DATE: January 11, 2001

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Contract Types for Commercial Item Acquisitions

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 10, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 8, page 2751

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

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that FAR Subpart 8.5, Acquisition of Helium, and FAR 52.208-8, Helium Requirement Forecast and Required Sources for Helium, be amended to implement the U.S. Department of the Interior's 1998 rule regarding helium contracts.

DATES: Interested parties should submit comments on or before March 12, 2001, to be considered in the formulation of a final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, or be e-mail to farcase.2000-008@gsa.gov. Cite FAR case 2000-008 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Nelson at 202-501-1900.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On December 3, 1998, the Department of the Interior issued a final rule revising its regulations pertaining to helium acquisition. This proposed rule would amend FAR Subpart 8.5 and FAR 52.208-8 to conform with Interior's revised helium regulations as follows:

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

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