Public Comment Needed on Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System

The DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
[USCG–2013–0054; RITA–2013–0001]
 
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS)
 
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS and Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), DOT.
 
ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.
 
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration are analyzing the current and future user needs and requirements of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS). The NDGPS was designed to broadcast signals to improve the accuracy and integrity of the Global Positioning System (GPS) derived positions for surface transportation, as well as other civil, commercial, scientific, and homeland security applications. This analysis will be used to support future NDGPS investment decisions by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation beyond fiscal year 2016. This notice seeks comments from Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other interested members of the public regarding current and future usage of the NDGPS, the need to retain the NDGPS, the impact if NDGPS signals were not available, alternatives to the NDGPS, and alternative uses for the existing NDGPS infrastructure.
 
DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before July 15, 2013.
 
The link for submitting and viewing comments is: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=RITA-2013-0001-0001.

Contact Information:

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=RITA-2013-0001-0001

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