[Federal Register: May 22, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 99)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 241

[DFARS Case 99-D309]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Authority 
Relating to Utility Privatilization

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 2812 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Section 
2812 provides that DoD may enter into utility service contracts related 
to the conveyance of a utility system for periods not to exceed 50 
years.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 22, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Rider, Defense Acquisition

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Regulations Council, PDUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-4245; telefax 
(703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 99-D309.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    DoD published an interim rule at 65 FR 2058 on January 13, 2000. 
The rule added a new section at DFARS 241.103 to implement Section 2812 
of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public 
Law 106-65). Section 2812 amended 10 U.S.C. 2688 to provide authority 
for DoD to enter into utility service contracts related to the 
conveyance of a utility system for periods not to exceed 50 years. DoD 
received no public comments on the interim rule. 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 utility services generally are not provided by small business 
concerns.

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 241

    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 241, which was 
published at 65 FR 2058 on January 13, 2000, is adopted as a final rule 
without change.

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