Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-041, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), 50011-50012 [06-7126]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 164 / Thursday, August 24, 2006 / Proposed Rules Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that there are no factors in this case that would limit the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore, we believe that this rule should be categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. A preliminary ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ is available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. Comments on this section will be considered before we make the final decision on whether this rule should be categorically excluded from further environmental review. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 Aug 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6 and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add temporary § 165.T05–079, to read as follows: § 165.T05–079 Safety Zone; Yorktown Day Celebration Evening Fireworks, York River, Yorktown, VA. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters on the York River, from surface to bottom, within 1200 feet of the National Park Service Beach in Yorktown, VA. (b) Definitions. Designated representative means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads, Virginia to act on his behalf. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads or his designated representative. (2) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone must contact the COTP or the COTP’s representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone, and the operators of any vessels in the immediate vicinity of this safety zone, must comply with all directions given to them by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on shore or on board a vessel that is displaying a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign. (3) The Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads and the Sector Duty Officer at Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia can be contacted at telephone number (757) 668–5555 or (757) 484– 8192. (4) The designated representatives enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF–FM 13 and 16. (d) Effective date. This regulation is effective from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 19, 2006. Dated: August 11, 2006. Patrick B. Trapp, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads. [FR Doc. E6–14062 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 50011 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 7, 12, and 39 [FAR Case 2005–041; Docket 2006–0020; Sequence 7] RIN 9000–AK57 Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005–041, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capable products be included in information technology procurements to the maximum extent practicable. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the FAR Secretariat on or before October 23, 2006 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAR case 2005–041 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for this document at the ‘‘Federal Acquisition Regulation’’ agency and review the ‘‘Document Title’’ column; click on the Document ID number. Click on ‘‘add comments’’. You may also search for any document using the ‘‘Advanced search/ document search’’ tab, selecting from the agency field ‘‘Federal Acquisition Regulation’’, and typing the FAR case number in the keyword field. • 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 FAR case 2005–041 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. E:\FR\FM\24AUP1.SGM 24AUP1 50012 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 164 / Thursday, August 24, 2006 / Proposed Rules FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT For clarification of content, contact Ms. Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 219–0202. The TTY Federal Relay Number for further information is 1– 800–877–8973. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755. Please cite FAR case 2005–041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS A. Background The internet protocol is one of the primary mechanisms that define how and where information moves across networks, e.g., voice, video, and text. Currently Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) is the industry standard used and has about 4.3 billion address spaces. Key characteristics of IPv6 are designed to significantly increase internet address space, promote flexibility and functionality, and enhance security. Agencies can reduce costly upgrades and the complexity of transitioning to IPv6 by proactively integrating IPv6 requirements into Federal contracts. On August 2, 2005, OMB issued a memo (Memorandum M–05–22, Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)) giving guidance to agencies to transition from IPv4 to IPv6, and required agencies to implement full use of IPv6 in network backbones by June 2008. OMB further requires, to the maximum extent practicable, all new IT procurements include IPv6 capable products and systems. Any exceptions to the use of IPv6 will require advance written approval from the agency CIO. This rule proposes amending the FAR by— 1. Adding a new paragraph (A)(2) in FAR 7.105 (b)(4)(ii) to ensure agency planners comply with the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capability requirements as a part of acquisition planning; 2. Adding paragraph (e) to FAR 12.202 to state that requirements documents for information technology shall include Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capable products and services; and 3. Adding paragraph (e) to FAR 39.101 to state when acquiring information technology, agencies shall include the appropriate requirements for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capable products and services, and for agencies to establish procedures for granting exceptions. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:27 Aug 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Councils do not expect this proposed rule to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because IPv6 requires use of commercially available products, and no new standards or testing is required. An Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has, therefore, not been performed. We invite comments from small businesses and other interested parties. The Councils will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR Parts 7, 12, and 39 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 2005–041), in correspondence. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed 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 Parts 7, 12, and 39 Government procurement. Dated: August 16, 2006. Ralph De Stefano, Director, Contract Policy Division. Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR parts 7, 12, and 39 as set forth below: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 7, 12, and 39 continues to read as follows: (IPv6) capability requirements as outlined in OMB Memorandum M–05– 22, Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), and additional requirements for IPv6 at http://www.cio.gov. * * * * * PART 12—ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS 3. Amend section 12.202 by adding paragraph (e) to read as follows: 12.202 Market research and description of agency need. * * * * * (e) Requirements documents for information technology solutions must include Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capability as outlined in the OMB Memorandum M–05–22, Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), and additional requirements for IPv6 at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/memoranda/fy2005/m05-22.pdf. PART 39—ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 4. Amend section 39.101 by adding paragraph (e) to read as follows: 39.101 Policy. * * * * * (e) In acquiring information technology solutions, agencies must include the appropriate Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capability requirements as outlined in the OMB Memorandum M–05–22, Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). Agencies must establish procedures for exceptions. [FR Doc. 06–7126 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PART 7—ACQUISITION PLANNING National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2. Amend section 7.105 by revising paragraph (b)(4)(ii)(A) to read as follows: 50 CFR Part 622 7.105 Contents of written acquisition plans. * * * * * (b) * * * (4) * * * (ii) * * * (A) For information technology acquisitions— (1) How the capital planning and investment control requirements of 40 U.S.C. 11312 and OMB Circular A–130 will be met (see 7.103(t) and Part 39); and (2) How the acquisition will comply with the Internet Protocol Version 6 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [Docket No. 060731206–6206–01; I.D. 072806A] RIN 0648–AS67 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 26 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24AUP1.SGM 24AUP1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 7, 12, and 39

[FAR Case 2005-041; Docket 2006-0020; Sequence 7]
RIN 9000-AK57


Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-041, Internet 
Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

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

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require Internet Protocol 
Version 6 (IPv6) capable products be included in information technology 
procurements to the maximum extent practicable.

DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the FAR 
Secretariat on or before October 23, 2006 to be considered in the 
formulation of a final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAR case 2005-041 by any of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Search for this document at the ``Federal Acquisition Regulation'' 
agency and review the ``Document Title'' column; click on the Document 
ID number. Click on ``add comments''.
    You may also search for any document using the ``Advanced search/
document search'' tab, selecting from the agency field ``Federal 
Acquisition Regulation'', and typing the FAR case number in the keyword 
field.
     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 FAR case 2005-
041 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT For clarification of content, contact 
Ms. Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 219-0202. The TTY 
Federal Relay Number for further information is 1-800-877-8973. For 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the 
FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755. Please cite FAR case 2005-041.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    The internet protocol is one of the primary mechanisms that define 
how and where information moves across networks, e.g., voice, video, 
and text. Currently Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) is the industry 
standard used and has about 4.3 billion address spaces. Key 
characteristics of IPv6 are designed to significantly increase internet 
address space, promote flexibility and functionality, and enhance 
security. Agencies can reduce costly upgrades and the complexity of 
transitioning to IPv6 by proactively integrating IPv6 requirements into 
Federal contracts.
    On August 2, 2005, OMB issued a memo (Memorandum M-05-22, 
Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)) giving 
guidance to agencies to transition from IPv4 to IPv6, and required 
agencies to implement full use of IPv6 in network backbones by June 
2008. OMB further requires, to the maximum extent practicable, all new 
IT procurements include IPv6 capable products and systems. Any 
exceptions to the use of IPv6 will require advance written approval 
from the agency CIO.
    This rule proposes amending the FAR by--
    1. Adding a new paragraph (A)(2) in FAR 7.105 (b)(4)(ii) to ensure 
agency planners comply with the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) 
capability requirements as a part of acquisition planning;
    2. Adding paragraph (e) to FAR 12.202 to state that requirements 
documents for information technology shall include Internet Protocol 
Version 6 (IPv6) capable products and services; and
    3. Adding paragraph (e) to FAR 39.101 to state when acquiring 
information technology, agencies shall include the appropriate 
requirements for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capable products 
and services, and for agencies to establish procedures for granting 
exceptions.
    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 Councils do not expect this proposed rule to have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the 
meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., 
because IPv6 requires use of commercially available products, and no 
new standards or testing is required. An Initial Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis has, therefore, not been performed. We invite comments from 
small businesses and other interested parties. The Councils will 
consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR Parts 
7, 12, and 39 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 2005-041), in correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed 
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 Parts 7, 12, and 39

    Government procurement.

    Dated: August 16, 2006.
Ralph De Stefano,
Director, Contract Policy Division.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR parts 7, 12, 
and 39 as set forth below:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 7, 12, and 39 continues 
to read as follows:

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

PART 7--ACQUISITION PLANNING

    2. Amend section 7.105 by revising paragraph (b)(4)(ii)(A) to read 
as follows:


7.105   Contents of written acquisition plans.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (4) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (A) For information technology acquisitions--
    (1) How the capital planning and investment control requirements of 
40 U.S.C. 11312 and OMB Circular A-130 will be met (see 7.103(t) and 
Part 39); and
    (2) How the acquisition will comply with the Internet Protocol 
Version 6 (IPv6) capability requirements as outlined in OMB Memorandum 
M-05-22, Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), 
and additional requirements for IPv6 at http://www.cio.gov.
* * * * *

PART 12--ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

    3. Amend section 12.202 by adding paragraph (e) to read as follows:


12.202   Market research and description of agency need.

* * * * *
    (e) Requirements documents for information technology solutions 
must include Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capability as outlined 
in the OMB Memorandum M-05-22, Transition Planning for Internet 
Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), and additional requirements for IPv6 at 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/fy2005/m05-22.pdf.

PART 39--ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    4. Amend section 39.101 by adding paragraph (e) to read as follows:


39.101   Policy.

* * * * *
    (e) In acquiring information technology solutions, agencies must 
include the appropriate Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) capability 
requirements as outlined in the OMB Memorandum M-05-22, Transition 
Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). Agencies must 
establish procedures for exceptions.
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