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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Manufacturing Technology Program

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Acting Director of Defense Procurement is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 216 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Section 216 amends statutory provisions pertaining to cost-sharing requirements for contracts under the Manufacturing Technology Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

April 13, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Susan L. Schneider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, PDUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0326; telefax (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 99-D302.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

DoD published an interim rule at 65 FR 2057 on January 13, 2000. The rule revised DFARS 235.006-70 to implement Section 216 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65). Section 216 amended 10 U.S.C. 2525 to eliminate the mandatory cost-sharing requirements for contracts under the Manufacturing Technology Program, and to require that cost sharing be included as a factor in competitive procedures for evaluating proposals under manufacturing technology projects. DoD received no public comments on the interim rule by the date specified for receipt of comments. The interim rule is converted to a final rule without change.

This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because DoD awards approximately only 20 new contracts under the Manufacturing Technology Program each year.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the rule does not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 235

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Michele P. Peterson,

Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

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Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending

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[FR Doc. 00-9085 Filed 4-12-00; 8:45 am]

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