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Information Collection; Technology Transformation Services-Candidate Experience Surveys
Document Number: 2020-11577
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 new information collection requirement regarding sending candidate surveys to all applicants who apply to jobs within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Applicability of Inflation Adjustments of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
Document Number: C1-2020-07109
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Revised Notice of Intent/Revised Project Action and Notice of Availability for Land Ports of Entry (LPOE)
Document Number: 2020-10426
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: List of Domestically Nonavailable Articles
Document Number: 2020-09208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are considering amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the list of domestically nonavailable articles under the Buy American statute. DoD, GSA, and NASA are seeking information that will assist in identifying domestic capabilities and for evaluating whether some articles on the list of domestically nonavailable articles are now mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-06; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-07112
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-06, 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 these rules by referring to FAC 2020-06, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-07111
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make needed editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Tax on Certain Foreign Procurement
Document Number: 2020-07110
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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 withhold a 2 percent tax on contract payments made by the United States Government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts. This rule applies to Federal Government contracts for goods or services that are awarded to foreign persons.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Applicability of Inflation Adjustments of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
Document Number: 2020-07109
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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 implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 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 in this rulemaking.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Revocation of Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers
Document Number: 2020-07108
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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 remove the FAR subpart on nondisplacement of qualified workers. This final rule implements an Executive order which revoked the previous Executive order on this topic.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-06; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-07107
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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) 2020-06. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Information Collection; Privacy Training
Document Number: 2020-09610
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
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 privacy training. 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 July 31, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Acquisition of Helium
Document Number: 2020-09609
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
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 acquisition of Helium. 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 July 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: Consolidation and Substantial Bundling
Document Number: 2020-08005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-27
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) 2016, which requires providing public notices of determinations for substantial bundling and consolidation of contract requirements.
Relocation Allowances-Waiver of Certain Provisions of the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) (Chapter 302) for Official Relocation Travel of Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Document Number: 2020-08687
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) bulletin informs agencies that certain provisions of the FTR governing official relocation travel are temporarily waived for employees relocating during the national emergency issued by the President on March 13, 2020 concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Section 508-Based Standards in Information and Communication Technology; Correction.
Document Number: 2020-07737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
On March 31, 2020, DoD, GSA, and NASA published a rule proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate recent revisions and updates to accessibility standards issued by the U.S. Access Board pursuant to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. DoD, GSA, and NASA are making editorial changes to correct amendatory instructions.
Modernizing Services for Regulation Management
Document Number: 2020-07943
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's (GSA) Office of Regulation Management within the Office of Government-wide Policy is announcing amendments to notice MR-2019-01, dated December 30, 2019. The public meeting that was originally announced for March 25, 2020, has been rescheduled to April 30, 2020. The meeting will be held via web conference. The comment period has also been extended from April 30, 2020, to June 3, 2020. GSA is seeking public comment on any matters related to the modernization of Electronic Rulemaking Management. Background information on specific topics will be provided in electronic format through the regulations.gov docketing system to help inform the public on known issues around which to focus their input. Comments will be accepted electronically.
Information Collection; Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2020-07272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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 payments to small business subcontractors.
Submission for OMB Review; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 2020-07271
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-07
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 examination of records by Comptroller General and contract audit.
Office of Acquisition Policy; Establishment of Online Portal for GSA Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-06700
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,'' dated October 9, 2019, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-02, dated October 31, 2019, GSA established an online portal for the public to access GSA guidance documents. Although GSA did not identify agency guidance that falls under the auspices of E.O. 13891 in terms of effecting the behavior of regulated parties, the portal provides links to GSA program web pages, which contain internal GSA guidance documents, in support of the intent of E.O. 13891.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Construction Contract Administration
Document Number: 2020-05866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
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 requires agencies to provide a notice along with the solicitation to prospective bidders and offerors regarding definitization of requests for an equitable adjustment related to change orders under construction contracts.
Notice of Availability of the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Expansion and Modernization of the San Luis I Land Port of Entry, San Luis, Arizona
Document Number: 2020-06669
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the availability, and opportunity for public review and comment, of the revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which analyzes the potential environmental impacts of a proposal by the General Services Administration (GSA) to expand and modernize the San Luis I Land Port of Entry (LPOE) located in San Luis, Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico international border. During the draft EIS review period in April 2019, multiple comments were received, including one comment which identified a new alternative to be included in the analysis. Therefore, GSA determined that the Draft EIS would be re-released for public review that includes the new alternative. The revised DEIS describes the project purpose and need, the alternatives being considered, and the potential impacts of each alternative on the existing environment. As the lead agency for this undertaking, GSA is acting on behalf of its major tenant at the facility, the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Premium Class Transportation Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-06666
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is publishing the reporting requirements for the use of other than coach class, also known as ``premium class'' transportation by Government employees on official travel. This bulletin also clarifies which accommodations are not considered premium class, and are therefore not reportable. This information will be available in FTR Bulletin 20-05, which can be found on GSA's website at https://gsa.gov/ ftrbulletins.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Section 508-Based Standards in Information and Communication Technology
Document Number: 2020-05867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
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 incorporate recent revisions and updates to accessibility standards issued by the U.S. Access Board pursuant to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Information Collection; USA.gov National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2020-06440
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 regarding the National Contact Center customer evaluation surveys.
Revision to Foreign Gift Minimal Value
Document Number: 2020-05375
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, must redefine the minimal value of foreign gift items to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the preceding 3-year period, as specified under the law concerning the Receipt and Disposition of Foreign Gifts and Decorations. The minimal value was last defined effective January 1, 2017, and must be redefined effective as of January 1, 2020. This bulletin cancels FMR Bulletin B-41, ``Foreign Gift and Decoration Minimal Value,'' issued January 12, 2017, as this bulletin provides updated information on the same topic.
Federal Management Regulation; Physical Security
Document Number: 2020-04268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is proposing to revise the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to clarify the responsibilities of agencies for maintaining physical security standards in federally owned and leased facilities in light of current law, executive orders and updated standards. The revision will also update nomenclature and reorganize the subparts for better readability and clarity.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision for the Construction of a New U.S. Land Port of Entry in Madawaska, Maine, and a New Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge
Document Number: 2020-04252
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
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, the 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 Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed new U.S. land port of entry (LPOE) in Madawaska, Maine, and new International Bridge between Madawaska, Maine, and Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada.
Submission for OMB Review; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2020-04110
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
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 reporting purchases from sources outside the United States.
Office of Human Resources Management; SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2020-04105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of new members to the General Services Administration Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board assures consistency, stability, and objectivity in the performance appraisal process.
Relocation Allowances: Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) Eligibility
Document Number: 2020-03942
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The purpose of this notice is to inform Federal agencies that Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 20-04, pertaining to changes to eligibility for WTA and RITA impacted by recent changes to Federal law, has been published and is now available online at www.gsa.gov/ ftrbulletins.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-05; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-02029
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
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) 2020-05, 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 2020-05, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides Under Multiple-Award Contracts
Document Number: 2020-02028
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
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 implement regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration, which provide Governmentwide policy for partial set-asides and reserves, and for set-asides of orders for small business concerns under multiple-award contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-05; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-02027
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
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) 2020-05. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Individual Sureties
Document Number: 2020-02655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-12
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 2016 to change the kinds of assets that individual sureties must pledge as security for their individual surety bonds.
Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission; Notification of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the schedule and agenda for the March 3, 2020 in-person meeting of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission (Commission), the June 3, 2020 telephonic Commission meeting, and the July 17, 2020 in-person Commission meeting. These meetings are open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Termination Settlement Proposal Forms-FAR (SF 1435 Through 1440)
Document Number: 2020-02205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
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 termination settlement proposal forms in the FAR.
Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Utility Services
Document Number: 2020-01020
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) part regarding utility services. The rule clarifies the authority an agency must have in order to procure utility services and describes in detail agencies' responsibilities concerning the procurement of such services. To better direct agencies that operate under a utility service delegation from GSA, the rule adds a reference to the section of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that addresses the acquisition of utility services and other procurement guidance. Additionally, the rule clarifies responsibilities for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy for compliance.
Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 2020-01841
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
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 examination of records by Comptroller General and contract audit. 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 April 30, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2020-01837
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
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 payments to small business subcontractors. 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 April 30, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Appraisers Building and U.S. Custom House Limited Scope Repair & Alteration Project in San Francisco, California
Document Number: 2020-01585
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the availability, and opportunity for public review and comment, of a Draft Environmental Assessment(EA), which examines the potential impacts of a proposal by GSA to provide limited scope and alterations to the existing Appraisers Building and U.S. Custom House, San Francisco, CA (Project). The Draft EA describes the reasons the project is proposed; the alternatives being considered; the potential impacts of the alternatives on the existing environment; and the proposed avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures related to those alternatives.
Rules of Procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2020-00762
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document makes amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
Public Availability of Agency Records and Informational Materials
Document Number: 2020-00057
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the General Services Administration's regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations are being updated to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to FOIA under both statutory and nonstatutory authorities. Specifically, this rule amends GSA's regulations under FOIA to incorporate certain changes made to FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Additionally, the regulations are being updated to reflect developments in case law, recent guidance from the Department of JusticeOffice of Information Policy for processing FOIA requests, technological advancements in how the FOIA is administered, and to update the cost figures used in calculating and charging search/ or review fees. Finally, the revisions to the rule increase the amount of information that members of the public may receive from the agency without being charged processing fees through proactive agency disclosures.
Publication of Website Standards
Document Number: 2020-01068
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act requires any public website of an executive agency to comply with GSA's website standards. GSA publishes the standards at https:// designsystem.digital.gov/website-standards. To notify agencies of revisions to the website standards, GSA will periodically update the U.S. Web Design System website and publish notices in the Federal Register.
Information Collection; System for Award Management Registration Requirements for Financial Assistance Recipients
Document Number: 2019-28347
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding the pre-award registration requirements for Prime Grant Recipients. The title of the approved information collection is System for Award Management Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Recipients (OMB Control Number 3090-0290). The updated information collection title is based on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposed expansion of SAM registration requirements to include all entities that receive financial assistance.
Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Request for Membership Nominations for an Environmental Health Expert and a Construction Expert
Document Number: 2020-00676
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Green Building Advisory Committee provides advice to GSA as a mandatory federal advisory committee, as specified in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). With openings for an Environmental Health expert and a Construction expert, this notice invites qualified candidates to apply to be considered for appointment to a voluntary position on the Committee representing these areas of expertise.
Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Conference Calls
Document Number: 2020-00503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of this meeting and these conference calls is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the agendas and schedules for the June 11, 2020 meeting of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee) and the schedule for a series of conference calls for two task groups of the Committee. The in-person meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The task group conference calls are open for the public to listen in. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below under Supplementary Information.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-00026
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
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) 2020-04, 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 2020-04, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds
Document Number: 2020-00025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
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 incorporate revised thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-00024
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
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) 2020-04. 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.
2020 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 2020 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes
Document Number: 2020-00390
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is updating the mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles (POA), airplanes, and motorcycles as required by statute. This information will be available in FTR Bulletin 20-03, which can be found on GSA's website at https://gsa.gov/ftrbulletins.