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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act Certificate

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Department of Defense (DOD), General Services

Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0024).


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 Certificate. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2004.

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 November 1, 2004.


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 (VR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0024, Buy American Act Certificate, in all correspondence.

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Cecelia Davis, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 219-0202.

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A. Purpose

The Buy American Act requires that only domestic end products be acquired for public use unless specifically authorized by statute or regulation, provided that the cost of the domestic products is reasonable.

The Buy American Act Certificate provides the contracting office with the information necessary to identify which products offered are domestic end products and which are of foreign origin. Components of unknown origin are considered to have been supplied from outside the United States.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 3,906.

Responses Per Respondent: 15.

Total Responses: 58,590.

Hours Per Response: .109.

Total Burden Hours: 6,361.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Start Printed Page 53422FAR Secretariat (VR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0024, Buy American Certificate, in all correspondence.

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Dated: August 27, 2004.

Ralph J. De Stefano,

Acting Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-19889 Filed 8-31-04; 8:45 am]