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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Report of Shipment

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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 an extension to an existing OMB clearance.

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 report of shipment. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2002.

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 April 12, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Streets, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Linda Klein, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-3775.Start Printed Page 6234

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

Military and, as required, civilian agency storage and distribution points, depots, and other receiving activities require advance notice of large shipments enroute from contractors' plants. Timely receipt of notices by the consignee transportation office precludes the incurring of demurrage and vehicle detention charges. The information is used to alert the receiving activity of the arrival of a large shipment.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 250.

Responses Per Respondent: 4.

Annual Responses: 1,000.

Hours Per Response: .167.

Total Burden Hours: 167.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals

Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection package from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0056, Report of Shipment, in all correspondence.

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Dated: February 5, 2002.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-3181 Filed 2-8-02; 8:45 am]

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