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Download as PDF Monday, December 7, 2009 Part XIV General Services Administration erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\07DER17.SGM 07DER17 64506 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 233 / Monday, December 7, 2009 / Unified Agenda GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) eliminated. Proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government’s rulemaking website at http://www.regulations.gov. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, and 302 48 CFR Chs. 5 and 61 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the spring 2009 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Order 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ GSA’s purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or SUMMARY: Since the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA’s printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are in the Agency’s regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act’s Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for spring editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA’s regulatory plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat Branch at (202) 208-7282. Dated: September 23, 2009. Michael Robertson, Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy. Dated: September 4, 2009. Al Matera, Director, Acquisition Policy Division. Dated: September 8, 2009. Sloan W. Farrell, Team Leader, External Programs, Office of Civil Rights. Dated: September 4, 2009. Christopher T. Giavis, Office of Portfolio Management General Services Administration—Final Rule Stage Regulation Identifier Number Sequence Number Title 437 General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2006-G522; Federal Supply Schedule Contracts—Recovery Purchasing by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules ...................... GSAR Case 2008-G517; Cooperative Purchasing-Acquisition of Security and Law Enforcement Related Goods and Services (Schedule 84) by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules ........................ 438 3090–AI32 3090–AI68 General Services Administration—Long-Term Actions Regulation Identifier Number Sequence Number Title 439 General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2005-G501; Federal Agency Retail Pharmacy Program ............................................................................................................................................................. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2006-G507; Rewrite of Part 538, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting ...................................................................................................................................... 440 3090–AI06 3090–AI77 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES General Services Administration—Completed Actions Sequence Number Title Regulation Identifier Number 441 ´ ´ GSAR Case 2006-G501; GSA Mentor-Protege Program ............................................................................................. 3090–AI56 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 1254 Sfmt 1254 E:\FR\FM\07DER17.SGM 07DER17 64507 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 233 / Monday, December 7, 2009 / Unified Agenda General Services Administration (GSA) OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY Action 437. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2006–G522; FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTS— RECOVERY PURCHASING BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGH FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 502(d) Abstract: The rule is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement section 833 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 109364). Section 833 amends 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide to State and local governments the use of Federal Supply Schedules of the GSA for purchase of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major disaster declared by the President or to facilitate recovery from terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack. Timetable: Action Date Interim Final Rule Final Rule Stage FR Cite 02/01/07 72 FR 4649 Date Interim Final Rule Comment Period End Final Rule FR Cite 04/02/07 12/00/09 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405 Phone: 202 208–7282 Fax: 202 501–4067 Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov RIN: 3090–AI32 438. GSAR CASE 2008–G517; COOPERATIVE PURCHASING–ACQUISITION OF SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED GOODS AND SERVICES (SCHEDULE 84) BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGH FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement Public Law 110-248, The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act. The Act authorizes the Administrator of General Services to provide for the use by State or local governments of Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration (GSA) for alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal supply classification code group 84 or any amended or subsequent version of that Federal supply classification group). Timetable: Action Date Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End Final Rule 439. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2005–G501; FEDERAL AGENCY RETAIL PHARMACY PROGRAM erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add a new subpart and clause required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), consistent with congressional intent under section 603 of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 (VHCA) and 38 U.S.C. 8126, that certain Federal agencies (i.e., VA, VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 12/00/09 Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405 Phone: 202 208–7282 Fax: 202 501–4067 Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov RIN: 3090–AI68 Long-Term Actions Department of Defense (DoD), Public Health Service (including the Indian Health Service), and the Coast Guard) have access to Federal pricing for pharmaceuticals purchased for their beneficiaries. GSA is responsible for the schedules program and rules related to its operation. Under GSA’s delegation of authority, the VA procures medical supplies under the VA Federal Supply Schedule program. VA and DoD seek this amendment. This new subpart adds a clause unique to the virtual depot system established by a Federal Agency Retail Pharmacy Program utilizing contracted retail pharmacies as part of a centralized pharmaceutical commodity management program. At this time, only DoD has a program in place, and the rule would facilitate PO 00000 09/19/08 73 FR 54334 11/18/08 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes General Services Administration (GSA) OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY FR Cite Frm 00003 Fmt 1254 Sfmt 1254 DoD’s access to Federal pricing on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) pharmaceutical contracts for covered drugs purchased by DoD and dispensed to TRICARE beneficiaries through retail pharmacies in the TRICARE network. Timetable: Action Date NPRM NPRM Comment Period End Final Rule FR Cite 04/12/05 70 FR 19045 06/13/05 To Be Determined Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 E:\FR\FM\07DER17.SGM 07DER17 64508 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 233 / Monday, December 7, 2009 / Unified Agenda GSA Long-Term Actions F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405 Phone: 202 208–7282 Fax: 202 501–4067 Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov RIN: 3090–AI06 440. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2006–G507; REWRITE OF PART 538, FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c) amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise sections of GSAR part 538 that provide requirements for Federal Supply Schedule Contracting actions. 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. Timetable: Action Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to NPRM Date FR Cite 01/26/09 74 FR 4596 Action Date NPRM Comment Period End Final Rule Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(c) erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing this final rule to amend its acquisition regulations to formally encourage GSA prime contractors to assist small business, including veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business, in enhancing their capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for GSA and other Federal VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 To Be Determined Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405 Phone: 202 208–7282 Fax: 202 501–4067 Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov RIN: 3090–AI77 Completed Actions agencies. The program seeks to increase the base of small business eligible to perform GSA contracts and subcontracts. The program also seeks to foster long-term business relationships between GSA prime contractors and small business entities and to increase the overall number of small business entities that receive GSA contracts, and subcontract awards. This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was 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. PO 00000 03/27/09 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes General Services Administration (GSA) 441. GSAR CASE 2006–G501; GSA ´ ´ MENTOR–PROTEGE PROGRAM FR Cite Frm 00004 Fmt 1254 Sfmt 1254 Completed: Reason Date Final Rule Final Rule Effective FR Cite 08/14/09 74 FR 41060 09/14/09 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes Agency Contact: Hada Flowers Phone: 202 208–7282 Fax: 202 501–4067 Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov RIN: 3090–AI56 [FR Doc. E9–28606 Filed 12–04–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–S E:\FR\FM\07DER17.SGM 07DER17

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, and 302

48 CFR Chs. 5 and 61

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

_______________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA 
plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the 
spring 2009 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of 
Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' GSA's purpose 
in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity 
to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested 
persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to 
determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Proposed rules 
may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking 
website at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Since the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic 
means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified 
Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format 
that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information 
from the Agenda database.

    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries 
include only:

    (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility 
agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because 
they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities; and

    (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic 
review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is available 
in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for 
spring editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will 
continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, 
including GSA's regulatory plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory 
Secretariat Branch at (202) 208-7282.

Dated: September 23, 2009.

 Michael Robertson,

 Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

 Dated: September 4, 2009.

 Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

Dated: September 8, 2009.

Sloan W. Farrell,

Team Leader, External Programs, Office of Civil Rights.

Dated: September 4, 2009.

Christopher T. Giavis,

Office of Portfolio Management

                                General Services Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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437         General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2006-G522; Federal     3090-AI32
            Supply Schedule Contracts--Recovery Purchasing by State and Local Governments Through
            Federal Supply Schedules..............................................................
438         GSAR Case 2008-G517; Cooperative Purchasing-Acquisition of Security and Law               3090-AI68
            Enforcement Related Goods and Services (Schedule 84) by State and Local Governments
            Through Federal Supply Schedules......................................................
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                               General Services Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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439         General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2005-G501; Federal     3090-AI06
            Agency Retail Pharmacy Program........................................................
440         General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2006-G507; Rewrite     3090-AI77
            of Part 538, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting......................................
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                               General Services Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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441         GSAR Case 2006-G501; GSA Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program.........................    3090-AI56
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General Services Administration (GSA)                  Final Rule Stage






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OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY


                    ________________________________



437. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 
2006-G522; FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTS--RECOVERY PURCHASING BY 
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGH FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 502(d)

Abstract: The rule is amending the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement section 833 of the John 
Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 
109-364). Section 833 amends 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the 
Administrator of General Services to provide to State and local 
governments the use of Federal Supply Schedules of the GSA for purchase 
of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major 
disaster declared by the President or to facilitate recovery from 
terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/01/07                     72 FR 4649
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/02/07
Final Rule                      12/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat 
Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 
1800 F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 208-7282
Fax: 202 501-4067
Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI32
_______________________________________________________________________




438. GSAR CASE 2008-G517; COOPERATIVE PURCHASING-ACQUISITION OF SECURITY 
AND LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED GOODS AND SERVICES (SCHEDULE 84) BY STATE 
AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGH FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to 
implement Public Law 110-248, The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act. 
The Act authorizes the Administrator of General Services to provide for 
the use by State or local governments of Federal Supply Schedules of 
the General Services Administration (GSA) for alarm and signal systems, 
facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law 
enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, 
special purpose clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal 
supply classification code group 84 or any amended or subsequent 
version of that Federal supply classification group).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/19/08                    73 FR 54334
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/18/08
Final Rule                      12/00/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat 
Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 
1800 F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 208-7282
Fax: 202 501-4067
Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________


General Services Administration (GSA)                 Long-Term Actions






_______________________________________________________________________



OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY


                    ________________________________



439. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 
2005-G501; FEDERAL AGENCY RETAIL PHARMACY PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to add a new subpart and clause required by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA), consistent with congressional intent under section 603 of 
the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 (VHCA) and 38 U.S.C. 8126, that 
certain Federal agencies (i.e., VA, Department of Defense (DoD), Public 
Health Service (including the Indian Health Service), and the Coast 
Guard) have access to Federal pricing for pharmaceuticals purchased for 
their beneficiaries.
GSA is responsible for the schedules program and rules related to its 
operation. Under GSA's delegation of authority, the VA procures medical 
supplies under the VA Federal Supply Schedule program. VA and DoD seek 
this amendment. This new subpart adds a clause unique to the virtual 
depot system established by a Federal Agency Retail Pharmacy Program 
utilizing contracted retail pharmacies as part of a centralized 
pharmaceutical commodity management program. At this time, only DoD has 
a program in place, and the rule would facilitate DoD's access to 
Federal pricing on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) pharmaceutical 
contracts for covered drugs purchased by DoD and dispensed to TRICARE 
beneficiaries through retail pharmacies in the TRICARE network.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/12/05                    70 FR 19045
NPRM Comment Period End         06/13/05
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat 
Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 
1800

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F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 208-7282
Fax: 202 501-4067
Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI06
_______________________________________________________________________




440. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 
2006-G507; REWRITE OF PART 538, FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to revise sections of GSAR part 538 that provide requirements for 
Federal Supply Schedule Contracting actions.
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.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/09                     74 FR 4596
NPRM Comment Period End         03/27/09
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat 
Branch, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration, 
1800 F Street NW, Room 4041, Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 208-7282
Fax: 202 501-4067
Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI77
_______________________________________________________________________


General Services Administration (GSA)                 Completed Actions






_______________________________________________________________________




441. GSAR CASE 2006-G501; GSA MENTOR-PROT[Eacute]G[Eacute] PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing this 
final rule to amend its acquisition regulations to formally encourage 
GSA prime contractors to assist small business, including veteran-owned 
small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone, 
small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business, in 
enhancing their capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for 
GSA and other Federal agencies. The program seeks to increase the base 
of small business eligible to perform GSA contracts and subcontracts. 
The program also seeks to foster long-term business relationships 
between GSA prime contractors and small business entities and to 
increase the overall number of small business entities that receive GSA 
contracts, and subcontract awards.
This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was 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.

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      08/14/09                    74 FR 41060
Final Rule Effective            09/14/09

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Hada Flowers
Phone: 202 208-7282
Fax: 202 501-4067
Email: hada.flowers@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI56
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