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Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005)
Document Number: 2015-26749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, as required by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Evaluating Reasonableness of Price for Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2013-D034)
Document Number: 2015-26044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD issued a proposed rule (DFARS Case 2013-D034) on August 3, 2015 to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The comment period on the proposed rule is being reopened and the deadline for submitting comments is being extended to November 13, 2015.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Small Business Programs (DFARS Case 2015-D017)
Document Number: 2015-24787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify clauses and their prescriptions for small business programs and to create a basic and alternate clause structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of the alternate, rather than only providing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause. The rule also clarifies one clause that is an alternate to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contract Debts-Conform to FAR Section Designations (DFARS Case 2015-D029)
Document Number: 2015-24786
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart on contract debts to conform with the comparable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Electronic Copies of Contractual Documents (DFARS Case 2012-D056)
Document Number: 2015-24785
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish that the Electronic Data Access system is the primary tool for distributing contracts and contract data and to provide internal control procedures for data verification to ensure contract documents in the Electronic Data Access system are accurate representations of original documents. This rule also removes outmoded language that is not consistent with electronic document processes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items (DFARS Case 2014-D026)
Document Number: 2015-24784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the electronic contract attachments accessible via the Product Deficiency Reporting and Evaluation Program to record and track warranty data and source of repair information for serialized items.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Contract Financing
Document Number: 2015-24783
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection for use through January 31, 2016. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2015-23519
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the statutory limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). United States Code, Title 10, section 2534, limits DoD procurement of certain items to sources in the national technology and industrial base. The waiver will permit procurement of enumerated items from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-23517
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005)
Document Number: 2015-23516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement a requirement of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as modified by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, that addresses required sources of electronic parts for defense contractors and subcontractors.
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2015-23472
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2015-23471
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Acquisition of Information Technology
Document Number: 2015-23469
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Service Contracting
Document Number: 2015-23458
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2015-23457
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Describing Agency Needs
Document Number: 2015-23456
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2015-22791
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-22790
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program
Document Number: 2015-21960
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA or notice) details the application requirements and procedures for obtaining grant funding for eligible projects under Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail (or STEP Rail) Program. The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.314, ``Railroad Development.''
Petition for Approval of Product Safety Plan
Document Number: 2015-21721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21542
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the regular Clearance and renewal information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 26, 2015 (80 FR 30109).
Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-21541
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
FRA hereby gives notice that it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency Processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below seven days after publication of this Notice for a period of 180 days.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-21527
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-21526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Ballast Defects and Conditions-Importance of Identification and Repair in Preventing Development of Unsafe Combinations of Track Conditions
Document Number: 2015-21044
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
FRA is issuing this safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairing ballast defects and conditions on main tracks. FRA notes that ballast defects and ballast conditions that are not repaired in a timely manner can lead to future defects. FRA believes it is important for track inspectors to be aware that ballast defects and conditions can cause track components to deteriorate rapidly and compromise the stability of the track structure, and that inspectors are trained to identify and repair ballast defects and conditions. This safety advisory recommends that track owners and railroads: (1) Assess current engineering instructions on ballast safety and update them to provide specific guidance to track inspectors (designated personnel that are qualified to inspect and repair track) on how to identify and initiate remedial action under 49 CFR 213.233(d) for ballast defects and conditions, as well as on the appropriate remedial action to implement, particularly in areas with one or more additional track conditions; (2) train track inspectors on the updated engineering instructions and this safety advisory to ensure they understand how to identify and initiate remedial action for ballast defects and conditions in a timely manner, and understand the importance of such remedial action in preventing the development of unsafe combinations of track conditions; and (3) ensure that supervisors provide adequate oversight of track inspectors to achieve identification and remediation of ballast defects and other track conditions.
Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2015-20663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-24
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
This rulemaking is part of FRA's broader initiative to reduce the paperwork burden of its regulations. To support compliance with the Federal hours of service laws, Federal regulations have long required railroads to create and retain records regarding the hours of service of their employees who are covered by those laws (covered service employees). In general, the current regulations require covered service employees whose hours are recorded to sign the record by hand (the traditional, manual system) or ``certify'' the record using a complex computerized system (an electronic system). FRA proposes to amend these regulations to provide a third, simplified method of compliance, for certain entities. FRA proposes to allow railroads with less than 400,000 employee hours per year, and contractors and subcontractors providing covered service employees to such railroads to use an automated system, in which employees apply their electronic signatures to the automated records, which are stored in a railroad computer system. The proposed rule would not require the use of electronic or automated recordkeeping, would be better tailored to small operations, and is expected, if adopted, to decrease the burden hours spent on hours of service recordkeeping.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-19751
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-12
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the modified Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the collection of information was published on April 24, 2015 (80 FR 23069).
Securement of Unattended Equipment
Document Number: 2015-19002
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-06
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
FRA amends the brake system safety standards for freight and other non-passenger trains and equipment to strengthen the requirements relating to the securement of unattended equipment. Specifically, FRA codifies many of the requirements already included in its Emergency Order 28, Establishing Additional Requirements for Attendance and Securement of Certain Freight Trains and Vehicles on Mainline Track or Mainline Siding Outside of a Yard or Terminal. FRA amends existing regulations to include additional securement requirements for unattended equipment, primarily for trains transporting poisonous by inhalation hazardous materials or large volumes of Division 2.1 (flammable gases), Division 3 (flammable or combustible liquids, including crude oil and ethanol), and Class 1.1 or 1.2 (explosives) hazardous materials. For these trains, FRA also provides additional communication requirements relating to job briefings and securement verification. Finally, FRA requires all locomotives left unattended outside of a yard to be equipped with an operative exterior locking mechanism. Attendance on trains is required on equipment not capable of being secured in accordance with the proposed and existing requirements.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-19213
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-05
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking an extension for the following currently approved information collection activities. On July 24, 2015, FRA received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for its Emergency Processing request for the collection of information titled Positive Train Control (PTC) Implementation Status Update Questionnaire. The information collection activities associated with the PTC Questionnaire received a six-month emergency approval from OMB and expires on January 31, 2016. FRA seeks a regular clearance (extension of the current approval for three additional years) so that its personnel can continue to monitor affected railroads implementation of Positive Train Control on their mainline systems beyond the statutory and regulatory deadline of December 31, 2015. Additionally, FRA needs to continue to collect this information for compliance purposes and to help inform grant decisions by its Office of Railroad Policy and Development. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-19086
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-04
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2015-18744
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-18743
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
This document provides the public notice that by a document dated November 21, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance.
Document Number: 2015-18742
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-31
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
This document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 14, 2015, the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association (PRPA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations.
Risk Reduction Program; Public Hearing and Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-18396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-30
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
On February 27, 2015, FRA published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require certain railroads to develop a Risk Reduction Program (RRP). FRA is announcing a public hearing to provide interested persons an opportunity to provide oral comments on the proposal. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires the development and implementation of railroad safety risk reduction programs. Risk reduction is a comprehensive, system-oriented approach to safety that: (1) Determines an operation's level of risk by identifying and analyzing applicable hazards; and (2) involves the development of plans to mitigate that risk. Each RRP is statutorily required to be supported by a risk analysis and a Risk Reduction Program Plan (RRPP), which must include a Technology Implementation Plan and a Fatigue Management Plan. FRA is also reopening the comment period for this proceeding to allow time for interested parties to submit comments after the public hearing.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-17827
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-21
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-17689
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-20
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
FRA hereby gives notice that it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified by July 24, 2015, for a period of 180 days.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-17341
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-15
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds (DFARS Case 2014-D025)
Document Number: 2015-15668
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the inflation adjustment of acquisition-related dollar thresholds. A statute requires an adjustment every five years of acquisition-related thresholds for inflation using the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, except for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (formerly Davis-Bacon Act), Service Contract Labor Standards statute, and trade agreements thresholds. DoD also used the same methodology to adjust nonstatutory DFARS acquisition-related thresholds.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Defense Contractors Outside the United States-Subpart Relocation (DFARS Case 2015-D015)
Document Number: 2015-15667
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to relocate the text of a DFARS subpart in order to conform with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and to make minor related editorial revisions.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Prescriptions and Clause Prefaces (DFARS Case 2015-D016)
Document Number: 2015-15666
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify prescriptions and clause prefaces for clauses with alternates.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Allowability of Legal Costs for Whistleblower Proceedings (DFARS Case 2013-D022)
Document Number: 2015-15665
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 that addresses the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor related to whistleblower proceedings.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-15639
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Service Contracting
Document Number: 2015-14537
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
Document Number: 2015-14536
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Patents, Data, and Copyrights
Document Number: 2015-14530
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Special Contracting Methods
Document Number: 2015-14528
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Types of Contracts
Document Number: 2015-14527
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-15
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Offset Costs (DFARS Case 2015-D028)
Document Number: 2015-12901
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-02
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify requirements related to costs associated with indirect offsets under Foreign Military Sales agreements.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Uniform Procurement Identification (DFARS Case 2015-D011)
Document Number: 2015-12344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to comply with the uniform procurement identification procedures implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Photovoltaic Devices from the United States (DFARS Case 2015-D007)
Document Number: 2015-12343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-26
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that revises the restrictions relating to utilization of domestic photovoltaic devices.