Federal Acquisition Regulations: One Dollar Coins, 48700-48701 [2018-20709]

Download as PDF 48700 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. 52.213–4 Terms and Conditions— Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). * * * * * * Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items (Oct 2018) daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES2 * 19:41 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 * * * Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items) (Oct 2018) * * * * (b) * * * * * * * * ll(4) 52.204–10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2018) (Pub. L. 109–282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). * * * * * ll(9) 52.209–9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2018) (41 U.S.C. 2313). * * * * * ll(16) 52.219–8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). * * * * * ll(55) 52.232–33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer—System for Award Management (Oct 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332). * * * * * (e)(1) * * * (iv) 52.219–8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219–8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. * * * * * Alternate II (Oct 2018). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(4)(ii), substitute the following paragraphs (d)(1) and (e)(1) for paragraphs (d)(1) and (e)(1) of the basic clause as follows: * * * * * (e)(1) * * * (ii) * * * (D) 52.219–8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219–8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. * * * * * ■ 45. Amend section 52.213–4 by revising the date of the clause and paragraphs (a)(2)(viii), (b)(1)(i), and (b)(1)(xix) to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 * (a) * * * (2) * * * (viii) 52.244–6, Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Oct 2018). * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (i) 52.204–10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2018) (Pub. L. 109–282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note) (Applies to contracts valued at $30,000 or more). * * * * * (xix) 52.232–33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer—System for Award Management (Oct 2018) (Applies when the payment will be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) and the payment office uses the System for Award Management (SAM) as its source of EFT information). * * * * * ■ 46. Amend section 52.219–8 by revising the date of the clause and removing from paragraph (d)(5) introductory text ‘‘database’’. The revision reads as follows: 52.219–8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns. * * * * * Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) * * * * * 47. Amend section 52.232–33 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; b. Removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘(SAM) database’’ and ‘‘the SAM database’’ and adding ‘‘(SAM)’’ and ‘‘SAM’’ in their places, respectively; ■ c. Removing from paragraph (d) ‘‘the SAM database’’ and adding ‘‘SAM’’ in two places; and ■ d. Removing from paragraphs (g) and (i) ‘‘the SAM database’’ and adding ‘‘SAM’’ in their places, respectively. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ ■ 52.232–33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management. * * * * * Payment by Electronic Funds TransferSystem for Award Management (Oct 2018) * * * * * 48. Amend section 52.244–6 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (c)(1)(vi) to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 52.244–6 Items. * * Subcontracts for Commercial * * * Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Oct 2018) * * * * * (c)(1) * * * (vi) 52.219–8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), if the subcontract offers further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219–8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2018–20706 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 37 and 52 [FAC 2005–101; FAR Case 2018–009; Item II; Docket No. 2018–0009; Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AN70 Federal Acquisition Regulations: One Dollar Coins Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that provides an exception for business operations conducted by a contractor while performing under a Government contract from the requirement to accept and dispense $1 coins. DATES: Effective October 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, at 202–501–1448 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2005–101, FAR Case 2018–009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations I. Background daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES2 In August of 2007, FAR 37.116 implemented section 104 of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1); Pub. L. 109–145), which removed barriers to the circulation of $1 coins. Section 104 requires that business operations performed on Government premises provide for accepting and dispensing of existing and proposed $1 coins as part of operations on and after January 1, 2008. To implement this requirement, FAR clause 52.237–11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, was created for inclusion in solicitations and contracts for services that involve business operations conducted in U.S. coins and currency on any premises owned by the U.S. or under the control of any agency or instrumentality of the U.S. The clause requires contractors to be capable of accepting and dispensing $1 coins as part of business operations under the contract. The Section 809 Panel is a congressionally mandated panel to streamline and improve the acquisition process by identifying and eliminating outdated acquisition provisions. As part of this process, the Section 809 Panel made recommendations to amend outdated acquisition laws. One of the Panel’s recommendations was to amend the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 because the intention of the Act was to increase circulation of the $1 coin, which is not directly related to agencies’ missions. As a result of the Panel’s recommendation, section 885 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 provides an exception for business operations conducted by a contractor while performing under a Government contract from the requirements to accept and dispense $1 coins. The FAR is amended as follows to implement section 885 of the NDAA for FY 2018: A. FAR sections 37.116 through 37.116–2 are removed. B. Paragraph (c)(11) is removed from the clause at FAR 52.212–5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. C. The clause at FAR 52.237–11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, is removed. II. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items (COTS) The clause at FAR 52.237–11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, is VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Sep 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 being removed. It applied to contracts at or below the SAT, and to commercial items, including COTS. III. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute ‘‘Publication of proposed regulations’’, 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure, or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it merely removes the requirement in the FAR for business operations performing Government contracts to accept and dispense $1 coins. It does not have a significant effect on the public. IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. V. Executive Order 13771 This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule under 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) (see section III of this preamble), the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 48701 analysis is required and none has been prepared. VII. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 37 and 52 Government procurement. Dated: September 17, 2018. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 37 and 52 as set forth below: 1. The authority citation for parts 37 and 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 U.S.C. 20113 PART 37—SERVICE CONTRACTING 37.116 ■ [Removed] 2. Remove section 37.116. 37.116–1 ■ 3. Remove section 37.116–1. 37.116–2 ■ [Removed] [Removed] 4. Remove section 37.116–2. PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 5. Amend section 52.212–5 by revising the date of the clause and removing paragraph (c)(11) The revision reads as follows: ■ 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. * * * * * Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders— Commercial Items (Oct 2018) * * 52.237–11 ■ * * * [Removed] 6. Remove section 52.237–11. [FR Doc. 2018–20709 Filed 9–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 48700-48701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20709]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 37 and 52

[FAC 2005-101; FAR Case 2018-009; Item II; Docket No. 2018-0009; 
Sequence No. 1]
RIN 9000-AN70


Federal Acquisition Regulations: One Dollar Coins

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that provides 
an exception for business operations conducted by a contractor while 
performing under a Government contract from the requirement to accept 
and dispense $1 coins.

DATES: Effective October 26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement 
Analyst, at 202-501-1448 for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-101, FAR 
Case 2018-009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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I. Background

    In August of 2007, FAR 37.116 implemented section 104 of the 
Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1); Pub. L. 109-
145), which removed barriers to the circulation of $1 coins. Section 
104 requires that business operations performed on Government premises 
provide for accepting and dispensing of existing and proposed $1 coins 
as part of operations on and after January 1, 2008. To implement this 
requirement, FAR clause 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, 
was created for inclusion in solicitations and contracts for services 
that involve business operations conducted in U.S. coins and currency 
on any premises owned by the U.S. or under the control of any agency or 
instrumentality of the U.S. The clause requires contractors to be 
capable of accepting and dispensing $1 coins as part of business 
operations under the contract.
    The Section 809 Panel is a congressionally mandated panel to 
streamline and improve the acquisition process by identifying and 
eliminating outdated acquisition provisions. As part of this process, 
the Section 809 Panel made recommendations to amend outdated 
acquisition laws. One of the Panel's recommendations was to amend the 
Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 because the intention of the Act was 
to increase circulation of the $1 coin, which is not directly related 
to agencies' missions. As a result of the Panel's recommendation, 
section 885 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2018 provides an exception for business operations conducted 
by a contractor while performing under a Government contract from the 
requirements to accept and dispense $1 coins.
    The FAR is amended as follows to implement section 885 of the NDAA 
for FY 2018:
    A. FAR sections 37.116 through 37.116-2 are removed.
    B. Paragraph (c)(11) is removed from the clause at FAR 52.212-5, 
Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders--Commercial Items.
    C. The clause at FAR 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 
Coin, is removed.

II. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold (SAT) and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially 
Available Off-the-Shelf Items (COTS)

    The clause at FAR 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin, 
is being removed. It applied to contracts at or below the SAT, and to 
commercial items, including COTS.

III. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required 
by Statute

    ``Publication of proposed regulations'', 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the 
statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement 
policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or 
modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it 
relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a 
significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the 
agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure, or form, or has a 
significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. 
This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, 
because it merely removes the requirement in the FAR for business 
operations performing Government contracts to accept and dispense $1 
coins. It does not have a significant effect on the public.

IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

V. Executive Order 13771

    This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment are not required to be given for this rule under 41 
U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) (see section III of this preamble), the analytical 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is 
required and none has been prepared.

VII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 37 and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: September 17, 2018.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 37 and 52 as set 
forth below:

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1. The authority citation for parts 37 and 52 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113

PART 37--SERVICE CONTRACTING


37.116   [Removed]

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2. Remove section 37.116.


37.116-1   [Removed]

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3. Remove section 37.116-1.


37.116-2   [Removed]

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4. Remove section 37.116-2.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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5. Amend section 52.212-5 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing paragraph (c)(11)
    The revision reads as follows:


52.212-5   Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes 
or Executive Orders--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders--Commercial Items (Oct 2018)

* * * * *


52.237-11  [Removed]

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6. Remove section 52.237-11.

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