Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, 40356-40357 [2017-17062]

Download as PDF 40356 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Unified Agenda GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, and 304 48 CFR Chapter 5 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions General Services Administration (GSA). AGENCY: ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the fall 2016 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Order 12866 ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ GSA’s purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also SUMMARY: invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government’s rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. Since the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA’s printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are in the Agency’s regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act’s Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA’s regulatory plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Sosa, Regulatory Secretariat Division at (202) 501–4755. Dated: March 31, 2017. Giancarlo Brizzi, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 200 .................... General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) GSAR Case 2015–G512, Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR2016–G506, Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013–G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes). 201 .................... 202 .................... GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ Office of Acquisition Policy Final Rule Stage mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSAL17 200. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2015–G512, Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: GSA is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline the evaluation process to award contracts containing commercial supplier agreements Government and industry often spend significant time negotiating elements common in almost every commercial supplier agreement where the terms conflict with federal law. Past negotiations would always lead to deleting the terms from the contract, but only after several rounds of legal review by both parties. This case would explore methods for automatically nullifying these common terms out of contracts. Timetable: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Aug 23, 2017 Date Jkt 241001 05/31/16 08/01/16 FR Cite 81 FR 34302 06/00/17 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Janet Fry, Program Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605–3167, Email: janet.fry@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AJ67 201. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR 2016-G506, Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify the authority to acquire orderlevel materials when placing a task order or establishing a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) against a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract. This PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 3090–AJ67 3090–AJ75 3090–AJ41 proposed rule seeks to provide clear and comprehensive implementation of the ability to acquire order-level materials through the FSS program to create parity between FSS contracts and commercial indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, reduce the need to conduct less efficient procurement transactions, lower barriers of entry to the Federal marketplace and make it easier to do business with the Federal Government. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ Date 09/09/16 11/08/16 FR Cite 81 FR 62445 06/00/17 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Leah Price, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605– 2558, Email: leah.price@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AJ75 E:\FR\FM\24AUP17.SGM 24AUP17 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Unified Agenda Office of Governmentwide Policy 202. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013–G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes) mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSAL17 Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section and incorporate existing Federal Supply VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Schedule Contracting policies and procedures, and corresponding provisions and clauses. This case is included in GSA’s retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in GSA’s retrospective review (2015), available at: www.gsa.gov/ improvingregulations. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. PO 00000 Frm 00003 09/10/14 11/10/14 Fmt 4701 FR Cite 79 FR 54126 Action Final Rule ............ FR Cite 06/00/17 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes Agency Contact: Dana L. Munson, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 202 357– 9652, Email: dana.munson@gsa.gov. RIN: 3090–AJ41 [FR Doc. 2017–17062 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–34–P Sfmt 9990 Date 40357 E:\FR\FM\24AUP17.SGM 24AUP17

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, and 304

48 CFR Chapter 5


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA 
plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the 
fall 2016 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of 
Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' GSA's purpose 
in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity 
to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested 
persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to 
determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Published 
proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's 
rulemaking Web site at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Since the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic means 
for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will 
be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a 
greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda 
database.
    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries include only:
    (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, 
in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are 
likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities; and
    (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review 
under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in 
the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for fall 
editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be 
printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA's 
regulatory plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Sosa, Regulatory Secretariat 
Division at (202) 501-4755.

    Dated: March 31, 2017.
 Giancarlo Brizzi,
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.

            General Services Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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200.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ67
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR) GSAR Case 2015-
                             G512, Unenforceable
                             Commercial Supplier
                             Agreement Terms.
201.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ75
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR2016-G506,
                             Federal Supply Schedule,
                             Order-Level Materials.
202.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ41
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-
                             G502, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Contracting
                             (Administrative Changes).
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Office of Acquisition Policy

Final Rule Stage

200. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2015-G512, Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: GSA is amending the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline the evaluation process to 
award contracts containing commercial supplier agreements Government 
and industry often spend significant time negotiating elements common 
in almost every commercial supplier agreement where the terms conflict 
with federal law. Past negotiations would always lead to deleting the 
terms from the contract, but only after several rounds of legal review 
by both parties. This case would explore methods for automatically 
nullifying these common terms out of contracts.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/31/16  81 FR 34302
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/01/16  .......................
Final Rule..........................   06/00/17  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Janet Fry, Program Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 
1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605-3167, Email: 
janet.fry@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 3090-AJ67

201. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR 2016-G506, Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to 
clarify the authority to acquire order-level materials when placing a 
task order or establishing a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) against a 
Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract. This proposed rule seeks to 
provide clear and comprehensive implementation of the ability to 
acquire order-level materials through the FSS program to create parity 
between FSS contracts and commercial indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity (IDIQ) contracts, reduce the need to conduct less efficient 
procurement transactions, lower barriers of entry to the Federal 
marketplace and make it easier to do business with the Federal 
Government.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   09/09/16  81 FR 62445
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/08/16  .......................
Final Rule..........................   06/00/17  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Leah Price, Procurement Analyst, General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 
605-2558, Email: leah.price@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 3090-AJ75

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Office of Governmentwide Policy

202. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2013-G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting 
(Administrative Changes)

    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) 
to clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section and 
incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule Contracting policies and 
procedures, and corresponding provisions and clauses. This case is 
included in GSA's retrospective review of existing regulations under 
Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in GSA's 
retrospective review (2015), available at: www.gsa.gov/improvingregulations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   09/10/14  79 FR 54126
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/10/14  .......................
Final Rule..........................   06/00/17  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes
    Agency Contact: Dana L. Munson, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, 
Phone: 202 357-9652, Email: dana.munson@gsa.gov.
    RIN: 3090-AJ41

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