Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, 1646-1651 [2012-31510]

Download as PDF 1646 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 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). AGENCY: ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency SUMMARY: 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. 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 Division, 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: November 6, 2012. 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 412 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–031; Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–001; Performance of Inherently Governmental Functions and Critical Functions. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–029; Contractor Access to Protected Information 413 .................... 414 .................... 9000–AM37 9000–AM41 9000–AM42 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 415 .................... 416 .................... 417 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest ............... FAR Case 2010–013, Privacy Training ........................................................................................................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–011; Unallowability of Costs Associated With Foreign Contractor Excise Tax. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–020; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–029; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–028; Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–025; Changes to Time-and-Materials and LaborHour Contracts and Orders. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–027, Free Trade Agreement—Panama ................. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2008–039; Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards. 418 .................... 419 .................... 420 .................... 421 .................... 422 .................... 423 .................... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Proposed Rule Stage 412. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–031; Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:33 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the temporary policy provided by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Policy Memorandum M– 12–16, dated July 11, 2012, by adding a new clause to provide for the accelerated payments to small business subcontractors. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 12/00/12 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 9000–AL82 9000–AM02 9000–AM13 9000–AM19 9000–AM20 9000–AM21 9000–AM28 9000–AM43 9000–AL66 Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 3221, Email: edward.chambers@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM37 413. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–001; Performance of Inherently Governmental Functions and Critical Functions Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to revise the Federal E:\FR\FM\08JAP19.SGM 08JAP19 1647 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Unified Agenda Acquisition Regulation to implement acquisition-related requirements of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Policy Letter 11–01, entitled ‘‘Performance of Inherently Governmental and Critical Functions’’, published September 12, 2011 (65 FR 56227), with a correction published February 13, 2012 (77 FR 7609). OFPP Policy Letter 11–01 was issued in response to (1) the Presidential Memorandum on Government Contracting, signed March 4, 2009, and published March 6, 2009 (74 FR 9755), and (2) section 321 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 (Pub. L. 110–417). Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 04/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Patricia Corrigan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 208– 1963. RIN: 9000–AM41 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 414. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–029; Contractor Access to Protected Information Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address contractor access to protected information. On April 26, 2011, DoD, GSA, and NASA proposed amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional coverage regarding contractor access to nonpublic information (76 FR 23236), with an extension for public comment published June 29, 2011 (76 FR 38089). The first proposed rule was combined with proposed revised regulatory coverage on organizational conflicts of interest (FAR Case 2011–001). DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing substantial changes to the proposed coverage based on the public comments received. Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA decided to separate this coverage from the organizational conflicts of interest rule in order to publish for additional public comments. The coverage provided in this proposed rule differs from the coverage provided in the first proposed rule in a number of important respects. This case is included in the FAR retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in the FAR final VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:33 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 plan (2012), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 04/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Marissa Petrusek, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 501– 0136, Email: marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM42 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Final Rule Stage 415. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide revised regulatory coverage on organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), and add related provisions and clauses. Coverage on contractor access to protected information has been moved to a new proposed rule, FAR Case 2012–029. Section 841 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110–417) required a review of the FAR coverage on OCIs. This proposed rule was developed as a result of a review conducted in accordance with section 841 by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, in consultation with the Office of Government Ethics. This proposed rule was preceded by an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, under FAR Case 2007–018 (73 FR 15962), to gather comments from the public with regard to whether and how to improve the FAR coverage on OCIs. This case is included in the FAR retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in the FAR final plan (2012), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended. Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 04/26/11 06/27/11 76 FR 23236 06/29/11 76 FR 38089 07/27/11 04/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Deborah Erwin, Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Governmentwide Policy, DOD/GSA/ NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 501– 2164, Email: deborah.erwin@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL82 416. 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 are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 10/14/11 12/13/11 76 FR 63896 12/00/12 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 E:\FR\FM\08JAP19.SGM 08JAP19 1648 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Unified Agenda 417. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–011; Unallowability of Costs Associated With Foreign Contractor Excise Tax 419. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–029; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States 421. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–025; Changes to Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts and Orders Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement the requirements of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 regarding the imposition of a 2 percent tax on certain foreign procurements. Timetable: Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Governmentwide requirements in National Defense Authorization Acts that establish minimum processes and requirements for the selection, accountability, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions outside the United States. Timetable: Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional guidance when raising the ceiling price or otherwise changing the scope of work for a time-and-materials or labor-hour contract or order. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 02/22/12 04/23/12 77 FR 10461 Action 06/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 3221, Email: edward.chambers@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM13 418. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–020; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to add a new subpart and contract clause for the safeguarding of contractor information systems that contain information provided by the Government (other than public information) or generated for the Government that will be resident on or transiting through contractor information systems. Timetable: Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 07/23/12 09/21/12 77 FR 43039 06/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 208– 4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM20 420. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–028; Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement an Executive order for nondisplacement of qualified workers under service contracts, as implemented in Department of Labor regulations. Timetable: Date FR Cite Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Action 07/26/12 10/23/12 77 FR 51496 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 05/03/12 07/02/12 77 FR 26232 04/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Patricia Corrigan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 208– 1963. RIN: 9000–AM19 VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:33 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 12/00/12 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Program Manager, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501– 0650, Email: edward.loeb@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM21 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 07/26/12 09/24/12 77 FR 43780 04/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 208– 4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM28 422. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–027, Free Trade Agreement—Panama Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. 11/20/12 01/22/13 77 FR 69723 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No. Agency Contact: Cecelia Davis, Program Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219– 0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM43 E:\FR\FM\08JAP19.SGM 08JAP19 1649 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Completed Actions mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 423. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); 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 adopted as final, with changes, the interim rule that amended the Federal VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:33 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 Acquisition Regulation 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Completed: Action Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 07/26/12 08/27/12 77 FR 44047 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: William Clark, Phone: 202 219–1813, Email: william.clark@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL66 [FR Doc. 2012–31510 Filed 1–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\08JAP19.SGM 08JAP19 VerDate Mar 15 2010 04:16 Oct 27, 2011 Jkt 000000 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 C:\DOCS\BLANK.FR DEV003 Vol. 78 Tuesday, No. 5 January 8, 2013 Part XX Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08JAP20.SGM 08JAP20

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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.
    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 Division, 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: November 6, 2012.
 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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412.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM37
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-031;
                             Accelerated Payments to
                             Small Business
                             Subcontractors.
413.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM41
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-001;
                             Performance of Inherently
                             Governmental Functions
                             and Critical Functions.
414.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM42
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-029; Contractor
                             Access to Protected
                             Information.
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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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415.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AL82
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-001;
                             Organizational Conflicts
                             of Interest.
416.......................  FAR Case 2010-013, Privacy         9000-AM02
                             Training.
417.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM13
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-011;
                             Unallowability of Costs
                             Associated With Foreign
                             Contractor Excise Tax.
418.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM19
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-020; Basic
                             Safeguarding of
                             Contractor Information
                             Systems.
419.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM20
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-029;
                             Contractors Performing
                             Private Security
                             Functions Outside the
                             United States.
420.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM21
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-028;
                             Nondisplacement of
                             Qualified Workers Under
                             Service Contracts.
421.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM28
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-025; Changes to
                             Time-and-Materials and
                             Labor-Hour Contracts and
                             Orders.
422.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM43
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-027, Free Trade
                             Agreement--Panama.
423.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AL66
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2008-039; Reporting
                             Executive Compensation
                             and First-Tier
                             Subcontract Awards.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 
AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

Proposed Rule Stage

412.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-031; 
Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the temporary policy provided 
by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Policy Memorandum M-12-16, 
dated July 11, 2012, by adding a new clause to provide for the 
accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-
3221, Email: edward.chambers@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM37

413.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-001; 
Performance of Inherently Governmental Functions and Critical Functions

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to revise the Federal

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Acquisition Regulation to implement acquisition-related requirements of 
the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Policy Letter 11-01, 
entitled ``Performance of Inherently Governmental and Critical 
Functions'', published September 12, 2011 (65 FR 56227), with a 
correction published February 13, 2012 (77 FR 7609). OFPP Policy Letter 
11-01 was issued in response to (1) the Presidential Memorandum on 
Government Contracting, signed March 4, 2009, and published March 6, 
2009 (74 FR 9755), and (2) section 321 of the Duncan Hunter National 
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 (Pub. L. 
110-417).
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Patricia Corrigan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/
NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 
208-1963.
    RIN: 9000-AM41

414.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-029; 
Contractor Access to Protected Information

    Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address contractor access to protected 
information. On April 26, 2011, DoD, GSA, and NASA proposed amending 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional coverage 
regarding contractor access to nonpublic information (76 FR 23236), 
with an extension for public comment published June 29, 2011 (76 FR 
38089). The first proposed rule was combined with proposed revised 
regulatory coverage on organizational conflicts of interest (FAR Case 
2011-001). DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing substantial changes to the 
proposed coverage based on the public comments received. Therefore, 
DoD, GSA, and NASA decided to separate this coverage from the 
organizational conflicts of interest rule in order to publish for 
additional public comments.
    The coverage provided in this proposed rule differs from the 
coverage provided in the first proposed rule in a number of important 
respects. This case is included in the FAR retrospective review of 
existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional 
information is located in the FAR final plan (2012), available at: 
https://www.acquisition.gov.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marissa Petrusek, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 501-
0136,  Email: marissa.petrusek@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM42

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

Final Rule Stage

415. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-001; 
Organizational Conflicts of Interest

    Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide revised regulatory coverage on 
organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), and add related provisions 
and clauses. Coverage on contractor access to protected information has 
been moved to a new proposed rule, FAR Case 2012-029.
    Section 841 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110-417) required a review of the FAR 
coverage on OCIs. This proposed rule was developed as a result of a 
review conducted in accordance with section 841 by the Civilian Agency 
Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and 
the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, in consultation with the 
Office of Government Ethics. This proposed rule was preceded by an 
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, under FAR Case 2007-018 (73 FR 
15962), to gather comments from the public with regard to whether and 
how to improve the FAR coverage on OCIs. This case is included in the 
FAR retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 
13563. Additional information is located in the FAR final plan (2012), 
available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/26/11  76 FR 23236
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/27/11
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   06/29/11  76 FR 38089
Comment Period End..................   07/27/11
Final Rule..........................   04/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Deborah Erwin, Attorney-Advisor in the Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 501-2164, Email: 
deborah.erwin@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL82

416. 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 are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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..........................   12/00/12
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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

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417. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-011; 
Unallowability of Costs Associated With Foreign Contractor Excise Tax

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation to implement the requirements of the James 
Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 regarding the 
imposition of a 2 percent tax on certain foreign procurements.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/22/12  77 FR 10461
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/23/12
Final Rule..........................   06/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-
3221, Email: edward.chambers@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM13

418. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-020; Basic 
Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation to add a new subpart and contract clause for the 
safeguarding of contractor information systems that contain information 
provided by the Government (other than public information) or generated 
for the Government that will be resident on or transiting through 
contractor information systems.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/26/12  77 FR 51496
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/23/12
Final Rule..........................   04/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Patricia Corrigan, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/
NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20714, Phone: 202 
208-1963.
    RIN: 9000-AM19

419. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-029; 
Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United 
States

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation to implement Governmentwide requirements in 
National Defense Authorization Acts that establish minimum processes 
and requirements for the selection, accountability, training, 
equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security 
functions outside the United States.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/23/12  77 FR 43039
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/21/12
Final Rule..........................   06/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/
NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 
208-4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM20

420. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-028; 
Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation to implement an Executive order for 
nondisplacement of qualified workers under service contracts, as 
implemented in Department of Labor regulations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/03/12  77 FR 26232
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/02/12
Final Rule..........................   12/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Program Manager, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 
1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-0650, 
Email: edward.loeb@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM21

421.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-025; 
Changes to Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts and Orders

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional guidance when 
raising the ceiling price or otherwise changing the scope of work for a 
time-and-materials or labor-hour contract or order.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/26/12  77 FR 43780
NPRM Comment Period End.............   09/24/12
Final Rule..........................   04/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/
NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 
208-4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM28

422.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-027, 
Free Trade Agreement--Panama

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United 
States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement 
is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory 
treatment of eligible products and services from Panama.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   11/20/12  77 FR 69723
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      01/22/13
 End.
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia Davis, Program Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 
1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM43


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

Completed Actions

423. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); 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 adopted as final, with changes, the 
interim rule that amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation 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.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   07/26/12  77 FR 44047
Final Rule Effective................   08/27/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: William Clark, Phone: 202 219-1813, Email: 
william.clark@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL66

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