Government Contracts DFARS Rule Modifies Clause on Accident Reporting
Monday, December 30, 2019

DFARS Rule Modifies Clause on Accident Reporting

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

A Department of Defense final rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to modify the text of the DFARS 228.370 clause prescription to require, instead of permit, the use of the clause at DFARS 252.228-7005, Mishap reporting and investigation involving aircraft missiles, and space launch vehicles, in applicable solicitations and contracts. In response to a comment to the proposed rule (¶70,020.436), the final rule replaces the word “accident” with “mishap” throughout the clause to align with the terminology used in DoD Instruction 6055.07, “Mishap Notification, Investigation, Reporting, and Recordkeeping.” DoD took this action in response to a recommendation from the Regulatory Reform Task Force. This final rule has a November 27, 2019, effective date. For the text of the rule, see ¶70,017.23.

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