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FAR RIN: 9000-AO44 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2022-007, Removal of FAR Subpart 8.5, Acquisition of Helium 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to implement the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 by removing FAR subpart 8.5, Acquisition of Helium. The Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 requires the Department of the Interior (DOI) to dispose of the Federal Helium System.  DOI and the General Services Administration (GSA) have agreed to continue operation of the Federal Helium System through September 30, 2022 to allow GSA to complete the disposal process.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1    48 CFR 8    48 CFR 51    48 CFR 52   
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  09/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  11/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael O. Jackson
Procurement Analyst
1800 F Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 208-4949