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60-Day notice and request for comments.


The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.


Submit comments on or before June 17, 2014.


Send all comments to Edith Butler, Procurement Analyst, Office of Government Contracting, Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20416.

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Edith Butler, Procurement Analyst, 202-619-0422,, or Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst, 202-205-7030,

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A small business determined to be non-responsible for award of a specific prime Government contract by a Government contracting office has the right to appeal that decision through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The information contained on this form, as well as, other information developed by SBA, is used in determining whether the decision by the Contracting Officer should be overturned.

Solicitation of Public Comments: SBA is requesting comments on (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) whether there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information.

Summary of Information Collection:

(1) Title: Small Business Administration Application for Certificate of Competency.

Description of Respondents: Small Businesses.

Form Number: SBA Form 1531.

Total Estimated Annual Responses: 300.

Total Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 2,400.

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Curtis B. Rich,

Management Analyst.

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[FR Doc. 2014-08896 Filed 4-17-14; 8:45 am]