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Download as PDF 864 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 3 / Thursday, January 5, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Summary presentation of interim rule. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 1 Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–08; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCIES: SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–08. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http:// www.acqnet.gov/far. For effective date and comment date, see separate document which follows. DATES: For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005–08, FAR case 2005–030. Interested parties may also visit our Web site at http:// www.acqnet.gov/far. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Item Subject I ............ Trade Agreements—Thresholds (Interim) ........................................................................................... A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments to this FAR case, refer to the specific item number and subject set forth in the document following this item summary. FAC 2005–08 amends the FAR as specified below: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Item I—Trade Agreements—Thresholds (Interim)(FAR Case 2005–030) This interim rule changes the thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the other Free Trade Agreements with Canada, Mexico, Chile, Singapore, and Australia. These threshold increases occur every two years in order to keep pace with inflation. The United States Trade Representative published the thresholds in the December 12, 2005, Federal Register (70 FR 73510 to 73511). Dated: December 28, 2005. Gerald Zaffos, Director, Contract Policy Division. FAR case Dated: December 23, 2005. Domenic C. Cipicchio, Acting Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Dated: December 23, 2005. Roger Waldron, Acting Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration. Dated: December 28, 2005. Anne Guenther, Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 06–53 Filed 1–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with RULES5 Federal Acquisition Circular [FAC 2005–08; FAR Case 2005–030] Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-08 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-08 is effective January 5, 2006. RIN 9000–AK40 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:12 Jan 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements—Thresholds AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments. SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 2005–030 FAR Analyst Marshall. Regulation (FAR) to implement the increased thresholds for the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and Free Trade Agreements. DATES: Effective Date: January 5, 2006. Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to the FAR Secretariat on or before March 6, 2006 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAC 2005–08, FAR case 2005–030, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Agency Web Site: http:// www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm. Click on the FAR case number to submit comments. • E-mail: farcase.2005–030@gsa.gov. Include FAC 2005–08, FAR case 2005– 030 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–501–4067. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAC 2005–08, FAR case 2005–030, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.acqnet.gov/far/ProposedRules/ proposed.htm, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Ms. Kimberly Marshall, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 219–0986. Please cite FAC 2005–08, FAR case 2005–030. For E:\FR\FM\05JAR5.SGM 05JAR5

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Federal Acquisitions: Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-08; Trade 
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1


Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-08; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of interim rule.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the 
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition 
Circular (FAC) 2005-08. A companion document, the Small Entity 
Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, 
is available via the Internet at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

DATES: For effective date and comment date, see separate document which 
follows.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
the analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to the 
FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-08, FAR case 2005-030. Interested 
parties may also visit our Web site at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. For 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the 
FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments to this FAR case, refer to the 
specific item number and subject set forth in the document following 
this item summary.
    FAC 2005-08 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I--Trade Agreements--Thresholds (Interim)(FAR Case 2005-030)

    This interim rule changes the thresholds for application of the 
World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the other 
Free Trade Agreements with Canada, Mexico, Chile, Singapore, and 
Australia. These threshold increases occur every two years in order to 
keep pace with inflation. The United States Trade Representative 
published the thresholds in the December 12, 2005, Federal Register (70 
FR 73510 to 73511).

    Dated: December 28, 2005.
Gerald Zaffos,
Director, Contract Policy Division.

Federal Acquisition Circular

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-08 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-08 is 
effective January 5, 2006.

    Dated: December 23, 2005.
Domenic C. Cipicchio,
Acting Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

    Dated: December 23, 2005.
Roger Waldron,
Acting Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, General Services Administration.

    Dated: December 28, 2005.
Anne Guenther,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration.
[FR Doc. 06-53 Filed 1-4-06; 8:45 am]
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