Re-opening of South Berth at Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Facility, Calvert County, MD, 45735-45736 [05-15616]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices Canadian laboratories wishing to be considered for the NLCP may apply directly to the NLCP contractor just as U.S. laboratories do. Upon finding a Canadian laboratory to be qualified, HHS will recommend that DOT certify the laboratory (Federal Register, July 16, 1996) as meeting the minimum standards of the Mandatory Guidelines published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644). After receiving DOT certification, the laboratory will be included in the monthly list of HHS-certified laboratories and participate in the NLCP certification maintenance program. Anna Marsh, Executive Officer, SAMHSA. [FR Doc. 05–15693 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–21992] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. All meetings will be open to the public. DATES: MERPAC will meet on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday, September 8, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. These meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. Requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 24, 2005. Written material and requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before August 24, 2005. ADDRESSES: MERPAC will meet on both days at the RTM STAR Center, 2 West Dixie Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Further directions regarding the location of the RTM STAR Center may be obtained by contacting Ms. Vickie Valderrama at (954) 920–3222, extension 7253. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Mr. Mark Gould, Commandant (G– MSO–1), U.S. Coast Guard VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Headquarters, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. This notice is available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice, contact Mr. Gould, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone 202–267–6890, fax 202–267–4570, or e-mail mgould@comdt.uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, as amended). Agenda of Meeting on September 7, 2005: The full committee will meet to discuss the objectives for the meeting. The working groups addressing the following task statements may meet to deliberate: Task Statement 30, concerning utilizing military sea service for STCW certifications; Task Statement 49, concerning recommendations for use of a model sea course project in conjunction with an approved program for officer in charge of an engineering watch coming up through the hawse pipe; Task Statement 50, concerning recommendations on a training and assessment program for qualified member of the engine department on sea-going vessels; and Task Statement 51, concerning minimum standard of competence on tanker safety. In addition, new working groups may be formed to address issues proposed by the Coast Guard, MERPAC members, or the public. All task statements may be viewed at the MERPAC Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/ merpac/merpac.htm. At the end of the day, the working groups will make a report to the full committee on what has been accomplished in their meetings. No action will be taken on these reports on this date. Agenda of Meeting on September 8, 2005: The agenda comprises the following: (1) Introduction. (2) Working Groups’ Reports (a) Task Statement 30, concerning utilizing military sea service for STCW certifications; (b) Task Statement 49, concerning recommendations for use of a model sea course project in conjunction with an approved program for officer in charge of an engineering watch coming up through the hawse pipe; (c) Task Statement 50, concerning recommendations on a training and assessment program for qualified member of the engine department on sea-going vessels; PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45735 (d) Task Statement 51, concerning minimum standard of competence on tanker safety; and (e) Other task statements which may have been adopted for discussion and action. (3) Other items to be discussed: (a) Standing Committee—Prevention Through People. (b) Briefings concerning on-going projects of interest to MERPAC. (c) Other items brought up for discussion by the committee or the public. Procedural: Both meetings are open to the public. Please note that the meetings may adjourn early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify Mr. Gould no later than August 24, 2005. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than August 24, 2005. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of the meeting, please submit 25 copies to Mr. Gould no later than August 24, 2005. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meetings, contact Mr. Gould as soon as possible. Dated: July 27, 2005. Captain Lorne W. Thomas, USCG, Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. [FR Doc. 05–15615 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [CGD05–05–088] Re-opening of South Berth at Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Facility, Calvert County, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Notice; request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the review of a request from Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Limited Partnership to begin using the south berth of its facility for receiving LNG vessels. The Coast Guard solicits E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 45736 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices public comments to consider during the approval process for this request. DATES: Comments and related material must reach U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore on or before September 7, 2005. You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number CGD05–05–088 to U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. To avoid duplication, please use only one of the following methods: (1) Mail: Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226–1791, Attn: Cove Point South Berth. (2) Fax: 410–576–2553. (3) Hand delivery: Room 208 of Building 70 on the Coast Guard Yard Curtis Bay, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 410–576–2619. (4) Electronic mail: jdufresne@actbalt.uscg.mil. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this notice, or if you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call LCDR Joe DuFresne, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Waterways Management Division, at telephone 410–576–2619. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for Comments If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this notice (CGD05–05–088) and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your comments by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments by only one means. If you submit comments by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the address listed under ADDRESSES, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments received during the comment period. On October 25, 2000, Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership submitted a Letter of Intent to reopen the LNG Terminal at Cove Point, Calvert County, Maryland, located on the Chesapeake Bay. On December 23, 2002, the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, submitted a Letter of Recommendation addressing several 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Dated: July 20, 2005. Curtis A. Springer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, U. S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. [FR Doc. 05–15616 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Periodic Monthly Payment Statement Process Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: Background and Purpose VerDate jul<14>2003 items pertaining to the suitability of the Chesapeake Bay for LNG transport. One item dealt with the depth of water required to accommodate the maximum 36 foot draft of a typical LNG tanker. It was noted that the northern berth of the Cove Point LNG terminal pier was able to accommodate vessels with this draft. However, the 36 foot mean low water depth of the southern berth (38°24′ N, 76°23′ W) could not. The Letter of Recommendation, therefore, noted that the south berth would not be suitable for LNG marine traffic unless the water depth was increased by dredging. On April 28, 2005, Dominion Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership submitted a letter to the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, requesting approval to receive LNG tankers at the south berth, provided that the vessels had a fully laden draft of no more than 34 feet. These smaller vessels could be accommodated at the Cove Point facility’s south berth without dredging. The Coast Guard understands that if this request is approved, operations at Cove Point will not change other than allowing smaller LNG tankers to moor at the south berth. There will still only be one LNG vessel moored at Cove Point at any given time. No public meeting is currently planned to discuss this issue. However, if the response from this request for comment implies that a public meeting is strongly desired, we will schedule one. Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: This document announces changes in the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning periodic monthly PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 deposit of estimated duties and fees. A change to the time period allowed for the deposit of the duties and fees is being made in order to comply with the provisions of section 2004 of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, Public Law 108–429, which extended the time of deposit of those estimated duties and fees from the 15th calendar day to the 15th working day of the month following the month in which the goods are either entered or released. Another change being made concerns whether CBP will establish a claim for liquidated damages when a participant removes an entry from a Periodic Daily Statement or a Preliminary Monthly Statement after expiration of a 10-working-day period after release. This document also advises that entries containing Census errors will be eligible to be placed on a Periodic Daily Statement and designated for monthly payment. The latter two changes are being made in order to increase the efficiencies of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and to encourage participation in the Periodic Monthly Statement process. DATES: The changes announced in this notice concerning the time of payment of duties and fees and the assessment of liquidated damages will take effect on August 8, 2005. The change announced concerning the placement of Census errors on the Periodic Daily Statement will take effect on August 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding periodic monthly statement payments: Ms. Sherri Hoffman via email at Sherri.hoffman@dhs.gov, and Mr. Robert Hamilton via email at Robert.b.hamilton@dhs.gov, or by telephone at (317) 298–1107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 4, 2004, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a General Notice in the Federal Register (69 FR 5362) announcing the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test for Periodic Monthly Payment Statement Process. The test, which is part of CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), benefits participants by giving them access to operational data through the ACE Secured Data Portal (‘‘ACE Portal’’), which provides them the capability to interact electronically with CBP, and by allowing them to deposit estimated duties and fees on a monthly basis based on a Periodic Monthly Statement issued by CBP. When the test started, only importers were eligible to apply for the test. E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 151 (Monday, August 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45735-45736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15616]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[CGD05-05-088]


Re-opening of South Berth at Dominion Cove Point Liquefied 
Natural Gas Facility, Calvert County, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the review of a request from 
Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Limited Partnership to 
begin using the south berth of its facility for receiving LNG vessels. 
The Coast Guard solicits

[[Page 45736]]

public comments to consider during the approval process for this 
request.

DATES: Comments and related material must reach U.S. Coast Guard Sector 
Baltimore on or before September 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number CGD05-05-088 to U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. To avoid 
duplication, please use only one of the following methods:
    (1) Mail: Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 
Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226-1791, Attn: Cove Point South 
Berth.
    (2) Fax: 410-576-2553.
    (3) Hand delivery: Room 208 of Building 70 on the Coast Guard Yard 
Curtis Bay, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD, between 9 a.m. and 
3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 410-576-2619.
    (4) Electronic mail: jdufresne@actbalt.uscg.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
or if you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the 
docket, call LCDR Joe DuFresne, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Waterways 
Management Division, at telephone 410-576-2619.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, 
identify the docket number for this notice (CGD05-05-088) and give the 
reason for each comment. You may submit your comments by electronic 
means, mail, fax, or delivery to Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at the 
address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments by only one 
means. If you submit comments by mail or delivery, submit them in an 
unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the address listed under ADDRESSES, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will 
consider all comments received during the comment period.

Background and Purpose

    On October 25, 2000, Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership submitted a 
Letter of Intent to reopen the LNG Terminal at Cove Point, Calvert 
County, Maryland, located on the Chesapeake Bay. On December 23, 2002, 
the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, submitted a Letter of 
Recommendation addressing several items pertaining to the suitability 
of the Chesapeake Bay for LNG transport.
    One item dealt with the depth of water required to accommodate the 
maximum 36 foot draft of a typical LNG tanker. It was noted that the 
northern berth of the Cove Point LNG terminal pier was able to 
accommodate vessels with this draft. However, the 36 foot mean low 
water depth of the southern berth (38[deg]24' N, 76[deg]23' W) could 
not. The Letter of Recommendation, therefore, noted that the south 
berth would not be suitable for LNG marine traffic unless the water 
depth was increased by dredging.
    On April 28, 2005, Dominion Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership 
submitted a letter to the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, requesting 
approval to receive LNG tankers at the south berth, provided that the 
vessels had a fully laden draft of no more than 34 feet. These smaller 
vessels could be accommodated at the Cove Point facility's south berth 
without dredging.
    The Coast Guard understands that if this request is approved, 
operations at Cove Point will not change other than allowing smaller 
LNG tankers to moor at the south berth. There will still only be one 
LNG vessel moored at Cove Point at any given time.
    No public meeting is currently planned to discuss this issue. 
However, if the response from this request for comment implies that a 
public meeting is strongly desired, we will schedule one.

    Dated: July 20, 2005.
Curtis A. Springer,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, U. S. Coast Guard Sector 
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.
[FR Doc. 05-15616 Filed 8-5-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-15-P