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Download as PDF 74426 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 236 / Monday, December 8, 2008 / Proposed Rules reach an alternative agreement on how to proceed. * * * * * [FR Doc. E8–28812 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P (CG–5212), telephone 202–372–1371. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Public Participation and Request for Comments Coast Guard We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the ‘‘Vessel Passenger Crowding Stability Criteria Study.’’ All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (USCG–2007– 0030) and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, insert ‘‘USCG– 2007–0030’’ in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Viewing comments and the study: To view the comments and the study, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, insert USCG– 2007–0030 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the item in the Docket ID column. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. 46 CFR Parts 71, 114, 115, 122, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, and 185 [Docket No. USCG–2007–0030] RIN 1625–AB20 Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is reopening the period for public comment on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on regulations governing the stability of passenger vessels and the maximum number of passengers that may safely be permitted on board a vessel. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published at 73 FR 49244, August 20, 2008, is reopened. Comments and related material will be accepted on or before February 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2007–0030 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. For instructions on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. William Peters, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, Naval Architecture Division VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:06 Dec 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose On August 20, 2008, The Coast Guard published an NPRM entitled ‘‘Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements’’ (73 FR 49244). During the NPRM’s original comment period, which ended November 18, 2008, members of the public requested that the Coast Guard add to the docket a study cited in support of certain stability findings that resulted in proposed changes to 46 CFR part 171 in the NPRM. The 12-page study, entitled the ‘‘Pontoon Vessel Passenger Crowding Stability Criteria Study,’’ was added to the docket on October 30, 2008 (document number USCG–2007–0030– 0139.1). Following the addition of the study, members of the public stated that they did not have sufficient time to review and comment on this study before the close of the comment period. The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for 60 days. The comment period will close on February 6, 2009. This reopening will permit you additional time to review and comment on the study; additionally, you are reminded that you may comment on any comments placed in the docket. We may change the proposed rules in response to the comments received. Dated: December 2, 2008. Howard L. Hime, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E8–28979 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P E:\FR\FM\08DEP1.SGM 08DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 236 (Monday, December 8, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 74426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28979]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Parts 71, 114, 115, 122, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 178, 
179, and 185

[Docket No. USCG-2007-0030]
RIN 1625-AB20


Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is reopening the period for public comment on 
its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on regulations governing the 
stability of passenger vessels and the maximum number of passengers 
that may safely be permitted on board a vessel.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published at 73 FR 
49244, August 20, 2008, is reopened. Comments and related material will 
be accepted on or before February 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2007-0030 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. For 
instructions on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation and 
Request for Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Mr. William Peters, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and 
Engineering Standards, Naval Architecture Division (CG-5212), telephone 
202-372-1371. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material 
to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the 
``Vessel Passenger Crowding Stability Criteria Study.'' All comments 
received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov 
and will include any personal information you have provided.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the 
docket number for this notice (USCG-2007-0030) and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and 
material online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only 
one of these means. We recommend that you include your name and a 
mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of 
your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding 
your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the 
screen, insert ``USCG-2007-0030'' in the Docket ID box, press Enter, 
and then click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you 
submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an 
unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period.
    Viewing comments and the study: To view the comments and the study, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search 
option on the right side of the screen, insert USCG-2007-0030 in the 
Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the item in the Docket ID 
column. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the 
docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-
140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We 
have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the 
Docket Management Facility.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a 
Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in 
the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Background and Purpose

    On August 20, 2008, The Coast Guard published an NPRM entitled 
``Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements'' (73 FR 
49244). During the NPRM's original comment period, which ended November 
18, 2008, members of the public requested that the Coast Guard add to 
the docket a study cited in support of certain stability findings that 
resulted in proposed changes to 46 CFR part 171 in the NPRM.
    The 12-page study, entitled the ``Pontoon Vessel Passenger Crowding 
Stability Criteria Study,'' was added to the docket on October 30, 2008 
(document number USCG-2007-0030-0139.1). Following the addition of the 
study, members of the public stated that they did not have sufficient 
time to review and comment on this study before the close of the 
comment period.
    The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for 60 days. The 
comment period will close on February 6, 2009. This reopening will 
permit you additional time to review and comment on the study; 
additionally, you are reminded that you may comment on any comments 
placed in the docket. We may change the proposed rules in response to 
the comments received.

    Dated: December 2, 2008.
Howard L. Hime,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. E8-28979 Filed 12-5-08; 8:45 am]
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