Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Indonesia, 71608 [2012-29146]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 71608 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2012 / Notices Documents and Rules of Procedure. The Ex Testing Laboratory tests the covered equipment to determine compliance with the IECEx system of standards, and drafts an IECEx Test Report (ExTR) to document the test results. The ExCB reviews the manufacturing quality assurance process and issues an IECEx Quality Assessment Report (QAR). Based on the results contained in the QAR and ExTR, the ExCB may then issue an IECEx Certificate of Conformity for the equipment. Currently, some foreign flag Administrations do not impose the IEC 60079 series of standards, and instead accept certification under the European Commission Directive (94/9/EC) on Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX Directive). Compliance with the ATEX Directive is mandatory for European Union member nations. The ATEX Directive is intended to ensure the certification of electrical equipment to the Essential Health and Safety Requirements given in the Directive or appropriate IEC harmonized standards, but it does not specifically require testing and certification by an independent third party lab. The Coast Guard believes that certification of electrical equipment intended for use in hazardous areas should be tested and certified by a competent independent laboratory in the manner prescribed by Chapter 6 of the 2009 IMO MODU Code. Accordingly, the Coast Guard is considering issuing a rule to address certification and testing requirements for electrical equipment installations in hazardous areas applicable to foreignflagged MODUs that have never operated, but intend to operate, on the U.S. OCS. Until the Coast Guard finalizes its regulations, the Coast Guard recommends that owners and operators of foreign-flagged MODUs that have never operated, but intend to operate, on the U.S. OCS voluntarily comply with Chapter 6 of the 2009 IMO MODU Code. For these foreign-flagged MODUs, the Coast Guard recommends that electrical equipment installations in hazardous areas obtain independent laboratory certification under the IECEx system, which includes the appropriate IECEx Certificate of Conformities. The guidance contained in this notice is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements, nor is it itself a regulation. It is not intended to nor does it impose legally binding requirements on any party. It represents the Coast Guard’s current thinking on this topic and may assist industry, mariners, the general public, and the Coast Guard, as VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Nov 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 well as other Federal and State regulators, in applying statutory and regulatory requirements. You can use an alternative approach if the approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. Authority This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 43 U.S.C. 1331, et seq., and 33 CFR 1.05–1. Dated: September 14, 2012. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2012–29138 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0748] Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Indonesia Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Indonesia. DATES: The policy announced in this notice is effective on December 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: This notice is part of docket USCG–2012–0748 and is available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0748 in the ‘‘Search’’ 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. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 Coast Guard authority to carry out the provisions of this section. Previous notices have imposed or removed conditions of entry on vessels arriving from certain countries. 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. On February 25, 2008, the Coast Guard published a Notice of Policy in the Federal Register, (73 FR 10042), announcing that it had determined that ports in the Republic of Indonesia, with certain exceptions, were not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures, and imposed conditions of entry. Based on recent information, the Coast Guard has determined that the Republic of Indonesia is now maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. Accordingly, the Coast Guard is removing the conditions of entry announced in the previously published Notice of Policy. 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, 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(d). Dated: November 3, 2012. Joseph Servidio, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–29146 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 232 (Monday, December 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 71608]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0748]


Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels 
Arriving From the Republic of Indonesia

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions 
of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of 
Indonesia.

DATES: The policy announced in this notice is effective on December 3, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: This notice is part of docket USCG-2012-0748 and is 
available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting 
USCG-2012-0748 in the ``Search'' 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. 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 Coast Guard authority to carry out the provisions of this section. 
Previous notices have imposed or removed conditions of entry on vessels 
arriving from certain countries. 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.
    On February 25, 2008, the Coast Guard published a Notice of Policy 
in the Federal Register, (73 FR 10042), announcing that it had 
determined that ports in the Republic of Indonesia, with certain 
exceptions, were not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures, and 
imposed conditions of entry.
    Based on recent information, the Coast Guard has determined that 
the Republic of Indonesia is now maintaining effective anti-terrorism 
measures. Accordingly, the Coast Guard is removing the conditions of 
entry announced in the previously published Notice of Policy. 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, 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(d).

    Dated: November 3, 2012.
Joseph Servidio,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Prevention 
Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-29146 Filed 11-30-12; 8:45 am]
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