Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements, 10214-10215 [2022-03794]

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DATES: 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. 9000–0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 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 www.regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: SUMMARY: the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on an extension concerning Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 23 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 April 30, 2022. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date. 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) OMB control number 9000–0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Need and Uses This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors must submit to comply with the following FAR Part 23 requirements: • FAR 52.223–2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts. This clause requires the contractor to report annually the product types and dollar value of any United States Department of Agriculture-designated biobased products purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year. The Government uses this information to assess compliance, and measure progress, in carrying out the preference for USDA-designated biobased products. • FAR 52.223–5, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information. This clause requires a contractor that is performing at a federal facility to provide all information needed by the federal facility to comply with Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (42 U.S.C. 11001–11050) and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101–13109). Contractors report information related to emergency planning and hazardous chemicals reporting, toxic chemical release, its environmental management system (EMS), and a facility compliance audit or EMS audit. Government facility managers use this information to ensure the facility is able to comply with the following statutory or other requirements: Prepare the annual inventory of hazardous chemicals and submit safety data sheets on hazardous chemicals used or stored in the facility to their State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and local fire department; report toxic chemical release information to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory Program; implement an EMS and conduct EMS self-assessments; undergo a facility compliance audit. • FAR 52.223–6, Drug-Free Workplace. This clause requires a contractor to require its employees to notify it of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction. The contractor is further required to notify the contracting officer in writing within ten days after receiving notice of an employee conviction. The Government uses this information to ensure contractor compliance with the statutory requirements to maintain a drug-free E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices workplace. The information is also used by the contracting officer to understand any impacts on contract performance. • FAR 52.223–7, Notice of Radioactive Material. This clause requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer or a designee in writing prior to the delivery of, or prior to completion of any servicing required by the contract of, items containing certain radioactive material. The notice shall specify the part or parts of the items which contain radioactive materials, the name and activity of the isotope, the manufacturer of the materials, and any other information known to the contractor which will put users of the items on notice as to the hazards involved. If there has been no change affecting the quantity of activity, or the characteristics and composition of the radioactive material from deliveries under the contract or prior contracts, then the contractor may request in writing that the contracting officer or designee waive this notice requirement. The Government uses this information to ensures that required licenses are obtained and appropriate personnel are provided adequate notification to institute any necessary safety and health precautions in handling the items with radioactive materials. • FAR 52.223–9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items. This clause requires the contractor, upon completion of the contract, to submit to the Government an estimate of the percentage of the total recovered material content for EPA-designated item(s) delivered and/or used in contract performance, including, if applicable, the percentage of postconsumer material content. For contracts where the estimates can be verified, the contractor shall instead provide the certification required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)) that the percentage of recovered material content for EPA-designated items met the requirements of the contract. The contracting officer uses this information to verify contractor compliance with contract requirements regarding the use of recovered materials. Additionally, agencies will use the information in the annual review and monitoring of the effectiveness of their affirmative procurement programs. • FAR 52.223–11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. This clause requires the contractor to report annually and at the end of contract performance the amount in pounds of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 any hydrofluorocarbons (or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons) added or taken out of any equipment or appliances to be delivered under the contract The reporting requirement applies to equipment that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons. The Government gathers this information to identify the amount of ozone-depleting substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons that are contained in certain equipment purchased by the Government. • FAR 52.223–12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners. This clause requires the contractor to report annually and at the end of contract performance the amount in pounds of any hydrofluorocarbons (or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons) added or taken out of refrigeration or air conditioning equipment to be maintained, serviced, repaired, or disposed of under the contract. The reporting requirement applies to equipment that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons. The Government gathers this information to identify the amount of ozone-depleting substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons are contained in certain equipment maintained by the Government. • FAR 52.223–22, Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation. This provision requires offerors that received $7.5 million or more in total contract awards during the previous Federal fiscal year to represent whether it publicly discloses (itself or through its immediate or highest-level owner) its greenhouse gas emissions and a quantitative greenhouse gas reduction goal. If the offeror publicly discloses such information, the offeror is required to provide the website(s) where the information is made publicly available. The representation is voluntary for offerors below the threshold. The Government uses this information to assess supplier greenhouse gas management practices and to assist agencies in developing strategies to engage with contractors to reduce supply chain emissions. C. Annual Burden Respondents: 39,497. Total Annual Responses: 165,570. Total Burden Hours: 735,631. Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10215 collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division by calling 202–501–4755 or emailing GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements. Janet Fry, Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2022–03794 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0067; Docket No. 2021–0053; Sequence No. 16] Submission for OMB Review; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 16 Contract Pricing Requirements Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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 of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding certain Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 16 contract pricing requirements. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before March 25, 2022. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: Additionally, submit a copy to GSA 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. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10214-10215]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-03794]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0107; Docket No. 2022-0053; Sequence No. 8]


Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 
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 an extension concerning Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 23 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 April 30, 2022. 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 April 
25, 2022.

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-
0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 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 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)

    OMB control number 9000-0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 
23 Requirements.

B. Need and Uses

    This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors 
must submit to comply with the following FAR Part 23 requirements:
     FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products 
Under Service and Construction Contracts. This clause requires the 
contractor to report annually the product types and dollar value of any 
United States Department of Agriculture-designated biobased products 
purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year. 
The Government uses this information to assess compliance, and measure 
progress, in carrying out the preference for USDA-designated biobased 
products.
     FAR 52.223-5, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know 
Information. This clause requires a contractor that is performing at a 
federal facility to provide all information needed by the federal 
facility to comply with Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know 
Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (42 U.S.C. 11001-11050) and the Pollution 
Prevention Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101-13109). Contractors report 
information related to emergency planning and hazardous chemicals 
reporting, toxic chemical release, its environmental management system 
(EMS), and a facility compliance audit or EMS audit. Government 
facility managers use this information to ensure the facility is able 
to comply with the following statutory or other requirements: Prepare 
the annual inventory of hazardous chemicals and submit safety data 
sheets on hazardous chemicals used or stored in the facility to their 
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning 
Committee (LEPC), and local fire department; report toxic chemical 
release information to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic 
Release Inventory Program; implement an EMS and conduct EMS self-
assessments; undergo a facility compliance audit.
     FAR 52.223-6, Drug-Free Workplace. This clause requires a 
contractor to require its employees to notify it of any criminal drug 
statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later 
than five days after such conviction. The contractor is further 
required to notify the contracting officer in writing within ten days 
after receiving notice of an employee conviction. The Government uses 
this information to ensure contractor compliance with the statutory 
requirements to maintain a drug-free

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workplace. The information is also used by the contracting officer to 
understand any impacts on contract performance.
     FAR 52.223-7, Notice of Radioactive Material. This clause 
requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer or a designee 
in writing prior to the delivery of, or prior to completion of any 
servicing required by the contract of, items containing certain 
radioactive material. The notice shall specify the part or parts of the 
items which contain radioactive materials, the name and activity of the 
isotope, the manufacturer of the materials, and any other information 
known to the contractor which will put users of the items on notice as 
to the hazards involved. If there has been no change affecting the 
quantity of activity, or the characteristics and composition of the 
radioactive material from deliveries under the contract or prior 
contracts, then the contractor may request in writing that the 
contracting officer or designee waive this notice requirement. The 
Government uses this information to ensures that required licenses are 
obtained and appropriate personnel are provided adequate notification 
to institute any necessary safety and health precautions in handling 
the items with radioactive materials.
     FAR 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material 
Content for EPA-Designated Items. This clause requires the contractor, 
upon completion of the contract, to submit to the Government an 
estimate of the percentage of the total recovered material content for 
EPA-designated item(s) delivered and/or used in contract performance, 
including, if applicable, the percentage of post-consumer material 
content. For contracts where the estimates can be verified, the 
contractor shall instead provide the certification required by the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 
6962(i)(2)(C)) that the percentage of recovered material content for 
EPA-designated items met the requirements of the contract. The 
contracting officer uses this information to verify contractor 
compliance with contract requirements regarding the use of recovered 
materials. Additionally, agencies will use the information in the 
annual review and monitoring of the effectiveness of their affirmative 
procurement programs.
     FAR 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global 
Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. This clause requires the 
contractor to report annually and at the end of contract performance 
the amount in pounds of any hydrofluorocarbons (or refrigerant blends 
containing hydrofluorocarbons) added or taken out of any equipment or 
appliances to be delivered under the contract The reporting requirement 
applies to equipment that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of 
hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons. 
The Government gathers this information to identify the amount of 
ozone-depleting substances and High Global Warming Potential 
Hydrofluorocarbons that are contained in certain equipment purchased by 
the Government.
     FAR 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal 
of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners. This clause requires 
the contractor to report annually and at the end of contract 
performance the amount in pounds of any hydrofluorocarbons (or 
refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons) added or taken out of 
refrigeration or air conditioning equipment to be maintained, serviced, 
repaired, or disposed of under the contract. The reporting requirement 
applies to equipment that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of 
hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons. 
The Government gathers this information to identify the amount of 
ozone-depleting substances and High Global Warming Potential 
Hydrofluorocarbons are contained in certain equipment maintained by the 
Government.
     FAR 52.223-22, Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas 
Emissions and Reduction Goals--Representation. This provision requires 
offerors that received $7.5 million or more in total contract awards 
during the previous Federal fiscal year to represent whether it 
publicly discloses (itself or through its immediate or highest-level 
owner) its greenhouse gas emissions and a quantitative greenhouse gas 
reduction goal. If the offeror publicly discloses such information, the 
offeror is required to provide the website(s) where the information is 
made publicly available. The representation is voluntary for offerors 
below the threshold. The Government uses this information to assess 
supplier greenhouse gas management practices and to assist agencies in 
developing strategies to engage with contractors to reduce supply chain 
emissions.

C. Annual Burden

    Respondents: 39,497.
    Total Annual Responses: 165,570.
    Total Burden Hours: 735,631.
    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. 9000-0107, Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 
Requirements.

Janet Fry,
Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2022-03794 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-P