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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: February 22, 2005

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 22, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 34, page 8560

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is proposing to establish a consistent exception for commercial bearings to restrictions on the acquisition of foreign ball and roller bearings by amending DFARS 225.7009, Restrictions on Ball and Roller Bearings, and the associated clause at DFARS 252.225-7016, Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted on or before April 25, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov; on the web site at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm; by e-mail to: dfars@acq.osd.mil; by fax to 703-602-0350; by mail to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; or by courier/hand to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-3402. Cite "DFARS Case 2003-D021" when making comments on this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, 703-602-0328.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DFARS 225.7009 and DFARS 252.225-7016 implement various restrictions on the acquisition of foreign ball and roller bearings contained in annual DOD appropriations acts and 10 U.S.C. 2534. This proposed rule would clarify DFARS 225.7009 and DFARS 252.225-7016 by (1) only addressing the exceptions, waivers, and waiver authority available to the contracting officer under current law; and (2) applying the exception to 10 U.S.C. 2534, which provides an exception for commercial items incorporating ball or roller bearings, to bearings that are commercial components of non-commercial end items or components.

DFARS 225.7009 would be completely rewritten and streamlined as follows:

DFARS 252.225-7016 would be revised as follows:

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

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