Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations, 24653-24654 [2017-11052]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 30, 2017 / Proposed Rules via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Notice–MV–2017–02, Evaluation of Existing Regulations. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Notice–MV–2017– 02, Evaluation of Existing Leasing Regulations.’’ Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Notice–MV–2017–02, Evaluation of Existing Leasing Regulations’’ on your attached document. • Google form found at: https:// goo.gl/forms/4ilmzTHJ2HhDcmG23. If you are commenting via the google form, please note that each regulation or part that you are identifying for repeal, replacement or modification should be entered into the form separately. This will assist GSA in its tracking and analysis of the comments received. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Francine Serafin, 202–705–8659, or via email at francine.serafin@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ which established a federal policy ‘‘to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens’’ on the American people. Section 3(a) of the E.O. directs federal agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force (Task Force). One of the duties of the Task Force is to evaluate existing regulations and ‘‘make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.’’ The E.O. further asks that each Task Force ‘‘attempt to identify regulations that: (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits; (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriates Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:26 May 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 Section 3(e) of the E.O. calls on the Task Force to ‘‘seek input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, non-governmental organizations, and trade associations’’ on regulations that meet some or all of the criteria above. Through this notice, GSA is soliciting such input from the public to inform its Task Force’s evaluation. This notice is specifically requesting input on existing lease acquisition regulations, policies, and guidance issued by GSA (e.g., GSAR, GSA Leasing Desk Guide, GSA Lease Acquisition Circulars, GSA Leasing Alerts, and GSA Realty Services Letters). Examples of lease acquisition regulations, policies, and guidance GSA is requesting input on include the GSA Acquisition Regulations (GSAR), the GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM), the GSA Leasing Desk Guide, GSA Lease Acquisition Circulars, GSA Leasing Alerts, GSA Realty Services Letters, or other GSA leasing related acquisition policies, standards, and guidance that have not been codified through regulation, but may be still be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. GSA requests that comments be as specific as possible, include any supporting data or other information such as cost information, provide a Federal Register (FR), GSAM, GSAR, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) citation, GSA Leasing Desk Guide chapter and page, GSA Lease Acquisition Circular number, GSA Leasing Alert number, or GSA Realty Services Letter number when referencing a specific lease acquisition regulation, policy, or guidance. To be beneficial, comments should provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement, or modification. Although the agency may not respond to each individual comment, the GSA values public feedback and will give careful consideration to all input that it receives. GSA will also be conducting targeted outreach on this same topic. GSA intends to consider all GSA regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification under the guiding principles of EO 13777. Dated: May 23, 2017. Michael Downing, Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–11051 Filed 5–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 24653 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–MV–2017–01; Docket 2017–0002; Sequence No. 6] 48 CFR Chapter V Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ GSA is seeking input on acquisition regulations, policies, standards, business practices and guidance issued by GSA across all of its acquisition, disposal, and sales programs, that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ‘‘Notice–MV–2017–01, Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations’’ by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Notice–MV–2017–01, Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Notice– MV–2017–01, Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations.’’ Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Notice–MV–2017– 01, Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations’’ on your attached document. • Google form found at: https:// goo.gl/forms/GahAhb2aT4MVlREo1. If you are commenting via the google form, please note that each regulation or part that you are identifying for repeal, replacement or modification should be entered into the form separately. This will assist GSA in its tracking and analysis of the comments received. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Francine Serafin, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 202–705–8659, or via email at francine.serafin@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ which established a federal policy ‘‘to alleviate unnecessary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYP1.SGM 30MYP1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 24654 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 30, 2017 / Proposed Rules regulatory burdens’’ on the American people. Section 3(a) of the E.O. directs federal agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force (Task Force). One of the duties of the Task Force is to evaluate existing regulations and ‘‘make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.’’ The E.O. further asks that each Task Force ‘‘attempt to identify regulations that: (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits; (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriates Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified.’’ Section 3(e) of the E.O. calls on the Task Force to ‘‘seek input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, non-governmental organizations, and trade associations’’ on regulations that meet some or all of the criteria above. Through this notice, GSA is soliciting such input from the public to inform its Task Force’s evaluation. This notice is specifically requesting input on existing acquisition regulations, policies, and guidance issued by GSA (e.g., GSAR, GSA handbooks) or by the Federal Acquisition Service or the Public Building Service. Examples of regulations, policies, and guidance GSA is requesting input on include GSA’s supplement to the FAR, the GSA Acquisition Regulations (GSAR), the GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM), or acquisition policies, standards, business practices and guidance that have not been codified through regulation, but may be still be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. GSA has recently received public comments on Commercial Software Licenses and Order Level Materials (Other Direct Costs). These rules are currently in the final rulemaking stages VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 May 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 and additional comments are not requested. GSA is particularly interested in comments on areas not recently addressed, such as evergreen, price adjustments, catalogs, requirements relating to utilities, construction, and facilities. In addition, the recent Transactional Data Reporting rule is a final rule and is in a pilot stage. As such, comments on it, along with the Price Reduction Clause and the Commercial Sales Practice format, are also encouraged. GSA requests that comments be as specific as possible, include any supporting data or other information such as cost information, provide a Federal Register (FR) or Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) citation when referencing a specific regulation, or cite a FAS or PBS clause number when citing service level policy. To be beneficial, comments should provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement or modification. Although the agency may not respond to each individual comment, the GSA values public feedback and will give careful consideration to all input that it receives. GSA will also be conducting targeted outreach on this same topic. Dated: May 23, 2017. Michael Downing, Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–11052 Filed 5–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2016–0077; 4500030113] RIN 1018–BB34 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Texas Hornshell Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; public hearings. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period for our August 10, 2016, proposed rule to list the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). 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ADDRESSES: Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed rule and Species Status Assessment Report on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2016–0077, or by mail from the Texas Coastal Ecological Services Field Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Written comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS–R2–ES–2016–0077. You may submit a comment by clicking on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R2–ES–2016– 0077; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. We request that you send comments only by the methods described above. We will post all comments on http:// E:\FR\FM\30MYP1.SGM 30MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 30, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 24653-24654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11052]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MV-2017-01; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence No. 6]

48 CFR Chapter V


Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' GSA is seeking input on acquisition 
regulations, policies, standards, business practices and guidance 
issued by GSA across all of its acquisition, disposal, and sales 
programs, that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or 
modification.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``Notice-MV-2017-01, 
Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations'' by any of the 
following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Notice-MV-
2017-01, Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations. Select the 
link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with ``Notice-MV-2017-01, 
Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations.'' Follow the 
instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if any), and ``Notice-MV-2017-01, Evaluation of Existing 
Acquisition Regulations'' on your attached document.
     Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/GahAhb2aT4MVlREo1. If you are commenting via the google form, please 
note that each regulation or part that you are identifying for repeal, 
replacement or modification should be entered into the form separately. 
This will assist GSA in its tracking and analysis of the comments 
received.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Francine Serafin, Office of 
Government-wide Policy, 202-705-8659, or via email at 
francine.serafin@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed 
Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 
which established a federal policy ``to alleviate unnecessary

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regulatory burdens'' on the American people. Section 3(a) of the E.O. 
directs federal agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force 
(Task Force). One of the duties of the Task Force is to evaluate 
existing regulations and ``make recommendations to the agency head 
regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.'' The E.O. 
further asks that each Task Force ``attempt to identify regulations 
that:
    (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
    (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
    (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits;
    (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with 
regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
    (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the 
Treasury and General Government Appropriates Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 
note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision in particular 
those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, 
or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently 
transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or
    (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other 
Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or 
substantially modified.''
    Section 3(e) of the E.O. calls on the Task Force to ``seek input 
and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly 
affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal 
governments, small businesses, consumers, non-governmental 
organizations, and trade associations'' on regulations that meet some 
or all of the criteria above. Through this notice, GSA is soliciting 
such input from the public to inform its Task Force's evaluation. This 
notice is specifically requesting input on existing acquisition 
regulations, policies, and guidance issued by GSA (e.g., GSAR, GSA 
handbooks) or by the Federal Acquisition Service or the Public Building 
Service. Examples of regulations, policies, and guidance GSA is 
requesting input on include GSA's supplement to the FAR, the GSA 
Acquisition Regulations (GSAR), the GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM), or 
acquisition policies, standards, business practices and guidance that 
have not been codified through regulation, but may be still be 
appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
    GSA has recently received public comments on Commercial Software 
Licenses and Order Level Materials (Other Direct Costs). These rules 
are currently in the final rulemaking stages and additional comments 
are not requested.
    GSA is particularly interested in comments on areas not recently 
addressed, such as evergreen, price adjustments, catalogs, requirements 
relating to utilities, construction, and facilities. In addition, the 
recent Transactional Data Reporting rule is a final rule and is in a 
pilot stage. As such, comments on it, along with the Price Reduction 
Clause and the Commercial Sales Practice format, are also encouraged.
    GSA requests that comments be as specific as possible, include any 
supporting data or other information such as cost information, provide 
a Federal Register (FR) or Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) citation 
when referencing a specific regulation, or cite a FAS or PBS clause 
number when citing service level policy. To be beneficial, comments 
should provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement or 
modification. Although the agency may not respond to each individual 
comment, the GSA values public feedback and will give careful 
consideration to all input that it receives. GSA will also be 
conducting targeted outreach on this same topic.

    Dated: May 23, 2017.
Michael Downing,
Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-11052 Filed 5-26-17; 8:45 am]
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