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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Proposed Collection; Termination Requirements

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AGENCIES:

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

ACTION:

Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0028).

SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning termination requirements. The clearance currently expires on December 31, 2001.

Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before October 26, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Linda Klein, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501-3755.

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ADDRESSES:

Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

Contracting officers terminate contracts, for default or convenience, only when it is in the best interest of the Government to do so. After receipt of the notice of termination, contractors are required to terminate subcontracts, advise the contracting officer of any special circumstances, submit any requests for an equitable adjustment, submit a settlement proposal, and take other action as directed. Records regarding the terminated contract must be maintained for 3 years.

The information submitted or retained in connection with contract termination is used to reach an equitable settlement with firms and to protect the interests of the Government and the terminated contractor.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 2,920.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Total Responses: 2,920.

Hours Per Response: 3.

Total Burden Hours: 11,680 (8,760 + 2,920).

Obtaining Copies of Proposals

Requester may obtain a copy of the proposal from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0028, Termination Requirements, in all correspondence.

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Dated: August 20, 2001.

Gloria Sochon,

Acting Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 01-21620 Filed 8-24-01; 8:45 am]

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