National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Progress Payments (SF-1443)
Document Number: 2011-33348
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously information collection requirement concerning progress payments. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Biobased Procurements
Document Number: 2011-33347
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding biobased procurements. 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; Clarification of Standards for Computer Generation of Forms
Document Number: 2011-32722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
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 remove any reference to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 161 and codify requirements for standards already in use.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2011-32120
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to modify its previously noticed system of records NASA 10SECR Security Records System. This notice sets forth those modifications and cancels another NASA system of records NASA 10FNMS, as those records are now combined within NASA 10SECR. The system updates summarized below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Correction
Document Number: 2011-31654
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document contains corrections to the final rule which was published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, November 2, 2011 (76 FR 68039). The final rule amended the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definitions of ``Caribbean Basin country'' and ``designated country'' due to the change in status of the islands that comprised the Netherlands Antilles.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Material and Workmanship
Document Number: 2011-31627
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning material and workmanship. 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 Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31185
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
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 (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held via Teleconference and WebEx for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Subcommittee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the UAS Subcommittee of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Updates to Contract Reporting and Central Contractor Registration
Document Number: 2011-30622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-29
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 limit the use of generic substitutes instead of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers, and update the policies and procedures associated with reporting in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). Additionally, changes are proposed for the clauses requiring contractor registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database and DUNS number reporting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Organization and Direction of Work
Document Number: 2011-30221
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning organization and direction of work. A notice published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 49483, on August 10, 2011. 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.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Responsibility, Suspension and Debarment
Document Number: 2011-30148
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has adopted as final, without change, a proposed rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to require contracting officers to notify prospective contractors if they are found to be nonresponsible.
Miscellaneous Administrative Changes
Document Number: 2011-30142
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to make miscellaneous non-substantive administrative changes to be consistent with FAR numbering, FAR terminology, and to allow use of a URL Web site to identify the Agency and Center Ombudsman. These changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the FAR and terminology within NASA.
National Environmental Policy Act; NASA Routine Payloads on Expendable Launch Vehicles
Document Number: 2011-30155
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and NASA policy and procedures (14 CFR part 1216 subpart 1216.3), NASA has made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with respect to the proposed launch of NASA Routine Payloads on expendable launch vehicles. The proposed launches would occur from existing launch facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California, the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site (USAKA/RTS) in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), Virginia, and the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC), Alaska. This FONSI summarizes NASA's consideration of environmental impacts for routine payloads being launched at facilities addressed in the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for NASA Routine Payloads on Expendable Launch Vehicles dated August 2011. The final EA updates the Final Environmental Assessment for Launch of NASA Routine Payloads on Expendable Launch Vehicles from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base California published in June 2002 (2002 NRP EA). The final EA and FONSI incorporate by reference the 2002 NRP EA. For completeness, much of the June 2002 NRP EA is restated in this final EA. The Cooperating Agencies on this final EA include the Federal Aviation Administration, the Air Force Space and Missile System Center, the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28955
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
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 Protection Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council Science Committee Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28938
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces that the meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council originally scheduled for November 2-3, 2011, at NASA Headquarters, has been postponed due to the recent unexpected and tragic loss of Dr. Ronald Greeley, Subcommittee Chair. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 64387 on October 18, 2011 announcing the meeting. NASA regrets any inconvenience due to these extraordinary circumstances. The meeting will be rescheduled for a later date, and notice of the new date will be published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-28437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 6,972,056 B1; NASA Case No. ARC-14733-1 entitled ``Carbon Nanotube Purification,'' to Ultora, Inc., having its principal place of business at 843 Saint Kitts Court, San Jose CA 95127. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-28435
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive, copyright-only license world-wide to software and its documentation described in NASA Case Nos. ARC-16157-1A, entitled ``OCA Mirroring Systems (OCAMS),'' ARC-15654-1A, entitled ``Brahms: A Multiagent Simulation/Execution Environment For The Brahms Multiagent Language,'' ARC-16160-1B, entitled ``Mobile Agents Architecture,'' ARC- 16160-1A, entitled ''Individual Mobile Agents System (iMAS) and the Metabolic Rate Adviso,'' and ARC-16766-1, entitled ``Collaborative Infrastructure,'' to Maarten Sierhuis with his principal place of business at 865 Wisconsin Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. The copyright in the software and documentation 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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-28432
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
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)).
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2011-28387
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to modify its existing system of records entitled ``NASA Freedom of Information Act System.'' System modifications are set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Review of Regulatory Coverage Regarding Prevention of Personal Conflicts of Interest for Contractor Employees (FAR PCI COMMENT)
Document Number: 2011-27795
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA in consultation with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), are seeking public comment on the question of whether additional guidance is necessary to address personal conflicts of interest by employees of Government contractors.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-54; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2011-27794
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-54, which amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-54, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2011-27791
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Labor Relations Costs
Document Number: 2011-27790
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions, General Services Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order (E.O.) on Economy in Government Contracting, issued on January 30, 2009, and amended on October 30, 2009. This E.O. treats as unallowable the costs of any activities undertaken to persuade employees, whether employees of the recipient of Federal disbursements or of any other entity, to exercise or not to exercise, or concerning the manner of exercising, the right to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of the employee's own choosing.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Successor Entities to the Netherlands Antilles
Document Number: 2011-27789
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definitions of ``Caribbean Basin country'' and ``designated country'' due to the change in status of the islands that comprised the Netherlands Antilles.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Sudan Waiver Process
Document Number: 2011-27788
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions, General Services Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the prohibition on contracting with entities that conduct restricted business operations in Sudan. This rule adds specific criteria including foreign policy aspects that an agency must address when applying to the President or his appointed designee for a waiver of the prohibition on awarding a contract to a contractor that conducts restricted business operations in Sudan. The rule also describes the consultation process that will be used by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in support of the waiver request review.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Set-Asides for Small Business
Document Number: 2011-27786
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Section 1331 addresses set- asides of task- and delivery-orders under multiple-award contracts, partial set-asides under multiple-award contracts, and the reserving of one or more multiple-award contracts that are awarded using full and open competition. Within this same context, section 1331 also addresses the Federal Supply Schedules Program managed by GSA. DoD, GSA, and NASA are coordinating with the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the development of an SBA proposed rule that will provide greater detail regarding implementation of section 1331 authorities.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Representation Regarding Export of Sensitive Technology to Iran
Document Number: 2011-27784
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add a representation to implement section 106 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010. Section 106 imposes a procurement prohibition relating to contracts with persons that export certain sensitive technology to Iran.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Certification Requirement and Procurement Prohibition Relating to Iran Sanctions
Document Number: 2011-27783
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement sections 102 and 106 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010. Section 102 requires certification that each offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activity for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (the Iran Sanctions Act). Section 106 imposes a procurement prohibition relating to contracts with persons that export certain sensitive technology to Iran. There will be further implementation of section 106 in FAR Case 2010-018, Representation Regarding Export of Sensitive Technology to Iran.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Disadvantaged Business Self-Certification
Document Number: 2011-27782
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate changes made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to its small disadvantaged business (SDB) program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest for Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Functions
Document Number: 2011-27780
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address personal conflicts of interest by employees of Government contractors as required by statute.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
Document Number: 2011-27779
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations that implemented the Executive Order (E.O.), Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-54; Introduction
Document Number: 2011-27778
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
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 DoD, GSA, and NASA in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-54. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
NASA Advisory Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2011-28275
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-01
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 NASA Administrator has determined that renewal and amendment of the charter of the NASA Advisory Council is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on NASA by law. The renewed charter is for a two-year period ending October 25, 2013. It is identical to the previous charter in all respects except it removes references that are no longer applicable, and updates the listing of committees to reflect the recent merger of the Exploration Committee and Space Operations Committee to become the Human Exploration and Operations Committee.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Past Performance Information
Document Number: 2011-28119
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning past performance information. 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; Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer
Document Number: 2011-28118
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning payment by electronic fund transfer. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 35219, on June 16, 2011. 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; Cost or Pricing Data Requirements and Information Other Than Cost or Pricing Data
Document Number: 2011-28115
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning cost or pricing data requirements and information other than cost or pricing data. A noticed was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 35218, on June 16, 2011. 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting.
Document Number: 2011-28009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Astrophysics Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology and Innovation Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28005
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
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 Technology and Innovation Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The meeting will be held for the purpose of reviewing the status of the Space Technology programs; the status of activities within the Office of the Chief Technologist; and the status of the Draft NASA Space Technology Roadmaps being reviewed by National Research Council.
Notice of intent to grant exclusive license
Document Number: 2011-27465
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in MFS-32870-1 ``Greener Electro-Mechanical Slide Valve'' to QM Power, Inc, having its principal place of business in Lee's Summit, MO. The intellectual property rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. 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 exclusive license
Document Number: 2011-27464
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,341,883 B2 entitled ``Silicon Germanium Semiconductive Alloy and Method of Fabricating Same,'' U.S. Patent No. 7,514,726 B2 entitled ``Graded Index Silicon Germanium on Lattice Matched Silicon Germanium Semiconductive Alloy,'' U.S. Patent No. 7,558,371 B2 entitled ``Method of Generating X-Ray Diffraction Data for Integral Detection of Twin Defects in Super- Hetero-Epitaxial Materials,'' U.S. Patent No. 7,906,358 B2 entitled ``Epitaxial Growth of Cubic Crystalline Semiconductor Alloys on Basal Plane of Trigonal or Hexagonal Crystal,'' U.S. Patent Application No. 12/254,134 entitled ``Hybrid Bandgap Engineering for Super-Hetero- Epitaxial Semiconductor Materials, and Products Thereof,'' U.S. Patent Application No. 12/288,379 entitled ``Rhombohedral Cubic Semiconductor Materials on Trigonal Substrate with Single Crystal Properties and Devices Based on Such Materials,'' U.S. Patent No. 7,769,135 B2 entitled ``X-ray Diffraction Wafer Mapping Method for Rhombohedral Super-Hetero-Epitaxy; and U.S. Patent Application No. 12/254,016 entitled ``Thermoelectric Materials and Devices,'' to innoEpi Incorporated having its principal place of business in Santa Clara, California. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2011-27416
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
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 NASA Administrator has determined that renewal and amendment of the charter of the NASA ISS National Laboratory Advisory Committee is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on NASA by law. The renewed charter is for a two-year period ending October 6, 2013. It is identical to the previous charter in all respects except it updates the legal citation and the name of the NASA organizational element with responsibility for management of this Federal advisory committee.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2011-27407
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
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 NASA Administrator has determined that a renewal and amendment of the charter of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on NASA by law. The renewed charter is for a two-year period ending October 13, 2013. It is identical to the previous charter in all respects except it removes references to areas of responsibility that are no longer applicable, updates legal citations, and conforms the text to the most recent Congressional reauthorization for this Federal advisory committee (Pub. L. 111-314 on December 18, 2010).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Buy American-Construction
Document Number: 2011-27333
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning the Buy American ActConstruction (Grimberg Decision). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 40367, on July 8, 2011. 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Audit, Finance, and Analysis Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27329
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
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 that the meeting of the Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee of the NASA Advisory Council scheduled to be held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on November 1-2, 2011, has been moved to a new location. It will now be held as follows: NASA Headquarters, Room 8D48, 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 2:00-5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 9:00-9:55 a.m., Local Time.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27311
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
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 that the meeting of the NASA Advisory Council scheduled to be held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on November 3-4, 2011, has been postponed due to scheduling conflict. It will be rescheduled in the future.
National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27256
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended), and the President's 2004 U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Policy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the National Space- Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27060
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons scientific, and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Information Technology Infrastructure Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26961
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announce a meeting for the Information Technology Infrastructure Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
NASA Advisory Council; Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee; Meeting.
Document Number: 2011-26804
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
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 Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Presolicitation Notice and Response
Document Number: 2011-26803
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning presolicitation notice and response. A notice published in the Federal Register at FR 76 at 22706 on April 22, 2011. 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.