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FAR RIN: 9000-AN18 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); FAR Case 2016-004; Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold for special emergency procurement authority from $300,000 to $750,000 (within the United States) and from $1 million to $1.5 million (outside the United States). The threshold is used to support contingency operations or to facilitate defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 2    48 CFR 13    48 CFR 19   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch 137    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/20/2016  81 FR 39882   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/19/2016 
Final Rule  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
FAR Policy
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Washington, DC 20405
Phone:202 969-4075