Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws, 47679-47680 [2010-19359]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices Here, NPR seeks authorization for a lease from Soo of nearly 300 miles of rail line in Minnesota and North Dakota (the ‘‘Wheat Line’’). NPR has leased this line since 1997 and now seeks a 20-year renewal. According to the notice (and further detailed in materials filed under seal), the prospective lease includes ‘‘a provision that would limit NPR’s future interchange of Wheat Line traffic with a third-party connecting carrier at any location.’’ Notice of Exemption at 4 (emphasis added). I have indicated my view that interchange commitments should be subject to a searching review by the Board to determine whether they comport with the statute under which Board authorization is sought. See, e.g., Washington & Idaho Ry.—Lease and Operation Exemption—BNSF Ry., FD 35370 (STB served Apr. 23, 2010) (Mulvey, commenting). When the Board adopted new disclosure rules regarding interchange commitments in 2008, we indicated that interchange commitments that contain a total ban on interchange with other carriers would be closely scrutinized. Review of Rail Access and Competition Issues—Renewed Petition of the Western Coal Traffic League, EP 575, slip op. at 15 (STB served Oct. 30, 2007); Disclosure of Rail Interchange Commitments, EP 575 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served May 29, 2008). To fulfill that commitment in this case, the Board should have required a full application (or individual petition for exemption), so that the Board could analyze the competitive impact of the interchange commitment. In certain cases, the Board has required more extensive procedures in transactions that otherwise qualify for the notice process but are deemed to be controversial or non-routine. See, e.g., Northeast Interchange Ry.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Line in Crotonon-Hudson, NY, FD 34734 (STB served Nov. 18, 2005). Our failure to do so here is disappointing, particularly given the length of the leased line, the length of the renewal period, and the fact that the 1997 Board decision authorizing the original lease did not analyze the interchange commitment. See Northern Plains R.R.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Certain Lines of Soo Line R.R., FD 33324 (STB served Jan. 9, 1997). It is time for the Board to build upon its interchange commitment disclosure rules by also disallowing utilization of the class notice of exemption procedure VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 for transactions that prohibit interchange with third party carriers. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–19450 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. AGENCY: August 12, 2010, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. PLACE: This meeting will take place telephonically. Any interested person may call Mr. Avelino Gutierrez at (505) 827–4565 to receive the toll free number and pass code needed to participate in this meeting by telephone. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors (the Board) will continue its work in developing and implementing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement and to that end, may consider matters properly before the Board. TIME AND DATE: Mr. Avelino Gutierrez, Chair, Unified Carrier Registration Board of Directors at (505) 827–4565. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued on: August 4, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–19590 Filed 8–4–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2010 0071] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel RAINDANCER. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47679 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2010– 0071 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2010–0071. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.govhttp:// smses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W21–203, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel RAINDANCER is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Chartered Trips for passengers.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘California, Florida, Puerto Rico.’’ E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47680 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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 DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: August 2, 2010. Murray Bloom, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–19359 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0188] Proposed Information Collection (Claim, Authorization and Invoice for Prosthetic Items and Services) Activity: Comment Request Correction In notice document 2010–18814 beginning on page 45206 in the issue of Monday, August 2, 2010, make the following correction: On page 45206, in the second column, under the DATES heading, in the fifth and sixth lines, ‘‘September 1, 2010’’ should read ‘‘October 1, 2010’’. [FR Doc. C1–2010–18814 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 1505–01–D VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0697] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification and Organization or Entity) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to approve licensing and certification tests for payment. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 5, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0697’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Application for Approval of a Licensing or Certification and Organization Entity: 38 CFR 21.4268. OMB Control Number: 2900–0697. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The data collected will be used to determine whether licensing and certification tests, and the organizations offering them, should be approved for VA training under education programs VA administers. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,584 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Respondents: 3 hours. Estimated Annual Responses: 528. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2010–19402 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 151 (Friday, August 6, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47679-47680]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19359]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2010 0071]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative 
waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel RAINDANCER.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of 
Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 
is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the 
coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver 
has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the 
proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in 
DOT docket MARAD-2010-0071 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested 
parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel 
builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD 
determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD's regulations 
at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of 
the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder 
or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver 
will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this 
notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the 
comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the 
waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec.  
388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 7, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2010-0071. 
Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket 
Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.govhttp://smses.dot.gov/submit/. All 
comments will become part of this docket and will be available for 
inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic 
version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is 
available on the World Wide Web at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Room W21-203, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-5979.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel 
RAINDANCER is:
    Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``Chartered Trips for 
passengers.''
    Geographic Region: ``California, Florida, Puerto Rico.''

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Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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 DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: August 2, 2010.
Murray Bloom,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-19359 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]
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