Effective Date: June 27, 2013
Expiration Date: January 27, 2021
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10.1.1 A&D of excess property may occur any time during the disposal process when a written determination has been made that the property has no commercial value, or the estimated cost of its continued care and handling would exceed the estimated proceeds from its sale.
10.1.2 Excess property should undergo the normal property disposal process; however, if the property cannot be utilized, transferred, donated, sold, or it is not cost-effective to perform any of these processes, the property can be abandoned or destroyed using appropriate guidelines in this chapter.
10.1.3 Prior to A&D, all digital media shall be removed and destroyed in accordance with NPR 2810.1, Chapter 3.6 and associated ITS Handbooks on Media Protection (ITS-HBK-2810.11-01: Media Protection and ITS-HBK-2810.11-02 Media Protection: Digital Media Sanitization) and sections 3.2.9 and 8.4 of this NPR.
10.2.1 The authorized government official responsible for the property shall make a written finding that provides the justification for A&D.
10.2.1.1 This finding shall be approved by a reviewing official not directly accountable for the property (41 C.F.R. 102-36.310).
10.2.1.2 If the Center PDO is directly accountable for the property and/or the property is managed by their logistics contractor(s), the Center PDO cannot be the approving official. In this event, the Center SEMO or other NASA Agency official not directly accountable for the property shall approve the A&D finding.
10.2.1.3 If the Center PDO and SEMO are the same person, the next supervisor in the logistics chain of authority will approve the A&D finding.
10.2.2 Once the proper authorization and review have been completed, all property A&D documentation shall be signed by the person actually disposing of the property and independently witnessed by another Center property disposal employee, preferably a civil service employee whenever possible.
10.3.1 An item has no commercial value when it has neither utility nor monetary value (either as an item or as scrap) and should be considered for recycling. Additionally, if historical sales data indicate that the item is obsolete and does not sell, it should be immediately considered for A&D and/or recycling.
10.3.2 If an item is hazardous, the Center Health, Safety, and Environmental Officer shall be contacted for guidance.
10.3.3 If there is an entity with interest in purchasing the property, the supporting GSA Regional Sales Office shall be informed in order to implement sales procedures (41 C.F.R. 102-38) in lieu of A&D.
10.3.4 Excess property may be donated in lieu of A&D without GSA approval as long as the property is donated to a public entity. A public entity is any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or local government; any Indian tribe; or any agency of the Federal Government.
10.3.5 If an eligible nonprofit organization that is not a public entity is interested in acquiring the property, the local Regional GSA Property Management Office shall be contacted for appropriate guidance for donations in accordance with 41 C.F.R. 102-37.
10.4.1 Except as provided in the exemptions noted below, a public notice of intent to abandon or destroy excess property shall be published in a local newspaper, signs posted in common use facilities available to the public, or bulletins provided through the Internet or any other practical methods.
10.4.1.1 An offer to sell via the GSA Regional Sales Office shall be included in the notice.
10.4.2 A public notice is not required when:
a. The value of the property is so little or the cost of its care and handling, pending A&D, is so great that its retention for advertising for sale, even as scrap, is not cost effective; or
b. A&D is required because of health, safety, or security reasons; or
c. The original acquisition cost of the item (estimated if unknown) is less than $500.
10.5.1 NF 812 (Determination and Authorization to Abandon or Destroy Surplus Property) shall be used for the purpose of documenting all A&D actions.
10.5.1.1 NF 812 (Determination and Authorization to Abandon or Destroy Surplus Property) can be generated from DSPL or the electronic NF 812 available from http://server-mpo.arc.nasa.gov/Services/NEFS/ can be used.
10.5.2 The completed documentation shall be kept with the disposal case file in accordance with NPR 1441.1.
10.5.3 Property abandoned or destroyed shall be supported by documentation signed by an authorized Government agent confirming that the appropriate actions were taken to comply with the applicable laws, requirements, and regulations.
10.5.3.1 The CEA shall be contacted if questions arise relating to ITAR/EAR items (see Appendix C).
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