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Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2021-00611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,075,295 B2 for an invention titled ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor for Conductive Media,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16571-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,589,525 B2 for an invention titled ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor for Conductive Media,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16571-2; U.S. Patent No. 7,759,932 B2 for an invention titled ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor for Conductive Media,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16571-3; U.S. Patent No. 7,086,593 B2 for an invention titled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16908-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,047,807 B2 for an invention titled ``Flexible Framework for Capacitive Sensing,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16974-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,159,774 B2 for an invention titled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17280-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,430,327 B2 for an invention titled ``Wireless Sensing System Using Open-Circuit, Electrically-Conductive Spiral-Trace Sensor,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17294-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,673,649 B2 for an invention titled ``Wireless Chemical Sensor and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-1; U.S. Patent No. 9,329,149 B2 for an invention titled ``Wireless Chemical Sensor and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case Number LAR- 17579-2; U.S. Patent No. 9,733,203 B2 for an invention titled ``Wireless Chemical Sensing Method,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-3; U.S. Patent No. 10,031,031 B2 for an invention titled ``Wireless Temperature Sensing Method Using No Electrical Connections,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17747-1-CON; U.S. Patent No. 10,605,673 B2 for an invention titled ``Wireless Temperature Sensor Having No Electrical Connections,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17747-2-CON; U.S. Patent No. 10,180,341 B2 for an invention titled ``Multi-Layer Wireless Sensor Construct for Use at Electrically- Conductive Material Surfaces,'' NASA Case Number LAR-18399-1; and U.S. Patent Application No. 10,193,228 B2 for an invention titled ``Antenna for Far Field Transceiving,'' NASA Case Number LAR-18400-1 to Aquatherm LP, having its principal place of business in Lindon, UT. The fields of use may be limited to polypropylene and plastic containers and pipes, and associated fittings and joints, within residential structures, and including but not limited to the non-destructive evaluation of the aforementioned containers and pipes and the detection of conditions and states of the contents therein, and/or similar field(s) of use thereto. 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2021-00610
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive patent license in the United States of America to practice the invention(s) described and claimed in U.S Patent No. 9,023,642 B2, Method and Apparatus for a Miniature Bioreactor System for Long-Term Cell Culture to Brand Labs USA, LLC, having its principal place of business in Pompano Beach, Florida. The fields of use may be limited. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-03; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-29090
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
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) 2021-03, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2021-03, which precedes this document.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-29089
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
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 needed editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Individual Sureties
Document Number: 2020-29088
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to change the kinds of assets that individual sureties must pledge as security for their bonds.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements With the United States
Document Number: 2020-29086
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that addresses measures against persons involved in activities that violate arms control treaties or agreements with the United States.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-03; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-29085
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
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) 2021-03. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Submission for OMB Review; Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance
Document Number: C1-2020-28152
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards
Document Number: 2021-00265
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
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 revision and extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning alternatives to Government-unique standards.
Submission for OMB Review; Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 2021-00264
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
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 revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data.
Submission for OMB Review; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management
Document Number: 2020-29172
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
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 revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding payment by electronic fund transfer (other than System for Award Management).
Submission for OMB Review; Presolicitation Notice and Response
Document Number: 2020-29171
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
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 revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding presolicitation notice and response.
Submission for OMB Review; Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance
Document Number: 2020-28152
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
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 documents, records, reports, and processes associated with determining compliance with FAR part 25, Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.
Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2019-009)
Document Number: 2020-27211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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 revision and extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding representations and reporting associated with implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule 2019-009, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-27051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to significantly alter a previously noticed system of records NASA Health Information Management System/NASA 10HIMS. This notice incorporates locations and NASA standard routine uses, as appropriate, that NASA has previously published separately from, and cited by reference in, this and other NASA systems of records notices. This notice further clarifies and crystalizes this system of records; updates records access, notification, and contesting procedures; enhances one and adds one new routine uses, as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Reverse Auction Guidance
Document Number: 2020-24936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-07
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 guidance on the use of reverse auctions.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-26244
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces revised dates for the upcoming meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: 2020-26096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and an extension concerning alternatives to Government-unique standards. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Organization and Direction of the Work
Document Number: 2020-25801
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning organization and direction of the work. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Submission for OMB Review; Contract Financing
Document Number: 2020-25796
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding contract financing.
Notice of Centennial Challenges Break the Ice Lunar Challenge Phase 1
Document Number: 2020-25513
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Break the Ice Lunar 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 Break the Ice Lunar Challenge is a prize competition with up to a $5,000,000 USD total prize purse to incentivize innovative approaches for excavating icy regolith and optimize logistics to transport acquired resources, primarily water, in extreme lunar environments. At this time, NASA is opening Phase 1 of the competition, which has a $500,000 USD prize purse. In this phase of competition, teams will design a system architecture to excavate icy regolith and deliver water on the lunar surface in a hypothetical mission scenario based on anticipated mission operations and environmental features of human and robotic exploration of the lunar surface. NASA is funding the prize purse and administration of the challenge competition.
To Research, Evaluate, Assess, and Treat (TREAT) Astronauts
Document Number: 2020-24639
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is adopting, without change, an interim rule that implements the provisions of the TREAT Astronauts Act to provide for the medical monitoring and diagnosis of conditions that are potentially spaceflight-associated and treatment of conditions that are spaceflight-associated for former U.S. Government astronauts and payload specialists.
Cooperative Agreements With Commercial Firms
Document Number: 2020-24529
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule removes information on NASA's Cooperative Agreements with Commercial Firms because this information is already available in another section of the Code of Federal Regulations and in NASA's Grant and Cooperative Agreements Manual (GCAM).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Removal of FAR Appendix; Correction
Document Number: 2020-24158
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
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 2021-02; FAR Case 2020-003; Removal of FAR Appendix; Item I; which published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2020. This correction makes an editorial change to correct the amendatory language in the affected FAR section of part 30.
Notice of Information Collection: Identify Management System (IdMAX)
Document Number: 2020-25135
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
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.
Name of Information Collection: NASA STEM Gateway Performance Management and Third-Party Experience
Document Number: 2020-25134
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has submitted for OMB review a request regarding this information collection under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to 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.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Document Number: 2020-24638
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule amends NASA's regulations on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, to align with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) recent amendments to its regulations on Grants and Agreements.
NASA Seal, NASA Insignia, NASA Logotype, NASA Program Identifiers, NASA Flags, and the Agency's Unified Visual Communications System
Document Number: 2020-23481
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to add the NASA Graphics Standards Manual and make other administrative updates.
Submission for OMB Review; Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408)
Document Number: 2020-24932
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-10
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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding preaward survey forms.
Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: 2020-24931
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-10
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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding prospective subcontractor requests for bonds.
Information Collection; Certified Cost or Pricing Data and Data Other Than Certified Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 2020-24614
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning certified cost or pricing data and data other than certified cost or pricing data. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through January 31, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Alternatives to Government-Unique Standards
Document Number: 2020-24499
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and an extension concerning alternatives to Government-unique standards. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety
Document Number: 2020-24417
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning the Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Planetary Science Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24365
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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 Planetary Science Advisory Committee. 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; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management-OMB Control No. 9000-0144
Document Number: 2020-23637
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning payment by electronic fund transfer (other than System for Award Management). DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through January 31, 2021. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES)
Document Number: 2020-23547
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 requires that appointments of individual members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) be published in the Federal Register. The performance review function for the SES in NASA is being performed by the NASA PRB.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-02; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-21703
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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) 2021-02, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2021-02, which precedes this document.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-21702
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 needed editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Recreational Services on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2020-21701
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 Department of Labor (DOL) rule, which exempts certain contracts for seasonal recreational services or seasonal recreational equipment rental for the general public on Federal lands from an Executive order on minimum wage. This rule does not change the extent to which contractors can be used to assist Federal agencies with providing services on Federal lands. This rule only changes the extent to which minimum wages are required for applicable Federal contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Taxes-Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan
Document Number: 2020-21700
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Documentation of Market Research
Document Number: 2020-21699
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 that requires the head of the agency to document the results of market research in a manner appropriate to the size and complexity of the acquisition.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting on Campus
Document Number: 2020-21698
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 the United States Code section that prohibits the award of certain Federal contracts to institutions of higher education that prohibit Reserve Officer Training Corps units or military recruiting on campus.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Update to Excess Personal Property Procedures
Document Number: 2020-21697
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 update internal Government procedures on how agencies can locate excess personal property and to remove obsolete requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Removal of Obsolete Definitions
Document Number: 2020-21696
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 remove the definitions of the terms ``annual receipts'' and ``number of employees'' in the regulations regarding small business programs and to move the definition of ``affiliates,'' as used with regard to small business size determination, to appropriate locations in the FAR.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Removal of FAR Appendix
Document Number: 2020-21695
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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 remove references to the FAR appendix. The Cost Accounting Standards Board regulations remain available in the Code of Federal Regulations. This final rule also deletes the few additional references to the FAR ``looseleaf''.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-02; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-21694
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
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) 2021-02. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Application of Micro-Purchase Threshold To Task and Delivery Orders
Document Number: 2020-22518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
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 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 that raises the threshold for fair opportunity on certain task and delivery orders to the micro-purchase threshold.
Information Collection; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF-330)
Document Number: 2020-23317
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning architect-engineer qualifications (Standard Form (SF) 330). DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through December 31, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-23291
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.