Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Unmanned Aircraft System Demonstration for Support of Coast Guard Missions in the Arctic, 18431-18433 [2015-07848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2015–0006] Notice of Public Meeting on the Proposed Revised Guidelines for Implementing Floodplain Management, as Revised Through the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is to announce a public meeting to solicit public input on the proposed ‘‘Revised Guidelines for Implementing Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management.’’ DATES: The public meeting will be held in Dallas, TX on April 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) to 11:30 a.m. Central Time (CT). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Dallas, TX, at Center for Community Cooperation, Room 100 Oak Corner, 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204. 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Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and search for the Docket ID FEMA–2015–0006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bradley Garner, 202–646–3901 or FEMA-FFRMS@fema.dhs.gov. Mailing Address: FFRMS, 1800 South Bell Street, Room 627, Arlington, VA 20598– 3030. The Web site is https://www.fema. gov/federal-flood-risk-managementstandard-ffrms. On January 30, 2015, the President signed E.O. 13690, directing FEMA, on behalf of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, to publish for public comment draft revised Floodplain Management Guidelines to provide guidance to agencies on the implementation of E.O. 11988, as amended, consistent with a new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. These draft revised Guidelines were developed by the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group in consultation with the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force. FEMA is publishing this Notice on behalf of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, which is chaired by FEMA, to solicit and consider public input on the draft revised Guidelines at a public meeting. Background information about these topics is available on the FFRMS Web site at https://www.fema.gov/federalflood-risk-management-standard-ffrms or in the docket for this Notice at www.regulations.gov Docket ID FEMA– 2015–0006. The meeting is exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group is an intergovernmental committee and falls under the intergovernmental committee exception to FACA, 41 CFR 102–3.40(g). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: E.O. 11988, as amended; E.O. 13690. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18431 Dated: March 31, 2015. Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2015–07807 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2015–0197] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Unmanned Aircraft System Demonstration for Support of Coast Guard Missions in the Arctic Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Conoco Phillips Company (COP) to evaluate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capabilities, benefits, risks and technical limitations of operating UAS from land and/or off a Coast Guard Cutter in a maritime environment. The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluation of UASs under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios, such as ice operations, marine environmental monitoring, marine safety, search and rescue, and potentially other Coast Guard mission sets. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with COP, the agency solicits public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration for similar CRADAs. DATES: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http:// www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before April 20, 2015. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before April 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments using one of the listed methods, and see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION for more information on public comments. • Online—http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 18432 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices • Fax—202–493–2251. • Mail or hand deliver—Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hours for hand delivery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays (telephone 202–366–9329). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact LT Keely Higbie, Project Official, Surface Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271– 2815, email Keely.J.Higbie@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826, toll free 1–800–647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to submit comments and related material on this notice. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to the Docket Management Facility. Instead, submit them directly to the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Comments should be marked with docket number USCG–2015–0197 and should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You should provide personal contact information so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your comments; but please note that all comments will be posted to the online docket without change and that any personal information you include can be searchable online (see the Federal Register Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 3316, Jan. 17, 2008). Mailed or hand-delivered comments should be in an unbound 81⁄2 x 11 inch format suitable for reproduction. The Docket Management Facility will acknowledge receipt of mailed comments if you enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope with your submission. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at http:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following the Web site’s instructions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 You can also view the docket at the Docket Management Facility (see the mailing address under ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Discussion CRADAs are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 3710(a).1 A CRADA promotes the transfer of technology to the private sector for commercial use, as well as specified research or development efforts that are consistent with the mission of the Federal parties to the CRADA. The Federal party or parties agree with one or more non-Federal parties to share research resources, but the Federal party does not contribute funding. CRADAs are not procurement contracts. Care is taken to ensure that CRADAs are not used to circumvent the contracting process. CRADAs have a specific purpose and should not be confused with other types of agreements such as procurement contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Under the proposed CRADA, the Coast Guard would collaborate with one non-Federal participant. Together, the RDC and the non-Federal participant would identify and investigate the potential of the UAS to contribute to the Coast Guard’s mission effectiveness and determine the utility of the UAS to support Coast Guard operations and assets at sea. The RDC, with the non-Federal participant, will develop a demonstration test plan and evaluate the UAS using quantitative and qualitative measures under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios The demonstration would be conducted both on land and/or on a cutter operating in an Arctic maritime environment over a period of approximately 14 days. We anticipate that the Coast Guard’s contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Develop the demonstration test plan to be executed; (2) Provide the cutter that the system will be installed on; (3) Determine the electromagnetic compatibility of the system on the cutter to determine if safe flight operations can be accomplished; (4) Conduct a Privacy Threshold Analysis as required for the demonstration to be conducted; 1 The statute confers this authority on the head of each Federal agency. The Secretary of DHS’s authority is delegated to the Coast Guard and other DHS organizational elements by DHS Delegation No. 0160.1, para. II.B.34. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (5) Conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment as required for the demonstration to be conducted; (6) Coordinate spectrum approval for the system to be used (7) Develop, route, and receive an ‘‘interim authority to test’’ approval, authorizing the installation of the system onboard the cutter; (8) Develop the interface control document, engineering change proposal, and technical data package as required to install the system onboard the cutter; (9) Coordinate and receive interim flight clearance for the demonstration to be executed; (10) Provide airspace coordination and de-confliction for execution of the demonstration test plan; (11) Develop the communications plan to be used for the demonstration; (12) Analyze demonstration test plan data in accordance with the CRADA demonstration test plan; and (13) Develop the demonstration final report, which will document the methodologies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of this CRADA work. We anticipate that the non-Federal participants’ contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Provide UAS equipment, including air vehicles, land based ground control stations, forward eyes for the cutter, and all other equipment required to conduct the demonstration as described in the demonstration test plan; (2) Provide operators for UAS equipment; (3) Provide UAS technical data; (4) Provide shipping for all UAS equipment to and from the cutter and other appropriate locations to be used under the CRADA; (5) Install and remove the system and all UAS equipment from the cutter; (6) Provide an approved certificate of authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration for the UAS equipment; and (7) Required travel, associated personnel, and other expenses. The Coast Guard reserves the right to select for CRADA participants all, some, or no proposals submitted for this CRADA. The Coast Guard will provide no funding for reimbursement of proposal development costs. Proposals and any other material submitted in response to this notice will not be returned. Proposals submitted are expected to be unclassified and have no more than five single-sided pages (excluding cover page, DD 1494, JF–12, etc.). The Coast Guard will select proposals at its sole discretion on the basis of: E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / Notices (1) How well they communicate an understanding of, and ability to meet, the proposed CRADA’s goal; and (2) How well they address the following criteria: (a) Technical capability to support the non-Federal party contributions described; and (b) Resources available for supporting the non-Federal party contributions described. Currently, the Coast Guard is considering COP for participation in this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that COP has demonstrated its ability to operate UAS in an Arctic maritime environment, and its UAS’s widespread use throughout the Department of Defense. However, we do not wish to exclude other viable participants from this or future similar CRADAs. This is a technology demonstration effort. Since the goal of this CRADA is to identify and investigate the potential of the UAS to contribute to Coast Guard mission effectiveness in an Arctic maritime environment, non-Federal CRADA participants will not be excluded from any future Coast Guard procurements based solely on their participation in this CRADA. Special consideration will be given to small business firms/consortia, and preference will be given to business units located in the U.S. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: March 20, 2015. Captain Dennis C. Evans, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2015–07848 Filed 4–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5864–N–01] Mortgagee Review Board: Administrative Actions Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 202(c)(5) of the National Housing Act, this notice advises of the cause and description of administrative actions taken by HUD’s Mortgagee Review Board against HUD-approved mortgagees. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy A. Murray, Secretary to the Mortgagee Review Board, Department of tkelley on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Apr 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room B–133/3150, Washington, DC, 20410–8000; telephone (202) 708–2224 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 202(c)(5) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1708(c)(5)) requires that HUD ‘‘publish a description of and the cause for administrative action against a HUDapproved mortgagee’’ by the Department’s Mortgagee Review Board (‘‘Board’’). In compliance with the requirements of Section 202(c)(5), this notice advises of actions that have been taken by the Board in its meetings from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. I. Civil Money Penalties, Withdrawals of FHA Approval, Suspensions, Probations, Reprimands, and Administrative Payments 1. Affiliated Funding Corporation, Santa Ana, CA [Docket No. 14–1550–MR] Action: On November 6, 2014, the Board issued a Notice of Administrative Action permanently withdrawing the FHA approval of Affiliated Funding Corporation (‘‘AFC’’). Cause: The Board took this action based on the following violations of HUD/FHA requirements alleged by HUD: AFC failed to notify HUD in accordance with HUD/FHA requirements that it had ceased business operations and its license was revoked by the State of California Department of Corporations; failed to comply with HUD’s annual recertification requirements by failing to timely submit audited financial statements for fiscal year December 31, 2012; failed to properly underwrite FHA insured loans in accordance with HUD/FHA requirements in analyzing borrower liabilities, and documenting borrowers’ incomes and gift funds; failed to comply with HUD/FHA’s property flipping requirements; failed to ensure an FHA insured loan was not used as an investment; failed to resolve Automated Underwriting System findings and issues relating to appraisal reports; and failed to refund the unused Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premiums to a borrower. 2. American Fidelity Mortgage Services, Inc., Lisle, IL [Docket No. 14–1556–MR] Action: On November 14, 2014, the Board entered into a settlement agreement with American Fidelity Mortgage Services, Inc. (‘‘AFMS’’) that required AFMS to pay a civil money PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18433 penalty in the amount of $10,500 and indemnify the Department for the life of the loan on three (3) HUD/FHA insured loans. Cause: The Board took this action based on the following violations of HUD/FHA requirements alleged by HUD: AFMS violated HUD/FHA’s underwriting requirements when it approved a mortgage whose term exceeded the maximum length permitted by HUD; approved a mortgage for a borrower with unstable income; and approved a mortgage with debt-toincome ratios which exceeded HUD guidelines without acceptable compensating factors. 3. First Residential Mortgage Services Corporation, Englewood Cliffs, NJ [Docket No. 13–1339–MR] Action: On January 14, 2014 the Board issued a Notice of Administrative Action withdrawing the FHA approval of First Residential Mortgage Services Corporation (‘‘FRMSC’’) for a period of five (5) years. Cause: The Board took this action based on the following violations of HUD/FHA requirements alleged by HUD: FRMSC (a) violated the terms of two repayment plans in accordance with FRMSC’s indemnification agreements with HUD; and (b) failed to adequately document the source of funds used for a down payment, for closing costs, or for the payment of outstanding liabilities in connection with thirteen (13) FHA insured loans. 4. Gateway Bank Mortgage, Inc., Raleigh, NC [Docket No. 13–1545–MR] Action: On July 3, 2014, the Board entered into a Settlement Agreement with Gateway Bank Mortgage, Inc. (‘‘GBM’’) that required GBM, without admitting fault or liability, to pay a civil money penalty in the amount of $98,500 and to indemnify HUD with respect to four (4) FHA loans for any loss resulting from a default occurring within five (5) years from the date of endorsement. Cause: The Board took this action based on the following violations of HUD/FHA requirements alleged by HUD: GBM (a) failed to comply with HUD’s Quality Control requirements; (b) failed to conduct pre-endorsement reviews for Lender Insured loans; (c) failed to retain documentation in loan files; and (d) failed to properly verify and document gift funds. 5. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Iselin, NJ [Docket No. 13–1540–MR] Action: On January 31, 2014, the Board voted to provide an administrative release as part of a settlement agreement between JP E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0197]


Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Unmanned Aircraft 
System Demonstration for Support of Coast Guard Missions in the Arctic

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a 
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Conoco 
Phillips Company (COP) to evaluate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) 
capabilities, benefits, risks and technical limitations of operating 
UAS from land and/or off a Coast Guard Cutter in a maritime 
environment. The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluation 
of UASs under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant 
real-world maritime operational scenarios, such as ice operations, 
marine environmental monitoring, marine safety, search and rescue, and 
potentially other Coast Guard mission sets. While the Coast Guard is 
currently considering partnering with COP, the agency solicits public 
comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in 
the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other 
potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and 
capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to 
consider submitting proposals for consideration for similar CRADAs.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or 
before April 20, 2015.
    Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast 
Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before April 27, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments using one of the listed methods, and see 
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION for more information on public comments.
     Online--http://www.regulations.gov following Web site 
instructions.

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     Fax--202-493-2251.
     Mail or hand deliver--Docket Management Facility (M-30), 
U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Hours 
for hand delivery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays (telephone 202-366-9329).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice 
or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact LT Keely Higbie, 
Project Official, Surface Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and 
Development Center (RDC), 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, 
telephone 860-271-2815, email Keely.J.Higbie@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl 
Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826, 
toll free 1-800-647-5527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments and related material on this 
notice. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have 
provided.
    Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to the Docket 
Management Facility. Instead, submit them directly to the Coast Guard 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Comments should be marked with docket number USCG-2015-0197 and 
should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You 
should provide personal contact information so that we can contact you 
if we have questions regarding your comments; but please note that all 
comments will be posted to the online docket without change and that 
any personal information you include can be searchable online (see the 
Federal Register Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 
3316, Jan. 17, 2008).
    Mailed or hand-delivered comments should be in an unbound 8\1/2\ x 
11 inch format suitable for reproduction. The Docket Management 
Facility will acknowledge receipt of mailed comments if you enclose a 
stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope with your submission.
    Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in 
our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by 
following the Web site's instructions. You can also view the docket at 
the Docket Management Facility (see the mailing address under 
ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

Discussion

    CRADAs are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 3710(a).\1\ A CRADA promotes 
the transfer of technology to the private sector for commercial use, as 
well as specified research or development efforts that are consistent 
with the mission of the Federal parties to the CRADA. The Federal party 
or parties agree with one or more non-Federal parties to share research 
resources, but the Federal party does not contribute funding.
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    \1\ The statute confers this authority on the head of each 
Federal agency. The Secretary of DHS's authority is delegated to the 
Coast Guard and other DHS organizational elements by DHS Delegation 
No. 0160.1, para. II.B.34.
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    CRADAs are not procurement contracts. Care is taken to ensure that 
CRADAs are not used to circumvent the contracting process. CRADAs have 
a specific purpose and should not be confused with other types of 
agreements such as procurement contracts, grants, and cooperative 
agreements.
    Under the proposed CRADA, the Coast Guard would collaborate with 
one non-Federal participant. Together, the RDC and the non-Federal 
participant would identify and investigate the potential of the UAS to 
contribute to the Coast Guard's mission effectiveness and determine the 
utility of the UAS to support Coast Guard operations and assets at sea.
    The RDC, with the non-Federal participant, will develop a 
demonstration test plan and evaluate the UAS using quantitative and 
qualitative measures under a wide variety of simulated but realistic 
and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios The 
demonstration would be conducted both on land and/or on a cutter 
operating in an Arctic maritime environment over a period of 
approximately 14 days.
    We anticipate that the Coast Guard's contributions under the 
proposed CRADA will include the following:
    (1) Develop the demonstration test plan to be executed;
    (2) Provide the cutter that the system will be installed on;
    (3) Determine the electromagnetic compatibility of the system on 
the cutter to determine if safe flight operations can be accomplished;
    (4) Conduct a Privacy Threshold Analysis as required for the 
demonstration to be conducted;
    (5) Conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment as required for the 
demonstration to be conducted;
    (6) Coordinate spectrum approval for the system to be used
    (7) Develop, route, and receive an ``interim authority to test'' 
approval, authorizing the installation of the system onboard the 
cutter;
    (8) Develop the interface control document, engineering change 
proposal, and technical data package as required to install the system 
onboard the cutter;
    (9) Coordinate and receive interim flight clearance for the 
demonstration to be executed;
    (10) Provide airspace coordination and de-confliction for execution 
of the demonstration test plan;
    (11) Develop the communications plan to be used for the 
demonstration;
    (12) Analyze demonstration test plan data in accordance with the 
CRADA demonstration test plan; and
    (13) Develop the demonstration final report, which will document 
the methodologies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of this 
CRADA work.
    We anticipate that the non-Federal participants' contributions 
under the proposed CRADA will include the following:
    (1) Provide UAS equipment, including air vehicles, land based 
ground control stations, forward eyes for the cutter, and all other 
equipment required to conduct the demonstration as described in the 
demonstration test plan;
    (2) Provide operators for UAS equipment;
    (3) Provide UAS technical data;
    (4) Provide shipping for all UAS equipment to and from the cutter 
and other appropriate locations to be used under the CRADA;
    (5) Install and remove the system and all UAS equipment from the 
cutter;
    (6) Provide an approved certificate of authorization from the 
Federal Aviation Administration for the UAS equipment; and
    (7) Required travel, associated personnel, and other expenses.
    The Coast Guard reserves the right to select for CRADA participants 
all, some, or no proposals submitted for this CRADA. The Coast Guard 
will provide no funding for reimbursement of proposal development 
costs. Proposals and any other material submitted in response to this 
notice will not be returned. Proposals submitted are expected to be 
unclassified and have no more than five single-sided pages (excluding 
cover page, DD 1494, JF-12, etc.). The Coast Guard will select 
proposals at its sole discretion on the basis of:

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    (1) How well they communicate an understanding of, and ability to 
meet, the proposed CRADA's goal; and
    (2) How well they address the following criteria:
    (a) Technical capability to support the non-Federal party 
contributions described; and
    (b) Resources available for supporting the non-Federal party 
contributions described.
    Currently, the Coast Guard is considering COP for participation in 
this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that COP has 
demonstrated its ability to operate UAS in an Arctic maritime 
environment, and its UAS's widespread use throughout the Department of 
Defense. However, we do not wish to exclude other viable participants 
from this or future similar CRADAs.
    This is a technology demonstration effort. Since the goal of this 
CRADA is to identify and investigate the potential of the UAS to 
contribute to Coast Guard mission effectiveness in an Arctic maritime 
environment, non-Federal CRADA participants will not be excluded from 
any future Coast Guard procurements based solely on their participation 
in this CRADA. Special consideration will be given to small business 
firms/consortia, and preference will be given to business units located 
in the U.S.
    This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: March 20, 2015.
Captain Dennis C. Evans, USCG,
Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center.
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