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DATE: May 24, 2005

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Incentive for Purchase of Capital Assets Manufactured in the United States

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 24, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 99, page 29643

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: This interim rule amends the DFARS to implement Section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136), which requires DOD to establish an incentive program for contractors to purchase capital assets manufactured in the United States, and to provide consideration for offerors with eligible capital assets in source selections for major defense acquisition programs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more on other acquisition-related provisions of Public Law 108-136, see the November 25, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHEnactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004.”

DATES: The effective date for this interim rule is May 24, 2005. Comments on the interim rule must be submitted no later than July 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 2005-D003" when making comments on this interim rule.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 822 of Public Law 108-136, Incentive Program for Major Defense Acquisition Programs to Use Machine Tools and Other Capital Assets Produced Within the United States,” added 10 U.S.C. 2436, which requires the Secretary of Defense to (1) establish an incentive program for contractors to purchase capital assets manufactured in the United States under contracts for major defense acquisition programs; and (2) provide consideration for offerors with eligible capital assets in source selections for major defense acquisition programs.

To implement Section 822, DOD is amending the following DFARS sections:

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

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