Change in Definition of Head of the Contracting Activity, 7873 [06-1430]

Download as PDF 7873 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Rules and Regulations The values of it are: For valuation dates occurring in the month— for t = it * * * March 2006 ........................................................................... Issued in Washington, DC, on this 8th day of February 2006. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Deputy Executive Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 06–1375 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 1802 RIN: 2700–AD21 Change in Definition of Head of the Contracting Activity National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This final rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) by revising the definition for ‘‘Head of the contracting activity (HCA).’’ DATES: Effective Date: February 15, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheryl Goddard, NASA, Office of Procurement, Program Operations Division; (703) 553–2519; e-mail: Sheryl.Goddard@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES A. Background This final rule revises the definition of ‘‘Head of the contracting activity (HCA)’’ in NFS 1802.101 to designate the Associate Administrator for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:14 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 * .0570 it for t = * 1–20 Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) as head of the contracting activity for SOMD contracts. Previously, the center director of the NASA installation cognizant for award of an SOMD contract was the designated HCA. This administrative change is consistent with the roles and responsibilities of NASA officials. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this final rule. This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98–577, and publication for public comment is not required. However, NASA will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected NFS part 1802 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., in correspondence. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements which require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1802 Government Procurement. * >20 .0475 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 1802 continues to read as follows: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1). 2. Amend section 1802.101 by revising the definition of ‘‘Head of the contracting activity (HCA)’’ to read as follows: I 1802.101 Definitions. * * * * * Head of the contracting activity (HCA) means, for field installations, the Director or other head, and for NASA Headquarters, the Assistant Administrator for Management Systems. For Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) contracts, the HCA is the Associate Administrator for SOMD in lieu of the field Center Director(s). For Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) contracts, the HCA is the Associate Administrator for ESMD in lieu of the field Center Director(s). For NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) contracts, the HCA is the Executive Director of the NSSC in lieu of the field Center Director(s). * * * * * [FR Doc. 06–1430 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–01–P Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1802 is amended as follows: Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * N/A I I Frm 00031 N/A for t = PART 1802—DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS Tom Luedtke, Assistant Administrator for Procurement. PO 00000 it E:\FR\FM\15FER1.SGM 15FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 7873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1430]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 1802

RIN: 2700-AD21


Change in Definition of Head of the Contracting Activity

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) by 
revising the definition for ``Head of the contracting activity (HCA).''

DATES: Effective Date: February 15, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheryl Goddard, NASA, Office of 
Procurement, Program Operations Division; (703) 553-2519; e-mail: 
Sheryl.Goddard@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This final rule revises the definition of ``Head of the contracting 
activity (HCA)'' in NFS 1802.101 to designate the Associate 
Administrator for the Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) as 
head of the contracting activity for SOMD contracts. Previously, the 
center director of the NASA installation cognizant for award of an SOMD 
contract was the designated HCA. This administrative change is 
consistent with the roles and responsibilities of NASA officials.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this final rule. 
This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the 
meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577, and publication for public 
comment is not required. However, NASA will consider comments from 
small entities concerning the affected NFS part 1802 in accordance with 
5 U.S.C. 610. Interested parties must submit such comments separately 
and should cite 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., in correspondence.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes do 
not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements which 
require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 
U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1802

    Government Procurement.

Tom Luedtke,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement.

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Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1802 is amended as follows:

PART 1802--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 1802 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1).

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2. Amend section 1802.101 by revising the definition of ``Head of the 
contracting activity (HCA)'' to read as follows:


1802.101  Definitions.

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    Head of the contracting activity (HCA) means, for field 
installations, the Director or other head, and for NASA Headquarters, 
the Assistant Administrator for Management Systems. For Space 
Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) contracts, the HCA is the 
Associate Administrator for SOMD in lieu of the field Center 
Director(s). For Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) 
contracts, the HCA is the Associate Administrator for ESMD in lieu of 
the field Center Director(s). For NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) 
contracts, the HCA is the Executive Director of the NSSC in lieu of the 
field Center Director(s).
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[FR Doc. 06-1430 Filed 2-14-06; 8:45 am]
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