DFARS Change Notice 20000522

The DFARS has been revised by 3 final rules published on May 22, 2000, as follows:

 
Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Budget Category Definitions (DFARS Case 2000-D401)

This final rule revises DFARS 235.001 to remove obsolete definitions pertaining to research and development efforts.  The rule replaces the obsolete definitions with a reference to the definitions found in the DoD Financial Management Regulation (DoD 7000.14-R).

Affected subpart/section:  235.0

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.
 

Authority Relating to Utility Privatization (DFARS Case 99-D309)
 
The interim rule published on January 13, 2000 (Change Notice 20000113) is converted to a final rule without change.  The interim rule added a new section at DFARS 241.103 to implement Section 2812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65).  Section 2812 amended 10 U.S.C. 2688 to provide authority for DoD to enter into utility service contracts related to the conveyance of a utility system for periods not to exceed 50 years.
 
Affected subpart/section:  None

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
 

OMB Circular A-73, Audit of Federal Operations and Programs (DFARS Case 2000-D007)

This final rule revises the clause at DFARS 252.237-7001, Compliance with Audit Standards, to remove the requirement for contractors performing audit services to comply with OMB Circular No. A-73, Audit of Federal Operations and Programs.  OMB rescinded Circular No. A-73 on May 22, 1995.

Affected subpart/section:  252.237

 
The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.
A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions made by this rule is here.
 
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Proposed Rule:
 
Pollution Control and Clean Air and Water (DFARS Case 2000-D004)

This rule proposes to (1) remove DFARS Subpart 223.1, Pollution Control and Clean Air and Water, since the corresponding FAR subpart was removed by Item I of FAC 97-15 on December 27, 1999; and (2) revise DFARS 209.405 to clarify the existing text and to add text addressing restrictions on award to entities that have violated the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act.

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.

Profit Incentives to Produce Innovative New Technologies (DFARS Case 2000-D300)

This rule proposes amendments to the profit policy in DFARS Subpart 215.4 to implement Section 813 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65).  Section 813 requires DoD to review its profit guidelines to consider whether appropriate modifications, such as placing increased emphasis on technical risk as a factor for determining appropriate profit margins, would provide an increased profit incentive for contractors to develop and produce complex and innovative new technologies.
 

The Federal Register notice for this rule is available here.

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