General Services Administration May 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Service Contracting
Document Number: 06-4743
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning service contracting. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 5818 on February 3, 2006. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Central Contractor Registration
Document Number: 06-4742
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning the Central Contractor Registration database. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 6762, February 9, 2006. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Authorized Negotiators
Document Number: 06-4648
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding authorized negotiators. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Place of Performance
Document Number: 06-4647
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning place of performance. The clearance currently expires on October 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. When the On-Line Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA) becomes available, contractors will be able to complete the provision electronically; however, because the data being collected could change for a specific solicitation, contractor's will still be required to submit place of performance information on an exception basis; that is, whenever the place of performance for a specific solicitation is different from the place of performance shown in ORCA.
Federal Management Regulation; Utilization, Donation, and Disposal of Foreign Gifts and Decorations
Document Number: 06-4629
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) language that pertains to personal property by correcting references to outdated or superseded provisions of law or regulation; correcting text to be in conformance with revised laws, regulation, or Federal agency responsibilities; and clarifying text where the intended meaning could be updated or made clearer. The FMR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr.
Federal Management Regulation; Motor Vehicle Management
Document Number: 06-4430
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by updating requirements and information on motor vehicle management. This interim rule makes changes to vehicle identification requirements. Specifically, it allows agencies to have limited identification exemptions for motor vehicles that are regularly used for common administrative purposes. Some agencies have expressed a need to exempt even their administrative vehicles from displaying Government identification for situations with specifically identified security risks. Agencies will still need to have a certification of need signed by the agency head or designee before authorizing limited identification exceptions. This interim rule provides information for obtaining U.S. Government license plates from UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries Inc., the current license plate supplier. This interim rule further updates Federal motor vehicle management regulations by replacing the requirement for agencies to provide certain motor vehicle information to GSA on the Standard Form 82 with the requirement to use the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST), an Internet-based reporting tool. This interim rule also requires agencies to have an agency-wide fleet management information system that will link all fleet data throughout the agency and interface with the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). This new FMR requirement implements 40 U.S.C. 17503 that gives the Administrator with others, the authority to prescribe data collection requirements for data on the costs and uses of motor vehicles by executive agencies. Furthermore, the requirement for an agency-wide management information system was a keystone report recommendation for improving agency fleet management made by the Federal Fleet Policy Council's interagency team of fleet professionals following their review of agencies' fleet management programs in 2002. The FMR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr.
Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update
Document Number: E6-7221
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This Notice extends the implementation date of Real Property Policies, titled ``What standards must facilities subject to the Architectural Barriers Act meet?'', published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 67846, on November 8, 2005. The implementation date of the section, currently May 8, 2006, is hereby extended to August 7, 2006, but only with respect to leasing actions. The May 8, 2006 implementation date remains unchanged with respect to Federal construction or alteration projects. Except as expressly modified by this Notice, all other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards remain in full force and effect.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-7146
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of the establishment of the Federal Acquisition Institute's FAI Online University (GSA/OAP-5) system of records. The purpose of the system is to develop a professional acquisition workforce by providing online training on Federal government acquisition and procurement to interested public and private individuals. The system is used to maintain and track the individuals' training records, provide course information, and administer the system. The system's online training provides a more flexible alternative to traditional classroom training.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Subcontract Consent
Document Number: E6-7081
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning subcontract consent. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7547, on February 13, 2006. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification
Document Number: 06-4212
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning use of data universal numbering system (DUNS) as primary contractor identification. The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is the nine-digit identification number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet Information Services to an establishment. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 75453 on December 20, 2005. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Management Regulation; Corrections
Document Number: 06-4127
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Management Regulation amendment numbers are being corrected to correspond with the effective and publication dates as listed in FMR Case 2006-102-2, Donation of Surplus Personal Property, which was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 23867, April 25, 2006 and FMR Case 2006-102-3, Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority, which was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 20900, April 24, 2006.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold a Public Scoping Meeting for the Master Site Plan, Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO
Document Number: E6-6715
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to assess the potential environmental effects of the proposed action and its alternatives described in the Master Site Plan to enable GSA to make an informed analysis and conclusion leading to the preparation of a Final Master Site Plan and Final EIS for the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado. The existing Master Site Plan was completed in 1997. Since that time, potential development and redevelopment opportunities and the changing real estate market make the 1997 Master Site Plan outdated. The analysis will include a review of all existing buildings on site, all existing and planned infrastructure systems and improvements, necessary capital investment needs and all vacant land. A primary focus will be on short and long term planning for Federal agency needs and requirements. A No Action alternative will also be studied that will evaluate the consequences of not implementing an action alternative. This alternative is included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described above as required under NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)). GSA invites individuals, organizations and agencies to submit comments concerning the scope of the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will continue for forty five (45) days from the date of this notice. GSA will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date in defining the scope of the EIS. GSA expects to issue a Draft EIS by January 2007 at which time its availability will be announced in the Federal Register and local media. A public comment period will commence upon the publication of the Notice of Availability. The GSA will consider and respond to comments received on the Draft EIS in preparing the Final EIS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Corrections
Document Number: 06-4068
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council are issuing corrections to FAR Case 2004-031, Fast Payment Procedures (Item IX), which was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 20308 and 20309, April 19, 2006.