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Download as PDF 29435 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations TABLE FIVE Vessel Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. annex I, sec. 2(f) * * * USS DECATUR .................... DDG 73 ...................... * * BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy 32 CFR Part 706 Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 ACTION: * X ................................. * X ................................. * Approved: April 29, 2008. M.R. Hyde, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. E8–11216 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] AGENCY: After mast-head light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. annex I, sec. 3(a) * N/A ............................. No. Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. annex I, sec. 3(a) Department of the Navy, DOD. Final rule. 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 GREEN BAY (LPD 20) 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. * * This rule is effective May 21, 2008 and is applicable beginning March 5, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander M. Robb Hyde, 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 GREEN BAY (LPD 20) 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: Rule 27, pertaining to the placement of all-round task lights in a vertical line; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the horizontal distance between the forward and after masthead lights; and Annex I, paragraph 2(k), pertaining to the vertical separation between anchor lights. The Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified that the lights involved are located in closest possible compliance DATES: * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 15.0 * 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. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, amend part 706 of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: I 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. 2. Table Three of § 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS GREEN BAY: I § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE THREE No. Masthead lights arc of visibility; rule 21(a) 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 Stern light, distance forward of stern in meters; rule 21(c) Forward anchor light, height above hull in meters; 2(k) Annex 1 * USS GREEN BAY * LPD 20 ............ * .................... .................... * .................... * .................... .................... * .................... * * cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with RULES Vessel VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:17 May 20, 2008 * Jkt 214001 PO 00000 * Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\21MYR1.SGM * 21MYR1 Anchor lights relationship of aft light to forward light in meters 2(k) Annex 1 * 1.29 m below * 29436 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 3. Table Four, in Paragraph 20 of § 706.2, is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20): I Vessel Number § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * USS GREEN BAY. * Angle in degrees of task lights off vertical as viewed from directly ahead of astern LPD 20 ....... 10 4. Table Five of § 706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS GREEN BAY: I § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE FIVE Vessel No. Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. Annex I, sec. 2(f) * * USS GREENBAY ............................................. * * LPD 20 .............................................. * .................... * * * Approved: April 29, 2008. M. Robb Hyde, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. E8–11217 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–0957; FRL–8568–2] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Wisconsin; Redesignation of Kewaunee County to Attainment for Ozone Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On June 12, 2007, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) submitted a request to redesignate Kewaunee County to attainment of the 8-hour ozone standard. EPA proposed to approve this submission on December 11, 2007. EPA provided a 30-day review and comment period. The comment period closed on January 10, 2008. EPA received comments from the Sierra Club and the Door County Corporation Counsel. EPA is approving Wisconsin’s request and the associated maintenance plan for continuing to attain the standard. As VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:17 May 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 * Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * .................... X * part of this action, EPA is making a determination that Kewaunee County has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based on complete, quality-assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the 2004– 2006 ozone seasons that demonstrate that the 8-hour ozone NAAQS has been attained in Kewaunee County. Monitoring data for 2007 continue to show monitored attainment of the NAAQS. EPA is approving the maintenance plan for Kewaunee County and is redesignating Kewaunee County to attainment. Finally, EPA is approving, for purposes of transportation conformity, Wisconsin’s 2012 and 2018 Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for Kewaunee County. DATES: This final rule is effective May 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA R05 OAR 2007–0957. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Environmental Protection Agency, PO 00000 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. Annex I, sec. 3(a) Sfmt 4700 * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 70.9 * Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. This facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 21, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29435-29436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-11217]


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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 GREEN BAY (LPD 20) 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: This rule is effective May 21, 2008 and is applicable beginning 
March 5, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander M. Robb Hyde, 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 GREEN BAY (LPD 20) 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: 
Rule 27, pertaining to the placement of all-round task lights in a 
vertical line; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the horizontal 
distance between the forward and after masthead lights; and Annex I, 
paragraph 2(k), pertaining to the vertical separation between anchor 
lights. 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 Three of Sec.  706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, 
the following entry for USS GREEN BAY:


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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                                                                                                                          Forward
                                                                                              Side lights     Stern        anchor
                                                         Masthead   Side lights  Stern light    distance      light,       light,       Anchor lights
                                                        lights arc     arc of       arc of     inboard of    distance      height    relationship of aft
             Vessel                       No.               of      visibility;  visibility;     ship's     forward of   above hull    light to forward
                                                       visibility;   rule 21(b)   rule 21(c)    sides in     stern in    in meters;    light in meters
                                                        rule 21(a)                            meters 3(b)    meters;     2(k) Annex      2(k) Annex 1
                                                                                                Annex 1     rule 21(c)       1
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 USS GREEN BAY..................   LPD 20............  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........   1.29 m below
 
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3. Table Four, in Paragraph 20 of Sec.  706.2, is amended by adding, in 
numerical order, the following entry for USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20):


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

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                                                               Angle in
                                                              degrees of
                                                             task lights
                                                                 off
               Vessel                        Number          vertical as
                                                             viewed from
                                                               directly
                                                               ahead of
                                                                astern
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USS GREEN BAY......................  LPD 20................           10
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4. Table Five of Sec.  706.2 is amended by adding, in numerical order, 
the following entry for USS GREEN BAY:


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 Five
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                                                                                        After mast-
                                                                                         head light
                                                               Masthead      Forward     less than
                                                              lights not     masthead      \1/2\
                                                               over all     light not      ship's     Percentage
               Vessel                         No.            other lights   in forward   length aft   horizontal
                                                                 and        quarter of   of forward   separation
                                                            obstructions.  ship. Annex    masthead     attained
                                                            Annex I, sec.    I, sec.       light.
                                                                 2(f)          3(a)       Annex I,
                                                                                         sec. 3(a)
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USS GREENBAY.......................  LPD 20...............  .............  ...........            X         70.9
 
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    Approved: April 29, 2008.
M. Robb Hyde,
Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
 [FR Doc. E8-11217 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]
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