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

Removal of Procedures for Delegation of Administration of Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-30793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of November 14, 2013, regarding Procedures for Delegation of Administration of Grants and Cooperative Agreements. This correction provides the correct regulatory identification number (RIN) for the proposed rule.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30632
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2013-30597
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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 Exchange Records on Individuals. System modifications are set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30521
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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 announces a meeting of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to assess all aspects related to the safety and operational readiness of the ISS, and to assess the possibilities for using the ISS for future space exploration.
NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30520
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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 announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.
NASA Applied Sciences Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30519
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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 Applied Sciences Advisory Committee. 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.
Small Business Policy
Document Number: 2013-30510
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes administrative changes to correct organizational information and citations that have changed in a regulation that establishes NASA's small business policy and outlines the delegation of authority to implement this policy, as required by Federal law. The regulation is also being amended to include a reference to NASA's general policy for small business programs and NASA small business subcontracting plan and reporting information. The revisions to this rule 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/open/.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2013-30458
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2013-30070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
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 (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 currently approved information collection requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the United States. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 56230, on September 12, 2013. No comments were received.
Removal of Redundant Regulations
Document Number: 2013-29475
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes by removing redundant regulatory language that is already captured in statues that govern NASA activities related to delegation of authority of certain civil rights functions, protection of human subjects, and care and use of animals in the conduct of NASA activities. Therefore, NASA regulations will be streamlined to make reference to those statutes.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-29409
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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 partially exclusive license in the United States to practice the inventions described and claimed in USPN 6,485,963, Production Growth Stimulation Of Biological Cells And Tissue By Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) And Uses Thereof, NASA Case No. MSC-22633-1 and USPN 6,673,597, Growth Stimulation Of Biological Cells And Tissue By Electromagnetic Fields And Uses Thereof, NASA Case No. MSC-22633-3 to Technology Applications International Corporation (TAIC)/Renuell International Incorporated, having its principal place of business in Aventura, Florida. The fields of use may be limited to research and development, use of EMF rotating wall bioreactor for 3-D expansion of plant and mammalian cell cultures including but not limited to human dermal cells cultures and co-cultures, as well as use of cell culture conditioned media for topical and internal applications. 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-29408
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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 U.S. Patent No. 7,075,295 B2, ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor for Conductive Media,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16571-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,589,525 B2, ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor for Conductive Media,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16571-2; U.S. Patent No. 7,255,004 B2, ``Wireless Fluid Level Measuring System,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17155-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,086,593 B2, ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16908-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,159,774 B2, ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17280-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,430,327 B2, ``Wireless Sensing System Using Open-Circuit, Electrically-Conductive Spiral-Trace Sensor,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17294- 1; and U.S. Patent No. 7,711,509 B2, ``Method of Calibrating a Fluid- Level Measurement System,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17480-1 to Caplan Taylor Enterprises LLC (DBA Tidewater Sensors LLC) having its principal place of business in Newport News, Virginia. The fields of use may be limited to, but not necessarily limited to, fluid level measurement in automotive (including cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles) and train applications limited to gasoline, diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel, fuel oil, waste water, and liquid waste. 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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29391
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29390
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29389
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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)).
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29388
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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; Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements
Document Number: 2013-28930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
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 clarify when to use higher-level quality standards in solicitations and contracts, and to update the examples of higher-level quality standards by revising obsolete standards and adding two new industry standards that pertain to quality assurance for avoidance of counterfeit items. These standards will be used to help minimize and mitigate counterfeit items or suspect counterfeit items in Government contracting.
NASA Advisory Council; Audit, Finance and Analysis Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
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.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28890
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
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).
NASA Advisory Council; Information Technology Infrastructure Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
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 of the Information Technology Infrastructure Committee (ITIC) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).