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DATE: October 1, 2001

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

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 1, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 190, page 49862

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule that amended DFARS 225.7019, Restrictions on Ball and Roller Bearings, and added 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). These laws place restrictions on the acquisition of vessel propellers and ball and roller bearings from foreign sources.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the interim rule, see the December 13, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Domestic Source Restrictions on Ball and Roller Bearings and Vessel Propellers."

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0288; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS case 2000-D301.

,B>SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On December 13, 2000, DOD published an interim rule that amended DFARS 225.7019, Restrictions on Ball and Roller Bearings, and added DFARS 225.7020, Restriction on Vessel Propellers, to implement (1) Section 8064 of Public Law 106-259, which restricts the acquisition of ball and roller bearings and vessel propellers to those of domestic origin produced by a domestic source (but not to the purchase of commercial items, except ball or roller bearings purchased as end items), and (2) Section 805 of Public Law 106-398, which extended the restriction on acquisition of ball and roller bearings at 10 U.S.C. 2534 through Fiscal Year 2005.

Three sources submitted comments. However, DOD has decided to finalize the interim rule without changes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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