The Urban Development¦Good Neighbor Program rededicates GSA to upholding the spirit and the intent of several long-standing directives that call for collaborative planning between the federal government and local stakeholders. On this page, you will find a collection of Federal legislation and Executive Orders that shape current planning policies and future implementation decisions.
Federal Urban Land Use Act of 1949 40 U.S.C. § 901-905
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 16 U.S.C. § 470
Rural Development Act of 1972 7 U.S.C. § 2204b-1
Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 40 U.S.C. § 601a
EO 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade," was signed by President Obama on March 19, 2015. This EO expands on the energy reduction and environmental performance requirements for Federal agencies identified in EO 13423. Importantly, the EO upholds the Implementing Instructions on sustainable locations for Federal facilities developed in response to the now-revoked EO 13514. These Implementing Instructions require Federal agencies to give consideration to the environmental and economic impacts that decisions about where to locate Federal facilities will have on local communities.
EO 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management,” was signed by President Bush on January 24, 2007. EO 13423 instructs Federal agencies to conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities under the law in support of their respective missions in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner. The Order sets goals in the following areas: energy efficiency, acquisition, renewable energy, toxic chemical reduction, recycling, sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, fleets, and water conservation.
EO 13006, “Locating Federal Facilities on Historic Properties in our Nation’s Central Cities” was signed by President Clinton on May 21, 1996. This EO states that the Federal Government shall utilize and maintain, wherever operationally appropriate and economically prudent, historic properties and districts, especially those located in central business areas.
EO 12072, “Federal Space Management” was signed by President Carter on August 16, 1978. It requires that first consideration should be given to urban areas in the process of meeting the Government's needs for office space.
The FMR is the successor regulation to the Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR). It contains updated regulatory policies originally found in the FPMR. However, it does not contain FPMR material that described how to do business with the GSA.
EISA 2007 was enacted to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government.