Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Research Vessel R/V SIKULIAQ, 18254-18255 [2012-7338]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18254 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 27, 2012 / Notices Public Participation and Request for Comments This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. 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Information Collection Request Title: Vessel Reporting Requirements. OMB Control Number: 1625–0048. Summary: Owners, Charterers, Managing Operators, or Agents of U.S. vessels must immediately notify the Coast Guard if they believe the vessel may be lost or in danger. The Coast Guard uses this information to investigate the situation and, when PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary, plan appropriate search and rescue operations. Need: Section 2306(a) of 46 U.S.C. requires the owner, charterer, managing operator, or agent of a vessel of the United States to immediately notify the Coast Guard if: (1) There is reason to believe that the vessel may have been lost or imperiled, or (2) more than 48 hours have passed since last receiving communication from the vessel. These reports must be followed by written confirmation submitted to the Coast Guard within 24 hours. The implementing regulations are contained in 46 CFR part 4. Forms: None. Respondents: Businesses or other for profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Burden Estimate: The estimated annual burden remains 137 hours per year. Dated: March 20, 2012. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–7285 Filed 3–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2011–0864] Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Research Vessel R/V SIKULIAQ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the research vessel R/V SIKULIAQ as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on September 9, 2011, and reissued on March 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice is available for inspection or copying at 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, inserting USCG–2011–0864 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 27, 2012 / Notices LCDR Wm. Erik Pickering, District Nine, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 216–902–6050. 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 A Certificate of Alternative Compliance, as allowed for under 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18, has been issued for the research vessel R/V SIKULIAQ, O.N. Pending, Marinette Marine Corporation Hull No. MMC 0650. The vessel’s primary purpose is to conduct oceanographic research around the world. The unique design of the vessel did not lend itself to full compliance with 33 CFR 84.05(a) of the Coast Guard’s Inland Navigation Rules and Annex I (3(a)) of the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (1972 and 1981) (COLREGS). The Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, certifies that full compliance with the applicable Inland Navigation Rules and COLREGS would interfere with the special functions/intent of the vessel and would not significantly enhance the safety of the vessel’s operation. Placing the masthead light in the required position would interfere with the vessel’s science and boat/davit operations. The Certificate of Alternative Compliance authorizes the R/V SIKULIAQ to deviate from the requirements set forth in 33 CFR 84.05(a) and COLREGS Annex I (3(a)), and place its aft masthead light 124.7 feet from the forward masthead light, which is less than half of the ship length (130.75 feet). This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), and 33 CFR 81.18. Dated: March 16, 2012. D.P. Verfaillie, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, By Direction of the Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–7338 Filed 3–26–12; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N–565; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request 60-Day notice of information collection under review; Form N–565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document; OMB Control No. 1615–0091. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until May 29, 2012. During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to revise the Form N–565. Should USCIS decide to revise Form N–565 we will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form N–565. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–0997 or via e-mail at USCISFRComment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615–0091 in the subject box. Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning the extension of the Form N–565. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283 (TTY 1–800–767–1833). Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18255 should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N–565; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form N–565 is used to apply for a replacement of a Declaration of Intention, Certificate of Citizenship or Replacement Certificate, or to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 29,298 responses at 55 minutes (0.916) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 26,836 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations. gov/. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2020, Telephone number 202–272–8377. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18254-18255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7338]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0864]


Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Research Vessel R/V 
SIKULIAQ

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 research vessel R/V SIKULIAQ as required 
by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.

DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on 
September 9, 2011, and reissued on March 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice is available for inspection or 
copying at 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, 
inserting USCG-2011-0864 in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking 
``Search.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call

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LCDR Wm. Erik Pickering, District Nine, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast 
Guard, telephone 216-902-6050. 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

    A Certificate of Alternative Compliance, as allowed for under 33 
U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18, has been issued for the research 
vessel R/V SIKULIAQ, O.N. Pending, Marinette Marine Corporation Hull 
No. MMC 0650. The vessel's primary purpose is to conduct oceanographic 
research around the world. The unique design of the vessel did not lend 
itself to full compliance with 33 CFR 84.05(a) of the Coast Guard's 
Inland Navigation Rules and Annex I (3(a)) of the Convention on the 
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (1972 and 
1981) (COLREGS).
    The Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, certifies that full compliance 
with the applicable Inland Navigation Rules and COLREGS would interfere 
with the special functions/intent of the vessel and would not 
significantly enhance the safety of the vessel's operation. Placing the 
masthead light in the required position would interfere with the 
vessel's science and boat/davit operations.
    The Certificate of Alternative Compliance authorizes the R/V 
SIKULIAQ to deviate from the requirements set forth in 33 CFR 84.05(a) 
and COLREGS Annex I (3(a)), and place its aft masthead light 124.7 feet 
from the forward masthead light, which is less than half of the ship 
length (130.75 feet).
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), and 33 
CFR 81.18.

    Dated: March 16, 2012.
D.P. Verfaillie,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, By Direction of 
the Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-7338 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]
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