[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 150 (Wednesday, August 5, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 46531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19169]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 1, 4, 9, 17, 22, and 52

[FAR Case 2014-025; Docket No. 2014-0025; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 9000-AM81


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces; 
Second Extension of Time for Comments

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; second extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule (FAR Case 2014-025) 
on May 28, 2015, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to 
implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13673, ``Fair Pay and Safe 
Workplaces,'' which is designed to improve contractor compliance with 
labor laws and increase efficiency and cost savings in Federal 
contracting.
    On July 14, 2015, DoD, GSA, and NASA published an extension of the 
comment period by 15 days, from July 27, 2015, to August 11, 2015. The 
deadline for submitting comments is being further extended by an 
additional 15 days from August 11, 2015, to August 26, 2015, to provide 
additional time for interested parties to comment on the FAR case. The 
due date for comments on DOL's Guidance for Executive Order 13673, 
``Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'', which also implements the E.O., is 
being extended to August 26, 2015 as well.

DATES: The comment period for the purposed rule published on May 28, 
2015 (80 FR 30548), is extended. Submit comments by August 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in response to FAR Case 2014-025 by any of 
the following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ``FAR Case 
2014-025''. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with ``FAR 
Case 2014-025.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Comment 
Now'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``FAR Case 2014-025'' on your attached document.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, 
Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR Case 2014-
025, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Edward Loeb, Procurement Analyst, 
at 202-501-0650, for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAR Case 2014-025.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    DoD, GSA, NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 
80 FR 30548, May 28, 2015. The comment period is extended to provide 
additional time for interested parties to submit comments on the FAR 
case until August 26, 2015.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1, 4, 9, 17, 22, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: July 30, 2015.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-19169 Filed 8-4-15; 8:45 am]
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