[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 32959]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13301]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0164; Docket 2014-0055; Sequence 23]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; 
Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure 
Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to 
an existing OMB information collection.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) 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 concerning Contractor Business Ethics Compliance 
Program and Disclosure Requirements.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 9000-
0164, Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure 
Requirements, 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 9000-0164. Select the link that corresponds with 
``Information Collection 9000-0164, Contractor Business Ethics 
Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements.'' Follow the 
instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if any), and ``Information Collection 9000-0164, Contractor 
Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements,'' on 
your attached document.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. 
ATTN: Ms. Flowers/IC 9000-0164, Contractor Business Ethics Compliance 
Program and Disclosure Requirements.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information 
Collection 9000-0164, Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and 
Disclosure Requirements, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, 
Acquisition Policy Division, via telephone 202-501-0650 or via email to 
edward.loeb@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Purpose

    The collection applies to the FAR requirements for a contractor 
code of business ethics and conduct, an internal control system, and 
disclosure to the Government of certain violations of criminal law, 
violations of the civil False Claims Act, or significant overpayments.
    The 60 hour burden estimate reflects revisions resulting from 
public comments as reflected in the November 12, 2008, final rule (73 
FR 67064). In response to public comments the Government stated the 
initial estimate of 3 hours was inadequate and revised the estimated 
burden hours to 60 per response. The change particularly considers the 
hours that would be required for the collection within a company, prior 
to release to the Government.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 276.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Total Responses: 276.
    Hours per Response: 60.
    Total Burden hours: 16,560.

C. Public Comments

    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the FAR, 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; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: 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. 9000-0164, Contractor Business Ethics 
Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements, in all correspondence.

    Dated: June 2, 2014.
Karlos Morgan,
Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of 
Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-13301 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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