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

Submission for OMB Review; Notification of Ownership Changes
Document Number: 2013-15300
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
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 notification of ownership changes. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 74663, on December 17, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Right of First Refusal of Employment
Document Number: 2013-15298
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 17670, on March 22, 2013. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408)
Document Number: 2013-15296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
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 preaward survey forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408).
Submission for OMB Review; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)
Document Number: 2013-15294
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Governmentwide Policy will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning reporting tangible personal property. In support of OMB's continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, GSA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the proposed information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning forms that will be used to collect information related to tangible personal property when required by a Federal financial assistance award. To view the form, go to OMB's main Web page at www.OMB.gov and click on the ``Grants Management'' and ``Forms'' links. OMB specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 20644, on April 5, 2013. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Applicability of the Senior Executive Compensation Benchmark
Document Number: 2013-15214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
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 continue the implementation of the requirements of section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The proposed rule seeks public comments on applying section 803 with respect to that provision's expansion with respect to contracts that had been awarded by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard before the date of enactment of section 803 (which was December 31, 2011) of the application of the senior executive compensation benchmark amount. Section 803 expands to a broader group of contractor employees the limitation on reimbursing compensation costs. As section 803 provides, this proposed rule would apply section 803 retroactively to contracts awarded before December 31, 2011, with respect to the contractor compensation costs incurred after January 1, 2012. In addition, also as part of the implementation in the FAR of section 803, DoD, GSA and NASA are separately issuing an interim rule (FAR Case 2012-017) that addresses the prospective application of section 803 to contracts awarded on or after December 31, 2011.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-68; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-15213
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
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) 2005-68, 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 2005-68, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Expansion of Applicability of the Senior Executive Compensation Benchmark
Document Number: 2013-15212
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
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 implement section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. In accordance with section 803, the interim rule expands the application to a broader group of contractor employees on contracts awarded by DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard of the senior executive compensation benchmark amount which limits the reimbursement of compensation costs. This interim rule applies section 803 prospectively to contracts awarded on or after (but not before) the date of enactment of section 803 (which was December 31, 2011), to the contractor compensation costs incurred after January 1, 2012. In addition, also as part of the implementation in the FAR of section 803, DoD, GSA and NASA are separately issuing a proposed rule (FAR Case 2012-025) that addresses the retroactive application of section 803 to contractor compensation costs incurred after January 1, 2012, under contracts that had been awarded before December 31, 2011.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-68; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-15211
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-68. 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.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2013-15104
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), is issuing a correction to the Public Advisory Meeting notice, which was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 35272, June 12, 2013.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-67; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-14621
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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) 2005-67, 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 2005-67, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-14620
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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; Updated Postretirement Benefit (PRB) References
Document Number: 2013-14619
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 remove references to specific paragraphs of an accounting standard that were deleted in the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB's) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The references no longer exist in the authoritative GAAP (the ASC). This final rule replaces the current GAAP references in the FAR with explicit criteria that generally replicate the substance of the formerly referenced GAAP methodology so that the substance of the FAR does not change as a result of this final rule.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement (FTA)-Panama
Document Number: 2013-14618
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Deletion of Report to Congress on Foreign-Manufactured Products
Document Number: 2013-14617
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 eliminate an obsolete Congressional reporting requirement on acquisitions of end products manufactured outside the United States.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracting With Women-Owned Small Business Concerns
Document Number: 2013-14616
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 remove the dollar limitation for set-asides to economically disadvantaged women-owned small business concerns and to women-owned small business concerns eligible under the Women-owned Small Business Program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Price Analysis Techniques
Document Number: 2013-14615
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 clarify and give a precise reference in the use of a price analysis technique in order to establish a fair and reasonable price.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Terms of Service and Open-Ended Indemnification, and Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations
Document Number: 2013-14614
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 address concerns raised in an opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) involving the use of unrestricted, open-ended indemnification clauses in acquisitions for social media applications.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Interagency Acquisitions: Compliance by Nondefense Agencies With Defense Procurement Requirements
Document Number: 2013-14613
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add new requirements specific to the acquisition of supplies and services by nondefense agencies on behalf of DoD. This rule implements a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, with later amendments; and section 801 of the NDAA for FY 2013, Public Law 112-239.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; System for Award Management Name Change, Phase 1 Implementation
Document Number: 2013-14612
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 reflect the joining of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certification Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) databases into the System for Award Management (SAM) database.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracting Officer's Representative
Document Number: 2013-14611
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 improve contract surveillance by clarifying the contracting officer's representative (COR) responsibilities.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States
Document Number: 2013-14610
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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 Governmentwide requirements in National Defense Authorization Acts that establish minimum processes and requirements for the selection, accountability, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions outside the United States.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-67; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-14603
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
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) 2005-67. 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 Management Regulation (FMR); Restrictions on International Transportation of Freight and Household Goods
Document Number: 2013-14531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) provisions pertaining to the use of United States air carriers for cargo under the provisions of the ``Fly America Act.'' This proposed rule would additionally update the current provisions in the FMR regarding the Cargo Preference Act of 1954, as amended. Also, this proposed rule would amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to state clearly that this part applies to all agencies and wholly-owned Government corporations except where otherwise expressly provided.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; IT Dashboard Feedback Mechanism
Document Number: 2013-14287
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 13057, on February 26, 2013. No comments were received.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-13959
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13639, as amended by EO 13644, will hold a meeting open to the public on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of an Updated System of Records
Document Number: 2013-13813
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA proposes to update a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a.
The President's Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meeting
Document Number: 2013-13496
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The President's Commission on Election Administration (PCEA), a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App., and Executive Order 13639, as amended by EO 13644, will hold a meeting open to the public on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Uniform Procurement Identification
Document Number: 2013-13413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
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 implement a uniform Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID) numbering system, which will require the use of Activity Address Codes (AACs) as the unique identifier for contracting offices and other offices, in order to standardize procurement transactions across the Federal Government. This proposed rule continues and strengthens efforts at standardization accomplished under a previous FAR case.