Department of State.
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection with minor changes.
Originating Office: Bureau of Administration; Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE).
Title of Information Collection: Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR).
Frequency: On occasion.
Form Number: N/A.
Respondents: Any business, other for-profit, individual, or not-for-profit Start Printed Page 17743organization wishing to compete for and receive Department of State contracts.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,790.
Average Hours Per Response: Varies.
Total Estimated Burden: 225,503 hours.
The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of this collection has been requested from OMB by March 31, 2001. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, (202) 395-5871.
During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to:
- Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility.
- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
- Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
- Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Public comments, or requests for additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be directed to Gladys Gines, Procurement Analyst, Office of the Procurement Executive, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520; telephone (703)516-1691; e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.orgStart Signature
Dated: February 15, 2001.
Lloyd W. Pratsch,
Procurement Executive, Department of State.
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