[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 139 (Friday, July 20, 2007)]
[Page 39812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14052]



Request for Comments on Proposed Federal Emergency Travel Guide

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

ACTION: Notice of intent and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to 
create a Federal Emergency Travel Guide in the event of evacuation, 
catastrophic event or natural disaster. The guide is intended to 
prepare the Federal Government to continue official travel operations 
in an emergency situation while safeguarding Federal employees 
officially away from their official or temporary duty stations. The 
guide, non-regulatory in nature, will serve as a supplement to the 
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) (41 CFR chapters 300-304).

DATES: Please submit comments by September 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Ms. Jane Groat, Travel 
Policy Management (MTT), Office of Governmentwide Policy, General 
Services Administration, 1800 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20405. E-
mail comments may be sent to [email protected]. Please entitle your 
letter or e-mail with ``Federal Emergency Travel Guide comments''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane Groat, Travel Policy Management 
(MTT), telephone 202-501-4318.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To access the draft guide, you may visit 
http://www.gsa.gov/travelpolicy (click Library). A hard copy of the 
draft guide is not available.
    GSA is interested to learn from Federal, (1) how to improve the 
draft guide; (2) whether Federal agencies and employees agree that the 
guide will be a useful tool; (3) what Federal agencies already have 
related policies in place (and identify a web site)--employees on site 
in support of an incident of National significance are generally under 
the effect of a National Response Plan and follow those established 
guides; (4) what kinds of things need to be added to the guide for 
governmentwide benefit; and (5) any other related comment/suggestion.
    If you comment, please include your name, title, your capacity 
(i.e., an employee, an official, or an Emergency Response Team), 
telephone, agency, email and hard addresses. Are you commenting from 
personal experience as a traveler, a supervisor/manager, or an 
Emergency Response Team? Have you had a need for emergency guides? If 
you survived a horrific event or emergency, what help/assistance was 
needed the most, where did expectations and support fall short, and 
what would your recommendations be?
    If you are a private sector travel or transportation service 
provider to the Government, we will also welcome your comments.

    Dated: July 16, 2007.
Patrick Mc Connell,
Acting Director, Travel Policy Management.
[FR Doc. E7-14052 Filed 7-19-07; 8:45 am]