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

Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-28494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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 Advisory Council; Technology and Innovation Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology and Innovation Committee (TIC) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The meeting will be held for the purpose of reviewing status of activities within the Office of the Chief Technologist with an emphasis on the discussing the Agency's Technology Roadmapping efforts; status of the Space Technology Mission Directorate programs with an emphasis on Solar Electric Propulsion and Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer; and a discussion of barriers to innovation and innovation enablers.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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 Human Exploration and Operations Committee (HEOC) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-71; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2013-28056
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
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 rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-71, 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 these rules by referring to FAC 2005-71, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2013-28055
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
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; New Designated Country-Croatia
Document Number: 2013-28054
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
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 add Croatia as a new designated country under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA). On July 1, 2013, Croatia joined the European Union, which is a party to the WTO GPA.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2013-28053
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
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 the policy provided by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memoranda M-12-16, dated July 11, 2012, and M-13-15, dated July 11, 2013, by incorporating a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-71; Introduction
Document Number: 2013-28052
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
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) 2005-71. 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-28011
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
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. 8,357,884 entitled System of Extraction of Volatiles From Soil Using Microwave Processes, to Space Resources Extraction Technology, Inc., having its principal place of business in Huntsville, Alabama. 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 partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Ending Trafficking in Persons; Extension of Time for Comments
Document Number: 2013-27878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-21
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a proposed rule on September 26, 2013, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracts. These changes are intended to implement E.O. 13627 and Title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The comment period is being extended to provide additional time for interested parties to provide comments for FAR Case 2013-001, Ending Trafficking in Persons, to December 20, 2013.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-21
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 a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. This Committee reports to the NAC. 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; Submission for OMB Review; Preaward Survey Forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408)
Document Number: 2013-27450
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
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 preaward survey forms (Standard Forms 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, and 1408). A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 38341, on June 26, 2013. One comment was received.
Removal of Procedures for Closeout of Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-27234
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is proposing to remove from its regulation agency procedures for closeout of grants and cooperative agreements. Simultaneous with removal of the closeout procedures from the regulation, NASA will issue non-regulatory closeout procedures.
Removal of Procedures for Delegation of Administration of Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-27232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is proposing to remove from its regulation agency procedures for the delegation of administration of grants and cooperative agreements. Simultaneous with the removal of the delegation of administration procedures from the regulation, NASA will issue non- regulatory delegation of administration procedures.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-26843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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 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 Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-26797
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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. 13/874,182 entitled Hermetic Seal Leak Detection Apparatus and U.S. Patent No. 8,448,498 entitled Hermetic Seal Leak Detection Apparatus to REMCAL Products Corporation, having its principal place of business in Warrington, PA. 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 National Laboratory Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2013-26714
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
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 of the charter of the International Space Station 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 18, 2015. It is identical to the previous charter in all respects.
NASA Advisory Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2013-26713
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
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 24, 2015. It is identical to the previous charter in all respects except with regard to information pertaining to annual operating costs and number of meetings per year.
International Space Station Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2013-26712
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
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 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, 2014. It is identical to the previous charter in all respects except with regard to information pertaining to tasking, travel funding, annual operating costs and membership.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Patents
Document Number: 2013-26578
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
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 patents.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Astrophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-26445
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-05
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 Astrophysics 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.