[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 217 (Thursday, November 9, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 65769-65770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-19035]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 252 and Chapter 2

RIN 0750-AF53


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Receiving 
Reports for Shipments (DFARS Case 2006-D024)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Proposed rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the 
distribution of material inspection and receiving reports under DoD 
contracts. The proposed rule clarifies that copies of the Wide Area 
WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA) report must be distributed 
with a shipment, when WAWF-RA is used to satisfy material inspection 
and receiving report requirements.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to 
the address shown below on or before January 8, 2007, to be considered 
in the formation of the final rule.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DFARS Case 2006-D024, 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: dfars@osd.mil. Include DFARS Case 2006-D024 in the 
subject line of the message.
     Fax: (703) 602-0350.
     Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. 
Robin Schulze, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 
22202-3402.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Schulze, (703) 602-0326.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    The clause at DFARS 252.246-7000, Material Inspection and Receiving 
Report, contains requirements for preparing and furnishing material 
inspection and receiving reports to the Government. Contractors can 
satisfy material inspection and receiving report requirements by using 
DD Form 250, in a manner and to the extent required by DFARS Appendix 
F, or by using the Wide Area WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA) 
electronic form. This proposed rule clarifies that, when WAWF-RA is 
used, two copies of the WAWF-RA report must be distributed with the 
shipment in accordance with DFARS Appendix F. Such clarification is 
needed to ensure proper identification of all shipments.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD does not expect this rule 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 rule 
makes no significant change to DoD policy for preparation and use of 
material inspection and receiving reports. Therefore, DoD has not 
performed an initial regulatory flexibility analysis. DoD invites 
comments from small businesses and other interested parties. DoD also 
will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected 
DFARS subparts in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should be 
submitted separately and should cite DFARS Case 2006-D024.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The information collection requirements for DoD material inspection 
and receiving reports have been approved by the Office of Management 
and Budget, under Control Number 0704-0248, for use through March 31, 
2008.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 252

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
    Therefore, DoD proposes to amend 48 CFR part 252 and Appendix F to 
chapter 2 as follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 and Appendix F to 
subchapter I continues to read as follows:

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

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

    2. Section 252.246-7000 is revised to read as follows:


252.246-7000  Material Inspection and Receiving Report.

    As prescribed in 246.370, use the following clause:

Material Inspection and Receiving Report (XXX 2006)

    (a) At the time of each delivery of supplies or services under 
this contract, the Contractor shall prepare and furnish to the 
Government a material inspection and receiving report in the manner 
and to the extent required by Appendix F, Material Inspection and 
Receiving Report, of the Defense FAR Supplement.
    (b) Contractor submission of the material inspection and 
receiving information required by Appendix F of the Defense FAR 
Supplement by using the Wide Area

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WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA) electronic form (see 
paragraph (b)(1) of the clause at 252.232-7003) fulfills the 
requirement for a material inspection and receiving report (DD Form 
250). Two copies of the WAWF-RA report shall be distributed with the 
shipment, in accordance with Appendix F, Part 4, F-401, Table 1, of 
the Defense FAR Supplement.


(End of clause)

    3. Appendix F to chapter 2 is amended in Part 4, Section F-401, by 
revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:

Appendix F--Material Inspection and Receiving Report

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F-401 Distribution.

    (a) The contractor is responsible for distributing the DD Form 
250, including mailing and payment of postage. Use of the Wide Area 
WorkFlow-Receipt and Acceptance electronic form satisfies the 
distribution requirements of this section, except for the copies 
required to accompany shipment.
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