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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 Cost Accounting Standards administration.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before November 7, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

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 Oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 http://www.regulations.gov 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 9000-0129, Cost Accounting Standards Administration.

Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000-Start Printed Page 537280129, Cost Accounting Standards Administration. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202-969-7207, or zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

9000-0129, Cost Accounting Standards Administration.

B. Need and Uses

This clearance covers the information that contractors must submit to comply with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). FAR clause 52.230-6, Administration of Cost Accounting Standards, requires contractors performing CAS-covered contracts to submit notifications and descriptions of certain cost accounting practice changes, including revisions to their Disclosure Statements, if applicable.

The threshold for CAS applicability is required by 41 U.S.C. 1502(b)(1)(B) to be the same as the threshold for requesting certified cost or pricing data at FAR 15.403-4(a)(1). The burden was calculated with data from the Federal Procurement Data System for Fiscal Year 2016 through 2018 using the increased threshold for requesting certified cost or pricing data of $2 million as proposed by FAR Case 2018-005, Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Reporting Requirements (84 FR 52428), per section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

C. Annual Burden

Respondents: 599.

Total Annual Responses: 1,797.

Total Burden Hours: 314,475.

D. Public Comment

A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 37875, on August 2, 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. 9000-0129, Cost Accounting Standards Administration, in all correspondence.

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Dated: October 2, 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. 2019-21887 Filed 10-7-19; 8:45 am]

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