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FEPP DESK GUIDE


CHAPTER 80 - MISCELLANEOUS AIDS

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CONTENTS

Visibility

Roscommon Equipment Center

Condition Codes

GSA Reporting Criteria

GSA Regional Offices

Area Property Officer Duties

Area Property Officers

Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service

State Agencies for Surplus Property


VISIBILITY

State foresters need to maintain periodic written and verbal contact with their field office personnel to ensure their currency in all aspects of the FEPP program, especially records and inventory accuracy, reviews, use, and overall program management.

Encourage contact with Members of Congress when FEPP fire equipment is assigned to fire departments within their districts. Their involvement is desirable at public ceremonies (such as "turning-over-keys" to vehicles) to provide positive publicity for the FEPP Program in upgrading rural fire departments, etc. Local newspapers are often glad to cover this kind of event, as well.


ROSCOMMON EQUIPMENT CENTER

The Roscommon Equipment Center (REC) in Roscommon, Michigan, has plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of most varieties of FEPP. They may be contacted at:

Roscommon Equipment Center
c/o Forest Fire Experiment Station
P.O. Box 68
Roscommon, MI 48653
(517)275-5211 Fax: (517)275-8249
www.roscommonequipmentcenter.com/
E-mail: info@RoscommonEquipmentCenter.com

CONDITION CODES

Condition codes are assigned to property reported as excess.


Disposal Condition Codes

Disposal Condition Code and Definition

1 - Property that is in new condition or unused condition and can be used immediately without modifications or repairs.

4 - Property that shows some wear, but can be used without significant repair.

7 - Property that is unusable in its current condition but can be economically repaired.

X - Property that has value in excess of its basic material content, but repair or rehabilitation is impractical and/or uneconomical.

S - Property that has no value except for basic material content.



GSA REPORTING CRITERIA

See FMR 102-102-36.220 for excess personal property reporting requirements.


GSA NATIONAL UTILIZATION OFFICES

Updated listing can be found at GSA NATIONAL UTILIZATION OFFICERS http://gsaxcess.gov/htm/xcesscontlinks.htm


AREA PROPERTY OFFICER
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Reported Property:

    1. Furnish regional offices with advance notice of impending excess generations of sizeable quantities of property or of high-dollar acquisition cost items having good utilization potential.
    2. Ensure that holding activities adhere to reporting requirements.
    3. Verify the condition, description, and quantity of property upon request of the regional office.
    4. See customers and approve transfer orders for reported property when requested by the regional office.

B. Assistance to generating activities and customer agencies:

    1. Visit Federal activities to promote the utilization program.
    2. Assist agency representatives in screening, inspecting, and freezing excess personal property at holding activities.
    3. Maintain "want list" files for nonreportable property for eligible recipients of excess personal property.
    4. Coordinate transfers of excess personal property located at remote generating points with the regional office and customer activities.
    5. Oversee onsite screening sessions and approve transfers in coordination with the regional office.
    6. Assist in obtaining prompt release of transferred property.
    7. Assist in arranging packing, pickup, or shipment of transferred property.
    8. Resolve problems involving the reporting, screening, and transferring of excess personal property at the local level.

AREA PROPERTY OFFICERS

A directory of AUO names, addresses, and phone numbers may be obtained from the regional GSA office or this website: http://gsaxcess.gov/htm/xcesscontlinks.htm


DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY, DISPOSITION SERVICES HEADQUARTERS

A directory for all Defense Reutilization and Marketing Program contact points may be obtained at this website: https://www.drms.dla.mil/


STATE AGENCIES FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY

Current listing can be found at http://nasasp.org/site/pages/roster.htm


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FEPP Desk Guide May 2000