Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to align it with a Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board clause, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices-Foreign Concerns.
Effective Date: March 16, 2011.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Edward N. Chambers, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-3221 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-50, FAR Case 2009-025.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
DoD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 75 FR 34283 on June 16, 2010, to maintain consistency between CAS and FAR in matters relating to disclosure requirements of CAS for contracts awarded to foreign concerns. Specifically, the interim rule was issued in response to the Cost Accounting Standard Board's March 26, 2008, publication of a final rule, which implemented the use of the clause, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices—Foreign Concerns, in CAS-covered contracts and subcontracts awarded to foreign concerns (73 FR 15939). The interim rule amended the FAR to align FAR clause 52.230-4 with the Cost Accounting Standards Board clause, Disclosure and Consistency of Cost Accounting Practices—Foreign Concerns. FAR clause 52.230-6, Administration of Cost Accounting Start Printed Page 14571Standards, was also revised to include reference to FAR clause 52.230-4.
DoD, GSA, and NASA received no comments on the interim rule and have adopted the interim rule as a final rule without change.
II. Executive Order 12866
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.
III. Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration certify 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 contracts and subcontracts with small businesses are exempt from the application of the Cost Accounting Standards.
IV. Paperwork Reduction Act
The final rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 30 and 52End List of Subjects Start Signature
Dated: March 4, 2011.
Acting Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy.
Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without ChangeStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, the interim rule amendingEnd Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 2011-5559 Filed 3-15-11; 8:45 am]
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