[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34133-34134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15398]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MA-2018-06; Docket No. 2018-0002, Sequence No. 15]


Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowances--Waiver of 
Certain Provisions of the FTR Chapter 302 for Official Relocation 
Travel to Locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico Impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

AGENCY: Office of Government-Wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 18-07, 
Relocation Allowances--Waiver of certain provisions of the FTR Chapter 
302 for official relocation travel to locations in the U.S. Virgin 
Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricanes Irma and 
Maria.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform Federal agencies that 
certain provisions of the FTR governing official relocation travel 
expenses are temporarily waived for United States (U.S.) Virgin Islands 
and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico locations impacted by Hurricanes Irma 
and Maria. As a result of the storm damage caused by Hurricanes Irma 
and Maria, agencies should consider delaying all non-essential 
relocations to the affected areas given the statutory 120-day maximum 
for Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expenses (TQSE). Due to the lasting 
effects of the storm damage to these affected areas, finding lodging 
facilities and/or adequate meals may be difficult, and distances 
involved may be great, resulting in increased costs for relocation per 
diem expenses. FTR Bulletin 18-07 and all other FTR Bulletins can be 
found at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin.

DATES: Applicable: July 19, 2018.
    Applicability: The Bulletin is retroactively applicable for 
official relocation travel performed on or after September 7, 2017, the 
date of the Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4335, to locations in 
the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Irma, and September 10, 
2017, the date of the Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4336 to 
locations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane

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Irma. The FTR Bulletin expires once year from the respective applicable 
dates, unless extended or rescinded by this office.
    The Bulletin is also retroactively applicable for official 
relocation travel performed on or after September 20, 2017, the date 
Presidential Disaster Declarations DR-4339 and DR-4340 were issued, to 
locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 
affected by Hurricane Maria. The FTR Bulletin will expire one year from 
the applicable date, unless extended or rescinded by this office.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Mr. Rick Miller, Program Analyst, Office of Government-Wide Policy, 
Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202-501-3822, or by 
email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 18-
07.

    Dated: July 12, 2018.
Alexander Kurien,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Asset and Transportation 
Management, Office of Government-Wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-15398 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 am]
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