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DATE: March 31, 2009

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-32, Recovery Act Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 31, 2009, Vol. 74, No. 52, page 14621

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

ACTION: Interim Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-32 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Public Law 111-5) ("Recovery Act") in the following areas: (1) Buy American requirements for construction material; (2) whistleblower protections; (3) publicizing contract actions; (4) reporting requirements; (5) Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) Access; and (6) GAO access to contractor employees.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is March 31, 2009. Comments on these rules should be submitted no later than June 1, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on these rules to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) fax: 202-501-4067; or (c) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4041, ATTN: Hada Flowers, Washington, DC 20405. Identify comments on item (1) by "FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-008"; item (2) by "FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-012"; item (3) by "FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-010"; item (4) by "FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-009"; item (5) by "FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-011"; and item (6) by "FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2008-026."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Item (1), Meredith Murphy, 202-208-6925.

      Item (2), Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

      Item (3), Millisa Gary, 202-501-0699.

      Item (4), Ernest Woodson, 202-501-3775.

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

      Item (6), Suzanne Neurauter, 202-219-0310.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: (1) Buy American Requirements for Construction Material

(2) Whistleblower Protections

(3) Publicizing Contract Actions

(4) Reporting Requirements

(5) Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) Access

(6) GAO Access to Contractor Employees



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

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