[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 11318-11320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03295]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

14 CFR Part 1204

[NASA Docket No: 2014-0003]
RIN 2700-AD95


Delegations and Designations

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Direct final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to correct 
citations and titles throughout. The revisions to this rule are part of 
NASA's retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. 
NASA's full plan can be accessed on the Agency's open Government Web 
site at http://www.nasa.gov/open/.

DATES: This direct final rule is effective on April 29, 2014. Comments 
due on or before March 31, 2014. If adverse comments are received, NASA 
will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified with RINs 2700-AD95 and may be 
sent to NASA via the Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Please note that NASA will post all comments on the Internet 
with changes, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calvin Williams, 202-358-2322.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Direct Final Rule and Significant Adverse Comments

    NASA has determined that this rulemaking meets the criteria for a 
direct final rule because it makes nonsubstantive changes to correct 
citations and titles. No opposition to the changes and no significant 
adverse comments are expected. However, if NASA receives significant 
adverse comments, it will withdraw this direct final rule by publishing 
a notice in the Federal Register. A significant adverse comment is one 
that explains: (1) Why the direct final rule is inappropriate, 
including challenges to the rule's underlying premise or approach; or 
(2) why the direct final rule will be ineffective or unacceptable 
without a change. In determining whether a comment necessitates 
withdrawal of this direct final rule, NASA will consider whether it 
warrants a substantive response in a notice and comment process.

Background

    Subpart 5 of part 1204, promulgated March 13, 1995 [30 FR 3378], 
establishes delegations and designations for NASA officials and other 
Government agencies acting on behalf of the Agency to carry out 
functions related to real estate and related matters, granting 
easements, leaseholds, permits, and licenses in real property, 
executing certificates of full faith and credit, and taking actions on 
liquidated damage. Sections 1204.501, 1204.503-1204.504, 1204.509 will 
be amended to correct citations and titles.

[[Page 11319]]

Statutory Authority

    The National Aeronautics and Space Act (the Space Act), 51 U.S.C. 
20113 (a), authorizes the Administrator of NASA to make, promulgate, 
issue, rescind, and amend rules and regulations governing the manner of 
its operations and the exercise of the powers vested in it by law.

Regulatory Analysis

Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review and Executive 
Order 13563, Improvement Regulation and Regulation Review

    Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 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). EO 13563 
emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of 
reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This rule has been designated as ``not significant'' under section 3(f) 
of EO 12866.

Review Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires an 
agency to prepare an initial regulatory flexibility analysis to be 
published at the time the proposed rule is published. This requirement 
does not apply if the agency ``certifies that the rule will not, if 
promulgated, have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities'' (5 U.S.C. 603). This rule removes one section from 
Title 14 of the CFR and, therefore, does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act

    This direct final rule does not contain any information collection 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.).

Review Under EO 13132

    EO 13132, ``Federalism,'' 64 FR 43255 (August 4, 1999) requires 
regulations be reviewed for Federalism effects on the institutional 
interest of states and local Governments and, if the effects are 
sufficiently substantial, preparation of the Federal assessment is 
required to assist senior policy makers. The amendments will not have 
any substantial direct effects on state and local Governments within 
the meaning of the EO. Therefore, no Federalism assessment is required.

List of subjects in 14 CFR Part 1204

    Authority delegation.
    Accordingly, under the authority of the National Aeronautics and 
Space Act, as amended, U.S.C. 20113, NASA amends 14 CFR part 1204 as 
follows:

PART 1204--ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY AND POLICY

0
1. The authority citation for part 1204 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(5); 42 U.S.C. 2473b; Pub. L. 101-
507, the VA/HUD/Indep. Agencies Appropriation Act for FY 1991, at 
104 Stat. 1380 (Nov. 5, 1990); and 15 U.S.C. 631-650.


Sec.  1204.501  [Amended]

0
2. Amend Sec.  1204.501 by removing the word ``Associate'' and adding 
in its place the word ``Assistant,'' removing the words ``Management 
Systems and Facilities'' and adding in their place the words 
``Strategic Infrastructure,'' and removing the words ``Facilities 
Engineering'' and adding in their place the words ``Integrated Asset 
Management.''.


Sec.  1204.503  [Amended]

0
3. Amend Sec.  1204.503 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (b), remove the word ``Associate'' and add in its place 
the word ``Assistant,'' remove the words ``Management Systems and 
Facilities'' and add in their place the words ``Strategic 
Infrastructure,'' and remove the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and 
add in its place the words ``Integrated Asset Management.''
0
b. In paragraph (e)(1), remove the words ``The Directors of Field 
Installations'' and add in their place the words ``NASA Center 
Directors.''
0
c. In paragraph (e)(2), remove the words ``The Directors of Field 
Installations'' and add in their place the words ``NASA Center 
Directors'' and remove the words ``field installation'' in the second 
occurrence and add in their place the word ``Center.''
0
d. In paragraph (f)(1), remove the words ``Director of the Field 
Installation'' and add in their place the words ``Center Director.''
0
e. In paragraphs (f)(3)(i)(D), remove the word ``Associate'' and add in 
its place the word ``Assistant,'' remove the words ``Management Systems 
and Facilities'' and add in their place the words ``Strategic 
Infrastructure,'' remove the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and add 
in their place the words ``Integrated Asset Management,'' and remove 
the words ``Director of the Field Installation'' and add in their place 
the words ``Center Director.''
0
f. In paragraph (f)(3)(ii), remove the word ``Associate'' and add in 
its place the word ``Assistant,'' remove the words ``Management Systems 
and Facilities'' and add in their place the words ``Strategic 
Infrastructure,'' remove the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and add 
in their place the words ``Integrated Asset Management,'' and remove 
the words ``Director of the Field Installation'' and add in their place 
the words ``Center Director.''
0
g. In paragraph (g), remove the words ``Director of a Field 
Installation'' and add in their place the words ``Center Director,'' 
remove the word ``Associate'' and add in its place the word 
``Assistant,'' remove the words ``Management Systems and Facilities'' 
and add in their place the words ``Strategic Infrastructure,'' and 
remove the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and add in their place the 
words ``Integrated Asset Management.''
0
h. In paragraph (h), remove the words ``Directors of Field 
Installations'' and add in their place the words ``Center Directors.''
0
i. In paragraph (i), remove the words ``Facilities Operations and 
Maintenance Branch (Code JXG)'' and add in their place the words 
``Office of Strategic Infrastructure,'' and remove the words 
``Facilities Engineering'' and add in their place the words 
``Integrated Asset Management.''


Sec.  1204.504  [Amended]

0
4. Amend Sec.  1204.504 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a), remove the word ``Associate'' and add in its place 
the word ``Assistant,'' remove the words ``Management Systems and 
Facilities'' and add in their place the words ``Strategic 
Infrastructure,'' and add the words ``and Real Property'' before the 
word ``Division.''
0
b. In paragraph (d)(1), remove the words ``The Directors of Field 
Installations'' and add in their place the words ``Center Directors,'' 
remove the words ``(i) excess within the meaning of 40 U.S.C. 472(c) or 
(ii),'' and remove the words ``NASA Management Instruction 9050.6, NASA 
Exchange Activities'' and add in their place the words ``NASA Policy 
Directive 9050.6, NASA Exchange and Morale Support Activities.''
0
c. In paragraph (d)(2), remove the words ``The Directors of Field 
Installations'' and add in their place the words ``Center Directors'' 
and remove the words ``Field Installation'' and add in their place the 
words ``NASA Center.''

[[Page 11320]]

0
d. In paragraph (e)(1), remove the words ``Director of the Field 
Installation'' and add in their place the words ``Center Director.''
0
e. In paragraph (e)(3)(ii)(B), remove the word ``Associate'' and add in 
its place the word ``Assistant, '' remove the words ``Management 
Systems and Facilities'' and add in their place the words ``Strategic 
Infrastructure,'' remove the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and add 
in their place the words ``Integrated Asset Management,'' and remove 
the words ``Director of the Field Installation'' and add in their place 
the words ``Center Director.''
0
f. In paragraph (e)(3)(iii), remove the word ``Associate '' and add in 
its place the word ``Assistant,'' remove the words ``Management Systems 
and Facilities'' and add in their place the words ``Strategic 
Infrastructure,'' remove the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and add 
in their place the words ``Integrated Asset Management,'' and remove 
the words ``Director of the Field Installation'' and add in their place 
the words ``Center Director.''
0
g. In paragraph (f), remove the words ``Director of a Field 
Installation'' and add in their place the words ``Center Director,'' 
remove the words ``Assistant'' and add in its place the word 
``Associate,'' remove the words ``Management Systems and Facilities'' 
and add in their place the words ``Strategic Infrastructure,'' remove 
the words ``Facilities Engineering'' and add in their place the words 
``Integrated Asset Management.''
0
h. In paragraph (g), remove the words ``the Directors of Field 
Installations'' and add in their place the words ``NASA Center 
Directors.''
0
i. In paragraph (h), remove the words ``Administrator, Facilities 
Operations and Maintenance Branch (Code JXG), Facilities Engineering 
Division, Assistant'' and add in their place the words 
``Administration, Office of Strategic Infrastructure.''


Sec.  1204.505  [Amended]

0
5. In Sec.  1204.505, amend paragraph (b) by removing the words 
``(Office of the Administrator section of NASA Form 955).''


Sec.  1204.509  [Amended]

0
6. In Sec.  1204.509, amend paragraph (a) by removing the words 
``Director, Industrial Relations Office'' and adding in their place the 
words ``Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure'' 
and removing the misspelled word ``Conract'' and adding in its place 
the word ``Contract.''

Charles F. Bolden, Jr.,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-03295 Filed 2-27-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7510-13-P