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

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Electronic Contracting Initiative (ECI)
Document Number: 2013-12566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add a Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule) clause, and an Alternate I version of the clause that will require electronic submission of modifications under Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts managed by GSA. The public reporting burdens associated with both the basic and Alternate I clauses are also being updated.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Make-or-Buy Program
Document Number: 2013-12353
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
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 Make-or-Buy Program. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 43080, on July 23, 2012. One respondent provided comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Commerce Patent Regulations
Document Number: 2013-12348
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 Department of Commerce patent regulations. A notice was published in Federal Register at 77 FR 43082, on July 23, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs
Document Number: 2013-12345
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
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 Travel Costs. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 67366, on November 9, 2012. Two respondents submitted comments.
The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB); Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-12262
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
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 meeting on Friday, June 7, 2013.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information (FAR 52.223-5)
Document Number: 2013-12196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
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 pollution prevention and right-to-know information. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 63803, on October 17, 2012. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Patents
Document Number: 2013-12130
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
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 patents.
National Contact Center; Submission for OMB Review; National Contact Center Customer Evaluation Survey
Document Number: 2013-12107
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
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 an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding the National Contact Center customer evaluation surveys. In this request, the previously approved surveys have been supplemented with surveys that will temporarily replace those existing surveys for one period of several months. These temporary surveys will allow the National Contact Center to compare its customer service levels to those of private industry contact centers. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 14549, on March 6, 2013. No comments were received.
U.S. General Services Administration Federal Property Management Regulations; Administrative Wage Garnishment
Document Number: 2013-11911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the U.S. General Services Administration Property Management Regulation (GSPMR) to remove information concerning the General Services Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA), which no longer exists, and to provide information concerning its successor, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).
Federal Management Regulation; Redesignations of Federal Buildings
Document Number: 2013-11247
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The attached bulletin announces the designation and redesignation of six Federal buildings.
Joint Working Group on Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience Through Acquisition
Document Number: 2013-11239
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On February 12th, 2013, the President issued the Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Executive Order 13636). In accordance with Section 8(e) of Executive Order 13636, within 120 days, the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council, are required to make recommendations on the feasibility, security benefits, and relative merits of incorporating security standards into acquisition planning and contract administration and address what steps can be taken to harmonize, and make consistent, existing procurement requirements related to cybersecurity. Public outreach is a critically important activity for implementation of the Executive Order. In an effort to obtain broad stakeholder involvement, the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense are publishing this Request for Information (RFI) seeking information that can be used in the Section 8(e) report.
Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Mail Management; Financial Requirements for All Agencies
Document Number: 2013-11139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by revising its mail management policy. A major part of the proposed revision involves the removal of the agency requirement to pay the United States Postal Service (USPS) using commercial payment processes. This proposed rule also revises the term ``commercial payment process'', removes the definition ``large agency'', requires all agencies to provide an annual mail management report, changes the date of the annual report, removes the description of facility and program mail manager responsibilities, recommends all agencies implement the process of consolidation of mail and requires all agencies to expand existing mail security policy to include guidance for employees receiving incoming and sending outgoing official mail at an alternative worksite. Finally, this proposed rule encourages agencies to increase sustainable activities in their mail programs, and makes editorial and technical corrections. This case is included in GSA's retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is available at www.gsa.gov/improvingregulations.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting
Document Number: 2013-10892
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
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 a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding industrial funding fee and sales reporting. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 76446, on December 28, 2012. One comment was received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Government Property
Document Number: 2013-10955
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowance-Relocation Income Tax (RIT) Allowable Tables
Document Number: 2013-10807
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA published FTR Amendment 2008-04, in the Federal Register on June 25, 2008 (73 FR 35952), specifying that GSA would no longer publish the RIT Allowance tables in Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) part 302-17, Appendices A through D; instead, the tables would be available on a GSA Web site. The purpose of this notice is to inform agencies that FTR Bulletin 13-05 is now available and provides the annual changes to the RIT allowance tables necessary for calculating the amount of a transferee's increased tax burden due to his or her official permanent change of station. FTR Bulletin 13-05 and all other FTR Bulletins can be found at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Irrevocable Letters of Credit
Document Number: 2013-10211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
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 remove all references to Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Pamphlet No. 7, Use of Irrevocable Letters of Credit, and also provide updated sources of data required to verify the credit worthiness of a financial entity issuing or confirming an irrevocable letter of credit (ILC).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: 2013-10210
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
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 bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protections. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 61580, October 10, 2012. One comment was received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2013-10208
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
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 Indirect Cost Rates. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 63804, on October 17, 2012. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Quality Assurance Requirements
Document Number: 2013-10205
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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 quality assurance requirements. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 67366, on November 11, 2012. No comments were received.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Modernization and Expansion Project
Document Number: 2013-09816
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
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 (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for the San Ysidro LPOE Modernization and Expansion Project (Project).