DOD Finalizes Property Handling, Safety Systems Rules

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense finalized two rules Friday that tighten regulations regarding the handling of government property and add a clause to agency contracts that identifies equipment whose failure could lead to death, injury or significant damage.

One rule finalized Friday updates the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to bring it in line with recent government property-related changes made elsewhere in the Code of Federal Regulations. It says agencies will appoint property administrators and plant clearance officers, the latter of which are required to check...
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