Control Number 0704–0255] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer 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 requirement for use through July 21, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for an additional three years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0255, 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 0704–0255 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Barbara J. Trujillo, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16709 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Ms. Barbara J. Trujillo, 571–372–6102. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 236, Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, and related clauses at DFARS 252.236; OMB Control Number 0704– 0255. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Number of Respondents: 1,691. Responses per Respondent: 5. Annual Responses: 8,554. Average Burden per Response: 12. Annual Burden Hours: 96,782. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers need this information to evaluate contractor proposals for contract modifications; to determine that a contractor has removed obstructions to navigation; to review contractor requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work; to determine reasonableness of costs allocated to mobilization and demobilization; and to determine eligibility for the 20 percent evaluation preference for United States firms in the award of some overseas construction contracts. DFARS 236.570(a) prescribes use of the clause at DFARS 252.236–7000, Modification Proposals—Price Breakdown, in all fixed-price construction solicitations and contracts. The clause requires the contractor to submit a price breakdown with any proposal for a contract modification. DFARS 236.570(b) prescribes use of the following clauses in fixed-price construction contracts and solicitations as applicable: (1) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7002, Obstruction of Navigable Waterways, requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of obstructions in navigable waterways. (2) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7003, Payment for Mobilization and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES State or territory ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Preparatory Work, requires the contractor to provide supporting documentation when submitting requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work. (3) The clause at DFARS 252.236– 7004, Payment for Mobilization and Demobilization, permits the contracting officer to require the contractor to furnish cost data justifying the percentage of the cost split between mobilization and demobilization, if the contracting officer believes that the proposed percentages do not bear a reasonable relation to the cost of the work. DFARS 236.570(c) prescribes use of the following provisions in solicitations for military construction contracts that are funded with military construction appropriations and are estimated to exceed $1,000,000: (1) The provision at DFARS 252.236– 7010, Overseas Military Construction— Preference for United States Firms, when contract performance will be in a United States outlying area in the Pacific or in a country bordering the Arabian Gulf, requires an offeror to specify whether or not it is a United States firm. (2) The provision at DFARS 252.236– 7012, Military Construction on Kwajalein Atoll—Evaluation Preference, when contract performance will be on Kwajalein Atoll, requires an offeror to specify whether it is a United States firm, or on Kwajalein Atoll, status as a Marshallese firm. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–06568 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–ep–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates Defense Human Resources Activity, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: Locality Season start [OTHER] ........................................................ ADAK ............................................................ ANCHORAGE [INCL NAV RES] .................. BARROW ...................................................... BARROW ...................................................... BARTER ISLAND LRRS ............................... BETHEL ........................................................ BETTLES ...................................................... CAPE LISBURNE LRRS .............................. CAPE NEWENHAM LRRS ........................... CAPE ROMANZOF LRRS ............................ CLEAR AB .................................................... COLD BAY .................................................... 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 01/01 01/01 01/01 05/15 09/15 01/01 01/01 01/01 01/01 01/01 01/01 01/01 01/01 Sfmt 4703 Season end 12/31 12/31 12/31 09/14 05/14 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 12/31 Notice of revised per diem rates in non-foreign areas outside the Continental U.S. ACTION: Defense Human Resources Activity publishes this Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 316. Bulletin Number 316 lists current per diem rates prescribed for reimbursement of subsistence expenses while on official Government travel to Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the possessions of the United States. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 lodging rate review resulted in lodging rate changes in certain locations. SUMMARY: The updated rates take effect April 1, 2021. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shelly L. Greendyk, 571–372–1249. This document notifies the public of revisions in per diem rates prescribed by the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee for travel to non-foreign areas outside the continental United States. The FY 2021 lodging rate review for Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands resulted in lodging rate changes in certain locations. Bulletin Number 316 is published in the Federal Register to ensure that Government travelers outside the Department of Defense are notified of revisions to the current reimbursement rates. If you believe the lodging, meal or incidental allowance rate for a locality listed in the following table is insufficient, you may request a rate review for that location. For more information about how to request a review, please see the Defense Travel Management Office’s Per Diem Rate Review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page at https:// www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/ faqraterev.cfm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 26, 2021. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Lodging 175 175 229 326 252 175 219 175 175 175 175 175 175 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM M&IE 113 117 125 129 129 113 101 113 113 113 113 113 113 31MRN1 Total per diem 288 292 354 455 381 288 320 * 288 288 288 288 288 288 Effective date 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 10/01/2020

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16708-16709]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06568]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2021-0008; OMB Control Number 0704-0255]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer 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 
requirement for use through July 21, 2021. DoD proposes that OMB extend 
its approval for an additional three years.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0255, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0255 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Barbara J. Trujillo, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Barbara J. Trujillo, 571-372-6102.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) Part 236, Construction and Architect-Engineer 
Contracts, and related clauses at DFARS 252.236; OMB Control Number 
0704-0255.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Number of Respondents: 1,691.
    Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Annual Responses: 8,554.
    Average Burden per Response: 12.
    Annual Burden Hours: 96,782.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers need this information to 
evaluate contractor proposals for contract modifications; to determine 
that a contractor has removed obstructions to navigation; to review 
contractor requests for payment for mobilization and preparatory work; 
to determine reasonableness of costs allocated to mobilization and 
demobilization; and to determine eligibility for the 20 percent 
evaluation preference for United States firms in the award of some 
overseas construction contracts.
    DFARS 236.570(a) prescribes use of the clause at DFARS 252.236-
7000, Modification Proposals--Price Breakdown, in all fixed-price 
construction solicitations and contracts. The clause requires the 
contractor to submit a price breakdown with any proposal for a contract 
modification.
    DFARS 236.570(b) prescribes use of the following clauses in fixed-
price construction contracts and solicitations as applicable:
    (1) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7002, Obstruction of Navigable 
Waterways, requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer of 
obstructions in navigable waterways.
    (2) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7003, Payment for Mobilization and 
Preparatory Work, requires the contractor to provide supporting 
documentation when submitting requests for payment for mobilization and 
preparatory work.
    (3) The clause at DFARS 252.236-7004, Payment for Mobilization and 
Demobilization, permits the contracting officer to require the 
contractor to furnish cost data justifying the percentage of the cost 
split between mobilization and demobilization, if the contracting 
officer believes that the proposed percentages do not bear a reasonable 
relation to the cost of the work.
    DFARS 236.570(c) prescribes use of the following provisions in 
solicitations for military construction contracts that are funded with 
military construction appropriations and are estimated to exceed 
$1,000,000:
    (1) The provision at DFARS 252.236-7010, Overseas Military 
Construction--Preference for United States Firms, when contract 
performance will be in a United States outlying area in the Pacific or 
in a country bordering the Arabian Gulf, requires an offeror to specify 
whether or not it is a United States firm.
    (2) The provision at DFARS 252.236-7012, Military Construction on 
Kwajalein Atoll--Evaluation Preference, when contract performance will 
be on Kwajalein Atoll, requires an offeror to specify whether it is a 
United States firm, or on Kwajalein Atoll, status as a Marshallese 
firm.

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2021-06568 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-ep-P