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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Title 40 of United States Code Reference Corrections

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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 reflect the most recent codification of Title 40 of the United States Code.

DATES:

Effective Date: September 30, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

The FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755 for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Mr. Gerald Zaffos, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 208-6091. Please cite FAC 2005-06, FAR case 2005-010.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

Congress recently codified Title 40 of the United States Code. As a result, all sections of Title 40 were renumbered. This rule corrects the references to Title 40 in the FAR.

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 Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577, and publication for public comments is not required. However, the Councils will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR Parts 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 22, 28, 36, 37, 39, 41, 47, and 52 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. (FAC 2005-06, FAR case 2005-010), in correspondence.

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 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 22, 28, 36, 37, 39, 41, 47, and 52

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Dated: September 22, 2005.

Julia B. Wise,

Director, Contract 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 2—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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2. Amend section 2.101 in paragraph (b) by revising paragraph (1) and the first sentence of paragraph (2) of the definition “Governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC)”, and the second sentence of the definition “Multi-agency contract (MAC)” to read as follows:

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Governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) * * *

(1) By an executive agent designated by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 11302(e); or

(2) Under a delegation of procurement authority issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) prior to August 7, 1996, under authority granted GSA by former section 40 U.S.C. 759, repealed by Pub. L. 104-106. * * *

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Multi-agency contract (MAC) * * * Multi-agency contracts include contracts for information technology established pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 11314(a)(2).

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PART 4—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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3. Amend section 4.702 by revising the second sentence in paragraph (b) to read as follows:

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(b) * * * Apart from this exception, this subpart applies to record retention periods under contracts that are subject to Chapter 137, Title 10, U.S.C., or 40 U.S.C. 101, et seq.

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PART 6—COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

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4. Amend section 6.102 in paragraph (d)(1) by removing “Pub. L. 92-582 (

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PART 7—ACQUISITION PLANNING

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5. Amend section 7.103 in paragraph (t) by removing “

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6. Amend section 7.105 in paragraph (b)(4)(ii)(A) by removing “

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PART 8—REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES

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7. Amend section 8.001 by removing “

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PART 12—ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

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8. Amend section 12.503 in paragraph (b)(1) by removing “

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9. Amend section 12.504 in paragraph (b) by removing “

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PART 13—SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

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10. Amend section 13.005 by—

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a. Removing from paragraph (a)(2) “40 U.S.C. 270a” and adding “40 U.S.C. 3131” in its place; and

b. Removing from paragraph (a)(3) “40 U.S.C. 327-333” and adding “40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.” in its place.

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PART 22—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS

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11. Amend section 22.300 by removing “(

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12. Amend section 22.304 in paragraph (a) by removing “

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13. Amend section 22.403-1 by removing “(

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14. Amend section 22.403-2 by removing from the first sentence “

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15. Amend section 22.403-3 by removing “(

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PART 28—BONDS AND INSURANCE

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16. Amend section 28.102-1 by—

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a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a) “(40 U.S.C. 270a-270f)” and adding “(40 U.S.C. 3131 et seq.)” in its place; and

b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (b)(1) “Section 4104(b)(2) of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355),” and adding “40 U.S.C. 3132,” in its place.

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17. Amend section 28.106-6 at the end of paragraph (c) by removing “(see

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PART 36—CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS

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18. Amend section 36.104 by removing from the first sentence “(

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19. Amend section 36.601-1 by revising the parenthetical sentence at the end of the paragraph to read as follows:

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Public announcement
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* * * (See 40 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.

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PART 37—SERVICE CONTRACTING

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20. Amend section 37.102 in paragraph (a)(1)(i) by removing “

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21. Amend section 37.202 in paragraph (b) by removing “(Section 901 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949,

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22. Amend section 37.301 in the first sentence by removing “(

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23. Amend section 37.302 in the introductory text by removing “(

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PART 39—ACQUISTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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24. Amend section 39.001 in the second sentence by removing “

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PART 41—ACQUISTION OF UTILITY SERVICES

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25. Amend section 41.103 by—

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a. Removing from paragraph (a)(1) in the first sentence “section 201 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 481),” and from the third sentence “section 201 of the Act” and adding “40 U.S.C. 501” in both places; and

b. Removing from paragraph (a)(2) “40 U.S.C. 474(d)(3)” and adding “40 U.S.C. 113(e)(3)” in its place.

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PART 47—TRANSPORTATION

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26. Amend section 47.102 in paragraph (a)(2) by removing “(

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PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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27. Amend section 52.212-4 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause to read “(SEP 2005)”; and

b. Removing from paragraph (r) of the clause “40 U.S.C. 327” and adding “40 U.S.C. 3701” in its place.

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28. Amend section 52.228-15 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause to read “(SEP 2005)”; and

b. Removing from the heading of paragraph (e) of the clause “(40 U.S.C. 270b(c)”; and adding “(40 U.S.C. 3133(c))” in its place.

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29. Amend section 52.232-27 by—

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a. Revising the date of the clause to read “(SEP 2005)”; and

b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (f)(1) of the clause “section 2 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (40 U.S.C. 270b, Miller Act),” and adding “the Miller Act (40 U.S.C. 3133),” in its place.

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[FR Doc. 05-19470 Filed 9-29-05; 8:45 am]

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