subpart 223.8--OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
(Revised December 9, 2005)
(1) Contracts. No DoD contract may include a specification or standard that requires the use of a class I ozone-depleting substance or that can be met only through the use of such a substance unless the inclusion of the specification or standard is specifically authorized at a level no lower than a general or flag officer or a member of the Senior Executive Service of the requiring activity in accordance with Section 326, Pub. L. 102-484 (10 U.S.C. 2301 (repealed) note). This restriction is in addition to any imposed by the Clean Air Act and applies after June 1, 1993, to all DoD contracts, regardless of place of performance.
(i) Contracts awarded before June 1, 1993, with a value in excess of $10 million, that are modified or extended (including option exercise) and, as a result of the modification or extension, will expire more than one year after the effective date of the modification or extension, must be evaluated in accordance with agency procedures for the elimination of ozone-depleting substances.
(A) The evaluation must be carried out within 60 days after the first modification or extension.
(B) No further modification or extension may be made to the contract until the evaluation is complete.
(ii) If, as a result of this evaluation, it is determined that an economically feasible substitute substance or alternative technology is available, the contracting officer shall modify the contract to require the use of the substitute substance or alternative technology.
(iii) If a substitute substance or alternative technology is not available, a written determination shall be made to that effect at a level no lower than a general or flag officer or a member of the Senior Executive Service of the requiring activity.