Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PEGASUS; Invitation for Public Comments, 74547-74548 [2012-30122]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On September 24, 2012, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs for which the agency was seeking OMB approval. 77 FR 58907. FRA received no comments in response to this notice. Before OMB decides whether to approve a proposed collection of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden, and are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: State Safety Participation Regulations and Remedial Actions. OMB Control Number: 2130–0509. Type of Request: Extension with change of a previously approved information collection. Affected Public: 49 States/566 Railroads. Abstract: The collection of information is set forth under 49 CFR part 212, and requires qualified state inspectors to provide various reports to FRA for monitoring and enforcement purposes concerning state investigative, inspection, and surveillance activities regarding railroad compliance with Federal railroad safety laws and regulations. Additionally, railroads are required to report to FRA actions taken to remedy certain alleged violations of law. Form Number(s): FRA F 6180.33/61/ 67/96/96A/109/110/111/112. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 9,058 hours. Title: Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. OMB Control Number: 2130–0560. Type of Request: Extension with change of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: 728 railroads/340 Public Authorities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 13, 2012 Jkt 229001 Abstract: Under Title 49 Part 222 of the Code of Federal Regulations, FRA seeks to collect information from railroads and public authorities in order to increase safety at highway-rail grade crossings nationwide by requiring that locomotive horns be sounded when trains approach and pass through these crossings or by ensuring that a safety level at least equivalent to that provided by blowing locomotive horns exists for corridors in which horns are silenced. FRA reviews applications by public authorities intending to establish new or, in some cases, continue pre-rule quiet zones to ensure the necessary level of safety is achieved. Form Number(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 9,581 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent electronically via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the following address: oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2012. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–30187 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74547 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2012–0111] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PEGASUS; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2012–0111. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@dot.gov. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel PEGASUS is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Offshore sailing instruction, private cruise.’’ Geographic Region: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 74548 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2012–0111 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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 DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Date: December 6, 2012. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–30122 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35377] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with North Shore Railroad Company— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—PPL Susquehanna, LLC North Shore Railroad Company (North Shore), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire a rail operating easement over approximately 7 miles of rail line (the Line) in Luzerne County, Pa., that PPL Susquehanna, LLC (PPLS), and Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC), the owners of the Line,1 had acquired previously from the Pennsylvania Department of 1 PPLS, a subsidiary of PPL Generation, LLC, is the operator of the power plant served by the Line and owns a 90% undivided interest in the Line and the power plant. AEC owns the remaining 10% undivided interest in the Line and the power plant. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 13, 2012 Jkt 229001 Transportation (PennDOT).2 The Line, a portion of the former Bloomsburg Branch, extends from the eastern terminus of North Shore’s existing rail line at milepost 176.97 at Berwick, to milepost 170.00 at the PPLS nuclear power plant near Hicks Ferry Road at Beach Haven.3 From the point of connection with the Line, North Shore’s line extends to an interchange with Norfolk Southern Railway. North Shore states that it provides the only connection between the PPLS nuclear power plant and any Class I railroad, and that it has operated the Line since 1984 for PennDOT and then for PPLS.4 North Shore certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not exceed $5 million and will not result in North Shore’s becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier. The parties intend to consummate the transaction on the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption is served and published). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than December 21, 2013 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). 2 North Shore filed the notice of exemption on May 17, 2010. Because the notice raised a number of issues, the Board in a decision served on June 3, 2010, held the publication of the notice and the effectiveness of the exemption in abeyance and directed North Shore to file a copy of the parties’ Rail Service Easement Agreement (Agreement) and additional information. Based on North Shore’s response, which included a copy of the Agreement, the Board in a decision served on April 26, 2011, directed PPLS to respond to additional questions about its acquisition of the Line from PennDOT. PPLS responded on May 26, 2011, and on November 21, 2011, jointly filed with AEC a verified notice of exemption to acquire the Line, which the Board subsequently served and published in the Federal Register. See PPL Susquehanna, LLC & Allegheny Electric Coop., Inc.—Acq. Exemption—Pa. Dept. of Transp., FD 35576 (STB served Dec. 7, 2011); 76 FR 76490. On July 2, 2012, North Shore filed a revised copy of the Agreement which addressed the concerns expressed by the Board in the April 26, 2011 decision, regarding the extent of control PPLS, then the noncarrier owner of the Line, could exert over North Shore’s proposed common carrier operations. 3 Based on the additional information that has been submitted, the description of the Line has been modified slightly from what appeared in the April 26, 2011 decision. 4 In its notice of exemption, North Shore stated that it provided contract rail service on the Line. However, in a supplement to that notice, filed on August 13, 2010, in response to the Board’s June 3, 2010 decision, North Shore stated that it provided common carrier rail service on the Line. In any event, North Shore will not become an authorized common carrier with respect to the Line until the effective date of this exemption. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35377, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Richard R. Wilson, 518 North Center Street Ste. 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at: www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 11, 2012. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–30176 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35696] Michigan Southern Railroad Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—RMW Ventures, LLC and Maumee & Western Railroad Corporation Michigan Southern Railroad Company (MSO), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire and operate an approximately 51-mile rail line between milepost 79.0, near Woodburn, Ind. and milepost TN–28.0 near Liberty Center, Ohio. MSO has reached an agreement for the transaction with RMW Ventures, LLC, which owns the line,1 and with Maumee & Western Railroad Corporation, which operates the line.2 MSO states that the agreement does not contain a provision that would limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. The transaction may not be consummated prior to December 28, 2012 (30 days after the notice of exemption was filed). MSO certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of 1 RMW Ventures, L.L.C.—Corporate Family Transaction Exemption—C & NC, L.L.C., Maumee & W., L.L.C., & Wabash Cent., L.L.C., FD 33541 (STB served Mar. 10, 1998). 2 Maumee & W. R.R.—Operation Exemption— Maumee & W., L.L.C., FD 33535 (STB served Jan. 16, 1998). E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2012-0111]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel PEGASUS; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of 
Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 
is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the 
coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver 
has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the 
proposed service, is listed below.

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2012-0111. 
Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket 
Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part 
of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the 
above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, 
except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all 
documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Room W23-453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-0903, Email 
Linda.Williams@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel PEGASUS is:
    Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``Offshore sailing instruction, 
private cruise.''
    Geographic Region: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New 
York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South 
Carolina, Georgia, Florida.

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    The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2012-0111 at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the 
effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in 
the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance 
with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388, that 
the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a 
U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that 
business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the 
docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to 
properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the 
commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver 
criteria given in Sec.  388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 
388.

Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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 DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).


    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Date: December 6, 2012.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-30122 Filed 12-13-12; 8:45 am]
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