DATE: January 13, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Authority Relating to Utility Privatization

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 13, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 9, page 2058

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is adding a new DFARS 241.103, Statutory and Delegated Authority, to implement Section 2812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65), Enhancement of Authority Relating to Utility Privatization, which amends 10 U.S.C. 2688 to provide authority for DOD to enter into utility service contracts related to the conveyance of a utility system for periods not to exceed 50 years. Section 2812 went into effect October 5, 1999.

DATES: This interim rule is effective January 13, 2000. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted on or before March 13, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Ms. Melissa Rider, PDUSD (AT&L)DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; fax: 703-602-0350; e-mail: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Cite DFARS Case 99-D309 in all correspondence related to this interim rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Rider, 703-602-4245.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The new DFARS 241.103 is as follows:

"The contracting office may enter into a utility service contract related to the conveyance of a utility system for a period not to exceed 50 years (10 U.S.C. 2688(c)(3))."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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