[Federal Register: October 19, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 200)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 53412-53413]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 203

RIN 0750-AG34

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DoD Inspector 
General Address (DFARS Case 2009-D001)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add the address of the DoD 
Inspector General office designated for receipt of information relating 
to a possible contractor violation of Federal criminal law or the civil 
False Claims Act.

DATES: Effective Date: October 19, 2009.

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 2009-D001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    Section 3.1003(b) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation requires 
that, if a contracting officer becomes aware of a possible contractor 
violation of Federal criminal law or the civil False Claims Act, the 
contracting officer must coordinate the matter with the agency Office 
of the Inspector General or must take action in accordance with agency 
procedures. This final rule adds text at DFARS 203.1003(b) to provide 
the address of the DoD Inspector General office designated to receive 
such information. In addition, the rule makes a correction to the 
address of the DoD Inspector General office shown at 203.1004(b).
    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 
operating 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 subpart in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 
2009-D001.

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 203

    Government procurement.

Amy G. Williams,
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore, 48 CFR Part 203 is amended as follows:

PART 203--IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS OF 
INTEREST

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 203 continues to read as 
follows:

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

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2. Section 203.1003 is added to read as follows:

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203.1003  Requirements.

    (b) Notification of possible contractor violation. Upon 
notification of a possible contractor violation of the type described 
in FAR 3.1003(b), coordinate the matter with the following office: DoD 
Inspector General, Investigative Policy and Oversight, Contractor 
Disclosure Program, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 1037, Arlington, VA 
22202-4704; Toll-Free Telephone: 866-429-8011.


203.1004  [Amended]

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3. Section 203.1004 is amended in paragraph (b)(2)(ii) by removing 
``Washington, DC 22202-2884'' and adding in its place ``Arlington, VA 
22202-4704''.

[FR Doc. E9-25066 Filed 10-16-09; 8:45 am]

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