[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 44065-44066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17739]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 1, 16, 22, and 52

[FAC 2005-60; Item VI; Docket 2012-0079; Sequence 3]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.

DATES: Effective Date: July 26, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat, 1275 First 
Street NE., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20417, 202-501-4755, for 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules. Please cite 
FAC 2005-60, Technical Amendments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to update certain elements in 48 
CFR parts 1, 16, 22, and 52, this document makes editorial changes to 
the FAR.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 16, 22, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: July 16, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 1, 16, 22, and 52 
as set forth below:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 1, 16, 22, and 52 is revised 
to read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113.

PART 1--FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM


1.105-2  [Amended]

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2. Amend section 1.105-2 by revising paragraphs (c)(3)(i) and (ii) to 
read as follows:


1.105-2  Arrangement of regulations.

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    (c) * * *
    (3) * * *

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    (i) Part would be ``FAR part 9'' outside the FAR and ``part 9'' 
within the FAR.
    (ii) Subpart would be ``FAR subpart 9.1'' outside the FAR and 
``subpart 9.1'' within the FAR.
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PART 16--TYPES OF CONTRACTS


16.301-3  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 16.301-3 by removing from paragraph (a)(4) ``other 
that firm-fixed-priced'' and adding ``other than firm-fixed-priced'' in 
its place.

PART 22--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS


22.1801  [Amended]

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4. Amend section 22.1801 by--
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a. Removing from the definition ``Employee assigned to the contract'', 
``November 6, 1986'' and adding ``November 6, 1986 (after November 27, 
2009, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)'' in its 
place; and
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b. Removing from the definition ``United States'', ``Guam,'' and adding 
``Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands'' in its 
place.


22.1802  [Amended]

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5. Amend section 22.1802 by removing from paragraph (c) ``November 6, 
1986'' and adding ``November 6, 1986 (after November 27, 2009, in the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)'' in its place.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


52.212-5  [Amended]

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6. Amend section 52.212-5 by--
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a. Removing from the clause heading ``(May 2012)'' and adding ``(JUL 
2012)'' in its place; and
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b. Removing from paragraphs (b)(34) and (e)(1)(xii) ``(Jan 2009)'' and 
adding ``(JUL 2012)'' in their places; and
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c. Removing from the introductory paragraph of Alternate II ``(Dec 
2010)'' and adding ``(JUL 2012)'' in its place; and
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d. Removing from Alternate II, in paragraph (e)(1)(ii)(L) ``(Jan 
2009)'' and adding ``(JUL 2012)'' in its place.


52.215-20  [Amended]

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7. Amend section 52.215-20 by removing from the introductory paragraph 
of Alternate I ``15.408(1)'' and adding ``15.408(l)'' in its place.

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8. Amend section 52.222-54 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Amending paragraph (a) by--
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i. In the definition ``Employee assigned to the contract'', in the 
introductory text, removing ``November 6, 1986'' and adding ``November 
6, 1986 (after November 27, 2009, in the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands)'' in its place; and
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ii. Removing from the definition ``United States'', ``Guam,'' and 
adding ``Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands'' in 
its place; and
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c. Revising paragraph of (b)(4) introductory text.
    The revisions read as follows:


52.222-54  Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Employment Eligibility Verification (JUL 2012)

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    (b) * * *
    (4) Option to verify employment eligibility of all employees. 
The Contractor may elect to verify all existing employees hired 
after November 6, 1986 (after November 27, 2009, in the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands), rather than just those employees 
assigned to the contract. The Contractor shall initiate verification 
for each existing employee working in the United States who was 
hired after November 6, 1986 (after November 27, 2009, in the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), within 180 calendar 
days of--
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9. Amend section 52.223-2 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraph (b); and removing from paragraph (c)(3) ``contract to'' and 
adding ``contact to'' in its place. The revised text reads as follows:


52.223-2  Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service 
and Construction Contracts.

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Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and 
Construction Contracts (JUL 2012)

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    (b) Information about this requirement and these products is 
available at http://www.biopreferred.gov.
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