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

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NASA Advisory Committee; Renewal of NASA's International Space Station Advisory Committee Charter
Document Number: 2011-26802
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
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 International Space Station 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 one-year period ending September 30, 2012. It is identical to the original Charter in all respects, except it provides for a deputy chair in addition to the chair.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2011-26735
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
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. This notice publishes updates of those systems of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2011-26734
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
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 significantly alter a previously noticed system of records Integrated Enterprise Management Program (IEMP)Core Financial System/NASA 10IEM1. This notice publishes updates of this system of records under a new system name and number, as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2011-26733
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, NASA is giving notice that it proposes to cancel the following Privacy Act system of records notice, Biographical Records for Public Affairs (September 30, 2009, 74 FR 50247) as the records maintained are all published publicly.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records Appendices
Document Number: 2011-26731
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that NASA is amending the standard appendices that it regularly publishes with the Agency's systems of records under the Privacy Act of 1974. This notice publishes those amendments as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. In this notice, NASA (1) names an additional location, the NASA Shared Services Center, and (2) adds two new routine uses in Appendix B, the Agency's Standard Routine Uses, to ensure the Agency's ability to disclose records from systems to individuals engaged by NASA in performance of its activities, as well as to Members of Congress or their staffs seeing records on behalf of subjects of the records.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26730
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 NASA Advisory Council.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Privacy Training, 2010-013
Document Number: 2011-26546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contractors to complete training that addresses the protection of privacy, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and the handling and safeguarding of personally identifiable information.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26391
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
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 Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-25911
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contractor Business Ethics Compliance Program and Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2011-25219
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
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 contractor business ethics compliance program and disclosure requirements. 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: 2011-25030
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
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)).
Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES)
Document Number: 2011-24941
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, Public Law 95-454 (Section 405) requires that appointments of individual members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) be published in the Federal Register. The performance review function for the SES in NASA is being performed by the NASA PRB and the NASA Senior Executive Committee. The latter performs this function for senior executives who report directly to the Administrator or the Deputy Administrator and members of the PRB. The following individuals are serving on the Board and the Committee:
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety
Document Number: 2011-24906
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
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 Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB) 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 Standard Form 28, Affidavit of Individual Surety. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 22706, on April 22, 2011. Two 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; Buy American Act Certificate
Document Number: 2011-24905
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
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 the Buy American Act certificate. This information collection requirement collects data for compliance with 41 U.S.C., Buy American. 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; Trade Agreements Certificate
Document Number: 2011-24904
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
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 trade agreements certificate. Two 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. Two comments were received. One comment is not relevant to this collection. The other comment supports the extension of this collection.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-24684
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-462, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-24491
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
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; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-24383
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
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 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting.
Document Number: 2011-24129
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
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.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-23895
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in US Patent Application Serial Number 12/757,657, Method and Apparatus for Microwave Tissue Welding For Wound Closure, NASA Case No. MSC-24238-1 to Meridian Health Systems, P.C., having its principal place of business in Los Angeles, California. The patent rights in this invention have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Award Fee for Service and End-Item Contracts
Document Number: 2011-23703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA proposes to revise the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to update the Award Fee for Service Contracts clause (NFS 1852.216-76) to clarify that the amount of award fee held in reserve, if any, shall not exceed $100,000 for the contract. The purpose of this reserve is to protect the Government's interests relative to an orderly and timely closeout of the contract. In addition, the Award Fee for End Item Contracts clause (NFS 1852.216-77) is being updated to add language similar to that contained in the Award Fee for Service Contracts clause to allow the contracting officer to withhold fee payments, at a not to exceed amount of $100,000 for the contract, to protect the Government's interests relative to an orderly and timely closeout of the contract.
Centennial Challenges 2012 Sample Return Robot Challenge
Document Number: 2011-23506
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451(314)(d). The 2012 Sample Return Robot Challenge is scheduled and teams that wish to compete may register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation. The 2012 Sample Return Robot Challenge is a prize competition designed to encourage development of new technologies or application of existing technologies in unique ways to create robots that can autonomously seek out samples and return to a designated point in a set time period. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) of Worcester, Massachusetts administers the Challenge for NASA. NASA is providing the prize purse.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-23077
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Constitutionality of Federal Contracting Programs for Minority-Owned and Other Small Businesses
Document Number: 2011-22944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address the impact of the decision in Rothe Development Corporation vs. the DoD and the U.S. Department of the Air Force (USAF) on small disadvantaged business concerns and certain institutions of higher education.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (SF 330)
Document Number: 2011-22870
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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 for the Architect-Engineer Qualifications form (SF 330). 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.
National Environmental Policy Act: Launch of NASA Routine Payloads on Expendable Launch Vehicles
Document Number: 2011-21419
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
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 NEPA policy and procedures (14 CFR part 1216 subpart 1216.3), NASA has prepared a Draft EA for launch of NASA routine payloads on expendable launch vehicles. For purposes of this Draft EA, NASA routine payloads include science instruments, spacecraft or technology demonstrations. This 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. NASA missions covered by this Draft EA would be scheduled for launch at one of the proposed launch sites and would be within the total number of launch operations previously analyzed in launch vehicle and launch site NEPA documents. The proposed launches would occur from existing launch facilities at CCAFS, Florida, 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. The Cooperating Agencies on this Draft EA include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Draft EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with preparing and implementing launches of missions that are designated NASA routine payloads on U.S. expendable launch vehicles from existing U.S. facilities using established procedures. The NASA routine payloads meet rigorously defined criteria ensuring that the spacecraft and their operation would not present any new or substantial environmental and safety concerns. A Routine Payload Checklist is used to exclude missions from consideration as routine payloads if they: (1) Include any extraterrestrial sample return; (2) would be launched on a vehicle or from a launch site for which NASA has not completed NEPA compliance; (3) carry radioactive sources that could not be approved by the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Nuclear Flight Safety Assurance Manager or designee; (4) cause the manifested launch rate (per year) for a particular launch vehicle to exceed the rate previously approved and permitted at the launch sites; (5) require the construction of any new facilities (or substantial modification of existing facilities); (6) utilize hazardous materials in quantities exceeding the Envelope Payload Characteristics (EPCs); (7) utilize potentially hazardous material whose type or amount would not be covered by new or existing local permits; (8) release material other than propulsion system exhaust or inert gases into the atmosphere; (9) suggest the potential for any substantial impact on public health and safety not covered by this Draft EA; (10) have the potential for substantial effects on the environment outside the United States; (11) utilize an Earth-pointing laser system that does not meet the requirements for safe operations according to American National Standards Institute analysis techniques; (12) carry live or inactive disease-causing biological agents beyond Biological Safety Level 1; or (13) have the potential to create substantial public controversy related to environmental issues. Payloads that fall within the Routine Payload Checklist would utilize materials, quantities of materials, launch vehicles, and operational characteristics that are consistent with normal and routine payload preparation and flight activities at these specified launch sites. Therefore, the environmental impacts of launching routine payloads would fall within the range of routine, ongoing, and previously documented impacts associated with approved programs that have been determined not to be significant. The purpose and need for this proposed action is to fulfill NASA's mission for Earth exploration, space exploration, technology development, and scientific research. The scientific missions associated with NASA routine payloads could not be accomplished without launching orbital and interplanetary spacecraft.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-21417
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in USPN 6,133,036, Preservation of Liquid Biological Samples, NASA Case No. MSC- 22616-2 and USPN 6,716,392, Preservation of Liquid Biological Samples, NASA Case No. MSC- 22616-3 to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated having its principal place of business in Madison, New Jersey. 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 partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee and the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21161
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
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 an open joint meeting of the NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee and the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. The purpose of this meeting is to assess the status of the development of two current commercial cargo vehicles under consideration by NASA for Commercial Resupply Services for the International Space Station (ISS), with particular focus on the ability of each to rendezvous and berth safely with the ISS.
NASA Federal Advisory Committees; Nominations and Self-Nominations
Document Number: 2011-21153
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-19
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, and in accordance with the Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies signed on December 17, 2010, signed by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, NASA announces an invitation for the public to nominate individuals and also submit self-nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider nominations and self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their expertise, knowledge, and contribution to the relevant subject area. Deadline: September 20, 2011.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Documenting Contractor Performance; Correction
Document Number: 2011-20778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document corrects the comment date published in the Federal Register of August 9, 2011, regarding the proposed rule for Documenting Contractor Performance.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Organization and Direction of Work
Document Number: 2011-20328
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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 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. 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; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20275
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-10
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 (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Documenting Contractor Performance; Correction
Document Number: 2011-20089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
This document corrects the proposed changes published in the Federal Register of June 28, 2011, regarding the proposed rule for Documenting Contractor Performance and extends the comment closing date by 30 days.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-19432
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-02
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)).
NASA Implementation of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Award Fee Language Revision
Document Number: 2011-19105
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has adopted, without change, an interim final rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to implement the FAR Award Fee revision issued in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-46.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Payments Under Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts
Document Number: 2011-18520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
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 make necessary revisions to accommodate the authorization to use time-and-materials and labor-hour contract payment requirements.
Boards and Committees
Document Number: 2011-18745
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive organizational changes to the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board (the Board) and removes and replaces obsolete references. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending its regulations by removing the reference to an obsolete NASA Management Instruction and to afford organizational flexibility to the Administrator in the functional placement of the Inventions and Contributions Board within the Agency without the need to amend the Code of Federal Regulations.
Claims for Patent and Copyright Infringement
Document Number: 2011-18711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) proposes regulations relating to requirements for the filing of claims against NASA where a potential claimant believes NASA is infringing privately owned rights in patented inventions or copyrighted works. The requirements for filing an administrative claim are important since the filing of a claim carries with it certain rights relating to the applicable statute of limitations for filing suit against the Government. The proposed regulations set forth guidelines as to what NASA considers necessary to file a claim for patent or copyright infringement, and they also provide for written notification to the claimant upon completion of an investigation by NASA.
Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2011-18279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) hereby gives notice that it is proposing revised policy and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This proposed rule would replace procedures contained in NASA's current regulation, Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act. The revision is necessary to clarify and update the current regulation. Since the previous major update of NASA's NEPA regulation in 1988, a number of Executive Orders have streamlined the Federal Government through decentralization, reduction and simplification of regulations, and management of risk. This proposed rule strives to meet the spirit of these Executive Orders, which are included in the section entitled Procedural Requirements herein.
Submission for OMB Review; Prohibition on Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
Document Number: 2011-18088
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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 regarding prohibition on acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Place of Performance
Document Number: 2011-17979
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-17921
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-15
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 (NAC). The agenda topics for the meeting will include:
NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-17915
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-15
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 Education and Public Outreach Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-17914
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-462, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-17667
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
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)).
Centennial Challenges 2011 Strong Tether Challenge
Document Number: 2011-17665
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2451 (314)(d). The 2011 Strong Tether Challenge is scheduled and teams that wish to compete may register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation. The 2011 Strong Tether Challenge is a prize competition designed to encourage development of very strong, lightweight material for use in a multitude of structural applications. The Spaceward Foundation administers the Challenge for NASA. NASA is providing the prize purse.
NASA Advisory Council; Space Operations Committee and Exploration Committee; Joint Meeting
Document Number: 2011-17511
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-13
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 joint meeting of the Space Operations Committee and Exploration Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Biobased Procurements
Document Number: 2011-17453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement changes to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act. The rule proposes to require contractors to report the biobased products purchased under service and construction contracts. This will allow Federal agencies to monitor compliance with the Federal preference for purchasing biobased products.
National Environmental Policy Act; Wallops Flight Facility; Site-Wide
Document Number: 2011-17290
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-11
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended, (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et. seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and NASA's NEPA policy and procedures (14 CFR Part 1216, subpart 1216.3), NASA intends to prepare a PEIS for the expansion of operations at WFF. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) and Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Office; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS); the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (USACE); the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG); and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have accepted requests to participate as Cooperating Agencies as they either have permanent facilities or missions at WFF or possess regulatory authority or specialized expertise pertaining to the Proposed Action. The purpose of this notice is to apprise interested agencies, organizations, and individuals of NASA's intent to prepare the PEIS and to request input regarding the definition of reasonable alternatives and significant environmental issues to be evaluated in the PEIS. NASA will hold a public scoping meeting in cooperation with FAA- AST, FAA-ATO, NOAA-NESDIS, NAVSEA, NAVAIR, USACE, USCG, and USFWS, as part of the NEPA process associated with the development of the PEIS. The scoping meeting location and date identified at this time are provided under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.