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DATE: October 14, 2004

SUBJECT: Removal of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) Subpart 1852.1, Part 1853, and Part 1872

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 14, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 198, page 60967

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: NASA is adopting, without change, the proposed removal of NFS Subpart 1852.1, Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses, NFS Part 1853, Forms, and NFS Part 1872, Acquisitions of Investigations. This final rule completes the revision of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) version of the NFS.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Internet version of the NFS is available at http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm.

For more on the proposed revision of NFS Parts 1852, 1853, and 1872, see the May 21, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Reissuance of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) Parts 1852, 1853, and 1872."

For more on the reissuance of NFS Parts 1801 through 1825, see the April 22, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Reissuance of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) Parts 1801 Through 1825."

For more on the reissuance of NFS Parts 1827 through 1841, see the June 24, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Reissuance of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) Parts 1827 Through 1841."

For more on the reissuance of NFS Parts 1842 through 1851, see the April 22, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Reissuance of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) Parts 1842 Through 1851."

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 14, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Dalton, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK); 202-358-1645; e-mail: Celeste.M.Dalton@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 1.3 addresses agency acquisition regulations. Paragraph (a)(2) of FAR 1.301, Policy, states that "an agency head may issue or authorize the issuance of internal agency guidance at any organizational level (e.g., designations and delegations of authority, assignments of responsibilities, work-flow procedures, and internal reporting requirements)." Since FAR 1.303, Publication and Codification, states that issuances under FAR 1.301(a)(2) need not be published in the Federal Register, NASA is not required to publish and codify internal agency guidance, but had been doing so as a matter of policy.

NASA decided to revise the practice by publishing in the CFR version of the NFS only those regulations that may have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency or have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. The Internet version of the NFS will continue to provide, in a single document, both the regulations subject to public comments and internal agency guidance and procedures that do not require public comment. Changes to the CFR version of the NFS (that is, the portions of the NFS that require public comment) will continue to be amended by publishing changes in the Federal Register. Changes to the CFR version of the NFS, along with changes to internal guidance and procedures, will be incorporated into the Internet version of the NFS through Procurement Notices (PNs).

NASA published a proposed rule on May 21, 2004, to remove NFS Subpart 1852.1, NFS Part 1853, and NFS Part 1872, which were considered unnecessary. No comments were received, so NASA has decided to adopt the proposed deletions as final without changes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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