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

Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions
Document Number: 2015-13057
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Removal of Obsolete Regulations
Document Number: 2015-12914
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes non-substantive changes by removing regulations that are captured in NASA internal requirements. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan completed in August 2011 under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563. NASA's full plan can be accessed on the Agency's open Government Web site at http://www.nasa.gov/open/.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Document Number: 2015-12560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
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 the Executive Order ``Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'', which is designed to improve contractor compliance with labor laws and increase efficiency and cost savings in Federal contracting. The Executive Order (E.O.) requires that prospective and existing contractors disclose certain labor violations and that contracting officers, in consultation with labor compliance advisors, consider the disclosures, including any mitigating circumstances, as part of their decision to award or extend a contract. The E.O. directs agencies to include clauses in their contracts that require similar disclosures by certain subcontractors so their prime contractors can also consider labor violations when determining the responsibility of subcontractors. The E.O. further requires that processes be established to assist contractors and subcontractors to come into compliance with labor laws. To achieve paycheck transparency for workers, the E.O. requires contractors and subcontractors to provide individuals with information each pay period regarding how they are paid and to provide notice to those workers whom they treat as independent contractors. The E.O. also addresses arbitration of employee claims. This proposed rule, and proposed Guidance being issued simultaneously by the Department of Labor (DOL), are intended to implement the E.O.'s requirements.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-12718
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
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 and copyright license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application No. 13/457,540 entitled ``System and Method for Space Utilization Optimization and Visualization,'' NASA Case No. LAR-17980-1, to VSolvit LLC having its principal place of business in Ventura, CA. The copyright and patent rights in this invention and associated software 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 Advisory Council; Science Committee; Heliophysics Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12670
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
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.
National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12669
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, and the 2004 U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Policy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Contractors Performing Private Security Functions
Document Number: 2015-12623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-27
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 remove the distinction between DoD and non-DoD agency areas of operation applicable for the use of FAR clause ``Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States'' and provide a definition of ``full cooperation'' within the clause.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Planetary Protection Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12326
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-21
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 (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.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2015-11970
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Patent applications on the inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2015-11969
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Patent applications on the inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2015-11968
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Patent applications on the inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2015-11967
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Patent applications on the inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2015-11966
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Patent applications on the inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Government-Owned Inventions, Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2015-11965
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Patent applications on the inventions listed below assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have been filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and are available for licensing.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-11746
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
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 Centennial Challenges 3D Printed Habitat Challenge-Design Competition
Document Number: 2015-11727
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-15
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 51 U.S.C. 20144(c). The 3D Printed (3DP) Habitat ChallengeDesign Competition is scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation. The 3DP Habitat Challenge is a prize competition designed to encourage development of new technologies, or application of existing technologies, in unique ways to advance additive construction systems and to advance multi-material usage. NASA is providing the prize purse.
Denied Access to NASA Facilities
Document Number: 2015-10944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to delete the observance of legal holidays clause with its alternates and replace it with a new clause that prescribes conditions and procedures pertaining to the closure of NASA facilities.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons
Document Number: 2015-11231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-11
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 Executive branch policy in the President's Climate Action Plan to procure, when feasible, alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements of the Executive Order (E.O.) 13693 of March 25, 2015, Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade. E.O. 13693 subsumes both E.O. 13423 of January 24, 2007, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management as well as E.O. 13514 of October 5, 2009, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-11209
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to guide the development of space technologies, has released a draft version of the 2015 NASA Technology Roadmaps to the public. These Roadmaps, which expand and update the Technology Roadmaps released in 2012, consist of an introductory section and fifteen (15) distinct Technology Area roadmaps, which contain over 1,250 technology candidate snapshots. NASA is using specific questions to enable comment on the draft 2015 NASA Technology Roadmaps in a broad spectrum of areas.
Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workforce and Mission Critical Systems Personnel Reliability Program
Document Number: 2015-10945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is proposing to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove requirements related to the discontinued Space Flight Mission Critical Systems Personnel Reliability Program and to revise requirements related to contractor drug and alcohol testing.
Information Collection; Novation/Change of Name Requirements
Document Number: 2015-11074
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-07
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 Novation/Change of Name Requirements.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2015-11032
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
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) 2005-82, 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 2005-82, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-11031
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
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; Enhancements to Past Performance Evaluation Systems
Document Number: 2015-11030
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
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 accommodate the recent merger of the Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) and the Construction Contractor Appraisal Support System (CCASS) modules within the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) database.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Review and Justification of Pass-Through Contracts
Document Number: 2015-11029
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
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 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. This section provides additional requirements relative to the review and justification of pass-through contracts.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Equal Employment and Affirmative Action for Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities
Document Number: 2015-11028
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
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 final rules issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor (DOL) relating to equal opportunity and affirmative action for veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82; Introduction
Document Number: 2015-11027
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
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) 2005-82. 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.
Submission to OMB for Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small Business Size Representation
Document Number: 2015-10361
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
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 for approval of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding small business size representation. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 8651 on February 18, 2015. No comments were received.