[Federal Register: June 16, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 116)]
[Proposed Rules]               
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 213

RIN 0750-AF42

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Aviation Into-
Plane Reimbursement Card (DFARS Case 2006-D017)

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

ACTION: Proposed rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to DoD fuel 
card programs. The proposed rule addresses use of the Aviation Into-
plane Reimbursement card for purchases of aviation fuel and oil.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to 
the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered 
in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DFARS Case 2006-D017, 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 

Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2006-D017 in the 
subject line of the message.
     Fax: (703) 602-0350.
     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Robin Schulze, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 
22202-3402.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov
, including any personal information provided.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Schulze, (703) 602-0326.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    DoD uses the Aviation Into-plane Reimbursement (AIR) card for 
purchases of aviation fuel and oil at commercial airport facilities. 
The AIR card is a centrally-billed, Government commercial purchase card 
that is an alternative to use of the Standard Form 44, Purchase Order-
Invoice-Voucher. This proposed rule amends DFARS 213.306 to address use 
of the AIR card. In addition, the proposed rule amends DFARS 213.301 to 
clarify that DoD has multiple fuel card programs.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD does not expect this proposed rule to 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 the AIR card is an alternative to use of the Standard Form 44, 
Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher, designed primarily for on-the-spot, 
over-the-counter purchases while away from the purchasing office or at 
isolated activities. Therefore, DoD has not performed an initial 
regulatory flexibility analysis. DoD invites comments from small 
businesses and other interested parties. DoD also will consider 
comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should be submitted 
separately and should cite DFARS Case 2006-D017.

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 213

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
    Therefore, DoD proposes to amend 48 CFR part 213 as follows:

PART 213--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 213 continues to read as 
follows:

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


213.301  [Amended]

    2. Section 213.301 is amended in paragraph (4), in the second 
sentence, by removing ``program'' and adding in its place ``programs''.
    3. Section 213.306 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(1)(A) to 
read as follows:


213.306  SF 44, Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher.

    (a)(1) * * *
    (A) Aviation fuel and oil. The Aviation Into-plane Reimbursement 
(AIR) card may be used instead of an SF 44 for aviation fuel and oil 
(see http://www.desc.dla.mil);

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 [FR Doc. E6-9488 Filed 6-15-06; 8:45 am]

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