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Personnel Management under Executive Order 12353 of March 23, 1982, as amended, and sponsored or approved by the occupant agencies;
(b) Concessions or personal notices posted by employees on authorized bulletin boards;
(c) Solicitation of labor organization membership or dues authorized by occupant agencies under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95 454); and
(d) Lessee, or its agents and employees, with respect to space leased for commercial, cultural, educational, or recreational use under
under the Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 (40 U.S.C. 490(a)(16)).
NOTE: Public areas of GSA-controlled property may be used for other activities permitted in accordance with subpart 101–20.4.
lations apply or a Federal court order or rule prohibits it, photographs for news purposes may be taken in entrances, lobbies, foyers, corridors, or auditoriums when used for public meetings. Subject to the foregoing prohibitions, photographs for advertising and commercial purposes may be taken only with written permission of an authorized official of the agency occupying the space where the photographs are to be taken.
8 101-20.311 Dogs and other animals.
Dogs and other animals, except seeing eye dogs, other guide dogs, and animals used to guide or assist handicapped persons, shall not be brought upon property for other than official purposes.
(53 FR 130, Jan. 5, 1988]
§ 101–20.309 Posting and distributing
8 101-20.312 Vehicular and pedestrian
(a) Public Law 104–52, Section 636, prohibits the distribution of free samples of tobacco products in or around Federal buildings.
(b) Posting or affixing materials, such as pamphlets, handbills, or flyers, on bulletin boards or elsewhere on GSA-controlled property is prohibited, except as authorized in $ 101-20.308 or when these displays are conducted as part of authorized Government activities. Distribution of materials, such as pamphlets, handbills, or flyers is prohibited, except in the public areas of the property as defined in 10120.003(z), unless conducted as part of authorized Government activities. Any person or organization proposing to distribute materials in a public area under this section shall first obtain a permit from the building manager under Subpart 101–20.4 and shall conduct distribution in accordance with the provisions of Subpart 101–20.4. Failure to comply with those provisions is a violation of these regulations.
(a) Drivers of all vehicles entering or while on property shall drive in a careful and safe manner at all times and shall comply with the signals and directions of Federal protective officers or other authorized individuals and all posted traffic signs;
(b) The blocking of entrances, driveways, walks, loading platforms, or fire hydrants on property is prohibited; and
(c) Except in emergencies, parking on property is not allowed without a permit. Parking without authority, partiing in unauthorized locations or in locations reserved for other persons, or parking contrary to the direction of posted signs is prohibited. Vehicies parked in violation, where warning signs are posted, shall be subject to removal at the owners' risk and expense. This paragraph may be supplemented from time to time with the approval of the Regional Administrator by the issuance and posting of such specific traffic directives as may be required, and when so issued and posted such directives shall have the same force and effect as if made a part thereof. Proof that a motor vehicle was parked in violation of these regulations or directives may be taken as prima facie evidence that the registered owner was responsible for the violation.
(61 FR 2122, Jan. 25, 1996)
§ 101–20.310 Photographs for news, ad
vertising, or commercial purposes. Photographs may be taken in space occupied by a tenant agency only with the consent of the occupying agency concerned. Except where security regu
8 101–20.313 Explosives.
No person entering or while on property shall carry or possess explosives, or items intended to be used to fabricate an explosive or incendiary device, either openly or concealed, except for official purposes. (Weapons, see title 18, U.S. Code 930.)
[54 FR 15757, Apr. 19, 1989)
§ 101-20.314 Nondiscrimination.
There shall be no discrimination by segregation or otherwise against any person or persons because of race, creed, sex, color, or national origin in furnishing or by refusing to furnish to such person or persons the use of any facility of a public nature, including all services, privileges, accommodations, and activities provided thereby or the property.
Buildings Manager. Such application shall be made on a form provided by GSA and shall be submitted in the manner specified by GSA.
(b) The following information is required:
(1) Full names, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers of the applicant, the organization sponoring the proposed activity, and the individual(s) responsible for supervising the activity;
(2) Documentation showing that the applicant has authority to represent the sponsoring organization;
(3) A description of the proposed activity, including the dates and times during which it is to be conducted and the number of persons to be involved.
(c) If the proposed activity constitutes a use of a public area for soliciting funds, the applicant shall also submit a signed statement that:
(1) The applicant is a representative of and will be soliciting funds for the sole benefit of, a religion or religious group; or
(2) The applicant's organization has received an official ruling of tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under 26 U.S.C. 501; or, alternatively, that an application for such a ruling is still in process.
§ 101–20.315 Penalties and other laws.
Whoever shall be found guilty of violating any rule or regulations in this subpart 101–20.3 while on any property under the charge and control of the U.S. General Services Administration is subject to a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both (See title 40 U.S. Code 318c.) Nothing in these rules and regulations shall be construed to abrogate any other Federal laws or regulations or any State and local laws and regulations applicable to any area in which the property is situated (section 205(c), 63 U.S. Statutes, 390; 40 U.S. Code 486(c)).
§ 101–20.402 Permits.
(53 FR 130, Jan. 5, 1988]
Use of Public Buildings
8 101–20.400 Scope of subpart.
Sections 101–20.401 through 101–20.408 establish rules and regulations for the occasional use of public areas for cultural, educational and recreational activities as provided by the Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-541).
(a) A permit shall be issued by GSA within 10 working days following its receipt of the completed applications. A permit shall not be issued for a period of time in excess of 30 calendar days, unless specifically approved by the regional officer. After the expiration of a permit, a new permit may be issued upon submission of a new application; in such a case, applicants may incorporate by reference all required information filed with the prior application.
(b) When more than one permit is requested for the same area and times, permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
(c) All permits involving demonstrations and activities which may lead to civil disturbances should be coordinated with the Chief, Law Enforcement Branch, before approval.
g 101–20.401 Applications for permits.
(a) Any person or organization desiring to use a public area shall file an application for permit with the GSA
or permittee and the buildings manager of the decision and the reasons therefor.
(52 FR 11263, Apr. 8, 1987; 52 FR 24158, July 29, 1987)
§ 101–20.405 Schedules of use.
101-20.403 Disapproval of applica
tions or cancellation of permits. (a) GSA shall disapprove any application or cancel an issued permit if:
(1) The applicant has failed to submit all information required under $ 101–20.401, or has falsified such information;
(2) The proposed use is a commercial activity as defined in $101–20.003(d);
(3) The proposed use interferes with access to the public area, disrupts official Government business, interferes with approved uses of the property by tenants or by the public, or damages any property;
(4) The proposed use is intended to influence or impede any pending judicial proceeding;
(5) The proposed use is obscene within the meaning of obscenity as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1461-65; or
(6) The proposed use is violative of the prohibition against political solicitations in 18 U.S.C. 607.
(b) Upon disapproving an application or cancelling a permit, GSA shall promptly notify the applicant or permittee of the reasons for the action, and shall inform the applicant or permittee of his/her appeal rights under 8101-20.404.
Nothing in these regulations shall prevent GSA from reserving certain time periods for use of public areas for official Government business; from setting aside certain time periods for maintenance, repair, and construction; or from permitting a previously approved use for official Government business.
8 101-20.406 Hours of use.
Public areas may be used during or after regular working hours of Federal agencies, provided that such uses will not interfere with Government business. When public areas are used by permittees after
working hours, all adjacent areas not approved for such use shall be locked, barricaded, or identified by signs, as appropriate, to restrict permittees' activities to approved areas.
§ 101–20.407 Services and costs.
(52 FR 11263, Apr. 8, 1987; 52 FR 24158, July 29, 1987)
g 101–20.404 Appeals.
(a) A disapproval of application or cancellation of issued permits may be appealed to the GSA Regional Officer (as defined in $ 101–20.003(m)) within 5 calendar days of the notification of disapproval or cancellation. Notices of appeal must be made in writing.
(b) On appeal, the applicant or permittee and the GSA buildings manager shall have opportunity to orally state their positions on the issues. Written materials may also be submitted.
(C) The GSA Regional Officer shall affirm or reverse the GSA building manager's decision, based on the information submitted, within 10 calendar days of the date on which the Regional Officer received notification of the appeal. If the decision is not rendered within 10 days, the application will be considered to be approved or the permit validly issued. The Regional Officer will promptly notify the applicant
(a) Costs. The space to be provided under these regulations is furnished free of charge. Services normally provided at the building in question, such as security, cleaning, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, shall also be provided free of charge by GSA. The applicant shall be requested to reimburse GSA for services over and above those normally provided. If the applicant desires to provide services, such as security and cleaning, this request must be approved by the GSA Regional Officer. GSA may provide the services free of charge if the cost is insignificant and if it is in the public's interest.
(b) Alterations. Permittees shall make no alterations to public areas except with prior approval of GSA. Such approval shall not be given unless GSA determines that changes in a building should be made to encourage and aid in the proposed use. Permittees making alterations must make provisions to ensure the safety of users and the prevention of damage to property.
(c) Permittees are responsible for furnishing items such as tickets, audiovisual equipment, etc., which are necessary for the proposed use.
possessions of the United States, by reimbursement to a State or political subdivision thereof, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the territory or possession of the United States. They are issued with the approval of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
8 101–20.408 Conduct.
(a) Permittees are subject to all rules and regulations governing conduct on Federal property as set forth in subpart 101–20.3. In addition, a permittee shall:
(1) Not misrepresent his or her identity to the public;
(2) Not conduct any activities in a misleading or fraudulent manner;
(3) Not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex or national origin in conducting activities;
(4) Not distribute any item, nor post or otherwise affix any item, for which prior approval under $101-20.401 has not been obtained;
(5) Not leave leaflets or other materials unattended on the property; and
(6) Not engage in activities which would interfere with the preferences afforded blind licenses under the Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. 107).
(b) Permittees engaging in the solicitation of funds as authorized by $10120.401 shall display identification badges while on Federal property. Each badge shall indicate the permittee's name, address, telephone number, and organization.
8 101–20.501 Responsibilities.
Upon prior consent of the propertyholding agency, the State in which the property lies may perform or arrange for the installation, repair, and replacement of sidewalks, and obtain reimbursement therefor from the property-holding agency, or, if mutually agreed upon, the property-holding agency may contract or otherwise arrange for and pay directly for such installation, repair, and replacement.
§ 101-20.502 Standards.
Sidewalks shall be installed, repaired, or replaced with due consideration to the standards and specifications prescribed by the State or political subdivision thereof. However, where the property-holding agency determines that it is necessary, in order to achieve or retain architectural harmony with the surroundings, the property-holding agency may
may prescribe other standards and specifications.
101-21.205 Space and services provided by
other executive agencies. 101-21.206 Revision of rent rates. 101-21.207 Annual projections.
Subpart 101-21.3-Standard Levels of
8 101-21.001 Authority.
This part implements the applicable provisions of the Public Buildings Amendments of 1988, Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 (86 Stat. 216), the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 377), the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 479). and the Reorganization Plan No. 18 of 1950 (40 U.S.C. 490 note).
101-21.300 General. 101-21.300-1 Flexitime. 101-21.301 Standard services for cleaning,
mechanical operation, and maintenance. 101-21.302 Other standard services. 101-21.303 Space exempted from the stand
ard levels of service.
Subpart 101-21.4-Reimbursable Services
101–21.400 Special services. 101-21.402 Services performed by other agen
Subpart 101-21.5-Funding Projects
8 101-21.002 Basic policy.
(a) GSA will charge for space and services furnished by GSA (unless exempted by the Administrator of General Services) a Rent charge which will approximate commercial charges for comparable space and services. This is accomplished by using an appraisal procedure. The appraisal is based on a fully serviced lease and reflects the standard level of services provided by GSA. Services approximate those provided in the private sector.
(b) GSA may furnish services additional to those included in the Rent on a reimbursable basis.
(C) GSA may furnish alterations on a reimbursable basis in buildings where GSA is responsible for alterations only.
101–21.501 GSA funding responsibility. 101-21.502 Funding responsibilities of other
Subpart 101-21.6—Billings, Payments, and
Related Budgeting Information for
101-21.600 Applicability. 101-21.601 Budgeting information for rent. 101-21.602 Billing procedures for rent
charges. 101–21.602-1 Billing credits. 101-21.603 Budgeting information for reim
bursable charges. 101-21.604 Billing procedures for reimburs
able charges. 101–21.605 Payment procedures. 101-21.606 Reviews and appeals.
8 101-21.003 Definition of terms.
The following definitions are established for terms used in Subchapter D of this chapter.
Subparts 101-21.7-101-21.48 [Reserved]
101–21.4900 Scope of subpart. 101-21.4901 GSA forms. 101-21.4901-2957 GSA Form 2957, Reimburg
able Work Authorization.
§ 101–21.003–1 Federal Buildings Fund.
Federal Buildings Fund means the fund into which Rent charges and other revenues are deposited, and collections cited in section 210(j) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 490(j)), and from which monies shall be available for expenditures for real property management and related activities in such amounts as are specified in annual appropriation acts without regard to fiscal year limitations.
AUTHORITY: 63 Stat. 377; 73 Stat. 479 (40 U.S.C. 490 note) 86 Stat. 216; sec. 205(c), 63 Stat. 390; 40 U.S.C. 486(c).
SOURCE: 57 FR 44693, Sept. 29, 1992, unless otherwise noted.
g 101-21.000 Scope of part.
This part prescribes policies and procedures to be followed for the furnishing of space and services by GSA in Government-owned and -leased buildings.
Rent means the rate charged for GSA-controlled space. GSA-controlled space is that space assigned to an agency by GSA by authority of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, or by authority of any other statute. It includes