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Download as PDF 71369 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2012 / Proposed Rules prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would establish controlled airspace at Tecumseh Municipal Airport, Tecumseh, NE. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on November 1, 2012. David P. Medina, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2012–28982 Filed 11–29–12; 8:45 am] Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 BILLING CODE 4901–13–P 17 CFR Part 240 [Release No. 34–68071; File No. S7–08–12] RIN 3235–AL12 Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. Capital, Margin, and Segregation Requirements for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major SecurityBased Swap Participants and Capital Requirements for Broker-Dealers * Correction * * ACE NE E5 * * Tecumseh, NE [New] Tecumseh Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 40°24′03″ N., long. 96°10′14″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Tecumseh Municipal Airport. In proposed rule document 2012– 26164, appearing on pages 70214–70354 in the issue of Friday, November 23, 2012, make the following correction: § 240.15c3–1 [Corrected] On page 70330, the table is reprinted in its entirety as set forth below. Basis point spread Length of time to maturity of CDS contract 100 or less (%) 12 months or less .................................... 13 months to 24 months .......................... 25 months to 36 months .......................... 37 months to 48 months .......................... 49 months to 60 months .......................... 61 months to 72 months .......................... 73 months to 84 months .......................... 85 months to 120 months ........................ 121 months and longer ............................ 1.00 1.50 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.50 7.00 8.50 10.00 [FR Doc. C1–2012–26164 Filed 11–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Chapter I 46 CFR Chapter I wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with [Docket No. USCG–2012–0866] Updates to Voluntary Consensus Standards Incorporated by Reference Coast Guard, DHS. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:06 Nov 29, 2012 Jkt 229001 101–300 (%) 301–400 (%) 2.00 3.50 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.50 10.00 15.00 20.00 5.00 7.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 17.50 20.00 22.50 25.00 Many of the Coast Guard’s regulations incorporate industry standards. The Coast Guard is reviewing these regulations to determine whether they contain outdated standards and, if so, whether and how these regulations should be updated to incorporate more current standards. We request comments from the public on which current industry standards should be incorporated, which currently incorporated standards are outdated, and how the Coast Guard should ensure incorporated standards are kept current. SUMMARY: Comments and related material must be received on or before February 28, 2013. DATES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 401–500 (%) 7.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 17.50 20.00 22.50 25.00 27.50 501–699 (%) 10.00 12.50 15.00 17.50 20.00 22.50 25.00 27.50 30.00 700 or more (%) 15.00 17.50 20.00 22.50 25.00 27.50 30.00 40.00 50.00 2012–0866 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 E:\FR\FM\30NOP1.SGM 30NOP1 71370 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2012 / Proposed Rules below for instructions on submitting comments. If you have questions on this request for comments, call or email Mr. Roger Butturini, Office of Standards Evaluation and Development, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1494, email Roger.K.Butturini@uscg.mil. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2012–0866), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online (via http:// www.regulations.gov), or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Submitting Comments If you submit a comment online via http://www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone 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, type the docket number (USCG–2012–0866) and click ‘‘Search.’’ Then click ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ 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 comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change this proposed rule based on your comments. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:06 Nov 29, 2012 Jkt 229001 docket number (USCG–2012–0866) and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. You may also visit 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. A list of material the Coast Guard has incorporated by reference may be viewed online using the Standards Incorporated by Reference (SIBR) Database maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To view the list online, go to http://standards.gov/sibr/query/ index.cfm. At the top of that page, click the tab marked ‘‘Regulatory.’’ Then, in the line marked ‘‘Incorporated By,’’ use the drop-down menu to select ‘‘Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ 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 notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or would otherwise be impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. The Coast Guard has actively participated in the development of industry standards for safety of marine equipment at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ASTM International, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and 42 other international and domestic standards development organizations. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 When appropriate, the Coast Guard incorporates industry standards, and particularly voluntary consensus standards, into its regulations. This process, known as incorporation by reference, gives the content of incorporated standards the same force as regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. A list of standards the Coast Guard has incorporated by reference is available as described in the ‘‘Viewing comments and documents’’ section of this request for comments. Incorporation by reference occurs as part of a rulemaking and is governed by specific rules, which are available at 1 CFR part 51. Under these rules the Coast Guard may only incorporate a specific edition of a standard, and that standard must be reasonably available to the class of persons affected by it. Because standards organizations revise and replace standards over time, the specific edition incorporated by the Coast Guard eventually may become outdated, unavailable to the class of persons affected by it, or both. This can lead to conflicts between domestic and international requirements, or between regulatory requirements and modern best practices. Therefore, the Coast Guard reviews its incorporations by reference and updates them if necessary. In the past the Coast Guard has included these updates in its individual, topic-driven rulemaking efforts. The Coast Guard is interested, however, in conducting one or more rulemakings devoted specifically to updating references to standards that are incorporated in its regulations. Request for Comments Through this request for comments, the Coast Guard solicits public comments on whether Coast Guard regulations incorporate standards that should be updated, which current standards should replace those already incorporated, and how the Coast Guard should ensure incorporated standards are kept current. Your experiences with incorporated standards will help us decide which references to update in our regulations, and which revisions should receive priority. In your response to this request for comments, we encourage you to include the following information if possible: (1) If you are aware of an incorporated standard that is outdated, please provide its full title and publication number, the reasons you believe it is outdated, the standard you suggest should replace it, and the reasons that standard is the best choice. Please be as specific as possible when describing the differences between the incorporated standard and the suggested replacement, E:\FR\FM\30NOP1.SGM 30NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2012 / Proposed Rules and the reasons those changes are desirable. (2) If you are aware of an incorporated standard that has been reaffirmed or superseded without change, please provide its title, the publication number, and the title of the edition you believe has replaced it. (3) If you are aware of instances in which members of the public follow a newer or different standard than the one incorporated in regulation, please indicate which standard and how widespread its use. You may submit anonymous comments, but detailed information on industry practice will help us develop cost estimates when deciding whether to incorporate the newer standard. (4) If you are aware of conflicts between incorporated standards, or of errors that lead to confusion about incorporated standards, please describe the conflict or confusion. This request for comments is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 CFR subpart 1.05. Dated: November 7, 2012. F.J. Sturm, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2012–28286 Filed 11–29–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [EPA–R05–OAR–2012–0338; FRL–9756–6] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Wheeling Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: On April 16, 2012, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency submitted a request for EPA to approve the redesignation of the Ohio portion of the Wheeling, West Virginia-Ohio (WVOH), nonattainment area to attainment of the 1997 annual standard for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). EPA is proposing to approve Ohio’s request. EPA is proposing to determine that the entire Wheeling West Virginia-Ohio area attains the 1997 annual PM2.5 standard, based on the most recent three years of certified air quality data. EPA is proposing to approve, as revisions to the Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP), wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:06 Nov 29, 2012 Jkt 229001 the state’s plan for maintaining the 1997 annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) through 2022 in the Ohio portion of the area. EPA is proposing to approve a 2005 emissions inventory for the Ohio portion of the Wheeling area as meeting the comprehensive emissions inventory requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). Ohio’s maintenance plan submission includes an insignificance finding for the mobile source contribution of PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOX) to Ohio’s portion of the Wheeling PM2.5 Area for transportation conformity purposes; EPA agrees with this finding and proposes to determine the insignificance of the 2022 motor vehicle emission budget (MVEB) for the Ohio portion of the Wheeling area for transportation conformity purposes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2012–0338, by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: blakley.pamela@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (312) 692–2450. 4. Mail: Pamela Blakley, Chief, Control Strategies Section (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 5. Hand Delivery: Pamela Blakley, Chief, Control Strategies Section (AR– 18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Regional Office official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding Federal holidays. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R05–OAR–2012– 0338. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 71371 identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional instructions on submitting comments, go to Section I of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-28286]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Chapter I

46 CFR Chapter I

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0866]


Updates to Voluntary Consensus Standards Incorporated by 
Reference

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Many of the Coast Guard's regulations incorporate industry 
standards. The Coast Guard is reviewing these regulations to determine 
whether they contain outdated standards and, if so, whether and how 
these regulations should be updated to incorporate more current 
standards. We request comments from the public on which current 
industry standards should be incorporated, which currently incorporated 
standards are outdated, and how the Coast Guard should ensure 
incorporated standards are kept current.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received on or before 
February 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2012-0866 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

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below for instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this request 
for comments, call or email Mr. Roger Butturini, Office of Standards 
Evaluation and Development, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1494, 
email Roger.K.Butturini@uscg.mil. 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:

Request for Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-2012-0866), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online (via http://www.regulations.gov), or by fax, mail, or hand 
delivery, but please use only one of these means.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment online via http://www.regulations.gov, it 
will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully 
transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, 
it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when 
it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you 
include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone 
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, 
type the docket number (USCG-2012-0866) and click ``Search.'' Then 
click ``Submit a Comment.'' 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 
comments 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 and may change this proposed rule based on your 
comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number (USCG-2012-0866) and click ``Search.'' Click the 
``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. You may also visit 
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.
    A list of material the Coast Guard has incorporated by reference 
may be viewed online using the Standards Incorporated by Reference 
(SIBR) Database maintained by the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST). To view the list online, go to http://standards.gov/sibr/query/index.cfm. At the top of that page, click the tab marked 
``Regulatory.'' Then, in the line marked ``Incorporated By,'' use the 
drop-down menu to select ``Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast 
Guard'' and click ``Search.''

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 notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Background and Purpose

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 
U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards 
in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, 
through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why 
using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or 
would otherwise be impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are 
technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, 
design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related 
management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by 
voluntary consensus standards bodies. The Coast Guard has actively 
participated in the development of industry standards for safety of 
marine equipment at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the 
International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ASTM 
International, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and 
42 other international and domestic standards development 
organizations.
    When appropriate, the Coast Guard incorporates industry standards, 
and particularly voluntary consensus standards, into its regulations. 
This process, known as incorporation by reference, gives the content of 
incorporated standards the same force as regulations published in the 
Code of Federal Regulations. A list of standards the Coast Guard has 
incorporated by reference is available as described in the ``Viewing 
comments and documents'' section of this request for comments.
    Incorporation by reference occurs as part of a rulemaking and is 
governed by specific rules, which are available at 1 CFR part 51. Under 
these rules the Coast Guard may only incorporate a specific edition of 
a standard, and that standard must be reasonably available to the class 
of persons affected by it. Because standards organizations revise and 
replace standards over time, the specific edition incorporated by the 
Coast Guard eventually may become outdated, unavailable to the class of 
persons affected by it, or both. This can lead to conflicts between 
domestic and international requirements, or between regulatory 
requirements and modern best practices. Therefore, the Coast Guard 
reviews its incorporations by reference and updates them if necessary.
    In the past the Coast Guard has included these updates in its 
individual, topic-driven rulemaking efforts. The Coast Guard is 
interested, however, in conducting one or more rulemakings devoted 
specifically to updating references to standards that are incorporated 
in its regulations.

Request for Comments

    Through this request for comments, the Coast Guard solicits public 
comments on whether Coast Guard regulations incorporate standards that 
should be updated, which current standards should replace those already 
incorporated, and how the Coast Guard should ensure incorporated 
standards are kept current. Your experiences with incorporated 
standards will help us decide which references to update in our 
regulations, and which revisions should receive priority. In your 
response to this request for comments, we encourage you to include the 
following information if possible:
    (1) If you are aware of an incorporated standard that is outdated, 
please provide its full title and publication number, the reasons you 
believe it is outdated, the standard you suggest should replace it, and 
the reasons that standard is the best choice. Please be as specific as 
possible when describing the differences between the incorporated 
standard and the suggested replacement,

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and the reasons those changes are desirable.
    (2) If you are aware of an incorporated standard that has been 
reaffirmed or superseded without change, please provide its title, the 
publication number, and the title of the edition you believe has 
replaced it.
    (3) If you are aware of instances in which members of the public 
follow a newer or different standard than the one incorporated in 
regulation, please indicate which standard and how widespread its use. 
You may submit anonymous comments, but detailed information on industry 
practice will help us develop cost estimates when deciding whether to 
incorporate the newer standard.
    (4) If you are aware of conflicts between incorporated standards, 
or of errors that lead to confusion about incorporated standards, 
please describe the conflict or confusion.
    This request for comments is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and 33 CFR subpart 1.05.

    Dated: November 7, 2012.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2012-28286 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]
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