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

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
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 USSN 14/200,122, RFID Torque-Sensing Tag System for Fasteners, MSC-25626-1, to Academic Tech Ventures Inc., having its principal place of business in Trinity, FL. 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.
Information Collection; Limitations on Pass-Through Charges
Document Number: 2016-12554
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
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 a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Limitations on Pass-Through Charges.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals-Representation (FAR Case 2015-024)
Document Number: 2016-12226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to create an annual representation within the System for Award Management for vendors to indicate if and where they publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas reduction goals or targets. This information will help the Government assess supplier greenhouse gas management practices and assist agencies in developing strategies to engage with contractors to reduce supply chain emissions, as directed in the Executive Order on Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.
Office of Procurement; Public Availability of NASA FY 2015 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2016-12144
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its Service Contract Inventory for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were awarded in FY 2015. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy. NASA has posted documents associated with the Service Contract inventory, on the NASA Office of Procurement homepage at the following link: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/ procurement/scinventory/index.html.
Submission for OMB Review; Quality Assurance Requirements
Document Number: 2016-12002
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-23
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: System for Award Management Registration
Document Number: 2016-11977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the instructions for System for Award Management (SAM) registration requirements and to correct an inconsistency with offeror representation and certification requirements.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-11698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-18
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 Planetary Protection 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Prompt Payment
Document Number: 2016-11687
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-18
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; Anti-Kickback Procedures
Document Number: 2016-11686
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-18
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 anti-kickback procedures.
Submission for OMB Review; Make-or-Buy Program
Document Number: 2016-11685
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-18
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-11005
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
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) 2005-88, 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 2005-88, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2016-11004
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Improvement in Design-Build Construction Process
Document Number: 2016-11003
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
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 814 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. `Buck' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that requires the head of the contracting activity to approve any determinations to select more than five offerors to submit phase-two proposals for a two-phase design- build construction acquisition that is valued at greater than $4 million.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems
Document Number: 2016-11001
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
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 add a new subpart and contract clause for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit Federal contract information. The clause does not relieve the contractor of any other specific safeguarding requirement specified by Federal agencies and departments as it relates to covered contractor information systems generally or other Federal requirements for safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) as established by Executive Order (E.O.). Systems that contain classified information, or CUI such as personally identifiable information, require more than the basic level of protection.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Overseas Acquisitions in Support of Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations
Document Number: 2016-10999
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of U.S. Code which establishes a higher simplified acquisition threshold for overseas acquisitions in support of humanitarian or peacekeeping operations.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons
Document Number: 2016-10998
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
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 Executive branch policy in the President's Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This final rule will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements of the Executive Order on Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-10995
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
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) 2005-88. 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: Administrative Cost To Issue and Administer a Contract
Document Number: 2016-11177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the estimated administrative cost to award and administer a contract, for the purpose of evaluating bids for multiple awards.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Combating Trafficking in Persons-Definition of “Recruitment Fees”
Document Number: 2016-11056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide a definition of ``recruitment fees.'' The FAR policy on combating trafficking in persons prohibits contractors from charging employees recruitment fees, in accordance with the Executive Order entitled ``Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts.''
Submission for OMB Review; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 2016-10943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 10861 on March 2, 2016. No comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; Freight Classification Description
Document Number: 2016-10942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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 freight classification description. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 74105 on November 27, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-10941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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 contractor use of interagency fleet management system vehicles.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-10929
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United State to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application Number 14/658,584, titled ``Infrasonic Stethoscope for Monitoring Physiological Processes,'' NASA Case Number LAR-18509-1, to Infrasonix, Inc., having its principal place of business in Lawrenceville, GA. Certain 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 27 CFR 404.7.
Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10842
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-10812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
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: 2016-10811
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
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 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.
Information Collection; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information
Document Number: 2016-10325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-03
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 pollution prevention and right-to-know information.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-10182
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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 invention described and claimed NASA Case Number MFS-33317-1 entitled ``Disruptive Tuned Mass (DTM)'' to Linc Research, Inc., having its principal place of business in Huntsville, Alabama. 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 and to Linc Research, Inc. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.