Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA).
This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by updating statutory references in a number of sections, by providing additional guidance for determining distance measurements when traveling by privately owned aircraft, by clarifying provisions regarding the use of personally owned vehicles (POV) for official travel, by updating the addresses to which per diem review requests should be sent, and by changing the method by which agencies must report the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers.
Effective Date: This final rule is effective September 27, 2010.
Applicability Date: This final rule is applicable for official travel performed on or after October 27, 2010.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), Room 4041, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501-4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Program Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Policy, at (202) 219-2349. Please cite FTR Amendment 2010-XX; FTR case 2010-305.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This amendment updates statutory references concerning when travel on Government aircraft is not reported; adds additional guidance for determining distance measurements when traveling on official business by privately owned aircraft; amends the heading regarding POV mileage reimbursement between an employee's residence, office and/or common carrier; updates the addresses for submitting per diem review requests; requires agencies to use an electronic reporting tool to report travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers; and updates statutory references in certain sections.
Accordingly, this final rule amends the FTR by:
1. Sections 301-10.261, 301-10.264, and 301-10.265—Updating statutory references.
2. Section 301-10.302—Revising the information to determine distance measurements when traveling by privately owned aircraft in conjunction with official travel.
3. Section 301-10.306—Revising the question portion to clarify what an employee will be reimbursed if authorized to use a POV between the employee's residence, office and/or common carrier terminal.
4. Section 301-11.26—Updating the chart with current address information.
5. Sections 301-70.801, 301-70.803, 301-70.804, and 301-70.902—Updating statutory references.
6. Section 301-70.906—Updating the requirement of agencies to report the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers by using an electronic reporting tool and updating a statutory reference.
B. Executive Order 12866
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This final rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.
C. Regulatory Flexibility Act
This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the revisions are not considered substantive. This final rule is also exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act per 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management or personnel. However, this final rule is being published to provide transparency in the promulgation of Federal policies.
D. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the FTR do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements, or the collection of information from offerors, contractors, or members of the public that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 41 CFR Parts 301-10, 301-11, and 301-70End List of Subjects Start Signature
Dated: August 3, 2010.
Administrator of General Services.
For the reasons set forth in the preamble, underEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 301-10—TRANSPORTATION EXPENSESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. Amend § 301-10.261 by removing from paragraph (c)(3) “End Amendment Part
3. Amend § 301-10.264 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) “End Amendment Part
4. Amend § 301-10.265 by removing “End Amendment Part
5. Amend the table in § 301-10.302 in the second column, in the second entry, by adding “You must convert nautical miles to statute or regular miles when submitting a claim (1 nautical mile equals 1.15077945 statute miles).” after the third sentence.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
6. Revise the heading of § 301-10.306 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
PART 301-11—PER DIEM EXPENSESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
7. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
8. Amend § 301-11.26 by revising the table to read as follows:End Amendment Part
|For CONUS locations||For non-foreign area locations||For foreign area locations|
|General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Attn: Travel Policy (MTT), 1800 F St. NW., Washington, DC 20405||Defense Travel Management Office, Attn: SP&P/Allowances Branch, 4601 N. Fairfax Dr, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203||Director, Office of Allowances, Department of State, Annex 1, Suite L-314, Washington, DC 20522-0103.|
PART 301-70—INTERNAL POLICY AND PROCEDURE REQUIREMENTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
9. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
10. Amend § 301-70.801 in paragraph (c)(3) by removing “End Amendment Part
11. Amend § 301-70.803 in paragraph (d)(2) by removing “End Amendment Part
12. Amend § 301-70.804 in paragraph (b)(2) by removing “End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
13. Revise § 301-70.906 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Yes, except when the trips are classified, you must report to GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy (MTT) all uses of your aircraft for travel by any senior Federal official or non-Federal traveler, by using an electronic reporting tool found at http://www.gsa.gov/sftr, unless travel is authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2648 and regulations implementing that statute.
[FR Doc. 2010-23882 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]
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