General Services Administration March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate
Document Number: 06-3112
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Buy American ActFree Trade AgreementsIsraeli Trade Act Certificate. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 3826 on January 24, 2006. 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.
Public Buildings Service; Information Collection; GSA Form 3453, Application/Permit for Use of Space in Public Buildings and Grounds
Document Number: E6-4552
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding GSA Form 3453, Application/Permit for Use of Space in Public Buildings and Grounds. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 3847, January 24, 2006. 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 Management Regulation; Transportation Payment and Audit-Use of SF 1113, Public Voucher for Transportation Charges; Correction
Document Number: E6-4189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration is issuing corrections to the proposed rule issued as FMR Case 2005-102-5, Transportation Payment and AuditUse of SF 1113, Public Voucher for Transportation Charges.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-029, Termination or Cancellation of Purchase Orders
Document Number: 06-2756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
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 correct the inadvertent omission of appropriate references in the FAR pertaining to termination for cause of those purchase orders that have been accepted in writing. The Government is soliciting comments from interested parties to ensure the language in this proposed rule is clear in stating the appropriate termination coverage for commercial purchase orders that have been accepted in writing by the contractor.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting
Document Number: 06-2751
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
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 has submitted 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 71 FR 2914, January 18, 2006. 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.
Federal Management Regulation; Guidelines for Alternative Workplace Arrangements
Document Number: E6-3942
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The attached bulletin establishes guidelines for implementing and operating alternative workplace arrangements (AWA). These policies are designed to assist agencies in the design and operation of AWA programs as well as to resolve AWA issues commonly faced by agencies.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 06-2560
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of the establishment of the record system, Federal Procurement Data SystemNext Generation (FPDS-NG), (GSA/OAP-3). FPDS-NG fulfills GSA's mission to provide a comprehensive mechanism for assembling, organizing, and presenting contract procurement data for the Federal Government. The system collects, processes, and disseminates official statistical data on Federal contracting. The data is used to generate reports for the three branches of government, federal agencies and the general public.
Federal Management Regulation; Transportation Payment and Audit-Use of SF 1113, Public Voucher for Transportation Charges
Document Number: E6-3578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration proposes to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to discontinue use of the hard copy, paper construction of Standard Form (SF) 1113, Public Voucher for Transportation Charges, and its memorandum copy, SF 1113-A. Agencies are required to use electronic commerce for receiving bills and paying for transportation and transportation services. By using electronic commerce, the SF 1113 is not needed and is not essential for the transportation service provider to get paid. The FMR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http:// www.gsa.gov/fmr.
Public Buildings Service; Information Collection; Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist Registry
Document Number: E6-2933
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding the Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist Registry form. The clearance currently expires on July 31, 2006. The Art-in-Architecture Program is the result of a policy decision made in January 1963 by GSA Administrator Bernard L. Boudin who had served on the Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Office Space in 1961-1962. The program has been modified over the years, most recently in 1996 when a renewed focus on commissioning works of art that are an integral part of the building's architecture and adjacent landscape was instituted. The program continues to commission works of art from living American artists. One-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of new or substantially renovated Federal buildings and U.S. courthouses is allocated for commissioning works of art. 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Office of Civil Rights; Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs
Document Number: E6-2932
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding nondiscrimination in Federal financial assistance programs. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2006. This information is needed to facilitate nondiscrimination in GSA's Federal Financial Assistance Programs, consistent with Federal civil rights laws and regulations that apply to recipients of Federal financial assistance. 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; and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.