Carriage Standards for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Aboard U.S. Flagged Vessels, 2683-2684 [2013-00512]

Download as PDF 2683 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices center follow-up with patients admitted to emergency departments following a suicide attempt on subsequent emergency department readmissions. In total this evaluation effort includes two data collection activities. Clearance is being requested to abstract patient hospital data and companion crisis center data to examine the impact of crisis center follow-up on readmissions to the emergency department for suicidal behavior. The data collected through this project will ultimately help SAMHSA to understand and direct crisis center follow-up lifesaving initiatives. The data collection activities are described below. Two funded crisis centers, working in collaboration with two hospital emergency departments, will provide follow-up services to patients seen in the emergency department following a suicide attempt. 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Crisis Center Data Abstraction Form ................................... 2 2 334 167 667 333 .04 .04 27 13 Total .............................................................................. 4 ........................ ........................ ........................ 40 * Rounded to the nearest whole number. Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 2–1057, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857 and email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. international voyages. The purpose of a BNWAS is to detect operator disability that could lead to marine accidents. [FR Doc. 2013–00523 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] The effective date for the BNWAS standard, according to the terms of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19, was January 1, 2011. The implementation schedule for carriage of a BNWAS is listed below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. BILLING CODE 4162–20–P ADDRESSES: Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0772] Carriage Standards for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Aboard U.S. Flagged Vessels Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of International Standards. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the implementation date of carriage standards for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS), in accordance with the Articles of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V, Regulation 19, for U.S. flagged vessels engaged on mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 DATES: To view the documents mentioned in this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and use ‘‘USCG– 2012–0772’’ as your search term. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting 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. For information concerning this notice, contact LCDR Christopher Gagnon, U.S. Coast Guard, Commercial Vessel Compliance Division (CG–CVC–1), telephone 202–372–1224 or email CGcvc-1@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background The purpose of a BNWAS is to detect operator disability that could lead to marine accidents. A BNWAS monitors the awareness of the Officer of the Watch (OOW) and automatically alerts the Master or another qualified OOW if, for any reason, the on-duty OOW becomes incapable of performing his or her duties. This purpose is achieved through a series of indications and alarms to alert the on-duty OOW and, if he or she does not respond, then to alert the Master or another qualified OOW at a remote location onboard the vessel. Additionally, a BNWAS may provide the on-duty OOW with a means of calling for immediate assistance, if required. A BNWAS should be operational whenever the ship’s heading or track control system is engaged, unless inhibited by the Master. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) established BNWAS carriage requirements in order to enhance safety of navigation. The BNWAS performance standards are outlined in IMO Resolution MSC.128(75), adopted on May 20, 2002. Effective as of January 1, 2011, IMO Resolution MSC.282(86) amended SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19, and established an implementation schedule for the carriage of a BNWAS (SOLAS V, E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2684 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Reg.19.2.2.3) for new and existing ships as follows: • Cargo ships 1 of 150 gross tonnage and upwards and passenger ships irrespective of size constructed on or after July 1, 2011; • Passenger ships 2 irrespective of size constructed before July 1, 2011, not later than the first survey after July 1, 2012; • Cargo ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before July 1, 2011, not later than the first survey 3 after July 1, 2012; • Cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 3,000 gross tonnage constructed before July 2011, not later than the first survey after July 1, 2013; and • Cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 500 gross tonnage constructed before July 1, 2011, not later than the first survey after July 1, 2014. IMO Resolution MSC.282(86) also amended SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19 by stating that the BNWAS shall be in operation whenever the ship is underway at sea. Additionally, a BNWAS installed prior to July 1, 2011 may subsequently be exempted from full compliance with IMO standards at the discretion of the vessel’s flag state. In addition, section 1.1 of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19 provides that BNWAS requirements apply to ships constructed after July 1, 2002. We note, however, that the IMO has received proposed amendments from the Bahamas and Denmark to amend this applicability section to include vessels constructed before July 1, 2002.4 Unless and until the IMO updates the applicability provisions of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19, the Coast 1 SOLAS defines the term cargo ship to mean any ship which is not a passenger ship (SOLAS Chapter I, Reg.2(g)). 2 SOLAS defines the term passenger ship to mean a ship which carries more than twelve passengers (SOLAS Chapter I, Reg.2(f)). 3 SOLAS defines the term first survey to mean the first annual survey, the first periodical survey or the first renewal survey whichever is due first after the date specified in the relevant regulation or any other survey if the Administration deems it to be reasonable and practicable, taking into account the extent of repairs and alterations being undertaken. SOLAS also states that for a ship under construction, where the keel is laid before, but the ship is delivered after, the date specified in the relevant regulation, the initial survey is the first survey (MSC.1/Circ.1290, Dec. 16, 2008). For nonclass inspected vessels, the Coast Guard expects that foreign authorities would interpret first survey to mean the first inspection for certification or annual inspection. For uninspected vessels, the Coast Guard expects that foreign authorities would interpret first survey to mean the date of the next annual Load Line survey. 4 A copy of IMO Circular letter No. 3333, dated December 10, 2012, is available for viewing the public docket for this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jan 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Guard will recognize vessels constructed before July 1, 2002 as exempt from the SOLAS BNWAS requirements. Dated: January 7, 2013. Paul F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director, Inspections and Compliance. Voluntary Compliance [FR Doc. 2013–00512 Filed 1–11–13; 8:45 am] The Coast Guard has not yet adopted domestic regulations to implement the SOLAS BNWAS requirements. Accordingly, carriage of a BNWAS on U.S. flagged vessels is voluntary. Note that any vessel operating on international voyages without a BNWAS past the applicable compliance date may be subject to detention by foreign port state officials and other administrative action by foreign authorities. Regardless of whether a vessel is in compliance with the SOLAS BNWAS requirements, the Coast Guard or Recognized Class Society (RCS) will continue to issue SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificates to U.S. flagged vessels that are otherwise in compliance with applicable SOLAS requirements. In either case, each vessel’s SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificate will reflect whether the vessel is in compliance with the SOLAS BNWAS requirements. In determining whether a vessel’s BNWAS is compliant with SOLAS, the Coast Guard or RCS will refer to the BNWAS performance standards outlined in IMO Resolution MSC.128(75). We also note that the IMO Report to the Maritime Safety Committee (NAV 54/25), dated August 14, 2008, states that the carriage of a BNWAS should not lead to a reduction in manning levels on the bridge. Consistent with the position of other SOLAS member flag states, the Coast Guard does not expect to issue exemptions or equivalencies from the BNWAS requirements to vessels based on the use of multiple bridge watch personnel alone. The Coast Guard would consider other requests for exemptions or equivalencies on a caseby-case basis under the authority granted under SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 3. Any requests to the Coast Guard for exemptions or equivalencies should be made to Commandant (CG– CVC–1), via the local Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. Finally, operators seeking approval of a BNWAS installed prior to July 1, 2011 based on the amendments in IMO Resolution MSC.282(86) should submit a gap analysis of their BNWAS compared to the current BNWAS performance standards outlined in IMO Resolution MSC.128(75) to Commandant (CG–CVC–1) for review. Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5684–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Annual Progress Report (APR) for the Competitive Homeless Assistance Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 15, 2013 ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 402–3400, (this is not a toll-free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette_Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of proposed forms, or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Marie Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1590 (This is not a toll-free number.) SUMMARY: The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0772]


Carriage Standards for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems 
(BNWAS) Aboard U.S. Flagged Vessels

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of International Standards.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the implementation date of carriage 
standards for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS), in 
accordance with the Articles of the International Convention for the 
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V, Regulation 19, for U.S. 
flagged vessels engaged on international voyages. The purpose of a 
BNWAS is to detect operator disability that could lead to marine 
accidents.

DATES: The effective date for the BNWAS standard, according to the 
terms of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19, was January 1, 2011. The 
implementation schedule for carriage of a BNWAS is listed below in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

ADDRESSES: To view the documents mentioned in this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and use ``USCG-2012-0772'' as your search term. If 
you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online 
by visiting 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this 
notice, contact LCDR Christopher Gagnon, U.S. Coast Guard, Commercial 
Vessel Compliance Division (CG-CVC-1), telephone 202-372-1224 or email 
CG-cvc-1@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The purpose of a BNWAS is to detect operator disability that could 
lead to marine accidents. A BNWAS monitors the awareness of the Officer 
of the Watch (OOW) and automatically alerts the Master or another 
qualified OOW if, for any reason, the on-duty OOW becomes incapable of 
performing his or her duties. This purpose is achieved through a series 
of indications and alarms to alert the on-duty OOW and, if he or she 
does not respond, then to alert the Master or another qualified OOW at 
a remote location onboard the vessel. Additionally, a BNWAS may provide 
the on-duty OOW with a means of calling for immediate assistance, if 
required. A BNWAS should be operational whenever the ship's heading or 
track control system is engaged, unless inhibited by the Master.
    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) established BNWAS 
carriage requirements in order to enhance safety of navigation. The 
BNWAS performance standards are outlined in IMO Resolution MSC.128(75), 
adopted on May 20, 2002. Effective as of January 1, 2011, IMO 
Resolution MSC.282(86) amended SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19, and 
established an implementation schedule for the carriage of a BNWAS 
(SOLAS V,

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Reg.19.2.2.3) for new and existing ships as follows:
     Cargo ships \1\ of 150 gross tonnage and upwards and 
passenger ships irrespective of size constructed on or after July 1, 
2011;
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    \1\ SOLAS defines the term cargo ship to mean any ship which is 
not a passenger ship (SOLAS Chapter I, Reg.2(g)).
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     Passenger ships \2\ irrespective of size constructed 
before July 1, 2011, not later than the first survey after July 1, 
2012;
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    \2\ SOLAS defines the term passenger ship to mean a ship which 
carries more than twelve passengers (SOLAS Chapter I, Reg.2(f)).
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     Cargo ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed 
before July 1, 2011, not later than the first survey \3\ after July 1, 
2012;
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    \3\ SOLAS defines the term first survey to mean the first annual 
survey, the first periodical survey or the first renewal survey 
whichever is due first after the date specified in the relevant 
regulation or any other survey if the Administration deems it to be 
reasonable and practicable, taking into account the extent of 
repairs and alterations being undertaken. SOLAS also states that for 
a ship under construction, where the keel is laid before, but the 
ship is delivered after, the date specified in the relevant 
regulation, the initial survey is the first survey (MSC.1/Circ.1290, 
Dec. 16, 2008). For non-class inspected vessels, the Coast Guard 
expects that foreign authorities would interpret first survey to 
mean the first inspection for certification or annual inspection. 
For uninspected vessels, the Coast Guard expects that foreign 
authorities would interpret first survey to mean the date of the 
next annual Load Line survey.
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     Cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 
3,000 gross tonnage constructed before July 2011, not later than the 
first survey after July 1, 2013; and
     Cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 
500 gross tonnage constructed before July 1, 2011, not later than the 
first survey after July 1, 2014.
    IMO Resolution MSC.282(86) also amended SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 
19 by stating that the BNWAS shall be in operation whenever the ship is 
underway at sea. Additionally, a BNWAS installed prior to July 1, 2011 
may subsequently be exempted from full compliance with IMO standards at 
the discretion of the vessel's flag state.
    In addition, section 1.1 of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19 provides 
that BNWAS requirements apply to ships constructed after July 1, 2002. 
We note, however, that the IMO has received proposed amendments from 
the Bahamas and Denmark to amend this applicability section to include 
vessels constructed before July 1, 2002.\4\ Unless and until the IMO 
updates the applicability provisions of SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19, 
the Coast Guard will recognize vessels constructed before July 1, 2002 
as exempt from the SOLAS BNWAS requirements.
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    \4\ A copy of IMO Circular letter No. 3333, dated December 10, 
2012, is available for viewing the public docket for this notice.
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Voluntary Compliance

    The Coast Guard has not yet adopted domestic regulations to 
implement the SOLAS BNWAS requirements. Accordingly, carriage of a 
BNWAS on U.S. flagged vessels is voluntary. Note that any vessel 
operating on international voyages without a BNWAS past the applicable 
compliance date may be subject to detention by foreign port state 
officials and other administrative action by foreign authorities.
    Regardless of whether a vessel is in compliance with the SOLAS 
BNWAS requirements, the Coast Guard or Recognized Class Society (RCS) 
will continue to issue SOLAS Safety Equipment Certificates to U.S. 
flagged vessels that are otherwise in compliance with applicable SOLAS 
requirements. In either case, each vessel's SOLAS Safety Equipment 
Certificate will reflect whether the vessel is in compliance with the 
SOLAS BNWAS requirements.
    In determining whether a vessel's BNWAS is compliant with SOLAS, 
the Coast Guard or RCS will refer to the BNWAS performance standards 
outlined in IMO Resolution MSC.128(75). We also note that the IMO 
Report to the Maritime Safety Committee (NAV 54/25), dated August 14, 
2008, states that the carriage of a BNWAS should not lead to a 
reduction in manning levels on the bridge. Consistent with the position 
of other SOLAS member flag states, the Coast Guard does not expect to 
issue exemptions or equivalencies from the BNWAS requirements to 
vessels based on the use of multiple bridge watch personnel alone. The 
Coast Guard would consider other requests for exemptions or 
equivalencies on a case-by-case basis under the authority granted under 
SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 3. Any requests to the Coast Guard for 
exemptions or equivalencies should be made to Commandant (CG-CVC-1), 
via the local Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    Finally, operators seeking approval of a BNWAS installed prior to 
July 1, 2011 based on the amendments in IMO Resolution MSC.282(86) 
should submit a gap analysis of their BNWAS compared to the current 
BNWAS performance standards outlined in IMO Resolution MSC.128(75) to 
Commandant (CG-CVC-1) for review.

    Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 
552(a).

    Dated: January 7, 2013.
Paul F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director, Inspections and Compliance.
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