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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; List of Firms Owned or Controlled by the Government of a Terrorist Country (DFARS Case 2008-D025)

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AGENCY:

Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address procedures for notifying the appropriate DoD office of any information indicating that a firm or a subsidiary of a firm may be owned or controlled by the Government of a terrorist country. The notifications will facilitate maintenance of a list of such firms, as required by statute.

DATES:

Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

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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 703-602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2008-D025.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

10 U.S.C. 2327(d) requires DoD to develop and maintain a list of all firms, and subsidiaries of firms, that are owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country and that, therefore, are subject to a prohibition on DoD contract awards.

To facilitate maintenance of the list required by 10 U.S.C. 2327(d), this final rule amends DFARS 209.104-1 and 209.104-70 to address DoD procedures for forwarding, to the appropriate office, any information indicating that a firm or a subsidiary of a firm may be owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country.

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 under 41 U.S.C. 418b 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 2008-D025.

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 209

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Michele P. Peterson,

Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore,

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PART 209—CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

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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 209.104-1 is amended by adding paragraph (g)(i)(C) to read as follows:

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(C) Forward any information indicating that a firm or a subsidiary of a firm may be owned or controlled by the government of a terrorist country, through agency channels, to: Deputy Director, Defense Procurement (Contract Policy and International Contracting, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(CPIC)), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060.

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3. Section 209.104-70 is amended in paragraph (a) by revising the second sentence to read as follows:

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(a) * * * Any disclosure that the government of a terrorist country has a significant interest in an offeror or a subsidiary of an offeror shall be forwarded through agency channels to the address at 209.104-1(g)(i)(C).

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[FR Doc. E9-670 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]

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