[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 19, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31053-31054]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-15326]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
48 CFR Part 1453

RIN 1090-AA57


Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; removal.

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SUMMARY: In the interests of streamlining processes and improving 
relationships with contractors, this final rule amends the Department 
of the Interior Acquisition Regulation (DIAR) by removing 48 CFR 1453 
in its entirety. The material being removed deals with internal 
procedures that have minimal effect outside the agency. The sections 
that are not obsolete will be retained as internal procedures in the 
Departmental Manual.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 19, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary L. McGarvey at (202) 208-3158, 
Department of the Interior, Office of Acquisition and Property 
Management, 1849 C Street NW (MS5522 MIB), Washington, DC 20240. Office 
of Acquisition and Property Management, (202) 208-3158.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We conducted a thorough review of the DIAR 
under the auspices of the National Performance Review. The review 
revealed unnecessary and outdated regulations, and some excessively 
burdensome procedures.

    In the interests of streamlining processes and improving 
relationships with contractors, nonessential portions of the DIAR are 
being removed from the CFR. Part 1453 Forms, deals with primarily 
internal procedures so codification is not necessary and it is 
therefore eliminated in its entirety from 48 CFR.

Required Determinations

    The Department believes that public comment is unnecessary because 
the material being removed is outdated or deals exclusively with 
internal procedures. Therefore, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), 
the Department finds good cause to publish this document as a final 
rule. This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget 
review under Executive Order 12866. This rule does not contain a

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collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-13). In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq), the Department has determined that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities because no requirements are being added for small 
businesses and no protections are being withdrawn. The Department has 
determined that this rule does not constitute a major Federal action 
having a significant impact on the human environment under the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The benefit of removing this rule 
from 48 CFR is the elimination of the printing cost of reproducing this 
information in 48 CFR annually.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1453

    Government procurement, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: April 30, 1996.
Bonnie R. Cohen,
Assistant Secretary--Policy Management and Budget.

PART 1453--[REMOVED]

    Under the authority found at Sec. 205(c), 63 Stat. 390; 40 U.S.C. 
486(c); and 5 U.S.C. 301, Chapter 14 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations is amended by removing Part 1453.

[FR Doc. 96-15326 Filed 6-18-96; 8:45 am]
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