VA Acquisition Regulation: Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts; Correction, 14625 [2019-07193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2019 / Rules and Regulations to cooperative purchasing. GSA exercised this authority effective on the date of publication of the interim rule. GSA published the interim rule in the Federal Register at 73 FR 54334, on September 19, 2008. The interim rule was a straight implementation of the statute. No public comments were submitted in response to the interim rule. The program has been operating under the interim rule since 2008 without concern and with no statutory changes. Therefore, there are no changes from the interim rule made in the final rule. This action represents administrative clean-up for purposes of publishing a notification in the Federal Register of the finalization of this rule. II. Discussion and Analysis No public comments were submitted in response to the interim rule. Therefore, there are no changes from the interim rule made in the final rule. III. Executive Order 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 Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES IV. Executive Order 13771 This final rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. V. Regulatory Flexibility Act The change may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. GSA has prepared a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The FRFA is summarized as follows: In order to implement Public Law 110–248, The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, GSA is adopting as final the interim rule as laid out in GSAR Case 2008–G517, which published in the Federal Register at 73 FR VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Apr 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 54334, on September 19, 2008. The Act amends section 502 of Title 40, United States Code, to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide for the use by State or local governments of Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration (GSA) for alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal supply classification code group 84 or any amended or subsequent version of that Federal supply classification group). The rule opens the Federal Supply Schedule 84 for use by other governmental entities to enhance intergovernmental cooperation. The objective of this rule is to make ‘‘government’’ (considering all levels) more efficient by reducing duplication of effort and utilizing volume purchasing techniques for the acquisition of law enforcement, security, and certain other related items. No public comments were submitted in response to the interim rule. Therefore, there are no changes from the interim rule made in the final rule. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the FRFA from the Regulatory Secretariat Division. The Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted a copy of the FRFA to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. VI. Paperwork Reduction Act 14625 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 48 CFR Part 801 RIN 2900–AQ18 VA Acquisition Regulation: Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts; Correction AGENCY: ACTION: Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule; correction. On March 19, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a rule updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in phased increments. The changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and reduce burden on contractors. An error occurred in one amendatory instruction. This document corrects that error. SUMMARY: This correction is effective April 18, 2019. DATES: Mr. Rafael N. Taylor, Senior Procurement Analyst, Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services, 003A2A, 425 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 382–2787. (This is not a toll-free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On March 19, 2019, VA published a rule in the Federal Register (84 FR 9968) which contained an error in the description of the contents of section 801.106. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) does apply; however, these changes to the GSAR do not impose additional information collection requirements to the paperwork burden previously approved under the Office of Management and Budget Control Number 3090–0250, titled: Zero Burden Information Collection Reports. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 511, 516, 532, 538, 546, and 552 Correction In FR Rule Doc. No. 2019–04900, appearing on page 9968 in the Federal Register of March 19, 2019, make the following correction: § 801.106 [Corrected] 1. On page 9971, in the third column, in section 801.106, correct instruction number 2.a. to read as follows: ‘‘a. Remove the reference to 852.236– 82 through 852.236–84 and the corresponding OMB Control Number 2900–0422, and remove the reference to 852.236–89 and the corresponding OMB Control Number 2900–0622.’’ ■ Government procurement. Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change ■ Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR parts 511, 516, 532, 538, 546, and 552, which was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 54334, on September 19, 2008, is adopted as a final rule without change. Date: April 8, 2019. Consuela Benjamin, Regulations Development Coordinator, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–07171 Filed 4–10–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–07193 Filed 4–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\11APR1.SGM 11APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 14625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07193]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

48 CFR Part 801

RIN 2900-AQ18


VA Acquisition Regulation: Construction and Architect-Engineer 
Contracts; Correction

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On March 19, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
published a rule updating its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) in 
phased increments. The changes seek to streamline and align the VAAR 
with the FAR and remove outdated and duplicative requirements and 
reduce burden on contractors. An error occurred in one amendatory 
instruction. This document corrects that error.

DATES: This correction is effective April 18, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rafael N. Taylor, Senior 
Procurement Analyst, Procurement Policy and Warrant Management 
Services, 003A2A, 425 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 382-
2787. (This is not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 19, 2019, VA published a rule in 
the Federal Register (84 FR 9968) which contained an error in the 
description of the contents of section 801.106.

Correction

    In FR Rule Doc. No. 2019-04900, appearing on page 9968 in the 
Federal Register of March 19, 2019, make the following correction:


Sec.  801.106  [Corrected]

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1. On page 9971, in the third column, in section 801.106, correct 
instruction number 2.a. to read as follows:
    ``a. Remove the reference to 852.236-82 through 852.236-84 and the 
corresponding OMB Control Number 2900-0422, and remove the reference to 
852.236-89 and the corresponding OMB Control Number 2900-0622.''

    Date: April 8, 2019.
Consuela Benjamin,
Regulations Development Coordinator, Office of Regulation Policy & 
Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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