General Services Administration June 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Credit for Lower-Tier Small Business Subcontracting
Document Number: 2019-12481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-26
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 and regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Applicability of Inflation Adjustments of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
Document Number: 2019-12480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to make inflation adjustments of statutory acquisition-related thresholds applicable to existing contracts and subcontracts in effect on the date of the adjustment that contain the revised clauses as proposed in this rulemaking.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Land Ports of Entry
Document Number: 2019-13293
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the GSA have partnered to develop a program of projects at a number of Land Ports of Entry (LPOEs) so that FMCSA agents can safely and effectively inspect both commercial truck and bus traffic. GSA intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts from the proposed construction of six (6) inspection facilities at five (5) different LPOEs in both California and Arizona. A NOI was published concerning the EIS and scoping meetings on May 23, 2019. The revised Notice of Intent is to notify interested parties that dates for the scoping meetings have changed for the two (2) Arizona Sites. Meetings for the California scoping meetings have not changed.
Information Collection; Change Order Accounting
Document Number: 2019-13176
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
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 Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning change order accounting.
Information Collection; Certain Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 Requirements
Document Number: 2019-13140
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning certain Federal Acquisition Regulation part 15 requirements. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and whether the proposed consolidation of the information collections is problematic. OMB has approved this information collection for use through July 31, 2019. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Contract Funding-Limitation of Costs/Funds
Document Number: 2019-13138
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council invites the public to comment upon an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning limitation of costs/funds.
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; Rules of Procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
Document Number: 2019-13081
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (Board) amends its rules of procedure to include arbitration of disputes between applicants for public assistance grants and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding disasters after January 1, 2016. The Board is promulgating a final regulation after considering the one set of comments received on the proposed rules.
Information Collection; Quality Assurance Requirements
Document Number: 2019-13141
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning quality assurance requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Small Business Size Rerepresentation
Document Number: 2019-13139
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
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 Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size rerepresentation.
Information Collection; Freight Classification Description
Document Number: 2019-13137
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
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 Division 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 freight classification description.
FMR Bulletin B-48, Exchange/Sale Financial Accounting
Document Number: 2019-13012
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
FMR Bulletin B-48 provides guidance to agencies on the use of the exchange/sale authority as authorized by Title 40 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 503 and governed by regulations at FMR 102-39, Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority (41 Code of Federal Regulations 102-39). Agencies are encouraged to consider the use of this guidance when acquiring replacement assets via the exchange/sale authority. This Bulletin B-48 provides guidance on the use of this cost-saving strategy, as well as providing guidance for financial accounting of exchange/sale transactions. The Bulletin and additional guidance on the exchange/sale authority may be found at www.gsa.gov/exchangesale.
Submission for OMB Review; Reporting of Nonconforming Items to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program
Document Number: 2019-12774
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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 Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding reporting certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program system.
Information Collection; Right of First Refusal of Employment
Document Number: 2019-12570
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-14
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning right of first refusal employment.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 4 Requirements
Document Number: 2019-12356
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-12
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 Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 4 requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-03; Introduction
Document Number: 2019-12267
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-03. 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; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-03; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2019-12264
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-12
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) 2019-03, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2019-03, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Exception From Certified Cost or Pricing Data Requirements-Adequate Price Competition
Document Number: 2019-12263
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-12
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 provide guidance to DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard, consistent with a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that addresses the exception from certified cost or pricing data requirements when price is based on adequate price competition
Cancellation of FMR Bulletin B-32, Motor Vehicle Policy
Document Number: 2019-12240
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the cancellation of GSA Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-32.
Cancellation of FMR Bulletin B-30, Vehicle Allocation Methodology for Agency Fleets
Document Number: 2019-12239
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the cancellation of GSA Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-30.
Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Teleconference
Document Number: 2019-11886
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of a teleconference/web meeting, is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the schedule for a teleconference/web meeting of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee). This meeting is open for the public to either listen to or observe. Individuals interested in attending this meeting must register to attend as instructed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Information Collection; Extraordinary Contractual Action Requests
Document Number: 2019-11622
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision concerning extraordinary contractual action requests.
Public Buildings Reform Board; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-11492
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
As provided by the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 (FASTA), the Public Buildings Reform Board (PBRB) is holding its first public meeting. At this meeting, the Board will hear from government and private sector representatives to gain their perspectives on implementation of FASTA and FASTA's opportunities and challenges.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Contracting With Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2019-009), Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-11490
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are hosting a public meeting to obtain views of experts and interested parties regarding implementation of section 889 of Title VII of the NDAA for FY 2019, with specific focus on the implementation of paragraph (a)(1)(B). This paragraph prohibits agencies from entering into a contract (or extending or renewing a contract) with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.