[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 178 (Thursday, September 15, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 54481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18390]

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41 CFR Part 301-10

[FTR Amendment 2005-04; FTR Case 2005-307]
RIN 3090-AI18

Federal Travel Regulation; Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage 

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This final rule amends the mileage reimbursement rate for use 
of a privately owned vehicle (POV) on official travel to reflect recent 
gas price increases. The governing regulation is revised to increase 
the cost of operating a privately owned automobile from 40.5 to 48.5 
cents per mile.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Applicability Date: This final rule is effective from 
September 1 to December 31, 2005, and applies to travel performed 
during that time period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Regulatory Secretariat, Room 4035, 
GSA Building, Washington DC 20405, (202) 208-7312, for information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of 
content, contact Peggy DeProspero, Office of Governmentwide Policy, 
Travel Management Policy, at (202) 501-2826. Please cite FTR Amendment 
2005-04; FTR case 2005-307.


A. Background

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5707(b), the Administrator of General Services 
has the responsibility to establish the privately owned vehicle (POV) 
mileage reimbursement rates. In recognition of recent gasoline price 
increases, the Administrator of General Services has determined the 
per-mile operating costs of a POV to be 48.5 cents for automobiles. As 
provided in 5 U.S.C. 5704(a)(1), the automobile reimbursement rate 
cannot exceed the single standard mileage rate established by the 
Internal Revenue Services (IRS). The IRS announced on September 9, 
2005, a new single standard mileage rate for automobiles of 48.5 cents 
effective from September 1 to December 31, 2005.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule is not required to be published in the Federal 
Register for notice and comment; therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act does not apply.

C. Executive Order 12866

    GSA has determined that this final rule is not a significant 
regulatory action for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 of 
September 30, 1993.

D. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because this final rule 
does not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements, 
or the collection of information from offerors, contractors, or members 
of the public which 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 

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 301-10

    Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses.

    Dated: September 12, 2005.
Stephen A. Perry,
Administrator of General Services.

For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under 5 U.S.C. 5701-5709, 
GSA amends 41 CFR part 301-10 as set forth below:


1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301-10 is revised to read as 

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c).

Sec.  301-10.303  [Amended]

2. In section 301-10.303, in the table, in the second column, in the 
third entry under the heading ``Your reimbursement is'', remove 
``$0.405'' and insert ``$0.485'' in its place.

[FR Doc. 05-18390 Filed 9-13-05; 10:11 am]