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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 52941

and Space Shuttle Program contracts, (NPR) 6000.1 entitled ‘‘Requirements for NASA procedural requirements will
the HCA is the Headquarters Deputy Packaging, Handling, and have little or no impact on small
Associate Administrator for ISS and Transportation for Aeronautical and businesses.
Shuttle Programs in lieu of the field Space Systems, Equipment and
C. Paperwork Reduction Act
Center Director(s). For Exploration Associated Components.’’ Specifically,
Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) NFS clause 1852.211–70 will be revised The Paperwork Reduction Act does
contracts, the HCA is the Associate to delete the ‘‘E’’ at the end of NPR not apply because this final rule does
Administrator for ESMD in lieu of the 6000.1 and the date, namely ‘‘dated not impose any new recordkeeping or
field Center Director(s). For NASA April 26, 1999’’. This clause provides information collection requirements, or
Shared Services Center (NSSC) direction to the contractor that they collection of information from offerors,
contracts, the HCA is the Executive must comply with the NPR. The NPR contractors, or members of the public
Director of the NSSC in lieu of the field changes from time to time and so as to that require the approval of the Office of
Center Director(s). not have to revise clause 1852.211–70 Management and Budget under 44
* * * * * every time the NPR changes it would be U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
[FR Doc. 05–17594 Filed 9–2–05; 8:45 am]
best to delete the ‘‘alpha’’ and ‘‘date’’
associated with the NPR. The revised List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 1852
clause will require the contractor to Government procurement.
comply with the most recent version of
the NPR which purpose is to establish Tom Luedtke,
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND Assistant Administrator for Procurement.
SPACE ADMINISTRATION a standard streamlined approach for
packaging, handling, and transportation ■Accordingly, 48 CFR part 1852 is
48 CFR Part 1852 shipment activities to adequately amended as follows:
maintain the reliability of NASA items
RIN 2700–AD16 and achieve their damage-free delivery PART 1852—SOLICITATION
to the place and time of ultimate use. In PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT
Packaging, Handling, and
addition, this change will ensure CLAUSES
consistency with the rest of the NFS
AGENCY: National Aeronautics and because the date and alpha are not ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR
Space Administration (NASA). referenced when citing a particular NPR part 1852 continues to read as follows:
ACTION: Final rule.
in other NFS clauses. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2473(c)(1).
This is not a significant regulatory
■ 2. In clause 1852.211–70, the date is
SUMMARY: This is a final rule to amend action and, therefore, was not subject to
revised to read ‘‘(SEPT 2005)’’, and
the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to review under section 6(b) of Executive
paragraph (a) is revised to read as
delete the ‘‘alpha’’ and ‘‘date’’ Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and
associated with NASA’s Procedural Review, dated September 30, 1993. This
Requirements (NPR) 6000.1 referred to rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 1852.211–70 Packaging, Handling, and
in the clause entitled Packaging, 804. Transportation.
Handling, and Transportation B. Regulatory Flexibility Act * * * * *
(NOVEMBER 2004). (a) The Contractor shall comply with
This final rule is not expected to have
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2005. a significant economic impact on a NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: substantial number of small entities 6000.1, ‘‘Requirements for Packaging,
Marilyn J. Seppi, NASA, Office of with the meaning of the Regulatory Handling, and Transportation for
Procurement, Contract Management Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., Aeronautical and Space Systems,
Division; (703) 553–2551; e-mail: because contractors are required to Equipment, and Associated comply with this clause when Components’’, as may be supplemented
packaging, handling, and transporting, by the statement of work or
and shipping on behalf of NASA to specifications of this contract, for all
A. Background maintain reliability of NASA items and items designated as Class I, II, or III.
This final rule will delete references to achieve damage-free delivery to their * * * * *
to the ‘‘alpha’’ and ‘‘date’’ associated time and place of ultimate use and [FR Doc. 05–17591 Filed 9–2–05; 8:45 am]
with NASA Procedural Requirements therefore, changing the date of the BILLING CODE 7510–01–P

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