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 FoundationTom Wilson, 202-673-3948
Website: http://www.adf.gov
Agency for International DevelopmentDeborah Lewis, 202-712-0936
Website: http://www.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp
AgricultureRichard Guyer, 202-690-0291
Website: http://www.usda.gov/ocfo
Richard Kodl, 202-884-7666
Website: http://www.arc.gov/infopubs/infomain.htm
Appalachian Regional CommissionHubert Sparks, 202-884-7675
Website: http://www.arc.gov/infopubs/infomain.htm
Appalachian Regional Commission (Office of Inspector General)Richard Guyer, 202-690-0291
Website: http://www.usda.gov/ocfo
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance BoardLawrence W. Roffee, 202-272-5434, ext. 113
Website: http://www.access-board.gov
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education FoundationGerald J. Smith, 703-756-6012
Website: http://www.act.org/goldwater
Christopher Columbus Fellowship FoundationJudith M. Shellenberger, 315-258-0090
Website: http://www.columbusfdn.org
CommerceEdna Campbell, 202-482-0585
Website: http://www.doc.gov/oebam/fair
Commission on Fine ArtsJeff Carson, 202-504-2200
No website currently available.
Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely DisabledLee Wilson, 703-603-7740
Website: http://www.jwod.gov
Council on Environmental QualityEllen Athas, 202-456-6541
Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/CEQ
Consumer Product Safety CommissionEdward E. Quist, 301-504-0029, ext. 2240
Website: http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/businfo.html
EducationGary Weaver, 202-401-3848
Website: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCFO/2000fair.html
Federal Election CommissionJohn O'Brien, 202-694-1215
Website: http://www.fec.gov
Federal Emergency Management AgencyColleen Kennedy-Roberts, 202-646-2988
Website: http://www.fema.gov
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardRichard White, 202-942-1633
Website: http://www.frtib.gov/eread.html
General Services AdministrationTom Fitzpatrick, 202-501-0324
Website: http://www.cfo.gsa.gov
Harry S. Truman Scholarship FoundationLouis H. Blair, 202-395-4831
Website: http://www.truman.gov
Health and Human ServicesMichael Colvin, 202-690-7887
Website: http://www.hhs.gov/progorg/oam/fair
Housing and Urban DevelopmentJanice W. Blake-Green, 202-708-0638
Website: http://www.hud.gov/cfo/cforept.html
Institute of Museum and Library ServicesLinda Bell, 202-606-8637
Website: http://www.imls.gov
Inter-American FoundationLinda Borst, 703-306-4308
Website: http://www.iaf.gov
James Madison Memorial Fellowship FoundationSteve Weiss, 202-653-6109
Website: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Japan-United States Friendship CommissionEric Ganloff, 202-418-9800
Website: http://www.jusfc.gov
Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsJared Barlage, 202-416-8721
Website: http://www.kennedy-center.org/about/administration.html
Marine Mammal CommissionSuzanne Montgomery, 301-504-0087
No website currently available.
National Commission on Libraries and Information ScienceJudith C. Russell, 202-606-9200
Website: http://www.nclis.gov
National Council on DisabilityEthel D. Briggs, 202-272-2004
Website: http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/correspondence (pull up lew 7-14-00.html)
National Education Goals PanelJohn Masaitis, 202-724-0015
Website: http://www.negp.gov (hit search and type in "A-76")
National Endowment for the ArtsMike Burke, 202-682-5497
Website: http://www.arts.gov/learn/commercial2000.html
National Labor Relations Board (Office of Inspector General)Emil T. George, 202-273-1960
Website: http://www.nlrb.gov/active.html
Office of U.S. Trade RepresentativeBarbara Ferguson, 202-456-6001
Website: http://www.ustr.gov
Peace CorpsSusan Hancks, 202-692-1612
Website: http://www.peacecorps.gov
Railroad Retirement BoardHenry M. Valiulis, 312-751-4520, or Martin J. Dickman, 312-751-4690
Website: http://www.rrb.gov/emaillink.html
Smithsonian InstitutionL. Carole Wharton, 202-357-2917
Website: http://www.si.edu/si_fairact.htm
U. S. Trade and Development AgencyJulie Norton, 703-875-6066
Website: http://www.tda.gov

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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