General Services Administration January 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-008, Limiting Length of Noncompetitive Contracts in “Unusual and Compelling Urgency” Circumstances
Document Number: E8-1681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-31
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 limit the length of contracts awarded noncompetitively under unusual and compelling urgency circumstances to the minimum contract period necessary to meet the requirements, and no longer than one year, unless approved by the head of the contracting activity.
Locating Federal Facilities in Rural Areas
Document Number: E8-1518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This bulletin cancels FMR Bulletin 2003-B1, Locating Federal Facilities in Rural Areas. FMR Bulletin 2003-B1 assisted Federal agencies, having their own statutory authority to acquire real property, in complying with the Rural Development Act of 1972. The ``rural area'' definition is outdated and the revised definition was published in 41 CFR 102-83.55, Rural Areas, Real Property Policies Update, on November 2, 2005. FMR Bulletin 2003-B1 is being cancelled in its entirety to ensure that agencies refer to 41 CFR 102-83.55 for the definition of rural areas. There will be no replacement bulletin for cancelled bulletin FMR 2003-B1, Locating Federal Facilities in Rural Areas.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Presolicitation Notice
Document Number: E8-1196
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
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 presolicitation notice. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 62444, on November 5, 2007. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2008. 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; OMB Circular A-119
Document Number: E8-1170
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
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 OMB Circular A- 119. The clearance currently expires on May 31, 2008. 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.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; GSAR Provision 552.237-70, Qualifications of Offerors
Document Number: E8-1144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 the qualifications of offerors. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2008. 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Foreign Acquisition
Document Number: 08-55501
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests
Document Number: E8-798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-17
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 extraordinary contractual action requests. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2008. 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.
Extension of Comment Period of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Wetland Involvement for the Transformation of Facilities and Infrastructure for the Non-Nuclear Production Activities Conducted at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant at Kansas City, MO
Document Number: E8-797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On Monday, December 10, 2007, the General Services Administration (GSA) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Transformation of Facilities and Infrastructure for the Non-Nuclear Production Activities conducted at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Kansas City Plant at Kansas City, Missouri, (72 FR 69690) and announced a public comment period ending Monday, January 14, 2008. In the interest of maximizing public participation, GSA and NNSA are extending the public comment period until Wednesday, January 30, 2008.
Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update
Document Number: E8-439
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to update the legal citations and to incorporate additional policy guidance in accordance with Executive Order 13327. This final rule cancels and replaces in its entirety 41 CFR part 102-84, issued December 13, 2002.
Federal Management Regulation; Delegated Leasing Authority, Real Property Policies Update
Document Number: E8-438
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to limit General Purpose leasing delegations for space acquisitions up to a maximum of 19,999 rentable square feet.
Use of Segways® and Similar Devices by Individuals with a Mobility Impairment in GSA-Controlled Federal Facilities
Document Number: E7-25592
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) recognizes that some persons with mobility impairments are utilizing the Segway[reg] Personal Transporter (Segway) and similar devices as their preferred means of locomotion. GSA is committed to making all reasonable efforts to make its facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. To that end, on December 3, 2007, GSA's Public Buildings Service issued the following interim policy to permit individuals with a mobility impairment to use these devices in Federal buildings under GSA's jurisdiction, custody or control, including those buildings delegated to other Federal agencies by the Administrator of General Services. This interim policy does not cover privately-owned leased buildings. GSA will issue a final policy once the effectiveness of the interim policy has been thoroughly reviewed and assessed.