General Services Administration May 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Record of Decision for the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation at St. Elizabeths Master Plan Amendment in Southeast, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2012-13053
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, dated October 1999, on May 17, 2012, GSA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) to the DHS Headquarters Consolidation at St. Elizabeths Master Plan Amendment Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), to implement alternatives for a new 750,000 gross square foot Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) facility plus parking on the St. Elizabeths East Campus; improvements to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (MLK Avenue) in front of and south of the campus to Alabama Avenue; and improvements to the interchange of Malcolm X Avenue and I-295. The complete Record of Decision can be viewed on the project Web site www.stelizabethsdevelopment.com.
Improving Mail Management Policies, Procedures, and Activities
Document Number: 2012-12985
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin G-03 which provides guidance to Executive Branch agencies for improving mail management policies, procedures, and activities. FMR Bulletin G-03 and all other FMR Bulletins may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/ 102955#MailManagement.
Office of Facilities Management and Program Services; Information Collection; Background Investigations for Child Care Workers
Document Number: 2012-12645
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the collection of personal data for background investigations for child care workers accessing GSA owned and leased controlled facilities. 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 Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; GSA Mentor-Protégé Program
Document Number: 2012-12644
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved Information collection concerning the GSA Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program, General Service Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 9659, on February 17, 2012. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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; Submission for OMB Review; Preparation, Submission, and Negotiation of Subcontracting Plans
Document Number: 2012-12638
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory 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 regarding preparation, submission, and negotiation of subcontracting plans. A notice was published in the Federal Register 77 FR 9658, on February 17, 2012. No comments were received. This information collection will ensure that small and small disadvantaged business concerns are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in construction, repair, and alteration or lease contracts. Preparation, submission, and negotiation of subcontracting plans requires for all negotiated solicitations having an anticipated award value over $650,000 ($1,500,000 for construction), submission of a subcontracting plan with other than small business concerns when a negotiated acquisition meets all four of the following conditions. 1. When the contracting officer anticipates receiving individual subcontracting plans (not commercial plans). 2. When the award is based on trade-offs among cost or price and technical and/or management factors under FAR 15.101-1. 3. The acquisition is not a commercial item acquisition. 4. The acquisition offers more than minimal subcontracting opportunities. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Small Business Size Representation
Document Number: 2012-12331
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size representation. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 13329, on March 6, 2012. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Novation/Change of Name Requirements
Document Number: 2012-12211
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory 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 Novation/Change of Name Requirements. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; 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; Submission for OMB Review; U.S.-Flag Air Carriers Statement
Document Number: 2012-12210
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection requirement concerning U.S. Flag Air Carriers Certification. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 14354, on March 9, 2012. 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 Federal Acquisition Regulations (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; Subcontract Consent
Document Number: 2012-12207
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory 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 subcontract consent. This OMB Clearance expires August 31, 2012. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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; Submission for OMB Review; Davis Bacon Act-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)
Document Number: 2012-12205
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory 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 the Davis-Bacon Act price adjustment (actual method). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 13328, on March 6, 2012. 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 federal Acquisition Regulations (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; Updated Postretirement Benefit (PRB) References
Document Number: 2012-11959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove references to specific paragraphs in an accounting standard that were deleted in the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB's) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The immediate and delayed recognition procedures for the initial application transition obligation in paragraphs 111, 112, and 113, respectively, of superseded Financial Accounting Standard (FAS) 106, are obsolete and no longer exist in the authoritative GAAP (the ASC). DoD, GSA, and NASA, therefore, propose replacing the current references with replacement criteria for determining the allowability of the transition obligation, when converting from pay-as-you-go accounting for postretirement benefits (PRBs) to an accrual method of accounting for the purposes of government contract cost accounting.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; GSA Form 527, Contractor's Qualifications and Financial Information
Document Number: 2012-11604
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory 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 regarding GSA Form 527, Contractor's Qualifications and Financial Information. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 5020, on February 1, 2012. No comments were received. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-59; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2012-11152
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. 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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-59, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-59, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Revision of Cost Accounting Standards Threshold
Document Number: 2012-11151
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the threshold for applicability of cost accounting standards in order to implement a recent rule of the Cost Accounting Standards Board and statutory requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement-Colombia
Document Number: 2012-11149
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Colombia.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations
Document Number: 2012-11148
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, that prohibits the award of contracts using appropriated funds to any foreign incorporated entity that is treated as an inverted domestic corporation or to any subsidiary of such entity.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-59; Introduction
Document Number: 2012-11147
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-59. 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.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Contract Financing Final Payment (GSAR Parts 532 and 552.232-72; GSA Form 1142 Release of Claims)
Document Number: 2012-10981
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory 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 and the reinstatement of GSA Form 1142, Release of Claims, regarding final payment under construction and building services contract. GSA Form 1142 was inadvertently deleted as part of the rewrite of GSAR regulations on Contract Financing. GSA Contracting Officers have used this form to achieve uniformity and consistency in the release of claims process. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 2726, January 19, 2012. No comments were received. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts
Document Number: 2012-10708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement an Executive order for nondisplacement of qualified workers under service contracts, as implemented in Department of Labor regulations.