General Services Administration August 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Construction of a New Land Port of Entry, International Falls, Koochiching County, Minnesota
Document Number: E9-20702
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to analyze the potential impacts of the construction of a new Land Port of Entry (LPOE) facility in International Falls, Minnesota (the ``Proposed Action''). At the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the GSA is proposing to construct a new LPOE that meets U.S. Department of Homeland Security needs and the design requirements of the GSA. The existing LPOE, which was built in 1993, no longer meets the space and operational requirements of CBP or the Food and Drug Administration, a new tenant.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Commerce Patent Regulations
Document Number: E9-20517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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 a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Commerce Patent Regulations.
Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
Document Number: E9-20504
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's (GSA's) annual per diem review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for locations within the continental United States (CONUS) to provide for the reimbursement of Federal employees' expenses covered by per diem. Per Diem Bulletin 10-01 updates the maximum per diem amounts in existing per diem localities. The CONUS per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 10-01 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA based the lodging per diem rates on the average daily rate that the lodging industry reports. The use of such data in the per diem rate setting process enhances the Government's ability to obtain policy-compliant lodging where it is needed. In conjunction with the annual lodging study, GSA identified three new non-standard areas (NSAs): Jefferson City (Cole County) and St. Robert (Pulaski County), Missouri; and Middlebury (Addison County), Vermont. The meals and incidental expense rates for all NSAs and for standard CONUS will also be updated.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)-Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E9-20351
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
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 issuing this notice to inform Federal contractors that the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (``Board'') has announced the availability of registration at federalreporting.gov. Federal contractors required to report on their use of Recovery Act funds by FAR clause 52.204-11 are encouraged to register early.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-005, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects
Document Number: E9-20305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
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 implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13502, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. The comment period is being reopened for an additional 30 days to provide additional time for interested parties to review the proposed FAR changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Integrity of Unit Prices
Document Number: E9-20174
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
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, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to reinstate a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Integrity of Unit Prices.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-020, Contract Closeout
Document Number: E9-19937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-20
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 revise procedures for closing out contract files. This case revises procedures for clearing final patent reports and quick-closeout procedure, and sets forth a description of an adequate final indirect cost rate proposal and supporting data.
Guidelines for Public Access Defibrillation Programs in Federal Facilities
Document Number: E9-19555
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On May 23, 2001, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the General Services Administration (GSA) jointly issued ``Guidelines for Public Access Defibrillation Programs in Federal Facilities.'' 66 FR 28495-28501. These guidelines were prepared, in part, in response to a May 19, 2000, Presidential Memorandum directing HHS and GSA to issue guidelines for the placement of automated external defibrillator (AED) devices in Federal buildings. In addition, section 7 of the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999, Public Law 106- 129 (December 6, 1999), 42 U.S.C. 241 note, and section 247 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 238p (as added by section 403 of the Public Health Improvement Act, Pub. L. 106-505 (November 13, 2000)), directed the Secretary of HHS to establish and publish the guidelines. This bulletin cancels and replaces the May 23, 2001, notice and provides updated information for establishing public access defibrillation (PAD) programs in Federal facilities. The revised guidelines provide a general framework for initiating a design process for PAD programs in Federal facilities and provide basic information to familiarize facilities leadership with the essential elements of a PAD program. The guidelines do not exhaustively address or cover all aspects of AED or PAD programs. They are aimed at outlining the key elements of a PAD program so that facility-specific, detailed plans and programs can be developed in an informed manner. PAD programs are voluntary and are not mandatory for Federal facilities. The costs and expenses to establish and operate a PAD program are the responsibility of the agency sponsoring the program and not GSA or HHS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping
Document Number: E9-19553
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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 previously approved information collection requirement concerning accident prevention plans and recordkeeping. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 24854, May 26, 2009. 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.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G501, Mentor-Protégé Program
Document Number: E9-19482
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to amend its acquisition regulations to formally encourage GSA prime contractors to assist small business, including veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone, small disadvantaged business, and women-owned small business, in enhancing their capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for GSA and other Federal agencies. The program seeks to increase the base of small business eligible to perform GSA contracts and subcontracts. The program also seeks to foster long-term business relationships between GSA prime contractors and small business entities and to increase the overall number of small business entities that receive GSA contracts, and subcontract awards.
Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2009-102-2; Disposition of Excess Personal Property
Document Number: E9-19481
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by making a change to its personal property policy. This final rule updates and clarifies language that has caused some confusion with our customers and resulted in unnecessarily prolonged periods to remove property.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-019, Authentic Information Technology Products
Document Number: E9-19171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 hosting a public meeting to continue a dialogue with industry and Government agencies about ways to develop greater assurance around information technology (IT) products acquired by the Government. The public meeting will include dialogues on the impact of counterfeit IT products on matters of performance and security; contractor liability and consequential damages; the competition aspects of procuring IT products from the original manufacturer or authorized distributors; viable means of representing authenticity of IT products; and contractor supply chain risk management requirements as an evaluation factor in the procurement of IT products.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-36; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: E9-19169
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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) 2005-36 which amend the FAR. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-36 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: E9-19168
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-002, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Administration and Associated Federal Acquisition Regulation Clauses
Document Number: E9-19167
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 revise the contract clauses related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to maintain consistency between the FAR and CAS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-013, List of Approved Attorneys, Abstractors, and Title Companies
Document Number: E9-19166
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 procedures for the acceptance of a bond with a security interest in real property.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-004, Prohibition on Restricted Business Operations in Sudan and Imports from Burma
Document Number: E9-19165
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 implement Section 6 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007. Section 6 requires certification in each contract entered into by an Executive Agency that the contractor does not conduct certain business operations in Sudan. In addition, the Councils added Burma to the list of countries from which most imports are prohibited. This action was taken in accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13310, Blocking Property of the Government of Burma and Prohibiting Certain Transactions, and E.O. 13448, Blocking the Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-014, New Designated Country-Taiwan
Document Number: E9-19164
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 add Taiwan (known in the World Trade Organization as ``the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei))'' as a designated country, due to the accession of Taiwan to membership in the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-021, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act Price Adjustment Clauses
Document Number: E9-19163
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 specifically require the incorporation of FAR clauses 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract ActPrice Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) and 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract ActPrice Adjustment, in time-and-materials and labor-hour service contracts that are subject to the Service Contract Act. No comments were received in response to the proposed rule.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-038, Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS)
Document Number: E9-19162
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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 issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to reflect that FedTeDS capabilities have been incorporated into the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE). References to FedTeDS are amended to reflect the GPE i.e., FedBizOpps system.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-36; Introduction
Document Number: E9-19161
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
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) 2005-36. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of New System of Records
Document Number: E9-19102
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA proposes to establish a new system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2008-0501, Rewrite of Part 502, Definitions of Words and Terms
Document Number: E9-19001
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise sections of GSAR Part 502 that provide definitions for general words and terms. This section will only contain definitions for terms that are used in more than one place in the GSAR.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2009-013, Nonavailable Articles
Document Number: E9-18992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 48 Cfr Part 25, 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 revise the list of nonavailable articles at FAR 25.104(a). The Councils also request public comment as to whether some articles on the list of nonavailable articles are now mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality and should therefore be removed from the list.
Identity Management; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-18806
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting with the privacy advocacy community to describe Federal implementation of external identity services at Identity Assurance Level 1, as defined in OMB Memorandum M-04-04, and discuss community concerns.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-011; Government Property
Document Number: E9-18799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
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 revise coverage in regard to Government property and its associated clauses. These changes are to add clarity and correction to the previous FAR rule for Part 45, Government Property, published under Federal Acquisition Circular 2005- 17, FAR case 2004-025.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: E9-18466
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
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 [subject]. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 18716 on April 24, 2009. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting
Document Number: E9-18465
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
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 change order accounting. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 74 FR 18718, April 24, 2009. No comments were received.