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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Economic Price Adjustment

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Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Notice of request for reinstatement of an information collection requirement regarding an existing OMB clearance.


Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning economic price adjustment. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 27025, on June 5, 2009. No comments were received.

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 January 6, 2010.


Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, Start Printed Page 64086including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755.

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Mr. Warren Blankenship, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, GSA, at (202) 501-1900 or e-mail

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A. Purpose

FAR 16.203, Fixed-price contracts with economic price adjustment, and associated clauses at 52.216-2, 52.216-3 and 52.216-4 provide for upward and downward revision of the stated contract price upon occurrence of specified contingencies. In order for the contracting officer to be aware of price changes, the firm must provide pertinent information to the Government. The information is used to determine the proper amount of price adjustments required under the contract.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 5,346.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 5,346.

Hours per Response: .25.

Total Burden Hours: 1,337.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0068, Economic Price Adjustment, in all correspondence.

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Dated: November 19, 2009.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. E9-29071 Filed 12-4-09; 8:45 am]