Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, 40144-40149 [2011-15499]

Download as PDF 40144 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Ch. 1 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCIES: ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in SUMMARY: compliance with Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the dates shown. Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government’s rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Division Director, Regulatory Secretariat Director, Room 783E, 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, (202) 501–4755. DoD, GSA, and NASA, under their several statutory authorities, jointly issue and maintain the FAR through periodic issuance of changes published in the Federal Register and produced electronically as Federal Acquisition Circulars (FACs). The electronic version of the FAR, including changes, can be accessed on the FAR Web site at http:// www.acquisition.gov/far. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 8, 2011. Joseph A. Neurauter, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy and Senior Procurement Executive. DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 318 .................... 319 .................... FAR Case 2010–004, Biobased Procurements ............................................................................................... FAR Case 2010–011, Standard Form 330 for Architect-Engineer Services ................................................... 9000–AM03 9000–AM04 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 320 .................... FAR Case 2009–009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)—Reporting Requirements. FAR Case 2010–008, Recovery Act Subcontract Reporting Procedures ....................................................... FAR Case 2008–039, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards .................... FAR Case 2011–004, Socio-Economic Parity ................................................................................................. FAR Case 2010–015, Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Program .................... FAR Case 2009–016, Constitutionality of Federal Contracting Programs for Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses. 321 322 323 324 325 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 9000–AL21 9000–AL63 9000–AL66 9000–AL88 9000–AL97 9000–AM05 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 326 .................... FAR Case 2011–015, Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery Orders ......................... 9000–AM08 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Title 327 .................... wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PROPOSALS-PART 2 Sequence No. FAR Case 2006–005, HUBZone Program Revisions ...................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 Jul 06, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\07JYP17.SGM 07JYP17 9000–AL18 40145 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Proposed Rule Stage Final Rule Stage 318. FAR Case 2010–004, Biobased Procurements 320. FAR Case 2009–009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Recovery Act)—Reporting Requirements Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes to 7 U.S.C. 8102, as amended by Public Law 110–246. The rule proposes to change the definition of ‘‘biobased product’’ and require contractors to report annually the product types and dollar value of any biobased products purchased during the preceding fiscal year on service and construct contracts where such products may be purchased. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 06/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219– 1813, E-mail: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM03 319. FAR Case 2010–011, Standard Form 330 for Architect-Engineer Services wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PROPOSALS-PART 2 Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: This rule deletes part 2 of the SF 330, which collects general qualifications data not related to a particular planned contract action. The Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) now collects this data centrally from interested A&E vendors at the time they complete the other representations and certifications in ORCA. This rule is being routed for review and comments. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 09/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, DOD/ GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501–1448, E-mail: curtis.glover@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM04 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 Jul 06, 2011 Jkt 223001 Action Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 03/31/09 06/01/09 74 FR 14639 09/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219– 1813, E-mail: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL21 321. FAR Case 2010–008, Recovery Act Subcontract Reporting Procedures Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA and NASA will adopt as a final rule amending the FAR to revise three subparagraphs and add one subparagraph to the clause at FAR 52.204–11. This rule does not require renegotiation of existing Recovery Act contracts that include the clause dated March 2009 (published at 74 FR 14639). This change will require first-tier subcontractors with Recovery Act funded awards of $25,000 or more, to report jobs information to the prime contractor for reporting into FederalReporting.gov. It also will require the prime contractor to submit its first report on or before the 10th day after the end of the calendar quarter in which the prime contractor received the award, and quarterly thereafter. Timetable: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA will adopt as final, the interim rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1512 of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which requires contractors to report on their use of Recovery Act funds. Timetable: Date 07/02/10 08/31/10 75 FR 38684 09/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL63 322. FAR Case 2008–039, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA will adopt as final, with changes, the interim rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 2 of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109– 282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110–252, which requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a free, public, website containing full disclosure of all Federal contract award information. This rule requires contractors to report executive compensation and first-tier subcontractor awards on contracts expected to be $25,000 or more, except classified contracts, and contracts with individuals. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 07/08/10 09/07/10 75 FR 39414 06/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219– 1813, E-mail: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL66 323. FAR Case 2011–004, SocioEconomic Parity Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1347 of the ‘‘Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.’’ Section 1347 clarifies the contracting officer’s E:\FR\FM\07JYP17.SGM 07JYP17 40146 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / Unified Agenda ability to use discretion when determining whether an acquisition will be restricted to small businesses participating in the 8(a), HUBZone, or Service-disabled veteran-owned programs. There is no order of priority among small businesses in the 8(a) Business Development program, the HUBZone program, or the SDVOSB program. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Effective. Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Action ......... 03/16/11 03/16/11 76 FR 14566 05/16/11 09/00/11 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PROPOSALS-PART 2 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL88 324. FAR Case 2010–015, WomanOwned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Program Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Small Business Administration’s regulations establishing the Women-Owned Small Business Program. The Small Business Act assists in leveling the procurement playing field to enable small business concerns, including women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns, to compete for Federal contracting opportunities. On December 21, 2000, Congress enacted the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000 (‘‘Act’’) (Pub. L. 106–554). Section 811 of Appendix I of the Act amended the Small Business Act to include section 8(m), which authorized the restriction of competition for Federal contracts in certain industries to EDWOSB concerns or WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program. This interim rule provides the contracting community additional resources to meet the Government’s procurement needs. The addition of FAR subpart 19.15 incorporates coverage of the Women-Owned Small Business Program. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:33 Jul 06, 2011 Jkt 223001 Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Effective. Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Action ......... 04/01/11 04/01/11 76 FR 18304 Long-Term Actions 05/31/11 326. • FAR Case 2011–015, Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery Orders 09/00/11 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL97 325. FAR Case 2009–016, Constitutionality of Federal Contracting Programs for Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: This rule implements the decision of the Rothe case. The Rothe case concerns the constitutionality of 10 U.S.C. 2323, section 1207 as enacted in 2006, that sets a 5 percent goal of DOD contracting dollars to small businesses, incorporating minorities and the award of contracts to SDBs at prices up to 10 percent above the fair market price. The Rothe case found that section 1207 is ‘‘facially unconstitutional’’ and impacts not only SDBs but certain institutions of higher learning (i.e., HBCUs/MIs). 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. Timetable: Action Date Interim Final Rule 09/00/11 Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 825 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The statute extends the sunset date for protests against the award of task or delivery orders by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard from May 27, 2011 to September 30, 2016. Timetable: Action Interim Final Rule Date FR Cite To Be Determined Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Deborah Lague, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 694– 8149, E-mail: deborah.lague@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM08 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Completed Actions 327. FAR Case 2006–005, Hubzone Program Revisions FR Cite Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE



GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION



NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION



48 CFR Ch. 1




Semiannual Regulatory Agenda



AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 

(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).



ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.



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SUMMARY: This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being 

developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 

Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 

12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda is being 

published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in 

the rulemaking process.

    The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all 

regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and 

routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may 

result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this 

agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from 

this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are 

estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the dates shown.

    Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the 

Government's rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Division Director, 

Regulatory Secretariat Director, Room 783E, 1275 First Street, NE., 

Washington, DC 20417, (202) 501-4755.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD, GSA, and NASA, under their several 

statutory authorities, jointly issue and maintain the FAR through 

periodic issuance of changes published in the Federal Register and 

produced electronically as Federal Acquisition Circulars (FACs).

    The electronic version of the FAR, including changes, can be 

accessed on the FAR Web site at http://www.acquisition.gov/far.



    Dated: March 8, 2011.

Joseph A. Neurauter,

Director, Office of Acquisition Policy and Senior Procurement 

Executive.



                 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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318.......................  FAR Case 2010-004,                 9000-AM03

                             Biobased Procurements.

319.......................  FAR Case 2010-011,                 9000-AM04

                             Standard Form 330 for

                             Architect-Engineer

                             Services.

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                  DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Final Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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320.......................  FAR Case 2009-009,                 9000-AL21

                             American Recovery and

                             Reinvestment Act of 2009

                             (the Recovery Act)--

                             Reporting Requirements.

321.......................  FAR Case 2010-008,                 9000-AL63

                             Recovery Act Subcontract

                             Reporting Procedures.

322.......................  FAR Case 2008-039,                 9000-AL66

                             Reporting Executive

                             Compensation and First-

                             Tier Subcontract Awards.

323.......................  FAR Case 2011-004, Socio-          9000-AL88

                             Economic Parity.

324.......................  FAR Case 2010-015, Woman-          9000-AL97

                             Owned Small Business

                             Federal Contract

                             Assistance Program.

325.......................  FAR Case 2009-016,                 9000-AM05

                             Constitutionality of

                             Federal Contracting

                             Programs for Minority-

                             Owned and Other Small

                             Businesses.

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                  DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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326.......................  FAR Case 2011-015,                 9000-AM08

                             Extension of Sunset Date

                             for Protests of Task and

                             Delivery Orders.

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                  DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Completed Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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327.......................  FAR Case 2006-005, HUBZone         9000-AL18

                             Program Revisions.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 

AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)



Proposed Rule Stage



318. FAR Case 2010-004, Biobased Procurements



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

    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 

Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes to 7 U.S.C. 8102, as 

amended by Public Law 110-246. The rule proposes to change the 

definition of ``biobased product'' and require contractors to report 

annually the product types and dollar value of any biobased products 

purchased during the preceding fiscal year on service and construct 

contracts where such products may be purchased.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   06/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219-

1813, E-mail: william.clark@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AM03



319. FAR Case 2010-011, Standard Form 330 for Architect-Engineer 

Services



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: This rule deletes part 2 of the SF 330, which collects 

general qualifications data not related to a particular planned 

contract action. The Online Representations and Certifications 

Application (ORCA) now collects this data centrally from interested A&E 

vendors at the time they complete the other representations and 

certifications in ORCA. This rule is being routed for review and 

comments.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   09/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First 

Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-1448, E-mail: 

curtis.glover@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AM04



DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 

AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)



Final Rule Stage



320. FAR Case 2009-009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 

(The Recovery Act)--Reporting Requirements



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA will adopt as final, the interim rule 

that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement 

section 1512 of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment 

Act of 2009, which requires contractors to report on their use of 

Recovery Act funds.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   03/31/09  74 FR 14639

Interim Final Rule Comment Period      06/01/09  .......................

 End.

Final Rule..........................   09/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219-

1813, E-mail: william.clark@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AL21



321. FAR Case 2010-008, Recovery Act Subcontract Reporting Procedures



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: DoD, GSA and NASA will adopt as a final rule amending the 

FAR to revise three subparagraphs and add one subparagraph to the 

clause at FAR 52.204-11. This rule does not require renegotiation of 

existing Recovery Act contracts that include the clause dated March 

2009 (published at 74 FR 14639). This change will require first-tier 

subcontractors with Recovery Act funded awards of $25,000 or more, to 

report jobs information to the prime contractor for reporting into 

FederalReporting.gov. It also will require the prime contractor to 

submit its first report on or before the 10th day after the end of the 

calendar quarter in which the prime contractor received the award, and 

quarterly thereafter.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   07/02/10  75 FR 38684

Interim Final Rule Comment Period      08/31/10  .......................

 End.

Final Rule..........................   09/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-

2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AL63



322. FAR Case 2008-039, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier 

Subcontract Awards



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA will adopt as final, with changes, the 

interim rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to 

implement section 2 of the Federal Funding Accountability and 

Transparency Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-282), as amended by section 6202 

of Public Law 110-252, which requires the Office of Management and 

Budget (OMB) to establish a free, public, website containing full 

disclosure of all Federal contract award information. This rule 

requires contractors to report executive compensation and first-tier 

subcontractor awards on contracts expected to be $25,000 or more, 

except classified contracts, and contracts with individuals.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   07/08/10  75 FR 39414

Interim Final Rule Comment Period      09/07/10  .......................

 End.

Final Rule..........................   06/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219-

1813, E-mail: william.clark@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AL66



323. FAR Case 2011-004, Socio-Economic Parity



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the 

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1347 of the 

``Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.'' Section 1347 clarifies the 

contracting officer's



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ability to use discretion when determining whether an acquisition will 

be restricted to small businesses participating in the 8(a), HUBZone, 

or Service-disabled veteran-owned programs. There is no order of 

priority among small businesses in the 8(a) Business Development 

program, the HUBZone program, or the SDVOSB program.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   03/16/11  76 FR 14566

Interim Final Rule Effective........   03/16/11  .......................

Interim Final Rule Comment Period      05/16/11  .......................

 End.

Final Action........................   09/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-

2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AL88



324. FAR Case 2010-015, Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract 

Assistance Program



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending 

the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Small 

Business Administration's regulations establishing the Women-Owned 

Small Business Program.

    The Small Business Act assists in leveling the procurement playing 

field to enable small business concerns, including women-owned small 

business (WOSB) concerns and economically disadvantaged women-owned 

small business (EDWOSB) concerns, to compete for Federal contracting 

opportunities.

    On December 21, 2000, Congress enacted the Small Business 

Reauthorization Act of 2000 (``Act'') (Pub. L. 106-554). Section 811 of 

Appendix I of the Act amended the Small Business Act to include section 

8(m), which authorized the restriction of competition for Federal 

contracts in certain industries to EDWOSB concerns or WOSB concerns 

eligible under the WOSB Program.

    This interim rule provides the contracting community additional 

resources to meet the Government's procurement needs. The addition of 

FAR subpart 19.15 incorporates coverage of the Women-Owned Small 

Business Program.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   04/01/11  76 FR 18304

Interim Final Rule Effective........   04/01/11  .......................

Interim Final Rule Comment Period      05/31/11  .......................

 End.

Final Action........................   09/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-

2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AL97



325. FAR Case 2009-016, Constitutionality of Federal Contracting 

Programs for Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: This rule implements the decision of the Rothe case. The 

Rothe case concerns the constitutionality of 10 U.S.C. 2323, section 

1207 as enacted in 2006, that sets a 5 percent goal of DOD contracting 

dollars to small businesses, incorporating minorities and the award of 

contracts to SDBs at prices up to 10 percent above the fair market 

price. The Rothe case found that section 1207 is ``facially 

unconstitutional'' and impacts not only SDBs but certain institutions 

of higher learning (i.e., HBCUs/MIs). 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.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   09/00/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-

2364, E-mail: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AM05



DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 

AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)



Long-Term Actions



326.  FAR Case 2011-015, Extension of Sunset Date for Protests 

of Task and Delivery Orders



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

2473(c)

    Abstract: This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition 

Regulation (FAR) to implement section 825 of the Ike Skelton National 

Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The statute extends the 

sunset date for protests against the award of task or delivery orders 

by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard from May 27, 2011 to September 30, 

2016.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................           To Be Determined

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Deborah Lague, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 

(FAR), 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 694-

8149, E-mail: deborah.lague@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AM08



DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 

AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)



Completed Actions



327. FAR Case 2006-005, Hubzone Program Revisions



    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 

2473(c)

    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are amending the Federal Acquisition 

Regulation (FAR) to implement revisions to the Small Business 

Administration's HUBZone Program as a result of revisions to the Small 

Business Administration's regulations.

    Completed:



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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite

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Final Action........................   12/13/10  75 FR 77727

Final Action Effective..............   01/12/11  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Karlos Morgan, Phone: 202 501-2364, E-mail: 

karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.

    RIN: 9000-AL18



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