[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 6, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52498-52499]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14727]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Part 102-76

[FMR Amendment 2005-03; FMR Case 2005-102-8]


Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update; 
Technical Amendment

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document amends the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) 
to extend the implementation date of the Real Property Policies section 
entitled ``What standards must facilities subject to the Architectural 
Barriers Act meet?,'' which was published in the Federal Register, at 
70 FR 67846, on November 8, 2005. The implementation date of the 
section previously was extended to August 7, 2006, but only with 
respect to leasing actions. The implementation date of the section, 
currently August 7, 2006, is hereby further extended to February 6, 
2007, but only for leasing actions (other than those where the 
Government expressly requires new construction to meet its needs) where 
solicitations have not been issued by February 6, 2007. The May 8, 
2006, implementation date remains

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unchanged with respect to Federal construction or alteration projects. 
The August 7, 2006, implementation date remains unchanged with respect 
to lease projects where new construction is required by the Government 
to meet its needs. Except as expressly modified by this final rule, all 
other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards 
remain in full force and effect.

DATES: Effective Date: September 6, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat, Room 4035, 
GSA Building, 1800 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20405, (202)501-4755, 
for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Mr. Stanley C. Langfeld, Director, 
Regulations Management Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 
General Services Administration, at (202) 501-1737, or by e-mail at 
Stanley.langfeld@gsa.gov. Please cite FMR Case 2005-102-8, Amendment 
2005-03, Technical Amendment.1

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 102-76

    Federal buildings and facilities.

    Dated: August 21, 2006.
Lurita Doan,
Administrator of General Services

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR chapter 
102 as set forth below:

PART 102-76--DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

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1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 102-76 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); (in furtherance of the 
Administrator's authorities under 40 U.S.C. 3301-3315 and elsewhere 
as included under 40 U.S.C. 581 and 583; E.O. 12411, 48 FR 13391, 3 
CFR, 1983 Comp., p. 155; E.O. 12512, 50 FR 18453, 3 CFR, 1985 Comp., 
p. 340).
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2. Amend section 102-76.65 by revising paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  102-76.65  What standards must facilities subject to the 
Architectural Barrier Act meet?

    (a) GSA adopts Appendices C and D to 36 CFR part 1191 (ABA Chapters 
1 and 2, and Chapters 3 through 10) as the Architectural Barriers Act 
Accessibility Standard (ABAAS). Facilities subject to the Architectural 
Barriers Act (other than facilities in 102-76.65(b) and (c)) must 
comply with ABAAS as set forth below:
    (1) For construction or alteration of Federally-owned facilities, 
compliance with ABAAS is required if the construction or alteration 
commenced after May 8, 2006. If the construction or alteration of a 
Federally-owned facility commenced on or before May 8, 2006, compliance 
with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) is required.
    (2) For Federal lease-construction actions subject to the 
Architectural Barriers Act, where the Government expressly requires new 
construction to meet its needs, compliance with ABAAS is required for 
all such leases awarded on or after June 30, 2006. UFAS compliance is 
required for all such leases awarded before June 30, 2006.
    (3) For all other lease actions subject to the Architectural 
Barriers Act (other than those described in paragraph (a)(2) of this 
section), compliance with ABAAS is required for all such leases awarded 
pursuant to solicitations issued after February 6, 2007. UFAS 
compliance is required for all such leases awarded pursuant to 
solicitations issued on or before February 6, 2007.
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[FR Doc. E6-14727 Filed 9-5-06; 8:45 am]
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