Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2007-305, Miscellaneous Amendments, 61536-61540 [E7-21254]

Download as PDF 61536 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: October 23, 2007. Debra Edwards, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Parts 300–1, 300–2, 300–3, 300–70, 301–10, 301–11, 301–12, 301– 50, 301–51, 301–52, 301–53, 301–54, 301–70, 301–71, 301–72, 301–73, 301– 75, and Chapter 301—Appendices B and D [FTR Amendment 2007–05; FTR Case 2007– 305; Docket 2007–0002, Sequence 4] I Therefore, 40 CFR part 180 is corrected as follows: RIN 3090–AI39 PART 180—[AMENDED] Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2007–305, Miscellaneous Amendments Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a, and 371. 2. In FR Doc. E7–18159 published in the Federal Register of September 18, 2007 (72 FR 53134) (FRL–8126–5), in the table to part 180, make the following corrections. I a. On page 53137, remove the two entries for §180.103. I b. On page 53138, remove all four entries for §180.142. I c. On page 53138, remove the entry for §180.185. I d. On page 53138, remove the entry for §180.211. I e. On page 53138, remove the two entries for §180.213. I f. On page 53138, remove all the entries for §180.220. I g. On page 53139, remove all the entries for §180.242. I h. On page 53139, remove the entry for §180.249. I i. On page 53139, remove the entries for §180.298. I j. Beginning on the bottom of page 53139, remove all the entries for §180.317. I k. On page 53140, remove all the entries for §180.330. I l. On page 53140, remove the entry for §180.345. I m. On page 53141, remove the two entries for §180.378. I n. On page 53141, remove the two entries for §180.381. I o. On page 53142, remove all of the entries for §180.418, except the entries for ‘‘Berry, group 13;’’ ‘‘Grass, forage, group 17;’’ and ‘‘Grass, hay, group 17.’’ I p. On page 53145, remove all the entries for §180.489. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES I [FR Doc. E7–21471 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: I SUMMARY: This final rule updates the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by making miscellaneous changes, including editorial changes and corrections. These changes are necessary to improve the accuracy, interpretation, and readability of the FTR. This final rule is effective October 31, 2007. EFFECTIVE DATE: The Regulatory Secretariat, Room 4035, GSA Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501–4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Ms. Umeki Gray Thorne, Office of Governmentwide Policy, (MTT), at (202) 208–7636. Please cite FTR Amendment 2007-05. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Background This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by: 1. Updating and correcting agency and office titles and acronyms; 2. Making several editorial and grammatical changes, and clarifying areas of existing policy where needed. 3. Replacing the term ‘‘eTravel Service’’ with ‘‘E-Gov Travel Service’’ wherever it appears. 4. Replacing ‘‘Federal Premier Lodging Program’’ and ‘‘FPLP’’ with ‘‘FedRooms’’ wherever it appear. 5. Replacing references to ‘‘Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)’’ with ‘‘Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)’’ wherever it appears. 6. Replacing ‘‘Travel Management System’’ with ‘‘Travel Management Service’’ wherever it appears. 7. Replacing ‘‘General Accounting Office’’ with ‘‘Government Accountability Office’’ wherever it appears. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8. Replacing ‘‘eTravel Program Management Office’’ with ‘‘E-Gov Travel Program Management Office’’ wherever it appears. 9. Adding to the category of miscellaneous expense reimbursements, under passport and/or visa fees, the reimbursement of fees incurred by a required physical examination for foreign travel. 10. Removing the acronym ‘‘GEBAT’’ in Section 301–51.100 and Appendix D to Chapter 301. 11. Adding changes to authority citations to be consistent with the codification of Title 40 of the United States Code. 12. Adding a term and definition for ‘‘Subsistence Allowance’’. 13. Clarifying that lodging taxes for United States locations are not included in the per diem allowance. 14. Amending helpful do’s and don’ts for Government contractor-issued travel cardholders. 15. Amending Chapter 301– Appendices B and D, in accordance with the above changes. 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 rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal Register for notice and comment 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 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. E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 41 CFR Parts 300–1, 300–2, 300–3, 300–70, 301–10, 301–11, 301–12, 301–50, 301–51, 301–52, 301– 53, 301–54, 301–70, 301–71, 301–72, 301–73, 301–75, and Chapter 301– Appendices B and D Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses. Dated: September 13, 2007. Lurita Doan, Administrator of General Services. sentence in the introductory text and paragraph (a); and in paragraph (c)(2) by removing ‘‘can’’ and adding ‘‘cannot’’ in its place; and I e. Adding, in alphabetical order, the definition ‘‘Subsistence Expenses’’. The revised text reads as follows: § 301–10.105 § 300–3.1 mean? 9. Amend § 301–10.107, Note 1, by removing ‘‘system’’ and adding ‘‘service’’, in its place. What do the following terms * For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under 5 U.S.C. 5701–5709, GSA amends 41 CFR parts 300–1, 300– 2, 300–3, 300–70, 301–10, 301–11, 301– 12, 301–50, 301–51, 301–52, 301–53, 301–54, 301–70, 301–71, 301–72, 301– 73, 301–75, and Chapter 301– Appendices B and D to read as follows: I PART 300–1—THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATION (FTR) 1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300–1 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741–5742; 20 U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; E.O. 11609, 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp., p. 586. PART 300–2—HOW TO USE THE FTR 2. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300–2 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741–5742; 20 U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; E.O. 11609, 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp., p. 586. PART 300–3—GLOSSARY OF TERMS 3. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300–3 is amended by inserting a period at the end of the citation to read as follows: I * * * * Per diem allowance * * * The per diem allowance covers all charges and services, including any service charges where applicable. Lodging taxes in the United States are excluded from the per diem allowance and are reimbursed as a miscellaneous expense. In foreign locations, lodging taxes are part of the per diem allowance and are not a miscellaneous expense. The per diem allowance covers the following: (a) Lodging. Includes expenses, except lodging taxes in the United States, for overnight sleeping facilities, baths, personal use of the room during daytime, telephone access fee, and service charges for fans, air conditioners, heaters and fires furnished in the room when such charges are not included in the room rate. * * * * * Subsistence Expenses - Expenses such as: (a) Lodging and service charges; (b) Meals, including taxes and tips; and (c) Incidental expenses (see incidental expenses under the definition of per diem allowance). * * * * * mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES I § 301–10.123 [Amended] 10. Amend § 301–10.123(b), second sentence, by removing ‘‘in writing’’ and adding ‘‘annually in a written statement’’ in its place. I § 301–10.138 [Amended] 11. Amend § 301–10.138(b)(3) by removing ‘‘can not’’ and adding ‘‘cannot’’, in its place. I PART 301–11—PER DIEM EXPENSES 12. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–11 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. § 301–11.6 [Amended] 13. Amend § 301–11.6 by— a. Removing, in the table, entry (b), in the third column, ‘‘http://www.dtic.mil/ perdiem’’ and adding ‘‘https:// secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/ perdiem/perdiemrates.html’’ in its place; and I b. Adding, in the table, entry (c), in the third column, ‘‘and available on the Internet at www.state.gov’’ after ‘‘Areas)’’. I I § 301–11.11 [Amended] § 301–11.15 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741–5742; 20 U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; E.O. 11609, 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp.,p. 586. § 301–11.18 § § 300–70.1 and 300–70.3 Jkt 214001 [Amended] 5. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300–70 is revised to read as follows: 4. Amend § 300–3.1 by— a. Removing in the definition of ‘‘Agency’’, paragraph (1), the words ‘‘General Accounting Office’’ and adding ‘‘Government Accountability Office’’ in its place; I b. Removing the definition title ‘‘eTravel Service (eTS)’’ and adding ‘‘EGov Travel Service (ETS)’’ in its place; I c. Adding in the definition of ‘‘Household Goods (HHG)’’, paragraph (1)(v) a parenthesis after ‘‘trailers)’’, and by removing ‘‘that can fit into a moving van’’; I d. Amend the definition of ‘‘Per diem allowance’’, by revising the last 16:50 Oct 30, 2007 § 301–10.107 PART 300–70—AGENCY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS I VerDate Aug<31>2005 [Amended] 8. Amend § 301–10.105(c), by removing ‘‘or (ship)’’ wherever it appears and adding ‘‘(or ship)’’ in its place. I 14. Amend § 301–11.11 by removing ‘‘system’’ and adding ‘‘service’’ in its place. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741–5742; 20 U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; E.O. 11609; 36 FR 13747; 3 CFR, 1971–1975 Comp., p. 586, Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–126, ‘‘Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft.’’ Revised May 22, 1992. I I 61537 [Amended] 6. Amend § § 300–70.1 and 300–70.3 by removing ‘‘and Transportation’’ in the last sentence after ‘‘Travel’’, respectively. I PART 301–10—TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES 7. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–10 is revised to read as follows: I 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 April 28, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 I [Amended] 15. Amend § 301–11.15(a), by adding ‘‘rental’’ before ‘‘cost of appropriate’’. I [Amended] 16. Amend § 301–11.18, in the first sentence, by removing ‘‘Your’’ and adding ‘‘Except as provided in § 301– 11.17, your’’ in its place. I § 301–11.21 [Amended] 17. Amend § 301–11.21(b), by removing ‘‘of’’ and adding ‘‘or’’ in its place. I 18. Revise the last sentence in § 301– 11.29 to read as follows: I § 301–11.29 Are lodging facilities required to accept a generic federal, state, or local tax exempt certificate? * * * The GSA Per Diem Rates webpage (http://gsa.gov/perdiem) provides more information on State tax exemptions. E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 61538 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations § 301–11.102 [Amended] 19. Amend § 301–11.102, in the table, in the third column, by revising the first I entry under the heading ‘‘ Your applicable M&IE rate is’’ to read as follows. FOR DAYS OF TRAVEL WHICH YOUR APPLICABLE M&IE RATE IS *** The M&IE rate applicable for the TDY location or stopover point. ***** ***** * * * * * § 301–12.1 PART 301–12—MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES [Amended] 21. Amend § 301–12.1, in the table, in the third column, by revising the entry under the heading ‘‘Special expenses of foreign travel’’, second entry, to read as follows: I 20. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–12 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. General expenses Fees to obtain money Special expenses of foreign travel * * * * * ................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................. ***** ........................................ .............................................................................................................................................. ........................................ ***** Passport and/or visa fees, including fees for a physical examination if one is required to obtain a passport and/or visa and such examination could not be obtained at a Government facility. Reimbursement for such fees may include travel and transportation costs to the passport/visa issuing office if located outside the local commuting area of the employee’s official duty station and the traveler’s presence at that office is mandatory. ***** 22. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–50 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c). § 301–50.3 [Amended] 23. Amend § 301–50.3, by removing ‘‘System’’ and adding ‘‘Service’’ in its place. I § 301–50.8 [Amended] 24. Amend § 301–50.8 by— I a. Adding in paragraph (b)(1), ‘‘(the Act)’’ after ‘‘1990’’; I b. Revising paragraph (b)(2) introductory text; I c. Removing in paragraph (b)(2)(i), in the first sentence, ‘‘under contract’’; and removing ‘‘eTS’’ and adding ‘‘ETS’’ in its place; mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES I VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 d. Removing in paragraphs (b)(2)(i), in three places; and (b)(2)(ii), ‘‘FPLP’’ and adding ‘‘FedRooms’’ in its place; and I e. Removing in paragraph (c), in the first sentence, ‘‘Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)’’ and adding ‘‘Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)’’ in its place; and in the last sentence, removing ‘‘MTMC’’ and adding ‘‘SDDC’’in its place. The revised text reads as follows: I PART 301–50—ARRANGING FOR TRAVEL SERVICES § 301–50.8 Are there any limits on travel arrangements I may make? * * * * * (b) * * * (2) When selecting a commercial lodging facility, first consideration must be given to the commercial lodging facilities under FedRooms (FedRooms may be found on the Internet at http:// www.fedrooms.gov ), all of which meet PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 fire safety requirements, unless one or more of the following conditions exist: * * * * * §§ 301–50.3, 301–50.5, and 301–50.8 [Amended] 25. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 41 CFR part 301–50, remove the words ‘‘eTravel Service’’ and add, in their place, the words ‘‘EGov Travel Service’’ in the following places: (a) § 301–50.3; (b) § 301–50.5 heading and section text; and (c) § 301–50.8(b)(2)(i) I PART 301–51—PAYING TRAVEL EXPENSES 26. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–51 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. Subpart A is issued under the authority of Sec. 2, Pub. L. E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note); 40 U.S.C. 121(c). § 301–51.100 [Amended] 27. Amend § 301–51.100, in the table, by— I a. Removing, in the second column, under the heading ‘‘You must use’’, under the first entry, ‘‘card, centrally’’ and adding ‘‘card or centrally’’ in its place; and removing ‘‘, or’’ at the end of the sentence; and I For passenger transportation services costing 61539 b. Revising, in the third column, under the first entry under the heading ‘‘Unless’’. The revised text reads as follows: I You must use Unless * * * ...................................................................................................................................... *** Use of the Government contractor-issued individually billed travel card is not accepted, its use is impracticable or special circumstances justify the use of a GTR. * * * * * ................................................................................................................................. ***** ***** PART 301–52—CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT 28. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–52 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec.2., Pub. L. 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note). § 301–52.3 [Amended] PART 301–54—COLLECTION OF UNDISPUTED DELINQUENT AMOUNTS OWED TO THE CONTRACTOR ISSUING THE INDIVIDUALLY BILLED TRAVEL CHARGE CARD 34. The authority citation for part 301–54 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note). 29. Amend § 301–52.3 by removing ‘‘eTravel Service’’ and add ‘‘E-Gov Travel Service’’; and removing ‘‘eTS’’ and add ‘‘ETS’’ in their places, respectively. PART 301–70—INTERNAL POLICY AND PROCEDURE REQUIREMENTS § 301–52.4 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec 2, Pub. L. 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note), Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–126, ‘‘Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft,’’ revised May 22, 1992, and OMB Circular No. A–123, Appendix B, ‘‘Improving the Management of Government Charge Card Programs,’’ revised April 2006. I 35. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–70 is revised to read as follows: I [Amended] 30. Amend § 301–52.4, paragraph (b)(3) by— I a. Removing ‘‘ http://ardor.nara.gov/ grs/grs06.html’’ and add ‘‘http:// www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/ardor/ grs06.html’’ in its place; and I b. Removing ‘‘paragraph 1’’ and add ‘‘paragraph number 1’’ in its place. I PART 301–53—USING PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AND FREQUENT TRAVELER PROGRAMS 31. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–53 continues to read as follows: I Authority: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 31 U.S.C. 1353. § 301–53.4 [Amended] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES 33. Amend § 301–53.5 in the heading and text by removing ‘‘system’’ and adding ‘‘service’’ in its place. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 PART 301–71—AGENCY TRAVEL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS 39. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–71 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note). § 301–71.105 [Amended] 37. Amend § 301–70.701(a)(3), by removing ‘‘Transportation’’ and adding ‘‘Homeland Security’’ in its place. I 38. Amend § 301–70.708(a) by revising the web site address and by revising paragraph (j) to read as follows: I * * * * (a) * * * http://www.gsa.gov/ traveltraining. * * * * * (j) For some helpful do’s and don’ts for travel cardholders, see GSA publication (Card-F001) entitled PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 40. Amend § 301–71.105(i), by adding ‘‘a’’ after ‘‘of’’. I § 301–71.106 [Amended] 41. Amend § 301–71.106, in the table, under the heading ‘‘The appropriate official to sign a trip-by-trip authorization is’’, in the third entry, by removing ‘‘part 304’’ and adding ‘‘Chapter 304’’ in its place. I § 301–71.200 § 301–70.701 * [Amended] I [Amended] 36. Amend § 301–70.1(d) by removing ‘‘eTS’’ and adding ‘‘ETS’’, two times, in its place. I § 301–70.708 What can we do to reduce travel charge card delinquencies? 32. Amend § 301–53.4, in the third sentence, by removing ‘‘systems’’ and adding ‘‘services’’ in its place. I § 301–53.5 § 301–70.1 ‘‘Helpful Hints for Travel Cardholders’’. This publication is available on the Internet at http://fss.gsa.gov/services/ gsa-smartpay. Click on ‘‘Publications and Presentations’’ and under ‘‘Publications,’’ click on ‘‘Helpful Hints for Travel Card Use’’. * * * * * [Amended] 42. Amend § 301–71.200 by removing the comma after the closed parenthesis. I § 301–71.309 [Amended] 43. Amend § 301–71.309 by removing the words ‘‘Accounting ’’ wherever it appears and adding ‘‘Accountability’’ and ‘‘General’’ wherever it appears and adding ‘‘Government’’ in its place. I PART 301–72—AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO COMMON CARRIER TRANSPORTATION 44. The authority citation for part 301–72 is revised to read as follows: I E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 61540 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 31 U.S.C. 3726; 40 U.S.C. 121(c). § 301–72.203 (g) § 301–73.105, two times; (h) § 301–73.106, section heading; and (i) Note to § 301–73.106, three times. [Amended] I 45. Amend § 301–72.203 by adding a comma after ‘‘e.g.’’, in two places. PART 301–75—PRE-EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW TRAVEL PART 301–73—TRAVEL PROGRAMS I 46. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–73 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c). § 301–73.1 [Amended] [Amended] 48. Amend § 301–73.2(c), by removing the words ‘‘eTravel Program Management Office’’ and add ‘‘E-Gov Travel Program Management Office’’, in its place. I [Amended] 49. Amend § 301–73.104(a)(1), by removing the words ‘‘Travel Management System’’ and add ‘‘Travel Management Service’’, in its place. I § 301–73.106 [Amended] 50. Amend § 301–73.106 by— a. Removing in paragraph (a)(2), the words ‘‘Federal Premier Lodging Program’’ and add ‘‘FedRooms’’, in its place.; and I b. Removing in paragraph (a)(3), the words ‘‘Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)’’ and adding ‘‘Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)’’ in its place. I I §§ 301–73.1 through 301–73.106 [Amended] 51. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 41 CFR part 301–73 remove the words ‘‘eTravel Service’’ and add, in their place, the words ‘‘EGov Travel Service’’ in the following places: (a) Note to § 301–73.1; (b) § 301–73.100, section heading; (c) § 301–73.103, section heading; (d) § 301–73.104, section heading; and (e) § 301–73.105, section heading. I 52. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 41 CFR part 301–73 remove the word ‘‘eTS’’ and add, in their place, the word ‘‘ETS’’ in the following places: (a) Note to § 301–73.1; (b) § 301–73.2(a); (b), two times; (c); (d); (e); (c) § 301–73.100, five times; (d) Note to § 301–73.100, five times; (e) § 301–73.103; (f) § 301–73.104(a); (a)(1), two times; (a)(2); (a)(3); (a)(4); mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES I VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Oct 30, 2007 § 301–75.4 Jkt 214001 * * * * * * * * NARA: National Archives and Records Administration * * * * * NTE: Not to Exceed OBE: Online Self-service Booking Tool * [Amended] * MARS: Military Affiliate Radio System * * * * 54. Amend § 301–75.4, paragraph (f), by removing ‘‘18 U.S.C. 287 and 1001.’’ and adding ‘‘(See 18 U.S.C. 287 and 1001).’’ in its place. 47. Amend § 301–73.1(d), by removing the words ‘‘Federal Premier Lodging Program (FPLP)’’ and add ‘‘FedRooms’’, in its place. § 301–73.104 * Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. PBP&E: Professional Books, Papers, and Equipment PART 301–76—COLLECTION OF UNDISPUTED DELINQUENT AMOUNTS OWED TO THE CONTRACTOR ISSUING THE INDIVIDUALLY BILLED TRAVEL CHARGE CARD * 55. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–76 is revised to read as follows: * Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note). * I I § 301–73.2 53. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–75 continues to read as follows: ISSA: Inter-service Support Agreement(s) ITRA: Income Tax Reimbursement Allowance I 56. Amend Appendix B to Chapter 301 by revising the introductory paragraph to read as follows: Appendix B to Chapter 301— Allocation of M&IE Rates To Be Used in Making Deductions From the M&IE Allowance I Deductions to M&IE rates for localities in both nonforeign areas and foreign areas shall be allocated as shown in this table. For information as to where to access per diem rates for various types of Government travel, please consult the table in § 301–11.6. * * * * * I 57. Amend Appendix D to Chapter 301 by removing the acronym ‘‘GEBAT’’ and alphabetically adding or changing the following acronyms to read as follows: Appendix D to Chapter 301—Glossary of Acronyms * * * * * CAS: Commercial Aviation Service(s) CDW: Collision Damage Waiver * * * * * CTO: Commercial Ticket Office * * * * * ETS: E-Gov Travel Service(s) FAA: Federal Aviation Administration * * * * * FECA: Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Fedrooms: Enhanced Federal Premier Lodging Program (formally known as FPLP) * * * * * FICA: Federal Insurance Contribution Act * * * * * HHG: Household Goods * PO 00000 * * Frm 00062 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 * * * * * PMO: E-Gov Travel Program Management Office * * * * SDDC: Surface Deployment and Distribution Command * * * * * SIT: Storage in Transit * * * * TMS: Travel Management Service * * * * * U.S.: United States * * * * [FR Doc. E7–21254 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 488 [CMS–2278–IFC] RIN 0938–AP22 Revisit User Fee Program for Medicare Survey and Certification Activities Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Interim final rule with comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This interim final rule with comment period implements the continuation of the revisit user fee program for Medicare Survey and Certification activities, in accordance with the statutory authority in the Continuing Appropriations Resolution (‘‘Continuing Resolution’’) budget legislation passed by the Congress and signed by the President on September 29, 2007. On September 19, 2007, we published a final rule that established a system of revisit user fees applicable to health care facilities that have been cited for deficiencies during initial certification, recertification or substantiated complaint surveys and require a revisit to confirm that E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Parts 300-1, 300-2, 300-3, 300-70, 301-10, 301-11, 301-12, 
301-50, 301-51, 301-52, 301-53, 301-54, 301-70, 301-71, 301-72, 
301-73, 301-75, and Chapter 301--Appendices B and D

[FTR Amendment 2007-05; FTR Case 2007-305; Docket 2007-0002, Sequence 
4]
RIN 3090-AI39


Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2007-305, Miscellaneous 
Amendments

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule updates the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by 
making miscellaneous changes, including editorial changes and 
corrections. These changes are necessary to improve the accuracy, 
interpretation, and readability of the FTR.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This final rule is effective October 31, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat, Room 4035, 
GSA Building, Washington, DC, 20405, (202) 501-4755, for information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of 
content, contact Ms. Umeki Gray Thorne, Office of Governmentwide 
Policy, (MTT), at (202) 208-7636. Please cite FTR Amendment 2007-05.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by:
    1. Updating and correcting agency and office titles and acronyms;
    2. Making several editorial and grammatical changes, and clarifying 
areas of existing policy where needed.
    3. Replacing the term ``eTravel Service'' with ``E-Gov Travel 
Service'' wherever it appears.
    4. Replacing ``Federal Premier Lodging Program'' and ``FPLP'' with 
``FedRooms'' wherever it appear.
    5. Replacing references to ``Military Traffic Management Command 
(MTMC)'' with ``Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)'' 
wherever it appears.
    6. Replacing ``Travel Management System'' with ``Travel Management 
Service'' wherever it appears.
    7. Replacing ``General Accounting Office'' with ``Government 
Accountability Office'' wherever it appears.
    8. Replacing ``eTravel Program Management Office'' with ``E-Gov 
Travel Program Management Office'' wherever it appears.
    9. Adding to the category of miscellaneous expense reimbursements, 
under passport and/or visa fees, the reimbursement of fees incurred by 
a required physical examination for foreign travel.
    10. Removing the acronym ``GEBAT'' in Section 301-51.100 and 
Appendix D to Chapter 301.
    11. Adding changes to authority citations to be consistent with the 
codification of Title 40 of the United States Code.
    12. Adding a term and definition for ``Subsistence Allowance''.
    13. Clarifying that lodging taxes for United States locations are 
not included in the per diem allowance.
    14. Amending helpful do's and don'ts for Government contractor-
issued travel cardholders.
    15. Amending Chapter 301-Appendices B and D, in accordance with the 
above changes.

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 rule is 
not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal 
Register for notice and comment 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 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.

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List of Subjects in 41 CFR Parts 300-1, 300-2, 300-3, 300-70, 301-
10, 301-11, 301-12, 301-50, 301-51, 301-52, 301-53, 301-54, 301-70, 
301-71, 301-72, 301-73, 301-75, and Chapter 301-Appendices B and D

    Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses.

    Dated: September 13, 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 parts 300-1, 300-2, 300-3, 300-70, 301-10, 301-11, 
301-12, 301-50, 301-51, 301-52, 301-53, 301-54, 301-70, 301-71, 301-72, 
301-73, 301-75, and Chapter 301-Appendices B and D to read as follows:

PART 300-1--THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATION (FTR)

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1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300-1 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741-5742; 20 
U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; 
E.O. 11609, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 586.

PART 300-2--HOW TO USE THE FTR

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2. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300-2 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741-5742; 20 
U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; 
E.O. 11609, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 586.

PART 300-3--GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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3. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300-3 is amended by inserting 
a period at the end of the citation to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; 5 
U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741-5742; 20 U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 
E.O. 11609; 36 FR 13747; 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 586, 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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4. Amend Sec.  300-3.1 by--
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a. Removing in the definition of ``Agency'', paragraph (1), the words 
``General Accounting Office'' and adding ``Government Accountability 
Office'' in its place;
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b. Removing the definition title ``eTravel Service (eTS)'' and adding 
``E-Gov Travel Service (ETS)'' in its place;
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c. Adding in the definition of ``Household Goods (HHG)'', paragraph 
(1)(v) a parenthesis after ``trailers)'', and by removing ``that can 
fit into a moving van'';
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d. Amend the definition of ``Per diem allowance'', by revising the last 
sentence in the introductory text and paragraph (a); and in paragraph 
(c)(2) by removing ``can'' and adding ``cannot'' in its place; and
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e. Adding, in alphabetical order, the definition ``Subsistence 
Expenses''.
    The revised text reads as follows:


Sec.  300-3.1  What do the following terms mean?

* * * * *
    Per diem allowance * * *
    The per diem allowance covers all charges and services, including 
any service charges where applicable. Lodging taxes in the United 
States are excluded from the per diem allowance and are reimbursed as a 
miscellaneous expense. In foreign locations, lodging taxes are part of 
the per diem allowance and are not a miscellaneous expense. The per 
diem allowance covers the following:
    (a) Lodging. Includes expenses, except lodging taxes in the United 
States, for overnight sleeping facilities, baths, personal use of the 
room during daytime, telephone access fee, and service charges for 
fans, air conditioners, heaters and fires furnished in the room when 
such charges are not included in the room rate.
* * * * *
    Subsistence Expenses - Expenses such as:
    (a) Lodging and service charges;
    (b) Meals, including taxes and tips; and
    (c) Incidental expenses (see incidental expenses under the 
definition of per diem allowance).
* * * * *

PART 300-70--AGENCY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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5. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 300-70 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 5 U.S.C. 5738; 5 U.S.C. 5741-5742; 20 
U.S.C. 905(a); 31 U.S.C. 1353; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118; 
E.O. 11609, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp.,p. 586.


Sec.  Sec.  300-70.1 and 300-70.3  [Amended]

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6. Amend Sec.  Sec.  300-70.1 and 300-70.3 by removing ``and 
Transportation'' in the last sentence after ``Travel'', respectively.

PART 301-10--TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES

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7. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-10 is revised 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 April 28, 2006.


Sec.  301-10.105  [Amended]

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8. Amend Sec.  301-10.105(c), by removing ``or (ship)'' wherever it 
appears and adding ``(or ship)'' in its place.


Sec.  301-10.107  [Amended]

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9. Amend Sec.  301-10.107, Note 1, by removing ``system'' and adding 
``service'', in its place.


Sec.  301-10.123  [Amended]

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10. Amend Sec.  301-10.123(b), second sentence, by removing ``in 
writing'' and adding ``annually in a written statement'' in its place.


Sec.  301-10.138  [Amended]

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11. Amend Sec.  301-10.138(b)(3) by removing ``can not'' and adding 
``cannot'', in its place.

PART 301-11--PER DIEM EXPENSES

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12. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-11 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707.


Sec.  301-11.6  [Amended]

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13. Amend Sec.  301-11.6 by--
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a. Removing, in the table, entry (b), in the third column, ``http://
www.dtic.mil/perdiem'' and adding ``https://
secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/perdiemrates.html'' in its place; 
and
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b. Adding, in the table, entry (c), in the third column, ``and 
available on the Internet at www.state.gov'' after ``Areas)''.


Sec.  301-11.11  [Amended]

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14. Amend Sec.  301-11.11 by removing ``system'' and adding ``service'' 
in its place.


Sec.  301-11.15  [Amended]

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15. Amend Sec.  301-11.15(a), by adding ``rental'' before ``cost of 
appropriate''.


Sec.  301-11.18  [Amended]

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16. Amend Sec.  301-11.18, in the first sentence, by removing ``Your'' 
and adding ``Except as provided in Sec.  301-11.17, your'' in its 
place.


Sec.  301-11.21  [Amended]

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17. Amend Sec.  301-11.21(b), by removing ``of'' and adding ``or'' in 
its place.
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18. Revise the last sentence in Sec.  301-11.29 to read as follows:


Sec.  301-11.29  Are lodging facilities required to accept a generic 
federal, state, or local tax exempt certificate?

    * * * The GSA Per Diem Rates webpage (http://gsa.gov/perdiem) 
provides more information on State tax exemptions.

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Sec.  301-11.102  [Amended]

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19. Amend Sec.  301-11.102, in the table, in the third column, by 
revising the first entry under the heading `` Your applicable M&IE rate 
is'' to read as follows.

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                      For days of travel which                               Your applicable M&IE rate is
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* * *                                                                 The M&IE rate applicable for the TDY
                                                                       location or stopover point.
 
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PART 301-12--MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

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20. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-12 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707.


Sec.  301-12.1  [Amended]

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21. Amend Sec.  301-12.1, in the table, in the third column, by 
revising the entry under the heading ``Special expenses of foreign 
travel'', second entry, to read as follows:

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                                                                                           Special expenses of
                       General expenses                           Fees to obtain money        foreign travel
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* * * * *.....................................................                * * * * *                * * * * *
                                                                .......................     Passport and/or visa
                                                                                            fees, including fees
                                                                                                  for a physical
                                                                                           examination if one is
                                                                                            required to obtain a
                                                                                            passport and/or visa
                                                                                            and such examination
                                                                                           could not be obtained
                                                                                                 at a Government
                                                                                         facility. Reimbursement
                                                                                               for such fees may
                                                                                              include travel and
                                                                                         transportation costs to
                                                                                               the passport/visa
                                                                                               issuing office if
                                                                                             located outside the
                                                                                         local commuting area of
                                                                                         the employee's official
                                                                                            duty station and the
                                                                                          traveler's presence at
                                                                                                  that office is
                                                                                                      mandatory.
                                                                .......................                * * * * *
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PART 301-50--ARRANGING FOR TRAVEL SERVICES

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22. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-50 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


Sec.  301-50.3  [Amended]

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23. Amend Sec.  301-50.3, by removing ``System'' and adding ``Service'' 
in its place.


Sec.  301-50.8  [Amended]

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24. Amend Sec.  301-50.8 by--
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a. Adding in paragraph (b)(1), ``(the Act)'' after ``1990'';
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b. Revising paragraph (b)(2) introductory text;
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c. Removing in paragraph (b)(2)(i), in the first sentence, ``under 
contract''; and removing ``eTS'' and adding ``ETS'' in its place;
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d. Removing in paragraphs (b)(2)(i), in three places; and (b)(2)(ii), 
``FPLP'' and adding ``FedRooms'' in its place; and
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e. Removing in paragraph (c), in the first sentence, ``Military Traffic 
Management Command (MTMC)'' and adding ``Surface Deployment and 
Distribution Command (SDDC)'' in its place; and in the last sentence, 
removing ``MTMC'' and adding ``SDDC''in its place.
    The revised text reads as follows:


Sec.  301-50.8  Are there any limits on travel arrangements I may make?

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) When selecting a commercial lodging facility, first 
consideration must be given to the commercial lodging facilities under 
FedRooms (FedRooms may be found on the Internet at http://
www.fedrooms.gov ), all of which meet fire safety requirements, unless 
one or more of the following conditions exist:
* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  301-50.3, 301-50.5, and 301-50.8  [Amended]

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25. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 41 CFR part 301-
50, remove the words ``eTravel Service'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``E-Gov Travel Service'' in the following places:
    (a) Sec.  301-50.3;
    (b) Sec.  301-50.5 heading and section text; and
    (c) Sec.  301-50.8(b)(2)(i)

PART 301-51--PAYING TRAVEL EXPENSES

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26. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-51 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. Subpart A is issued under the 
authority of Sec. 2, Pub. L.

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105-264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note); 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


Sec.  301-51.100  [Amended]

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27. Amend Sec.  301-51.100, in the table, by--
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a. Removing, in the second column, under the heading ``You must use'', 
under the first entry, ``card, centrally'' and adding ``card or 
centrally'' in its place; and removing ``, or'' at the end of the 
sentence; and
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b. Revising, in the third column, under the first entry under the 
heading ``Unless''.
    The revised text reads as follows:

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         For passenger transportation services costing                You must use                Unless
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* * *.........................................................                    * * *    Use of the Government
                                                                                               contractor-issued
                                                                                             individually billed
                                                                                              travel card is not
                                                                                            accepted, its use is
                                                                                                impracticable or
                                                                                           special circumstances
                                                                                            justify the use of a
                                                                                                            GTR.
 
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* * * * *.....................................................                * * * * *                * * * * *
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PART 301-52--CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT

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28. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-52 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec.2., Pub. L. 105-
264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note).


Sec.  301-52.3  [Amended]

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29. Amend Sec.  301-52.3 by removing ``eTravel Service'' and add ``E-
Gov Travel Service''; and removing ``eTS'' and add ``ETS'' in their 
places, respectively.


Sec.  301-52.4  [Amended]

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30. Amend Sec.  301-52.4, paragraph (b)(3) by--
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a. Removing `` http://ardor.nara.gov/grs/grs06.html'' and add ``http://
www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/ardor/grs06.html'' in its place; and
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b. Removing ``paragraph 1'' and add ``paragraph number 1'' in its 
place.

PART 301-53--USING PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AND FREQUENT TRAVELER 
PROGRAMS

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31. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-53 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 31 U.S.C. 1353.


Sec.  301-53.4  [Amended]

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32. Amend Sec.  301-53.4, in the third sentence, by removing 
``systems'' and adding ``services'' in its place.


Sec.  301-53.5  [Amended]

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33. Amend Sec.  301-53.5 in the heading and text by removing ``system'' 
and adding ``service'' in its place.

PART 301-54--COLLECTION OF UNDISPUTED DELINQUENT AMOUNTS OWED TO 
THE CONTRACTOR ISSUING THE INDIVIDUALLY BILLED TRAVEL CHARGE CARD

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34. The authority citation for part 301-54 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105-
264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note).

PART 301-70--INTERNAL POLICY AND PROCEDURE REQUIREMENTS

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35. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-70 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec 2, Pub. L. 105-
264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note), Office of Management and 
Budget Circular No. A-126, ``Improving the Management and Use of 
Government Aircraft,'' revised May 22, 1992, and OMB Circular No. A-
123, Appendix B, ``Improving the Management of Government Charge 
Card Programs,'' revised April 2006.


Sec.  301-70.1  [Amended]

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36. Amend Sec.  301-70.1(d) by removing ``eTS'' and adding ``ETS'', two 
times, in its place.


Sec.  301-70.701  [Amended]

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37. Amend Sec.  301-70.701(a)(3), by removing ``Transportation'' and 
adding ``Homeland Security'' in its place.
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38. Amend Sec.  301-70.708(a) by revising the web site address and by 
revising paragraph (j) to read as follows:


Sec.  301-70.708  What can we do to reduce travel charge card 
delinquencies?

* * * * *
    (a) * * * http://www.gsa.gov/traveltraining.
* * * * *
    (j) For some helpful do's and don'ts for travel cardholders, see 
GSA publication (Card-F001) entitled ``Helpful Hints for Travel 
Cardholders''. This publication is available on the Internet at http://
fss.gsa.gov/services/gsa-smartpay. Click on ``Publications and 
Presentations'' and under ``Publications,'' click on ``Helpful Hints 
for Travel Card Use''.
* * * * *

PART 301-71--AGENCY TRAVEL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

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39. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-71 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105-
264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note).


Sec.  301-71.105  [Amended]

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40. Amend Sec.  301-71.105(i), by adding ``a'' after ``of''.


Sec.  301-71.106  [Amended]

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41. Amend Sec.  301-71.106, in the table, under the heading ``The 
appropriate official to sign a trip-by-trip authorization is'', in the 
third entry, by removing ``part 304'' and adding ``Chapter 304'' in its 
place.


Sec.  301-71.200  [Amended]

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42. Amend Sec.  301-71.200 by removing the comma after the closed 
parenthesis.


Sec.  301-71.309  [Amended]

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43. Amend Sec.  301-71.309 by removing the words ``Accounting '' 
wherever it appears and adding ``Accountability'' and ``General'' 
wherever it appears and adding ``Government'' in its place.

PART 301-72--AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO COMMON CARRIER 
TRANSPORTATION

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44. The authority citation for part 301-72 is revised to read as 
follows:


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    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 31 U.S.C. 3726; 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


Sec.  301-72.203  [Amended]

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45. Amend Sec.  301-72.203 by adding a comma after ``e.g.'', in two 
places.

PART 301-73--TRAVEL PROGRAMS

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46. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-73 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c).


Sec.  301-73.1  [Amended]

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47. Amend Sec.  301-73.1(d), by removing the words ``Federal Premier 
Lodging Program (FPLP)'' and add ``FedRooms'', in its place.


Sec.  301-73.2  [Amended]

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48. Amend Sec.  301-73.2(c), by removing the words ``eTravel Program 
Management Office'' and add ``E-Gov Travel Program Management Office'', 
in its place.


Sec.  301-73.104  [Amended]

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49. Amend Sec.  301-73.104(a)(1), by removing the words ``Travel 
Management System'' and add ``Travel Management Service'', in its 
place.


Sec.  301-73.106  [Amended]

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50. Amend Sec.  301-73.106 by--
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a. Removing in paragraph (a)(2), the words ``Federal Premier Lodging 
Program'' and add ``FedRooms'', in its place.; and
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b. Removing in paragraph (a)(3), the words ``Military Traffic 
Management Command (MTMC)'' and adding ``Surface Deployment and 
Distribution Command (SDDC)'' in its place.


Sec. Sec.  301-73.1 through 301-73.106  [Amended]

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51. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 41 CFR part 301-
73 remove the words ``eTravel Service'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``E-Gov Travel Service'' in the following places:
    (a) Note to Sec.  301-73.1;
    (b) Sec.  301-73.100, section heading;
    (c) Sec.  301-73.103, section heading;
    (d) Sec.  301-73.104, section heading; and
    (e) Sec.  301-73.105, section heading.
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52. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 41 CFR part 301-
73 remove the word ``eTS'' and add, in their place, the word ``ETS'' in 
the following places:
    (a) Note to Sec.  301-73.1;
    (b) Sec.  301-73.2(a); (b), two times; (c); (d); (e);
    (c) Sec.  301-73.100, five times;
    (d) Note to Sec.  301-73.100, five times;
    (e) Sec.  301-73.103;
    (f) Sec.  301-73.104(a); (a)(1), two times; (a)(2); (a)(3); (a)(4);
    (g) Sec.  301-73.105, two times;
    (h) Sec.  301-73.106, section heading; and
    (i) Note to Sec.  301-73.106, three times.

PART 301-75--PRE-EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW TRAVEL

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53. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-75 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707.


Sec.  301-75.4  [Amended]

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54. Amend Sec.  301-75.4, paragraph (f), by removing ``18 U.S.C. 287 
and 1001.'' and adding ``(See 18 U.S.C. 287 and 1001).'' in its place.

PART 301-76--COLLECTION OF UNDISPUTED DELINQUENT AMOUNTS OWED TO 
THE CONTRACTOR ISSUING THE INDIVIDUALLY BILLED TRAVEL CHARGE CARD

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55. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-76 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105-
264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701 note).

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56. Amend Appendix B to Chapter 301 by revising the introductory 
paragraph to read as follows:
    Appendix B to Chapter 301--Allocation of M&IE Rates To Be Used in 
Making Deductions From the M&IE Allowance
    Deductions to M&IE rates for localities in both nonforeign areas 
and foreign areas shall be allocated as shown in this table. For 
information as to where to access per diem rates for various types 
of Government travel, please consult the table in Sec.  301-11.6.
* * * * *
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57. Amend Appendix D to Chapter 301 by removing the acronym ``GEBAT'' 
and alphabetically adding or changing the following acronyms to read as 
follows:

Appendix D to Chapter 301--Glossary of Acronyms

* * * * *
    CAS: Commercial Aviation Service(s)
    CDW: Collision Damage Waiver
* * * * *
    CTO: Commercial Ticket Office
* * * * *
    ETS: E-Gov Travel Service(s)
    FAA: Federal Aviation Administration
* * * * *
    FECA: Federal Employees' Compensation Act
    Fedrooms: Enhanced Federal Premier Lodging Program (formally 
known as FPLP)
* * * * *
    FICA: Federal Insurance Contribution Act
* * * * *
    HHG: Household Goods
* * * * *
    ISSA: Inter-service Support Agreement(s)
    ITRA: Income Tax Reimbursement Allowance
* * * * *
    MARS: Military Affiliate Radio System
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    NARA: National Archives and Records Administration
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    NTE: Not to Exceed
    OBE: Online Self-service Booking Tool
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    PBP&E: Professional Books, Papers, and Equipment
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    PMO: E-Gov Travel Program Management Office
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    SDDC: Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
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    SIT: Storage in Transit
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    TMS: Travel Management Service
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    U.S.: United States
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[FR Doc. E7-21254 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-14-S