[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 173 (Monday, September 8, 1997)]
[Page 47198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23659]

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Notice and Request for Comments Regarding a Proposed Extension of 
an Approved Information Collection Requirement

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Public Law 104-13, 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed 
extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment 
on the provisions thereof.
    Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 
the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information 
collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 
the information collection on respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. This information collection requirement is currently 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use through 
March 31, 1998, under OMB Control Number 0704-0267. DoD proposes that 
OMB extend its approval for use through March 31, 2001.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 
7, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection should be sent to: Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, Attn: Ms. Sandra Haberlin, PSUSD (A&T) DP (DAR), 
IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-3062. Telefax 
number (703) 602-0350. Please cite OMB Control Number 0704-0267 in all 
correspondence related to this issue.

Ms. Sandra Haberlin, (703) 602-0131. A copy of the information 
collection requirements contained in the DFARS test is available 
electronically via the Internet at: http://www.dtic.mil/dfars/. Paper 
copies of the information collection requirements may be obtained from 
Ms. Sandra Haberlin, PDUSD (A&T) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-3062.
    Title, Associated Forms, and Associated OMB Control Number: Defense 
Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Part 230, Cost 
Accounting Standards, and DD Form 1861; OMB Control Number 0704-0267.
    Needs and Uses: It is DoD policy to encourage contractor investment 
in facilities, which may lead, under DoD contracts, to increased 
productivity and reduced costs through the use of modern manufacturing 
technology. To motivate aggressive capital investment, DoD rewards 
contractors by recognizing contract facilities capital cost of money 
(CFCCM) and facilities capital employed in establishing the price of 
certain negotiated defense contracts, when such contracts are priced on 
the basis of cost analysis. DD Form 1861, Contract Facilities Capital 
Cost of Money, is used to compute these two elements of price. The 
contracting officer may require information from the contractor to 
complete this form.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit entities.
    Annual Burden Hours: 750.
    Number of Respondents: 75.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 75.
    Average Burden Per Response: 10 hours.
    Frequency: On occasion.


Summary of Information Collection

    The information collection includes requirements relating to DFARS 
Part 230, Cost Accounting Standards. DD Form 1861, Contract Facilities 
Capital Cost of Money, computes the CFCCM and facilities capital 
employed using information provided by Form CASB-CMF and certain other 
information provided directly by the contractor. The CFCCM amount is 
used to help establish a price objective in negotiated contracts. The 
facilities capital employed amount is carried forward to DD Form 1547, 
Record of Weighted Guidelines Method Application, for the purpose of 
developing profit objectives on defense contracts when the Weighted 
Guidelines method is used. DFARS 230.7004-2, DD Form 1861, indicates 
that (1) completion of the DD Form 1861 requires information not 
included on the Form CASB-CMF; and (2) the contracting officer could 
request the information through a solicitation provision.
Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.
[FR Doc. 97-23659 Filed 9-5-97; 8:45 am]