Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0129).
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning cost accounting standards administration. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 68 FR 35634 on June 24, 2003. No comments were received.
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.
Comments may be submitted on or before September 26, 2003.
Submit comments, 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:
Edward Loeb, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA, 501-0650.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
FAR subpart 30.6 and the clause at 52.230-5 include pertinent rules and regulations related to the Cost Accounting Standards along with necessary administrative policies and procedures. These administrative policies require certain contractors to submit cost impact estimates and descriptions in cost accounting practices and also to provide information on CAS-covered subcontractors.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
Number of Respondents: 644.
Responses Per Respondent: 2.27.
Total Responses: 1,462.
Average Burden Hours Per Response: 200.85.
Total Burden Hours: 293,650.
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. 9000-0129, Cost Accounting Standards Administration, in all correspondence.Start Signature
Dated: August 20, 2003.
Laura G. Auletta,
Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
[FR Doc. 03-21841 Filed 8-26-03; 8:45 am]
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