DPAS Roles and Interactions 1 Office of Policy and Program Analysis (OPPA): Provides policy, guidance, and procedures for implementation of priorities and allocations authorities and responsibilities assigned to the Administrator pursuant to Section 101 of the DPA, Parts 1 and 2 of E.O. 13603, and DPAS Delegation 4. Determines, in writing, which programs involving civilian needs are eligible to be supported using the priorities and allocations authority, in accordance with section 202(c) of E.O. 13603. Designates the Lead DPAS Officer. Heads of FEMA Components delegated DPAS Authority: Include: Deputy Administrator, FEMA Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness and Protection Associate Administrator, Mission support U.S. Fire Administrator Regional Administrators Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator Associate Administrator, Operations Federal Coordinating Officers Director, OPPA Direct use of DPAS priority ratings, as necessary and appropriate, to ensure timely delivery of materials and services to meet program requirements. Must ensure that subordinates responsible for DPAS actions are thoroughly familiar with the provisions of the FEMA DPAS Directive, the FEMA DPAS Manual, the DPAS regulation, and any other published guidance relating to the use of DPAS priority ratings in support of FEMA programs. This authority may be re-delegated to subordinate program officials. Monitor the use of DPAS priority ratings in support of their programs to ensure compliance with the provisions of the FEMA DPAS Directive, the FEMA DPAS Manual, the DPAS regulation, and any other published guidance relating to use of DPAS priority ratings in support of FEMA programs. Designate DPAS Officers, as needed, to support use of DPAS priority ratings by their components. This authority may be re-delegated to subordinate program officials. Lead DPAS Officer: Provides direction and support for FEMA use of DPAS priority ratings. Develops and implements DPAS training for FEMA personnel involved in DPAS activities. Attempts to resolve DPAS issues and requests for special priorities assistance (SPA) that cannot be resolved at the program level and validates and forwards unresolved requests for SPA to the Department of Commerce (DOC). Monitors FEMA use of DPAS priority ratings and notifies the DOC of any alleged violations of the priorities and allocations provisions of the DPA or the DPAS. Resolves any conflicts among FEMA programs involving use of DPAS priority ratings and supports resolution of any conflict involving use of DPAS priority ratings by a FEMA program and other entities, in accordance with conflict resolution procedures. DPAS Officers: Assist program officials, representatives of State, local, and tribal governments, and representatives of critical infrastructure operations in developing and submitting requests for Special Priorities Assistance (SPA) and DPAS priority-rating authority to support DHS/FEMA DPAS eligible programs. Provide information and training for FEMA, other government, and private-sector personnel involved in use of DPAS priority ratings in support of FEMA programs. Review and validate requests for SPA to determine whether they comply with DPAS criteria, whether appropriate actions have been attempted to resolve problems, and the need for further actions to resolve problems.