[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 76 (Friday, April 19, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 16441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07913]



48 CFR Parts 927, 952, and 970

RIN 1991-AB82

Acquisition Regulation: Patents, Data and Copyrights

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a rule in the Federal Register proposing to amend the 
Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR). DOE hereby 
withdraws this proposed rule.

DATES: The proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on 
November 7, 2013 (78 FR 66865) is withdrawn as of April 19, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Archer, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Acquisition Management, MA-611, 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 287-1739. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a rule proposing to make changes to conform to 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This proposed revision would 
have updated, clarified and streamlined text in certain DOE 
intellectual property and technology transfer clauses in order to 
benefit from DOE's experience under the existing clauses, and, where 
necessary, make these DOE clauses consistent with recent changes to the 
FAR. However, the Department has determined that it will not proceed 
with the rulemaking and, as such, is withdrawing the proposed rule. The 
changes that were proposed in this rulemaking will be incorporated into 
a larger rulemaking that will update the entire Department of Energy 
Acquisition Regulation (DEAR).

    Signed in Washington, DC, on March 26, 2019.
John Bashista,
Director, Office of Acquisition Management, Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2019-07913 Filed 4-18-19; 8:45 am]