[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 20783]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08026]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Procurement and Property Management

7 CFR Part 3201

RIN 0599-AA16


Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement; 
Withdrawal

AGENCY: Office of Procurement and Property Management, Departmental 
Management, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing the 
final rule ``Designation of Product Categories for Federal 
Procurement'' published April 1, 2013, at 78 FR 19393. The final 
rulemaking, which amended the Guidelines for Designating Biobased 
Products for Federal Procurement, to add eight sections to designate 
product categories within which biobased products will be afforded 
Federal procurement preference, was published prematurely due to an 
oversight in the development process.

DATES: The final rule published April 1, 2013 (78 FR 19393) is 
withdrawn effective April 8, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Buckhalt, USDA, Office of 
Procurement and Property Management, Room 361, Reporters Building, 300 
7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024; email: [email protected]; phone 
(202) 205-4008. Please cite ``7 CFR Part 3201, RIN 0599-AA16'' in all 
correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 1, 2013, USDA published a final 
rule, to be effective May 1, 2013, amending the Guidelines for 
Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement, to add eight 
sections to designate product categories within which biobased products 
will be afforded Federal procurement preference, as provided for under 
section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, as 
amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. The rule 
also adds a new subcategory to one previously designated product 
category and establishes minimum biobased contents for each of these 
product categories and subcategories. The rule also changes the term 
``item'' to product category.
    Due to an oversight in the development process, USDA published the 
final rule prematurely and, therefore, is withdrawing it. OPPM 
anticipates republishing the rulemaking in the coming months.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on April 1, 2013.
Lisa M. Wilusz,
Director, Office of Procurement and Property Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-08026 Filed 4-5-13; 8:45 am]
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