Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization-Definition of Contract Action (DFARS Case 2009-D035), 10190-10191 [2010-4731]

Download as PDF 10190 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 43 / Friday, March 5, 2010 / Rules and Regulations erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES and information, there is a reasonable certainty of no harm from aggregate exposure to Beauveria bassiana HF23 on all food commodities, resulting either from its use (in accordance with all label direction and good agricultural practices) in chicken and livestock facilities or as a result of the subsequent use of treated manure from livestock and chicken facilities as fertilizer on agricultural crops. Thus, an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is being granted for residues of Beauveria bassiana HF23 on all food commodities in response to pesticide petition PP 8F7467. IX. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This final rule establishes a tolerance under section 408(d) of FFDCA in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled Regulatory Planning and Review (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this final rule has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this final rule is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) or Executive Order 13045, entitled Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This final rule does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under section 408(d) of FFDCA, such as the tolerance exemption in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. This final rule directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of section 408(n)(4) of FFDCA. As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:25 Mar 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled Federalism (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, this final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Public Law 104–4). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104–113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). X. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of this final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: February 25, 2010. Keith A. Matthews, Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: ■ PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180.1273 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. In subpart D, revise §180.1273 to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 180.1273. Beauveria bassiana HF23; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Residues of Beauveria bassiana HF23 are exempt from the requirement of a tolerance on all food/feed commodities, when the pesticide is used for the treatment of chicken and livestock facilities, including the treatment of chicken and livestock manure. [FR Doc. 2010–4544 Filed 3–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 217 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization-Definition of Contract Action (DFARS Case 2009– D035) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments. SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 111–84, enacted October 28, 2009). DATES: Effective Date: March 5, 2010. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 4, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2009–D035, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2009–D035 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–602–0350. • Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Meredith Murphy, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. • 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. E:\FR\FM\05MRR1.SGM 05MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 43 / Friday, March 5, 2010 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, 703–602–1302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background This DFARS case is initiated to partially implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 812 is entitled ‘‘Revision of Defense Supplement Relating to Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization.’’ Section 812 has been partially implemented in DFARS Case 2008–D034, and this case implements the balance of section 812, which makes the limitations on payment of costs prior to definitization of unpriced change orders applicable to all categories of undefinitized contractual actions, ‘‘including undefinitized task orders and delivery orders.’’ The implementation is accomplished by specifically including the category of ‘‘task orders and delivery orders’’ in the definition of ‘‘contract action’’ at DFARS 217.7401. 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. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES B. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD does not expect that this interim rule will 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 does not impose any additional requirements on small businesses. Therefore, an initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has not been performed. DoD invites comments from small business concerns and other interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small entities. DoD will also consider comments from small entities concerning the existing regulations in subparts affected by this rule in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 610 (DFARS Case 2009–D035) in correspondence. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the interim rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C., et seq. (DoD) that urgent and compelling circumstances exist to promulgate this interim rule without prior opportunity for public comments. This action is necessary because section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 became effective upon enactment. The date of enactment was October 28, 2009. However, pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 418b, DoD will consider public comments received in response to this interim rule in the formation of the final rule. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 217 Government procurement. Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR part 217 is amended as follows: ■ PART 217—SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 217 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. 2. Section 217.7401 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(2) and adding paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows: ■ 217.7401 Definitions. * * * * * (a) * * * (2) It includes task orders and delivery orders. (3) It does not include change orders, administrative changes, funding modifications, or any other contract modifications that are within the scope and under the terms of the contract, e.g., engineering change proposals, value engineering change proposals, and over and above work requests as described in Subpart 217.77. For policy relating to definitization of change orders, see 243.204–70. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2010–4731 Filed 3–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P 14:25 Mar 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 237 and 252 RIN 0750–AG52 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); DFARS Case 2009–D017, Continuation of Essential Contractor Services AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments. SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add policy and a contract clause requiring that contractors providing essential contractor services, as determined by the requiring activity, shall be prepared to continue such services during periods of crisis. DATES: Effective Date: March 5, 2010. Comment Date: Comments on this interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 4, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DFARS Case 2009–D017, using any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2009–D017 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 703–602–0350. Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Julian E. Thrash, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. 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. Julian E. Thrash, 703–602–0310. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background This action is necessary to ensure that essential contractor services are not interrupted. The current changing threat environment, particularly under the additional challenges caused by such crises as hurricanes, tornados, D. Determination To Issue an Interim Rule A determination has been made under the authority of the Secretary of Defense VerDate Nov<24>2008 10191 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\05MRR1.SGM 05MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 43 (Friday, March 5, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 217


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Payment of 
Costs Prior to Definitization-Definition of Contract Action (DFARS Case 
2009-D035)

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

ACTION: Interim rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 812 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 
111-84, enacted October 28, 2009).

DATES: Effective Date: March 5, 2010.
    Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in 
writing to the address shown below on or before May 4, 2010, to be 
considered in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2009-D035, using 
any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2009-D035 in the 
subject line of the message.
     Fax: 703-602-0350.
     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Meredith Murphy, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), Room 3B855, 3060 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060.
     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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, 703-602-1302.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This DFARS case is initiated to partially implement section 812 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 
812 is entitled ``Revision of Defense Supplement Relating to Payment of 
Costs Prior to Definitization.'' Section 812 has been partially 
implemented in DFARS Case 2008-D034, and this case implements the 
balance of section 812, which makes the limitations on payment of costs 
prior to definitization of unpriced change orders applicable to all 
categories of undefinitized contractual actions, ``including 
undefinitized task orders and delivery orders.'' The implementation is 
accomplished by specifically including the category of ``task orders 
and delivery orders'' in the definition of ``contract action'' at DFARS 
217.7401.
    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.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD does not expect that this interim rule will 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 does not impose any additional requirements on small 
businesses. Therefore, an initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has 
not been performed. DoD invites comments from small business concerns 
and other interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on 
small entities.
    DoD will also consider comments from small entities concerning the 
existing regulations in subparts affected by this rule in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments 
separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 610 (DFARS Case 2009-D035) in 
correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the interim rule 
does not contain any information collection requirements that require 
the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C., et 
seq.

D. Determination To Issue an Interim Rule

    A determination has been made under the authority of the Secretary 
of Defense (DoD) that urgent and compelling circumstances exist to 
promulgate this interim rule without prior opportunity for public 
comments. This action is necessary because section 812 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 became effective upon 
enactment. The date of enactment was October 28, 2009. However, 
pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 418b, DoD will consider public comments received 
in response to this interim rule in the formation of the final rule.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 217

    Government procurement.

Ynette R. Shelkin,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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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:

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

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2. Section 217.7401 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(2) and adding 
paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows:


217.7401  Definitions.

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    (a) * * *
    (2) It includes task orders and delivery orders.
    (3) It does not include change orders, administrative changes, 
funding modifications, or any other contract modifications that are 
within the scope and under the terms of the contract, e.g., engineering 
change proposals, value engineering change proposals, and over and 
above work requests as described in Subpart 217.77. For policy relating 
to definitization of change orders, see 243.204-70.
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