DATE: December 26, 2002

SUBJECT: Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Amendment B-2; Notification of Allocation of Surplus Personal Property for Donation

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 26, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 248, page 78732

AGENCIES: Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: GSA is amending FMR 102-37.110, What are a holding agency's responsibilities in the donation of surplus property? to clarify the amount of time GSA normally requires to allocate surplus personal property for donation.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The FMR is Chapter 102 of Title 41 of the CFR, and it is available at http://policyworks.gov/org/main/mv/fmr/index.htm.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 26, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Holcombe, Director, Personal Property Management Policy Division (MTP), General Services Administration, 202-501-3828.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Paragraph (c) of FMR 102.37-110 states that one of the duties of a holding agency, once it determines that property is to be declared surplus, is to "set aside or hold surplus property from further disposal upon notification of a pending transfer for donation." Since this is open-ended, GSA is adding to paragraph (c) the following parenthetical phrase: "(If GSA does not notify you of a pending transfer within 5 calendar days following the surplus release date, you may proceed with the sale or other authorized disposal of the property.)" This will allow holding agencies to move property to sale if they have not received notification of allocation by the sixth day after the surplus release date.

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

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