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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: March 14, 2002

SUBJECT: Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Annual Real Property Inventories

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 14, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 50, page 11424

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

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: GSA is finalizing, without change, the November 2, 2001, interim rule that updated, streamlined, and clarified Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) Part 101-3, Annual Real Property Inventories, then moved it into the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) as Part 102-84, Annual Real Property Inventories.

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.

For more on the interim rule being finalized, see the November 2, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Annual Real Property Inventories."

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 14, 2002.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: GSA's Office of Real Property (within the Office of Governmentwide Policy), along with representatives of the Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy, and the Army Corps of Engineers, conducted a comprehensive review of the policies contained in FPMR Part 101-3. The review focused on improvements to make the real property inventory program more useful and to enable federal agencies to manage their real property inventories more effectively, in part by focusing on statutory requirements, executive orders, and governmentwide policies rather than on detailed operating procedures. In addition, GSA rewrote the regulations in plain language. Then, GSA transferred the regulations from the FPMR to the FMR, leaving nothing in FPMR Part 101-3 except a cross-reference to FMR Part 102-84 (the FMR is replacing the FPMR part-by-part as each part is revised, and the FMR will eventually consist of a refined set of policies and regulatory requirements on managing property and administrative services).

On November 2, 2001, GSA published an interim rule making these changes and requested comments. No comments were submitted, so GSA is finalizing the interim rule without changes.

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

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