Premium Fuel Purchases for Government Owned and Leased Vehicles Due to Market Shortages in Parts of California Affected by Wildfires, 61652 [E7-21418]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 61652 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices produce the indexes and statistical summaries required by the Rule, and thus, estimated very low capital or startup costs. The only additional cost imposed on IDSMs operating under the Rule that would not be incurred for other IDSMs is the annual audit requirement. According to representatives of each of the IDSMs currently operating under the Rule, the vast majority of costs associated with this requirement are the fees paid to the auditors and their staffs to perform the annual audit. Representatives of the IDSMs estimated a combined cost of $300,000 for both IDSMs currently operating under the Rule Other non-labor costs: $29,000 in copying costs. This total is based on estimated copying costs of 7 cents per page and several conservative assumptions. Staff estimates that the average dispute-related file is 35 pages long and that a typical annual audit file is approximately 200 pages in length. As discussed above, staff assumes that twenty percent of consumers using an IDSM currently operating under the Rule (approximately 4,896 consumers) request copies of the records relating to their disputes. Staff also estimates that a very small minority of consumers request a copy of the annual audit. This assumption is based on (1) the number of consumer requests actually received by the IDSMs in the past; and (2) the fact that the IDSMs’ annual audits are available online. For example, annual audits are available on the FTC’s web site, where consumers may view and or print pages as needed, at no cost to the IDSM. In addition, the Better Business Bureau makes available on its web site the annual audit of the BBB AUTO LINE. Therefore, staff conservatively estimates that only five percent of consumers using an IDSM covered by the Rule (approximately 1,224 consumers) will request a copy of the IDSM’s audit report. Thus, the total annual copying cost for dispute-related files is approximately $11,995 (35 pages per file x $.07 per page x 4,896 consumer requests) and the total annual copying cost for annual audit reports is approximately $17,136 (200 pages per audit report x $.07 per page x 1,224 consumer requests). Accordingly, the total cost attributed to copying under the Rule is approximately $29,131 and the total non-labor cost under the Rule is approximately $329,131 ($300,000 for VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 auditor fees + $29,131 for copying costs). GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION William Blumenthal General Counsel [FR Doc. E7–21399 Filed 10–30–07: 8:45 am] Premium Fuel Purchases for Government Owned and Leased Vehicles Due to Market Shortages in Parts of California Affected by Wildfires [Billing Code: 6750 – 01–S] Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B–16. AGENCY: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Temporary Duty and Relocation Travel of Employees to Areas Impacted by the Wildfires in California Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). AGENCY: Notice of Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 08–02. ACTION: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued FTR Bulletin 08–02. FTR Bulletin 08–02 informs agencies that certain provisions of the FTR governing the authorization of actual subsistence expenses for official travel (both TDY and relocation) are temporarily waived as a result of the Emergency Declaration signed by the President on October 23, 2007, in response to wildfires in parts of California. It is expected that finding lodging facilities and/or adequate meals in the affected areas may be difficult, and distances involved may be great resulting in increased costs for per diem expenses. FTR Bulletin 08–02 became effective on October 24, 2007 and will remain effective until January 24, 2008, unless extended or rescinded by GSA. This bulletin and all FTR bulletins are located at gsa.gov/bulletin. For clarification of content, contact Patrick McConnell, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–2362, or by email at patrick.mcconnell@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: October 25, 2007. Russ Pentz, Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–21393 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–S PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued Bulletin B–16 which provides a deviation for executive agencies to purchase premium fuel for Government owned and leased vehicles when lower grade fuels are not available due to market shortages in parts of California affected by wildfires. FMR Bulletin B– 16 became effective on October 24, 2007 and will remain effective until January 24, 2008, unless extended or rescinded by GSA. This bulletin and all FMR bulletins are located at gsa.gov/bulletin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Janet Dobbs, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 208–6601, or by email at janet.dobbs@gsa.gov. Dated: October 25, 2007. Russ Pentz, Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–21418 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–08–07AV] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–5960 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 31, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 61652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21418]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Premium Fuel Purchases for Government Owned and Leased Vehicles 
Due to Market Shortages in Parts of California Affected by Wildfires

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

ACTION: Notice of Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin B-16.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued Bulletin 
B-16 which provides a deviation for executive agencies to purchase 
premium fuel for Government owned and leased vehicles when lower grade 
fuels are not available due to market shortages in parts of California 
affected by wildfires. FMR Bulletin B-16 became effective on October 
24, 2007 and will remain effective until January 24, 2008, unless 
extended or rescinded by GSA. This bulletin and all FMR bulletins are 
located at gsa.gov/bulletin.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Janet Dobbs, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 208-6601, or by 
email at janet.dobbs@gsa.gov.

    Dated: October 25, 2007.
Russ Pentz,
Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E7-21418 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-14-S