An interim rule was issued amending the FAR to implement the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations for the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act). 72 Fed. Reg. 63027 (Nov. 7, 2007). The SAFETY Act provides incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies by providing liability protections for providers of “qualified anti-terrorism technologies.” The DHS issued its SAFETY Act regulations in June 2006. See Feature Article, “SAFETY Act: Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Rule Implementing the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002,” here. The interim rule adds a new FAR subpart (Subpart 50.2, “SAFETY Act”) along with four implementing clauses in FAR Part 52. The interim rule provides that agencies should determine, as early in the acquisition cycle as possible, whether the technology to be procured is appropriate for SAFETY Act protections, and should encourage offerors to seek SAFETY Act protections for their offered technologies, even in advance of the issuance of a solicitation. The rule also states that agencies should not mandate SAFETY Act protections for acquisitions because applying for SAFETY Act protections for a particular technology is the choice of the offeror. In addition, the rule provides that offerors are permitted only in certain limited circumstances to submit offers that are contingent upon the DHS issuing a SAFETY Act designation or certification. The interim rule went into effect on November 7, 2007.