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

Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2016-20863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. U.S. citizens may submit self-nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.
Submission for OMB Review; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2016-20784
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 39052 on June 15, 2016. No comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; Limitations on Pass-Through Charges
Document Number: 2016-20586
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-29
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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 33674 on May 27, 2016. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Rights in Data and Copyrights
Document Number: 2016-20443
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
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 rights in data and copyrights.
Submission for OMB Review; Anti-Kickback Procedures
Document Number: 2016-20431
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
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. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 31239 on May 18, 2016. No comments were received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-19677
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
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 rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-90, 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 this rule by referring to FAC 2005-90, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Document Number: 2016-19676
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
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 Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which is designed to increase efficiency and cost savings in Federal contracting by improving contractor compliance with labor laws. The Department of Labor is simultaneously issuing final Guidance to assist Federal agencies in implementation of the Executive Order in conjunction with the FAR final rule.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-19675
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-90. 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 an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-20175
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Number 8,401,217, titled ``Extreme Low Frequency Acoustic Measurement System,'' NASA Case Number LAR- 17317-1, and U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/771,735, titled ``Extreme Low Frequency Acoustic Measurement System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17317-2, to Infrasonix Inc., having its principal place of business in Lawrenceville, GA. The fields of use may be limited to, but not necessarily limited to, human and/or animal healthcare. Certain 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 Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19734
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
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 Earth 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 Centennial Challenges Space Robotics Challenge
Document Number: 2016-19627
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 51 U.S.C. 20144(c). The Space Robotics 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 Space Robotics Challenge is a prize competition with a $1,000,000 total prize purse to be divided among teams that develop software to increase the autonomy of dexterous humanoid robots. Teams will use software to control a simulated R5 to resolve problems in a virtual environment. NASA is providing the prize purse. Space Center Houston in partnership with Nine Sigma will manage the challenge.
Remove NASA FAR Supplement Clause, Engineering Change Proposals (2016-N030)
Document Number: 2016-19566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
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 NFS clause 1852.243-70, Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) basic clause with its Alternate I & II and associated information collection from the NFS.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-18860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information
Document Number: 2016-18818
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
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 pollution prevention and right-to-know information. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 26564 on May 3, 2016. No comments were received.
Submission for OMB Review; Contractor Use of Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-18817
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
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 contractor use of interagency fleet management system vehicles. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 28871 on May 10, 2016. No comments were received.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-18111
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
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. 9,147,755 entitled ``Nanostructure-Based Vacuum Channel Transistor''; to Nano Devices Corporation, having its principal place of business at 21821 Monte Court, Cupertino, CA 95014. 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 partially 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: Clarification of Award Fee Evaluations and Payments (NFS Case 2016-N008)
Document Number: 2016-17844
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is issuing a final rule amending the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to clarify NASA's award fee process by incorporating terms used in award fee contracting; guidance relative to final award fee evaluations; release of source selection information; and the calculation of the provisional award fee payment percentage in NASA end-item award fee contracts.