National Aeronautics and Space Administration March 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Entitled Notification of Ownership Changes
Document Number: 07-1582
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
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 Notification of Ownership Changes. A request for public comments was published at 71 FR 67341, November 21, 2006. No comments were received. 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 2006-011, Representations and Certifications - Tax Delinquency
Document Number: 07-1558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-30
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) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to change the provision regarding certification regarding debarment, suspension, proposed debarment, and other responsibility matters, and to make changes to the language regarding contractor qualifications, to add language regarding nonpayment of taxes. This proposed rule requires offerors to also certify whether or not they have, within a three-year period preceding the offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for violating any tax law or failing to pay any tax, or been notified of any delinquent taxes for which the liability remains unsatisfied. In addition, the offeror will be required to certify whether or not they have received a notice of a tax lien filed against them for which the liability remains unsatisfied or the lien has not been released.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E7-5388
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
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. The agenda for the meeting includes updates from each of the Council committees, including discussion and deliberation of potential recommendations. The Council Committees address NASA interests in the following areas: Aeronautics, Audit and Finance, Space Exploration, Human Capital, Science, and Space Operations.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-5384
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
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 inventions described and claimed in NASA Case Number LAR-16324-1 entitled ``Self-Activating System and Method for Alerting When an Object or a Person is Left Unattended,'' U.S. Patent Number 6,714,132; LAR-16324-2 entitled ``Self-Activating System and Method for Alerting When an Object or a Person is Left Unattended,'' U.S. Patent Number 7,106,203 to MaxTec, Inc. having its principal place of business in Wellington, Florida. 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. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-5378
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
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 and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 6,314,362, NASA Case No. ARC- 14359-1, entitled Method and System For An Automated Tool For En Route Traffic Controllers to The Boeing Company, having its principal place of business at 100 N. Riverside, Chicago, IL 60606. The patent rights in this invention have been 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; FAR Case 2006-012, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statute or Executive Orders-Commercial Items
Document Number: 07-1360
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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 update the required contract clauses that implement provisions of law or executive orders for acquisitions of commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-16; Introduction
Document Number: 07-1359
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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) 2005-16. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-033; Implementation of Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL)
Document Number: 07-1358
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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 the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 36930, June 28, 2006, as a final rule without change. This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL) Internet website as the source for Federal contracting agencies to obtain wage determinations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) for service contracts subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and for construction contracts subject to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-019, Contracts with Religious Entities
Document Number: 07-1357
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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 Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, as amended, Equal Employment Opportunity, to incorporate the exemption for religious entities prescribed in E.O. 13279.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-029, Termination or Cancellation of Purchase Orders
Document Number: 07-1356
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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 correct the inadvertent omission of an appropriate reference pertaining to the termination for cause procedures for purchase orders that have been accepted in writing.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-16; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 07-1355
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
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 of 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) 2005-16 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 2005-16 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E7-5103
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-21
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. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-029, Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)-Reporting Requirement of Subcontractor Award Data
Document Number: 07-1318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-21
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) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require that contractors report specific subcontract awards to a public database. The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) (Pub. L. 109-282) requires the existence and operation of a searchable website that provides public access to information about Federal expenditures. The FFATA specifically requires that a pilot program be established to test the collection and accession of subcontract award data. As a result, subcontracts awarded and funded with Federal appropriated funds will be disclosed to the public in a single searchable website.
U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board Charter; Notice of Amendment and Renewal
Document Number: E7-4801
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The title of the current U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board Charter is being amended to be in compliance with Public Law 109-364, Section 911(a)(3), signed into law by the President on October 17, 2006. The only change is to amend ``U.S.'' to ``National'' in the title.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-013, List of Approved Attorneys, Abstracters, and Title Companies
Document Number: 07-1182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-16
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) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the procedures for the acceptance of a bond with a security interest in real property.
National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E7-4557
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), and the President's 2004 U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Policy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-016, Numbered Notes for Synopses
Document Number: 07-1102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
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) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update and clarify policy for synopses of proposed contract actions and to delete all references to Numbered Notes.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-4099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-08
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 a partially exclusive license worldwide to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Nos. 5,155,035, entitled `` Method for Culturing Mammalian Cells in a Perfused Bioreactor''; 5,153,133, entitled ``Method for Culturing Mammalian Cells in a Horizontally Rotated Bioreactor''; 5,155,034, entitled ``Three Dimensional Cell to Tissue Assembly Process''; 5,153,132, entitled ``Three-Dimensional Co-culture Process''; 5,308,764, entitled ``Multi-Cellular Three-Dimensional Living Mammalian Tissue''; 5,627,021, entitled ``Three-Dimensional Co-Culture Process''; 5,153,131, entitled ``High Aspect Reactor Vessel and Method of Use''; 5,496,722, entitled ``Method for Producing Non-neoplastic, Three- dimensional, Mammalian Tissue and Cell Aggregates under Microgravity Culture Conditions and the Products Produced Therefrom''; 5,846,807, entitled ``Media Compositions for Three-dimensional Mammalian Tissue Grown under Microgravity Culture Conditions''; 5,858,783, entitled ``Production of Normal Mammalian Organ Culture Using a Medium Containing MEM-alpha, Leibovitz L-15, Glucose Galactose Fructose''; 5,962,324, entitled ``Three Dimensional Optic Tissue Culture and Process''; 6,485,963, entitled ``Growth Stimulation of Biological Cells and Tissue by Electromagnetic Fields and Uses Thereof'', 6,673,597, entitled ``Growth Stimulation of Biological Cells and Tissue by Electromagnetic Fields and Uses Thereof''; 6,730,498, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity''; 6,946,246, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 10/734,759, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 10/947,786, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', Foreign Patent No. 0423277 ``Bio-Reactor Cell Culture Process'', Foreign Patent No. 1987294, ``Bio-Reactor Cell Culture Process'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, European Application No. 98915320.0 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, Japanese Application No. 10-540983 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, Canadian Application No. 2286349 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, Israeli Application No. 132264 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, Mexican Application No. 999265 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', and International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, Brazilian Application No. 98915320.0 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', to Aedifico Biosciences, Inc., having its principal place of business in Beverly Hills, California. The fields of use may be limited to cosmetics and personal care products. 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. The prospective partially 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; Rights in Data and Copyrights
Document Number: 07-1064
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
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 transportation requirements. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2007. 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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E7-3862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3859
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-3858
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF 330)
Document Number: 07-989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-05
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 for the Architect-Engineer Qualifications form (SF 330). A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 67341, on November 21, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on March 31, 2007. 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.