Merchant Mariner Credentials: Temporary Procedures; Hurricane Katrina, 57885-57886 [05-19988]

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 57886 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 4, 2005 / Notices provided in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Due to the time it takes to process renewal applications, mariners who visit an REC to obtain a duplicate credential that is within one year of expiration are strongly encouraged to apply for a renewal or upgraded credential at the same time that they receive their duplicate credential. Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 2110, 7101, 7302, 7501, 7502, and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. Dated: September 30, 2005. T.H. Gilmour, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. [FR Doc. 05–19988 Filed 9–30–05; 2:23 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed continuing information collections. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological Emergency Planning. Executive Order 12657, dated November 18, 1988, charged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Federal agencies with emergency planning response in cases where State and local governments have declined or failed to prepare emergency plans. To implement Executive Order 12657, FEMA worked with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other Federal agencies on the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee to develop regulation 44 CFR 352, Commercial Nuclear Power Plants: Emergency Preparedness Planning. This regulation establishes policies and procedures for a licensee submission of a certification of ‘‘decline or fail,’’ and for FEMA determination concerning Federal assistance to the licensee; and also establishes policies and procedures for providing Federal support for offsite planning and preparedness. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological Emergency Planning. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0024. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: In accordance with Executive Order 12657, FEMA will need certain information from the licensee in order to form a decision as to whether or not a condition of ‘‘decline or fail’’ exists on the part of State or local governments (44 CFR 352.3–4). This information will be collected by the appropriate FEMA Regional Office or Headquarters. Also in accordance with the Executive Order, when a licensee requests Federal facilities or resources, FEMA will need information from the NRC as to whether the licensee has made maximum use of its resources and the extent to which the licensee has complied with 10 CFR 50.47 (c)(1) and 44 CFR 352.5. This information will be collected by the NRC and will be provided to FEMA through consultation between the two agencies. Affected Public: Business or Other For Profit (Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees of commercial nuclear power plants). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) Number of respondents (A) Frequency of responses (B) Burden hours per respondent (C) 1 1 1 1 40 20 1 1 40 20 1 1 40 1 40 1 1 30 1 30 1 1 1 30 1 30 160 Submit to the host FEMA Regional Director Certification that a decline or fail situation exists from the Chief Executive officer or Licensee ............................................... Document why assistance is needed .................................. Document request to and responses from the Governor(s) or Local Officials with respects to efforts taken by Licensee to secure their participation, cooperation, commitment of resources or document timely correction of planning and preparedness failure ................................... Document Licensee’s maximum feasible use of its resources ............................................................................. Document efforts to secure the use of State and Local government and volunteer resources .............................. Total .............................................................................. Estimated Cost: $4,171. Comments: Written comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Oct 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual responses (A×B) Total annual burden hours (A×B×C) technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments should be received within 60 days of the date of this notice. Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, Records Management Section, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 191 (Tuesday, October 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57885-57886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19988]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2005-22541]


Merchant Mariner Credentials: Temporary Procedures; Hurricane 
Katrina

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Fee Waiver.

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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.

DATES: This Notice is effective October 4, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Mr. Donald J. Kerlin, Deputy Director, Coast Guard National 
Maritime Center (NMC), (202) 493-1006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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

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provided in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Due to the time it takes to process renewal applications, mariners 
who visit an REC to obtain a duplicate credential that is within one 
year of expiration are strongly encouraged to apply for a renewal or 
upgraded credential at the same time that they receive their duplicate 
credential.

    Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103, 2110, 7101, 7302, 7501, 7502, and 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

    Dated: September 30, 2005.
T.H. Gilmour,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, 
Security and Environmental Protection.
[FR Doc. 05-19988 Filed 9-30-05; 2:23 pm]
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