[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 223 (Friday, November 18, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71467-71468]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29897]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 219 and Appendix I to Chapter 2

RIN 0750-AH44


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of 
Department of Defense Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program (DFARS 
Case 2011-D050)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the date for submittal of 
applications under the DoD Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program 
for new mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] agreements and the date mentors 
may incur costs and/or receive credit towards fulfilling their small 
business subcontracting goals through an approved mentor-
prot[eacute]g[eacute] agreement.

DATES: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lee Renna, telephone 703-602-0764.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    This Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) case 
implements section 8016 of the National Defense Appropriations Act 
(NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 (Pub. L. 112-10). The NDAA for FY 2011 
was signed into law on April 15, 2011. Section 8016 amends the DoD 
Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program (DoD MPP), section 831 of 
Public Law 110-510 (10 U.S.C. 2302, note), by changing the--
     Acceptance date for new DoD MPP agreements from September 
30, 2010, to September 30, 2011; and
     Eligibility date DoD mentors may incur costs for the 
purposes of receiving cost reimbursement or credit toward attainment of 
subcontracting goals, from September 30, 2013, to September 30, 2014.

This final rule implements these changes in the corresponding DFARS 
regulations: 219.704(b) and (d); and I-103(a) and (b).
    DoD is issuing a final rule because this rule does not have a 
significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD and 
does not have a significant cost or administrative impact on 
contractors or offerors. This final rule merely extends the effective 
dates for an existing DoD program. These dates have already been 
extended by law.

II. 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.

III. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant DFARS revision within 
the meaning of FAR 1.501-1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require 
publication for public comment.

IV. 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 Part 219 and Appendix I to Chapter 2

    Government procurement.

Mary Overstreet,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR part 219 and 48 CFR chapter 2 appendix I are 
amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 219 and Appendix I continue 
to read as follows:

    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303 and 48 CFR chapter 1.

PART 219--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS


219.7104  [Amended]

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2. Section 219.7104 is amended--
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(a) In paragraph (b), by removing the year ``2013'' and adding in its 
place ``2014''; and

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(b) In paragraph (d), by removing the year ``2013'' and adding in its 
place ``2014''.

APPENDIX I--POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE DOD PILOT MENTOR-
PROT[Eacute]G[Eacute] PROGRAM

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3. Section I-103 is amended--
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(a) In paragraph (a) by removing the year ``2010'' and adding in its 
place ``2011''; and
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(b) In paragraph (b) introductory text by removing the year ``2013'' 
and adding in its place ``2014''.

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