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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Executive Order 13204, Revocation of Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts

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AGENCIES:

Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13204, Revocation of Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts, signed by the President on February 17, 2001. The E.O. requires that any rules implementing E.O. 12933, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts, be promptly rescinded.

DATES:

Effective Date: February 20, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

The FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501-4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Linda Nelson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-1900. Please cite FAC 2001-04, FAR case 2001-017.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

This final rule amends the FAR to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13204, Revocation of Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts. The E.O. required the prompt recession of any orders, rules, regulations, guidelines, or policies implementing or enforcing E.O. 12933, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts, to the extent consistent with law.

DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 66 FR 27416, May 16, 2001. No comments were received in response to the notice. The interim rule is converted to a final rule without change.

This is not a significant regulatory action, and therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration certify that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule merely removes requirements from the FAR that implemented regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DoL) for which DoL certified would not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities (see Federal Register at 62 FR 28175, May 22, 1997).

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the FAR 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.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 22 and 52

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Dated: February 1, 2002.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

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Accordingly, DoD, GSA, and NASA adopt the interim rule amending

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Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c).

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[FR Doc. 02-2916 Filed 2-7-02; 8:45 am]

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