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Submission for OMB Review; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests

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




Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding extraordinary contractual action requests.


Submit comments on or before September 12, 2019.


Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503 or at Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to and follow the instructions on the site.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Lois Mandell/IC 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests.

Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests. Comments received generally will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential 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).

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Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202-219-0202 or email at

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A. OMB Control Number, Title, and Any Associated Form(s)

9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests.

B. Needs and Uses

FAR subpart 50.1 prescribes policies and procedures that allow contracts to be entered into, amended, or modified in order to facilitate national defense under the extraordinary emergency authority granted under 50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. and Executive Order (E.O.) 10789 dated November 14, 1958, et seq.

This authority applies to the Government Printing Office; the Department of Homeland Security; the Tennessee Valley Authority; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Department of Defense; the Department of the Army; the Department of the Navy; the Department of the Air Force; the Department of the Treasury; the Department of the Interior; the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Commerce; and the Department of Transportation. Also included is the Department of Energy for functions transferred to that Department from other authorized agencies and any other agency that may be authorized by the President.

In order for a contractor to be granted relief under the FAR, specific evidence must be submitted which supports the firm's assertion that relief is appropriate and that the matter cannot be disposed of under the terms of the contract.

FAR 50.103-3 specifies the minimum information that a contractor must include in a request for contract adjustment in accordance with FAR 50-103-1 and 50.103-2.

FAR 50-103-4 sets forth additional information that the contracting officer or other agency official may request from the contractor to support any request made under FAR 50.103-3.

FAR 50.104-3 sets forth the information that the contractor shall include in a request for the indemnification clause to cover unusually hazardous or nuclear risks.

FAR 52.250-1, Indemnification under Public Law 850804, requires in paragraph (g) that the contractor shall promptly notify the contracting officer of any claim or action against, or loss Start Printed Page 40057by, the contractor or any subcontractors that may reasonably to involve indemnification under the clause.

The information is used by the Government to determine if relief can be granted under FAR and to determine the appropriate type and amount of relief.

C. Annual Burden

Respondents: 28.

Total Annual Responses: 164.

Total Burden Hours: 6,800.

D. Public Comment

A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 25809, on June 4, 2019. No comments were received.

Obtaining Copies: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0029, Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests, in all correspondence.

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Dated: August 8, 2019.

Janet Fry,

Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2019-17283 Filed 8-12-19; 8:45 a.m.]