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

Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 06-5902
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of the designation of the FedBizOpps (FBO) (GSA/OAP-4) system as a system of records under the Privacy Act. The purpose of FedBizOpps is to collect, maintain, and disseminate information on Federal procurement solicitations to the public. The system also collects voluntary contact information (e-mail address) on individuals and company information on vendors who use FedBizOpps to find and respond to Federal business opportunities for their products and/or services. System information is used to administer and manage Federal buyer access, maintain interested vendor lists, and keep vendors informed of Federal solicitations of business interest.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10; Introduction
Document Number: 06-5712
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-10. 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.acquisition.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-007, Central Contractor Registration-Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Validation
Document Number: 06-5711
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to include the process of validating a Central Contractor Registration (CCR) registrant's taxpayer identification number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to improve the quality of data in the Federal procurement system. Additionally, the amendment removes outdated language requiring modifications of contracts prior to December 31, 2003, regarding CCR.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-035, Submission of Cost or Pricing Data on Noncommercial Modifications of Commercial Items
Document Number: 06-5710
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding prohibition on obtaining cost or pricing data to implement Section 818 of Public Law 108-375, the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-003, Procedures Related to Procurement Center Representatives
Document Number: 06-5709
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide internal procedures to cover situations when the FAR requires interaction with a procurement center representative and one has not been assigned to the procuring activity or contract administration office.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-033, Implementation of Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL)
Document Number: 06-5708
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL) internet website as the source for Federal contracting agencies to obtain wage determinations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) for service contracts subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and for construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-006, Free Trade Agreements-El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua
Document Number: 06-5707
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-014, Buy-Back of Assets
Document Number: 06-5706
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
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) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising the contract cost principle regarding depreciation costs. The final rule adds language which addresses the allowability of depreciation costs of reacquired assets involved in a sale and leaseback arrangement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 06-5705
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-5704
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-10 which amend the 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 2005-10 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.acquisition.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Small Disadvantaged Business Procurement Credit Programs
Document Number: 06-5560
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
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 and revision of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning small business procurement credit programs. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 16563 on April 3, 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 thepublic 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; Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist Registry
Document Number: E6-9769
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
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 an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding Art-in Architecture Program National Artist Registry. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 10688, March 2, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance 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 2000 when a renewed focus on commissioningworks 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-9407
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) proposes to establish a Government-wide system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. The system of records, GSA SmartPay[reg] Purchase Charge Card Program (GSA/GOVT-6), will ensure that the Federal Purchase Charge Card Program, for which GSA has Government-wide responsibility, assembles and maintains information necessary for the efficient and cost effective operation, control, and management of commercial purchasing activities by Federal agencies. The system includes personal information of individuals to enhance the Federal Government's ability to monitor official purchases, payments, and expenses involving charge card transactions.
Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Asset Management Guiding Principles
Document Number: 06-5423
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
FMR Bulletin 2006-B5 rescinds and supersedes GSA Bulletin FPMR D-240, Public Buildings and Space, dated October 2, 1996. This Bulletin introduces new guiding principles to manage and improve real property performance in support of Executive Order (EO) 13327.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Consolidation of the Two Existing NIOSH Facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio
Document Number: E6-9251
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the President's Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), as implemented by General Services Administration (GSA) Order PBS P 1095.4D, GSA announces its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed consolidation of the two existing NIOSH facilities, the Robert A. Taft Laboratory and the Alice Hamilton Laboratory buildings, into a single consolidated facility at a new location in Ohio.
Office of Civil Rights; Information Collection; Nondiscrimination in Federal Financial Assistance Programs
Document Number: E6-8999
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
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 an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement regarding regarding nondiscrimination in Federal financial assistance programs. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 10687, March 2, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance 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; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
Federal Management Regulation; Federal Real Property Profile Summary Report
Document Number: E6-8920
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In furtherance of FMR Bulletin 2005-B4, this notice announces the FY 2005 release of the new version of the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP) Summary Report, which provides an overview of the U.S. Government's owned and leased real property as of September 30, 2005. The FY 2005 FRPP Summary Report is now available.