Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade Agreements-New Thresholds (DFARS 2009-D040), 66680 [2010-27303]

Download as PDF 66680 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / Rules and Regulations I. Background DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IV. Paperwork Reduction Act DFARS 209.405–1 limits placement of orders against contracts with contractors that have been debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment. On December 11, 2003, the final rule published under FAR Case 2002–010 (68 FR 69250) incorporated these restrictions into the FAR. The DFARS text, therefore, became redundant and is deleted by this final rule. Defense Acquisitions Regulations System This final rule affects the certification and information collection requirements in the provisions at DFARS 252.225– 7020 and 252.225–7035, currently approved under Office of Management and Budget Control Number 0704–0229. However, there is no impact on the estimated burden hours. The dollar threshold changes are in line with inflation and maintain the status quo. II. Executive Order 12866 This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of 41 U.S.C. 418b and FAR 1.501, and publication for public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS parts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., in correspondence. IV. Paperwork Reduction Act This rule does not impose any new 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 209 Government procurement. Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR part 209 is amended as follows: ■ PART 209—CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 209 continues to read as follows: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR chapter 1. ■ [Removed] 2. Remove section 209.405–1. [FR Doc. 2010–27306 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:56 Oct 28, 2010 RIN 0750–AG59 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade Agreements—New Thresholds (DFARS 2009–D040) Jkt 223001 List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 225 Government procurement. Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: ACTION: Ynette R. Shelkin, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Final rule. DoD is adopting as final, without change, the interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 703–602–0328. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR part 225 published at 75 FR 32637 on June 8, 2010, is adopted as final without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2010–27303 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background 48 CFR Parts 237 and 252 DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register on June 8, 2010 (75 FR 32637) to amend the clause prescriptions at DFARS 225.1101 and 225.7503 to reflect increased thresholds for application of the trade agreements. The comment period closed on August 9, 2010. DoD received no comments on the interim rule. DoD has therefore adopted the interim rule as a final rule without change. RIN 0750–AG52 II. Executive Order 12866 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 this rule does not impose economic burdens on contractors. The purpose and effect of this rule is to adjust the dollar threshold changes to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the status quo. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Continuation of Essential Contractor Services (DFARS Case 2009–D017) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, the 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: October 29, 2010. Applicability date: Contracting officers may, at their discretion, include these changes in any existing contract with appropriate consideration, in accordance with FAR 1.108(d)(3). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Julian E. Thrash, 703–602–0310. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act ■ 209.405–1 48 CFR Part 225 E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 209 (Friday, October 29, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27303]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisitions Regulations System

48 CFR Part 225

RIN 0750-AG59


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade 
Agreements--New Thresholds (DFARS 2009-D040)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, the interim rule 
that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 
(DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the 
World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free 
Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade 
Representative.

DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 703-602-0328.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register on June 8, 
2010 (75 FR 32637) to amend the clause prescriptions at DFARS 225.1101 
and 225.7503 to reflect increased thresholds for application of the 
trade agreements. The comment period closed on August 9, 2010. DoD 
received no comments on the interim rule. DoD has therefore adopted the 
interim rule as a final rule without change.

II. Executive Order 12866

    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated 
September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

III. 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 this rule does not impose economic burdens on contractors. The 
purpose and effect of this rule is to adjust the dollar threshold 
changes to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the status quo.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule affects the certification and information 
collection requirements in the provisions at DFARS 252.225-7020 and 
252.225-7035, currently approved under Office of Management and Budget 
Control Number 0704-0229. However, there is no impact on the estimated 
burden hours. The dollar threshold changes are in line with inflation 
and maintain the status quo.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 225

    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 225 published at 75 
FR 32637 on June 8, 2010, is adopted as final without change.

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