National Aeronautics and Space Administration December 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.