Navigation Safety Advisory Council, 23002-23003 [2016-09021]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 23002 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Notices 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 Troposcatter communications technologies. After an initial installation and training, the Coast Guard plans to evaluate designated platforms outfitted with the communications technologies for a period of one week. We anticipate the Coast Guard’s contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Develop the Demonstration Pilot Assessment Plan to meet the objectives of the CRADA with a diverse set of reallife mission scenarios. (2) Provide the pilot demonstration support in and around Nome, AK. (3) Coordinate Pilot demonstration network connectivity between various internet protocol (IP) systems. (4) Collaborate with non-Federal partners to prepare demonstration documentation including equipment assessments, final report(s), and briefings. We anticipate that the non-Federal participant’s contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Assist the R&D Center in the development and drafting of all CRADA documents, including the pilot demonstration assessment plan, equipment assessments, final report(s), and briefings. (2) Provide and maintain the troposcatter communications equipment to ensure the communications link is usable. (3) Secure, with R&D Center assistance, Special Temporary Authority (STA) to employ the equipment within the desired frequency bands. (4) Provide technical support, training and maintenance throughout the period of performance to ensure maximum availability and utility of the networks. The Coast Guard reserves the right to select for CRADA participants all, some, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Apr 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: (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 Comtech Systems, Inc. for participation in this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that Comtech Systems has demonstrated its technical ability as the developer, manufacturer, and integrator of troposcatter transmission equipment. However, we do not wish to exclude other viable participants from this or future similar CRADAs. This is a technology assessment effort. The goal for the Coast Guard of this CRADA is to better understand the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with troposcatter transmission. 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 24, 2016. Captain Dennis C. Evans, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2016–09034 Filed 4–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0301] Navigation Safety Advisory Council Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note these meetings may close early if the Council has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22203. https://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/ en/arlington/wasfx/hoteldetail/ directions For information on the meeting facility or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Council as listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. Written comments for distribution to the Council members must be submitted no later than April 26, 2016 if you want Council members to be able to review your comments before the meeting, and must be identified by the docket number, USCG–2016–0301. Written comments may be submitted using Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact Mr. Lahn for alternate instructions. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action, USCG 2016– 0301. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov insert USCG– 2016–0301 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item you wish to view. A public comment period will be held during the meeting on May 4, 2016, E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 23003 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Notices from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on May 5, 2016, prior to the close of the meeting. Public presentations may also be given. Speakers are requested to limit their presentation and comments to 10 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. To register as a speaker, contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. If you have questions about these meetings, please contact Mr. George Detweiler, the Navigation Safety Advisory Council Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Commandant (CG– NAV–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7418, Washington, DC 20593, telephone 202– 372–1566 or email George.H.Detweiler@ uscg.mil or Mr. Burt Lahn, Commandant (CG–NAV–2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7418, Washington, DC 20593, at telephone 202–372–1526 or email Burt.A.Lahn@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code, Appendix. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council is an advisory committee authorized in 33 U.S.C. 2073 and chartered under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to prevention of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agenda Wednesday, May 4, 2016: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will receive presentations on the following topics: (1) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—Future of Navigation Strategy: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Coast Survey will provide a briefing on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Future of Navigation Strategy; (2) Coast Guard Future of Navigation initiative: The Council will receive an update on this ongoing initiative that leverages technology in order to optimize the mix of electronic and visual aids to navigation; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Apr 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 (3) Electronic Charting Systems: The Coast Guard will provide an update on the use of Electronic Charting Systems, and brief the Council on the recently published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01–16; which outlines the use of Electronic Charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps, and publications; and (4) Port Access Route Studies. The Coast Guard will provide an update on Port Access Route Studies. The presentation will include the final report from the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study, an update from the ongoing Bering Straights Port Access Route Study, and a briefing on the recently initiated Nantucket Sound Port Access Route Study. Following the above presentations, the Designated Federal Officer will form subcommittees to continue discussions on the following task statements: (1) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–01 Unmanned Maritime Systems Best Practices; (2) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–04 Discontinuance of an Aid to Navigation; and (3) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15–05 Electronic Chart Systems. Public comments or questions will be taken during the meeting as the Council discusses each issue and prior to the Council formulating recommendations on each issue. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. Thursday, May 5, 2016 (1) Subcommittee discussions continued from Wednesday, May 4, 2016; (2) Subcommittee reports presented to the Council; (3) New Business; and a. Summary of Navigation Safety Advisory Council action items. b. Schedule next meeting date—Fall, 2016. c. Council discussions and acceptance of new tasks. A public comment period will be held after the discussion of new tasks. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 10 minutes each. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of the Designated Federal Officer during the discussion and recommendations, and new business portion of the meeting. Please contact Mr. Lahn, listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, to register as a speaker. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 13, 2016. D.C Barata, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director, Marine Transportation Systems. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23002-23003]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09021]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0301]


Navigation Safety Advisory Council

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet in Arlington, 
Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, 
and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the 
Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine 
information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These 
meetings will be open to the public.

DATES: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, 
May 4, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, May 5, 2016, 
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note these meetings may close early if 
the Council has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Arlington at 
Ballston, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22203.

 https://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/arlington/wasfx/hoteldetail/directions

    For information on the meeting facility or services for individuals 
with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, 
contact Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section below as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Council as listed in the 
``Agenda'' section below. Written comments for distribution to the 
Council members must be submitted no later than April 26, 2016 if you 
want Council members to be able to review your comments before the 
meeting, and must be identified by the docket number, USCG-2016-0301. 
Written comments may be submitted using Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using 
http://www.regulations.gov, contact Mr. Lahn for alternate 
instructions.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action, USCG 2016-0301. Comments received will be posted without 
alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the 
Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the 
Federal Register (70 FR 15086).
    Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments 
related to this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov insert USCG-
2016-0301 in the Search box, press Enter, and then click on the item 
you wish to view.
    A public comment period will be held during the meeting on May 4, 
2016,

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from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on May 5, 2016, prior to the close of the 
meeting. Public presentations may also be given. Speakers are requested 
to limit their presentation and comments to 10 minutes. Please note 
that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, 
following the last call for comments. To register as a speaker, contact 
Mr. Burt Lahn listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about these 
meetings, please contact Mr. George Detweiler, the Navigation Safety 
Advisory Council Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Commandant (CG-
NAV-2), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 
7418, Washington, DC 20593, telephone 202-372-1566 or email 
George.H.Detweiler@uscg.mil or Mr. Burt Lahn, Commandant (CG-NAV-2), 
U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Stop 7418, 
Washington, DC 20593, at telephone 202-372-1526 or email 
Burt.A.Lahn@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5 United States Code, Appendix.
    The Navigation Safety Advisory Council is an advisory committee 
authorized in 33 U.S.C. 2073 and chartered under the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council 
provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through the 
Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to prevention 
of maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland and 
International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, 
routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to 
navigation systems.

Agenda

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will 
receive presentations on the following topics:
    (1) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Future of 
Navigation Strategy: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
Office of Coast Survey will provide a briefing on National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration Future of Navigation Strategy;
    (2) Coast Guard Future of Navigation initiative: The Council will 
receive an update on this ongoing initiative that leverages technology 
in order to optimize the mix of electronic and visual aids to 
navigation;
    (3) Electronic Charting Systems: The Coast Guard will provide an 
update on the use of Electronic Charting Systems, and brief the Council 
on the recently published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-
16; which outlines the use of Electronic Charts and publications in 
lieu of paper charts, maps, and publications; and
    (4) Port Access Route Studies. The Coast Guard will provide an 
update on Port Access Route Studies. The presentation will include the 
final report from the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study, an update 
from the ongoing Bering Straights Port Access Route Study, and a 
briefing on the recently initiated Nantucket Sound Port Access Route 
Study.
    Following the above presentations, the Designated Federal Officer 
will form subcommittees to continue discussions on the following task 
statements:
    (1) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-01 Unmanned Maritime 
Systems Best Practices;
    (2) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-04 Discontinuance of 
an Aid to Navigation; and
    (3) Navigation Safety Advisory Council Task 15-05 Electronic Chart 
Systems.
    Public comments or questions will be taken during the meeting as 
the Council discusses each issue and prior to the Council formulating 
recommendations on each issue. There will also be a public comment 
period at the end of the meeting.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

    (1) Subcommittee discussions continued from Wednesday, May 4, 2016;
    (2) Subcommittee reports presented to the Council;
    (3) New Business; and
    a. Summary of Navigation Safety Advisory Council action items.
    b. Schedule next meeting date--Fall, 2016.
    c. Council discussions and acceptance of new tasks.
    A public comment period will be held after the discussion of new 
tasks. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 10 minutes 
each. Public comments or questions will be taken at the discretion of 
the Designated Federal Officer during the discussion and 
recommendations, and new business portion of the meeting. Please 
contact Mr. Lahn, listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section, to register as a speaker.

    Dated: April 13, 2016.
D.C Barata,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director, Marine Transportation 
Systems.
[FR Doc. 2016-09021 Filed 4-18-16; 8:45 am]
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