[Federal Register: August 8, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 152)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Parts 204 and 253

[DFARS Case 2005-D004]

 
Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contract Reporting

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 update text addressing DoD 
requirements for reporting of contracting actions. This rule is a 
result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically 
change the purpose and content of the DFARS.

DATES: Effective Date: August 8, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bill Sain, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0293; 
facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2005-D004.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    DFARS Transformation is a major DoD initiative to dramatically 
change the purpose and content of the DFARS. The objective is to 
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process, 
while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. 
The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DoD-wide 
policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from FAR 
requirements, and policies/procedures that have a significant effect 
beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD or a significant cost 
or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. Additional 
information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at 
http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/transformation/index.htm.

    This final rule is a result of the DFARS Transformation initiative. 
The rule removes DFARS text addressing internal DoD requirements for 
reporting of contracting actions. These requirements have been 
relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and 
Information (PGI), available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi.

    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 subparts in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2005-D004.

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 Parts 204 and 253

    Government procurement.

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

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Therefore, 48 CFR parts 204 and 253 are amended as follows:
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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 204 and 253 continues to 
read as follows:

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

PART 204--ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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2. Subpart 204.6 is revised to read as follows:

Subpart 204.6--Contract Reporting

204.670 Contract action reporting requirements.
    Departments and agencies shall report contracting actions in 
accordance with the requirements at PGI 204.670.

PART 253--FORMS

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3. Section 253.204-70 is revised to read as follows:


253.204-70  DD Form 350, Individual Contracting Action Report.

    Follow the instructions at PGI 253.204-70 for completion of DD Form 
350.


253.204-71  [Removed]

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4. Section 253.204-71 is removed.

 [FR Doc. E6-12783 Filed 8-7-06; 8:45 am]

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