[Federal Register: December 13, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 240)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


41 CFR Parts 101-6, 101-18, 101-19, 101-20, 101-33, 101-47


[FPMR Amendment D-99]
RIN 3090-AH60


 
Real Property Policies


AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA.


ACTION: Final rule.


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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is transferring 
coverage on real property policies to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR). A final rule published in the Federal Register at 66 FR 5358 
(January 18, 2001) moved many of the real property policies to the FMR. 
An amendment to those regulations appears elsewhere in today's Federal 
Register. This final rule completes the transfer by removing all FPMR 
coverage on real property policies and providing cross references to 
direct readers to the coverage in the FMR.


EFFECTIVE DATE: December 13, 2002.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley C. Langfeld, Director, Real 
Property Policy Division, at (202) 501-1737.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


A. Background


    To promote efficient management of Government assets, which is the 
Federal Property and Administrative Services Act's original intent, GSA 
is improving its regulatory system by establishing the Federal 
Management Regulation (FMR) as the successor regulation to the Federal 
Property Management Regulations (FPMR). The FMR will contain a refined 
set of policies and regulatory requirements on managing property and 
administrative services. Non-regulatory guidance, procedures, 
information, and standards now in the FPMR is being removed from the 
regulation and will be available in separate documents, such as 
customer service guides, handbooks, brochures, Internet Web sites, and 
FMR bulletins.


B. Executive Order 12866


    The General Services Administration (GSA) has determined that this 
final rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.


C. Regulatory Flexibility Act


    This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal 
Register for comment. Therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act does 
not apply.


D. Paperwork Reduction Act


    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because this final rule 
does not impose reporting, recordkeeping or information collection 
requirements which require the approval of the Office of Management and 
Budget pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.


E. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act


    This final rule is also exempt from Congressional review prescribed 
under 5 U.S.C. 801 since it relates solely to agency management and 
personnel.


List of Subjects in 41 CFR Parts 101-6, 101-18, 101-19, 101-20, 
101-33, 101-47, 102-73, 102-74, 102-75, 102-76, 102-80, 102-82, and 
102-83


    Acquisition of real property, Administrative practices and 
procedures, Concessions, Crime, Federal buildings and facilities, Fire 
prevention, Government real property management, Location of space, 
Public utilities, Safety and environmental management, Security 
measures, Vending facility program for blind persons.




    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR 
chapter 101 as follows:


CHAPTER 101--[AMENDED]


PART 101-6--MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS


    1. Subpart 101-6.3 is revised to read as follows:


Subpart 101-6.3--Ridesharing


    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); Executive Order 12191 dated 
February 1, 1980; Sec. 205(c), 63 Stat. 390.




Sec.  101-6.300  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220.


    For information on Federal facility ridesharing, see FMR part 102-
74 (41 CFR part 102-74).


    2. Subpart 101-6.6 is revised to read as follows:


Subpart 101-6.6--Fire Protection (Firesafety) Engineering


    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c).




Sec.  101-6.600  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220.


    For information on fire protection (firesafety) engineering, see 
FMR part 102-74 (41 CFR part 102-74) and FMR part 102-80 (41 CFR part 
102-80).
    3. Part 101-18 is revised to read as follows:


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PART 101-18--ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY


    Authority: E.O. 12072, Sec. 1-201(b), 43 FR 36869.




Sec.  101-18.0  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220).


    For information on acquisition of real property, see FMR part 102-
73 (41 CFR part 102-73).


    4. Part 101-19 is revised to read as follows:


PART 101-19--CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS


    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 40 U.S.C. 490 (The Federal Property 
and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, Sec. 205(c) and 
210, 63 Stat. 377); and 40 U.S.C. 601-619 (The Public Buildings Act 
of 1959, as amended); Pub. L. 92-313.




Sec.  101-19.0  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220).


    For information on construction and alteration of public buildings, 
see FMR parts 102-74 (41 CFR part 102-74) and 102-76 (41 CFR part 102-
76).


    5. Part 101-20 is revised to read as follows:


PART 101-20--MANAGEMENT OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS


    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); The Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, Sec. 205(c), 63 
Stat. 390.




Sec.  101-20.0  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220).


    For information on management of buildings and grounds, see FMR 
part 102-74 (41 CFR part 102-74).


    6. Part 101-33 is revised to read as follows:


PART 101-33--PUBLIC UTILITIES


    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); The Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, Sec. 205(c), 63 
Stat. 390.




Sec.  101-33.0  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220).


    For information on public utilities, see FMR part 102-82 (41 CFR 
part 102-82).


    7. Part 101-47 is revised to read as follows:


PART 101-47--UTILIZATION AND DISPOSAL OF REAL PROPERTY


    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); The Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, Sec. 205(c), 63 
Stat. 390.




Sec.  101-47.0  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220).


    For information on utilization and disposal of real property, see 
FMR part 102-75 (41 CFR part 102-75).


    8. The Appendix to Subchapter D is revised to read as follows:


Appendix to Subchapter D--Temporary Regulations Federal Property 
Management Regulations; Interim Rule D-1


PART 101-17--ASSIGNMENT AND UTILIZATION OF SPACE




Sec.  101-17.0  Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) 41 CFR chapter 102 parts 1 through 220).


    For information on location of space, see FMR part 102-83 (41 CFR 
part 102-83).


    Dated: July 30, 2002.
Stephen A. Perry,
Administrator of General Services.
[FR Doc. 02-30051 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]
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