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Notice Pursuant to Executive Order 12600 of Posting Certain GSA Real Property Lease Documents With Private Sector Landlords on GSA's Public Online Portal

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AGENCY:

Public Buildings Service, Office of Leasing, General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice provides submitters notice pursuant to Executive Order 12600 that the GSA, Public Buildings Service, Office of Leasing is complying with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Open Government Directive issued December 8, 2009, as M-10-06, to implement the principles of transparency and openness in government by posting certain GSA real property lease documents with private sector landlords on GSA's public online portal.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Submit comments identified by “Notice-PBS-2013-04”, by any of the following methods:

  • Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for “Notice-PBS-2013-04”. Follow the instructions provided at the “Comment Now” screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Notice-PBS-2013-04” on your attached document.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405. Notice-PBS-2013-04.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite “Notice-PBS-2013-04”, in all correspondence related to this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. John D. Thomas at 202-501-2454.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

[OMB's Open Government Directive issued December 8, 2009, as M-10-06, instructs federal agencies, including GSA, to take specific actions to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration. More specifically, the directive asks agencies to expand access to information by making it available online in open formats. To comply with this initiative, certain GSA real property lease documents with private sector landlords will be posted on GSA's public online portal, with specific data elements being redacted to protect privacy, personal, and proprietary information as outlined under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. As such, this notice describes typical data elements contained in these lease documents and their exemption status under the FOIA statute.]

GSA, the nation's largest public real estate organization, provides workspace Start Printed Page 2851for more than 1.2 million federal workers through its Public Buildings Service. Approximately half of the employees are housed in buildings owned by the federal government and half are located in over 7,200 separate leased properties (in over 8,700 leases), including buildings, land, antenna sites, etc., across the country. In order to comply with OMB's Open Government Directive issued December 8, 2009, as M-10-06, of transparency and openness in government, by posting certain GSA real property lease documents with private sector landlords on GSA's public online portal, GSA has identified several data elements that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to FOIA under, 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

The following table contains a description of these data fields and their exempt status under FOIA:

FOIA Review of Data Elements in GSA Lease Documents

Data fieldExempt statusPublic comments
(1) Lease NumberNot exempt under the FOIA.
(2) Lease Award DateNot exempt under the FOIA.
(3) Leased Building Address (Including City State And Zip Code)Not exempt under the FOIA.
(4) Lease Effective DateNot exempt under the FOIA.
(5) Lease Expiration DateNot exempt under the FOIA.
(6) Length of Renewal Option Term(s)Not exempt under the FOIA.
(7) Renewal Option Rental RateExempt—5 U.S.C. 522(b)(4).
(8) Information on Lease termination rightsNot exempt under the FOIA.
(9) Itemized Operating Cost Rate (Including Components Of Operating Costs, Such As Fuel Costs, Utilities, Janitorial Costs, etc.)Exempt—5 U.S.C. 522(b)(4).
(10) Lease Agreement Rentable Square Feet (RSF)Not exempt under the FOIA.
(11) Lease Agreement ANSI/BOMA Office Area Square Feet (ABOA SF)Not exempt under the FOIA.
(12) Lease Structured Parking SpacesNot exempt under the FOIA.
(13) Lease Surface Parking SpacesNot exempt under the FOIA.
(14) Percentage Of OccupancyNot exempt under the FOIA.
(15) Annual Rent (Including Rent Structure For Term Of Lease)Not exempt under the FOIA.
(16) Lessor NameNot exempt under the FOIA.
(17) Lessor Address if Lessor is an individual (including City, State, and Postal Code)Exempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
(18) Lessor Phone if Lessor is an individualExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
(19) Lessor Fax if Lessor is an individualExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
(20) Lessor Email if Lessor is an individualExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
(21) Name of Person Signing LeaseNot exempt under the FOIA.
(22) Name of Person Witnessing Lease SignatureNot exempt under the FOIA.
(23) Payee NameExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(24) Payee Address (including City, State, and Postal Code)Exempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(25) Payee PhoneExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(26) Payee FaxExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(27) Payee EmailExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(28) Itemized Unit Price Schedule (Including Construction Costs For Tenant Buildout Items Such As Drywall Partitioning, Electrical Outlets, Doors, Carpeting, Locks, Cabinets, etc.)Exempt—5 U.S.C. 522(b)(4).
(29) HVAC Overtime RateNot exempt under the FOIA.
(30) Corporate ResolutionExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(31) Partnership AgreementExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(32) Adjustment For Vacant Premises RateNot exempt under the FOIA.
(33) Legal Description Of BuildingNot exempt under the FOIA.
(34) Normal Business Hours Of BuildingNot exempt under the FOIA.
(35) Agency Name or Agency initialsExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7).
(36) Floor Plan and drawingsExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(5) and (7).
(37) Identification Of Building Floors OccupiedNot exempt under the FOIA.
(38) Lessor Tax Payer Identification Number if Lessor is business entity or individualExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) or (6).
(39) Social Security NumberExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
(40) DUNS Number (9 digit DUNS Number)Not exempt under the FOIA.
(41) DUNS+4 (13 digit DUNS Number)Exempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(42) Financial InstitutionExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(43) Account NumberExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(44) ABA Routing IDExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(45) Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network U.S. PhoneExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(46) ACH Non-U.S. PhoneExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(47) ACH FaxExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(48) ACH E-MailExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(49) Broker Commission Information (Including Rates and Percentages)Exempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
(50) Address of Person Witnessing Lease Signature if Person is an individualExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
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(51) Security Information or Requirements Deemed SensitiveExempt—5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7).
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Dated: January 8, 2014.

John D. Thomas,

Director, Center for Lease Policy, Public Building Services.

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[FR Doc. 2014-00684 Filed 1-15-14; 8:45 am]

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