[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Agency for International Development Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Part XIX





Agency for International Development





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AID)






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AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

22 CFR Ch. II

Federal Regulations; USAID Regulatory Agenda Semiannual Summary

AGENCY: U.S. Agency for International Development.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is 
publishing this agenda as required by Executive Order 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), and 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act. This agenda reports the status of those 
regulations currently under review and gives USAID's plan for the 
issuance of proposed regulations during the next 12 months. It is 
expected that the information provided in this agenda will enable the 
public to be more aware of and to participate more effectively in 
USAID's regulatory process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

     General: For further information on the agenda or the review 
list in general, contact: Joanne M. Paskar, Chief, Bureau for 
Management, Office of Administrative Services, Information and 
Records Division, U.S. Agency for International Development, 
Washington, DC 20523; Telephone (202) 712-1217, e-mail: 
jpaskar@usaid.gov.

     Specific: For further information about any particular item on 
the agenda, contact the individual listed as the contact for that 
item.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act require the semiannual publication in the Federal 
Register of an agenda of regulations. The Regulatory Flexibility Act 
applies only to regulations for which a notice of proposed rulemaking 
was issued on or after September 19, 1980. USAID is required to publish 
an agenda listing all the regulations it expects to propose or 
promulgate that are likely to have a ``significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.'' The Executive order became 
effective on September 30, 1993, and it is required that USAID publish 
a listing of all the regulations it expects to have under active 
consideration for proposal or review during the coming one-year period.

 Roberto J. Miranda,

Director of Administrative Services.

                            Agency for International Development--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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2973        USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Deletion of Appendix D and Appendix J..........     0412-AA43
2974        USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Creation of Appendix A.........................     0412-AA49
2975        Rules and Procedures Applicable to Commodity Transactions Financed by USAID;             0412-AA51
            Miscellaneous Administrative Revisions..............................................
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                             Agency for International Development--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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2976        Administration of Grants and Cooperative Agreements.................................     0412-AA21
2977        Miscellaneous Amendments to the AIDAR (AIDAR Notice 98-2)...........................     0412-AA30
2978        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     0412-AA45
            Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance......................
2979        Adding Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and China to the List of Countries Eligible       0412-AA48
            for USAID Financing.................................................................
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                             Agency for International Development--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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2980        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension; Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace            0412-AA47
            (Financial Assistance)..............................................................
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Agency for International Development (AID)          Proposed Rule Stage






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2973. USAID ACQUISITION REGULATION (AIDAR) DELETION OF APPENDIX D AND 
APPENDIX J

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2381

CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch 7, app D; 48 CFR ch 7, app J

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Deletion of appendices D and J of the AIDAR, regarding 
personal service contracts with U.S. citizens and cooperating country 
and third country nationals. Policy statements in the appendices will 
be consolidated into internal policy manuals, and information of a 
regulatory nature will be incorporated into a new appendix A.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         12/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04
Final Action Effective          03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom M. Henson, Senior Procurement Analyst, Agency for 
International Development, Room 7.08-106, Policy Division, Office of 
Procurement, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523
Phone: 202 712-5448
Fax: 202 216-3136
Email: thenson@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA43
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2974. USAID ACQUISITION REGULATION (AIDAR) CREATION OF APPENDIX A

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch 7, app A

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Appendix A will replace, in substance, the existing appendix 
D and J scheduled to be deleted commensurate to this action.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         12/00/03
Final Action                    02/00/04
Final Action Effective          03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom M. Henson, Senior Procurement Analyst, Agency for 
International Development, Room 7.08-106, Policy Division, Office of 
Procurement, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523
Phone: 202 712-5448
Fax: 202 216-3136
Email: thenson@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA49
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2975. [bull] RULES AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO COMMODITY TRANSACTIONS 
FINANCED BY USAID; MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2381

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 201

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Various administrative changes and corrections; adding 
conditions when costs to the free port/bonded warehouses are eligible 
for financing, and making changes to the two forms found in appendices 
A and B.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances M. Maki, Senior Procurement Analyst, Agency for 
International Development, Room 7.08-094, M/OP/P, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523
Phone: 202 712-4978
Email: fmaki@usaid.gov

Related RIN: Related To 0412-AA34
RIN: 0412-AA51
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Agency for International Development (AID)             Final Rule Stage






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2976. ADMINISTRATION OF GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2381

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 226

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will implement the Governmentwide uniform 
administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions 
of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations 
issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              01/19/95                     60 FR 3743
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Allen Eisenberg, Senior Policy Analyst, Agency for 
International Development, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20523
Phone: 202 712-0824
Email: aeisenberg@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA21
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2977. MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE AIDAR (AIDAR NOTICE 98-2)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2381

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 712; 48 CFR 727; 48 CFR 742; 48 CFR 752; 48 CFR ch 
7, app I

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The USAID Acquisition Regulation will be amended to clarify 
USAID policy on the use of

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Government facilities and personnel in commercial products, establish 
an Agency policy regarding contract clauses to clarify withholding 
requirements under IQC contracts, revise reporting requirements, and 
coordinate the Agency's academic publication policy with the FAR's 
Rights in Data coverage by removing it from appendix I into a new part 
727. This new AIDAR part will also provide for contractual coverage of 
Rights in Data in USAID's contracts performed overseas and awarded to 
U.S. organizations, provide guidance on Rights in Data coverage for 
overseas contracts with non-U.S. entities, and provide an alternate 
paragraph to add to the applicable FAR clause to reserve USAID's right 
to restrict release of data when release may negatively impact the 
Government's development or diplomatic relationship with the 
cooperating countries.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            11/04/98                    63 FR 59501
NPRM Comment Period End         01/04/99
Final Action                    08/00/03
Final Action Effective          09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Diane M. Howard, Senior Procurement Analyst, Agency for 
International Development, Room 7.08-082U, M/OP/P, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523-7801
Phone: 202 712-0206
Fax: 202 216-3395
Email: dhoward@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA30
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2978. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 209.1 to 209.13; 22 CFR 217.1 to 217.47; 22 CFR 
218.01 to 218.39

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Agency for International Development proposes to make 
amendments to its regulations implementing title VI of the Civil Rights 
Act of 1964 (title VI), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 
(section 504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age 
Discrimination Act). Together, these statutes prohibit discrimination 
on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, and age in 
programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. In 
1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) added definitions of 
``program or activity'' and ``program'' to title VI and added a 
definition of ``program or activity'' to section 504 and the Age 
Discrimination Act. The added definitions were designed to clarify the 
broad scope of coverage of recipients' programs or activities under 
these statutes. The promulgation of this proposed regulation explicitly 
incorporates the CRRA's definition of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' into the Department's title VI, section 504, and Age 
Discrimination Act regulations. The Department's proposed regulation 
will be published as part of a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
involving up to 24 Federal agencies.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76459
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Jessalyn L. Pendarvis, Director, Office of Equal 
Opportunity Programs, Agency for International Development, Room 2.09-
77, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523-2901
Phone: 202 712-1110
Fax: 202 216-3370
Email: jpendarvis@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA45
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2979. ADDING VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, AFGHANISTAN, AND CHINA TO THE LIST OF 
COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR USAID FINANCING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2381

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 228

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and China will be removed 
from the restricted countries list for source/origin/nationality 
purposes.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    05/00/03
Final Action Effective          05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances M. Maki, Senior Procurement Analyst, Agency for 
International Development, Room 7.08-094, M/OP/P, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20523
Phone: 202 712-4978
Email: fmaki@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA48

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Agency for International Development (AID)            Long-Term Actions






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2980. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION; REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-
FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 208; 22 CFR 210

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3315
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Frances M. Maki
Phone: 202 712-4978
Email: fmaki@usaid.gov

RIN: 0412-AA47
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