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Submission for OMB Review; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-One-Time Reporting, Compensation Requirements

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000-0168).

SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Regulatory 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 the one-time reporting, compensation requirements. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 14639, on March 31, 2009.

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.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before May 13, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0168, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—One-time Reporting, Compensation Requirements, in all correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, Contract Policy Branch, at telephone (202) 501-3775 or via e-mail to ernest.woodson@gsa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

A one-time reporting elements for prime contractors and first-tier subcontractors to publicly disclose the names and total compensation of each of the contractor's or first-tier subcontractor's five most highly compensated officers, for the calendar year in which the award was made ((i)(2) and (i)(4)(ix)) (see applicability requirements in (i)(2) and (i)(4)(ix)). The parenthetical reference after each reporting element description refers to the FAR clause.

While Section 1512(c)(4) requires reporting on all FFATA data elements, including the compensation information, it limits the prime's Start Printed Page 18836reporting responsibility to first-tier subcontractors that meet the applicability requirements. The FAR clause requires this compensation disclosure for prime contractors as well because to exclude prime contractors while requiring disclosure for first-tier subcontractors would be unsupportable given the transparency goals of both FFATA and the Recovery Act.

There are likely to be some prime contractors that already provide public access to the compensation of senior executives through periodic reports filed under section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or section 6104 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. For purposes of this analysis, the Government estimates 15% of prime contractors already provide such public access. There are also likely to be some first-tier subcontractors that do not meet either of the revenue thresholds for applicability. For purposes of this analysis, the Government estimates 25 percent of first-tier subcontractors will not have to disclose compensation information because they do not meet the revenue thresholds.

The hours estimated per response include the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering the data, and completing the collection of information.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 82,198.

Responses per Respondent: 1.25.

Total Annual Reponses: 102,747.

Hours per Response: 3.

Total Burden Hours: 308,242.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0168, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—One-time Reporting, Compensation Requirements, in all correspondence.

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Dated: April 1, 2010.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 2010-8031 Filed 4-12-10; 8:45 am]

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