Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, 8028-8031 [2012-1661]

Download as PDF 8028 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2012 / 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). ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: 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, Director, Regulatory Secretariat Division, 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: September 9, 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 480 .................... 481 .................... 482 .................... FAR Case 2010–013, Privacy Training ........................................................................................................... Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems .................................................................................. 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, Socioeconomic Program Parity ................................................................................... FAR Case 2010–015, Woman-Owned Small Business Program ................................................................... FAR Case 2010–004, Biobased Procurements ............................................................................................... FAR Case 2009–016, Constitutionality of Federal Contracting Programs for Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses. FAR Case 2011–015, Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery Orders ......................... FAR Case 2011–024, Set-Asides for Small Business .................................................................................... 483 484 485 486 487 488 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 489 .................... 490 .................... 9000–AM02 9000–AM10 9000–AL21 9000–AL63 9000–AL66 9000–AL88 9000–AL97 9000–AM03 9000–AM05 9000–AM08 9000–AM12 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 491 .................... FAR Case 2010–011, Standard Form 330 for Architect-Engineer Services ................................................... 9000–AM04 Information (PII). A number of agencies currently require that contractors who handle personally identifiable information or operate a system of records on behalf of the Federal Government complete agency-provided privacy training. However, in some circumstances an agency may provide a contractor the Privacy Act requirements, and the contractor will train its own employees, and shall upon request, provide evidence of privacy training for all applicable employees. The proposed FAR language provides flexibility for agencies to conduct the privacy training or require the contractor to conduct the privacy training. Timetable: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Proposed Rule Stage rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 480. FAR Case 2010–013, Privacy Training Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA will publish a proposed rule. This rule develops a new FAR clause to ensure that all contractors are required to complete training in the protection of privacy and the handling and safeguarding of Personally Identifiable VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Feb 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 10/14/11 12/13/11 76 FR 63896 06/00/12 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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM02 481. • Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) E:\FR\FM\13FEP20.SGM 13FEP20 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2012 / Unified Agenda Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA proposes to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add a new subpart for the safeguarding of unclassified Government information within contractor information systems. The amendment would also add a contract clause to address requirements for the safeguarding of unclassified Government information. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. 05/00/12 FR Cite 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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM10 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) 482. 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: This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation 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: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 07/02/10 08/31/10 75 FR 38684 03/31/09 06/01/09 74 FR 14639 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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL63 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, Web site 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: 06/00/12 Action 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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL21 483. 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) 15:20 Feb 10, 2012 06/00/12 484. FAR Case 2008–039, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards Final Rule Stage VerDate Mar<15>2010 Abstract: This final rule will amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to include the clause at 52.204–11 to require first-tier subcontractors to report the number of jobs resulting from Recovery Act funded subcontracts to their prime contractor. The final rule will not require the renegotiation of contracts that included the FAR clause 52.204–11 dated March 2009. Timetable: Jkt 226001 Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 07/08/10 09/07/10 75 FR 39414 03/00/12 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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 8029 RIN: 9000–AL66 485. FAR Case 2011–004, Socioeconomic Program 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 will issue a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1347 of the ‘‘Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.’’ Section 1347 clarifies there is no order of precedence among the small business socioeconomic programs. Accordingly, this final rule clarifies the existence of socioeconomic parity and that contracting officers may exercise discretion when determining whether an acquisition will be restricted to small businesses participating in the 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program, ServiceDisabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program, or the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) 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 02/00/12 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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL88 486. FAR Case 2010–015, WomanOwned Small Business 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 will issue a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 8(m) of the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 637(m) to provide a tool for Federal agencies to increase Federal procurement opportunities to Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) concerns. The objective of the final rule is to assist Federal agencies in eliminating barriers to the participation by WOSBs in Federal contracting, thereby achieving the Federal Government’s goal of awarding five percent of Federal contract dollars to WOSBs, as provided in the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994. E:\FR\FM\13FEP20.SGM 13FEP20 8030 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2012 / Unified Agenda 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 05/31/11 02/00/12 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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL97 487. 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: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Action ......... 07/13/11 09/12/11 76 FR 41179 Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Action ......... 09/09/11 11/08/11 76 FR 55849 06/00/12 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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM05 489. 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. ch 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: Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Effective. Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Action ......... 07/05/11 07/05/11 76 FR 39238 03/00/12 488. Far Case 2009–016, Constitutionality of Federal Contracting Programs for Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Action Action 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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM03 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 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). Timetable: 15:20 Feb 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 11/02/11 01/03/12 76 FR 68032 06/00/12 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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM12 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Completed Actions 06/00/12 491. FAR Case 2010–011, Standard Form 330 for Architect-Engineer Services 490. • FAR Case 2011–024, Set-Asides for Small Business Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Frm 00004 Action 09/06/11 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, Email: deborah.lague@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM08 PO 00000 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Section 1331 addresses set-asides of task and delivery orders under multipleaward contracts, partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and the reserving of one or more multiple-award contracts that are awarded using full and open competition. Within this same context, section 1331 also addresses the Federal Supply Schedules Program managed by the General Services Administration. DoD, GSA, and NASA are coordinating with the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the development of an SBA proposed rule that will provide greater detail regarding implementation of section 1331 authorities. Timetable: Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 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. E:\FR\FM\13FEP20.SGM 13FEP20 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2012 / Unified Agenda Completed: Reason Withdrawn by Agency Request. Date FR Cite 10/26/11 Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501–1448, Email: curtis.glover@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM04 [FR Doc. 2012–1661 Filed 2–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–27–P rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Ch. 1


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: 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, Director, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division, 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: September 9, 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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480.......................  FAR Case 2010-013, Privacy         9000-AM02
                             Training.
481.......................  Basic Safeguarding of              9000-AM10
                             Contractor Information
                             Systems.
482.......................  FAR Case 2009-009,                 9000-AL21
                             American Recovery and
                             Reinvestment Act of 2009
                             (the Recovery Act)--
                             Reporting Requirements.
483.......................  FAR Case 2010-008,                 9000-AL63
                             Recovery Act Subcontract
                             Reporting Procedures.
484.......................  FAR Case 2008-039,                 9000-AL66
                             Reporting Executive
                             Compensation and First-
                             Tier Subcontract Awards.
485.......................  FAR Case 2011-004,                 9000-AL88
                             Socioeconomic Program
                             Parity.
486.......................  FAR Case 2010-015, Woman-          9000-AL97
                             Owned Small Business
                             Program.
487.......................  FAR Case 2010-004,                 9000-AM03
                             Biobased Procurements.
488.......................  FAR Case 2009-016,                 9000-AM05
                             Constitutionality of
                             Federal Contracting
                             Programs for Minority-
                             Owned and Other Small
                             Businesses.
489.......................  FAR Case 2011-015,                 9000-AM08
                             Extension of Sunset Date
                             for Protests of Task and
                             Delivery Orders.
490.......................  FAR Case 2011-024, Set-            9000-AM12
                             Asides for Small Business.
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                  DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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491.......................  FAR Case 2010-011,                 9000-AM04
                             Standard Form 330 for
                             Architect-Engineer
                             Services.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 
AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

Proposed Rule Stage

480. FAR Case 2010-013, Privacy Training

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 
42 U.S.C. 2473(c)
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA will publish a proposed rule. This 
rule develops a new FAR clause to ensure that all contractors are 
required to complete training in the protection of privacy and the 
handling and safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). 
A number of agencies currently require that contractors who handle 
personally identifiable information or operate a system of records on 
behalf of the Federal Government complete agency-provided privacy 
training. However, in some circumstances an agency may provide a 
contractor the Privacy Act requirements, and the contractor will train 
its own employees, and shall upon request, provide evidence of privacy 
training for all applicable employees. The proposed FAR language 
provides flexibility for agencies to conduct the privacy training or 
require the contractor to conduct the privacy training.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/14/11  76 FR 63896
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/13/11  .......................
Final Rule..........................   06/00/12
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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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM02

481.  Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems

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

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    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA proposes to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add a new subpart for the safeguarding 
of unclassified Government information within contractor information 
systems. The amendment would also add a contract clause to address 
requirements for the safeguarding of unclassified Government 
information.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/00/12
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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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM10

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 
AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

Final Rule Stage

482. 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: This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
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..........................   06/00/12
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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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL21

483. 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: This final rule will amend the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to include the clause at 52.204-11 to require first-tier 
subcontractors to report the number of jobs resulting from Recovery Act 
funded subcontracts to their prime contractor. The final rule will not 
require the renegotiation of contracts that included the FAR clause 
52.204-11 dated March 2009.
    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..........................   06/00/12
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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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL63

484. 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, Web site 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..........................   03/00/12
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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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL66

485. FAR Case 2011-004, Socioeconomic Program 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 will issue a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1347 of the 
``Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.'' Section 1347 clarifies there is no 
order of precedence among the small business socioeconomic programs. 
Accordingly, this final rule clarifies the existence of socioeconomic 
parity and that contracting officers may exercise discretion when 
determining whether an acquisition will be restricted to small 
businesses participating in the 8(a) Business Development Program, 
Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program, Service-
Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program, or the Women-
Owned Small Business (WOSB) 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........................   02/00/12
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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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL88

486. FAR Case 2010-015, Woman-Owned Small Business 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 will issue a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 8(m) of the 
Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 637(m) to provide a tool for Federal 
agencies to increase Federal procurement opportunities to Women-owned 
Small Business (WOSB) concerns. The objective of the final rule is to 
assist Federal agencies in eliminating barriers to the participation by 
WOSBs in Federal contracting, thereby achieving the Federal 
Government's goal of awarding five percent of Federal contract dollars 
to WOSBs, as provided in the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 
1994.

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    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........................   02/00/12
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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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL97

487. 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................................   07/13/11  76 FR 41179
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/12/11  .......................
Final Action........................   03/00/12
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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, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM03

488. 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).
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/09/11  76 FR 55849
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/08/11  .......................
Final Action........................   06/00/12  .......................
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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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM05

489. 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. ch 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..................   07/05/11  76 FR 39238
Interim Final Rule Effective........   07/05/11  .......................
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      09/06/11  .......................
 End.
Final Action........................   06/00/12  .......................
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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, Email: deborah.lague@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM08

490.  FAR Case 2011-024, Set-Asides for Small Business

    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 section 1331 of 
the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Section 1331 addresses 
set-asides of task and delivery orders under multiple-award contracts, 
partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and the reserving of 
one or more multiple-award contracts that are awarded using full and 
open competition. Within this same context, section 1331 also addresses 
the Federal Supply Schedules Program managed by the General Services 
Administration. DoD, GSA, and NASA are coordinating with the Small 
Business Administration (SBA) on the development of an SBA proposed 
rule that will provide greater detail regarding implementation of 
section 1331 authorities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   11/02/11  76 FR 68032
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      01/03/12  .......................
 End.
Final Rule..........................   06/00/12  .......................
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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, Email: karlos.morgan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM12

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 
AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

Completed Actions

491. 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.

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    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn by Agency Request.........   10/26/11  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501-1448, Email: 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM04

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