Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel WILDFLOWER; Invitation for Public Comments, 60117-60118 [2011-24974]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Marine Academy, State Maritime Academies and Non-Profit Maritime Training Facilities. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. OMB Control Number: 2133–0504. Form Numbers: None. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Summary of Collection of Information: The Maritime Administration requires approved maritime training institutions seeking excess or surplus government property to provide a statement of need/ justification prior to acquiring the property. Need and Use of the Information: This information is needed by MARAD to determine compliance with applicable statutory requirements regarding surplus government property. Description of Respondents: Maritime training institutions such as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, State Maritime Academies and non-profit maritime institutions. Annual Responses: 40. Annual Burden: 40. Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http://regulations.gov. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http:// regulations.gov. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://regulations.gov. Authority: 49 CFR 1.66. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Date: September 22, 2011. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–24980 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD 2011 0122] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ARIA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before October 28, 2011. DATES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2011–0122. 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.gov. 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. ADDRESSES: 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, E-mail Joann.Spittle@dot.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60117 As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ARIA is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Private day charters, overnight charters.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Florida.’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2011–0122 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, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: September 22, 2011. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–24950 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD 2011 0123] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel WILDFLOWER; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60118 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2011–0123. 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.gov. 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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, e-mail Joann.Spittle@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel WILDFLOWER is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Day and overnight charters focused on outdoor adventure.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2011–0123 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, 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: September 22, 2011. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–24974 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0070] Tesla Motors, Inc. Grant of Petition for Renewal of a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of grant of a petition for renewal of a temporary exemption from certain provisions of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. AGENCY: This notice grants the petition of Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) for the renewal of a temporary exemption of its Roadster model from the advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the exemption is that compliance with the standard would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried to comply with the standard in good faith. DATES: The exemption remains in effect until November 7, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jasinski, Office of the Chief Counsel, NCC–112, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building 4th Floor, Room W41–326, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2992; Fax: (202) 366–3820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Advanced Air Bag Requirements and Small Volume Manufacturers In general, frontal air bags for drivers and right front passengers have large net benefits. NHTSA estimates that they PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 saved 30,232 lives from 1987 through the end of 2009.1 Air bags reduce overall fatality risk in purely frontal crashes by 29 percent. They reduce overall fatality risk by 12 percent for drivers of passenger cars, and by 14 percent for right front passengers of passenger cars.2 In 2000, NHTSA published a final rule that upgraded the requirements for air bags in passenger cars and light trucks, requiring what are commonly known as ‘‘advanced air bags.’’ 3 The upgrade was designed to meet the twin goals of improving protection for occupants of all sizes, belted and unbelted, in moderate-to-high-speed crashes, and of minimizing the risks posed by air bags to infants, children, and other occupants, especially in lowspeed crashes. The agency estimated that the upgraded requirements had the potential to reduce fatalities and nonfatal injuries from crashes, as well as protect more than 95 percent of the atrisk population (out-of-position infants, children, and small-statured adults) from the risks presented by air bag deployment. The issuance of the advanced air bag requirements was a culmination of a comprehensive plan that the agency announced in 1996 to address the adverse effects of some air bag designs. This plan also included an extensive consumer education program to encourage the placement of children in rear seats. The new requirements were phasedin, beginning with the 2004 model year. Small volume manufacturers were not subject to the advanced air bag requirements until the end of the phasein period, i.e., September 1, 2006. In recent years, NHTSA has addressed a number of petitions for exemption from the advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The majority of these requests have come from small manufacturers, each of which has petitioned on the basis that compliance would cause it substantial economic hardship and that it has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. In recognition of the more limited resources and capabilities of small motor vehicle manufacturers, authority to grant exemptions based on substantial economic hardship and good faith efforts was added to the Vehicle 1 Traffic Safety Facts—2009 Data—Occupant Protection, NHTSA Report No. DOT HS 811 390, Washington, DC 2010. 2 Kahane, C.J., Lives Saved by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Other Vehicle Safety Technologies, 1960–2002, NHTSA Technical Report No. DOT HS 809 833, Washington, 2004, pp. 108– 115. 3 See 65 FR 30680 (May 12, 2000). E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD 2011 0123]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel WILDFLOWER; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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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

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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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2011-0123. 
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.gov. 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, e-mail 
Joann.Spittle@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel WILDFLOWER is:

Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``Day and overnight charters focused 
on outdoor adventure.''
Geographic Region: ``Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, and 
Alaska.''
    The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2011-0123 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, 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.

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: September 22, 2011.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-24974 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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