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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AH05 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: ●Passive Radio Frequency Identification (DFARS Case 2010-D014) 
Abstract: This rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements relating to the use of passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). This DFARS case was initiated at the request of the Office of Logistics and Material Readiness (L&MR) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) to revise DFARS 211.275, Radio frequency identification, to— 1. Clarify that RFID requirements apply only to passive RFID which is defined in the associated clause at 252.211-7005; 2. Supply a link to a web site in lieu of individually listing ship-to addresses; 3. Enable contracting officers to add tagging requirements to contracts shipping to DoD Activity Address Codes (DoDAACs) not specifically listed at the web site; 4. Make pharmaceuticals subject to the Class VIII RFID tagging requirements; and 5. Revise the clause at 252.211-7006, including the title, to reflect the changes above. As the use of passive RFID technology continues to expand and additional DoD sites gain the capability to use RFID identifier tags, the DFARS regulations associated with passive RFID are being proposed for complementary updates. Because the rule does not add to or delete the existing regulations on RFID use, economic impact is expected to be minimal. The only alternative to the proposed rule is to leave the current DoD RFID requirements intact. However, that alternative would not minimize the economic impact on small entities, as does the proposed rule. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 410 USC 421   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/22/2011  76 FR 9714   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/25/2011    
Final Action  09/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ynette R. Shelkin
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
OUSD/AT&L DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6089