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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Continuation of Current Contracts-Deletion of Redundant Text (DFARS Case 2010-D016)

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete redundant text relating to the continuation of current contracts with a contractor that has been suspended, debarred, or proposed for debarment.

DATES:

Effective date: October 29, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Telephone 703-602-0328; facsimile 703-602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2010-D016.

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I. Background

DFARS 209.405-1 limits placement of orders against contracts with contractors that have been debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment. On December 11, 2003, the final rule published under FAR Case 2002-010 (68 FR 69250) incorporated these restrictions into the FAR. The DFARS text, therefore, became redundant and is deleted by this final rule.

II. Executive Order 12866

This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

III. Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of 41 U.S.C. 418b and FAR 1.501, and publication for public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS parts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., in correspondence.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

This rule does not impose any new 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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Ynette R. Shelkin,

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. Remove section 209.405-1.

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[FR Doc. 2010-27306 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]

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