Notice of Modifications for the GOES Data Collection Platform Radio Set (DCPRS) Certification Standards at 300 bps and 1200 bps, 41127-41128 [E9-19500]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 156 / Friday, August 14, 2009 / Notices the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fees reflect two options: Option 1: March 8–13, 2010. Participation in the Trade Mission in all three cities: New Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai. The participation fee will be $4,600 for large firms and $3,900 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME),* this includes one principal representative. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $500. Option 2: March 8–11, 2010 participate in the Trade Mission in two cities: New Delhi and Chennai and March 12–14, exhibit at the Medical Fair India 2010 in Mumbai. 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Lisa Huot, Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. E9–19565 Filed 8–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES * An DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http:// www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/size standardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing schedule reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (for additional information see http://www.export.gov/ newsletter/march2008/initiatives.html). ** Minimum booth space is 9-sq meters. Companies can take larger space for which cost will be calculated accordingly. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Aug 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Modifications for the GOES Data Collection Platform Radio Set (DCPRS) Certification Standards at 300 bps and 1200 bps SUMMARY: NOAA is making a change to the certification standards for the transmitters that participate in the GOES Data Collection System (DCS). The primary purpose of this change is PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41127 to enhance the flexibility of the system, to provide better messaging capabilities, additional system capacity, improve timing and frequency stability, and conform to the regulations for out-ofband emissions specified by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA). The GOES DCS will operate under new certification procedures that will allow new data collection platforms to use a frequency channel with half the current bandwidth (.75 Hz), though existing platforms will continue to use frequency channels with 1.5 Hz bandwidth until suitable replacements are ascertained. The owners of the existing platforms are invited to upgrade their units as soon as possible. New data collection platforms will be assigned a narrow band channel in the restructured GOES DCS. These new certification standards may be reviewed on the NOAA Web site: http:// noaasis.noaa.gov/DCS/docs/DCPR_ CS2final.doc. DATES: Start of service [October 1, 2009]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments may be provided to the NOAA GOES DCS Program Manager, at Kay.Metcalf@noaa.gov or you can contact her at 301–817–4558. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since the advent of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and the on-board transponder, environmental data from remote platforms has been collected and relayed in real time to federal and international environmental managers and scientists. Known as the GOES Data Collection System (DCS), this satellite transmission technology consists of over 20,000 Data Collection Platforms (DCPs), dedicated satellite receive and transmit capability, and ground/satellite processing and distribution equipment. Data collected from DCPs measures or monitors such varied parameters as rainfall, river stage levels, soil conditions, seismic or tsunami conditions, aircraft flight environment and fire conditions. These data are also used to verify and serve as ‘‘ground truth’’ for other types of remotely sensed data such as NEXRAD and satellitederived precipitation estimates. DCS data provides fast, reliable information for flood, fire, tsunami and other disaster forecasts and warnings amounting to incalculable savings in lives and property damage. This system provides critical support to the U.S. Corp of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Weather Service and other federal and state agencies to monitor and forecast the flood stages in the upper Mississippi E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 41128 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 156 / Friday, August 14, 2009 / Notices Valley. Starting in 1975, the GOES DCS opened a vast new capability to acquire the needed data in real or near-real time. Many Federal Agencies started their own systems for collecting and telemetering their data for their own use. In the recent two decades and a half, these Federal Agencies have come together to improve the tools and the system for better collection, and to modernize the storage and dissemination of the in-situ observations to all the users who desired them. This GOES Data Collection System (DCS) has become the conduit through which remotely sensed observations, the life-blood of the Agencies’ operations, must pass. The GOES DCS is now a critical Infrastructure for most of these Agencies, contributing to billions of dollars in damages being averted through flood control measures. As the demand for remotely sensed in-situ data has increased, certain segments of the system have been threatened with saturation. The Federal Agencies as users, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) as the system operator, consistently strive to improve the capabilities of the GOES DCS. Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. [FR Doc. E9–19500 Filed 8–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List products and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 9/14/2009. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 16:27 Aug 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 On 6/15/2009 (74 FR 28221–28222) and 6/19/2009 (74 FR 29187–29189), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Procurement List; Additions VerDate Nov<24>2008 Additions Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the Procurement List: Products NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0841—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0898—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0896—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0892—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0893—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0895—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0899—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0900—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. COVERAGE: A-list for the total Government requirement as PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aggregated by the General Services Administration. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0840—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0894—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. NSN: 7530–00–NIB–0897—Label, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. COVERAGE: B-list for the broad Government requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration. NPA: North Central Sight Services, Inc., Williamsport, PA. Contracting Activity: FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE, GSA/FSS OFC SUP CTR—PAPER PRODUCTS, NEW YORK, NY. NSN: 3990–00–NSH–0075—Pallet, Demo, 24″ x 48″. NPA: Bona Vista Programs, Inc., Kokomo, IN. Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE ARMY, SR W39Z STK REC ACCT– CRANE AAP, Crane, IN. COVERAGE: C-list for the requirements of the Department of the Army— Crane Ammunition Activity. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2033—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2034—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2035—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2036—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2037—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE with GRIP. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2038—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE with GRIP. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2039—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE with GRIP. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2040—PEN, RETRACTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE with GRIP. NPA: West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, San Angelo, TX. Contracting Activity: FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE, GSA/FSS OFC SUP CTR —PAPER PRODUCTS, NEW YORK, NY. COVERAGE: A-list for total Government requirement as aggregated by the General Services Administration. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2021—Pencil, Mechanical, .5 MM HB Lead. NSN: 7520–00–NIB–2022—Pencil, Mechanical, .7 MM HB Lead. NSN: 7510–00–NIB–0875—Refill, 12 Lead Cartridge, 0.5 mm HB. NSN: 7510–00–NIB–0876—Refill, 12 Lead Cartridge, 0.7 mm HB. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 156 (Friday, August 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41127-41128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19500]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


 Notice of Modifications for the GOES Data Collection Platform 
Radio Set (DCPRS) Certification Standards at 300 bps and 1200 bps

SUMMARY: NOAA is making a change to the certification standards for the 
transmitters that participate in the GOES Data Collection System (DCS). 
The primary purpose of this change is to enhance the flexibility of the 
system, to provide better messaging capabilities, additional system 
capacity, improve timing and frequency stability, and conform to the 
regulations for out-of-band emissions specified by the National 
Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA). The GOES DCS 
will operate under new certification procedures that will allow new 
data collection platforms to use a frequency channel with half the 
current bandwidth (.75 Hz), though existing platforms will continue to 
use frequency channels with 1.5 Hz bandwidth until suitable 
replacements are ascertained. The owners of the existing platforms are 
invited to upgrade their units as soon as possible. New data collection 
platforms will be assigned a narrow band channel in the restructured 
GOES DCS. These new certification standards may be reviewed on the NOAA 
Web site: http://noaasis.noaa.gov/DCS/docs/DCPR_CS2final.doc.

DATES: Start of service [October 1, 2009].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments may be provided to the NOAA 
GOES DCS Program Manager, at Kay.Metcalf@noaa.gov or you can contact 
her at 301-817-4558.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since the advent of the Geostationary 
Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and the on-board 
transponder, environmental data from remote platforms has been 
collected and relayed in real time to federal and international 
environmental managers and scientists. Known as the GOES Data 
Collection System (DCS), this satellite transmission technology 
consists of over 20,000 Data Collection Platforms (DCPs), dedicated 
satellite receive and transmit capability, and ground/satellite 
processing and distribution equipment. Data collected from DCPs 
measures or monitors such varied parameters as rainfall, river stage 
levels, soil conditions, seismic or tsunami conditions, aircraft flight 
environment and fire conditions. These data are also used to verify and 
serve as ``ground truth'' for other types of remotely sensed data such 
as NEXRAD and satellite-derived precipitation estimates. DCS data 
provides fast, reliable information for flood, fire, tsunami and other 
disaster forecasts and warnings amounting to incalculable savings in 
lives and property damage.
    This system provides critical support to the U.S. Corp of 
Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, the 
National Weather Service and other federal and state agencies to 
monitor and forecast the flood stages in the upper Mississippi

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Valley. Starting in 1975, the GOES DCS opened a vast new capability to 
acquire the needed data in real or near-real time. Many Federal 
Agencies started their own systems for collecting and telemetering 
their data for their own use. In the recent two decades and a half, 
these Federal Agencies have come together to improve the tools and the 
system for better collection, and to modernize the storage and 
dissemination of the in-situ observations to all the users who desired 
them. This GOES Data Collection System (DCS) has become the conduit 
through which remotely sensed observations, the life-blood of the 
Agencies' operations, must pass. The GOES DCS is now a critical 
Infrastructure for most of these Agencies, contributing to billions of 
dollars in damages being averted through flood control measures.
    As the demand for remotely sensed in-situ data has increased, 
certain segments of the system have been threatened with saturation. 
The Federal Agencies as users, and the National Environmental 
Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) as the system 
operator, consistently strive to improve the capabilities of the GOES 
DCS.

Mary E. Kicza,
Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services.
[FR Doc. E9-19500 Filed 8-13-09; 8:45 am]
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