Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index: Methodology To Assess the Oil Outflow Performance of Alternative Designs to the Double Hull Oil Tanker, 41777-41778 [05-14265]

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[FR Doc. 05–14264 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Coast Guard Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index: Methodology To Assess the Oil Outflow Performance of Alternative Designs to the Double Hull Oil Tanker Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of an Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index, which establishes a methodology to assess the oil outflow performance of alternative designs to the double hull oil tanker. This Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index has been established in accordance with Section 705 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket are part of public docket USCG– 2005–21723, and are available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this notice, contact James Person, Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards, by telephone at 202–267– 2988 or via e-mail at jperson@comdt.uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing material in the docket, call Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, by telephone at 202–366–0271. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 705 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 amended Section 4115(e)(3) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (46 U.S.C. 3703a note) to read as follows: ‘‘(3) No later than one year after the date of enactment of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004, the Secretary shall, taking into account the recommendations contained in the report by the Marine Board of the National Research Council entitled ‘Environmental Performance of Tanker Design in Collision and Grounding’ and dated 2001, establish and publish an environmental equivalency evaluation index (including the methodology to E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 41778 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices develop that index) to assess overall outflow performance due to collisions and groundings for double hull tank vessels and alternative hull designs.’’ Environmental Equivalency Evalution Index In accordance with the authority delegated from the Secretary, the Coast Guard has established the Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index as directed. It is available on the Internet at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/ mse/mse2-dh-alt-eval-index.pdf, and in the docket. To view documents in the docket, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time and conduct a simple search using the docket number. Dated: July 12, 2005. T.H. Gilmour, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. [FR Doc. 05–14265 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY National Communications System [Docket No. DHS–2005–0051] Notice of Revised Agenda and Partial Closure for the July 27, 2005, Meeting of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee National Communications System (NCS). ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41777-41778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14265]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2005-21723]


Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index: Methodology To Assess 
the Oil Outflow Performance of Alternative Designs to the Double Hull 
Oil Tanker

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of an Environmental 
Equivalency Evaluation Index, which establishes a methodology to assess 
the oil outflow performance of alternative designs to the double hull 
oil tanker. This Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index has been 
established in accordance with Section 705 of the Coast Guard and 
Maritime Transportation Act of 2004.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the 
docket are part of public docket USCG-2005-21723, and are available for 
inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet 
at http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this 
notice, contact James Person, Coast Guard Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards, by telephone at 202-267-2988 or via e-mail at 
jperson@comdt.uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing material in 
the docket, call Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
by telephone at 202-366-0271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 705 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 
2004 amended Section 4115(e)(3) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (46 
U.S.C. 3703a note) to read as follows: ``(3) No later than one year 
after the date of enactment of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
Transportation Act of 2004, the Secretary shall, taking into account 
the recommendations contained in the report by the Marine Board of the 
National Research Council entitled `Environmental Performance of Tanker 
Design in Collision and Grounding' and dated 2001, establish and 
publish an environmental equivalency evaluation index (including the 
methodology to

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develop that index) to assess overall outflow performance due to 
collisions and groundings for double hull tank vessels and alternative 
hull designs.''

Environmental Equivalency Evalution Index

    In accordance with the authority delegated from the Secretary, the 
Coast Guard has established the Environmental Equivalency Evaluation 
Index as directed. It is available on the Internet at http://
www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/mse/mse2-dh-alt-eval-index.pdf, and in the docket. 
To view documents in the docket, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time 
and conduct a simple search using the docket number.

    Dated: July 12, 2005.
T.H. Gilmour,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, 
Security and Environmental Protection.
[FR Doc. 05-14265 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]
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