14 CFR 1261.400 - Scope of subpart.
(a) These regulations do the following:
(1) Prescribe standards for the administrative collection, compromise, suspension or termination of collection, and referral to the General Accounting Office (GAO), and/or to the Department of Justice (DJ) for litigation, of civil claims as defined by 31 U.S.C. 3701(b), arising out of the activities of NASA;
(2) Designate the responsible NASA officials authorized to effect actions hereunder; and
(b) Failure to comply with any provision of the GAO/DJ or OPM regulations shall not be available as a defense to any debtor ( 4 CFR 101.8).
(c) These regulations do not include any claim based in whole or in part on violation of the anti-trust laws; any claim as to which there is an indication of fraud, the presentation of a false claim, or misrepresentation on the part of the debtor or any party having an interest in the claim; tax claims; or Federal interagency claims ( 4 CFR 101.3).