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Title 4 published on 12-Dec-2017 03:36
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to Title 4 after this date.
These revisions clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) records. Specifically, the revisions add procedures for requesting records of GAO's Office of Inspector General. The revisions also clarify that documents prepared by GAO or GAO's Office of Inspector General for referral to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to the regulations in this part. The previous regulatory language on this point was imprecise.
These proposed revisions would clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) records. Specifically, the proposed revisions would add procedures for requesting records of GAO's Office of Inspector General. The proposed revisions would also clarify that documents prepared by GAO or GAO's Office of Inspector General for referral to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to the regulations in this Part. The existing regulatory language on this point is imprecise.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is proposing to amend its Bid Protest Regulations, promulgated in accordance with the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA), to implement the requirements in sec. 1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which was enacted on January 14, 2014, and to make certain administrative changes. The proposed amendments implement the legislation's direction to establish and operate an electronic filing and document dissemination system for the filing of bid protests with GAO. At this time, GAO believes that these proposed revisions are the only regulatory changes necessary to implement the statutory requirement of sec. 1501. The proposed amendments also include administrative changes to reflect current practice and to streamline the bid protest process.
The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Board) previously issued regulations pertaining to the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Information and Requests, and the Board's Official Seal. These are the only Board issued regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. On September 30, 2015, the Board is required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended, to terminate. After that date, because the Board will cease to exist, there will be no need for the Board's regulations. Accordingly, this final rule removes the Board's regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations effective September 30, 2015.
The rule adopts as final an interim rule published December 9, 2011, which amended regulations to reflect a change in law concerning grievance procedures and changed some specific terms in the regulations to ones more commonly used throughout the government. Additionally, the PAB is moving its offices as of March 19, 2012, and accordingly, this part is being amended to reflect that move and change the Board's address. The intended effect of this action is to ensure that the public is informed of the final rule and of the Board's address change.