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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 183 (Friday, September 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54401-54402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21921]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


Federal Management Regulation; Motor Vehicle Management; Notice 
of GSA Bulletin FMR B-19

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

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces GSA Federal Management Regulation (FMR) 
Bulletin B-19. This bulletin provides guidance to Federal agencies on 
increasing fuel efficiency for the Federal motor vehicle fleets. GSA 
Bulletin FMR B-19 may be found at www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin.

DATES: The bulletin announced in this notice became effective on August 
29, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Janet Dobbs, Office of Governmentwide 
Policy (M), Office of Travel, Transportation, and Asset Management 
(MT), General Services Administration at (202) 208-6601 or via e-mail 
at janet.dobbs@gsa.gov. Please cite FMR Bulletin B-19.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Federal agencies are required to obtain fuel efficient vehicles in 
accordance with Subpart A of Federal Management Regulation (FMR) part 
102-34, Motor Vehicle Management. The Energy Policy Act requires 
agencies to acquire alternative fuel vehicles, and Executive Order 
13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation 
Management, requires agencies to decrease petroleum consumption and 
increase alternative fuel use. Also, the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 set forth efforts to enhance energy conservation 
and efficiency. Increasing fuel efficiency will help agencies save on 
fuel costs while also helping them to meet environmental mandates.
    This notice announces GSA Bulletin FMR B-19 that provides guidance 
on

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increasing fuel efficiency for the Federal motor vehicle fleets.

B. Procedures

    Bulletins regarding motor vehicle management are located on the 
Internet at www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin as Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) bulletins.

    Dated: August 29, 2008.
Becky Rhodes,
Deputy Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E8-21921 Filed 9-18-08; 8:45 am]
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