OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

3000 DEFENSE, PENTAGON

WASHINGTON, DC, 20301-3000

January 15, 1999

ACQUISTION AND TECHNOLOGY

MEMORANDUM FOR

DIRECT'ORS OF DEFEENSE AGENCIES

DEPUTY FOR ACQUISITION AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,

ASN (RD&A) /ABM

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (CONTRACTING) SAF/AQC

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (PROCUREMENT)

COMMANDER, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT COMMAND, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

SUBJECT:

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

By memorandum dated February 24, 1998, I directed all military departments and defense agencies to deviate from the requirements identified in Table 45-1 at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 45.608-1(b) and from the requirements of 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 processing. GSA extended this exemption until January 15, 2000. Therefore, military departments and defense agencies shall continue not to implement the limited screening requirements identified in Table 45-1 and FAR 45.608-4 for scrap items, except aircraft in scrap condition.

This extension of the class deviation is approved until January 15, 2000, or until the FAR is revised, whichever event first.