DATE: December 14, 2000
FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM
SUBJECT: Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Year 2000 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998
SOURCE: Federal Register, December 14, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 241, page 78219
AGENCIES: Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
ACTION: Notice of Availability
SYNOPSIS: OMB is announcing that the Commercial Activities Inventories required to be compiled by Public Law 105-270, Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 (FAIR Act), are now available to the public from several federal agencies.
EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the first release of Year 2000 Commercial Activities Inventories, see the October 3, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Year 2000 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998."
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, which is part of OMB, has prepared a summary FAIR Act User's Guide and is making it available on its Internet site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/procurement/index.html. This User's Guide is intended to help interested parties review the Year 2000 FAIR Act inventories, and the User's Guide also includes the web-site addresses to access agency inventories.
Also, today OMB published a request for comments on a proposed change to the OMB Circular A-76 Revised Supplemental Handbook to clarify the scope of the challenge-and-appeals process that is available under the FAIR Act. See today's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Office of Management and Budget; Proposed Revision to Guidance on Implementation of the FAIR Act."
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Section 2 of the FAIR Act requires that each agency submit a list of government activities it is performing which are not "inherently governmental functions", and that OMB publish an announcement of public availability of these lists, called "Commercial Activities Inventories," upon completion of its review of the agencies' inventory submissions. OMB has completed its review of the inventories submitted by the following agencies:
|African Development Foundation||Tom Wilson, 202-673-3948|
|Agency for International Development||Deborah Lewis, 202-712-0936|
|Agriculture||Richard Guyer, 202-690-0291|
Richard Kodl, 202-884-7666
|Appalachian Regional Commission||Hubert Sparks, 202-884-7675|
|Appalachian Regional Commission (Office of Inspector General)||Richard Guyer, 202-690-0291|
|Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board||Lawrence W. Roffee, 202-272-5434, ext. 113|
|Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation||Gerald J. Smith, 703-756-6012|
|Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation||Judith M. Shellenberger, 315-258-0090|
|Commerce||Edna Campbell, 202-482-0585|
|Commission on Fine Arts||Jeff Carson, 202-504-2200|
No website currently available.
|Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled||Lee Wilson, 703-603-7740|
|Council on Environmental Quality||Ellen Athas, 202-456-6541|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||Edward E. Quist, 301-504-0029, ext. 2240|
|Education||Gary Weaver, 202-401-3848|
|Federal Election Commission||John O'Brien, 202-694-1215|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||Colleen Kennedy-Roberts, 202-646-2988|
|Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board||Richard White, 202-942-1633|
|General Services Administration||Tom Fitzpatrick, 202-501-0324|
|Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation||Louis H. Blair, 202-395-4831|
|Health and Human Services||Michael Colvin, 202-690-7887|
|Housing and Urban Development||Janice W. Blake-Green, 202-708-0638|
|Institute of Museum and Library Services||Linda Bell, 202-606-8637|
|Inter-American Foundation||Linda Borst, 703-306-4308|
|James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation||Steve Weiss, 202-653-6109|
|Japan-United States Friendship Commission||Eric Ganloff, 202-418-9800|
|Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts||Jared Barlage, 202-416-8721|
|Marine Mammal Commission||Suzanne Montgomery, 301-504-0087|
No website currently available.
|National Commission on Libraries and Information Science||Judith C. Russell, 202-606-9200|
|National Council on Disability||Ethel D. Briggs, 202-272-2004|
Website: http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/correspondence (pull up lew 7-14-00.html)
|National Education Goals Panel||John Masaitis, 202-724-0015|
Website: http://www.negp.gov (hit search and type in "A-76")
|National Endowment for the Arts||Mike Burke, 202-682-5497|
|National Labor Relations Board (Office of Inspector General)||Emil T. George, 202-273-1960|
|Office of U.S. Trade Representative||Barbara Ferguson, 202-456-6001|
|Peace Corps||Susan Hancks, 202-692-1612|
|Railroad Retirement Board||Henry M. Valiulis, 312-751-4520, or Martin J. Dickman, 312-751-4690|
|Smithsonian Institution||L. Carole Wharton, 202-357-2917|
|U. S. Trade and Development Agency||Julie Norton, 703-875-6066|
OMB has not completed the review of the inventories submitted by several cabinet departments (the Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, Justice, Labor, Transportation, Treasury) and major agencies (such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Additional announcements will be published as OMB completes the review process for the inventories of these and other departments and agencies. Interested parties have 30 working days from today (that is, until January 30, 2001) to challenge the omission or inclusion of an activity on an agency's the Commercial Activities Inventories list.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.
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