[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67370-67371]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27754]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

41 CFR Part 101-26

[FPMR Amendment 2011-01; FPMR Case 2011-101-1; Docket Number 2011-017; 
Sequence 1]
RIN 3090-AJ19


Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR); Procurement 
Sources and Programs

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is revising the 
Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR) by removing the 
provisions regarding priorities for use of Government supply sources. 
Users may access the FPMR and any corresponding documents at GSA's Web 
site at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr and by clicking on ``FPMR & Related 
Files'' on the left-hand menu.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective November 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 
1275 First St., NE., Washington, DC 20417, (202) 501-4755, for 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For 
clarification of content, contact Mr. Robert Holcombe, Office of 
Travel, Transportation and Asset Management (MT), General Services 
Administration, at (202) 501-3828 or email at robert.holcombe@gsa.gov. 
Please cite FPMR Amendment 2011-01.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Background

    GSA is amending the FPMR (41 CFR Chapter 101) by removing the 
provisions regarding priorities for use of Government supply sources. 
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is considered the primary 
regulation for use by all Federal executive agencies in their 
acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds; 
therefore, policies that repeat, paraphrase, or restate the FAR are 
unnecessary.

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 rule has been designated a ``significant regulatory action'' 
although not economically significant, under section 3(f) of Executive 
Order 12866. Accordingly, the rule has been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget.

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 final rule 
does not impose information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

E. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This final rule is exempt from Congressional review under 5 U.S.C. 
801 since it relates solely to agency management and personnel.

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 101-26

    Procurement sources and programs.

    Dated: August 4, 2011.
Martha Johnson,
Administrator of General Services.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR 
Chapter 101 as follows:

CHAPTER 101--FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

PART 101-26--PROCUREMENT SOURCES AND PROGRAMS

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1. The authority for 41 CFR part 101-26 is amended to read as follows:


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    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c).


Sec.  101-26.107  [Removed]

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2. Remove Sec.  101-26.107.

[FR Doc. 2011-27754 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]
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