Repeal of Obsolete Acquisition Regulation: Required Sources of Supplies and Services, 33706-33707 [2019-14966]

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TABLE 1 TO § 180.960 Polymer CAS No. * * * * * * Acrylamide-Sodium Acrylamidomethylpropanesulfonate Copolymer, minimum number average molecular weight (amu), 1,000,000 daltons. ............................................................................................................................................................................ * * * [FR Doc. 2019–14522 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army 48 CFR Part 5108 [Docket No. USA–2019–DARS–0010] RIN 0702–AB04 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Repeal of Obsolete Acquisition Regulation: Required Sources of Supplies and Services Department of the Army, DOD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This final rule removes an obsolete Army acquisition regulation which was codified to provide Armyspecific procedures for industrial preparedness production planning. This SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 * * rule has been made obsolete by time and change in process. DATES: This rule is effective on July 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Courtis, 703–697–0888, Email: john.t.courtis.civ@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule will remove 48 CFR part 5108, ‘‘Required Sources of Supplies and Services,’’ which was codified on September 20, 1989 (54 FR 38682), and never updated. The purpose of the rule was to provide Army-specific procedures, for a three-year test period, for industrial preparedness production planning. Over the years, the procedures for industrial preparedness planning in the DoD have evolved. For example, coverage of the DoD Industrial Preparedness Production Planning Program at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.72 (Industrial Preparedness Production Planning) was removed on PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * 38193–60–1 * July 11, 2006 (71 FR 39004) because there was no longer a DoD-wide Program. DFARS section 217.208–70, ‘‘Additional clauses,’’ (codified March 9, 1998 (63 FR 11529) and most recently updated December 4, 2018 (83 FR 62503)), prescribes the use of the clause at DFARS 252.217–7001 (Surge Option) when a surge option is needed in support of industrial capability production planning. The clause at DFARS 252.217–7001 (Surge Option) (codified July 31, 1991 (56 FR 36479) and most recently updated December 4, 2018 (83 FR 62503)) informs contractors that the Government has the option to increase the quantity, or accelerate the delivery, of supplies or services under the contract and provides the terms for the exercise of the option and subsequent delivery of the surge quantities. These updates to regulation and process changes made the rule at part 5108 obsolete. E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 135 / Monday, July 15, 2019 / Rules and Regulations The removal of this text supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. On February 24, 2017, the President signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ which established a Federal policy ‘‘to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens’’ on the American people. In accordance with E.O. 13777, DoD established a Regulatory Reform Task Force to review and validate DoD regulations. The DoD Task Force reviewed the requirements of 48 CFR part 5108 and determined that the coverage was obsolete and recommended removal. It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing obsolete information. Additionally, 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 the Army is not issuing a new regulation; rather, this rule merely removes obsolete parts from chapter 51 of title 48 of the CFR. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’; therefore, the requirements of E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ do not apply. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 5108 Government procurement. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES PART 5108—[REMOVED] Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 48 CFR part 5108 is removed. ■ Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–14966 Filed 7–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–03–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Jul 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army 48 CFR Part 5119 [Docket No. USA–2019–DARS–0011] RIN 0702–AB05 Repeal of Obsolete Acquisition Regulation: Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns Department of the Army, DOD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This final rule removes an obsolete Army acquisition regulation which was codified to implement a section of public law that is no longer in effect. This rule has been made obsolete by time and the existence of higher-level regulation. DATES: This rule is effective on July 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Courtis, 703–697–0888, Email: john.t.courtis.civ@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule will remove 48 CFR part 5119, ‘‘Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns,’’ which was codified on April 18, 1989 (54 FR 15410), and never updated. The purpose of the rule was to implement Public Law 100–656, section 722, ‘‘Expanding small business participation in dredging,’’ which directed the Secretary of the Army to conduct a program to expand the participation of small business concerns in contracting opportunities for dredging. The authority was effective through 30 September 1992. Current Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) provides for maximum practicable opportunity to small businesses at both the prime contract and subcontract levels. For example, FAR 19.502–1, which provides requirements for setting aside acquisitions for small businesses, was codified on December 18, 1998 (63 FR 70270) and most recently updated on July 2, 2015 (80 FR 38298). The clause at FAR 52.219–6, ‘‘Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside,’’ (codified September 19, 1983 (48 FR 42478) and most recently updated November 2, 2011 (76 FR 68036)) and other FAR clauses for set-asides under specific small business categories (e.g., womenowned small businesses), along with the clause at FAR 52.219–9, ‘‘Small Business Subcontracting Plan,’’ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33707 (codified September 19, 1983 (48 FR 42478) and most recently updated August 22, 2018 (83 FR 42571) are used to ensure maximum small business participation at the prime and subcontractor levels. The expiration of the statutory authority and the existence of higher-level regulations concerning small business participation made the rule at part 5119 obsolete. The removal of this text supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. On February 24, 2017, the President signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ which established a Federal policy ‘‘to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens’’ on the American people. In accordance with E.O. 13777, DoD established a Regulatory Reform Task Force to review and validate DoD regulations. The DoD Task Force reviewed the requirements of 48 CFR part 5119 and determined that the coverage was obsolete and recommended removal. It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing obsolete information. Additionally, 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 the Army is not issuing a new regulation; rather, this rule merely removes obsolete parts from chapter 51 of title 48 of the CFR. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’; therefore, the requirements of E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ do not apply. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 5119 Government procurement. E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1

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[FR Doc No: 2019-14966]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army

48 CFR Part 5108

[Docket No. USA-2019-DARS-0010]
RIN 0702-AB04


Repeal of Obsolete Acquisition Regulation: Required Sources of 
Supplies and Services

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DOD.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule removes an obsolete Army acquisition 
regulation which was codified to provide Army-specific procedures for 
industrial preparedness production planning. This rule has been made 
obsolete by time and change in process.

DATES: This rule is effective on July 15, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Courtis, 703-697-0888, Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule will remove 48 CFR part 
5108, ``Required Sources of Supplies and Services,'' which was codified 
on September 20, 1989 (54 FR 38682), and never updated. The purpose of 
the rule was to provide Army-specific procedures, for a three-year test 
period, for industrial preparedness production planning. Over the 
years, the procedures for industrial preparedness planning in the DoD 
have evolved. For example, coverage of the DoD Industrial Preparedness 
Production Planning Program at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) subpart 208.72 (Industrial Preparedness Production 
Planning) was removed on July 11, 2006 (71 FR 39004) because there was 
no longer a DoD-wide Program. DFARS section 217.208-70, ``Additional 
clauses,'' (codified March 9, 1998 (63 FR 11529) and most recently 
updated December 4, 2018 (83 FR 62503)), prescribes the use of the 
clause at DFARS 252.217-7001 (Surge Option) when a surge option is 
needed in support of industrial capability production planning. The 
clause at DFARS 252.217-7001 (Surge Option) (codified July 31, 1991 (56 
FR 36479) and most recently updated December 4, 2018 (83 FR 62503)) 
informs contractors that the Government has the option to increase the 
quantity, or accelerate the delivery, of supplies or services under the 
contract and provides the terms for the exercise of the option and 
subsequent delivery of the surge quantities. These updates to 
regulation and process changes made the rule at part 5108 obsolete.

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    The removal of this text supports a recommendation from the DoD 
Regulatory Reform Task Force. On February 24, 2017, the President 
signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform 
Agenda,'' which established a Federal policy ``to alleviate unnecessary 
regulatory burdens'' on the American people. In accordance with E.O. 
13777, DoD established a Regulatory Reform Task Force to review and 
validate DoD regulations. The DoD Task Force reviewed the requirements 
of 48 CFR part 5108 and determined that the coverage was obsolete and 
recommended removal.
    It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal 
for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to 
public interest since it is based on removing obsolete information. 
Additionally, 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 the Army is not issuing a new 
regulation; rather, this rule merely removes obsolete parts from 
chapter 51 of title 48 of the CFR.
    This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review''; therefore, the requirements of E.O. 
13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' do not 
apply.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 5108

    Government procurement.

PART 5108--[REMOVED]

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Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 48 CFR part 5108 is 
removed.

Brenda S. Bowen,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-14966 Filed 7-12-19; 8:45 am]
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