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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Bankruptcy

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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.


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 bankruptcy. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2005.

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 July 8, 2005.


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 (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No.9000-0108, Bankruptcy, in all correspondence.

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Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501-4082.

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A. Purpose

Under statute, contractors may enter into bankruptcy which may have a significant impact on the contractor's ability to perform it's Government contract. The Government often does not receive adequate and timely notice of this event. The clause at 52.242-13 requires contractors to notify the contracting officer within 5 days after the contractor enters into bankruptcy.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 1,000.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 1,000.

Hours Per Response: 1.

Total Burden Hours: 1,000.

C. Annual Recordkeeping Burden

Recordkeepers: 1,000.

Hours Per Recordkeeper:.25.

Total Burden Hours: 250.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0108, Bankruptcy, in all correspondence.

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Dated: April 29, 2005

Julia B. Wise

Director, Contract Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-9172 Filed 5-6-05; 8:45 am]