DATE: October 16, 2002

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Energy-Efficient Standby Power Devices

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 16, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 200, page 64009

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

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 23, Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace, be amended to implement Executive Order (EO) 13221 of July 31, 2001, Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices, and to clarify the requirements for the purchase of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated products.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on EO 13221, see the August 2, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Executive Order 13221, Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices."

For more on another recent proposal to implement an EO by amending FAR Part 23, see the August 29, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Implementation of Executive Order 13148, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management."

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted no later than December 16, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, or by e-mail to farcase.2001-028@gsa.gov. Cite FAR case 2001-028 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Smith at 202-501-7279.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On July 31, 2001, President Bush issued EO 13221 directing agencies to purchase electrical products that use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode. This proposed rule would implement EO 13221 by making the following changes to the FAR:

In addition, FAR 23.405, Procedures, and FAR 23.406, Solicitation Provision and Contract Clauses, would be revised as follows to provide guidance on purchasing EPA-designated products:

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

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