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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: October 17, 2002

SUBJECT: Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Fiscal Year 2002 Agency Inventories

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 17, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 201, page 64150

AGENCIES: Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

ACTION: Notice of Availability

SYNOPSIS: OMB is announcing that the Commercial Activities Inventories of non-inherently governmental activities 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: This is the first release of the 2002 FAIR Act inventories. OMB made four releases of FY 2001 FAIR Act Inventories.

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 2002 FAIR Act inventories, and the User's Guide also includes the web-site addresses to access agencies' inventories.

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 FY 2002 inventories submitted by the following agencies:

Advisory Council on Historic PreservationCarol McLain, 202-606-8511;
Website: http://www.achp.gov/fairact.html
Architectural and Transportation Barriers ComplianceLawrence W. Roffee, 202-272-0001;
website: http://www.access-board.gov
National Council on DisabilitiesEthel D. Briggs, 202-272-2004;
website: http://www.ncd.gov
Committee for Purchase for People Who are Blind or Severely DisabledLeon A. Wilson, Jr., 703-603-7740;
website: http://www.jwod.gov
National Commission on Libraries and Information ScienceJudith C. Russell, 202-606-9200;
website: http://www.nclis.gov/index.cfm
Institute of Museum and Library ServicesTeresa M. LaHaie, 202-606-8637;
website: http://www.imls.gov
National Endowment for the HumanitiesBarry Maynes, 202-606-8233;
website: http://www.neh.fed.us/
Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation Louis H. Blair, 202-395-4831;
website: http://www.truman.gov
James Madison Fellowship FoundationSteve Weiss, 202-653-6109;
website: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in EducationGerald J. Smith, (703) 756-6012;
website: http://www.act.org/goldwater/
Christopher Columbus Fellowship FoundationJudith M. Shellenberger, 315-258-0090;
website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
Office of Navaho and Hopi RelocationNancy Thomas, 928-779-2721;
website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationTom Luedtke, 202-358-2090;
website: http://competitivesourcing.nasa.gov
Health and Human ServicesMichael Colvin, 202-690-7887;
website: http://www.hhs.gov/ogam/oam/fair/
Consumer Product Safety CommissionEdward E. Quist, 301-504-0029, x2240;
website: http://www.cpsc.gov
Housing and Urban Development James M. Martin, 202-708-0638;
website: http://www.hud.gov/
Commission on Fine ArtsCharles Atherton, 202-504-2200;
website: http://www.cfa.gov
Holocaust MuseumJames Gaglione, 202-314-0336;
website: http://www.ushmm.org/financial
Kennedy CenterLynne H. Pratt, 202-416-8000;
website: http://www.kennedy-center.org
Woodrow Wilson CenterRonnie Dempsey, 202-691-4216;
website: http://wwics.si.edu
Office of Special CounselJane McFarland, 202-653-5163;
website: http://www.osc.gov
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board Douglas Wade, 202-653-6772, x1118;
website: http://www.mspb.gov
TreasuryKevin Whitfield, 202-622-0248;
website: http://www.treas.gov/fair

Interested parties have 30 working days from today (that is, until November 16, 2002) to challenge the omission or inclusion of an activity on an agency's Commercial Activities Inventories list.

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