[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 28849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12208]



48 CFR Parts 511 and 552

[GSAR Change 63; GSAR Case 2014-G504; Docket No. 2015-0003; Sequence 
No. 1]
RIN 3090-AJ53

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
Unique Item Identification (UID)

AGENCIES:  Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final 
rule amending the General Services Administration Acquisition 
Regulation (GSAR) to remove the GSAR clause Unique Item Identification.

DATES: Effective: May 20, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Tsujimoto, Program Analyst, 
at 202-208-3585, or via email at [email protected] for 
clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-
4755. Please cite GSAR case 2014-G504.


I. Background

    GSA published a proposed rule with a request for public comments in 
the Federal Register at 80 FR 6037 on February 4, 2015, to amend the 
GSAR to delete GSAR clause 552.211-93, Unique Item Identification 
(UID), and provide other conforming changes. No public comments were 
received on the proposed rule.

II. Discussion and Analysis

    There were no comments received in response to the proposed rule by 
its closing date of April 6, 2015. Therefore, there are no changes made 
in the proposed rule.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The General Services Administration certifies that this final rule 
will not 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 deletion of the clause will not 
substantively change the reporting, recordkeeping, or compliance 
requirements for contractors.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The final rule does not contain any information collection 
requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and 
Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 511 and 552

    Government procurement.

    Dated: May 13, 2015.
Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Government-wide Policy.

    Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 511 and 552 as set forth below:

1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 511 and 552 continues to 
read as follows:

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


511.204   [Amended]

2. Amend section 511.204 by removing paragraph (b)(12).


552.211-93   [Removed and Reserved]

3. Remove and reserve section 552.211-93.

[FR Doc. 2015-12208 Filed 5-19-15; 8:45 am]