[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 211 (Thursday, November 1, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 61854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5404]





48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 27, 30, 31, 32, 42, 44, 49, 
and 52

[FAR Case 2005-036; Docket 2007-001, Sequence 7]
RIN 9000-AK74

Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-036, Definition of 
Cost or Pricing Data

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are cosponsoring a public 
meeting to discuss the proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
rule 2005-036 on cost or pricing data. The rule would revise the 
definition of ``cost or pricing data''; change the term ``information 
other than cost or pricing data'' to ``data other than certified cost 
or pricing data''; add a definition of ``certified cost or pricing 
data'' to make the terms and definitions consistent with 10 U.S.C. 
2306(a) and 41 U.S.C. 254(b) and more understandable to the general 
reader; change terminology throughout the FAR; and clarify the need to 
obtain data other than certified cost or pricing data when there is no 
other means to determine fair and reasonable pricing during price 
    The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 
20092 on April 23, 2007. The Councils are now seeking additional views 
before finalizing the proposed rule.
    A public meeting will be held on November 15, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. 
to 1:00 p.m. EST, in the General Services Administration Building 
Auditorium, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20405. Interested 
parties may register electronically at: http://www.corpcomm-inc.com/dpap/dars/far_case_2005-036_meeting_registration.php. Attendees are 
encouraged but not required to register for the public meeting, to 
ensure adequate room accommodations.

DATES: The comment period has been extended. Interested parties should 
submit written comments to the FAR Secretariat on or before November 
22, 2007, to be considered in the formulation of the final rule. Please 
do not resubmit comments already made. If you wish your views at the 
public meeting to be considered as a public comment you must submit a 
public comment. Copies of the public comments already submitted are 
available at http://www.regulations.gov.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FAR Case 2005-036 by any of 
the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     To search for any document, first select under ``Step 1,'' 
``Documents with an Open Comment Period'' and select under ``Optional 
Step 2,'' ``Federal Acquisition Regulation'' as the agency of choice. 
Under ``Optional Step 3,'' select ``Proposed Rules''. Under ``Optional 
Step 4,'' from the drop down list, select ``Document Title'' and type 
the FAR case number ``2005-036''. Click the ``Submit'' button. Please 
include your name and company name (if any) inside the document.
    You may also search for any document by clicking onthe ``Search for 
Documents'' tab at the top of the screen. Select from the agency field 
``Federal Acquisition Regulation'', and type ``2005-036'' in the 
``Document Title'' field. Select the ``Submit'' button.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann 
Duarte, Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR case 2005-
036 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

Finance Team, by telephone at (202) 501-3221, or by e-mail at 
[email protected], for clarification of content. Please cite FAR 
Case 2005-036. For information pertaining to status or publication 
schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, 
Washington, DC, 20405, at (202) 501-4755.

    Dated: October 24, 2007.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. 07-5404 Filed 10-31-07; 8:45 am]