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DATE: February 28, 2008

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-24, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 28, 2008, Vol. 73, No. 40, page 10941

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

ACTION: Final and Interim Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-24 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) contractor personnel in a designated operational area or supporting a diplomatic or consular mission; (2) numbered notes for synopses; (3) new thresholds for trade agreements; (4) new designated countries -- Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and Romania; (5) Cost Accounting Standards administration; and (6) common security configurations.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is March 31, 2008, except that the effective date for item (3) is February 28. 2008. Comments on item (3) should be submitted no later than April 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on item (3) 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 (3) by "FAC 2005-24, FAR case 2007-016."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items (1) and (2), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775;

      Items (3) and (4), Meredith Murphy, 202-208-6925;

      Item (5), Edward Loeb, 202-501-0650; and

      Item (6), Cecelia Davis, 202-219-0202.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Contractor Personnel in a Designated Operational Area or Supporting a Diplomatic or Consular Mission

(2) Numbered Notes for Synopses

(3) New Thresholds for Trade Agreements

(4) New Designated Countries -- Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and Romania

(5) Cost Accounting Standards Administration

(6) Common Security Configurations



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

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