Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


[Docket 2012-0076; Sequence 36; OMB Control No. 9000-0147]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information (FAR 52.223-5)

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 clearance.
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 concerning pollution prevention and right-to-know information.

Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 17, 2012.

Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link "Submit a Comment" that corresponds with "Information Collection 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information". Follow the instructions provided at the "Submit a Comment" screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and "Information Collection 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information" on your attached document.


*Mail:General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417. ATTN: Hada Flowers/IC 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information.

Instructions:Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information, in all correspondence related to this collection. All comments received will be posted without change to,including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Petrusek, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Policy, GSA, (202) 501-0136 or

As implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 23.10, Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, signed on October 5, 2009 (74 FR 52117, October 8, 2009) and Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, signed on January 24, 2007 (72 FR 3919, January 26, 2007), mandates compliance with right-to-know laws and pollution prevention requirements; implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS); and completion of Facility Compliance Audits (FCAs).

This information collection will be accomplished by means of FAR clause 52.223-5. This clause requires that Federal facilities comply with the planning and reporting requirements of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101-13109) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001-11050). Additionally, this clause requires contractors to provide information necessary so that agencies can implement EMSs and complete FCAs at certain Federal facilities.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

The estimated annual reporting burden is slightly decreased since published in theFederal Registerat 74 FR 48745, on September 24, 2009. The adjustment is made based on current data and consultation with Federal Government subject matter experts familiar with the requirements under this information collection.

Number of Respondents:5,401.

Responses per Respondent:1.

Total Annual Responses:5,401.

Hours per Response:3.7493.

Estimated Total Burden Hours:20,250.

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 Number 9000-0147, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information, in all correspondence.

Dated: October 11, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.