Acquisition regulations: Contract action reporting; affirmative action reform,

 
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[Federal Register: November 9, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 216)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Page 60216-60217]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 253

[DFARS Case 98-D018]

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contract Action Reporting--Reform of Affirmative Action

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Director of Defense Procurement has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update contract action reporting requirements relating to programs for small business and small disadvantaged business concerns.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 9, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Rider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, PDUSD (A&T) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0131; telefax (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 98-D018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. Background

    Dod uses DD Form 350, Individual Contracting Action Report, to collect data on contracting actions that obligate or deobligate more than $25,000. This

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    final rule removes certain data collection requirements at DFARS 253.204-70(e) to reflect recent changes to DFARS guidance concerning programs for small disadvantaged business concerns (63 FR 41972, August 6, 1998), and the expiration of statutory provisions that permitted nonprofit agencies employing people who are blind or severely disabled to participate in acquisitions set aside for small business concerns.

  2. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577 and publication for public comment is not required. However, comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart will be considered in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 98-D018.

  3. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the final rule does not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

    List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 253

    Government procurement. Michele P. Peterson, Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

    Therefore, 48 CFR Part 253 is amended as follows:

    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 253 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

      PART 253--FORMS

    2. Section 253.204-70 is amended by revising paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) to read as follows:

      253.204-70 DD Form 350, Individual Contracting Action Report.

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      (e) * * *

      (1) BLOCK E1. Reserved.

      (2) BLOCK E2. Reserved.

      (3) BLOCK E3. Reserved. * * * * *

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