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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009--Reporting Requirements

Federal Register, March 31, 2009, Page 14639-14646




Interim rule with request for comments


The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the Councils) are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1512 of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which requires contractors to report on their use of Recovery Act funds.


Effective Date: March 31, 2009 Applicability Date: The rule applies to solicitations issued and contracts awarded on or after the effective date of this rule. Contracting officers shall modify, on a bilateral basis, in accordance with FAR 1.108(d)(3), existing contracts to include the FAR clause if Recovery Act funds will be used. In the event that a contractor refuses to accept such a modification, the contractor will not be eligible for receipt of Recovery Act funds. Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to the FAR Secretariat on or before June 1, 2009 to be considered in the formulation of a final rule.


Submit comments identified by FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009- 009, by any of the following methods: Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting ``FAR Case 2009-009'' under the heading ``Comment or Submission''. Select the link ``Send a Comment or Submission'' that corresponds with FAR Case 2009-009. Follow the instructions provided to complete the ``Public Comment and Submission Form''. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``FAR Case 2009-009'' on your attached document. Fax: 202-501-4067. Mail: General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4041, Attn: Hada Flowers, Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-009, in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

Further Information

Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-3775 for clarification of content. Please cite FAC 2005-32, FAR case 2009-009. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.