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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractor Insurance/Pension Review (DFARS Case 2009-D025)

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Defense (DoD) is issuing a final rule to remove and relocate the requirements for conducting a Contractor Insurance/Pension Review from Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

DATES:

Effective Date: November 24, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Mary Overstreet, 703-602-0311.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

This final rule relocates requirements for Contractor Insurance/Pension Review to DFARS 242.7302 from PGI 242.7302.

DoD published a proposed rule at 75 FR 33237 on June 11, 2010, and the public comment period closed on August 10, 2010. No public comments were received. Therefore, DoD is making no changes to the final rule.

II. Executive Order 12866

This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

III. 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. The rule is consistent with existing policy that a CIPR is only required for those contractors that have $50 million in qualifying sales to the Government. The rule merely relocates the requirements for CIPR from the PGI to the DFARS.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 96-511) applies because information collection requirements in the proposed rule at DFARS subpart 242.73 are currently approved under Office of Management and Budget Control Number 0704-0250. Relocating the requirement has no impact on the information collection requirement.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 242

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Ynette R. Shelkin,

Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore,

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PART 242—CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES

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1. The authority citation for

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Start Printed Page 71565 Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

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2. Revise section 242.7302 to read as follows:

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Requirements.

(a)(1) An in-depth CIPR as described at DFARS 242.7301(a)(1) shall be conducted only when—

(i) A contractor has $50 million of qualifying sales to the Government during the contractor's preceding fiscal year; and

(ii) The ACO, with advice from DCMA insurance/pension specialists and DCAA auditors, determines a CIPR is needed based on a risk assessment of the contractor's past experience and current vulnerability.

(2) Qualifying sales are sales for which cost or pricing data were required under 10 U.S.C. 2306a, as implemented in FAR 15.403, or that are contracts priced on other than a firm-fixed-price or fixed-price with economic price adjustment basis. Sales include prime contracts, subcontracts, and modifications to such contracts and subcontracts.

(b) A special CIPR that concentrates on specific areas of a contractor's insurance programs, pension plans, or other deferred compensation plans shall be performed for a contractor (including, but not limited to, a contractor meeting the requirements in paragraph (a) of this section) when any of the following circumstances exists, but only if the circumstance(s) may result in a material impact on Government contract costs:

(1) Information reveals a deficiency in the contractor's insurance/pension program.

(2) The contractor proposes or implements changes in its insurance, pension, or deferred compensation plans.

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[FR Doc. 2010-29494 Filed 11-23-10; 8:45 am]

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