A DFARS case addressing portions of Section 818 of the FY2012 NDAA has been opened.
My understanding from those smarter than I concerning rule making procedures is that a proposed rule would be posted on “regulations.gov” after the DARS staff submits its report (due 10/3/2012) and the review of this report by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
Here is the status included with the 7 September “Open Cases Report”:
Case Number: 2012-D055
Part Number: 202, 231, 244
Title: (S) Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts
Synopsis: Implements portions of section 818 of NDAA for 2012 to
(a) add definitions specific to counterfeit parts,
(b) define contractors’ responsibilities, and
(c) Clarify the Government’s role.
Status: 08/31/2012 DARC Director tasked DARS staff to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 10/03/2012.
See “DFARS Open Cases Report“