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

Federal Acquistion Regulation; FAR Case 2007-016, Trade Agreements-New Thresholds
Document Number: Z8-3390
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Defense
Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-6547
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Value Engineering Requirements
Document Number: E8-6374
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
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 value engineering requirements. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 62445, on November 5, 2007. No comments were received. 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; Zero Burden Information Collection Reports
Document Number: E8-6284
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
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 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 regarding zero burden information collection reports. A request for public comments was published at 72 FR 58308, October 15, 2007. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 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.
General Services Administration; Information Collection; Information Specific to a Contract or Contracting Action (Not Required by Regulation)
Document Number: E8-6276
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
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 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 regarding information specific to a contract or contracting action (not required by regulation). A request for public comments was published at 72 FR 226, November 26, 2007. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 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.
Office of Small Business Utilization; Small Business Advisory Committee; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Small Business Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-6274
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing a public meeting of the GSA Small Business Advisory Committee (the Committee).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-017; Service Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: E8-6100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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 (the Councils) are interested in determining if, when, and how service contractor employees' personal conflicts of interest (PCI) need to be addressed and whether greater disclosure of contractor practices, specific prohibitions, or reliance on specified principles would be most effective and efficient in promoting ethical behavior.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-018; Organizational Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: E8-6096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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 (the Councils) are seeking information that will assist in determining whether the Federal Acquisition Regulation System's current guidance on organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs) adequately addresses the current needs of the acquisition community or whether providing standard provisions and/or clauses, or a set of such standard provisions and clauses, might be beneficial.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Acquisition of Helium
Document Number: E8-5924
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
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 acquisition of helium. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 67919 on December 3, 2007. No comments were received. This OMB 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Buy American Act-Construction
Document Number: E8-5478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
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 the Buy American ActConstruction (Grimberg Decision). The clearance currently expires on September 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; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests
Document Number: E8-5396
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
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 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 extraordinary contractual action requests. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 3241, on January 17, 2008. 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 Management Regulation; Redesignations of Federal Buildings
Document Number: E8-5395
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The attached bulletin announces the redesignations of three Federal buildings. Expiration Date: This bulletin expires August 1, 2008. However, the building redesignations announced by this bulletin will remain in effect until canceled or superseded.
Federal Travel Regulation; Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement
Document Number: E8-5091
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), by increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned automobile (POA) when used for official travel. This new rate reflects current costs of operating a POA as determined in cost studies conducted by GSA. The governing regulation increases the mileage allowance for the cost of operating a POA for official travel from $0.485 to $0.505 per mile.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: FAR Case 2006-034, Socioeconomic Program Parity
Document Number: E8-4561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-10
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 ensure that the FAR reflects the Small Business Administration's (SBA) interpretation of the Small Business Act and SBA regulations with regard to the relationship among various small business programs.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Maximum Per Diem Rates for the States of Alabama, California, Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Texas
Document Number: E8-4593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) has reviewed the per diem rates for certain locations in the States of Alabama, California, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, using more current lodging industry data, as well as data on where Federal travelers actually stay when visiting these locations. The county information for St. Louis, Missouri has expanded to include the counties of Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren, and Washington. Queens, New York will have the same per diem rates as Manhattan beginning March 17, 2008. Finally, an analysis of the meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) data reveals that the maximum M&IE rates for the State of Alabama, the city of Mobile, including the county of Mobile; the State of California, the cities of Eureka, Arcata, and McKinleyville, including the county of Humboldt; and the State of Texas, the city of Beaumont, including the county of Jefferson, should be increased and adjusted to provide for the reimbursement of Federal employees' M&IE expenses. The per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 08-03 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Update to the Master Plan for the Consolidation of the Food and Drug Administration Headquarters at the Federal Research Center at White Oak in Silver Spring, MD
Document Number: E8-4579
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), GSA Order PBS P1095.1F (Environmental considerations in decisionmaking, date October 19, 1999), and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA plans to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the proposed update to the Master Plan to support the consolidation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Headquarters at the Federal Research Center at White Oak in Silver Spring, Maryland.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; GSA Form 1364/1364A, Proposal To Lease Space (Not Required by Regulation)
Document Number: E8-4415
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding GSA Forms 1364/1364A, Proposal to Lease Space (Not Required by Regulation). These forms are used to obtain information about property being offered for lease to house Federal agencies. These forms provide an equitable way to compare lessor proposals. The GSA Form 1364 is used when no tenant improvements are required. The GSA Form 1364A is used when tenant improvements are required and/or when it is a National Broker Contract. 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); FTR Case 2007-307; Fly America Act; United States and European Union “Open Skies” Air Transport Agreement (U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement)
Document Number: E8-3970
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA is proposing to amend the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) provisions pertaining to the use of United States Flag air carriers under the provisions of the ``Fly America Act.'' This proposed rule would incorporate language based on the United States and European Union ``Open Skies'' Air Transport Agreement (U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement).