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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AH29 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations (DFARS Case 2011-D032) 
Abstract: This interim rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the authority provided by 10 U.S.C. 2303(7) to invoke a simplified acquisition threshold that is two times the amount specified at 41 U.S.C. 134 (formerly 41 U.S.C. 403(11)) to support humanitarian or peacekeeping operations. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was revised to implement the authority to increase thresholds when supporting a contingency operation or facilitating the defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack against the United States. While the definition of humanitarian or peacekeeping operations is included in the FAR at 2.101, 41 U.S.C. 1903 does not provide Governmentwide authority for raising the simplified acquisition threshold in support of such operations. Therefore, it was not included in the FAR but should be included in the DFARS. DoD does not expect this interim rule to have a significant negative economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the rule does not impose any requirements on small businesses. The statute applies only to purchases made outside the United States and only to those purchases that directly support a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. However, DoD invites comments from small business concerns and other interested parties on the expected impact of this rule on small entities. 
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: 10 USC 2303    41 USC 134   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  07/25/2011  76 FR 44280   
Interim Final Rule Effective  07/25/2011    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  09/23/2011    
Final Action  12/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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