General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Update of GSA Forms References, 50957-50958 [2020-16093]

Download as PDF 50957 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / Rules and Regulations a. Under ‘‘Emission Inventories’’ by: i. Revising the entry for ‘‘Emission inventory—2011 (2008 8-hour ozone)’’ to remove the ‘‘Chicago area’’; ■ ii. Adding a second entry for ‘‘Emission inventory—2011 (2008 8hour ozone)’’ for the ‘‘Chicago area’’; ■ ■ b. Under ‘‘Moderate Area & Above Ozone Requirements’’ by adding an entry for ‘‘I/M certification (8-hour, 2008 ozone)’’ following the entry for ‘‘15 percent rate-of-progress and 3 percent contingency plans’’. ■ The revisions and additions read as follows: § 52.720 * Identification of plan. * * (e) * * * * * EPA—APPROVED ILLINOIS NONREGULATORY AND QUASI—REGULATORY PROVISIONS Applicable geographic or nonattainment area Name of SIP provision EPA approval date Comments * Emission inventory—2011 (2008 8-hour ozone). Emission inventory—2011 (2008 8-hour ozone). * * St. Louis area .................... Chicago area ..................... 1/10/2019 * I/M certification (8-hour, 2008 ozone). * * Chicago area ..................... * * 1/10/2019 8/19/2020, [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 501 and 570 [GSAR Case 2020–G530; Docket No. GSA– GSAR–2020–0012; Sequence No. 1] RIN 3090–AK28 General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Update of GSA Forms References Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Direct final rule with request for comments. AGENCY: This direct final rule amends the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to address any references to outdated forms, and updates charts with current forms in use. DATES: This final rule is effective on October 19, 2020 without further notice unless adverse comments are received by September 18, 2020. If GSA receives adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to GSAR Case 2020–G530 via the Federal eRulemaking portal at Regulations.gov by searching for ‘‘GSAR Case 2020–G530’’. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Aug 18, 2020 * * 9/3/2014 3/7/2016, 81 FR 11671 ..... * [FR Doc. 2020–16246 Filed 8–18–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES State submittal date Jkt 250001 * * Mr. Liam Skinner, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, at gsarpolicy@gsa.gov, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite GSAR Case 2020–G530. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) at Part 501, General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation System; and Part 570, Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real Property. These amendments update the GSAR with the current forms used and remove any reference to forms no longer used. Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 * * * * * 8/19/2020, [Insert Federal Register citation]. GSAR Case 2020–G530. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Comment Now’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘GSAR Case 2020–G530’’ on your attached document. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite GSAR Case 2020–G530 in all correspondence related to this case. Comments received generally will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting. PO 00000 * Sfmt 4700 II. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 40 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 121 authorizes GSA to issue regulations, including the GSAR, to control the relationship between GSA and contractors. III. Discussion and Analysis Within Part 501, the GSA is amending GSAR 501.106, which includes a chart for any references within the GSAR that have a corresponding OMB Control Number required for information collection. GSA Forms 72A and 618D are currently listed within the chart, however both are now obsolete and have no reference within the GSAR. This case removes the references to these forms and their corresponding OMB Control Number. Also, this chart does not include GSA Form 1217, which is currently used and referenced within the GSAR. This case will add GSA Form 1217 and its corresponding OMB Control Number into the chart found at 501.106. The amendment to Part 570 occurs at 570.802, which includes the use of GSA Forms during the lease process. The amendment is removing the paragraph which references GSA Form 276, which is no longer used by Public Buildings Service Leasing. 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, E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 50958 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. 501.106 OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. V. Executive Order 13771 570.802 This final rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. 3. Amend section 570.802 by removing paragraph (b) and redesignating paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c). VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act [FR Doc. 2020–16093 Filed 8–18–20; 8:45 am] The Regulation Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule, because this final rule does not constitute a significant GSAR revision, and 41 U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment. VII. Paperwork Reduction Act Although the final rule involves forms which reference OMB control numbers, there are no changes which involve a new OMB control number. Therefore, this final 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 501 and 570 Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration. Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 501 and 570 as set forth below: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 501 and 570 continues to read as follows: Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). PART 501—GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION SYSTEM 2. Amend section 501.106 by— a. Removing from the table, GSAR references ‘‘GSA–72–A’’ and ‘‘GSA– 618–D’’ and their corresponding OMB control numbers ‘‘3090–0121’’ and ‘‘1215–0149’’; and ■ b. Adding to the table, in numerical order, GSAR reference ‘‘GSA–1217’’ to read as follows: ■ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES ■ 15:52 Aug 18, 2020 OMB control No. * * * GSA–1217 ............................ * * * * * 3090–0086 * * PART 570—ACQUIRING LEASEHOLD INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY [Amended] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part(s) 516 and 552 [GSAR Case 2020–G526; Docket No. GSA– GSAR–2020–0013; Sequence No. 1] RIN 3090–AK27 General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman Update Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Direct final rule with request for comments. AGENCY: This direct final rule amends the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove text duplicative to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman. SUMMARY: Government procurement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 GSAR reference Jkt 250001 This final rule is effective on October 19, 2020 without further notice unless adverse comments are received by September 18, 2020. If GSA receives adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to GSAR Case 2020–G526 to: Regulations.gov: https:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘GSAR Case 2020–G526’’. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with GSAR Case 2020– G526. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Comment Now’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 any), and ‘‘GSAR Case 2020–G526’’ on your attached document. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite GSAR Case 2020–G526 in all correspondence related to this case. Comments received generally will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tanner Slaughter, GSA Acquisition Policy Division, at gsarpolicy@gsa.gov, for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite GSAR Case 2020–G526. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Federal Acquisition Circular 2019–04 made changes to FAR 16.505(b)(8), 16.506(j), and 52.216–32. These changes provided for making available to contractors under multiple-award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts the name and contact information of the contracting agency’s Task-Order and Delivery-Order Ombudsman. This information is being made available pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 4106(g), which provides that all contractors awarded this type of contract shall be provided a fair opportunity to be considered for each award of an order against the contract. The Ombudsman at each agency reviews complaints raised by contractors on this type of contract and ensures that each contractor has a fair opportunity to compete for task and delivery orders. These changes to the FAR rendered text at GSAR 516.506, 552.216–74, and 552.216–76 duplicative. Because the GSAR serves as a supplement to the FAR, it is appropriate to remove text from the GSAR when such text has become duplicative of FAR text. II. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 40 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 121 authorizes GSA to issue regulations, including the GSAR, to control the relationship between GSA and contractors. The GSAR supplements the FAR. By eliminating GSAR text that is duplicative of FAR text, GSA is acting in keeping with the GSAR’s purpose as a supplementary acquisition regulation. III. Discussion and Analysis GSA is amending the GSAR at parts 516, Types of Contracts, and 552, E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 19, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 50957-50958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16093]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 501 and 570

[GSAR Case 2020-G530; Docket No. GSA-GSAR-2020-0012; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 3090-AK28


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Update of 
GSA Forms References

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 
(GSA).

ACTION: Direct final rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This direct final rule amends the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to address any references 
to outdated forms, and updates charts with current forms in use.

DATES: This final rule is effective on October 19, 2020 without further 
notice unless adverse comments are received by September 18, 2020. If 
GSA receives adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in 
the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take 
effect.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to GSAR Case 2020-G530 via the 
Federal eRulemaking portal at Regulations.gov by searching for ``GSAR 
Case 2020-G530''. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with 
GSAR Case 2020-G530. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Comment 
Now'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``GSAR Case 2020-G530'' on your attached document.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite GSAR Case 2020-
G530 in all correspondence related to this case. Comments received 
generally will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 
provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to 
verify posting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Liam Skinner, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, at [email protected], for clarification of content. 
For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact 
the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or 
[email protected]. Please cite GSAR Case 2020-G530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule 
amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation 
(GSAR) at Part 501, General Services Administration Acquisition 
Regulation System; and Part 570, Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real 
Property.
    These amendments update the GSAR with the current forms used and 
remove any reference to forms no longer used.

II. Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 40 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 121 authorizes 
GSA to issue regulations, including the GSAR, to control the 
relationship between GSA and contractors.

III. Discussion and Analysis

    Within Part 501, the GSA is amending GSAR 501.106, which includes a 
chart for any references within the GSAR that have a corresponding OMB 
Control Number required for information collection. GSA Forms 72A and 
618D are currently listed within the chart, however both are now 
obsolete and have no reference within the GSAR. This case removes the 
references to these forms and their corresponding OMB Control Number. 
Also, this chart does not include GSA Form 1217, which is currently 
used and referenced within the GSAR. This case will add GSA Form 1217 
and its corresponding OMB Control Number into the chart found at 
501.106.
    The amendment to Part 570 occurs at 570.802, which includes the use 
of GSA Forms during the lease process. The amendment is removing the 
paragraph which references GSA Form 276, which is no longer used by 
Public Buildings Service Leasing.

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,

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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 final 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

    The Regulation Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule, because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant GSAR revision, and 41 
U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment.

VII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    Although the final rule involves forms which reference OMB control 
numbers, there are no changes which involve a new OMB control number. 
Therefore, this final 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 501 and 570

    Government procurement.

Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration.

    Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 501 and 570 as set forth below:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 501 and 570 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 501--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION 
SYSTEM

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2. Amend section 501.106 by--
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a. Removing from the table, GSAR references ``GSA-72-A'' and ``GSA-618-
D'' and their corresponding OMB control numbers ``3090-0121'' and 
``1215-0149''; and
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b. Adding to the table, in numerical order, GSAR reference ``GSA-1217'' 
to read as follows:


501.106  OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                     GSAR  reference                            No.
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GSA-1217................................................       3090-0086
 
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PART 570--ACQUIRING LEASEHOLD INTERESTS IN REAL PROPERTY


570.802   [Amended]

    3. Amend section 570.802 by removing paragraph (b) and 
redesignating paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c).

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