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[FR Doc. 2016–00345 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2009–0973] Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2016 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of minimum random drug testing rate. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2016 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent of covered crewmembers. DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Marine employers must submit their 2015 Management Information System (MIS) reports no later than March 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Annual MIS reports may be submitted by electronic submission to the following Internet address: http:// homeport.uscg.mil/Drugtestreports. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Patrick Mannion, Drug and Alcohol Program Manager, Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG–INV), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, telephone 202–372–1033. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard requires marine employers to establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers on inspected and uninspected vessels in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230. Every marine employer is required by 46 CFR 16.500 to collect and maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, and submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast Guard in an annual MIS report. Each year, the Coast Guard will publish a notice reporting the results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year’s MIS data and the minimum annual percentage rate for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2016 / Notices random drug testing for the next calendar year. The purpose of setting a minimum random drug testing rate is to assist the Coast Guard in analyzing its current approach for deterring and detecting illegal drug abuse in the maritime industry. The Coast Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate for calendar year 2016 is 25 percent. The Coast Guard may increase this rate if MIS data indicates a qualitative deficiency of reported data or the positive random testing rate is greater than 1.0 percent in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(f)(2). MIS data for 2015 indicates that the positive rate is less than one percent industry-wide (0.87 percent). For 2016, the minimum random drug testing rate will continue at 25 percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e). Dated: January 6, 2016. Verne B. Gifford, Jr., Captain, USCG, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–00341 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2015–1120] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Broadband Cellular and Satellite Communications Exploratory Development 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 General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., to investigate the operational use of broadband cellular technology, including equipment that may be integrated into the National Public Safety Broadband Communication Band 14 LTE Network (commonly called FirstNet). The research also includes tactical employment of Multiple User Objective System (MUOS) Satellite Communications and common operational picture applications to establish Coast Guard network centric operations. A Pilot Demonstration schedule has been proposed in which General Dynamics will provide and install their Band 14 LTE Network, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 GeoSuite Server Common Operational Picture application, Satcom radios, smart phones, vehicle routers, modems, and antennas suitable for installation on select Coast Guard surface vessels, boarding teams, command center and ground vehicles. LTE Network base station radios will be placed on an existing CG-owned tower or a deployable equivalent. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (R&D Center) will prepare a Pilot Demonstration Assessment Plan and a Coast Guard Sector will operate the equipment for exploratory development over a six-month period to collect information on suitability, reliability, maintenance requirements, and human systems interoperability. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc., the agency is soliciting 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 to propose 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 February 11, 2016. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before February 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov in accordance with Web site instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact Wayne Buchanan, Project Official, C4ISR Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271–2759, email Wayne.R.Buchanan@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments We request public comments on this notice. Although we do not plan to respond to comments in the Federal Register, we will respond directly to commenters and may modify our proposal in light of comments. Comments should be marked with docket number USCG–2015–1120 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1439 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). We also accept anonymous comments. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). 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 that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. 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). 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 procurement contracts, grants, and other type of agreements. Under the proposed CRADA, the R&D Center will collaborate with one nonFederal participant. Together, the R&D Center and the non-Federal participant will collect information/data for performance, reliability, maintenance requirements, human systems integration and other data on LTE broadband and MUOS communications technologies. After an initial installation and training, the Coast Guard plans to evaluate designated platforms outfitted 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. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-00341]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0973]


Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2016

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of minimum random drug testing rate.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2016 minimum random 
drug testing rate at 25 percent of covered crewmembers.

DATES: The minimum random drug testing rate is effective January 1, 
2016 through December 31, 2016. Marine employers must submit their 2015 
Management Information System (MIS) reports no later than March 15, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Annual MIS reports may be submitted by electronic submission 
to the following Internet address: http://homeport.uscg.mil/Drugtestreports.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, 
please contact Mr. Patrick Mannion, Drug and Alcohol Program Manager, 
Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis (CG-INV), U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters, telephone 202-372-1033.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard requires marine employers to 
establish random drug testing programs for covered crewmembers on 
inspected and uninspected vessels in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230. 
Every marine employer is required by 46 CFR 16.500 to collect and 
maintain a record of drug testing program data for each calendar year, 
and submit this data by 15 March of the following year to the Coast 
Guard in an annual MIS report.
    Each year, the Coast Guard will publish a notice reporting the 
results of random drug testing for the previous calendar year's MIS 
data and the minimum annual percentage rate for

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random drug testing for the next calendar year. The purpose of setting 
a minimum random drug testing rate is to assist the Coast Guard in 
analyzing its current approach for deterring and detecting illegal drug 
abuse in the maritime industry.
    The Coast Guard announces that the minimum random drug testing rate 
for calendar year 2016 is 25 percent. The Coast Guard may increase this 
rate if MIS data indicates a qualitative deficiency of reported data or 
the positive random testing rate is greater than 1.0 percent in 
accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(f)(2). MIS data for 2015 indicates that 
the positive rate is less than one percent industry-wide (0.87 
percent).
    For 2016, the minimum random drug testing rate will continue at 25 
percent of covered employees for the period of January 1, 2016 through 
December 31, 2016 in accordance with 46 CFR 16.230(e).

    Dated: January 6, 2016.
Verne B. Gifford, Jr.,
Captain, USCG, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-00341 Filed 1-11-16; 8:45 am]
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