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Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5707, the Administrator of General Services is authorized to prescribe necessary regulations to implement laws regarding Federal employees who travel in the performance of official business away from their official stations. Similarly, 5 U.S.C. 5738 mandates that the Administrator of General Services prescribe regulations relating to official relocation. In addition, the Presidential Memorandum, “Delegation Under Section 2(a) of the Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act,” dated September 12, 2011, published in the
This final rule incorporates language based on Public Law 111-178, the Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act, codified at 5 U.S.C. 5724d, to allow agencies to provide for relocation of dependents and the household effects of a “covered employee” whose death occurred as a result of personal injury sustained while in the performance of the employee's duty as defined by the agency. The term “covered employees” means: (A) A law enforcement officer, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5541; (B) an employee in or under the Federal Bureau of Investigation who is not described in subparagraph (A), and (C) a Customs and Border Protection officer, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 8331(31).
GSA received no comments on the interim rule published in the
Executive Orders 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). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This final 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.
This final rule will not have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601,
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 under 44 U.S.C. 3501,
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.
Government employees, Relocation, Transportation expenses, and Travel.
Accordingly, the interim rule amending 41 CFR part 303-70, which was published in the