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Information Collection Requirements; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Small Business Programs

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Department of Defense (DoD).


Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement.


In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through October 31, 2004. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use through October 31, 2007.


DoD will consider all comments received by September 7, 2004.


You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704-0386, using any of the following methods:

  • Defense Acquisition Regulations Web Site:​dar/​dfars.nsf/​pubcomm. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: Include OMB Control Number 0704-0386 in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: (703) 602-0350.
  • Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Ms. Donna Hairston-Benford, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.
  • Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-3402.

All comments received will be posted to​dar/​dfars.nsf.

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Ms. Donna Hairston-Benford, (703) 602-0289. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available electronically via the Internet at:​dpap/​dfars/​index.htm. Paper copies are available from Ms. Donna Hairston-Benford, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.

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Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 219, Small Business Programs, and the clause at DFARS 252.219-7003; OMB Control Number 0704-0386.

Needs and Uses: DoD uses this information in assessing contractor compliance with small business subcontracting plans in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2323(h).

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.

Annual Burden Hours: 41.

Number of Respondents: 41.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 41.

Average Burden Per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

DFARS 219.704 and the clause at DFARS 252.219-7003, Small, Small Disadvantaged and Women-Owned Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts), require prime contractors to notify the administrative contracting officer of any substitutions of firms that are not small, small disadvantaged, or women-owned small businesses for the firms listed in those subcontracting plans that specifically identify small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses. Notifications must be in writing and may be submitted in a contractor-specified format.

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Michele P. Peterson,

Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

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[FR Doc. 04-15357 Filed 7-6-04; 8:45 am]