Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Semi-annual agenda

 
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May 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 93)

Unified Agenda

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Part XLV

Department of Defense

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Federal Acquisition Regulation;

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Ch. 1

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration

(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: 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 and Federal Assistance 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laurieann Duarte, Regulatory and

Federal Assistance Division, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD, GSA, and NASA, under their several statutory authorities, jointly issue and maintain the FAR through periodic issuance of changes published in the Federal Register and produced electronically as Federal Acquisition Circulars (FACs).

The electronic version of the FAR, including changes, can be accessed on the FAR website at http://www.acqnet.gov/FAR.

Dated: March 21, 2005.

Rodney P. Lantier,

Director, Contract Policy Division.

DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3605

FAR Case 2004-019, Earned Value Management System (EVMS).............................. 9000-AK16

DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3606

FAR Case 2003-023, Purchases From Federal Prison Industries--Requirement for Market

9000-AJ91

Research..............................................................................

DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Long-Term Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3607

FAR Case 1989-093, Implementation of the Anti-Lobbying Statute........................ 9000-AD76 3608

FAR Case 1998-020, Hazardous Material Safety Data..................................... 9000-AJ21 3609

FAR Case 2001-021, Training and Education Cost Principle.............................. 9000-AJ38 3610

FAR Case 2000-305, Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items......................... 9000-AJ55 3611

FAR Case 1999-402, FAR Part 27 Rewrite in Plain Language.............................. 9000-AJ64 3612

FAR Case 2001-031, Deferred Compensation and Post-Retirement Benefits Other Than

9000-AJ67

Pensions.............................................................................. 3613

FAR Case 2003-008, Share-in-Savings Contracting....................................... 9000-AJ74 3614

FAR Case 2002-004, Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction............... 9000-AJ79 3615

FAR Case 2003-002, Reimbursement of Relocation Costs on a Lump-Sum Basis.............. 9000-AJ81 3616

FAR Case 2002-005, Transportation: Standard Industry Practices........................ 9000-AJ84 3617

FAR Case 2004-005, Gains and Losses................................................... 9000-AJ93 3618

FAR Case 2004-003, Payment Withholding................................................ 9000-AJ94 3619

FAR Case 2004-004, Incentives for Use of Performance-Based Contracting for Services... 9000-AJ97 3620

FAR Case 2002-015, Government Property Rental and Special Tooling..................... 9000-AJ99 3621

FAR Case 2003-018, Performance-Based Service Acquisition.............................. 9000-AK00 3622

FAR Case 2003-029, Powers of Attorney for Bid Bonds................................... 9000-AK01

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FAR Case 2003-015, Applicability of SDB and HUBZone Price Evaluation Factor........... 9000-AK02 3624

FAR Case 2003-025, Telecommuting for Federal Contractors.............................. 9000-AK03 3625

FAR Case 2004-010, Notification of Employee Rights--Union Dues and Fees............... 9000-AK04 3626

FAR Case 2004-006, Accounting for Unallowable Costs................................... 9000-AK06 3627

FAR Case 2003-027, Additional Commercial Contract Types............................... 9000-AK07 3628

FAR Case 2004-007, Federal Technical Data Solution.................................... 9000-AK08 3629

FAR Case 2004-027, Free Trade Agreements -- Australia and Morocco..................... 9000-AK09 3630

FAR Case 2003-024, Elimination of Certain Subcontract Notification Requirements....... 9000-AK10 3631

FAR Case 2004-037, Increased Justification and Approval Threshold for DoD, NASA, and

9000-AK12

Coast Guard........................................................................... 3632

FAR Case 2002-004, Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction............... 9000-AK13 3633

FAR Case 2004-036, Landscaping and Pest Control Services.............................. 9000-AK14 3634

FAR Case 2004-001, Improvements in Contracting for Architect-Engineer Services........ 9000-AK15

DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3635

FAR Case 1999-025, Cost Accounting Standards Administration........................... 9000-AI70 3636

FAR Case 2002-021, Subcontracts for Commercial Items and Commercial Components........ 9000-AJ75 3637

FAR Case 2001-018, Applicability of the Cost Principles and Penalties for Unallowable

9000-AJ77

Costs................................................................................. 3638

FAR Case 2002-023, Excluded Parties System Enhancement................................ 9000-AJ78 3639

FAR Case 2002-024, Electronic Representations and Certifications...................... 9000-AJ80 3640

FAR Case 2003-022, Special Emergency Procurement Authority............................ 9000-AJ88 3641

FAR Case 2003-010, Mentor-Protege Program--Delegation of Approval Authority for Mentor- 9000-AJ90

Protege Agreements.................................................................... 3642

FAR Case 2004-002, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns............. 9000-AJ92 3643

FAR Case 2003-021, Nonavailable Articles--Policy...................................... 9000-AJ95 3644

FAR Case 2004-020, Section 508 Micropurchases Exemption............................... 9000-AK05 3645

FAR Case 2004-034, Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures 9000-AK11 for Certain Commercial Items, Test Program............................................

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Proposed Rule Stage

  1. [bull] FAR CASE 2004-019, EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EVMS)

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 7; 48 CFR 34; 48 CFR 42; 48 CFR 52; . .

    .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement earned value management system (EVMS) policy. FAR coverage is essential to help standardize the use of EVMS across the Government.

    The rule specifically impacts contracting officers, program managers, and contractors with earned value management systems. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under

    Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/08/05

    70 FR 17946

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/07/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK16

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    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/

    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR)

    Final Rule Stage

  2. FAR CASE 2003-023, PURCHASES FROM FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES--

    REQUIREMENT FOR MARKET RESEARCH

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 8; 48 CFR 19; 48 CFR 42; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 637 of Division F of the Consolidated Appropriations

    Act, 2004. Section 637 provides that no fiscal year 2004 funds shall be expended for purchase of a product or service offered by Federal Prison

    Industries, Inc., unless the agency making the purchase determines that the offered product or service provides the best value to the buying agency. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/26/04

    69 FR 16148

    Interim Final Rule Effective 03/26/04

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/25/04

    Interim Final Rule

    04/11/05

    70 FR 18954

    Interim Final Rule Effective 04/11/05

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    06/10/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ91

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/

    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Long-Term Actions

  3. FAR CASE 1989-093, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ANTI-LOBBYING STATUTE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: PL 101-121, sec 319

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 3; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 319 of Public Law 101-121, which added a new section 1352 to title 31 U.S.C. entitled ``Limitation on Use of Appropriated

    Funds To Influence Certain Federal Contracting and Financial

    Transactions.'' Section 319 generally prohibits recipients of Federal contracts, grants, and loans from using appropriated funds for lobbying the executive or legislative branches of the Federal Government in connection with a specific contract, grant, or loan. Section 319 also requires that each person who requests or receives a Federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement, in excess of $100,000, or a loan or

    Federal commitment to insure or guarantee a loan, in excess of

    $150,000, must disclose lobbying with other than appropriated funds.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    01/30/90

    55 FR 3190

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    04/02/90

    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions,

    Organizations

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For More Information: www.regulations.gov

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AD76

  4. FAR CASE 1998-020, HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SAFETY DATA

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 23; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the policies and procedures for contractor submission of

    Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993, and is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    01/04/02

    67 FR 632

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/05/02

    NPRM

    03/03/04

    69 FR 10118

    NPRM Comment Period End

    05/03/04

    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Page 27825

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    Related RIN: Previously reported as 9000-AI87

    RIN: 9000-AJ21

  5. FAR CASE 2001-021, TRAINING AND EDUCATION COST PRINCIPLE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 486(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 31

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the ``Training and Education Costs'' cost principle. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993, and is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/15/02

    67 FR 34810

    Correction

    06/11/02

    67 FR 40136

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/15/02

    NPRM

    01/29/04

    69 FR 4436

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/29/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ38

  6. FAR CASE 2000-305, COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE OFF-THE-SHELF ITEMS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 3; 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 22; 48 CFR 23; 48

    CFR 25; 48 CFR 27; 48 CFR 44; 48 CFR 47; 48 CFR 52; . . .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 4203 of the Federal Acquisition Reform Act (Pub. L. 104-106) (the Act) with respect to Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf

    Item Acquisitions. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of

    Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated

    September 30, 1993, and is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    ANPRM

    01/30/03

    68 FR 4874

    ANPRM Comment Period End

    03/31/03

    NPRM

    01/15/04

    69 FR 2448

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/15/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ55

  7. FAR CASE 1999-402, FAR PART 27 REWRITE IN PLAIN LANGUAGE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 19; 48 CFR 27; 48 CFR 52; . .

    .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify, streamline, and update guidance and clauses on patents, data, and copyrights to provide a more logical presentation of this complex material. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of

    Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated

    September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/28/03

    68 FR 31790

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/28/03

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ64

  8. FAR CASE 2001-031, DEFERRED COMPENSATION AND POST-RETIREMENT

    BENEFITS OTHER THAN PENSIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 31; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the

    Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising the paragraphs of the

    ``compensation for personal services'' cost principle relating to deferred compensation and post-retirement benefits other than pensions.

    This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5

    U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/03/03

    68 FR 33326

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/04/03

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Page 27826

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ67

  9. FAR CASE 2003-008, SHARE-IN-SAVINGS CONTRACTING

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c); PL 107- 347, sec 210

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 16; 48 CFR 39

    Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 16, 2003.

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 210 of the E-Government Act of 2002, Public Law 107- 347. Section 210 authorizes Governmentwide use of share-in-saving (SIS) contracts for information technology (IT). This regulatory action is subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not major rule under 5

    U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    ANPRM

    10/01/03

    68 FR 56613

    Correction

    10/15/03

    68 FR 59447

    ANPRM Comment Period End

    10/31/03

    68 FR 56613

    NPRM

    07/02/04

    69 FR 40514

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/31/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ74

  10. FAR CASE 2002-004, LABOR STANDARDS FOR CONTRACTS INVOLVING

    CONSTRUCTION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 49 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 22; 48 CFR 52; 48 CFR 53

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the revised definitions of ``Construction'' and ``site of the work'' in the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. In addition, the

    Councils are proposing to clarify several definitions relating to labor standards for contracts involving construction and make requirements for flow down of labor clauses more precise. This rule was not subject to review under Office of Management and Budget review under Executive

    Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/23/03

    68 FR 74404

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/23/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ79

  11. FAR CASE 2003-002, REIMBURSEMENT OF RELOCATION COSTS ON A LUMP-SUM

    BASIS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 31

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to expand the use of reimbursement on a lump-sum basis to certain types of employee relocation costs. This regulatory action was not subject to

    Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/11/03

    68 FR 69264

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/09/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ81

  12. FAR CASE 2002-005, TRANSPORTATION: STANDARD INDUSTRY PRACTICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 42; 48 CFR 47; 48 CFR 52; 48 CFR 53

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes to the Interstate Transportation Act, which abolished tariff-filing requirements for motor carriers of freight and the

    Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Also, the rule implements changes to the Federal Management Regulation that require use of commercial bills of lading for domestic shipments. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5

    U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    01/27/04

    69 FR 4004

    NPRM Comment Period End

    03/29/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Page 27827

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ84

  13. FAR CASE 2004-005, GAINS AND LOSSES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 31

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to revise cost principle at FAR 31.205-16, Gains and Losses, on disposition or impairment of depreciable property or other capital assets. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/21/04

    69 FR 29380

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/20/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ93

  14. FAR CASE 2004-003, PAYMENT WITHHOLDING

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 14; 48 CFR 32; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation by removing the requirement that a contracting officer withhold 5 percent of the payments due under a time-and-materials or labor-hour contract, unless otherwise prescribed in the contract schedule. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under

    Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/25/04

    69 FR 29838

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/26/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ94

  15. FAR CASE 2004-004, INCENTIVES FOR USE OF PERFORMANCE-BASED

    CONTRACTING FOR SERVICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 4; 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 37; 48 CFR 52; . .

    .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement sections 1431 and 1433 of the National Defense Authorization

    Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Pub. L. 108-136). This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive

    Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a major rule under 5

    U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    06/18/04

    69 FR 34226

    Interim Final Rule Effective 06/18/04

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    08/17/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ97

  16. FAR CASE 2002-015, GOVERNMENT PROPERTY RENTAL AND SPECIAL TOOLING

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 45; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate Class Deviation 98-00010, Use and Charges, which has been applicable to the Department of Defense since 1998. This deviation is appropriate for application across the Federal Government. The change clarifies the basis for determining the rental charges for the use of

    Government property and is intended to promote the dual use of such property. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of

    Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated

    September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 104-13) does apply.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/15/04

    69 FR 42544

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/13/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    Page 27828

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ99

  17. FAR CASE 2003-018, PERFORMANCE-BASED SERVICE ACQUISITION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 7; 48 CFR 11; 48 CFR 16; 48 CFR 37; 48

    CFR 39; 48 CFR 12; . . .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to change the terms performance-based contracting (PBC) and performance- based service contracting (PBSC) to performance-based acquisition (PBA) or performance-based service acquisition (PBSA) in areas of the FAR where appropriate. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of

    Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated

    September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    07/21/04

    69 FR 43712

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/20/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK00

  18. FAR CASE 2003-029, POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR BID BONDS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 28

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to establish that a copy of an original power of attorney, including a photocopy or facsimile copy, when submitted in support of a bid bond, is sufficient evidence of the authority to bind the surety. The authenticity and enforceability of the power of attorney at the time of the bid opening will be treated as a matter of responsibility. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    08/23/04

    69 FR 51936

    NPRM Comment Period End

    10/22/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK01

  19. FAR CASE 2003-015, APPLICABILITY OF SDB AND HUBZONE PRICE

    EVALUATION FACTOR

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 19; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at the request of the Small Business Administration, in order to remove some of the exceptions to the applicability of the Small Disadvantaged

    Business (SDB) and HUBZone price evaluation factor. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under

    Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    09/02/04

    69 FR 53780

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/01/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK02

  20. FAR CASE 2003-025, TELECOMMUTING FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 7; 48 CFR 11; 48 CFR 13; 48 CFR 15

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1428 of the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003, title XIV of Public Law 108-136, Authorization of Telecommuting for

    Federal Contractors. This regulatory action was not subject to review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    10/05/04

    69 FR 59701

    Interim Final Rule Effective 10/05/04

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    12/06/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Page 27829

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK03

  21. FAR CASE 2004-010, NOTIFICATION OF EMPLOYEE RIGHTS--UNION DUES AND

    FEES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 22; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order 13201, Notification of Employee Rights

    Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees. This regulatory action was not subject to review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) is deemed to apply because the rule contains information collection requirements already covered by DOL rulemaking at 69 FR 16376.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    12/20/04

    69 FR 76352

    Interim Final Rule Effective 12/20/04

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    02/18/05

    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK04

  22. FAR CASE 2004-006, ACCOUNTING FOR UNALLOWABLE COSTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 31

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising FAR 31.201-6, Accounting for Unallowable Costs. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    09/28/04

    69 FR 58014

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/29/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK06

  23. FAR CASE 2003-027, ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL CONTRACT TYPES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137 ; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 10; 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 16; 48 CFR 52; . .

    .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This advance notice of proposed rulemaking is being issued to solicit comments that can be used to assist in the implementation of section 1432 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Pub. L. 108-136) in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

    This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and

    Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

    This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    ANPRM

    09/20/04

    69 FR 56316

    ANPRM Comment Period End

    11/19/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK07

  24. FAR CASE 2004-007, FEDERAL TECHNICAL DATA SOLUTION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 5; 48 CFR 7

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide for the access and distribution of solicitation requirements or other documents (e.g., technical specifications, maps, building designs, schedules, etc.) when controls are necessary according to agency procedures through the Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeds) website in lieu of the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE). This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/01/04

    69 FR 63436

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/03/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK08

    Page 27830

  25. [bull] FAR CASE 2004-027, FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS -- AUSTRALIA AND

    MOROCCO

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 5; 48 CFR 6; 48 CFR 9; 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 14; 48

    CFR 17; 48 CFR 22; 48 CFR 25; 48 CFR 52; . . .

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement new Free Trade Agreements with Australia and Morocco as approved by Congress (Pub. L. 108-286 and 108-302). These Free Trade

    Agreements are scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2005. This was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive

    Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    12/28/04

    69 FR 77870

    Interim Final Rule Effective 01/01/05

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    02/28/05

    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Additional Information: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) does apply.

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK09

  26. [bull] FAR CASE 2003-024, ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN SUBCONTRACT

    NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 44

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense

    Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) have agreed to amend the

    Federal Acquisition Regulation language regarding advance notification requirements. This change is required to implement section 842 of the

    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108-136, which resulted in revisions to 10 U.S.C. 2306(e).

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11761

    Interim Final Rule Effective 03/09/05

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/09/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK10

  27. [bull] FAR CASE 2004-037, INCREASED JUSTIFICATION AND APPROVAL

    THRESHOLD FOR DOD, NASA, AND COAST GUARD

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 6

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to increase the justification and approval thresholds for DoD, NASA, and the U.S. Coast Guard. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated

    September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11739

    Interim Final Rule Effective 03/09/05

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/09/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK12

  28. [bull] FAR CASE 2002-004, LABOR STANDARDS FOR CONTRACTS INVOLVING

    CONSTRUCTION

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 22; 48 CFR 52; 48 CFR 53

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the revised definitions of ``construction'' and ``site of the work'' in the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and definitions relating to labor standards for contracts involving construction and made requirements for flow down of labor clauses more precise. This regulatory action was subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/23/03

    68 FR 74404

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/23/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Page 27831

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK13

  29. [bull] FAR CASE 2004-036, LANDSCAPING AND PEST CONTROL SERVICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 19; 48 CFR 52

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add landscaping and pest control services to FAR subpart 19.10, the

    Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. This revision implements section 821 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense

    Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, Public Law 108-375, which amends section 717 of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration

    Program Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 644 note). This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive

    Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11740

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/09/05

    Interim Final Rule Effective 03/09/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK14

  30. [bull] FAR CASE 2004-001, IMPROVEMENTS IN CONTRACTING FOR

    ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SERVICES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 8; 48 CFR 16; 48 CFR 36

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1427(b) of the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003 (title XIV of Pub. L. 108-136). This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5

    U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11737

    Interim Final Rule Effective 03/09/05

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    05/09/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK15

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/

    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (FAR) Completed Actions

  31. FAR CASE 1999-025, COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 30; 48 CFR 52

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11743

    Final Action Effective

    04/08/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AI70

  32. FAR CASE 2002-021, SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS AND

    COMMERCIAL COMPONENTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 44; 48 CFR 52

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11762

    Final Action Effective

    03/09/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ75

  33. FAR CASE 2001-018, APPLICABILITY OF THE COST PRINCIPLES AND

    PENALTIES FOR UNALLOWABLE COSTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 15; 48 CFR 31; 48 CFR 42

    Page 27832

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    12/20/04

    69 FR 76356

    Final Action Effective

    01/19/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ77

  34. FAR CASE 2002-023, EXCLUDED PARTIES SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 9; 48 CFR 22; 48 CFR 28; 48 CFR 44; 48

    CFR 52

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    12/20/04

    69 FR 76347

    Final Action Effective

    01/19/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ78

  35. FAR CASE 2002-024, ELECTRONIC REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 14; 48 CFR 15; 48 CFR 52

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    12/20/04

    69 FR 76341

    Final Action Effective

    01/01/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ80

  36. FAR CASE 2003-022, SPECIAL EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 10; 48 CFR 12; 48 CFR 13; 48 CFR 15; 48

    CFR 19; 48 CFR 25; . . .

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    12/20/04

    69 FR 76350

    Final Action Effective

    01/19/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ88

  37. FAR CASE 2003-010, MENTOR-PROTEGE PROGRAM--DELEGATION OF APPROVAL

    AUTHORITY FOR MENTOR-PROTEGE AGREEMENTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 19

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    12/20/04

    69 FR 76355

    Final Action Effective

    01/19/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ90

  38. FAR CASE 2004-002, SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

    CONCERNS

    Priority: Other Significant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2; 48 CFR 5; 48 CFR 6; 48 CFR 13; 48 CFR 14; 48

    CFR 15; 48 CFR 19; 48 CFR 33; 48 CFR 36; 48 CFR 52

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/23/05

    70 FR 14950

    Final Action Effective

    03/23/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ92

  39. FAR CASE 2003-021, NONAVAILABLE ARTICLES--POLICY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 25

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11742

    Final Action Effective

    04/08/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AJ95

  40. FAR CASE 2004-020, SECTION 508 MICROPURCHASES EXEMPTION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 39

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    10/05/04

    69 FR 59702

    Interim Final Rule Effective 10/05/04

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    12/06/04

    Final Action

    04/11/05

    70 FR 18958

    Final Action Effective

    04/11/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK05

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  41. [bull] FAR CASE 2004-034, EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR USE OF

    SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ITEMS, TEST

    PROGRAM

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 10 USC ch 137; 42 USC 2473(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 13

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to extend the timeframe to use the test program for commercial items. This regulatory action was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/09/05

    70 FR 11740

    Final Action Effective

    04/08/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat (MVA), DOD/GSA/NASA

    (FAR), Room 4033, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4225

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurie.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 9000-AK11

    FR Doc. 05-6007 Filed 05-13-05; 8:45 am

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