[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 240 (Thursday, December 15, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 74206]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23993]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Part 1852

RIN: 2700-AD20


Property Administration and Reporting for Interagency 
Acquisitions

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This is a final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to 
revise clause 1852.217-70 Property Administration and Reporting to 
change the name of ``NASA-Defense Purchase Request'' to ``NASA-
Interagency Purchase Request'' and to replace the term ``Military 
Department'' to ``servicing agency'' in order to permit the use of this 
clause in interagency acquisitions with military departments and 
civilian agencies.

DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn J. Seppi, NASA, Office of 
Procurement, Contract Management Division; (703) 553-2551; e-mail: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This is a final rule to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to 
revise clause 1852.217-70 Property Administration and Reporting to 
change the name of ``NASA-Defense Purchase Request'' to ``NASA-
Interagency Purchase Request'' and to change the term ``Military 
Department'' to ``servicing agency'' in order to permit the use of this 
clause in interagency acquisitions with military departments and 
civilian agencies. This change is necessary to instruct NASA Centers to 
use the NASA-Interagency Purchase Request (NF-523) in all interagency 
acquisitions with civilian agencies and military departments. 
Currently, the NFS only provides the use of this clause for interagency 
acquisitions with Military Departments and does not address whether 
this clause should be utilized in interagency acquisitions with 
Civilian Agencies. This change is necessary to provide guidance when 
contracting for supplies and services with civilian agencies.
    This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, 
Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is 
not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule is not expected to have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities with the meaning of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., because this 
action does not have any affect on the private business sector it only 
affects interagency transactions with other government agencies, 
military departments, and civilian agencies.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule does not contain information collection 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520) does not apply. All comments regarding information 
collection should be sent to: Desk Officer for NASA; Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Room 10236, New Executive Office Building; Washington, DC 20503.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1852

    Government Procurement.

Tom Luedtke,
Assistant Administrator for Procurement.

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Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1852 is amended as follows:

PART 1852--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 1852 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1)
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2. Revise section 1852.217-70 to read as follows:


1852.217-70  Property Administration and Reporting.

    As prescribed in 1817.7004-7 and 1817.7005-4, insert the following 
clause:

Property Administration and Reporting (DEC 2005)

    All property acquired for, and reimbursed by, NASA or transferred 
by NASA for use under this NASA-Interagency Purchase Request shall be 
controlled and accounted for in accordance with the servicing agency's 
normal procedures. All excess items, however, costing $500 or more and 
in condition Code 7 or better (GSA Condition Codes) shall be reported 
to the NASA originating office for possible reutilization before 
disposition.


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