General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Technical Amendments, 1531-1534 [2016-00475]

Download as PDF 1531 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations and it is recognized as an international food safety standards-setting organization in trade agreements to which the United States is a party. EPA may establish a tolerance that is different from a Codex MRL; however, FFDCA section 408(b)(4) requires that EPA explain the reasons for departing from the Codex level. The Codex has not established any MRLs for propyzamide. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES V. Conclusion Therefore, tolerances are established for residues of propyzamide (pronamide), 3,5-dichloro-N-(1,1dimethyl-2-propynyl)benzamide, in or on lettuce, leaf at 1.0 ppm. VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action establishes a tolerance under FFDCA section 408(d) in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this action has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) or Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This action does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under FFDCA section 408(d), such as the tolerance in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), do not apply. This action directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of FFDCA section 408(n)(4). As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this action. In addition, this action does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). VII. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: December 31, 2015. Susan Lewis, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. In § 180.317, add alphabetically ‘‘Lettuce, leaf’’ to the table in paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 180.317 Propyzamide; tolerances for residues. (a) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Parts per million Commodity * * * * * Lettuce, leaf .......................... * * * * * * * 1.0 * * * [FR Doc. 2016–00534 Filed 1–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 501, 504, 509, 519, 522, 536, 537, 552, and 570 [GSAR–TA–01; Docket No. 2015–0016; Sequence No. 1] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Technical Amendments Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to make editorial changes. This technical amendment includes updating references and links, as well as deleting repetitive information that is covered elsewhere within the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM). Changes incorporate both internal acquisition guidance, and the regulatory acquisition policies. DATES: Effective: January 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Leah Price, Procurement Analyst, by phone at 703–605–2558, or email at leah.price@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to the status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755. Please cite GSAR–TA–01; Technical Amendments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA is amending the GSAR to make editorial changes throughout the GSAM. There are no significant content changes resulting from this technical amendment. Outdated references and links have been updated. Throughout multiple GSAM parts, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) have been changed to System for Award Management (SAM). This follows similar Federal Acquisition Regulation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JAR1.SGM 13JAR1 1532 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (FAR) updates resulting from FAR Case 2012–033, for which a final rule was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 37676 on June 21, 2013. Commerce Business Daily has also been replaced with its successor system, FedBizOpps. Multiple Web page links have also been updated, as have organizational references. Repetitive information has been removed from the GSAM. Definitions for certain terms have been deleted from their respective sections because these definitions have been added to the nonregulatory portion of the GSAM at Part 502 as a result of GSAR Case 2013– G503. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 501, 504, 509, 519, 522, 536, 537, 552, and 570 Government procurement. (a) Verify that the prospective contractor’s legal business name, DoingBusiness-As (DBA) name (if any), physical street address, and Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number or DUNS+4 number, as found in the System for Award Management (SAM), match the information that will be included in the contract, order, or agreement resulting from the vendor’s quote or proposal. Correct any mismatches by having the vendor amend the information in the SAM and/ or the quote or proposal. The SAM information can be accessed through the SAM Web site (www.sam.gov) by creating a user account. * * * * * 6. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 509, 519, and 522 continues to read as follows: ■ Dated: January 5, 2016. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. PART 509—CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 501, 504, 509, 519, 522, 536, 537, 552, and 570 as set forth below: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). 509.105–2 PART 501—GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM [Amended] 7. Amend section 509.105–2 in paragraph (c) by removing ‘‘the Chief Acquisition Officer’’ and adding ‘‘Acquisition Policy’’ in its place. 509.403 [Amended] 8. Amend section 509.403 by removing the Definitions ‘‘Debarring official’’ and ‘‘Suspending official’’. ■ 9. Amend section 509.405–1 by— ■ a. Removing from paragraph (a), introductory text, ‘‘on the current EPLS’’ and adding ‘‘as a current exclusion in the System for Award Management (SAM)’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b), introductory text, ‘‘on the current EPLS’’ and adding ‘‘as a current exclusion in the SAM’’; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘GSA Suspension and Debarment Official’’ and adding ‘‘Senior Procurement Executive’’ in its place. ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 501 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). 501.403 [Amended] 2. Amend section 501.403 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘SPE (V)’’ and adding ‘‘SPE (MV)’’ in its place. ■ 501.404 [Amended] 3. Amend section 501.404 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘SPE (V)’’ and adding ‘‘SPE (MV)’’ in its place. ■ PART 504—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 4. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 504 is revised to read as follows: ■ 509.405–2 Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). 5. Amend section 504.1103 by— a. Redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4) as paragraphs (a) through (d), respectively; ■ b. Revising the newly redesignated paragraph (a); and ■ c. Removing from newly redesignated paragraphs (b) and (d) ‘‘CCR’’ wherever it appears and adding ‘‘SAM’’ in their places, respectively. The revision reads as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ ■ 504.1103 * * Procedures. * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 15:56 Jan 12, 2016 [Amended] 10. Amend section 509.405–2 by removing ‘‘GSA Suspension and Debarment Official’’ and adding ‘‘Senior Procurement Executive’’ in its place. ■ Jkt 238001 PART 519—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS 519.7006 [Amended] 519.7007 [Amended] 12. Amend section 519.7007 by— a. Removing from paragraph (a)(3) ‘‘in the ‘‘Excluded Parties List System’’)’’ and adding ‘‘as an exclusion in the (SAM))’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at www.ccr.gov’’ and adding ‘‘SAM at www.sam.gov’’ in its place. ■ ■ PART 522—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS 522.001 [Removed] 13. Remove section 522.001. 14. Amend section 522.804–2 by revising the fourth and fifth sentence to read as follows: ■ ■ 522.804–2 Construction. * * * The current goals for minority participation vary by location and are listed in the Technical Assistance Guide for Construction Participation Goals for Minorities and Females. This guide can be accessed at http://www.dol.gov/ ofccp/index.htm. 522.805 [Amended] 15. Amend section 522.805 by— a. Removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘http://www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/ ofccp/ofcpkeyp.htm’’ and adding ‘‘http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/contacts/ ofnation2.htm’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/ compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf’’ and adding ‘‘http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/ regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm’’ in its place. ■ ■ PART 536—CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS 16. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 536 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). 536.602–1 [Amended] 17. Amend section 536.602–1 by removing from paragraph (b), introductory text, and paragraph (d) ‘‘Commerce Business Daily’’ and adding ‘‘FedBizOpps’’ in their places, respectively. ■ 18. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 537 and 552 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). PART 537—SERVICE CONTRACTING 11. Amend section 519.7006 by removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘in the ‘‘Excluded Parties List System’’)’’ and adding ‘‘as an exclusion in the System for Award Management (SAM))’’ in its place. ■ PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 537.110 [Amended] 19. Amend section 537.110 by removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘Ability One’’ and adding ‘‘AbilityOne’’ in its place. ■ E:\FR\FM\13JAR1.SGM 13JAR1 1533 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations The revision reads as follows: PART 552—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman (JAN 2016) 552.215–70 (c) The GSA Ombudsman is located at the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), Office of Acquisition Policy (MV). Contact information for the GSA Ombudsman can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/ombudsman. * 23. Amend section 552.228–5 by— a. Revising the date of clause; and b. Removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘52.528–5’’ and adding ‘‘52.228–5’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: PART 570—ACQUIRING LEASEHOLD INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY 552.228–5 Insured. Government as Additional 570.102 * * * [Amended] 20. Amend section 552.215–70 by removing ‘‘514.201–7(b) and’’ from the introductory text. ■ 21. Amend section 552.216–72 by— ■ a. Revising the date of clause; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (g), ‘‘(QI), 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (703) 605–9444’’ and adding ‘‘(I). Contact information can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/ category/21404’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ 552.216–72 * * Placement of Orders. * * * * * * ■ 22. Amend section 552.216–74 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Redesignating the undesignated paragraphs as (a) through (c), respectively; and ■ c. Revising the newly redesignated paragraph (c). The revisions read as follows: * * * * 552.232–1 552.238–74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. * * * * * Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule) (JAN 2016) * * * * * 26. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 570 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). [Amended] 27. Amend section 570.102, by removing from the Definition ‘‘Small business’’ ‘‘http://www.sba.gov/size/ sizetable_2002.html’’ and adding ‘‘https://www.sba.gov/content/smallbusiness-size-standards’’ in its place. ■ * * * * * [Amended] 570.108 24. Amend section 552.232–1 by removing from the introductory text ‘‘532.7104’’ and adding ‘‘532.908(a)’’ in its place. ■ 25. Amend section 552.238–74 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (a)(5) ‘‘http://www.fms.treas.gov/intn.html’’ and adding ‘‘http://www.fiscal.treasury. gov/fsreports/rpt/treasRptRateExch/ treasRptRateExch_home.htm’’ in its place. ■ 552.216–74 Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman. * * ■ ■ ■ * * * * Government as Additional Insured (JAN 2016) * Placement of Orders (JAN 2016) * * [Amended] 28. Amend section 570.108 by removing from paragraph (a) ‘‘the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)’’ and adding ‘‘exclusions in the System for Award Management (SAM)’’ in its place. ■ 29. Amend section 570.701, in the table, by revising paragraphs (a), (b), (f), (j), and (k) to read as follows: ■ 570.701 * * FAR provisions and clauses. * * * If . . . Then include . . . (a) the estimated value of the acquisition exceeds the micro-purchase threshold identified in FAR 2.101. 52.204–3 Taxpayer Identification. 52.204–6 Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. 52.204–7 System for Award Management. 52.219–1 Small Business Program Representations. 52.219–28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (use if lease term exceeds five years). 52.232–23 Assignment of Claims. 52.232–33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer—System for Award Management. 52.233–1 Disputes. 52.222–21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. 52.222–22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports. 52.222–25 Affirmative Action Compliance. 52.222–26 Equal Opportunity. 52.222–35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans. 52.222–36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities. 52.222–37 Employment Reports on Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era. (b) the estimated value of the acquisition exceeds $10,000 ................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * (f) the estimated value of the acquisition exceeds the simplified lease acquisition threshold. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 * * * 52.203–2 52.203–7 52.204–5 52.209–5 52.215–2 52.219–8 52.223–6 52.233–2 Certificate of Independent Price Determination. Anti-Kickback Procedures. Women-Owned Business (Other than Small Business). Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters. Audit and Records—Negotiation. Utilization of Small Business Concerns. Drug-Free Workplace. Service of Protest. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\13JAR1.SGM 13JAR1 1534 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Rules and Regulations If . . . Then include . . . * * * * * * * (j) the estimated value of the acquisition exceeds $10 million ................ 52.222–24 Pre-award On-site Equal Opportunity Compliance Evaluation. (k) the contracting officer requires cost or pricing data for work or serv- 52.215–10 Price Reduction for Defective Certified Cost or Pricing Data. ices exceeding the threshold identified in FAR 15.403–4. 52.215–12 Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data. * * * BILLING CODE 6820–161–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 16 RIN 1018–BA77 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–FAC–2015–0005; FXFR13360900000–156–FF09F14000] Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing Salamanders Due to Risk of Salamander Chytrid Fungus Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Interim rule; request for comments; notice of availability of economic analysis. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is amending its regulations under the Lacey Act to add all species of salamanders from 20 genera, of which there are 201 species, to the list of injurious amphibians. With this interim rule, both importation into the United States and interstate transportation between States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States of any live or dead specimen, including parts, of these 20 genera of salamanders are prohibited, except by permit for zoological, educational, medical, or scientific purposes (in accordance with permit conditions) or by Federal agencies without a permit solely for their own use. This action is necessary to protect the interests of wildlife and wildlife resources from the introduction, establishment, and spread of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans into ecosystems of the United States. The fungus affects salamanders, with lethal effects on many species, and is not yet known to be found in the United States. Because of the devastating effect that we expect the fungus will have on native U.S. salamanders if introduced and, therefore, the need to act immediately to prevent the disease from being introduced into the United States, the Service is publishing this interim rule. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 * This interim rule is effective as of January 28, 2016. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this interim rule on or before March 14, 2016 ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. FWS–HQ–FAC–2015–0005 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–HQ–FAC–2015–0005; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; United States Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. We will not accept email or faxes. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Comments on the Content of the Interim Rule for more information). All submissions received must include ‘‘Docket No. FWS–HQ–FAC–2015– 0005’’ for this rulemaking. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see Comments on the Content of the Interim Rule. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and find Docket No. FWS–HQ–FAC–2015–0005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Goldberg or Susan Jewell, Injurious Wildlife Listing Coordinators, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species; MS: FAC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 telephone 703–358– 1715. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: [FR Doc. 2016–00475 Filed 1–12–16; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: * Executive Summary Under the Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42, as amended), the Secretary of the Interior may list by regulation those wild mammals, wild birds, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles, and PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * the offspring or eggs of any of the foregoing that are injurious to human beings, to the interests of agriculture, horticulture, or forestry, or to the wildlife or wildlife resources of the United States. We have determined that salamanders that can carry the fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) are injurious to wildlife and wildlife resources of the United States. This determination was based on a review of the literature and an evaluation under the criteria for injuriousness by the Service. The salamander species listed by this interim rule are those found within a genus for which we have confirmation that at least one species in that genus is a carrier of Bsal, and there is no countervailing conclusive evidence suggesting that some species within the genus are not carriers. We find that, due to shared characteristics by species within a genus, other species within these genera are also highly likely to be carriers of Bsal. Although additional salamander species could be at risk from Bsal infection or could serve as a carrier, we are not listing species in those genera because they have not yet been tested. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, USFWS, or we) is amending its regulations under the Lacey Act to add to the list of injurious wildlife all species of live and dead specimens from 20 genera, including body parts, from the amphibian order Caudata, which includes animals commonly referred to as salamanders, newts, and other names (hereafter, salamanders). The purpose of listing these species as injurious wildlife is to prevent the introduction, establishment, and spread of the fungus (Bsal) in the wild in the United States. The fungus affects only salamanders, has lethal effects on many salamander species, and is not yet known to be found in the United States. The United States has the greatest diversity of salamanders in the world, the salamanders are a vital part of native ecosystems, and numerous salamander populations are at risk of endangerment from Bsal. Experience with the introduction of Bsal into the Netherlands and associated deleterious E:\FR\FM\13JAR1.SGM 13JAR1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 501, 504, 509, 519, 522, 536, 537, 552, and 570

[GSAR-TA-01; Docket No. 2015-0016; Sequence No. 1]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
Technical Amendments

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General 
Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to make editorial 
changes. This technical amendment includes updating references and 
links, as well as deleting repetitive information that is covered 
elsewhere within the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual 
(GSAM). Changes incorporate both internal acquisition guidance, and the 
regulatory acquisition policies.

DATES: Effective: January 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Leah Price, Procurement Analyst, 
by phone at 703-605-2558, or email at leah.price@gsa.gov for 
clarification of content. For information pertaining to the status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 
202-501-4755. Please cite GSAR-TA-01; Technical Amendments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GSA is amending the GSAR to make editorial 
changes throughout the GSAM. There are no significant content changes 
resulting from this technical amendment.
    Outdated references and links have been updated. Throughout 
multiple GSAM parts, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the 
Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) have been changed to System for 
Award Management (SAM). This follows similar Federal Acquisition 
Regulation

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(FAR) updates resulting from FAR Case 2012-033, for which a final rule 
was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 37676 on June 21, 2013. 
Commerce Business Daily has also been replaced with its successor 
system, FedBizOpps. Multiple Web page links have also been updated, as 
have organizational references.
    Repetitive information has been removed from the GSAM. Definitions 
for certain terms have been deleted from their respective sections 
because these definitions have been added to the non-regulatory portion 
of the GSAM at Part 502 as a result of GSAR Case 2013-G503.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 501, 504, 509, 519, 522, 536, 537, 
552, and 570

    Government procurement.

    Dated: January 5, 2016.
Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy.

    Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 501, 504, 509, 519, 522, 536, 
537, 552, and 570 as set forth below:

PART 501--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION 
SYSTEM

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 501 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


501.403  [Amended]

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2. Amend section 501.403 by removing from paragraph (c) ``SPE (V)'' and 
adding ``SPE (MV)'' in its place.


501.404  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 501.404 by removing from paragraph (c) ``SPE (V)'' and 
adding ``SPE (MV)'' in its place.

PART 504--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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4. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 504 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


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5. Amend section 504.1103 by--
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a. Redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4) as paragraphs (a) through 
(d), respectively;
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b. Revising the newly redesignated paragraph (a); and
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c. Removing from newly redesignated paragraphs (b) and (d) ``CCR'' 
wherever it appears and adding ``SAM'' in their places, respectively.
    The revision reads as follows:


504.1103   Procedures.

* * * * *
    (a) Verify that the prospective contractor's legal business name, 
Doing-Business-As (DBA) name (if any), physical street address, and 
Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number or DUNS+4 number, as found 
in the System for Award Management (SAM), match the information that 
will be included in the contract, order, or agreement resulting from 
the vendor's quote or proposal. Correct any mismatches by having the 
vendor amend the information in the SAM and/or the quote or proposal. 
The SAM information can be accessed through the SAM Web site 
(www.sam.gov) by creating a user account.
* * * * *

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6. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 509, 519, and 522 continues 
to read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c).

PART 509--CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS


509.105-2  [Amended]

0
7. Amend section 509.105-2 in paragraph (c) by removing ``the Chief 
Acquisition Officer'' and adding ``Acquisition Policy'' in its place.


509.403   [Amended]

0
8. Amend section 509.403 by removing the Definitions ``Debarring 
official'' and ``Suspending official''.
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9. Amend section 509.405-1 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (a), introductory text, ``on the current 
EPLS'' and adding ``as a current exclusion in the System for Award 
Management (SAM)'' in its place;
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b. Removing from paragraph (b), introductory text, ``on the current 
EPLS'' and adding ``as a current exclusion in the SAM''; and
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c. Removing from paragraph (c) ``GSA Suspension and Debarment 
Official'' and adding ``Senior Procurement Executive'' in its place.


509.405-2   [Amended]

0
10. Amend section 509.405-2 by removing ``GSA Suspension and Debarment 
Official'' and adding ``Senior Procurement Executive'' in its place.

PART 519--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


519.7006  [Amended]

0
11. Amend section 519.7006 by removing from paragraph (b) ``in the 
``Excluded Parties List System'')'' and adding ``as an exclusion in the 
System for Award Management (SAM))'' in its place.


519.7007   [Amended]

0
12. Amend section 519.7007 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (a)(3) ``in the ``Excluded Parties List 
System'')'' and adding ``as an exclusion in the (SAM))'' in its place; 
and
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b. Removing from paragraph (b) ``Central Contractor Registration (CCR) 
at www.ccr.gov'' and adding ``SAM at www.sam.gov'' in its place.

PART 522--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS


522.001   [Removed]

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13. Remove section 522.001.
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14. Amend section 522.804-2 by revising the fourth and fifth sentence 
to read as follows:


522.804-2   Construction.

    * * * The current goals for minority participation vary by location 
and are listed in the Technical Assistance Guide for Construction 
Participation Goals for Minorities and Females. This guide can be 
accessed at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/index.htm.


522.805   [Amended]

0
15. Amend section 522.805 by--
0
a. Removing from paragraph (b) ``http://www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/ofccp/ofcpkeyp.htm'' and adding ``http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/contacts/ofnation2.htm'' in its place; and
0
b. Removing from paragraph (c) ``http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf'' and adding ``http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm'' in its place.

PART 536--CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS

0
16. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 536 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c).


536.602-1   [Amended]

0
17. Amend section 536.602-1 by removing from paragraph (b), 
introductory text, and paragraph (d) ``Commerce Business Daily'' and 
adding ``FedBizOpps'' in their places, respectively.

0
18. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 537 and 552 continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c).

PART 537--SERVICE CONTRACTING


537.110   [Amended]

0
19. Amend section 537.110 by removing from paragraph (a) ``Ability 
One'' and adding ``AbilityOne'' in its place.

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PART 552--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


552.215-70   [Amended]

0
20. Amend section 552.215-70 by removing ``514.201-7(b) and'' from the 
introductory text.
0
21. Amend section 552.216-72 by--
0
a. Revising the date of clause; and
0
b. Removing from paragraph (g), ``(QI), 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, 
VA 22202, Telephone: (703) 605-9444'' and adding ``(I). Contact 
information can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21404'' 
in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


552.216-72   Placement of Orders.

* * * * *

Placement of Orders (JAN 2016)

* * * * *
0
22. Amend section 552.216-74 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause;
0
b. Redesignating the undesignated paragraphs as (a) through (c), 
respectively; and
0
c. Revising the newly redesignated paragraph (c).
    The revisions read as follows:


552.216-74   Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman.

* * * * *

Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman (JAN 2016)

* * * * *

    (c) The GSA Ombudsman is located at the General Services 
Administration (GSA), Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), Office 
of Acquisition Policy (MV). Contact information for the GSA 
Ombudsman can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/ombudsman.

0
23. Amend section 552.228-5 by--
0
a. Revising the date of clause; and
0
b. Removing from paragraph (a) ``52.528-5'' and adding ``52.228-5'' in 
its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


552.228-5  Government as Additional Insured.

* * * * *

Government as Additional Insured (JAN 2016)

* * * * *


552.232-1  [Amended]

0
24. Amend section 552.232-1 by removing from the introductory text 
``532.7104'' and adding ``532.908(a)'' in its place.
0
25. Amend section 552.238-74 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause; and
0
b. Removing from paragraph (a)(5) ``http://www.fms.treas.gov/
intn.html'' and adding ``http://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/rpt/
treasRptRateExch/treasRptRateExch_home.htm'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


552.238-74  Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

* * * * *

Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule) (JAN 2016)

* * * * *

PART 570--ACQUIRING LEASEHOLD INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY

0
26. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 570 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c).


570.102   [Amended]

0
27. Amend section 570.102, by removing from the Definition ``Small 
business'' ``http://www.sba.gov/size/sizetable_2002.html'' and adding 
``https://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-size-standards'' in its 
place.


570.108  [Amended]

0
28. Amend section 570.108 by removing from paragraph (a) ``the Excluded 
Parties List System (EPLS)'' and adding ``exclusions in the System for 
Award Management (SAM)'' in its place.
0
29. Amend section 570.701, in the table, by revising paragraphs (a), 
(b), (f), (j), and (k) to read as follows:


570.701   FAR provisions and clauses.

* * * * *

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                If . . .                        Then include . . .
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(a) the estimated value of the           52.204-3 Taxpayer
 acquisition exceeds the micro-purchase   Identification.
 threshold identified in FAR 2.101.      52.204-6 Data Universal
                                          Numbering System (DUNS)
                                          Number.
                                         52.204-7 System for Award
                                          Management.
                                         52.219-1 Small Business Program
                                          Representations.
                                         52.219-28 Post-Award Small
                                          Business Program
                                          Rerepresentation (use if lease
                                          term exceeds five years).
                                         52.232-23 Assignment of Claims.
                                         52.232-33 Payment by Electronic
                                          Funds Transfer--System for
                                          Award Management.
                                         52.233-1 Disputes.
(b) the estimated value of the           52.222-21 Prohibition of
 acquisition exceeds $10,000.             Segregated Facilities.
                                         52.222-22 Previous Contracts
                                          and Compliance Reports.
                                         52.222-25 Affirmative Action
                                          Compliance.
                                         52.222-26 Equal Opportunity.
                                         52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for
                                          Veterans.
                                         52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for
                                          Workers with Disabilities.
                                         52.222-37 Employment Reports on
                                          Disabled Veterans and Veterans
                                          of the Vietnam Era.
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                              * * * * * * *
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(f) the estimated value of the           52.203-2 Certificate of
 acquisition exceeds the simplified       Independent Price
 lease acquisition threshold.             Determination.
                                         52.203-7 Anti-Kickback
                                          Procedures.
                                         52.204-5 Women-Owned Business
                                          (Other than Small Business).
                                         52.209-5 Certification
                                          Regarding Responsibility
                                          Matters.
                                         52.215-2 Audit and Records--
                                          Negotiation.
                                         52.219-8 Utilization of Small
                                          Business Concerns.
                                         52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace.
                                         52.233-2 Service of Protest.
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                              * * * * * * *
(j) the estimated value of the           52.222-24 Pre-award On-site
 acquisition exceeds $10 million.         Equal Opportunity Compliance
                                          Evaluation.
(k) the contracting officer requires     52.215-10 Price Reduction for
 cost or pricing data for work or         Defective Certified Cost or
 services exceeding the threshold         Pricing Data.
 identified in FAR 15.403-4.             52.215-12 Subcontractor
                                          Certified Cost or Pricing
                                          Data.
 
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[FR Doc. 2016-00475 Filed 1-12-16; 8:45 am]
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