National Aeronautics and Space Administration February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-04604
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-66, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-66, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-04603
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Extension of Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Certain Commercial Items
Document Number: 2013-04601
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Section 822 extends the authority of the Commercial Item Test Program at FAR subpart 13.5 to January 1, 2015.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Changes to Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts and Orders
Document Number: 2013-04600
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide additional guidance when raising the ceiling price or otherwise changing the scope of work for a time-and-materials (T&M) or labor-hour (LH) contract or order.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of Contingency Operation
Document Number: 2013-04599
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to revise the definition of ``contingency operation'' to address the statutory change to the definition made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-04595
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-66. 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Cost Accounting Standards Administration
Document Number: 2013-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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 cost accounting standards administration. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69441, on November 19, 2012. Two respondents submitted comments.
Public Availability of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory (SCI)
Document Number: 2013-04570
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its analysis of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory and its FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were accomplished in FY 2012. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on December 19, 2011, by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). NASA has posted documents associated with the Service Contract Inventory, including the documents addressed above, on the NASA Office of Procurement homepage at the following link: http:// www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/scinventory/index.html. Point of contact for this initiative is Craig Bowers (202) 358- 2235, craig.w.bowers@nasa.gov.
Commercial Acquisition; Extension of Suspension and Debarment Exclusions, Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-04569
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has adopted as final, with no change, a proposed rule to extend coverage of non-procurement suspension and debarment to all tiers of procurement and non-procurement actions under all grants and cooperative agreements. The revisions herein are part of NASA's retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. NASA's full plan can be accessed at: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/581545main_ Final%20Plan%20for%20Retrospective0%20Analysis%20of%20Existin g%20Regulat ions.pdf.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Schedules for Construction Contracts
Document Number: 2013-04194
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 schedules for construction contracts. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 73659, on December 11, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-04186
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 Application Serial No. US 13/ 534,804, Alpha-Stream Convertor, LEW 18802-1; and U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. US 61/677,116, Magnetostrictive AlternatorLow Cost, No Moving Part, High Efficiency, Oscillating Acoustic Pressure Wave to Electric Power Transducer, LEW 18939-1, to Nirvana Energy Systems, having its principal place of business in Portolo Valley, California. The fields of use may be limited to power systems for residential, commercial and transportation industries. The patent rights in these inventions as applicable have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Economic Price Adjustment
Document Number: 2013-04111
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 economic price adjustment. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 69442, on November 19, 2012. One respondent submitted comments.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Central Contractor Registration
Document Number: 2013-04110
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 the Central Contractor Registration database. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 77 FR 24713, on April 25, 2012. One respondent submitted comments. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (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; Information Collection; Report of Shipment
Document Number: 2013-03871
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
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 report of shipment.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-03562
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in 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)).
Information Collection Notice/NASA Great Moonbuggy Race
Document Number: 2013-03527
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration published a notice in the Federal Register of January 28, 2013, inviting the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection; the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Correction: In Section III Data, the Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours is 118.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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; Commercial Space Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03209
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
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 Commercial Space 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.
Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts
Document Number: 2013-03142
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) is issuing this notice to announce a public meeting and request for comment on the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13627, Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts, and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 112-239, the End Trafficking In Government Contracting Act (ETGCA). Feedback will be used to help inform the development of regulations and other guidance to implement the E.O. and new statutory provisions and strengthen existing prohibitions on trafficking in persons (``TIP''). Interested parties may offer oral and/or written comments at a public meeting to be held on March 5, 2013. Parties are also encouraged to provide all written comments directly to www.regulations.gov.
NASA Advisory Council; Education and Public Outreach Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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 (NAC).
Update of Existing Privacy Act-NASA Regulations
Document Number: 2013-02778
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains corrections to the final regulations (NASA-2012-0005), which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, October 4, 2012 (77 FR 60620). The regulations relate to requests to access individual Privacy Act records.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-02331
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
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 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (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.
Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-02342
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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.
Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-02341
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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.