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DATE: September 29, 2010

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-46, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 29, 2010, Vol. 75, No. 188, page 60247

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 2005-46 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following areas: (1) equal opportunity for veterans; (2) certification requirement and procurement prohibition relating to Iran sanctions; (3) termination for default reporting; (4) award-fee language revision; (5) offering a construction requirement under the 8(a) program; (6) encouraging contractor policies to ban text messaging while driving; and (7) Buy American exemption for commercial information technology that is construction material.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is September 29, 2010, except Items III, IV, and VI are effective October 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items I, II, VI, and VII on or before November 29, 2010, 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 I by "FAC 2005-46, FAR case 2009-007"; Item II by "FAC 2005-46, FAR case 2010-012"; Item VI by "FAC 2005-46, FAR case 2009-028"; and Item VII by "FAC 2005-46, FAR case 2009-039."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following analysts:

      Item I, Ernest Wilson, 202-501-4755.

      Items II and VII, Cecelia L. Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Item III, Jeritta Parnell, 202-501-4082.

      Item IV, Edward Chambers, 202-501-4755.

      Item V, Karlos Morgan, 202-501-2364.

      Item VI, William Clark, 202-219-1813/

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Equal Opportunity for Veterans

Item II, Certification Requirement and Procurement Prohibition Relating to Iran Sanctions

Item III, Termination for Default Reporting

Item IV, Award-Fee Language Revision

Item V, Offering a Construction Requirement Under the 8(a) Program

Item VI, Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving

Item VII, Buy American Exemption for Commercial Information Technology that is Construction Material



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

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