Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 819 contains changes concerning delegation of authority to make determinations relating to payment of defense contractors for business restructuring costs.
Effective Date: February 23, 2006.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Bill Sain, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0293; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2004-D026.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Start Printed Page 9272
DoD published an interim rule at 70 FR 43074 on July 26, 2005, to implement section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375). Section 819 amended 10 U.S.C. 2325(a)(2) to permit the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency to make determinations of savings related to contractor restructuring costs that are expected to be less than $25 million over a 5-year period. In addition, the DFARS rule removed unnecessary references to requirements for certifications for business combinations that occurred before November 1997; and clarified requirements for projected restructuring costs and savings to be computed on a present value basis.
DoD received no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD has adopted the interim rule as 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 the cost principle addressed in this rule applies only to DoD contractors that incur restructuring costs for external restructuring activities.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 231End List of Subjects Start Signature
Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without ChangeStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, the interim rule amendingEnd Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 06-1633 Filed 2-22-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 5001-08-P