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Download as PDF 67254 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 210 / Friday, October 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 252.225–7017 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 FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1, and 41 U.S.C. 1707 does not require publication for public comment. V. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does apply, because the rule affects the certification and information collection requirement in the provisions at DFARS 252.225–7018, Photovoltaic DevicesCertificate and 252.225–7020, Trade Agreements Certificate, currently approved under OMB clearance 0704– 0229 (expiring March 31, 2017, DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and associated clauses). DFARS provisions 252.225–7018 and 252.225–7020 rely on the definition of ‘‘designated country’’ in DFARS 252.225–7017 and 252.225– 7021, which now includes Montenegro and New Zealand. The impact of this rule, however, is negligible. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 252 Government procurement. Jennifer L. Hawes, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Therefore, 48 CFR part 252 is amended as follows: PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Oct 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 [Amended] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 2. Amend section 252.225–7017, paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), by adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’. 252.225–7021 [Amended] 3. Amend section 252.225–7021 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(NOV 2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’; ■ c. In Alternate II: ■ i. Removing the clause date ‘‘(NOV 2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; and ■ ii. In paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’. ■ ■ 252.225–7045 [Amended] 4. Amend section 252.225–7045 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(NOV 2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’; ■ c. In Alternate I: ■ i. Removing the clause date ‘‘(NOV 2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; and ■ ii. In paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’. ■ d. In Alternate II: ■ i. Removing the clause date ‘‘(NOV 2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; and ■ ii. In paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’. ■ e. In Alternate III: ■ i. Removing the clause date ‘‘(NOV 2014)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; and ■ ii. In paragraph (a), in the definition of ‘‘Designated country’’ in paragraph (i), adding, in alphabetical order, the countries of ‘‘Montenegro’’ and ‘‘New Zealand’’. ■ ■ [FR Doc. 2015–27471 Filed 10–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, and 252 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective October 30, 2015. Ms. Jennifer L. Hawes, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Telephone 571–372–6115; facsimile 571–372–6094. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule amends the DFARS as follows— 1. Directs contracting officers to additional DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) by adding a cross reference at DFARS 201.106 to the PGI list of information collection and recordkeeping requirements that have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget for DFARS requirements; 2. Directs contracting officers to DFARS PGI coverage by adding a reference at DFARS 206.305 to provide further guidance concerning justification and approval documents; 3. Updates cross references at DFARS 208.404(a)(ii), 216.505(1), and 237.170– 2(b) by removing ‘‘217.78’’ and adding ‘‘217.7’’ in each place to conform to changes made in the Federal Register final rule 80 FR 51750 published on August 26, 2015; 4. Removes references at DFARS 215.404–76 and DFARS 222.101–3–70 to obsolete internal DoD reporting requirements; 5. Conforms the DFARS subpart 222.13 heading to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) heading; 6. Updates, at DFARS 222.1310(a)(1), the title of FAR clause 52.222–35 to conform to the FAR title; 7. Updates hyperlinks at DFARS 225.301–4(2) and 252.225–7040; and 8. Corrects a typographical error at DFARS 225.7002–3. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\30OCR5.SGM 30OCR5 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 210 / Friday, October 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 48 CFR 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, and 252 Government procurement. PART 208—REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES 208.404 Jennifer L. Hawes, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [Amended] PART 225—FOREIGN ACQUISITION 225.301–4 [Amended] 10. In section 225.301–4, amend paragraph (2), by— ■ a. Removing ‘‘http://www.dod.mil/ bta/products/spot.html’’ and adding ‘‘https://spot.dmdc.mil’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing ‘‘http://www.acq.osd.mil/ log/PS/spot.html’’ and adding ‘‘http:// www.acq.osd.mil/log/PS/ctr_mgt_ accountability.html’’ in its place. ■ 4. In section 208.404, amend paragraph (a)(ii) by removing ‘‘217.78’’ and adding ‘‘217.7’’ in its place. ■ Therefore, 48 CFR parts 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, and 252 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, and 252 continues to read as follows: 215.404–76 PART 216—TYPES OF CONTRACTS 225.7002–3 Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. 216.505 ■ PART 215—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION ■ [Removed] 5. Remove section 215.404–76. [Amended] 6. In section 216.505, amend paragraph (1) by removing ‘‘Subpart 217.78’’ and adding ‘‘subpart 217.7’’ in its place. ■ PART 201—FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM 2. Add section 201.106 to read as follows: ■ PART 222—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS 201.106 OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. See PGI 201.106 for a list of the information collection and recordkeeping requirements contained in this regulation that have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. 222.101–3–70 [Amended] 7. In section 222.101–3–70, amend paragraph (b) by removing the last sentence in the paragraph. ■ 8. Revise the subpart 222.13 heading to read as follows: ■ Subpart 222.13—Equal Opportunity for Veterans 3. Add section 206.305 to read as follows: ■ 222.1310 [Amended] 9. In section 222.1310, amend paragraph (a)(1), by removing ‘‘FAR 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans’’ and adding ‘‘FAR 52.222–35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans’’ in its place. ■ 206.305 Availability of the justification. See PGI 206.305 for further guidance on the requirements for preparing, obtaining approval, and posting justification and approval documents for contracts awarded using the authority of FAR 6.302–2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Oct 29, 2015 [Amended] 11. Amend section 225.7002–3 introductory text by removing ‘‘223.7002–2’’ and adding ‘‘225.7002–2’’ in its place. PART 237—SERVICE CONTRACTING 237.170–2 [Amended] 12. In section 237.170–2, amend paragraph (b) by removing ‘‘Subpart 217.78’’ and adding ‘‘subpart 217.7’’ in its place. ■ PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 252.225–7040 PART 206—COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 67255 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 [Amended] 13. Amend section 252.225–7040 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(AUG 2015)’’ and adding ‘‘(OCT 2015)’’ in its place; and ■ b. Amending paragraph (g)(2) by removing ‘‘SPOT business rules.’’ and adding ‘‘SPOT Business Rules at http:// www.acq.osd.mil/log/PS/ctr_mgt_ accountability.html.’’ in its place. ■ ■ [FR Doc. 2015–27473 Filed 10–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\30OCR5.SGM 30OCR5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 210 (Friday, October 30, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, and 252


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical 
Amendments

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial 
changes.

DATES: Effective October 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer L. Hawes, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Telephone 571-372-6115; 
facsimile 571-372-6094.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule amends the DFARS as 
follows--
    1. Directs contracting officers to additional DFARS Procedures, 
Guidance, and Information (PGI) by adding a cross reference at DFARS 
201.106 to the PGI list of information collection and recordkeeping 
requirements that have been approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget for DFARS requirements;
    2. Directs contracting officers to DFARS PGI coverage by adding a 
reference at DFARS 206.305 to provide further guidance concerning 
justification and approval documents;
    3. Updates cross references at DFARS 208.404(a)(ii), 216.505(1), 
and 237.170-2(b) by removing ``217.78'' and adding ``217.7'' in each 
place to conform to changes made in the Federal Register final rule 80 
FR 51750 published on August 26, 2015;
    4. Removes references at DFARS 215.404-76 and DFARS 222.101-3-70 to 
obsolete internal DoD reporting requirements;
    5. Conforms the DFARS subpart 222.13 heading to the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) heading;
    6. Updates, at DFARS 222.1310(a)(1), the title of FAR clause 
52.222-35 to conform to the FAR title;
    7. Updates hyperlinks at DFARS 225.301-4(2) and 252.225-7040; and
    8. Corrects a typographical error at DFARS 225.7002-3.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, 
and 252

    Government procurement.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 222, 225, 237, and 
252 are amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 201, 206, 208, 215, 216, 
222, 225, 237, and 252 continues to read as follows:

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

PART 201--FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM

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2. Add section 201.106 to read as follows:


201.106  OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

    See PGI 201.106 for a list of the information collection and 
recordkeeping requirements contained in this regulation that have been 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget.

PART 206--COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

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3. Add section 206.305 to read as follows:


206.305  Availability of the justification.

    See PGI 206.305 for further guidance on the requirements for 
preparing, obtaining approval, and posting justification and approval 
documents for contracts awarded using the authority of FAR 6.302-2.

PART 208--REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES


208.404  [Amended]

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4. In section 208.404, amend paragraph (a)(ii) by removing ``217.78'' 
and adding ``217.7'' in its place.

PART 215--CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION


215.404-76  [Removed]

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5. Remove section 215.404-76.

PART 216--TYPES OF CONTRACTS


216.505  [Amended]

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6. In section 216.505, amend paragraph (1) by removing ``Subpart 
217.78'' and adding ``subpart 217.7'' in its place.

PART 222--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS


222.101-3-70  [Amended]

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7. In section 222.101-3-70, amend paragraph (b) by removing the last 
sentence in the paragraph.

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8. Revise the subpart 222.13 heading to read as follows:

Subpart 222.13--Equal Opportunity for Veterans


222.1310   [Amended]

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9. In section 222.1310, amend paragraph (a)(1), by removing ``FAR 
52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of 
the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans'' and adding ``FAR 52.222-
35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans'' in its place.

PART 225--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


225.301-4  [Amended]

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10. In section 225.301-4, amend paragraph (2), by--
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a. Removing ``http://www.dod.mil/bta/products/spot.html'' and adding 
``https://spot.dmdc.mil'' in its place; and
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b. Removing ``http://www.acq.osd.mil/log/PS/spot.html'' and adding 
``http://www.acq.osd.mil/log/PS/ctr_mgt_accountability.html'' in its 
place.


225.7002-3  [Amended]

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11. Amend section 225.7002-3 introductory text by removing ``223.7002-
2'' and adding ``225.7002-2'' in its place.

PART 237--SERVICE CONTRACTING


237.170-2  [Amended]

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12. In section 237.170-2, amend paragraph (b) by removing ``Subpart 
217.78'' and adding ``subpart 217.7'' in its place.

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


252.225-7040  [Amended]

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13. Amend section 252.225-7040 by--
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a. Removing the clause date ``(AUG 2015)'' and adding ``(OCT 2015)'' in 
its place; and
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b. Amending paragraph (g)(2) by removing ``SPOT business rules.'' and 
adding ``SPOT Business Rules at http://www.acq.osd.mil/log/PS/ctr_mgt_accountability.html.'' in its place.

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