Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 02-16; Inspection Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts on Inspected Sailing Vessels, 23001 [2016-09022]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Notices Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57B, Rockville, MD 20857 or email a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by June 20, 2016. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2016–09020 Filed 4–18–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0291] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Troposcatter Communications Exploratory Development Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4162–20–P ACTION: The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Comtech Systems, Inc., Coast Guard to investigate the potential operational use of troposcatter technology. The [Docket No. USCG–2016–0104] research includes employment of their Modular Transportable Transmission Navigation and Vessel Inspection System (MTTS) in northern Alaska to Circular (NVIC) No. 02–16; Inspection establish beyond line of sight (BLOS) Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts network links without using existing on Inspected Sailing Vessels infrastructure or satellite communications. Specifically, the AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. MTTS will provide a wireless IEEE ACTION: Notice of availability. 802.3 (Ethernet) data link between two locations separated by long distances SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces and elevated terrain. The MTTS will be the availability of NVIC 02–16. This setup in locations with no shelter/ Circular provides guidance to vessel owners, riggers, marine surveyors, other protection from the Northern Alaskan environment. A Pilot Demonstration marine service providers, and Coast schedule has been proposed in which Guard marine inspectors regarding Comtech Systems will provide their inspection of sail rigging, masts, and MTTS to connect two points separated associated components for commercial by 68 miles with a 3000 foot elevation sailing vessels and the use of in between. The Coast Guard Research preventative maintenance as a good and Development Center (R&D Center) marine practice. It provides guidance for will prepare a Pilot Demonstration the purpose of assisting vessel owners Assessment Plan and Comtech Systems and operators, and U.S. Coast Guard will operate the equipment for personnel with the inspection and exploratory development over a one recommended documentation of week period to collect information on maintenance for sail rigging and masts suitability, reliability, maintenance on inspected sailing vessels. It is requirements, and ease of use. While the intended to enhance consistency with Coast Guard is currently considering the Coast Guard inspection process for partnering with Comtech Systems, Inc., the commercial sailing fleet. the agency is soliciting public comment DATES: NVIC 02–16 is available on April on the possible nature of and 13, 2016. participation of other parties in the ADDRESSES: This NVIC is available at the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential nonfollowing Coast Guard Web site: http:// Federal participants to propose similar www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/. CRADAs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If DATES: Comments must be submitted to you have questions on this notice, call the online docket via http:// LCDR James T. Fogle, Office of www.regulations.gov, or reach the Commercial Vessel Compliance, Coast Guard, telephone 202—372–1216, email Docket Management Facility, on or before May 19, 2016. James.T.Fogle@uscg.mil. Synopses of proposals regarding Dated: April 13, 2016. future CRADAs must reach the Coast Paul F. Thomas, Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION USCG, Assistant Commandant for Prevention CONTACT) on or before May 19, 2016. Policy. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at [FR Doc. 2016–09022 Filed 4–18–16; 8:45 am] http://www.regulations.gov in accordance with Web site instructions. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Apr 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23001 If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact LCDR Samuel Nassar, Project Official, C4ISR Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271–2727, email samuel.r.nassar@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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–2016–0291and 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). 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 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\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-09022]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0104]


Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 02-16; 
Inspection Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts on Inspected Sailing 
Vessels

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of NVIC 02-16. This 
Circular provides guidance to vessel owners, riggers, marine surveyors, 
other marine service providers, and Coast Guard marine inspectors 
regarding inspection of sail rigging, masts, and associated components 
for commercial sailing vessels and the use of preventative maintenance 
as a good marine practice. It provides guidance for the purpose of 
assisting vessel owners and operators, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel 
with the inspection and recommended documentation of maintenance for 
sail rigging and masts on inspected sailing vessels. It is intended to 
enhance consistency with the Coast Guard inspection process for the 
commercial sailing fleet.

DATES: NVIC 02-16 is available on April 13, 2016.

ADDRESSES: This NVIC is available at the following Coast Guard Web 
site: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call LCDR James T. Fogle, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Coast 
Guard, telephone 202--372-1216, email James.T.Fogle@uscg.mil.

    Dated: April 13, 2016.
Paul F. Thomas,
USCG, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-09022 Filed 4-18-16; 8:45 am]
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