Federal Register: December 3, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 232)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-30549
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ACTION: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (90000026).
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
DATES: Submit comments on or before February 3, 2003.
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning change order accounting. This OMB clearance expires on March 31, 2003.
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.
Agency information collection activities—; Proposed collection; comment request,
DOCUMENT BODY 2:
[OMB Control No. 90000026]
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Change Order Accounting
FAR clause 52.2436, Change Order Accounting, requires that, whenever the
estimated cost of a change or series of related changes exceed $100,000, the contracting officer may require the contractor to maintain separate accounts for each change or series of related changes. The account shall record all incurred segregable, direct costs (less allocable credits) of work, both changed and unchanged, allocable to the change. These accounts are to be maintained until the parties agree to an equitable adjustment for the changes or until the matter is conclusively disposed of under the disputes clause. This requirement is necessary in order to be able to account properly for costs associated with changes in supply and research and development contracts that are technically complex and incur numerous changes.
B. Annual Reporting Burden
Responses Per Respondent: 18.
Annual Responses: 157,500.
Hours Per Response: .084.
Total Burden Hours: 13,230.
C. Annual Recordkeeping Burden
Hours Per Recordkeeper: 1.5.
Total Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 13,125.
Total Burden Hours: 26,355.
Obtaining Copies of Proposals
Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection
documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat
(MVA), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 5014755.
Please cite OMB Control No. 90000026, Change Order Accounting, in all correspondence.
Dated: November 26, 2002.
Jeremy F. Olson,
Acting Director, Acquisition Policy Division.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Linda Klein, Acquisition Policy Division, GSA (202) 5013775.