[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 19, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 50957-50958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16093]



48 CFR Parts 501 and 570

[GSAR Case 2020-G530; Docket No. GSA-GSAR-2020-0012; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 3090-AK28

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Update of 
GSA Forms References

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 

ACTION: Direct final rule with request for comments.


SUMMARY: This direct final rule amends the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to address any references 
to outdated forms, and updates charts with current forms in use.

DATES: This final rule is effective on October 19, 2020 without further 
notice unless adverse comments are received by September 18, 2020. If 
GSA receives adverse comments, we will publish a timely withdrawal in 
the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take 

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to GSAR Case 2020-G530 via the 
Federal eRulemaking portal at Regulations.gov by searching for ``GSAR 
Case 2020-G530''. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with 
GSAR Case 2020-G530. Follow the instructions provided at the ``Comment 
Now'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``GSAR Case 2020-G530'' on your attached document.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite GSAR Case 2020-
G530 in all correspondence related to this case. Comments received 
generally will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, 
including any personal and/or business confidential information 
provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check https://www.regulations.gov approximately two to three days after submission to 
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Policy Division, at [email protected], for clarification of content. 
For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact 
the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755 or 
[email protected]. Please cite GSAR Case 2020-G530.


I. Background

    The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing a final rule 
amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation 
(GSAR) at Part 501, General Services Administration Acquisition 
Regulation System; and Part 570, Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real 
    These amendments update the GSAR with the current forms used and 
remove any reference to forms no longer used.

II. Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 40 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 121 authorizes 
GSA to issue regulations, including the GSAR, to control the 
relationship between GSA and contractors.

III. Discussion and Analysis

    Within Part 501, the GSA is amending GSAR 501.106, which includes a 
chart for any references within the GSAR that have a corresponding OMB 
Control Number required for information collection. GSA Forms 72A and 
618D are currently listed within the chart, however both are now 
obsolete and have no reference within the GSAR. This case removes the 
references to these forms and their corresponding OMB Control Number. 
Also, this chart does not include GSA Form 1217, which is currently 
used and referenced within the GSAR. This case will add GSA Form 1217 
and its corresponding OMB Control Number into the chart found at 
    The amendment to Part 570 occurs at 570.802, which includes the use 
of GSA Forms during the lease process. The amendment is removing the 
paragraph which references GSA Form 276, which is no longer used by 
Public Buildings Service Leasing.

IV. 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,

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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.

V. Executive Order 13771

    This final rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is 
not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulation Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule, because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant GSAR revision, and 41 
U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment.

VII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    Although the final rule involves forms which reference OMB control 
numbers, there are no changes which involve a new OMB control number. 
Therefore, this 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 501 and 570

    Government procurement.

Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration.

    Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 501 and 570 as set forth below:

1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 501 and 570 continues to 
read as follows:

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


2. Amend section 501.106 by--
a. Removing from the table, GSAR references ``GSA-72-A'' and ``GSA-618-
D'' and their corresponding OMB control numbers ``3090-0121'' and 
``1215-0149''; and
b. Adding to the table, in numerical order, GSAR reference ``GSA-1217'' 
to read as follows:

501.106  OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

                                                           OMB  control
                     GSAR  reference                            No.
                                * * * * *
GSA-1217................................................       3090-0086
                                * * * * *


570.802   [Amended]

    3. Amend section 570.802 by removing paragraph (b) and 
redesignating paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c).

[FR Doc. 2020-16093 Filed 8-18-20; 8:45 am]