U.S. General Services Administration Federal Property Management Regulations; Administrative Wage Garnishment, 29245-29247 [2013-11911]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 97 / Monday, May 20, 2013 / Rules and Regulations explicitly reaffirms the principles, structures, and definitions governing regulatory review established in Executive Order 12866. To the extent permitted by law, Executive Order 13563 requires that an agency— (1) Propose or adopt regulations only upon a reasoned determination that their benefits justify their costs (recognizing that some benefits and costs are difficult to quantify); (2) Tailor its regulations to impose the least burden on society, consistent with obtaining regulatory objectives and taking into account—among other things and to the extent practicable—the costs of cumulative regulations; (3) In choosing among alternative regulatory approaches, select those approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity); (4) To the extent feasible, specify performance objectives, rather than the behavior or manner of compliance a regulated entity must adopt; and (5) Identify and assess available alternatives to direct regulation, including economic incentives—such as user fees or marketable permits—to encourage the desired behavior, or provide information that enables the public to make choices. 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In accordance with both Executive orders, the Department has assessed the potential costs and benefits, both quantitative and qualitative, of this regulatory action. The potential costs are those resulting from statutory requirements and those we have VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:57 May 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 determined as necessary for administering the Department’s programs and activities. A Data Center funded under the priority established by this regulatory action will assist States in complying with Federal laws and regulations. Without this regulatory action, the burden of improving State capacity to collect, report, and analyze IDEA data would fall solely on the responsible State and local entities. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism. 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[FR Doc. 2013–11971 Filed 5–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29245 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Parts 105–53, 105–55, 105–56, 105–57, and 105–60 [GSPMR Case 2012–105–1; Docket 2012– 0010; Sequence 1] RIN 3090–AJ28 U.S. General Services Administration Federal Property Management Regulations; Administrative Wage Garnishment Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: GSA is amending the U.S. General Services Administration Property Management Regulation (GSPMR) to remove information concerning the General Services Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA), which no longer exists, and to provide information concerning its successor, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). DATES: Effective Date: May 20, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Erik Dorman, Financial Policy and Analysis Division, at 202–501–4568 or via email at erik.dorman@gsa.gov. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite GSPMR Case 2012–105–1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background This final rule is to update the references to the U.S. General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, which no longer exists, and to also provide information concerning its successor, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, to include its creation, authority, functions, location, mailing address, and telephone number. The Administrative Wage Garnishment Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts affected are as follows: • 41 CFR part 105–53 provides a general description of GSA and of its components and their functions. • 41 CFR part 105–55 provides standards and procedures for the administrative collection, offset, compromise, and the suspension or termination of collection activity for civil claims for money, funds, or property, as defined by 31 U.S.C. 3701(b). • 41 CFR part 105–56 provides standards and procedures for the collection under 5 U.S.C. 5514 of certain E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 29246 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 97 / Monday, May 20, 2013 / Rules and Regulations debts to the United States by administrative offset from the disposable pay of a GSA employee or a cross-serviced agency employee. • 41 CFR part 105–57 provides standards and procedures, pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (codified at 31 U.S.C. 3720D) and U.S. Department of the Treasury Wage Garnishment Regulations (at 31 CFR 285.11), for GSA to collect money from a debtor’s disposable pay by means of administrative wage garnishment to satisfy delinquent non-tax debt owed to the United States. • 41 CFR part 105–60 provides a general description of policies and procedures of GSA regarding public access to GSA records. II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act This final rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. This final rule is also exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act per 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management. However, this final rule is being published to provide transparency in the promulgation of Federal policies. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES This regulation will not have a substantial direct effect on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of Government. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 13132, it is determined this regulation does not have sufficient Federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment. 14:57 May 17, 2013 VI. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 251 of the U.S. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act, 5 U.S.C. 804. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreignbased companies in domestic or export markets. VII. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed changes to the FMR do not impose information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. List of Subjects in 41 CFR Parts 105–53, 105–55, 105–56, 105–57, and 105–60 Claims, Government public contracts and property management, and Income taxes. Dated: May 3, 2013. Dan Tangherlini, Acting Administrator of General Services. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR parts 105–53, 105–55, 105–56, 105–57, and 105–60 as set forth below: PART 105–53—STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS 1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105–53 continues to read as follows: ■ IV. Executive Order 13132 VerDate Mar<15>2010 V. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This regulation will not result in the expenditure by state, local and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any one (1) year, and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Jkt 229001 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1), Pub. L. 90– 23, 81 Stat. 54 sec. (a)(1); 40 U.S.C. 486(c), Pub. L. 81–152, 63 Stat. 390, sec. 205(c). 2. Revise § 105–53.120 to read as follows: ■ § 105–53.120 numbers. Address and telephone The Office of the Administrator; Office of Civil Rights; Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies; PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Office of the Chief Information Officer; Office of Emergency Response and Recovery; Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Chief Administrative Services Officer; Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs; Office of Small Business Utilization; Office of General Counsel; Office of the Chief People Officer; Office of Communications and Marketing; Office of Governmentwide Policy; Public Buildings Service and the Office of Inspector General are located at 18th and F Streets NW., Washington, DC 20405. The Federal Acquisition Service is located at 2200 Crystal Drive Room 1000, Arlington, VA 22202–3713; however, the mailing address is Washington, DC 20406. The telephone number for the above addresses is 202– 472–1082. The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) is located at 1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; however, the CBCA mailing address is 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. The CBCA telephone number is 202–606–8800. The addresses of the eleven regional offices are provided in § 105–53.151. ■ 3. Revise § 105–53.132 to read as follows: § 105–53.132 Appeals. Civilian Board of Contract (a) Creation and authority. The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, headed by the Chairman, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, was established on January 6, 2007, pursuant to section 847 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, Pub. L. 109– 163, 119 Stat. 3391. (b) Functions. The CBCA hears, considers, and decides contract disputes between Government contractors and Executive agencies (other than the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Department of the Air Force, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley Authority) under the provisions of the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. 7101–7109, and regulations and rules issued thereunder. The Board also conducts other proceedings as required or permitted under statutes or regulations. Such other proceedings include the resolution of disputes involving grants and contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 25 U.S.C. 450, et seq.; the resolution of disputes between insurance companies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) involving actions of the Federal Crop Insurance E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 97 / Monday, May 20, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Corporation (FCIC) pursuant to the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 7 U.S.C. 1501, et seq.; requests by carriers or freight forwarders to review actions taken by the Audit Division of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Transportation and Property Management pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3726(i)(1); claims by Federal civilian employees against the United States for reimbursement of expenses incurred while on official temporary duty travel, and expenses incurred in connection with relocation to a new duty station pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3702; and requests of agency disbursing or certifying officials, or agency heads, on questions involving payment of travel or relocation expenses pursuant to section 204 of the U.S. General Accounting Office Act of 1996, Public Law 104–316. (c) Regulations. Regulations pertaining to CBCA programs are published in 48 CFR Chapter 61. Information on availability of the regulations is provided in § 105–53.116. § 105–53.138 [Amended] 4. Amend § 105–53.138 by removing the word ‘‘Board’’ and adding ‘‘Civilian Board’’ in its place. ■ 8. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105–56 continues to read as follows: * ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5514; 31 U.S.C. 3711; 31 U.S.C. 3716; 5 CFR part 550, subpart K; 31 CFR part 5; 31 CFR 285.7; 31 CFR parts 900–904. § 105–56.003 [Amended] § 105–56.006 [FR Doc. 2013–11911 Filed 5–17–13; 8:45 am] [Amended] 10. Amend § 105–56.006 by— a. Removing from paragraph (d)(1) ‘‘GSBCA’’ and adding ‘‘CBCA’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (e) ‘‘GSA Central Office, 1800 F St., NW., Washington, DC 20405,’’ and adding ‘‘1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036,’’ in its place. ■ ■ PART 105–57—ADMINISTRATION WAGE GARNISHMENT 11. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105–57 is revised to read as follows: 5. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105–55 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552–553, 31 U.S.C. 3720D, 31 CFR 285.11. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552–553; 31 U.S.C. 321, 3701, 3711, 3716, 3717, 3718, 3719, 3720B, 3720D; 31 CFR parts 900–904. ■ § 105–55.002 § 105–57.002 Definitions. * * * * (l) Hearing official means a Board Judge of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. * * * * * § 105–55.011 [Amended] 7. Amend § 105–55.011 by— a. Removing from paragraph (e)(1) ‘‘GSA Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA) at the address indicated in paragraph (e)(6) of this section’’ and adding ‘‘Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) at 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (e)(5) ‘‘GSBCA’’ and adding ‘‘CBCA’’ in its place; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (e)(6) ‘‘GSA Central Office, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405,’’ and adding ‘‘1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036,’’ in its place. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES ■ ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:57 May 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 [Amended] 12. Amend § 105–57.002 by removing from paragraph (p) ‘‘GSA Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA)’’ and adding ‘‘Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA)’’ in its place. * Definitions. * * * * (d) * * * (2) The Counsel to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) for material and information which is the responsibility of the CBCA or testimony of current or former CBCA employees; * * * * * § 105–60.603 ■ 6. Amend § 105–55.002 by revising paragraph (l) to read as follows: § 105–60.602 9. Amend § 105–56.003 by removing from paragraph (m) ‘‘GSA Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA)’’ and adding ‘‘Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA)’’ in its place. ■ PART 105–55—COLLECTION OF CLAIMS OWED THE UNITED STATES ■ 15. Amend § 105–60.602 by revising paragraph (d)(2) to read as follows: PART 105–56—SALARY OFFSET FOR INDEBTEDNESS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO THE UNITED STATES ■ ■ 29247 § 105–57.005 [Amended] 13. Amend § 105–57.005 by— a. Removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘GSA Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA) at the address indicated in paragraph (b)(2) of this section’’ and adding ‘‘Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) at 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b)(2) ‘‘GSA Central Office, 1800 F St. NW., Washington, DC 20405,’’ and adding ‘‘1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036,’’ in its place. ■ ■ PART 105–60—PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF AGENCY RECORDS AND INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS 14. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105–60 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 552; 40 U.S.C. 486(c). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 16. Amend § 105–60.603 by removing from paragraph (a) the word ‘‘Board’’ and adding ‘‘Civilian Board’’ in its place. ■ BILLING CODE 6820–FM–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 48 CFR Part 952 RIN 1990–AA37 Contractor Legal Management Requirements; Acquisition Regulations; Correction Department of Energy. Final rule; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of May 3, 2013 (78 FR 25795). In this document, DOE revised existing regulations covering contractor legal management requirements. Conforming amendments were also made to the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR). DATES: This correction is effective July 2, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Mulch, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–5746. Email: eric.mulch@hq.doe.gov. SUMMARY: In FR Doc. 2013–10485, appearing on page 25795 in the Federal Register of Friday, May 3, 2013, the following correction is made: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 952.231–71 [Corrected] On page 25817, second column, DEAR 952.231–71(f)(1)(i) is corrected to read: ‘‘(i) Which are otherwise unallowable by law or the provisions of this contract, including the cost reimbursement limitations contained in 48 CFR part 970.31, as supplemented by 48 CFR part 931;’’ ■ E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11911]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Parts 105-53, 105-55, 105-56, 105-57, and 105-60

[GSPMR Case 2012-105-1; Docket 2012-0010; Sequence 1]
RIN 3090-AJ28


U.S. General Services Administration Federal Property Management 
Regulations; Administrative Wage Garnishment

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: GSA is amending the U.S. General Services Administration 
Property Management Regulation (GSPMR) to remove information concerning 
the General Services Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA), which no longer 
exists, and to provide information concerning its successor, the 
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).

DATES: Effective Date: May 20, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Erik Dorman, Financial Policy and Analysis Division, at 202-501-
4568 or via email at erik.dorman@gsa.gov. For information pertaining to 
status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 
202-501-4755. Please cite GSPMR Case 2012-105-1.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    This final rule is to update the references to the U.S. General 
Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, which no longer 
exists, and to also provide information concerning its successor, the 
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, to include its creation, authority, 
functions, location, mailing address, and telephone number. The 
Administrative Wage Garnishment Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 
affected are as follows:
     41 CFR part 105-53 provides a general description of GSA 
and of its components and their functions.
     41 CFR part 105-55 provides standards and procedures for 
the administrative collection, offset, compromise, and the suspension 
or termination of collection activity for civil claims for money, 
funds, or property, as defined by 31 U.S.C. 3701(b).
     41 CFR part 105-56 provides standards and procedures for 
the collection under 5 U.S.C. 5514 of certain

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debts to the United States by administrative offset from the disposable 
pay of a GSA employee or a cross-serviced agency employee.
     41 CFR part 105-57 provides standards and procedures, 
pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (codified at 31 
U.S.C. 3720D) and U.S. Department of the Treasury Wage Garnishment 
Regulations (at 31 CFR 285.11), for GSA to collect money from a 
debtor's disposable pay by means of administrative wage garnishment to 
satisfy delinquent non-tax debt owed to the United States.
     41 CFR part 105-60 provides a general description of 
policies and procedures of GSA regarding public access to GSA records.

II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

III. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. This final rule is 
also exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act per 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) 
because it applies to agency management. However, this final rule is 
being published to provide transparency in the promulgation of Federal 
policies.

IV. Executive Order 13132

    This regulation will not have a substantial direct effect on the 
states, on the relationship between the national government and the 
states, or on distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of Government. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 13132, 
it is determined this regulation does not have sufficient Federalism 
implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

V. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This regulation will not result in the expenditure by state, local 
and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of 
$100 million or more in any one (1) year, and it will not significantly 
or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed 
necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 
1995.

VI. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by section 251 of the U.S. 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act, 5 U.S.C. 804. This rule will 
not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; 
a major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on 
the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign-
based companies in domestic or export markets.

VII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed 
changes to the FMR do not impose information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Parts 105-53, 105-55, 105-56, 105-57, 
and 105-60

    Claims, Government public contracts and property management, and 
Income taxes.

    Dated: May 3, 2013.
Dan Tangherlini,
Acting Administrator of General Services.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR parts 
105-53, 105-55, 105-56, 105-57, and 105-60 as set forth below:

PART 105-53--STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS

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1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105-53 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1), Pub. L. 90-23, 81 Stat. 54 sec. 
(a)(1); 40 U.S.C. 486(c), Pub. L. 81-152, 63 Stat. 390, sec. 205(c).


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2. Revise Sec.  105-53.120 to read as follows:


Sec.  105-53.120  Address and telephone numbers.

    The Office of the Administrator; Office of Civil Rights; Office of 
Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies; Office of the Chief 
Information Officer; Office of Emergency Response and Recovery; Office 
of the Chief Financial Officer; Chief Administrative Services Officer; 
Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs; Office of Small 
Business Utilization; Office of General Counsel; Office of the Chief 
People Officer; Office of Communications and Marketing; Office of 
Governmentwide Policy; Public Buildings Service and the Office of 
Inspector General are located at 18th and F Streets NW., Washington, DC 
20405. The Federal Acquisition Service is located at 2200 Crystal Drive 
Room 1000, Arlington, VA 22202-3713; however, the mailing address is 
Washington, DC 20406. The telephone number for the above addresses is 
202-472-1082. The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) is located 
at 1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; however, the 
CBCA mailing address is 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. The 
CBCA telephone number is 202-606-8800. The addresses of the eleven 
regional offices are provided in Sec.  105-53.151.

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3. Revise Sec.  105-53.132 to read as follows:


Sec.  105-53.132  Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

    (a) Creation and authority. The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, 
headed by the Chairman, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, was 
established on January 6, 2007, pursuant to section 847 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, Pub. L. 109-163, 119 
Stat. 3391.
    (b) Functions. The CBCA hears, considers, and decides contract 
disputes between Government contractors and Executive agencies (other 
than the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of the Army, 
the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Department of the Air Force, 
the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Postal 
Service, the Postal Rate Commission, and the Tennessee Valley 
Authority) under the provisions of the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. 
7101-7109, and regulations and rules issued thereunder. The Board also 
conducts other proceedings as required or permitted under statutes or 
regulations. Such other proceedings include the resolution of disputes 
involving grants and contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act, 25 U.S.C. 450, et seq.; the resolution of 
disputes between insurance companies and the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Risk Management Agency (RMA) involving actions of the 
Federal Crop Insurance

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Corporation (FCIC) pursuant to the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 7 U.S.C. 
1501, et seq.; requests by carriers or freight forwarders to review 
actions taken by the Audit Division of the U.S. General Services 
Administration's Office of Transportation and Property Management 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3726(i)(1); claims by Federal civilian employees 
against the United States for reimbursement of expenses incurred while 
on official temporary duty travel, and expenses incurred in connection 
with relocation to a new duty station pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3702; and 
requests of agency disbursing or certifying officials, or agency heads, 
on questions involving payment of travel or relocation expenses 
pursuant to section 204 of the U.S. General Accounting Office Act of 
1996, Public Law 104-316.
    (c) Regulations. Regulations pertaining to CBCA programs are 
published in 48 CFR Chapter 61. Information on availability of the 
regulations is provided in Sec.  105-53.116.


Sec.  105-53.138  [Amended]

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4. Amend Sec.  105-53.138 by removing the word ``Board'' and adding 
``Civilian Board'' in its place.

PART 105-55--COLLECTION OF CLAIMS OWED THE UNITED STATES

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5. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105-55 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552-553; 31 U.S.C. 321, 3701, 3711, 3716, 
3717, 3718, 3719, 3720B, 3720D; 31 CFR parts 900-904.

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6. Amend Sec.  105-55.002 by revising paragraph (l) to read as follows:


Sec.  105-55.002  Definitions.

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    (l) Hearing official means a Board Judge of the Civilian Board of 
Contract Appeals.
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Sec.  105-55.011  [Amended]

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7. Amend Sec.  105-55.011 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (e)(1) ``GSA Board of Contract Appeals 
(GSBCA) at the address indicated in paragraph (e)(6) of this section'' 
and adding ``Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) at 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405'' in its place;
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b. Removing from paragraph (e)(5) ``GSBCA'' and adding ``CBCA'' in its 
place; and
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c. Removing from paragraph (e)(6) ``GSA Central Office, 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405,'' and adding ``1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20036,'' in its place.

PART 105-56--SALARY OFFSET FOR INDEBTEDNESS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO 
THE UNITED STATES

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8. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105-56 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5514; 31 U.S.C. 3711; 31 U.S.C. 3716; 5 CFR 
part 550, subpart K; 31 CFR part 5; 31 CFR 285.7; 31 CFR parts 900-
904.


Sec.  105-56.003  [Amended]

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9. Amend Sec.  105-56.003 by removing from paragraph (m) ``GSA Board of 
Contract Appeals (GSBCA)'' and adding ``Civilian Board of Contract 
Appeals (CBCA)'' in its place.


Sec.  105-56.006  [Amended]

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10. Amend Sec.  105-56.006 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (d)(1) ``GSBCA'' and adding ``CBCA'' in its 
place; and
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b. Removing from paragraph (e) ``GSA Central Office, 1800 F St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20405,'' and adding ``1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20036,'' in its place.

PART 105-57--ADMINISTRATION WAGE GARNISHMENT

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11. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105-57 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552-553, 31 U.S.C. 3720D, 31 CFR 285.11.


Sec.  105-57.002  [Amended]

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12. Amend Sec.  105-57.002 by removing from paragraph (p) ``GSA Board 
of Contract Appeals (GSBCA)'' and adding ``Civilian Board of Contract 
Appeals (CBCA)'' in its place.


Sec.  105-57.005  [Amended]

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13. Amend Sec.  105-57.005 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (a) ``GSA Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA) 
at the address indicated in paragraph (b)(2) of this section'' and 
adding ``Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) at 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405'' in its place; and
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b. Removing from paragraph (b)(2) ``GSA Central Office, 1800 F St. NW., 
Washington, DC 20405,'' and adding ``1800 M Street NW., 6th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20036,'' in its place.

PART 105-60--PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF AGENCY RECORDS AND 
INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS

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14. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 105-60 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 552; 40 U.S.C. 486(c).

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15. Amend Sec.  105-60.602 by revising paragraph (d)(2) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  105-60.602  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (2) The Counsel to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) 
for material and information which is the responsibility of the CBCA or 
testimony of current or former CBCA employees;
* * * * *


Sec.  105-60.603  [Amended]

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16. Amend Sec.  105-60.603 by removing from paragraph (a) the word 
``Board'' and adding ``Civilian Board'' in its place.

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