Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, 32901-32902 [2021-13093]

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[FR Doc. 2021–13147 Filed 6–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposed extension of a collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 23, 2021. 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: 96,814. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 32902 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 23, 2021 / Notices 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Jun 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela Duncan. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Duncan at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer D. Johnson, Editor/Publisher, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–13093 Filed 6–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [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. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposed extension of a collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by July 23, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 Duncan. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Duncan at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer D. Johnson, Editor/Publisher, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–13094 Filed 6–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2021–SCC–0094] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Forms Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32901-32902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-13093]


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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.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to 
OMB for clearance the following proposed extension of a collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 23, 
2021.

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: 96,814.
    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.

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    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.
    Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection 
should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, DoD Desk Officer, at 
[email protected]. 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 Duncan. Requests for copies of 
the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Duncan at 
[email protected].

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Editor/Publisher, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2021-13093 Filed 6-22-21; 8:45 am]
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