NASA FAR Supplement: Preproposal/Pre-Bid Conference (2017-N023), 38852-38853 [2017-16962]

Download as PDF 38852 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations EPA explain the reasons for departing from the Codex level. The Codex has not established a MRL for 1-triacontanol. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES VIII. Conclusions Based on its assessment of 1triacontanol, EPA concludes that there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result to the general population, or to infants and children, from aggregate exposure to 1-triacontanol. Therefore, an exemption is established for residues of 1-triacontanol on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. IX. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action establishes a tolerance under FFDCA section 408(d) in response to a petition submitted to the Agency. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has exempted these types of actions from review under Executive Order 12866, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993). Because this action has been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, this action is not subject to Executive Order 13211, entitled ‘‘Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use’’ (66 FR 28355, May 22, 2001) or Executive Order 13045, entitled ‘‘Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks’’ (62 FR 19885, April 23, 1997). This action does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under FFDCA section 408(d), such as the tolerance in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), do not apply. This action directly regulates growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers, not States or tribes, nor does this action alter the relationships or distribution of power and responsibilities established by Congress in the preemption provisions of FFDCA section 408(n)(4). As such, the Agency has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect on States VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:37 Aug 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 or tribal governments, on the relationship between the national government and the States or tribal governments, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government or between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Thus, the Agency has determined that Executive Order 13132, entitled ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this action. In addition, this action does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) (2 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). X. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: July 31, 2017. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. Add § 180.1345 to subpart D to read as follows: ■ § 180.1345 1-Triacontanol; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Residues of the biochemical pesticide 1-Triacontanol are exempt from the requirement of a tolerance in or on all food commodities. [FR Doc. 2017–17338 Filed 8–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 1852 RIN 2700–AE42 NASA FAR Supplement: Preproposal/ Pre-Bid Conference (2017–N023) National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: NASA is issuing a direct final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove reference to the NASA Acquisition Information System (NAIS) electronic posting system and revise titles to agency directives. SUMMARY: This direct final rule is effective October 16, 2017. Comments due on or before September 15, 2017. If adverse comments are received, NASA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Quinones, NASA, Office of Procurement, telephone 202.358.2143. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background During a recent quality review of the NFS to validate the accuracy and relevancy of its policy, guidance, and procedures, we discovered (1) an outdated reference to the NASA Acquisition Information System (NAIS) for posting agency business opportunities and (2) superseded titles to NASA directives. NASA posts all business opportunities through the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE) via the Internet at http:// www.fedbizopps.gov and agency directives are periodically reviewed and updated. This rule amends NFS 1852.215–77 and 1852.245–82 to remove the reference to the NAIS electronic posting system and update titles to NASA policy directives respectively. NASA has not published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to make these nonsubstantive changes because they affect only the internal operating procedures of the Government and have no significant cost or administrative or cost impact on contractors or offerors. NASA does not anticipate opposition to the changes or significant adverse comments. However, if the Agency receives a significant adverse comment, it will withdraw this direct final rule by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one that explains: (1) Why the direct final rule is inappropriate, including E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations challenges to the rule’s underlying premise or approach; or (2) why the direct final rule will be ineffective or unacceptable without a change. In determining whether a comment necessitates withdrawal of this direct final rule, NASA will consider whether it warrants a substantive response in a notice and comment process. II. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute Publication of proposed regulations’’, 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This direct final rule is not required to be published for public comment because it makes nonsubstantive changes to Agency regulations. It merely removes from the NASA FAR Supplement a reference to the NASA Acquisition Information System (NAIS) posting system and updates titles to agency-level directives. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health, and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant NFS revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and therefore does not require publication for public comment. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:37 Aug 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 38853 V. Paperwork Reduction Act DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1852 Manuel Quinones, NASA FAR Supplement Manager. PART 1852—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 1. The authority citation for part 1852 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 51 U.S.C. 20113(a) and 48 CFR chapter 1. [Amended] 2. Amend section 1852.215–77 by removing from paragraph (e) last sentence, the words ‘‘using the NAIS Electronic Posting System’’. ■ [Amended] 3. Amend section 1852.245–82 by— ■ a. Revising the title and date of the clause; ■ b. Removing in paragraph (a)(1) ‘‘NPD 8800.14, Policy for Real Property Management’’ and adding ‘‘NPD 8800.14, Policy for Real Estate Management’’ in its place; and ■ c. Removing in paragraph (a)(2) ‘‘NPD 8831.2, Facility Maintenance Management’’ and adding ‘‘NPD 8831.2, Facilities Maintenance and Operations Management’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ 1852.245–82 Occupancy management requirements. * * * * * Occupancy Management Requirements (September 15, 2017) * * * * * [FR Doc. 2017–16962 Filed 8–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 0648–XF606 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer. AGENCY: Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1852 is amended as follows: 1852.245–82 [Docket No. 150121066–5717–02] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries Government Procurement. 1852.215–77 50 CFR Part 635 NMFS is transferring 30 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the Harpoon category. With this transfer, the adjusted Harpoon category quota for the 2017 fishing season is 68.6 mt. The 2017 Harpoon category fishery is open until November 15, 2017, or until the Harpoon category quota is reached, whichever comes first. The action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to Atlantic tunas Harpoon category (commercial) permitted vessels. SUMMARY: Effective August 11, 2017 through November 15, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah McLaughlin or Brad McHale, 978–281–9260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations implemented under the authority of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA; 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) governing the harvest of BFT by persons and vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction are found at 50 CFR part 635. Section 635.27 subdivides the U.S. BFT quota recommended by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and as implemented by the United States among the various domestic fishing categories, per the allocations established in the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP) (71 FR 58058, October 2, 2006), as amended by Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (Amendment 7) (79 FR 71510, December 2, 2014). NMFS is required under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Act to provide U.S. fishing vessels with a E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 16, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-16962]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 1852

RIN 2700-AE42


NASA FAR Supplement: Preproposal/Pre-Bid Conference (2017-N023)

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NASA is issuing a direct final rule to amend the NASA FAR 
Supplement (NFS) to remove reference to the NASA Acquisition 
Information System (NAIS) electronic posting system and revise titles 
to agency directives.

DATES: This direct final rule is effective October 16, 2017. Comments 
due on or before September 15, 2017. If adverse comments are received, 
NASA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal 
Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Quinones, NASA, Office of 
Procurement, telephone 202.358.2143.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    During a recent quality review of the NFS to validate the accuracy 
and relevancy of its policy, guidance, and procedures, we discovered 
(1) an outdated reference to the NASA Acquisition Information System 
(NAIS) for posting agency business opportunities and (2) superseded 
titles to NASA directives. NASA posts all business opportunities 
through the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE) via the Internet at 
http://www.fedbizopps.gov and agency directives are periodically 
reviewed and updated. This rule amends NFS 1852.215-77 and 1852.245-82 
to remove the reference to the NAIS electronic posting system and 
update titles to NASA policy directives respectively.
    NASA has not published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to 
make these nonsubstantive changes because they affect only the internal 
operating procedures of the Government and have no significant cost or 
administrative or cost impact on contractors or offerors. NASA does not 
anticipate opposition to the changes or significant adverse comments. 
However, if the Agency receives a significant adverse comment, it will 
withdraw this direct final rule by publishing a notice in the Federal 
Register. A significant adverse comment is one that explains: (1) Why 
the direct final rule is inappropriate, including

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challenges to the rule's underlying premise or approach; or (2) why the 
direct final rule will be ineffective or unacceptable without a change. 
In determining whether a comment necessitates withdrawal of this direct 
final rule, NASA will consider whether it warrants a substantive 
response in a notice and comment process.

II. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required 
by Statute

    Publication of proposed regulations'', 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the 
statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement 
policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or 
modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it 
relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a 
significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the 
agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure or form, or has a 
significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. 
This direct final rule is not required to be published for public 
comment because it makes nonsubstantive changes to Agency regulations. 
It merely removes from the NASA FAR Supplement a reference to the NASA 
Acquisition Information System (NAIS) posting system and updates titles 
to agency-level directives.

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health, and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant NFS revision within 
the meaning of FAR 1.501-1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and therefore does not 
require publication for public comment.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1852

    Government Procurement.

Manuel Quinones,
NASA FAR Supplement Manager.

    Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1852 is amended as follows:

PART 1852--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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1. The authority citation for part 1852 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 51 U.S.C. 20113(a) and 48 CFR chapter 1.


1852.215-77   [Amended]

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2. Amend section 1852.215-77 by removing from paragraph (e) last 
sentence, the words ``using the NAIS Electronic Posting System''.


1852.245-82   [Amended]

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3. Amend section 1852.245-82 by--
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a. Revising the title and date of the clause;
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b. Removing in paragraph (a)(1) ``NPD 8800.14, Policy for Real Property 
Management'' and adding ``NPD 8800.14, Policy for Real Estate 
Management'' in its place; and
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c. Removing in paragraph (a)(2) ``NPD 8831.2, Facility Maintenance 
Management'' and adding ``NPD 8831.2, Facilities Maintenance and 
Operations Management'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


1852.245-82  Occupancy management requirements.

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Occupancy Management Requirements (September 15, 2017)

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