[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 154 (Thursday, August 9, 2001)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 41804-41805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-19997]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 1822


Investigations of Suspected Forced or Indentured Child Labor

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This is a final rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to 
specify NASA's procedure for referring investigations of those 
suspected of using forced or indentured child labor.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 9, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Brundage, NASA Headquarters, 
Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), 
Washington, DC 20546-0001, (202) 358-0481, email: 
pbrundage@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    The FAR provides that agencies should specify whether 
investigations under FAR 22.1503(e) should be referred to the Inspector 
General, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of the Treasury. This 
final rule provides that all such investigations shall be referred to 
NASA's Inspector General.

B. Regulatory Flexibility

    NASA certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small business entities under the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) because this rule 
only affects internal administrative procedures. However, NASA will 
consider comments from small entities concerning the affected NFS 
subpart 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 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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Lists of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1822

    Government procurement.

Tom Luedtke,
Associate Administrator for Procurement.

    Accordingly, 48 CFR Part 1822 is amended as follows:

    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 1822 continues to read as 
follows:

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

PART 1822--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS

    2. Subpart 1822.15 is added to read as follows:

Subpart 1822.15--Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by 
Forced or Indentured Child Labor


1822.1503  Procedures for acquiring end products on the List of 
Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured 
Child Labor. (NASA supplements paragraph (e))

    (e) All investigations under FAR Subpart 22.15 shall be referred to 
NASA's Office of Inspector General.

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