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Section 252.225-7008: Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals.

As prescribed in 225.7003-5(a)(1), use the following clause:

RESTRICTION ON ACQUISITION OF SPECIALTY METALS (JUL 2009)

        (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-

            (1) “Alloy” means a metal consisting of a mixture of a basic metallic element and one or more metallic, or non-metallic, alloying elements.

                (i) For alloys named by a single metallic element (e.g., titanium alloy), it means that the alloy contains 50 percent or more of the named metal (by mass).

                (ii) If two metals are specified in the name (e.g, nickel-iron alloy), those metals are the two predominant elements in the alloy, and together they constitute 50 percent or more of the alloy (by mass).

(2) “Produce” means the application of forces or processes to a specialty metal to create the desired physical properties through quenching or tempering of steel plate, gas atomization or sputtering of titanium, or final consolidation of non-melt derived titanium powder or titanium alloy powder.

            (3) “Specialty metal” means-

                (i) Steel-

                    (A) With a maximum alloy content exceeding one or more of the following limits: manganese, 1.65 percent; silicon, 0.60 percent; or copper, 0.60 percent; or

                    (B) Containing more than 0.25 percent of any of the following elements: aluminum, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, niobium (columbium), titanium, tungsten, or vanadium;

                (ii) Metal alloys consisting of-

                    (A) Nickel or iron-nickel alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than nickel and iron in excess of 10 percent; or

                    (B) Cobalt alloys that contain a total of alloying metals other than cobalt and iron in excess of 10 percent;

                (iii) Titanium and titanium alloys; or

                (iv) Zirconium and zirconium alloys.

            (4) “Steel” means an iron alloy that includes between .02 and 2 percent carbon and may include other elements.

        (b) Any specialty metal delivered under this contract shall be melted or produced in the United States or its outlying areas.

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