Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Notice and request for comment.
The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning information collections titled “Acquisition Services Information Requirements.”
Comments must be submitted on or before June 28, 2005.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to Gary A. Kuiper, Counsel, (202) 942-3824, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., PA-1730-3000, Washington, DC 20429. All comments should refer to “Acquisition Services Information Requirements.” Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. [FAX number (202) 898-3838; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org]. Comments may be inspected and photocopied in the FDIC Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW., Room 100, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on business days.
A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Mark Menchik, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, DC 20503.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gary A. Kuiper, at the address identified above.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Acquisition Services Information Requirements.
OMB Number: 3064-0072. This OMB Number covers the following forms:
Forms Currently in Use:
FDIC Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractor Personnel Management Officials, Form 1600/04 (1-03). [Added questions regarding other names used, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color, contract number and oversight manager.]
FDIC Contractor Representation and Certifications, Form 3700/04A (8-02). [Changed format so form can be filled out online.]
FDIC Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractor, Form 1600/07 (8-02). [No changes.]
FDIC Notice and Authorization Pertaining to Consumer Reports, Form 1600/10 (10-02). [Added statement that authorization is valid for one year or upon separation of employment/services from the FDIC.]
FDIC Integrity and Fitness Representations and Certifications, Form 3700/12 (11-03). [In the instructions for the form, “Definitions” was replaced with “Unique Terms” and the explanations of “conflict of interest” and “ownership or control” were simplified; also, examples were given of “pattern or practice of defalcation regarding obligations,” and of “conflicts of interest.”]
FDIC Leasing Representations and Certifications, Form 3700/44 (10-01). [No changes.]
Discontinued Forms in This Collection:
FDIC Contractor Application, Form 3700/13 (5-02).
Contractor Past Performance RFP Reference Check Questionnaire, Form 3700/29 (10-01).
Contractor Application Revision Request, Form 3700/33 (8-98).
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Affected Public: Any contractors who wish to do business, have done business, or are currently under contract with the FDIC.
Estimated Number of Respondents and Burden Hours:
|FDIC document||Hours per unit||No. of respondents||Burden hours|
|Background Investigation Questionnaire Management (1600/04)||.33||2,330||769|
|Background Investigation Questionnaire Contractors (1600/10)||.50||664||332|
|Notice of Authorization (1600/10)||.05||1,172||59|
|Contractor Representation and Certifications (3700/04A)||.50||2,312||1,156|
|Integrity and Fitness Representations and Certifications (3700/12)||.33||2,312||763|
|Leasing Representations and Certifications (3700/44)||1.0||20||20|
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|Contractor Application (3700/13)||.58||631||366|
|Contractor Past Performance RPF Reference Check Questionnaire (3700/29)||.75||2,295||1,721|
|Contractor Application Revision Request (3700/33)||.25||810||203|
|Total Reduction in Burden||3,736||2,290|
Previous Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 5,389 hours.
New Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 3,099 hours.
Net Reduction in Estimated Burden Hours: 2,290 hours.
General Description of Collection: The collection involves the submission of information on various forms by contractors who wish to do business, have done business, or are currently under contract with the FDIC. The information is used to: Enter contractors on the FDIC's nationwide contractor database, the National Contractor System (NCS); ensure compliance with established contractor ethics regulations (12 CFR part 366); obtain information on a contractor's past performance for proposal evaluation purposes; review a potential lessor's fitness and integrity prior to entering into a lease transaction; provide notice and authorization for obtaining consumer reports for employment purposes or performance under a contract; and document contractor change requests.
Request for Comment
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the collections should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review and approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will be summarized or included in the FDIC's requests to OMB for renewal of these collections. All comments will become a matter of public record.Start Signature
Dated at Washington, DC, this 26th day of April, 2005.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
[FR Doc. 05-8583 Filed 4-28-05; 8:45 am]
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