[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of
                Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[General Services Administration Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, and 302

48 CFR Chs. 5 and 61

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA 
plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the 
spring 2010 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of 
Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' GSA's purpose 
in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity 
to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested 
persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to 
determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Proposed rules 
may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking 
website at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Since the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic 
means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified 
Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format 
that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information 
from the Agenda database.

    Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the 
regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), GSA's printed agenda entries 
include only:

    (1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility 
agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because 
they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities; and

    (2) Any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic 
review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain 
information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda 
requirements. Additional information on these entries is available 
in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet. In addition, for 
fall editions of the Agenda, the entireRegulatory Plan will 
continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years, 
including GSA's regulatory plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hada Flowers, Supervisor, Regulatory 
Secretariat Branch at (202) 208-7282.

Dated: September 16, 2010.

 Kathleen M. Turco,

Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

Dated: September 3, 2010.

Edward Loeb,

Director, Acquisition Policy Division.

Dated: September 8, 2010.

Sloan W. Farrell,

Division Director, External Programs, Office of Civil Rights.

Dated: September 8, 2010.

Chris Giavis,

Office of Real Property Asset Management.

                                General Services Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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461         Cooperative Purchasing--Acquisition of Security and Law Enforcement Related Goods and     3090-AI68
            Services (Schedule 84) by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules
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                               General Services Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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462         General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G507, Rewrite      3090-AI77
            of Part 538, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting......................................
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                               General Services Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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  Number                                                                                               Number
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463         General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2005-G501; Federal      3090-AI06
            Agency Retail Pharmacy Program........................................................
464         General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; GSAR Case 2006-G522, Federal      3090-AI32
            Supply Schedule Contracts--Recovery Purchasing by State and Local Governments Through
            Federal Supply Schedules..............................................................
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General Services Administration (GSA)                  Final Rule Stage

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OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY
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461. COOPERATIVE PURCHASING--ACQUISITION OF SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT 
RELATED GOODS AND SERVICES (SCHEDULE 84) BY STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS 
THROUGH FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 502(c)(1)(B)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to 
implement Public Law 110-248, The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act. 
The Act authorizes the Administrator of General Services to provide for 
the use by State or local governments of Federal Supply Schedules of 
the General Services Administration (GSA) for alarm and signal systems, 
facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law 
enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, 
special purpose clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal 
supply classification code group 84 or any amended or subsequent 
version of that Federal supply classification group).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              09/19/08                    73 FR 54334
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/18/08
Final Rule                      03/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: William Clark, Procurement Analyst, General Services 
Administration, 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, 
Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 219-1813
Email: william.clark@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI68
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General Services Administration (GSA)                 Long-Term Actions

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OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY
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462. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION; GSAR CASE 
2006-G507, REWRITE OF PART 538, FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise 
sections of GSAR part 538 that provide requirements for Federal Supply 
Schedule Contracting actions.
This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was subject to 
review under section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/26/09                     74 FR 4596
NPRM Comment Period End         03/27/09
Final Rule                      12/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Deborah Lague, Procurement Analyst, General Services 
Administration, 1275 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20417, 
Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 694-8149
Email: deborah.lague@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI77
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General Services Administration (GSA)                 Completed Actions

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463. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION; GSAR CASE 
2005-G501; FEDERAL AGENCY RETAIL PHARMACY PROGRAM

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add a 
new subpart and clause required by the Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), consistent with congressional intent under section 603 of the 
Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 (VHCA) and 38 U.S.C. 8126, that 
certain Federal agencies (i.e., VA, Department of Defense (DoD), Public 
Health Service (including the Indian Health Service), and the Coast 
Guard) have access to Federal pricing for pharmaceuticals purchased for 
their beneficiaries.
GSA is responsible for the schedules program and rules related to its 
operation. Under GSA's delegation of authority, the VA procures medical 
supplies under the VA Federal Supply Schedule program. VA and DoD seek 
this amendment. This new subpart adds a clause unique to the virtual 
depot system established by a Federal Agency Retail Pharmacy Program 
utilizing contracted retail pharmacies as part of a centralized 
pharmaceutical commodity management program. At this time, only DoD has 
a program in place, and the rule would facilitate DoD's access to 
Federal pricing on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) pharmaceutical 
contracts for covered drugs purchased by DoD and dispensed to TRICARE 
beneficiaries through retail pharmacies in the TRICARE network.

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Withdrawn                       09/03/10

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Clare McFadden
Phone: 202 501-0044
Email: clare.mcfadden@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI06
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464. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION; GSAR CASE 
2006-G522, FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTS--RECOVERY PURCHASING BY 
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THROUGH FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES

Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 502(d)

Abstract: The rule is amending the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement section 833 of the John 
Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 
109-364). Section 833 amends 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the 
Administrator of General Services to provide to State and local 
governments the use of Federal Supply Schedules of the GSA for purchase 
of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major 
disaster declared by the President or to facilitate recovery from 
terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Withdrawn                       09/03/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: William Clark
Phone: 202 219-1813
Email: william.clark@gsa.gov

RIN: 3090-AI32
[FR Doc. 2010-30467 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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