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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 242

 

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Production 
Surveillance

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Proposed rule with request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations Council is proposing 
changes to the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to revise the criteria 
for determining when to perform on-site technical production 
surveillance.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address 
shown below on or before December 5, 1994 to be considered in the 
formulation of a final rule.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should submit written comments to: 
Defense Acquisition Regulations Directorate, ATT: IMD 3D139, PDUSD 
(A&T), 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-3062, FAX (703) 
697-5971. Please cite DFARS Case 93-D003 in all correspondence related 
to this case.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Mr. Owen Green; (703) 604-5929.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    The proposed rule revised DFARS 242.1104 by replacing the current 
system of determining the type of production surveillance to be 
performed. Under current procedures, contracts are placed into 
categories 1, 2, and 3 which determine the level of surveillance the 
contract will receive. The proposed revisions would simplify the method 
of determining when the contract would receive pre-delivery telephone 
surveillance or pre-delivery on-site production surveillance.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The proposed rule is not expected to have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., because the 
frequency of on-site surveillance is not expected to change. The 
proposed rule merely simplifies the method used by the Government to 
determine when on-site surveillance will be performed. An initial 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) has therefore not been 
performed. Comments are invited from small businesses and other 
interested parties. Comments from small entities concerning the 
affected DFARS Subparts will be considered in accordance with Section 
610 of the Act. Such comments must be submitted separately and should 
cite DAR Case 93-D003 in all correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 96-511) does not apply because 
the proposed rule imposes no reporting and recordkeeping requirements 
which require the approval of OMB under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 242

    Government procurement.
Claudia L. Naugle,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition, Regulations Directorate.

    Therefore it is proposed that 48 CFR Part 242 be amended as 
follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 242 continues to read as 
follows:

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

PART 242--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

    2. Section 242.1104 is revised to read as follows:


Sec. 242.1104  Surveillance requirements.

    (a)(i) As a minimum, contracts will receive pre-delivery 
telephonic, surveillance.
    (ii) Contracts in the following categories will receive pre-
delivery on-site production surveillance.
    (A) Contracts assigned criticality designator A (see FAR 42.1105).
    (B) Contracts specifically identified for special surveillance by 
the contracting officer.
    (C) Any contract where telephonic surveillance reveals actual or 
anticipated delinquency unless the contract administration office, in 
coordination with the contracting officer, decides that on-site 
surveillance is not warranted.

[FR Doc. 94-24462 Filed 10-3-94; 8:45 am]
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