DATE: May 7, 2002

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Miscellaneous Administrative and Technical Revisions

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 7, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 88, page 30602

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: NASA is amending the NFS to conform with the changes made to the FAR by Item (4) of Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-01, Veterans' Employment; Item (2) of FAC 2001-02, Energy Efficiency of Supplies and Services; Item (3) of FAC 2001-02, Prompt Payment and the Recovery of Overpayment; and Item (4) of FAC 2001-06, Procurement Integrity Rewrite. In addition, this final rule makes various editorial and miscellaneous changes dealing with NASA internal and administrative matters.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on FAC 2001-01, see the October 22, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-01, Miscellaneous Amendments."

For more on FAC 2001-02, see the December 18, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-02, Miscellaneous Amendments."

For more on FAC 2001-06, see the March 20, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-06, Miscellaneous Amendments."

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 22, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Dalton, NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement, Contract Management Division (Code HK), Washington, DC 20546; 202-358-1645; e-mail: celeste.dalton@hq.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: FAR Subpart 1.3, Agency Acquisition Regulations, permits agencies to issue "agency acquisition regulations that implement or supplement the FAR..." (FAR 1.301, Policy). FAR 1.303, Publication and Codification, requires that agency acquisition regulations "parallel the FAR in format, arrangement, and numbering system...coverage in an agency acquisition regulation that implements a specific part, subpart, section or subsection of the FAR shall be numbered and titled to correspond to the appropriate FAR number and title."

Several recent changes to the FAR revised its format and made other changes that must be reflected in the NFS, NASA's agency acquisition regulation. This final rule makes necessary changes to conform with the following four changes made to the FAR:

Additional changes are made to the NFS which deal NASA internal and administrative matters (such as replacing "Associate Administrator for Procurement" with "Assistant Administrator for Procurement" wherever it appears in the NFS), and:

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