[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2166-2167]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-438]



41 CFR Part 102-72

[FMR Amendment 2008-02; FMR Case 2007-102-5]
RIN 3090-AI44

Federal Management Regulation; Delegated Leasing Authority, Real 
Property Policies Update

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

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration is amending the Federal 
Management Regulation (FMR) to limit General Purpose leasing 
delegations for space acquisitions up to a maximum of 19,999 rentable 
square feet.

DATES: Effective Date: January 14, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT The Regulatory Secretariat, Room 4035, 
GS Building, Washington, DC 20405, (202) 501-4755, for information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of 
content, contact Mr. Stanley C. Langfeld, Director, Regulations 
Management Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration, at (202) 501-1737, or by e-mail at 
[email protected]. Please cite FMR case 2007-102-5, Amendment 


A. Background

    The Government Accountability Office and the General Services 
Administration Office of Inspector General have reported that some 
Federal agencies using the delegated leasing authority issued to 
Federal agencies on September 25, 1996, are not following properly the 
instructions specified as a condition for use of the leasing 
delegation. To address the concerns raised by these audits, to 
facilitate compliance with all applicable laws and regulations 
governing the acquisition of real property leasehold interests, and to 
minimize risk to the Federal Buildings Fund, GSA will no longer 
authorize General Purpose leasing delegations for space acquisitions in 
excess of 19,999 rentable square feet.

B. Executive Order 12866

    The General Services Administration has determined that this final 
rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

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

D. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to 
the FMR do 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 102-72

    Delegations of Authority

    Dated: December 14, 2007.
Lurita A. Doan
Administrator of General Services.

For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR Sec.  102-
72 as set forth below:


1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 102-72 continues to read as 

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c), (d) and (e).

[[Page 2167]]

2. Amend Sec.  102-72.30 by revising the first sentence of paragraph 
(b) to read as follows:

Sec.  102-72.30   What are the different types of delegations related 
to real estate leasing?

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    (b) The Administrator of General Services has issued a standing 
delegation of authority (under a program known as ``Can't Beat GSA 
Leasing'') to the heads of all Federal agencies to accomplish all 
functions relating to leasing of up to 19,999 rentable square feet of 
general purpose space for terms of up to 20 years and below prospectus 
level requirements, regardless of geographic location. * * *
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[FR Doc. E8-438 Filed 1-11-08; 8:45 am]