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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 8-12 August 2005


Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal

ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal.

The Charter for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) will be renewed for an additional two-year period, as a necessary committee which is in the public interest, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec. 9(c). The purpose of ELAB is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of EPA on issues associated with the systems and standards of accreditation for environmental laboratories. It is determined that ELAB is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Agency by law. Inquiries may be directed to Lara P. Autry, NELAC/NELAP Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, 109 T W Alexander Drive (E243-05), Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 or by e-mail: .



NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook--Intellectual Property Required Reports and Publications

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This final rule amends the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook (Handbook) to clarify intellectual property provisions. Provision Sec. 1260.28, "Patent rights" is amended to refer to NASA contractors as "Contractors" and not "Recipients". Provision Sec. 1260.30, "Rights in data" is amended to clarify the definition of the word "data". Provision Sec. 1260.75, "Summary of report requirements", is amended to correct the cross-references to the intellectual property provisions of the Handbook. These changes are administrative in nature. No change is being made to the actual reporting requirements.

DATES: Effective August 9, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique Sullivan, NASA Headquarters, Code HK, Washington, DC, (703-553-2560) e-mail: .


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