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Federal Register / Vol. 69, No.

230 / Wednesday, December 1, 2004 / Notices 69897

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the


Paperwork ReductionAct of 1995 (44
GENERAL SERVICES A. Purpose
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal
ADMINISTRATION These regulations implement the Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
statutory requirements of the Miller Act Secretariat has submitted to the Office
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND (40 U.S.C. 3131–3134), which requires of Management and Budget (OMB) a
SPACE ADMINISTRATION performance and payment bonds for any request to review and approve an
[OMB Control No. 9000–0045] construction contract exceeding extension of a currently approved
$100,000, unless it is impracticable to information collection requirement
Federal Acquisition Regulation; require bonds for work performed in a concerning customs and duties. A
Submission for OMB Review; Bid foreign country, or it is otherwise request for public comments was
Guarantees, Performance and Payment authorized by law. In addition, the published in the Federal Register at 69
Bonds, and Alternative Payment regulations implement the note to 40 FR 54654 on September 9, 2004. No
Protections U.S.C. 3132, entitled ‘‘Alternatives to comments were received.
Payment Bonds Provided by the Federal Public comments are particularly
AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), Acquisition Regulation,’’ which requires invited on: Whether this collection of
General Services Administration (GSA), alternative payment protection for information is necessary for the proper
and National Aeronautics and Space construction contracts that exceed performance of functions of the FAR,
Administration (NASA). $25,000 but do not exceed $100,000. and whether it will have practical
ACTION: Notice of request for comments Although not required by statute, under utility; whether our estimate of the
regarding an extension to an existing certain circumstances the FAR permits public burden of this collection of
OMB clearance (9000–0045). the Government to require bonds on information is accurate, and based on
SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the other than construction contracts. valid assumptions and methodology;
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
B. Annual Reporting Burden
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal clarity of the information to be
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Respondents: 11,304. collected; and ways in which we can
Secretariat will be submitting to the Responses Per Respondent: 5. minimize the burden of the collection of
Office of Management and Budget Total Responses: 56,520. information on those who are to
(OMB) a request to review and approve Hours Per Response: .42. respond, through the use of appropriate
an extension of a currently approved Total Burden Hours: 23,738. technological collection techniques or
information collection requirement Obtaining Copies of Proposals: other forms of information technology.
concerning bid guarantees, performance Requesters may obtain a copy of the DATES: Submit comments on or before
and payment bonds, and alternative information collection documents from January 3, 2005.
payment protections. The clearance the General Services Administration, ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding
currently expires on October 31, 2004. FAR Secretariat (VR), 1800 F Street, this burden estimate or any other aspect
Public comments are particularly NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC of this collection of information,
invited on: Whether this collection of 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please including suggestions for reducing this
information is necessary for the proper cite OMB Control No. 9000–0045, Bid, burden to the General Services
performance of functions of the FAR, Performance, and Payment Bonds, in all Administration, FAR Secretariat (V),
and whether it will have practical correspondence. 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035,
utility; whether our estimate of the Dated: November 24, 2004 Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB
public burden of this collection of Gerald Zaffos Control No. 9000–0022, Duty-Free
information is accurate, and based on Acting Director, Contract Policy Division. Entry, in all correspondence.
valid assumptions and methodology; [FR Doc. 04–26437 Filed 11–30–04; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy Division,
BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S
clarity of the information to be GSA (202) 219–0202.
collected; and ways in which we can
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
minimize the burden of the collection of DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
information on those who are to A. Purpose
respond, through the use of appropriate GENERAL SERVICES United States laws impose duties on
technological collection techniques or ADMINISTRATION foreign suppliesimported into the
other forms of information technology. customs territory of the United States.
DATES: Submit comments on or before NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND Certain exemptions from these duties
January 3, 2005. SPACE ADMINISTRATION are available to Government agencies.
ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding These exemptions are used whenever
this burden estimate or any other aspect [OMB Control No. 9000–0022] the anticipated savings outweigh the
of this collection of information, administrative costs associated with
including suggestions for reducing this Federal Acquisition Regulation; processing required documentation.
burden to the General Services Submission for OMB Review; Duty- When a Government contractor
Administration, FAR Secretariat (VR), Free Entry purchases foreign supplies, it
1800 F Street, NW,Room 4035, AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), mustnotify the contracting officer to
Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB General ServicesAdministration (GSA), determine whether the supplies should
Control No. 9000–0045, Bid, and National Aeronautics and be duty-free. In addition, all shipping
Performance, and Payment Bonds, in all SpaceAdministration (NASA). documents and containers must specify
correspondence. certain information to assure the duty-
ACTION: Notice of request for comments
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
regarding an extension to an existing free entry of the supplies.
Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy Division, The contracting officer analyzes the
OMB clearance (9000–0022).
GSA (202) 219–0202. information submitted by the contractor

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