Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements--FAR Sections Affected: 5.223-2, 52.223-5 thru 52.223-7, 52.223-9, 52.223-11, 52.223-12, and 52.223-22

ICR 202205-9000-001

OMB: 9000-0107

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supporting Statement A
2022-05-02
ICR Details
9000-0107 202205-9000-001
Received in OIRA 201812-9000-001
FAR
Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements--FAR Sections Affected: 5.223-2, 52.223-5 thru 52.223-7, 52.223-9, 52.223-11, 52.223-12, and 52.223-22
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 05/02/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 05/31/2022
165,570 166,146
735,631 782,525
50,758,261 50,358,274

This clearance covers the information that offerors and contractors must submit to comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 23 requirements: • FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts. Requires the contractor to report annually the product types and dollar value of any United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-designated biobased products purchased by the contractor during the previous Government fiscal year. • FAR 52.223-5, Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information. Requires a contractor that is performing at a federal facility to provide all information needed by the federal facility to comply with Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. Contractors report information related to emergency planning and hazardous chemicals reporting, toxic chemical release, its environmental management system (EMS), and a facility compliance audit (FCA) or EMS audit. • FAR 52.223-6, Drug-Free Workplace. Requires a contractor to require its employees to notify it of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction. The contractor is further required to notify the contracting officer in writing within ten days after receiving notice of an employee conviction. • FAR 52.223-7, Notice of Radioactive Material. Requires the contractor to notify the contracting officer or a designee in writing prior to the delivery of, or prior to completion of any servicing required by the contract of, items containing certain radioactive material. The notice shall specify the part or parts of the items which contain radioactive materials, the name and activity of the isotope, the manufacturer of the materials, and any other information known to the contractor which will put users of the items on notice as to the hazards involved. • FAR 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items. Requires the contractor, upon completion of the contract, to submit to the Government an estimate of the percentage of the total recovered material content for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated item(s) delivered and/or used in contract performance, including, if applicable, the percentage of post-consumer material content. • FAR 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. Requires the contractor to report annually and at the end of contract performance the amount in pounds of any hydrofluorocarbons (or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons) added or taken out of any equipment or appliances to be delivered under the contract. The reporting requirement applies to equipment that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons. • FAR 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners. Requires the contractor to report annually and at the end of contract performance the amount in pounds of any hydrofluorocarbons (or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons) added or taken out of refrigeration or air conditioning equipment to be maintained, serviced, repaired, or disposed of under the contract. The reporting requirement applies to equipment that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons. • FAR 52.223-22, Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation. Requires offerors that received $7.5 million or more in total contract awards during the previous Federal fiscal year to represent whether it publicly discloses (itself or through its immediate or highest-level owner) its greenhouse gas emissions and a quantitative greenhouse gas reduction goal.

None
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 10214 02/23/2022
87 FR 25637 05/02/2022
No

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 165,570 166,146 0 -576 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 735,631 782,525 0 -46,894 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 50,758,261 50,358,274 0 399,987 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
This extension includes updates to the burden as follows: • The estimated cost per hour is based on the current (calendar year 2022) OPM GS hourly rate for the rest of the United States, plus 36.25%, rounded to the nearest whole dollar. There are no changes to the specific GS levels identified for each burden estimate. • Where FPDS data is used, the estimated number of respondents and responses per year are based on the average of FPDS data for the three most recent fiscal years (2019 through 2021). The parameters for data pulled from FPDS for each clause is consistent with the prescription for each clause, resulting in changes to the number of respondents and average contracts per respondent for the burden estimates for the clauses at FAR 52.223-2, 52.223-6, 52.223-7, 52.223-9, 52.223-11, and 52.223-12. • The annual responses per respondent for FAR 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts, are revised from five responses per contractor to two responses per contract per contractor (or six total responses), since the contractor submits the report annually and at the end of contract performance. • The FPDS data for FAR 52.223-7, Notice of Radioactive Material, is now based on contract awards with certain PSCs instead of North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Codes. NAICS Codes identify specific business functions, while PSCs are for the product itself. Since the clause prescription identifies specific supplies that normally contain radioactive material, PSC is more appropriate for generating an estimate of potentially impacted contracts. In addition, an assumption is made that one out of six contracts per contractor may be impacted; this is in lieu of estimated the percentage of respondents that would report. This resulted in an increased from 500 respondents and 2,500 responses to 2,328 respondents and 11,640 responses. • The estimated number of potential respondents to complete the representation in FAR 52.223-22, Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation, is increased from 7,740 to 8,000 given the public attention to climate change.

$16,253,428
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Jennifer Hawes 202 969-7386 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
05/02/2022


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