[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 5, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 795-796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-181]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

[OMB Control Number 0704-0390]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Taxes

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the 
proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and 
seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments 
on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through March 31, 2005. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for use through March 31, 2008.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by March 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0390, using any of the following methods:
     Defense Acquisition Regulations Web Site: http://
emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.
     E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0390 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (703) 602-0350.
     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Mr. 
Euclides Barrera, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations 
Council, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 
22202-3402.
    All comments received will be posted to http://
emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Euclides Barrera, (703) 602-0296. 
The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available electronically on the Internet at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/
dpap/dfars/index.htm. Paper copies are available from Mr. Euclides 
Barrera, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3062.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) Part 229, Taxes, and related clause in DFARS 
252.229; OMB Control Number 0704-0390.
    Needs and Uses: DoD uses this information to determine if DoD 
contractors in the United Kingdom have attempted to obtain relief from 
customs

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duty on vehicle fuels in accordance with contract requirements.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions.
    Annual Burden Hours: 92.
    Number of Respondents: 23.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 23.
    Average Burden Per Response: 4 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.

Summary of Information Collection

    The clause at DFARS 252.229-7010, Relief from Customs Duty on Fuel 
(United Kingdom), is prescribed at DFARS 229.402-70(j) for use in 
solicitations issued and contracts awarded in the United Kingdom that 
require the use of fuels (gasoline or diesel) and lubricants in taxis 
or vehicles other than passenger vehicles. The clause requires the 
contractor to provide the contracting officer with evidence that the 
contractor has initiated an attempt to obtain relief from customs duty 
on fuels and lubricants, as permitted by an agreement between the 
United States and the United Kingdom.

Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.
[FR Doc. 05-181 Filed 1-4-05; 8:45 am]
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