Federal Travel Regulation; Miscellaneous Amendments, 59094-59095 [2010-23882]

Download as PDF 59094 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations § 81.329 * Nevada. * * * * NEVADA—CARBON MONOXIDE Designation Classification Designated area Date 1 * * Las Vegas Area: Clark County (part). Las Vegas Valley. Hydrographic Area 212. * 1 This Type * September 27, 2010 ..... * Attainment. * * * * * * * * * date is November 15, 1990, unless otherwise noted. Analyst, Office of Governmentwide Policy, at (202) 219–2349. Please cite FTR Amendment 2010–XX; FTR case 2010–305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2010–24135 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Parts 301–10, 301–11, and 301– 70 [FTR Amendment 2010–04; FTR Case 2010– 305; Docket 2010–0017; Sequence 1] RIN 3090–AJ07 Federal Travel Regulation; Miscellaneous Amendments Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by updating statutory references in a number of sections, by providing additional guidance for determining distance measurements when traveling by privately owned aircraft, by clarifying provisions regarding the use of personally owned vehicles (POV) for official travel, by updating the addresses to which per diem review requests should be sent, and by changing the method by which agencies must report the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers. DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective September 27, 2010. Applicability Date: This final rule is applicable for official travel performed on or after October 27, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 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 SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Date 1 Type VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 A. Background This amendment updates statutory references concerning when travel on Government aircraft is not reported; adds additional guidance for determining distance measurements when traveling on official business by privately owned aircraft; amends the heading regarding POV mileage reimbursement between an employee’s residence, office and/or common carrier; updates the addresses for submitting per diem review requests; requires agencies to use an electronic reporting tool to report travel on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers; and updates statutory references in certain sections. Accordingly, this final rule amends the FTR by: 1. Sections 301–10.261, 301–10.264, and 301–10.265—Updating statutory references. 2. Section 301–10.302—Revising the information to determine distance measurements when traveling by privately owned aircraft in conjunction with official travel. 3. Section 301–10.306—Revising the question portion to clarify what an employee will be reimbursed if authorized to use a POV between the employee’s residence, office and/or common carrier terminal. 4. Section 301–11.26—Updating the chart with current address information. 5. Sections 301–70.801, 301–70.803, 301–70.804, and 301–70.902—Updating statutory references. 6. Section 301–70.906—Updating the requirement of agencies to report the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers by using an electronic PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 reporting tool and updating a statutory reference. 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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the revisions are not considered substantive. This final rule is also exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act per 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management or personnel. However, this final rule is being published to provide transparency in the promulgation of Federal policies. 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 Parts 301–10, 301–11, and 301–70 Government employees, Travel, Transportation and Per Diem expenses, E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations § 301–10.261 Administrative practices and procedures. [Amended] § 301–10.264 For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under 5 U.S.C. 5701–5709, GSA amends 41 CFR parts 301–10, 301– 11, and 301–70 as set forth below: ■ [Amended] 3. Amend § 301–10.264 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ‘‘10 U.S.C. 4744’’ and adding ‘‘10 U.S.C. 2648’’ in its place. ■ § 301–10.265 6. Revise the heading of § 301–10.306 to read as follows: ■ 2. Amend § 301–10.261 by removing from paragraph (c)(3) ‘‘10 U.S.C. 4744’’ and adding ‘‘10 U.S.C. 2648’’ in its place. ■ Dated: August 3, 2010. Martha Johnson, Administrator of General Services. 59095 [Amended] § 301–10.306 What will I be reimbursed if authorized to use a POV between my residence and office and then from my office to a common carrier terminal, or from my residence directly to a common carrier terminal? * * * * * PART 301–11—PER DIEM EXPENSES 4. Amend § 301–10.265 by removing ‘‘10 U.S.C. 6744’’ and adding ‘‘10 U.S.C. 2648’’ in its place. ■ PART 301–10—TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES 1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–10 continues to read as follows: ■ § 301–10.302 [Amended] 5. Amend the table in § 301–10.302 in the second column, in the second entry, by adding ‘‘You must convert nautical miles to statute or regular miles when submitting a claim (1 nautical mile equals 1.15077945 statute miles).’’ after the third sentence. 7. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–11 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707, 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 49 U.S.C. 40118, OMB Circular No. A–126, revised May 22, 1992. 8. Amend § 301–11.26 by revising the table to read as follows: ■ § 301–11.26 increased? * * How do I get a per diem rate * * * For CONUS locations For non-foreign area locations For foreign area locations General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Attn: Travel Policy (MTT), 1800 F St. NW., Washington, DC 20405. Defense Travel Management Office, Attn: SP&P/Allowances Branch, 4601 N. Fairfax Dr, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203. Director, Office of Allowances, Department of State, Annex 1, Suite L–314, Washington, DC 20522–0103. senior Federal official or non-Federal traveler, by using an electronic reporting tool found at http://www.gsa.gov/sftr, unless travel is authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2648 and regulations implementing that statute. PART 301–70—INTERNAL POLICY AND PROCEDURE REQUIREMENTS 9. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–70 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), OMB Circular No. A–126, revised May 22, 1992, and OMB Circular No. A–123, Appendix B, revised January 15, 2009. § 301–70.801 [FR Doc. 2010–23882 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Amended] 10. Amend § 301–70.801 in paragraph (c)(3) by removing ‘‘10 U.S.C. 4744’’ and adding ‘‘10 U.S.C. 2648’’ in its place. Federal Emergency Management Agency § 301–70.803 [Docket ID FEMA–2010–0003] ■ [Amended] 11. Amend § 301–70.803 in paragraph (d)(2) by removing ‘‘10 U.S.C. 4744’’ and adding ‘‘10 U.S.C. 2648’’ in its place. ■ § 301–70.804 [Amended] 12. Amend § 301–70.804 in paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘10 U.S.C. 4744’’ and adding ‘‘10 U.S.C. 2648’’ in its place. ■ 13. Revise § 301–70.906 to read as follows: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES ■ § 301–70.906 Must we report use of our Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers? Yes, except when the trips are classified, you must report to GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy (MTT) all uses of your aircraft for travel by any VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 44 CFR Part 67 Final Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below for the modified BFEs for each community listed. These modified elevations have been published in newspapers of local circulation and ninety (90) days have elapsed since that publication. The Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification. This final rule is issued in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). SUMMARY: The date of issuance of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) showing BFEs and modified BFEs for each community. This date may be obtained by contacting the office where the maps are available for inspection as indicated in the table below. ADDRESSES: The final BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3461, or (e-mail) roy.e.wright@dhs.gov. DATES: E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-23882]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Parts 301-10, 301-11, and 301-70

[FTR Amendment 2010-04; FTR Case 2010-305; Docket 2010-0017; Sequence 
1]
RIN 3090-AJ07


Federal Travel Regulation; Miscellaneous Amendments

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by 
updating statutory references in a number of sections, by providing 
additional guidance for determining distance measurements when 
traveling by privately owned aircraft, by clarifying provisions 
regarding the use of personally owned vehicles (POV) for official 
travel, by updating the addresses to which per diem review requests 
should be sent, and by changing the method by which agencies must 
report the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials 
and non-Federal travelers.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective September 27, 2010.
    Applicability Date: This final rule is applicable for official 
travel performed on or after October 27, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 
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-XX; FTR case 2010-305.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This amendment updates statutory references concerning when travel 
on Government aircraft is not reported; adds additional guidance for 
determining distance measurements when traveling on official business 
by privately owned aircraft; amends the heading regarding POV mileage 
reimbursement between an employee's residence, office and/or common 
carrier; updates the addresses for submitting per diem review requests; 
requires agencies to use an electronic reporting tool to report travel 
on Government aircraft by senior Federal officials and non-Federal 
travelers; and updates statutory references in certain sections.
    Accordingly, this final rule amends the FTR by:
    1. Sections 301-10.261, 301-10.264, and 301-10.265--Updating 
statutory references.
    2. Section 301-10.302--Revising the information to determine 
distance measurements when traveling by privately owned aircraft in 
conjunction with official travel.
    3. Section 301-10.306--Revising the question portion to clarify 
what an employee will be reimbursed if authorized to use a POV between 
the employee's residence, office and/or common carrier terminal.
    4. Section 301-11.26--Updating the chart with current address 
information.
    5. Sections 301-70.801, 301-70.803, 301-70.804, and 301-70.902--
Updating statutory references.
    6. Section 301-70.906--Updating the requirement of agencies to 
report the use of Government aircraft to carry senior Federal officials 
and non-Federal travelers by using an electronic reporting tool and 
updating a statutory reference.

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 will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because the 
revisions are not considered substantive. This final rule is also 
exempt from the Regulatory Flexibility Act per 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) 
because it applies to agency management or personnel. However, this 
final rule is being published to provide transparency in the 
promulgation of Federal policies.

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 Parts 301-10, 301-11, and 301-70

    Government employees, Travel, Transportation and Per Diem expenses,

[[Page 59095]]

Administrative practices and procedures.

    Dated: August 3, 2010.
Martha Johnson,
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 301-10, 301-11, and 301-70 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, 
OMB Circular No. A-126, revised May 22, 1992.


Sec.  301-10.261  [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  301-10.261 by removing from paragraph (c)(3) ``10 U.S.C. 
4744'' and adding ``10 U.S.C. 2648'' in its place.


Sec.  301-10.264  [Amended]

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3. Amend Sec.  301-10.264 by removing from paragraph (b)(2) ``10 U.S.C. 
4744'' and adding ``10 U.S.C. 2648'' in its place.


Sec.  301-10.265  [Amended]

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4. Amend Sec.  301-10.265 by removing ``10 U.S.C. 6744'' and adding 
``10 U.S.C. 2648'' in its place.


Sec.  301-10.302  [Amended]

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5. Amend the table in Sec.  301-10.302 in the second column, in the 
second entry, by adding ``You must convert nautical miles to statute or 
regular miles when submitting a claim (1 nautical mile equals 
1.15077945 statute miles).'' after the third sentence.


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6. Revise the heading of Sec.  301-10.306 to read as follows:


Sec.  301-10.306  What will I be reimbursed if authorized to use a POV 
between my residence and office and then from my office to a common 
carrier terminal, or from my residence directly to a common carrier 
terminal?

* * * * *

PART 301-11--PER DIEM EXPENSES

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

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5707.


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8. Amend Sec.  301-11.26 by revising the table to read as follows:


Sec.  301-11.26  How do I get a per diem rate increased?

* * * * *

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                              For non-foreign area    For foreign area
     For CONUS locations            locations             locations
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General Services              Defense Travel        Director, Office of
 Administration, Office of     Management Office,    Allowances,
 Governmentwide Policy,        Attn: SP&P/           Department of
 Attn: Travel Policy (MTT),    Allowances Branch,    State, Annex 1,
 1800 F St. NW., Washington,   4601 N. Fairfax Dr,   Suite L-314,
 DC 20405.                     Suite 800,            Washington, DC
                               Arlington, VA 22203.  20522-0103.
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PART 301-70--INTERNAL POLICY AND PROCEDURE REQUIREMENTS

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9. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-70 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), OMB Circular No. A-
126, revised May 22, 1992, and OMB Circular No. A-123, Appendix B, 
revised January 15, 2009.


Sec.  301-70.801  [Amended]

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10. Amend Sec.  301-70.801 in paragraph (c)(3) by removing ``10 U.S.C. 
4744'' and adding ``10 U.S.C. 2648'' in its place.


Sec.  301-70.803  [Amended]

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11. Amend Sec.  301-70.803 in paragraph (d)(2) by removing ``10 U.S.C. 
4744'' and adding ``10 U.S.C. 2648'' in its place.


Sec.  301-70.804  [Amended]

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12. Amend Sec.  301-70.804 in paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``10 U.S.C. 
4744'' and adding ``10 U.S.C. 2648'' in its place.


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13. Revise Sec.  301-70.906 to read as follows:


Sec.  301-70.906  Must we report use of our Government aircraft to 
carry senior Federal officials and non-Federal travelers?

    Yes, except when the trips are classified, you must report to GSA's 
Office of Governmentwide Policy (MTT) all uses of your aircraft for 
travel by any senior Federal official or non-Federal traveler, by using 
an electronic reporting tool found at http://www.gsa.gov/sftr, unless 
travel is authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2648 and regulations implementing 
that statute.

[FR Doc. 2010-23882 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]
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