National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This final rule makes the following administrative changes to NASA internal procedures: 14 CFR 1260.12(c)(3)(iii) is revised to identify the new name of the Science Mission Directorate's (SMD's) graduate fellowship program; and 14 CFR 1274.211(a) is revised to conform the HQ public announcement procedures to those in the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS).
Effective Date: This final rule is effective October 24, 2006.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jamiel C. Commodore, NASA, Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division; (202) 358-0302; e-mail: Jamiel.C.Commodore@nasa.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Following a reorganization, the NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program was renamed the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program. This final rule includes the administrative change to 14 CFR 1260.12(c)(3)(iii) to reflect the new program title.
Section 1805.303-71 of the NFS has been revised to require notification of the Administrator at least three days before the public announcement of contract award. This final rule makes an administrative change to the Grant Handbook to establish the same notification period for cooperative agreements with commercial firms.
B. Regulatory Flexibility Act
NASA certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq, because the changes are merely administrative and affect only internal Agency procedures.
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because this rule does not impose any new recordkeeping or information collection requirements, or collection of information from offerors, contractors, or members of the public that 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 14 CFR Parts 1260 and 1274End List of Subjects Start Signature
Assistant Administrator for Procurement.
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 1260-GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Amend § 1260.12 by revising paragraph (c)(3)(iii) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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(iii) Students and faculty receiving direct support under a NASA training grant must be U.S. citizens, except for those supported by the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program, the NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program, the Graduate Student Fellowship in Global Change Research Program, and the GLOBE Program.
PART 1274—COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH COMMERCIAL FIRMSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
3. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
4. Amend § 1274.211 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) In accordance with NFS 1805.303-71, the NASA Administrator shall be notified at least three (3) workdays before a planned public announcement for award of a cooperative agreement (regardless of dollar value), if it is thought the agreement may be of significant interest to Headquarters.
[FR Doc. E6-17801 Filed 10-23-06; 8:45 am]
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