National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This final rule revises the NASA FAR Supplement by removing Research and Development in the Physical Engineering and Life Sciences from the list of targeted industry categories (TICs) for NASA under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program. This change is required to prevent potential conflicts between the goals of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program and the Small Business Innovative Research Program created by the conversion from Standard Industrial Classification to the North American Industry Classification System.
August 6, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Yolande Harden, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK); (202) 358-1279; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The conversion from Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) combined several stand-alone classification categories together. As a result, NAICS 54171 now contains not only categories previously listed as TICs but also other categories, some of which are used in conjunction with the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program. The deletion of this category will avoid any potential conflicts between the goals of the Competitiveness Demonstration Program and the SBIR Program.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577, and publication for public comment is not required. However, NASA will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected NFS part 1819 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the changes do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements which require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1819
- Government Procurement
Assistant Administrator for Procurement.
Accordingly, 48 CFR Part 1819 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 1819 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 1819—SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS
2. Amend the table in paragraph (b) of section 1819.1005 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
a. In the first column by removing “54171”; andEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
b. In the second column by removing “Research and Development in the Physical Engineering and Life Sciences”.End Amendment Part End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 02-19814 Filed 8-5-02; 8:45 am]
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