Public Buildings Service; Notice of Availability; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, Warroad, MN
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), is publishing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction of a new border station, or Land Port of Entry (LPOE), in Warroad, Minnesota.
Assessment of Fees and Recovery of Costs for Antennas of Federal Agencies and Public Service Organizations
The attached bulletin cancels and replaces GSA Bulletin FPMR D-246, Assessment of Fees and Recovery of Costs for Antennas of Federal Agencies and Public Service Organizations. This bulletin provides all Federal agencies with general guidelines for assessing antenna placement fees on other Federal agencies, State and local government agencies, and charitable, public service and public safety, and non- profit organizations. It contains much of the same guidance as GSA Bulletin FMR 2007-B2, and includes updated information concerning the assessment of fees and recovery of costs in connection with the placement of antennas on Federal property.
Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2007-303, Relocation Expenses Test Programs
The Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105- 264, October 19, 1998), authorized Federal agencies to conduct travel and relocation expenses test programs when determined by the Administrator of General Services to be in the interest of the Government. The provisions of the Act were implemented by a Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) amendment, and published in the Federal Register at 64 FR 28880, May 27, 1999. They permit agencies to test new and innovative methods of reimbursing travel and relocation expenses without seeking a waiver of current rules or authorizing legislation. However, the test authority for the travel and relocation programs expired in October 2005. Pub. L. 109-325, October 11, 2006, amends 5 U.S.C. 5739 by extending the authority for the General Services Administration (GSA) to approve relocation expenses test programs for an additional four years. In addition, the law removes the 24-month period in which an agency had to complete an approved relocation expense test program. The amendments provided by Pub. L. No. 109-325 are effective as though enacted as part of the Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998. This final rule incorporates Pub. L. 109-325 by removing the required period of time to complete a relocation test program and extends the authority to conduct relocation tests for an additional four years. The authority to conduct a travel test expense program was not renewed; accordingly, this final rule also deletes those provisions. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-20; Introduction
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-20 as a pilot program. 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 2005-20; Small Entity Compliance Guide
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 the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-20 which amends the 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 2005-20 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-029, Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) - Reporting Requirement of Subcontractor Award Data
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 require that contractors report specific subcontract awards to a public database as a pilot program. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) (Pub. L. 109-282) requires the existence and operation of a searchable website that provides public access to information about Federal expenditures.