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

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Section 508-Based Standards in Information and Communication Technology
Document Number: 2020-05867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
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 incorporate recent revisions and updates to accessibility standards issued by the U.S. Access Board pursuant to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
NASA Advisory Council; Regulatory and Policy Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06357
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Regulatory and Policy Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. This Committee reports to the NAC.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Explorations and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Explorations and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-06236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
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 invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Disruptive Tuned Mass System and Method'', MFS-33317-1, to Linc Research, Inc., having its principal place of business in Huntsville, AL. The fields of use will be limited to smokestacks, helicopters, and jitter dampers. 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. 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.
National Space Council Users' Advisory Group; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-06228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces that the planned meeting on March 30, 2020, of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG) is being postponed until further notice.
NASA Guidance Procedures
Document Number: 2020-05675
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule incorporates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) existing internal policy and procedures relating to the issuance of guidance documents into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act and Adjustment of Amounts for 2020
Document Number: 2020-05337
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has adopted a final rule making inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties within its jurisdiction. This final rule represents the annual 2020 inflation adjustments of monetary penalties. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05654
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. This meeting was announced in the Federal Register on March 2, 2020 (see reference above).
National Space Council Users' Advisory Group; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05538
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG). This will be the fifth meeting of the UAG.
To Research, Evaluate, Assess, and Treat (TREAT) Astronauts
Document Number: 2020-04784
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
With this interim final rule, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending its regulations to add a new part that will implement the provisions of the TREAT Astronauts Act. The new regulations will provide for the medical monitoring and diagnosis of conditions that are potentially spaceflight-associated and treatment of conditions that are spaceflight-associated for former U.S. Government astronauts and payload specialists.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2020-05383
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Composite Powder Particles'', NASA Case Number KSC-12631, to Gafco Inc. having its principal place of business in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The patent rights in this invention, a new type of corrosion prevention, have been assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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.
NASA Guidance Documents Web Portal
Document Number: 2020-05326
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is publishing this notice to announce and describe its Web Portal that contains the Agency's guidance documents that is accessible to the public.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-05156
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
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 Number 8,987,632 B2 titled ``Modification of Surface Energy via Direct Laser Ablative Surface Patterning,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17769-1; and U.S. Patent Number 10,259,077 B2 titled ``Modification of Surface Energy via Direct Laser Ablative Surface Patterning,'' NASA Case Number LAR-17769-2, to Genetoo, Inc., having its principal place of business in Gaithersburg, MD. The fields of use may be limited to for performing laser ablation, on the surface of surgical implants, to enhance specific patterns and to avoid bacteria growth, 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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Co-Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-05152
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a co-exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Method for Simulation of Flow in Fluid Flow Network Having One-Dimensional and Multi-Dimensional Flow Components'', MFS-33798-1, to Concepts NREC, LLC, having its principal place of business in White River Junction, VT. The fields of use may be limited. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of American as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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.
Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault
Document Number: 2020-04815
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is publishing, in final form, a new term and condition regarding sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. NASA's intention to develop and implement this new term and condition was specified in the Federal Register of July 17, 2019, FR Doc. 2019-15088, on page 34206. The many hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education and other organizations that receive NASA funds are responsible for fully investigating complaints under and for compliance with federal non- discrimination laws, regulations, and executive orders. The implementation of new reporting requirements is necessary to help ensure research environments to which NASA provides funding are free from sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. Additionally, NASA is bolstering our policies, guidelines, and communications. These requirements are intended, first, to better ensure that organizations funded by NASA clearly understand expectations and requirements. In addition, NASA seeks to ensure that recipients of grants and cooperative agreements respond promptly and appropriately to instances of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault.
Term and Condition Notification of Harassment Form
Document Number: 2020-04560
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
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.
Notice of Intent To Grant Co-Exclusive License
Document Number: 2020-04553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a co-exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application entitled, ``Method for Simulation of Flow in Fluid Flow Network Having One-Dimensional and Multi-Dimensional Flow Components'', MFS-33798-1, to MODE Technology Group, having its principal place of business in Denver, CO. The fields of use may be limited. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of American as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 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.
NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04359
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
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 meeting of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to review all aspects related to the safety and operational readiness of the ISS, and to assess the possibilities for using the ISS for future space exploration.
NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04358
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04159
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.