Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Diesel Outboard Engine Development, 10584-10585 [2017-02935]

Download as PDF 10584 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices Contact Person: Ernest W. Lyons, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, NINDS/NIH/DHHS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 3204, MSC 9529, Bethesda, MD 20892–9529, (301) 496–4056, lyonse@ninds.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Neurological Sciences Training Initial Review Group; NST–2 Subcommittee. Date: March 13–14, 2017. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact Person: Elizabeth A. Webber, Ph.D.; Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, NINDS/NIH/DHHS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 3204, MSC 9529, Bethesda, MD 20892– 9529, (301) 496–1917, webbere@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.853, Clinical Research Related to Neurological Disorders; 93.854, Biological Basis Research in the Neurosciences, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: February 9, 2017. Sylvia L. Neal, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–02963 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2017–0069] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Diesel Outboard Engine 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 Mack Boring & Parts Co (hence forth referred to as Mack) to evaluate and test the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with diesel outboard engine technology. A test schedule has been proposed in which Mack will provide and install two of their diesel outboard engines onto a selected Coast Guard boat platform; the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (R&D Center) will outfit the platform with the necessary instrumentation to monitor power, speed, and fuel consumption; and a Coast Guard field unit will operate the boat for performance testing over a six- sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 month period to collect information on reliability, maintenance requirements, and availability data. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Mack 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 March 16, 2017. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before March 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact LT Carlon F. Brietzke, Project Official, Surface Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271–2891, email Carlon.F.Brietzke@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–2017–0069 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:// PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, and other data on diesel outboard engines. After an initial performance test, the Coast Guard plans to operate to test and evaluate the designated platform outfitted with the diesel outboard engine technology for a period of six months. 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 diesel outboard engine install and operations; (4) Provide fuel and test platform operators for the performance and reliability, maintenance, and availability testing; 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\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices (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, 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 Mack for participation in this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that Mack has demonstrated its technical ability as a U.S. Distributor 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 of the Coast Guard for this VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 in the U.S. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: January 30, 2017. Captain Dennis C. Evans, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2017–02935 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–1073] Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Request for applications. AGENCY: The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee. The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials insofar as they relate to matters within the United States Coast Guard’s jurisdiction. DATES: Completed applications for the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee should reach the Coast Guard on or before April 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Applicants should send their resume, and a cover letter identifying which of the five membership categories they wish to represent, to the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee via one of the following methods: • By Email: Patrick.m.hilbert@ uscg.mil. • By Fax: (202) 372–8380. • By Mail: Commander Patrick Hilbert, Designated Federal Official of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee, Commandant, Hazardous Materials Division (CG–ENG–5), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander Julie Blanchfield, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10585 Avenue SE., Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593–7509, Julie.e.blanchfield@ uscg.mil, phone: 202–372–1419, fax: 202–372–8380. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee is established under the authority of Section 871 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 451. The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee is a federal advisory committee operating under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5, U.S.C. Appendix). The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials insofar as they relate to matters within the United States Coast Guard’s jurisdiction. The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee meets at least twice per year. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes. Its subcommittees may meet to consider specific problems as required. The Coast Guard will consider applications for 10 positions that become vacant on September 17, 2017. The membership categories are: Chemical manufacturing, marine handling or transportation of chemicals, vessel design and construction, marine safety or security, and marine environmental protection. Each member serves for a term of three years, and may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. A member appointed to fill an unexpired term may serve the remainder of that term. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, or other compensation from the Federal Government. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10584-10585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02935]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0069]


Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Diesel Outboard 
Engine Development

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 Mack Boring 
& Parts Co (hence forth referred to as Mack) to evaluate and test the 
advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, 
performance, costs, and other issues associated with diesel outboard 
engine technology. A test schedule has been proposed in which Mack will 
provide and install two of their diesel outboard engines onto a 
selected Coast Guard boat platform; the Coast Guard Research and 
Development Center (R&D Center) will outfit the platform with the 
necessary instrumentation to monitor power, speed, and fuel 
consumption; and a Coast Guard field unit will operate the boat for 
performance testing over a six-month period to collect information on 
reliability, maintenance requirements, and availability data. While the 
Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Mack 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 March 16, 2017.
    Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast 
Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before March 16, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov 
following Web site instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice 
or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact LT Carlon F. 
Brietzke, Project Official, Surface Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research 
and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, 
telephone 860-271-2891, email Carlon.F.Brietzke@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-2017-0069 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).

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 diesel outboard engines. 
After an initial performance test, the Coast Guard plans to operate to 
test and evaluate the designated platform outfitted with the diesel 
outboard engine technology for a period of six months.
    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 diesel outboard engine install 
and operations;
    (4) Provide fuel and test platform operators for the performance 
and reliability, maintenance, and availability testing;

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    (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, 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 Mack for participation in 
this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that Mack has 
demonstrated its technical ability as a U.S. Distributor 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 of the Coast Guard 
for 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 in the U.S. This notice is issued under the 
authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: January 30, 2017.
Captain Dennis C. Evans, USCG,
Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-02935 Filed 2-13-17; 8:45 am]
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