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Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting.
Document Number: 2020-06868
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Construction Contract Administration
Document Number: 2020-05866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which requires agencies to provide a notice along with the solicitation to prospective bidders and offerors regarding definitization of requests for an equitable adjustment related to change orders under construction contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Section 508-Based Standards in Information and Communication Technology
Document Number: 2020-05867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate recent revisions and updates to accessibility standards issued by the U.S. Access Board pursuant to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
NASA Advisory Council; Regulatory and Policy Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06357
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Regulatory and Policy Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. This Committee reports to the NAC.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Explorations and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Explorations and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-06236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Disruptive Tuned Mass System and Method'', MFS-33317-1, to Linc Research, Inc., having its principal place of business in Huntsville, AL. The fields of use will be limited to smokestacks, helicopters, and jitter dampers. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
National Space Council Users' Advisory Group; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces that the planned meeting on March 30, 2020, of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG) is being postponed until further notice.
NASA Guidance Procedures
Document Number: 2020-05675
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule incorporates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) existing internal policy and procedures relating to the issuance of guidance documents into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act and Adjustment of Amounts for 2020
Document Number: 2020-05337
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has adopted a final rule making inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties within its jurisdiction. This final rule represents the annual 2020 inflation adjustments of monetary penalties. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05654
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. This meeting was announced in the Federal Register on March 2, 2020 (see reference above).
National Space Council Users' Advisory Group; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05538
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG). This will be the fifth meeting of the UAG.
To Research, Evaluate, Assess, and Treat (TREAT) Astronauts
Document Number: 2020-04784
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
With this interim final rule, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending its regulations to add a new part that will implement the provisions of the TREAT Astronauts Act. The new regulations will provide for the medical monitoring and diagnosis of conditions that are potentially spaceflight-associated and treatment of conditions that are spaceflight-associated for former U.S. Government astronauts and payload specialists.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2020-05383
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Composite Powder Particles'', NASA Case Number KSC-12631, to Gafco Inc. having its principal place of business in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The patent rights in this invention, a new type of corrosion prevention, have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
NASA Guidance Documents Web Portal
Document Number: 2020-05326
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is publishing this notice to announce and describe its Web Portal that contains the Agency's guidance documents that is accessible to the public.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-05156
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Number 8,987,632 B2 titled ``Modification of Surface Energy via Direct Laser Ablative Surface Patterning,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17769-1; and U.S. Patent Number 10,259,077 B2 titled ``Modification of Surface Energy via Direct Laser Ablative Surface Patterning,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17769-2, to Genetoo, Inc., having its principal place of business in Gaithersburg, MD. The fields of use may be limited to for performing laser ablation, on the surface of surgical implants, to enhance specific patterns and to avoid bacteria growth, and/or similar field(s) of use thereto. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
Notice of Intent To Grant Co-Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-05152
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a co-exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Method for Simulation of Flow in Fluid Flow Network Having One-Dimensional and Multi-Dimensional Flow Components'', MFS-33798-1, to Concepts NREC, LLC, having its principal place of business in White River Junction, VT. The fields of use may be limited. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of American as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault
Document Number: 2020-04815
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is publishing, in final form, a new term and condition regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. NASA's intention to develop and implement this new term and condition was specified in the Federal Register of July 17, 2019, FR Doc. 2019-15088, on page 34206. The many hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education and other organizations that receive NASA funds are responsible for fully investigating complaints under and for compliance with federal non- discrimination laws, regulations, and executive orders. The implementation of new reporting requirements is necessary to help ensure research environments to which NASA provides funding are free from sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. Additionally, NASA is bolstering our policies, guidelines, and communications. These requirements are intended, first, to better ensure that organizations funded by NASA clearly understand expectations and requirements. In addition, NASA seeks to ensure that recipients of grants and cooperative agreements respond promptly and appropriately to instances of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault.
Term and Condition Notification of Harassment Form
Document Number: 2020-04560
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.
Notice of Intent To Grant Co-Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-04553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a co-exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Method for Simulation of Flow in Fluid Flow Network Having One-Dimensional and Multi-Dimensional Flow Components'', MFS-33798-1, to MODE Technology Group, having its principal place of business in Denver, CO. The fields of use may be limited. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of American as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04359
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to review all aspects related to the safety and operational readiness of the ISS, and to assess the possibilities for using the ISS for future space exploration.
NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04358
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04159
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Submission for OMB Review; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2020-04110
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding reporting purchases from sources outside the United States.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Explorations and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04025
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces that the planned meeting on March 3-4, 2020, of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) is being postponed until further notice.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-05; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-02029
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-05, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2020-05, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides Under Multiple-Award Contracts
Document Number: 2020-02028
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration, which provide Governmentwide policy for partial set-asides and reserves, and for set-asides of orders for small business concerns under multiple-award contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-05; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-02027
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-05. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-03484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-03479
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Earth Science Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02957
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Explorations and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02956
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02955
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Planetary Science Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02954
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Science Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Individual Sureties
Document Number: 2020-02655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to change the kinds of assets that individual sureties must pledge as security for their individual surety bonds.
Notice of Release of the 2020 NASA Technology Taxonomy
Document Number: 2020-02228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has officially released the 2020 NASA Technology Taxonomy via the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist website. The Technology Taxonomy provides a structure for articulating the technology development disciplines needed to enable future NASA missions. This update to the previous structure uses a technology discipline-based approach that aligns like-technologies independent of their application within the NASA mission portfolio. The Taxonomy serves as a common technology communication tool across the Agency and with its partners in other government agencies, academia, industry, and around the world.
Submission for OMB Review; Termination Settlement Proposal Forms-FAR (SF 1435 Through 1440)
Document Number: 2020-02205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding termination settlement proposal forms in the FAR.
NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02184
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-01884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the inventions set forth below (see, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION) to Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc., having its principal place of business in Westbury, New York. The fields of use may be limited to power generation and aerospace. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 2020-01841
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning examination of records by Comptroller General and contract audit. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through April 30, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2020-01837
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning payments to small business subcontractors. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through April 30, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-01712
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 8,167,204 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Damage Location Sensing System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17593-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,086,593 B2 for an invention entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16908-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,159,774 B2 for an invention entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17280-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,430,327 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Sensing System Using Open-Circuit, Electrically-Conductive Spiral-Trace Sensor,'' NASA Case Number LAR- 17294-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,042,739 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Tamper Detection Sensor and Sensing System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17444-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,814,786 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Sensing System for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Attributes of Contents in a Container,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17488-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,673,649 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Chemical Sensor and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-1; U.S. Patent No. 9,329,149 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Chemical Sensor and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-2; U.S. Patent No. 9,733,203 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Chemical Sensing Method,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-3; U.S. Patent No. 8,179,203 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Electrical Device Using Open-Circuit Elements Having No Electrical Connections,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17711-1; and U.S. Patent No. 10,193,228 B2 for an invention entitled ``Antenna for Near Field Sensing and Far Field Transceiving,'' NASA Case Number LAR- 18400-1, to Gyra Systems, Inc., having its principal place of business in La Mesa, CA. The fields of use may be limited to package monitoring quality sensors to detect changes in product quality and authenticity, such as pharmaceutical, food, beverage, tobacco, and cosmetics products and/or similar field(s) of use thereto. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
Name of Information Collection: NASA Astronaut Candidate Selection (ASCAN) Qualifications Inquiry
Document Number: 2020-01422
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.
Name of Information Collection: NASA Software Release Request System
Document Number: 2020-01420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.
National Environmental Policy Act; Mars 2020 Mission
Document Number: 2020-01179
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (CEQ NEPA Regulations), and NASA's procedures for implementing NEPA, NASA announces the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mars 2020 Mission (Supplemental EIS). NASA has prepared the Final SEIS which, in accordance with CEQ NEPA Regulations, provides responses to comments and incorporates associated changes resulting from the public and agency review of the Draft SEIS published in October 2019. The Final SEIS provides updated information related to the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Mars 2020 mission. The United States Air Force and Department of Energy (DOE) served as Cooperating Agencies.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-00734
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.
NASA Datanaut Applicant Selection
Document Number: 2020-00553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-00026
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2020-04, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds
Document Number: 2020-00025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate revised thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-00024
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Submission for OMB Review; Patents
Document Number: 2020-00002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding patents.