[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 118 (Monday, June 20, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 39871]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14460]



48 CFR Parts 1817 and 1852

RIN 2700-AE28

Removal of Outdated and Duplicative Guidance (2016-N010)

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is 
issuing a final rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to remove 
duplicative language of the FAR and superseded NFS guidance. The 
revision is part of NASA's retrospective plan under Executive Order 
(E.O.) 13563 completed in August 2011.

DATES: Effective: July 20, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Manuel Quinones, telephone (202) 


I. Background

    NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 81 FR 
17124 on March 28, 2016, to remove duplicative language of the FAR and 
superseded NFS guidance. This rule removes from the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) those portions of the NFS containing information that 
consists of internal Agency administrative procedures and guidance that 
does not control the relationship between NASA and contractors or 
prospective contractors. Additionally, NASA identified a number of NFS 
parts and sections to be (1) deleted because of its duplication of the 
FAR or (2) relocated as internal Agency operating procedures to a NASA 
maintained Web site available on the internet at http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm. No public comments 
were received in response to the proposed rule.

II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health, and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

III. 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 this rule removes from the CFR only information that is either 
considered internal Agency administrative procedures or extraneous 
provisions or clauses that were invalidated by previous final rules.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 1817 and 1852

    Government procurement.

Manuel Quinones,
NASA FAR Supplement Manager.
    Accordingly, 48 CFR parts 1817 and 1852 are amended as follows:

1. The authority citation for parts 1817 and 1852 continues to read as 

    Authority: 51 U.S.C. 20113(a) and 48 CFR chapter 1.


1817.200 and 1817.204  [Removed]

2. Remove sections 1817.200 and 1817.204.


1852.210-70, 1852.212-70, and 1852.212-74  [Removed]

3. Remove sections 1852.210-70, 1852.212-70, and 1852.212-74.

[FR Doc. 2016-14460 Filed 6-17-16; 8:45 am]