National Aeronautics and Space Administration March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Removal of Outdated and Duplicative Guidance (2016-N010)
Document Number: 2016-06887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove duplicative language of the FAR and superseded NFS guidance. The revision is part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 completed in August 2011.
Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting.
Document Number: 2016-06461
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-23
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 Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). 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 applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Submission for OMB Review; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States
Document Number: 2016-06358
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 81549 on December 30, 2015. No comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; Drug-Free Workplace
Document Number: 2016-06357
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning drug-free workplace. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 78232 on December 16, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: 2016-06356
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protections.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
Document Number: 2016-06114
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is making a technical amendment to the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to provide a needed editorial change.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment; Corrections
Document Number: 2016-05920
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAC 2005-87; Technical Amendment; (Item II), which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 11988, March 7, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) 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 USPN 8,577,120, Methods and Systems for Characterization of an Anomaly Using Infrared Flash Thermography, NASA Case No. MSC-24444-1; USPN 9,066,028 Methods and Systems for Measurement and Estimation of Normalized Contrast in Infrared Thermography, NASA Case No. MSC-24506-1 and USSN 14/727,383 Methods and Systems for Measurement and Estimation of Normalized Contrast in Infrared Thermography, MSC-24506-2 to Quatro Composites, LLC, having its principal place of business in Orange City, IA. 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.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Correction
Document Number: 2016-05803
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 12, 2015 (80 FR 12935), as part of the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) regulatory review. That final rule contained errors that need to be corrected.
Information Collection; Travel Costs
Document Number: 2016-05630
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Travel Costs.
Submission for OMB Review; Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies
Document Number: 2016-05629
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Economic Purchase QuantitySupplies. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 81532 on December 30, 2015. No comments were received.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-05615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
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 NASA Advisory Council.
Removal of Grant Handbook References (2016-N001)
Document Number: 2016-05230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove references to NASA's Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook, NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 5800.1, NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-21 for educational institutions and A-122 for nonprofit organizations.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-05483
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed the Technology Portfolio System (TechPort). TechPort is an integrated, Agency wide software system designed to capture, track, and manage NASA's portfolio of technology investments. TechPort provides detailed information on individual technology programs and projects throughout NASA. This system enables the public to explore NASA's technology portfolio and learn about technology Programs, and Projects, as NASA works to mature the technologies for aeronautics, space exploration, and scientific discovery missions. In March, 2015 NASA released a beta version of the system to allow the public the opportunity to give the system a trial run and provide feedback. This RFI solicits inputs on the beta version of TechPort.
NASA FAR Supplement: NASA Suspending and Debarring Official
Document Number: 2016-05231
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is issuing a final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to change the role of NASA suspending and debarring official from the Assistant Administrator for Procurement to the Deputy General Counsel and to make other editorial changes.
Submission for OMB Review; Qualification Requirements
Document Number: 2016-05205
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Qualification Requirements. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 78233 on December 16, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Make-or-Buy Program
Document Number: 2016-05204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning the Make-or-Buy Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Price Redetermination
Document Number: 2016-04943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Price Redetermination. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 81533 on December 30, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Prompt Payment
Document Number: 2016-04942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning prompt payment.
Information Collection; Quality Assurance Requirements
Document Number: 2016-04941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning quality assurance requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-04775
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87, 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 these rules by referring to FAC 2005-87, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-04774
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make an editorial change.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity
Document Number: 2016-04773
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
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 section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 to include in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), to the extent practicable, identification of any immediate owner or subsidiary, and all predecessors of an offeror that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. The objective is to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the performance and integrity of the corporation before awarding a Federal contract.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-04772
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87. 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-04705
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,168,935 B2 titled ``Solid Freeform Fabrication Apparatus and Methods,'' NASA Case No. MSC-23518-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,344,281 B2 titled ``Use of Beam Deflection to Control an Electron Beam Wire Deposition Process,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17245-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,452,073 B2 titled ``Closed-Loop Process Control for Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication and Deposition Processes,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17766-1, to COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems LLC, having its principal place of business in Peabody, Massachusetts. The fields of use may be limited to, but not necessarily limited to, aerospace. 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.
National Environmental Policy Act; Center Master Plan Update; Kennedy Space Center
Document Number: 2016-04454
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended, (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and NASA's NEPA policy and procedures (14 CFR part 1216, subpart 1216.3), NASA has prepared and issued a DPEIS for its continued operation of the Kennedy Space Center, located near Titusville, Florida. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service (NPS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Space Florida have served as Cooperating Agencies in preparing the DPEIS. The purpose of this notice is to apprise interested agencies, organizations, tribal governments, and individuals of the availability of the DPEIS and to invite comments on the document. In cooperation with USFWS and NPS, NASA will hold public meetings as part of the DPEIS review process. The meeting locations and dates are provided under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04766
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
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 Technology, Innovation and Engineering (TI&E) Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
Information Collection; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2016-04485
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Indirect Cost Rates.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
Document Number: 2016-04444
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is making technical amendments to the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to provide needed editorial changes.
NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.