DATE: October 24, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Federal Property Management Regulation (FPMR) Amendment H-207, Sale, Abandonment, or Destruction of Personal Property

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 24, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 206 page 63549

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

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: GSA is removing FPMR Subpart 101-45.9, Abandonment or Destruction of Personal Property, because it duplicates coverage in Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Part 102-36, Transfer of Excess Personal Property.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the establishment of FMR Part 102-36, see the May 16, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Disposition of Excess Personal Property."

The FPMR is Chapter 101 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The FMR is Chapter 102 of Title 41 of the CFR.

GSA is in the process of updating, reorganizing, streamlining, simplifying, and clarifying the contents of the FPMR, then transferring the contents to the Federal Management Regulations (FMR), which was established on July 21, 1999, as Chapter 102 of Title 41 of the CFR. When the transfer is complete, the FMR will contain a refined set of policies and regulatory requirements on managing property and administrative services. Non-regulatory materials (such as guidance, procedures, information and standards) will be available in separate documents, such as customer service guides, handbooks, brochures, Internet websites, and FMR bulletins.

The conversion from the FPMR to the FMR will take some time, so it will occur incrementally as the regulations are rewritten. Because of this, both the FPMR and the FMR will exist concurrently, and readers will need to refer to both documents to obtain all the related material -- the same content will not appear in both regulations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 24, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Caswell, Director, Personal Property Management Policy Division (MTP), 202-501-3828.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On May 16, 2000, GSA updated, streamlined, and clarified FPMR Part 101-43, Utilization of Personal Property, and then moved it into the FMR as Part 102-36, Transfer of Excess Personal Property. Included in FMR Part 102-36, under Subpart D -- Disposition of Excess Personal Property, is a section entitled "Abandonment/Destruction". This section did not come from FPMR Part 101-43, but is a rewrite of FPMR Subpart 101-45.9, Abandonment or Destruction of Personal Property. To avoid duplication between the FMR and the FPMR, this final rule replaces FPMR Subpart 101-45.9 and replaces it with a cross-reference to FMR Part 102-36, as follows:

      101-45.900 Cross-reference to the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) (41 CFR Chapter 102, Parts 102-1 through 102-220).
      For information on the abandonment or destruction of personal property previously contained in this subpart, see 41 CFR Part 102-36 (Secs. 102-36.305 through 102-36.330).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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