[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52252-52253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21062]



Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Parts 201 and 212

RIN 0750-AH65

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Inflation 
Adjustment of Threshold for Acquisition of Right-Hand Drive Passenger 
Sedans (DFARS Case 2012-D016)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule 
amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 
to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2012 that requires adjustment of the statutory dollar 
limitation on the acquisition of right-hand drive passenger sedans.

DATES: Effective Date: August 29, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, telephone 571-372-


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I. Background

    DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 77 FR 
19127 on March 30, 2012, to implement section 814(b) of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81). The 
interim rule adjusted the dollar limitation on the acquisition of 
right-hand drive passenger sedans from $30,000 per vehicle to $40,000 
per vehicle, and included this dollar limitation on the list of 
statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds subject to inflation 
adjustment in accordance with the requirements of 41 U.S.C. 1908. One 
respondent submitted a public comment in response to the interim rule.

II. Discussion and Analysis of the Public Comments

    The respondent concurred with the inflation threshold increase 
listed at DFARS 212.271. There were no comments suggesting changes to 
the interim rule. Therefore, DoD is finalizing the interim rule without 

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD certifies that this final rule will not 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 it merely adjusts upward the current limitation for acquisition 
of right-hand drive passenger vehicles from $30,000 to $40,000 due to 

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 201 and 212

    Government procurement.

Manuel Quinones,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR parts 201 and 212, which 
was published at 77 FR 19127 on March 30, 2012, is adopted as a final 
rule without change.

[FR Doc. 2012-21062 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]