Notice of Availability for Donation of the Test Craft Ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1), 26375-26377 [E9-12710]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Notices Road, Revere, MA 02151; telephone: (781) 284–7200; fax: (781) 284–1886. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda for Wednesday, June 17, 2009 1. Discuss measures under consideration for Scallop Amendment 15. Specifically the advisors will consider potential fishing power adjustments for permit stacking and leasing alternatives that are under consideration for the limited access scallop fishery. The advisors will also provide input on other measures under consideration. 2. They will review and discuss possible issues to consider in Framework Adjustment 21; the action that will implement specifications for the 2010 fishing year. The panel may discuss other business if time permits. The panel’s recommendations on both Amendment 15 and Framework 21 will be forwarded to the Scallop Committee to consider at a later date. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 27, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–12675 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP61 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA; telephone: (508) 339– 2200. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: SUMMARY: Agenda: 1. The Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to review public comments on Draft Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Draft Amendment 16 includes provisions to continue the rebuilding of groundfish stocks and includes proposed measures for both the commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. After reviewing public comments and reports of the Groundfish Advisory Panel and the Recreational Advisory Panel, the Committee will develop recommendations for the selection of alternatives for a proposed action for the final amendment. The Committee’s recommendations will be delivered to the full Council at its meeting in Portland Maine, on June 23 - 25, 2009. 2. Other business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26375 that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 27, 2009. Tracey L Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–12674 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability for Donation of the Test Craft Ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB–1) Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DoN) hereby gives notice of the availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of the test craft ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB–1), both located at the Maritime Administration’s Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Availability for donation was previously announced in a Federal Register Notice of Availability dated September 14, 2006. DoN is revising the requirement to display both ex-SEA SHADOW and the HMB–1 either individually or together as a single unit as a static museum/ memorial. This notice cancels and supersedes the Federal Register Notice of Availability dated September 14, 2006, in Vol. 71, No. 178, of the Federal Register. Ex-SEA SHADOW is contained inside HMB–1, which is a covered floating drydock, and is being offered for donation as a single unit. The donee may display the two vessels as currently configured as a single unit, or display only ex-SEA SHADOW as a public museum and reactivate the HMB–1 for commercial use. The Navy will consider applications from municipalities and eligible U.S. non-profit organizations (the lead organization) who have partnered with industry. The lead E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 26376 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Notices organization must agree to display exSEA SHADOW as a static public museum. The lead organization may propose to further transfer the HMB–1 to an industry partner for reactivation for commercial purposes. The DoN intends to donate the two vessels as a single unit to the lead organization who must remove the two vessels from DoN custody as a unit. DATES: The deadline for submission of a Letter of Intent and Executive Summary is sixty (60) days from the date of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 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 not-for-profit or nonprofit entity. The transfer of a vessel for donation under 10 U.S.C. 7306 shall be at no cost to the United States Government. The donee will be required to maintain ex-SEA SHADOW as a static display in a condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy. The Navy has revised its ship donation application process, which applies to ex-SEA SHADOW and HMB– 1. Phase I documentation consists of a Letter of Intent and an Executive Summary which must be submitted within sixty (60) days of a Federal Register notice. The Navy will provide written notification to those whose Phase I documentation is acceptable to submit Phase II documentation consisting of Business/Financial and Environmental plans, within twelve (12) months of such notice. The Navy will provide written notification to those whose Phase II documentation is acceptable to submit Phase III documentation consisting of Towing, Mooring, Maintenance, and Curatorial/ Museum plans, within six (6) months of such notice. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum requirements at any phase may be disqualified from participating in the next phase of this ship donation opportunity. Actions Required: Within sixty (60) days of this Federal Register notice, applicants must complete and submit Phase I documentation for ex-SEA SHADOW/HMB–1, consisting of a Letter of Intent and Executive Summary. The minimum requirements are identified herein. Applicants are advised to take special notice of page length limitations for Phase I documentation. Phase I of the ship donation application process must include the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 following documentation addressing the following areas: a. Letter of Intent: The Letter of Intent must include the following: (1) Identify the specific vessels sought for donation (Ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 539) and HMB–1); (2) Include a statement that the vessel(s) will be used as a static public display as a museum or memorial without activating any system aboard the vessel(s) for the purpose of navigation or movement of the vessel. If an alternative use for HMB–1 is proposed, identify its proposed use; (3) Identify the proposed permanent berthing location for vessel(s) used as a static public display, identify the current property owner of the proposed permanent berthing location, and provide evidence from the current property owner of its intent to make the proposed permanent berthing location available to the applicant; (4) Include a statement that the applicant understands and agrees that it will be solely responsible to obtain, repair, and maintain the vessel(s) used as a static public display at its own expense, in a condition satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy, in compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws, that no expense shall be incurred by the United States Government, and that the applicant will not seek financing from the United States Government; (5) Include a statement that the applicant understands and agrees to take delivery of the vessels in an ‘‘as is/ where is’’ condition, and assume all costs associated with the vessel’s removal from Navy custody, including, but not limited to, towing, insurance, berthing, restoration, maintenance and repair, periodic dry-docking, and, ultimately, ship dismantling in the United States; (6) Include a statement that the applicant will not use the vessel(s) used as a static public display other than as stated, or destroy, transfer, or otherwise dispose of such vessel(s) or any artifacts without the written approval of the Secretary of the Navy or his designee; (7) Include a statement that the applicant will agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the government from and against all claims, demands, actions, liabilities, judgment costs, and attorney’s fees, arising out of, claimed on account of, or in any manner predicated upon personal injury, death, or property damage caused by or resulting from possession and/or use of the donated property; (8) If the applicant is not a State, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States, or a political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, or the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 District of Columbia, the applicant must provide a copy of a determination letter by the Internal Revenue Service that the applicant is exempt from tax under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3), or submit evidence that the applicant has filed the appropriate documentation in order to obtain tax exempt status; (9) If the applicant asserts that it is a corporation or an association whose charter or articles of agreement deny it the right to operate for profit, the applicant must provide a properly notarized copy of its charter, a certificate of incorporation, and a copy of the organization’s by-laws; (10) Provide a notarized copy of the resolution or other action of the applicant’s governing board authorizing the person signing the Letter of Intent to represent the organization and to sign on its behalf for the purpose of obtaining the vessels; (11) Provide a signed copy of the Assurance of Compliance Form in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See the Ship Donation Web page for the Civil Rights Compliance (Assurance of Compliance) Form located at this link: http:// teamships.crane.navy.mil/ Inactiveships/Donation/pdf/material_ donation_pdfs/civil_rights_act_of_1964_ compliance_form.pdf; b. Executive Summary: The applicant shall limit the Executive Summary submission to eleven (11) pages total. The Executive Summary must address the following: (1) Organizational Description: Provide an overview of the applicant’s organizational structure, functional components, and names of current key leadership and staff positions; (2) Market Analysis: Summarize the local and regional market demand for additional museum/memorial attractions. Succinctly define the target market. Discuss the available demographic information, the existing competition in the local and regional area for visitor museum/memorial attractions, visitor attendance numbers for existing area museum/memorial attractions, and projected visitor attendance for the applicant’s proposal; (3) Marketing and Sales Outreach: Outline the overarching marketing strategy for integrating the proposed ship museum/memorial into the local and regional community, and how the applicant plans to penetrate that market. Provide an overview of customer and market analysis, marketing communications, and sales strategies; (4) Museum/Memorial Services Assessment: Discuss the benefits the proposed ship museum/memorial will E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Notices offer to visitors/customers and the community. Identify challenges anticipated in establishing a new ship museum/memorial. Cite available data/ evidence regarding the willingness of a defined customer base to pay for the services being offered; (5) Funding: Provide a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate that the applicant anticipates will be required to cover all costs associated with the acquisition/start-up costs of the proposed ship donation transfer, including mooring, towing, environmental surveys and cleanup, dredging, museum development, maintenance, refurbishment of the vessel(s) to be used as a static public display, pier, insurance, legal services, etc. Separately provide a ROM cost estimate of the annual operational and support costs of the proposed ship museum/memorial. In addition, provide a ROM cost estimate of the applicant’s cost of dismantling the vessel in the United States upon completion of its use as a museum/memorial or in the event of bankruptcy or inability to properly maintain the vessel(s) to be used as a static public display. If HMB– 1 is proposed to be reactivated for commercial use, demonstrate how the HMB–1 will be economically viable; (6) Financial: Provide a summary of projected sources of income to support both the acquisition/start-up costs and the annual operational and support costs for the vessel(s) used as a static public display; (7) Environmental: Discuss the challenges anticipated in meeting the environmental requirements regarding hazardous materials, maintenance of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) containing materials, endangered species, dredging disposal, and required environmental permits from all cognizant authorities; (8) Mooring: Discuss the approach to be proposed for the mooring plan for the vessel(s) used as a static public display, including location, design, and mooring system in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements; (9) Towing: Discuss the approach to be proposed for relocating the vessels from their current location to the proposed permanent berth location in conformance with the Navy Tow Manual and USCG requirements; (10) Maintenance: Discuss the challenges in restoring and preserving for an infinite period the steel-hulled vessel(s) proposed as a ship museum/ memorial; and (11) Curatorial/Museum: Discuss the approach to be proposed for display and interpretation of the vessel(s) used as a VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 static public display, including collection management procedures. The Phase I documentation (Letter of Intent and Executive Summary) must be submitted to the Navy Inactive Ships Program in hard copy and electronically on a CD–ROM in either an MS Word document or word searchable PDF format. The Phase I documentation must be mailed to: The Columbia Group, 1201 M Street, SE., Suite 020, Washington, DC 20003; marked for the Ship Donation Project Manager (PMS 333). Applicants are discouraged from photocopying, cutting and pasting, and generally providing information which is easily accessible via the Internet and/or is already in the public domain. Original content which is specific to the vessels being donated is of greatest importance to the evaluators. If the DoN does not receive satisfactory Phase I documentation (Letter of Intent and Executive Summary) from any applicant, the DoN reserves the right to enter into discussions with all applicants in an effort to achieve at least one acceptable submission; or remove the vessels from donation consideration and proceed with disposal of the vessels. Note that any future changes to guidelines, policy, and law will be reflected in the guidance published on the DoN Ship Donation Web page located at: http:// teamships.crane.navy.mil/ Inactiveships/Donation. Guidance and requirements posted on the Ship Donation Web page shall take precedence over the contents of the Federal Register notice. Applicants are advised to read and follow the Web page guidance for the most current set of ship donation requirements. For Further Information and Submission of Ship Donation Applications, Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Freese of the Naval Sea Systems Command, Navy Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333), telephone number 202–781– 4423. Mailed correspondence should be addressed to: The Columbia Group, 1201 M Street, SE., Suite 020, Washington, DC 20003; marked for Ship Donation Project Manager (PMS 333). Dated: May 26, 2009. A.M. Vallandingham, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–12710 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26377 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. ACTION: Meeting notice. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 24th–June 26th, 2009 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Conference Center, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617. The meeting on Wednesday, June 24th, and Thursday, June 25th, will be from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and the meeting on Friday, June 26th, will be from 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct the SAB quarterly meeting and to reach a consensus and vote on the findings for the FY09 studies directed by the SECAF. The results will also be briefed to USAF senior leadership during the last day of the meeting. This year’s studies were: Virtual Training Technologies, Rapid On-Orbit Checkout of Space Systems, and Alternative Sources of Energy for United States Air Force Bases. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.155, the Administrative Assistant of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that all sessions of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board meeting be closed to the public because they will be concerned with classified information and matters covered by sections 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (4). Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102–3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Availability for Donation of the Test Craft Ex-SEA 
SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1)

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DoN) hereby gives notice of the 
availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of 
the test craft ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-
1), both located at the Maritime Administration's Suisun Bay National 
Defense Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Availability for donation was 
previously announced in a Federal Register Notice of Availability dated 
September 14, 2006. DoN is revising the requirement to display both ex-
SEA SHADOW and the HMB-1 either individually or together as a single 
unit as a static museum/memorial. This notice cancels and supersedes 
the Federal Register Notice of Availability dated September 14, 2006, 
in Vol. 71, No. 178, of the Federal Register.
    Ex-SEA SHADOW is contained inside HMB-1, which is a covered 
floating dry-dock, and is being offered for donation as a single unit. 
The donee may display the two vessels as currently configured as a 
single unit, or display only ex-SEA SHADOW as a public museum and 
reactivate the HMB-1 for commercial use. The Navy will consider 
applications from municipalities and eligible U.S. non-profit 
organizations (the lead organization) who have partnered with industry. 
The lead

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organization must agree to display ex-SEA SHADOW as a static public 
museum. The lead organization may propose to further transfer the HMB-1 
to an industry partner for reactivation for commercial purposes. The 
DoN intends to donate the two vessels as a single unit to the lead 
organization who must remove the two vessels from DoN custody as a 
unit.

DATES: The deadline for submission of a Letter of Intent and Executive 
Summary is sixty (60) days from the date of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 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 not-for-profit or nonprofit entity.
    The transfer of a vessel for donation under 10 U.S.C. 7306 shall be 
at no cost to the United States Government.
    The donee will be required to maintain ex-SEA SHADOW as a static 
display in a condition that is satisfactory to the Secretary of the 
Navy.
    The Navy has revised its ship donation application process, which 
applies to ex-SEA SHADOW and HMB-1. Phase I documentation consists of a 
Letter of Intent and an Executive Summary which must be submitted 
within sixty (60) days of a Federal Register notice. The Navy will 
provide written notification to those whose Phase I documentation is 
acceptable to submit Phase II documentation consisting of Business/
Financial and Environmental plans, within twelve (12) months of such 
notice. The Navy will provide written notification to those whose Phase 
II documentation is acceptable to submit Phase III documentation 
consisting of Towing, Mooring, Maintenance, and Curatorial/Museum 
plans, within six (6) months of such notice. Applicants who fail to 
meet the minimum requirements at any phase may be disqualified from 
participating in the next phase of this ship donation opportunity.
    Actions Required: Within sixty (60) days of this Federal Register 
notice, applicants must complete and submit Phase I documentation for 
ex-SEA SHADOW/HMB-1, consisting of a Letter of Intent and Executive 
Summary. The minimum requirements are identified herein. Applicants are 
advised to take special notice of page length limitations for Phase I 
documentation.
    Phase I of the ship donation application process must include the 
following documentation addressing the following areas:
    a. Letter of Intent: The Letter of Intent must include the 
following:
    (1) Identify the specific vessels sought for donation (Ex-SEA 
SHADOW (IX 539) and HMB-1);
    (2) Include a statement that the vessel(s) will be used as a static 
public display as a museum or memorial without activating any system 
aboard the vessel(s) for the purpose of navigation or movement of the 
vessel. If an alternative use for HMB-1 is proposed, identify its 
proposed use;
    (3) Identify the proposed permanent berthing location for vessel(s) 
used as a static public display, identify the current property owner of 
the proposed permanent berthing location, and provide evidence from the 
current property owner of its intent to make the proposed permanent 
berthing location available to the applicant;
    (4) Include a statement that the applicant understands and agrees 
that it will be solely responsible to obtain, repair, and maintain the 
vessel(s) used as a static public display at its own expense, in a 
condition satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy, in compliance with 
all Federal, State, and local laws, that no expense shall be incurred 
by the United States Government, and that the applicant will not seek 
financing from the United States Government;
    (5) Include a statement that the applicant understands and agrees 
to take delivery of the vessels in an ``as is/where is'' condition, and 
assume all costs associated with the vessel's removal from Navy 
custody, including, but not limited to, towing, insurance, berthing, 
restoration, maintenance and repair, periodic dry-docking, and, 
ultimately, ship dismantling in the United States;
    (6) Include a statement that the applicant will not use the 
vessel(s) used as a static public display other than as stated, or 
destroy, transfer, or otherwise dispose of such vessel(s) or any 
artifacts without the written approval of the Secretary of the Navy or 
his designee;
    (7) Include a statement that the applicant will agree to indemnify, 
hold harmless, and defend the government from and against all claims, 
demands, actions, liabilities, judgment costs, and attorney's fees, 
arising out of, claimed on account of, or in any manner predicated upon 
personal injury, death, or property damage caused by or resulting from 
possession and/or use of the donated property;
    (8) If the applicant is not a State, Commonwealth, or possession of 
the United States, or a political subdivision or municipal corporation 
thereof, or the District of Columbia, the applicant must provide a copy 
of a determination letter by the Internal Revenue Service that the 
applicant is exempt from tax under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 
501(c)(3), or submit evidence that the applicant has filed the 
appropriate documentation in order to obtain tax exempt status;
    (9) If the applicant asserts that it is a corporation or an 
association whose charter or articles of agreement deny it the right to 
operate for profit, the applicant must provide a properly notarized 
copy of its charter, a certificate of incorporation, and a copy of the 
organization's by-laws;
    (10) Provide a notarized copy of the resolution or other action of 
the applicant's governing board authorizing the person signing the 
Letter of Intent to represent the organization and to sign on its 
behalf for the purpose of obtaining the vessels;
    (11) Provide a signed copy of the Assurance of Compliance Form in 
compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See the Ship 
Donation Web page for the Civil Rights Compliance (Assurance of 
Compliance) Form located at this link: http://teamships.crane.navy.mil/Inactiveships/Donation/pdf/material_donation_pdfs/civil_rights_act_of_1964_compliance_form.pdf;
    b. Executive Summary: The applicant shall limit the Executive 
Summary submission to eleven (11) pages total. The Executive Summary 
must address the following:
    (1) Organizational Description: Provide an overview of the 
applicant's organizational structure, functional components, and names 
of current key leadership and staff positions;
    (2) Market Analysis: Summarize the local and regional market demand 
for additional museum/memorial attractions. Succinctly define the 
target market. Discuss the available demographic information, the 
existing competition in the local and regional area for visitor museum/
memorial attractions, visitor attendance numbers for existing area 
museum/memorial attractions, and projected visitor attendance for the 
applicant's proposal;
    (3) Marketing and Sales Outreach: Outline the overarching marketing 
strategy for integrating the proposed ship museum/memorial into the 
local and regional community, and how the applicant plans to penetrate 
that market. Provide an overview of customer and market analysis, 
marketing communications, and sales strategies;
    (4) Museum/Memorial Services Assessment: Discuss the benefits the 
proposed ship museum/memorial will

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offer to visitors/customers and the community. Identify challenges 
anticipated in establishing a new ship museum/memorial. Cite available 
data/evidence regarding the willingness of a defined customer base to 
pay for the services being offered;
    (5) Funding: Provide a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate 
that the applicant anticipates will be required to cover all costs 
associated with the acquisition/start-up costs of the proposed ship 
donation transfer, including mooring, towing, environmental surveys and 
cleanup, dredging, museum development, maintenance, refurbishment of 
the vessel(s) to be used as a static public display, pier, insurance, 
legal services, etc. Separately provide a ROM cost estimate of the 
annual operational and support costs of the proposed ship museum/
memorial. In addition, provide a ROM cost estimate of the applicant's 
cost of dismantling the vessel in the United States upon completion of 
its use as a museum/memorial or in the event of bankruptcy or inability 
to properly maintain the vessel(s) to be used as a static public 
display. If HMB-1 is proposed to be reactivated for commercial use, 
demonstrate how the HMB-1 will be economically viable;
    (6) Financial: Provide a summary of projected sources of income to 
support both the acquisition/start-up costs and the annual operational 
and support costs for the vessel(s) used as a static public display;
    (7) Environmental: Discuss the challenges anticipated in meeting 
the environmental requirements regarding hazardous materials, 
maintenance of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) containing materials, 
endangered species, dredging disposal, and required environmental 
permits from all cognizant authorities;
    (8) Mooring: Discuss the approach to be proposed for the mooring 
plan for the vessel(s) used as a static public display, including 
location, design, and mooring system in accordance with U.S. Coast 
Guard (USCG) requirements;
    (9) Towing: Discuss the approach to be proposed for relocating the 
vessels from their current location to the proposed permanent berth 
location in conformance with the Navy Tow Manual and USCG requirements;
    (10) Maintenance: Discuss the challenges in restoring and 
preserving for an infinite period the steel-hulled vessel(s) proposed 
as a ship museum/memorial; and
    (11) Curatorial/Museum: Discuss the approach to be proposed for 
display and interpretation of the vessel(s) used as a static public 
display, including collection management procedures.
    The Phase I documentation (Letter of Intent and Executive Summary) 
must be submitted to the Navy Inactive Ships Program in hard copy and 
electronically on a CD-ROM in either an MS Word document or word 
searchable PDF format. The Phase I documentation must be mailed to: The 
Columbia Group, 1201 M Street, SE., Suite 020, Washington, DC 20003; 
marked for the Ship Donation Project Manager (PMS 333). Applicants are 
discouraged from photocopying, cutting and pasting, and generally 
providing information which is easily accessible via the Internet and/
or is already in the public domain. Original content which is specific 
to the vessels being donated is of greatest importance to the 
evaluators.
    If the DoN does not receive satisfactory Phase I documentation 
(Letter of Intent and Executive Summary) from any applicant, the DoN 
reserves the right to enter into discussions with all applicants in an 
effort to achieve at least one acceptable submission; or remove the 
vessels from donation consideration and proceed with disposal of the 
vessels.
    Note that any future changes to guidelines, policy, and law will be 
reflected in the guidance published on the DoN Ship Donation Web page 
located at: http://teamships.crane.navy.mil/Inactiveships/Donation. 
Guidance and requirements posted on the Ship Donation Web page shall 
take precedence over the contents of the Federal Register notice. 
Applicants are advised to read and follow the Web page guidance for the 
most current set of ship donation requirements.
    For Further Information and Submission of Ship Donation 
Applications, Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Freese of the Naval Sea Systems 
Command, Navy Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333), telephone number 202-
781-4423. Mailed correspondence should be addressed to: The Columbia 
Group, 1201 M Street, SE., Suite 020, Washington, DC 20003; marked for 
Ship Donation Project Manager (PMS 333).

    Dated: May 26, 2009.
A.M. Vallandingham,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
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