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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 236

RIN 0750-AF41

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Congressional 
Notification of Architect--Engineer Services/Military Family Housing 
Contracts (DFARS Case 2006-D015)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule 
amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 
to implement Section 1031(a)(37) of the National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Section 1031(a)(37) amended the requirements 
for submission of a notification to Congress before the award of a 
contract for architectural and engineering services or construction 
design in connection with military construction, military family 
housing, or restoration or replacement of damaged or destroyed 
facilities.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Felisha Hitt, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0310; 
facsimile (703) 602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2006-D015.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    DoD published an interim rule at 71 FR 58540 on October 4, 2006, to 
implement Section 1031(a)(37) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2004 (Pub. L. 108-136). Section 1031(a)(37) amended the 
requirements at 10 U.S.C. 2807, for submission of a notification to 
Congress before the award of a contract for architectural and 
engineering services or construction design in connection with military 
construction, military family housing, or restoration or replacement of 
damaged or destroyed facilities. The amendments increased the contract 
dollar threshold for submission from $500,000 to $1,000,000; and 
reduced the time period for submission, from 21 to 14 days before 
obligation of funds, when the notification is provided in electronic 
medium.
    DoD received no comments on the interim rule. Therefore, DoD has 
adopted the interim rule as a final rule without change.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the 
meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., 
because the rule relates to reporting requirements that are internal to 
the Government.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the rule does 
not impose any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 236

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

PART 236--[AMENDED]

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

    Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR Part 236, which was 
published at 71 FR 58540 on October 4, 2006, is adopted as a final rule 
without change.

 [FR Doc. E7-17427 Filed 9-5-07; 8:45 am]

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