On March 25, 2016, the Department of Defense Defense Acquisition Regulations System published in the Federal Register (81 FR 17048) Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prohibition on Requiring the Use of Fire-resistant Rayon Fiber (DFARS Case 2016-D012).
DFARS 225.7016 prohibits requiring the use of fire-resistant rayon fiber in any solicitation issued before January 1, 2015. This prohibition was implemented in accordance with section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Since the effective period imposed by the statute has passed, the DFARS text is now obsolete. Therefore, this final rule removes DFARS 225.7016 and the cross reference at 211.170.