[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 20, 2007)]
[Page 13094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-5031]



Department of the Navy

Use of Binding Arbitration for Contract Controversies

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON), after consultation with the 
Attorney General as required by 5 U.S.C. 575(c), has adopted a policy 
that authorizes contracting officers to use binding arbitration 
procedures for issues in controversy arising under procurement 
contracts using appropriated and non-appropriated funds.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Dietrich, Assistant General 
Counsel (ADR), telephone 202-685-6990.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The policy is contained in Secretary of the 
Navy Instruction 5800.15, ``Use of Binding Arbitration for Contract 
Controversies,'' and is available on http://doni.daps.dla.mil/SECNAV.aspx and http://adr.navy.mil. The instruction provides 
interpretive guidance regarding applicable statutes and regulates the 
internal affairs of the DON by granting authority to contracting 
officers to use binding arbitration for issues in controversy.

    Dated: March 12, 2007.
M.A. Harvison,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-5031 Filed 3-19-07; 8:45 am]