DATE: February 2, 2001

SUBJECT: Department of Energy; Delay of Effective Dates of Regulations

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 2, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 23, page 8746 and 8747

AGENCIES: Department of Energy (DOE)

ACTION: Delay of Effective Dates

SYNOPSIS: To comply with President Bush's memorandum directing the temporary 60 day delay in the implementation of regulations that have not gone into effect, DOE is delaying its revised whistleblower protection regulations and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) revision concerning contractor legal management requirements from February 20, 2001, to April 23, 2001.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on President's memorandum, see the January 24, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Executive Office of the President; Delay in Regulatory Implementation."

For more on the delayed rules, see the January 18, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES "Department of Energy; Whistleblower Protection," and "Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR); Contractor Legal Management Requirements."

DATES: The effective dates of both rules are delayed 60 days, from February 20, 2001, to April 23, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael D. Whatley, 202-586-3410, michael.whatley@hq.doe.gov; Laura Fullerton, 202-586-3420, laura.fullerton@hq.doe.gov; or, Anne Broker, 202-586-5060, anne.broker@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On January 20, 2000, the day President Bush was inaugurated, the Executive Office of the President issued a memorandum to the heads of all federal agencies directing them to withdraw all rules and regulations that had been sent to the Federal Register but not published, and to postpone for 60 days the effective date of all rules and regulations that have been published in the Federal Register but have not taken effect.

Since these two regulations, which had been published January 18, 2001, were to take effect February 20, 2001, DOE is delaying their effective dates for 60 days, until April 23, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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