Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization-Definition of Contract Action (DFARS Case 2009-D035), 54526-54527 [2010-22228]

Download as PDF 54526 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 8, 2010 / Rules and Regulations [FR Doc. 2010–22226 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. BILLING CODE 5001–08–P B. Regulatory Flexibility Act program manager or other official responsible for the requirement, at a level specified by the agency, should execute the certification. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 217 [DFARS Case 2008–D023] Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Additional Requirements Applicable to Multiyear Contracts Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, with minor editorial corrections, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, section 811, entitled ‘‘Requirements Applicable to Multiyear Contracts for the Procurement of Major Systems of the Department of Defense.’’ DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L), DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301– 3060. Telephone 703–602–1302; facsimile 703–602–0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2008–D023. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: A. Background DoD published an interim rule at 75 FR 9114 on March 1, 2010, to implement section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110–181), enacted January 28, 2008. The period for public comment closed on April 30, 2010. The interim rule revised DFARS 217.170 and 217.172 to add six new requirements to which the Secretary of Defense must certify in writing when requesting congressional authorization to enter into a multiyear contract for a major defense acquisition program. Among these requirements is the need to certify to certain cost-savings determinations. DoD received no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD is finalizing the interim rule with minor editorial corrections only. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 DoD certifies that this 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 additional requirements apply solely to internal Government operating procedures. The rule implements section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110–181), which only imposes new responsibilities on the Secretary of Defense when requesting congressional authorization to enter into a multiyear contract for a major defense acquisition program. Therefore, the rule will have no significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. 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 217 Government procurement. Therefore, the interim rule published at 75 FR 9114 on March 1, 2010, is adopted as final with the following changes: ■ 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. PART 217—SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS 2. Section 217.170 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ General. * * * * * (b) Any requests for increased funding or reprogramming for procurement of a major system under a multiyear contract authorized under this section shall be accompanied by an explanation of how the request for increased funding affects the determinations made by the Secretary of Defense under 217.172(f)(2) (10 U.S.C. 2306b(i)(1)). * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 217.172 Multiyear contracts for supplies. * * * * * (d) * * * (2) In addition, for contracts equal to or greater than $500 million, the head of the contracting activity must determine that the conditions required by paragraphs (f)(2)(i) through (vii) of this section will be met by such contract, in accordance with the Secretary’s certification and determination required by paragraph (f)(2) of this section (10 U.S.C. 2306b(a)(1)(7)). * * * * * (f) * * * (2) The Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress in writing, by no later than March 1 of the year in which the Secretary requests legislative authority to enter into such contracts, that each of the conditions in paragraphs (f)(2)(i) through (vii) of this section is satisfied (10 U.S.C. 2306b(i)(1)(A)–(G). * * * * * [FR Doc. 2010–22232 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 217 Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. 217.170 3. Section 217.172 is amended by revising paragraphs (d)(2) and (f)(2) introductory text to read as follows: ■ Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization— Definition of Contract Action (DFARS Case 2009–D035) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to amend the definition of ‘‘contract action’’ to include task orders and delivery orders. DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301– 3060. Telephone 703–602–1302; facsimile 703–602–0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2009–D035. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SER1.SGM 08SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 173 / Wednesday, September 8, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Government procurement. A. Background DoD published an interim rule at 75 FR 10190 on March 5, 2010, to implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 111–84), enacted October 28, 2009. Section 812 was entitled ‘‘Revision of Defense Supplement Relating to Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization.’’ The interim rule amended the definition of ‘‘contract action’’ at DFARS 217.7401(a) to include task orders and delivery orders. This had the effect of making task orders and delivery orders subject to DoD’s policies and procedures for undefinitized contract actions. The period for public comment closed on May 5, 2010. DoD received no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD is finalizing the interim rule without change. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act AGENCY: DoD certifies that this 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. No comments from small businesses were received during the public comment period, and the changes impose no additional requirements on small businesses that will impact substantially the way they do business with DoD. 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. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES A. Background List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 217 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Sep 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR part 217 which was published at 75 FR 10190 on March 5, 2010, is adopted as a final rule without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2010–22228 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 48 CFR Parts 227 and 252 RIN 0750–AG50 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Rights in the Design of DoD Vessels (DFARS Case 2008–D039) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement section 825 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008. Section 825 clarifies the Government’s rights in technical data in the designs of a DoD vessel, boat, craft, or components thereof. DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2010. Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301– 3060. Telephone 703–602–0328; facsimile 703–602–0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2008–D039. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00067 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 DoD certifies that this 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 it does not create a significant economic impact on any entity. The rule creates an affirmative grant of appropriate rights in vessel design to the Government. No comments were received with regard to impact on small business. C. Paperwork Reduction Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 This final rule implements section 825 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110–417) and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–434). DoD published the interim rule in the Federal Register on November 23, 2009 (74 FR 61043). The comment period closed on January 22, 2010. No comments were received. Therefore, DoD is finalizing the interim rule without change. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act Defense Acquisition Regulations System FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 54527 The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the DFARS rule does not impose any additional reporting or recordkeeping 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 227 and 252 Government procurement. Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR parts 227 and 252 published at 74 FR 61043 on November 23, 2009, is adopted as final without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2010–22231 Filed 9–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P E:\FR\FM\08SER1.SGM 08SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 173 (Wednesday, September 8, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 54526-54527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22228]


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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: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule 
amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 
to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2010 to amend the definition of ``contract action'' to include task 
orders and delivery orders.

DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Meredith Murphy, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense 
Pentagon, Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Telephone 703-602-
1302; facsimile 703-602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2009-D035.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    DoD published an interim rule at 75 FR 10190 on March 5, 2010, to 
implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 111-84), enacted October 28, 2009. Section 
812 was entitled ``Revision of Defense Supplement Relating to Payment 
of Costs Prior to Definitization.'' The interim rule amended the 
definition of ``contract action'' at DFARS 217.7401(a) to include task 
orders and delivery orders. This had the effect of making task orders 
and delivery orders subject to DoD's policies and procedures for 
undefinitized contract actions.
    The period for public comment closed on May 5, 2010. DoD received 
no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD is finalizing the 
interim rule without change.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a 
major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD certifies that this 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. No comments from 
small businesses were received during the public comment period, and 
the changes impose no additional requirements on small businesses that 
will impact substantially the way they do business with DoD.

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 217

    Government procurement.

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

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR part 217 which was 
published at 75 FR 10190 on March 5, 2010, is adopted as a final rule 
without change.

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