[Federal Register: October 26, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 207)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 252

RIN 0750-AF47

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definition of 
Terrorist Country (DFARS Case 2006-D034)

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 remove Libya from the list 
of terrorist countries subject to a prohibition on DoD contract awards. 
This change is a result of the Department of State's removal of Libya 
from the list of countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism.

DATES: Effective Date: October 26, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0328; 
facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2006-D034.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    The provision at DFARS 252.209-7001, Disclosure of Ownership or 
Control by the Government of a Terrorist Country, implements 10 U.S.C. 
2327, which prohibits DoD from entering into a contract with a firm 
that is owned or controlled by the government of a country that has 
been determined by the Secretary of State to repeatedly provide support 
for acts of international terrorism. This final rule removes Libya from 
the terrorist countries listed in the provision at DFARS 252.209-7001, 
since the Secretary of State has removed Libya from the list of 
designated state sponsors of terrorism.
    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,

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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 2006-D034.

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 252

    Government procurement.

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

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Therefore, 48 CFR part 252 is amended as follows:

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 252 continues to read as 
follows:

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


252.209-7001  [Amended]

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2. Section 252.209-7001 is amended as follows:
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a. By revising the clause date to read ``(OCT 2006)''; and
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b. In paragraph (a)(2), in the second sentence, by removing ``Libya,''.

[FR Doc. E6-17981 Filed 10-25-06; 8:45 am]

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