[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2016)]
[Pages 17162-17163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06912]



Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

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ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; 
comment request.


SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information 
collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a 
three-year extension of its Contractor Legal Management Requirements, 
OMB Control Number 1910-5115. The proposed collection will require 
covered DOE contractors and subcontractors to submit to DOE counsel a 
legal management plan within 60 days following execution of a contract 
or request of the contracting officer. Covered contractors must also 
submit an annual legal budget that includes cost projections for 
matters defined as significant matters. The budget detail will depend 
on the nature of the activities and complexity of the matters included 
in the budget. The regulation further requires covered contractors to 
submit staffing and resource plans addressing matters defined as 
significant matters in litigation. The regulation requires covered 
contractors to submit certain information related to litigation 
initiated against the contractor before initiating defensive 
litigation, offensive litigation, or entering into a settlement 

DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or April 
27, 2016. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but 
find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this 
notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a 
submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, and to Eric Mulch, [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Mulch, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-5115; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Contractor Legal Management Requirements; (3) Type of Review: 
extension; (4) Purpose: the information collection to be extended has 
been and will be used to form the basis for DOE actions on requests 
from the contractors for reimbursement of litigation and other legal 
expenses. The information collected related to annual legal budget, 
staffing and resource plans, and initiation or settlement of defensive 
or offensive litigation is and will be similarly used.; (5) Annual 
Estimated Number of Respondents: 45; (6) Annual Estimated Number of 
Total Responses: 154; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 
1,150; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 0.
    Statutory Authority: Section 161 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 
42 U.S.C. 2201, the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C 
7101, et seq., and the National Nuclear Security Administration Act, 50 
U.S.C. 2401, et seq.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 18, 2016.
Steven Croley,
General Counsel, United States Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-06912 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]