Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Utility Services, 39994-39996 [2019-17210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Proposed Rules (j) Grace Period for Initial Replacement For Group 1 airplanes: For a fire extinguisher percussion cartridge that, on the effective date of this AD, has a total life of 9 years 6 months or more, the replacement required by paragraph (h) of this AD can be deferred up to 6 months after the effective date of this AD. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS (k) Parts Installation Limitations For Group 1 and Group 2 airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a fire extinguisher percussion cartridge, unless the part is a serviceable part as specified in this AD, and that, following installation, the affected part is replaced as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. (l) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (m)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Dassault Aviation’s EASA Design VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. 41 CFR Part 102–82 (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2019–0084, dated April 17, 2019, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0604. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3226. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, Teterboro Airport, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; telephone 201–440–6700; internet http:// www.dassaultfalcon.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on July 26, 2019. Dionne Palermo, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16608 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [FMR Case 2016–102–3; Docket 2016–0019; Sequence No. 1] RIN 3090–AJ76 Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Utility Services Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: GSA is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation part regarding utility services. The rule clarifies the authority an agency must have in order to procure utility services and describes in detail agencies’ responsibilities concerning the procurement of such services. To better direct agencies that operate under a utility service delegation from GSA, the rule adds a reference to the section of the Federal Acquisition Regulation that addresses the acquisition of utility services and other procurement guidance. Additionally, the rule clarifies responsibilities for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy for compliance. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on or before October 15, 2019 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FMR Case 2016–102–3 by any of the following methods: E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 EP13AU19.002</GPH> 39994 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Proposed Rules • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal Rulemaking Portal by entering ‘‘FMR Case 2016–102–3.’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and select ‘‘Search’’. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘FMR Case 2016–102–3’’ and follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Comment Now’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘FMR Case 2016–102–3’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Lois Mandell, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FMR Case 2016–102–3, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check http://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Chris Coneeney, Director, Real Property, Office of Government-wide Policy, at 202–208–2956, or email at chris.coneeney@gsa.gov. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, 202–501–4755. Please cite FMR Case 2016–102–3. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS A. Background This part was last revised and published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67785). The currently proposed rule includes the following changes: • Updating the regulation to both clarify the authority an agency must have and point the reader to the appropriate parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulation that relate to the acquisition of utility services; • Clarifying agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy responsibilities regarding utility services. B. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 39995 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 rule is a significant regulatory action and was subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866. GSA has determined that this proposed rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. 102–82.10 What are the governing authorities for this part? 102–82.15 Who must comply with these provisions? 102–82.20 To whom do ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘you,’’ and their variants refer? 102–82.25 How do we request a deviation from the provisions of this part? C. Executive Order 13771 Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) and 40 U.S.C. 501. This proposed rule is not expected to be subject to the requirements of E.O. 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017) because this proposed rule is expected to be related to agency organization, management, or personnel. D. Regulatory Flexibility Act This proposed rule will not 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. This proposed rule is also exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management. E. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the FMR do not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. F. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This proposed rule is exempt from Congressional review under 5 U.S.C. 801 since it relates solely to agency management and personnel. List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 102–82– Utilities Federal buildings and facilities, Government property management, Rates and fares, Utilities. Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA is proposing to revise 41 CFR part 102–82 to read as follows: ■ PART 102–82—UTILITY SERVICES Subpart A—General Provisions Sec. 102–82.5 What does this part cover? PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Subpart B—Utility Services 102–82.30 What authority must my agency have in order to procure utility service(s)? 102–82.35 Can Executive agencies enter into contracts for utility services? 102–82.40 What are Executive agencies’ rate intervention responsibilities? Subpart A—General Provisions § 102–82.5 What does this part cover? This part covers the procurement and management of public utility services. It does not cover utilities that are provided as part of a lease. For more information on the procurement of utility services, refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 41, Acquisition of Utility Services. For more information on the management of Utility Services, refer to 40 U.S.C. 501. § 102–82.10 What are the governing authorities for this part? The authorities for this regulation are: (a) 40 U.S.C. 121(c); (b) 40 U.S.C. 501. § 102–82.15 Who must comply with these provisions? All Executive agencies procuring, managing or supplying utility services under Title 40 of the United States Code, including GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS), Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and those agencies operating under, or subject to, the authorities of the Administrator of General Services must comply with these provisions. For information on a utility services delegation of authority, refer to part 102–72.100 of this chapter. § 102–82.20 To whom do ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘you,’’ and their variants refer? Unless otherwise indicated, use of pronouns ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘you,’’ and their variants throughout this part refer to an Executive agency. Refer to part 102–71, General, of this chapter, for the definition of Executive agency. § 102–82.25 How do we request a deviation from the provisions of this part? Refer to sections 102–2.60 through 102–2.110 of this chapter for information on how to obtain a deviation from this part. E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 39996 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Proposed Rules delegation of authority refer to part 102– 72, Delegation of Authority. Subpart B—Utility Services § 102–82.30 What authority must my agency have in order to procure utility service(s)? [FR Doc. 2019–17210 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P If you do not have a delegation of authority issued by GSA to procure utility services, or independent authority for such procurements, you cannot procure utility services. The Secretary of Defense is independently authorized to take such actions without a delegation from GSA, when the Secretary determines such actions to be in the best interests of national security. For more information on a utility services delegation of authority refer to parts 102–72.100 and 102–72.105 of this chapter. § 102–82.35 Can Executive agencies enter into contracts for utility services? Executive agencies, operating under a utility services delegation from GSA, or the Secretary of Defense, when the Secretary determines it to be in the best interests of national security, may enter into contracts for utility services (such as commodities and utility rebate programs), pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the delegation and in accordance with FAR Part 41, Acquisition of Utility Services. FAR Part 41 requires that agencies provide or procure from sources of supply that are the most advantageous to the Federal Government in terms of economy, efficiency, reliability, or quality of service; while 40 U.S.C. 501(c) requires that agencies provide or procure such services with due regard to the mission responsibilities of the agencies concerned. For information on utility services delegation of authority refer to part 102–72 of this chapter, Delegation of Authority. For additional information on contracts for utility services search on the topics Utility or Energy on the Acquisition Gateway, http:// www.gsa.gov. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS § 102–82.40 What are Executive agencies’ rate intervention responsibilities? Unless otherwise authorized by law, absent a delegation from GSA, Executive agencies must not engage in the types of representation referenced at 40 U.S.C. 501(c), Services for Executive agencies. The Secretary of Defense is independently authorized to take such actions without a delegation from GSA, when the Secretary determines such actions to be in the best interests of national security. Refer to part 102–71, General, for definitions of Executive agencies and state. For information on VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families 45 CFR Parts 1304 and 1305 RIN 0970–AC77 Head Start Designation Renewal System Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this NPRM, we propose changes to two of the seven conditions of the Designation Renewal System for Head Start Grantees (DRS): The condition related to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System: Pre-K (CLASS) and the fiscal condition related to audit findings. For the CLASS condition, we propose to remove the lowest 10 percent criterion and set more rigorous minimum thresholds across all three domains that grantees must meet in order to avoid competition. For the fiscal condition, we propose to add a second criterion that would consider additional findings from annual audits. A grantee would be required to compete for continued funding if they met either criterion. We also propose technical changes within part 1304 subpart B (Designation Renewal) to remove any outdated provisions to the regulation. These technical fixes were not included in the publication of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (performance standards) final rule in 2016 because the Designation Renewal section of the regulation was not open for amendment in the revision of the performance standards. Submit either electronic or written comments by September 27, 2019. Planning, 330 C Street SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20201. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Rathgeb, Office of Head Start, Planning, Oversight, and Policy Division Director, (202) 358–3263, OHS_NPRM@acf.hhs.gov. Deaf and hearing impaired individuals may call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background Designation Renewal System Request for Comment on Head Start Designation Renewal System Improvements The CLASS Tool Fiscal Condition Goal of This NPRM II. Statutory Authority To Issue NPRM III. Section by Section Discussion of Proposed Changes to the Designation Renewal System 1304.11(b) School Readiness Goals 1304.11(c) CLASS Condition 1304.11(e) Suspension by OHS 1304.11(g) Fiscal Condition 1304.12 Grantee Reporting Requirements Concerning Certain Conditions 1304.15 Designation Request, Review and Notification Process 1305 Definitions Effective Dates IV. Regulatory Process Matters Regulatory Flexibility Act Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1999 Federalism Assessment Executive Order 13132 Congressional Review Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Order 12866, Executive Order 13563, and Executive Order 13771 V. Regulatory Impact Analysis I. Background DATES: Designation Renewal System You may submit comments, identified by [docket number and/or RIN number], by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Office of Head Start, Attention: Director of Policy and Since its inception in 1965, Head Start has been a leader in helping children from low-income families reach kindergarten more prepared to succeed in school. Through the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 (the 2007 Reauthorization) amending the Head Start Act (the Act), Congress required the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure these children and ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 13, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 39994-39996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17210]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Part 102-82

[FMR Case 2016-102-3; Docket 2016-0019; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 3090-AJ76


Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Utility Services

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: GSA is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation 
part regarding utility services. The rule clarifies the authority an 
agency must have in order to procure utility services and describes in 
detail agencies' responsibilities concerning the procurement of such 
services. To better direct agencies that operate under a utility 
service delegation from GSA, the rule adds a reference to the section 
of the Federal Acquisition Regulation that addresses the acquisition of 
utility services and other procurement guidance. Additionally, the rule 
clarifies responsibilities for the Department of Defense and the 
Department of Energy for compliance.

DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on 
or before October 15, 2019 to be considered in the formation of the 
final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FMR Case 2016-102-3 by any of 
the following methods:

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     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal Rulemaking Portal by entering ``FMR Case 2016-
102-3.'' under the heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and select 
``Search''. Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with 
``FMR Case 2016-102-3'' and follow the instructions provided at the 
``Comment Now'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if 
any), and ``FMR Case 2016-102-3'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Lois Mandell, 1800 F Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FMR Case 2016-
102-3, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments 
received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 
provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check http://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to 
verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted 
by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Chris Coneeney, Director, Real Property, Office of Government-wide 
Policy, at 202-208-2956, or email at [email protected]. For 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the 
Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20405, 202-501-4755. Please cite FMR Case 2016-102-3.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This part was last revised and published in the Federal Register on 
November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67785). The currently proposed rule includes 
the following changes:
     Updating the regulation to both clarify the authority an 
agency must have and point the reader to the appropriate parts of the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation that relate to the acquisition of 
utility services;
     Clarifying agency, the Department of Defense, and the 
Department of Energy responsibilities regarding utility services.

B. 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 rule is a significant regulatory action and was subject to review 
under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866. GSA has determined that this proposed 
rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

C. Executive Order 13771

    This proposed rule is not expected to be subject to the 
requirements of E.O. 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017) because this 
proposed rule is expected to be related to agency organization, 
management, or personnel.

D. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This proposed rule will not 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. This proposed rule is 
also exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management.

E. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the FMR do not impose any information collection requirements that 
require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 
U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

F. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This proposed rule is exempt from Congressional review under 5 
U.S.C. 801 since it relates solely to agency management and personnel.

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 102-82-Utilities

    Federal buildings and facilities, Government property management, 
Rates and fares, Utilities.

Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA is proposing to revise 
41 CFR part 102-82 to read as follows:

PART 102-82--UTILITY SERVICES

Subpart A--General Provisions
Sec.
102-82.5 What does this part cover?
102-82.10 What are the governing authorities for this part?
102-82.15 Who must comply with these provisions?
102-82.20 To whom do ``we,'' ``you,'' and their variants refer?
102-82.25 How do we request a deviation from the provisions of this 
part?
Subpart B--Utility Services
102-82.30 What authority must my agency have in order to procure 
utility service(s)?
102-82.35 Can Executive agencies enter into contracts for utility 
services?
102-82.40 What are Executive agencies' rate intervention 
responsibilities?

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c) and 40 U.S.C. 501.

Subpart A--General Provisions


Sec.  102-82.5  What does this part cover?

    This part covers the procurement and management of public utility 
services. It does not cover utilities that are provided as part of a 
lease. For more information on the procurement of utility services, 
refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 41, Acquisition of 
Utility Services. For more information on the management of Utility 
Services, refer to 40 U.S.C. 501.


Sec.  102-82.10  What are the governing authorities for this part?

    The authorities for this regulation are:
    (a) 40 U.S.C. 121(c);
    (b) 40 U.S.C. 501.


Sec.  102-82.15  Who must comply with these provisions?

    All Executive agencies procuring, managing or supplying utility 
services under Title 40 of the United States Code, including GSA's 
Public Buildings Service (PBS), Department of Defense, Department of 
Energy, and those agencies operating under, or subject to, the 
authorities of the Administrator of General Services must comply with 
these provisions. For information on a utility services delegation of 
authority, refer to part 102-72.100 of this chapter.


Sec.  102-82.20  To whom do ``we,'' ``you,'' and their variants refer?

    Unless otherwise indicated, use of pronouns ``we,'' ``you,'' and 
their variants throughout this part refer to an Executive agency. Refer 
to part 102-71, General, of this chapter, for the definition of 
Executive agency.


Sec.  102-82.25  How do we request a deviation from the provisions of 
this part?

    Refer to sections 102-2.60 through 102-2.110 of this chapter for 
information on how to obtain a deviation from this part.

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Subpart B--Utility Services


Sec.  102-82.30  What authority must my agency have in order to procure 
utility service(s)?

    If you do not have a delegation of authority issued by GSA to 
procure utility services, or independent authority for such 
procurements, you cannot procure utility services. The Secretary of 
Defense is independently authorized to take such actions without a 
delegation from GSA, when the Secretary determines such actions to be 
in the best interests of national security. For more information on a 
utility services delegation of authority refer to parts 102-72.100 and 
102-72.105 of this chapter.


Sec.  102-82.35  Can Executive agencies enter into contracts for 
utility services?

    Executive agencies, operating under a utility services delegation 
from GSA, or the Secretary of Defense, when the Secretary determines it 
to be in the best interests of national security, may enter into 
contracts for utility services (such as commodities and utility rebate 
programs), pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the 
delegation and in accordance with FAR Part 41, Acquisition of Utility 
Services. FAR Part 41 requires that agencies provide or procure from 
sources of supply that are the most advantageous to the Federal 
Government in terms of economy, efficiency, reliability, or quality of 
service; while 40 U.S.C. 501(c) requires that agencies provide or 
procure such services with due regard to the mission responsibilities 
of the agencies concerned. For information on utility services 
delegation of authority refer to part 102-72 of this chapter, 
Delegation of Authority. For additional information on contracts for 
utility services search on the topics Utility or Energy on the 
Acquisition Gateway, http://www.gsa.gov.


Sec.  102-82.40  What are Executive agencies' rate intervention 
responsibilities?

    Unless otherwise authorized by law, absent a delegation from GSA, 
Executive agencies must not engage in the types of representation 
referenced at 40 U.S.C. 501(c), Services for Executive agencies. The 
Secretary of Defense is independently authorized to take such actions 
without a delegation from GSA, when the Secretary determines such 
actions to be in the best interests of national security. Refer to part 
102-71, General, for definitions of Executive agencies and state. For 
information on delegation of authority refer to part 102-72, Delegation 
of Authority.

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