45 CFR 74.33 Federally-Owned and Exempt Property

This regulation focuses on inventory that is considered the property of the federal government. Grantee and delegate agencies must submit a listing of federal property annually. Upon completion of their award or when the property is no longer needed, the recipient shall report the property to the awarding agency for further utilization.

[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 45, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2005]
[CITE: 45CFR74.33] [Page 223-224]
TITLE 45--PUBLIC WELFARE
SUBTITLE A--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 74_UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARDS AND SUBAWARDS TO INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, HOSPITALS, OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, AND COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS--Table of Contents
Subpart C_Post-Award Requirements

Sec. 74.33 Federally-owned and exempt property.

(a)

(1) Title of federally-owned property remains vested in the Federal Government. Recipients shall submit annually an inventory listing of federally-owned property in their custody to the HHS awarding agency. Upon completion of the award or when the property is no longer needed, the recipient shall report the property to the HHS awarding agency for further agency utilization.
(2) If the HHS awarding agency has no further need for the property, it shall be declared excess and reported to the General Services Administration, unless the HHS awarding agency has statutory authority to dispose of the property by alternative methods (e.g., the authority provided by the Federal Technology Transfer Act, 15 U.S.C. 3710(I), to donate research equipment to educational and nonprofit organizations in accordance with E.O. 12821, ``Improving Mathematics and Science Education in Support of the National Education Goals''). Appropriate instructions shall be issued to the recipient by the HHS awarding agency.

(b) For research awards to certain types of recipients, 31 U.S.C. 6306 authorizes HHS to vest title to property acquired with Federal funds in the recipient without further obligation to the Federal government and under conditions that HHS considers appropriate. Such property is ``exempt property''. Exempt property shall not be subject to the requirements of Sec. 74.34, except that it shall be subject to paragraphs (h)(1), (2), and (4) of that section concerning the HHS awarding agency's right to require transfer.

[59 FR 43760, Aug. 25, 1994, as amended at 61 FR 11747, Mar. 22, 1996]

45 CFR 74.33 Federally-Owned and Exempt Property. Uniform Administrative Requirements for Awards and Subawards to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Nonprofit Organizations, and Commercial Organizations. 2005. English.

Last Reviewed: November 2008

Last Updated: August 5, 2015