[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 86 (Wednesday, May 6, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 20894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10419]



48 CFR Parts 525 and 552

[GSAR Amendment 2009-04; GSAR Case 2006-G520 (Change 30) Docket 2008-
0007; Sequence 2]
RIN 3090-AI66

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 
2006-G520; Rewrite of Part 525, Foreign Acquisition

AGENCIES: General Services Administration (GSA), Office of the Chief 
Acquisition Officer.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise 
and update the agency's implementation of Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) Part 25.

DATES: Effective Date: July 6, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Ms. Meredith Murphy at (202) 208-6925, or by e-mail at 
[email protected]. For information pertaining to the status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), Room 
4041, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501-4755. Please cite 
GSAR Case 2006-G520.


A. Background

    This is part of the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Manual (GSAM) Rewrite Project, initiated in 2006 to revise, update, and 
simplify the GSAM. An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, with a 
request for comments, was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 
7910 on February 15, 2006. The three comments received on Part 525 were 
addressed in the proposed rule.
    A notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal 
Register at 73 FR 44208 on July 30, 2008. The public comment period for 
the proposed rule closed September 29, 2008. The draft revisions 
proposed to remove the outdated material from the GSAR, i.e., all of 
GSAR Part 525.
    One comment was received in response to the proposed rule. The 
commenter requested ``clarification in detail'' of the Buy American Act 
(BAA) and the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA multiple award 
contract holders. The commenter has asked for interpretation of the 
FAR, not a change to the proposed rule. The comment is, therefore, 
outside the scope of the GSAM Rewrite.
    No comments were received regarding the proposed changes to GSAR 
Part 525. Therefore, the proposed rule is being converted to a final 
rule without change.
    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 General Services Administration does not expect this final rule 
to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 
601, et seq., because the changes are primarily editorial in nature. No 
comments were received in response to the shift from GSAR to GSAM. A 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has, therefore, not been performed. We 
invite comments from small businesses and other interested parties. GSA 
will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected GSAR 
Parts 525 and 552 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. (GSAR case 2006-G520), in all correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the GSAR do not impose recordkeeping or information collection 
requirements, or otherwise collect information from offerors, 
contractors, or members of the public that require approval of the 
Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 525 and 552

    Government procurement.

    Dated: March 11, 2009.
Rodney P. Lantier,
Acting Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Acquisition 
Officer, General Services Administration.

Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 525 and 552 as set forth below:

1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 525 is revised to read as 

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


Subpart 525.3 [Removed]

2. Remove Subpart 525.3.

Subpart 525.5 [Removed]

3. Remove Subpart 525.5.

Subpart 525.11 [Removed]

4. Remove Subpart 525.11.

5. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 552 continues to read as 

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


552.225-70  [Removed]

6. Remove section 552.225-70.
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