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

Information Collection; Patents
Document Number: 2019-23152
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
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 and renewal concerning patents. 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; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through January 31, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Announcement of Industry Engagement Event
Document Number: 2019-23127
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is hosting an industry engagement event to highlight how section 889 of Title VII of the NDAA for FY 2019 (hereinafter Sec. 889) will affect GSA's business and supply chain. Toward that end, GSA invites industry partners and associations to join in a broad based dialogue.
Information Collection; Commerce Patent Regulations
Document Number: 2019-22853
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
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 and renewal concerning Department of Commerce patent regulations. 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; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through January 31, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Recreational Services on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2019-22781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
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 Department of Labor (DOL) rule, which exempts certain contracts for seasonal recreational services or seasonal recreational equipment rental for the general public on Federal lands from an Executive Order minimum wage.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Clarification of Payment in Kind for Speakers at Meetings and Similar Functions
Document Number: 2019-22324
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the FTR to change the definition of ``payment in kind''. The new definition provides that a waived or discounted registration fee provided by the non-Federal sponsor of a meeting or similar function is not a payment in kind to the agency for the day(s) an employee speaks, participates in a panel, or presents at the event. This rule also makes miscellaneous related corrections.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Taxes-Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan; Correction
Document Number: 2019-22282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
On September 20, 2019, DoD, GSA, and NASA published a document proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan. The document heading carried an incorrect Regulation Identifier Number (RIN). This document carries the correct RIN.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-01; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2019-21848
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
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) 2020-01, 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 2020-01, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Definition of “Commercial Item”
Document Number: 2019-21847
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to revise the definition of a ``commercial item.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-01; Introduction
Document Number: 2019-21846
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
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) 2020-01. 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.
Information Collection; Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
Document Number: 2019-22038
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
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 an extension concerning prohibition on contracting for certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 29, 2019. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Submission for OMB Review; Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Document Number: 2019-21887
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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 Cost Accounting Standards administration.
Information Collection; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles
Document Number: 2019-21886
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
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 and renewal concerning contractor use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles. 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; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through January 31, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-21885
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is publishing this system of records notice (SORN) as the new managing partner of the e-Rulemaking Program, effective October 1, 2019. The e-Rulemaking Program includes the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and Regulations.gov. Regulations.gov allows the public to search, view, download, and comment on Federal agencies' rulemaking documents in one central location on-line. FDMS provides each participating Federal agency with the ability to electronically access and manage its own rulemaking dockets, or other dockets, including comments or supporting materials submitted by individuals or organizations. GSA is establishing the GSA/OGP-1, e-Rulemaking Program Administrative System to manage regulations.gov and partner agency access to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS).
Notice of Availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Final Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Construction of a New U.S. Land Port of Entry in Madawaska, Maine, and a New Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge (the FSEIS)
Document Number: 2019-21691
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-04
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, GSA Order ADM 1095.1F Environmental Considerations in Decision Making, the GSA PBS NEPA Desk Guide, the FHWA Policy Guide, and FHWA's Environmental Impact and Related Procedures, GSA, PBS, FHWA, and MaineDOT, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard and in coordination with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), announce the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)/Final Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation for the proposed new U.S. land port of entry (LPOE) in Madawaska, Maine, and a new International Bridge between Madawaska, Maine, and Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2019-21465
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015, this final rule incorporates the penalty inflation adjustments for the civil monetary penalties set forth in the United States Code, as codified in our regulations.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process
Document Number: 2019-20798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
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 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which specifies the criteria that must be met in order to include lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in a solicitation; and requires procurements predominantly for the acquisition of certain services and supplies to avoid the use of LPTA source selection criteria, to the maximum extent practicable.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2019-20797
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
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 2018 to increase the threshold for requiring certified cost or pricing data.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Increased Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds; 2018-004
Document Number: 2019-20796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
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) 2017 and several sections of the NDAA for FY 2018 that increase the micro-purchase threshold (MPT), increase the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), and clarify certain procurement terms, as well as align some non- statutory thresholds with the MPT and SAT.