Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Laser Eye Protection, 38726-38727 [2016-14038]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 38726 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / Notices We anticipate that the non-Federal participants’ contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Work with R&D Center to develop the test plan to be executed under the CRADA; (2) Provide the technical data package for all equipments, including dimensions, weight, power requirements, and other technical considerations for the additional components to be utilized under this CRADA; (3) Provide for shipment, delivery, and install of diesel outboard engines required for testing under this CRADA; (4) Provide technical oversight, technical engine, and operator training on the engines provided for testing under this CRADA; and (5) Provide/pay for travel and other associated personnel costs and other required 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: (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 Cox for participation in this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that Cox has demonstrated its technical ability as the developer and manufacturer of diesel outboard engines. 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 diesel outboard engines. Special consideration will be given to small business firms/consortia, and preference will be given to business units located VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jun 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 in the U.S. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: June 2, 2016. Dennis C. Evans, Commanding Officer, CAPT, USCG, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2016–14074 Filed 6–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0444] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Laser Eye Protection 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 Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. to evaluate and test the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with LEP technology. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) will obtain materials from Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. to test the performance, reliability, suitability, and effectiveness of their product as laser protective eyewear. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Metamaterials Technologies USA 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 nonFederal 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 June 24, 2016. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before June 24, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. Information for more information on public comments. • Online—http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. • Fax—202–493–2251. • Mail or hand deliver—Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact LT Dillon Sapp, Project Official, Aviation Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271–2893, email dillon.r.sapp@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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–2016–0444 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). 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). E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / Notices 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, and other data on LEP. We anticipate that the Coast Guard’s contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Work with non-Federal participant to develop the test plan to be executed under the CRADA; (2) Provide the test platform, test platform support, facilities, and seek all required approvals for testing under the CRADA; (3) Prepare the test platform for laser testing; (4) Provide laboratory equipment and personnel to complete the testing phases; (5) Collect and analyze data in accordance with the CRADA test plan; and (6) Work with non-Federal participant to develop a 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) Work with R&D Center to develop the test plan to be executed under the CRADA; (2) Provide the technical data package for all equipments, including dimensions, weight, power requirements, and other technical considerations for the additional components to be utilized under this CRADA; 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jun 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 (3) Provide for shipment and delivery required for testing under this CRADA; (4) Provide technical oversight, technical equipment, and materials provided for testing under this CRADA; and (5) Provide/pay for travel and other associated personnel costs and other required expenses for the Non-federal participant’s personnel. 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: (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 Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. for participation in this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. has demonstrated its technical ability as the developer and manufacturer of laser protective materials. 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 laser protective technology. 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: June 2, 2016. Dennis C. Evans, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2016–14038 Filed 6–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38727 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0105] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension and revision of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours resulting from the addition of a new application for brokers, importers, sureties, attorneys and other parties to establish an ACE Portal account to file protests. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE Portal application for imported merchandise. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 15, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202– 325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38726-38727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14038]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0444]


Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Laser Eye 
Protection

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 
Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. to evaluate and test the 
advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, 
performance, costs, and other issues associated with LEP technology. 
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) will obtain 
materials from Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. to test the 
performance, reliability, suitability, and effectiveness of their 
product as laser protective eyewear. While the Coast Guard is currently 
considering partnering with Metamaterials Technologies USA 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 June 24, 2016.
    Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast 
Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before June 24, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov 
following Web site instructions.
    Information for more information on public comments.
     Online--http://www.regulations.gov following Web site 
instructions.
     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 Dillon Sapp, 
Project Official, Aviation Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and 
Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 
860-271-2893, email dillon.r.sapp@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-2016-0444 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). 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).

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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 procurement 
contracts, grants, and other type of agreements.
    Under the proposed CRADA, the R&D Center will collaborate with one 
non-Federal participant. Together, the R&D Center and the non-Federal 
participant will collect information/data for performance, reliability, 
maintenance requirements, and other data on LEP.
    We anticipate that the Coast Guard's contributions under the 
proposed CRADA will include the following:
    (1) Work with non-Federal participant to develop the test plan to 
be executed under the CRADA;
    (2) Provide the test platform, test platform support, facilities, 
and seek all required approvals for testing under the CRADA;
    (3) Prepare the test platform for laser testing;
    (4) Provide laboratory equipment and personnel to complete the 
testing phases;
    (5) Collect and analyze data in accordance with the CRADA test 
plan; and
    (6) Work with non-Federal participant to develop a 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) Work with R&D Center to develop the test plan to be executed 
under the CRADA;
    (2) Provide the technical data package for all equipments, 
including dimensions, weight, power requirements, and other technical 
considerations for the additional components to be utilized under this 
CRADA;
    (3) Provide for shipment and delivery required for testing under 
this CRADA;
    (4) Provide technical oversight, technical equipment, and materials 
provided for testing under this CRADA; and
    (5) Provide/pay for travel and other associated personnel costs and 
other required expenses for the Non-federal participant's personnel.
    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:
    (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 Metamaterials 
Technologies USA Inc. for participation in this CRADA. This 
consideration is based on the fact that Metamaterials Technologies USA 
Inc. has demonstrated its technical ability as the developer and 
manufacturer of laser protective materials. 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 laser protective technology. 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: June 2, 2016.
Dennis C. Evans,
USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development 
Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-14038 Filed 6-13-16; 8:45 am]
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