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

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E7-8026
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
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. 6,706,549, Multi- Functional Micro Electromechanical Devices and Method of Bulk Manufacturing Same, U.S. Patent No. 6,769,303, Multi-Functional Micro Electromechanical Silicon Carbide Accelerometer, U.S. Patent No. 6,845,664, MEMS Direct Chip Attach Packaging Methodologies and Apparatuses for Harsh Environments to Endevco having its principal place of business in San Juan Capistrano, California. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-0007, Contractor Code of Ethics and Business Conduct; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 07-1985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
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 address Contractor Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and the display of Federal agency Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fraud Hotline Poster. The comment period is extended an additional 30 days to provide additional time for interested parties to review the proposed FAR changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-036, Definition of Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 07-1927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
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 revise the definition of ``cost or pricing data''; change the term ``information other than cost or pricing data'' to ``data other than certified cost or pricing data''; add a definition of ``certified cost or pricing data'' to make the terms and definitions consistent with 10 U.S.C. 2306a and 41 U.S.C. 254b and more understandable to the general reader; change terminology throughout the FAR; and clarify the need to obtain data other than certified cost or pricing data when there is no other means to determine fair and reasonable pricing during price analysis.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Online Procurement Services-Industry Outreach Feedback Survey and Online Procurement Services-Reverse Auction Service Providers Outreach Feedback Survey
Document Number: 07-1967
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
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), this notice announces the Office of Federal Procurement Policy's (OFPP) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) intention to initiate a new information collection to conduct two surveys on Online Procurement Services. The results from these surveys will be incorporated into a report to Congress. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary, including whether the information shall have practical utility; whether the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
NASA Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 07-1949
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is issuing a new Part 1880 on nonprocurement debarment and suspension in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This new part is NASA's implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidance provided at 2 CFR Part 180. In light of the new Part 1880, NASA is removing 14 CFR Part 1265 which contains the current NASA implementation of the government-wide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. The new part in 2 CFR serves the same purpose as the common rule in a simpler way. This final rule is part of OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate all federal regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension. It is an administrative simplification that makes no substantive change in NASA policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.
Notice of Centennial Challenges Lunar Lander Challenge
Document Number: E7-7214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314) (d). The Lunar Lander Challenge is now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The Lunar Lander Challenge is a prize contest designed to accelerate technology developments supporting the commercial creation of a vehicle capable of ferrying cargo or humans back and forth between lunar orbit and the lunar surface. The Lunar Lander Challenge is being administered for NASA by the X PRIZE Foundation. Their Web site is: http://www.xprize.org. The Centennial Challenges Web site is http:// www.centennialchallenges.nasa.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Termination Settlement Proposal Forms (Standard Forms 1435 through 1440)
Document Number: 07-1860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
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 termination settlement proposal forms (Standard Forms 1435 through 1440). A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 9813 on March 2, 2004. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on August 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: 07-1859
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
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 concerning subcontractor requests for bonds. The clearance currently expires on July 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Subcontracting Plans/Subcontracting Report for Individual Contracts (Standard Form 294)
Document Number: 07-1861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
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 subcontracting plans/subcontracting report for individual contracts (Standard Form 294). The clearance currently expires on August 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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E7-6772
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
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)).
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: E7-5956
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.