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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Final rule.


This final rule amends the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) by removing regulations on Acquisition of Training to conform the acquisition of training with FAR regulations.

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October 1, 2000.

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James H. Dolvin, NASA Headquarters, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), Washington, DC 20546. (202) 358-1279, email:

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A. Background

In 1991, Subpart 1837.70, Acquisition of Training, was added to the NFS. Section 1837.7000, Acquisition of off-the-shelf training courses, provided that the Government Employees Training Act of 1958, 5 U.S.C. 4101 et seq., could be used as the authority for acquisition of “non-Governmental off-the-shelf training courses which are available to the public.” Subpart 1837.7001, Acquisition of new training courses, provided that acquisition of new training courses “developed to fill a specific NASA need” must be conducted in accordance with the FAR. This subpart is being removed because it has caused confusion within NASA about the relevance of the FAR to training service procurement.

A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 43730, dated July 14, 2000. No comments were received, and this final rule adopts the proposed rule without change.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

NASA certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small business entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) because the deletion of this subpart will not alter the manner in which NASA is required to acquire training.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes to the NFS do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements, or collections of information from offerors, contractors, or members of the public which require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1837

  • Government Procurement
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Anne Guenther,

Acting Associate Administrator for Procurement.

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Accordingly, 48 CFR Part 1837 is proposed to be amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 1837 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1)

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2. Subpart 1837.70 is removed.

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[FR Doc. 00-25249 Filed 10-2-00; 8:45 am]