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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Docket 2012-0076, Sequence 67; OMB Control No. 9000-0184]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
ACTION: Notice of request for an information collection requirement regarding a new 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 a new information collection requirement concerning Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States. A notice was published in theFederal Registerat 77 FR 43039, on July 23, 2012. No comments were received.

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 27, 2012 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.
ADDRESSES: *Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov.Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting the OMB control number and selecting "Search". Select the link "Submit a Comment" that corresponds with "Information Collection 9000-0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States". Follow the instructions provided at the "Submit a Comment" screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and "Information Collection 9000-0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States" on your attached document.

*Fax:202-501-4067.

*Mail:General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street NE., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20417.

Instructions:Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change tohttp://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at 202-208-4949 or emailmichaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose

Section 862 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, as amended by section 853 of the NDAA for FY 2009 and sections 831 and 832 of the NDAA for FY 2011, together with the required Governmentwide implementing regulations (32 CFR part 159, published at 76 FR 49650 on August 11, 2011), as amended, adds requirements and limitations for contractors performing private security functions in areas of contingency operations, combat operations, or other military operations as designated by the Secretary of Defense, upon agreement of the Secretaries of Defense and State. These requirements are that contractors performing in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan ensure that their personnel performing private security functions comply with 32 CFR part 159, including (1) accounting for Government-acquired and contractor-furnished property and (2) reporting incidents in which a weapon is discharged, personnel are attacked or killed or property is destroyed, or active, lethal countermeasures are employed.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents:920.

Responses per Respondent:5.

Total Response:4,600.

Hours per Response:0.109 hours.

Total Burden Hours:501.

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. 9000-0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States, in all correspondence.

Dated: November 14, 2012. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.