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NPD 4300.1B
Effective Date: February 19, 1999
Expiration Date: August 22, 2016
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(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Personal Property Disposal Policy (Revalidated 8/22/2011)

Responsible Office: Logistics Management Division

Change History

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Directive revalidated with administrative corrections to include office name change and implementation of NPR 1400.1 NASA Directives and Charters Procedural Requirements.

NASA Interim Directive: NASA Property Disposal Procedural Requirements, NM 4300-67

1. Policy

a. NASA disposition of personal property that is no longer needed for its original acquisition intent or surplus to NASA's needs shall be conducted to maximize reutilization and minimize the cost while maximizing sales proceeds.

(1) Utilization of Federal property shall be conducted in accordance with Federal Management Regulation (FMR) 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 102-35 thru 37 and as authorized by United States Code (USC) 3701 et seq., the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended.

(2) All sales of NASA property shall be conducted in accordance with the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR), 41 CFR Part 101-45, Sale, Abandonment, or Destruction of Personal Property, Federal Management Regulation 41 CFR Part 102-38, Sale of Personal Property, and Part 102-39, Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority.

(3) The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is designated as NASA's Sales Center for all NASA-held surplus and exchange/sale personal property; Sales Center designation and responsibilities are described in 41 CFR 102-38.

b. NASA shall aggressively pursue the continued utilization of NASA excess and surplus personal property through transfer to Federal agencies and eligible donees including schools.

c. NASA shall aggressively pursue acquiring excess property from other Federal agencies for NASA use, thereby reducing new procurements and lowering NASA cost of operations.

d. All NASA property that is to be disposed of shall be properly and completely rendered safe, and any hazard either abated or adequately identified and documented to preclude harm to the gaining entity. If any report of hazard or other problem or deficiency has been generated about such hardware/equipment, those reports shall be included as an integral part of the equipment/property disposal process along with any applicable Material Safety Data Sheet.

2. Applicability

a. This NASA Policy Directive (NPD) is applicable to NASA Headquarters, and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and to Jet Propulsion (JPL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center.

b. This NPD is applicable to NASA contractors to the extent specified in tier contracts.

3. Authority

a. Public Law 107-217 title 40, United States Code, "Public Buildings, Property, and Works", August 21, 2002, previously 40 U.S.C. 471 et seq., the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended.

b. Public Law 111-314; title 51 USC, National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended

c. Public Law 96-480; title 15 USC , Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended

d. 40 USC, Chapters 5 (Property Management) and 7, (Foreign Excess Property)

e. 41 CFR, Chapter 101, Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR)

f. 41 CFR, Chapter 102, Federal Management Regulation (FMR)

g. 48 CFR, Subpart 945.6, Reporting, Redistribution, and Disposal (of contractor inventory)

h. 48 CFR Chapter 18, NASA Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (NFS)

4. Applicable Documents

a. NPR 4000.1, NASA Logistics Management Operations Compensating Controls Reviews

b. NPR 4300.1, "NASA Personal Property Disposal Procedures and Guidance."

c. NPR 4310.1, "Identification and Disposition of NASA Artifacts."

5. Responsibility

a. The Assistant Administrator (AA) for the Office of Strategic Infrastructure (OSI) is responsible for the overall management of property disposal activity in the Agency, for establishing Agency disposal policy, and for assessing the effectiveness of policy implementation.

b. The Center Directors shall be responsible for the following:

(1) Implementing the policies established by this NPD and the requirements of NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 4300.1, NASA Personal Property Disposal Procedure Requirement and Guidance, and NPR 4310.1, Identification and Disposition of NASA Artifacts.

(2) Appointing a Property Disposal Officer for their respective Centers who will be responsible for assuring the proper utilization, transfer, sale, or other disposition of NASA personal property.

(3) Establishing Center internal procedures to ensure compliance and uniformity and to protect the integrity of the sales process.

c. Each NASA organization shall be responsible for determining whether NASA property is required for its needs. In the case of a negative determination, the NASA organization shall promptly report the property with a complete commercial description to the Center Property Disposal Officer for further Federal disposal processing.

6. Delegation of Authority


7. Measurement/Verification

a. Current reports that reflect status of existing operations, including timeliness of disposal processing.

b. Reports will be generated and/or submitted by automated data processing methods when capabilities exist and will be submitted semi-annually by November 15 of each year.

c. New reports, as required, will be initiated and developed jointly by the NASA Headquarters Logistics Division and NASA Center Property Disposal Officers.

8. Cancellation

NPD 4300.1A, NASA Personal Property Disposal Policy, dated February 19, 1999

Revalidated August 22, 2011, Original Signed by
/s/ Sean O'Keefe

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