Agency Information Collection Activities: Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) Various Homeland Security Acquisitions Regulations, DHS Form 700-1, DHS Form 700-2, DHS Form 700-3, DHS Form 700-4

Cited as:85 FR 73065
Court:Homeland Security Department
Publication Date:16 Nov 2020
Record Number:2020-25172
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Institutes of Health, HHS)
Dated: November 9, 2020.
Tyeshia M. Roberson,
Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory
Committee Policy.
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BILLING CODE 4140–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
[Docket Number DHS–2020–0045]
Agency Information Collection
Activities: Homeland Security
Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) Various
Homeland Security Acquisitions
Regulations, DHS Form 700–1, DHS
Form 700–2, DHS Form 700–3, DHS
Form 700–4
AGENCY
: Department of Homeland
Security (DHS).
ACTION
: 60-Day notice and request for
comments; Extension without change of
a currently approved collection, 1600–
0002.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Homeland
Security will submit the following
Information Collection Request (ICR) to
the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review and clearance in
accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES
: Comments are encouraged and
will be accepted until January 15, 2021.
This process is conducted in accordance
with 5 CFR 1320.1.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by docket number Docket
#DHS–2020–0045, at:
ÆFederal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Please follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
Instructions: All submissions received
must include the agency name and
docket number Docket #DHS–2020–
0045. All comments received will be
posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any
personal information provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to
read background documents or
comments received, go to http://
ww.regulations.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: This
information collection is associated
with the forms listed below and is
necessary to implement applicable parts
of the HSAR (48 CFR Chapter 30). There
are four forms under this collection of
information request that are used by
offerors, contractors, and the general
public to comply with requirements in
contracts awarded by the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS). The
information collected is used by
contracting officers to ensure
compliance with terms and conditions
of DHS contracts.
The forms are as follows:
(1) DHS Form 700–1, Cumulative
Claim and Reconciliation Statement (see
(HSAR) 48 CFR 3004.804–507(a)(3)
(2) DHS Form 700–2, Contractor’s
Assignment of Refund, Rebates, Credits
and Other Amounts (see (HSAR) 48 CFR
3004.804–570(a)(2)
(3) DHS Form 700–3, Contractor’s
Release (see (HSAR) 48 CFR 3004.804–
570(a)(1)
(4) DHS Form 700–4, Employee Claim
for Wage Restitution (see (HSAR) 48
CFR 3022.406–9
These forms will be prepared by
individuals, contractors or contract
employees during contract
administration. The information
collected includes the following:
DHS Forms 700–1, 700–2 and 700–
3: Prepared by individuals, contractors
or contractor employees prior to
contract closure to determine whether
there are excess funds that are available
for deobligation versus remaining
(payable) funds on contracts;
assignment or transfer of rights, title,
and interest to the Government; and
release from liability. The contracting
officer obtains the forms from the
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contractor for closeout, as applicable.
Forms 700–1 and 02 are mainly used for
calculating costs related to the closeout
of cost-reimbursement, time-and-
materials, and labor-hour contracts; and,
Form 700–3 is mainly used for
calculating costs related to the closeout
of cost-reimbursement, time-and-
materials, and labor-hour contracts but
can be used for all contract types.
DHS Form 700–4 is prepared by
contractor employees making claims for
unpaid wages. Contracting officers must
obtain this form from employees seeking
restitution under contracts to provide to
the Comptroller General. This form is
applicable to all contract types, both
opened and closed.
The prior information collection
request for OMB No. 1600–0002 was
approved through November 30, 2021
by OMB in a Notice of OMB Action.
This justification supports a request for
an extension of the approval.
The purpose of the information
collected is to ensure proper closing of
physically complete contracts. The
information will be used by DHS
contracting officers to ensure
compliance with terms and conditions
of DHS contracts and to complete
reports required by other Federal
agencies such as the General Services
Administration and the Department of
Labor (DOL). If this information is not
collected, DHS could inadvertently
violate statutory or regulatory
requirements and DHS’s interests
concerning inventions and contractors’
claims would not be protected.
The four DHS forms are available on
the DHS Homepage (https://
www.dhs.gov/acquisition-policy). These
forms can be filled in electronically and
submitted via email or facsimile to the
specified Government point of contact.
Since the responses must meet specific
timeframes, a centralized mailbox or
website would not be an expeditious or
practical method of submission. The use
of email or facsimile is the best solution
and is most commonly used in the
Government. The information requested
by these forms is required by the HSAR.
The forms are prescribed for use in the
closeout of applicable contracts and
during contract administration.
Information collection may or may
not involve small business contractors.
The burden applied to small business is
the minimum consistent with the goals
of ensuring responsiveness to
Government requirements. To reduce
burden on small businesses and other
small entities, the HSAR is continuously
reviewed to determine whether the
requirements remain valid.
DHS Form 700–1, Cumulative
Claim and Reconciliation Statement:
Less frequent incidence of collecting
such information would result in
inadequate closeout data. The office
administering the contract would not
have the necessary information to (1)
determine settlement of indirect costs;
and (2) adequately closeout cost-
reimbursement, time-and-materials, and
labor-hour contracts.
There are FAR and HSAR clauses that
require protection of rights in data and
proprietary information if requested and
designated by an offeror or contractor.
Additionally, disclosure or non-
disclosure of information is handled in
accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act. There is no assurance
of confidentiality provided to the
respondents.
No PIA is required as the information
is collected from DHS personnel
(contractors only). Although, the DHS/
ALL/PIA–006 General Contacts lists PIA
does provided basic coverage. And
technically, because this information is
not retrieved by personal identifier, no
SORN is required. However, DHS/ALL–
021 DHS Contractors and Consultants
provides coverage for the collection of
records on DHS contractors and
consultants, to include resume and
qualifying employment information.
The burden estimates provided are
based upon contracts reported by DHS
and its Components to the FPDS for
Fiscal Year 2019. No program changes
occurred and there were no changes to
the information being collected.
However, the burden was adjusted to
reflect an agency adjustment decrease of
22,225 in the number of respondents
within DHS for Fiscal Year 2019, and an
increase in the average hourly wage rate.
The Office of Management and Budget
is particularly interested in comments
which:
1. Evaluate whether the proposed
collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the
functions of the agency, including
whether the information will have
practical utility;
2. Evaluate the accuracy of the
agency’s estimate of the burden of the
proposed collection of information,
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
3. Enhance the quality, utility, and
clarity of the information to be
collected; and
4. Minimize the burden of the
collection of information on those who
are to respond, including through the
use of appropriate automated,
electronic, mechanical, or other
technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology,
e.g., permitting electronic submissions
of responses.
Analysis
Agency: Department of Homeland
Security, (DHS).
Title: Agency Information Collection
Activities: Homeland Security
Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) Various
Homeland Security Acquisitions
Regulations.
OMB Number: 1600–0002.
Frequency: On Occasion.
Affected Public: Private Sector.
Number of Respondents: 34013.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 1
Hour.
Total Burden Hours: 34013.
Robert Dorr,
Executive Director, Business Management
Directorate.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
[Docket Number DHS–2020–0046]
Agency Information Collection
Activities: Homeland Security
Acquisition Regulation (HSAR)
Regulation on Agency Protests
AGENCY
: Department of Homeland
Security (DHS).
ACTION
: 60-Day Notice and request for
comments; Extension without change of
a currently approved collection, 1600–
0004.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Homeland
Security will submit the following
Information Collection Request (ICR) to
the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review and clearance in
accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES
: Comments are encouraged and
will be accepted until January 15, 2021.
This process is conducted in accordance
with 5 CFR 1320.1.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by docket number Docket #
DHS–2020–0046, at:
ÆFederal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Please follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
Instructions: All submissions received
must include the agency name and
docket number Docket # DHS–2020–
0046. All comments received will be
posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any
personal information provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to
read background documents or
comments received, go to http://
www.regulations.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
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