[Federal Register: September 1, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 169)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 242

[DFARS Case 2004-D007]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Assignment of 
Contract Administration--Exception for Defense Energy Support Center

AGENCY: 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 reflect a memorandum of 
agreement between the Defense Contract Management Agency and the 
Defense Energy Support Center that provides for the Defense Energy 
Support Center to perform contract administration functions for all 
contracts it awards. This arrangement eliminates duplication of effort 
in the bulk fuel quality management program.

DATES: Effective September 1, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Tronic, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 
3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-
0289; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2004-D007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    DFARS 242.202(a)(i) specifies that, with certain exceptions, DoD 
activities shall not retain any contract for administration that 
requires performance of contract administration functions at or near 
contractor facilities. This final rule adds a new exception to the 
policy at DFARS 242.202(a)(i) to reflect a memorandum of agreement 
between the Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Energy 
Support Center, which provides for the Defense Energy Support Center to 
perform contract administration functions for all contracts it awards. 
This arrangement eliminates duplication of effort in the bulk fuel 
quality management program.
    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 
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 2004-D007.

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 242

    Government procurement.

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

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Therefore, 48 CFR Part 242 is amended as follows:
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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 242 continues to read as 
follows:

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

PART 242--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES

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2. Section 242.202 is amended as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a)(i)(P) by removing at the end ``and'';
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b. In paragraph (a)(i)(Q) by removing the period and adding ``; and''; 
and
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c. By adding paragraph (a)(i)(R) to read as follows:


242.202  Assignment of contract administration.

    (a)(i) * * *

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    (R) The Defense Energy Support Center, Defense Logistics Agency.
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[FR Doc. 05-17350 Filed 8-31-05; 8:45 am]

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