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Download as PDF 19834 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / 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 2019–0001, Sequence No. 1] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019–02; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: 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) 2019–02. 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 2019–02 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 2019–02 Item Subject I ........................ II ....................... III ...................... Special Emergency Procurement Authority ............................................................................... Governmentwide and Other Interagency Contracts .................................................................. Technical Amendments. 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 2019–02 amends the FAR as follows: approach. This final rule only removes a requirement for agencies to make a specific determination prior to utilizing a certain contracting method. The removal of this requirement only affects the internal operating procedures of the Government and has no impact on contractors. Item I—Special Emergency Procurement Authority (FAR Case 2017–009) Item III—Technical Amendments This final rule amends the FAR to implement sections 816 and 1641 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (Pub. L. 114–328). These sections of the NDAA allow for higher micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds for acquisitions of supplies or services which support international disaster assistance, response to an emergency or major disaster, or defense against or recovery from a cyber attack. 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PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 2017–009 2018–015 Analyst Francis. Delgado. Dated: March 19, 2019. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019– 02 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 2019–02 is effective May 6, 2019 except for Items I and II, which are effective June 5, 2019. Dated: March 27, 2019. Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting. Dated: March 18, 2019. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. Dated: March 20, 2019. William G. 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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-02; 
Introduction; Special Emergency Procurement Authority; Governmentwide 
and Other Interagency Contracts; Technical Amendments and Small Entity 
Compliance Guide; Final Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2019-0001, Sequence No. 1]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2019-02; Introduction

AGENCY: 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) 2019-02. 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 2019-02 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 2019-02
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                     Item                                    Subject                 FAR case         Analyst
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I.............................................  Special Emergency Procurement           2017-009        Francis.
                                                 Authority.
II............................................  Governmentwide and Other                2018-015        Delgado.
                                                 Interagency Contracts.
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 2019-02 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--Special Emergency Procurement Authority (FAR Case 2017-009)

    This final rule amends the FAR to implement sections 816 and 1641 
of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 
2017 (Pub. L. 114-328). These sections of the NDAA allow for higher 
micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds for acquisitions 
of supplies or services which support international disaster 
assistance, response to an emergency or major disaster, or defense 
against or recovery from a cyber attack.

Item II--Governmentwide and Other Interagency Contracts (FAR Case 2018-
015)

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the FAR to 
implement section 875 of the John S. McCain NDAA for FY 2019. This 
section removes the requirement for agencies to make a determination 
that the use of an interagency acquisition represents the best 
procurement approach. This final rule only removes a requirement for 
agencies to make a specific determination prior to utilizing a certain 
contracting method. The removal of this requirement only affects the 
internal operating procedures of the Government and has no impact on 
contractors.

Item III--Technical Amendments

    Editorial changes are made at FAR 1.105-3, 1.201-1, 2.101, 3.103-2, 
3.104-3, 3.301, 3.303, 3.405, 3.501-2, 3.502-1, 3.502-2, 3.8, 3.901, 
3.907-7, subpart 4.1, 4.102, 4.201, 4.202, 4.402, 4.403, 4.404, 4.604, 
4.607, 4.703, 4.801, 4.803, 4.804-1, 4.804-4, 4.804-5, 4.805, 4.1005-2, 
4.1200, subpart 4.15, 4.1801, 5.207, 5.404-1, 5.501, 5.504, 5.601, 
5.705, 6.001, 6.102, 6.202, 6.301, 6.302-1, 6.302-2, 6.302-3, 6.302-5, 
6.303-1, 6.303-2, 6.304, 6.401, 6.501, 7.102, 7.103, 7.105, 7.106, 
7.107-5, 7.202, 7.203, 7.503, 8.005, 8.402, 8.405-6, 8.701, 8.703, 
8.705-2, 8.714, 8.802, 8.1101, 8.1104, 9.102, 9.104-1, 9.104-7, 9.105-
1, 9.107, 9.202, 9.204, 9.305, 9.306, 9.308-1, 9.401, 9.403, 9.406-1, 
9.406-2, 9.406-3, 9.406-4, 9.407-1, 9.407-2, 9.407-3, 9.502, 9.505, 
9.505-1, 9.505-2, 9.505-4, 9.507-1, 9.507-2, 9.508, 9.602, 11.102, 
11.201, 11.604, 16.505, 17.703, 19.702, 22.1008-1, 26.205, 30.102, 
31.101, 31.205-46, 45.602-3, 50.101-1, 52.212-5 and 53.107.

    Dated: March 19, 2019.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-02 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 2019-02 is 
effective May 6, 2019 except for Items I and II, which are effective 
June 5, 2019.

    Dated: March 27, 2019.

Kim Herrington,

Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting.

    Dated: March 18, 2019.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition 
Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

    Dated: March 20, 2019.

William G. Roets, II,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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