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DATE: November 7, 2007

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-21, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, November 7, 2007, Vol. 72, No. 215, page 63025

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

ACTION: Interim and Final Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-21 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) implementation of the SAFETY Act; (2) biobased products preference program; (3) rewrite of FAR Part 27, Patents, Data, and Copyrights; (4) Federal Computer Network (FACNET) architecture; (5) exemption of certain service contracts from the Service Contract Act; (6) Local Community Recovery Act of 2006; (7) pricing sources for contracts containing construction requirements; and (8) technical amendments.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is November 7, 2007, except that the effective date for items (2), (3), (4), and (7) is December 7, 2007. Comments on items (1), (5), and (6) should be submitted no later than January 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on items (1), (5), and (6) to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) fax: 202-501-4067; or (c) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVA), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann Duarte, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on item (1) by "FAC 2005-21, FAR case 2005-023"; comments on item (5) by "FAC 2005-21, FAR case 2001-004"; and comments on item (7) by "FAC 2005-21, FAR case 2006-014."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Item (1), Edward Loeb, 202-501-0650;

      Items (2) and (6), William Clark, 202-219-1813; and

      Items (3), (4), (5), and (7), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775.

For general information, contact the FAR Secretariat, Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Implementation of the SAFETY Act

(2) Biobased Products Preference Program

(3) Rewrite of FAR Part 27, Patents, Data, and Copyrights

(4) Federal Computer Network (FACNET) Architecture

(5) Exemption of Certain Service Contracts from the Service Contract Act

(6) Implementation of Local Community Recovery Act of 2006

(7) Pricing Method References for Contracts Containing Construction Requirements

(8) Technical Amendments



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

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