General Services Administration February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Building Service; Notice of Availability; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E7-2720
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is publishing a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction of a new commercial port of entry in San Luis, Arizona.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-007, Contractor Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Document Number: 07-698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-16
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 (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address Contractor Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and the display of Federal agency Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fraud Hotline Poster.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 07-634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-13
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 debarment and suspension. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 75236, on December 14, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on March 31, 2007. 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; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 07-623
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes technical amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update references inadvertently omitted from the original issuance of Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-15 published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 74656 on December 12 2006.
Notice of Availability to Distribute a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine
Document Number: E7-2190
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intent to distribute a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 43214347 (NEPA) to assess the potential impacts of the construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine (the ``Proposed Action''). At the request of Customs and BorderProtection (CBP), the GSA is proposing to construct a new border station facility which meets their needs, and the design requirements of the GSA. The existing facilities are undersized and obsolete, and consequently incapable of providing the level of security now required. The Proposed Action has been defined and includes: (a) Identification of land requirements, including acquisition of adjoining land; (b) demolition of existing government structures at the border station; (c) construction of a main administration building and ancillary support buildings; and (d) consequent potential alterations to secondary roads. Studied alternatives have identified alternative locations for the components of the border station including the main administration and ancillary support buildings, the associated roadway network and parking. A No Action alternative has also been studied and evaluates the consequences of not constructing the new border station facility. This alternative has been included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described above as required by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)). Following this thirty (30) day notice in the Federal Register, GSA will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) at which time its availability will be announced in the Federal Register and local media. Contact: David M. Drevinsky P.E., PMP, Regional Environmental Quality Advocate (REQA), U.S. General Services Administration, 10 Causeway Street, Room 975, Boston, MA 02222. Fax: (617) 565-5967. Phone: (617) 565-6596. E-mail: david.drevinsky@gsa.gov.
Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E7-2066
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document amends the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to correct an omission from the amended final rule that was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 52498, September 6, 2006. The original final rule, which was published initially in the Federal Register at 70 FR 67786, November 8, 2005, broadly applied GSA's accessibility standards to the design, construction and alteration of buildings subject to the Architectural Barriers Act (other than residential structures subject to the Architectural Barriers Act and facilities of the Department of Defense and the Postal Service), as provided by statute. When the implementation dates for the accessibility standards were amended on September 6, 2006, the amendment inadvertently deleted reference to facilities other than those that were Federally-owned or leased. Accordingly, this final rule corrects this oversight. Except as expressly modified by this final rule, all other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards remain in full force and effect.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated System of Records
Document Number: E7-1866
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of an update to the record system Personnel Security Files (GSA/HRO- 37). The system provides control over personnel security. The update ensures that the system of records meets the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and that individuals be fully informed about collection of their personal information.
Change in Fee Structure for FIPS 201 Product/Service Evaluations
Document Number: E7-1693
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201 Evaluation Program, the General Services Administration (GSA) publishes this notice of intent that it will no longer fund product/service evaluations as of April 3, 2007. Overall impact on the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program is minimal with respect to operations. Product/ service evaluations will continue to be performed and approved through the current fully operational laboratory and future qualified laboratories; however, fees for evaluations will be borne on a cost- reimbursable basis by the Supplier. Instruction on how to obtain product/service evaluations and an estimated fee structure will be posted at: (http://fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php).
General Services Acquisition Regulation; Federal Supply Schedule Contracts-Recovery Purchasing by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules
Document Number: E7-1641
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement Section 833 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 109-364). Section 833 amends 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide to State and local governments the use of Federal Supply Schedules of the GSA for purchase of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major disaster, terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-015, Federal Computer Network (FACNET) Architecture
Document Number: 07-439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-01
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 (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to delete references to FACNET.