General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Revision Initiative, 7910-7911 [E6-2185]

Download as PDF 7910 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Proposed Rules days after the effective date of the amendment. (d) Whenever the charterer of a barge under paragraph (a) of this section enters into a sub-charter that is a demise charter with another person for the use of the barge, the charterer must file a copy of the sub-charter and amendments to the sub-charter with the Director, National Vessel Documentation Center, within 10 days after the effective date of the sub-charter and the sub-charterer must provide detailed citizenship information in the format of form CG–1258, Application for Documentation, section G, citizenship. (e) Whenever the charterer of a barge under paragraph (a) of this section enters into a sub-charter other than a demise charter with another person for the use of the barge, the charterer must file a copy of the sub-charter and amendments to the sub-charter with the Director, National Vessel Documentation Center, within 10 days after a request by the Director to do so. (f) A person that submits a false certification under this section is subject to penalty under 46 U.S.C. 12122 and 18 U.S.C. 1001. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS (a) In addition to the events in § 67.167(c)(1) through (c)(9) of this chapter, a Certificate of Documentation together with a coastwise endorsement in effect before February 4, 2004, becomes invalid when— (1) The demise charter expires or is transferred to another charterer; (2) The citizenship of the charterer or sub-charterer changes to the extent that they are no longer qualified for a coastwise endorsement; or (3) Neither the person that owns the vessel, nor the parent of that person, nor a subsidiary of the parent of that person is primarily engaged in leasing or other financing transactions. (b) In addition to the events in § 67.167(c)(1) through (c)(9) of this chapter, a Certificate of Documentation together with a coastwise endorsement in effect on or after February 4, 2004, and before August 9, 2004, becomes invalid when— (1) The demise charter expires or is transferred to another charterer; (2) The citizenship of the charterer or sub-charterer changes to the extent that they are no longer qualified for a coastwise endorsement; (3) Neither the person that owns the vessel, nor the parent of that person, nor any subsidiary of the parent of that person is primarily engaged in leasing or other financing transactions; (4) The majority of the aggregate revenues of at least one of the following 15:04 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: February 7, 2006. T.H. Collins, Admiral, Coast Guard Commandant. [FR Doc. 06–1242 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 5 [GSAR ANPR 2006–N01] § 68.111 Invalidation of a coastwise endorsement. VerDate Aug<31>2005 is derived from the operation or management of vessels: (i) The person that owns the vessel. (ii) The parent of the person that owns the vessel. (iii) The group of which the person that owns the vessel is a member; or (5) At least one of the following is primarily engaged in the operation or management of commercial, foreign-flag vessels used for the carriage of cargo for parties unrelated to the vessel’s owner or charterer: (i) The person that owns the vessel. (ii) The parent of the person that owns the vessel. (iii) The group of which the person that owns the vessel is a member. RIN 3090–00XX General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Revision Initiative Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is requesting comments from both Government and industry on areas in which the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) can be revised to improve clarity and simplify procedures. Interested parties should submit comments in writing on or before April 17, 2006 to be considered in the formulation of a proposed rule. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments identified by GSAR ANPR2006–N01, by using 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/GSAM/ gsamproposed.html. Click on the GSAR case number to submit comments. • E-mail: gsaranpr.2006–N01@gsa.gov. Include GSAR ANPR 2006–N01 in the subject line of the message. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 • 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 GSAR ANPR 2006–N01 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.acqnet.gov/GSAM/ gsamcomments.html, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, at (202) 501–4755 for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Mrs. Althea Kireilis at 202–208– 4724. Please cite GSAR ANPR 2006– N01 notice on GSAR Revision Initiative. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background GSA is beginning the review and update of the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR). The GSAR is the regulatory part of the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM). The GSAM contains both regulatory and non-regulatory acquisition guidance. The GSAR contains GSA’s agency acquisition policies and practices, contract clauses, solicitation provisions, and forms that control the relationship between GSA and contractors and prospective contractors. The GSAM can be found online at www.acqnet.gov/ GSAM/gsam.html. The regulatory parts making up the GSAR are the shaded parts of the document at this site. In this ANPR, GSA is seeking comments on the regulatory, or shaded parts, only. Revisions to the GSAR are necessary to maintain consistency with the FAR, and to implement streamlined and innovative acquisition procedures that contractors, offerors and GSA contracting personnel can utilize when entering into and administering contractual relationships. In this effort, GSA is asking industry and other interested parties, including Government personnel, to submit suggestion on which parts of the GSAR— •Should be clarified to provide consistency with the FAR; • Should be eliminated because they duplicate the FAR or create inconsistencies within the GSAR; • Have inappropriate references listed to indicate the basis for the regulation; • Have become irrelevant because of changes in technology or business processes; E:\FR\FM\15FEP1.SGM 15FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Proposed Rules cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS • Place unnecessary administrative burdens on contractors and the Government; • Can be streamlined or simplified; • Need to be revised to provide new and/or augmented coverage; and • Unnecessarily impose an adverse significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Interested parties are requested to provide a rationale for their recommendation and, if possible, suggested language or examples. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7911 rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. Dated: February 10, 2006. Roger D. Waldron, Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2185 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S E:\FR\FM\15FEP1.SGM 15FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 7910-7911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2185]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 5

[GSAR ANPR 2006-N01]
RIN 3090-00XX


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR 
Revision Initiative

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking with request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is requesting 
comments from both Government and industry on areas in which the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) can be 
revised to improve clarity and simplify procedures.

DATES: Interested parties should submit comments in writing on or 
before April 17, 2006 to be considered in the formulation of a proposed 
rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments identified by GSAR ANPR2006-N01, by 
using 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/GSAM/
gsamproposed.html. Click on the GSAR case number to submit comments.
     E-mail: gsaranpr.2006-N01@gsa.gov. Include GSAR ANPR 2006-
N01 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 GSAR ANPR 2006-N01 in all correspondence related to this case. 
All comments received will be posted without change to http://
www.acqnet.gov/GSAM/gsamcomments.html, including any personal and/or 
business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS 
Building, Washington, DC, 20405, at (202) 501-4755 for information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of 
content, contact Mrs. Althea Kireilis at 202-208-4724. Please cite GSAR 
ANPR 2006-N01 notice on GSAR Revision Initiative.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    GSA is beginning the review and update of the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR). The GSAR is the 
regulatory part of the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Manual (GSAM). The GSAM contains both regulatory and non-regulatory 
acquisition guidance. The GSAR contains GSA's agency acquisition 
policies and practices, contract clauses, solicitation provisions, and 
forms that control the relationship between GSA and contractors and 
prospective contractors. The GSAM can be found online at 
www.acqnet.gov/GSAM/gsam.html. The regulatory parts making up the GSAR 
are the shaded parts of the document at this site. In this ANPR, GSA is 
seeking comments on the regulatory, or shaded parts, only.
    Revisions to the GSAR are necessary to maintain consistency with 
the FAR, and to implement streamlined and innovative acquisition 
procedures that contractors, offerors and GSA contracting personnel can 
utilize when entering into and administering contractual relationships.
    In this effort, GSA is asking industry and other interested 
parties, including Government personnel, to submit suggestion on which 
parts of the GSAR--
    Should be clarified to provide consistency with the FAR;
     Should be eliminated because they duplicate the FAR or 
create inconsistencies within the GSAR;
     Have inappropriate references listed to indicate the basis 
for the regulation;
     Have become irrelevant because of changes in technology or 
business processes;

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     Place unnecessary administrative burdens on contractors 
and the Government;
     Can be streamlined or simplified;
     Need to be revised to provide new and/or augmented 
coverage; and
     Unnecessarily impose an adverse significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    Interested parties are requested to provide a rationale for their 
recommendation and, if possible, suggested language or examples.
    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.

    Dated: February 10, 2006.
Roger D. Waldron,
Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-2185 Filed 2-14-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S