[Federal Register: September 6, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 172)]
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Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 252

RIN 0750-AF58

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Taxpayer 
Identification Numbers (DFARS Case 2006-D037)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for 
validation of Taxpayer Identification Numbers as part of the Central 
Contractor Registration process. The DFARS changes are consistent with 
changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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-D037.


A. Background

    DFARS 252.204-7004 contains a substitute paragraph for use with the 
clause at FAR 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration, to address 
DoD-unique requirements relating to contractor registration in the 
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. This final rule amends 
DFARS 252.204-7004 for consistency with changes made to FAR 52.204-7 in 
Item I of Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10, published at 71 FR 
36923 on June 28, 2006. The changes address requirements for the 
Government to validate a contractor's Taxpayer Identification Number, 
and for the contractor to consent to this validation, as part of the 
CCR registration process.
    DoD published a proposed rule at 71 FR 2645 on January 22, 2007. 
DoD received no comments on the proposed rule. Therefore, DoD has 
adopted the proposed 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 an administrative requirement for TIN 
validation, which is performed by the Government. Contractors need only 
provide consent for TIN validation as part of the CCR registration 

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 252

    Government procurement.

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

Therefore, 48 CFR part 252 is amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 continues to read as 

    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

2. Section 252.204-7004 is amended as follows:
a. By revising the section heading, clause title, and clause date; and
b. In paragraph (a), by revising the definition of ``Registered in the 
CCR database'' to read as follows:

252.204-7004  Alternate A, Central Contractor Registration.


* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    ``Registered in the CCR database'' means that--
    (1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including 
the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, into the CCR database;
    (2) The Contractor's CAGE code is in the CCR database; and
    (3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to 
include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the 
Internal Revenue Service, and has marked the records ``Active.'' The 
Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to 
the Government as part of the CCR registration process.

 [FR Doc. E7-17433 Filed 9-5-07; 8:45 am]