National Aeronautics and Space Administration September 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know
Document Number: E8-22740
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 the reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001-11050) and the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13101-13109). The clearance currently expires onJanuary 31, 2009. 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.
Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions
Document Number: E8-22597
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions, General Services Agency, Department of Defense
Use of Government Sources by Contractors
Document Number: E8-22596
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions, General Services Agency, Department of Defense
National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E8-22491
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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 National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board. The agenda for the meeting includes updates from each of the three PNT Panels (Leadership, Strategic Engagement and Communication, Future Challenges), including discussion and deliberation of potential recommendations. The PNT Advisory Board will address U.S. Government interests in the following areas: Update on Implementation of the President's 2004 U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Policy. Overview of National Space-Based PNT Executive Committee, and National Space-Based PNT Coordination Office. Status Update on Global Positioning System (GPS) Constellation and Modernization Plans. Maintaining U.S. GPS Technological Leadership and Competitiveness. Promoting and Branding Current and Future PNT Capabilities to the U.S. and International Communities. Global Technical and Market Trends for PNT Services. Future Areas of Study and Administration Transition.
NASA Advisory Council; meeting
Document Number: E8-22320
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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.
NASA Mentor-Protégé Program
Document Number: E8-21984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA proposes to revise the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to update the procedures for NASA's Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] program. The changes will streamline the program; align the mentoring to technical skills; expand the program to include Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), women-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, minority institutions of higher education, and NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II small businesses; and will include award fee incentives.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-007, Additional Requirements for Competition Advocate Annual Reports
Document Number: E8-21388
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 that annual reviews by executive agency competition advocates be provided in writing to both the agency senior procurement executive and the agency chief acquisition officer, if designated, and that the reports specifically address the quality of planning, executing, and managing of task and delivery orders over $1 million.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-014, Local Community Recovery Act of 2006
Document Number: E8-21387
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 adopted as final, with a minor change to the second interim rule, two interim rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement amendments to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The first interim rule was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 44546, August 4, 2006. The second interim rule was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 63084, November 7, 2007.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-015, Administrative Changes to the FPI Blanket Waiver and the JWOD Program Name
Document Number: E8-21386
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 increase the blanket waiver threshold for small dollar-value purchases from Federal Prison Industries (FPI) by Federal agencies and to change the name of the JWOD Program to the AbilityOne Program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-001, Changing the Name of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization for DoD
Document Number: E8-21385
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 change the name of the ``Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization'' to the ``Office of Small Business Programs'' for the Department of Defense.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-020, Correcting Statutory References Related to the Higher Education Act of 1965
Document Number: E8-21384
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 references to sections of the Higher Education Act of 1965 at FAR 2.101 and 52.2. These sections of the Act contain the definitions of minority institution and Hispanic-serving institution. The citations for these sections changed when the Higher Education Act of 1965 was amended by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. This final rule updates the FAR accordingly.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-27; Introduction
Document Number: E8-21383
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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) 2005-27. 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 2005-018, Contract Debts
Document Number: E8-21382
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 revise the policies and procedures for contract debts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-022, Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: E8-21381
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 clarify that the clause ``Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds'' does not apply to commercial items.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-002, Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items
Document Number: E8-21380
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 implement Section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-006, Enhanced Competition for Task and Delivery Order Contracts-Section 843 of the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act
Document Number: E8-21379
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, Section 843 ``Enhanced Competition for Task and Delivery Order Contracts'' (FY08 NDAA). Section 843 of the FY08 NDAA stipulates several requirements regarding enhancing competition within Federal contracting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-025, Online Representations and Certifications Application Review
Document Number: E8-21378
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the prescription for use of clauses for the use of Environmental Protection Agency-designated products and toxic chemical release reporting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-27; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: E8-21370
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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) 2005-27 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 2005-27 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-027, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin
Document Number: E8-21369
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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, with change, the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Section 104 of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005. Section 104 requires that entities that operate any business on any premises owned or controlled by the United States be capable of accepting and dispensing $1 coins on January 1, 2008. Subsequent to this, Pub. L. 110-147 amended 31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)(A), to allow an exception from the $1 coin dispensing capability requirement for vending machines that do not receive currency denominations greater than $1.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E8-21368
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2007-002, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Administration and Associated Federal Acquisition Regulation Clauses
Document Number: E8-21367
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 revise the contract clauses related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to maintain consistency between the FAR and CAS.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-004, CAS Administration
Document Number: E8-21365
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
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 a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 58338, October 3, 2006, as a final rule, with minor changes. The rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement revisions to the regulations related to the administration of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) as they pertain to contracts with foreign concerns, including United Kingdom (U.K.) concerns.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-21606
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of 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.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-21458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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: E8-21356
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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: E8-21355
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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
Document Number: E8-21354
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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)).
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-21352
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of 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.
Notice of Information Collection Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-21351
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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 Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: E8-20423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
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 U.S. Patent No. 5,447,730, and NASA Case No. ARC-11943-1 entitled ``Rehydration Beverage'' to David Belaga, having a principal place of business in Longmont, CO. 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-20214
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of 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.