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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: January 27, 2004

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Transportation Industry Standard Practices

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 27, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 17, page 4003

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that the FAR be amended to implement changes to the Interstate Transportation Act, which abolished tariff-filing requirements for motor carriers of freight and the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), and changes resulting from the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) amendments that require use of commercial bills of lading for domestic shipments.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the FMR amendments that replaced government bills of lading (GBL) with commercial bills of lading (CBL), see the April 26, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Transportation Payment and Audit"; the October 6, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Transportation Management"; and the September 24, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Transportation Management and Transportation Payment and Audit."

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule are due on or before March 29, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, or by e-mail to farcase.2002-005@gsa.gov. Cite "FAR Case 2002-005" in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This proposed rule would amend the FAR to implement changes to the Interstate Transportation Act and the FMR.

To implement these changes, the following changes to the FAR would be made:

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

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