Agriculture Priorities and Allocations System

Docket ID: FSA-2011-0014
Agency: Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to establish a system to prioritize contracts and make allocations of certain agriculture-related resources, as necessary, to meet national defense priorities. The Farm Service Agency has the delegated authority and is implementing regulations to allow USDA to efficiently place priority ratings on contracts or orders with respect to resources within its authority should the need arise. The new Agriculture Priorities and Allocation System (APAS) regulations will be similar to the Department of Commerce's Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DPAS) for establishing priority ratings for contract performance.

RIN: 0560-AH68
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 789
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 50 U.S.C. app 2061 et seq., 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq.
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/19/201176 FR 29084
NPRM Comment Period End07/18/2011
Final Action10/22/201580 FR 63890
Final Action Effective12/21/2015
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: APAS
Keyword(s): APAS
Subtype: Significant; Not Major
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Other

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 18, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/19/2011
ID: FSA-2011-0014-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/22/2015
ID: FSA-2011-0014-0005

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/26/2015
ID: FSA-2011-0014-0006
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/13/2013
ID: FSA-2011-0014-0004


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Deirdre Holder
Director, Regulatory Review Group
202 205-5851
202 720-5233 (Fax)
1400 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20250-0572
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