Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Taxpayer Identification Numbers (DFARS Case 2006-D037), 51194 [E7-17433]

Download as PDF 51194 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Rules and Regulations B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 252 RIN 0750–AF58 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Taxpayer Identification Numbers (DFARS Case 2006–D037) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: C. Paperwork Reduction Act DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for validation of Taxpayer Identification Numbers as part of the Central Contractor Registration process. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Felisha Hitt, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. Telephone (703) 602–0310; facsimile (703) 602–7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2006–D037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES A. Background DFARS 252.204–7004 contains a substitute paragraph for use with the clause at FAR 52.204–7, Central Contractor Registration, to address DoDunique requirements relating to contractor registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. This final rule amends DFARS 252.204– 7004 for consistency with changes made to FAR 52.204–7 in Item I of Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–10, published at 71 FR 36923 on June 28, 2006. The changes address requirements for the Government to validate a contractor’s Taxpayer Identification Number, and for the contractor to consent to this validation, as part of the CCR registration process. DoD published a proposed rule at 71 FR 2645 on January 22, 2007. DoD received no comments on the proposed rule. Therefore, DoD has adopted the proposed rule as a final rule without change. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 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., because the rule relates to an administrative requirement for TIN validation, which is performed by the Government. Contractors need only provide consent for TIN validation as part of the CCR registration process. The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the 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 Part 252 Government procurement. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR part 252 is amended as follows: I PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. 2. Section 252.204–7004 is amended as follows: I a. By revising the section heading, clause title, and clause date; and I b. In paragraph (a), by revising the definition of ‘‘Registered in the CCR database’’ to read as follows: I 252.204–7004 Alternate A, Central Contractor Registration. ALTERNATE A, CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (SEP 2007) * * * * * (a) * * * ‘‘Registered in the CCR database’’ means that— (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, into the CCR database; (2) The Contractor’s CAGE code is in the CCR database; and (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service, and has marked the records ‘‘Active.’’ The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 validation to the Government as part of the CCR registration process. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 252

RIN 0750-AF58


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Taxpayer 
Identification Numbers (DFARS Case 2006-D037)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for 
validation of Taxpayer Identification Numbers as part of the Central 
Contractor Registration process. The DFARS changes are consistent with 
changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Felisha Hitt, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0310; 
facsimile (703) 602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2006-D037.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    DFARS 252.204-7004 contains a substitute paragraph for use with the 
clause at FAR 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, to address 
DoD-unique requirements relating to contractor registration in the 
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. This final rule amends 
DFARS 252.204-7004 for consistency with changes made to FAR 52.204-7 in 
Item I of Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10, published at 71 FR 
36923 on June 28, 2006. The changes address requirements for the 
Government to validate a contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number, 
and for the contractor to consent to this validation, as part of the 
CCR registration process.
    DoD published a proposed rule at 71 FR 2645 on January 22, 2007. 
DoD received no comments on the proposed rule. Therefore, DoD has 
adopted the proposed rule as a final rule without change.
    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 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., 
because the rule relates to an administrative requirement for TIN 
validation, which is performed by the Government. Contractors need only 
provide consent for TIN validation as part of the CCR registration 
process.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the 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 Part 252

    Government procurement.

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

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Therefore, 48 CFR part 252 is amended as follows:

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 continues to read as 
follows:

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


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2. Section 252.204-7004 is amended as follows:
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a. By revising the section heading, clause title, and clause date; and
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b. In paragraph (a), by revising the definition of ``Registered in the 
CCR database'' to read as follows:


252.204-7004  Alternate A, Central Contractor Registration.

ALTERNATE A, CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (SEP 2007)

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    (a) * * *
    ``Registered in the CCR database'' means that--
    (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including 
the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, into the CCR database;
    (2) The Contractor's CAGE code is in the CCR database; and
    (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to 
include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the 
Internal Revenue Service, and has marked the records ``Active.'' The 
Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to 
the Government as part of the CCR registration process.

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