National Aeronautics and Space Administration April 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E6-6118
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 04-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E6-6112
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
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 announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Novation/Change of Name Requirements
Document Number: 06-3768
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning novation/change of name requirements. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7546, on February 13, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Corporate Aircraft Costs
Document Number: 06-3767
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning corporate aircraft costs. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 7743, on February 14, 2006. No comments were received. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-021, OMB Circular A-76
Document Number: 06-3689
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide language that is consistent with OMB Circular A-76 (Revised), Performance of Commercial Activities, dated May 29, 2003.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-09; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 06-3688
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-09 which amend the FAR. An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-09 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 06-3687
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to make an editorial correction.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-031, Fast Payment Procedures
Document Number: 06-3686
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising fast payment procedures. The revision permits, but does not require, fast payment when invoices and/or outer shipping containers are not marked ``Fast Pay'' provided the contract includes the ``Fast Payment Procedure'' clause. As highlighted in the clause, if the clause is in the contract, the invoices will no longer be rejected, as is the current practice. Instead, they will be paid using either fast payment or normal payment procedures. In addition, the revision deletes the requirement for marking invoices ``No Receiving Report Prepared.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-001, Free Trade Agreements-Morocco
Document Number: 06-3685
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the new Free Trade Agreement with Morocco as approved by Congress (Public Law 108-302). This Free Trade Agreement went into effect January 1, 2006.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Removal of Sanctions Against Certain European Union Member States
Document Number: 06-3684
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the sanctions against certain European Union (EU) countries.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-002; Expiration of the Price Evaluation Adjustment
Document Number: 06-3683
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to adopt as final, without change, the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 57462, September 30, 2005, to cancel for civilian agencies (except NASA and Coast Guard) the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) price evaluation adjustment which was originally authorized under the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994. Civilian agencies (except NASA and Coast Guard) are not authorized to apply the price evaluation adjustment to their acquisitions.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-009, Confirmation of HUBZone Certification
Document Number: 06-3682
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to adopt as final without change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify that prime contractors must confirm that a subcontractor representing itself as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concern is certified, consistent with the requirements of 15 U.S.C. 632 et. seq., as amended.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-012, Combating Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: 06-3681
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement 22 U.S.C. 7104(g). This statute requires that contracts must include a provision that authorizes the department or agency to terminate the contract, if the Contractor or any subcontractor engages in trafficking in persons.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-030, Definition of Information Technology
Document Number: 06-3679
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed to convert to a final rule without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ``Information technology'' to reflect the changes to the definition resulting from the enactment of Public Law 108-199, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004. Section 535(b) of Division F of Public Law 108-199 permanently revises the term ``Information technology'', which is defined at 40 U.S.C. 11101, to add ``analysis and evaluation'' and to clarify the term ``ancillary equipment.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2004-007, Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS)
Document Number: 06-3678
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contracting officers to use the Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS) for electronic posting of solicitation-related materials that require control over availability or distribution unless certain exceptions apply.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-09; Introduction
Document Number: 06-3677
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-09. 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.acqnet.gov/far.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Science Subcommittees; Planning Conference
Document Number: E6-5420
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a Planning Conference of the Science Subcommittees of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). These Subcommittees report to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Conference will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E6-5128
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Each Federal agency is required by the Privacy Act of 1974 to publish description of the systems of records it maintains containing personal information when a system is substantially revised, deleted, or created. In this notice, NASA provides the required information for a new system of records that will enable NASA civil servants and support contractors to evaluate education programs. The information collected is used in the administration of Federal funded Training Programs and is used to document the nomination of participants and completion of training; and it serves as the principal repository of personal, fiscal, and administrative information about participants and the programs in which they participate. In order to measure the reach of NASA's Education Programs, some requested personal information such as gender, nationality, disability, and ethnicity is only requested on a voluntary basis. Finally, in order to assess training program effectiveness and to determine necessary changes/improvements to its programs, NASA needs to be able to contact program participants and principal investigators and is collecting and maintaining personal data in order to do so.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E6-5127
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described in Invention Disclosure KSC-12713 entitled ``Cam and Groove Coupling Halves Safety Modification'' to P-T Coupling Company, having its principal place of business in Enid, Oklahoma. The patent rights in this invention will be assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Small Disadvantaged Business Procurement Credit Programs
Document Number: 06-3167
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Small Business Procurement Credit Programs. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.