Notice for Submission of Donation Application for the Destroyer ex-EDSON (DD 946), 27095-27097 [E7-9183]

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E7–9201 Filed 5–11–07; 8:45 am] Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice for Submission of Donation Application for the Destroyer exEDSON (DD 946) ACTION: Permanent. PO 00000 RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: All DON civilians, non-appropriated fund employees, and external applicants for employment. The Navy’s rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or may be obtained from the system manager. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P SYSTEM NAME: All Department of Navy (DON) Equal Employment Opportunity Program offices. DON activity addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List that is available at http://doni.daps.dla.mil/sndl.aspx. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: None. Case number or individual’s name. SYSTEM LOCATION: published in the Standard Navy Distribution List that is available at http://doni.dla.mil/sndl.aspx. Request should contain individual’s full name and signed. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: RETRIEVABILITY: NM12713–1 27095 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice for submission of donation applications for the destroyer ex-EDSON (DD 946), under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306. Ex-EDSON (DD 946) is located at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA. Eligible recipients include: (1) Any State, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States or any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof; (2) the District of Columbia; or (3) any organization incorporated as a non-profit entity under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. The transfer of a vessel under this law shall be made at no cost to the United States. The donee will be required to maintain the vessel in a condition satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy as a static museum/memorial. The letter of intent must: a. Identify the specific ship sought for donation; b. Include a statement of the proposed use for the ship; c. Identify the proposed berthing location; d. If the applicant is not a state, territory or possession of the United States, or a political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, or the E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 27096 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 92 / Monday, May 14, 2007 / Notices District of Columbia, provide a copy of a determination letter by the Internal Revenue Service that the applicant is exempt from tax under the Internal Revenue Code, or submit evidence that the applicant has filed the appropriate documentation in order to obtain tax exempt status; e. If the applicant asserts that it is a corporation or association whose charter or articles of agreement denies it the right to operate for profit, provide a properly authenticated copy of the charter, certificate of incorporation, and a copy of the organization’s by-laws; f. Provide a notarized copy of the resolution or other action of the applicant’s governing board authorizing the person signing the application to represent the organization and to sign on its behalf for the purpose of obtaining a vessel; and g. Provide written affirmation that the prospective donee can submit a complete ship donation application to the Navy, compliant with the Navy’s application requirements, by January 3, 2008. If the applicant is incapable of meeting this deadline, specific rationale must be provided along with identification of the events that must be achieved and the timeline necessary in order to submit a complete ship donation application to the Navy. The Navy reserves the right to provide a reasonable extension for receipt of applications, or to reject a request for extension and to proceed with other applications received by the January 3, 2008 deadline. Upon receipt of the letter of intent, the Navy will contact the prospective donees to ensure a full understanding of the application requirements. Qualified organizations wishing to apply for ex-EDSON must submit a complete application to the Navy by January 3, 2008, comprised of a business/financial plan, a technical plan (includes a towing plan, mooring plan, maintenance plan and environmental plan), a curatorial/museum plan, and a community support plan (includes information concerning support from the community and benefit to the Navy). The application must address the following areas: a. Business/Financial Plan: The Business/Financial Plan must detail the estimated start-up and operating costs, and provide detailed evidence of firm financing adequate to cover these costs. Start-up costs include towing, mooring (this includes but not limited to the cost of acquiring and improving facilities, and dredging if required), ship restoration, museum development, and meeting environmental requirements (including permitting fees and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 May 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 expenses). Operating costs are those associated with operating and maintaining the vessel as a museum/ memorial, including rent, utilities, personnel, insurance, periodic drydocking, etc. Firm financing means available funding to ensure the first five years of operation and future stability for long-term operation. This can include pledges, loans, gifts, bonds (except revenue bonds), funds on deposit at a financial institution, or any combination of the above. The applicant must also provide income projections from sources such as individual and group admissions, facility rental fees and gift shop revenues sufficient to cover the estimated operating expenses. b. Technical: The technical plan is comprised of a Towing Plan, Mooring Plan, Maintenance Plan, and Environmental Plan. The Towing Plan describes how the ship will be prepared for tow and safely towed from it present location to the permanent display site proposed by the applicant. The Towing Plan must comply with all U.S. Navy Tow Manual requirements, which can be found at http://www.supsalv.org/pdf/ towman.pdf. The Mooring Plan describes how the ship will be secured at its permanent display site during normal and extreme weather conditions (including the 100year storm event) to prevent damage to the ship, its mooring system, the pier, and surrounding facilities. Provide evidence of availability of a facility for permanent mooring of the ship, either by ownership, existing lease, or by letter from the facility owners indicating a statement of intent to utilize such facilities. Address any requirement to obtain site-specific permits and/or municipality approvals required for the facility, to include but not limited to, Port Authority and Army Corps of Engineers approvals/permits, where required. The mooring location must be acceptable to the Navy and not obstruct or interfere with navigation. The Environmental Plan describes how the applicant will comply with all federal, state and local environmental and public health & safety regulations and permit requirements. The applicant also should provide information necessary for the Navy to complete an environmental assessment of the donation as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including the impact of the donation on the natural and man-made environment, local infrastructure, and evaluation of the socio-economic consequences of the donation. The Maintenance Plan must describe plans for long-term, short-term, and PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 daily maintenance of the vessel, including preservation and maintenance schedule, underwater hull inspections, emergency response and fire/flood/ intrusion control, pest control, security, periodic dry-docking, and qualifications of the maintenance team. c. The Curatorial/Museum Plan includes two parts: a Curatorial Plan and a Historic Management Plan. The Curatorial Plan must describe the qualifications for a professional curator (and curator staff, if necessary). The plan must also describe how the museum will collect and manage artifacts, including a statement of purpose and description of access, authority, and collection management responsibilities. The Historic Management Plan must describe how the museum will display the vessel and exhibits, including a description of the historical context of the ship, vessel restoration plans, historical subject matter that will be displayed with the ship, and exhibit display plans. d. The Community Support Plan must include evidence of local support. Evidence of regional support should also be provided. This includes letters of endorsement from adjacent communities and counties, cities or states. Also describe how the location of the ship will encourage public visitation and tourism, become an integral part of the community, and how the ship will enhance community development. The Community Support Plan must also describe the benefit to the Navy, including, but not limited to, addressing how the prospective donee may support Navy recruiting efforts, the connection between the Navy and the proposed berthing location, how veterans associations in the area are willing to support the vessel, how the prospective donee will honor veterans’ contributions to the United States, and how the exhibit will commemorate those contributions and showcase Naval traditions. The relative importance of each area that must be addressed in the donation application is as follows: Business/Financial Plan and Technical Plan are the most important criteria and are equal in importance. Within the Technical Plan, the Mooring Plan is of greatest importance, and the Towing Plan, Maintenance Plan and Environmental Plan are individually of equal importance but of lesser importance to the Mooring Plan. The Curatorial/Museum Plan and Community Support Plan are of equal importance, but of lesser importance than the aforementioned plans. Evaluation of the application(s) will be performed by the Navy to ensure the E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 92 / Monday, May 14, 2007 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander, Program Executive Office Ships (PEO SHIPS), PMS333, Navy Inactive Ships Program Office, Ship Donation Program, ATTN: Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333G), 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, S.E., Stop 2701, Washington, DC 20376–2701, telephone number 202– 781–0485. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information concerning the application process and requirements are found on the Navy’s Ship Donation Web site, http://www.navsea.navy.mil/ ndp. Dated: May 7, 2007. L.R. Almand, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Administrative Law Division, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 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The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 54. Burden Hours: 10,800. Abstract: The information contained in the Consolidated Annual Performance Report for Vocational Education is needed to monitor State performance of the activities and services funded under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. The respondents include eligible agencies in 54 states and insular areas. This revision clarifies instructions and the collection of student enrollment data: 16 Career Clusters as well as the race and ethnicity. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3280. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Dated: May 8, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. application(s) are compliant with the minimum acceptable application criteria and requirements. In the event of multiple compliant applications for the same vessel, the Navy will perform a comparative evaluation of the applications to determine the bestqualified applicant. The Secretary of the Navy or his designee will make the final donation decision. DATES: A letter of intent will be required within 45 days from the date of this notice and all donation applications must be received by January 3, 2008. The Navy will foreclose consideration of donation of ex-EDSON to any entity that does not submit a letter of intent to the Navy within 45 days of the date of this notice. The initial notice of availability for donation of the ex-EDSON was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 34142, June 18, 2004. The complete application must be submitted in hard copy and electronically on a CD to the Navy Inactive Ships Program Office by January 3, 2008. As stated above, the Navy Reserves the right to provide a reasonable extension for receipt of applications, or to reject a request for extension and to proceed with other applications received by January 3, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 27097 Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 13, 2007. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 92 (Monday, May 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27095-27097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9183]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice for Submission of Donation Application for the Destroyer 
ex-EDSON (DD 946)

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice for submission 
of donation applications for the destroyer ex-EDSON (DD 946), under the 
authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306. Ex-EDSON (DD 946) is located at the NAVSEA 
Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA. Eligible 
recipients include: (1) Any State, Commonwealth, or possession of the 
United States or any municipal corporation or political subdivision 
thereof; (2) the District of Columbia; or (3) any organization 
incorporated as a non-profit entity under section 501 of the Internal 
Revenue Code. The transfer of a vessel under this law shall be made at 
no cost to the United States. The donee will be required to maintain 
the vessel in a condition satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy as 
a static museum/memorial.
    The letter of intent must:
    a. Identify the specific ship sought for donation;
    b. Include a statement of the proposed use for the ship;
    c. Identify the proposed berthing location;
    d. If the applicant is not a state, territory or possession of the 
United States, or a political subdivision or municipal corporation 
thereof, or the

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District of Columbia, provide a copy of a determination letter by the 
Internal Revenue Service that the applicant is exempt from tax under 
the Internal Revenue Code, or submit evidence that the applicant has 
filed the appropriate documentation in order to obtain tax exempt 
status;
    e. If the applicant asserts that it is a corporation or association 
whose charter or articles of agreement denies it the right to operate 
for profit, provide a properly authenticated copy of the charter, 
certificate of incorporation, and a copy of the organization's by-laws;
    f. Provide a notarized copy of the resolution or other action of 
the applicant's governing board authorizing the person signing the 
application to represent the organization and to sign on its behalf for 
the purpose of obtaining a vessel; and
    g. Provide written affirmation that the prospective donee can 
submit a complete ship donation application to the Navy, compliant with 
the Navy's application requirements, by January 3, 2008. If the 
applicant is incapable of meeting this deadline, specific rationale 
must be provided along with identification of the events that must be 
achieved and the timeline necessary in order to submit a complete ship 
donation application to the Navy. The Navy reserves the right to 
provide a reasonable extension for receipt of applications, or to 
reject a request for extension and to proceed with other applications 
received by the January 3, 2008 deadline.
    Upon receipt of the letter of intent, the Navy will contact the 
prospective donees to ensure a full understanding of the application 
requirements.
    Qualified organizations wishing to apply for ex-EDSON must submit a 
complete application to the Navy by January 3, 2008, comprised of a 
business/financial plan, a technical plan (includes a towing plan, 
mooring plan, maintenance plan and environmental plan), a curatorial/
museum plan, and a community support plan (includes information 
concerning support from the community and benefit to the Navy). The 
application must address the following areas:
    a. Business/Financial Plan: The Business/Financial Plan must detail 
the estimated start-up and operating costs, and provide detailed 
evidence of firm financing adequate to cover these costs. Start-up 
costs include towing, mooring (this includes but not limited to the 
cost of acquiring and improving facilities, and dredging if required), 
ship restoration, museum development, and meeting environmental 
requirements (including permitting fees and expenses). Operating costs 
are those associated with operating and maintaining the vessel as a 
museum/memorial, including rent, utilities, personnel, insurance, 
periodic dry-docking, etc. Firm financing means available funding to 
ensure the first five years of operation and future stability for long-
term operation. This can include pledges, loans, gifts, bonds (except 
revenue bonds), funds on deposit at a financial institution, or any 
combination of the above. The applicant must also provide income 
projections from sources such as individual and group admissions, 
facility rental fees and gift shop revenues sufficient to cover the 
estimated operating expenses.
    b. Technical: The technical plan is comprised of a Towing Plan, 
Mooring Plan, Maintenance Plan, and Environmental Plan.
    The Towing Plan describes how the ship will be prepared for tow and 
safely towed from it present location to the permanent display site 
proposed by the applicant. The Towing Plan must comply with all U.S. 
Navy Tow Manual requirements, which can be found at http://
www.supsalv.org/pdf/towman.pdf.
    The Mooring Plan describes how the ship will be secured at its 
permanent display site during normal and extreme weather conditions 
(including the 100-year storm event) to prevent damage to the ship, its 
mooring system, the pier, and surrounding facilities. Provide evidence 
of availability of a facility for permanent mooring of the ship, either 
by ownership, existing lease, or by letter from the facility owners 
indicating a statement of intent to utilize such facilities. Address 
any requirement to obtain site-specific permits and/or municipality 
approvals required for the facility, to include but not limited to, 
Port Authority and Army Corps of Engineers approvals/permits, where 
required. The mooring location must be acceptable to the Navy and not 
obstruct or interfere with navigation.
    The Environmental Plan describes how the applicant will comply with 
all federal, state and local environmental and public health & safety 
regulations and permit requirements. The applicant also should provide 
information necessary for the Navy to complete an environmental 
assessment of the donation as required by the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), including the impact of the donation on the natural 
and man-made environment, local infrastructure, and evaluation of the 
socio-economic consequences of the donation.
    The Maintenance Plan must describe plans for long-term, short-term, 
and daily maintenance of the vessel, including preservation and 
maintenance schedule, underwater hull inspections, emergency response 
and fire/flood/intrusion control, pest control, security, periodic dry-
docking, and qualifications of the maintenance team.
    c. The Curatorial/Museum Plan includes two parts: a Curatorial Plan 
and a Historic Management Plan. The Curatorial Plan must describe the 
qualifications for a professional curator (and curator staff, if 
necessary). The plan must also describe how the museum will collect and 
manage artifacts, including a statement of purpose and description of 
access, authority, and collection management responsibilities. The 
Historic Management Plan must describe how the museum will display the 
vessel and exhibits, including a description of the historical context 
of the ship, vessel restoration plans, historical subject matter that 
will be displayed with the ship, and exhibit display plans.
    d. The Community Support Plan must include evidence of local 
support. Evidence of regional support should also be provided. This 
includes letters of endorsement from adjacent communities and counties, 
cities or states. Also describe how the location of the ship will 
encourage public visitation and tourism, become an integral part of the 
community, and how the ship will enhance community development. The 
Community Support Plan must also describe the benefit to the Navy, 
including, but not limited to, addressing how the prospective donee may 
support Navy recruiting efforts, the connection between the Navy and 
the proposed berthing location, how veterans associations in the area 
are willing to support the vessel, how the prospective donee will honor 
veterans' contributions to the United States, and how the exhibit will 
commemorate those contributions and showcase Naval traditions.
    The relative importance of each area that must be addressed in the 
donation application is as follows:
    Business/Financial Plan and Technical Plan are the most important 
criteria and are equal in importance. Within the Technical Plan, the 
Mooring Plan is of greatest importance, and the Towing Plan, 
Maintenance Plan and Environmental Plan are individually of equal 
importance but of lesser importance to the Mooring Plan. The 
Curatorial/Museum Plan and Community Support Plan are of equal 
importance, but of lesser importance than the aforementioned plans.
    Evaluation of the application(s) will be performed by the Navy to 
ensure the

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application(s) are compliant with the minimum acceptable application 
criteria and requirements. In the event of multiple compliant 
applications for the same vessel, the Navy will perform a comparative 
evaluation of the applications to determine the best-qualified 
applicant. The Secretary of the Navy or his designee will make the 
final donation decision.

DATES: A letter of intent will be required within 45 days from the date 
of this notice and all donation applications must be received by 
January 3, 2008. The Navy will foreclose consideration of donation of 
ex-EDSON to any entity that does not submit a letter of intent to the 
Navy within 45 days of the date of this notice. The initial notice of 
availability for donation of the ex-EDSON was published in the Federal 
Register at 69 FR 34142, June 18, 2004.
    The complete application must be submitted in hard copy and 
electronically on a CD to the Navy Inactive Ships Program Office by 
January 3, 2008. As stated above, the Navy Reserves the right to 
provide a reasonable extension for receipt of applications, or to 
reject a request for extension and to proceed with other applications 
received by January 3, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander, Program Executive Office 
Ships (PEO SHIPS), PMS333, Navy Inactive Ships Program Office, Ship 
Donation Program, ATTN: Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333G), 1333 Isaac Hull 
Avenue, S.E., Stop 2701, Washington, DC 20376-2701, telephone number 
202-781-0485.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information concerning the 
application process and requirements are found on the Navy's Ship 
Donation Web site, http://www.navsea.navy.mil/ndp.

    Dated: May 7, 2007.
L.R. Almand,
Judge Advocate General's Corps, Administrative Law Division, Federal 
Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-9183 Filed 5-11-07; 8:45 am]
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