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The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).


Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 12, 2014.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 215.4, Contract Pricing, related clauses at DFARS 252.215, and DD Form 1861, Contract Facilities Capital Cost of Money; OMB Control Number 0704-0232.

Type of Request: Extension.

Number of Respondents: 10,300.

Responses per Respondent: 5.

Annual Responses: 53,458.

Average Burden per Response: Approximately 10 hours.

Annual Burden Hours: 538,480.

Needs and Uses: DoD contracting officers use DD Form 1861 in computing profit objectives for negotiated contracts. A DD Form 1861 is normally completed for each proposal for a contract for supplies or services that is priced and negotiated on the basis of cost analysis. The form enables contracting officers to differentiate profit objectives for various types of contractor assets (land, buildings, equipment). DoD needs this information to develop appropriate profit objectives when negotiating Government contracts.

DoD contracting officers need the information required by DFARS 215.407-5, Estimating systems, and the related contract clause at 252.215-7002, Cost Estimating System Requirements, to determine if a contractor has an acceptable system for generating cost estimates, and to monitor the correction of any deficiencies.

Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities.

Frequency: On Occasion.

OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra.

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number, and title for the Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other public submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings.

Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/ESD/Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Start Printed Page 2159Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

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Manuel Quinones,

Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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[FR Doc. 2014-00358 Filed 1-10-14; 8:45 am]