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The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluations of SUAS under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios, such as: law enforcement; search and rescue; and maritime environmental responses. From our previous solicitations, the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with AeroVironment, Inc. and solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 20, 2017. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must also reach the Coast Guard on or before December 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. Submit synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs to Mr. Steve Dunn at his address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55109 If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact Mr. Steve Dunn, Project Official, Systems Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860–271–2789, email Stephen.C.Dunn@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 publish responses 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–2017–0957 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. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. We do accept anonymous comments. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal 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 will be 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. Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to http:// www.regulations.gov. 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 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\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 55110 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 222 / Monday, November 20, 2017 / Notices 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 Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) will collaborate with one or more nonFederal participants. Together, the R&DC and the non-Federal participants will evaluate SUAS and their airborne sensors to determine their potential for use in a maritime environment by a first responder and DHS operational components. We anticipate that the Coast Guard’s contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Develop the demonstration test plan to be executed under the CRADA; (2) Provide the SUAS test range, test range support, facilities, and all approvals required for a 5 day demonstration under the CRADA; (3) Conduct the privacy threshold analysis required for the demonstration; (4) Conduct the privacy impact assessment required for the demonstration; (5) Coordinate any required spectrum approval for the SUAS; (6) Coordinate and receive any required interim flight clearance for the demonstration; (7) Provide any required airspace coordination and de-confliction for the demonstration test plan; (8) Collect and analyze demonstration test plan data; and (9) Develop a demonstration final report documenting 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) Provide SUAS and all other equipment to conduct the demonstration described in the demonstration test plan; (2) Provide all required operators and technicians to conduct the demonstration; (3) Provide technical data for the SUAS to be utilized; (4) Provide shipment and delivery of all SUAS equipment required for the demonstration; and (5) Provide travel and associated personnel and other expenses as required. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Nov 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 AeroVironment, Inc. for participation in this CRADA, because they have demonstrated the ability to operate SUAS in a maritime environment. However, we do not wish to exclude other viable participants from this or future similar CRADAs. This is a technology demonstration effort. The goal of this CRADA is to identify and investigate the potential of the SUAS and their airborne sensors to determine their potential use in a maritime environment by the first responder and the DHS operational components. 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) and 15 U.S.C. 3710(a). Dated: November 2, 2017. Gregory C. Rothrock, Captain, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0957]


Cooperative Research and Development Agreement--Robotic Aircraft 
for Sensors Program for Maritime

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 several 
companies to evaluate small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) sensors or 
payloads, to determine their potential use in a maritime environment by 
first responders and DHS operational components. The Coast Guard will 
conduct flight testing and evaluations of SUAS under a wide variety of 
simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational 
scenarios, such as: law enforcement; search and rescue; and maritime 
environmental responses. From our previous solicitations, the Coast 
Guard is currently considering partnering with AeroVironment, Inc. and 
solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties 
in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation. The Coast 
Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have 
the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type 
of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in 
similar CRADAs.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 20, 
2017. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must also reach the 
Coast Guard on or before December 20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov 
following Web site instructions. Submit synopses of proposals regarding 
future CRADAs to Mr. Steve Dunn at his address listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice 
or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact Mr. Steve Dunn, 
Project Official, Systems Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and 
Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 
860-271-2789, email Stephen.C.Dunn@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We request public comments on this notice. Although we do not plan 
to publish responses 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-2017-0957 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. For more 
about privacy and the docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. We do accept anonymous comments.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal 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 will be 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.
    Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to http://www.regulations.gov. 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

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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 Coast Guard's Research and 
Development Center (R&DC) will collaborate with one or more non-Federal 
participants. Together, the R&DC and the non-Federal participants will 
evaluate SUAS and their airborne sensors to determine their potential 
for use in a maritime environment by a first responder and DHS 
operational components.
    We anticipate that the Coast Guard's contributions under the 
proposed CRADA will include the following:
    (1) Develop the demonstration test plan to be executed under the 
CRADA;
    (2) Provide the SUAS test range, test range support, facilities, 
and all approvals required for a 5 day demonstration under the CRADA;
    (3) Conduct the privacy threshold analysis required for the 
demonstration;
    (4) Conduct the privacy impact assessment required for the 
demonstration;
    (5) Coordinate any required spectrum approval for the SUAS;
    (6) Coordinate and receive any required interim flight clearance 
for the demonstration;
    (7) Provide any required airspace coordination and de-confliction 
for the demonstration test plan;
    (8) Collect and analyze demonstration test plan data; and
    (9) Develop a demonstration final report documenting 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) Provide SUAS and all other equipment to conduct the 
demonstration described in the demonstration test plan;
    (2) Provide all required operators and technicians to conduct the 
demonstration;
    (3) Provide technical data for the SUAS to be utilized;
    (4) Provide shipment and delivery of all SUAS equipment required 
for the demonstration; and
    (5) Provide travel and associated personnel and other expenses as 
required.
    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 AeroVironment, Inc. for 
participation in this CRADA, because they have demonstrated the ability 
to operate SUAS in a maritime environment. However, we do not wish to 
exclude other viable participants from this or future similar CRADAs.
    This is a technology demonstration effort. The goal of this CRADA 
is to identify and investigate the potential of the SUAS and their 
airborne sensors to determine their potential use in a maritime 
environment by the first responder and the DHS operational components. 
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) and 15 
U.S.C. 3710(a).

    Dated: November 2, 2017.
Gregory C. Rothrock,
Captain, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and 
Development Center.
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