[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43803-43804]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18533]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM33


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Northeastern Arizona 
and Southern Colorado Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is issuing a final 
rule to redefine the geographic boundaries of the Northeastern Arizona 
and Southern Colorado appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage 
areas. The final rule redefines Dolores, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, and 
San Miguel Counties, CO, and the Curecanti National Recreation Area 
portion of Gunnison County, CO, from the Southern Colorado wage area to 
the Northeastern Arizona wage area. These changes are based on 
consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory 
Committee to best match the above counties to a nearby FWS survey area.

DATES: This regulation is effective on August 22, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, (202) 606-2838; e-
mail pay-leave-policy@opm.gov; or Fax: (202) 606-4264.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 22, 2011, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (76 FR 9694) to 
redefine Dolores, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties, 
CO, and the Curecanti National Recreation Area portion of Gunnison 
County, CO, from the Southern Colorado wage area to the Northeastern 
Arizona wage area. The proposed rule had a 30-day comment period during 
which OPM received no comments.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), the 
national labor-management committee responsible for advising OPM on 
matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, recommended these changes 
by consensus. FPRAC recommended no other changes in the geographic 
definitions of the Northeastern Arizona and Southern Colorado wage 
areas.

CFR Correction

    In addition, this final rule deletes Pitkin County, CO, as an area 
of application county in the Southern Colorado wage area. OPM redefined 
Pitkin County as part of the area of application of the Denver, CO, 
wage area in a final rule published in 2000 (65 FR 26119). However, 
Pitkin County continues to incorrectly appear listed as an area of 
application county in the Southern Colorado wage area. The Denver wage 
area correctly lists Pitkin County as one of its area of application 
counties.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that these regulations will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they 
will affect only Federal agencies and employees.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, 
Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
Director.

    Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management amends 5 CFR 
part 532 as follows:

PART 532--PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS

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1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; Sec.  532.707 also issued under 
5 U.S.C. 552.


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2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area 
listings for the Northeastern Arizona and Southern Colorado wage areas 
to read as follows:

Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532--Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey 
Areas

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                                 Arizona
                          Northeastern Arizona
                               Survey Area
Arizona:
  Apache
  Coconino
  Navajo
New Mexico:
  McKinley
  San Juan
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Colorado:
  Dolores
  Gunnison (Only includes the Curecanti National Recreation Area
   portion)
  La Plata
  Montezuma
  Montrose
  Ouray
  San Juan
  San Miguel
Utah:
  Kane
  San Juan (Does not include the Canyonlands National Park portion)
 
                                * * * * *
                                Colorado
 
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                          Southwestern Colorado
                               Survey Area
Colorado:
  El Paso
  Pueblo
  Teller
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Colorado:
  Alamosa
  Archuleta
  Baca
  Bent
  Chaffee
  Cheyenne
  Conejos
  Costilla
  Crowley
  Custer
  Delta
  Fremont
  Gunnison (Does not include the Curecanti National Recreation Area
   portion)
  Hinsdale
  Huerfano
  Kiowa
  Kit Carson
  Las Animas
  Lincoln
  Mineral
  Otero
  Prowers
  Rio Grande

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