[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 26763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10981]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 3090-0080; Docket 2011-0016; Sequence 9]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; 
Submission for OMB Review; Contract Financing Final Payment (GSAR Parts 
532 and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142 Release of Claims)

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an 
existing OMB clearance.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a 
previously approved information collection requirement and the 
reinstatement of GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims, regarding final 
payment under construction and building services contract. GSA Form 
1142 was inadvertently deleted as part of the rewrite of GSAR 
regulations on Contract Financing. GSA Contracting Officers have used 
this form to achieve uniformity and consistency in the release of 
claims process. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 
2726, January 19, 2012. No comments were received.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary and whether it will have 
practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this 
collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions 
and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: June 6, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dana Munson, General Services 
Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, (202) 357-9652 or email 
Dana.Munson@gsa.gov.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090-
0080, Contract Financing Final Payment; (GSAR Part 532 and 552.232-72; 
GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims) by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB 
control number. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds 
with ``Information Collection 3090-0080, Contract Financing Final 
Payment; (GSAR Part 532 and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142, Release of 
Claims).'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' 
screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 3090-0080, Contract Financing Final Payment; 
(GSAR Part 532 and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims),'' on 
your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. Attn: 
Hada Flowers/IC 3090-0080, Contract Financing Final Payment; (GSAR Part 
532 and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims).
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 3090-0080, Contract Financing Final Payment; (GSAR Part 532 
and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims), in all 
correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal and/or business confidential information provided.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    The General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
clause 552.232-72 requires construction and building services 
contractors to submit a release of claims before final payment is made 
to ensure contractors are paid in accordance with their contract 
requirements and for work performed. GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims 
is used to achieve uniformity and consistency in the release of claims 
process.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 2000.
    Responses per Respondent: 1
    Hours per Response: .1
    Total Burden Hours: 200.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20417, telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control 
No. 3090-0080, Contract Financing Final Payment; (GSAR Part 532 and 
552.232-72; GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims), in all correspondence.

    Dated: April 25, 2012.
Joseph A. Neurauter,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Senior Procurement Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10981 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]
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