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HHS/OS RIN: 0991-AC23 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●COVID-19 Hoarding Prevention Under the Defense Production Act 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this temporary final rule to prevent the hoarding of certain health and medical resources, or any of their essential components, needed to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and which are, or are likely to be, in short supply (scarce materials) or the supply of which would be threatened by excessive accumulation (threatened materials). These scare materials or threatened materials are designated by the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and identified by public notice. The first such notice of the designation of scarce materials and threatened materials was posted on the HHS website on March 25, 2020, and may be updated periodically. This rule implements the authority delegated to the Secretary in Executive Order 13910 to implement section 102 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 and the Act contained in subsection III of chapter 55 of title 50 of United States Code.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 101   
Legal Authority: sec. 102 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, 50 U.S.C. 4512, as amended, et seq.    E.O. 13909, 85 FR 16277    E.O. 13910, 85 FR 17001    E.O. 13911, 85 FR 18403.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
L. Paige Ezernack
Senior Policy Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Secretary
ASPR, 200 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:202 260-0365