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

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.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
Document Number: 2015-28309
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-06
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: 2015-28254
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
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 health related systems of records as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
NASA Advisory Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-28134
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to sections 14(b)(1) and 9(c) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 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 NASA Advisory Council is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties. The renewed charter is for a two-year period ending October 21, 2017.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Public Nominations for Subcommittees
Document Number: 2015-27952
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on the NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee subcommittees. Five science subcommittees report to the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC), a Federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). U.S. citizens may submit self-nominations for consideration to fill intermittent vacancies on these five science subcommittees. NASA's science subcommittees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. Nominees will only be contacted should a vacancy arise and it is judged that their area(s) of expertise is appropriate for that specific vacancy. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its science subcommittees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.
NASA Advisory Council; Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education; Meeting.
Document Number: 2015-27873
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-03
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 Ad Hoc Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Task Force reports to the NAC.
Submission for OMB Review; Subcontract Consent
Document Number: 2015-27819
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-02
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 subcontract consent. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 41501 on July 15, 2015. No comments were received.