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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: January 18, 2001

SUBJECT: Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Real Property Policies

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 18, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 12, page 5357

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

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: GSA is adding coverage on real property policies to the FMR. A section is added to each affected Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) part to direct readers to the additional policy coverage contained in the FMR.

EDITOR'S NOTE: 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. Both the FPMR and the FMR are available at http://policyworks.gov/org/main/mv/fmr/index.htm.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 18, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley C. Langfeld, Director, Real Property Policy Division, 202-501-1737.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This final rule describes the current real property policies applicable to GSA and federal agencies to whom GSA real property authority has been delegated. The policies contained in this rule reflect the way that real property operations are currently conducted, and these policies have been separated from their procedural components resulting in a more efficient and easily understood regulation.

Chapters 102-71 through 102-82 are added to Subchapter C of the FMR. All the policies in these new chapters are derived from laws and executive orders. The procedures for carrying out most of these policies or perform required functions are contained in corresponding FPMR chapters.

To each FPMR chapter is added the following language: "For more information on the utilization and disposal of real property [or "facility management" or other real property policy], see 41 CFR Parts 102-71 through 102-82. To the extent that any policy statements in this part are inconsistent with the policy statements in 41 CFR Parts 102-71 through 102-82, the policy statements in 41 CFR Parts 102-71 through 102-82 are controlling."

The following are the new FMR chapters, along with the corresponding FPMR chapters:

      FMR 102-71, General
      FMR 102-72, Delegation of Authority
      FMR 102-73, Real Estate Acquisition (FPMR Part 101-18)
      FMR 102-74, Facility Management (FPMR Part 101-20)
      FMR 102-75, Real Property Disposal (FPMR Part 101-47)
      FMR 102-76, Design and Construction (FPMR Part 101-19)
      FMR 102-77, Art-in-Architecture
      FMR 102-78, Historic Preservation
      FMR 102-79, Assignment and Utilization of Space (FPMR Part 101-17)
      FMR 102-80, Safety and Environmental Management (FPMR Part 101-19)
      FMR 102-81, Security
      FMR 102-82, Utility Services (FPMR Part 101-33)

In addition, the following miscellaneous policies are addressed in the FMR (and the corresponding FPMR section is amended as mentioned above):

      FMR 102-74.70 through 102-74.90, regarding federal facility ridesharing policy (FPMR 101-6.300)
      FMR 102-80.45, regarding fire protection engineering (FPMR 101-6.600)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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