National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
This is a final rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to specify NASA's procedure for referring investigations of those suspected of using forced or indentured child labor.
August 9, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Brundage, NASA Headquarters, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), Washington, DC 20546-0001, (202) 358-0481, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The FAR provides that agencies should specify whether investigations under FAR 22.1503(e) should be referred to the Inspector General, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of the Treasury. This final rule provides that all such investigations shall be referred to NASA's Inspector General.
B. Regulatory Flexibility
NASA certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small business entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) because this rule only affects internal administrative procedures. However, NASA will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected NFS subpart in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes do not impose information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.Start List of Subjects Start Printed Page 41805
Lists of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1822End List of Subjects Start Signature
Associate Administrator for Procurement.
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 1822—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
2. Subpart 1822.15 is added to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Subpart 1822.15—Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
(e) All investigations under FAR Subpart 22.15 shall be referred to NASA's Office of Inspector General.
[FR Doc. 01-19997 Filed 8-8-01; 8:45 am]
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