Federal Travel Regulation; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement, 790-792 [E9-31358]

Download as PDF 790 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2010 / Rules and Regulations sending a Letter of Application in the manner set forth in § 725.25(c). * * * * * ■ 23. Section 725.190 is amended by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 725.190 Notice of commencement of manufacture or import. cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES * * * * * (d) Where to submit. All notices of commencement must be submitted to EPA in a manner set forth in this paragraph. (1) Older notices. Notices of commencement for a MCAN submitted before April 6, 2010 must be submitted on paper either via U.S. mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001 or submitted via courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004. (2) Newer notices. For MCANs submitted on or after April 6, 2010, EPA will accept notices of commencement only if submitted in accordance with this paragraph: (i) Notices of commencement may be submitted on paper on or before April 6, 2011. All paper-based notices of commencement must be generated using e-PMN reporting software and be completed through the finalization step of the software, and e-PMN software must be used to print the statement of withdrawal for submission to EPA. Paper notices of commencement must be submitted either via U.S. mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001 or submitted via courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004. (ii) Notices of commencement may be submitted as electronic files on optical disc on or before April 6, 2012. All notices of commencement submitted as electronic files on optical disc must be generated using e-PMN reporting software and be completed through the finalization step of the software. Optical discs containing electronic notices of commencement must be submitted by courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:05 Jan 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 (iii) Notices of commencement may be submitted electronically to EPA via CDX on or after April 6, 2010. After April 6, 2012 all notices of commencement must be submitted electronically to EPA via CDX. Prior to submission to EPA via CDX, such notices of commencement must be generated and completed using e-PMN reporting software. See 40 CFR 720.40(a)(2)(iv) for information on how to obtain e-PMN software. ■ 24. Section 725.975 is amended by revising paragraph (b) introductory text to read as follows: § 725.975 EPA approval of alternative control measures. * * * * * (b) Persons submitting a request for a determination of equivalency to EPA under this part, unless allowed by § 725.25(c) (1), (2), or (3), must submit the request to EPA via EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) using EPAprovided e-PMN software in the manner set forth in § 725.25(c). See 40 CFR 720.40(a)(2)(iv) for information on how to obtain e-PMN software. Support documents related to these requests must also be submitted to EPA via CDX using e-PMN software. If submitted on paper, requests must be submitted either via U.S. mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; ATTN: SNUR Equivalency Determination or submitted via courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004; ATTN: SNUR Equivalency Determination. Optical discs containing electronic requests must be submitted by courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004; ATTN: SNUR Equivalency Determination. A request for a determination of equivalency must contain: * * * * * ■ 25. Section 725.984 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(1) to read as follows: § 725.984 Modification or revocation of certain notification requirements. * * * * * (b) * * * (1) Any affected person may request modification or revocation of significant new use notification requirements for a microorganism that has been added to subpart M of this part using the PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 procedures described in § 725.980 by writing to the Director, or a designee, and stating the basis for such request. The request must be accompanied by information sufficient to support the request. Persons submitting a request to EPA under this part, unless allowed by § 725.25(c)(1), (c)(2), or (c)(3), must submit the request to EPA via EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) using EPA-provided e-PMN reporting software in the manner set forth in § 725.25(c). See 40 CFR 720.40(a)(2)(iv) for information on how to obtain the e-PMN software. Support documents related to these requests must also be submitted to EPA via CDX using e-PMN software. Paper requests must be submitted either via U.S. mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; ATTN: Request to Amend SNUR or submitted via courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004; ATTN: Request to Amend SNUR. Optical discs containing electronic requests must be submitted by courier to the Environmental Protection Agency, OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Rm. 6428, Washington, DC 20004; ATTN: Request to Amend SNUR. * * * * * [FR Doc. E9–31004 Filed 1–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Part 301–10 [FTR Amendment 2010–01; FTR Case 2010– 301; Docket Number 2009–0020, Sequence 1] RIN 3090–AJ01 Federal Travel Regulation; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) to update the mileage reimbursement rates for using a privately owned automobile (POA), motorcycle or airplane for official travel. The new rates reflect the current vehicle operating costs as determined by E:\FR\FM\06JAR1.SGM 06JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2010 / Rules and Regulations review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This final rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. A. Background cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES investigations conducted by GSA. This governing regulation sets the mileage reimbursement allowance for official travel for a POA at $0.50, motorcycles at $0.47, and airplanes at $1.29. DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective January 6, 2010. Applicability Date: This final rule is applicable for official travel performed on and after January 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), Room 4041, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501–4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Program Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Policy, at (202) 219–2349. Please cite FTR Amendment 2010–01; FTR case 2010–301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 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 that Federal employees are entitled to when they use a POA, motorcycle or airplane for official business. To set the rates, GSA is required to periodically investigate the cost to Government employees of operating a POV while on official travel, and consult with the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation, and representatives of Government employee organizations. GSA investigated the mileage rate costs for motorcycles and airplanes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducted an investigative report on the mileage rates for a POA to compute the deductible cost of operating passenger vehicles for business purposes. GSA analyzed the data in the IRS report and adopted the findings. After consultation with the above-referenced Federal agencies and Government employee organizations, the Acting Administrator of General Services has determined the per mile operating costs for official use of a POA (including trucks) is $0.50, $0.47 for motorcycles, and $1.29 for airplanes. As provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the POA mileage reimbursement rate cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the IRS. The IRS announced a new single standard mileage rate for automobiles of $0.50 per mile effective January 1, 2010. The results of the investigative reports have been reported to Congress. B. Executive Order 12866 This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:05 Jan 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal Register for notice and comment, and 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. 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: December 28, 2009. Stephen R. Leeds, Acting 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: ■ PART 301–10—TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES 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 April 28, 2006. 2. Amend the table in § 301–10.303 by revising the second, third, and fourth entries to read as follows: ■ § 301–10.303 What am I reimbursed when use of a POV is determined by my agency to be advantageous to the Government? Your reimbursement is * * * * Privately owned airplane .......... Privately owned automobile ...... PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Privately owned motorcycle ...... 1 C. Regulatory Flexibility Act For use of a For use of a * 1 $1.29 1 $0.50 791 Your reimbursement is 1 $0.47 Per mile. Note: The following attachment will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. Attachment to Preamble General Services Administration Reporting to Congress—The Costs of Operating Privately Owned Vehicles Paragraph (b) of Section 5707 of Title 5, United States Code, requires the Administrator of General Services to periodically investigate the cost to Government employees of operating privately owned vehicles (airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles) while on official travel, to report the results of the investigations to Congress, and to publish the report in the Federal Register. This report on the privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates is being published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 28, 2009. Stephen R. Leeds, Acting Administrator of General Services. Reporting to Congress—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 (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(a)(1) requires that the Administrator of General Services issue regulations prescribing mileage reimbursement rates. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5707(b), the Administrator shall also determine the average, actual cost per mile for the use of each type of privately owned vehicle based on the results of these cost investigations. 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). GSA investigated the mileage rate costs for motorcycles and airplanes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducted an investigative report on the mileage rates for a POA to compute the deductible cost of operating passenger vehicles for business purposes. GSA analyzed the data in the IRS report and adopted the findings. As provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the POA mileage reimbursement rate cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the IRS. The IRS announced a new E:\FR\FM\06JAR1.SGM 06JAR1 792 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2010 / Rules and Regulations single standard mileage rate for automobiles of $0.50 per mile effective January 1, 2010. Based on the investigative reports, and in consultation with the above-specified parties, I have determined the per mile operating costs for official use of a POA (including trucks) is $0.50, $0.47 for motorcycles, and $1.29 for airplanes. This report to Congress on the cost of operating POVs will be published in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. E9–31358 Filed 1–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 0810141351–9087–02] RIN 0648–XT42 Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure. SUMMARY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hookand-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2009, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2009. Comments must be received at the following address no later than 4:30 p.m., A.l.t., January 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Sue Salveson, Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648– XT42, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:05 Jan 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. • Fax: (907) 586–7557. • Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. All comments received are a part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comment will generally be posted without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Furuness, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. NMFS closed directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line in the BSAI under § 679.20(d)(1)(iii) on November 16, 2009 (74 FR 59918, November 19, 2009). NMFS has determined that as of December 28, 2009, approximately 500 metric tons of Pacific cod remain in the 2009 Pacific cod TAC in the BSAI. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to fully use the 2009 TAC of Pacific cod in the BSAI, NMFS is terminating the previous closure and is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hookand-line gear in the BSAI. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the opening of the Pacific cod fishery by Pacific cod by catcher/ processors using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI. Immediate notification is necessary to allow for the orderly conduct and efficient operation of this fishery, to allow the industry to plan for the fishing season, and to avoid potential disruption to the fishing fleet and processors. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of December 28, 2009. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30–day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. Without this inseason adjustment, NMFS could not allow the fishery for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI to be harvested in an expedient manner and in accordance with the regulatory schedule. Under § 679.25(c)(2), interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this action to the above address until January 15, 2010. This action is required by § 679.25 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 31, 2009. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–31372 Filed 12–31–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\06JAR1.SGM 06JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 6, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Part 301-10

[FTR Amendment 2010-01; FTR Case 2010-301; Docket Number 2009-0020, 
Sequence 1]
RIN 3090-AJ01


Federal Travel Regulation; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage 
Reimbursement

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) to update 
the mileage reimbursement rates for using a privately owned automobile 
(POA), motorcycle or airplane for official travel. The new rates 
reflect the current vehicle operating costs as determined by

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investigations conducted by GSA. This governing regulation sets the 
mileage reimbursement allowance for official travel for a POA at $0.50, 
motorcycles at $0.47, and airplanes at $1.29.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective January 6, 2010.
    Applicability Date: This final rule is applicable for official 
travel performed on and after January 1, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (MVPR), 
Room 4041, GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501-4755, for 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Program Analyst, 
Office of Governmentwide Policy, at (202) 219-2349. Please cite FTR 
Amendment 2010-01; FTR case 2010-301.

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 that Federal employees are entitled to when 
they use a POA, motorcycle or airplane for official business. To set 
the rates, GSA is required to periodically investigate the cost to 
Government employees of operating a POV while on official travel, and 
consult with the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation, and 
representatives of Government employee organizations. GSA investigated 
the mileage rate costs for motorcycles and airplanes. The Internal 
Revenue Service (IRS) conducted an investigative report on the mileage 
rates for a POA to compute the deductible cost of operating passenger 
vehicles for business purposes. GSA analyzed the data in the IRS report 
and adopted the findings. After consultation with the above-referenced 
Federal agencies and Government employee organizations, the Acting 
Administrator of General Services has determined the per mile operating 
costs for official use of a POA (including trucks) is $0.50, $0.47 for 
motorcycles, and $1.29 for airplanes. As provided in 5 U.S.C. 
5704(a)(1), the POA mileage reimbursement rate cannot exceed the single 
standard mileage rate established by the IRS. The IRS announced a new 
single standard mileage rate for automobiles of $0.50 per mile 
effective January 1, 2010. The results of the investigative reports 
have been reported to Congress.

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 final 
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, and 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.

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 301-10

    Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses.

    Dated: December 28, 2009.
Stephen R. Leeds,
Acting 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 April 28, 2006.


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2. Amend the table in Sec.  301-10.303 by revising the second, third, 
and fourth entries to read as follows:


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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                                                                Your
                       For use of a                        reimbursement
                                                                 is
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                                * * * * *
Privately owned airplane.................................     \1\ $1.29
Privately owned automobile...............................     \1\ $0.50
Privately owned motorcycle...............................     \1\ $0.47
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\1\ Per mile.


    Note: The following attachment will not appear in the Code of 
Federal Regulations.

Attachment to Preamble

General Services Administration

Reporting to Congress--The Costs of Operating Privately Owned Vehicles

    Paragraph (b) of Section 5707 of Title 5, United States Code, 
requires the Administrator of General Services to periodically 
investigate the cost to Government employees of operating privately 
owned vehicles (airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles) while on 
official travel, to report the results of the investigations to 
Congress, and to publish the report in the Federal Register. This 
report on the privately owned vehicle reimbursement rates is being 
published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: December 28, 2009.

Stephen R. Leeds,
Acting Administrator of General Services.

Reporting to Congress--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 (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(a)(1) requires that the Administrator of General Services issue 
regulations prescribing mileage reimbursement rates. Pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 5707(b), the Administrator shall also determine the average, 
actual cost per mile for the use of each type of privately owned 
vehicle based on the results of these cost investigations. 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).
    GSA investigated the mileage rate costs for motorcycles and 
airplanes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducted an 
investigative report on the mileage rates for a POA to compute the 
deductible cost of operating passenger vehicles for business purposes. 
GSA analyzed the data in the IRS report and adopted the findings. As 
provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the POA mileage reimbursement rate 
cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the IRS. 
The IRS announced a new

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single standard mileage rate for automobiles of $0.50 per mile 
effective January 1, 2010. Based on the investigative reports, and in 
consultation with the above-specified parties, I have determined the 
per mile operating costs for official use of a POA (including trucks) 
is $0.50, $0.47 for motorcycles, and $1.29 for airplanes. This report 
to Congress on the cost of operating POVs will be published in the 
Federal Register.

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