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Download as PDF 11740 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Rules and Regulations than the simplified acquisition threshold, but not exceeding $5,000,000 ($10,000,000 for acquisitions as described in 13.500(e)). This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE B. Regulatory Flexibility Act RIN 9000–AK14 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law98–577, and publication for public comments is not required. This rule continues current FAR policy. However, the Councils will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR Part 13 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. (FAR case 2004–034), in correspondence. Federal Acquisition Regulation; Addition of Landscaping and Pest Control Services to the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program (4) For a proposed contract over $50,000,000 or, for DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard, over $75,000,000, by the senior procurement executive of the agency designatedpursuant to the OFPP Act (41 U.S.C. 414(3)) in accordance with agency procedures. * * * * * * * * [FR Doc. 05–4085 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 13 [FAC 2005–01; FAR Case 2004–034; Item III] RIN 9000–AK11 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items, Test Program Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to extend the timeframe to use the test program for commercial items. DATES: Effective Date: April 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755 for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 208–4949. Please cite FAC 2005–01, FAR case 2004–034. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Section 817 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 817 amended section 4202(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–106) by extending until January 1, 2008, the timeframe in which an agency may use simplified procedures to purchase commercial items in amounts greater VerDate jul<14>2003 16:48 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 19 and 52 [FAC 2005–01; FAR Case 2004–036; Item IV] Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition C. Paperwork Reduction Act Regulation (FAR) regarding the addition The Paperwork Reduction Act does of landscaping and pest control services not apply because the changes to the to the Small Business Competitiveness FAR do not impose information Demonstration Program. This FAR collection requirements that require the revision implements Section 821 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense approval of the Office of Management Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et Public Law 108–375, which amends seq. Section 717 of the Small Business List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 13 Competitiveness Demonstration Program Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 644 Government procurement. note) to include landscaping and pest Dated: February 24, 2005 control services. Rodney P. Lantier, DATES: Effective Date: March 9, 2005. Comment Date: Interested parties Director,Contract Policy Division. should submit comments to the FAR I Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA Secretariat at the address shown below amend 48 CFR part 13 as set forth below: on or before May 9, 2005 to be considered in the formulation of a final PART 13—SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION rule. PROCEDURES ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAC 2005–01, FAR case I 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR 2004–036 by any of the following part 13 is revised to read as follows: methods: Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c). www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 13.500 [Amended] • Agency Web Site: http:// I 2. Amend Section 13.500 in paragraph www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm. Click on the FAR case (d) by removing ‘‘January 1, 2006’’ and by adding ‘‘January 1, 2008’’ in its place. number to submit comments. • E-mail: farcase.2004–036@gsa.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 13

[FAC 2005-01; FAR Case 2004-034; Item III]
RIN 9000-AK11


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Authority for Use of 
Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items, Test 
Program

AGENCIES:  Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:  Final rule.

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SUMMARY:  The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule 
amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to extend the 
timeframe to use the test program for commercial items.

DATES: Effective Date: April 8, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  The FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755 
for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Mr. Michael O. Jackson, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 208-4949. Please cite FAC 2005-01, FAR case 2004-034.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to 
implement Section 817 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 817 amended section 
4202(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-106) by 
extending until January 1, 2008, the timeframe in which an agency may 
use simplified procedures to purchase commercial items in amounts 
greater than the simplified acquisition threshold, but not exceeding 
$5,000,000 ($10,000,000 for acquisitions as described in 13.500(e)).
    This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, 
Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is 
not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule. This 
final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the 
meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law98-577, and publication for public 
comments is not required. This rule continues current FAR policy. 
However, the Councils will consider comments from small entities 
concerning the affected FAR Part 13 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. 
Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 
5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. (FAR case 2004-034), in correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the FAR do not impose information collection requirements that require 
the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 
3501, et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 13

    Government procurement.

    Dated: February 24, 2005
Rodney P. Lantier,
Director,Contract Policy Division.

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Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR part 13 as set forth below:

PART 13--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 13 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 
U.S.C. 2473(c).


13.500  [Amended]

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2. Amend Section 13.500 in paragraph (d) by removing ``January 1, 
2006'' and by adding ``January 1, 2008'' in its place.
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