Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): Semi-annual agenda

 
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May 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 93)

Unified Agenda

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Part XXVIII

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 14 CFR Ch. V

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: 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.

ADDRESSES: Director, Management Systems Division, Office of

Infrastructure and Administration, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl E. Parker (202) 358-0252.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB guidelines dated February 7, 2005,

``Spring 2005 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory

Actions'' require a regulatory agenda of those regulations under development and review to be published in the Federal Register each

April and October.

Dated: May 11, 2005.

John D. Werner,

Director, Management Systems Division.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Proposed Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3322

Availability of Agency Records to Members of the Public............................... 2700-AD01 3323

NASA Science and Technology Scholarship (STSP)........................................ 2700-AD08 3324

Astronaut Health Care Provision....................................................... 2700-AD09

National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Final Rule Stage

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3325

Cross-Waiver of Liability............................................................. 2700-AB51 3326

Code of Conduct for International Space Station Crew.................................. 2700-AC40 3327

Contractor Access to Confidential Information......................................... 2700-AC60 3328

NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement--Research and Development

2700-AC64

Abstracts............................................................................. 3329

Development Work for Industry in NASA Wind Tunnels.................................... 2700-AC81 3330

Research and Development Abstracts--NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook..... 2700-AC82 3331

Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, Technical Amendment.............. 2700-AC99 3332

NASA Research Announcements--Small Business Subcontracting Plans and Publication

2700-AD03

Acknowledgement and Disclaimers....................................................... 3333

Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) Change for Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. 2700-AD10

National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Completed Actions

Regulation

Sequence

Title

Identifier

Number

Number

3334

Final Scientific and Technical Reports--SBIR and STTR Contracts....................... 2700-AD04 3335

Small Self-Contained Payloads......................................................... 2700-AD07

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Proposed Rule Stage

  1. AVAILABILITY OF AGENCY RECORDS TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1206; 14 CFR 1206, 65 FR 19646

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Agency is amending the FOIA fees imposed by law, consistent with the OMB Uniform FOIA Fee Schedule and Guidelines. These revisions are not intended to change any rights under the FOIA to public accessibility to Agency records. These fee changes are intended to routinely update the Agency ability to assess reasonable charges as allowed by OMB policy.

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    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Stephen L McConnell, NASA FOIA Officer, National

    Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Public Affairs, 300 E

    Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-0068

    Fax: 202-358-4345

    Email: smcconne@mail.hq.nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AD01

  2. NASA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP (STSP)

    Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: PL 108-201, sec 9809; PL 108-201, sec 9803; PL 108- 201, sec 9815; 42 USC 2451

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1200

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The STSP is a competitive scholarship program intended to guide U.S. students toward NASA-related science and engineering careers. The program will provide scholarships to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of diverse geographic and demographic backgrounds, enrolled in accredited institutions of higher education (university, college, or community college) degree programs in engineering, science, and other technology fields. Scholarship recipients will enter into an agreement to serve as full-time employees with NASA upon graduation.

    The service obligation equates to serving a 2-year appointment with

    NASA for each academic year under scholarship. Students under scholarship for 2 or more academic years will have a maximum service obligation of 4 years. Participation in STSP is limited to 4 academic years. NASA may also elect to defer the obligation to allow students to pursue graduate level studies in a NASA-approved field of study. The regulations will capture program aspects defined by the authorizing legislation. The regulations must also establish the dollar amount of the scholarship, determine the authorized expenses the scholarship funding covers, define the terms and conditions for deferral of the service obligation, define academic standing required to obtain the scholarship, determine appropriate repayment period extension, and provide for the partial or total waiver or suspension of any obligation of service or payment incurred by an individual.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Dr. Brad Weiner, Director, Division of Higher

    Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street

    SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-1089

    Fax: 202-358-3032

    Email: bweiner@hq.nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AD08

  3. ASTRONAUT HEALTH CARE PROVISION

    Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1205

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The Astronaut Health Care Provision initiative responds to a critical need identified by NASA, with concurrence by the Institute of

    Medicine, to create a comprehensive health care system for astronauts and their families which enables the capture and study of all relevant data necessary to ameliorate the risks of space flight. The Astronaut

    Care Provision effort focuses on the best means to develop a responsible, complete, and comprehensive health insurance program for astronauts and their dependents. If successfully designed and implemented, such a program should enhance understanding of how humans can travel safely and live longer and, as an additional benefit, how humans can live longer on earth.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Richard S Williams, Chief Medical Officer, National

    Aeronautics and Space Administration, Chief Health and Medical Office, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-2390

    Fax: 202-358-3349

    Email: rwillia3@hq.nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AD09

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Final Rule Stage

  4. CROSS-WAIVER OF LIABILITY

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1266

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This provides technical amendments to implement the cross- waiver of liability provision of the intergovernmental agreement of the

    International Space Station and to refine and clarify contractual cross-waivers in NASA agreements involving launch services.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

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    Agency Contact: Steven Mirmina, Attorney Advisor, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Headquarters, General Counsel, 300 E

    Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-0729

    Fax: 202 358-4355

    Email: steven.a.mirmina@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AB51

  5. CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2455, 2473, and 2475; 18 USC 799

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1214, subpart 1214.4

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: NASA is amending 14 CFR part 1214 by adding subpart 1214.4 to implement certain provisions of the International Space Station

    Intergovernmental Agreement regarding crew members' observance of a

    Code of Conduct.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Interim Final Rule Effective 10/01/00

    Interim Final Rule

    12/21/00

    65 FR 80302

    Direct Final Rule

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: E. Jason Steptoe, Associate General Counsel, National

    Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of General Counsel, 300 E

    Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-2432

    Email: jsteptoe@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AC40

  6. CONTRACTOR ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473(c)(1)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1809; 48 CFR 1852

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement to include policy, guidance, and contract clauses addressing contractor access to sensitive information. This change is in response to the increased use of data management systems and reliance on contractors to support the administrative and technical functions of the Agency. This combination of factors has resulted in the increased need to release sensitive information generated by the Government or obtained from other contractors to non-Government employees.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    12/05/03

    68 FR 67995

    NPRM Comment Period End

    02/03/04

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: David Forbes, National Aeronautics and Space

    Administration, Office of Procurement, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-2051

    Fax: 202-358-3083

    RIN: 2700-AC60

  7. NASA FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) SUPPLEMENT--RESEARCH AND

    DEVELOPMENT ABSTRACTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473(c)(1)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1835; 48 CFR 1852

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement to include a requirement for the electronic submission of an abstract of the planned research to be conducted under contract containing research and development effort valued at over $25,000. This requirement is being established to support NASA's implementation of section 207(g) of the

    E-Government Act of 2002.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    10/31/03

    68 FR 62048

    NPRM Comment Period End

    12/31/03

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Tom Sauret, National Aeronautics and Space

    Administration, Office of Procurement, 300 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-1068

    Email: thomas.e.sauret@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AC64

  8. DEVELOPMENT WORK FOR INDUSTRY IN NASA WIND TUNNELS

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Legal Authority: 50 USC 511 to 515; 42 USC 2473(c)(5) and (6)

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1210

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The regulations set forth in 14 CFR 1210 detail the policies and procedures by which NASA makes certain of its wind tunnel facilities available for use in development work by industry. NASA is in the process of updating these regulations to more accurately reflect current accounting policies and operating procedures.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    11/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: Federal

    Agency Contact: Jay M. Henn, Director, Research Support Division,

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Aeronautics Research

    Mission Directorate, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-4741

    Fax: 202-358-3750

    Email: jay.m.henn@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AC81

  9. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ABSTRACTS--NASA GRANT AND COOPERATIVE

    AGREEMENT HANDBOOK

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473(c)(1)

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1260

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: The rule amends the NASA Grant and Cooperative Handbook to include a requirement for the electronic submission of an abstract of the planned research to be conducted on contracts containing research and

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    development effort valued at over $25,000. This requirement is being established to support NASA's implementation of section 207(g) of the

    E-Government Act of 2002.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    10/31/03

    68 FR 62031

    NPRM Comment Period End

    12/30/03

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Additional Information: Rule was published as RIN 2700-AC63

    Agency Contact: Tom Sauret, National Aeronautics and Space

    Administration, Office of Procurement, 300 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-1068

    Email: thomas.e.sauret@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AC82

  10. FEDERAL POLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS, TECHNICAL

    AMENDMENT

    Priority: Info./Admin./Other

    Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 42 USC 289; 42 USC 300v-1(b)

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1230

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This final rule amends the National Aeronautics and Space

    Administration (NASA) regulations for the protection of human subjects by changing all references to the Office for Protection from Research

    Risks (OPRR) to the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and revising the footnote at the end of 45 CFR 46.101(i) by deleting the references to research involving fetuses, pregnant women, or human in vitro fertilization and subpart B of 45 CFR part 46. This technical amendment is being made in conjunction with the other Federal departments and agencies that have promulgated the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Richard S Williams, Chief Medical Officer, National

    Aeronautics and Space Administration, Chief Health and Medical Office, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-2390

    Fax: 202-358-3349

    Email: rwillia3@hq.nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AC99

  11. NASA RESEARCH ANNOUNCEMENTS--SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLANS

    AND PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DISCLAIMERS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473(c)(1)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1835

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This is a proposed rule to (1) revise 1835.016-71, NASA

    Research Announcement, and the corresponding clause at 1852-235-72,

    Instructions for Responding to NASA Research Announcement, to require submission of small business subcontracting plans with any proposal whose value exceeds $500,000 and has subcontracting possibilities that may result in the award of a contract and (2) amend 1852.235-73 Final

    Scientific and Technical Reports, Alternate II, to include an acknowledgement that materials were based on or developed under NASA sponsored projects and a disclaimer, which states that the material does not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    NPRM

    09/27/04

    69 FR 57664

    NPRM Comment Period End

    11/26/04

    Final Action

    06/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Mr. Patrick Flynn, Procurement Analyst, National

    Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Procurement, 300 E

    Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-0460

    Fax: 202-358-3083

    Email: pflynn@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AD03

  12. [bull] HEAD OF CONTRACTING ACTIVITY (HCA) CHANGE FOR EXPLORATION

    SYSTEMS MISSION DIRECTORATE

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473(c)(1)

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1802

    Legal Deadline: None

    Abstract: This final rule revises the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) by amending the definition of ``head of contracting activity'' consistent with the realignment of program management responsibilities between

    NASA Headquarters and the field centers.

    Timetable:

    Action

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    05/00/05

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Tom Russell, National Aeronautics and Space

    Administration, NASA Office of Procurement, Program Operations

    Division, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546

    Phone: 202 358-0484

    Fax: 202-358-3083

    Email: trussell@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AD10

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Completed Actions

  13. FINAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL REPORTS--SBIR AND STTR CONTRACTS

    Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

    CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1835; 48 CFR 1852

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    01/12/05

    70 FR 2022

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Celeste M. Dalton

    Phone: 202 358-1645

    Email: celeste.m.dalton@nasa.gov

    RIN: 2700-AD04

  14. SMALL SELF-CONTAINED PAYLOADS

    Priority: Other Significant

    CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1214.9

    Completed:

    Reason

    Date

    FR Cite

    Final Action

    03/17/05

    70 FR 12966

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

    Small Entities Affected: No

    Government Levels Affected: None

    Agency Contact: Ann Sweet

    Phone: 202 358-3784

    Email: anne.sweet-1@nasa.gov

    Related RIN: Previously reported as 2700-AC39

    RIN: 2700-AD07

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