National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-32718
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
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 inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,341,883 titled ``Silicon Germanium Semiconductive Alloy and Method Of Fabricating Same,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16868-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,514,726 titled ``Graded Index Silicon Germanium on Lattice Matched Silicon Germanium Semiconductive Alloy,'' NASA Case No. LAR-16872-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,558,371 titled ``Method of Generating X-Ray Diffraction Data for Integral Detection of Twin Defects in Super-Hetero-Epitaxial Materials,'' NASA Case No. LAR- 17044-1; U.S. Patent No, 7,906,358 titled ``Epitaxial Growth of Cubic Crystalline Semiconductor Alloys on Basal Plane of Trigonal or Hexagonal Crystal,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17185-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,226,767 titled ``Hybrid Bandgap Engineering for Super-Hetero- Epitaxial Semiconductor Materials, and Products Thereof,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17405-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,257,491 titled ``Rhombohedral Cubic Semiconductor Materials on Trigonal Substrate with Single Crystal Properties and Devices Based on Such Materials,'' NASA Case No. LAR- 17553-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,769,135 titled ``X-ray Diffraction Wafer Mapping Method for Rhombohedral Super-Hetero-Epitaxy,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17554-1; U.S. Patent Application No. 14/202,699 titled ``High Mobility Transport Layer Structures for Rhombohedral Si/Ge/SiGe Devices,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17841-1; U.S. Patent Application No. 14/ 204,535 titled ``Double Sided Si(Ge)/Sapphire/III-Nitride Hybrid Structure,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17922-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,044,294 titled ``Thermoelectric Materials and Devices,'' NASA Case No. LAR- 17381-1; and U.S. Patent Application No. 14/279,614 titled ``Integrated Multi-Color Light Emitting Device Made with Hybrid Crystal Structure,'' NASA Case No. LAR-18133-1, to innoScience, Inc., having its principal place of business in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Certain 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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2015-32431
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
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) 2005-86, 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 2005-86, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds
Document Number: 2015-32430
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
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 incorporate revised thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; New Designated Countries-Montenegro and New Zealand
Document Number: 2015-32429
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
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 Montenegro and New Zealand as new designated countries under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) and update the list of parties to the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Sole Source Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses
Document Number: 2015-32428
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
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 implement regulatory changes made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that provide for authority to award sole source contracts to economically disadvantaged women-owned small business concerns and to women-owned small business concerns eligible under the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of “Multiple-Award Contract”
Document Number: 2015-32427
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to define ``multiple-award contract.''
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86; Introduction
Document Number: 2015-32426
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
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) 2005-86. 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.
Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States
Document Number: 2015-32776
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
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 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 requirement concerning Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States.
Information Collection; Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies
Document Number: 2015-32775
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
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 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 requirement concerning Economic Purchase QuantitySupplies.
Information Collection; Price Redetermination
Document Number: 2015-32774
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
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 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 requirement concerning Price Redetermination.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2015-32719
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
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 its proposal to modify a previously noticed system of records and rescind another previously noticed system. This notice publishes details of the proposed updates as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Submission for OMB Review; High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons
Document Number: 2015-32674
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
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 Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement concerning High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 26883, on May 11, 2015. Sixteen comments were received.
Notice of Availability of Partnerships for Commercial Optical Communication Systems
Document Number: 2015-32292
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with the Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA), 15 U.S.C. 3710a, to enter into Cooperative Research and Development Agreements. These CRADAs will serve as a mechanism for NASA and its partners to agree to a series of mutually beneficial activities, which are expected to be consistent with NASA's 2014 Strategic Plan. There must be specific, identifiable alignment with one or more elements of Strategic Goal 2, Objective 2.3 to optimize Agency technology investments, foster open innovation, and facilitate technology infusion, ensuring the greatest national benefit. This effort also aligns with the Presidential Memorandum of October 28, 2011, on Accelerating Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Research in Support of High Growth Businesses.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2015-32291
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 a previously noticed system of records and to establish a new system of records. This notice publishes the modified and new systems of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2015-32290
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 a Goddard Space Flight Center system of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2015-32289
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 to systems of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Submission for OMB Review; Notice of Radioactive Materials
Document Number: 2015-31562
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
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 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 requirement concerning Notice of Radioactive Materials. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 58253 on September 28, 2015. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Drug-Free Workplace
Document Number: 2015-31561
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
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 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 requirement concerning drug-free workplace.
Information Collection; Qualification Requirements
Document Number: 2015-31560
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
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 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 requirement concerning Qualification Requirements.
Information Collection; Payments
Document Number: 2015-30969
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
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 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 requirement concerning payments.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2015-30865
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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 a previously noticed system of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
Document Number: 2015-30689
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is making technical amendments to the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2015-30463
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
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) 2005-85, 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 2005-85, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2015-30462
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document makes an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in order to make an editorial change.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors
Document Number: 2015-30461
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order (E.O.) Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL).
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Retention Periods
Document Number: 2015-30460
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
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 update the Government contract file retention periods to conform with the retention periods in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Records Schedule.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections
Document Number: 2015-30459
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a statutory pilot program enhancing whistleblower protections for contractor employees.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Updating Federal Contractor Reporting of Veterans' Employment
Document Number: 2015-30458
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
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 implement a final rule issued by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), which replaced the VETS-100 and VETS-100A Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report forms with the new VETS-4212, Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report form.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity
Document Number: 2015-30457
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA have adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13672, entitled, ``Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity,'' and a final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL).
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction
Document Number: 2015-30456
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
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 implement sections of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, to prohibit the Federal Government from entering into a contract with any corporation having a delinquent Federal tax liability or a felony conviction under any Federal law, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85; Introduction
Document Number: 2015-30455
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
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) 2005-85. 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: 2015-30269
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 inventions described and claimed in USPN 8,343,740, Micro-Organ Device, NASA Case No. MSC-23988-1; USPN 8,580,546, Micro-Organ Device, NASA Case No. MSC- 23988-2; and USPN 9,023,642, Miniature Bioreactor System for Long Term Cell Culture, NASA Case No. MSC-24210-1 to GRoK Technologies, LLC, having its principal place of business in Houston, Texas. 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-30268
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 patent license in the United States, to practice the inventions described and claimed in the following U.S. Patents: ``USPN 8,160,728, Methods of determining complete sensor requirements for autonomous mobility; USPN 8,095,485, System and method for embedding emotion in logic systems; USPN 8,041,661, System and method for determining stability of a neural system; USPN 7,769,488, Reconfigurable Structure; USPN 7,512,568, Evolvable synthetic neural system'' to Sentient Cyber, having its principal place of business in New York, NY. The fields of use may be limited to, but not necessarily be limited to, e-Commerce Transactional Security Monitoring & Protection. For the purpose of this license, e-Commerce (electronic commerce or EC) is defined as the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the Internet. These business transactions occur either business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business. 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. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant partially exclusive licenses and may deny the requested licenses even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2015-30267
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 patent license in the United to practice the invention described and claimed in the following U.S. Patent Applications by, inter alia, engaging in marketing activities: U.S. Patent Application No. 13/601,194, ``Microfluidic Device and Method of Fabricating Microfluidic Devices,'' and U.S. Patent Application No. 14/021,812 ``MEMS Chip with Microfluid Channel Having Multi-Function Microposts,'' to ICAP Patent Brokerage, having its principal place of business in New York, NY. 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. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant exclusive licenses and may deny the requested licenses even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30250
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 Protection 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; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30249
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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 Heliophysics 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 Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-30215
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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)). This is a request to reinstate OMB control number 2700-0092 with changes to include all NASA financial assistance awards, not just awards to commercial firms.
Information Collection; Freight Classification Description
Document Number: 2015-30141
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
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 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 requirement concerning freight classification description.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2015-30122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM requests comment on proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: NASA Capitalization Threshold (NFS Case 2015-N004)
Document Number: 2015-29981
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to increase the NASA capitalization threshold from $100,000 to $500,000.
NASA FAR Supplement: Safety and Health Measures and Mishap Reporting
Document Number: 2015-29947
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is issuing a final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to revise a clause related to safety and health measures and mishaps reporting, reduce burden on contractors, and to provide guidance on specific safety and health measures that the contractor must take when working on a Federal facility, and the remedies the Government may take for failure to maintain an effective safety and health program. The revision is part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 completed in August 2011.
NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-29767
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Office of Inspector General Advanced Data Analytics System
Document Number: 2015-29630
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``The Office of Inspector General Advanced Data Analytics System (ADAS)'' (System Number NASA 10IGDA. This system will store individually identifying information from a variety of individuals who have applied for or received grants, contracts, loans, or payments from NASA, including current and former employees of NASA, contractors, and subcontractors, and others whose actions have affected NASA.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-29422
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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 Patent entitled ``Thermal Insulating Coating'', US Patent Number 6,939,610, Case Number MFS-31593-1 to PrimeBilec Investments, LLC, having its principal place of business in Austin, Texas. 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 exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. NASA has not yet made a determination to grant the requested license and may deny the requested license even if no objections are submitted within the comment period.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Unique Identification of Entities Receiving Federal Awards
Document Number: 2015-29414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-18
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 re-designate the terminology for unique identification of entities receiving Federal awards. The change to the FAR will remove the proprietary standard or number.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-29335
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-17
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 (NASA) announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-29141
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
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 Protective Services Enforcement
Document Number: 2015-28813
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to NASA's traffic enforcement regulations to correct citations and to clarify the regulation's scope, policy, responsibilities, procedures, and violation descriptions. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed in August 2011.
Information Collection; Advance Payments
Document Number: 2015-28803
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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 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 requirement concerning advance payments.
Information Collection; Permits, Authorities, or Franchises
Document Number: 2015-28802
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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 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 requirement concerning permits, authorities, or franchises for regulated transportation.