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DATE: February 22, 2005

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Restriction to Domestic Sources for Polyacrylonitrile Carbon Fiber

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 22, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 34, page 8537

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Correction

SYNOPSIS: DOD is correcting the February 7, 2005, final rule that extended for one year the end date specified in DFARS 225.7103, Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Carbon Fiber, for the phasing-out of the domestic source restrictions on the acquisition of PAN carbon fiber. The correction revises the terminology used to describe Milestone B in the development of a major system for consistency with the terminology used in DOD Instruction 5000.2, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more on the final rule being corrected, see the February 7, 2005, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Restriction to Domestic Sources for Polyacrylonitrile Carbon.”

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 7, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Patterson, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0311; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 7, 2005, DOD amended DFARS 225.7103-1, Policy, to change the ending date of the restrictions from “May 1, 2005” to “May 1, 2006,” and amended DFARS 225.7103-3, Contract Clause, to require that DFARS 252.225-7022, Restriction on Acquisition of Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Carbon Fiber, be included "in solicitations and contracts for major systems issued on or before May 31, 2006, if the system is not yet in engineering and manufacturing development (Milestone B as defined in DODI 5000.2)." Actually, the terminology used to describe Milestone B is “development and demonstration,” not “engineering and manufacturing development.” This correction makes the change to DFARS DFARS 225.7103-3.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953.

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