[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59094-59095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[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,

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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?

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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.

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