SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is
soliciting comments concerning information collections titled
``Acquisition Services Information Requirements.''
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 28, 2005.
ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to
Gary A. Kuiper, Counsel, (202) 942-3824, Legal Division, Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., PA-1730-3000,
Washington, DC 20429. All comments should refer to ``Acquisition
Services Information Requirements.'' Comments may be hand-delivered to
the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located
on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. [FAX number
(202) 898-3838; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org].
Comments may be inspected
and photocopied in the FDIC Public Information Center, 801 17th Street,
NW., Room 100, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on business
A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk
officer for the FDIC: Mark Menchik, Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive
Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary A. Kuiper, at the address
Title: Acquisition Services Information Requirements.
OMB Number: 3064-0072. This OMB Number covers the following
Forms Currently in Use:
FDIC Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractor
Personnel Management Officials, Form 1600/04 (1-03). [Added questions
regarding other names used, race, height, weight, eye color, hair
color, contract number and oversight manager.]
FDIC Contractor Representation and Certifications, Form
(8-02). [Changed format so form can be filled out online.]
FDIC Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractor,
1600/07 (8-02). [No changes.]
FDIC Notice and Authorization Pertaining to Consumer Reports,
1600/10 (10-02). [Added statement that authorization is valid for one
year or upon separation of employment/services from the FDIC.]
FDIC Integrity and Fitness Representations and
3700/12 (11-03). [In the instructions for the form, ``Definitions'' was
replaced with ``Unique Terms'' and the explanations of ``conflict of
interest'' and ``ownership or control'' were simplified; also, examples
were given of ``pattern or practice of defalcation regarding
obligations,'' and of ``conflicts of interest.'']
FDIC Leasing Representations and Certifications, Form 3700/44 (10-01).
Discontinued Forms in This Collection:
FDIC Contractor Application, Form 3700/13 (5-02).
Contractor Past Performance RFP Reference Check
Contractor Application Revision Request, Form 3700/33 (8-98).
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Affected Public: Any contractors who wish to do business,
business, or are currently under contract with the FDIC.
Estimated Number of Respondents and Burden Hours:
Contractor Representation and
Integrity and Fitness Representations and
Leasing Representations and
Contractor Application (3700/13)
Contractor Past Performance RPF Reference
Contractor Application Revision Request
Total Reduction in Burden
Previous Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 5,389
New Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 3,099
Net Reduction in Estimated Burden Hours: 2,290 hours.
General Description of Collection: The collection involves
submission of information on various forms by contractors who wish to
do business, have done business, or are currently under contract with
the FDIC. The information is used to: Enter contractors on the FDIC's
nationwide contractor database, the National Contractor System (NCS);
ensure compliance with established contractor ethics regulations (12
CFR part 366); obtain information on a contractor's past performance
for proposal evaluation purposes; review a potential lessor's fitness
and integrity prior to entering into a lease transaction; provide
notice and authorization for obtaining consumer reports for employment
purposes or performance under a contract; and document contractor
Request for Comment
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of
are necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions,
including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the
accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collections,
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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
collections on respondents, including through the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
At the end of the comment period, the comments and
received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the
collections should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review
and approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will
be summarized or included in the FDIC's requests to OMB for renewal of
these collections. All comments will become a matter of public record.
Dated at Washington, DC, this 26th day of April, 2005.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
[FR Doc. 05-8583 Filed 4-28-05; 8:45 am]