Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Notice of request for an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0130).
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 Buy American Act—North American Free Trade Agreement-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. The clearance currently expires on March 31, 2003.
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.
Submit comments on or before February 3, 2003.
Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of the collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW., room 4035, Washington, DC 20405.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cecelia Davis, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, (202) 219-0202.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, agencies are required to evaluate offers over a certain dollar limitation to supply an eligible product without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American Act or the Balance of Payments program. Offerors identify excluded end products and NAFTA end products on this certificate.
The contracting officer uses the information to identify the offered items which are domestic and NAFTA country end products so as to give these products a preference during the evaluation of offers. Items having components of unknown origin are considered to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
Responses Per Respondent: 5;
Annual Responses: 5,700;
Hours Per Response: .167;
Total Burden Hours: 952.
Obtaining Copies of Proposals
Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVA), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0130, Buy American Act—North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act—Balance of Payments Program Certificate, in all correspondence.Start Signature
Dated: November 26, 2002.
Jeremy F. Olson,
Acting Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 02-30548 Filed 12-2-02; 8:45 am]
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