[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 11367-11368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4070]



Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 219

RIN 0750-AH60

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of 
the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business 
Subcontracting Plans (DFARS Case 2012-D026)

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the program period for the 
DoD Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business 
Subcontracting Plans.

DATES: Effective Date: February 24, 2012.

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


I. Background

    This rule implements section 866 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, (Pub. L. 112-81). Section 866 
amends the DoD Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small 
Business Subcontracting Plans, section 834 of Public Law 101-189 (15 
U.S.C. 637, note), by extending the duration of the test program for 
three years from December 31, 2011, through December 31, 2014. This 
change is implemented at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS) 219.702(3).
    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

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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

    Government procurement.

Mary Overstreet,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR part 219 is amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 219 continues to read as 

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

2. In section 219.702, paragraph (3) is added to read as follows:

219.702   Statutory requirements.

* * * * *
    (3) The test program for negotiation of comprehensive small 
business subcontracting plans expires on December 31, 2014.

[FR Doc. 2012-4070 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]