[Federal Register: April 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 79)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 21845-21846]
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Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 225 and 252

RIN 0750-AF91

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Deletion of 
Obsolete Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers (DFARS Case 

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 remove text addressing an 
obsolete restriction on the acquisition of vessel propellers from 
foreign sources. The statute upon which the restriction was based 
applied only to acquisitions using fiscal year 2000 or 2001 funds.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 23, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone 703-602-0328; facsimile 
703-602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2007-D027.


A. Background

    The text at DFARS 225.7010 through 225.7010-4, and the 
corresponding contract clause at DFARS 252.225-7023, were added on 
December 13, 2000 (65 FR 77827), to implement provisions of Section 
8064 of the Fiscal Year 2001 DoD Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 106-259) 
relating to vessel propellers. Section 8064 prohibited the use of 
fiscal year 2000 or 2001 DoD appropriated funds for the procurement of 
vessel propellers, other than those produced by a domestic source and 
of domestic origin, unless an exception applied or a waiver was 
granted. This prohibition was not repeated in subsequent appropriations 
acts and, therefore, is removed from the DFARS.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact 
on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal 

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procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment under 41 
U.S.C. 418b is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from 
small entities concerning the affected DFARS subparts in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2007-D027.

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 Parts 225 and 252

    Government procurement.

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

Therefore, 48 CFR parts 225 and 252 are amended as follows:
1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 225 and 252 continues to 
read as follows:

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


225.7010  [Removed and Reserved]

2. Section 225.7010 is removed and reserved.

225.7010-1 through 225.7010-4  [Removed]

3. Sections 225.7010-1 through 225.7010-4 are removed.


252.225-7023  [Removed and Reserved]

4. Section 252.225-7023 is removed and reserved.

 [FR Doc. E8-8694 Filed 4-22-08; 8:45 am]