Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Semi-annual agenda

 
CONTENT

May 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 93)

Unified Agenda

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [frwais.access.gpo.gov]

DOCID: f:ua050427.wais

Page 27684-27693

General Services Administration

Part XXVII

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Page 27684

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Chs. 101, 102, 105, 300, 301, 302, 303, and 304 48 CFR Ch. 5

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that GSA plans for the next 12 months and those that were completed since the fall 2004 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines in an

Office of Management and Budget memorandum. GSA's purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. GSA also invites interested persons to recommend existing significant regulations for review to determine whether they should be modified or eliminated. Proposed rules may be reviewed in their entirety at the Government's rulemaking website at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph De Stefano, Regulatory and

Federal Assistance Publication Division, (202) 501-1758.

Dated: March 29, 2005.

G. Martin Wagner,

Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

General Services Administration--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3293

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2005-G501; Federal

3090-AI06

Agency Retail Pharmacy Program........................................................ 3294

Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Amendment 2003-2; FMR Case 2003-102-1; Mail

3090-AH13

Management............................................................................ 3295

Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Case 2004-102-1; Disposition of Personal Property. 3090-AH93

General Services Administration--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3296

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2002-G503, Tax

3090-AH03

Adjustment............................................................................ 3297

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Amendment 2004-04; Case

3090-AI00 2004-G509; Access to the Federal Procurement Data System.............................. 3298

Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) Case 2004-101-1; Disposition of Seized, 3090-AH11

Forfeited, Voluntarily Abandoned, and Unclaimed Personal Property..................... 3299

Federal Management Regulation; FMR Case 2004-102-7; Donations, Exchange/Sale, and

3090-AI04

Foreign Gifts.........................................................................

General Services Administration--Long-Term Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3300

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2004-G503,

3090-AH17

Clarification of HUBZone.............................................................. 3301

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2004-G502;

3090-AH97

Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility.............................................. 3302

Federal Property Management Regulations; Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis 3090-AE32 of Handicap in Federally Assisted Programs............................................ 3303

Federal Property Management Regulations; Discrimination Prohibited on the Basis of Age 3090-AH46 3304

Federal Property Management Regulations; Nondiscrimination in Programs Receiving

3090-AH47

Federal Financial Assistance.......................................................... 3305

General Services Administration; Office of Civil Rights; Nondiscrimination Based on

3090-AH48

Sex in All Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Surplus Property................. 3306

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving

3090-AH49

Federal Financial Assistance.......................................................... 3307

General Services Administration; Office of Civil Rights; Enforcement of

3090-AH59

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs and Activities Conducted by

General Services Administration....................................................... 3308

Federal Property Management Regulations; Telecommunications Management................ 3090-AG03 3309

Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) Case 2003-101-1; Disposition of

3090-AH21

Personal Property With Special Handling Requirements.................................. 3310

Federal Management Regulation; Motor Vehicle Management............................... 3090-AH68 3311

Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR) Case 2003-101-2; Federal Management

3090-AH80

Regulation (FMR) Case 2003-102-3; Supply and Procurement..............................

Page 27685

3312

Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Case 2003-309; Relocation Allowances.................. 3090-AH91 3313

Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) Case 2003-101-3; Federal Management

3090-AG33

Regulation (FMR) Case 2004-102-5; Pricing Policy for Occupancy in GSA Space...........

General Services Administration--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3314

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2004-G504, Guidance 3090-AH30 on Electronic Funds Transfer.......................................................... 3315

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Case 2002-G501,

3090-AH67

FedBizOpps Notice on Charging for E-mail Notification Service......................... 3316

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Amendment 2004-05; Case

3090-AH98 2004-G501; Disputes and Appeals....................................................... 3317

General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Amendment 2005-01; Case

3090-AI07 2004-G508; Deviations................................................................. 3318

Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Amendment 2005-02; FMR Case 2004-102-6;

3090-AI01

Interagency Reports Management Program................................................ 3319

Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Amendment 2005-1; Case 2004-102-8; Change in

3090-AI02

Consumer Price Index Minimal Value.................................................... 3320

Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Amendment 2005-01; FTR Case 2005-301; Privately Owned

3090-AI03

Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement......................................................... 3321

Federal Travel Regulation; Case 2005-302; Relocation Income Tax (RIT) Allowance Tax

3090-AI05

Tables--2005 Update...................................................................

General Services Administration (GSA)

Proposed Rule Stage

OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY

  1. [bull] GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION

    (GSAR) CASE 2005-G501; FEDERAL AGENCY RETAIL PHARMACY PROGRAM

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 538; 48 CFR 552

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to add a new subpart and clause required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), consistent with congressional intent under section 603 of the Veterans

    Health Care Act of 1992 (VHCA), that certain Federal agencies (i.e.,

    VA, Department of Defense (DoD), Public Health Service (including the

    Indian Health Service), and the Coast Guard) have access to Federal pricing for pharmaceuticals purchased for their beneficiaries.

    GSA is responsible for the schedules program and rules related to its operation. Under GSA's delegation of authority, the VA procures medical supplies under the VA Federal Supply Schedule program. VA and DoD seek this amendment. This new subpart adds a clause unique to the virtual depot system established by a Federal Agency Retail Pharmacy Program utilizing contracted retail pharmacies as part of a centralized pharmaceutical commodity management program. At this time, only DoD has a program in place, and the rule would facilitate DoD's access to

    Federal pricing offered on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) pharmaceutical contracts for covered drugs purchased by DoD and dispensed to TRICARE beneficiaries through retail pharmacies in the TRICARE network.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    04/12/05

    70 FR 19045

    NPRM Comment Period End

    06/13/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    URL For Public Comments: www.acqnet.gov/gsam/gsamcomments.html

    Agency Contact: Ralph J Destefano, Director, General Services

    Administration, 1800 F Street, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-1758

    Fax: 202-501-4067

    Email: ralph.destefano@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI06

    Page 27686

    OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

  2. FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) AMENDMENT 2003-2; FMR CASE 2003-102-1; MAIL MANAGEMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 44 USC 2904; 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 102-192

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The interim rule published in the Federal Register at 67 FR 38896, June 6, 2002, revised FPMR 101-9 and moved it into the Federal

    Management Regulation at 102-192. The new rule, rewritten in plain language, established four requirements at the agency level.

    Specifically, all agencies must (1) have written security plans at the agency and facility level; (2) ensure that mail costs are identified at the program level; (3) ensure that all payments to the United States

    Postal Service are made using commercial payment processes (i.e., not using the Postal Service's Official Mail Accounting System)--the effective date of this requirement will be October 1, 2003; and (4) have performance measures for mail operations. In addition, the new rule requires all agencies that spend over $1 million per year on postage to send GSA an annual report that states the total amounts spent on postage, verifies that facility security plans have been reviewed at the agency level, identifies performance measures in use, and describes the agency's plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their mail operations.

    This second interim rule amended the Federal Management Regulation

    (FMR) to extend the deadline for agencies to convert to commercial payment to the United States Postal Service instead of the Official

    Mail Accounting System (OMAS). This rule amended the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 67 FR 38896, June 6, 2002, to reflect the extension of the deadline from October 1, 2003, to December 31, 2003.

    The FMR and corresponding documents are available via the Internet at http://www.gsa.gov.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/29/01

    66 FR 29067

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/30/01

    NPRM Comment Period Extended 07/31/01

    66 FR 39473

    NPRM Comment Period End

    09/28/01

    Interim Final Rule

    06/06/02

    67 FR 38896

    Interim Final Rule Effective 06/06/02

    Interim Final Rule

    09/29/03

    68 FR 56112

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    11/28/03

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Henry Maury, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of

    Transportation and Personal Property (MT), General Services

    Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 208-7928

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Email: henry.maury@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH13

  3. FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) CASE 2004-102-1; DISPOSITION

    OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 102-35

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) proposes amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by revising coverage on personal property and moving it into subchapter B of the FMR. This proposed rule adds a new part to subchapter B of the FMR to provide an overview of the property disposal regulation and provide definitions for terms found in FMR parts 102-36 through 102-42, as well as Federal

    Property Management Regulations (FPMR) parts 101-42 and 101-48. The

    FPMR parts will be included in the FMR in the near future.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management

    Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW,

    Room 1221A, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3828

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Email: robert.holcombe@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH93

    General Services Administration (GSA)

    Final Rule Stage

    OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY

  4. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2002-G503, TAX ADJUSTMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 552.270-30

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rulemaking establishes a provision at GSAR 552.270-30,

    Tax Adjustment. The provision outlines the methodology for calculating real estate taxes for use in solicitations for offers for acquisition of leasehold interests in real property.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/25/00

    65 FR 33799

    NPRM Comment Period End

    07/24/00

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Page 27687

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat,

    Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services

    Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH03

  5. [bull] GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION

    (GSAR) AMENDMENT 2004-04; CASE 2004-G509; ACCESS TO THE FEDERAL

    PROCUREMENT DATA SYSTEM

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 504

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the

    General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) by adding coverage to specify the rate that will be charged to non-governmental entities in exchange for permitting them to establish a direct computer connection with the Federal Procurement Data System database.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    12/28/04

    69 FR 77661

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    02/28/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat,

    Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services

    Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI00

    OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

  6. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (FPMR) CASE 2004-101-1;

    DISPOSITION OF SEIZED, FORFEITED, VOLUNTARILY ABANDONED, AND UNCLAIMED

    PERSONAL PROPERTY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 552; 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 1306

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-48; 41 CFR 102-41

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration is proposing to amend the

    Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) by revising coverage on utilization, donation, or disposal of abandoned and forfeited personal property and moving it into the Federal Management Regulation (FMR). A cross-reference is added to the FPMR to direct readers to the coverage in the FMR. The FMR coverage is written in plain language to provide agencies with updated regulatory material that is easy to read and understand.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    03/29/05

    70 FR 15792

    NPRM Comment Period End

    04/28/05

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management

    Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW,

    Room 1221A, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3828

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Email: robert.holcombe@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH11

  7. [bull] FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION; FMR CASE 2004-102-7;

    DONATIONS, EXCHANGE/SALE, AND FOREIGN GIFTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 549; 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 102-37; 41 CFR 102-39; 41 CFR 102-42

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration is amending the Federal

    Management Regulation language that pertains to personal property by correcting references to outdated or superceded provisions of law or regulation; correcting text to be in conformance with revised laws, regulation, or Federal agency responsibilities; and clarifying text where the intended meaning could be updated or made clearer.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management

    Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW,

    Room 1221A, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3828

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Email: robert.holcombe@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI04

    Page 27688

    General Services Administration (GSA)

    Long-Term Actions

    OFFICE OF ACQUISITION POLICY

  8. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2004-G503, CLARIFICATION OF HUBZONE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 6.205; 48 CFR 552.270

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rulemaking will clarify how the HUBZone program applies to acquiring leasehold interests in real property.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: Businesses

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat,

    Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services

    Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH17

  9. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2004-G502; DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, AND INELIGIBILITY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 509.4

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration proposed amending General

    Services Administration Acquisition Regulation section 509.406-3(d) to add an additional procedure to the decisionmaking process for the debarment and suspension of parties.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    06/18/04

    69 FR 34248

    NPRM Comment Period End

    08/17/04

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat,

    Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services

    Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH97

    OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

  10. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS; ENFORCEMENT OF

    NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED

    PROGRAMS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 29 USC 794

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-8.3; 41 CFR 102-7

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rulemaking revises FPMR 101-8.3 in plain language and moves it into the Federal Management Regulation at 102-7. The revised regulation updates coverage for enforcement of section 504 of the

    Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, in federally assisted programs or activities to include a cross-reference to the Uniform Federal

    Accessibility Standards.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

    Agency Contact: Regina Budd, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of

    Civil Rights, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4571

    Email: regina.budd@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AE32

  11. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS; DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED

    ON THE BASIS OF AGE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 6101 to 6107

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-8.7

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration proposes a revision to convert FPMR 101-8.7 to plain language and move it into the Federal

    Management Regulation. The rule enforces the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination based on age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

    Agency Contact: Regina Budd, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of

    Civil Rights, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4571

    Email: regina.budd@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH46

  12. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS; NONDISCRIMINATION IN

    PROGRAMS RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2000d-1; 20 USC 1681; 40 USC 122

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-6; 41 CFR 102-4

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration proposes a revision to convert FPMR 101-6.2 to plain language and move it into the Federal

    Management Regulation at 102-4. The rule enforces title VI of the Civil

    Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which

    Page 27689

    prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

    Agency Contact: Regina Budd, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of

    Civil Rights, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4571

    Email: regina.budd@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH47

  13. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION; OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS;

    NONDISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEX IN ALL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING

    FEDERAL SURPLUS PROPERTY

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 122

    CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Office of Civil Rights has no implementing regulation for this statute at this time. However, the statute states that this provision shall be enforced through agency provisions and rules similar to those under title VI.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

    Agency Contact: Regina Budd, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of

    Civil Rights, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4571

    Email: regina.budd@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH48

  14. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEX IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS OR

    ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 20 USC 1681 to 1688

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-4

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration proposes to convert FPMR 41 CFR 101-4 into plain language and move it into the Federal

    Management Regulation. The revised regulation enforces title IX of the

    Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, in federally assisted education and training programs.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

    Agency Contact: Regina Budd, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of

    Civil Rights, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4571

    Email: regina.budd@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH49

  15. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION; OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS;

    ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS

    AND ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 29 USC 794

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 105-8

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This regulation enforces nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities conducted by GSA. This rulemaking will be updated.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

    Agency Contact: Regina Budd, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of

    Civil Rights, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4571

    Email: regina.budd@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH59

    OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

  16. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS; TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    MANAGEMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 11314(b)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-35; 41 CFR 102-172

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rulemaking revises FPMR 101-35 to update GSA's telecommunications management policy and moves it into the Federal

    Management Regulation at 102-172. The regulation is being rewritten in a plain language, question and answer format to make it easier to use and understand.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    08/07/96

    61 FR 41003

    Interim Final Rule Effective 08/08/96

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    10/07/96

    Next Action Undetermined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Keith Thurston, Assistant to Deputy Associate

    Administrator, Office of Information Technology Policy, General

    Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-0202

    Page 27690

    Email: keith.thurston@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AG03

  17. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (FPMR) CASE 2003-101-1;

    DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY WITH SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIREMENTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-42; 41 CFR 101-45; 41 CFR 102-40

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration proposes revising FPMR 101-42 and moving it into the Federal Management Regulation at 102-40.

    This proposed rule updates, streamlines, and clarifies FPMR part 101-42 and moves the part into the FMR as part 102-40. This proposed rule amends the FPMR by revising coverage on the hazardous and certain categories of personal property and moving it into the FMR. The proposed rule is written in a plain language question and answer format. This style uses an active voice, shorter sentences, and pronouns. A question and its answer combine to establish a rule. The employee and the agency must follow the language contained in both the question and its answer.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

    Agency Contact: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management

    Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW,

    Room 1221A, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3828

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Email: robert.holcombe@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH21

  18. FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION; MOTOR VEHICLE MANAGEMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 102-34

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: An amendment to FMR 102-34 has been drafted to incorporate recent changes in the program. The significant changes proposed are: 1. The Fleet Average Fuel Economy Standards for FY 2000 and beyond is 20.7 miles per gallon for light trucks. 2. Motor vehicle identification requirements have been changed. All required identifiers are now to be included on the license plate: ``For

    Official Use Only,'' ``U.S. Government,'' and Federal agency or bureau identification. Previously, the identifiers were on decals that were placed on the vehicles. A waiver is currently allowing agencies to deviate from the decal requirement. 3. UNICOR is the mandatory supplier of official U.S. Government license plates. Lorton Prison in Virginia was the supplier for a number of years but has closed. The GSA Federal Vehicle Policy Division (MTV) initiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UNICOR to provide license plates to all Federal agencies. 4. Agencies are identified by a letter code on the license plate. For example, the letter G designates GSA Fleet. 5. The exemption from displaying U.S. Government license plates and other motor vehicle identification currently did not allow agencies to request this on administrative vehicles that were not directly connected to investigative, law enforcement, or intelligence duties.

    Our office issued a wavier to this after the events of September 11, 2001, at the request of the agencies. This note has been removed to allow agencies to request an exemption on all their vehicles. 6. Addition of a clause that agencies are required to purchase EPA- designated content products such as re-refined engine oils, retread tires, and reclaimed engine coolant. 7. The Federal Motor Vehicle Fleet Report reporting is now accomplished through the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST). FAST is an

    Internet-based reporting system used by GSA and the Department of

    Energy to capture motor vehicle inventory, cost, fuel, and use data from all Federal agencies. 8. A new subpart has been added on Environmental Concerns, which addresses hazardous wastes, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Energy

    Policy Act of 1992, Executive Order 13149, the Federal Fleet Program,

    EPA-designated recycled content products, and the Federal Alternative

    Fuel Vehicle USER Program.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Russ Pentz, Director, Federal Vehicle Policy Division,

    Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration,

    Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 208-0572

    Fax: 202 501-2149

    Email: russ.pentz@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH68

  19. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FPMR) CASE 2003-101-2;

    FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) CASE 2003-102-3; SUPPLY AND

    PROCUREMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 506(a); 40 USC 506(b)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-25 to 101-30; 41 CFR 102-21 to 102-28

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration proposes amending the

    Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR) by revising coverage at 41 CFR parts 101-25 to 101-30 regarding Government property management policies and moving it into the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) at 41 CFR parts 102-21 to 102-28. A cross-reference in the FPMR will direct readers to the coverage in the FMR.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management

    Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW,

    Room 1221A, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3828

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Page 27691

    Email: robert.holcombe@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH80

  20. FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATION (FTR) CASE 2003-309; RELOCATION

    ALLOWANCES

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 5707; 5 USC 5738; 5 USC 5741; 5 USC 5742; 20 USC 905(a); 31 USC 1353; 40 USC 121(c); 49 USC 40118; EO 11609, 3 CFR, 1971 to 1975 Comp, p 586

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 300-3; 41 CFR 302-2; 41 CFR 302-3; 41 CFR 302-4; 41 CFR 302-5; 41 CFR 302-6; 41 CFR 302-7; 41 CFR 302-9; 41 CFR 302-11; 41 CFR 302-15

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) Office of

    Governmentwide Policy continually reviews and adjusts policies as a part of its ongoing mission to provide policy assistance to the

    Government agencies bound by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR). As part of that ongoing mission, GSA created the Relocation Best Practices

    Committee (RBPC) to examine Government relocation policy. The RBPC consists of Government as well as private sector relocation experts.

    The RBPC researched and produced a complete package of relocation changes that included both statutory as well as regulatory elements.

    The proposed FTR changes are the result of RBPC recommendations, benchmarking against private industry, and GSA, representing

    Governmentwide policy needs. The proposed changes are intended to keep

    Government relocation practices in line with current relocation trends and allow for better management of the Government relocation programs including costs.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    11/23/04

    69 FR 68111

    NPRM Comment Period End

    01/24/05

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Peggy G. DeProspero, Acting Director, Travel Management

    Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services

    Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-2826

    Fax: 202 501-0349

    Email: peggy.deprospero@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH91

    PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE

  21. FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (FPMR) CASE 2003-101-3;

    FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) CASE 2004-102-5; PRICING POLICY FOR

    OCCUPANCY IN GSA SPACE

    Priority: Other Significant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 40 USC 586(b)(2)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 101-17; 41 CFR 101-20; 41 CFR 101-21; 41 CFR 102- 85

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the

    Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) by moving coverage of

    GSA's Rent program into the Federal Management Regulation (FMR). A cross-reference is added to the FPMR to direct readers to the coverage in the FMR. The FMR is written in plain language to provide agencies with updated regulatory material that is easy to read and understand.

    This final rule establishes pricing procedures for space and services provided by GSA to its customer agencies.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule

    05/08/01

    66 FR 23169

    Interim Final Rule Effective 05/08/01

    Interim Final Rule Comment

    Period End

    07/09/01

    Final Action

    To Be

    Determined

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Emily Karam, Director of Portfolio Analysis Division,

    Office of Real Property Asset Management, General Services

    Administration, Public Buildings Service, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3489

    Email: emily.karam@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AG33

    General Services Administration (GSA)

    Completed Actions

  22. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2004-G504, GUIDANCE ON ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 532; 48 CFR 552

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Withdrawn

    03/07/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH30

    Page 27692

  23. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR) CASE 2002-G501, FEDBIZOPPS NOTICE ON CHARGING FOR E-MAIL NOTIFICATION SERVICE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 505

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Withdrawn

    03/07/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AH67

  24. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION (GSAR)

    AMENDMENT 2004-05; CASE 2004-G501; DISPUTES AND APPEALS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 533; 48 CFR 552

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    01/04/05

    70 FR 298

    Final Action Effective

    01/04/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    Related RIN: Previously reported as 3090-AH96

    RIN: 3090-AH98

  25. [bull] GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION REGULATION

    (GSAR) AMENDMENT 2005-01; CASE 2004-G508; DEVIATIONS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 501

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the

    General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) by issuing a final rule to modify existing policy on obtaining deviations from both the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and GSAR. This final rule will include revised procedures for obtaining deviations and will clarify the term ``class deviation,'' and add clarification regarding the term ``contract action.''

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/29/05

    70 FR 15779

    Final Action Effective

    03/29/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

    Agency Contact: Laurieann Duarte, Supervisor, Regulatory Secretariat,

    Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services

    Administration, Room 4035, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-4755

    Fax: 202 501-4067

    Email: laurieann.duarte@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI07

  26. [bull] FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) AMENDMENT 2005-02; FMR

    CASE 2004-102-6; INTERAGENCY REPORTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c)

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 102-195; 41 CFR 101-11

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The General Services Administration amended the Federal

    Management Regulation to delete the specific requirements of the

    Interagency Reports Management Program.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    01/19/05

    70 FR 3132

    Final Action Effective

    01/19/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: David Pritzker, Attorney-Advisor, General Services

    Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Room 3033, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 482-7340

    Fax: 202 482-7360

    Email: david.pritzker@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI01

  27. [bull] FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION (FMR) AMENDMENT 2005-1; CASE 2004-102-8; CHANGE IN CONSUMER PRICE INDEX MINIMAL VALUE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 40 USC 121(c); 5 USC 7342

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 102-42

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: Public Law 95-105 requires that, at 3-year intervals following January 1, 1981, minimal value for reporting foreign gifts be redefined by the Administrator of General Services, after consultation with the Secretary of State, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price

    Index for the immediately preceding 3-year period. The required consultation has been completed and the minimal value has been increased to mean $305 or less as of January 1, 2005.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    01/12/05

    70 FR 2318

    Final Action Effective

    01/01/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management

    Policy Division, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW,

    Room 1221A, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-3828

    Fax: 202 501-6742

    Email: robert.holcombe@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI02

  28. [bull] FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATION (FTR) AMENDMENT 2005-01; FTR CASE 2005-301; PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 5707; 40 USC 121(c); 49 USC 40118

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 301-10

    Legal Deadline: None

    Page 27693

    Abstract: This final rule amended the mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned vehicle on official travel to reflect current costs of operation as determined in cost studies conducted by the

    General Services Administration (GSA). The governing regulation is revised to increase the mileage allowance for advantageous use of a privately owned airplane from $0.995 to $1.07 per mile, the cost of operating a privately owned automobile from $0.375 to $0.405 per mile, and the cost of operating a privately owned motorcycle from $0.285 to

    $0.305 per mile.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    02/04/05

    70 FR 5932

    Final Action Effective

    02/04/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Peggy G. DeProspero, Acting Director, Travel Management

    Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services

    Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-2826

    Fax: 202 501-0349

    Email: peggy.deprospero@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI03

  29. [bull] FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATION; CASE 2005-302; RELOCATION INCOME

    TAX (RIT) ALLOWANCE TAX TABLES--2005 UPDATE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 5738; 20 USC 905(a); EO 11609

    CFR Citation: 41 CFR 302-17

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Federal, State, and Puerto Rico tax tables for calculating the relocation income tax (RIT) allowance must be updated yearly to reflect changes in Federal, State, and Puerto Rico income tax brackets and rates. The Federal, State, and Puerto Rico tax tables contained in this rule are for calculating the 2005 RIT allowance to be paid to relocating Federal employees.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/15/05

    70 FR 12598

    Final Action Effective

    01/01/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

    Agency Contact: Peggy G. DeProspero, Acting Director, Travel Management

    Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services

    Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405

    Phone: 202 501-2826

    Fax: 202 501-0349

    Email: peggy.deprospero@gsa.gov

    RIN: 3090-AI05

    FR Doc. 05-6968 Filed 05-13-05; 8:45 am

    BILLING CODE 6840-34-S