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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: March 14, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 14, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 50, page 11437

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 225.7020-4, Contract Clause, to clarify that the statutory restriction on acquisition of vessel propellers from foreign sources applies only to contracts that use fiscal year 2000 or 2001 funds.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 14, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0328; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 2002-D006 when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The restriction on the acquisition of vessel propellers at DFARS 225.7020, Restrictions on Vessel Propellers, implements Section 8064 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-259), which provides that no funds appropriated in fiscal year 2000 or 2001 may be used for the procurement of vessel propellers other than those produced by a domestic source and are of domestic origin. The restriction is implemented in DFARS 252.225-7023, Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers. However, the DOD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-117) contains no such provision. Therefore, this final rule amends DFARS 225.7020-4 to clarify that DFARS 252.225-7023 is to be used only in solicitations and contracts that use fiscal year 2000 or 2001 funds.

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

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