Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Trade Agreements Thresholds (DFARS Case 2018-D001), 61481-61483 [2017-27781]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Commercial Corporation, as prescribed at 215.408(3)(i) and (ii), respectively. * * * * * 245.103–73 74] 225.7501 ■ [Amended] PART 227—PATENTS, DATA, AND COPYRIGHTS 245.103–73 Government property under sustainment contracts. [Amended] 16. Amend section 227.7103–10(a)(1) by removing ‘‘15.607’’ and adding ‘‘15.306’’ in its place. ■ PART 237—SERVICE CONTRACTING 237.102–75 [Amended] 17. Amend section 237.102–75 by removing ‘‘Chapter 14’’ and adding ‘‘Chapter 10’’ in its place. ■ See PGI 245.103–73 for information on the reporting requirements for Government inventory held by contractors under sustainment contracts in accordance with DoD Manual 4140.01, Volume 6, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Materiel Returns, Retention, and Disposition. PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PART 239—ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 239.7001 [REDESIGNATED AS 245.103– 23. Redesignate section 245.103–73 as 245.103–74. ■ 24. Add new section 245.103–73 to read as follows: 15. Amend section 225.7501(a)(2)(i) by removing ‘‘or 225.104(a)’’. ■ 227.7103–10 PART 245—GOVERNMENT PROPERTY 252.211–7006 [Amended] PART 242—CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES 242.1105 252.245–7002 [Amended] 19. Amend section 242.1105(1)(i) by removing ‘‘DoD 4140.1–R, DoD Materiel Management Regulation’’ and adding ‘‘DoD Manual 4140.01, Volume 5, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Delivery of Materiel’’ in its place. ■ 242.7301 [Amended] 20. Amend section 242.7301(b) by removing ‘‘Agency’’ and adding ‘‘Agent’’ in its place. ■ 242.7503 21. Amend section 242.7503 by— a. In paragraph (a) adding ‘‘or’’ after the semicolon; and ■ b. In paragraph (b) removing ‘‘]’’ at the end of the sentence. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES PART 243—CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS 243.204–70–3 [Amended] 22. Amend section 243.204–70–3(b) by removing ‘‘contacting’’ and adding ‘‘contracting’’ in its place. ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 [Amended] 26. Amend section 252.245–7002 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(APR 2012)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2017)’’ in its place; and ■ b. In paragraph (b)(1), removing ‘‘http://www.dcma.mil/ aboutetools.cfm’’ and adding ‘‘http:// www.dcma.mil/WBT/propertyloss/’’ in its place. ■ ■ [Amended] 27. Amend section 252.245–7004 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(SEP 2016)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2017)’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (b), introductory text, removing ‘‘http://www.dcma.mil/ DCMAIT/cbt/PCARSS/index.cfm’’ and adding ‘‘http://www.dcma.mil/WBT/ PCARSS/’’ in its place; and ■ c. In paragraph (b)(1)(iv), removing ‘‘http://www2.dla.mil/j-6/dlmso/ elibrary/manuals/dlm/dlm_pubs.asp#’’ and adding ‘‘http://www.dla.mil/HQ/ InformationOperations/DLMS/elibrary/ manuals/MILSTRAP/’’ in its place. ■ ■ [Amended] ■ ■ ■ ■ 252.245–7004 PO 00000 Frm 00039 [Amended] 28. Amend section 252.246–7008 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(OCT 2016)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2017)’’ in its place; and ■ b. In paragraph (e), adding a comma after the word ‘‘items’’. ■ ■ 252.247–7020 [Amended] 29. Amend the section’s introductory text by removing ‘‘247.270–3(o)’’ and adding ‘‘247.271–3(n)’’ in its place. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–27782 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 225 and 252 [Docket DARS–2017–0017] [Amended] 25. Amend section 252.211–7006 by— a. Removing the clause date ‘‘(JUN 2016)’’ and adding ‘‘(DEC 2017)’’ in its place; and ■ b. In paragraph (b)(1)(i), removing ‘‘DoD 4140.1–R, DoD Supply Chain Material Management Regulation, AP1.1.11’’ and adding ‘‘DoD Manual 4140.01, Volume 6, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Materiel Returns, Retention, and Disposition’’ in its place. 18. Amend section 239.7001 by removing ‘‘DoD 4140.1–R, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation, Chapter 9, Section C9.5’’ and adding ‘‘DoD Manual 4140.01, Volume 9, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Materiel Programs’’ in its place. ■ 252.246–7008 61481 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 0750–AJ65 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Trade Agreements Thresholds (DFARS Case 2018–D001) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate revised 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: January 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy G. Williams, 571–372–6106. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background This rule adjusts thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) as determined by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The trade agreements thresholds are adjusted every two years according to predetermined formulae set forth in the agreements. The USTR has specified the following new thresholds in the Federal Register (82 FR 58248, December 11, 2017): E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 61482 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Supply Contract (equal to or exceeding) Trade Agreement WTO GPA ................................................................................................................................................................ FTAs: Australia FTA .................................................................................................................................................... Bahrain FTA ..................................................................................................................................................... CAFTA–DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) ........... Chile FTA .......................................................................................................................................................... Columbia ........................................................................................................................................................... Korea ................................................................................................................................................................ Morocco FTA .................................................................................................................................................... NAFTA: —Canada .......................................................................................................................................................... —Mexico ........................................................................................................................................................... Panama FTA .................................................................................................................................................... Peru FTA .......................................................................................................................................................... Singapore FTA ................................................................................................................................................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES II. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute The statute that applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is 41 U.S.C. 1707 entitled ‘‘Publication of Proposed Regulations.’’ Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure, or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and does not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it only adjusts the thresholds according to predetermined formulae to adjust for changes in economic conditions, thus maintaining the status quo, without significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the Government. III. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Offthe-Shelf Items This rule amends the DFARS to revise thresholds for application of the WTO GPA and the FTA. The revisions do not add any new burdens or impact applicability of clauses and provisions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, or to commercial items. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and E.O. 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, 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. The Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has determined that this is not a significant regulatory action as defined under section 3(f) of E.O. 12866 and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b). This rule is not a major rule as defined at 5 U.S.C. 804(2). V. Executive Order 13771 This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. Construction Contract (equal to or exceeding) $180,000 $6,932,000 80,317 180,000 80,317 80,317 80,317 100,000 180,000 6,932,000 10,441,216 6,932,000 6,932,000 6,932,000 6,932,000 6,932,000 25,000 80,317 180,000 180,000 80,317 10,441,216 10,441,216 6,932,000 6,932,000 6,932,000 the provision at DFARS 252.225–7035, Buy American-Free Trade AgreementsBalance of Payments Program Certificate, and the certification and information collection requirements in the provision at DFARS 252.225–7018, Photovoltaic Devices—Certificate. The changes to these DFARS clauses do not impose additional information collection requirements to the paperwork burden previously approved under OMB Control Number 0704–0229, entitled ‘‘DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition and related clauses,’’ because the threshold changes are in line with inflation and maintain the status quo. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 225 and 252 Government procurement. Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 225 and 252 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 225 and 252 continues to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act PART 225—FOREIGN ACQUISITION 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 and does not require publication for public comment. 225.1101 VII. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C chapter 35) does apply, because the final rule affects the prescriptions for use of the certification and information collection requirements in PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 2. Amend section 225.1101 by— a. In paragraph (6) introductory text, removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (10)(i) introductory text, removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (10)(i)(A), removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place; ■ d. In paragraph (10)(i)(B), removing ‘‘$77,533’’ and adding ‘‘$80,317’’ in its place; ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations e. In paragraph (10)(i)(C), removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place; and ■ f. In paragraphs (10)(i)(D) through (F), removing ‘‘$77,533’’ wherever it appears and adding ‘‘$80,317’’ in its place. ■ 225.7017–3 and adding ‘‘$80,317’’ in both places; and ■ e. In paragraphs (d)(5) and (6) introductory text, removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place. II. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Offthe-Shelf Items [FR Doc. 2017–27781 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] This rule only updates the list of qualifying countries in the DFARS by adding the newly qualifying country of Latvia. The definition of ‘‘qualifying country’’ is updated in each of the following clauses; however, this revision does not impact the clause prescriptions for use, or applicability at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, or applicability to commercial items. The clauses are: DFARS 252.225–7001, Buy American and Balance of Payments Program; DFARS 252.225–7002, Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors; DFARS 252.225–7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities; DFARS 252.225–7017, Photovoltaic Devices; DFARS 252.225–7021, Trade Agreements; and DFARS 252.225–7036, Buy American—Trade Agreements— Balance of Payments Program. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P [Amended] 3. Amend section 225.7017–3, in paragraph (b), by removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place. ■ 225.7017–4 [Amended] 4. Amend section 225.7017–4, in paragraphs (a)(1) and (b)(1), by removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in both places. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System ■ 225.7503 48 CFR Parts 225 and 252 [Docket DARS–2017–0020] [Amended] RIN 0750–AJ47 5. Amend section 225.7503 by— a. In paragraphs (a) and (b) introductory text, removing ‘‘$7,358,000’’ and adding ‘‘$6,932,000’’ in both places; ■ b. In paragraph (b)(1), removing ‘‘$10,079,365’’ and adding ‘‘$10,441,216’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (b)(2), removing ‘‘$7,358,000’’ and adding ‘‘$6,932,000’’ in its place, and removing ‘‘$10,079,365’’ and adding ‘‘$10,441,216’’ in its place; ■ d. In paragraph (b)(3), removing ‘‘$10,079,365’’ and adding ‘‘$10,441,216’’ in its place; and ■ e. In paragraph (b)(4), removing ‘‘$7,358,000’’ and adding ‘‘$6,932,000’’ in its place, and removing ‘‘$10,079,365’’ and adding ‘‘$10,441,216’’ in its place. ■ ■ 252.225–7017 [Amended] 6. Amend section 252.225–7017 by— a. Removing clause date ‘‘(DEC 2016)’’ and adding ‘‘(JAN 2018)’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraphs (c)(2) and (3), removing ‘‘$77,533’’ and adding ‘‘$80,317’’ in its place; and ■ c. In paragraphs (c)(4) and (5), removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place. ■ ■ 252.225–7018 [Amended] 7. Amend section 252.225–7018 by— a. Removing clause date ‘‘(JAN 2016)’’ and adding ‘‘(JAN 2018)’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (b)(1) introductory text, removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (b)(2), removing ‘‘$191,000’’ and adding ‘‘$180,000’’ in its place; ■ d. In paragraphs (d)(3) and (4) introductory text, removing ‘‘$77,533’’ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES ■ ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country-Latvia (DFARS Case 2017–D037) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Latvia as a qualifying country. SUMMARY: Effective December 28, 2017. Ms. Amy Williams, telephone 571–372– 6106. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 61483 DoD is amending the DFARS to add Latvia as a qualifying country. On April 10, 2017, the Secretary of Defense and the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Latvia signed a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Agreement. The Secretary of Defense also signed, on that day, a determination and findings that it is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act to the acquisition of articles, materials, and supplies, produced or manufactured in the Republic of Latvia. The agreement removes discriminatory barriers to procurements of supplies and services produced by industrial enterprises of the other country to the extent mutually beneficial and consistent with national laws, regulations, policies, and international obligations. This agreement does not cover construction or construction material. Latvia is already a designated country under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 III. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute The statute that applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is 41 U.S.C. 1707 entitled ‘‘Publication of Proposed Regulations.’’ Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and does not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. Latvia is added to the list of 26 other countries that have similar reciprocal defense procurement agreements with DoD. These requirements affect only the internal operating procedures of the Government. IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and E.O. 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 248 (Thursday, December 28, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61481-61483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27781]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 225 and 252

[Docket DARS-2017-0017]
RIN 0750-AJ65


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Trade 
Agreements Thresholds (DFARS Case 2018-D001)

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 (DFARS) to incorporate revised 
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: January 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy G. Williams, 571-372-6106.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    This rule adjusts thresholds for application of the World Trade 
Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and Free 
Trade Agreements (FTA) as determined by the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR). The trade agreements thresholds are adjusted 
every two years according to predetermined formulae set forth in the 
agreements. The USTR has specified the following new thresholds in the 
Federal Register (82 FR 58248, December 11, 2017):

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                                              Supply       Construction
                                             Contract        Contract
             Trade Agreement               (equal to or    (equal to or
                                            exceeding)      exceeding)
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WTO GPA.................................        $180,000      $6,932,000
FTAs:
    Australia FTA.......................          80,317       6,932,000
    Bahrain FTA.........................         180,000      10,441,216
    CAFTA-DR (Costa Rica, Dominican               80,317       6,932,000
     Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala,
     Honduras, and Nicaragua)...........
    Chile FTA...........................          80,317       6,932,000
    Columbia............................          80,317       6,932,000
    Korea...............................         100,000       6,932,000
    Morocco FTA.........................         180,000       6,932,000
NAFTA:
    --Canada............................          25,000      10,441,216
    --Mexico............................          80,317      10,441,216
    Panama FTA..........................         180,000       6,932,000
    Peru FTA............................         180,000       6,932,000
    Singapore FTA.......................          80,317       6,932,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

II. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required 
by Statute

    The statute that applies to the publication of the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is 41 U.S.C. 1707 entitled ``Publication 
of Proposed Regulations.'' Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires 
that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an 
amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment 
if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either 
a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the 
agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure, or form, or has a 
significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. 
This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, 
because it does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within the 
meaning of FAR 1.501-1 and does not have a significant cost or 
administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is 
not required to be published for public comment, because it only 
adjusts the thresholds according to predetermined formulae to adjust 
for changes in economic conditions, thus maintaining the status quo, 
without significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of 
the Government.

III. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available 
Off-the-Shelf Items

    This rule amends the DFARS to revise thresholds for application of 
the WTO GPA and the FTA. The revisions do not add any new burdens or 
impact applicability of clauses and provisions at or below the 
simplified acquisition threshold, or to commercial items.

IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and 
E.O. 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, 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. The Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has determined that this is not a 
significant regulatory action as defined under section 3(f) of E.O. 
12866 and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b). 
This rule is not a major rule as defined at 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

V. Executive Order 13771

    This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs, because this rule is not a significant 
regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

VI. 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 and does not require 
publication for public comment.

VII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C chapter 35) does apply, 
because the final rule affects the prescriptions for use of the 
certification and information collection requirements in the provision 
at DFARS 252.225-7035, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of 
Payments Program Certificate, and the certification and information 
collection requirements in the provision at DFARS 252.225-7018, 
Photovoltaic Devices--Certificate. The changes to these DFARS clauses 
do not impose additional information collection requirements to the 
paperwork burden previously approved under OMB Control Number 0704-
0229, entitled ``DFARS Part 225, Foreign Acquisition and related 
clauses,'' because the threshold changes are in line with inflation and 
maintain the status quo.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 225 and 252

    Government procurement.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 225 and 252 are amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 225 and 252 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 225--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


225.1101  [Amended]

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2. Amend section 225.1101 by--
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a. In paragraph (6) introductory text, removing ``$191,000'' and adding 
``$180,000'' in its place;
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b. In paragraph (10)(i) introductory text, removing ``$191,000'' and 
adding ``$180,000'' in its place;
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c. In paragraph (10)(i)(A), removing ``$191,000'' and adding 
``$180,000'' in its place;
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d. In paragraph (10)(i)(B), removing ``$77,533'' and adding ``$80,317'' 
in its place;

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e. In paragraph (10)(i)(C), removing ``$191,000'' and adding 
``$180,000'' in its place; and
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f. In paragraphs (10)(i)(D) through (F), removing ``$77,533'' wherever 
it appears and adding ``$80,317'' in its place.

225.7017-3  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 225.7017-3, in paragraph (b), by removing ``$191,000'' 
and adding ``$180,000'' in its place.


225.7017-4  [Amended]

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4. Amend section 225.7017-4, in paragraphs (a)(1) and (b)(1), by 
removing ``$191,000'' and adding ``$180,000'' in both places.

225.7503  [Amended]

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5. Amend section 225.7503 by--
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a. In paragraphs (a) and (b) introductory text, removing ``$7,358,000'' 
and adding ``$6,932,000'' in both places;
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b. In paragraph (b)(1), removing ``$10,079,365'' and adding 
``$10,441,216'' in its place;
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c. In paragraph (b)(2), removing ``$7,358,000'' and adding 
``$6,932,000'' in its place, and removing ``$10,079,365'' and adding 
``$10,441,216'' in its place;
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d. In paragraph (b)(3), removing ``$10,079,365'' and adding 
``$10,441,216'' in its place; and
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e. In paragraph (b)(4), removing ``$7,358,000'' and adding 
``$6,932,000'' in its place, and removing ``$10,079,365'' and adding 
``$10,441,216'' in its place.

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


252.225-7017  [Amended]

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6. Amend section 252.225-7017 by--
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a. Removing clause date ``(DEC 2016)'' and adding ``(JAN 2018)'' in its 
place;
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b. In paragraphs (c)(2) and (3), removing ``$77,533'' and adding 
``$80,317'' in its place; and
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c. In paragraphs (c)(4) and (5), removing ``$191,000'' and adding 
``$180,000'' in its place.

252.225-7018  [Amended]

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7. Amend section 252.225-7018 by--
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a. Removing clause date ``(JAN 2016)'' and adding ``(JAN 2018)'' in its 
place;
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b. In paragraph (b)(1) introductory text, removing ``$191,000'' and 
adding ``$180,000'' in its place;
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c. In paragraph (b)(2), removing ``$191,000'' and adding ``$180,000'' 
in its place;
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d. In paragraphs (d)(3) and (4) introductory text, removing ``$77,533'' 
and adding ``$80,317'' in both places; and
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e. In paragraphs (d)(5) and (6) introductory text, removing 
``$191,000'' and adding ``$180,000'' in its place.

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