Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, 17347-17348 [06-3193]

Download as PDF 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 17348 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 66 / Thursday, April 6, 2006 / Rules and Regulations vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with the following specific provision of 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship: Rule 21(a), pertaining to the placement of the masthead light on the ship’s fore and aft centerline. 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 List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels. 2. Amend Table Two of § 706.2 by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS NEWPORT NEWS: I 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 TWO Masthead lights, distance to stbd of keel in meters; Rule 21(a) Vessel Number * USS Newport News ... Forward anchor light, distance below flight deck in; § 2(K), Annex I * 0.41 .................... * SSN 750 .................... * * BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–06–004] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Route 82 Bridge across the Connecticut River at mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. This temporary final rule requires the Route 82 Bridge to operate on a fixed opening schedule from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006. The bridge shall open at all times for commercial vessels after at VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Apr 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 AFT anchor light, distance below flight deck in meters; Rule 21(e), Rule 30(a) (ii) * .................... * .................... * Approved: March 21, 2006. Gregg A. Cervi, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. 06–3193 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] ACTION: Forward anchor light, number of; Rule 30(a)(i) * AFT anchor light, number of; Rule 30(a)(ii) .................... * least a 24-hour advance notice and a 2hour confirmation is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. This temporary final rule is necessary to facilitate electrical and mechanical bridge repairs. DATES: This rule is effective from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket (CGD01–06–004) and are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, (212) 668–7195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On March 6, 2006, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations’’; Connecticut River, East Haddam, Connecticut, in the Federal Register (71 FR 11172). We received no comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking. No public hearing was requested and none was held. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Side lights, distance below flight deck in meters § 2(g), Annex I Side lights, distance forward of forward masthead light in meters; § 3(b), Annex I Side lights, distance inboard of ship’s sides in meters; § 3(b), Annex I * .................... * .................... .................... * * Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Making this rule effective in less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register will allow this rule to become effective in time for the April 1, 2006, start date for the electrical and mechanical bridge repairs. The electrical and mechanical repairs are vital necessary repairs that must be performed without delay in order to assure the continued safe and reliable operation of the Route 82 Bridge. Background and Purpose The Route 82 Bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet at mean high water, and 25 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations listed at 33 CFR 117.205(c), require the bridge to open on signal at all times; except that, from May 15 to October 31, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the bridge is required to open for recreational vessels on the hour and half hour only. The bridge is required to open on signal at all times for commercial vessels. The bridge owner, Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary rule to facilitate electrical E:\FR\FM\06APR1.SGM 06APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 66 (Thursday, April 6, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17347-17348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3193]


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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 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.

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

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vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, 
cannot fully comply with the following specific provision of 72 COLREGS 
without interfering with its special function as a naval ship: Rule 
21(a), pertaining to the placement of the masthead light on the ship's 
fore and aft centerline. 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. Amend Table Two of Sec.  706.2 by adding, in numerical order, the 
following entry for USS NEWPORT NEWS:


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 Two
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                                                                                                                                    Side
                                                                 Forward                  AFT anchor                   Side       lights,        Side
                                                    Masthead      anchor      Forward       light,                   lights,      distance     lights,
                                                    lights,       light,       anchor      distance    AFT anchor    distance    forward of    distance
                                                  distance to    distance      light,       below        light,       below       forward     inboard of
            Vessel                   Number         stbd of       below      number of;  flight deck   number of;  flight deck    masthead      ship's
                                                    keel in    flight deck      Rule      in meters;      Rule      in meters     light in     sides in
                                                    meters;      in; Sec.     30(a)(i)   Rule 21(e),   30(a)(ii)       Sec.       meters;      meters;
                                                   Rule 21(a)  2(K), Annex                Rule 30(a)               2(g), Annex      Sec.         Sec.
                                                                    I                        (ii)                       I       3(b), Annex  3(b), Annex
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USS Newport News..............  SSN 750.........         0.41  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
 
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    Approved: March 21, 2006.
Gregg A. Cervi,
Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
[FR Doc. 06-3193 Filed 4-5-06; 8:45 am]
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