General Services Administration February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-04604
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
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) 2005-66, 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 2005-66, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-04603
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
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 editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items
Document Number: 2013-04601
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
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 section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Section 822 extends the authority of the Commercial Item Test Program at FAR subpart 13.5 to January 1, 2015.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Changes to Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts and Orders
Document Number: 2013-04600
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
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 provide additional guidance when raising the ceiling price or otherwise changing the scope of work for a time-and-materials (T&M) or labor-hour (LH) contract or order.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of Contingency Operation
Document Number: 2013-04599
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ``contingency operation'' to address the statutory change to the definition made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-04595
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
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) 2005-66. 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; Submission for OMB Review; Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Document Number: 2013-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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 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 concerning cost accounting standards administration. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69441, on November 19, 2012. Two respondents submitted comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection; IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanism
Document Number: 2013-04372
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection requirement regarding IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanism.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Schedules for Construction Contracts
Document Number: 2013-04194
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 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 concerning schedules for construction contracts. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 73659, on December 11, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Economic Price Adjustment
Document Number: 2013-04111
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 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 concerning economic price adjustment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69442, on November 19, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Central Contractor Registration
Document Number: 2013-04110
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 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 concerning the Central Contractor Registration database. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 24713, on April 25, 2012. One respondent submitted comments. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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 Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2013-03871
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
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 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 concerning report of shipment.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of New System of Records
Document Number: 2013-03743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) proposes to establish a new system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a.
General Services Administration Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Packing List Clause
Document Number: 2013-03558
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat 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 packing list clause. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 66466, on November 5, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Public Availability of General Services Administration FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2013-03279
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act Public Law 111-117, GSA is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2012 Service Contract Inventories.
The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB); Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03150
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13538, will hold a public teleconference meeting on Friday, February 22, 2013.
Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts
Document Number: 2013-03142
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) is issuing this notice to announce a public meeting and request for comment on the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13627, Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts, and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 112-239, the End Trafficking In Government Contracting Act (ETGCA). Feedback will be used to help inform the development of regulations and other guidance to implement the E.O. and new statutory provisions and strengthen existing prohibitions on trafficking in persons (``TIP''). Interested parties may offer oral and/or written comments at a public meeting to be held on March 5, 2013. Parties are also encouraged to provide all written comments directly to www.regulations.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; MyGov
Document Number: 2013-02977
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, this document announces that GSA is planning to submit a request for a new Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, GSA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Sequence 24 Findings of the EISA 436(h) Ad-Hoc Review Group on Green Building Certification Systems
Document Number: 2013-02408
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA and its Federal agency partners in the EISA 436(h) Ad-Hoc Discussion Group are seeking public input regarding possible approaches GSA may take in fulfilling its requirement from the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to provide a formal recommendation to the Secretary of Energy that identifies a green building certification system(s) most likely to encourage a comprehensive and environmentally- sound approach to the certification of green Federal buildings. GSA is using the deliberations from the EISA 436(h) Ad-hoc Discussion Group as well as verbal and written public input from previously held listening sessions in June and July 2012 and this Federal Register Notice to inform its final recommendation to the Secretary of Energy. The information being asked for in this notice is not for the purpose of a proposed GSA rulemaking or a GSA regulation; GSA is requesting input from the public to better inform its recommendation to the Secretary of Energy on what green building certification system(s) the Federal government should use.