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FAR RIN: 9000-AL82 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2011-001; Organizational Conflicts of Interest and Unequal Access to Information 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide revised regulatory coverage on organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), and add related provisions and clauses. Coverage on contractor access to protected information has been moved to a new proposed rule, FAR Case 2012-029 now FAR Case 2014-021. Section 841 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2009 (Pub. L. 110-417) required a review of the FAR coverage on OCIs. The proposed rule was developed as a result of a review conducted in accordance with section 841 by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council, the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, in consultation with the Office of Government Ethics. The proposed rule was preceded by an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, under FAR Case 2007-018 (73 FR 15962), to gather comments from the public with regard to whether and how to improve the FAR coverage on OCIs. This case is included in the FAR retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in the FAR final plan (2016), available at:

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1 to 4    48 CFR 7 to 9    48 CFR 11 to 13    48 CFR 15 to 16    48 CFR 18    48 CFR 37    48 CFR 42    48 CFR 50    48 CFR 52 to 53   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch 137    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/26/2011  76 FR 23236   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/27/2011    
NPRM Comment Period Extended  06/29/2011  76 FR 38089   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  07/27/2011 
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Cecelia L. Davis
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 219-0202