[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[National Aeronautics and Space Administration Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)






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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

14 CFR Ch. V

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: NASA's regulatory agenda describes those regulations being 
considered for development or amendment by NASA, the need and legal 
basis for the actions being considered, the name and telephone number 
of the knowledgeable official, whether a regulatory analysis is 
required, and the status of regulations previously reported.

ADDRESSES: Director, Management Assessment Division (Code JM), Office 
of Management Systems, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl E. Parker (202) 358-0252.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB guidelines dated January 29, 2003, 
``Spring 2003 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory 
Actions'' require a regulatory agenda of those regulations under 
development and review to be published in the Federal Register each 
April and October.

Dated: March 19, 2003.

 Margy Myles,

Acting Director, Management Assessment Division.

                       National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3474        Investigation Research Misconduct...................................................     2700-AC50
3475        NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook.......................................     2700-AC55
3476        Temporary Duty Travel-Issuance of Motor Vehicle for Home-to-Work Transportation.....     2700-AC57
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                         National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3477        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     2700-AC41
            Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance......................
3478        NASA Astronaut Candidate Recruitment and Selection Program..........................     2700-AC56
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                        National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3479        Cross-Waiver of Liability...........................................................     2700-AB51
3480        Miscellaneous Administrative Changes to the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation          2700-AC33
            Supplement (NFS)....................................................................
3481        Code of Conduct for International Space Station Crew................................     2700-AC40
3482        NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook--Miscellaneous Changes................     2700-AC53
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                                           National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Discontinued Entries
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  Regulation
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2700-AA29        Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System; Use and Reimbursement Policy for Non-U.S.            03/18/2003   Withdrawn
                 Government Users
2700-AC43        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements       03/18/2003   Withdrawn
                 for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)
2700-AC49        National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114 Implementing Procedures            03/18/2003   Withdrawn
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Proposed Rule Stage






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3474. INVESTIGATION RESEARCH MISCONDUCT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1275

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is 
proposing this rule to implement the ``Federal Policy on Research 
Misconduct,'' issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 
the Federal Register (FR) on December 6, 2000 (65 FR 76260). This 
proposed rule sets out the definition of research misconduct, the 
procedures for investigating allegations of research misconduct and 
recommending findings, and the procedure for adjudicating and appealing 
such findings. Findings of research misconduct must be accompanied by 
recommendations for administrative action by NASA in order to 
discourage such behavior and ensure the integrity of research funded by 
NASA.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mayra N. Montrose, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, Office of the NASA Chief Scientist, Code AS, 300 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20744
Phone: 202 358-1492
Email: mayra.montrose@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC50
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3475. NASA GRANT AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT HANDBOOK

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1260

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NASA is amending 14 CFR 1260 to provide guidance on the 
format and content of its Cooperative Agreement Notices (CANs).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tom Sauret, Office of Procurement, Code HK, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 
20546
Phone: 202 358-1068
Email: thomas.e.sauret@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC55
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3476. [bull] TEMPORARY DUTY TRAVEL-ISSUANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE FOR HOME-
TO-WORK TRANSPORTATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 31 USC 1344; PL 101-194; 70 Comp Gen 196; 40 USC 
486(c)

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1204.1600

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule is designed to remedy a situation, which 
often arises at certain NASA installations. Employees who are 
authorized to use motor vehicles for temporary duty travel must pick up 
their vehicles at the installation at the start of the travel period, 
even in cases where the employee's residence is closer to the temporary 
duty destination than the installation. Such unnecessary travel can 
result in a significant waste of official time and resources. This rule 
is proposed pursuant to section 503 of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989 
(Pub. L. 101-194), 31 U.S.C. 1344 note, which authorizes agency heads 
to issue directives carrying out the regulations of the General 
Services Administration (GSA), in this case the GSA rules for the use 
of Government vehicles at 41 CFR part 301-10, subpart C, ``Government 
Vehicles.''

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: William E. Gookin, Agency Manager of Transportation 
Programs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Code JG, 300 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20546
Phone: 202 358-2306
Fax: 202 358-3235
Email: william.e.gookin@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC57
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3477. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1250; 14 CFR 1251; 14 CFR 1252

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NASA proposes to make amendments to its regulations 
implementing title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (title VI), 
section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 (section 504), and the 
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Discrimination Act). Together, 
these statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, disability, and age in programs or activities that 
receive Federal financial assistance. The amendments are being made as 
the results of added definitions of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' introduced by the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) of 
1987. The added definitions were designed to clarify the broad scope of 
coverage of recipients' programs or activities under the aforementioned 
statutes. NASA proposed regulations were published as part of a joint 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking involving up to 24 Federal agencies.

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Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Dr. Dorothy Hayden-Watkins, Associate Administrator for 
Equal Opportunity Programs, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, NASA Headquarters (Code E), 300 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20546
Phone: 202 358-2167
Fax: 202 358-3336
Email: dorothy.hayden-watkins-1@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC41
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3478. [bull] NASA ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2473, National Aeronautics and Space Act of 
1958, as amended

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1214

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NASA's astronaut candidate selection process, developed to 
select highly qualified individuals to perform as mission specialist 
and pilot astronauts in human space programs, is regulated at 14 CFR 
part 1214. As currently written, recruitment and selection activities 
for astronauts are conducted by the Astronaut Selection Office at 
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Assigning this responsibility 
exclusively to Johnson Space Center was well suited for the historical 
Astronaut Candidate Program but does not enable enhancements to the 
program that are needed to accommodate a new component of the Astronaut 
corps: Educator Astronauts. The Educator Astronaut Program will recruit 
educators to join NASA's Astronaut Corps to perform educator, as well 
as mission specialist, duties in support of NASA's education outreach 
program. Involvement of appropriate elements of the education community 
is integral to the conduct of activities associated with the 
recruitment, evaluation, and selection of Educator Astronauts. 
Involvement by NASA's Office of Education at NASA Headquarters in 
activities leading to identification of candidates who meet the 
Educator requirements of the position is necessary and appropriate. 
Accordingly, the CFR is amended to permit organizational elements that 
are not part of Johnson Space Center to perform activities associated 
with recruitment and selection of astronaut candidates.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Direct Final Rule               04/23/03                    68 FR 19947
Comment Period End              05/23/03
Direct Final Rule Effective     07/22/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Candace S. Irwin, Human Resources Specialist, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration, Code FPP, NASA Headquarters,300 E 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20546
Phone: 202 358-1206
Fax: 202 358-3040
Email: cirwin@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC56
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3479. CROSS-WAIVER OF LIABILITY

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1266

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Mirmina
Phone: 202 358-0729
Fax: 202 358-4355
Email: steven.a.mirmina@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AB51
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3480. MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO THE NASA FEDERAL 
ACQUISITION REGULATION SUPPLEMENT (NFS)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 1801 to 1872

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Rule                      05/07/02                    67 FR 30602


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Celeste M. Dalton
Phone: 202 358-1645
Email: celeste.m.dalton@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC33
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3481. CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1214, subpart 1214.4

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule Effective    10/01/00
Interim Final Rule              12/21/00                    65 FR 80302
Final Rule                      05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: E. Jason Steptoe
Phone: 202 358-2432
Email: jsteptoe@nasa.gov

RIN: 2700-AC40
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3482. NASA GRANT AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT HANDBOOK--MISCELLANEOUS 
CHANGES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1260; 14 CFR 1274

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Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Rule                      05/07/02                    67 FR 30544


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rita Svarcas
Phone: 202 358-0464
Fax: 202 358-3220
Email: rita.svarcas@nasa.gov

Related RIN: Duplicate of 2700-AC51
RIN: 2700-AC53
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