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Part II

Department of Defense

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


48 CFR Chapter 1

Federal Acquisition Regulations; Final Rules

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48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket FAR-2007-0002, Sequence 2]

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-17; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of final rule.


SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the 
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition 
Circular (FAC) 2005-17. A companion document, the Small Entity 
Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, 
is available via the Internet at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective dates and comment dates, see separate documents, 
which follow.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The analyst whose name appears in the 
table below in relation to the FAR case. Please cite FAC 2005-17, FAR 
case 2004-025. For information pertaining to status or publication 
schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

                                           List of Rule in FAC 2005-17
      Item                          Subject                             FAR case                 Analyst
I..............  Government Property..........................  2004-025                 Parnell.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary for the FAR rule follows. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments refer to FAR case 2004-025.
    FAC 2005-17 amends the FAR as specified below:

Item I--Government Property (FAR Case 2004-025)

    This final rule amends Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 
45, Government Property, and associated FAR language and clauses to 
implement a policy that fosters efficiency, flexibility, innovation and 
creativity while continuing to protect the Government's interest. This 
rule simplifies procedures, clarifies language, and eliminates obsolete 
requirements related to the management and disposition of Government 
property in the possession of contractors by moving, clarifying, and 
deleting definitions; establishing a life-cycle approach to property 
management; and, sanctioning the use of consensus standards and/or 
industry-leading standards and practices for property management. This 
rule deletes outdated clauses, combines selected FAR property clauses 
into a single clause, and implements a new clause designed for military 
base and installation-level contracts awarded under the OMB Circular A-
76 process. FAR language and associated clauses for special tooling, 
special test equipment and facilities contracts is deleted. It is not 
the Government's intention to change the intent or meaning of the 
language pertaining to ``title to Government property.''

    Dated: May 2, 2007.
Al Matera,
Acting Director, Contract Policy Division.

Federal Acquisition Circular

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-17 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space 
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2005-17 is 
effective June 14, 2007.

    Dated: April 30, 2007.
Shay D. Assad,
Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.

    Dated: April 27, 2007.
George Barclay,
Acting Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration.

    Dated: April 19, 2007.
Sheryl Goddard,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration.
[FR Doc. 07-2257 Filed 5-14-07; 8:45 am]