Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, 17346-17347 [06-3192]

Download as PDF 17346 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 66 / Thursday, April 6, 2006 / Rules and Regulations rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: (202) 622–0077. Background The Foreign Assets Control Regulations (the ‘‘FACR’’), 31 CFR part 500, which are authorized under the Trading with the Enemy Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 1–44, imposed economic sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (‘‘North Korea’’) beginning in 1950. Since that time, those sanctions have been modified on a number of occasions, most recently to ease economic sanctions against North Korea in order to improve overall relations and to encourage North Korea to continue to refrain from testing longrange missiles. Consistent with U.S. foreign policy interests, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’), on June 19, 2000, amended the FACR, 31 CFR part 500, to add § 500.586, authorizing transactions concerning certain North Korean property. Subject to the limitations in paragraph (b) of § 500.586, paragraph (a) authorized new, i.e., post-June 19, 2000, transactions in which North Korea has a property interest. Paragraph (b) set forth four limitations on the new authorization. Today OFAC is amending the FACR by adding a new provision, effective May 8, 2006, to further limit the authorization provided by § 500.586. This new provision, § 500.586(b)(5), prohibits United States persons from owning, leasing, operating or insuring any vessel flagged by North Korea. Because the term United States person is a new term not previously used or defined in the FACR, a definition of the term is provided for purposes of paragraph (b)(5). The effective date of this amendment has been delayed to provide time for United States persons to re-flag any vessels currently flagged by North Korea. Because the Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) (the ‘‘APA’’) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–602) does not apply. prior notice and public comment. The collection of information related to 31 part 500 is contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ‘‘Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations’’). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505–0164. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid control number. 16:14 Apr 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 500 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Brokers, Foreign Trade, Investments, Loans, Securities, North Korea. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 31 CFR part 500 is amended as follows: I PART 500—FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 500 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 18 U.S.C. 2332d; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. App. 1–44; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); E.O. 9193, 7 FR 5205, 3 CFR, 1938–1943 Comp., p. 1174; E.O. 9989, 13 FR 4891, 3 CFR, 1943– 1948 Comp., p. 748. Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations and Statements of Licensing Policy 2. A new paragraph (b)(5) is added to § 500.586 to read as follows: I § 500.586 Authorization of new transactions concerning certain North Korean property. * * * * * (b) * * * (5) Effective May 8, 2006, United States persons are prohibited from owning, leasing, operating or insuring any vessel flagged by North Korea. For purposes of this paragraph, the term United States person means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States. * * * * * Paperwork Reduction Act As authorized in the APA, the Regulations are being issued without VerDate Aug<31>2005 Dated: March 23, 2006. Barbara C. Hammerle, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Approved: March 24, 2006. Stuart A. Levey, Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury. [FR Doc. 06–3286 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32 CFR Part 706 Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 Department of the Navy, DOD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS TEXAS (SSN 775) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply. DATES: Effective Date: March 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Gregg A. Cervi, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 1322 Patterson Ave., SE., Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374–5066, telephone 202– 685–5040. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 U.S.C. 1605, the Department of the Navy amends 32 CFR part 706. This amendment provides notice that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS TEXAS (SSN 775) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with the following specific provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship: Annex I, paragraph 2(a)(i), E:\FR\FM\06APR1.SGM 06APR1 17347 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 66 / Thursday, April 6, 2006 / Rules and Regulations pertaining to the height placement of the masthead light above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 2(k), pertaining to the height and relative positions of the anchor lights; Annex I, paragraph 3(b), pertaining to the location of the sidelights; and Rule 21(c), pertaining to the location and arc of visibility of the sternlight. The Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified that the lights involved are located in closest possible compliance with the applicable 72 COLREGS requirements. Moreover, it has been determined, in accordance with 32 CFR parts 296 and 701, that publication of this amendment for public comment prior to adoption is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on technical findings that the placement of lights on this vessel in a manner differently from that prescribed herein will adversely affect the vessel’s ability to perform its military functions. PART 706—CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706 2. Table One of § 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS TEXAS: I Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, amend part 706 of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: I § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE ONE Distance in meters of forward masthead light below minimum required height. § 2(a)(i), Annex I Vessel Number * * USS TEXAS ...................................................... * * * SSN 775 ........................................................... * * * 3. Table Three of § 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS TEXAS: I * * * 2.90 * * * § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE THREE Vessel No. Masthead lights arc of visibility; rule 21(a) * USS TEXAS. SSN 775 * ........................ * Side lights arc of visibility; rule 21(b) Stern light arc of visibility; rule 21(c) Side lights distance inboard of ship’s sides in meters 3(b) annex 1 * ........................ * 210.2° 4.37 * * Approved: March 20, 2006. Gregg A. Cervi, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. 06–3192 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3310–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES 32 CFR Part 706 Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DOD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Apr 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 * ACTION: Stern light, distance forward of stern in meters; rule 21(c) * * Final rule. Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 * 11.05 SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply. DATES: Effective Date: March 21, 2006. PO 00000 Forward anchor light, height above hull in meters; 2(K) annex 1 Sfmt 4700 2.8 * Anchor lights relationship of aft light to forward light in meters 2(K) annex 1 * .30 below. * FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Gregg A. Cervi, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 1322 Patterson Ave., SE., Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374–5066, telephone 202– 685–5040. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 U.S.C. 1605, the Department of the Navy amends 32 CFR part 706. This amendment provides notice that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750) is a E:\FR\FM\06APR1.SGM 06APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 66 (Thursday, April 6, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17346-17347]
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[FR Doc No: 06-3192]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

32 CFR Part 706


Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations 
for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DOD.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy is amending its certifications and 
exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing 
Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy 
Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has 
determined that USS TEXAS (SSN 775) is a vessel of the Navy which, due 
to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with 
certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its 
special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is 
to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.

DATES: Effective Date: March 20, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Gregg A. Cervi, JAGC, U.S. 
Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime 
Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 
1322 Patterson Ave., SE., Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-
5066, telephone 202-685-5040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 
U.S.C. 1605, the Department of the Navy amends 32 CFR part 706. This 
amendment provides notice that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate 
General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the 
Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS TEXAS (SSN 775) is a 
vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, 
cannot fully comply with the following specific provisions of 72 
COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship: 
Annex I, paragraph 2(a)(i),

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pertaining to the height placement of the masthead light above the 
hull; Annex I, paragraph 2(k), pertaining to the height and relative 
positions of the anchor lights; Annex I, paragraph 3(b), pertaining to 
the location of the sidelights; and Rule 21(c), pertaining to the 
location and arc of visibility of the sternlight. The Deputy Assistant 
Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified 
that the lights involved are located in closest possible compliance 
with the applicable 72 COLREGS requirements.
    Moreover, it has been determined, in accordance with 32 CFR parts 
296 and 701, that publication of this amendment for public comment 
prior to adoption is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public 
interest since it is based on technical findings that the placement of 
lights on this vessel in a manner differently from that prescribed 
herein will adversely affect the vessel's ability to perform its 
military functions.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, amend part 706 of title 32 
of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 706--CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL 
REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972

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1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605.

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2. Table One of Sec.  706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, 
the following entry for USS TEXAS:


Sec.  706.2  Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under 
Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605.

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                                Table One
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                                                     Distance in meters
                                                     of forward masthead
                                                     light below minimum
           Vessel                    Number           required height.
                                                       Sec.   2(a)(i),
                                                           Annex I
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USS TEXAS...................  SSN 775.............  2.90
 
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3. Table Three of Sec.  706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, 
the following entry for USS TEXAS:


Sec.  706.2  Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under 
Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605.

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                                                                                           Table Three
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                                                                                                                     Side lights    Stern light,
                                                                      Masthead       Side lights     Stern light      distance        distance     Forward anchor
                                                                    lights arc of      arc of          arc of        inboard of      forward of     light, height  Anchor lights relationship of
                Vessel                             No.               visibility;     visibility;     visibility;    ship's sides      stern in      above hull in  aft light to forward light in
                                                                     rule 21(a)      rule 21(b)      rule 21(c)    in meters 3(b)   meters; rule    meters; 2(K)        meters 2(K) annex 1
                                                                                                                       annex 1          21(c)          annex 1
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USS TEXAS.............................  SSN 775..................  ..............  ..............      210.2[deg]            4.37           11.05             2.8  .30 below.
 
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    Approved: March 20, 2006.
Gregg A. Cervi,
Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
[FR Doc. 06-3192 Filed 4-5-06; 8:45 am]
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