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

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-70; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-23704
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
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) 2005-70. 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; Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections
Document Number: 2013-23703
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
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 a statutory pilot program enhancing whistleblower protections for contractor employees.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Allowability of Legal Costs for Whistleblower Proceedings
Document Number: 2013-23702
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 that addresses the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor or subcontractor related to a whistleblower proceeding commenced by the submission of a complaint of reprisal by the contractor or subcontractor employee.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-70; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-23701
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-70, 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 these rules by referring to FAC 2005-70, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Leased Asset Energy and GHG Reporting Interpretive Guidance
Document Number: 2013-23581
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces guidance on estimating and voluntarily reporting leased asset energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data. The guidance contains a practical set of guidelines and best practices for agencies developing their own policies and processes for leasing, energy data collection and estimation, and GHG reporting and may be found at www.gsa.gov/hpgb. It is not federal policy for energy reporting or GHG accounting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Ending Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: 2013-23311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
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 strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracts. These changes are intended to implement E.O. 13627 and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.
Information Collection; OMB Control No. 9000-0012, Termination Settlement Proposal Forms-FAR (Standard Forms 1435 Through 1440)
Document Number: 2013-23308
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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 Termination Settlement Proposal FormsFAR (Standard Forms 1435 through 1440), as prescribed at FAR subpart 49.6, Contract Termination Forms and Formats.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Modifications (Federal Supply Schedules)
Document Number: 2013-22526
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-17
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 information collection requirement regarding the Modifications (Federal Supply Schedule) clause.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: 2013-22460
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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 concerning subcontractor requests for bonds.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory Committee Meeting and Conference Calls
Document Number: 2013-22364
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of this meeting and these conference calls is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). This notice provides the agenda and schedule for the November 12, 2013, meeting of the Green Building Advisory Committee Meeting (the Committee) and the schedule for a series of conference calls, supplemented by Web meetings, for two task groups of the Committee. The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The conference calls are open for the public to listen in. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2013-22193
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the United States.
Information Collection; DigitalGov Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2013-22191
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding the DigitalGov Web site Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Government-Wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22190
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) (the Committee), is a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App 2. This notice provides the public meeting dates for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year for the GTAC: November 7, 2013 and December 10, 2013. The meetings are open to the public via teleconference.
Submission for OMB Review; Information Regarding Responsibility Matters
Document Number: 2013-22016
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
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 regarding Information Regarding Responsibility Matters. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 18593, on March 27, 2013. One comment was received.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA); Upcoming Public Advisory Meetings
Document Number: 2013-21802
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
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 meetings open to the public on Thursday, September 19, 2013 and Friday, September 20, 2013.
Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)
Document Number: 2013-21599
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's (GSA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 per diem review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance changes for certain locations within the Continental United States (CONUS) to provide for reimbursement of Federal employees' expenses covered by per diem. The standard lodging per diem rate will increase to $83. The meals and incidental expense tiers remain unchanged for FY 2014 and range from $46-$71. GSA identified two new non-standard areas (NSAs): Big Spring, TX (Howard County); and Pearsall, TX (Frio, La Salle, and Medina Counties). The City of Hershey, PA, is now a separate NSA from Harrisburg, PA. In addition, Pasco, WA (Franklin County) and Richland, WA (Benton County) have been merged into a single NSA. Finally, Hendry County, FL is now included with the Palm Beach County, FL NSA. The CONUS per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 14-01 may be found at www.gsa.gov/perdiem. GSA bases the lodging rates on the average daily rate that the lodging industry reports to an independent organization. If a lodging rate or a per diem rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses in any given location, Federal executive agencies can request that GSA review that location. Please review numbers five and six of GSA's per diem Frequently Asked Questions at (www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs) for more information on the special review process. In addition, the Federal Travel Regulation allows for actual expense reimbursement as provided in Sec. Sec. 301-11.300 through 301- 11.306.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One-Time Reporting for First-Tier Subcontractors
Document Number: 2013-21529
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting RequirementsOne Time Reporting for First-tier Subcontractors.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One-Time Reporting, Compensation Requirements
Document Number: 2013-21521
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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 American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting RequirementsOne Time-Reporting, Compensation Requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-Quarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors
Document Number: 2013-21350
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
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 American Recovery and Reinvestment ActQuarterly Reporting for Prime Contractors.
Information Collection; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements-One Time Reporting Requirements for Prime Contractors
Document Number: 2013-21286
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
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 the American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting RequirementsOne Time Reporting Requirements for Prime Contractors.