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Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-25667
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
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.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25565
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
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 NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25201
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
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 Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Heliophysics Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25200
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, and the President's 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.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25161
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
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.
NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25160
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
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 Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2018-24163
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA's regulatory agenda describes those regulations being considered for development or amendment by NASA, the need and legal basis for the actions being considered, the name and telephone number of the knowledgeable official, whether a regulatory analysis is required, and the status of regulations previously reported. The regulatory plan is a statement of the Agency's priorities that describe legislative and programmatic activities, highlight rulemaking that streamline's regulations and report requirements, identify regulations that are of particular concern to small businesses, include preliminary estimates of the anticipated costs and benefits of each rule, and provide specific citation of actions required by statue or court order.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2018-23933
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' 58 FR 51735 (1993), with particular adherence to Executive Order 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Costs,'' 82 FR 9339 (2017); Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 82 FR 12285, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 to 612. The purpose of publishing this agenda is to give notice of regulatory activity being undertaken by the FAR Council in order to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process.
Submission for OMB Review; Subcontracting Plans
Document Number: 2018-24931
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
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 regarding small business subcontracting plans.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2018-24323
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
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. 7,655,595 for an invention entitled ``Sol-Gel Based Oxidation Catalyst And Coating System Using Same,'' which issued on February 2, 2010 (NASA Case Number LAR-17154-1); U.S. Patent No. 7,781,366 for an invention entitled ``Sol-Gel Based Oxidation Catalyst And Coating System Using Same,'' which issued on August 24, 2010 (NASA Case Number LAR-17154-2); U.S. Patent No. 6,753,293 for an invention entitled ``Process For Coating Substrates With Catalytic Materials,'' which was issued on June 22, 2004 (NASA Case Number LAR-15851-1-CU); U.S. Patent No. 7,390,768 for an invention entitled ``Stabilized Tin-Oxide-Based Oxidation/Reduction Catalysts'' which issued on June 24, 2008 (NASA Case Number LAR-16307- 1-SB); U.S. Patent No. 7,985,709 for an invention entitled ``Methodology For The Effective Stabilization Of Tin-Oxide-Based Oxidation/Reduction Catalysts'' which was issued on July 26, 2011 (NASA Case Number LAR-16307-2); U.S. Patent No. 7,371,358 for an invention entitled ``Catalyst For Treatment And Control Of Post-Combustion Emissions'' which was issued on May 13, 2008 (NASA Case Number LAR- 16001-1); U.S. Patent No. 9,044,743 for an invention entitled ``Catalyst For Decomposition Of Nitrogen Oxides'' which issued on June 2, 2015 (NASA Case Number LAR-16308-2); and U.S. Patent No. 7,318,915 for an invention entitled ``Oxidation-Reduction Catalyst And Its Process Of Use'' which was issued on January 15, 2008 (NASA Case Number LAR-16390-1), to Sally R, a corporation of the Country of Sweden, having its principal place of business at Hasslogatan 20 Vasteras, Vastmanland Sweden 72131. The fields of use may be limited to Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning and/or similar fields of use thereto.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Ombudsman for Indefinite Delivery Contracts
Document Number: 2018-23889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-01
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 a new clause for use in multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts that provides information on the task- and delivery-order ombudsman.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-23783
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
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.
NASA Advisory Council; Regulatory and Policy Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
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 the first meeting of the Regulatory and Policy Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. This Committee reports to the NAC.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-23723
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
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.
National Space Council Users' Advisory Group; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-23492
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
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 National Space Council Users' Advisory Group (UAG). This will be the second meeting of the UAG.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee Meeting; Amended WebEx Information
Document Number: 2018-23491
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
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 amended WebEx information for the upcoming meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). As noted in previous Federal Register notice, same subject (see REF), this meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.
Information Collection; Service Contracting
Document Number: 2018-23354
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
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 currently approved information collection requirement concerning service contracting.
Submission for OMB Review; Travel Costs
Document Number: 2018-23353
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
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 regarding travel costs.
Submission for OMB Review; Incentive Contracts
Document Number: 2018-23352
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
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 incentive contracts.
Information Collection; Labor-related Requirements
Document Number: 2018-23351
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
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, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning labor-related requirements.
NASA Federal Advisory Committees; Annual Invitation
Document Number: 2018-23294
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). U.S. citizens may submit self- nominations for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Evaluation Factors for Multiple-Award Contracts; Correction
Document Number: 2018-23072
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-23
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
On September 24, 2018, DoD, GSA, and NASA published a document proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The document heading carried an incorrect docket number. This document carries the correct docket number.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-22895
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
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.
Human Exploration and Operations Research Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22800
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
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 Exploration and Operations Research Advisory Committee.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22799
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
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 Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-22669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-18
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for NASA Groundwater Cleanup Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Document Number: 2018-22660
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) for groundwater cleanup activities detailed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Demolition and Environmental Cleanup Activities at Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Ventura County, California. The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Groundwater ROD can be found at https:// ssfl.msfc.nasa.gov.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22379
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
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 Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to 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.
Information Collection; North Carolina Sales Tax Certification
Document Number: 2018-22341
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
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, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning North Carolina sales tax certification.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-22273
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
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.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-22272
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
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 Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-22271
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
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.
Information Collection; Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 23 Requirements
Document Number: 2018-22030
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
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, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning FAR part 23 requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Delivery Schedules
Document Number: 2018-22029
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
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 delivery schedules.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Term License
Document Number: 2018-21428
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive term license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent No. 9,749,342 entitled, ``System and Method for Detecting Unauthorized Device Access by Comparing Multiple Independent Spatial-Time Data Sets from Other Devices'' to Equator Corporation, having its principal place of business in Stafford, VA.
Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21201
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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 Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Heliophysics Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-101; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2018-20710
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
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 consistent 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) 2005-101, 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 2005-101, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulations: One Dollar Coins
Document Number: 2018-20709
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that provides an exception for business operations conducted by a contractor while performing under a Government contract from the requirement to accept and dispense $1 coins.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: System for Award Management Registration
Document Number: 2018-20706
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
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 instructions for registration in the System for Award Management and clarify the timing of registration in the System for Award Management.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-101; Introduction
Document Number: 2018-20705
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
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) 2005-101. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Evaluation Factors for Multiple-Award Contracts
Document Number: 2018-20669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
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 a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-20426
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-20
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 Astrophysics Advisory Committee. This Committee reports to the Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters. 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.
Information Collection; Identification of Predecessors
Document Number: 2018-20299
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
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, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning identification of predecessors.
Submission for OMB Review; Novation/Change of Name Requirements
Document Number: 2018-20298
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
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.
Earth Science Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-19953
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
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 Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
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.
Information Collection; Government Property
Document Number: 2018-19671
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
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 government property.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Rental Cost Analysis in Equipment Acquisitions
Document Number: 2018-19177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
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 clarify the term ``lease.''
Information Collection; Authorized Negotiators and Integrity of Unit Prices
Document Number: 2018-19128
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
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, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning authorized negotiators and integrity of unit prices.
Notice of Centennial Challenges CO2
Document Number: 2018-18925
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with the NASA Prize Authority. Phase 1 of the CO2 Conversion Challenge is open, 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. NASA envisions this competition having two phases with a total prize purse of up to $1 million. Phase 1 (the current phase) is the Concept Phase with a prize purse of up to $250,000 to demonstrate capabilities to develop technologies to manufacture ``food'' for microbial bioreactors from CO2 and hydrogen molecules, with the ultimate goal of producing glucose. The initiation of Phase 2, a Demonstration Challenge with a prize purse of up to $750,000, is contingent on the emergence of promising submissions in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach to achieve the Challenge goals. The official rules for Phase 2 will be released prior to the opening of Phase 2. NASA is providing the prize purse, and NASA Centennial Challenges will be managing the Challenge with support from Common Pool.