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DATE: January 15, 2009

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-30, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 15, 2009, Vol. 74, No. 10, page 2709

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 2005-30 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS); (2) commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items; (3) exemption of certain service contracts from the Service Contract Act (SCA); (4) public disclosure of Justification and Approval documents for noncompetitive contracts; (5) implementation of the SAFETY Act; (6) Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT); (7) combating trafficking in persons; (8) Trade Agreements thresholds; and (9) technical amendment.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is February 17, 2008, except that the effective date for item (8) is January 15, 2009. Comments on item (4) should be submitted no later than March 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on item (4) 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 4041, ATTN: Hada Flowers, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on item (4) by "FAC 2005-30, FAR case 2008-003."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Items (1), (3), (4), and (7), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775;

      Item (2), Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Item (5), Edward Chambers, 202-501-3221.

      Item (6), William Clark, 202-219-1813.

      Item (8), Meredith Murphy, 202-208-6925.

For general information, contact the FAR Secretariat, 202-501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)

(2) Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items

(3) Exemption of Certain Service Contracts from the Service Contract Act (SCA)

(4) Public Disclosure of Justification and Approval Documents for Noncompetitive Contracts

(5) Implementation of the SAFETY Act

(6) Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)

(7) Combating Trafficking in Persons

(8) Trade Agreements Thresholds

(9) Technical Amendment



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

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