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Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FDIC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The FDIC hereby gives notice that it is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Acquisition Services Information Requirements information collection (OMB No. 3064-0072). At the end of the comment period, any comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FDIC should modify the proposed revisions prior to submission to OMB for review and approval.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. All comments should refer to the name of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the FDIC Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For further information about the revisions discussed in this notice, please contact Leneta G. Gregorie, by telephone at (202) 898-3719 or by mail at the address identified above. In addition, copies of the proposed new Forms 3700/4A, 3700/12, and 3700/44 can be obtained at the FDIC's Web site (http://www.fdic.gov/​regulations/​laws/​federal/​).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The FDIC is proposing to make minor revisions to simplify and clarify three of the forms used in support of contracting and leasing activities

Title: Acquisition Services Information Requirements.

Forms Currently In Use

FDIC Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractor Personnel & Subcontractors, Form 1600/04.

FDIC Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractors, Form 1600/07.

FDIC Past Performance Questionnaire, Form 3700/57.

FDIC Contractor Representation and Certifications, Form 3700/04A.

Integrity and Fitness Representations and Certifications, Form 3700/12.

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Estimated Number of Respondents and Burden Hours

FDIC DocumentHours per unitNumber of respondentsBurden hours
Background Investigation Questionnaire Management (1600/04).334,0001,320
Background Investigation Questionnaire Contractors (1600/07).50200100
Contractor Representation and Certifications (3700/04A).50360180
Integrity and Fitness Representations and Certifications (3700/12).33360119
Leasing Representations and Certifications (3700/44)1.03535
FDIC Past Performance Questionnaire.751,080810
Total6,0352,564

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: 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; and perform background investigations on contractors and contractor personnel.

Current Action: The FDIC is proposing to modify three of the forms in the Acquisition Services Information Requirements collection: Contractor Representations and Certifications, Form 3700/4A; Integrity and Fitness Representations, Form 3700/12; and Leasing Representations and Certifications, Form 3700/44. Specifically, in Form 3700/4A, Contractor Representations and Certifications, the FDIC is proposing elimination of the “Duplication of Cost” representation as unnecessary; removal of the “Clean Air and Water Certification” based on its removal from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in response to a recommendation by the Environmental Protection Agency; modification of the “Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Concern Certification” to reflect the Small Business Administration's recent announcement that it will discontinue SDB certifications; modification of the “Equal Opportunity Certification” and the “Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions” to mirror related FAR provisions; and substitution of an offeror's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number for the previously requested Tax Identification Number (TIN) in the “Signature” section of the form. In Form 3700/12, Integrity and Fitness Representations, the FDIC proposes to insert a sentence in the preamble referencing FDIC regulations on Minimum Standards of Integrity and Fitness For an FDIC Contractor at 12 CFR Part 366; add a “Retention of Information” paragraph in Section III, instructing contractors on the retention period for records; and substitute a contractor's DUNS number for the previously requested TIN in the “Signature” section of the form. Finally, in Form 3700/44, Leasing Representations and Certifications, the FDIC proposes to clarify and highlight the various certifications currently covered under the general heading “Environmental Condition” by reclassifying them as certifications related to “Asbestos-Containing Materials,” “Water Quality,” “Indoor Air Quality,” and “Hazardous Substances.”

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether these 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 estimate of the burden of the information collection, 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 collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 7th day of May, 2009.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Valerie J. Best,

Assistant Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-11088 Filed 5-12-09; 8:45 am]

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