[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2002)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65514]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-27105]



48 CFR Part 252

[DFARS Case 2002-D028]

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Caribbean 
Basin Country--Honduras

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Honduras to the list 
of Caribbean Basin countries whose products DoD may acquire under the 
Trade Agreements Act, in accordance with a determination of the United 
States Trade Representative.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 25, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0328; 
facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2002-D028.


A. Background

    This final rule amends the clauses at DFARS 252.225-7007, Buy 
American Act-Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program, and 
252.225-7021, Trade Agreements, to add Honduras to the definition of 
``Caribbean Basin country.'' The rule implements the direction of the 
United States Trade Representative to treat the products of Honduras as 
eligible products in acquisitions subject to the Trade Agreements Act 
(67 FR 46239, July 12, 2002).
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact 
on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal 
operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment 
is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small 
entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2002-D028.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the 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 252

    Government procurement.

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

    Therefore, 48 CFR Part 252 is amended as follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 continues to read as 

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


252.225-7007  [Amended]

    2. Section 252.225-7007 is amended as follows:
    a. By revising the clause date to read ``(OCT 2002)''; and
    b. In paragraph (a)(1) by adding, in alphabetical order, 
``Honduras'' to the list of countries.

252.225-7021  [Amended]

    3. Section 252.225-7021 is amended as follows:
    a. By revising the clause date to read ``(OCT 2002)''; and
    b. In paragraph (a)(1) by adding, in alphabetical order, 
``Honduras'' to the list of countries.

[FR Doc. 02-27105 Filed 10-24-02; 8:45 am]