Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, 35107-35113 [2015-14372]

Download as PDF Vol. 80 Thursday, No. 117 June 18, 2015 Part XVIII Department of Defense General Services Administration National Aeronautics and Space Administration tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 Unified Agenda VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18 35108 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Ch. 1 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense SUMMARY: Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government’s rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Division Director, Regulatory Secretariat Division, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, or via telephone at 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: March 30, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 248 .................... 249 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–025; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces ...................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–026; High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–003; Small Business Subcontracting Improvements. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–015; Consolidation of Contract Requirements and Bundling. 250 .................... 251 .................... 9000–AM81 9000–AM87 9000–AM91 9000–AM92 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 252 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest and Unequal Access to Information. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–013; Privacy Training ............................................. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–020; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–015; Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–022; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–016; EPEAT Items ................................................. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–020; Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–012; Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Compensation Costs. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–022; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition—Related Thresholds. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–003; Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–020; Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–014; Prohibition on Providing Funds to the Enemy Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–012; Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–011; Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction. 253 .................... 254 .................... 255 .................... 256 .................... 257 .................... 258 .................... 259 .................... 260 .................... 261 .................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 262 .................... 263 .................... 264 .................... 265 .................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18 9000–AL82 9000–AM02 9000–AM19 9000–AM56 9000–AM68 9000–AM71 9000–AM74 9000–AM75 9000–AM80 9000–AM82 9000–AM86 9000–AN03 9000–AN04 9000–AN05 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Unified Agenda 35109 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 266 .................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2009–009; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)—Reporting Requirements. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–008; Recovery Act Subcontract Reporting Procedures. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–001; Ending Trafficking in Persons ........................ Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–032; Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–006; Year Format ................................................... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–001; Incorporating Section K in Contracts ............. 267 .................... 268 269 270 271 .................... .................... .................... .................... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Proposed Rule Stage 248. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–025; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces 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 proposed rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation which implements Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, seeks to increase efficiency in the work performed by Federal contractors by ensuring that they understand and comply with labor laws designed to promote safe, healthy, fair and effective workplaces. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 05/00/15 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Program Manager, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 501–0650, Email: edward.loeb@gsa.gov RIN: 9000–AM81 249. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–026; High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons 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 Executive Branch policy in the President’s Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Executive Order 13693 of March 25, 2015, Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade. Executive Order 13693 subsumes both Executive Order 13423 of January 24, 2007, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management as well as Executive Order 13514 of October 5, 2009, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 05/11/15 07/10/15 80 FR 26883 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405 Phone: 202 208–6726. RIN: 9000–AM87 250. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–003; Small Business Subcontracting Improvements 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 regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule, concerning small business subcontracting. Among other things, SBA’s final rule implements the statutory requirements set forth at sections 1321 and 1322 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 9000–AL63 9000–AM55 9000–AM65 9000–AM72 9000–AM78 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605–2868, Email: mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM91 251. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–015; Consolidation of Contract Requirements and Bundling 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 section 1313 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and Small Business Administration’s final rule to ensure that decisions made by Federal agencies regarding consolidation of contract requirements are made with a view to providing small businesses with appropriate opportunities to participate as prime and 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. 07/00/15 FR Cite Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605–2868, Email: mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov RIN: 9000–AM92 06/00/15 PO 00000 9000–AL21 FR Cite E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18 35110 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Unified Agenda DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Final Rule Stage 252. Federal Acquisition Rregulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011–001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest and Unequal Access to 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 amending 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 now FAR Case 2014–021. 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. The proposed rule was developed as a result of a review conducted in accordance with section 841 by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council, the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, in consultation with the Office of Government Ethics. The 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Final Rule ............ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 Action 04/26/11 06/27/11 76 FR 23236 06/29/11 76 FR 38089 07/27/11 09/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL82 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 253. 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). The proposed FAR language provides flexibility for agencies to conduct the privacy training or require the contractor to conduct the privacy training. 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date 10/14/11 12/13/11 Date Final Rule ............ FR Cite 08/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM19 255. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–015; Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections 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 amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement a statutory pilot program whistleblower protections for enhancement of contractor employee. Timetable: FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ Action 76 FR 63896 07/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208–6726. RIN: 9000–AM02 254. 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 amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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. 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 09/30/13 11/29/13 78 FR 60169 08/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM56 256. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–022; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program 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 a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement revisions made by the Small Business Administration to its regulations implementing section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, and to provide additional FAR coverage regarding protesting an 8(a) participant’s eligibility or size status, procedures for releasing a requirement for non-8(a) procurements, and the ways a participant could exit the 8(a) Business Development program. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 07/26/12 10/23/12 77 FR 51496 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 02/03/14 04/14/14 79 FR 6135 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Unified Agenda Action Date Final Rule ............ FR Cite 08/00/15 Action Date Final Rule ............ FR Cite 08/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605–2868, Email: mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM68 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM74 257. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–016; EPEAT Items 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 changes in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) registry. Timetable: 259. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–012; Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Compensation Costs 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 702 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. In accordance with section 702, the interim rule revises the allowable cost limit relative to the compensation of contractor and subcontractor employees. Also, in accordance with section 702, this interim rule implements the possible exception to this allowable cost limit for narrowly targeted scientists, engineers, or other specialists upon an agency determination that such exceptions are needed to ensure that the executive agency has continued access to needed skills and capabilities. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 06/24/14 08/25/14 79 FR 35859 07/00/15 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208–6726. RIN: 9000–AM71 258. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–020; Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity 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 amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to include in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, to the extent practicable, identification of any immediate owner or subsidiary, and all predecessors of an offeror that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. The objective is to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the performance and integrity of the corporation in awarding Federal contracts. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. 12/04/14 02/02/15 79 FR 71975 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 06/24/14 08/25/14 79 FR 35865 07/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Kathy Hopkins, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969–7226, Email: kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM75 260. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–022; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds 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 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to further implement 41 U.S.C. 1908, Inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. This statute requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 35111 inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA are also proposing to use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-related thresholds in 2015. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 11/25/14 01/26/15 79 FR 70141 09/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208–4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM80 261. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–003; Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors 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 Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) at 29 CFR part 10. 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 12/15/14 02/13/15 79 FR 74544 07/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Program Manager, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 501–0650, Email: edward.loeb@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM82 E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18 35112 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Unified Agenda 262. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–020; Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year 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 that a determination of exceptional circumstances is needed when a noncompetitive contract awarded on the basis of unusual and compelling urgency exceeds one year, either at time of award or due to post-award modifications. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 12/30/14 03/02/15 79 FR 78378 08/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208–4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM86 263. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–014; Prohibition on Providing Funds to the Enemy Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement sections 841, 842 and 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113–291). Section 841 prohibits providing funds to the enemy. Section 842 provides additional access to records. Section 843 provides definitions. Timetable: Date Interim Final Rule tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 Action FR Cite 08/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AN03 264. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–012; Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Abstract: This interim rule revises the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement section 743 of Division E, title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 113–235) and successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions). Section 743 prohibits the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by Division E or any other Act for a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. Timetable: Action Date Interim Final Rule FR Cite 08/00/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AN04 265. • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015–011; Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 20113 Abstract: This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement sections of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, to prohibit the Federal Government from entering into a contract with any corporation having a delinquent Federal tax liability or a felony conviction under any Federal law, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. Timetable: Action Date Interim Final Rule FR Cite Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AN05 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Completed Actions 266. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2009–009; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Recovery Act)—Reporting Requirements Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: Section 627 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113–76), repealed the contractor reporting requirements that were in section 1512(c) of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) (Pub. L. 111–5). Due to the repeal of the Recovery Act reporting requirements, FAR Case 2009–009 was incorporated into FAR Case 2014–016. Completed: Action Date Withdrawn ........... 03/25/15 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501–1448, Email: curtis.glover@ gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL21 267. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010–008; Recovery Act Subcontract Reporting Procedures Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 2473(c) Abstract: Section 627 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113–76), repealed the contractor reporting requirements that were in section 1512(c) of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) (Pub. L. 111–5). Due to the repeal of the Recovery Act reporting requirements, FAR Case 2010–008 was incorporated into FAR Case 2014–016. Completed: 08/00/15 Action Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 FR Cite Date Withdrawn ........... 03/25/15 E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18 FR Cite Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 117 / Thursday, June 18, 2015 / Unified Agenda Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501–1448, Email: curtis.glover@ gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AL63 268. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013–001; Ending Trafficking in Persons 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 a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracts. These changes are intended to implement Executive Order 13627, entitled ‘‘Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts,’’ and title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. 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 (2015), available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Completed: Action Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 01/29/15 03/02/15 80 FR 4967 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 18 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Phone: 202 219–0202, Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM55 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Jun 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 269. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012–032; HigherLevel Contract Quality 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 issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to clarify when to use higher-level quality standards in solicitations and contracts. The rule also updates the examples of higher-level quality standards by removing obsolete standards and adding new industry standards that pertain to quality assurance for avoidance of counterfeit items. Completed: Action Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 12/26/14 12/26/14 79 FR 70344 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Phone: 202 501–0650, Email: edward.loeb@ gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM65 270. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–006; Year Format 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 a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to delete regulations relating to the year 2000 compliance. 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 (2015), PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 35113 available at: https:// www.acquisition.gov/. Completed: Action Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 12/26/14 12/26/14 79 FR 70343 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Phone: 202 501–0650, Email: edward.loeb@ gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM72 271. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014–001; Incorporating Section K in 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 issued a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to standardize the incorporation by reference of representations and certifications in contracts. Completed: Action Date FR Cite Final Rule ............ Final Rule Effective. 12/26/14 12/26/14 79 FR 70341 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501–1448, Email: curtis.glover@ gsa.gov. RIN: 9000–AM78 [FR Doc. 2015–14372 Filed 6–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\18JNP18.SGM 18JNP18

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Ch. 1


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Division Director, 
Regulatory Secretariat Division, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 
20405, or via telephone at 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: March 30, 2015.
 William Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

                 DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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248.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM81
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-025; Fair Pay
                             and Safe Workplaces.
249.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM87
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-026; High
                             Global Warming Potential
                             Hydrofluorocarbons.
250.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM91
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-003; Small
                             Business Subcontracting
                             Improvements.
251.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM92
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-015;
                             Consolidation of Contract
                             Requirements and Bundling.
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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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252.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AL82
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-001;
                             Organizational Conflicts
                             of Interest and Unequal
                             Access to Information.
253.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM02
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2010-013; Privacy
                             Training.
254.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM19
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2011-020; Basic
                             Safeguarding of
                             Contractor Information
                             Systems.
255.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM56
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2013-015; Pilot
                             Program for Enhancement
                             of Contractor Employee
                             Whistleblower Protections.
256.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM68
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-022; Contracts
                             Under the Small Business
                             Administration 8(a)
                             Program.
257.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM71
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2013-016; EPEAT
                             Items.
258.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM74
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2013-020;
                             Information on Corporate
                             Contractor Performance
                             and Integrity.
259.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM75
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-012; Limitation
                             on Allowable Government
                             Contractor Compensation
                             Costs.
260.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM80
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-022; Inflation
                             Adjustment of
                             Acquisition--Related
                             Thresholds.
261.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM82
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2015-003;
                             Establishing a Minimum
                             Wage for Contractors.
262.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM86
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-020;
                             Clarification on
                             Justification for Urgent
                             Noncompetitive Awards
                             Exceeding One Year.
263.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AN03
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2015-014;
                             Prohibition on Providing
                             Funds to the Enemy.
264.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AN04
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2015-012; Contractor
                             Employee Internal
                             Confidentiality
                             Agreements.
265.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AN05
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2015-011;
                             Prohibition on
                             Contracting With
                             Corporations With
                             Delinquent Taxes or a
                             Felony Conviction.
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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266.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AL21
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2009-009; American
                             Recovery and Reinvestment
                             Act of 2009 (the Recovery
                             Act)--Reporting
                             Requirements.
267.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AL63
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2010-008; Recovery
                             Act Subcontract Reporting
                             Procedures.
268.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM55
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2013-001; Ending
                             Trafficking in Persons.
269.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM65
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2012-032; Higher-
                             Level Contract Quality
                             Requirements.
270.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM72
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-006; Year
                             Format.
271.......................  Federal Acquisition                9000-AM78
                             Regulation (FAR); FAR
                             Case 2014-001;
                             Incorporating Section K
                             in Contracts.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/NATIONAL 
AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

Proposed Rule Stage

248. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-025; Fair Pay 
and Safe Workplaces

    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 proposed rule amending 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation which implements Executive Order 
13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, seeks to increase efficiency in 
the work performed by Federal contractors by ensuring that they 
understand and comply with labor laws designed to promote safe, 
healthy, fair and effective workplaces.
    Timetable:

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NPRM................................   05/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Program Manager, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 
1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 501-0650, Email: 
edward.loeb@gsa.gov
    RIN: 9000-AM81

249.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-026; 
High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons

    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 Executive Branch policy in 
the President's Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, 
alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons 
(HFCs). This will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas 
emission reduction goals and reporting requirements of the Executive 
Order 13693 of March 25, 2015, Planning for Sustainability in the Next 
Decade. Executive Order 13693 subsumes both Executive Order 13423 of 
January 24, 2007, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and 
Transportation Management as well as Executive Order 13514 of October 
5, 2009, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic 
Performance.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/11/15  80 FR 26883
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/10/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405 Phone: 202 208-6726.
    RIN: 9000-AM87

250.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-003; 
Small Business Subcontracting Improvements

    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 regulatory changes made by 
the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its final rule, concerning 
small business subcontracting. Among other things, SBA's final rule 
implements the statutory requirements set forth at sections 1321 and 
1322 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. 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 
(2015), available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605-2868, 
Email: mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM91

251.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-015; 
Consolidation of Contract Requirements and Bundling

    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 section 1313 of the Small 
Business Jobs Act of 2010 and Small Business Administration's final 
rule to ensure that decisions made by Federal agencies regarding 
consolidation of contract requirements are made with a view to 
providing small businesses with appropriate opportunities to 
participate as prime and 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 (2015), 
available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605-2868, 
Email: mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov
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Final Rule Stage

252. Federal Acquisition Rregulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-001; 
Organizational Conflicts of Interest and Unequal Access to 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 amending 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 now FAR Case 2014-
021. 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. The proposed rule was developed as a result of a 
review conducted in accordance with section 841 by the Civilian Agency 
Acquisition Council, the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, and 
the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, in consultation with the 
Office of Government Ethics. The 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 (2015), 
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
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   07/27/11  .......................
Final Rule..........................   09/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL82

253. 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). 
The proposed FAR language provides flexibility for agencies to conduct 
the privacy training or require the contractor to conduct the privacy 
training. 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 (2015), available at: 
https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    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..........................   07/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208-6726.
    RIN: 9000-AM02

254. 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 amending the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) 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. 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 (2015), 
available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    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..........................   08/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM19

255. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013-015; Pilot 
Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower 
Protections

    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 amending the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to implement a statutory pilot program whistleblower 
protections for enhancement of contractor employee.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   09/30/13  78 FR 60169
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      11/29/13
 End.
Final Rule..........................   08/00/15
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM56

256. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-022; Contracts 
Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program

    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 a proposed rule to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement revisions made by the 
Small Business Administration to its regulations implementing section 
8(a) of the Small Business Act, and to provide additional FAR coverage 
regarding protesting an 8(a) participant's eligibility or size status, 
procedures for releasing a requirement for non-8(a) procurements, and 
the ways a participant could exit the 8(a) Business Development 
program.
    Timetable:

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NPRM................................   02/03/14  79 FR 6135
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/14/14

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Final Rule..........................   08/00/15
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mahruba Uddowla, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605-2868, 
Email: mahruba.uddowla@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM68

257. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013-016; EPEAT 
Items

    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 changes in the Electronic 
Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT[reg]) registry.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   06/24/14  79 FR 35859
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      08/25/14
 End.
Final Rule..........................   07/00/15
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Charles Gray, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208-6726.
    RIN: 9000-AM71

258. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013-020; 
Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity

    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 amending the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to include in the Federal Awardee Performance 
and Integrity Information System, to the extent practicable, 
identification of any immediate owner or subsidiary, and all 
predecessors of an offeror that held a Federal contract or grant within 
the last three years. The objective is to provide a more comprehensive 
understanding of the performance and integrity of the corporation in 
awarding Federal contracts.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/04/14  79 FR 71975
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/02/15
Final Rule..........................   08/00/15
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM74

259. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-012; 
Limitation on Allowable Government Contractor Compensation Costs

    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 702 of the 
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. In accordance with section 702, the 
interim rule revises the allowable cost limit relative to the 
compensation of contractor and subcontractor employees. Also, in 
accordance with section 702, this interim rule implements the possible 
exception to this allowable cost limit for narrowly targeted 
scientists, engineers, or other specialists upon an agency 
determination that such exceptions are needed to ensure that the 
executive agency has continued access to needed skills and 
capabilities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   06/24/14  79 FR 35865
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      08/25/14
 End.
Final Rule..........................   07/00/15
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kathy Hopkins, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 969-7226, 
Email: kathlyn.hopkins@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM75

260. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-022; Inflation 
Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds

    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 to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to further implement 41 U.S.C. 
1908, Inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. 
This statute requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-
related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all 
urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements 
statute (Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, 
and trade agreements thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA are also proposing 
to use the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory FAR acquisition-
related thresholds in 2015.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/25/14  79 FR 70141
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/26/15
Final Rule..........................   09/00/15
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/
NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208-
4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM80

261. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015-003; 
Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors

    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 Executive Order 
13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a final rule 
issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) at 29 CFR part 10. 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 (2015), available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   12/15/14  79 FR 74544
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      02/13/15  .......................
 End.
Final Rule..........................   07/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Program Manager, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 
1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 501-0650, Email: 
edward.loeb@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM82

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262.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-020; 
Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards 
Exceeding One Year

    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 that a determination of exceptional 
circumstances is needed when a noncompetitive contract awarded on the 
basis of unusual and compelling urgency exceeds one year, either at 
time of award or due to post-award modifications.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/30/14  79 FR 78378
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/02/15  .......................
Final Rule..........................   08/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael O. Jackson, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/
NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 208-
4949, Email: michaelo.jackson@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM86

263.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015-014; 
Prohibition on Providing Funds to the Enemy

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to implement sections 841, 842 and 843 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Pub. L. 113-291). 
Section 841 prohibits providing funds to the enemy. Section 842 
provides additional access to records. Section 843 provides 
definitions.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   08/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AN03

264.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015-012; 
Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: This interim rule revises the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to implement section 743 of Division E, title VII, of the 
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 
113-235) and successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts 
(and as extended in continuing resolutions). Section 743 prohibits the 
use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by Division E or 
any other Act for a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with an 
entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking 
to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality 
agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such 
employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, 
or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement 
representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive 
such information.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   08/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AN04

265.  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2015-011; 
Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a 
Felony Conviction

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 51 U.S.C. 
20113
    Abstract: This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation to implement sections of the Consolidated and Further 
Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, to prohibit the Federal 
Government from entering into a contract with any corporation having a 
delinquent Federal tax liability or a felony conviction under any 
Federal law, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment 
of the corporation and has made a determination that this further 
action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   08/00/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA 
(FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 219-0202, 
Email: cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AN05

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

Completed Actions

266. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2009-009; American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Recovery Act)--Reporting 
Requirements

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 
2473(c)
    Abstract: Section 627 of Division E of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113-76), repealed the contractor 
reporting requirements that were in section 1512(c) of Division A of 
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) (Pub. 
L. 111-5). Due to the repeal of the Recovery Act reporting 
requirements, FAR Case 2009-009 was incorporated into FAR Case 2014-
016.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   03/25/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501-1448, Email: 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL21

267. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2010-008; Recovery 
Act Subcontract Reporting Procedures

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. ch 137; 42 U.S.C. 
2473(c)
    Abstract: Section 627 of Division E of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113-76), repealed the contractor 
reporting requirements that were in section 1512(c) of Division A of 
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) (Pub. 
L. 111-5). Due to the repeal of the Recovery Act reporting 
requirements, FAR Case 2010-008 was incorporated into FAR Case 2014-
016.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   03/25/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501-1448, Email: 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AL63

268. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2013-001; Ending 
Trafficking in Persons

    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 a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to strengthen protections against 
trafficking in persons in Federal contracts. These changes are intended 
to implement Executive Order 13627, entitled ``Strengthening 
Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts,'' and 
title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2013. 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 (2015), available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   01/29/15  80 FR 4967
Final Rule Effective................   03/02/15  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cecelia L. Davis, Phone: 202 219-0202, Email: 
cecelia.davis@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM55

269. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2012-032; Higher-
Level Contract Quality 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 issued a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation to clarify when to use higher-level 
quality standards in solicitations and contracts. The rule also updates 
the examples of higher-level quality standards by removing obsolete 
standards and adding new industry standards that pertain to quality 
assurance for avoidance of counterfeit items.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   12/26/14  79 FR 70344
Final Rule Effective................   12/26/14  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Phone: 202 501-0650, Email: 
edward.loeb@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM65

270. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-006; Year 
Format

    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 a final rule to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to delete regulations relating to 
the year 2000 compliance. 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 (2015), 
available at: https://www.acquisition.gov/.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   12/26/14  79 FR 70343
Final Rule Effective................   12/26/14  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Edward Loeb, Phone: 202 501-0650, Email: 
edward.loeb@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM72

271. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2014-001; 
Incorporating Section K in 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 issued a proposed rule to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation to standardize the incorporation by 
reference of representations and certifications in contracts.
    Completed:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   12/26/14  79 FR 70341
Final Rule Effective................   12/26/14  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Curtis Glover, Phone: 202 501-1448, Email: 
curtis.glover@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 9000-AM78

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