[Federal Register: April 13, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 72)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 235

[DFARS Case 99-D302]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Manufacturing 
Technology Program

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Director of Defense Procurement is adopting as 
final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 216 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Section 
216 amends statutory provisions pertaining to cost-sharing requirements 
for contracts under the Manufacturing Technology Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 13, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Susan L. Schneider, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, PDUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0326; 
telefax (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 99-D302.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  

A. Background

    DoD published an interim rule at 65 FR 2057 on January 13, 2000. 
The rule revised DFARS 235.006-70 to implement Section 216 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 
106-65). Section 216 amended 10 U.S.C. 2525 to eliminate the mandatory 
cost-sharing requirements for contracts under the Manufacturing 
Technology Program, and to require that cost sharing be included as a 
factor in competitive procedures for evaluating proposals under 
manufacturing technology projects. DoD received no public comments on 
the interim rule by the date specified for receipt of comments. The 
interim rule is converted to a final rule without change.
    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 certifies that this final rule will not 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 DoD awards approximately only 20 new contracts under the 
Manufacturing Technology Program each year.

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 235

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

    Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR Part 235, which was 
published at 65 FR 2057 on January 13, 2000, is adopted as a final rule 
without change.

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