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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Friday, No. 69 April 10, 2015 Part IV Department of Defense General Services Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES3 48 CFR Chapter 1 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–81; Introduction, Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity, and Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–81; Small Entity Compliance Guide, Final Rules VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:58 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\10APR3.SGM 10APR3 19504 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Rules and Regulations I—Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity (FAR Case 2015–013) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR 2015–0051, Sequence 1] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–81; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCIES: Summary presentation of an interim rule. ACTION: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–81. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: For effective dates and comment dates see separate documents, which follow. DATES: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13672, entitled ‘‘Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity’’. E.O. 13672 was signed July 21, 2014. This interim rule is also implementing a final rule issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the Department of Labor, which was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 72985 on December 9, 2014, Implementation of Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors. Executive Order 11246, dated September 24, 1965, established requirements for non-discriminatory practices in hiring and employment for Federal contractors and subcontractors. The bases of discrimination prohibited by E.O. 11246 are race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. E.O. 13672 adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the prohibited bases of discrimination established by Executive Order 11246. There is no significant impact on small entities imposed by the FAR rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: April 7, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. Rule Listed in FAC 2005–81 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–81 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005–81 is effective April 10, 2015. The analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005–81 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. FAR Case Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity (Interim). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Subject 2015–013 Analyst Loeb. Summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the specific item number and subject set forth in the document following this item summary. FAC 2005–81 amends the FAR as specified below: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:58 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 Dated: April 6, 2015. RADM Althea H. Coetzee, Acting Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Dated: April 6, 2015. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. Dated: April 6, 2015. Monica Y. Manning, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–08281 Filed 4–8–15; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1, 22, and 52 [FAC 2005–81; FAR Case 2015–013; Item I; Docket No. 2015–0013, Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AN01 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Interim rule. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13672, ‘‘Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity,’’ and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL). DATES: Effective: April 10, 2015. Applicability: This rule applies to solicitations and modifications to contracts, if the contract does not already contain clauses as amended by the rule, issued on or after April 10, 2015. Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat on or before June 9, 2015 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAC 2005–81, FAR Case 2015–013, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘FAR Case 2015–013’’. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘FAR Case 2015– 013’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Comment Now’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘FAR Case 2015–013’’ on your attached document. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10APR3.SGM 10APR3

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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81; 
Introduction, Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity, and 
Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81; Small Entity Compliance Guide, 
Final Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2015-0051, Sequence 1]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-81; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of an interim rule.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the 
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-81. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including 
the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective dates and comment dates see separate documents, 
which follow.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-81 and 
the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-
4755.

Rule Listed in FAC 2005-81

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               Subject                   FAR Case          Analyst
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Further Amendments to Equal              2015-013   Loeb.
 Employment Opportunity (Interim).
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary for the FAR rule follows. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the 
specific item number and subject set forth in the document following 
this item summary. FAC 2005-81 amends the FAR as specified below:

I--Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity (FAR Case 2015-
013)

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13672, 
entitled ``Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal 
Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 
11246, Equal Employment Opportunity''. E.O. 13672 was signed July 21, 
2014. This interim rule is also implementing a final rule issued by the 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the Department of 
Labor, which was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 72985 on 
December 9, 2014, Implementation of Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting 
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by 
Contractors and Subcontractors.
    Executive Order 11246, dated September 24, 1965, established 
requirements for non-discriminatory practices in hiring and employment 
for Federal contractors and subcontractors. The bases of discrimination 
prohibited by E.O. 11246 are race, color, religion, sex, and national 
origin. E.O. 13672 adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the 
prohibited bases of discrimination established by Executive Order 
11246. There is no significant impact on small entities imposed by the 
FAR rule.

    Dated: April 7, 2015.
William Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-81 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-81 is 
effective April 10, 2015.

Dated: April 6, 2015.

RADM Althea H. Coetzee,

Acting Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

Dated: April 6, 2015.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition 
Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

Dated: April 6, 2015.

Monica Y. Manning,

Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration.

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