[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17051-17053]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06726]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Chapter 2

[Docket DARS-2016-0001]
RIN 0750-AI83


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Instructions 
for the Wide Area WorkFlow Reparable Receiving Report (DFARS Case 2016-
D004)

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

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add instructions for utilizing the 
Wide Area WorkFlow Reparable Receiving Report.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to 
the address shown below on or before May 24, 2016, to be considered in 
the formation of a final rule.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2016-D004, using 
any of the following methods:
    [cir] Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments 
via the Federal eRulemaking portal by entering ``DFARS Case 2016-D004'' 
under the heading ``Enter keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search.'' 
Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``DFARS Case 
2016-D004.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``DFARS Case 2016-D004'' on your attached document.
    [cir] Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include DFARS Case 2016-D004 in 
the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Jo 
Ann Reilly, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/DARS, Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. To 
confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check www.regulations.gov, 
approximately two to three days after submission to verify posting 
(except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jo Ann Reilly, telephone 571-372-
6176.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    DoD is proposing to revise Appendix F of the DFARS to add 
instructions for the use, preparation, and distribution of the Wide 
Area WorkFlow (WAWF) Reparable Receiving Report (RRR) that has been 
created to differentiate between deliveries of new Government assets 
(new procurements) and the return of Government property that has been 
repaired or overhauled. The WAWF RRR creates an acceptance transaction 
for use in paying for the repair service and property transfers, moving 
the asset back to the Government, and reporting the movement to the 
Item Unique Identification (IUID) registry. Without the RRR, the 
contractor would have to take multiple actions to comply with the DFARS 
clauses at 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and 
Receiving Reports; 252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and 
Valuation; and 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished 
Property. In addition, this proposed rule would improve reporting 
efficiency by eliminating manual intervention that is currently 
required to ensure accurate information flow between different 
Government reporting systems.

II. Discussion and Analysis

    DoD is proposing to make the following changes to DFARS Appendix F 
to provide guidance on the use of the WAWF RRR as follows:
     F-101--states that the WAWF RRR is the electronic 
equivalent of the DD Form 250 for repair, maintenance, or overhaul of 
Government furnished property (GFP).
     F-103--adds new guidance on the use of the WAWF RRR as a 
multipurpose report. Adds a new paragraph (e)(3) to state that use of 
the

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WAWF RRR, when the contract includes DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of 
Government-Furnished Property, will capture the shipment of GFP items 
after acceptance of repair services and forward the data to the IUID 
registry.
     F-104--adds paragraph (b) to permit use of the WAWF RRR or 
DD Form 250 for delivery of services for repair, overhaul, or 
maintenance.
     Part 3--adds WAWF RRR to the title of part 3.
     F-301--adds paragraphs (b)(15)(ii)(A) and (B), to provide 
WAWF RRR completion instructions.
     F-301(b)(18)--adds clarifying information for entering 
unit prices when using the WAWF RRR.
     F-303--adds use of the WAWF RRR for consolidated 
shipments.
     F-304--adds WAWF RRR correction instructions for contracts 
administered by the Defense Contract Management Agency and paid by the 
Mechanization of Contract Administration Services system.
     F-306--provides information on printing capability when 
using the WAWF RRR as a packing list.

III. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available 
Off-the-Shelf Items

    This case does not add any new provisions or clauses or impact any 
existing provisions or clauses.

IV. 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.

V. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    DoD does not expect this rule to have an economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. However, an initial 
regulatory flexibility analysis has been performed and is summarized as 
follows:
    DoD is proposing to revise the Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Appendix F, to add the instructions for 
utilizing the Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) Reparable Receiving Report 
(RRR).
    The objective of this rule is to provide instructions for the use, 
preparation, and distribution of the electronic WAWF RRR that has been 
created to differentiate between deliveries of new Government assets 
(new procurements) and the return of Government property that has been 
repaired or overhauled. This rule proposes to improve reporting 
efficiency by eliminating manual intervention that is currently 
required to ensure accurate information flows between different 
Government property reporting systems.
    The number of small entities affected is unknown. However, DoD 
expects this rule to have a positive economic impact on contractors, 
including small businesses, because the proposed rule would reduce the 
reporting burden for Government property repair or overhaul contracts. 
For example, DFARS clause 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of 
Payment Requests and Receiving Reports, requires the use of WAWF by 
contactors in preparing and submitting receiving reports; 252.211-7003, 
Item Unique Identification and Valuation, requires all delivered items 
with an item unique identification (IUID) be reported to the IUID 
registry; and 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, 
requires Government furnished property be reported to the IUID 
registry, specifically the return to the Government of serially managed 
assets. With the proposed rule, contractors would only use the WAWF RRR 
system to meet the reporting requirements for Government property 
repair or overhaul contracts, instead of taking multiple actions to 
comply with the DFARS clauses above.
    The projected recordkeeping and reporting is unchanged from current 
requirements, and only the method of submitting the reports for the 
return of Government property that has been repaired or overhauled has 
changed. Reporting and recordkeeping is limited to that required to 
properly record material inspection and receiving report information 
using the WAWF RRR under Government contracts. Preparation of these 
records requires clerical and analytical skills to create the 
electronic documents in the WAWF system.
    The rule does not duplicate, overlap, or conflict with any other 
Federal rules.
    There are no significant alternatives to the proposed rule that 
accomplish the stated objectives.
    DoD invites comments from small business concerns and other 
interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small 
entities.
    DoD will also consider comments from small entities concerning the 
existing regulations in subparts affected by this rule in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments 
separately and should cite 5 U.S.C 610 (DFARS Case 2016-D004), in 
correspondence.

VI. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule contains 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). However, these changes to the 
DFARS do not impose additional information collection requirements to 
the paperwork burden previously approved under OMB Control Number 0704-
0248 entitled ``Material Inspection and Receiving Report.'' The 
projected recordkeeping and reporting is unchanged from current 
requirements, and only the method of submitting the reports for the 
return of Government property that has been repaired or overhauled has 
changed.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Appendix F to Chapter 2

    Government procurement.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

    Therefore, 48 CFR chapter 2, subchapter I, is proposed to be 
amended in appendix F as follows:

CHAPTER 2--DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF 
DEFENSE

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1. The authority citation for appendix F to chapter 2 continues to read 
as follows:

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

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2. Amend appendix F to chapter 2 by--
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a. In section F-101, paragraph (a), removing ``(WAWF) Receiving 
Report'' and adding ``(WAWF) Receiving Report (RR), the WAWF Reparable 
Receiving Report (WAWF RRR)'' in its place, and adding a sentence at 
the end of paragraph (a);
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b. In section F-103, paragraphs (a) introductory text, (a)(6), (b) 
introductory text, and (c) by removing ``WAWF RR'' and adding ``WAWF 
RR, WAWF RRR,'' in each place; in paragraph (e)

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introductory text, removing ``WAWF RR'' and adding ``WAWF RR and WAWF 
RRR'' in its place; and adding paragraph (e)(3);
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c. In section F-104, redesignating paragraph (b) as paragraph (c) and 
adding a new paragraph (b);
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d. Revising the part 3 heading;
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e. In section F-301, revising paragraphs (b)(15)(ii) and (b)(18);
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f. In section F-303, by removing ``WAWF RR'' and adding ``WAWF RR or 
WAWF RRR'' in its place;
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g. Revising section F-304; and
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h. In section F-306, revising the introductory text and paragraph (a).
    The revisions and additions read as follows:

APPENDIX F TO CHAPTER 2--MATERIAL INSPECTION AND RECEIVING REPORT

PART 1--INTRODUCTION

F--101 General.

    (a) * * * The WAWF RRR is the electronic equivalent of the DD 
Form 250 for repair, maintenance, or overhaul of Government-
furnished property.
* * * * *

F-103 Use.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (3) Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, when the clause 
at DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, 
is used in the contract, use of the WAWF RRR will capture the 
shipment of Government-furnished property items after acceptance of 
repair services and forward the data to the IUID registry. WAWF is 
the only way a contractor can report the transfer of Government-
furnished property items in the IUID registry.

F-104 Application.

    (a) * * *
    (b) WAWF RRR or DD Form 250. Use as in (a) above for delivery of 
services for repair, overhaul, or maintenance.
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PART 3--PREPARATION OF THE WIDE AREA WORKFLOW (WAWF) RECEIVING REPORT 
(RR), THE WIDE AREA WORKFLOW REPARABLE RECEIVING REPORT (WAWF RRR), AND 
WAWF ENERGY RR

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F-301 Preparation instructions.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (15) * * *
    (ii) For service line items, select SV for ``SERVICE'' in the 
type field followed by as short a description as is possible in the 
description field. Some examples of service line items are 
maintenance, repair, alteration, rehabilitation, engineering, 
research, development, training, and testing
    (A) For RRRs, the ``Ship To'' code is the DoDAAC, MAPAC, or CAGE 
code from the contract or shipping instructions.
    (B) For service line items not using a RRR, the ``Ship To'' code 
and the ``Unit'' shall be filled out. The ``Ship To'' code is the 
destination Service Acceptor Code for WAWF. If source inspected and 
accepted, enter the service performance location as the ``Ship To'' 
code.
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    (18) UNIT PRICE. The contractor shall enter unit prices on all 
WAWF RR copies. When using the WAWF RRR, the unit price is the price 
of the repair, overhaul, or maintenance service from the contract.
* * * * *

F-304 Correction instructions.

    Functionality for correcting a WAWF RR or WAWF RRR is available 
for DCMA administered contracts paid using the Mechanization of 
Contract Administration Services (MOCAS) system with source 
acceptance. Preparation instructions and training for corrections is 
available at  https://wawftraining.eb.mil. The instructions are part 
of the Vendor Training section.
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F-306 Packing list instructions.

    Contractors may also use a WAWF processed RR, including the WAWF 
RRR, as a packing list. WAWF provides options to print the RR. These 
printed RRs may also be used if a signed copy is required.
    (a) WAWF provides a print capability for its RR. The WAWF 
printed RR can be identified by its distinctive format and by the 
text title at the top of each printed page ``Material Inspection and 
Receiving Report in accordance with DFARS Appendix F. Paper DD Form 
250 is usable in lieu of this document on an exception basis.'' (See 
DFARS 252.232-7003(c).) This printed copy can be used as a packing 
list. If needed, the signature can be verified by reviewing the 
signed RR in WAWF.
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