General Services Administration March 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2021-05848
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the fall 2019 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Orders 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' as amended, Executive Order 13771 ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and Executive Order 13563 ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.'' GSA's purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking website at http://www.regulations.gov. Since the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, including GSA's regulatory plan.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2021-04359
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in compliance with Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This agenda is being published to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. The Regulatory Secretariat Division has attempted to list all regulations pending at the time of publication, except for minor and routine or repetitive actions; however, unanticipated requirements may result in the issuance of regulations that are not included in this agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the dates shown. Published proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking website at http://www.regulations.gov.
Information Collection; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Identification of Products With Environmental Attributes
Document Number: 2021-06415
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of an information collection requirement regarding identification of products with environmental attributes.
Office of Human Resources Management; SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2021-06317
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of new members to the GSA Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board assures consistency, stability, and objectivity in the performance appraisal process.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Web-Based Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06221
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of these web-based public meetings/conference calls is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the schedule for a series of web- based meetings for two task groups of the Green Building Advisory Committee (Committee), as well as one full Committee meeting, which are all open to the public. Interested individuals must register to attend and provide public comment as instructed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance
Document Number: 2021-05661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are withdrawing the proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) titled: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance. The decision not to proceed with a final rule has been made because the Presidential Memorandum regarding ``The Mexico City Policy,'' dated January 23, 2017, has been revoked by the Memorandum on Protecting Women's Health at Home and Abroad issued by President Biden on January 28, 2021. Accordingly, this proposed rule is withdrawn, and the FAR case is closed.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Extension of Limitations on Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: 2021-05660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are withdrawing the proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) titled: Extension of Limitations on Contractor Employee Personal Conflicts of Interest. The decision not to proceed with a final rule was made on the basis that the requirements of the underlying statute that directed consideration of a FAR change have been met. Accordingly, this proposed rule is withdrawn, and the FAR case is closed.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Small Business Set Asides for Research and Development Contracts
Document Number: 2021-05659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are withdrawing the proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) titled: Small Business Set Asides for Research and Development Contracts. The decision not to proceed with a final rule was made because of the passage of time since the proposed rule was issued, and input from respondents indicating that the proposed changes were, on balance, unnecessary or unhelpful. Accordingly, this proposed rule is withdrawn, and the FAR case is closed.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Organizational Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: 2021-05658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are withdrawing the proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) titled: Organizational Conflicts of Interest. The decision not to proceed with a final rule has been made given the amount of time that has passed since publication of the proposed rule. Accordingly, this proposed rule is withdrawn, and the FAR case is closed.
Relocation Allowances-Waiver of Certain Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Provisions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Document Number: 2021-05257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This GSA Bulletin FTR 21-04 informs agencies that certain provisions of the FTR governing official relocation travel and renewal agreement travel (RAT) may continue to be temporarily waived for the period of time stated in the bulletin. This bulletin also rescinds prior GSA Bulletins pertaining to relocation allowances during the pandemic.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-05; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2021-04850
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
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 (SECG) 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) 2021-05, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2021-05, which precedes this document.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-05; Introduction
Document Number: 2021-04849
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes technical amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2021-05. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2021-04848
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
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 needed editorial changes.
Notice of Availability and Announcement of Meeting for the Chet Holifield Federal Building Final Environmental Impact Statement, Laguna Niguel, California
Document Number: 2021-04781
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which examines the potential impacts of a proposal by the General Services Administration (GSA) to address long-term housing for the tenants of the Chet Holifield Federal Building (CHFB) either through lease relocation or a combination of new construction and lease relocation; as well as the disposal of the CHFB out of federal ownership. The CHFB is owned and managed by GSA and is home to various federal agency tenants, with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) serving as the largest tenant. The FEIS describes the reason for the project; alternatives considered; potential environmental impacts; avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures; includes responses to comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement; and identifies the Preferred Alternative. GSA is serving as the lead agency in this undertaking, and acting on behalf of its tenants at this facility.