[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 21515-21517]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08518]



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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Part 532

RIN 3206-AM70


Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the St. Louis, MO; 
Southern Missouri; Cleveland, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA, 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 St. Louis, MO; 
Southern Missouri; Cleveland, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA, appropriated fund 
Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule redefines 
Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, and Perry Counties, MO, from the Southern 
Missouri wage area to the St. Louis wage area and Mercer County, PA, 
from the Pittsburgh wage area to the Cleveland wage area. These changes 
are based on recent consensus recommendations of the Federal Prevailing 
Rate Advisory Committee to best match the counties proposed for 
redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area. This final rule makes two 
additional corrections. It renames the Champaign-Urbana, IL, wage area 
as the Central Illinois wage area and updates the name of the White 
Sands Proving Ground in the Albuquerque, NM, and El Paso, TX, wage 
areas to White Sands Missile Range.

DATES: This regulation is effective on May 13, 2013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 15, 2012, the U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) issued a proposed rule (77 FR 68073) to 
redefine Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, and Perry Counties, MO, from the 
Southern Missouri wage area to the St. Louis wage area and Mercer 
County, PA, from the Pittsburgh wage area to the Cleveland wage area. 
These changes are based on recent consensus recommendations of the 
Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to best match the above 
counties to a nearby FWS survey area.
    This final rule makes two additional corrections. It renames the 
Champaign-Urbana, IL, wage area as the Central Illinois wage area and 
updates the name of the White Sands Proving Ground in the Albuquerque, 
NM, and El Paso, TX, wage areas to White Sands Missile Range. These 
corrections do not affect the pay of any FWS employees.
    The proposed rule had a 30-day comment period during which OPM 
received no comments.

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.

Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 532--[Amended]

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2. In appendix A to subpart B of part 532, under the State of Illinois, 
revise ``Champaign-Urbana'' wage area to read ``Central Illinois''.
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3. In appendix C to subpart B of part 532, under the State of Illinois, 
revise ``Champaign-Urbana'' wage area to read ``Central Illinois'', and 
revise the wage area listings for the St. Louis, MO; Southern Missouri; 
Albuquerque, NM; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA, and El Paso, TX, wage 
areas to read as follows:

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

 
 
 
 
 
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                                MISSOURI
 
                                * * * * *
                                St. Louis
                               Survey Area
Illinois:
  Clinton
  Madison
  Monroe
  St. Clair
Missouri: (city)
  St. Louis
Missouri: (counties)
  Franklin
  Jefferson
  St. Charles
  St. Louis
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Illinois:
  Alexander
  Bond
  Calhoun
  Clay
  Effingham
  Fayette
  Franklin
  Greene
  Hamilton
  Jackson
  Jefferson
  Jersey
  Johnson
  Macoupin
  Marion
  Massac
  Montgomery
  Morgan
  Perry
  Pike
  Pope
  Pulaski
  Randolph
  Saline
  Scott
  Union
  Washington
  Wayne
  Williamson
Missouri:
  Audrain
  Bollinger
  Boone
  Callaway
  Cape Girardeau
  Clark
  Cole
  Crawford
  Gasconade
  Knox

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  Lewis
  Lincoln
  Marion
  Moniteau
  Monroe
  Montgomery
  Osage
  Perry
  Pike
  Ralls
  Randolph
  St. Francois
  Ste. Genevieve
  Scotland
  Shelby
  Warren
  Washington
                            Southern Missouri
                               Survey Area
Missouri:
  Christian
  Greene
  Laclede
  Phelps
  Pulaski
  Webster
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Kansas:
  Cherokee
  Crawford
Missouri:
  Barry
  Barton
  Benton
  Butler
  Camden
  Carter
  Cedar
  Dade
  Dallas
  Dent
  Douglas
  Hickory
  Howell
  Iron
  Jasper
  Lawrence
  Madison
  Maries
  Miller
  Mississippi
  Morgan
  New Madrid
  Newton
  Oregon
  Ozark
  Polk
  Reynolds
  Ripley
  St. Clair
  Scott
  Shannon
  Stoddard
  Stone
  Taney
  Texas
  Vernon
  Wayne
  Wright
 
                                * * * * *
                               NEW MEXICO
                               Albuquerque
                               Survey Area
New Mexico:
  Bernalillo
  Sandoval
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New Mexico:
  Catron
  Cibola
  Colfax
  Curry
  De Baca
  Guadalupe
  Harding
  Lincoln (Does not include White Sands Missile Range portion)
  Los Alamos
  Mora
  Quay
  Rio Arriba
  Roosevelt
  San Miguel
  Santa Fe
  Socorro (Does not include White Sands Missile Range portion)
  Taos
  Torrance
  Union
  Valencia
 
                                * * * * *
                                  OHIO
 
                                * * * * *
                                Cleveland
                               Survey Area
Ohio:
  Cuyahoga
  Geauga
  Lake
  Medina
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Ohio:
  Ashland
  Ashtabula
  Carroll
  Columbiana
  Erie
  Huron
  Lorain
  Mahoning
  Ottawa
  Portage
  Sandusky
  Seneca
  Stark
  Summit
  Trumbull
  Wayne
Pennsylvania:
  Mercer
 
                                * * * * *
                              PENNSYLVANIA
 
                                * * * * *
                               Pittsburgh
                               Survey Area
Ohio:Pennsylvania:
  Allegheny
  Beaver
  Butler
  Washington
  Westmoreland
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
Ohio:
  Belmont
  Harrison
  Jefferson
  Tuscarawas
Pennsylvania:
  Armstrong
  Bedford
  Blair
  Cambria
  Cameron
  Centre
  Clarion
  Clearfield
  Clinton
  Crawford
  Elk (Does not include the Allegheny National Forest portion)
  Erie
  Fayette
  Forest (Does not include the Allegheny National Forest portion)
  Greene
  Huntingdon
  Indiana
  Jefferson
  Lawrence
  Potter
  Somerset
  Venango
West Virginia:
  Brooke
  Hancock
  Marshall
  Ohio
 
                                * * * * *
                                  TEXAS
 
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                                 El Paso
                               Survey Area
New Mexico:
  Dona Ana
  Otero
Texas:
  El Paso
                 Area of Application. Survey area plus:
New Mexico:
  Chaves
  Eddy
  Grant
  Hidalgo
  Lincoln (Only White Sands Missile Range portion)
  Luna
  Sierra
  Socorro (Only White Sands Missile Range portion)
Texas:
  Culberson

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