Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause “Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles” (DFARS Case 2018-D047), 65311-65312 [2019-25656]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Rules and Regulations VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 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). Defense Acquisition Regulations System List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 225 and 237 Government procurement. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 225 and 237 are amended as follows: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 225 and 237 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 225—FOREIGN ACQUISITION 225.7003–4 [Removed and Reserved] 2. Remove and reserve section 225.7003–4. ■ PART 237—SERVICE CONTRACTING 3. Amend section 237.102–70 by— ■ a. Removing paragraph (c); ■ b. Redesignating paragraph (d) as paragraph (c); ■ c. Revising newly redesignated paragraph (c)(1) introductory text; and ■ d. In newly redesignated paragraph (c)(2), removing ‘‘PGI 237.102–70(d)’’ and ‘‘(d)(1)(iv) of this subsection’’ and adding ‘‘PGI 237.102–70(c)’’ and ‘‘(c)(1)(iv) of this section’’ it their place, respectively. The revision reads as follows: ■ 237.102–70 Prohibition on contracting for firefighting or security-guard functions. * * * * * (c)(1) Under section 332 of Public Law 107–314, as amended by section 333 of Public Law 109–364 and section 343 of Public Law 110–181, this prohibition does not apply to any contract that is entered into for any increased performance of security-guard functions at a military installation or facility undertaken in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, if— * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–25659 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 48 CFR Parts 228 and 252 [Docket DARS–2019–0030] RIN 0750–AK12 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification of DFARS Clause ‘‘Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles’’ (DFARS Case 2018–D047) 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 modify the text of an existing clause prescription to require, instead of permit, the clause be included in applicable solicitations and contracts, pursuant to action taken by the Regulatory Reform Task Force. DATES: Effective November 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, telephone 571–372–6093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 84 FR 30986 on June 28, 2019, to modify the clause prescription at DFARS 228.370 to require that DFARS clause 252.228– 7005, Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles, be included in all solicitations and contracts, when applicable. The rule also updates the text of the clause to follow current DFARS convention regarding the use of the word ‘‘shall’’ to indicate a mandatory requirement or action. One respondent provided a public comment on the proposed rule. II. Discussion and Analysis A discussion of the comment received and the change made to the rule as a result of the comment is provided as follows: Comment: The respondent suggested replacing the word ‘‘accident’’ with ‘‘mishap’’ throughout the clause to align with the terminology used in DoD Instruction 6055.07, ‘‘Mishap Notification, Investigation, Reporting, and Recordkeeping.’’ Response: As the use of the term ‘‘mishap’’ has become more prevalent throughout DoD in lieu of ‘‘accident’’ PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65311 since the creation of the clause, and the clause is closely associated with the guidance in DoDI 6055.07, the clause title and text is updated to include the word ‘‘mishap’’ instead of ‘‘accident’’ in the final rule. III. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Offthe-Shelf Items This rule does not create any new provisions or clauses, nor does it change the applicability of the affected clause to contracts at or below the simplified acquisition threshold or to the acquisition of commercial items, including those for commercially available off-the-shelf items. IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and E.O. 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. V. Executive Order 13771 This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act A final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA) has been prepared consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The FRFA is summarized as follows: The Department of Defense is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to amend the clause prescription at DFARS 228.370 to require that DFARS clause 252.228– 7005, Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles, be included in all solicitations and contracts involving the manufacture, modification, overhaul, or repair of these items; update the text of the clause to follow current DFARS convention regarding the use of the word ‘‘shall’’ to E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 65312 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Rules and Regulations indicate a mandatory requirement or action; and update the clause title by removing ‘‘Accident’’ and replacing it with ‘‘Mishap’’. The objective of this rule is to ensure contractor cooperation: In the early reporting of accidents that involve an aircraft, missile, or space launch vehicle being manufactured, modified, repaired, or overhauled by the contractor in connection with the contract; and, with the Government investigation of such accidents. The modification of this DFARS clause supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force. No public comments were received in response to the initial regulatory flexibility analysis. This rule requires, instead of permits, the inclusion of the clause in all applicable contracts, and updates the text of the clause to clarify its intent. It is presumed that the clause is already being included in all applicable contracts. The rule simply clarifies the Government’s expectation on the usage of the clause. Based on fiscal year 2018 data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), the Government awarded approximately 960 noncommercial contracts and orders for services under the following product service codes: • AC16—R&D—Defense System: Aircraft (Management/Support); • AC26—Defense System: Missile/ Space Systems (Management/Support); • AR96—R&D—Space: Other (Management/Support); • J014—Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment—Guided Missiles; • J015—Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment—Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components; • J018—Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment—Space Vehicles; • K014—Modification of Equipment—Guided Missiles; • K015—Modification of Equipment—Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components; and, • K018—Modification of Equipment—Space Vehicles. Of the 960 contracts and orders awarded, approximately 16% of the awards were made to 54 unique small businesses entities. FPDS does not provide additional information on the types of support services provided under the contract, which can include manufacture, modification, overhaul, or repair work; therefore, the number of small business contractors impacted by this rule is expected to be less than the number of entities identified by the data. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 This rule does not include any new reporting, recordkeeping, or other compliance requirements for small businesses. This rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules. There are no known significant alternative approaches to the rule that would meet the stated objectives. ■ VII. Paperwork Reduction Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 228 and 252 Government procurement. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 228 and 252 are amended as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 228 and 252 continues to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1. PART 228—BONDS AND INSURANCE 2. Amend section 228.370 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: ■ 228.370 Additional clauses. * * * * * (d) Use the clause at 252.228–7005, Mishap Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles, in solicitations and contracts that involve the manufacture, modification, overhaul, or repair of aircraft, missiles, and space launch vehicles. * * * * * PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 252.228–7005 [Amended] 3. Amend section 252.228–7005 by— a. In the section heading and the clause title, removing ‘‘Accident’’ and adding ‘‘Mishap’’ in both places; ■ b. Removing the clause date ‘‘(DEC 1991)’’ and adding ‘‘(NOV 2019)’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (a), removing ‘‘accident’’ and adding ‘‘mishap’’ in its place; and ■ d. In paragraph (b), removing ‘‘accident’’ and ‘‘will’’ and adding ‘‘mishap’’ and ‘‘shall’’ in their place, respectively; and ■ ■ PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 e. In paragraph (c), removing ‘‘will’’ and ‘‘accident’’ and adding ‘‘shall’’ and ‘‘mishap’’ in their place, respectively. [FR Doc. 2019–25656 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 181218999–9402–02] RIN 0648–XW015 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2019 Tribal Fishery Allocations for Pacific Whiting; Reapportionment Between Tribal and Non-Tribal Sectors National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Inseason reapportionment of tribal Pacific whiting allocation. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 27, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 228 and 252

[Docket DARS-2019-0030]
RIN 0750-AK12


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Modification 
of DFARS Clause ``Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving 
Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles'' (DFARS Case 2018-D047)

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 modify the text of an 
existing clause prescription to require, instead of permit, the clause 
be included in applicable solicitations and contracts, pursuant to 
action taken by the Regulatory Reform Task Force.

DATES: Effective November 27, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Moore, telephone 571-372-
6093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 84 FR 
30986 on June 28, 2019, to modify the clause prescription at DFARS 
228.370 to require that DFARS clause 252.228-7005, Accident Reporting 
and Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch 
Vehicles, be included in all solicitations and contracts, when 
applicable. The rule also updates the text of the clause to follow 
current DFARS convention regarding the use of the word ``shall'' to 
indicate a mandatory requirement or action. One respondent provided a 
public comment on the proposed rule.

II. Discussion and Analysis

    A discussion of the comment received and the change made to the 
rule as a result of the comment is provided as follows:
    Comment: The respondent suggested replacing the word ``accident'' 
with ``mishap'' throughout the clause to align with the terminology 
used in DoD Instruction 6055.07, ``Mishap Notification, Investigation, 
Reporting, and Recordkeeping.''
    Response: As the use of the term ``mishap'' has become more 
prevalent throughout DoD in lieu of ``accident'' since the creation of 
the clause, and the clause is closely associated with the guidance in 
DoDI 6055.07, the clause title and text is updated to include the word 
``mishap'' instead of ``accident'' in the final rule.

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

    This rule does not create any new provisions or clauses, nor does 
it change the applicability of the affected clause to contracts at or 
below the simplified acquisition threshold or to the acquisition of 
commercial items, including those for commercially available off-the-
shelf items.

IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and E.O. 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.

V. Executive Order 13771

    This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

VI. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    A final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA) has been prepared 
consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. 
The FRFA is summarized as follows:
    The Department of Defense is amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to amend the clause 
prescription at DFARS 228.370 to require that DFARS clause 252.228-
7005, Accident Reporting and Investigation Involving Aircraft, 
Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles, be included in all solicitations 
and contracts involving the manufacture, modification, overhaul, or 
repair of these items; update the text of the clause to follow current 
DFARS convention regarding the use of the word ``shall'' to

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indicate a mandatory requirement or action; and update the clause title 
by removing ``Accident'' and replacing it with ``Mishap''.
    The objective of this rule is to ensure contractor cooperation: In 
the early reporting of accidents that involve an aircraft, missile, or 
space launch vehicle being manufactured, modified, repaired, or 
overhauled by the contractor in connection with the contract; and, with 
the Government investigation of such accidents. The modification of 
this DFARS clause supports a recommendation from the DoD Regulatory 
Reform Task Force. No public comments were received in response to the 
initial regulatory flexibility analysis.
    This rule requires, instead of permits, the inclusion of the clause 
in all applicable contracts, and updates the text of the clause to 
clarify its intent. It is presumed that the clause is already being 
included in all applicable contracts. The rule simply clarifies the 
Government's expectation on the usage of the clause.
    Based on fiscal year 2018 data from the Federal Procurement Data 
System (FPDS), the Government awarded approximately 960 noncommercial 
contracts and orders for services under the following product service 
codes:
     AC16--R&D--Defense System: Aircraft (Management/Support);
     AC26--Defense System: Missile/Space Systems (Management/
Support);
     AR96--R&D--Space: Other (Management/Support);
     J014--Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment--Guided 
Missiles;
     J015--Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment--
Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components;
     J018--Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment--
Space Vehicles;
     K014--Modification of Equipment--Guided Missiles;
     K015--Modification of Equipment--Aircraft and Airframe 
Structural Components; and,
     K018--Modification of Equipment--Space Vehicles.
    Of the 960 contracts and orders awarded, approximately 16% of the 
awards were made to 54 unique small businesses entities. FPDS does not 
provide additional information on the types of support services 
provided under the contract, which can include manufacture, 
modification, overhaul, or repair work; therefore, the number of small 
business contractors impacted by this rule is expected to be less than 
the number of entities identified by the data.
    This rule does not include any new reporting, recordkeeping, or 
other compliance requirements for small businesses. This rule does not 
duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other Federal rules. There are 
no known significant alternative approaches to the rule that would meet 
the stated objectives.

VII. 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 228 and 252

    Government procurement.

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

    Therefore, 48 CFR parts 228 and 252 are amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 228 and 252 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 228--BONDS AND INSURANCE

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2. Amend section 228.370 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows:


228.370  Additional clauses.

* * * * *
    (d) Use the clause at 252.228-7005, Mishap Reporting and 
Investigation Involving Aircraft, Missiles, and Space Launch Vehicles, 
in solicitations and contracts that involve the manufacture, 
modification, overhaul, or repair of aircraft, missiles, and space 
launch vehicles.
* * * * *

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


252.228-7005  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 252.228-7005 by--
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a. In the section heading and the clause title, removing ``Accident'' 
and adding ``Mishap'' in both places;
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b. Removing the clause date ``(DEC 1991)'' and adding ``(NOV 2019)'' in 
its place;
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c. In paragraph (a), removing ``accident'' and adding ``mishap'' in its 
place; and
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d. In paragraph (b), removing ``accident'' and ``will'' and adding 
``mishap'' and ``shall'' in their place, respectively; and
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e. In paragraph (c), removing ``will'' and ``accident'' and adding 
``shall'' and ``mishap'' in their place, respectively.

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