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Conformance with Federal Acquisition Circular 2001-16

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AGENCY:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This final rule revises the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) by removing NASA specific coverage of Central Contractor Registration (CCR) which is no longer necessary as a result of CCR requirements established in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-16.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

February 3, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Celeste Dalton, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK); (202) 358-1645; e-mail: Celeste.M.Dalton@nasa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

Item I of FAC 2001-16 revised the FAR to require registration of contractors in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchase agreement. As a result, NASA's specific coverage of CCR is no longer required. This final rule removes Subpart 1804.74—Central Contractor Registration and its associated clause at 1852.204-74.

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 final rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577, and publication for public comment is not required. However, NASA will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected NFS Parts 1804 and 1852 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 recordkeeping or information collection requirements which 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 1804 and 1852

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Tom Luedtke,

Assistant Administrator for Procurement.

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Accordingly,

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1).

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PART 1804—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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2. Remove Subpart 1804.74.

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PART 1852—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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3. Remove section 1852.204-74.

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[FR Doc. 04-2072 Filed 2-2-04; 8:45 am]

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