[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 30, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 24652-24653]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11051]



[Notice-MV-2017-02; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence No. 8]

48 CFR Chapter V

Evaluation of Existing Leasing Acquisition Regulations

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' GSA is seeking input on lease acquisition 
regulations, policies, and guidance issued by GSA across all of its 
leasing programs that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or 

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``Notice-MV-2017-02, 
Evaluation of Existing Leasing Acquisition Regulations'' by any of the 
following methods:

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     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Notice-MV-
2017-02, Evaluation of Existing Regulations. Select the link ``Comment 
Now'' that corresponds with ``Notice-MV-2017-02, Evaluation of Existing 
Leasing Regulations.'' Follow the instructions provided on the screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``Notice-MV-2017-
02, Evaluation of Existing Leasing Regulations'' on your attached 
     Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/4ilmzTHJ2HhDcmG23. If you are commenting via the google form, please 
note that each regulation or part that you are identifying for repeal, 
replacement or modification should be entered into the form separately. 
This will assist GSA in its tracking and analysis of the comments 
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Francine Serafin, 202-705-8659, or 
via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed 
Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform 
Agenda,'' which established a federal policy ``to alleviate unnecessary 
regulatory burdens'' on the American people. Section 3(a) of the E.O. 
directs federal agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force 
(Task Force). One of the duties of the Task Force is to evaluate 
existing regulations and ``make recommendations to the agency head 
regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification.'' The E.O. 
further asks that each Task Force ``attempt to identify regulations 
    (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
    (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
    (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits;
    (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with 
regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
    (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the 
Treasury and General Government Appropriates Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 
note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision in particular 
those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, 
or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently 
transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or
    (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other 
Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or 
substantially modified.''
    Section 3(e) of the E.O. calls on the Task Force to ``seek input 
and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly 
affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal 
governments, small businesses, consumers, non-governmental 
organizations, and trade associations'' on regulations that meet some 
or all of the criteria above. Through this notice, GSA is soliciting 
such input from the public to inform its Task Force's evaluation. This 
notice is specifically requesting input on existing lease acquisition 
regulations, policies, and guidance issued by GSA (e.g., GSAR, GSA 
Leasing Desk Guide, GSA Lease Acquisition Circulars, GSA Leasing 
Alerts, and GSA Realty Services Letters). Examples of lease acquisition 
regulations, policies, and guidance GSA is requesting input on include 
the GSA Acquisition Regulations (GSAR), the GSA Acquisition Manual 
(GSAM), the GSA Leasing Desk Guide, GSA Lease Acquisition Circulars, 
GSA Leasing Alerts, GSA Realty Services Letters, or other GSA leasing 
related acquisition policies, standards, and guidance that have not 
been codified through regulation, but may be still be appropriate for 
repeal, replacement, or modification.
    GSA requests that comments be as specific as possible, include any 
supporting data or other information such as cost information, provide 
a Federal Register (FR), GSAM, GSAR, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
citation, GSA Leasing Desk Guide chapter and page, GSA Lease 
Acquisition Circular number, GSA Leasing Alert number, or GSA Realty 
Services Letter number when referencing a specific lease acquisition 
regulation, policy, or guidance. To be beneficial, comments should 
provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement, or 
modification. Although the agency may not respond to each individual 
comment, the GSA values public feedback and will give careful 
consideration to all input that it receives.
    GSA will also be conducting targeted outreach on this same topic. 
GSA intends to consider all GSA regulations for repeal, replacement, or 
modification under the guiding principles of EO 13777.

    Dated: May 23, 2017.
Michael Downing,
Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-11051 Filed 5-26-17; 8:45 am]