National Aeronautics and Space Administration February 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Delegations and Designations
Document Number: 2014-03295
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to correct citations and titles throughout. 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 on the Agency's open Government Web site at http://www.nasa.gov/open/.
NASA FAR Supplement: Proposal Adequacy Checklist
Document Number: 2014-04210
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
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 incorporate a proposal adequacy checklist for proposals in response to solicitations that require the submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2014-04163
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
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. 6,879,893 B2, ``Tributary Analysis Monitoring System,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16516-1; 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. 7,759,932 B2, ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor for Conductive Media,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16571- 3; 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; U.S. Patent No. 7,902,815 B2, ``Wireless System and Method for Collecting Motion and Non-Motion Related Data of a Rotating System,'' NASA Case No. LAR- 17433-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,179,203 B2, ``Wireless Electrical Device Using Open-Circuit Elements Having No Electrical Connections,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17711-1; U.S. Patent Application No. 13/029,471, ``Wireless Temperature Sensing Having No Electrical Connections and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17747-1; and U.S. Patent Application No. 13/029,426, ``Wireless Temperature Sensing Having No Electrical Connections and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case No. LAR-18016-1 to Par-Tech, Inc. having its principal place of business in Lake Orion, Michigan. The fields of use may be limited to, but not necessarily limited to, tire measurement and/or monitoring applications including the detection of pressure, temperature, wear and damage. 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.
Procedures for Disclosure of Records Freedom of Information Act Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2014-03870
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the title and adds a word to a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register of February 19, 2014. The correction clarifies the title and misspelled word to prevent confusion.
Profit and Fee Under Federal Financial Assistance Awards
Document Number: 2014-02988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is revising the NASA Grant & Cooperative Agreement Handbook to clarify that NASA does not pay profit or fee on Federal Financial Assistance awards, i.e. grants and cooperative agreements, to non-profit organizations. This proposed rule would make changes to NASA regulations to reflect that revision.
NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum
Document Number: 2014-03657
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a public forum to provide a status on the agency's asteroid initiative planning, including ongoing studies and opportunities for engagement following the request for information last summer. NASA experts will provide an overview of an Asteroid Initiative Announcement of Opportunities (scheduled to release on or before the date of the forum) and announce new engagement opportunities related to the Asteroid Grand Challenge.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-03590
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
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.
Procedures for Disclosure of Records Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2014-03450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-19
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations are being revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions and to incorporate certain changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National (OPEN) Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations are being updated to reflect developments in case law and to include current cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 2014-03338
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
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 examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 42074, on July 16, 2013. No comments were received.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-03288
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
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 (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.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Document Number: 2014-02212
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The interim rule will permit student interns to seek prior approval to engage in outside employment with a NASA contractor, subcontractor, grantee, or party to a NASA agreement in connection with work performed by that entity or under that agreement. These amendments will clarify the types of outside employment activities that require approval; streamline the process for approval; eliminate obsolete position titles; and extend the permissible time period of approval.
NASA Community Workshop on the Global Exploration Roadmap
Document Number: 2014-02653
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces that the agency will conduct a public workshop to involve the broader community in work related to the second iteration of the Global Exploration Roadmap, released in August 2013. The updated roadmap identifies candidate early exploration missions, including the Asteroid Redirect Mission, extended duration missions in the lunar vicinity and lunar surface missions that demonstrate the capabilities and techniques for human exploration of deep space and Mars. NASA will share the status of work related to the mission themes in the roadmap and encourage workshop participants to share their innovative ideas for meeting the challenges ahead.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contract Financing
Document Number: 2014-02599
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-07
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 Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning contract financing.
Space Flight Mission Critical Systems Personnel Reliability Program: Removal of Obsolete Regulations
Document Number: 2014-02591
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes by removing a regulation that is obsolete and no longer used. The revision to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 completed in August 2011.
Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Document Number: 2014-02350
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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 Division 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 concerning subcontractor requests for bonds. A notice was published in the Federal Register 78 FR 56896 on September 16, 2013. One comment was received.
Notice of Intent to Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2014-02335
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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, copyright-only license in the United States to practice the inventions described in Scene Analysis Software described in NASA Case Nos. KSC-12975 entitled ``A Photogrammetry Tool for Forensic Analysis;'' and KSC-12663 entitled ``Dual CameraSingle Target, Position Measurement System;'' to Rapid Line Industries, Inc., having its principal place of business at 455 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432. 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 partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7, and the fields of use may be limited to: (1) for the purpose of assessing damage to vehicles; (2) for the purpose of determining liability arising from incidents involving two or more vehicles; and (3) for the purpose of modeling and designing custom parts for vehicles.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-02276
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
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; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Research Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-02145
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-03
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 Research Subcommittee of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee (HEOC) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the HEOC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of organizing the activities of the Subcommittee and fact-finding with respect to the research activities within the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES)
Document Number: 2014-02095
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-03
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:
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program
Document Number: 2014-01706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-03
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 implement revisions made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to its regulations implementing section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, and to provide additional FAR coverage regarding protesting an 8(a) participant's eligibility or size status, procedures for releasing a requirement for non-8(a) procurements, and the ways a participant could exit the 8(a) Business Development program.