Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Mandatory Use of Wide Area WorkFlow (DFARS Case 2006-D049), 45405-45407 [E7-15928]

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Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(c)(2); 42 U.S.C. 9601–9657; E.O. 12777, 56 FR 54757, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351; E.O. 12580, 52 FR 2923; 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 193. Dated: July 19, 2007. Richard E. Greene, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 6. [FR Doc. E7–15897 Filed 8–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 232 and 252 RIN 0750–AF63 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Mandatory Use of Wide Area WorkFlow (DFARS Case 2006–D049) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Proposed rule with request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the Wide Area WorkFlowReceipt and Acceptance (WAWF–RA) electronic system for submitting and processing payment requests under DoD contracts. DoD-wide use of WAWF–RA will increase the efficiency of the payment process. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 15, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DFARS Case 2006–D049, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2006–D049 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (703) 602–7887. E:\FR\FM\14AUP1.SGM 14AUP1 45406 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules • Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. John McPherson, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (CPF), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–3402. Comments received generally will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John McPherson, (703) 602–0296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background This proposed rule amends DFARS Subpart 232.70, and the contract clause at DFARS 252.232–7003, to require use of the WAWF–RA electronic system for submission and processing of payment requests under DoD contracts. DFARS Subpart 232.70 presently identifies three accepted electronic forms of transmitting payment requests under DoD contracts. Those are (1) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X.12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI); (2) Web Invoicing System; and (3) WAWF–RA. The proposed rule will still allow a contractor to submit a payment request through an electronic means other than WAWF–RA, or in a nonelectronic format, if authorized by the contracting officer. In addition, the proposed rule will allow contractors to submit ANSI X.12 EDI transactions through WAWF–RA. The proposed changes will reduce the problems created by DoD’s nonintegrated financial systems, by facilitating the electronic transmission of payment documents and related data. WAWF–RA, when fully implemented and utilized, will eliminate paper documents, eliminate redundant data entry, improve data accuracy, reduce the number of lost or misplaced documents, and ultimately, result in more timely payments to contractors. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD has prepared an initial regulatory flexibility analysis consistent with 5 U.S.C. 603. A copy of the analysis may be obtained from the point of contact specified herein. The analysis is summarized as follows: The objective of the proposed rule is to fully automate the payment process, including receiving reports, to significantly improve the timeliness of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 payments and to reduce DoD’s interest charges for late payments. The proposed rule continues DoD’s implementation of the electronic invoicing requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2227, as added by Section 1008 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Pub. L. 106–398). American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X.12 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Web Invoicing System (WInS) cannot process all DoD payment request types, nor can they process receiving reports. In addition, EDI and WInS information cannot be made available to all interested Government offices and organizations. WAWF–RA is the only DoD system that can process all payment request types as well as receiving reports. WAWF–RA keeps historical files that are readily available for both contractor and Government use. In addition, the use of WAWF–RA has contributed significantly to improving the timeliness of payments and to DoD’s goal of reducing interest charges for late payments. The proposed rule changes the electronic systems available for submitting invoices to DoD. Approximately 1,000 small entities will be required to switch from the existing WInS to the WAWF–RA system, used by over 20,000 small entities. Both systems involve submission of invoices through the World Wide Web. Approximately 1 hour is needed to learn the new system. No reporting, recordkeeping, or compliance records will be required from small entities. All such records will be generated by DoD as a byproduct of the use of the required systems. DoD invites comments from small businesses and other interested parties. DoD also will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subparts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should be submitted separately and should cite DFARS Case 2006–D049. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 232 and 252 Government procurement. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, DoD proposes to amend 48 CFR parts 232 and 252 as follows: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 232 and 252 continues to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. PART 232—CONTRACT FINANCING 2. Section 232.7002 is amended in paragraph (b) by revising the last sentence to read as follows: 232.7002 Policy. * * * * * (b) * * * Scanned documents are acceptable for processing supporting documentation other than receiving reports and other forms of acceptance. * * * * * 3. Section 232.7003 is revised to read as follows: 232.7003 Procedures. (a) The accepted electronic form for submission of payment requests is Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (see Web site—https://wawf.eb.mil/). (b) If the payment office and the contract administration office concur, the contracting officer may authorize a contractor to submit a payment request using an electronic form other than Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance. However, with this authorization, the contractor and the contracting officer shall agree to a plan, which shall include a timeline, specifying when the contractor will transfer to Wide Area WorkFlowReceipt and Acceptance. PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the proposed 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. 4. Section 252.232–7003 is amended as follows: a. By revising the clause date; b. In paragraph (a)(2), by revising the last sentence; and c. By revising paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as follows: 252.232–7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 * * * * * ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (XXX 2007) (a) * * * (2) * * * However, scanned documents are acceptable when they are E:\FR\FM\14AUP1.SGM 14AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules part of a submission of a payment request made using Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF–RA) or another electronic form authorized by the Contracting Officer. * * * * * (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests using WAWF– RA, in one of the following electronic formats that WAWF–RA accepts: Electronic Data Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. Information regarding WAWF– RA is available on the Internet at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (c) The Contractor may submit a payment request using other than WAWF–RA only when— (1) The Contracting Officer authorizes use of another electronic form. With such an authorization, the Contractor and the Contracting Officer shall agree to a plan, which shall include a timeline, specifying when the Contractor will transfer to Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance; (2) DoD is unable to receive a payment request in electronic form; or (3) The Contracting Officer administering the contract for payment has determined, in writing, that electronic submission would be unduly burdensome to the Contractor. In such cases, the Contractor shall include a copy of the Contracting Officer’s determination with each request for payment. * * * * * [FR Doc. E7–15928 Filed 8–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 RIN 1018–AU80 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Arenaria ursina (Bear Valley Sandwort), Castilleja cinerea (Ash-gray Indian Paintbrush), and Eriogonum kennedyi var. austromontanum (Southern Mountain Wild-buckwheat) Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, notice of availability of draft economic analysis, and amended Required Determinations. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Aug 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 proposed designation of critical habitat for Arenaria ursina, Castilleja cinerea, and Eriogonumkennedyi var. austromontanum under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of the draft economic analysis for the proposed critical habitat designation and an amended Required Determinations section of the proposal. The draft economic analysis forecasts future costs associated with conservation efforts for the three listed plants in the areas proposed for designation to be $1.95 million (undiscounted) over the next 20 years. The present value of these impacts, applying a 3 percent discount rate, is $1.45 million ($0.10 million annualized); or $1.03 million, using a discount rate of 7 percent ($0.10 million annualized). The amended Required Determinations section provides our determination concerning compliance with applicable statutes and Executive Orders that we deferred until the information from the draft economic analysis of this proposal was available. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule, the associated draft economic analysis, and the amended Required Determinations section. We will accept public comments until September 13, 2007. DATES: Written comments and materials may be submitted to us by any one of the following methods: (1) E-mail: Please submit electronic comments to fw8cfwocomments@fws.gov. Include ‘‘pebble plains plants’’ in the subject line. Please see the Public Comments Solicited section under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. (2) Facsimile: You may send your comments to 760–431–5901. (3) U.S. mail or hand-delivery: You may submit written comments and information to Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011. (4) Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. ADDRESSES: Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, at the address listed in ADDRESSES (telephone: 760–431– 9440). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 45407 Public Comments Solicited We will accept written comments and information during this reopened comment period. We solicit comments on the proposed critical habitat designation for Arenariaursina (Bear Valley sandwort), Castillejacinerea (Ash-gray Indian paintbrush), and Eriogonumkennedyi var. austromontanum (southern mountain wild-buckwheat) (also collectively referred to herein as three pebble plains plants), published in the Federal Register on November 22, 2006 (71 FR 67712), and on our draft economic analysis of the proposed designation. We will consider information and recommendations from all interested parties. We are particularly interested in comments concerning: (1) The reasons why habitat should or should not be designated as critical habitat under section 4 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), including whether the benefit of designation will outweigh threats to these species caused by designation, such that designation of critical habitat is prudent; (2) Specific information on the amount and distribution of Arenariaursina, Castillejacinerea, and Eriogonumkennedyi var. austromontanum habitat, and what areas that were occupied at the time of listing that contain features essential for the conservation of the species should be included in the designation and why, and what areas that were not occupied at the time of listing are essential to the conservation of the species and why; (3) Land use designations and current or planned activities in the subject areas and their possible impacts on proposed critical habitat; (4) Information on the extent to which any State and local environmental protection measures referred to in the draft economic analysis may have been adopted largely as a result of the listing of Arenariaursina, Castillejacinerea, and Eriogonumkennedyi var. austromontanum; (5) Information on whether the draft economic analysis identifies all State and local costs attributable to the proposed critical habitat designation, and information on any costs that have been inadvertently overlooked; (6) Information on whether the draft economic analysis makes appropriate assumptions regarding current practices and likely regulatory changes imposed as a result of the designation of critical habitat; (7) Information on whether the draft economic analysis correctly assesses the effect on regional costs associated with any land use controls that may derive from the designation of critical habitat; E:\FR\FM\14AUP1.SGM 14AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 14, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 45405-45407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-15928]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 232 and 252

RIN 0750-AF63


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Mandatory Use 
of Wide Area WorkFlow (DFARS Case 2006-D049)

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

ACTION: Proposed rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the Wide Area WorkFlow-
Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA) electronic system for submitting and 
processing payment requests under DoD contracts. DoD-wide use of WAWF-
RA will increase the efficiency of the payment process.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to 
the address shown below on or before October 15, 2007, to be considered 
in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DFARS Case 2006-D049, 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2006-D049 in the 
subject line of the message.
     Fax: (703) 602-7887.

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     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. 
John McPherson, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (CPF), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 
22202-3402.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:/
/www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John McPherson, (703) 602-0296.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    This proposed rule amends DFARS Subpart 232.70, and the contract 
clause at DFARS 252.232-7003, to require use of the WAWF-RA electronic 
system for submission and processing of payment requests under DoD 
contracts. DFARS Subpart 232.70 presently identifies three accepted 
electronic forms of transmitting payment requests under DoD contracts. 
Those are (1) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X.12 
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI); (2) Web Invoicing System; and (3) 
WAWF-RA. The proposed rule will still allow a contractor to submit a 
payment request through an electronic means other than WAWF-RA, or in a 
non-electronic format, if authorized by the contracting officer. In 
addition, the proposed rule will allow contractors to submit ANSI X.12 
EDI transactions through WAWF-RA.
    The proposed changes will reduce the problems created by DoD's 
nonintegrated financial systems, by facilitating the electronic 
transmission of payment documents and related data. WAWF-RA, when fully 
implemented and utilized, will eliminate paper documents, eliminate 
redundant data entry, improve data accuracy, reduce the number of lost 
or misplaced documents, and ultimately, result in more timely payments 
to contractors.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD has prepared an initial regulatory flexibility analysis 
consistent with 5 U.S.C. 603. A copy of the analysis may be obtained 
from the point of contact specified herein. The analysis is summarized 
as follows:
    The objective of the proposed rule is to fully automate the payment 
process, including receiving reports, to significantly improve the 
timeliness of payments and to reduce DoD's interest charges for late 
payments. The proposed rule continues DoD's implementation of the 
electronic invoicing requirements of 10 U.S.C. 2227, as added by 
Section 1008 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2001 (Pub. L. 106-398).
    American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X.12 Electronic Data 
Interchange (EDI) and Web Invoicing System (WInS) cannot process all 
DoD payment request types, nor can they process receiving reports. In 
addition, EDI and WInS information cannot be made available to all 
interested Government offices and organizations. WAWF-RA is the only 
DoD system that can process all payment request types as well as 
receiving reports. WAWF-RA keeps historical files that are readily 
available for both contractor and Government use. In addition, the use 
of WAWF-RA has contributed significantly to improving the timeliness of 
payments and to DoD's goal of reducing interest charges for late 
payments.
    The proposed rule changes the electronic systems available for 
submitting invoices to DoD. Approximately 1,000 small entities will be 
required to switch from the existing WInS to the WAWF-RA system, used 
by over 20,000 small entities. Both systems involve submission of 
invoices through the World Wide Web. Approximately 1 hour is needed to 
learn the new system. No reporting, recordkeeping, or compliance 
records will be required from small entities. All such records will be 
generated by DoD as a by-product of the use of the required systems.
    DoD invites comments from small businesses and other interested 
parties. DoD also will consider comments from small entities concerning 
the affected DFARS subparts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such 
comments should be submitted separately and should cite DFARS Case 
2006-D049.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the proposed 
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.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 232 and 252

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, DoD proposes to amend 48 CFR parts 232 and 252 as 
follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 232 and 252 continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

PART 232--CONTRACT FINANCING

    2. Section 232.7002 is amended in paragraph (b) by revising the 
last sentence to read as follows:


232.7002  Policy.

* * * * *
    (b) * * * Scanned documents are acceptable for processing 
supporting documentation other than receiving reports and other forms 
of acceptance.
* * * * *
    3. Section 232.7003 is revised to read as follows:


232.7003  Procedures.

    (a) The accepted electronic form for submission of payment requests 
is Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (see Web site--https://
wawf.eb.mil/).
    (b) If the payment office and the contract administration office 
concur, the contracting officer may authorize a contractor to submit a 
payment request using an electronic form other than Wide Area WorkFlow-
Receipt and Acceptance. However, with this authorization, the 
contractor and the contracting officer shall agree to a plan, which 
shall include a timeline, specifying when the contractor will transfer 
to Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance.

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

    4. Section 252.232-7003 is amended as follows:
    a. By revising the clause date;
    b. In paragraph (a)(2), by revising the last sentence; and
    c. By revising paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as follows:


252.232-7003  Electronic Submission of Payment Requests.

* * * * *
    ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (XXX 2007)
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * * However, scanned documents are acceptable when they are

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part of a submission of a payment request made using Wide Area 
WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA) or another electronic form 
authorized by the Contracting Officer.
* * * * *
    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the 
Contractor shall submit payment requests using WAWF-RA, in one of the 
following electronic formats that WAWF-RA accepts: Electronic Data 
Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. 
Information regarding WAWF-RA is available on the Internet at https://
wawf.eb.mil/.
    (c) The Contractor may submit a payment request using other than 
WAWF-RA only when--
    (1) The Contracting Officer authorizes use of another electronic 
form. With such an authorization, the Contractor and the Contracting 
Officer shall agree to a plan, which shall include a timeline, 
specifying when the Contractor will transfer to Wide Area WorkFlow-
Receipt and Acceptance;
    (2) DoD is unable to receive a payment request in electronic form; 
or
    (3) The Contracting Officer administering the contract for payment 
has determined, in writing, that electronic submission would be unduly 
burdensome to the Contractor. In such cases, the Contractor shall 
include a copy of the Contracting Officer's determination with each 
request for payment.
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