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§ 101–11.204 Interagency Reports Man

agement Program. (a) General. (1) GSA manages the Interagency Reports Management Program to ensure that interagency reports and recordkeeping requirements are based on need, are cost-effective, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

(2) GSA will provide additional guidance on the Interagency Reports Management Program.

(b) Procedures. (1) Each agency shall:

(i) Obtain GSA approval for each new, revised, or extended interagency report, prior to implementing the report;

(ii) Designate an agency-level interagency reports liaison representative and alternate, and notify GSA in writing of such designees' names, titles, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers within 30 days of the designation or redesignation;

(iii) Use Standard Form 360, Request to Approve an Interagency Reporting Requirement, to obtain GSA approval for each new, revised, or extended interagency report; .

(iv) Attach to each Standard Form 360, a justification statement (signed by the official who requested the report) describing the need for the report;

(v) Explain how the reporting costs shown on Standard Form 360 were derived;

(vi) Make supporting documentation for cost estimates available for GSA review;

(vii) Submit to GSA and OMB (see 5 CFR part 1320) simultaneously for approval, interagency reports that collect information from Federal agencies and from either the public or State or local governments;

(viii) Notify GSA and responding agencies when an interagency report is no longer needed; and

(ix) Send requests for GSA approval and notifications

regarding interagency reports to: General Services Administration, Strategic IT Analysis Division,(MKS), 18th and F Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20405.

(2) This section does not apply to the following interagency reports: (However, interagency reports required by Federal agencies to respond to these reports are subject to this section.)

(i) Legislative branch reports.

(ii) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other Executive Office of the President reports.

(iii) Judicial branch reports required by court order or decree.

(iv) Reporting requirements for security classified information. However, interagency reporting requirements for non-sensitive or unclassified sensitive information are not exempt, even if such information is later given a security classification by the requesting agency.





101–17.101-3 Action when space is not avail

able. 101–17.101-4 Short-term use of conference

and meeting facilities. 101-17.101–5 Space requirements for ADP

equipment. 101-17.101-6 Procurement of parking for

Government-owned vehicles. 101–17.102 Procedures for assigning space. 101-17.102–1 Assignment by GSA. 101–17.102–2 Assignment by agencies. 101–17.103 Application of socioeconomic con

siderations. 101-17.104 Reviews and appeals of space as

signment actions. 101-17.104-1 Informal review. 101–17.104–2 Formal review. 101–17.104-3 Initial appeal. 101–17.104-4 Further appeals.

Subpart 101-17.2-Utilization of Space

Sec. 101–17.000 Scope of part. 101-17.001 Authority. 101-17.002 Basic policy. 101–17.003 Definition of terms. 101–17.003–1 Space assignment. 101–17.003–2 General purpose space. 101-17.003-2a Types of general purpose

space. 101–17.003-3 Special purpose space. 101–17.003–4 Government-owned space. . 101–17.003–5 Leased space. 101–17.003–6 Permit space. 101–17.003–7 Occupancy guides. 101-17.003–8 Private office. 101–17.003–9 Semiprivate office. 101–17.003–10 Open office area. 101–17.003-11 Work station. 101–17.003–12 Administrative support space. 101–17.003-13 Joint use space. 101–17.003-14-101–17.003–15 [Reserved) 101–17.003-16 Inside parking space. 101–17.003–17 Outside parking space. 101–17.003–18 Space planning. 101–17.003–19 Space layout. 101-17.003-20 Space utilization. 101–17.003-21 Space inspection. 101–17.003-22 Space utilization survey. 101-17.003–23 Federal agency. 101–17.003-24 Executive agency. 101-17.003-25 Non-Federal organizations. 101–17.003-26 Gross area. 101–17.003–27 Occupiable area. 101-17.003–28 Building support area. 101-17.003–29 Government-controlled space. 101-17.00330 Circulation factor. 101–17.003 31 Layout factor. 101–17.003-32 Space allocation standards. 101–17.003-33 Urban area. 101-17.003–34 Central business areas. 101-17.003-35 Central city. 101-17.003-36 Rural area.

101–17.200 Scope of subpart. 101-17.201 Responsibility of GSA. 101-17.201–1 Conduct of space inspections. 101–17.201–2 Conduct of space utilization

surveys. 101–17.202 Responsibility of agencies. 101–17.203 Release of space not fully uti

lized. 101–17.204 Notice to GSA of relinquishment

of assigned space.

Subpart 101-17.3-Space Standards,

Criteria, and Guidelines

101-17.300 Scope of subpart. 101-17.301 Space allowances. 101-17.302 Use of occupancy guides. 101–17.303 Use of space allocation allow

ances. 101-17.304 Office space allowances. 101–17.304–1 Work station space allowances

for general schedule personnel. 101–17.304-2 Administrative support space

allowances. 101-17.305 Storage space allowances. 101–17.306 Special space allowances. 101–17.307 Private office space allowances. 101–17.308 Supplemental space standards for

Government executives. 101-17.308–1 Standards for executive sched

ule personnel. 101-17.308–2 Supplemental standards for

supergrade personnel.

Subpart 101-17.1-Assignment of Space

101-17.100 Scope of subpart. 101-17.101 Requests for space. 101-17.101–1 Form of request. 101-17.101-1a Type of request. 101–17.101-1b Certification of request. 101–17.101–2 Exceptions to submitting re

quests for space.

Subpart 101-17.4-Space Planning and


101–17.400 Scope of subpart. 101–17.401 Space planning assistance. 101-17.402 Use of contractual services for

space planning.

Subpart 101-17.5—Providing Space in Now

Public Buildings

101–17.500 Scope of subpart. 101-17.501 General. 101-17.502 Responsibility of GSA. 101–17.503 Responsibility of agencies. 101–17.504 Postoccupancy evaluation.

8 101-17.001 Authority.

This part implements the applicable provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 377, as amended; the Act of July 1, 1898 (40 U.S.C. 285); the Act of August 27, 1935 (40 U.S.C. 304c); the Public Buildings Act of 1959, as amended (40 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); the Rural Development Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 674); Reorganization Plan No. 18 of 1950 (40 U.S.C. 490 note); the Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2507); Executive Order 12072 of August 16, 1978 (43 FR 36869); the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 531535); title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3601); and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended.

Subparts 101-17.6-101-17.46 [Reserved)

Subpart 101-17.47-Exhibits

(45 FR 37200, June 2, 1980)

101–17.4700 Scope of subpart. 101–17.4701 Memorandum of understanding

between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the General Services Administration concerning the location of Fed

eral facilities. 101.4702 Memorandum of agreement between

the General Services Administration and the U.S. Postal Service for implementing the President's urban policy.

Subpart 101-17.48--GSA Regional Offices

101–17.4800 Scope of subpart. 101-17.4801 GSA regional offices.

Subpart 101-17.49-Forms

101-17.4900 Scope of subpart. 101-17.4901 Standard forms. 101–17.4901-81 Standard Form 81, Request for

Space. 101-17.4902 GSA forms. 101-17.4902–144 GSA Form 144, Space Re


g 101–17.002 Basic policy.

GSA will acquire and use federally owned and leased office buildings and space located in the United States and will issue standards and criteria for the use of this space. GSA will assign and reassign this space to Federal agencies and certain non-Federal organizations. GSA has oversight responsibility for Federal agency compliance with Executive Order 12072, including space acquisition in urban areas accomplished under authority other than the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended. As required by section 901(b) of the Agriculture Act of 1970, 84 Stat. 1383, as amended by section 601 of the Rural Development Act of 1972, 86 Stat. 674 (42 U.S.C. 1322(b), it is the responsibility of each agency to determine which of its new offices should be located in rural areas. When it is determined that agency space needs require an urban location, GSA and other Federal agencies shall be governed by the following policies for the assignment, reassignment, and use of buildings and space.

(a) Federal facilities and Federal use of space in urban areas shall serve to strengthen the Nation's cities and to make them attractive places to live and work. Federal space shall conserve existing urban resources and encourage the development and redevelopment of cities.

AUTHORITY: 63 Stat. 377, as amended (40 U.S.C. 285, 304C, 601 et seq., 490 note); E.O. 11512, 35 FR 3979.

SOURCE: 39 FR 23196, June 27, 1974, unless otherwise noted.

g 101–17.000 Scope of part.

This part prescribes the policies and procedures relative to the assignment and utilization of space in Government-owned and -leased buildings, or portions thereof, in the United States. The term United States, as used in this subchapter, shall mean the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories and possessions of the United States.

(b) Serious consideration shall be given to the impact that a location or relocation will have on improving the social, economic, environmental, and cultural conditions of the communities in an urban area. To the extent feasible, plans and programs for meeting space needs shall enhance and support the development, redevelopment, and revitalization objectives and priorities of cities in urban areas and shall enhance and support the employment and economic base of these cities. Both positive and negative impacts of space acquisition actions shall be weighed with the objective of obtaining maxmum socioeconomic benefits from these actions.

(c) In meeting space needs in urban areas:

(1) First consideration shall be given to a centralized business area and adjacent areas of similar character in the central city of Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA) defined by the Department of Commerce publication (Government Printing Office Stock Number 041-001-00101-8), including other specific areas of a city recommended by the elected chief executive officer of the local government or a designee, except where this type of consideration is otherwise prohibited. Space needs will be met outside the central business area of a central city of an SMSA only when one of the following circumstances exist:

(i) The service area of an activity is limited to a clearly defined sector of a city or a suburban or rural community, as is the case with satellite or branch offices; or where onsite activities are involved, such as inspection and/or maintenance operations at border stations, airports, seaports, or other similar activities;

(ii) Immediate compliance is not possible due to existing leasing commitments in areas outside the central business area (CBA). In these cases, plans for the future compliance shall be made; i.e., the activity shall be relocated to the central business area upon expiration of the lease;

(iii) The proposed facility or the activity's use of a facility is not in compliance with local land use or zoning ordinances; or

(iv) The elected chief executive officer of the local government or a designee advises the agency that an activity or facility should be located in an area of the central city other than the СВА. .

(2) If location outside the central business area of the central city is required, preference shall be given to location within the central city.

(3) If location outside the central city is required, preference shall be given to locations in the central business area of noncentral cities.

(4) If location outside an SMSA is required, preference shall be given to central business area of non-SMSA cities.

(d) Decisions to relocate activities from existing noncentral business area locations into the central business area shall take into consideration an analysis of the comparative costs in relationship to the anticipated benefits of the proposed relocation. These cost/ benefit analysis shall compare the costs of relocation into the central business area to the costs of alternative locations that would be delineated were there no plans to relocate the activity into the central business area. In conducting cost/benefit analyses the following steps shall be followed:

(1) An estimate of the comparative costs of a central business area location versus the costs of non-CBA locations shall be made, including an analysis of:

(i) The estimated annual per-squarefoot market rent for comparable space in the central business area versus similar estimated market rents for delineated noncentral business area locations under consideration, plus

(ii) The estimated per-square-foot costs of duplicating permanent specialtype alterations (such as laboratory or ADP space) amortized over the term of the lease and all renewal options; plus

(iii) The estimated per-square-foot cost of relocating offices to the various alternative locations, including the central business area amortized over the term of the lease and all renewal options, and

(iv) The estimated per-square-foot cost of residential relocation of employees, eligible for relocation under

the Federal Travel Regulations (FPMR 101-7), who will likely apply for relocation. (These costs also will be amortized over the term of the lease and all renewal options.)

(2) The sum of the cost factors listed in paragraph (d)(1) of this section shall be computed for each alternative location considered, including the central business area location. If the annual per-square-foot cost of locating into the central business area does not exceed by a margin of 15 percent of the per-square-foot cost of those alternative locations outside the central business area, relocation shall be accomplished without further study.

(3) When the per-square-foot costs of relocating an activity into the central business area exceeds by a margin of 15 percent the costs per square foot of the alternative noncentral business area locations, further study shall be conducted to identify anticipated intangible benefits to the Government and the urban area involved by relocating into the central business area. The assistance and advice of the local government may be solicited during this phase of analysis. This phase of analysis shall include, as appropriate, but not be limited to the identification of all benefits accruing to the Government and the local community as follows:

(i) The influence a relocation will have on any established plan of the city to develop or redevelop the central business area. This factor shall include consideration of the extent to which the plan has been or will be implemented locally through Federal financial assistance and other positive commitments by the local community and an assessment of the prospects for success of the plan;

(ii) The impact of the proposed action on the affected office space rental markets;

(iii) The extent to which the accessibility of low and moderate income housing on a nondiscrimination basis and nondiscrimination in the sale and rental of residential housing for Federal employees will be improved;

(iv) The extent to which the accessibility of the central business area location to all segments of the popu

lation of the community served will be improved;

(v) The availability of parking and public transportation for employees and visitors to the central business area location; and

(vi) All other identified benefits particularly applicable to the local situation.

(4) Data gathered in paragraphs (d)(1) and (d)(3) of this section shall be used to reach a final decision on a proposed relocation into a central business area.

(5) In communities in which it is determined there is the potential for substantial relocations of agencies into the central business area over a medium ranged period of time (3 to 5 years), the GSA regional office may conduct a cost/benefit analysis on the cumulative impact of relocating agencies into the central business area over the planning period rather than on a case-by-case basis. These analyses will be conducted as described above. Any action taken during the planning period consistent with the conclusions of the cost/benefit analysis will not require an individual analysis. Periodic reviews of long-range cost/benefit analyses will be made as appropriate.

(e) Whenever the regional Public Buildings Service determines that it is impractical to locate a Federal activity consistent with the policy of paragraph (c)(1) of this section, it must obtain approval by the Regional Administrator of a waiver of the policy for the particular space action. These waivers may be granted for temporary periods because of local real estate market conditions or permanently, but must be based on documented facts, such as cost/benefit analyses described in paragraph (d) of this section.

(f) In SMSA's with more than one central city, or in urban areas with more than one city, GSA may make new space assignments in the central business area of the most distressed city. In addition, consideration may be given to meeting space needs in other than central cities when the following conditions exist: (1) A city in an SMSA is not a central city but has over 50,000 population and (2) the level of distress

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