98-o0004

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

3000 DEFENSE PENTAGON

WASHINGTON DC 20301-3000

February 24, 1998

DP (DAR)

In reply refer to DAR Tracking Number: 98-00004

MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECTORS OF DEFENSE AGENCIES DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,

ASN (RD&A) /ABM

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OE' THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING), SAF/AQC

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (PROCUREMENT) DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ACQUISITION), DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

SUBJECT: Class Deviation-General Services Administration (GSA) Utilization Screening for Department of Defense (DoD) Property; Scrap

Effective immediately, all military departments and defense agencies shall deviate from the requirements identified in Table 45-1 at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 45.608-1(b) and from the requirements of FAR 45.608-4 regarding limited screening of scrap items.

In January 1997, GSA amended Title 41, Chapter 101, of the Code of Federal Regulations, by adding Appendix H-29, that, in part, exempts scrap, except aircraft in scrap condition, from the GSA utilization screening process. This exemption is in effect until January 15, 1999. Therefore, military departments and defense agencies shall not implement the limited screening requirements identified in Table 45-1 and FAR 45.608-4 for scrap items, except aircraft in scrap condition.

This class deviation is approved until January 15, 1999, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event occurs first.

Eleanor R. Spector

Director, Defense Procurement