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Download as PDF 8751 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations following entry for USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108): ■ B. In Table Four, Paragraph 16 by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108): C. In Table Five, by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108): ■ § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * Table Four * * * 15. * * * * * * Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction Vessel Number * * * USS WAYNE E. MEYER ............................................. * * DDG 108 ...................................................................... * 1.84 meters. * 16. * * * Obstruction angle relative ship’s headings Vessel Number * * * USS WAYNE E. MEYER ............................................. * * DDG 108 ...................................................................... * * * * * * * * * * * * * Vessel Number * * USS WAYNE E. MEYER .................. * * DDG 108 ........................................... X * * Approved: February 11, 2009. M. Robb Hyde Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. E9–4094 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] 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: Department of the Navy, DoD. Final rule. VerDate Nov<24>2008 * * Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. Annex I, sec. 2(f) AGENCY: * Table Five * * * * 106.71 thru 112.50 [degrees]. 14:57 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 * * Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 * X * Sfmt 4700 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. Annex I, sec. 3(a) X 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 DEWEY (DDG 105) 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 February 26, 2009 and is applicable beginning February 11, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander M. Robb Hyde, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate PO 00000 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 14.5 * 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 number: 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 DEWEY (DDG 105) 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(f)(i), E:\FR\FM\26FER1.SGM 26FER1 8752 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations pertaining to the placement of the masthead light or lights above and clear of all other lights and obstructions; Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(ii), pertaining to the vertical placement of task lights; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward masthead light in the forward quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward and after masthead lights; and Annex I, paragraph 3(c), pertaining to placement of task lights not less than two meters from the fore and aft centerline of the ship in the athwartship direction. 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. ■ For the reasons set forth in the preamble, amend part 706 of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. 2. Section 706.2 is amended as follows: ■ A. In Table Four, Paragraph 15 by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS DEWEY (DDG 105): ■ B. In Table Four, Paragraph 16 by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS DEWEY (DDG 105): ■ C. In Table Five by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for USS DEWEY (DDG 105): ■ PART 706—CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972 § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read as follow: * ■ * * * * * * * 15. * * * * * Table Four Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction Vessel Number * * * USS DEWEY ............................................................... * * DDG 105 ...................................................................... * * * * * 1.85 meters. * * * * 16. * * * Obstruction angle relative ship’s headings Vessel Number * * * USS DEWEY ............................................................... * * DDG 105 ...................................................................... * * * * * * * * * * 109.52 thru 112.50 [degrees]. * * * * TABLE FIVE Vessel Number Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. Annex I, sec. 2(f) * * USS DEWEY ..................................... * * DDG 105 ........................................... X VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * X E:\FR\FM\26FER1.SGM X 26FER1 Percentage horizontal separation attained * 14.5 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Approved: February 11, 2009. M. Robb Hyde, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. E9–4095 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0129] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Baltimore Captain of the Port Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary interim rule with request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in all navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Baltimore zone. 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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 DEWEY (DDG 105) 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 February 26, 2009 and is applicable 
beginning February 11, 2009.

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 number: 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 DEWEY 
(DDG 105) 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(f)(i),

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pertaining to the placement of the masthead light or lights above and 
clear of all other lights and obstructions; Annex I, paragraph 
2(f)(ii), pertaining to the vertical placement of task lights; Annex I, 
paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward masthead 
light in the forward quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance 
between the forward and after masthead lights; and Annex I, paragraph 
3(c), pertaining to placement of task lights not less than two meters 
from the fore and aft centerline of the ship in the athwartship 
direction. 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 as follow:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605.


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2. Section 706.2 is amended as follows:
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A. In Table Four, Paragraph 15 by adding, in numerical order, the 
following entry for USS DEWEY (DDG 105):
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B. In Table Four, Paragraph 16 by adding, in numerical order, the 
following entry for USS DEWEY (DDG 105):
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C. In Table Five by adding, in numerical order, the following entry for 
USS DEWEY (DDG 105):


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 Four
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                                                                    Horizontal distance from the fore and aft
                Vessel                          Number             centerline of the vessel in the athwartship
                                                                                    direction
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USS DEWEY............................  DDG 105................  1.85 meters.
 
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                Vessel                          Number             Obstruction angle relative ship's headings
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USS DEWEY............................  DDG 105................  109.52 thru 112.50 [degrees].
 
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                                                                       Table Five
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                                                                                                                         After masthead
                                                                                      Masthead lights      Forward      light less than
                                                                                        not over all    masthead light    \1/2\ ship's      Percentage
                                                                                        other lights    not in forward   length aft of      horizontal
                     Vessel                                     Number                      and           quarter of        forward         separation
                                                                                       obstructions.    ship. Annex I,  masthead light.      attained
                                                                                       Annex I, sec.      sec. 3(a)      Annex I, sec.
                                                                                            2(f)                              3(a)
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USS DEWEY.......................................  DDG 105...........................               X                X                X             14.5
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    Approved: February 11, 2009.
M. Robb Hyde,
Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
[FR Doc. E9-4095 Filed 2-25-09; 8:45 am]
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