Vessel Monitoring Systems; Approved Mobile Transmitting Unit for Vessels Issued Permits to Operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, 40080-40081 [06-6253]

Download as PDF 40080 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 135 / Friday, July 14, 2006 / Notices whether the assessments are adequate for submission to the review panel. January 29–February 2, 2007. SEDAR 12 Review Workshop January 29, 2007: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.; January 30–February 1, 2007: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; February 2, 2007: 8 a.m.–1 p.m. The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelist appointed by the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) will review the assessment and document their comments and recommendations in a Consensus Summary. The Panel will summarize recommended population parameter estimates in an Advisory Report. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Dated: July 11, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11160 Filed 7–13–06; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan or Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 23, 2004, notice was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 56998) that an modification of Permit No. 1486, issued on December 29, 2004 (69 FR 77998), had been requested by Mr. Brundage. The requested modification has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Issuance of this modification, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such modification (1) Was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: July 10, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11133 Filed 7–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051605B] [I.D. 070506C] Endangered Species; Permit No. 1486 Vessel Monitoring Systems; Approved Mobile Transmitting Unit for Vessels Issued Permits to Operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modification. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Harold M. Brundage has been issued a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1486. ADDRESSES: The modification and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jul 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of approved vessel monitoring system. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document provides notice of vessel monitoring systems (VMS) approved by NOAA for use by vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument and sets forth relevant features of the VMS. ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the list of NOAA-approved VMS mobile transmitting units and NOAA-approved VMS communications service providers, or information regarding the status of VMS systems being evaluated by NOAA PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for approval, write to NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement (OLE), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 20910. To submit a completed and signed checklist, mail or fax it to NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, 8484 Georgia Ave, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 20910, fax 301–427–0049. For more addresses regarding approved VMS, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, under the heading ‘‘VMS Provider Address’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For current listing information contact Mark Oswell, Outreach Specialist, phone 301–427–2300, fax 301–427–2055. For questions regarding VMS installation, and status of evaluations, contact Jonathan Pinkerton, National VMS Program Manager, phone 301–427– 2300; fax 301–427–0049. The public may acquire this notice, installation/ activation checklists, and relevant updates by calling the VMS support center, phone 888–219–9228, fax 301– 427–0049. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. VMS Mobile Transceiver Unit Thrane & Thrane Sailor 3026D Gold VMS The Thrane & Thrane Sailor 3026D Gold VMS (TT–3026D) has been found to meet the minimum technical requirements for vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. The address for the Thrane & Thrane distributor contact is provided in this notice under the heading VMS Provider Address. The TT–3026D Gold VMS features an integrated GPS/Inmarsat-C unit and a marine grade monitor with keyboard and integrated mouse. The unit is factory pre-configured for NMFS VMS operations (non-Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (non-GMDSS)). Satellite commissioning services are provided by Thrane & Thrane personnel. Automatic GPS position reporting starts after transceiver installation and power activation onboard the vessel. The unit is an integrated transceiver/ antenna/GPS design using a floating 10 to 32 VDC power supply. The unit is configured for automatic reduced position transmissions when the vessel is stationary (i.e., in port). It allows for port stays without power drain or power shut down. The unit restarts normal position transmission automatically when the vessel goes to sea. The TT–3026D provides operation down to +/-15 degree angles. The unit has the capability of two-way E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 135 / Friday, July 14, 2006 / Notices communications to send formatted forms and to receive e-mail and other messages. A configuration option is available to automatically send position reports to a private address, such as a fleet management company. A vessel owner may purchase this system by contacting the entity identified in this notice under the heading ‘‘VMS Provider Address’’. The owner should identify himself or herself as a vessel owner issued a permit to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, so the transceiver set can be properly configured. To use the TT–3026D the vessel owner will need to establish an Inmarsat-C system use contract with an approved Inmarsat-C communications service provider. The owner will be required to complete the Inmarsat-C ‘‘Registration for Service Activation for Maritime Mobile Earth Station.’’ The owner should consult with Thrane & Thrane when completing this form. Thrane & Thrane personnel will perform the following services before shipment: (1) configure the transceiver according to OLE specifications for vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; (2) download the predetermined NMFS position reporting and broadcast command identification numbers into the unit; (3) test the unit to ensure operation when installation has been completed on the vessel; and (4) forward the Inmarsat service provider and the transceiver identifying information to OLE. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES II. Inmarsat-C Communications Providers It is recommended, for vendor warranty and customer service purposes, that the vessel owner keep for his or her records and that Telenor and Xantic have on record the following identifying information: (1) Signed and dated receipts and contracts; (2) transceiver serial number; 3) Telenor or Xantic customer number, user name and password; (4) e-mail address of transceiver; (5) Inmarsat identification number; (6) owner name; (7) vessel name; (8) vessel documentation or registration number; and (9) mobile earth station license (FCC license). The OLE will provide an installation and activation checklist that the vessel owner must follow. The vessel owner must sign a statement on the checklist certifying compliance with the installation procedures and return the checklist to OLE. Installation can be performed by experienced crew or by an electronics specialist, and the installation cost is paid by the owner. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Jul 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 The owner may confirm the TT– 3026D operation and communications service to ensure that position reports are automatically sent to and received by OLE before leaving on a trip under VMS. The OLE does not regard the vessel as meeting requirements until position reports are automatically received. For confirmation purposes, contact the NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, 8484 Georgia Ave, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 20910, phone 888–219–9228, fax 301–427– 0049. Telenor Satellite Services Inmarsat-C is a store-and-forward data messaging service. Inmarsat-C allows users to send and receive information virtually anywhere in the world, on land, at sea, and in the air. Inmarsat-C supports a wide variety of applications including Internet, e-mail, position and weather reporting, a free daily news service, and remote equipment monitoring and control. Mariners can use Inmarsat-C free of charge to send critical safety at sea messages as part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system and of the NOAA Shipboard Environmental Acquisition System programs. Telenor Vessel Monitoring System Services is being sold through Thrane & Thrane, Inc. For the Thrane & Thrane and Telenor addresses, look inside this notice under the heading ‘‘VMS Provider Address’’. Xantic Xantic is a provider Vessel Monitoring Services to the maritime industry. By installing an approved OLE Inmarsat-C transceiver on the vessel, vessels can send and receive e-mail, to and from land, while the transceiver automatically sends vessel position reports to OLE, and is fully compliant with the International Coast Guard Search and Rescue Centers. Xantic Vessel Monitoring System Services are being sold through Thrane & Thrane, Inc. For the Thrane & Thrane and Xantic addresses, look in this notice under the heading ‘‘VMS Provider Address’’. For Telenor and Xantic, Thrane & Thrane customer service supports the security and privacy of vessel accounts and messages with the following: (a) password authentication for vessel owners or agents and for OLE to prevent unauthorized changes or inquiries; and (b) separation of private messages from OLE messages. (OLE requires VMSrelated position reports, only.) Billing is separated between accounts for the vessel owner and the OLE. VMS position reports and vessel-initiated messaging are paid for by the vessel PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40081 owner. Messaging initiated from OLE operations center is paid for by NOAA. Thrane & Thrane provides customer service for Telenor and Xantic users to support and establish two-way transmission of transceiver unit configuration commands between the transceiver and land-based control centers. This supports OLE’s message needs and, optionally, the crew’s private message needs. The vessel owner can configure automatic position reports to be sent to a private address, such as to a fleet management company. Vessel owners wishing to use Telenor or Xantic services will need to purchase an Inmarsat-C transceiver approved for vessels issued permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. The owner will need to complete an Inmarsat-C system use contract with Telenor or Xantic, including a mobile earth station license (FCC requirement). The transceiver will need to be commissioned with Inmarsat according to Telenor or Xantic’s instructions. The owner should refer to and follow the configuration, installation, and service activation procedures for the specific transceiver purchased. III. VMS Provider Address For TT–3026D, Telenor, or Xantic information contact Ronald Lockerby, Marine Products, Thrane & Thrane , Inc., 509 Viking Drive, Suite K, L & M, Virginia Beach, VA 23452; voice: 757– 463–9557; fax: 757–463–9581, e-mail: rdl@tt.dk.com; website: http:// www.landseasystems.com. Dated: July 11, 2006. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–6253 Filed 7–12–06; 1:01 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Boards of Trade Located Outside of the United States and the Requirement To Become a Designated Contract Market or Derivatives Transaction Execution Facility Commodity Futures Trading Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published on June 13, 2006, a request E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 135 (Friday, July 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40080-40081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-6253]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 070506C]


Vessel Monitoring Systems; Approved Mobile Transmitting Unit for 
Vessels Issued Permits to Operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 
Marine National Monument

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of approved vessel monitoring system.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice of vessel monitoring systems 
(VMS) approved by NOAA for use by vessels issued permits to operate in 
the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument and sets 
forth relevant features of the VMS.

ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the list of NOAA-approved VMS mobile 
transmitting units and NOAA-approved VMS communications service 
providers, or information regarding the status of VMS systems being 
evaluated by NOAA for approval, write to NOAA Fisheries Office for Law 
Enforcement (OLE), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 
20910.
    To submit a completed and signed checklist, mail or fax it to NOAA 
Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, 8484 Georgia Ave, Suite 415, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910, fax 301-427-0049. For more addresses regarding 
approved VMS, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, under the 
heading ``VMS Provider Address''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For current listing information 
contact Mark Oswell, Outreach Specialist, phone 301-427-2300, fax 301-
427-2055. For questions regarding VMS installation, and status of 
evaluations, contact Jonathan Pinkerton, National VMS Program Manager, 
phone 301-427-2300; fax 301-427-0049. The public may acquire this 
notice, installation/activation checklists, and relevant updates by 
calling the VMS support center, phone 888-219-9228, fax 301-427-0049.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. VMS Mobile Transceiver Unit

Thrane & Thrane Sailor 3026D Gold VMS

    The Thrane & Thrane Sailor 3026D Gold VMS (TT-3026D) has been found 
to meet the minimum technical requirements for vessels issued permits 
to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National 
Monument. The address for the Thrane & Thrane distributor contact is 
provided in this notice under the heading VMS Provider Address.
    The TT-3026D Gold VMS features an integrated GPS/Inmarsat-C unit 
and a marine grade monitor with keyboard and integrated mouse. The unit 
is factory pre-configured for NMFS VMS operations (non-Global Maritime 
Distress & Safety System (non-GMDSS)). Satellite commissioning services 
are provided by Thrane & Thrane personnel.
    Automatic GPS position reporting starts after transceiver 
installation and power activation onboard the vessel. The unit is an 
integrated transceiver/antenna/GPS design using a floating 10 to 32 VDC 
power supply. The unit is configured for automatic reduced position 
transmissions when the vessel is stationary (i.e., in port). It allows 
for port stays without power drain or power shut down. The unit 
restarts normal position transmission automatically when the vessel 
goes to sea.
    The TT-3026D provides operation down to +/-15 degree angles. The 
unit has the capability of two-way

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communications to send formatted forms and to receive e-mail and other 
messages. A configuration option is available to automatically send 
position reports to a private address, such as a fleet management 
company.
    A vessel owner may purchase this system by contacting the entity 
identified in this notice under the heading ``VMS Provider Address''. 
The owner should identify himself or herself as a vessel owner issued a 
permit to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National 
Monument, so the transceiver set can be properly configured. To use the 
TT-3026D the vessel owner will need to establish an Inmarsat-C system 
use contract with an approved Inmarsat-C communications service 
provider. The owner will be required to complete the Inmarsat-C 
``Registration for Service Activation for Maritime Mobile Earth 
Station.'' The owner should consult with Thrane & Thrane when 
completing this form.
    Thrane & Thrane personnel will perform the following services 
before shipment: (1) configure the transceiver according to OLE 
specifications for vessels issued permits to operate in the 
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; (2) download 
the predetermined NMFS position reporting and broadcast command 
identification numbers into the unit; (3) test the unit to ensure 
operation when installation has been completed on the vessel; and (4) 
forward the Inmarsat service provider and the transceiver identifying 
information to OLE.

II. Inmarsat-C Communications Providers

    It is recommended, for vendor warranty and customer service 
purposes, that the vessel owner keep for his or her records and that 
Telenor and Xantic have on record the following identifying 
information: (1) Signed and dated receipts and contracts; (2) 
transceiver serial number; 3) Telenor or Xantic customer number, user 
name and password; (4) e-mail address of transceiver; (5) Inmarsat 
identification number; (6) owner name; (7) vessel name; (8) vessel 
documentation or registration number; and (9) mobile earth station 
license (FCC license).
    The OLE will provide an installation and activation checklist that 
the vessel owner must follow. The vessel owner must sign a statement on 
the checklist certifying compliance with the installation procedures 
and return the checklist to OLE. Installation can be performed by 
experienced crew or by an electronics specialist, and the installation 
cost is paid by the owner.
    The owner may confirm the TT-3026D operation and communications 
service to ensure that position reports are automatically sent to and 
received by OLE before leaving on a trip under VMS. The OLE does not 
regard the vessel as meeting requirements until position reports are 
automatically received. For confirmation purposes, contact the NOAA 
Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, 8484 Georgia Ave, Suite 415, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910, phone 888-219-9228, fax 301-427-0049.

Telenor Satellite Services

    Inmarsat-C is a store-and-forward data messaging service. Inmarsat-
C allows users to send and receive information virtually anywhere in 
the world, on land, at sea, and in the air. Inmarsat-C supports a wide 
variety of applications including Internet, e-mail, position and 
weather reporting, a free daily news service, and remote equipment 
monitoring and control. Mariners can use Inmarsat-C free of charge to 
send critical safety at sea messages as part of the U.S. Coast Guard's 
Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system and of the NOAA 
Shipboard Environmental Acquisition System programs. Telenor Vessel 
Monitoring System Services is being sold through Thrane & Thrane, Inc. 
For the Thrane & Thrane and Telenor addresses, look inside this notice 
under the heading ``VMS Provider Address''.

Xantic

    Xantic is a provider Vessel Monitoring Services to the maritime 
industry. By installing an approved OLE Inmarsat-C transceiver on the 
vessel, vessels can send and receive e-mail, to and from land, while 
the transceiver automatically sends vessel position reports to OLE, and 
is fully compliant with the International Coast Guard Search and Rescue 
Centers. Xantic Vessel Monitoring System Services are being sold 
through Thrane & Thrane, Inc. For the Thrane & Thrane and Xantic 
addresses, look in this notice under the heading ``VMS Provider 
Address''.
    For Telenor and Xantic, Thrane & Thrane customer service supports 
the security and privacy of vessel accounts and messages with the 
following: (a) password authentication for vessel owners or agents and 
for OLE to prevent unauthorized changes or inquiries; and (b) 
separation of private messages from OLE messages. (OLE requires VMS-
related position reports, only.)
    Billing is separated between accounts for the vessel owner and the 
OLE. VMS position reports and vessel-initiated messaging are paid for 
by the vessel owner. Messaging initiated from OLE operations center is 
paid for by NOAA.
    Thrane & Thrane provides customer service for Telenor and Xantic 
users to support and establish two-way transmission of transceiver unit 
configuration commands between the transceiver and land-based control 
centers. This supports OLE's message needs and, optionally, the crew's 
private message needs.
    The vessel owner can configure automatic position reports to be 
sent to a private address, such as to a fleet management company.
    Vessel owners wishing to use Telenor or Xantic services will need 
to purchase an Inmarsat-C transceiver approved for vessels issued 
permits to operate in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National 
Monument. The owner will need to complete an Inmarsat-C system use 
contract with Telenor or Xantic, including a mobile earth station 
license (FCC requirement). The transceiver will need to be commissioned 
with Inmarsat according to Telenor or Xantic's instructions. The owner 
should refer to and follow the configuration, installation, and service 
activation procedures for the specific transceiver purchased.

III. VMS Provider Address

    For TT-3026D, Telenor, or Xantic information contact Ronald 
Lockerby, Marine Products, Thrane & Thrane , Inc., 509 Viking Drive, 
Suite K, L & M, Virginia Beach, VA 23452; voice: 757-463-9557; fax: 
757-463-9581, e-mail: rdl@tt.dk.com; website: http://
www.landseasystems.com.

    Dated: July 11, 2006.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-6253 Filed 7-12-06; 1:01 pm]
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