Draft Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program, 2741-2743 [2012-1004]

Download as PDF 2741 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices cumulative database to yield summary tables for quarterly and final reports for the program. We have confirmed the feasibility of using scanable forms for most purposes. Because the data will be collected in a consistent way from all programs, they can be uploaded into an ongoing national database that likewise provides CMHS with a way of producing summary reports of services provided across all programs funded. The components of the toolkit are listed and described below: • Encounter logs. These forms document all services provided. Completion of these logs is required by the crisis counselors. There are three types of encounter logs: (1) Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log; (2) Group Encounter Log; and (3) Weekly Tally Sheet. Æ Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log. Crisis counseling is defined as an interaction that lasts at least 15 minutes and involves participant disclosure. This form is completed by the Crisis Counselor for each service recipient, defined as the person or persons who actively participated in the session (e.g., by verbally participating), not someone who is merely present. For families, complete separate forms for all family members who are actively engaged in the visit. Information collected includes demographics, service characteristics, risk factors, and referral data. Æ Group Encounter Log. This form is used to identify either a group crisis counseling encounter or a group public education encounter. A check at the top identifies the class of activities (i.e., counseling or education). Information collected includes services characteristics, group identity and characteristics, and group activities. Æ Weekly Tally Sheet. This form documents brief educational and supportive encounters not captured on any other form. Information collected includes service characteristics, daily tallies and weekly totals for brief educational or supportive contacts, and material distribution with no or minimal interaction. • Assessment and Referral Tool. This tool provides descriptive information about intense users of services, defined as all individuals receiving a third individual crisis counseling visit. This tool will be used beginning three months postdisaster and will be completed by the crisis counselor. • Participant Feedback. These surveys are completed by and collected from a sample of service recipients, not Responses per respondents Number of respondents Form every recipient. A time sampling approach (e.g., soliciting participation from all counseling encounters one week per quarter) will be used. Information collected includes satisfaction with services, perceived improvements in self-functioning, types of exposure, and event reactions. • CCP Service Provider Feedback. These surveys are completed by and collected from the CCP service providers anonymously at six months and one year postevent. The survey will be coded on several program-level as well as worker-level variables. However, the program itself will be identified and shared with program management only if the number of individual workers was greater than 20. There are no changes to the Individual Encounter Log, Group Encounter Log, the Adult Assessment and Referral Tool, the Participant Feedback Survey, the Service Provider Feedback Survey, and the Child/Youth Assessment and Referral Tool. The Weekly Tally Sheet is the only one that has been revised with two additional fields to obtain information on social media activities. The table below is the estimates of annualized hour burden. Hours per responses Total hour burden 200 100 200 200 1,000 100 280 33 33 14 1 1 .08 .07 .2 .25 .25 .25 4,480 231 1,320 700 250 25 Total ........................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Individual Crisis Counseling Services Encounter Log ................................... Group Encounter Log .................................................................................... Weekly Tally Sheet ........................................................................................ Assessment and Referral Tools .................................................................... Participant Feedback Survey ......................................................................... Service Provider Feedback Survey ............................................................... 1,800 ........................ .......................... 7,006 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by February 21, 2012 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: (202) 395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Janine Denis Cook, Chemist. [Docket No. USCG–2011–1156] [FR Doc. 2012–915 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P PO 00000 Coast Guard Draft Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) that sets forth the Coast Guard’s policies and procedures regarding the inspection and certification of vessels under the SUMMARY: Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2742 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices Maritime Security Program (MSP). The draft NVIC provides a comprehensive approach to the MSP inspection process through the establishment of two levels of MSP inspection and oversight. This notice solicits public comment on the impacts that the policies and procedures contained in this draft NVIC would have on applicable vessels and other affected parties. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before March 19, 2012 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2011–1156 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 four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email Mr. John Hannon, Domestic Vessels Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (202) 372–1222, email John.J.Hannon@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the draft NVIC on Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program. 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–2011– VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 1156) 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 email address, or a telephone 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, click on the ‘‘submit a comment’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Document Type’’ drop down menu, select ‘‘Notices’’ and insert ‘‘USCG– 2011–1156’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box. Click ‘‘Search’’ 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 the comments and draft NVIC: To view the comments and draft NVIC, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ‘‘read comments’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Keyword’’ box insert ‘‘USCG–2011–1156’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ 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 Title VI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 was amended by passage of the Maritime Security Act of 1996 (MSA), which authorized the establishment of a Maritime Security Fleet under the Maritime Security Program (MSP), PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which serves as a means for establishing a fleet of commercially viable and military useful vessels to meet national defense as well as other security requirements. The purpose of this draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) is to provide the marine industry and Coast Guard personnel with uniform guidance regarding the MSP. The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Office of Sealift Support is the lead governmental office responsible for administration of the MSP. MARAD, in coordination with the Department of Defense, established a program whereby certain categories of militarily useful commercial vessels may be designated for emergency service to carry military cargo in time of war, national emergency, or military contingency. Some vessels enrolled in the MSP may receive a payment as part of their enrollment. Alternatively, vessels may enroll in other voluntary sealift support programs established by MARAD. Both groups of vessels would utilize the process outlined in this draft NVIC to obtain a Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection (COI), provided they otherwise meet MSP enrollment criteria. The MSA established standards for issuance of a COI to a previous foreign flag vessel transitioning to U.S. Flag once eligibility for the MSP has been established by MARAD and the Coast Guard (46 U.S.C. 53102(e)). The statute does not specify the scope or manner of the inspections to be carried out by the Coast Guard to verify that MSP vessels fulfill requirements necessary to receive and maintain a COI. To avoid the inconsistent application of inspection procedures under the MSP, this draft NVIC outlines the inspection process for such transitioning foreign flag vessels to obtain initial and ongoing certification under the MSP. To promote consistency and standardization of Coast Guard policies and procedures, this draft NVIC provides a comprehensive approach to the MSP inspection process through the establishment of two levels of MSP inspection and oversight: (1) MSP (Regular); and (2) MSP Select. This twolevel approach would enable the Coast Guard to apply traditional inspection methods to newly reflagged vessels, while at the same time apply a less stringent level of oversight to vessels that have consistently demonstrated satisfactory performance and substantial compliance with applicable rules. Newly enrolled MSP vessels would continue to be inspected by the Coast Guard in a manner similar to traditional Coast Guard inspections. After a period of evaluation, MSP vessels would be eligible to seek enrollment under MSP E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2012 / Notices Select. MSP Select vessel oversight would consist of risk-based vessel examinations, periodic oversight, and evaluations of Authorized Class Society (ACS) survey activities. We request comments from all interested parties to ensure that the full range and significance of issues related to the Coast Guard’s MSP inspection process are identified. This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 CFR 1.05–1. Dated: January 12, 2012. Paul F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director, Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–1004 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2011–0036] Recovery Directorate Fact Sheet 9580.213, Residential Electrical Meter Repair—‘‘Power Up’’ Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jan 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice, which can be viewed by clicking on the ‘‘Privacy Notice’’ link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. You may submit your comments and material by the methods specified in the ADDRESSES section above. Please submit your comments and any supporting material by only one means to avoid the receipt and review of duplicate submissions. Docket: The proposed policy is available in docket ID FEMA–2011– 0036. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and search for the docket ID. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472. II. Background The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on Recovery Directorate Fact Sheet 9580.213, Residential Electrical Meter Repair— ‘‘Power Up.’’ DATES: Comments must be received by February 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket ID FEMA–2011– 0036 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please note that this proposed policy is not a rulemaking and the Federal Rulemaking Portal is being utilized only as a mechanism for receiving comments. Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lu Juana Richardson, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4014, LuJuana.Richardson@dhs.gov. SUMMARY: I. Public Participation Under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and implementing regulations, FEMA may direct or reimburse activities to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, and lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe. Under that authority, FEMA may fund the repair of residential electrical meters damaged in a major disaster or emergency, when warranted by the incident and necessary to meet the immediate needs of disaster survivors. ‘‘Power Up’’ is intended to reduce the number of displaced disaster survivors needing shelter and allow for a faster recovery. FEMA may provide this assistance to State, Tribal and local governments under the Public Assistance (PA) Program in the areas designated by a major disaster or emergency declaration where Individual Assistance (IA) has not been declared by the President. Reimbursement will be at the Federal cost share rate established in the Presidential declaration, which is generally 75%. If IA has been declared by the President, the IA Program will reimburse eligible residential meter repair to avoid any potential duplication of benefits. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2743 FEMA seeks comment on the proposed policy, which is available online at http://www.regulations.gov in docket ID FEMA–2011–0036. Based on the comments received, FEMA may make appropriate revisions to the proposed policy. Although FEMA will consider any comments received in the drafting of the final policy, FEMA will not provide a response-to-comments document. When or if FEMA issues a final policy, FEMA will publish a notice of availability in the Federal Register and make the final policy available at http://www.regulations.gov. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207; 44 CFR part 206. David J. Kaufman, Director, Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–931 Filed 1–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5609–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation, Phase I Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comment Due Date: March 19, 2012. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent electronically to Paul.A.Joice@hud.gov or in hard copy to: Paul Joice, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8120, Washington, DC 20410–6000. Please use ‘‘Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation PRA Comment’’ in the subject line of any email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Joice at (202) 402–4608 (this is not a toll-free number) or Paul.A.Joice@hud.gov, for copies of the proposed forms and other available ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 12 (Thursday, January 19, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2741-2743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1004]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1156]


Draft Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels 
Under the Maritime Security Program

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft 
Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) that sets forth the Coast 
Guard's policies and procedures regarding the inspection and 
certification of vessels under the

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Maritime Security Program (MSP). The draft NVIC provides a 
comprehensive approach to the MSP inspection process through the 
establishment of two levels of MSP inspection and oversight. This 
notice solicits public comment on the impacts that the policies and 
procedures contained in this draft NVIC would have on applicable 
vessels and other affected parties.

DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our 
online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before March 19, 
2012 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2011-1156 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 four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call or email Mr. John Hannon, Domestic Vessels Division, U.S. Coast 
Guard; telephone (202) 372-1222, email John.J.Hannon@uscg.mil. If you 
have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call 
Ms. 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 
draft NVIC on Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the 
Maritime Security Program. 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-2011-1156) 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 email address, or a telephone 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, 
click on the ``submit a comment'' box, which will then become 
highlighted in blue. In the ``Document Type'' drop down menu, select 
``Notices'' and insert ``USCG-2011-1156'' in the ``Keyword'' box. Click 
``Search'' 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 the comments and draft NVIC: To view the comments and draft 
NVIC, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ``read comments'' 
box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box 
insert ``USCG-2011-1156'' and click ``Search.'' 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

    Title VI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 was amended by passage 
of the Maritime Security Act of 1996 (MSA), which authorized the 
establishment of a Maritime Security Fleet under the Maritime Security 
Program (MSP), which serves as a means for establishing a fleet of 
commercially viable and military useful vessels to meet national 
defense as well as other security requirements. The purpose of this 
draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) is to provide the 
marine industry and Coast Guard personnel with uniform guidance 
regarding the MSP.
    The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Office of Sealift Support 
is the lead governmental office responsible for administration of the 
MSP. MARAD, in coordination with the Department of Defense, established 
a program whereby certain categories of militarily useful commercial 
vessels may be designated for emergency service to carry military cargo 
in time of war, national emergency, or military contingency. Some 
vessels enrolled in the MSP may receive a payment as part of their 
enrollment. Alternatively, vessels may enroll in other voluntary 
sealift support programs established by MARAD. Both groups of vessels 
would utilize the process outlined in this draft NVIC to obtain a Coast 
Guard Certificate of Inspection (COI), provided they otherwise meet MSP 
enrollment criteria.
    The MSA established standards for issuance of a COI to a previous 
foreign flag vessel transitioning to U.S. Flag once eligibility for the 
MSP has been established by MARAD and the Coast Guard (46 U.S.C. 
53102(e)). The statute does not specify the scope or manner of the 
inspections to be carried out by the Coast Guard to verify that MSP 
vessels fulfill requirements necessary to receive and maintain a COI. 
To avoid the inconsistent application of inspection procedures under 
the MSP, this draft NVIC outlines the inspection process for such 
transitioning foreign flag vessels to obtain initial and ongoing 
certification under the MSP.
    To promote consistency and standardization of Coast Guard policies 
and procedures, this draft NVIC provides a comprehensive approach to 
the MSP inspection process through the establishment of two levels of 
MSP inspection and oversight: (1) MSP (Regular); and (2) MSP Select. 
This two-level approach would enable the Coast Guard to apply 
traditional inspection methods to newly reflagged vessels, while at the 
same time apply a less stringent level of oversight to vessels that 
have consistently demonstrated satisfactory performance and substantial 
compliance with applicable rules. Newly enrolled MSP vessels would 
continue to be inspected by the Coast Guard in a manner similar to 
traditional Coast Guard inspections. After a period of evaluation, MSP 
vessels would be eligible to seek enrollment under MSP

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Select. MSP Select vessel oversight would consist of risk-based vessel 
examinations, periodic oversight, and evaluations of Authorized Class 
Society (ACS) survey activities.
    We request comments from all interested parties to ensure that the 
full range and significance of issues related to the Coast Guard's MSP 
inspection process are identified.
    This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 CFR 
1.05-1.

    Dated: January 12, 2012.
Paul F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director, Prevention Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-1004 Filed 1-18-12; 8:45 am]
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