Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete text addressing internal DoD procedures pertaining to foreign acquisition. This text has been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
Effective Date: October 26, 2006.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0328; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2005-D012.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This final rule deletes DFARS text addressing internal DoD procedures in the following areas:
DFARS 225.871-4—Processing of requests for waiver under North Atlantic Treaty Organization cooperative projects.
DFARS 225.7017-3—Preparation of determinations regarding award of a contract for ballistic missile defense research, development, test, and evaluation to a foreign source.
DFARS 225.7502—Application of the Balance of Payments Program to an acquisition.
DFARS 225.7604—Processing of requests for waiver of foreign source restrictions.
This text has been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi.
DoD published a proposed rule at 71 FR 3448 on January 23, 2006. DoD received no comments on the proposed rule and has adopted the proposed rule as a final rule. However, as a result of the final rule published at 71 FR 39005 on July 11, 2006, which relocated DFARS Subpart 225.6 to 225.76, the text that was designated in the January 23, 2006, proposed rule as DFARS 225.670-4 is now located at DFARS 225.7604.
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 rule addresses internal DoD procedural matters and makes no significant change to DoD contracting policy.
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 225End List of Subjects Start Signature
Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
Therefore,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 225—FOREIGN ACQUISITIONEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Section 225.871-4 is amended by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(c) To request a waiver under a cooperative project, follow the procedures at PGI 225.871-4.
3. Section 225.7017-3 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(b) If the head of the contracting activity certifies in writing, before contract award, that a U.S. firm cannot competently perform a contract for RDT&E at a price equal to or less than the price at which a foreign government or firm would perform the RDT&E. The contracting officer or source selection authority, as applicable, shall make a determination, in accordance with PGI Start Printed Page 62566225.7017-3(b), that will be the basis for the certification.
4. Section 225.7502 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
If the Balance of Payments Program applies to the acquisition, follow the procedures at PGI 225.7502.
5. Section 225.7604 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
The Secretary of Defense may waive this restriction on the basis of national security interests. To request a waiver, follow the procedures at PGI 225.7604.
[FR Doc. E6-17982 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]
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