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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Defense Logistics Agency Waiver Authority

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to authorize the Defense Logistics Agency Component Acquisition Executive to waive domestic source restrictions on the acquisition of ball and roller bearings, when adequate domestic supplies are not available to meet DoD requirements on a timely basis.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

September 30, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0328; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2005-D019.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

The annual DoD appropriations acts restrict the acquisition of ball and roller bearings to those produced by a domestic source and of domestic origin (Section 8064 of the Fiscal Year 2001 DoD Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-259) and similar sections in subsequent DoD appropriations acts). The appropriations acts provide that the Secretary of the military department responsible for the procurement may waive the restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, that adequate domestic supplies are not available to meet DoD requirements on a timely basis, and that such an acquisition must be made in order to acquire capability for national security purposes. This final rule revises DFARS 225.7009-3(c) to delegate this waiver authority to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Component Acquisition Executive, for DLA acquisitions that meet the specified criteria.

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

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2005-D019.

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 225

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Michele P. Peterson,

Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore,

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PART 225—FOREIGN ACQUISITION

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

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2. Section 225.7009-3 is amended by revising paragraph (c) introductory text to read as follows:

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(c) The Secretary of the department responsible for acquisition or, for the Defense Logistics Agency, the Component Acquisition Executive, may waive the restriction in 225.7009-1(b), on a case-by-case basis, by certifying to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations that—

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[FR Doc. 05-19457 Filed 9-29-05; 8:45 am]

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