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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE www.regulations.gov, including any require the approval of the Office of
personal and/or business confidential Management and Budget under 44
GENERAL SERVICES information provided. U.S.C. 3501, et seq.
ADMINISTRATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 6
Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst,
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND at (202) 501–3775, for clarification of Government procurement.
SPACE ADMINISTRATION content. For information pertaining to Dated: January 15, 2008.
status or publication schedules, contact Al Matera,
48 CFR Part 6 the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501–4755. Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FAR Case 2007–008; Docket 2007–0001; Please cite FAR Case 2007–008. Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA
Sequence 14] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: propose amending 48 CFR part 6 as set
RIN 9000–AK90 A. Background forth below:
The Administrator of the Office of PART 6—COMPETITION
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR
Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) REQUIREMENTS
Case 2007–008, Limiting Length of
issued a memorandum on enhancing
Noncompetitive Contracts in ‘‘Unusual 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR
competition in Federal acquisition,
and Compelling Urgency’’ dated May 31, 2007, to executive agency part 6 continues to read as follows:
Circumstances chief acquisition officers and senior Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C.
AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), procurement executives. One of the chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c).
General Services Administration (GSA), initiatives identified by the 2. Amend section 6.302–2 by adding
and National Aeronautics and Space Administrator for strengthening paragraph (d) to read as follows:
Administration (NASA). competitive policies was limiting the
length of contracts awarded 6.302–2 Unusual and compelling urgency.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
noncompetitively under the authority in (d) Period of Performance. The total
SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency FAR Part 6.302–2, unusual and period of performance of a contract
Acquisition Council and the Defense compelling urgency, to the minimum awarded using this authority shall not
Acquisition Regulations Council period necessary for meeting the exceed the minimum period necessary
(Councils) are proposing to amend the requirements, and no longer than one for meeting the unusual and compelling
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to year unless approved by the head of the urgency requirements, but no longer
limit the length of contracts awarded contracting activity. This rule than one year unless a longer period of
noncompetitively under unusual and implements a contract period limitation performance is approved by the head of
compelling urgency circumstances to under FAR Part 6.302–2. the contracting activity. Approval of a
the minimum contract period necessary This is not a significant regulatory longer contract period of performance is
to meet the requirements, and no longer action and, therefore, was not subject to in addition to the justification approval
than one year, unless approved by the review under Section 6(b) of Executive of requirements in 6.304.
head of the contracting activity. Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and
[FR Doc. E8–1681 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am]
DATES: Interested parties should submit
Review, dated September 30, 1993. This
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rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C.
comments in writing on or before March
31, 2008 to be considered in the
formulation of a final rule. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
ADDRESSES: Submit comments The Councils do not expect this
identified by FAR Case 2007–008 by any proposed rule to have a significant Fish and Wildlife Service
of the following methods: economic impact on a substantial
• Regulations.gov: http:// number of small entities within the 50 CFR Part 16
www.regulations.gov. Submit comments meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility [FWS–R9–FHC–2008–0015; 94410–1342–
via the Federal eRulemaking portal by Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the 0000–N3]
inputting ‘‘FAR Case 2007–008’’ under rule addresses internal agency
the heading ‘‘Comment or Submission’’. RIN 1018–AV68
procedures and will benefit small
Select the link ‘‘Send a Comment or entities by encouraging competition Injurious Wildlife Species; Review of
Submission’’ that corresponds with FAR after a one year contract period, except Information Concerning Constrictor
Case 2007–008. Follow the instructions when a longer contract period is Snakes From Python, Boa, and
provided to complete the ‘‘Public properly approved. Therefore, an Initial Eunectes genera
Comment and Submission Form’’. Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has not
Please include your name, company been performed. The Councils will AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service,
name (if any), and ‘‘FAR Case 2007– consider comments from small entities Interior.
008’’ on your attached document. concerning the affected FAR Part 6.303– ACTION: Notice of inquiry.
• Fax: 202–501–4067. 2 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610.
• Mail: General Services Interested parties must submit such SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and
Administration, Regulatory Secretariat comments separately and should cite 5 Wildlife Service (Service or We), are
(VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, U.S.C. 601, et seq. (FAR case 2007–008), reviewing available biological and
ATTN: Diedra Wingate, Washington, DC in correspondence. economic information on constrictor
sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS
20405. snakes in the Python, Boa and Eunectes
Instructions: Please submit comments C. Paperwork Reduction Act genera for possible addition to the list
only and cite FAR Case 2007–008 in all The Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. of injurious wildlife under the Lacey
correspondence related to this case. All L. 96–511) does not apply because the Act. The importation and introduction
comments received will be posted changes to the FAR do not contain any of constrictor snakes into the natural
without change to http:// information collection requirements that ecosystems of the United States may
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pose a threat to the interests of designated by the Secretary as injurious. Comments and materials we receive,
agriculture, horticulture, forestry; to the Injurious wildlife are those species, as well as supporting documentation we
health and welfare of human beings; offspring, and eggs that are injurious or used in preparing this notice of inquiry,
and to the welfare and survival of potentially injurious to wildlife and will be available for public inspection
wildlife and wildlife resources in the wildlife resources, to human beings, and on http://www.regulations.gov, or by
United States. An injurious wildlife to the interests of forestry, horticulture, appointment, during normal business
listing would prohibit the importation or agriculture of the United States. Wild hours, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
into, or transportation between, States, mammals, wild birds, fish, mollusks, Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive,
the District of Columbia, the crustaceans, amphibians, and reptiles Arlington, VA 22203.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any are the only organisms that can be
territory or possession of the United added to the injurious wildlife list. The We are soliciting public comments
States by any means, without a permit. lists of injurious wildlife are at 50 CFR and supporting data to gain additional
Permits may be issued for scientific, 16.11–16.15. If the process initiated by information and specifically seek
medical, educational, or zoological this notice results in the addition of a comment on the following questions:
purposes. This document seeks species to the list of injurious wildlife (1) What regulations does your State
comments from the public to aid in contained in 50 CFR part 16, their have pertaining to the use, transport, or
determining if a proposed rule is importation into or transportation production of Python, Boa and Eunectes
warranted. between States, the District of Columbia, genera?
DATES: We will accept comments the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or
(2) How many species in the Python,
received or postmarked on or before any territory or possession of the United
States would be prohibited, except by Boa and Eunectes genera are currently
April 30, 2008. in production for wholesale or retail
permit for zoological, educational,
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments sale, and in how many and which
medical, or scientific purposes (in
by one of the following methods: accordance with permit regulations at States?
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// 50 CFR 16.22), or by Federal agencies (3) How many businesses sell Python,
www.regulations.gov. Follow the without a permit solely for their own Boa or Eunectes species?
instructions for submitting comments. use.
• U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public (4) How many businesses breed
Comments Processing, Attn: RIN 1018– Public Comments Python, Boa or Eunectes species?
AV68, Division of Policy and Directives This notice of inquiry solicits (5) What are the annual sales for
Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife biological, economic, or other data on Python, Boa or Eunectes species?
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite adding species in the Python, Boa and (6) Please provide the number of
222, Arlington, VA 22203. Eunectes genera to the list of injurious Python, Boa or Eunectes species, if any,
Instructions: We will not accept wildlife. This information, along with
e-mail or faxes. We will post all permitted within each State.
other sources of data, will be used to
comments on http:// (7) What would it cost to eradicate
determine if these species are a threat,
www.regulations.gov. This generally Python, Boa or Eunectes individuals or
or potential threat, to those interests of
means that we will post any personal the United States delineated above, and populations, or similar species, if
information you provide us (see the thus warrant addition to the list of found?
Public Comments section below for injurious reptiles in 50 CFR 16.15. (8) What are the costs of
more information). implementing propagation, recovery,
You may submit your comments and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin materials concerning this notice of and restoration programs for native
Williams, Branch of Invasive Species at inquiry by one of the methods listed in species that are affected by Python, Boa
(703) 358–2034 or the ADDRESSES section. We will not or Eunectes species, or similar snake
firstname.lastname@example.org. accept comments sent by e-mail or fax species?
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On or to an address not listed in the (9) What State-listed species would be
September 21, 2006, we received a ADDRESSES section. We will not accept
impacted by the introduction of Python,
petition from the South Florida Water anonymous comments; your comment Boa or Eunectes species?
Management District (SFWMD) must include your first and last name,
requesting that Burmese pythons be city, State, country, and postal (zip) (10) What species have been
considered for inclusion in the injurious code. Finally, we will not consider impacted, and how, by Python, Boa or
wildlife regulations pursuant to the hand-delivered comments that we do Eunectes species?
Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42). SFWMD is not receive, or mailed comments that Dated: January 11, 2008.
concerned about the number of Burmese are not postmarked, by the date Lyle Laverty,
pythons found in Florida, particularly specified in the DATES section.
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and
in the Everglades National Park. We are We will post your entire comment— Parks.
looking at obtaining information on including your personal identifying
[FR Doc. E8–1770 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am]
constrictor species in the Python, Boa information—on http://
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and Eunectes genera for possible www.regulations.gov. If you provide
addition to the injurious wildlife list personal identifying information in
under the Lacey Act. addition to the required items specified
The regulations contained in 50 CFR in the previous paragraph, such as your
sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS
part 16 implement the Lacey Act, as street address, phone number, or e-mail
amended. Under the terms of the address, you may request at the top of
injurious wildlife provisions of the your document that we withhold this
Lacey Act, the Secretary of the Interior information from public review.
is authorized to prohibit the importation However, we cannot guarantee that we
and interstate transportation of species will be able to do so.
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