[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 241 (Tuesday, December 16, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 74681]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26050]



48 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 709, 711, 713, 714, 
715, 716, 717, 719, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 731, 732, 733, 736, 
742, 745, 747, 750, and 752

RIN 0412-AA76

Incorporate Various Administrative Changes and Internal Policies 
Into the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR)

AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: This proposed rule is a companion document to the U.S. Agency 
for International Development (USAID) direct final rule (published in 
the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register), 
amending the Agency for International Development Acquisition 
Regulation (AIDAR). AIDAR is revised to maintain consistency with the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and conform the regulation to 
previously implemented policy. Obsolete material is removed and 
numerous clarifications and editorial amendments are made to better 
specify the regulation.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this document to Marcelle 
Wijesinghe, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and 
Assistance, Policy Division (M/OAA/P), Room 867, SA-44, Washington, DC 
20523-2052. Submit comments, identified by title of the action and 
Regulatory Information Number (RIN) by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Email: Submit electronic comments to both [email protected] and 
[email protected]. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for file formats and 
other information about electronic filing.
    Mail: USAID, Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition & 
Assistance, Policy Division, Room 867, SA-44, Washington, DC 20523-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lyudmila Bond, Telephone: 202-567-4753 
or Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USAID is publishing the amendment as a 
direct final rule because the Agency views it as a conforming and 
administrative amendment and does not anticipate any adverse comments. 
A detailed discussion of the rule is set forth in the preamble of the 
direct final rule.
    If no adverse comments are received in response to the direct final 
rule, no further action will be taken related to this proposed rule.
    If adverse comments are received on the direct final rule, USAID 
will publish a timely partial withdrawal in the Federal Register 
informing the public what sections of the direct final rule will not 
take effect. Any portions of the final rule for which no adverse or 
critical comments are received will become final after the designated 
    All public comments received on the direct final rule will be 
addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. USAID 
will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in 
commenting on this action should do so at this time.

A. Instructions

    All comments must be in writing and submitted through one of the 
methods specified in the Addresses section above. All submissions must 
include the title of the action and RIN for this rulemaking. Please 
include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone 
number, and email address in the text of the message.
    Comments submitted by email must be included in the text of the 
email or attached as a PDF file. Please avoid using special characters 
and any form of encryption. Please note, however, that because security 
screening precautions have slowed the delivery and dependability of 
surface mail to USAID/Washington, USAID recommends sending all comments 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
    All comments will be made available for public review without 
change, including any personal information provided, from three 
workdays after receipt to finalization of action at http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit information that you consider to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI), Personally Identifiable 
Information or any information that is otherwise protected from 
disclosure by statute.
    As noted above, in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this 
Federal Register, USAID is publishing a direct final rule with the same 
title that announces revisions to the Agency for International 
Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR). For detailed information on 
these revisions, please see the direct final rule.

    Dated: October 7, 2014.
Aman S. Djahanbani,
Chief Acquisition Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26050 Filed 12-15-14; 8:45 am]