[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 30, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 24653-24654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11052]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MV-2017-01; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence No. 6]

48 CFR Chapter V


Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' GSA is seeking input on acquisition 
regulations, policies, standards, business practices and guidance 
issued by GSA across all of its acquisition, disposal, and sales 
programs, that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or 
modification.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``Notice-MV-2017-01, 
Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations'' by any of the 
following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Notice-MV-
2017-01, Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations. Select the 
link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with ``Notice-MV-2017-01, 
Evaluation of Existing Acquisition Regulations.'' Follow the 
instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if any), and ``Notice-MV-2017-01, Evaluation of Existing 
Acquisition Regulations'' on your attached document.
     Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/GahAhb2aT4MVlREo1. If you are commenting via the google form, please 
note that each regulation or part that you are identifying for repeal, 
replacement or modification should be entered into the form separately. 
This will assist GSA in its tracking and analysis of the comments 
received.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Francine Serafin, Office of 
Government-wide Policy, 202-705-8659, or via email at 
francine.serafin@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed 
Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 
which established a federal policy ``to alleviate unnecessary

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regulatory burdens'' on the American people. Section 3(a) of the E.O. 
directs federal agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force 
(Task Force). One of the duties of the Task Force is to evaluate 
existing regulations and ``make recommendations to the agency head 
regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.'' The E.O. 
further asks that each Task Force ``attempt to identify regulations 
that:
    (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
    (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
    (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits;
    (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with 
regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
    (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the 
Treasury and General Government Appropriates Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 
note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision in particular 
those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, 
or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently 
transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or
    (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other 
Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or 
substantially modified.''
    Section 3(e) of the E.O. calls on the Task Force to ``seek input 
and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly 
affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal 
governments, small businesses, consumers, non-governmental 
organizations, and trade associations'' on regulations that meet some 
or all of the criteria above. Through this notice, GSA is soliciting 
such input from the public to inform its Task Force's evaluation. This 
notice is specifically requesting input on existing acquisition 
regulations, policies, and guidance issued by GSA (e.g., GSAR, GSA 
handbooks) or by the Federal Acquisition Service or the Public Building 
Service. Examples of regulations, policies, and guidance GSA is 
requesting input on include GSA's supplement to the FAR, the GSA 
Acquisition Regulations (GSAR), the GSA Acquisition Manual (GSAM), or 
acquisition policies, standards, business practices and guidance that 
have not been codified through regulation, but may be still be 
appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
    GSA has recently received public comments on Commercial Software 
Licenses and Order Level Materials (Other Direct Costs). These rules 
are currently in the final rulemaking stages and additional comments 
are not requested.
    GSA is particularly interested in comments on areas not recently 
addressed, such as evergreen, price adjustments, catalogs, requirements 
relating to utilities, construction, and facilities. In addition, the 
recent Transactional Data Reporting rule is a final rule and is in a 
pilot stage. As such, comments on it, along with the Price Reduction 
Clause and the Commercial Sales Practice format, are also encouraged.
    GSA requests that comments be as specific as possible, include any 
supporting data or other information such as cost information, provide 
a Federal Register (FR) or Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) citation 
when referencing a specific regulation, or cite a FAS or PBS clause 
number when citing service level policy. To be beneficial, comments 
should provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement or 
modification. Although the agency may not respond to each individual 
comment, the GSA values public feedback and will give careful 
consideration to all input that it receives. GSA will also be 
conducting targeted outreach on this same topic.

    Dated: May 23, 2017.
Michael Downing,
Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Administrator.
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