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DATE: May 3, 2005

SUBJECT: Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Fiscal Year 2004 Agency Inventories

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 3, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 84, page 22930

AGENCIES: Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

ACTION: Notice of Availability

SYNOPSIS: OMB is announcing that the fourth and final release of 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), is now available to the public from several federal agencies.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the first release of FY 2004 agency inventories, see the November 17, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Fiscal Year 2004 Agency Inventories.

For more on the second release of FY 2004 agency inventories, see the January 18, 2005, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Fiscal Year 2004 Agency Inventories.

For more on the third release of FY 2004 agency inventories, see the March 10, 2005, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH Office of Management and Budget; Availability of Fiscal Year 2004 Agency 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/fair-index.html. This User's Guide is intended to help interested parties review the Year 2004 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 2004 inventories submitted by the following agencies:

Advisory Council on Historic PreservationRalston Cox, 202-606-8528;
http://www.achp.gov
Department of AgricultureAva Lee, 202-720-1179;
http://www.usda.gov
Department of Agriculture - Inspector General (IG)Delmas R. Thornsbury, 202-720-4474;
http://www.usda.gov/oig/rptsbulletins.htm
Department of Homeland SecurityDavid Childs, 202-772-9785;
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/
Department of Veterans AffairsScott Holiday, 202-273-5053;
http://www.va.gov
Federal Communications CommissionKent Baum 202-418-0137;
http:// www.fcc.gov
Inter-American FoundationLinda Kolko, 703-306-4308;
http://www.iaf.gov
Marine Mammal CommissionDavid Cottingham, 301-504-0087;
http://www.mmc.gov
Merit Systems Protection BoardDeborah Miron, 202-653-6772, x1168;
http://www.mspb.gov
Morris K. Udall FoundationChristopher Helms, 520-670-5530;
http://www.udall.gov
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise OversightJill Weide, 202-414-3813;
http://www.ofheo.gov
Office of Management and BudgetLauren Wright, 202-395-3970;
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/fair/notices_avail.html
Securities and Exchange CommissionJayne Seidman, 202-942-4000;
http://www.sec.gov
Selective Service SystemCalvin Montgomery, 703-605-4038;
http://www.sss.gov

Interested parties have 30 working days from today (that is, until June 15, 2005) to challenge the omission or inclusion of an activity on an agency's Commercial Activities Inventories list.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.

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