DATE: July 22, 2003

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Government-Owned Contractor-Operated Vehicle Fleet Management and Reporting

SOURCE: Federal Register, July 22, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 140, page 43333

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: NASA is revising the NFS to require contractors to collect data and report on usage of government-owned contractor-operated (GOCO) vehicles, including Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) vehicles.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on Executive Order 13149, see the April 26, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "'Greening the Government' Executive Orders."

DATES: This interim rule is effective July 22, 2003. Comments on this interim rule must be submitted on or before September 22, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to Patrick Flynn, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), Washington, DC 20546; or by e-mail to: Patrick.Flynn@nasa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Flynn, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK); 202-358-0460; e-mail: Patrick.Flynn@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: In Executive Order 13149, Greening the Government Through Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency, Section 505 requires federal agencies to make sure that all GOCO vehicles comply with all applicable goals and other requirements of the order. Section 302 of EO 13149 requires agencies to collect data and report on performance in meeting the goals of the order in accordance with requirements and guidance from the Department of Energy (DOE). In July 2000, DOE prepared the "Guidance Document for Federal Agencies," as required by Executive Order 13149. Section 2-3 requires agencies to report data on government-owned motor vehicle usage, using DOE's Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). FAST is accessed through http://fastweb.inel.gov/. Information required for FAST reporting must be obtained from contractors who have been authorized to obtain vehicles and related services.

This interim rule revises the NFS as follows to implement DOE's guidance and require contractors to provide data on GOCO vehicles:

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