General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Clause Number Corrections, 62612-62613 [2020-19265]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 62612 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 193 / Monday, October 5, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (A) Meets WWC standards with or without reservations; (B) Includes at least one statistically significant and positive (i.e., favorable) effect on a relevant outcome; (C) Includes no overriding statistically significant and negative effects on relevant outcomes reported in the study or in a corresponding WWC intervention report prepared under version 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, or 4.1 of the WWC Handbooks; and (D) Is based on a sample from more than one site (e.g., State, county, city, school district, or postsecondary campus) and includes at least 350 students or other individuals across sites. Multiple studies of the same project component that each meet requirements in paragraphs (iii)(A), (B), and (C) of this definition may together satisfy the requirement in this paragraph (iii)(D). * * * * * Strong evidence means that there is evidence of the effectiveness of a key project component in improving a relevant outcome for a sample that overlaps with the populations and settings proposed to receive that component, based on a relevant finding from one of the following: (i) A practice guide prepared by the WWC using version 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, or 4.1 of the WWC Handbooks reporting a ‘‘strong evidence base’’ for the corresponding practice guide recommendation; (ii) An intervention report prepared by the WWC using version 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, or 4.1 of the WWC Handbooks reporting a ‘‘positive effect’’ on a relevant outcome based on a ‘‘medium to large’’ extent of evidence, with no reporting of a ‘‘negative effect’’ or ‘‘potentially negative effect’’ on a relevant outcome; or (iii) A single experimental study reviewed and reported by the WWC using version 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, or 4.1 of the WWC Handbooks, or otherwise assessed by the Department using version 4.1 of the WWC Handbooks, as appropriate, and that— (A) Meets WWC standards without reservations; (B) Includes at least one statistically significant and positive (i.e., favorable) effect on a relevant outcome; (C) Includes no overriding statistically significant and negative effects on relevant outcomes reported in the study or in a corresponding WWC intervention report prepared under version 2.1, 3.0, 4.0, or 4.1 of the WWC Handbooks; and (D) Is based on a sample from more than one site (e.g., State, county, city, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 school district, or postsecondary campus) and includes at least 350 students or other individuals across sites. Multiple studies of the same project component that each meet requirements in paragraphs (iii)(A), (B), and (C) of this definition may together satisfy the requirement in this paragraph (iii)(D). * * * * * What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Handbooks (WWC Handbooks) means the standards and procedures set forth in the WWC Standards Handbook, Versions 4.0 or 4.1, and WWC Procedures Handbook, Versions 4.0 or 4.1, or in the WWC Procedures and Standards Handbook, Version 3.0 or Version 2.1 (all incorporated by reference, see § 77.2). Study findings eligible for review under WWC standards can meet WWC standards without reservations, meet WWC standards with reservations, or not meet WWC standards. WWC practice guides and intervention reports include findings from systematic reviews of evidence as described in the WWC Handbooks documentation. * * * * * ■ 3. Section 77.2 is amended by: ■ a. In paragraph (a): ■ i. In the second sentence, removing the word ‘‘below’’ and adding the words ‘‘in paragraph (b) of this section’’ in its place; and ■ ii. Revising the last sentence of the paragraph; and ■ b. Revising paragraph (b). The revisions read as follows: § 77.2 Incorporation by Reference. (a) * * * For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. (b) Institute of Education Sciences, 550 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20202, (202) 245–6940, http:// ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Handbooks. (1) What Works Clearinghouse Standards Handbook, Version 4.1, January 2020, IBR approved for § 77.1. (2) What Works Clearinghouse Procedures Handbook, Version 4.1, January 2020, IBR approved for § 77.1. (3) What Works Clearinghouse Standards Handbook, Version 4.0, October 2017, IBR approved for § 77.1. (4) What Works Clearinghouse Procedures Handbook, Version 4.0, October 2017, IBR approved for § 77.1. (5) What Works Clearinghouse Procedures and Standards Handbook, Version 3.0, March 2014, IBR approved for § 77.1. (6) What Works Clearinghouse Procedures and Standards Handbook, PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Version 2.1, September 2011, IBR approved for § 77.1. [FR Doc. 2020–21745 Filed 10–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 515, 538, and 552 [GSAR Case 2020–G536; Docket No. GSA– GSAR–2020–0016; Sequence No. 1] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Clause Number Corrections Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a technical amendment to the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR). This technical amendment updates the GSAR and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect changes to clause renumbering that were erroneously omitted from GSAR Case 2013–G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes), which was published in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective: November 4, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alexander Beyrent, 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–G536. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background This is a technical amendment to the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR). As part of GSA’s regulatory reform efforts, GSA has been performing a comprehensive review of the requirements in the GSAR and has identified several instances where clause numbers need to be amended. 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 Clause numbers are amended within the following GSAR sections: 515.408 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses; 538.272 MAS price reductions; E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 193 / Monday, October 5, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 552.238–74 Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS). GSA intended to change these clause numbers with the publication of GSAR Case 2013–G502; Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes). However, GSAR Case 2013–G502 added several GSAR clauses and rearranged many others. As a result, there are some instances in the GSAR where clauses have correct titles, but their numbers have not been updated as intended. This technical amendment will update those clause numbers as originally intended. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 515, 538, and 552 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 515, 538, and 552 as set forth below: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 515, 538, and 552 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). PART 515—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION 515.408 [Amended] 2. Amend section 515.408 by removing from paragraph (e)(1) ‘‘552.238–81’’ and adding ‘‘552.238–82’’ in its place. ■ PART 538—FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING 538.272 [Amended] 3. Amend section 538.272 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘552.238– 75’’ and adding ‘‘552.238–81’’ in its place. ■ PART 552—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 552.238–74 [Amended] 4. Amend section 552.238–74 by— ■ a. Removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘identify’’ and adding ‘‘identifying’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (d) ’’552.238–81’’ and adding ‘‘552.238–82’’ in its place. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES ■ [FR Doc. 2020–19265 Filed 10–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 200623–0167; RTID 0648– XA513] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From ME to RI and NJ to NC National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification; quota transfers. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the states of Maine and New Jersey are transferring a portion of their 2020 commercial bluefish quota to the states of Rhode Island and North Carolina, respectively. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and North Carolina. DATES: Effective October 2, 2020, through December 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.160 through 648.167. These regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from Maine through Florida. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state is described in § 648.162, and the final 2020 allocations were published on June 29, 2020 (85 FR 38794). The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2000 (65 FR 45844), and provided a mechanism for transferring bluefish quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator, can request approval to transfer or combine bluefish commercial quota under § 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). The Regional Administrator must approve any such transfer based on the criteria in § 648.162(e). In evaluating requests to transfer a quota or combine SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62613 quotas, the Regional Administrator shall consider whether: The transfer or combinations would preclude the overall annual quota from being fully harvested; the transfer addresses an unforeseen variation or contingency in the fishery; and the transfer is consistent with the objectives of the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Maine is transferring 15,000 lb (6,804 kg) of bluefish commercial quota to Rhode Island and New Jersey is transferring 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) to North Carolina through mutual agreement of the states. These transfers were requested to ensure that Rhode Island and North Carolina would not exceed their 2020 state quotas. The revised bluefish quotas for 2020 are: Maine, 3,496 lb (1,586 kg); Rhode Island, 298,366 lb (135,337 kg); New Jersey, 264,934 lb (120,172 kg); and, North Carolina, 937,058 lb (425,042 kg). Classification NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii), which was issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is exempted from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21988 Filed 10–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 200221–0062; RTID 0648– XA344] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2020 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 515, 538, and 552

[GSAR Case 2020-G536; Docket No. GSA-GSAR-2020-0016; Sequence No. 1]


General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Clause 
Number Corrections

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a 
technical amendment to the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Regulation (GSAR). This technical amendment updates the GSAR and the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect changes to clause 
renumbering that were erroneously omitted from GSAR Case 2013-G502, 
Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes), which was 
published in the Federal Register.

DATES: Effective: November 4, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alexander Beyrent, GSA Acquisition 
Policy Division, at [email protected], 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-
G536.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    This is a technical amendment to the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR). As part of GSA's 
regulatory reform efforts, GSA has been performing a comprehensive 
review of the requirements in the GSAR and has identified several 
instances where clause numbers need to be amended.

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

    Clause numbers are amended within the following GSAR sections: 
515.408 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses; 538.272 MAS price 
reductions;

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552.238-74 Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS). GSA intended 
to change these clause numbers with the publication of GSAR Case 2013-
G502; Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes). 
However, GSAR Case 2013-G502 added several GSAR clauses and rearranged 
many others. As a result, there are some instances in the GSAR where 
clauses have correct titles, but their numbers have not been updated as 
intended. This technical amendment will update those clause numbers as 
originally intended.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 515, 538, and 552

    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 515, 538, and 552 as set forth 
below:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 515, 538, and 552 continues 
to read as follows:

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

PART 515--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION


515.408   [Amended]

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2. Amend section 515.408 by removing from paragraph (e)(1) ``552.238-
81'' and adding ``552.238-82'' in its place.

PART 538--FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING


538.272   [Amended]

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3. Amend section 538.272 by removing from paragraph (c) ``552.238-75'' 
and adding ``552.238-81'' in its place.

PART 552--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


552.238-74   [Amended]

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4. Amend section 552.238-74 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (b) ``identify'' and adding ``identifying'' 
in its place; and
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b. Removing from paragraph (d) ''552.238-81'' and adding ``552.238-82'' 
in its place.

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