Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Transition to the System for Award Management (DFARS Case 2011-D053), 71464-71465 [2011-29900]

Download as PDF 71464 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Rules and Regulations and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: October 28, 2011. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement for the transition of the Integrated Acquisition Environment systems to the new System for Award Management architecture. SUMMARY: Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: DATES: PART 180—[AMENDED] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: Julian E. Thrash, (703) 602–0310. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective date: November 18, 2011. ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. Mr. I. Background The Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) is an electronic Government initiative that aggregates Federal acquisition content by providing one Web site for regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training. The Web site at https:// § 180.547 Prohexadione calcium, www.acquisition.gov was designed to tolerances for residues. create an easily navigable resource that (a) General. Tolerances are is both more efficient and transparent. established for residues of the growth The transition of the IAE to the new regulator, prohexadione calcium, System for Award Management (SAM) including its metabolites and architecture has begun. Phase One will degradates, in or on the commodities in transition the Central Contractor the table below. Compliance with the Registration (CCR), the Excluded Parties tolerance levels specified below is to be List System (EPLS), and Online determined by measuring only Representations and Certifications prohexadione calcium (calcium 3-oxido- Application (ORCA) to the new SAM 5-oxo-4-propionylcyclohex-3architecture. This rule provides the first enecarboxylate)’’ in or on the following step in updating the DFARS for these commodities. changes by updating Web address in the DFARS for two references to ORCA to Parts per show that the application is now Commodity million available through https:// www.acquisition.gov. Future DFARS cases are anticipated to actually change * * * * * Cherry, sweet ........................... 0.40 the names of the systems to SAM once the transition is complete, as well as to * * * * * begin the transition of the remaining IAE systems. * * * * * A related FAR case, 2011–021, [FR Doc. 2011–29751 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] Transition to the System for Award BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Management, is revising the Federal Acquisition Regulation references for the CCR, EPLS, and ORCA databases as being accessible through https:// DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE www.acquisition.gov. Defense Acquisition Regulations DoD has issued this rule as a final rule System because this rule is administrative as it only updates existing Web page 48 CFR Parts 212 and 252 addresses does not have a significant cost or administrative impact on RIN 0750–AH46 contractors or offerors. Therefore, public comment is not required in accordance Defense Federal Acquisition with 41 U.S.C. 1707. Regulation Supplement; Transition to II. DFARS Changes the System for Award Management (DFARS Case 2011–D053) This rule makes the following DFARS 2. Section 180.547 is amended by: i. Revising the introductory text to paragraph (a) and; ■ ii. Alphabetically adding the commodity Cherry, sweet, to the table in paragraph (a) to read as follows: emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ ■ Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 changes to reflect that the relevant database references for ORCA shown in the DFARS references are accessible through the new Web site, https:// www.acquisition.gov: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • 212.301 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses for the acquisition of commercial items; and • 252.204–7007 Alternate A, Annual Representations and Certifications. III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require publication for public comment. V. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 212 and 252 Government procurement. Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 212 and 252 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 212 and 252 continue to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 212–ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS 2. Amend section 212.301 paragraph (f) introductory text by removing the Internet address ‘‘https://orca.bpn.gov’’ and adding in its place ‘‘https:// www.acquisition.gov/’’. ■ E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2011 / Rules and Regulations II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 71465 Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). 48 CFR Part 215 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 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 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RIN 0750–AH30 A Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis has been prepared consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., and is summarized as follows: This final rule amends the DFARS to implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, (10 U.S.C. 2430 note). Section 812(b)(5) requires appropriate consideration of the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs. No public comments were received in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis. No comments were filed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration in response to the interim rule. The rule will apply to DoD Major Defense Acquisition Program contractors and subcontractors. Most major defense acquisition programs are awarded to large concerns as these programs are of a scope too large for any small business to perform. As such, it is not expected that this rule will have a significant impact on a significant number of small entities. The final rule imposes no reporting, recordkeeping, or other information collection requirements. There are no known significant alternatives to the rule that would meet the requirements of the statute. The impact on small entities is expected to be positive. Defense Acquisition Regulations System 3. Amend section 252.204–7007 by— (a) Amending the clause date by removing ‘‘(SEP 2011)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘(NOV 2011)’’; and ■ (b) Amending paragraph (e) by removing the Internet address ‘‘https:// orca.bpn.gov/’’ and adding in its place ‘‘https://www.acquisition.gov/’’. ■ ■ [FR Doc. 2011–29900 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (DFARS Case 2011–D031) 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 to implement a section of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 requiring appropriate consideration of the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs. DATES: Effective Date: November 18, 2011. SUMMARY: Mr. Dustin Pitsch, telephone 703–602–0289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES I. Background DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 76 FR 38050 on June 29, 2011, to amend Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 215.304(c) by adding paragraph (iv) to state that the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors shall be considered as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs. No public comments were submitted in response to the interim rule. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 IV. Paperwork Reduction Act The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 215 Government procurement. Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR part 215, which was published at 76 FR 38050 on June 29, 2011, is adopted as a final rule without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2011–29894 Filed 11–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P 48 CFR Part 216 RIN 0750–AG66 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Notification Requirements for Awards of SingleSource Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts (DFARS Case 2009–D036) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 regarding the notification requirements to Congress when awarding a single-award task- or delivery-order contract in excess of $103 million. DATES: Effective date: November 18, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Manuel Quinones, telephone (703) 602– 8383. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background DoD published an interim rule at 75 FR 40716 on July 13, 2010, to implement section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, (Pub. L. 111–84, enacted October 28, 2009). The public comment period closed on September 13, 2010. Three respondents submitted comments in response to the interim rule. E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 223 (Friday, November 18, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71464-71465]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29900]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 212 and 252

RIN 0750-AH46


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Transition to 
the System for Award Management (DFARS Case 2011-D053)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement for the transition of the Integrated 
Acquisition Environment systems to the new System for Award Management 
architecture.

DATES: Effective date: November 18, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Julian E. Thrash, (703) 602-0310.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) is an electronic 
Government initiative that aggregates Federal acquisition content by 
providing one Web site for regulations, systems, resources, 
opportunities, and training. The Web site at https://www.acquisition.gov was designed to create an easily navigable resource 
that is both more efficient and transparent.
    The transition of the IAE to the new System for Award Management 
(SAM) architecture has begun. Phase One will transition the Central 
Contractor Registration (CCR), the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), 
and Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) to the 
new SAM architecture. This rule provides the first step in updating the 
DFARS for these changes by updating Web address in the DFARS for two 
references to ORCA to show that the application is now available 
through https://www.acquisition.gov. Future DFARS cases are anticipated 
to actually change the names of the systems to SAM once the transition 
is complete, as well as to begin the transition of the remaining IAE 
systems.
    A related FAR case, 2011-021, Transition to the System for Award 
Management, is revising the Federal Acquisition Regulation references 
for the CCR, EPLS, and ORCA databases as being accessible through 
https://www.acquisition.gov.
    DoD has issued this rule as a final rule because this rule is 
administrative as it only updates existing Web page addresses does not 
have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or 
offerors. Therefore, public comment is not required in accordance with 
41 U.S.C. 1707.

II. DFARS Changes

    This rule makes the following DFARS changes to reflect that the 
relevant database references for ORCA shown in the DFARS references are 
accessible through the new Web site, https://www.acquisition.gov:
     212.301 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses for 
the acquisition of commercial items; and
     252.204-7007 Alternate A, Annual Representations and 
Certifications.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within 
the meaning of FAR 1.501-1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require 
publication for public comment.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 212 and 252

    Government procurement.

Mary Overstreet,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 212 and 252 are amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 212 and 252 continue to read 
as follows:

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

PART 212-ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

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2. Amend section 212.301 paragraph (f) introductory text by removing 
the Internet address ``https://orca.bpn.gov'' and adding in its place 
``https://www.acquisition.gov/''.

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PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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3. Amend section 252.204-7007 by--
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(a) Amending the clause date by removing ``(SEP 2011)'' and adding in 
its place ``(NOV 2011)''; and
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(b) Amending paragraph (e) by removing the Internet address ``https://
orca.bpn.gov/'' and adding in its place ``https://www.acquisition.gov/
''.

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