[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 30, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 24651-24652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11057]



[Notice-MA-2017-03; Docket 2017-0002; Sequence No. 7]

41 CFR Chapters 101 and 102

Evaluation of Existing Federal Management and Federal Property 
Management 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 federal management 
and federal property management regulations 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-2017-03, 
Evaluation of Existing Federal Management and Federal Property 
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-
2017-03, Evaluation of Existing Regulations. Select the link ``Comment 
Now'' that corresponds with ``Notice-MA-2017-03, Evaluation of Existing 
Federal Management and Federal Property Management Regulations.'' 
Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your 
name, company name (if applicable), and ``Notice-MA-2017-03, Evaluation 
of Existing Federal Management and Federal Property Management 
Regulations'' on your attached document.
     Google form found at: https://goo.gl/forms/EzesI5HeTP7SGZpD3. 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.
    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) or Federal Register (FR) citation when referencing a 
specific regulation, and provide specific suggestions regarding repeal, 
replacement or modification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Holcombe, Director, Personal 
Property, Office of Government-wide Policy, 202-501-3828 or via email 
at [email protected].

    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 to inform its Task Force's evaluation of existing 
federal management and federal property management regulations. 
Specifically, GSA is seeking input on regulations within 41 CFR Chapter 
102 (Federal Management Regulation (FMR)) and 41 CFR Chapter 101 
(Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR)) that may be 
appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
    This Notice is requesting comment on topics contained in the 
following Subchapters of 41 CFR part 102:

 Subchapter A--General
 Subchapter B--Personal Property
 Subchapter C--Real Property
 Subchapter D--Transportation
 Subchapter F--Telecommunications
 Subchapter G--Administrative Programs

The Subchapters of 41 CFR part 102 may be found at www.gsa.gov/FMR. 
This Notice is also requesting comment on topics contained in the FPMR, 
41 CFR part 101. The FPMR may be found at www.ecfr.gov. Although the 
agency may not respond to each individual comment, GSA may follow-up 

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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. 2017-11057 Filed 5-26-17; 8:45 am]