Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements, 33293-33294 [2021-13393]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices 9.103(a) and 9.104–1 and also the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) 509.105– 1(a). B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 1,733. Responses per Respondent: 1.2. Total Responses: 2,080. Hours per Response: 1.5. Total Burden Hours: 3,120. C. Public Comments A notice was published in the Federal Register at 86 FR 20159 on April 16, 2021. No comments were received. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the Regulatory Secretariat Division by calling 202–501–4755 or emailing GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0007; Contractor’s Qualifications and Financial Information, GSA Form 527, in all correspondence. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–13314 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0061; Docket No. 2021–0053; Sequence No. 10] Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and an extension concerning Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 47 transportation requirements. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. OMB has approved this information collection for use through September 30, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by August 23, 2021. ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit comments on this collection through https://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. If there are difficulties submitting comments, contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000–0061, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements. Comments received generally will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202–969–7386, or jennifer.hawes@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s) 9000–0061, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements. B. Need and Uses DoD, GSA, and NASA are combining OMB Control Nos. for the FAR by FAR part. This consolidation is expected to improve industry’s ability to easily and efficiently identify burdens associated with a given FAR part. The review of the information collections by FAR part allows improved oversight to ensure there is no redundant or unaccounted for burden placed on industry. Lastly, combining information collections in a PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33293 given FAR part is also expected to reduce the administrative burden associated with processing multiple information collections. This justification supports the revision and extension of OMB Control No. 9000–0061, and combines it with the previously approved information collections under OMB Control Nos. 9000–0053, 9000–0054, 9000–0055, 9000–0056 and 9000–0057 with the new title ‘‘Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements.’’ Upon approval of this consolidated information collection, OMB Control Nos. 9000–0053, 9000–0054, 9000– 0055, 9000–0056 and 9000–0057 will be discontinued. The burden requirements previously approved under the discontinued numbers will be covered under OMB Control No. 9000–0061. This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors must submit to comply with the following requirements in FAR part 47: • FAR 52.247–2, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises. The clause requires an offeror to indicate whether it has the proper authorization from the Federal Highway Administration (or other cognizant regulatory body) before it can be allowed to move material under any contract for regulated freight transportation or transportation-related services. The offeror may also be requested to furnish a copy of the authorization before moving material under the contract. The contracting officer and transportation office review the information to ensure that the offeror has complied with all regulatory requirements and has obtained any permits, licenses, or franchises that are needed to transport the supplies. • FAR 52.247–6, Financial Statement. This provision requires an offeror to furnish the Government with a current certified statement of the offeror’s financial condition and such data as the Government may request with respect to the offeror’s operations. The contracting officer uses this information to determine whether a potential awardee is responsible in accordance with FAR part 9. • FAR 52.247–48, F.o.b. Destination— Evidence of Shipment. This clause requires the contractor to retain and make available to the Government for review, as necessary, evidence of free on board (f.o.b.) destination shipment documentation for a period of three years after final payment of the contract. The Government may request this information from the contractor while auditing a contract or to resolve disputes. • FAR 52.247–51, Evaluation of Export Offers. This provision requires E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 33294 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices an offeror to nominate a port/terminal of loading they recommend for the purposes of evaluation of their offer and indicate whether the prices proposed are based on f.o.b. origin or f.o.b. destination. The contracting officer uses the information to ensure that offers are evaluated and awards are made on the basis of the lowest laid down cost to the Government at the overseas port of discharge. • FAR 52.247–52, Clearance and Documentation Requirements— Shipments to DOD Air or Water Terminal Transshipment Points. This clause directs the contractor to provide the Government certain information regarding shipments to DoD air or water terminal transshipment points. The Government transportation office uses this information to support applications for export release and to prepare the Transportation Control and Movement Document (TCMD). • FAR 52.247–53, Freight Classification Description. When the Government purchases supplies that are new to the supply system, nonstandard, or modifications of previously shipped items, and different freight classifications may apply, this provision requests an offeror provide the full Uniform Freight Classification (rail) description, or the National Motor Freight Classification description applicable to the supplies. The contracting officer uses this information to determine the proper freight for supplies. • FAR 52.247–57, Transportation Transit Privilege Credits. This clause allows the offeror to identify any transportation charges, including any transit charges, that the offeror will agree to pay, subject to reimbursement by the Government. The contracting officer uses this information to ensure consideration of an offeror’s transit credits when evaluating an f.o.b. origin price for shipping supplies to the designated Government destinations. • FAR 52.247–60, Guaranteed Shipping Characteristics. This clause requires the offeror to provide details on the shipping container(s) to be used for each part or component that is packed or packaged separately. The contracting officer uses this information to determine transportation costs for evaluation purposes. • FAR 52.247–63, Preference for U.S.Flag Air Carriers. In the event that a contractor selects a carrier other than a U.S.-flag air carrier for international air transportation during performance of the contract, this clause requires the contractor to include a statement regarding the unavailability of U.S.-Flag Air Carriers on vouchers involving such VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 transportation. The Government uses the information provided on the voucher to ensure compliance with section 5 of the International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act of 1974 (49 U.S.C. 40118), which requires the Government and its contractors and subcontractors to use U.S.-flag air carriers for U.S. Government-financed international air transportation of personnel (and their personal effects) or property, to the extent that service by those carriers is available. • FAR 52.247–64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels. This clause requires a contractor to provide the contracting officer and the Maritime Administration’s one legible copy of rated on-board ocean bill of lading for each shipment made by the contractor or its subcontractors. The Government uses this information to ensure compliance with the Cargo Preference Act of 1954. • FAR 52.247–67, Submission of Transportation Documents for Audit. This clause requires the contractor to submit for prepayment audit transportation documents on which the United States will assume freight charges that were paid by the contractor under a cost-reimbursement contract or by the contractor’s first-tier subcontractor (for a cost-reimbursement subcontract). For freight shipment bills under $100 are to be retained on-site by the contractor and made available for on-site audits. The Government uses this information to conduct a prepayment audit of transportation charges on a cost-reimbursement contract when reimbursement of transportation as a direct charge to the contract or subcontract is authorized. The prepayment audit is required to comply with agency prepayment audit programs established pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3726. • FAR 52.247–68, Report of Shipment (REPSHIP). This clause requires contractors to send an advance notice of shipment to the consignee transportation officer to be received at least 24 hours before the arrival of the shipment, unless otherwise directed by a contracting officer. The Government uses this information to alert the receiving activity of certain shipments. The advance notice facilitates arrangements for transportation control, labor, space, and use of materials handling equipment at destination. The timely receipt of notices by the consignee transportation office precludes the Government from incurring demurrage and vehicle detention charges. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • FAR 47.303, Clauses for Standard Delivery Terms. The following FAR clauses require the contractor to (as appropriate to the delivery terms specified in the contract): Prepare or provide special annotation on a Government or commercial bill of lading; provide an ocean bill of lading or airway bill; annotate commercial shipping documents; distribute copies of the bill of lading; provide applicable transportation receipts; assist in obtaining documents for exportation or importation destinations; and/or obtain insurance documents. The contracting officer and the Government transportation office use this information in awarding and administering contracts to ensure: (1) Acquisitions are made on the basis most advantageous to the Government; and (2) supplies arrive in good order and condition and on time at the required place. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 17,565. Recordkeepers: 940. Total Annual Responses: 256,208. Total Burden Hours: 23,097. (22,079 reporting hours + 1,018 recordkeeping hours). 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. 9000–0061, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements. William F. Clark, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–13393 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–21–21AC] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled The GAIN (Greater Access and Impact with NAT) Study: Improving HIV Diagnosis, Linkage to Care, and Prevention E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 119 (Thursday, June 24, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0061; Docket No. 2021-0053; Sequence No. 10]


Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: 
Transportation Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and 
NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and an extension 
concerning Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 47 transportation 
requirements. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, 
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. OMB has 
approved this information collection for use through September 30, 
2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use 
for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.

DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA will consider all comments received by August 
23, 2021.

ADDRESSES: DoD, GSA, and NASA invite interested persons to submit 
comments on this collection through https://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. If there are difficulties submitting comments, 
contact the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or 
[email protected].
    Instructions: All items submitted must cite OMB Control No. 9000-
0061, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation 
Requirements. Comments received generally will be posted without change 
to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your 
comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov, approximately 
two-to-three days after submission to verify posting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, 
at telephone 202-969-7386, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

    9000-0061, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation 
Requirements.

B. Need and Uses

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are combining OMB Control Nos. for the FAR by 
FAR part. This consolidation is expected to improve industry's ability 
to easily and efficiently identify burdens associated with a given FAR 
part. The review of the information collections by FAR part allows 
improved oversight to ensure there is no redundant or unaccounted for 
burden placed on industry. Lastly, combining information collections in 
a given FAR part is also expected to reduce the administrative burden 
associated with processing multiple information collections.
    This justification supports the revision and extension of OMB 
Control No. 9000-0061, and combines it with the previously approved 
information collections under OMB Control Nos. 9000-0053, 9000-0054, 
9000-0055, 9000-0056 and 9000-0057 with the new title ``Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Part 47: Transportation Requirements.'' Upon 
approval of this consolidated information collection, OMB Control Nos. 
9000-0053, 9000-0054, 9000-0055, 9000-0056 and 9000-0057 will be 
discontinued. The burden requirements previously approved under the 
discontinued numbers will be covered under OMB Control No. 9000-0061.
    This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors 
must submit to comply with the following requirements in FAR part 47:
     FAR 52.247-2, Permits, Authorities, or Franchises. The 
clause requires an offeror to indicate whether it has the proper 
authorization from the Federal Highway Administration (or other 
cognizant regulatory body) before it can be allowed to move material 
under any contract for regulated freight transportation or 
transportation-related services. The offeror may also be requested to 
furnish a copy of the authorization before moving material under the 
contract. The contracting officer and transportation office review the 
information to ensure that the offeror has complied with all regulatory 
requirements and has obtained any permits, licenses, or franchises that 
are needed to transport the supplies.
     FAR 52.247-6, Financial Statement. This provision requires 
an offeror to furnish the Government with a current certified statement 
of the offeror's financial condition and such data as the Government 
may request with respect to the offeror's operations. The contracting 
officer uses this information to determine whether a potential awardee 
is responsible in accordance with FAR part 9.
     FAR 52.247-48, F.o.b. Destination--Evidence of Shipment. 
This clause requires the contractor to retain and make available to the 
Government for review, as necessary, evidence of free on board (f.o.b.) 
destination shipment documentation for a period of three years after 
final payment of the contract. The Government may request this 
information from the contractor while auditing a contract or to resolve 
disputes.
     FAR 52.247-51, Evaluation of Export Offers. This provision 
requires

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an offeror to nominate a port/terminal of loading they recommend for 
the purposes of evaluation of their offer and indicate whether the 
prices proposed are based on f.o.b. origin or f.o.b. destination. The 
contracting officer uses the information to ensure that offers are 
evaluated and awards are made on the basis of the lowest laid down cost 
to the Government at the overseas port of discharge.
     FAR 52.247-52, Clearance and Documentation Requirements--
Shipments to DOD Air or Water Terminal Transshipment Points. This 
clause directs the contractor to provide the Government certain 
information regarding shipments to DoD air or water terminal 
transshipment points. The Government transportation office uses this 
information to support applications for export release and to prepare 
the Transportation Control and Movement Document (TCMD).
     FAR 52.247-53, Freight Classification Description. When 
the Government purchases supplies that are new to the supply system, 
nonstandard, or modifications of previously shipped items, and 
different freight classifications may apply, this provision requests an 
offeror provide the full Uniform Freight Classification (rail) 
description, or the National Motor Freight Classification description 
applicable to the supplies. The contracting officer uses this 
information to determine the proper freight for supplies.
     FAR 52.247-57, Transportation Transit Privilege Credits. 
This clause allows the offeror to identify any transportation charges, 
including any transit charges, that the offeror will agree to pay, 
subject to reimbursement by the Government. The contracting officer 
uses this information to ensure consideration of an offeror's transit 
credits when evaluating an f.o.b. origin price for shipping supplies to 
the designated Government destinations.
     FAR 52.247-60, Guaranteed Shipping Characteristics. This 
clause requires the offeror to provide details on the shipping 
container(s) to be used for each part or component that is packed or 
packaged separately. The contracting officer uses this information to 
determine transportation costs for evaluation purposes.
     FAR 52.247-63, Preference for U.S.-Flag Air Carriers. In 
the event that a contractor selects a carrier other than a U.S.-flag 
air carrier for international air transportation during performance of 
the contract, this clause requires the contractor to include a 
statement regarding the unavailability of U.S.-Flag Air Carriers on 
vouchers involving such transportation. The Government uses the 
information provided on the voucher to ensure compliance with section 5 
of the International Air Transportation Fair Competitive Practices Act 
of 1974 (49 U.S.C. 40118), which requires the Government and its 
contractors and subcontractors to use U.S.-flag air carriers for U.S. 
Government-financed international air transportation of personnel (and 
their personal effects) or property, to the extent that service by 
those carriers is available.
     FAR 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag 
Commercial Vessels. This clause requires a contractor to provide the 
contracting officer and the Maritime Administration's one legible copy 
of rated on-board ocean bill of lading for each shipment made by the 
contractor or its subcontractors. The Government uses this information 
to ensure compliance with the Cargo Preference Act of 1954.
     FAR 52.247-67, Submission of Transportation Documents for 
Audit. This clause requires the contractor to submit for prepayment 
audit transportation documents on which the United States will assume 
freight charges that were paid by the contractor under a cost-
reimbursement contract or by the contractor's first-tier subcontractor 
(for a cost-reimbursement subcontract). For freight shipment bills 
under $100 are to be retained on-site by the contractor and made 
available for on-site audits. The Government uses this information to 
conduct a prepayment audit of transportation charges on a cost-
reimbursement contract when reimbursement of transportation as a direct 
charge to the contract or subcontract is authorized. The prepayment 
audit is required to comply with agency prepayment audit programs 
established pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3726.
     FAR 52.247-68, Report of Shipment (REPSHIP). This clause 
requires contractors to send an advance notice of shipment to the 
consignee transportation officer to be received at least 24 hours 
before the arrival of the shipment, unless otherwise directed by a 
contracting officer. The Government uses this information to alert the 
receiving activity of certain shipments. The advance notice facilitates 
arrangements for transportation control, labor, space, and use of 
materials handling equipment at destination. The timely receipt of 
notices by the consignee transportation office precludes the Government 
from incurring demurrage and vehicle detention charges.
     FAR 47.303, Clauses for Standard Delivery Terms. The 
following FAR clauses require the contractor to (as appropriate to the 
delivery terms specified in the contract): Prepare or provide special 
annotation on a Government or commercial bill of lading; provide an 
ocean bill of lading or airway bill; annotate commercial shipping 
documents; distribute copies of the bill of lading; provide applicable 
transportation receipts; assist in obtaining documents for exportation 
or importation destinations; and/or obtain insurance documents. The 
contracting officer and the Government transportation office use this 
information in awarding and administering contracts to ensure: (1) 
Acquisitions are made on the basis most advantageous to the Government; 
and (2) supplies arrive in good order and condition and on time at the 
required place.

C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 17,565.
    Recordkeepers: 940.
    Total Annual Responses: 256,208.
    Total Burden Hours: 23,097. (22,079 reporting hours + 1,018 
recordkeeping hours).
    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. 9000-0061, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 47: 
Transportation Requirements.

William F. Clark,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2021-13393 Filed 6-23-21; 8:45 am]
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