Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2006-304, Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement, 4210-4211 [E7-1443]

Download as PDF 4210 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 30, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Name of non-regulatory SIP revision * Documents Incorporated by Reference. * State submittal date Applicable geographic area * Northern Virginia VOC Emissions Control Area designated in 9 VAC 5–20–206. * 10/25/05 EPA approval date * * * January 30, 2007 [Insert page State effective date is 3/9/05 number where the document 9 VAC 5–20–21, Sections begins]. E.1.a.(16)., E.4.a.(18) through a.(20), E.6.a, E.11.a.(3), E.12.a.(5) through a.(8), E.14.a. and E.14.b. [FR Doc. E7–1337 Filed 1–29–07; 8:45 am] A. Background BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5707(b), the Administrator of General Services has the responsibility to establish the privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rates. Separate rates are set for airplanes, automobiles (including trucks), and motorcycles. In order to set these rates, GSA is required to conduct periodic investigations, in consultation with the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation, and representatives of Government employee organizations, of the cost of travel and the operation of POVs to employees while engaged on official business. As required, GSA has conducted an investigation of the costs of operating a POA and is reporting the cost per mile determination. The results of the investigation have been reported to Congress and a copy of the report appears as an attachment to this document. The report is being published to comply with the requirements of the law. GSA’s cost studies show the Administrator of General Services has determined the per mile operating costs of $0.485 for automobiles. As provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the automobile reimbursement rate cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has announced a new single standard mileage rate for automobiles of $0.485 per mile effective January 1, 2007. The cost of operating a privately owned airplane and motorcycle remain unchanged. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Chapter 301 [FTR Amendment 2007–01; FTR Case 2006– 304;Docket 2007–0002, Sequence 1] RIN 3090–AI31 Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2006-304, Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), by amending the mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned automobile (POA) 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 the cost of operating a privately owned automobile from $0.445 to $0.485 per mile. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA’s website at http:// www.gsa.gov/ftr. DATES: Effective Date: February 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501–4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Umeki G. Thorne, Program Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Travel Management Policy, at (202) 208–7636. Please cite FTR Amendment 2007–01; FTR case 2006– 304. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 This regulation is excepted from the definition of ‘‘regulation’’ or ‘‘rule’’ under Section 3(d)(3) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993 and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of that Executive Order. Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 C. Regulatory Flexibility Act This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal Register for notice and comment as per the exemption specified in 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2); therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., does not apply. D. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the Federal Travel Regulation 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 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. List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 301–10 Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses. Dated: January 18, 2007 Lurita Doan, Administrator of General Services. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under 5 U.S.C. 5701–5709, GSA amends 41 CFR part 301–10 as set forth below: I PART 301–10—TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES 1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–10 continues to read as follows: I B. Executive Order 12866 PO 00000 Additional Explanation Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707, 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118, Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–126, ‘‘Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft.’’ Revised May 22, 1992. 2. Revise section 301–10.303, privately owned automobile entry in the table, to read as follows: I E:\FR\FM\30JAR1.SGM 30JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 30, 2007 / Rules and Regulations § 301–10.303 What am I reimbursed when use of a POV is determined by my agency to be advantageous to the Government? For use of a * * * * * 1 $0.485 * * * * * 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 061124307–7013–02; I.D. 112106A] RIN 0648–AT65 Per mile. Attachment to Preamble—Report To Congress On The Costs Of Operating Privately Owned Vehicles 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(1)(A) requires that the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Transportation, and representatives of Government employee organizations, conduct periodic investigations of the cost of travel and operation of privately owned vehicles (POVs) (airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles) to Government employees while on official travel, and report the results to the Congress at least once a year. 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(2)(B) further requires that the Administrator of General Services determine the average, actual cost per mile for the use of each type of POV based on the results of the cost investigation. Such figures must be reported to the Congress within 5 working days after the cost determination has been made in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(2)(C). Pursuant to the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(1)(A), the General Services Administration (GSA), in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Transportation, and representatives of Government employee organizations, conducted an investigation of the cost of operating a privately owned automobile (POA). As provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the automobile reimbursement rate cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has announced a new single standard mileage rate for POAs of $0.485 effective January 1, 2007. As required, GSA is reporting the results of the investigation and the cost per mile determination. Based on cost studies conducted by GSA, I have determined the per-mile operating costs of a POA to be $0.485 for POAs. Reimbursement for the use of a privately owned airplane and privately owned motorcycle remains unchanged. This report to Congress on the cost of operating POAs will be published in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. E7–1443 Filed 1–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–S ycherry on PROD1PC64 with RULES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Your reimbursement is * * * * * ............... Privately owned automobile ......... * * * * * ............... 1 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action implements 2007 specifications and management measures for Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish (MSB) and modifies existing management measures. Specifically, it implements trimester quota allocations for the Loligo squid fishery and establishes the protocol for an inseason adjustment to increase the mackerel harvest, if landings approach harvest limits. Lastly, this final rule clarifies, updates, and corrects existing regulatory language that is misleading or incorrect. This action promotes the utilization and conservation of the MSB resource. DATES: Effective March 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Copies of supporting documents used by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), including the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Regulatory Impact Review (RIR)/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), are available from: Daniel Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Room 2115, Federal Building, 300 South New Street, Dover, DE 19904–6790. The EA/ RIR/IRFA is accessible via the Internet at http://www.nero.nmfs.gov. NMFS prepared a Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA), which is contained in the Classification section of the preamble of this rule. Copies of the FRFA and the Small Entity Compliance Guide are available from the Regional Administrator, Northeast Regional Office, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298, and are also available via the internet at http:// www.nero.nmfs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Nordeen, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978- 281–9272, fax 978–281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 4211 Background Regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries (FMP) appear at 50 CFR part 648, subpart B, and regulations governing foreign fishing appear at 50 CFR part 600, subpart F. This action fulfills NMFS regulatory requirements at §§ 648.21 and 600.516(c) to, based on the maximum optimum yield (Max OY) of each fishery as established by the regulations, annually specify the amounts of the initial optimum yield (IOY), allowable biological catch (ABC), domestic annual harvest (DAH), and domestic annual processing (DAP), as well as, where applicable, the amounts for total allowable level of foreign fishing (TALFF) and joint venture processing (JVP) for the affected species managed under the FMP. The Council adopted 2007 MSB specifications and management measures at its June 2006 and August 2006 meetings and submitted them to NMFS for review and approval. Initial submission was on September 1, 2006, and final submission was on October 31, 2006. A proposed rule for 2007 MSB specifications and management measures was published on December 5, 2006 (71 FR 70493). The public comment period for the proposed rule ended on January 4, 2007. Details concerning the Council’s development of these measures were presented in the preamble of the proposed rule and are not repeated here. Disapproval of Incidental Loligo Squid Possession Limit for the Illex Squid Vessels In an effort to reduce regulatory discarding and allow for more accurate quantification of the removals of Loligo squid taken in the directed Illex squid fishery, the Council recommended increasing the incidental Loligo squid possession limit for vessels engaged in the directed Illex squid fishery. Specifically, during August closures of the Loligo squid fishery, Illex squid moratorium vessels fishing seaward of the small mesh exemption line (approximately the 50–fm (91–m) depth contour) would have been permitted to possess and land up to 10,000 lb (4.54 mt) of Loligo squid, provided they possess a minimum of 10,000 lb (4.54 mt) of Illex squid on board. This measure was recommend for 2007 only, and the Council intended to re-assess it for 2008. NMFS explained at length in the proposed rule that, while it supports the Council’s intent to reduce regulatory discarding of Loligo squid in the Illex squid fishery, it was concerned about its E:\FR\FM\30JAR1.SGM 30JAR1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Chapter 301

[FTR Amendment 2007-01; FTR Case 2006-304;Docket 2007-0002, Sequence 1]
RIN 3090-AI31


Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2006-304, Privately Owned 
Automobile Mileage Reimbursement

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), by amending the mileage reimbursement 
rate for use of a privately owned automobile (POA) 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 the cost of 
operating a privately owned automobile from $0.445 to $0.485 per mile. 
The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's 
website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.

DATES: Effective Date: February 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (VIR), Room 
4035, GS Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501-4755, for 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Ms. Umeki G. Thorne, Program Analyst, 
Office of Governmentwide Policy, Travel Management Policy, at (202) 
208-7636. Please cite FTR Amendment 2007-01; FTR case 2006-304.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5707(b), the Administrator of General Services 
has the responsibility to establish the privately owned vehicle (POV) 
mileage reimbursement rates. Separate rates are set for airplanes, 
automobiles (including trucks), and motorcycles. In order to set these 
rates, GSA is required to conduct periodic investigations, in 
consultation with the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation, and 
representatives of Government employee organizations, of the cost of 
travel and the operation of POVs to employees while engaged on official 
business. As required, GSA has conducted an investigation of the costs 
of operating a POA and is reporting the cost per mile determination. 
The results of the investigation have been reported to Congress and a 
copy of the report appears as an attachment to this document. The 
report is being published to comply with the requirements of the law. 
GSA's cost studies show the Administrator of General Services has 
determined the per mile operating costs of $0.485 for automobiles. As 
provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the automobile reimbursement rate 
cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has announced a new single 
standard mileage rate for automobiles of $0.485 per mile effective 
January 1, 2007. The cost of operating a privately owned airplane and 
motorcycle remain unchanged.

B. Executive Order 12866

    This regulation is excepted from the definition of ``regulation'' 
or ``rule'' under Section 3(d)(3) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory 
Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993 and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under Section 6(b) of that Executive Order.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal 
Register for notice and comment as per the exemption specified in 5 
U.S.C. 553(a)(2); therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 
601, et seq., does not apply.

D. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the Federal Travel Regulation 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 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.

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 301-10

    Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses.

    Dated: January 18, 2007
Lurita Doan,
Administrator of General Services.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under 5 U.S.C. 5701-5709, 
GSA amends 41 CFR part 301-10 as set forth below:

PART 301-10--TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES

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1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-10 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707, 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118, 
Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-126, ``Improving the 
Management and Use of Government Aircraft.'' Revised May 22, 1992.

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2. Revise section 301-10.303, privately owned automobile entry in the 
table, to read as follows:

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Sec.  301-10.303  What am I reimbursed when use of a POV is determined 
by my agency to be advantageous to the Government?

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                  For use of a                    Your reimbursement is
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* * * * *......................................                * * * * *
Privately owned automobile.....................               \1\ $0.485
* * * * *......................................                * * * * *
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\1\ Per mile.

Attachment to Preamble--Report To Congress On The Costs Of Operating 
Privately Owned Vehicles

    5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(1)(A) requires that the Administrator of 
General Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the 
Secretary of Transportation, and representatives of Government 
employee organizations, conduct periodic investigations of the cost 
of travel and operation of privately owned vehicles (POVs) 
(airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles) to Government employees 
while on official travel, and report the results to the Congress at 
least once a year. 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(2)(B) further requires that the 
Administrator of General Services determine the average, actual cost 
per mile for the use of each type of POV based on the results of the 
cost investigation. Such figures must be reported to the Congress 
within 5 working days after the cost determination has been made in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(2)(C).
    Pursuant to the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(1)(A), the 
General Services Administration (GSA), in consultation with the 
Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Transportation, and 
representatives of Government employee organizations, conducted an 
investigation of the cost of operating a privately owned automobile 
(POA). As provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the automobile 
reimbursement rate cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate 
established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has 
announced a new single standard mileage rate for POAs of $0.485 
effective January 1, 2007. As required, GSA is reporting the results 
of the investigation and the cost per mile determination. Based on 
cost studies conducted by GSA, I have determined the per-mile 
operating costs of a POA to be $0.485 for POAs. Reimbursement for 
the use of a privately owned airplane and privately owned motorcycle 
remains unchanged.
    This report to Congress on the cost of operating POAs will be 
published in the Federal Register.
[FR Doc. E7-1443 Filed 1-30-07; 8:45 am]
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