[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
[Unknown Section]
[Pages 1939-1942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-28236]



[[Page 1939]]

Vol. 83

Friday,

No. 9

January 12, 2018

Part XVII





General Services Administration





-----------------------------------------------------------------------





Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / 
Unified Agenda

[[Page 1940]]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, 302, 303, and 304

48 CFR Chapter 5


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: We are publishing our fall 2017 regulatory agenda pursuant to 
Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' 58 FR 51735 
(1993), with particular adherence to E.O. 13771, ``Reducing Regulation 
and Controlling Costs,'' 82 FR 9339 (2017), E.O. 13777, ``Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 82 FR 12285, and the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 to 612. The purpose of publishing this agenda is to 
give notice of regulatory activity being undertaken by GSA in order to 
provide the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking 
process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct all general comments and 
inquiries to Francis Poe, Acting Division Director, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755. For comments on specific 
regulatory actions, please contact the person identified as the point 
of contact for that action.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information provided in the Unified 
Agenda (Agenda) previews the rulemaking activities that we expect to 
undertake in the immediate future. The Agenda focuses primarily on 
those actions expected to result in publication of Advanced Notices of 
Proposed Rulemaking, Notices of Proposed Rulemaking, or Final Rules 
within the next 12 months.
    GSA is not a major regulatory agency outside of its work as a 
member of the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council and does not have 
regulatory actions that are likely to have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    A fully searchable e-Agenda is available for viewing in its 
entirety at www.reginfo.gov. Agenda information is also available at 
www.regulations.gov, the government-wide website for submission of 
comments on proposed regulations. Our fall 2017 agenda follows.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francis Poe, Acting Division Director, 
Regulatory Secretariat Division at (202) 501-4755.

    Dated: September 29, 2017.
Allison Fahrenkopf Brigati,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.

          General Services Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
326.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ64
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2015-
                             G506, Construction
                             Manager as Constructor
                             Contracting.
327.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ84
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
                             G511, Information and
                             Information Systems
                             Security.
328.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ85
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
                             G515, Cyber Incident
                             Reporting.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


            General Services Administration--Final Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
329.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ63
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2015-
                             G503, Construction
                             Contract Administration.
330.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ67
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2015-
                             G512, Unenforceable
                             Commercial Supplier
                             Agreement Terms.
331.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ75
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR 2016-G506,
                             Federal Supply Schedule,
                             Order-Level Materials.
332.......................  General Services                   3090-AJ41
                             Administration
                             Acquisition Regulation
                             (GSAR); GSAR Case 2013-
                             G502, Federal Supply
                             Schedule Contracting
                             (Administrative Changes).
------------------------------------------------------------------------

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Office of Acquisition Policy

Proposed Rule Stage

326. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2015-G506, Construction Manager as Constructor Contracting

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: GSA is proposing to amend the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add new sections to 
GSAR part 536, Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, to 
incorporate contracting policies and procedures for different 
construction project delivery methods, focused on construction manager 
as constructor (CMc).
    The current FAR and GSAR do not have detailed coverage 
differentiating for various construction project delivery methods, 
although there is some guidance regarding source selection. GSA unique 
policies on CMc have been previously issued through other means. By 
incorporating these policies into the GSAR and differentiating for 
various construction methods, the GSAR will provide centralized 
guidance to ensure consistent application of construction project 
principles across the organization.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   12/00/17  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Christina Mullins, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 969-4966, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ64

[[Page 1941]]

327. General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); GSAR Case 2016-
G511, Information and Information Systems Security

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: GSA is proposing to update the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to update existing GSA 
cybersecurity requirements that did not previously go through the 
rulemaking process and integrate these updated requirements within the 
GSAR. Integrating these requirements into the GSAR will allow GSA to 
benefit from public comments received during the rulemaking process. 
The GSA cybersecurity requirements mandate contractors protect the 
confidentiality, integrity, and availability of unclassified GSA 
information and information systems from cybersecurity 
vulnerabilities,and threats in accordance with the Federal Information 
Security Modernization Act of 2014 and associated Federal cybersecurity 
requirements. This rule will require contracting officers to 
incorporate applicable GSA cybersecurity requirements within the 
statement of work to ensure compliance with Federal cybersecurity 
requirements and implement best practices for preventing cyber 
incidents. These GSA requirements mandate applicable controls and 
standards (e.g. U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
U.S. National Archive and Records Administration Controlled 
Unclassified Information standards).
    Cybersecurity requirements for internal contractor systems, 
external contractor systems, cloud systems, and mobile systems will be 
covered by this rule. It will also update existing GSAR provision 
552.239-70, Information Technology Security Plan and Security 
Authorization and GSAR clause 552.239-71, Security Requirements for 
Unclassified Information Technology Resources to only require the 
provision and clause when the contract will involve information or 
information systems connected to a GSA network.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   04/00/18  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michelle Bohm, Contract Specialist, General 
Services Administration, 100 S Independence Mall W Room: 9th Floor, 
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2320, Phone: 215 446-4705, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ84

328. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2016-G515, Cyber Incident Reporting

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: GSA is proposing to amend the General Services 
Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to update requirements for 
GSA contractors to report cyber incidents that could potentially affect 
GSA or its customer agencies. The rule updates the existing cyber 
incident reporting policy within GSA Order CIO 9297.2, GSA Information 
Breach Notification Policy that did not previously go through the 
rulemaking process and integrates these updated cyber incident 
reporting requirements into the GSAR. Integrating these requirements 
into the GSAR will allow GSA to benefit from public comments received 
during the rulemaking process. It instructs GSA contracting officers to 
include cyber incident reporting requirements within GSA contracts and 
orders placed against GSA multiple award contracts. The rule outlines 
the roles and responsibilities of the GSA contracting officer, 
contractors, and agencies ordering off of GSA's contracts in the 
reporting of a cyber incident.
    This rule establishes a contractor's responsibility to report any 
cyber incident where the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of 
GSA information or information systems are potentially compromised or 
where the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information or 
information systems owned or managed by or on behalf of the U.S. 
Government is potentially compromised. It establishes an explicit 
timeframe for reporting cyber incidents, details the required elements 
of a cyber incident report, and provides the required Government's 
points of contact for submitting the cyber incident report.
    The rule also outlines the additional contractor requirements that 
may apply for any cyber incidents involving personally identifiable 
information. In addition, the rule clarifies both GSA and ordering 
agencies' authority to access contractor systems in the event of a 
cyber incident. It also establishes the role of GSA in the cyber 
incident reporting process and outlines how the primary response agency 
for a cyber incident is determined. In addition, it establishes the 
requirement for the contractor to preserve images of affected systems 
and ensure contractor employees receive appropriate training for 
reporting cyber incidents. The rule also outlines how contractor 
attributional/proprietary information provided as part of the cyber 
incident reporting process will be protected and used.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   08/00/18  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kevin Funk, Sustainability Program Specialist, 
General Services Administration, 20 N 8th Street, Room 08S23G, 
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3101, Phone: 215 446-4860, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ85

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Office of Acquisition Policy

Final Rule Stage

329. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2015-G503, Construction Contract Administration

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: GSA is amending the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to revise sections of GSAR part 536, 
Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts, and related parts, to 
maintain consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and 
to incorporate updated construction contract administration policies 
and procedures.
    The changes fall into five categories: (1) Incorporating existing 
Agency policy previously issued through other means, (2) reorganizing 
to better align with the FAR, (3) incorporating Agency unique clauses, 
(4) incorporating supplemental material, and (5) editing for clarity.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   09/09/16  81 FR 62434
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/08/16  .......................
Final Rule..........................   04/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Christina Mullins, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 969-4966, Email: [email protected].

[[Page 1942]]

    RIN: 3090-AJ63

330. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2015-G512, Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: GSA is amending the General Services Administration 
Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to streamline the evaluation process to 
award contracts containing commercial supplier agreements. Government 
and industry often spend significant time negotiating elements common 
in almost every commercial supplier agreement where the terms conflict 
with Federal law. Past negotiations would always lead to deleting the 
terms from the contract, but only after several rounds of legal review 
by both parties. This case would explore methods for automatically 
nullifying these common terms out of contracts.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   05/31/16  81 FR 34302
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/01/16  .......................
Final Rule..........................   01/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Janet Fry, Program Analyst, DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR), 
1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605-3167, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ67

331. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR 2016-G506, Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to 
clarify the authority to acquire order-level materials when placing a 
task order or establishing a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) against a 
Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract. This proposed rule seeks to 
provide clear and comprehensive implementation of the ability to 
acquire order-level materials through the FSS program to create parity 
between FSS contracts and commercial indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity (IDIQ) contracts, reduce the need to conduct less efficient 
procurement transactions, lower barriers of entry to the Federal 
marketplace, and make it easier to do business with the Federal 
Government.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   09/09/16  81 FR 62445
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/08/16  .......................
Final Rule..........................   01/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Leah Price, Procurement Analyst, General Services 
Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 703 605-
2558, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ75

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

332. General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); 
GSAR Case 2013-G502, Federal Supply Schedule Contracting 
(Administrative Changes)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)
    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to 
clarify and update the contracting by negotiation GSAR section and 
incorporate existing Federal Supply Schedule Contracting policies and 
procedures, and corresponding provisions and clauses.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   09/10/14  79 FR 54126
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/10/14  .......................
Final Rule..........................   03/00/18  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Dana L. Munson, Procurement Analyst, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, Phone: 
202 357-9652, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3090-AJ41

[FR Doc. 2017-28236 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6820-34-P