73 FR 52859 E8-21072. Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Motor Vehicle Management; Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B-20  

  • Summary

    This bulletin provides a deviation for executive agencies to purchase premium fuel for Government owned and leased vehicles when lower grade fuels are not available due to market shortages in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas due to the flooding and damage from Hurricane Gustav. GSA Bulletin FMR B-20 may be found at www.gsa.gov/bulletin.

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    DATES: Back to Top

    The bulletin announced in this notice became effective on August 31, 2008.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

    For clarification of content, contact General Services Administration, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management, at (202) 501-1777. Please cite Bulletin FMR B-20.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

    A. Background Back to Top

    The Federal Management Regulation (FMR), Subpart B, section 102-34.335 (41 CFR 102-34.335), requires drivers to use the grade (octane rating) of fuel recommended by the motor vehicle manufacturer when fueling motor vehicles owned or leased by the Government. Present restrictions prohibit the use of premium grade fuel in motor vehicles owned or leased by the Government that will operate on a lower grade of fuel.

    As a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Gustav, executive agencies may encounter fuel shortages in the affected areas and may not be able to acquire lower grade fuel for their vehicles to complete their missions. The original intent of section 102-34.335 was to reduce fuel costs and the unnecessary use of premium fuel in vehicles capable of being operated on lower grade fuel. This bulletin, B-20, provides a deviation for executive agencies to purchase premium fuel for Government owned and leased vehicles when lower grade fuels are not available due to market shortages in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas due to the flooding and damage from Hurricane Gustav.

    B. Procedures Back to Top

    Bulletins regarding motor vehicle management are located on the Internet at www.gsa.gov/bulletin as Federal Management Regulation bulletins.

    Dated: September 3, 2008

    Becky Rhodes,

    Deputy Associate Administrator.

    [FR Doc. E8-21072 Filed 9-10-08; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6820-14-S

Document Information

Effective Date:
8/31/2008
Published:
09/11/2008
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice of a bulletin.
Document Number:
E8-21072
Document Citation:
73 FR 52859
Dates:
The bulletin announced in this notice became effective on August 31, 2008.
Pages:
52859-52859 (1 pages)