Secretarial Election Procedures, 62587-62588 [2014-24906]

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[FR Doc. 2014–24828 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 62587 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Parts 81 and 82 [BIA–2014–0006; K00103 12/13 A3A10; 134D0102DR–DS5A300000– DR.5A311.IA000113] RIN 1076–AE93 Secretarial Election Procedures AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice of tribal consultation meetings. ACTION: This document announces tribal consultation meetings on the proposed rule amending regulations governing Secretarial elections and petitioning procedures. SUMMARY: DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for dates of the tribal consultation meetings. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for addresses of the tribal consultation meetings. Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal Government Services, Central Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs at telephone (202) 513–7641. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1 (800) 877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On October 9, 2014, we published a proposed rule amending 25 CFR parts 81 (Secretarial Elections) and 82 (Petitioning Procedures), combining them into one Code of Federal Regulations part at 25 CFR part 81. See 79 FR 61021. The proposed rule is available at: http://www.bia.gov/ WhoWeAre/AS–IA/ORM/SecElections/ index.htm. We will be hosting the following tribal consultations sessions on this proposed rule: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Date Time Location Venue Sunday, October 26, 2014 .. 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (Local time). Atlanta, GA ........................ Tuesday, November 18, 2014. 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Local time). Oklahoma City, OK ........... National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta, GA 30303. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Airport, 1815 S. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73108. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1 62588 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Proposed Rules Date Thursday, November 20, 2014. Time 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Local time). Dated: October 15, 2014. Lawrence Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–24906 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 41 CFR Parts 300–3, 301–10, and 301– 70 [FTR Case 2014–302; Docket 2014–0014, Sequence 1] RIN 3090–AJ48 Federal Travel Regulation; Enhancement of Privately Owned Vehicle and Rental Vehicle Policy Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: GSA is proposing to amend the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by requiring agencies to have an internal policy for determining whether to authorize a privately owned vehicle (POV), as opposed to a rental car, in conjunction with temporary duty travel (TDY). Further, GSA proposes to specify that travelers, who have been authorized to travel via common carrier or rental car, and choose to use a POV instead, will be reimbursed at the applicable POV mileage rate. Also, this amendment proposes to add specific provisions addressing the type of rental vehicles travelers must use, as well as pre-paid refueling options and other rental car surcharges. Finally, this amendment proposes to make certain miscellaneous corrections, where applicable. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat at one of the addresses shown below on or before December 19, 2014 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by FTR Case 2014–302 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portals: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for ‘‘FTR Case 2014– 302.’’ Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘FTR Case 2014– rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Oct 17, 2014 Location Jkt 235001 Venue Rocklin, CA ........................ Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765. 302’’ and follow the instructions provided at the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘FTR Case 2014–302’’ on your attached document. • Fax: 202–208–1398. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), Attn. Ms. Hada Flowers, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FTR Case 2014–302 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, at 202–219– 2349. Contact the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, 202–501–4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. Please cite FTR case 2014–302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background The FTR already provides for determining when the use of a POV or rental vehicle in conjunction with TDY could be advantageous to the Government (see FTR Part 301–10, Subparts D and E, and Part 301–70, Subpart B). The FTR also advises that when using a rental vehicle, travelers should consider renting a vehicle from a vendor that participates in the Defense Travel Management Office’s (DTMO) U.S. Government Car Rental Agreement to avail themselves of the Agreement’s benefits (see FTR section 301–10.450). It has been determined that more specific guidance regarding the use of POVs and rental cars will save agencies money when authorizing employees to travel. This proposed rule provides that agencies must have an internal policy for determining whether to authorize a POV, as opposed to a rental car, in conjunction with TDY. Additionally, GSA proposes specifying that travelers who have been authorized by their agencies to travel via common carrier or rental car, and choose to use a POV instead, will be reimbursed at the applicable POV mileage rate up to the constructive cost of the authorized mode of transportation plus per diem. Further, this amendment proposes that PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 travelers who are authorized to use a rental car in conjunction with TDY must use the least expensive compact car available. This amendment also proposes that travelers will not be reimbursed for pre-paid refueling options for rental cars. Moreover, this amendment proposes that agencies may not reimburse travelers surcharges involved when rental car companies purchase miles from airlines and provide those miles to their vehicle customers. Finally, this amendment also proposes to make certain miscellaneous corrections, where applicable. B. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives, and if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action, and therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act This proposed rule would 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. This proposed rule is also exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management or personnel. D. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed 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 proposed rule is also exempt from Congressional review prescribed E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62587-62588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24906]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

25 CFR Parts 81 and 82

[BIA-2014-0006; K00103 12/13 A3A10; 134D0102DR-DS5A300000-
DR.5A311.IA000113]
RIN 1076-AE93


Secretarial Election Procedures

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation meetings.

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SUMMARY: This document announces tribal consultation meetings on the 
proposed rule amending regulations governing Secretarial elections and 
petitioning procedures.

DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for 
dates of the tribal consultation meetings.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document 
for addresses of the tribal consultation meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division 
of Tribal Government Services, Central Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs 
at telephone (202) 513-7641. Individuals who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1 (800) 877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 9, 2014, we published a proposed 
rule amending 25 CFR parts 81 (Secretarial Elections) and 82 
(Petitioning Procedures), combining them into one Code of Federal 
Regulations part at 25 CFR part 81. See 79 FR 61021. The proposed rule 
is available at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/ORM/SecElections/index.htm.
    We will be hosting the following tribal consultations sessions on 
this proposed rule:

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                Date                          Time                  Location                    Venue
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Sunday, October 26, 2014...........  1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.     Atlanta, GA...........  National Congress of
                                      (Local time).                                   American Indians (NCAI)
                                                                                      Annual Convention, Hyatt
                                                                                      Regency Atlanta, 265
                                                                                      Peachtree St. NE.,
                                                                                      Atlanta, GA 30303.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014.........  8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Oklahoma City, OK.....  Embassy Suites Oklahoma
                                      (Local time).                                   City Airport, 1815 S.
                                                                                      Meridian Ave., Oklahoma
                                                                                      City, OK 73108.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014........  8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Rocklin, CA...........  Whitney Oaks Golf Club,
                                      (Local time).                                   2305 Clubhouse Drive,
                                                                                      Rocklin, CA 95765.
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    Dated: October 15, 2014.
Lawrence Roberts,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-24906 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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