[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 28 (Friday, February 12, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 9301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02815]



48 CFR Part 553

[GSAR Case 2021-G509; Docket No. 2021-0005; Sequence No. 1]

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Removing 
Erroneous Guidance on Illustration of Forms

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is issuing this 
direct final rule amending the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to make a needed technical amendment. 
This technical amendment is to correct the Code of Federal Regulations 
and remove erroneous guidance on the illustration of forms.

DATES: Effective: March 15, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Adina Torberntsson, Procurement 
Analyst, 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 2021-G509.


I. Background

    GSA has been conducting a regulatory review initiative to identify 
areas which might be revised or eliminated. Upon review of GSAR part 
553, we uncovered a discrepancy between the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) and acquisition.gov. The current language in subpart 553.2 in the 
CFR was published in the Federal Register, Vol. 64, No. 131, on July 9, 
1999 and has not changed since. However, acquisition.gov has no such 
language. It is determined that all of the guidance in GSAR Part 553 in 
the CFR should be removed.

II. Discussion of the Rule

    This direct final rule amends the GSAR to remove regulations 
regarding forms from subpart 553.2 and section 553.300. The subpart has 
no content, just the header of ``Illustrations of Forms''. There is no 
prescription information that follows. In addition, text at 553.300 
contains erroneous information on how to obtain copies of forms. 
Therefore, the entirety of GSAR Part 553 is unnecessary.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 553

    Government procurement.

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


Therefore, under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 121(c), GSA removes and 
reserves 48 CFR part 553.

[FR Doc. 2021-02815 Filed 2-11-21; 8:45 am]