Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds, 14570 [2011-5558]

Download as PDF 14570 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2011 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 [FAC 2005–50; FAR Case 2009–040; Item VII; Docket 2010–0092, Sequence 1] RIN 9000–AL57 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCIES: DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative. DATES: Effective Date: March 16, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 219–0202, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501–4755. Please cite FAC 2005–50, FAR Case 2009–040. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES2 I. Background DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 75 FR 38689 on July 2, 2010, to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative. Every two years, the trade agreements thresholds are adjusted according to a pre-determined formula under the agreements. These thresholds were effective on January 1, 2010. No public comments were received. DoD, GSA, and NASA have agreed to convert this FAR case from an interim to a final rule without change. The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration certify that this final rule will not 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 the dollar threshold changes are designed to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the status quo. IV. Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 Government procurement. Dated: March 4, 2011. Millisa Gary, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52, which was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 38689 on July 2, 2010, is adopted as a final rule without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2011–5558 Filed 3–15–11; 8:45 am] II. Executive Order 12866 This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Mar 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 30 and 52 [FAC 2005–50; FAR Case 2009–025; Item VIII; Docket 2010–0087, Sequence 1] RIN 9000–AL58 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices for Contracts Awarded to Foreign Concerns Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCIES: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) does apply; however, these changes to the FAR do not impose additional information collection requirements to the paperwork burden previously approved under OMB Control Numbers 9000–0130, titled: Buy American Act-Free Trade AgreementsIsraeli Trade Act Certificate; 9000–0025, titled: Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act Certificate; and 9000– 0141, titled: Buy American ActConstruction. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to align it with a Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board clause, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices-Foreign Concerns. DATES: Effective Date: March 16, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward N. Chambers, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501–3221 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501–4755. Please cite FAC 2005–50, FAR Case 2009–025. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 75 FR 34283 on June 16, 2010, to maintain consistency between CAS and FAR in matters relating to disclosure requirements of CAS for contracts awarded to foreign concerns. Specifically, the interim rule was issued in response to the Cost Accounting Standard Board’s March 26, 2008, publication of a final rule, which implemented the use of the clause, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices—Foreign Concerns, in CAS-covered contracts and subcontracts awarded to foreign concerns (73 FR 15939). The interim rule amended the FAR to align FAR clause 52.230–4 with the Cost Accounting Standards Board clause, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices—Foreign Concerns. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52

[FAC 2005-50; FAR Case 2009-040; Item VII; Docket 2010-0092, Sequence 
1]
RIN 9000-AL57


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an 
interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to 
incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade 
Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade 
Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.

DATES: Effective Date: March 16, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 219-0202, for 
clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-
4755. Please cite FAC 2005-50, FAR Case 2009-040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in the Federal 
Register at 75 FR 38689 on July 2, 2010, to incorporate increased 
thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government 
Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by 
the United States Trade Representative. Every two years, the trade 
agreements thresholds are adjusted according to a pre-determined 
formula under the agreements. These thresholds were effective on 
January 1, 2010. No public comments were received. DoD, GSA, and NASA 
have agreed to convert this FAR case from an interim to a final rule 
without change.

II. Executive Order 12866

    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.

III. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration certify that this 
final rule will not 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 the dollar threshold 
changes are designed to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the 
status quo.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) does apply; 
however, these changes to the FAR do not impose additional information 
collection requirements to the paperwork burden previously approved 
under OMB Control Numbers 9000-0130, titled: Buy American Act-Free 
Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate; 9000-0025, titled: Buy 
American Act, Trade Agreements Act Certificate; and 9000-0141, titled: 
Buy American Act-Construction.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: March 4, 2011.
Millisa Gary,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52, 
which was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 38689 on July 2, 
2010, is adopted as a final rule without change.

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