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Amend section 52.225–6 by revising the date of the provision and the undesignated table in paragraph (b) to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 00:03 Jan 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 * 48 CFR Chapter 1 * [Docket No. FAR–2020–0051, Sequence No. 8] * * * * Buy American—Construction Materials (Feb 2021) llll [Contracting Officer to list applicable excepted materials or indicate ‘‘none’’] * * * * * ■ 15. Amend section 52.225–13 by— ■ a. Revising the date of clause; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘http://www.treas.gov/offices/ enforcement/ofac/sdn’’ and ‘‘http:// www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ ofac’’ and adding ‘‘https:// home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/ financial-sanctions/speciallydesignated-nationals-and-blockedpersons-list-sdn-human-readable-lists’’ and ‘‘https://home.treasury.gov/policyissues/office-of-foreign-assets-controlsanctions-programs-and-information’’ in their places, respectively. 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Amend section 52.225–9 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows: * * * * (b) * * * (2) This requirement does not apply to information technology that is a commercial item or to the construction materials or components listed by the Government as follows: [List as necessary] * * * * * Alternate II (Feb 2021). * * * (b) * * * Canadian or Israeli End Products: * * DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE * 52.225–6 * BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P Country of origin Line item No. * [FR Doc. 2020–29089 Filed 1–13–21; 8:45 am] [List as necessary] (c) * * * Other Foreign End Products: Line item No. * Tax on Certain Foreign Procurements (Feb 2021) Country of origin Line item No. * 3689 * * * * * 16. Amend section 52.229–12 by— a. Revising the date of clause; and b. Removing from paragraph (d) ‘‘3ontractor must identify’’ and adding ‘‘the Contractor must identify’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ ■ PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021–03; Small Entity Compliance Guide Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). AGENCY: ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide. This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021–03, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2021–03, which precedes this document. SUMMARY: DATES: January 14, 2021. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2021–03 and the FAR Case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\14JAR5.SGM 14JAR5 3690 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2021 / Rules and Regulations RULES LISTED IN FAC 2021–03 Item Subject * I ....................... * II ...................... * III ..................... IV ....................... Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States ........................... Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process ........................................... Individual Sureties .................................................................................................................... Technical Amendments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR rules, refer to the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2021–03 amends the FAR as follows: Item I—Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements With the United States (FAR Case 2017–018) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES5 This final rule adopts as final with changes, an interim rule published on June 15, 2018. The interim rule amended the FAR to implement 22 U.S.C. 2593e, as added by section 1290 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114– 328). The final rule makes technical edits clarifying the suspension and debarment remedies for determination of a false certification pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2593e, and other minor edits. VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:03 Jan 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 FAR case Item II—Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process (FAR Case 2018–016) This final rule amends the FAR to implement section 880 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Specifically, this rule amends: (1) FAR part 15 to specify the criteria that must be met in order to include lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in a solicitation, and require solicitations predominantly for the acquisition of certain services and supplies to avoid the use of LPTA source selection criteria, to the maximum extent practicable; and (2) FAR parts 12, 13, 16, and 37 to point to the text in FAR part 15, as applicable. Item III—Individual Sureties (FAR Case 2017–003) This final rule changes the kind of assets that an individual surety must pledge as security for an individual PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 2017–018 2018–016 2017–003 Analyst Jackson. Jackson. Delgado. surety bond. A pledge of assets must consist only of eligible obligations, i.e., public debt obligations of the United States Government. The rule implements section 874 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114–92), codified at 31 U.S.C. 9310, Individual Sureties. This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Item IV—Technical Amendments Editorial changes are made at FAR 2.101, 15.209, 17.502–1, 37.103, 52.212– 3, 52.212–5, 52.213–4, 52.222–18, 52.223–3, 52.225–2, 52.225–4, 52.225–6, 52,225–9, 52.225–13, and 52.229–12. William F. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 3689-3690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-29090]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR-2020-0051, Sequence No. 8]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2021-03; Small Entity Compliance Guide

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide.

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SUMMARY: This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, 
and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in 
accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules 
appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-03, which amends 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain 
further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2021-03, 
which precedes this document.

DATES:  January 14, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 
2021-03 and the FAR Case number. For information pertaining to status 
or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division 
at 202-501-4755 or [email protected]. An asterisk (*) next to a rule 
indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared.

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                                           Rules Listed in FAC 2021-03
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              Item                            Subject                 FAR case                Analyst
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* I.............................  Violations of Arms Control             2017-018  Jackson.
                                   Treaties or Agreements with
                                   the United States.
* II............................  Lowest Price Technically               2018-016  Jackson.
                                   Acceptable Source Selection
                                   Process.
* III...........................   Individual Sureties...........        2017-003  Delgado.
IV..............................  Technical Amendments...........
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by these FAR rules, refer to 
the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents 
following these item summaries. FAC 2021-03 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I--Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements With the 
United States (FAR Case 2017-018)

    This final rule adopts as final with changes, an interim rule 
published on June 15, 2018. The interim rule amended the FAR to 
implement 22 U.S.C. 2593e, as added by section 1290 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328). The 
final rule makes technical edits clarifying the suspension and 
debarment remedies for determination of a false certification pursuant 
to 22 U.S.C. 2593e, and other minor edits.

Item II--Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process 
(FAR Case 2018-016)

    This final rule amends the FAR to implement section 880 of the John 
S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. 
Specifically, this rule amends: (1) FAR part 15 to specify the criteria 
that must be met in order to include lowest price technically 
acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in a solicitation, and 
require solicitations predominantly for the acquisition of certain 
services and supplies to avoid the use of LPTA source selection 
criteria, to the maximum extent practicable; and (2) FAR parts 12, 13, 
16, and 37 to point to the text in FAR part 15, as applicable.

Item III--Individual Sureties (FAR Case 2017-003)

    This final rule changes the kind of assets that an individual 
surety must pledge as security for an individual surety bond. A pledge 
of assets must consist only of eligible obligations, i.e., public debt 
obligations of the United States Government. The rule implements 
section 874 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2016 (Pub. L. 114-92), codified at 31 U.S.C. 9310, Individual Sureties.
    This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.

Item IV--Technical Amendments

    Editorial changes are made at FAR 2.101, 15.209, 17.502-1, 37.103, 
52.212-3, 52.212-5, 52.213-4, 52.222-18, 52.223-3, 52.225-2, 52.225-4, 
52.225-6, 52,225-9, 52.225-13, and 52.229-12.

William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-29090 Filed 1-13-21; 8:45 am]
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