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AGENCIES:

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

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Start Printed Page 56689Regulation (FAR) in order to update references and make editorial changes.

DATES:

Effective Date: October 1, 2003.

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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. Please cite FAC 2001-16, Technical Amendments.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 8 and 24

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Dated: September 24, 2003.

Laura G. Auletta,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

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Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c).

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PART 8—REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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2. Amend section 8.404 by revising the first sentence of paragraph (b)(6) to read as follows:

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Using schedules.
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(6) * * * When conducting evaluations and before placing an order, consider including, if available, one or more small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, HUBZone small business, woman-owned small business, and/or small disadvantaged business schedule contractor(s). * * *

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PART 24—PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

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3. Amend section 24.202 by—

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a. Removing the em dash at the end of the introductory text of paragraph (a);

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b. Removing paragraph (a)(1); and

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c. Removing paragraph designation “(a)(2)” and the word “Set” and adding “set” in its place.

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[FR Doc. 03-24590 Filed 9-30-03; 8:45 am]

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