Notice of Deadline for Submission of Donation Applications for the ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), 37943-37944 [E8-14970]

Download as PDF [FR Doc. E8–14774 Filed 7–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–C DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Deadline for Submission of Donation Applications for the exCHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2) Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON) hereby gives notice of the receipt of one application for the donation of the guided missile destroyer exCHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), located at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA, and the deadline for submission of additional applications for the ship. DATES: The deadline for submission of additional applications is January 30, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Gloria Carvalho of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333), telephone number: 202–781–0485. Ship donation applications and other mailed correspondence should be addressed to: The Columbia Group, 1201 M Street SE., Suite 010, Washington, DC 20003; marked for Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 10 U.S.C. Section 7306, eligible recipients for the transfer of a vessel for donation include: (1) Any State, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States or any municipal corporation or political subdivision VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Jul 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 for donation under 10 U.S.C. Section 7306 shall be at no cost to the United States Government. The donee will be required to maintain the vessel as a static display in a condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy. Qualified organizations must submit a complete application to the DON by January 30, 2009, 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 DON). Complete application requirements are available on the DON Ship Donation Web page located at: http:// peoships.crane.navy.mil/donation/. The application must address the following areas: a. Business/Financial Plan: The Business/Financial Plan must provide detailed evidence of firm financing to offset all costs associated with the donation including: mooring, towing, environmental surveys and cleanup, dredging, museum development, maintenance, refurbishment of the vessel, pier, insurance, legal services, etc. Firm financing is defined as available money to ensure the first five years of operation and future stability of the museum 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 business/ PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37943 financial plan must include start-up costs (all costs incurred before opening) and operating & support costs for the first five years of operation. 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. The plan should also include a detailed marketing plan with visitor projections and demographic information to support the business and financial plan. In addition, the applicant should provide evidence that planning and resources are in place for disposition of the vessel in the event of bankruptcy or inability to properly maintain the vessel. b. Technical: The technical plan is comprised of a Towing Plan, Mooring Plan, Maintenance Plan, and Environmental Plan. The Towing Plan describes how the vessel will be prepared for tow and safely towed from its present location to the permanent display site proposed by the applicant. The applicant must provide a detailed Towing Plan that complies with all applicable U.S. Navy Tow Manual requirements, which can be found at http://www.supsalv.org/pdf/ towman.pdf. The Towing Plan must address ship stability, flooding alarms, dewatering procedures, watertight integrity, condition of propellers and rudders, trim/drafts, boarding crew preparation, tug arrangement, tow route, emergency anchoring system, harbor assist/ pilotage, schedule/timeline current tidal condition, weather contingencies, emergency procedures, primary and E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 EN02JY08.004</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 2, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 37944 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 2, 2008 / Notices secondary tow vessels (padeye/pendant/ jewelry). The Mooring Plan describes how the vessel will be secured at a permanent, long-term mooring location that is acceptable to the Navy. A permanent mooring design must be capable of withstanding a 100-year storm condition without damage to the ship, its mooring system or neighboring facilities. The applicant must provide evidence of availability (at least 10 years) of a facility for permanent mooring of the vessel, 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 Plan should include all necessary information and calculations to assure that the ship will be safely moored, including: details of ship characteristics, design criteria for the site, soils data, bathymetric data, existing conditions, engineering drawings/sketches, calculations of wind and current forces/moments, and cost estimates. The mooring location must be acceptable to the DON 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 and safety regulations and permit requirements. The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of environmental requirements and provided detailed information and supporting documents in the following areas: hazardous material; endangered species; dredging disposal; CB handling, removal and Compliance Agreements with EPA; and any other permits that may be required. The Plan must address current environmental conditions and any change to those conditions that may result from establishing a permanent vessel museum/memorial at the proposed site. Detailed information on Environmental Plan requirements can be found at http:// peoships.crane.navy.mil/Inactiveships/ Donation/pdf/ environmental_plan_requirements.pdf. The Maintenance Plan must describe plans for long-term and short-term maintenance of the vessel, including preservation and maintenance schedule, composition and qualification of professional maintenance staff, cathodic protection system installation, Drydocking Plan, Underwater Hull Inspection Plan, Fire/Flood/Intrusion VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Jul 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Alarm Plan, Emergency Response Plan, Pest Control Plan, and Security Plan. 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), including resume or job announcement with prior museum experience and education. The plan must describe how the museum will collect and manage artifacts, including a statement of purpose and description of access, authority, and collection management responsibilities/activities. The Historic Management Plan must describe the historical context in which the ship will be displayed, as the primary artifact; vessel restoration plans; the historical subject matter which will be dealt with in the exhibits; and tentative exhibits plan. d. The Community Support Plan must include evidence of local support and regional support. This includes letters of endorsement from adjacent communities and counties, cities, or States. Also describe how the location of the vessel will encourage public visitation and tourism, become an integral part of the community, and how the vessel will enhance community development. The Community Support Plan must also describe the benefit to the DON, including, but not limited to, addressing how the applicant may support DON recruiting efforts, the connection between the DON and the proposed berthing location, how veterans’ associations in the area are willing to support the vessel, how the applicant 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 applications received by the due date will be performed by the DON to ensure applications are compliant with the minimum acceptable application criteria and requirements. In the event of multiple PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compliant applications for the same vessel, the DON will perform a comparative evaluation of the applications to determine the bestqualified applicant. The adjectival ratings to be used for each criterion include: Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory, Marginal, and Unsatisfactory. The Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, will make the final donation decision. The complete application must be submitted in hard copy and electronically on a CD-ROM to the Navy Inactive Ships Program office by January 30, 2009. Mailing address: The Columbia Group, 1201 M Street SE., Suite 010, Washington, DC 20003; marked for Ms. Gloria Carvalho (PMS 333). Dated: June 26, 2008. T.M. Cruz, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–14970 Filed 7–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Nomadics, Inc. Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37943-37944]
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[FR Doc No: E8-14970]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Deadline for Submission of Donation Applications for 
the ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2)

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DON) hereby gives notice of the 
receipt of one application for the donation of the guided missile 
destroyer ex-CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), located at the NAVSEA Inactive 
Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Philadelphia, PA, and the deadline 
for submission of additional applications for the ship.

DATES: The deadline for submission of additional applications is 
January 30, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Gloria Carvalho of the Naval Sea 
Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333), telephone 
number: 202-781-0485. Ship donation applications and other mailed 
correspondence should be addressed to: The Columbia Group, 1201 M 
Street SE., Suite 010, Washington, DC 20003; marked for Ms. Gloria 
Carvalho (PMS 333).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 10 U.S.C. Section 
7306, eligible recipients for the transfer of a vessel for donation 
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 for donation under 10 U.S.C. Section 7306 
shall be at no cost to the United States Government.
    The donee will be required to maintain the vessel as a static 
display in a condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the 
Navy.
    Qualified organizations must submit a complete application to the 
DON by January 30, 2009, 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 DON).
    Complete application requirements are available on the DON Ship 
Donation Web page located at: http://peoships.crane.navy.mil/donation/.
    The application must address the following areas:
    a. Business/Financial Plan: The Business/Financial Plan must 
provide detailed evidence of firm financing to offset all costs 
associated with the donation including: mooring, towing, environmental 
surveys and cleanup, dredging, museum development, maintenance, 
refurbishment of the vessel, pier, insurance, legal services, etc. Firm 
financing is defined as available money to ensure the first five years 
of operation and future stability of the museum 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 business/financial plan must include start-up costs 
(all costs incurred before opening) and operating & support costs for 
the first five years of operation. 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.
    The plan should also include a detailed marketing plan with visitor 
projections and demographic information to support the business and 
financial plan. In addition, the applicant should provide evidence that 
planning and resources are in place for disposition of the vessel in 
the event of bankruptcy or inability to properly maintain the vessel.
    b. Technical: The technical plan is comprised of a Towing Plan, 
Mooring Plan, Maintenance Plan, and Environmental Plan.
    The Towing Plan describes how the vessel will be prepared for tow 
and safely towed from its present location to the permanent display 
site proposed by the applicant. The applicant must provide a detailed 
Towing Plan that complies with all applicable U.S. Navy Tow Manual 
requirements, which can be found at http://www.supsalv.org/pdf/
towman.pdf.
    The Towing Plan must address ship stability, flooding alarms, 
dewatering procedures, watertight integrity, condition of propellers 
and rudders, trim/drafts, boarding crew preparation, tug arrangement, 
tow route, emergency anchoring system, harbor assist/pilotage, 
schedule/timeline current tidal condition, weather contingencies, 
emergency procedures, primary and

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secondary tow vessels (padeye/pendant/jewelry).
    The Mooring Plan describes how the vessel will be secured at a 
permanent, long-term mooring location that is acceptable to the Navy. A 
permanent mooring design must be capable of withstanding a 100-year 
storm condition without damage to the ship, its mooring system or 
neighboring facilities. The applicant must provide evidence of 
availability (at least 10 years) of a facility for permanent mooring of 
the vessel, 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 Plan should include all necessary 
information and calculations to assure that the ship will be safely 
moored, including: details of ship characteristics, design criteria for 
the site, soils data, bathymetric data, existing conditions, 
engineering drawings/sketches, calculations of wind and current forces/
moments, and cost estimates. The mooring location must be acceptable to 
the DON 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 and 
safety regulations and permit requirements. The applicant must 
demonstrate an understanding of environmental requirements and provided 
detailed information and supporting documents in the following areas: 
hazardous material; endangered species; dredging disposal; CB handling, 
removal and Compliance Agreements with EPA; and any other permits that 
may be required.
    The Plan must address current environmental conditions and any 
change to those conditions that may result from establishing a 
permanent vessel museum/memorial at the proposed site. Detailed 
information on Environmental Plan requirements can be found at http://
peoships.crane.navy.mil/Inactiveships/Donation/pdf/environmental_
plan_requirements.pdf.
    The Maintenance Plan must describe plans for long-term and short-
term maintenance of the vessel, including preservation and maintenance 
schedule, composition and qualification of professional maintenance 
staff, cathodic protection system installation, Dry-docking Plan, 
Underwater Hull Inspection Plan, Fire/Flood/Intrusion Alarm Plan, 
Emergency Response Plan, Pest Control Plan, and Security Plan.
    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), including resume or job announcement with prior museum 
experience and education. The plan must describe how the museum will 
collect and manage artifacts, including a statement of purpose and 
description of access, authority, and collection management 
responsibilities/activities.
    The Historic Management Plan must describe the historical context 
in which the ship will be displayed, as the primary artifact; vessel 
restoration plans; the historical subject matter which will be dealt 
with in the exhibits; and tentative exhibits plan.
    d. The Community Support Plan must include evidence of local 
support and regional support. This includes letters of endorsement from 
adjacent communities and counties, cities, or States. Also describe how 
the location of the vessel will encourage public visitation and 
tourism, become an integral part of the community, and how the vessel 
will enhance community development. The Community Support Plan must 
also describe the benefit to the DON, including, but not limited to, 
addressing how the applicant may support DON recruiting efforts, the 
connection between the DON and the proposed berthing location, how 
veterans' associations in the area are willing to support the vessel, 
how the applicant 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 applications received by the due date will be 
performed by the DON to ensure applications are compliant with the 
minimum acceptable application criteria and requirements. In the event 
of multiple compliant applications for the same vessel, the DON will 
perform a comparative evaluation of the applications to determine the 
best-qualified applicant. The adjectival ratings to be used for each 
criterion include: Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory, Marginal, and 
Unsatisfactory. The Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, will make 
the final donation decision.
    The complete application must be submitted in hard copy and 
electronically on a CD-ROM to the Navy Inactive Ships Program office by 
January 30, 2009. Mailing address: The Columbia Group, 1201 M Street 
SE., Suite 010, Washington, DC 20003; marked for Ms. Gloria Carvalho 
(PMS 333).

    Dated: June 26, 2008.
T.M. Cruz,
Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-14970 Filed 7-1-08; 8:45 am]
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