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Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92; Introduction

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


Summary presentation of final rules.


This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-92. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at


For effective dates see the separate documents, which follow.

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The analyst whose name appears in the table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-92 and the specific FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755.

Rules Listed in FAC 2005-92

ItemSubjectFAR CaseAnalyst
IPublic Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation2015-024Gray.
IIRemoval of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication2015-035Francis.
IIITechnical Amendments
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Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2005-92 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I—Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals—Representation (FAR Case 2015-024)

This final rule amends the FAR to establish an annual representation requirement to indicate whether or not and where contractors publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals or targets. This representation is optional for contractors that received less than $7.5 million in contract awards from the Government during the previous Federal fiscal year. The information obtained from these representations will assist agencies in developing strategies to engage with contractors to reduce supply chain emissions, as directed in the Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.

Item II—Removal of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication (FAR Case 2015-035)

This rule amends the FAR to delete the use of “telegram,” “telegraph,” and related terms. The objective is to delete reference to obsolete technologies no longer in use and replace with references to electronic communications. In addition, conforming changes are made covering expedited notice of termination and change orders.

The rule is not anticipated to have a significant economic impact on small business entities, as the rule provides recognition of current options for transmitting documents between the Government and contractors. The rule also revises the means of disseminating contract termination documents between the Government and contractors; however, this change only affects the Government's responsibility for transmitting termination notices.

Item III—Technical Amendments

Editorial changes are made at FAR 2.101, 7.105, 19.1506, 34.000, 34.005-2, 34.201, 34.203, 42.709, 52.234-2, 52.234-3, and 52.234-4.

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Dated: November 10, 2016.

William F. Clark,

Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

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Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-92 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-92 is effective November 18, 2016 except for items I, and II, which are effective December 19, 2016.

Dated: November 10, 2016.

Claire M. Grady,

Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

Dated: November 10, 2016.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

Dated: November 9, 2016.

William P. McNally,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2016-27687 Filed 11-17-16; 8:45 am]