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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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AGENCIES:

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

ACTION:

Small Entity Compliance Guide.

SUMMARY:

This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121). It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-12 which amends the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 604. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2001-12 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.arnet.gov/​far.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Laurie Duarte, FAR Secretariat, (202) 501-4225. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Victoria Moss, Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration, at (202) 501-4764.

Procurements for Defense Against or Recovery From Terrorism or Nuclear, Biological, Chemical or Radiological Attack (FAR Case 2002-026)

This interim rule revises the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to implement Sections 852 through 856 and Section 858 of the Homeland Security Act (Pub. L. 107-296). Those sections increase the amount of the micro-purchase threshold and the simplified acquisition threshold for procurements and provide streamlined procedures for acquisitions of supplies or services by or for an executive agency that, as determined by the head of the executive agency, are to be used to facilitate defense against or recovery from terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack. The Start Printed Page 4052special increased thresholds and authorities under the Act apply to acquisitions resulting from solicitations issued before November 25, 2003.

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Dated: January 16, 2003.

Al Matera,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-1688 Filed 1-24-03; 8:45 am]

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