[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 18285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06860]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 552 and 538

[OMB Control No. 3090-00XX; Docket 2012-0001; Sequence 21]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; 
Submission for OMB Review; Modifications 552.243-72 (Multiple Award 
Schedules)

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments on an information 
collection requirement for an 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 information 
collection requirement regarding the Modifications (Multiple Award 
Schedule) clause.

DATES: Submit comments on or before: April 25, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dana Munson, General Services 
Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, (202) 357-9652 or email 
Dana.Munson@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite information collection 3090-
00XX.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090-
00XX, Modifications, by any of the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``Information 
Collection 3090-00XX, Modifications,'' under the heading ``Enter 
Keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search''. Select the link ``Submit a 
Comment'' that corresponds with ``Information Collection 3090-00XX, 
Modifications.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``Information Collection 3090-00XX, Modifications,'' 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 3090-00XX, Information Collection 3090-00XX, 
Modifications.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 3090-00XX, Modifications, 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

    GSA is proposing to amend the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add clause 552.243-72 Modifications 
(Multiple Award Schedules). Under the modifications clause, vendors may 
request a contract modification by submitting a request to the 
Contracting Officer for approval. At a minimum, every request shall 
describe the proposed change(s) and provide the rationale for the 
requested change(s).

B. Discussion and Analysis

    A notice for this collection was published in the Federal Register 
at 77 FR 74631, on December 17, 2012. One comment was received.
    Comment: The commenter suggested that GSA increase the estimated 
burden hours per response to reflect the additional time required for 
complex modification requests. Further, the commenter stated that the 
number of estimated respondents per year be reduced, based on the logic 
that companies with zero sales under their contracts are not likely to 
submit modification requests.
    Response: In calculating the current estimate of five burden hours 
per response, GSA has taken into consideration that modification 
requests can range from simple administrative changes to more complex 
changes involving the award of additional products and services. 
Additionally, the current estimate of 20,500 respondents per year is 
based on the total number of contracts awarded under the Federal Supply 
Schedule program, and is utilized consistent with other Federal Supply 
Schedule burden calculations for clauses and provisions applicable to 
all Federal Supply Schedule contracts. As a result, no change to the 
burden estimate for this collection was made.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 20,500.
    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 61,500.
    Hours per Response: 5.
    Total Burden Hours: 307,500.
    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. 3090-00XX, ''Modifications'' in all correspondence.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
Joseph A. Neurauter,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Senior Procurement Executive.
[FR Doc. 2013-06860 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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