B-154067, JUN. 15, 1964

B-154067: Jun 15, 1964

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PLANTS AND AMMUNITION.' "162 MAXIMUM LIMITATION FOR SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS THE MAXIMUM NET WEIGHT LIMITATION FIXED BY THESE REGULATIONS FOR THE COMBINED SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS FOR EACH EMPLOYEE IS THE TOTAL OF THE ALLOWANCES WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS SECTION. EXCESS BAGGAGE AND UNACCOMPANIED PERSONAL PROPERTY IS EXCLUDED FROM THIS LIMITATION. "SECTION 162 MAXIMUM LIMITATION FOR SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS "THE MAXIMUM NET WEIGHT LIMITATION FIXED BY THESE REGULATIONS FOR THE COMBINED SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS FOR EACH EMPLOYEE IS THE TOTAL OF THE ALLOWANCES WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS SECTION. TUBES AND ACCESSORIES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS LIMITATION. EXCESS BAGGAGE AND UNACCOMPANIED PERSONAL PROPERTY IS EXCLUDED.

B-154067, JUN. 15, 1964

TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE:

ON APRIL 29, 1964, THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE REQUESTED OUR CONCURRENCE ON THE PROPOSED REVISIONS OF SECTIONS 117H AND 162 OF VOLUME 6, FOREIGN AFFAIRS MANUAL.

THE DEPARTMENT'S PRESENT REGULATIONS, SECTIONS 117H AND 162 OF VOLUME 6, FOREIGN AFFAIRS MANUAL, PROVIDE AS FOLLOWS:

"117 H EFFECTS FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL EFFECTS, AND CONSUMABLES, FOR USE OF AN EMPLOYEE AND HIS FAMILY; INCLUDING A PRIVATELY OWNED MOTOR VEHICLE, BUT EXCLUDING BOATS, AIRCRAFT, ANIMALS, BIRDS, PLANTS AND AMMUNITION.'

"162 MAXIMUM LIMITATION FOR SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS THE MAXIMUM NET WEIGHT LIMITATION FIXED BY THESE REGULATIONS FOR THE COMBINED SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS FOR EACH EMPLOYEE IS THE TOTAL OF THE ALLOWANCES WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS SECTION. THE WEIGHT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, EXCESS BAGGAGE AND UNACCOMPANIED PERSONAL PROPERTY IS EXCLUDED FROM THIS LIMITATION. (SEE SECTIONS 147.1, 147.2 AND 165.1.)

THE PROPOSED REVISIONS OF THE REGULATIONS PROVIDE AS FOLLOWS:

"SECTION 117H EFFECTS

"FURNITURE, CONSUMABLES, HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL EFFECTS INCLUDING AUTOMOTIVE REPLACEMENT SPARE PARTS, TIRES, TUBES AND ACCESSORIES; A PRIVATELY OWNED MOTOR VEHICLE; BUT EXCLUDING BOATS, AIRCRAFT, ANIMALS, BIRDS, PLANTS AND AMMUNITION.'

"SECTION 162 MAXIMUM LIMITATION FOR SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS

"THE MAXIMUM NET WEIGHT LIMITATION FIXED BY THESE REGULATIONS FOR THE COMBINED SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS FOR EACH EMPLOYEE IS THE TOTAL OF THE ALLOWANCES WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS SECTION. THE WEIGHT OF AUTOMOTIVE REPLACEMENT SPARE PARTS, TIRES, TUBES AND ACCESSORIES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS LIMITATION. THE WEIGHT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, EXCESS BAGGAGE AND UNACCOMPANIED PERSONAL PROPERTY IS EXCLUDED. (SEE SECTIONS 147.1, 147.2 AND 165.1)"

THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY SAYS THAT THE DEPARTMENT'S CURRENT REGULATIONS PERMIT THE TRANSPORT OF PRIVATELY-OWNED MOTOR VEHICLES AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE ACT OF 1946, BUT DO NOT AUTHORIZE SHIPMENT OF REPLACEMENT SPARE PARTS. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL REGULATION WOULD AUTHORIZE THE TRANSPORTATION AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF AUTOMOTIVE REPLACEMENT SPARE PARTS, TIRES, TUBES AND ACCESSORIES AND PERSONAL EFFECTS OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE. THE NET WEIGHT OF SUCH SHIPMENTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE MAXIMUM NET WEIGHT LIMITATION NOW AUTHORIZED FOR THE SHIPMENT AND STORAGE OF EFFECTS FOR EACH EMPLOYEE.

WE HAVE REVIEWED THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS AND PERCEIVE NO OBJECTION THERETO.