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

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority; Correction
Document Number: 2016-15237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAR Case 2016- 004; Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority, which was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 39882, June 20, 2016.
Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction
Document Number: 2016-15204
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding Prohibition on Contracting with Corporations with Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction. A notice and request for comments was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 75903 on December 4, 2015, as part of an interim rule under FAR case 2015-011. No public comments were received on the information collection.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Removal of Grant Handbook References (NFS Case 2016-N001)
Document Number: 2016-14851
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is issuing a final rule amending the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14832
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
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 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.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14805
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
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 forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.
Removal of Outdated and Duplicative Guidance (2016-N010)
Document Number: 2016-14460
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is issuing a final rule amending 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 (E.O.) 13563 completed in August 2011.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority
Document Number: 2016-14413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
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 implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold for special emergency procurement authority.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Strategic Sourcing Documentation
Document Number: 2016-14412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
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 implement a section of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that provides that the contract file shall contain certain documentation if the Federal Government makes a purchase of supplies and services offered under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), but the FSSI is not used.
Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: C1-2016-13860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Research License
Document Number: 2016-14347
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
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, research only license in the United States to evaluate the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application No. 15/ 055,247; NASA Case No. KSC-13907 entitled ``Controlled Release Materials for Anti-Corrosion Agents,'' to SynMatter, LLC, having its principal place of business at 16914 Deer Oak Lane, Orlando, Florida 32828. 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, research only license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Information Collection; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2016-14119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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 report of shipment.
Submission for OMB Review; Bid Guarantees, Performance and Payment Bonds, and Alternative Payment Protections
Document Number: 2016-13860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
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.
Centennial Challenges Vascular Tissue Challenge
Document Number: 2016-13795
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 51 U.S.C. 20144(c). The Vascular Tissue Challenge is open and teams that wish to compete may now register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation. The Vascular Tissue Challenge is a prize competition with a $500,000 prize purse for teams that can successfully create thick, human vascularized organ tissue in an in vitro environment while maintaining metabolic functionality similar to their in vivo functionality throughout a 30-day survival period. NASA is providing the prize purse. The Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance is the Allied Organization managing the competition.
NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education Meeting
Document Number: 2016-13562
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
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.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
Document Number: 2016-13227
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs
Document Number: 2016-13222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Removal of Regulations Relating to Telegraphic Communication
Document Number: 2016-13189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-06
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 delete the use of ``telegram'', ``telegraph'', and related terms. The objective is to delete reference to obsolete technologies no longer in use and replace with references to electronic communications. In addition, conforming changes are proposed covering expedited notice of termination and change orders.
Cooperative Agreements With Commercial Firms
Document Number: 2016-12850
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is issuing a final rule amending its regulation on Cooperative Agreements with Commercial Firms to implement section 872 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. The revision is part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 completed in August 2011.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-13033
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-02
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 Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data. This task force reports to the NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting and discussing, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to big data.