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 incorporate increased dollar thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Effective Date: August 12, 2008.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone 703-602-0328; facsimile 703-602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2007-D023.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
DoD published an interim DFARS rule at 73 FR 4115 on January 24, 2008, to reflect increased dollar thresholds for application of the trade agreements. Every two years, the trade agreement thresholds are escalated according to a pre-determined formula set forth in the agreements.
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 trade agreement threshold changes are designed to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the status quo.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
This rule affects the certification and information collection requirements in the provisions at DFARS 252.225-7020 and 252.225-7035, currently approved under Office of Management and Budget Control Number 0704-0229. The impact, however, is negligible. The dollar threshold changes are in line with inflation and maintain the status quo.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 225End List of Subjects
Government procurement.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. E8-18501 Filed 8-11-08; 8:45 am]
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