NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Removal of Use of Government Property for Commercial Work, 64069-64070 [2020-20468]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (b) Amateur stations transmitting in the 70 cm band, the 33 cm band, the 23 cm band, the 5 cm band, the 3 cm band, or the 24.05–24.25 GHz segment must not cause harmful interference to, and must accept interference from, stations authorized by the United States Government in the radiolocation service. * * * * * (f) Amateur stations transmitting in the following segments must not cause harmful interference to radio astronomy stations: 76–81 GHz, 136–141 GHz, 241– 248 GHz, 275–323 GHz, 327–371 GHz, 388–424 GHz, 426–442 GHz, 453–510 GHz, 623–711 GHz, 795–909 GHz, or 926–945 GHz. In addition, amateur stations transmitting in the following segments must not cause harmful interference to stations in the Earth exploration-satellite service (passive) or the space research service (passive): 275–286 GHz, 296–306 GHz, 313–356 GHz, 361–365 GHz, 369–392 GHz, 397– 399 GHz, 409–411 GHz, 416–434 GHz, 439–467 GHz, 477–502 GHz, 523–527 GHz, 538–581 GHz, 611–630 GHz, 634– 654 GHz, 657–692 GHz, 713–718 GHz, 729–733 GHz, 750–754 GHz, 771–776 GHz, 823–846 GHz, 850–854 GHz, 857– 862 GHz, 866–882 GHz, 905–928 GHz, 951–956 GHz, 968–973 GHz and 985– 990 GHz. * * * * * § 97.305 [Amended] 11. In § 97.305, amend the table in paragraph (c) by removing the entry for the 9 cm band under SHF. ■ [FR Doc. 2020–22528 Filed 10–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1845 [NFS Case 2020–N016] RIN 2700–AE59 NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Removal of Use of Government Property for Commercial Work National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: NASA is issuing a final rule to amend the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) to remove the sections governing ‘‘Use of Government property for commercial work’’ from NFS as this only affects the internal Agency administrative SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 procedures and has no cost or administrative impact on contractors or prospective contractors. DATES: This final rule is effective December 8, 2020. Comments due on or before November 9, 2020. If adverse comments are received, NASA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Anthony, NASA Headquarters, Office of Procurement, Procurement Management and Policy Division, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20456–0001. Telephone 202–358–0104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background NFS Part 1845.301–71 Use of Government property for commercial work, contains procedures and criteria related to the approval of nongovernment use of NASA equipment on commercial contracts that affect only the internal Agency administrative procedures and have no cost or administrative impact on contractors or prospective contractors. Pursuant to Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, NASA is continually reviewing existing regulations with the objective of reducing or removing any unnecessary, outdated and burdensome requirements that have outlived their intended purpose. Because the 1845.301–71 affect only the internal Agency administrative procedures it can be removed from the regulatory section of the NFS. NASA does not anticipate opposition to the changes or significant adverse comments. However, if the Agency receives significant adverse comment, it will withdraw this final rule by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one that explains: (1) Why the final rule is inappropriate, including challenges to the rule’s underlying premise or approach; or (2) why the final rule will be ineffective or unacceptable without change. In determining whether a comment necessitates withdrawal of this 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 (FAR). Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64069 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 from, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment because it makes non-substantive changes to Agency regulations that has no impact on contractors or prospective offerors as the definitions being removed affect only the internal Agency administrative procedures. 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. Executive Order 13371 This rule is not subject to Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. V. 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. VI. 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). E:\FR\FM\09OCR1.SGM 09OCR1 64070 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 197 / Friday, October 9, 2020 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1845 Government procurement. Geoffrey Sage, NASA FAR Supplement Manager. Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1845 is amended as follows: PART 1845—GOVERNMENT PROPERTY 1. The authority citation for part 1845 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 51 U.S.C. 20113(a) and 48 CFR chapter 1. 1845.301–71 ■ [Removed] 2. Remove section 1845.301–71. [FR Doc. 2020–20468 Filed 10–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 200221–0062; RTID 0648– XA527] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Oct 08, 2020 Jkt 253001 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the D season allowance of the 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 610 in the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 6, 2020, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Milani, 907–581–2062. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The D season allowance of the 2020 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA is 9,070 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish in the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Regional Administrator has determined that the D season allowance of the 2020 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 8,970 mt and is setting aside the remaining 100 mt as bycatch to support other anticipated SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 groundfish fisheries. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. While this closure is effective the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. Classification NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR part 679, which was issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), there is good cause to waive prior notice and an opportunity for public comment on this action, as notice and comment would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest, as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the closure of directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of October 5, 2020. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 6, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–22428 Filed 10–6–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\09OCR1.SGM 09OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 197 (Friday, October 9, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64069-64070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20468]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 1845

[NFS Case 2020-N016]
RIN 2700-AE59


NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Removal of Use of 
Government Property for Commercial Work

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NASA is issuing a final rule to amend the NASA Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) to remove the sections 
governing ``Use of Government property for commercial work'' from NFS 
as this only affects the internal Agency administrative procedures and 
has no cost or administrative impact on contractors or prospective 
contractors.

DATES: This final rule is effective December 8, 2020. Comments due on 
or before November 9, 2020. If adverse comments are received, NASA will 
publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Anthony, NASA Headquarters, 
Office of Procurement, Procurement Management and Policy Division, 300 
E Street SW, Washington, DC 20456-0001. Telephone 202-358-0104.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    NFS Part 1845.301-71 Use of Government property for commercial 
work, contains procedures and criteria related to the approval of non-
government use of NASA equipment on commercial contracts that affect 
only the internal Agency administrative procedures and have no cost or 
administrative impact on contractors or prospective contractors. 
Pursuant to Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory 
Review, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform 
Agenda, NASA is continually reviewing existing regulations with the 
objective of reducing or removing any unnecessary, outdated and 
burdensome requirements that have outlived their intended purpose. 
Because the 1845.301-71 affect only the internal Agency administrative 
procedures it can be removed from the regulatory section of the NFS.
    NASA does not anticipate opposition to the changes or significant 
adverse comments. However, if the Agency receives significant adverse 
comment, it will withdraw this final rule by publishing a notice in the 
Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one that explains: 
(1) Why the final rule is inappropriate, including challenges to the 
rule's underlying premise or approach; or (2) why the final rule will 
be ineffective or unacceptable without change. In determining whether a 
comment necessitates withdrawal of this 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 
(FAR). 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 from, or has a 
significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. 
This final rule is not required to be published for public comment 
because it makes non-substantive changes to Agency regulations that has 
no impact on contractors or prospective offerors as the definitions 
being removed affect only the internal Agency administrative 
procedures.

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. Executive Order 13371

    This rule is not subject to Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, Reducing 
Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, because this rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

V. 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.

VI. 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).

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1845

    Government procurement.

Geoffrey Sage,
NASA FAR Supplement Manager.

    Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1845 is amended as follows:

PART 1845--GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

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1. The authority citation for part 1845 continues to read as follows:

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


1845.301-71  [Removed]

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2. Remove section 1845.301-71.

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