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DATE: February 24, 2004

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

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 24, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 36, page 8335

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: NASA is finalizing, without change, the interim rule that amended 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 the interim rule, see the July 22, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Government-Owned Contractor-Operated Vehicle Fleet Management and Reporting."

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 24, 2004.

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.

On July 22, 2003, NASA published an interim rule that revised the NFS to implement DOE's guidance and require contractors to provide data on GOCO vehicles. The two most significant changes were the addition of the following:

No comments were received on the interim rule, so it is finalized without change.

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