National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7736
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7735
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7734
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7733
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7732
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7728
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
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)).
Notice of Prospective Patent License
Document Number: E5-7635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) 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 inventions described and claimed in Foreign Patent No. 0423277, JSC Docket No. MSC-21293-1-EP, ``Bio-Reactor Cell Culture Process'', Foreign Patent No. 1987294, JSC Docket No. MSC-21293-1-JP, ``Bio- Reactor Cell Culture Process'', International Application No. PCT/US98/ 06826, JSC Docket No. MSC-22859-1-EP, European Application No. 98915320.0 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/ 06826, JSC Docket No. MSC-22859-1-JP, Japanese Application No. 10- 540983 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, JSC Docket No. MSC-22859-1-CA, Canadian Application No. 2286349 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, JSC Docket No. MSC-22859-1-IL, Israeli Application No. 132264 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, JSC Docket No. MSC-22859- 1-MX, Mexican Application No. 999265 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', and International Application No. PCT/US98/06826, JSC Docket No. MSC-22859- 1-BR, Brazilian Application No. 98915320.0 entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'' to Renautus Bio Therapeutics, LLC, having its principal place of business in Baton Rouge, LA. The patent rights in the 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) as Primary Contractor Identification
Document Number: E5-7516
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning use of data universal numbering system (DUNS) as primary contractor identification. This OMB clearance expires on April 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
NASA Research Announcements-Small Business Subcontracting Plans and Publication Acknowledgement and Disclaimers
Document Number: 05-23994
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a final rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to require for NASA Research Announcements: Submission of a small business subcontracting plan with any proposal having subcontracting possibilities that may result in the award of a contract whose value exceeds $5,000,000; and acknowledgement of NASA sponsorship and disclaimer of agency endorsement of results.
Property Administration and Reporting for Interagency Acquisitions
Document Number: 05-23993
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to revise clause 1852.217-70 Property Administration and Reporting to change the name of ``NASA-Defense Purchase Request'' to ``NASA- Interagency Purchase Request'' and to replace the term ``Military Department'' to ``servicing agency'' in order to permit the use of this clause in interagency acquisitions with military departments and civilian agencies.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds
Document Number: 05-16971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to adjust acquisition-related thresholds for inflation. Section 807 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375) requires that the FAR Council periodically adjust all statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds in the FAR for inflation, except the statute does not permit escalation of acquisition-related dollar thresholds established by the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, or trade agreements. This rule also proposes to amend other acquisition-related thresholds that are based on policy rather than statute. Inflation adjustment of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) thresholds in the CAS regulations is simultaneously addressed in a separate case.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The inventions listed below are assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The invention listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark office, and is available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7167
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7166
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7164
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The invention listed below is assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark office, and is available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7163
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The invention listed below is assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is the subject of a patent application that has been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark office, and is available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7162
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: E5-7161
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark office, and are available for licensing.
Notice of Prospective Patent License
Document Number: E5-7160
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice that Exploration Partners, LLC., of Austin, Texas, has applied for an exclusive license to practice the inventions disclosed in U.S. Patent Nos. 6,164,060 entitled Combustion Chamber/Nozzle Assembly And Fabrication Process Therefrom, 6,308,408 entitled Combustion Chamber/Nozzle Assembly And Fabrication Process Therefrom, 6,195,984 entitled Rocket Engine Thrust Chamber Assembly, 6,330,792 entitled Method Of Making A Rocket Engine Thrust Chamber Assembly, 6,116,020 entitled Injector For Liquid Fueled Rocket Engine, 6,189,315 entitled Low-Cost Gas Generator And Ignitor, 6,497,091 entitled Hypergolic Ignitor Assembly, 6,845,605 entitled Hypergolic Ignitor and 6,860,099 entitled Liquid Propellant Tracing Impingement Injector. Written objections to the prospective grant of a license should be sent to Mr. James J. McGroary, Chief Patent Counsel/LS01, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812. 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 Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7008
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7006
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: E5-7005
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
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)).
Notice of Prospective Patent License
Document Number: E5-6900
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice that BCG Wireless of Washington, DC has applied for a partially exclusive license to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 5,983,162, entitled ``Computer Implemented Empirical Mode Decomposition Method, Apparatus and Article of Manufacture,'' and U.S. Patent No. 6,631,325, entitled ``Computer Implemented Empirical Mode Decom-position Method Apparatus, and Article of Manufacture Utilizing Curvature Extrema,'' and U.S. Patent No. 6,901,353, entitled ``Computing Instantaneous Frequency by Normalizing Hilbert Transform,'' which are assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Written objections to the prospective grant of a license should be sent to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 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; Submission for OMB Review; Indirect Cost Rates
Document Number: 05-23649
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning indirect cost rates. A request for public comments was published at 70 FR 56165 in the Federal Register on September 26, 2005. No comments were received.
International Space Station Advisory Committee; Notice of Establishment of a NASA Advisory Committee, Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. Sections 1 et seq.
Document Number: E5-6775
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has determined that the establishment of the International Space Station Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon NASA by law. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Name of Committee: International Space Station Advisory Committee. Purpose and Objective: The Committee will advise the NASA Associate Administrator of the Space Operations Mission Directorate on matters related to the safety and operational readiness of the International Space Station. The Committee will draw on the expertise of its members and other sources to provide its advice and recommendations to the Agency. The Committee will hold meetings and make site visits as necessary to accomplish its responsibilities. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body and will comply fully with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Lack of Duplication of Resources: The Committee's functions cannot be performed by the agency, another existing committee, or other means such as a public meeting. Fairly Balanced Membership: Membership shall be comprised of experts in disciplines that permit the assessment of any aspect of the ISS program. Consultants or subject matter experts may be called in on a temporary basis to assist or augment the Committee when unique or additional expertise is required. The Associate Administrator of the Space Operations Mission Directorate shall ensure a balanced representation in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed. Duration: Continuing. Responsible NASA Official: Mr. William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546, telephone (202) 358-2015.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payments Under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts
Document Number: 05-23395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are extending the date for submittal of public comments by two weeks for the proposed rule regarding payments under Time-and-Materials (T&M) and Labor-Hour (LH) Contracts. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 56314, September 26, 2005.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Additional Contract Types
Document Number: 05-23394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have extended the due date by two weeks for public comments on their proposed rule that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1432 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Title XIV of the Act, referred to as the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003 (SARA), amended section 8002(d) of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA) to expressly authorize the use of time- and-materials (T&M) and labor-hour (LH) contracts for certain categories of commercial services under specified conditions. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 56318, September 26, 2005.
NASA Advisory Committee; Renewal of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Charter
Document Number: 05-23232
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to sections 14(b)(1) and 9(c) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), and after consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has determined that a renewal of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon NASA by law. The structure and duties of this panel is unchanged.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know
Document Number: 05-23085
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning Federal acquisition and community right-to-know. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 54035, September 13, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 05-22667
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 05-22666
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
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)).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 05-22505
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council are issuing amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to correct references included in FAC 2005-06, FAR cases 2004-018, Information Technology Security (Item I), and 2004-006, Accounting for Unallowable Costs (Item IX), which were published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 57449 and 57463, September 30, 2005.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 05-22389
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-10
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 announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 05-22065
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-04
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)).
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 05-21897
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) 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 inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Nos. 5,153,131, entitled ``High Aspect Reactor Vessel and Method of Use''; 5,153,132, entitled ``Three-Dimensional Co-culture Process''; 5,153,133, entitled ``Method for Culturing Mammalian Cells in a Horizontally Rotated Bioreactor''; 5,155,034, entitled ``Three Dimensional Cell to Tissue Assembly Process''; 5,155,035, entitled `` Method for Culturing Mammalian Cells in a Perfused Bioreactor''; 5,308,764, entitled ``Multi-Cellular Three-Dimensional Living Mammalian Tissue''; 5,496,722, entitled ``Method for Producing Non-neoplastic, Three- dimensional, Mammalian Tissue and Cell Aggregates under Microgravity Culture Conditions and the Products Produced Therefrom''; 5,627,021, entitled ``Three- Dimensional Co-Culture Process''; 5,637,477, entitled ``Recombinant Protein Production and Insect Cell Culture and Process''; 5,846,807, entitled ``Media Compositions for Three-dimensional Mammalian Tissue Grown under Microgravity Culture Conditions''; 5,851,816, entitled ``Cultured High-Fidelity Three-Dimensional Human Urogenital Tract Carcinomas and Process''; 5,858,783, entitled ``Production of Normal Mammalian Organ Culture Using a Medium Containing MEM-alpha, Leibovitz L-15, Glucose Galactose Fructose''; 5,962,324, entitled ``Three Dimensional Optic Tissue Culture and Process''; 6,177,674, entitled ``Pathogen Propagation in Cultured Three-Dimensional Tissue Mass''; 6,485,963, entitled ``Growth Stimulation of Biological Cells and Tissue by Electromagnetic Fields and Uses Thereof'', 6,673,597, entitled ``Growth Stimulation of Biological Cells and Tissue by Electromagnetic Fields and Uses Thereof''; 6,730,498, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity''; 6,946,246, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', and U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 10/734,759, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 10/947,786, entitled ``Production of Functional Proteins: Balance of Shear Stress and Gravity'', to Renautus Bio Therapeutics, LLC, having its principal place of business in Baton Rouge, LA. The patent rights in the 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Davis Bacon Act-Price Adjustment (Actual Method)
Document Number: 05-21787
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning the Davis-Bacon Act price adjustment (actual method). The clearance currently expires on March 31, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Central Contractor Registration - Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Validation
Document Number: 05-20869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to include the process of validating a Central Contractor Registration (CCR) registrant's taxpayer identification number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to improve data accuracy in the Federal procurement system. Additionally, the proposed amendment removes outdated language requiring modifications of contracts prior to December 31, 2003, regarding CCR.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement-Research and Development Abstracts
Document Number: 05-20846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This action withdraws the proposed rule published Friday, October 31, 2003 (68 FR 6204862049). NASA will issue internal guidance to automate the collection and transfer of Research and Development (R&D) abstracts to an appropriate central repository where they will be available for use by government agencies and other users.
NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook-Research and Development Abstracts
Document Number: 05-20845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This action withdraws the proposed rule published Friday, October 31, 2003 (68 FR 62031-62033). NASA will issue internal guidance to automate the collection and transfer of Research and Development (R&D) abstracts to an appropriate central repository where they will be available for use by government agencies and other users.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 05-20561
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
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 will utilize the information collected to determine whether the Agency's recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the country.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Progress Payments
Document Number: 05-20552
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning progress payments. This OMB clearance currently expires on December 31, 2005. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Past Performance Information
Document Number: 05-20480
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning past performance information. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 45370, August 5, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Meeting
Document Number: 05-19984
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
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.
Notice of Prospective Patent License
Document Number: 05-19983
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA is contemplating the granting of an exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patents 4,815,279, ``Hybrid Plume Plasma Rocket,'' 4,893,470, ``Method of Hybrid Plume Plasma Propulsion,'' and 6,334,302, ``Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket Engine,'' to Ad Astra Technologies, Inc., having a place of business in Houston, TX and incorporated in the state of Delaware. The fields of use may be limited to exoatmospheric applications. The patent rights in the 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 05-19479
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document is issued under the joint authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-06 which amend the 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 2005-06 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.acqnet.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Training and Education Cost Principle
Document Number: 05-19478
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising the ``training and education costs'' contract cost principle. The amendment streamlines the cost principle and increases clarity by eliminating restrictive and confusing language, and by restructuring the rule to list only specifically unallowable costs. The final rule eliminates several specific limitations on the allowability of costs associated with the various categories of education, eliminates the disparate treatment of full-time and part-time undergraduate education costs, and limits allowable costs to training and education related to the field in which the employee is working or may reasonably be expected to work. The rule makes job-related training and education costs generally allowable, except for six public policy exceptions that are retained from the current cost principle. Except for the six expressly unallowable cost exceptions, the reasonableness of specific contractor training and education costs is assessed by reference to the FAR section entitled ``Determining reasonableness.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Reimbursement of Relocation Costs on a Lump-Sum Basis
Document Number: 05-19477
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising the relocation cost principle to permit contractors the option of being reimbursed on a lump-sum basis for three types of employee relocation costs: costs of finding a new home; costs of travel to the new location; and costs of temporary lodging. These three types of costs are in addition to the miscellaneous relocation costs for which lump- sum reimbursements are already permitted.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Accounting for Unallowable Costs
Document Number: 05-19476
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) have agreed on a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by revising language regarding accounting for unallowable costs. The final rule adds language which provides specific criteria on the use of statistical sampling as a method to identify unallowable costs, including the applicability of penalties for failure to exclude certain projected unallowable costs. The final rule also revises the language regarding advance agreements by adding statistical sampling methods as an example for which advance agreements between the contracting officers and contractors may be appropriate.