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Download as PDF 39243 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2011 / Rules and Regulations of overpayment to the Contractor to the date the Government is repaid by the Contractor at the applicable underpayment rate effective for each quarter prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury under 26 U.S.C. 6621(a)(2); and * * * * of the Treasury under 26 U.S.C. 6621(a)(2); and * * * * * [FR Doc. 2011–16677 Filed 7–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P * DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 4. Amend section 52.215–11 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (e)(1) to read as follows: ■ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 52.215–11 Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data— Modifications. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION * 48 CFR Chapter 1 * * * * Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data—Modifications (AUG 2011) * * * (e) * * * * * [Docket FAR 2011–0077, Sequence 5] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–53; Small Entity Compliance Guide Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide. AGENCY: (1) Interest compounded daily, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6622, on the amount of such overpayment to be computed from the date(s) of overpayment to the Contractor to the date the Government is repaid by the Contractor at the applicable underpayment rate effective for each quarter prescribed by the Secretary This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, SUMMARY: and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–53, which amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005–53, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. For effective dates see separate documents, which follow. DATES: The analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2005–53 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501– 4755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LIST OF RULES IN FAC 2005–53 Item Subject I ....... II ...... III ..... IV * .. V ..... VI .... Equal Opportunity for Veterans ....................................................................................................................... Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier ....................................................................................................... Uniform Suspension and Debarment Requirement ......................................................................................... Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery Orders (Interim) ............................................... Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving ....................................................... TINA Interest Calculations ............................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES2 Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR cases, refer to the specific item numbers and subject set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2005–53 amends the FAR as specified below: Item I—Equal Opportunity for Veterans (FAR Case 2009–007) The interim rule, published September 29, 2010, is adopted as final with minor changes. A definition from the clause at FAR 52.222–35 for ‘‘executive and senior management’’ is added to FAR subpart 22.13. The interim rule implemented Department of Labor regulations on equal opportunity provisions for various categories of military veterans. Item II—Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (FAR Case 2009– 023) This final rule amends the FAR to define the requirement for an agency VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:17 Jul 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 FAR case unique procurement instrument identifier (PIID) and, to extend the requirement for using PIIDs to solicitations, contracts, and related procurement instruments. This final rule adds two new definitions at 4.001, revises 4.605(a), and adds a new FAR subpart 4.16— Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers, to prescribe policies and procedures for assigning PIIDs. The Government expects that these changes will reduce data errors and interoperability problems across the Federal Government’s business processes which were created by inconsistent and non-unique PIID assignment and use. These changes will not impose new requirements on small businesses, as the rule only addresses internal Government policy and procedures. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 2009–007 2009–023 2009–036 2011–015 2009–028 2009–034 Analyst McFadden. Morgan. Jackson. Lague. Clark. Chambers. Item III—Uniform Suspension and Debarment Requirement (FAR Case 2009–036) This rule adopts as final, with minor changes, an interim rule which implemented section 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111–84. The law requires that suspension and debarment requirements flow down to all subcontracts except contracts for commercially available off-the-shelf items, and in the case of commercial items, first-tier subcontracts only. This requirement protects the Government against contracting with entities at any tier who are debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment. This rule does not have a significant impact on the Government, contractors, or any automated systems. E:\FR\FM\05JYR2.SGM 05JYR2 39244 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Item IV—Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery Orders (FAR Case 2011–015) (Interim) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES2 This interim rule amends the FAR to implement section 825 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Pub. L. 111– 383). Section 825 extends the sunset date for protests against awards of task or delivery orders by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard from May 27, 2011 to September 30, 2016. The sunset date for protests against the award of task or delivery orders by other Federal agencies remains May 27, 2011. With this change, contractors will no longer be able to protest task or delivery orders awarded by agencies other than DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard. There is no effect on Government automated systems. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:17 Jul 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Item V—Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving (FAR Case 2009–028) This final rule adopts, with changes, the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 60264 on September 29, 2010, to implement Executive Order 13513 (October 1, 2009), published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 51225 on October 6, 2009, entitled ‘‘Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging while Driving.’’ This final rule revises FAR clause 52.223–18 to encourage the adoption and enforcement of policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or Government-owned vehicles; or privately-owned vehicles when on official Government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the Government. The final rule also revises the language in the clause to encourage contractors to conduct initiatives such as: (1) Establishment of new rules and programs or re-evaluation PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 of existing programs to prohibit text messaging while driving, and (2) education, awareness, and other outreach programs to inform employees about the safety risks associated with texting while driving. This requirement applies to all solicitations and contracts. Item VI—TINA Interest Calculations (FAR Case 2009–034) DoD, GSA, and NASA are publishing a final rule amending the FAR to revise the clauses at FAR 52.214–27, FAR 52.215–10, and FAR 52.215–11 to require compound interest calculations be applied to Government overpayments as a result of defective cost or pricing data. Dated: June 28, 2011. Laura Auletta, Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39243-39244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16678]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket FAR 2011-0077, Sequence 5]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-53; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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

ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide.

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SUMMARY: This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, 
and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in 
accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of rules 
appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-53, which amend 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a 
rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been 
prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding 
these rules by referring to FAC 2005-53, which precedes this document. 
These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective dates see separate documents, which follow.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below. Please cite FAC 2005-53 and the specific FAR case number. 
For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact 
the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

                      List of Rules in FAC 2005-53
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    Item              Subject            FAR case          Analyst
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I..........  Equal Opportunity for        2009-007  McFadden.
              Veterans.
II.........  Unique Procurement           2009-023  Morgan.
              Instrument Identifier.
III........  Uniform Suspension and       2009-036  Jackson.
              Debarment Requirement.
IV *.......  Extension of Sunset Date     2011-015  Lague.
              for Protests of Task
              and Delivery Orders
              (Interim).
V..........  Encouraging Contractor       2009-028  Clark.
              Policies To Ban Text
              Messaging While Driving.
VI.........  TINA Interest                2009-034  Chambers.
              Calculations.
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    Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or 
amendments made by these FAR cases, refer to the specific item numbers 
and subject set forth in the documents following these item summaries. 
FAC 2005-53 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I--Equal Opportunity for Veterans (FAR Case 2009-007)

    The interim rule, published September 29, 2010, is adopted as final 
with minor changes. A definition from the clause at FAR 52.222-35 for 
``executive and senior management'' is added to FAR subpart 22.13. The 
interim rule implemented Department of Labor regulations on equal 
opportunity provisions for various categories of military veterans.

Item II--Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (FAR Case 2009-023)

    This final rule amends the FAR to define the requirement for an 
agency unique procurement instrument identifier (PIID) and, to extend 
the requirement for using PIIDs to solicitations, contracts, and 
related procurement instruments.
    This final rule adds two new definitions at 4.001, revises 
4.605(a), and adds a new FAR subpart 4.16--Unique Procurement 
Instrument Identifiers, to prescribe policies and procedures for 
assigning PIIDs. The Government expects that these changes will reduce 
data errors and interoperability problems across the Federal 
Government's business processes which were created by inconsistent and 
non-unique PIID assignment and use. These changes will not impose new 
requirements on small businesses, as the rule only addresses internal 
Government policy and procedures.

Item III--Uniform Suspension and Debarment Requirement (FAR Case 2009-
036)

    This rule adopts as final, with minor changes, an interim rule 
which implemented section 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-84. The law requires that 
suspension and debarment requirements flow down to all subcontracts 
except contracts for commercially available off-the-shelf items, and in 
the case of commercial items, first-tier subcontracts only.
    This requirement protects the Government against contracting with 
entities at any tier who are debarred, suspended, or proposed for 
debarment. This rule does not have a significant impact on the 
Government, contractors, or any automated systems.

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Item IV--Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery 
Orders (FAR Case 2011-015) (Interim)

    This interim rule amends the FAR to implement section 825 of the 
Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 
(Pub. L. 111-383). Section 825 extends the sunset date for protests 
against awards of task or delivery orders by DoD, NASA, and the Coast 
Guard from May 27, 2011 to September 30, 2016. The sunset date for 
protests against the award of task or delivery orders by other Federal 
agencies remains May 27, 2011. With this change, contractors will no 
longer be able to protest task or delivery orders awarded by agencies 
other than DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard. There is no effect on 
Government automated systems.

Item V--Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While 
Driving (FAR Case 2009-028)

    This final rule adopts, with changes, the interim rule published in 
the Federal Register at 75 FR 60264 on September 29, 2010, to implement 
Executive Order 13513 (October 1, 2009), published in the Federal 
Register at 74 FR 51225 on October 6, 2009, entitled ``Federal 
Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging while Driving.'' This final rule 
revises FAR clause 52.223-18 to encourage the adoption and enforcement 
of policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -
rented vehicles or Government-owned vehicles; or privately-owned 
vehicles when on official Government business or when performing any 
work for or on behalf of the Government. The final rule also revises 
the language in the clause to encourage contractors to conduct 
initiatives such as: (1) Establishment of new rules and programs or re-
evaluation of existing programs to prohibit text messaging while 
driving, and (2) education, awareness, and other outreach programs to 
inform employees about the safety risks associated with texting while 
driving. This requirement applies to all solicitations and contracts.

Item VI--TINA Interest Calculations (FAR Case 2009-034)

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are publishing a final rule amending the FAR to 
revise the clauses at FAR 52.214-27, FAR 52.215-10, and FAR 52.215-11 
to require compound interest calculations be applied to Government 
overpayments as a result of defective cost or pricing data.

    Dated: June 28, 2011.
Laura Auletta,
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-16678 Filed 7-1-11; 8:45 am]
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