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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 227 and 252

RIN 0750-AG50

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government 
Rights in the Design of DoD Vessels (DFARS Case 2008-D039)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule that 
amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to 
implement section 825 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 and the Vessel Hull Design 
Protection Amendments of 2008. Section 825 clarifies the Government's 
rights in technical data in the designs of a DoD vessel, boat, craft, 
or components thereof.

DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Room 3B855, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Telephone 703-602-0328; 
facsimile 703-602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2008-D039.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This final rule implements section 825 of the Duncan Hunter 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110-
417) and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 (Pub. L. 
110-434).
    DoD published the interim rule in the Federal Register on November 
23, 2009 (74 FR 61043). The comment period closed on January 22, 2010. 
No comments were received. Therefore, DoD is finalizing the interim 
rule without change.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993. This is not a 
major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD certifies that this 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 it does 
not create a significant economic impact on any entity. The rule 
creates an affirmative grant of appropriate rights in vessel design to 
the Government. No comments were received with regard to impact on 
small business.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the DFARS rule 
does not impose any additional reporting or recordkeeping 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 227 and 252

    Government procurement.

Ynette R. Shelkin,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR parts 227 and 252 
published at 74 FR 61043 on November 23, 2009, is adopted as final 
without change.

[FR Doc. 2010-22231 Filed 9-7-10; 8:45 am]
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