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Download as PDF 43642 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 150 / Monday, August 6, 2007 / Notices a. On February 4, 2004, the President issued Executive Order (EO) 13327, ‘‘Federal Real Property Asset Management,’’ and established the Federal Real Property Council (FRPC) to oversee the Government’s asset management planning process and to improve governmentwide real property performance. The EO requires the Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the FRPC, to develop and maintain a centralized inventory database, incorporating all key elements identified by the FRPC. b. The goals of the centralized database are to: 1) improve decisionmaking with more accurate and reliable data; 2) provide the ability to benchmark Federal real property asset performance; and 3) centralize collection of key real property data elements into one Federal inventory database. The FRPP system was reengineered in FY 2005 and further enhanced in FY 2006 to meet the FRPC’s information technology requirements. c. The FY 2006 report marks the second reporting year for the governmentwide data elements designated by the FRPC as required by Executive Order 13327. All executive branch agencies are required to submit constructed asset-level data to the FRPP on an annual basis. The FRPP is a secure, password-protected Web-based database that allows Federal real property managers to update real property data online and in real time, perform historical benchmarking, produce ad hoc reports, measure performance of real property assets, and identify unneeded and underutilized assets for disposal. The FRPP Summary Report provides information regarding Federal real property holdings to stakeholders. 3. How can we obtain a copy of the FRPP summary report? sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The FY 2006 version of the FRPP Summary Report is posted on the GSA website at http://www.gsa.gov/ realpropertyprofile. Hard copies of the report can be obtained by contacting the Asset Management Division (MPA), Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20405. 4. Whom should we contact for further information regarding the FRPP? For further information, contact Stanley C. Langfeld, Director, Regulations Management Division (MPR), Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:38 Aug 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 Administration, at (202) 501–1737, or stanley.langfeld@gsa.gov. [FR Doc. E7–15170 Filed 8–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–RH–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS) Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Per Diem Bulletin 08– 01, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) annual per diem review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance rate changes for locations within the continental United States (CONUS) to provide for the reimbursement of Federal employees’ authorized travel expenses covered by per diem. Per Diem Bulletin 08–01 updates the standard CONUS lodging per diem rate as well as the maximum per diem amounts for existing nonstandard areas (NSAs) located within CONUS. The standard CONUS lodging rate will increase to $70. All CONUS per diem rates prescribed in Bulletin 08–01 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/ perdiem. GSA based the lodging per diem rates, including the updated standard CONUS lodging rate, on average daily rate information that the lodging industry reports. The use of such data in the per diem rate setting process enhances the Government’s ability to obtain policy compliant lodging where it is needed. In addition to the annual lodging study, GSA identified two new redefined nonstandard areas (NSA’s), which prompted an out of cycle meal survey for these areas. For a complete listing of pertinent information that must be submitted through a Federal executive agency for GSA to restudy a location if a CONUS or standard CONUS per diem rate is insufficient to meet necessary expenses, please review numbers 4 and 5 of our per diem Frequently Asked Questions at (http://www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs). DATES: This notice is effective October 1, 2007, and applies for travel performed on or after October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Travel, Transportation, and Asset Management, at (202) 219– PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2349, or by e-mail at http:// www.gsa.gov/perdiemquestions. Please cite Notice of Per Diem Bulletin 08–01. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background After an analysis of current data, the General Services Administration (GSA) has determined that the current standard continental United States (CONUS) lodging rate, as well as lodging rates for certain localities (nonstandard areas), do not adequately reflect lodging market conditions. To develop the per diem rates for FY 2008, GSA used the same average daily ratebased methodology used for establishing the FY 2007 per diem rates. The use of average daily rate information to establish the standard CONUS lodging rate is new for FY 2008. A meals study was also conducted for two new non-standard areas (NSAs). B. Change in Standard Procedure GSA issues/publishes the CONUS per diem rates, formerly published in Appendix A to 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the internet at http:// www.gsa.gov/perdiem. This process, implemented in 2003, ensures more timely changes in per diem rates established by GSA for Federal employees on official travel within CONUS. Notices published periodically in the Federal Register, such as this one, now constitute the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem rates to agencies. Dated: July 31, 2007. Becky Rhodes, Deputy Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Maximum Per Diem Rates for the 
Continental United States (CONUS)

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

ACTION: Notice of Per Diem Bulletin 08-01, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 
continental United States (CONUS) per diem rates.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration's (GSA's) annual per diem 
review has resulted in lodging and meal allowance rate changes for 
locations within the continental United States (CONUS) to provide for 
the reimbursement of Federal employees' authorized travel expenses 
covered by per diem. Per Diem Bulletin 08-01 updates the standard CONUS 
lodging per diem rate as well as the maximum per diem amounts for 
existing non-standard areas (NSAs) located within CONUS. The standard 
CONUS lodging rate will increase to $70. All CONUS per diem rates 
prescribed in Bulletin 08-01 may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/
perdiem. GSA based the lodging per diem rates, including the updated 
standard CONUS lodging rate, on average daily rate information that the 
lodging industry reports. The use of such data in the per diem rate 
setting process enhances the Government's ability to obtain policy 
compliant lodging where it is needed. In addition to the annual lodging 
study, GSA identified two new redefined non-standard areas (NSA's), 
which prompted an out of cycle meal survey for these areas.
    For a complete listing of pertinent information that must be 
submitted through a Federal executive agency for GSA to restudy a 
location if a CONUS or standard CONUS per diem rate is insufficient to 
meet necessary expenses, please review numbers 4 and 5 of our per diem 
Frequently Asked Questions at (http://www.gsa.gov/perdiemfaqs).

DATES: This notice is effective October 1, 2007, and applies for travel 
performed on or after October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Cy Greenidge, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Travel, 
Transportation, and Asset Management, at (202) 219-2349, or by e-mail 
at http://www.gsa.gov/perdiemquestions. Please cite Notice of Per Diem 
Bulletin 08-01.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    After an analysis of current data, the General Services 
Administration (GSA) has determined that the current standard 
continental United States (CONUS) lodging rate, as well as lodging 
rates for certain localities (non-standard areas), do not adequately 
reflect lodging market conditions. To develop the per diem rates for FY 
2008, GSA used the same average daily rate-based methodology used for 
establishing the FY 2007 per diem rates. The use of average daily rate 
information to establish the standard CONUS lodging rate is new for FY 
2008.
    A meals study was also conducted for two new non-standard areas 
(NSAs).

B. Change in Standard Procedure

    GSA issues/publishes the CONUS per diem rates, formerly published 
in Appendix A to 41 CFR Chapter 301, solely on the internet at http://
www.gsa.gov/perdiem. This process, implemented in 2003, ensures more 
timely changes in per diem rates established by GSA for Federal 
employees on official travel within CONUS. Notices published 
periodically in the Federal Register, such as this one, now constitute 
the only notification of revisions in CONUS per diem rates to agencies.

    Dated: July 31, 2007.
Becky Rhodes,
Deputy Associate Administrator.
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