[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 11367]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4066]

[[Page 11367]]



Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 219 and Appendix I to Chapter 2

RIN 0750-AH59

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of 
the Department of Defense Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program 
(DFARS Case 2012-D024)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this 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: February 24, 2012.

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


I. Background

    This rule implements section 867 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. 112-81). Section 867 
amends the DoD Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Pilot Program, section 831 
of Public Law 101-510 (10 U.S.C. 2302, note), by changing the--
     Acceptance date for new program agreements from September 
30, 2011, to September 30, 2015; and
     Eligibility date DoD mentors may incur costs for the 
purposes of receiving cost reimbursement or credit toward attainment of 
subcontracting goal, from September 30, 2014, to September 30, 2018.

This final rule implements these changes in the corresponding Defense 
Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) sections: 219.704(b) 
and (d); and Appendix I-103 (a) and (b).

    DoD has issued 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 as 
defined within the meaning at FAR 1.501-1, and 41 U.S.C. 1707 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:

1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 219 and appendix I to chapter 
2 is revised to read as follows:

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


219.7104   [Amended]

2. Section 219.7104 is amended--
(a) In paragraph (b), by removing the year ``2014'' and adding in its 
place ``2018''; and
(b) In paragraph (d), by removing the year ``2014'' and adding in its 
place ``2018''.

Appendix I to Chapter 2 [Amended]

3. Section I-103 is amended--
(a) In paragraph (a), by removing the year ``2011'' and adding in its 
place ``2015''; and
(b) In paragraph (b) introductory text, by removing the year ``2014'' 
and adding in its place ``2018''.

[FR Doc. 2012-4066 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]