[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 30, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 24652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11055]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MA-2017-02; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence No. 5]


41 CFR Subtitle F--Federal Travel Regulation System Evaluation of 
Existing Federal Travel Regulations

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' GSA is seeking input on the Federal Travel 
Regulations (FTR) that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or 
modification. See the Supplementary Information section below for 
additional guidance.

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

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``Notice-MA-2017-02, 
Evaluation of Existing Federal Travel Regulations'' by any of the 
following methods:
     Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for Notice-MA-
2017-02, Evaluation of Existing Federal Travel Regulations. Select the 
link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with ``Notice-MA-2017-02, 
Evaluation of Existing Federal Travel Regulations.'' Follow the 
instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company 
name (if applicable), and ``Notice-MA-2017-02, Evaluation of Existing 
Federal Travel Regulations'' on your attached document.
     Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/ArUI1rxwlM8yuMkt1.
    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 received.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405.

GSA requests that comments be as specific as possible, include any 
supporting data, detailed justification for your proposal, or other 
information such as cost information, provide a Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) citation when referencing a specific regulation, and 
provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, replacement or 
modification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Craig Flynn, Office of Government-
wide Policy, 202-384-5977, or via email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2017, the President 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 
that:
    (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 Appropriation 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. 13777 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, trade associations'' on regulations that meet some or 
all of the criteria above. Through this notice, GSA is soliciting such 
input from the public, including individual Federal employees who 
travel or are relocated in the best interest of the Government, to 
inform its Task Force's evaluation of the FTR. Specifically, 41 CFR 
Subtitle F (Federal Travel Regulation System) Chapter 300 (General), 
Chapter 301 (Temporary Duty Travel Allowances), Chapter 302 (Relocation 
Allowances), Chapter 303 (Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death 
of Certain Employees), and Chapter 304 (Payment of Travel Expenses From 
a Non-Federal Source) that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, 
or modification. The FTR may be found at www.gsa.gov/ftr. Although the 
agency will not respond to each individual comments, GSA may follow-up 
with respondents to clarify comments. GSA values public feedback and 
will consider 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 E.O. 13777.

    Dated: May 23, 2017.
Michael Downing,
Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2017-11055 Filed 5-26-17; 8:45 am]
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