[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 28041-28042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12731]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[DFARS-RRTF-2017-01; Docket DARS-2017-0001]


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DFARS Subgroup 
to the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, Review of DFARS Solicitation 
Provisions and Contract Clauses

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' the DFARS Subgroup to the DoD Regulatory 
Reform Task Force is seeking input on DFARS solicitation provisions and 
contract clauses that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or 
modification. See the Supplementary Information section below for 
additional guidance.

DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the address 
shown below on or before August 21, 2017, to be considered.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``DFARS-RRTF-2017-01'' using 
any of the following methods:
    [cir] Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments 
via the Federal eRulemaking portal by entering ``DFARS-RRTF-2017-01'' 
under the heading ``Enter keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search.'' 
Select the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``DFARS-
RRTF-2017-01.'' Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a 
Comment'' screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and 
``DFARS-RRTF-2017-01'' on your attached document.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6099.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: DFARS 
Subgroup RRTF, 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 
(allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer Johnson, telephone 571-
372-6100; or Ms. Carrie Moore, telephone 571-372-6093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, the President signed 
Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform 
Agenda,'' which established a Federal policy ``to alleviate unnecessary 
regulatory burdens'' on the American people. Section 3(a) of the E.O. 
directs Federal agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force 
(Task Force). One of the duties of the Task Force is to evaluate 
existing regulations and ``make recommendations to the agency head 
regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.'' The E.O. 
further asks that each Task Force ``attempt to identify regulations 
that:
    (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; (ii) are outdated, 
unnecessary, or ineffective; (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits; 
(iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with 
regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent with 
the requirements of section 515 of the Treasury and General Government 
Appropriation Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued 
pursuant to that provision in particular those regulations that rely in 
whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly 
available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard 
of reproducibility; or (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders 
or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded 
or substantially modified.'' Section 3(e) of the E.O. 13777 calls on 
the Task Force to ``seek input and other assistance, as permitted by 
law, from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, 
including State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, 
consumers, non-governmental organizations, trade associations'' on 
regulations that meet some or all of the criteria above. Through this 
notice, DoD is soliciting such input from the public to inform 
evaluation of the DFARS part 252 solicitation provisions and contract 
clauses by the Task Force's DFARS Subgroup. Although the agency will 
not respond to each individual comment, DoD may follow-up with 
respondents to clarify comments. DoD values public feedback and will 
consider all input that it receives. Furthermore, DoD may share

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inputs received in response to this notice with the ``Section 809 
Panel'' (section809panel.org; SEC809@DAU.MIL) established under section 
809 of the National Defense Act for Fiscal Year 2016, for the purpose 
of reviewing the acquisition regulations applicable to DoD with a view 
toward streamlining and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of 
the defense acquisition process and maintaining defense technology 
advantage.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2017-12731 Filed 6-19-17; 8:45 am]
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