Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, 44342-44349 [2013-17074]

Download as PDF 44342 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 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). ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCIES: 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: April 30, 2013. Steven Kempf, Acting Director, Office of Acquisition Policy and Senior Procurement Executive. DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 273 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–028; Contractor Comment Period-Past Performance Evaluations. 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 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–023, Irrevocable Letters of Credit .......................... Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2012–023, Uniform Procurement Identification .......................... 274 .................... 275 .................... 276 .................... 277 .................... 9000–AM40 9000–AM41 9000–AM42 9000–AM53 9000–AM60 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—FINAL RULE STAGE Sequence No. 278 279 280 281 282 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 283 .................... 284 .................... 285 .................... 286 287 288 289 .................... .................... .................... .................... Regulation Identifier No. Title Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest ............... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–013, Privacy Training ............................................. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–010; Service Contracts Reporting Requirements .. FAR Case 2011–024, Set-Asides for Small Business .................................................................................... 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 2012–031; Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–005, Terms of Service and Open-Ended Indemnification, and Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–014; Small Business Protests and Appeals .......... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–003; Definition of Contingency Operation .............. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–024; Commercial and Government Entity Code .... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–016; Defense Base Act .......................................... 9000–AL82 9000–AM02 9000–AM06 9000–AM12 9000–AM19 9000–AM20 9000–AM37 9000–AM45 9000–AM46 9000–AM48 9000–AM49 9000–AM50 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS20 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 290 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–011; Unallowability of Costs Associated With Foreign Contractor Excise Tax. 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 .................... 291 .................... 292 .................... 293 .................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:38 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\23JYP20.SGM 23JYP20 9000–AM13 9000–AM21 9000–AM28 9000–AM43 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Proposed Rule Stage 273. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–028; Contractor Comment Period–Past Performance Evaluations 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 Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 806(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112–81). Section 806, paragraph (c) allows contractors 14 calendar days to rebut past performance evaluations and requires that past performance evaluations be included in the relevant database within 14 days. While the requirements of section 806(c) are mandatory only for the Department of Defense, the Governmentwide application of the statue will ensure that the Government has current performance information about contractors to help source selection officials make better award decisions. 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 (2013), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 07/00/13 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS20 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, DOD/ GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501–1448, Email: curtis.glover@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM40 274. 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 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,’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:38 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 10/00/13 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, Email: patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM41 275. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–029; Contractor Access to Protected Information 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Date NPRM .................. 44343 FR Cite 09/00/13 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 276. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–023, Irrevocable Letters of Credit 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 remove all references to Office of Federal Procurement Policy Pamphlet No. 7, Use of Irrevocable Letters of Credit, and also provide updated sources of data required to verify the credit worthiness of a financial entity issuing or confirming an irrevocable letter of credit. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Action ......... 05/07/13 07/08/13 78 FR 26573 12/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. 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–AM53 277. • Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2012–023, Uniform Procurement Identification 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 proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a uniform Procurement Instrument Identification numbering system, which will require the use of Activity Address Codes as the unique identifier for contracting offices and other offices, in order to standardize procurement transactions across the Federal Government. This proposed rule continues and strengthens efforts at standardization accomplished under a previous FAR case. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. 06/06/13 78 FR 34020 E:\FR\FM\23JYP20.SGM 23JYP20 44344 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda Action Date NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ FR Cite 08/05/13 12/00/13 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–AM60 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS20 278. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest 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 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 (2013), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. 04/26/11 76 FR 23236 18:38 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Date NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended. Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 06/27/11 06/29/11 FR Cite 76 FR 38089 07/27/11 11/00/13 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 279. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–013, Privacy Training Final Rule Stage VerDate Mar<15>2010 Action 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 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 12/00/13 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 280. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–010; Service Contracts Reporting Requirements 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 issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010. This final rule amends the FAR to require service contractors for executive agencies, except where DoD has fully funded the contract or order, to submit information annually in support of agency-level inventories for service contracts. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Proposed Rule .... NPRM Comment Period End. Correction ............ Final Rule ............ 04/20/11 06/20/11 76 FR 22070 05/02/11 09/00/13 76 FR 24443 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–AM06 281. FAR Case 2011–024, Set-Asides for Small Business Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation 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 rule that will provide greater detail regarding implementation of section 1331 authorities. 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 (2013), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: E:\FR\FM\23JYP20.SGM 23JYP20 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended. Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended End. Final Rule ............ 11/02/11 01/03/12 76 FR 68032 01/12/12 77 FR 1889 Action 09/00/13 282. 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: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 07/26/12 10/23/12 77 FR 51496 10/00/13 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, Email: patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM19 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS20 Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 07/23/12 09/21/12 77 FR 43039 06/21/13 07/22/13 78 FR 37670 02/03/12 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 283. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 requirements for the selection, accountability, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions outside the United States. Timetable: 18:38 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 284. 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. 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 (2013), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 12/19/12 02/19/13 285. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–005, Terms of Service and Open-Ended Indemnification, and Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 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 issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to address concerns raised in an opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel involving the use of unrestricted, open-ended indemnification clauses in acquisitions for social media applications. See March 27, 2012, Memorandum for Barbara S. Fredericks, Assistant General Counsel for Administration, United States Department of Commerce, available at http://www.justice.gov/olc/2012/aagada-impls-of-consent-by-govt-empls.pdf. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule. Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 06/21/13 08/20/13 78 FR 37686 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 12/00/13 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–AM45 286. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012–014; Small Business Protests and Appeals 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 Small Business Administration’s revision of the small business size and small business status protest and appeal procedures. Timetable: 77 FR 75089 09/00/13 44345 Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 03/07/13 05/06/13 78 FR 14746 10/00/13 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–AM46 E:\FR\FM\23JYP20.SGM 23JYP20 44346 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda 287. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2013–003; Definition of Contingency Operation Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20115 Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ‘‘contingency operation’’ to address the statutory change to the definition made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 02/28/13 04/29/13 78 FR 13765 10/00/13 288. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012–024; Commercial and Government Entity Code 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 require the use of Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) CAGE (NCAGE) codes for foreign entities, for awards valued at greater than the micro-purchase threshold. The CAGE code is a five-character identification number used extensively within the Federal Government. The proposed rule will also require offerors, if owned or controlled by another business entity, to identify that entity during System For Award Management registration. Timetable: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS20 Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 04/18/13 06/17/13 78 FR 23194 Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 03/20/13 05/20/13 78 FR 17176 11/00/13 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–AM50 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Completed Actions 290. 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. Completed: Reason 01/00/14 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. 18:38 Jul 22, 2013 289. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012–016; Defense Base Act 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 clarify contractor and subcontractor responsibilities to obtain workers’ compensation insurance or to qualify as a self-insurer, and other requirements, under the terms of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act as extended by the Defense Base Act. Timetable: Action 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, Email: patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM48 VerDate Mar<15>2010 RIN: 9000–AM13 RIN: 9000–AM49 Jkt 229001 Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 01/29/13 02/28/13 78 FR 6189 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Phone: 202 501–3221, Email: edward.chambers@gsa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 291. 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 amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement an Executive order for nondisplacement of qualified workers under service contracts, as implemented in Department of Labor regulations. Completed: Reason Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 12/21/12 01/18/13 77 FR 75766 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Phone: 202 501–0650, Email: edward.loeb@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM21 292. 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. Completed: Reason Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 02/28/13 04/01/13 78 FR 13766 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Michael O Jackson, Phone: 202 208–4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM28 293. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012–027, Free Trade Agreement—Panama 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 issuing a final 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 E:\FR\FM\23JYP20.SGM 23JYP20 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama. Completed: Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS20 Reason 11/20/12 01/22/13 77 FR 69723 06/21/13 78 FR 37695 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:38 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Reason Date Final Rule Effective. FR Cite RIN: 9000–AM43 [FR Doc. 2013–17074 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] 06/21/13 BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No. Agency Contact: Cecelia Davis, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 44347 E:\FR\FM\23JYP20.SGM 23JYP20 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. 141 July 23, 2013 Part XXI Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS21 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\23JYP21.SGM 23JYP21

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / 
Unified Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Ch. 1


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being 
developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 
12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda is being 
published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rulemaking process.
    The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all 
regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and 
routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may 
result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this 
agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from 
this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are 
estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the dates shown.
    Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the 
Government's rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, 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: April 30, 2013.
Steven Kempf,
Acting 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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273.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM40
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-028; Contractor
                             Comment Period-Past
                             Performance Evaluations.
274.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM41
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-001;
                             Performance of Inherently
                             Governmental Functions
                             and Critical Functions.
275.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM42
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-029; Contractor
                             Access to Protected
                             Information.
276.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM53
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-023,
                             Irrevocable Letters of
                             Credit.
277.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM60
                             Regulation; FAR Case 2012-
                             023, Uniform Procurement
                             Identification.
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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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278.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AL82
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-001;
                             Organizational Conflicts
                             of Interest.
279.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM02
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2010-013, Privacy
                             Training.
280.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM06
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2010-010; Service
                             Contracts Reporting
                             Requirements.
281.......................  FAR Case 2011-024, Set-            9000-AM12
                             Asides for Small Business.
282.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM19
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-020; Basic
                             Safeguarding of
                             Contractor Information
                             Systems.
283.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM20
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-029;
                             Contractors Performing
                             Private Security
                             Functions Outside the
                             United States.
284.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM37
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-031;
                             Accelerated Payments to
                             Small Business
                             Subcontractors.
285.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM45
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2013-005, Terms of
                             Service and Open-Ended
                             Indemnification, and
                             Unenforceability of
                             Unauthorized Obligations.
286.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM46
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-014; Small
                             Business Protests and
                             Appeals.
287.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM48
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2013-003; Definition
                             of Contingency Operation.
288.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM49
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-024; Commercial
                             and Government Entity
                             Code.
289.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM50
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-016; Defense
                             Base Act.
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                  DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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290.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM13
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-011;
                             Unallowability of Costs
                             Associated With Foreign
                             Contractor Excise Tax.
291.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM21
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-028;
                             Nondisplacement of
                             Qualified Workers Under
                             Service Contracts.
292.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM28
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-025; Changes to
                             Time-and-Materials and
                             Labor-Hour Contracts and
                             Orders.
293.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM43
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-027, Free Trade
                             Agreement-Panama.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 
AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

Proposed Rule Stage

273. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-028; 
Contractor Comment Period-Past Performance Evaluations

    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 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 806(c) of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112-
81). Section 806, paragraph (c) allows contractors 14 calendar days to 
rebut past performance evaluations and requires that past performance 
evaluations be included in the relevant database within 14 days. While 
the requirements of section 806(c) are mandatory only for the 
Department of Defense, the Governmentwide application of the statue 
will ensure that the Government has current performance information 
about contractors to help source selection officials make better award 
decisions. 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 (2013), available at: 
https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Timetable:

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NPRM................................   07/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1275 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, Phone: 202 501-1448, Email: 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM40

274. 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 
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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NPRM................................   10/00/13  .......................
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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, Email: patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM41

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

    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 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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NPRM................................   09/00/13  .......................
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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

276.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-023, 
Irrevocable Letters of Credit

    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 remove all references to Office of Federal 
Procurement Policy Pamphlet No. 7, Use of Irrevocable Letters of 
Credit, and also provide updated sources of data required to verify the 
credit worthiness of a financial entity issuing or confirming an 
irrevocable letter of credit.
    Timetable:

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NPRM................................   05/07/13  78 FR 26573
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/08/13  .......................
Final Action........................   12/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    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-AM53

277.  Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2012-023, 
Uniform Procurement Identification

    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 proposing to amend the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a uniform Procurement 
Instrument Identification numbering system, which will require the use 
of Activity Address Codes as the unique identifier for contracting 
offices and other offices, in order to standardize procurement 
transactions across the Federal Government. This proposed rule 
continues and strengthens efforts at standardization accomplished under 
a previous FAR case.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/06/13  78 FR 34020

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NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/05/13  .......................
Final Rule..........................   12/00/13  .......................
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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-AM60

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

Final Rule Stage

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

    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 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 (2013), 
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..........................   11/00/13  .......................
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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

279. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010-013, Privacy 
Training

    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 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..........................   12/00/13  .......................
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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

280. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010-010; Service 
Contracts Reporting Requirements

    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 issuing a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010. This final rule amends the FAR 
to require service contractors for executive agencies, except where DoD 
has fully funded the contract or order, to submit information annually 
in support of agency-level inventories for service contracts.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Proposed Rule.......................   04/20/11  76 FR 22070
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/20/11  .......................
Correction..........................   05/02/11  76 FR 24443
Final Rule..........................   09/00/13  .......................
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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-AM06

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

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation 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 rule that 
will provide greater detail regarding implementation of section 1331 
authorities. 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 (2013), available at: 
https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    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.
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      01/12/12  77 FR 1889
 Extended.
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      02/03/12  .......................
 Extended End.
Final Rule..........................   09/00/13  .......................
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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

282. 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..........................   10/00/13  .......................
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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, Email: patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM19

283. 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..........................   06/21/13  78 FR 37670
Final Rule Effective................   07/22/13  .......................
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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

284. 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. 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 (2013), available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/19/12  77 FR 75089
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/19/13  .......................
Final Rule..........................   09/00/13  .......................
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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-AM37

285.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013-005, 
Terms of Service and Open-Ended Indemnification, and Unenforceability 
of Unauthorized Obligations

    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 issuing an interim rule amending 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation to address concerns raised in an 
opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel 
involving the use of unrestricted, open-ended indemnification clauses 
in acquisitions for social media applications. See March 27, 2012, 
Memorandum for Barbara S. Fredericks, Assistant General Counsel for 
Administration, United States Department of Commerce, available at 
http://www.justice.gov/olc/2012/aag-ada-impls-of-consent-by-govt-empls.pdf.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   06/21/13  78 FR 37686
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      08/20/13  .......................
 End.
Final Rule..........................   12/00/13  .......................
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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-AM45

286.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012-014; 
Small Business Protests and Appeals

    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 Small Business 
Administration's revision of the small business size and small business 
status protest and appeal procedures.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/07/13  78 FR 14746
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/06/13  .......................
Final Rule..........................   10/00/13  .......................
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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-AM46

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287.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2013-003; 
Definition of Contingency Operation

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20115
    Abstract: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued an interim rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of 
``contingency operation'' to address the statutory change to the 
definition made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2012.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   02/28/13  78 FR 13765
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      04/29/13  .......................
 End.
Final Rule..........................   10/00/13  .......................
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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, Email: patricia.corrigan@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM48

288.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012-024; 
Commercial and Government Entity Code

    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 require the use of Commercial and 
Government Entity (CAGE) codes, including North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization (NATO) CAGE (NCAGE) codes for foreign entities, for awards 
valued at greater than the micro-purchase threshold. The CAGE code is a 
five-character identification number used extensively within the 
Federal Government. The proposed rule will also require offerors, if 
owned or controlled by another business entity, to identify that entity 
during System For Award Management registration.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/18/13  78 FR 23194
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/17/13  .......................
Final Rule..........................   01/00/14  .......................
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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-AM49

289.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Far Case 2012-016; 
Defense Base Act

    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 clarify contractor and subcontractor 
responsibilities to obtain workers' compensation insurance or to 
qualify as a self-insurer, and other requirements, under the terms of 
the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act as extended by the 
Defense Base Act.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/20/13  78 FR 17176
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/20/13  .......................
Final Rule..........................   11/00/13  .......................
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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-AM50

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

Completed Actions

290. 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.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   01/29/13  78 FR 6189
Final Rule Effective................   02/28/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Chambers, Phone: 202 501-3221, Email: 
edward.chambers@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM13

291. 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 amended the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to implement an Executive order for nondisplacement of 
qualified workers under service contracts, as implemented in Department 
of Labor regulations.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   12/21/12  77 FR 75766
Final Rule Effective................   01/18/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Phone: 202 501-0650, Email: 
edward.loeb@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM21

292. 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.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   02/28/13  78 FR 13766
Final Rule Effective................   04/01/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael O Jackson, Phone: 202 208-4949, Email: 
michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM28

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

    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 issuing a final 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

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non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from 
Panama.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    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.
Final Rule..........................   06/21/13  78 FR 37695
Final Rule Effective................   06/21/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia Davis, Phone: 202 219-0202, Email: 
cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM43

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