Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel BLN HULL 563, 28053-28054 [E9-13773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 112 / Friday, June 12, 2009 / Notices Minority Access to Research Careers; 93.96, Special Minority Initiatives, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: June 4, 2009. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E9–13756 Filed 6–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker licenses and all associated permits are cancelled without prejudice. License No. Name Fermin Cuza ......... Erwin Rautenberg Hans Leuenberger Gerhard F. Carl .... Issuing port 10966 03280 04082 04143 Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Philadelphia. Dated: June 5, 2009. Daniel Baldwin, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. E9–13835 Filed 6–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2009–0393] Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Crew Boat MR ZACHARY Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the crew boat MR ZACHARY as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on May 3, 2009. ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice is available for inspection or copying at VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:53 Jun 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 the 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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG–2009–0393 in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID column. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call CWO2 David Mauldin, District Eight, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 504–671–2153. 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: Background and Purpose The crew boat MR ZACHARY will be used for offshore supply operations. Full compliance with 72 COLREGS and the Inland Rules Act will hinder the vessel’s ability to maneuver within close proximity of offshore platforms. Due to the design of the vessel it would be difficult and impractical to build a supporting structure that would put the side lights within 3.1′ from the greatest breadth of the Vessel, as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(b) of the 72 COLREGS and Annex I, Section 84.05(b), of the Inland Rules Act. Compliance with the rule would cause the lights on the crew boat MR ZACHARY to be in a location which will be highly susceptible to damage from offshore platforms. The crew boat MR ZACHARY cannot comply fully with lighting requirements as set out in international regulations without interfering with the special function of the vessel (33 U.S.C. 1605(c); 33 CFR 81.18). Locating the side lights 6′2″ inboard from the greatest breadth of the vessel on the pilot house will provide a shelter location for the lights and allow maneuvering within close proximity to offshore platforms. In addition, the forward masthead light may be located on the top forward portion of the pilothouse 18′-2″ above the hull. Placing the forward masthead light at the height as required by Annex I, paragraph 2(a) of the 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.03(a) of the Inland Rules Act, would result in a masthead light location highly susceptible to damage when working in close proximity to offshore platforms. Furthermore, the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28053 horizontal distance between the forward and aft masthead lights may be 16′915⁄16″. Placing the aft masthead light at the horizontal distance from the forward masthead light as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of the 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act, would result in an aft masthead light location directly over the aft cargo deck where it would interfere with loading and unloading operations. The Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the placement of the side lights to deviate from requirements set forth in Annex I, paragraph 3(b) of 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, paragraph 84.05(b) of the Inland Rules Act. In addition the Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the vertical placement of the forward masthead light to deviate from requirements set forth in Annex I, paragraph 2(a), and Annex I, Section 84.03(a) of the Inland Rules Act. Furthermore, the Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the horizontal separation of the forward and aft masthead lights to deviate from the requirements of Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), and 33 CFR 81.18. Dated: May 5, 2009. Verne B. Gifford, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, By Direction of the Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–13777 Filed 6–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2009–0431] Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel BLN HULL 563 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel BLN HULL 563 as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on May 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice is available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 28054 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 112 / Friday, June 12, 2009 / Notices West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG–2009–0431 in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID column. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call CWO2 David Mauldin, District Eight, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 504–671–2153. 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: Background and Purpose The offshore supply vessel BLN HULL 563 will be used for offshore supply operations. Full compliance with 72 COLREGS and Inland Rules Act will hinder the vessel’s ability to maneuver within close proximity of offshore platforms. Due to the design of the vessel, it would be difficult and impractical to build a supporting structure that would put the side lights within 5.6′ from the greatest breadth of the vessel, as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(b) of the 72 COLREGS and Annex I, Section 84.05(b) of the Inland Rules Act. Compliance with the rule would cause the lights on the supply vessel BLN HULL 563 to be in a location which would be highly susceptible to damage from offshore platforms. The supply vessel BLN HULL 563 cannot comply fully with lighting requirements as set out in international regulations without interfering with the special function of the vessel (33 U.S.C. 1605(c); 33 CFR 81.18). Locating the sidelights 12′-41⁄4″ inboard from the greatest breadth of the vessel on the pilot house will provide a shelter location for the lights and allow maneuvering within close proximity to offshore platforms. In addition, the forward masthead light may be located on the top forward portion of the pilothouse 38′-21⁄4″ above the hull. Placing the forward masthead light at the height required by Annex I, paragraph 2(a) of the 72 COLREGS would result in a masthead light location highly susceptible to damage when working in close proximity to offshore platforms. Furthermore, the horizontal distance between the forward and aft masthead lights may be 18′109⁄16″. Placing the aft masthead light at VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:53 Jun 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 the horizontal distance from the forward masthead light, as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of the 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act, would result in an aft masthead light location directly over the aft cargo deck where it would interfere with loading and unloading operations. Lastly, the aft anchor light may be placed 25′-15⁄16″ off centerline to the starboard side of the vessel, just forward of the stern. Placing the aft anchor light directly over the aft cargo deck would interfere with loading and unloading operations. The Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the placement of the sidelights to deviate from requirements set forth in Annex I, paragraph 3(b) of 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, paragraph 84.05(b) of the Inland Rules Act. In addition, the Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the vertical placement of the forward masthead light to deviate from requirements set forth in Annex I, paragraph 2(a) of 72 COLREGS. Furthermore, the Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the horizontal separation of the forward and aft masthead lights to deviate from the requirements of Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act. Lastly, the Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the placement of the aft anchor light to deviate from the requirements of Rule 30(a)(ii) of 72 COLREGS and Rule 30(a)(ii) of the Inland Rules Act. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), and 33 CFR 81.18. party petition in accordance with the procedures of section 516 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR Part 175 regarding the tariff classification of imported optical glass preforms. The petition challenged CBP’s classification of optical glass preforms under subheading 7002.20.10, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), and requested CBP to reclassify all optical glass preforms under subheading 7020.00.60, HTSUS, as other articles of glass, or, alternatively, under 9001.10.00, HTSUS, as unfinished optical fibers. On July 14, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) denied the petition and affirmed its decision that optical glass preforms are classified in subheading 7002.20.10, HTSUS, as glass rods of fused quartz or other fused silica, unworked. In accordance with 19 CFR 175.23 and 175.24, CBP is providing notice of its classification decision and is also giving notice of the receipt of petitioner’s desire to contest this decision in court. DATES: June 12, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allyson R. Mattanah, Tariff Classification and Marking Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, (202) 325–0029. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 15, 2009. Verne B. Gifford, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, By Direction of the Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–13773 Filed 6–11–09; 8:45 am] Classification of Optical Glass Preforms BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Notice of Domestic Interested Party Petitioner’s Contesting of Classification Determination AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of petitioner’s desire to contest classification determination. SUMMARY: On August 4, 2006, a domestic manufacturer of glass preforms for optical fibers (‘‘optical glass preforms’’) filed a domestic interested PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background This document concerns the classification of imported optical glass preforms by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the desire of a domestic interested party to contest CBP’s classification decision. Classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is made in accordance with the General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs). GRI 1 provides that classification shall be determined according to the terms of the headings and any relative section or chapter notes. Merchandise that cannot be classified in accordance with GRI 1 is to be classified in accordance with subsequent GRIs taken in order. The Explanatory Notes to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, which represent the official interpretation of the tariff at the international level, facilitate classification under the HTSUS by offering guidance in understanding the scope of the headings and GRIs. Optical fibers (also known as fiber optics) are long, thin strands of pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. They are arranged in bundles called optical cables and used to transmit light signals over long E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0431]


Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply 
Vessel BLN HULL 563

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative 
Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel BLN HULL 563 as 
required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.

DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on May 13, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice is available for inspection or 
copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation,

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West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket 
Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG-2009-0431 
in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in 
the Docket ID column.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call CWO2 David Mauldin, District Eight, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast 
Guard, telephone 504-671-2153. 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: 

Background and Purpose

    The offshore supply vessel BLN HULL 563 will be used for offshore 
supply operations. Full compliance with 72 COLREGS and Inland Rules Act 
will hinder the vessel's ability to maneuver within close proximity of 
offshore platforms. Due to the design of the vessel, it would be 
difficult and impractical to build a supporting structure that would 
put the side lights within 5.6' from the greatest breadth of the 
vessel, as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(b) of the 72 COLREGS and 
Annex I, Section 84.05(b) of the Inland Rules Act. Compliance with the 
rule would cause the lights on the supply vessel BLN HULL 563 to be in 
a location which would be highly susceptible to damage from offshore 
platforms. The supply vessel BLN HULL 563 cannot comply fully with 
lighting requirements as set out in international regulations without 
interfering with the special function of the vessel (33 U.S.C. 1605(c); 
33 CFR 81.18).
    Locating the sidelights 12'-4\1/4\'' inboard from the greatest 
breadth of the vessel on the pilot house will provide a shelter 
location for the lights and allow maneuvering within close proximity to 
offshore platforms. In addition, the forward masthead light may be 
located on the top forward portion of the pilothouse 38'-2\1/4\'' above 
the hull. Placing the forward masthead light at the height required by 
Annex I, paragraph 2(a) of the 72 COLREGS would result in a masthead 
light location highly susceptible to damage when working in close 
proximity to offshore platforms. Furthermore, the horizontal distance 
between the forward and aft masthead lights may be 18'-10\9/16\''. 
Placing the aft masthead light at the horizontal distance from the 
forward masthead light, as required by Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of the 
72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act, 
would result in an aft masthead light location directly over the aft 
cargo deck where it would interfere with loading and unloading 
operations. Lastly, the aft anchor light may be placed 25'-1\5/16\'' 
off centerline to the starboard side of the vessel, just forward of the 
stern. Placing the aft anchor light directly over the aft cargo deck 
would interfere with loading and unloading operations.
    The Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the placement 
of the sidelights to deviate from requirements set forth in Annex I, 
paragraph 3(b) of 72 COLREGS, and Annex I, paragraph 84.05(b) of the 
Inland Rules Act. In addition, the Certificate of Alternative 
Compliance allows for the vertical placement of the forward masthead 
light to deviate from requirements set forth in Annex I, paragraph 2(a) 
of 72 COLREGS. Furthermore, the Certificate of Alternative Compliance 
allows for the horizontal separation of the forward and aft masthead 
lights to deviate from the requirements of Annex I, paragraph 3(a) of 
72 COLREGS, and Annex I, Section 84.05(a) of the Inland Rules Act. 
Lastly, the Certificate of Alternative Compliance allows for the 
placement of the aft anchor light to deviate from the requirements of 
Rule 30(a)(ii) of 72 COLREGS and Rule 30(a)(ii) of the Inland Rules 
Act.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), and 33 
CFR 81.18.

    Dated: May 15, 2009.
Verne B. Gifford,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, By Direction of the Commander, Eighth Coast 
Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-13773 Filed 6-11-09; 8:45 am]
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