A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
A Technical Assistance Agreement is a short-term agreement that allows a Federal laboratory and its researchers to provide technical, research or other resources to a non-Federal party with or without reimbursement [15 U.S.C § 3710a (b) (3) (A)]. Typically, intellectual property is not anticipated. The collaboration must have a mission value to the Federal laboratory. A TAA can also be a collaboration with both parties providing technical or scientific expertise to accomplish a mutual objective.