[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 209 (Friday, October 29, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 66680]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27303]



Defense Acquisitions Regulations System

48 CFR Part 225

RIN 0750-AG59

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade 
Agreements--New Thresholds (DFARS 2009-D040)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, the interim rule 
that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 
(DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the 
World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free 
Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade 

DATES: Effective Date: October 29, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, 703-602-0328.


I. Background

    DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register on June 8, 
2010 (75 FR 32637) to amend the clause prescriptions at DFARS 225.1101 
and 225.7503 to reflect increased thresholds for application of the 
trade agreements. The comment period closed on August 9, 2010. DoD 
received no comments on the interim rule. DoD has therefore adopted the 
interim rule as a final rule without change.

II. Executive Order 12866

    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated 
September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

III. 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 this rule does not impose economic burdens on contractors. The 
purpose and effect of this rule is to adjust the dollar threshold 
changes to keep pace with inflation and thus maintain the status quo.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule affects the certification and information 
collection requirements in the provisions at DFARS 252.225-7020 and 
252.225-7035, currently approved under Office of Management and Budget 
Control Number 0704-0229. However, there is no impact on the estimated 
burden hours. The dollar threshold changes are in line with inflation 
and maintain the status quo.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 225

    Government procurement.

Ynette R. Shelkin,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR part 225 published at 75 
FR 32637 on June 8, 2010, is adopted as final without change.

[FR Doc. 2010-27303 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]