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

NASA Advisory Council, Planetary Protection Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 05-12595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
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 NASA Advisory Council (NAC), Planetary Protection Advisory Committee (PPAC).
Return to Flight Task Group; Meeting
Document Number: 05-12594
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration, 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 Return to Flight Task Group (RTF TG).
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 05-12394
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Agency for International Development
The agencies listed in this document are amending the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, which was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 1991, to change all references to the Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) to the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP); revise the footnote found at the end of Sec. .101(i) by deleting references to research involving fetuses, pregnant women, or human in vitro fertilization and subpart B of 45 CFR part 46; and update the Control Number for the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the information collection requirements of this Federal Policy.
Contractor Access to Sensitive Information
Document Number: 05-12191
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule adopts with changes the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2003 (68 FR 67995 67998). This final rule amends the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS) by providing policy and procedures on how NASA will acquire services to support management activities and administrative functions when performing those services requires the contractor to have access to sensitive information submitted by other contractors. NASA's increased use of contractors to support management activities and administrative functions, coupled with implementing Agency-wide electronic information systems, requires establishing consistent procedures for protecting sensitive information from unauthorized use or disclosure.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Past Performance Evaluation of Orders
Document Number: 05-12183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
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 require past performance evaluation of certain orders, and to ensure that subcontracting management is addressed during evaluation of a contractor's past performance.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Bankruptcy
Document Number: 05-12182
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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 bankruptcy. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 24403, May 9, 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Economic Price Adjustment
Document Number: 05-12181
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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 economic price adjustment. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 24773 on May 11, 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Buy-Back of Assets
Document Number: 05-11643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-13
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) by revising the contract cost principle regarding depreciation. The proposed rule adds language which addresses the allowability of depreciation costs of reacquired assets involved in a sales and leaseback arrangement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: 05-11642
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-13
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 payment by electronic fund transfer. This OMB clearance currently expires on September 30, 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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 05-11638
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-13
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Safety and Health-Alternate 1 to Major Breach of Safety or Security Clause
Document Number: 05-11419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to add an Alternate to the ``Major Breach of Safety or Security Clause.'' This Alternate deletes references to termination for default and makes other changes to be consistent with the FAR termination clauses prescribed for use with educational or nonprofit institutions performing research and development work on a nonprofit or no-fee basis, and in contracts for commercial items.
Notice of Prospective Patent License
Document Number: 05-11308
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice that FARO Technologies, Inc. of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has applied for a partially exclusive license to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 5,965,879, entitled ``Method and Apparatus for Ultra-High- Sensitivity, Incremental and Absolute Optical Encoding `` which is 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.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-11306
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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: 05-11305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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: 05-11304
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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: 05-11303
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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: 05-11302
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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: 05-11301
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Incentives for Use of Performance-Based Contracting for Services
Document Number: 05-11189
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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 to convert the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 34226, June 18, 2004, to a final rule with changes to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Sections 1431 and 1433 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Pub. L. 108-136). Section 1431 enacts Governmentwide authority to treat performance-based contracts or task orders for services as commercial items if certain conditions are met, and requires agencies to report on performance- based contracts or task orders awarded using this authority. Section 1433 amends the definition of commercial item to add specific performance-based terminology and to conform to the language added by Section 1431.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission of Cost or Pricing Data on Noncommercial Modifications of Commercial Items
Document Number: 05-11188
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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 an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding prohibition on obtaining cost or pricing data to implement Section 818 of Public Law 108-375, the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Applicability of SDB and HUBZone Price Evaluation Factor
Document Number: 05-11187
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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) to remove some of the exceptions to the applicability of the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and HUBZone price evaluation factor.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction
Document Number: 05-11186
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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) to implement the revised definitions of ``construction'' and ``site of the work'' in the Department of Labor (DoL) regulations. In addition, the Councils have clarified several definitions relating to labor standards for contracts involving construction and made requirements for flow down of labor clauses more precise.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Deferred Compensation and Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions
Document Number: 05-11185
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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 cost principles for Deferred compensation other than pensions, and Postretirement benefits other than pensions. The related contract clause, Reversion or Adjustment of Plans for Postretirement Benefits (PRB) Other Than Pensions, is also revised. The rule revises the cost principle and contract clause by improving clarity and structure, and removing unnecessary and duplicative language. The revisions are intended to revise contract cost principles and procedures, in light of the evolution of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the advent of Acquisition Reform, and experience gained from implementation of the cost principles in the FAR.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Gains and Losses
Document Number: 05-11184
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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 contract cost principles for Gains and losses on disposition or impairment of depreciable property or other capital assets, Depreciation costs, and Rental costs. The final rule adds language to specifically address the gain or loss recognition of sale and leaseback transactions to be consistent with the date at which a contractor begins to incur an obligation for lease or rental costs. A date for recognition of gain or loss associated with sale and leaseback transactions was previously undefined within the cost principles. In addition, revised language is also added to recognize that an adjustment to the lease/rental cost limitations are required to ensure that the total costs associated with the use of the subject assets do not exceed the constructive costs of ownership.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 05-11183
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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) 2005-04 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 2005-04 which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:/ /www.acqnet.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Telecommuting for Federal Contractors
Document Number: 05-11181
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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 to convert the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 59701, October 5, 2004, to a final rule without change. The final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1428 of the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003, Title XIV of Public Law 108- 136, Authorization of Telecommuting for Federal Contractors.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees
Document Number: 05-11180
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
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 to convert the interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 76352, December 20, 2004, to a final rule without change. This rule implemented Executive Order (E.O.) 13201, Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees. The rule requires Government contractors and subcontractors to post notices, in all plants and offices, whether or not used in performing work that supports a Federal contract, informing their employees that under Federal law they cannot be required to join a union or maintain membership in a union to retain their jobs. The required notices also advise employees who are not union members that they can object to the use of their union dues for certain purposes.
Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-04; Introduction
Document Number: 05-11179
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-04. 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.acqnet.gov/far.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Business Credit for Alaskan Native Corporations and Indian Tribes
Document Number: 05-10935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
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 implement section 702 of Public Law 107-117, as amended by section 3003 of Public Law 107-206 (43 U.S.C. 1626). The law permits subcontracts awarded to certain Alaskan Native Corporations (ANCs) to be counted towards a contractor's goals for subcontracting with small business (SB) and small disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns. The law also permits Indian tribes to be counted towards a contractor's goal for subcontracting with SB.