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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: December 13, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Domestic Source Restrictions on Ball and Roller Bearings and Vessel Propellers

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 13, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 240, page 77827

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 225.7019, Restrictions on Ball and Roller Bearings, and adding DFARS 225.7020, Restriction on Vessel Propellers, to implement Section 8064 of the DOD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-259) and Section 805 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398).

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the acquisition-related provisions of Public Law 106-398, see the November 2, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2001."

DATES: This interim rule is effective December 13, 2000. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted on or before February 12, 2001, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES: E-mailed comments are preferred. Submit comments to dfars@acq.osd.mil, and cite DFARS Case 2001-D301 in the subject line. Those who cannot submit comments by e-mail may submit their comments to the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Ms. Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 2000-D301 when referring to this interim rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 703-602-0288.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Section 8064 of Public Law 106-259 restricts the acquisition of ball and roller bearings and vessel propellers to those of domestic origin produced by a domestic source. However, the restriction does not apply to the purchase of commercial items, except ball or roller bearings purchased as end items.

Section 805 of Public Law 106-398 extends the restriction on acquisition of ball and roller bearings at 10 U.S.C. 2534 through fiscal year 2005.

Because Section 8064 of Public Law 106-259 went into effect August 9, 2000, and Section 805 of Public Law 106-398 went into effect October 30, 2000, DOD decided to issue this interim rule and to consider comments before finalizing the rule.

The following are the significant changes being made by this interim rule:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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