[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 240 (Tuesday, December 15, 1998)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69006-69007]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-33177]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 232

[DFARS Case 98-D001]


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Electronic 
Signature of Receiving Reports

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Director of Defense Procurement has issued a final rule 
amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 
to clarify that DoD contract administration procedures permit 
electronic notification to the payment office of Government acceptance 
or approval of supplies or services.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 15, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Sandra Haberlin, 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-D001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    This final rule amends DFARS 232.905 to clarify that DoD Manual 
4000.25-5-M, Military Standard Contract Administration Procedures 
(MILSCAP), authorizes electronic notification to the payment office of 
Government acceptance or approval of supplies delivered or services 
performed under a contract.

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B. 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-D001.

C. 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 232

    Government procurement.

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

    Therefore, 48 CFR Part 232 is amended as follows:

PART 232--CONTRACT FINANCING

    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 232 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    2. Section 232.905 is amended by revising paragraph (f)(6) to read 
as follows:


232.905  Invoice payments.

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    (f)(6) DoD Manual 4000.25-5-M, Military Standard Contract 
Administration Procedures (MILSCAP), authorizes electronic 
notification to the payment office of Government acceptance or 
approval, as appropriate.

[FR Doc. 98-33177 Filed 12-14-98; 8:45 am]
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