Department of State Acquisition Regulation, 64980-64981 [E7-22460]

Download as PDF 64980 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Proposed Rules ATC spectrum. The Commission tentatively concludes that ATC is not feasible in the L-band spectrum Globalstar shares with Iridium, at 1617.775–1618.725 MHz. The Commission also tentatively concludes that ATC cannot share spectrum with co-primary Fixed and Mobile services in the 2495–2500 MHz segment of the Sband, and seeks comment on what measures would be needed to protect services with which MSS shares the Sband. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking does not contain proposed information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden ‘‘for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,’’ pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 25 Satellites. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22567 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE 48 CFR Parts 604, 637 and 652 [Public Notice: 5992] RIN 1400–AC32 Department of State Acquisition Regulation State Department. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ebenthall on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: This proposed rule will add a contract clause to implement the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD–12), Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors; Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors; and associated OMB guidance M–05–24 (August 5, 2005). DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to January 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by any of the following methods: • E-mail: ginesgg@state.gov You must include the RIN in the subject line of your message. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Gladys Gines, Procurement Analyst, Department of State, Office of the Procurement Executive, 2201 C Street, NW., Suite 603, State Annex Number 6, Washington, DC 20522–0602. • Fax: 703–875–6155. Persons with access to the Internet may also view this notice and provide comments by going to the regulations.gov Web site at https:// www.regulations.gov/index.cfm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gladys Gines, Procurement Analyst, Department of State, Office of the Procurement Executive, 2201 C Street, NW., Suite 603, State Annex Number 6, Washington, DC 20522–0602; e-mail address: ginesgg@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 3, 2006, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was revised to implement the contractor personal identification requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD–12), and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors. (See 71 FR 208, January 3, 2006). The FAR required compliance with FIPS PUB 201 and associated OMB guidance M–05–24 (August 5, 2005) for solicitations and contracts that require the contractor to have routine physical access to a Federally-controlled facility and/or routine access to a Federallycontrolled information system. However, it recognized that Federal agencies needed to customize these policies and procedures to meet mission needs. Therefore, the FAR did not provide specific procedural language for inclusion in affected contracts, but merely required that contractors ‘‘comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in the contract’’. This proposed rule will add a new contract clause to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to implement the Department’s requirements regarding personal identity verification of contractor personnel. The clause will apply to contracts that require contractor employees to perform on-site at a Department of State location and/or that require contractor employees to have access to DOS information systems. The clause directs contractors to an Internet web site document that outlines the personal identity verification procedures for various types of contractors (cleared and uncleared), location of performance (domestic PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 facilities; domestic—Washington, DC metro area facilities; and overseas facilities), and the access requirements (physical; logical; or both). Finally, DOSAR clause 652.237–71, Identification/Building Pass, and its associated prescription at 637.110(b), are removed. This clause outlined the process for issuing building passes to contractors working on-site at DOS facilities. HSPD–12 and FIPS PUB 201 require more stringent forms of identification to ensure personal identity verification than was reflected in this clause. Regulatory Findings Administrative Procedure Act In accordance with provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act governing rules promulgated by federal agencies that affect the public (5 U.S.C. 552), the Department is publishing this proposed rule and inviting public comment. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Department of State, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation and, by approving it, certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 804 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign based companies in domestic and import markets. Executive Order 12866 The Department of State does not consider this rule to be a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review. In addition, the Department is exempt from Executive E:\FR\FM\19NOP1.SGM 19NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Proposed Rules Order 12866 except to the extent that it is promulgating regulations in conjunction with a domestic agency that are significant regulatory actions. The Department has nevertheless reviewed the regulation to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in that Executive Order. Executive Order 13132 This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with section 6 of Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. Paperwork Reduction Act Information collection requirements have been approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 by OMB, and have been assigned OMB control number 1405–0050. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 604, 637 and 652 Accordingly, for reasons set forth in the preamble, title 48, chapter 6 of the Code of Federal Regulations is proposed to be amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 604, 637 and 652 continue to read as follows: Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 22 U.S.C. 2658. Subchapter A—General PART 604—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS ebenthall on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS Subpart 604.13—Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel Sec. 604.1300 Policy. 604.1301 Contract clause. 604.1301–70 DOSAR contract clause. Subpart 604.13—Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel Policy. The DOS official responsible for verifying contractor employee personal identity is the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security. 15:42 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 604.1301–70 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DOSAR contract clause. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 652.204–70, Department of State Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures, in solicitations and contracts that require contractor employees to perform on-site at a DOS location and/or that require contractor employees to have access to DOS information systems. Subchapter F—Special Categories of Contracting PART 637—SERVICE CONTRACTING 3. Section 637.110 is amended by removing paragraph (b) and redesignating paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c), respectively. Subchapter H—Clauses and Forms PART 652—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 4. Section 652.204–70 is added as follows: 652.204–70 Department of State Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures. As prescribed in 604.1301–70, insert the following clause: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the Department of State (DOS) Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures for all employees performing under this contract who require frequent and continuing access to DOS facilities, or information systems. The Contractor shall insert this clause in all subcontracts when the subcontractor’s employees will require frequent and continuing access to DOS facilities, or information systems. (b) The DOS Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures may be accessed at https://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/ c21664.htm. (End of clause) 5. Section 652.237–71 is removed and reserved. 6. Section 652.237–72 is amended by removing ‘‘637.110(c)’’ and inserting ‘‘637.110(b)’’ in its place in the clause prescription. 7. Section 652.237–73 is amended by removing ‘‘637.110(d)’’ and inserting ‘‘637.110(c)’’ in its place in the clause prescription. 2. A new subpart 604.13 is added as follows: VerDate Aug<31>2005 Contract clause. Department of State Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures (DATE) Government procurement. 604.1300 604.1301 Dated: November 7, 2007. Corey M. Rindner, Procurement Executive, Bureau of Administration, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–22460 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 64981 Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 21 RIN 1018–AV35 Migratory Bird Permits; Revisions to Migratory Bird Import and Export Regulations Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose changes in the regulations governing migratory bird permitting. We propose to amend 50 CFR part 21 to resolve problems related to export of species covered by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permits or certificates; to allow the importation and possession without an import permit of legally acquired migratory game birds in the families Anatidae, Columbidae, Gruidae, Rallidae, or Scolopacidae that were lawfully hunted in a foreign country; to extend the period of time for which an Import and Export permit is valid from 3 to 5 years; and to reorganize and reword the regulations to make them easier to understand. DATES: Send comments on this proposal by February 19, 2008. ADDRESSES: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and viewing others’ comments, please see ‘‘Public Participation’’ below. You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1018– AV35, by any one of the following methods: • E-mail: Import/Export@fws.gov. Include RIN number 1018–AV35 in the subject line of the message; • Fax: 703–358–2217; • Mail: Chief, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP–4107, Arlington, VA 22203–1610; • Hand Delivery: Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4501 North Fairfax Drive, Room 4091, Arlington, VA 22203–1610; or • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. George T. Allen, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 703–358–1825. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19NOP1.SGM 19NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 222 (Monday, November 19, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 64980-64981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22460]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

48 CFR Parts 604, 637 and 652

[Public Notice: 5992]
RIN 1400-AC32


Department of State Acquisition Regulation

AGENCY: State Department.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This proposed rule will add a contract clause to implement the 
requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), 
Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and 
Contractors; Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS 
PUB) Number 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal 
Employees and Contractors; and associated OMB guidance M-05-24 (August 
5, 2005).

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
January 18, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by any of the following 
methods:
     E-mail: ginesgg@state.gov You must include the RIN in the 
subject line of your message.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Gladys Gines, 
Procurement Analyst, Department of State, Office of the Procurement 
Executive, 2201 C Street, NW., Suite 603, State Annex Number 6, 
Washington, DC 20522-0602.
     Fax: 703-875-6155.
    Persons with access to the Internet may also view this notice and 
provide comments by going to the regulations.gov Web site at https://
www.regulations.gov/index.cfm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gladys Gines, Procurement Analyst, 
Department of State, Office of the Procurement Executive, 2201 C 
Street, NW., Suite 603, State Annex Number 6, Washington, DC 20522-
0602; e-mail address: ginesgg@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 3, 2006, the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) was revised to implement the contractor personal 
identification requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 
12 (HSPD-12), and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 
(FIPS PUB) Number 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal 
Employees and Contractors. (See 71 FR 208, January 3, 2006). The FAR 
required compliance with FIPS PUB 201 and associated OMB guidance M-05-
24 (August 5, 2005) for solicitations and contracts that require the 
contractor to have routine physical access to a Federally-controlled 
facility and/or routine access to a Federally-controlled information 
system. However, it recognized that Federal agencies needed to 
customize these policies and procedures to meet mission needs. 
Therefore, the FAR did not provide specific procedural language for 
inclusion in affected contracts, but merely required that contractors 
``comply with agency personal identity verification procedures 
identified in the contract''.
    This proposed rule will add a new contract clause to the Department 
of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR) to implement the Department's 
requirements regarding personal identity verification of contractor 
personnel. The clause will apply to contracts that require contractor 
employees to perform on-site at a Department of State location and/or 
that require contractor employees to have access to DOS information 
systems.
    The clause directs contractors to an Internet web site document 
that outlines the personal identity verification procedures for various 
types of contractors (cleared and uncleared), location of performance 
(domestic facilities; domestic--Washington, DC metro area facilities; 
and overseas facilities), and the access requirements (physical; 
logical; or both).
    Finally, DOSAR clause 652.237-71, Identification/Building Pass, and 
its associated prescription at 637.110(b), are removed. This clause 
outlined the process for issuing building passes to contractors working 
on-site at DOS facilities. HSPD-12 and FIPS PUB 201 require more 
stringent forms of identification to ensure personal identity 
verification than was reflected in this clause.

Regulatory Findings

Administrative Procedure Act

    In accordance with provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act 
governing rules promulgated by federal agencies that affect the public 
(5 U.S.C. 552), the Department is publishing this proposed rule and 
inviting public comment.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Department of State, in accordance with the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this regulation and, by 
approving it, certifies that this rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995

    This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and 
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 
million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely 
affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary 
under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 804 of the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996. This rule will not 
result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a 
major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on 
the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign 
based companies in domestic and import markets.

Executive Order 12866

    The Department of State does not consider this rule to be a 
``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866, section 
3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review. In addition, the Department is 
exempt from Executive

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Order 12866 except to the extent that it is promulgating regulations in 
conjunction with a domestic agency that are significant regulatory 
actions. The Department has nevertheless reviewed the regulation to 
ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles 
set forth in that Executive Order.

Executive Order 13132

    This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with section 6 of 
Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this rule does not have 
sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant 
the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Information collection requirements have been approved under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 by OMB, and have been assigned OMB 
control number 1405-0050.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 604, 637 and 652

    Government procurement.

    Accordingly, for reasons set forth in the preamble, title 48, 
chapter 6 of the Code of Federal Regulations is proposed to be amended 
as follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 604, 637 and 652 
continue to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 22 U.S.C. 2658.

Subchapter A--General

PART 604--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

    2. A new subpart 604.13 is added as follows:
Subpart 604.13--Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel
Sec.
604.1300 Policy.
604.1301 Contract clause.
604.1301-70 DOSAR contract clause.

Subpart 604.13--Personal Identity Verification of Contractor 
Personnel


604.1300  Policy.

    The DOS official responsible for verifying contractor employee 
personal identity is the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security.


604.1301  Contract clause.


604.1301-70  DOSAR contract clause.

    The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 652.204-70, 
Department of State Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures, 
in solicitations and contracts that require contractor employees to 
perform on-site at a DOS location and/or that require contractor 
employees to have access to DOS information systems.

Subchapter F--Special Categories of Contracting

PART 637--SERVICE CONTRACTING

    3. Section 637.110 is amended by removing paragraph (b) and re-
designating paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c), 
respectively.

Subchapter H--Clauses and Forms

PART 652--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

    4. Section 652.204-70 is added as follows:


652.204-70  Department of State Personal Identification Card Issuance 
Procedures.

    As prescribed in 604.1301-70, insert the following clause:

Department of State Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures 
(DATE)

    (a) The Contractor shall comply with the Department of State 
(DOS) Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures for all 
employees performing under this contract who require frequent and 
continuing access to DOS facilities, or information systems. The 
Contractor shall insert this clause in all subcontracts when the 
subcontractor's employees will require frequent and continuing 
access to DOS facilities, or information systems.
    (b) The DOS Personal Identification Card Issuance Procedures may 
be accessed at https://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/c21664.htm.


(End of clause)
    5. Section 652.237-71 is removed and reserved.
    6. Section 652.237-72 is amended by removing ``637.110(c)'' and 
inserting ``637.110(b)'' in its place in the clause prescription.
    7. Section 652.237-73 is amended by removing ``637.110(d)'' and 
inserting ``637.110(c)'' in its place in the clause prescription.

    Dated: November 7, 2007.
Corey M. Rindner,
Procurement Executive, Bureau of Administration, Department of State.
 [FR Doc. E7-22460 Filed 11-16-07; 8:45 am]
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