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

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Entitled Notification of Ownership Changes
Document Number: 07-1582
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
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 Notification of Ownership Changes. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 67341, November 21, 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; FAR Case 2006-011, Representations and Certifications - Tax Delinquency
Document Number: 07-1558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
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 change the provision regarding certification regarding debarment, suspension, proposed debarment, and other responsibility matters, and to make changes to the language regarding contractor qualifications, to add language regarding nonpayment of taxes. This proposed rule requires offerors to also certify whether or not they have, within a three-year period preceding the offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for violating any tax law or failing to pay any tax, or been notified of any delinquent taxes for which the liability remains unsatisfied. In addition, the offeror will be required to certify whether or not they have received a notice of a tax lien filed against them for which the liability remains unsatisfied or the lien has not been released.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Maximum Per Diem Rates for the States of California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming
Document Number: E7-5481
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) has reviewed the lodging rates for certain locations in the States of California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming, using more current lodging industry data, as well as data on where Federal travelers actually stay when visiting these locations. Also, GSA has reviewed the meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) rate for certain locations in the States of Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Utah and Wyoming. The per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 07-03 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-012, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statute or Executive Orders-Commercial Items
Document Number: 07-1360
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the required contract clauses that implement provisions of law or executive orders for acquisitions of commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-16; Introduction
Document Number: 07-1359
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-16. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-033; Implementation of Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL)
Document Number: 07-1358
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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) have agreed to adopt the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 36930, June 28, 2006, as a final rule without change. This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL) Internet website as the source for Federal contracting agencies to obtain wage determinations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) for service contracts subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and for construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-019, Contracts with Religious Entities
Document Number: 07-1357
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, as amended, Equal Employment Opportunity, to incorporate the exemption for religious entities prescribed in E.O. 13279.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-029, Termination or Cancellation of Purchase Orders
Document Number: 07-1356
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to correct the inadvertent omission of an appropriate reference pertaining to the termination for cause procedures for purchase orders that have been accepted in writing.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-16; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 07-1355
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-16 which amend the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-16 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-029, Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)-Reporting Requirement of Subcontractor Award Data
Document Number: 07-1318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-21
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 require that contractors report specific subcontract awards to a public database. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) (Pub. L. 109-282) requires the existence and operation of a searchable website that provides public access to information about Federal expenditures. The FFATA specifically requires that a pilot program be established to test the collection and accession of subcontract award data. As a result, subcontracts awarded and funded with Federal appropriated funds will be disclosed to the public in a single searchable website.
Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2007-102-1, Donation of Surplus Personal Property-Historic Light Stations
Document Number: E7-4845
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by incorporating the provisions in Public Law 109-313 regarding donations to historic light stations.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-013, List of Approved Attorneys, Abstracters, and Title Companies
Document Number: 07-1182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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 update the procedures for the acceptance of a bond with a security interest in real property.
Placement of Commercial Antennas on Federal Property
Document Number: E7-4644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The attached bulletin cancels and replaces FPMR Bulletin D- 242, Placement of Commercial Antennas on Federal Property. It provides all Federal agencies with the general guidelines and processes for implementing President Clinton's memorandum of August 10, 1995, entitled ``Facilitating Access to Federal Property for the Siting of Mobile Services,'' and section 704(c) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-104 (Feb. 8, 1996), as codified at 47 U.S.C. 332 note.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-016, Numbered Notes for Synopses
Document Number: 07-1102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
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 update and clarify policy for synopses of proposed contract actions and to delete all references to Numbered Notes.
Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2004-102-1, Disposition of Personal Property
Document Number: E7-3958
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by revising coverage on personal property and moving it into subchapter B of the FMR. This final rule adds a new part to subchapter B of the FMR to provide an overview of the property disposal regulation and provide definitions for terms found in the FMR parts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Rights in Data and Copyrights
Document Number: 07-1064
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
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 transportation requirements. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 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; Information Collection; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF 330)
Document Number: 07-989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-05
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 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 for the Architect-Engineer Qualifications form (SF 330). A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 67341, on November 21, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently 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.
Information Technology and Telecommunications Guidelines for Federal Telework and Other Alternative Workplace Arrangement Programs
Document Number: 07-951
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This bulletin establishes guidelines for implementing and operating telework and other alternative workplace arrangement programs through the efficient and effective use of information technology and telecommunications. These policies are designed to assist agencies in the implementation and expansion of Federal alternative workplace arrangement programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Cancellation of a System of Records
Document Number: E7-3579
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of a cancelled record system, Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Program (GSA/OAP-1). The system was replaced by the new system of records GSA/Govt-8 (Excluded Parties List System) which became effective on January 4, 2007.