Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 2017-D019), 45592-45593 [2018-19690]

Download as PDF 45592 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Proposed Rules • is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4); • does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132 (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999); • is not an economically significant regulatory action based on health or safety risks subject to Executive Order 13045 (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997); • is not a significant regulatory action subject to Executive Order 13211 (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001); • is not subject to requirements of Section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) because application of those requirements would be inconsistent with the CAA; and • does not provide EPA with the discretionary authority to address, as appropriate, disproportionate human health or environmental effects, using practicable and legally permissible methods, under Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). In addition, this proposed rule is not approved to apply on any Indian reservation land or in any other area where EPA or an Indian tribe has demonstrated that a tribe has jurisdiction. In those areas of Indian country, the rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 62 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides, waste treatment and disposal. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Dated: August 19, 2018. Peter D. Lopez, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. 2018–19598 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252 [Docket DARS–2018–0042] RIN 0750–AJ28 Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 2017–D019) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of registration deadline for public meeting. AGENCY: For the public meeting to be held on September 14, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST, regarding the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2018, at 83 FR 42831, the registration deadline is extended from September 6, 2018, to September 11, 2018, at 12 p.m., EST. DATES: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 23, 2018, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. Public Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held on September 14, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST. Registration to attend this meeting must be received by September 11, 2018, at 12 p.m., EST. Further information for the public meeting may be found under the heading SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: Public Meeting: The public meeting will be held at the Mark Center Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350–3603. The Mark Center Auditorium is located on level B–1 of the building. Submission of Comments: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2017–D019, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search for ‘‘DFARS Case 2017–D019.’’ Select ‘‘Comment Now’’ and follow the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include ‘‘DFARS Case 2017–D019’’ on any attached documents. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include DFARS Case 2017–D019 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Amy G. Williams, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, DPC/DARS, at 571–372– 6106. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On August 24, 2018, DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on August 24, 2018 (83 FR 42831) to implement section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which addresses the preference for performance-based payments, and to streamline the performance-based payment process. DoD is also proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to revise progress payments and performance-based payments policies for DoD contracts in order to increase its business effectiveness and efficiency as well as to provide an opportunity for both small and other than small entities to qualify for increased customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates based on whether the offeror/contractor has met certain performance criteria. II. Public Meeting DoD is hosting a public meeting on September 14, 2018, to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates for DoD contracts. Registration: Individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must register by 12 p.m., EST, on September 11, 2018, to ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate security screening and entry to the Mark Center. Individuals desiring to attend the meeting, who have not yet registered, should send the following information via email to osd.dfars@ mail.mil: (1) Company or organization name. (2) Full name, valid email address, and telephone number of each person planning to attend, and whether the individual is a U.S. citizen. E:\FR\FM\10SEP1.SGM 10SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Proposed Rules daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS (3) Name, title, organizational affiliation of presenter, if desiring to make a presentation, limited to a 5minute presentation per company or organization. This limitation may be subject to adjustment, depending on the number of entities requesting to present, in order to ensure adequate time for discussion. Building Entry: For each registrant, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency will send additional instructions to the email address provided at the time of registration. The registrant must follow the instructions in the email in order to be approved for entry to the Mark Center. One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., driver’s license or passport) will be required in order to enter the building. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes early to accommodate security procedures. Public parking is not available at the Mark Center. Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an electronic copy of your presentation to osd.dfars@mail.mil no later than September 10, 2018. When submitting presentations, provide presenter’s name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite ‘‘Public Meeting, DFARS Case 2017–D019’’ in all correspondence related to the public meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting. Correspondence and Comments: Please cite ‘‘Public Meeting, DFARS PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 45593 Case 2017–D019’’ in all correspondence related to this public meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting. To have a presentation considered as a public comment for the formation of the final rule, the presentation, or pertinent excerpts, must be submitted separately as a written comment as instructed in the paragraph titled ‘‘Submission of Comments’’ in ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252 Government procurement. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 175 (Monday, September 10, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 45592-45593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19690]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252

[Docket DARS-2018-0042]
RIN 0750-AJ28


Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 
2017-D019)

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of registration deadline for public 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: For the public meeting to be held on September 14, 2018, from 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST, regarding the proposed rule published in the 
Federal Register on August 24, 2018, at 83 FR 42831, the registration 
deadline is extended from September 6, 2018, to September 11, 2018, at 
12 p.m., EST.

DATES: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted 
in writing to the address shown below on or before October 23, 2018, to 
be considered in the formation of a final rule.
    Public Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held on September 
14, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., EST. Registration to attend this 
meeting must be received by September 11, 2018, at 12 p.m., EST. 
Further information for the public meeting may be found under the 
heading SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: 
    Public Meeting: The public meeting will be held at the Mark Center 
Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3603. The Mark 
Center Auditorium is located on level B-1 of the building.
    Submission of Comments: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 
2017-D019, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Search for ``DFARS Case 2017-D019.'' Select ``Comment Now'' and follow 
the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include ``DFARS 
Case 2017-D019'' on any attached documents.
    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include DFARS Case 2017-D019 in 
the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Amy 
G. Williams, OUSD(A&S)DPC/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To 
confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, 
approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting 
(except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, DPC/DARS, at 571-
372-6106.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On August 24, 2018, DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register on August 24, 2018 (83 FR 42831) to implement section 831 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which 
addresses the preference for performance-based payments, and to 
streamline the performance-based payment process. DoD is also proposing 
to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to 
revise progress payments and performance-based payments policies for 
DoD contracts in order to increase its business effectiveness and 
efficiency as well as to provide an opportunity for both small and 
other than small entities to qualify for increased customary progress 
payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates based on 
whether the offeror/contractor has met certain performance criteria.

II. Public Meeting

    DoD is hosting a public meeting on September 14, 2018, to obtain 
views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private 
sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to 
customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment 
rates for DoD contracts.
    Registration: Individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must 
register by 12 p.m., EST, on September 11, 2018, to ensure adequate 
room accommodations and to facilitate security screening and entry to 
the Mark Center. Individuals desiring to attend the meeting, who have 
not yet registered, should send the following information via email to 
[email protected]:
    (1) Company or organization name.
    (2) Full name, valid email address, and telephone number of each 
person planning to attend, and whether the individual is a U.S. 
citizen.

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    (3) Name, title, organizational affiliation of presenter, if 
desiring to make a presentation, limited to a 5-minute presentation per 
company or organization. This limitation may be subject to adjustment, 
depending on the number of entities requesting to present, in order to 
ensure adequate time for discussion.
    Building Entry: For each registrant, the Pentagon Force Protection 
Agency will send additional instructions to the email address provided 
at the time of registration. The registrant must follow the 
instructions in the email in order to be approved for entry to the Mark 
Center.
    One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., 
driver's license or passport) will be required in order to enter the 
building.
    Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes early to 
accommodate security procedures. Public parking is not available at the 
Mark Center.
    Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an 
electronic copy of your presentation to [email protected] no later 
than September 10, 2018. When submitting presentations, provide 
presenter's name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email 
address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite 
``Public Meeting, DFARS Case 2017-D019'' in all correspondence related 
to the public meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. 
The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public 
meeting.
    Correspondence and Comments: Please cite ``Public Meeting, DFARS 
Case 2017-D019'' in all correspondence related to this public meeting. 
The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public 
meeting. To have a presentation considered as a public comment for the 
formation of the final rule, the presentation, or pertinent excerpts, 
must be submitted separately as a written comment as instructed in the 
paragraph titled ``Submission of Comments'' in ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 232, 242, and 252

    Government procurement.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-19690 Filed 9-7-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 5001-06-P