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SUMMARY: DATES: Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: April 9, 2015. Jack E. Housenger, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. 21189 Effective: April 17, 2015. Mr. Robert Holcombe, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management (MA), at 202–501–3828 or by email at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Every three years, GSA is required to redefine the ‘‘minimal value’’ of foreign gifts under 5 U.S.C. 7342. In order for GSA to consult with the Secretary of State and publish this revised figure as closely to the effective date (January 1st) as possible, the redefined values will be published in a Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin at www.gsa.gov/personalpropertypolicy. In addition, the definition of minimal value is being amended to state that an employing agency may, by regulation, define ‘‘minimal value’’ for its agency employees to be less than the GSA definition, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 7342(a)(5)(B). Finally, the term and definition of ‘‘spouse’’ is added to FMR part 102–42. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), codified at 1 U.S.C. 7, provided that, when used in a Federal law, the term ‘‘spouse’’ referred only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. Because of DOMA, the Federal Government has been heretofore prohibited from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples for all Federal purposes, including asset management policies. On June 26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), the Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) held Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional. As a result, GSA is adding the definition of the term ‘‘spouse’’ to this part for clarity. This case is included in GSA’s retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in GSA’s retrospective review (2014) available at: www.gsa.gov/improvingregulations. B. Changes This final rule: (1) Changes the means by which GSA publishes updates to the definition of ‘‘minimal value’’ and makes the information available to the public; (2) Adds the term and a definition for the term ‘‘spouse’’ to 41 CFR part 102– 42; and (3) Changes the citations in the authority section to reflect the codification of Title 40, United States Code, into positive law. E:\FR\FM\17APR1.SGM 17APR1 21190 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 74 / Friday, April 17, 2015 / Rules and Regulations C. 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 final 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. This final rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. D. 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. 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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA is amending 41 CFR part 102–42 as set forth below: PART 102–42—UTILIZATION, DONATION, AND DISPOSAL OF FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 102– 42 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); sec. 515, 5 U.S.C. 7342 (91 Stat. 862). 2. Amend § 102–42.10 by revising the definition ‘‘Minimal value’’; and alphabetically adding the definition ‘‘Spouse’’ to read as follows: ■ § 102–42.10 part? * PO 00000 * What definitions apply to this Minimal value means a retail value in the United States at the time of acceptance that is at or below the dollar value established by GSA and published in a Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin at www.gsa.gov/ personalpropertypolicy. (1) GSA will adjust the definition of minimal value every three years, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for the immediately preceding 3year period. (2) An employing agency may, by regulation, specify a lower value than this Government-wide value for its agency employees. Spouse means any individual who is lawfully married (unless legally separated), including an individual married to a person of the same sex who was legally married in a state or other jurisdiction (including a foreign country), that recognizes such marriages, regardless of whether or not the individual’s state of residency recognizes such marriages. The term spouse does not include individuals in a formal relationship recognized by a state, which is other than lawful marriage; it also does not include individuals in a marriage in a jurisdiction outside the United States that is not recognized as a lawful marriage under United States law. [FR Doc. 2015–08861 Filed 4–16–15; 8:45 am] * Frm 00038 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 6820–14–P E:\FR\FM\17APR1.SGM 17APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 74 (Friday, April 17, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 21189-21190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08861]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Part 102-42

[FMR Change 2015-02; FMR Case 2014-102-3; Docket No. 2014-0019; 
Sequence No. 1]
RIN 3090-AJ49


Federal Management Regulation; Utilization, Donation, and 
Disposal of Foreign Gifts and Decorations

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services 
Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the 
Federal Management Regulation (FMR). This amendment changes the means 
by which GSA publishes the redefined foreign gift minimal value rates 
and adds the term and definition of ``spouse''.

DATES: Effective: April 17, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Holcombe, Office of 
Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management 
(MA), at 202-501-3828 or by email at Robert.Holcombe@gsa.gov for 
clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-501-
4755. Please cite FMR Case 2014-102-3.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Every three years, GSA is required to redefine the ``minimal 
value'' of foreign gifts under 5 U.S.C. 7342. In order for GSA to 
consult with the Secretary of State and publish this revised figure as 
closely to the effective date (January 1st) as possible, the redefined 
values will be published in a Federal Management Regulation (FMR) 
Bulletin at www.gsa.gov/personalpropertypolicy.
    In addition, the definition of minimal value is being amended to 
state that an employing agency may, by regulation, define ``minimal 
value'' for its agency employees to be less than the GSA definition, in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 7342(a)(5)(B).
    Finally, the term and definition of ``spouse'' is added to FMR part 
102-42. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), codified at 1 
U.S.C. 7, provided that, when used in a Federal law, the term 
``spouse'' referred only to a person of the opposite sex who is a 
husband or a wife. Because of DOMA, the Federal Government has been 
heretofore prohibited from recognizing marriages of same-sex couples 
for all Federal purposes, including asset management policies. On June 
26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 12 (2013), 133 S. Ct. 
2675 (2013), the Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) 
held Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional. As a result, GSA is adding the 
definition of the term ``spouse'' to this part for clarity. This case 
is included in GSA's retrospective review of existing regulations under 
Executive Order 13563. Additional information is located in GSA's 
retrospective review (2014) available at: www.gsa.gov/improvingregulations.

B. Changes

    This final rule:
    (1) Changes the means by which GSA publishes updates to the 
definition of ``minimal value'' and makes the information available to 
the public;
    (2) Adds the term and a definition for the term ``spouse'' to 41 
CFR part 102-42; and
    (3) Changes the citations in the authority section to reflect the 
codification of Title 40, United States Code, into positive law.

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C. 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 final 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. This final rule is not a 
major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

D. 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. This final rule is 
also exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act per 5 U.S.C. 
553(a)(2) because it applies to agency management or public property.

E. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the FMR do not impose information collection requirements that require 
the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 
3501, et seq.

F. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This final rule is exempt from Congressional review under 5 U.S.C. 
801 since it does not substantially affect the rights or obligations of 
non-agency parties.

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 102-42

    Conflict of interests, Decorations, medals, awards, Foreign 
relations, Government property, Government property management.

    Dated: April 3, 2015.
Denise Turner Roth,
Acting Administrator of General Services.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA is amending 41 CFR 
part 102-42 as set forth below:

PART 102-42--UTILIZATION, DONATION, AND DISPOSAL OF FOREIGN GIFTS 
AND DECORATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 102-42 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); sec. 515, 5 U.S.C. 7342 (91 Stat. 
862).

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2. Amend Sec.  102-42.10 by revising the definition ``Minimal value''; 
and alphabetically adding the definition ``Spouse'' to read as follows:


Sec.  102-42.10  What definitions apply to this part?

* * * * *
    Minimal value means a retail value in the United States at the time 
of acceptance that is at or below the dollar value established by GSA 
and published in a Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin at 
www.gsa.gov/personalpropertypolicy.
    (1) GSA will adjust the definition of minimal value every three 
years, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to reflect changes 
in the Consumer Price Index for the immediately preceding 3-year 
period.
    (2) An employing agency may, by regulation, specify a lower value 
than this Government-wide value for its agency employees.
    Spouse means any individual who is lawfully married (unless legally 
separated), including an individual married to a person of the same sex 
who was legally married in a state or other jurisdiction (including a 
foreign country), that recognizes such marriages, regardless of whether 
or not the individual's state of residency recognizes such marriages. 
The term spouse does not include individuals in a formal relationship 
recognized by a state, which is other than lawful marriage; it also 
does not include individuals in a marriage in a jurisdiction outside 
the United States that is not recognized as a lawful marriage under 
United States law.

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