Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Republic of Yemen, 53901-53902 [2012-21715]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices equipment to notify owners and remedy: (1) Defects that create a substantial risk of personal injury to the public; and (2) failures to comply with applicable Federal safety standards. Forms: CG–5578. Respondents: Owners and users of recreational boats and items of designated associated equipment. Frequency: One time. Burden Estimate: The estimated annual burden has increased from 17.8 hours to 20.5 hours a year. Dated: August 24, 2012. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–21719 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0279] Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Republic of Yemen Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Yemen, with the exception of vessels arriving from the Ash Shihr Terminal, the Balhalf LNG Terminal, and the Port of Hodeidah. DATES: The policy announced in this notice will become effective September 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: This notice is part of docket USCG–2012–0279 and is available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting ‘‘USCG– 2012–0279’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is also available for inspection and 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. The telephone number is 202–366– 9329. This policy is also available at www.homeport.uscg.mil under the Maritime Security tab; International Port Security Program (ISPS Code); Port Security Advisory link. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. Michael Brown, International Port Security Evaluation Division, United States Coast Guard, telephone 202–372– 1081. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826 or (toll free) 1–800–647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background and Purpose Title 46, Section 70110, United States Code, enacted as part of section 102(a) of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295, Nov. 25, 2002) authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to impose conditions of entry on vessels requesting entry into the United States arriving from ports that are not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. It also requires public notice of the ineffective anti-terrorism measures. The Secretary has delegated to the United States Coast Guard authority to carry out the provisions of this section. See Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, sec. 97. Previous notices have imposed or removed conditions of entry on vessels arriving from certain countries, and those conditions of entry and the countries they pertain to remain in effect except as modified below. All such notices are available for review online by going to http:// homeport.uscg.mil, clicking on the ‘‘Maritime Security’’ and then ‘‘International Port Security Program’’ tabs, and then following the link. The Coast Guard has determined that ports in the Republic of Yemen are not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. Inclusive to this determination is an assessment that the Republic of Yemen presents significant risk of introducing instruments of terror into international maritime commerce. Inclusive to this determination is also an assessment of significant deficiencies in the Republic of Yemen’s legal regime, designated authority oversight, access control, and cargo control. The Coast Guard notified the Department of State of these determinations pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 70110(c). The United States notified the Republic of Yemen of this determination on December 18, 2011, and identified steps necessary to improve the anti-terrorism measures in place at their respective ports (46 U.S.C. 70109(a)). The Republic of Yemen has not offered a response to our communications on this determination. To date, the United States cannot PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53901 confirm that the identified deficiencies have been corrected. Accordingly, on September 18, 2012, the Coast Guard will impose certain conditions of entry on vessels that visited ports in the Republic of Yemen, with the exception of vessels arriving from the Ash Shihr Terminal, the Balhalf LNG Terminal, and the Port of Hodeidah, during their last five port calls. Vessels must meet the following conditions of entry: • Implement measures per the ship’s security plan equivalent to Security Level 2 while in a port in the Republic of Yemen. As defined in the ISPS Code and incorporated herein, ‘‘Security Level 2’’ refers to the ‘‘level for which appropriate additional protective security measures shall be maintained for a period of time as a result of heightened risk of a security incident.’’ • Ensure that each access point to the ship is guarded and that the guards have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of the vessel while the vessel is in ports in the Republic of Yemen. • Guards may be provided by the ship’s crew, however additional crewmembers should be placed on the ship if necessary to ensure that limits on maximum hours of work are not exceeded and/or minimum hours of rest are met. Alternatively, security may be provided by outside security forces approved by the ship’s master and Company Security Officer. As defined in the ISPS Code and incorporated herein, ‘‘Company Security Officer’’ refers to the ‘‘person designated by the Company for ensuring that a ship security assessment is carried out; that a ship security plan is developed, submitted for approval, and thereafter implemented and maintained and for liaison with port facility security officers and the ship security officer.’’ • Attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in port in the Republic of Yemen. • Log all security actions in the ship’s log. • Report actions taken to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port prior to arrival into U.S. waters. • Based on the findings of the Coast Guard boarding or examination, vessels may be required to ensure that each access point to the ship is guarded by armed, private security guards and that they have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of the vessel while in U.S. ports. The number and position of the guards must be acceptable to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port prior to the vessel’s arrival. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 53902 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices With this notice, the current list of countries not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures is as follows: Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Liberia, Madagascar, Sao Tome and Principe, Syria, Timor-Leste, Venezuela, and Yemen. This current list is also available in the policy notice available on the Homeport system as described in the ADDRESSES section above. This notice is issued under authority of 46 U.S.C. 70110(a)(3). Dated: August 20, 2012. Peter V. Neffenger, USCG, Deputy Commandant for Operations. Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. ____________________________ W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–21700 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [FR Doc. 2012–21715 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Transportation Security Administration DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. TSA–2011–0008] Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) Meeting Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4066– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2012–0002] Vermont; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Vermont (FEMA–4066–DR), dated June 22, 2012, and related determinations. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: August 22, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Peggy Miller, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Mark H. Landry, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. This action terminates the appointment of James N. Russo as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail, In Person, or Fax: Address, hand-deliver, or fax your written comments to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; fax (202) 493–2251. The Department of Transportation (DOT), which maintains and processes TSA’s official regulatory dockets, will scan the submission and post it to FDMS. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for format and other information about comment submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Walter, ASAC Designated Federal Officer, Transportation Security Administration (TSA–28), 601 12th Street South, Arlington, VA 20598– 4028, Dean.Walter@dhs.gov, 571–227– 2645. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Comments Invited The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a meeting of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) on September 18, to discuss the recommendations of its sub-committees. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting may end early if all business is completed. Submit comments by September 11, 2012, on the reports to be considered by the committee. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Transportation Security Administration Systems Integration Facility, located at 3701 West Post Office Road, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Arlington, VA 22202. We invite your comments on the Report on the Actions of the Air Cargo Security Sub-committee and the Report on the Actions of the International Aviation Sub-committee, placed in the public docket. You may submit comments on these reports, identified by the TSA docket number to this action (Docket No. TSA–2011–0008), to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), a government-wide, electronic docket management system, using any one of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www. To facilitate public participation, TSA invites interested persons to participate in this action by submitting written comments, data, or views on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the ‘‘Meeting Summary’’ section below. We also invite comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from this action. See ADDRESSES above for information on where to submit comments. With each comment, please identify the docket number at the beginning of your comments. TSA encourages commenters to provide their names and addresses. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21715]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0279]


Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain 
Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Republic of Yemen

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Coast Guard announces that it will impose 
conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the 
Republic of Yemen, with the exception of vessels arriving from the Ash 
Shihr Terminal, the Balhalf LNG Terminal, and the Port of Hodeidah.

DATES: The policy announced in this notice will become effective 
September 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: This notice is part of docket USCG-2012-0279 and is 
available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting 
``USCG-2012-0279'' in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking 
``Search.'' This material is also available for inspection and 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. The telephone number is 
202-366-9329. This policy is also available at www.homeport.uscg.mil 
under the Maritime Security tab; International Port Security Program 
(ISPS Code); Port Security Advisory link.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Mr. Michael Brown, International Port Security Evaluation 
Division, United States Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1081. If you 
have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call 
Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-
9826 or (toll free) 1-800-647-5527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    Title 46, Section 70110, United States Code, enacted as part of 
section 102(a) of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 
(Pub. L. 107-295, Nov. 25, 2002) authorizes the Secretary of Homeland 
Security to impose conditions of entry on vessels requesting entry into 
the United States arriving from ports that are not maintaining 
effective anti-terrorism measures. It also requires public notice of 
the ineffective anti-terrorism measures. The Secretary has delegated to 
the United States Coast Guard authority to carry out the provisions of 
this section. See Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1, sec. 97. Previous notices have imposed or removed conditions of 
entry on vessels arriving from certain countries, and those conditions 
of entry and the countries they pertain to remain in effect except as 
modified below. All such notices are available for review online by 
going to http://homeport.uscg.mil, clicking on the ``Maritime 
Security'' and then ``International Port Security Program'' tabs, and 
then following the link.
    The Coast Guard has determined that ports in the Republic of Yemen 
are not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. Inclusive to 
this determination is an assessment that the Republic of Yemen presents 
significant risk of introducing instruments of terror into 
international maritime commerce. Inclusive to this determination is 
also an assessment of significant deficiencies in the Republic of 
Yemen's legal regime, designated authority oversight, access control, 
and cargo control. The Coast Guard notified the Department of State of 
these determinations pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 70110(c).
    The United States notified the Republic of Yemen of this 
determination on December 18, 2011, and identified steps necessary to 
improve the anti-terrorism measures in place at their respective ports 
(46 U.S.C. 70109(a)). The Republic of Yemen has not offered a response 
to our communications on this determination. To date, the United States 
cannot confirm that the identified deficiencies have been corrected.
    Accordingly, on September 18, 2012, the Coast Guard will impose 
certain conditions of entry on vessels that visited ports in the 
Republic of Yemen, with the exception of vessels arriving from the Ash 
Shihr Terminal, the Balhalf LNG Terminal, and the Port of Hodeidah, 
during their last five port calls. Vessels must meet the following 
conditions of entry:
     Implement measures per the ship's security plan equivalent 
to Security Level 2 while in a port in the Republic of Yemen. As 
defined in the ISPS Code and incorporated herein, ``Security Level 2'' 
refers to the ``level for which appropriate additional protective 
security measures shall be maintained for a period of time as a result 
of heightened risk of a security incident.''
     Ensure that each access point to the ship is guarded and 
that the guards have total visibility of the exterior (both landside 
and waterside) of the vessel while the vessel is in ports in the 
Republic of Yemen.
     Guards may be provided by the ship's crew, however 
additional crewmembers should be placed on the ship if necessary to 
ensure that limits on maximum hours of work are not exceeded and/or 
minimum hours of rest are met. Alternatively, security may be provided 
by outside security forces approved by the ship's master and Company 
Security Officer. As defined in the ISPS Code and incorporated herein, 
``Company Security Officer'' refers to the ``person designated by the 
Company for ensuring that a ship security assessment is carried out; 
that a ship security plan is developed, submitted for approval, and 
thereafter implemented and maintained and for liaison with port 
facility security officers and the ship security officer.''
     Attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in port 
in the Republic of Yemen.
     Log all security actions in the ship's log.
     Report actions taken to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain 
of the Port prior to arrival into U.S. waters.
     Based on the findings of the Coast Guard boarding or 
examination, vessels may be required to ensure that each access point 
to the ship is guarded by armed, private security guards and that they 
have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of 
the vessel while in U.S. ports. The number and position of the guards 
must be acceptable to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port 
prior to the vessel's arrival.

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    With this notice, the current list of countries not maintaining 
effective anti-terrorism measures is as follows: Cambodia, Cameroon, 
Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 
Indonesia, Iran, Liberia, Madagascar, Sao Tome and Principe, Syria, 
Timor-Leste, Venezuela, and Yemen. This current list is also available 
in the policy notice available on the Homeport system as described in 
the ADDRESSES section above.
    This notice is issued under authority of 46 U.S.C. 70110(a)(3).

    Dated: August 20, 2012.
Peter V. Neffenger,
USCG, Deputy Commandant for Operations.
[FR Doc. 2012-21715 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]
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