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Download as PDF 83092 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACTION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: Summary presentation of final rules. 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR 2016–0051, Sequence No. 6] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–92; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCIES: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–92. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. For effective dates see the separate documents, which follow. DATES: The analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005–92 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RULES LISTED IN FAC 2005–92 Item Subject I ............................... Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation. Removal of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication ........................... Technical Amendments. II .............................. III ............................. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2005–92 amends the FAR as follows: Item I—Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation (FAR Case 2015–024) mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES6 This final rule amends the FAR to establish an annual representation requirement to indicate whether or not and where contractors publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals or targets. This representation is optional for contractors that received less than $7.5 million in contract awards from the Government during the previous Federal fiscal year. The information obtained from these representations will assist agencies in developing strategies to engage with contractors to reduce supply chain emissions, as directed in the Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. Item II—Removal of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication (FAR Case 2015–035) This rule amends the FAR to delete the use of ‘‘telegram,’’ ‘‘telegraph,’’ and related terms. The objective is to delete reference to obsolete technologies no longer in use and replace with VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 FAR Case references to electronic communications. In addition, conforming changes are made covering expedited notice of termination and change orders. The rule is not anticipated to have a significant economic impact on small business entities, as the rule provides recognition of current options for transmitting documents between the Government and contractors. The rule also revises the means of disseminating contract termination documents between the Government and contractors; however, this change only affects the Government’s responsibility for transmitting termination notices. Analyst 2015–024 Gray. 2015–035 Francis. 18, 2016 except for items I, and II, which are effective December 19, 2016. Dated: November 10, 2016. Claire M. Grady, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Dated: November 10, 2016. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. Dated: November 9, 2016. William P. McNally, Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–27687 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P Item III—Technical Amendments Editorial changes are made at FAR 2.101, 7.105, 19.1506, 34.000, 34.005–2, 34.201, 34.203, 42.709, 52.234–2, 52.234–3, and 52.234–4. Dated: November 10, 2016. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–92 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005–92 is effective November PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1, 4, 23, and 52 [FAC 2005–92; FAR Case 2015–024; Item I; Docket No. 2015–0024, Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AM90 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals— Representation Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18NOR9.SGM 18NOR9

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2016-0051, Sequence No. 6]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-92; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of final rules.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-92. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including 
the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-92 and 
the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 
202-501-4755.

                                           Rules Listed in FAC 2005-92
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                 Item                               Subject                FAR Case              Analyst
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I.....................................  Public Disclosure of                  2015-024  Gray.
                                         Greenhouse Gas Emissions and
                                         Reduction Goals--
                                         Representation.
II....................................  Removal of Regulations                2015-035  Francis.
                                         Relating to Telegraphic
                                         Communication.
III...................................  Technical Amendments..........
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the 
specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following 
these item summaries. FAC 2005-92 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction 
Goals--Representation (FAR Case 2015-024)

    This final rule amends the FAR to establish an annual 
representation requirement to indicate whether or not and where 
contractors publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse 
gas emission reduction goals or targets. This representation is 
optional for contractors that received less than $7.5 million in 
contract awards from the Government during the previous Federal fiscal 
year. The information obtained from these representations will assist 
agencies in developing strategies to engage with contractors to reduce 
supply chain emissions, as directed in the Executive Order 13693, 
Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.

Item II--Removal of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication 
(FAR Case 2015-035)

    This rule amends the FAR to delete the use of ``telegram,'' 
``telegraph,'' and related terms. The objective is to delete reference 
to obsolete technologies no longer in use and replace with references 
to electronic communications. In addition, conforming changes are made 
covering expedited notice of termination and change orders.
    The rule is not anticipated to have a significant economic impact 
on small business entities, as the rule provides recognition of current 
options for transmitting documents between the Government and 
contractors. The rule also revises the means of disseminating contract 
termination documents between the Government and contractors; however, 
this change only affects the Government's responsibility for 
transmitting termination notices.

Item III--Technical Amendments

    Editorial changes are made at FAR 2.101, 7.105, 19.1506, 34.000, 
34.005-2, 34.201, 34.203, 42.709, 52.234-2, 52.234-3, and 52.234-4.

    Dated: November 10, 2016.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-92 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-92 is 
effective November 18, 2016 except for items I, and II, which are 
effective December 19, 2016.

Dated: November 10, 2016.

Claire M. Grady,
Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

Dated: November 10, 2016.
Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition 
Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

Dated: November 9, 2016.
William P. McNally,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration.

[FR Doc. 2016-27687 Filed 11-17-16; 8:45 am]
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