Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port License Application; Fabrication Site Environmental Assessment, 57885 [05-19854]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 4, 2005 / Notices (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. Date and Time: October 17, 2005, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Place: Audio Conference Call, Phone: 1–866–727–1333, Password: 7822925. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Agenda: The agenda includes an overview of the Council’s general business activities, discussion of the Amended Charter and future activities of the Council. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone requiring information regarding the Council should contact Gladys Cate, Office of Minority and Special Populations, staff support to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 594–0367. Dated: September 29, 2005. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. 05–19867 Filed 10–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [USCG–2002–14134] Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port License Application; Fabrication Site Environmental Assessment Coast Guard, DHS; Maritime Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the cancellation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) that they previously planned as a follow-up to MARAD’s approval of the license application for the Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The EA would have assessed the environmental impact of related shoreside fabrication site activities in Texas. The Coast Guard and MARAD are canceling the EA, due to Port Pelican LLC’s decision to defer these fabrication site activities indefinitely. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Oct 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 If you have questions about the Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port project, contact LCDR Derek Dostie, Deepwater Ports Standards Division, United States Coast Guard at (202) 267–0662 or ddostie@comdt.uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On November 14, 2003, the Maritime Administrator issued a Record of Decision (ROD) approving the application of Port Pelican LLC for a license to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas deepwater port on the Outer Continental Shelf, in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 36 miles south-southwest of Freshwater City, LA. As indicated in the deepwater port?s final Environmental Impact Statement (notice of availability, 68 FR 52048, August. 29, 2003) and in the ROD, the deepwater port would use concrete structures prefabricated at a shoreside site and approval of the deepwater port license application was conditioned on Coast Guard and MARAD issuance of a supplemental National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) document to assess the impact of the shoreside fabrication site activities. On June 25, 2004, the Coast Guard and MARAD announced their intent to prepare that EA. Port Pelican LLC has now informed the Coast Guard and MARAD that it will not pursue its plans for the Port Aransas site at this time, and therefore the Coast Guard and MARAD are canceling their plans for the supplemental EA. The Coast Guard and MARAD will publicly announce resumption of NEPA document preparation should Port Pelican LLC elect to resume its plans for shoreside fabrication activities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 23, 2005. Howard L. Hime, Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security, Ports and Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard. H. Keith Lesnick, Senior Transportation Specialist, Deepwater Ports Program Manager, U.S. Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 05–19854 Filed 10–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2005–22541] Merchant Mariner Credentials: Temporary Procedures; Hurricane Katrina AGENCY: PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 57885 Notice of Fee Waiver. SUMMARY: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The Regional Examination Center (REC) at New Orleans, which serves 14% of mariners nation-wide and reflects about 29,000 mariners in those three states, was completely flooded, destroying vital records and equipment, and rendering the facility temporarily inoperable. Since mariners in the area may also have lost their credentials in the storm and subsequent flooding, the Coast Guard is hereby implementing temporary measures to relieve some hardship on mariners in the Gulf coast area who need replacement credentials. This Notice is effective October 4, 2005. DATES: If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. Donald J. Kerlin, Deputy Director, Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), (202) 493–1006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mariners whose homes of record are in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama as confirmed by the Coast Guard’s merchant mariner licensing and documentation system (MMLD), and have lost their merchant mariner’s document (MMD), merchant mariner’s license, or certificate of registry (COR) (collectively referred to as ‘‘credentials’’) may apply at any REC to receive a duplicate credential that will bear the same expiration date and qualifications as the original credential that was lost. Until February 28, 2006, the fee usually charged for the issuance of duplicate credentials, will be waived. Additionally, any mariner who applied for a duplicate credential between August 29, 2005 and the publication of this Notice, and paid any fee may apply for a refund at the issuing REC. This waiver only applies to duplicate credentials that replace credentials held before the hurricane. It does not apply to routine renewals or transactions that enhance the mariner’s authority (raises of grade). Also, all other provisions and requirements in Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (46 CFR) 10.219 and 12.02–23 still apply. Since REC New Orleans is expected to remain closed for approximately six months or more, additional resources are being allocated to RECs Memphis, Houston, Miami and Charleston. Mariners may also seek help at any of the other 12 RECs around the country, a list of which appears at 46 CFR 10.105 and 12.01–7. You may also call Mr. Kerlin for assistance at the number SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[USCG-2002-14134]


Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port License Application; Fabrication 
Site Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS; Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) 
announce the cancellation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) that they 
previously planned as a follow-up to MARAD's approval of the license 
application for the Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port in the Gulf of 
Mexico off Louisiana. The EA would have assessed the environmental 
impact of related shoreside fabrication site activities in Texas. The 
Coast Guard and MARAD are canceling the EA, due to Port Pelican LLC's 
decision to defer these fabrication site activities indefinitely.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the Port 
Pelican LLC Deepwater Port project, contact LCDR Derek Dostie, 
Deepwater Ports Standards Division, United States Coast Guard at (202) 
267-0662 or ddostie@comdt.uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 14, 2003, the Maritime 
Administrator issued a Record of Decision (ROD) approving the 
application of Port Pelican LLC for a license to construct and operate 
a liquefied natural gas deepwater port on the Outer Continental Shelf, 
in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 36 miles south-southwest of 
Freshwater City, LA.
    As indicated in the deepwater port?s final Environmental Impact 
Statement (notice of availability, 68 FR 52048, August. 29, 2003) and 
in the ROD, the deepwater port would use concrete structures 
prefabricated at a shoreside site and approval of the deepwater port 
license application was conditioned on Coast Guard and MARAD issuance 
of a supplemental National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) 
document to assess the impact of the shoreside fabrication site 
activities. On June 25, 2004, the Coast Guard and MARAD announced their 
intent to prepare that EA.
    Port Pelican LLC has now informed the Coast Guard and MARAD that it 
will not pursue its plans for the Port Aransas site at this time, and 
therefore the Coast Guard and MARAD are canceling their plans for the 
supplemental EA. The Coast Guard and MARAD will publicly announce 
resumption of NEPA document preparation should Port Pelican LLC elect 
to resume its plans for shoreside fabrication activities.

    Dated: September 23, 2005.
Howard L. Hime,
Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security, Ports and 
Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard.
H. Keith Lesnick,
Senior Transportation Specialist, Deepwater Ports Program Manager, U.S. 
Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-19854 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]
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