Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)
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Vol. 84
Thursday,
No. 247
December 26, 2019
Part XVI
General Services Administration
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
40 CFR 1900
41 CFR Chapters 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, 302, and 304
48 CFR Chapter 5
48 CFR 6101 and 6102
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).
ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.
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    This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA
plans for the next 12 months and those completed since the fall 2018
edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive
Orders (E.O.) 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.
    This agenda updates the report published on June 24, 2019, and
includes regulations expected to be issued and under review over the
next 12 months. The next agenda is scheduled to be published in the
spring of 2020.
    The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at
www.reginfo.gov.
    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 in the Unified
Agenda available online.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Mandell, Division Director,
Regulatory Secretariat Division, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor,
Washington, DC 20405-0001, 202-501-2735.
    Dated: July 25, 2019.
Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.
          General Services Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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333.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ84
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
                             G511, Contract
                             Requirements for GSA
                             Information Systems.
334.......................  General Services                   3090-AK09
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2019-
                             G503, Streamlining GSA
                             Commercial Contract
                             Clause Requirements.
335.......................  Federal Permitting                 3090-AK13
                             Improvement Steering
                             Council (FPISC); FPISC
                             Case 2019-001, Adding a
                             New Sector of Covered
                             Projects Under FAST-41 by
                             the Federal Permitting
                             Improvement Steering
                             Council.
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            General Services Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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336.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ64
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2015-
                             G506, Adoption of
                             Construction Project
                             Delivery Method Involving
                             Early Industry Engagement.
337.......................  Federal Permitting                 3090-AJ88
                             Improvement Steering
                             Council (FPISC); FPISC
                             Case 2018-001; Fees for
                             Governance, Oversight,
                             and Processing of
                             Environmental Reviews and
                             Authorizations.
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           General Services Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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338.......................  GSAR Case 2008-G517,               3090-AI68
                             Cooperative Purchasing--
                             Acquisition of Security
                             and Law Enforcement
                             Related Goods and
                             Services (Schedule 84) by
                             State and Local
                             Governments Through
                             Federal Supply Schedules.
339.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ41
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-
                             G502, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Contract
                             Administration.
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)
Office of Acquisition Policy
Proposed Rule Stage
333. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
G511, Contract Requirements for GSA Information Systems
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR)
to streamline and update requirements for contracts that involve GSA
information systems. GSA's unique policies on cybersecurity and other
information technology requirements have been previously communicated
through other means. By incorporating these requirements into the GSAR,
the GSAR will provide centralized guidance to ensure consistent
application across the organization. Integrating these requirements
into the GSAR will also allow industry to provide public comments
through the rulemaking process.
    GSA's cybersecurity requirements mandate contractors to protect the
confidentiality, integrity, and availability of unclassified GSA
information and information systems from cybersecurity vulnerabilities,
and threats in accordance with the Federal Information Security
Modernization Act of 2014 and associated Federal cybersecurity
requirements. This rule will require contracting officers to
incorporate applicable GSA cybersecurity requirements within the
statement of work to ensure compliance with Federal cybersecurity
requirements and implement best practices for preventing cyber
incidents. These GSA requirements mandate applicable controls and
standards (e.g., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology,
U.S. National Archive and Records Administration Controlled
Unclassified Information standards).
    Contract requirements for internal information systems, external
contractor systems, cloud systems, and mobile systems will be covered
by this rule. This rule will also update existing GSAR provision
552.239-70, Information Technology Security Plan and Security
Authorization, and GSAR clause 552.239-71, Security Requirements for
Unclassified Information Technology Resources, to only require the
provision and clause when the contract will involve information or
information systems connected to a GSA network.
    Timetable:
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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/00/19
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/00/20
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael Thompson, Procurement Analyst, General
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone:
202 208-1568, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ84
334.  General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case
2019-G503, Streamlining GSA Commercial Contract Clause Requirements
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to
amend the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR)
to streamline requirements for GSA commercial contracts. This rule will
update GSAR Clauses 552.212-71 and 552.212-72 to remove any
requirements that are not necessary by law or Executive Order.
    Timetable:
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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/20  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/00/20  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Johnnie McDowell, Procurement Analyst, General
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone:
202 718-6112, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK09
Office of Governmentwide Policy
335.  Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC);
FPISC Case 2019-001, Adding a New Sector of Covered Projects Under
Fast-41 by the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4370m(6)(A)
    Abstract: Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41) is
intended to improve the timeliness, predictability, and transparency of
the Federal environmental review and authorization process for certain
covered infrastructure projects across a broad range of sectors. It
does so while upholding the U.S. Government's responsibility to protect
public health, welfare, safety, and the environment. While FAST-41
contains a list of sectors whose infrastructure projects are eligible
for inclusion, the Act specifically allows for the addition of other
sectors as determined by the majority vote of the Federal Permitting
Improvement Steering Council (FPISC or the Council). Pursuant to that
authority, and consistent with Executive Orders 13807 and 13817, the
Council is proposing to include mining as a sector eligible under the
definition of a FAST-41 covered project. Similar to other listed
sectors, mining activities routinely include construction of a variety
of infrastructure projects, such as roads, electricity generation/
transmission, pipelines, and wastewater treatment facilities. To
continue with the enhanced transparency inherent in FAST-41, the
Council is requesting public comment on the addition of mining as a
covered sector under the Act. Inclusion of mining as a covered sector
will not guarantee that all mining projects will receive the benefits
of enhanced coordination under FAST-41. Identical to the treatment of
other sectors, individual mining project sponsors will have to be
approved by FPISC.
    Timetable:
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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/20
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/00/20
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Nicholas A. Falvo, Senior Legal Advisor, Federal
Permitting Improvement Steering Council, General Services
Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Room 5121, Washington, DC 20405,
Phone: 202 430-4463, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AK13
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)
Office of Acquisition Policy
Final Rule Stage
336. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR);
GSAR Case 2015-G506, Adoption of Construction Project Delivery Method
Involving Early Industry Engagement
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the
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General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to adopt
an additional project delivery method for construction, construction
manager as constructor (CMc). The current FAR and GSAR lacks detailed
coverage differentiating various construction project delivery methods.
GSA's policies on CMc have been previously issued through other means.
By incorporating CMc into the GSAR and differentiating for various
construction methods, the GSAR provides centralized guidance to ensure
consistent application of construction project principles across the
organization.
    Timetable:
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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/08/18  83 FR 55838
Correction..........................   11/27/18  83 FR 60818
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/07/19  .......................
Final Rule..........................   12/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Christina Mullins, Procurement Analyst, General
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone:
202 969-4066, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ64
Office of Governmentwide Policy
337. Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC); FPISC
Case 2018-001; Fees for Governance, Oversight, and Processing of
Environmental Reviews and Authorizations
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4370m-8
    Abstract: GSA is amending a final rule to establish a fee structure
to reimburse the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council and
its Office of the Executive Director for reasonable costs incurred in
coordinating environmental reviews and authorizations in implementing
title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. GSA will
amend this regulation on behalf of the Federal Permitting Improvement
Steering Council.
    Timetable:
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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/04/18  83 FR 44846
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/05/18  .......................
Final Rule..........................   07/00/20  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Amber Dawn Levofsky, Program Analyst, General
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Room 3017, Washington, DC
20405-0001, Phone: 202 969-7298, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ88
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)
Completed Actions
338. GSAR Case 2008-G517, Cooperative Purchasing--Acquisition of
Security and Law Enforcement Related Goods And Services (Schedule 84)
by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 40 U.S.C. 502(c)(1)(B)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) amended the
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to
implement Public Law 110-248, The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act.
The Act authorizes the Administrator of General Services to provide for
the use by State or local governments of Federal Supply Schedules of
the GSA for alarm and signal systems, facility management systems,
firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security
equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose
clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal supply
classification code group 84 or any amended or subsequent version of
that Federal supply classification group).
    Completed:
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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   04/11/19  84 FR 14624
Final Rule Effective................   05/13/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Thomas O'Linn, Phone: 202 445-0390, Email:
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AI68
339. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR);
GSAR Case 2013-G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contract Administration
    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) amended the
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to
clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section and
incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule Contracting policies and
procedures, and corresponding provisions and clauses.
    Completed:
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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   04/23/19  84 FR 17030
Correction..........................   05/17/19  84 FR 22381
Final Rule Effective................   05/23/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Dana L. Bowman, Phone: 202 357-9652, Email:
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ41
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