National Aeronautics and Space Administration January 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Document Number: 2020-01841
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning examination of records by Comptroller General and contract audit. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through April 30, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Information Collection; Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Document Number: 2020-01837
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, DoD, GSA, and NASA invite the public to comment on a revision and renewal concerning payments to small business subcontractors. DoD, GSA, and NASA invite comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Federal Government acquisitions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB has approved this information collection for use through April 30, 2020. DoD, GSA, and NASA propose that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-01712
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 U.S. Patent No. 8,167,204 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Damage Location Sensing System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17593-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,086,593 B2 for an invention entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-16908-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,159,774 B2 for an invention entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17280-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,430,327 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Sensing System Using Open-Circuit, Electrically-Conductive Spiral-Trace Sensor,'' NASA Case Number LAR- 17294-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,042,739 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Tamper Detection Sensor and Sensing System,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17444-1; U.S. Patent No. 7,814,786 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Sensing System for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Attributes of Contents in a Container,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17488-1; U.S. Patent No. 8,673,649 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Chemical Sensor and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-1; U.S. Patent No. 9,329,149 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Chemical Sensor and Sensing Method for Use Therewith,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-2; U.S. Patent No. 9,733,203 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Chemical Sensing Method,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17579-3; U.S. Patent No. 8,179,203 B2 for an invention entitled ``Wireless Electrical Device Using Open-Circuit Elements Having No Electrical Connections,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17711-1; and U.S. Patent No. 10,193,228 B2 for an invention entitled ``Antenna for Near Field Sensing and Far Field Transceiving,'' NASA Case Number LAR- 18400-1, to Gyra Systems, Inc., having its principal place of business in La Mesa, CA. The fields of use may be limited to package monitoring quality sensors to detect changes in product quality and authenticity, such as pharmaceutical, food, beverage, tobacco, and cosmetics products and/or similar field(s) of use thereto. 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.
Name of Information Collection: NASA Astronaut Candidate Selection (ASCAN) Qualifications Inquiry
Document Number: 2020-01422
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
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.
Name of Information Collection: NASA Software Release Request System
Document Number: 2020-01420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
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.
National Environmental Policy Act; Mars 2020 Mission
Document Number: 2020-01179
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (CEQ NEPA Regulations), and NASA's procedures for implementing NEPA, NASA announces the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mars 2020 Mission (Supplemental EIS). NASA has prepared the Final SEIS which, in accordance with CEQ NEPA Regulations, provides responses to comments and incorporates associated changes resulting from the public and agency review of the Draft SEIS published in October 2019. The Final SEIS provides updated information related to the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Mars 2020 mission. The United States Air Force and Department of Energy (DOE) served as Cooperating Agencies.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-00734
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.
NASA Datanaut Applicant Selection
Document Number: 2020-00553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
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.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-00026
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
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 rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04, 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 this rule by referring to FAC 2020-04, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds
Document Number: 2020-00025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
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 Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-00024
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
Submission for OMB Review; Patents
Document Number: 2020-00002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
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 has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding patents.
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts (NFS Case 2017-N010)
Document Number: 2019-27714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is proposing to amend the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to add new text that requires covered contractors and subcontractors at all tiers to use electronic parts that are currently in production and purchased from the original manufacturers of the parts, their authorized dealers, or suppliers who obtain such parts exclusively from the original manufacturers of the parts or their authorized dealers. If the contractor does not purchase electronic parts as described above, they must purchase the parts from a NASA identified supplier or contractor-approved supplier. The contractor will then assume responsibility and be required to inspect, test and validate authentication of the parts. The contractor will also be required to obtain traceability information and provide this information to the contracting officer upon request. The selection of contractor-approved suppliers is subject to review and audit by the contracting officer.