Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete an obsolete congressional reporting requirement.
Effective September 30, 2014.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Janetta Brewer, telephone 571-372-6104.
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On December 9, 2005, the DFARS was amended to implement section 813 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375), which required the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report setting forth when an ordering period of a task or delivery order contract awarded pursuant to section 2304(a) of title 10, United States Code, was extended beyond ten years. The reporting requirement applied to fiscal years 2005 through 2009.
II. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute
“Publication of proposed regulations”, 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it deletes an obsolete congressional reporting requirement imposed on DoD. These requirements affect only the internal operating procedures of the Government.
III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563
Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.
IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501-1, and 41 U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment.
V. Paperwork Reduction Act
The 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).
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Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
Therefore, 48 CFR part 217 is amended as follows:
PART 217—SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS
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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 217 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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2. Amend section 217.204 by removing paragraph (e)(ii) and redesignating paragraphs (e)(iii) and (iv) as paragraphs (e)(ii) and (iii), respectively. End Amendment Part
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[FR Doc. 2014-22862 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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