[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 79 (Monday, April 25, 2011)]
[Page 22899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9959]



[Notice: 2011-OGP-2; Docket 2011-0006; Sequence 7]

Discontinuance of the Looseleaf Version of the Federal Management 
Regulation (FMR) and Federal Travel Regulation (FTR)

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: As part of GSA's effort to increase efficiency and reduce and 
attain the goal of zero environmental impact (ZEF), the Office of 
Governmentwide Policy (OGP) has determined that it will no longer 
produce the looseleaf version of the Federal Management Regulation 
(FMR) and the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR).

DATES: This notice is effective April 25, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Michael Hopkins, Office of Governmentwide Policy, at (202) 208-4421.


A. Background

    Looseleaf pages of the FMR and the FTR were originally made 
available at a time when it was the only means to view a change to 
either regulation in context with the existing text until the 
publication of the next volume of Title 41 of the Code of Regulations 
(41 CFR title 41) was published the following July 1. Patrons who 
maintained the regulations in looseleaf could purchase subscriptions 
from the Government Printing Office (GPO) and when any change to the 
FMR or FTR occurred, they would be sent the new pages. At best, it 
could be weeks and even months before patrons would receive the latest 
changes. With the coming of new technology, GSA began producing these 
pages and sending them to patrons electronically.
    Because of today's technologies, those who follow the FMR and FTR 
can view and print the latest changes on the day the changes are 
published in the Federal Register. Through the years, GSA continued to 
produce the looseleaf pages for these changes although the need for 
them has become almost nonexistent. GSA has come to the conclusion that 
the time that it takes to produce the pages for information already 
available is not an efficient use of government resources and has 
decided to discontinue the production of the looseleaf versions of the 
FMR and FTR immediately. In addition, printing updated pages for those 
maintaining looseleaf binders of the regulations will no longer be 
necessary and this supports GSA's goal of a zero environmental 

B. Procedures

    The FMR and related documents can be found at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr. The FTR and related documents can be found at http://www.gsa.gov/fmr. In addition to the Federal Register's web page (http://www.archives.gov/federal-register) you can access the Electronic Code 
of Regulations (eCFR) through the GPO Web site at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov.

    Dated: April 19, 2011.
Kathleen M. Turco,
Associate Administrator, General Services Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-9959 Filed 4-22-11; 8:45 am]