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Download as PDF 18846 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2—VISUAL ACUITY IMPAIRMENT VALUE—Continued Snellen best-corrected central visual acuity for distance English Metric Visual acuity impairment value (102.04B) 20/80 20/100 6/24 6/30 0.60 0.70 c. Visual field impairment value. Your visual field impairment value corresponds to the visual field in your better eye. Using the MD from acceptable automated static threshold perimetry, we calculate the visual field impairment value by dividing the absolute value of the MD by 22. For example, if your MD on an HFA 30–2 is ¥16, your visual field impairment value is: |¥16| ÷ 22 = 0.73. d. Visual impairment value. Under 102.04B, we calculate the visual impairment value by adding your visual acuity impairment value (see 102.00A8b) and your visual field impairment value (see 102.00A8c). For example, if your visual acuity impairment value is 0.48 and your visual field impairment value is 0.73, your visual impairment value is: 0.48 + 0.73 = 1.21. 9. What are our requirements for an acceptable perimeter? We will use results from automated static threshold perimetry performed on a perimeter that: a. Uses optical projection to generate the test stimuli. b. Has an internal normative database for automatically comparing your performance with that of the general population. c. Has a statistical analysis package that is able to calculate visual field indices, particularly mean deviation or mean defect. d. Demonstrates the ability to correctly detect visual field loss and correctly identify normal visual fields. e. Demonstrates good test-retest reliability. f. Has undergone clinical validation studies by three or more independent laboratories with results published in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. * * * * * srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 102.01 Category of Impairments, Special Senses and Speech 17:43 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2013–06975 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy 32 CFR Part 706 102.02 Loss of central visual acuity. A. Remaining vision in the better eye after best correction is 20/200 or less. OR B. An inability to participate in visual acuity testing using Snellen methodology or other comparable testing, clinical findings that fixation VerDate Mar<15>2010 and visual-following behavior are absent in the better eye, and one of the following: 1. Abnormal anatomical findings indicating a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye (such as the presence of Stage III or worse retinopathy of prematurity despite surgery, hypoplasia of the optic nerve, albinism with macular aplasia, or bilateral optic atrophy); or 2. Abnormal neuroimaging documenting damage to the cerebral cortex which would be expected to prevent the development of a visual acuity better than 20/200 in the better eye (such as neuroimaging showing bilateral encephalomyelitis or bilateral encephalomalacia); or 3. Abnormal electroretinogram documenting the presence of Leber’s congenital amaurosis or achromatopsia in the better eye; or 4. An absent response to VER testing in the better eye. 102.03 Contraction of the visual field in the better eye, with: A. The widest diameter subtending an angle around the point of fixation no greater than 20 degrees. OR B. An MD of 22 decibels or greater, determined by automated static threshold perimetry that measures the central 30 degrees of the visual field (see 102.00A6d.). OR C. A visual field efficiency of 20 percent or less, determined by kinetic perimetry (see 102.00A7c). 102.04 Loss of visual efficiency, or visual impairment, in the better eye: A. A visual efficiency percentage of 20 or less after best correction (see 102.00A7d.). OR B. A visual impairment value of 1.00 or greater after best correction (see 102.00A8d). * * * * * Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 Department of the Navy, DoD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply. DATES: This rule is effective March 28, 2013 and is applicable beginning March 11, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Jocelyn Loftus-Williams, (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 1322 Patterson Ave. SE., Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374–5066, telephone 202–685–5040. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 U.S.C. 1605, the DoN amends 32 CFR Part 706. This amendment provides notice that the DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with the following specific provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a naval ship: Annex I, paragraph 2(a)(i), pertaining to the vertical placement of the masthead light; Annex I, Section 2(f) (i), pertaining to Virginia class submarine masthead light location below the submarine identification lights; Annex I, paragraph 2(k), pertaining to the vertical separation of the anchor lights and vertical placement of the forward anchor light above the hull; Rule 30 (a) and Rule 21 (e), pertaining to arc of visibility of the forward and after anchor lights; Annex I, paragraph 3(b), pertaining to the location of the sidelights; and Rule 21(c), pertaining to the location and arc of visibility of the sternlight. The DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified that the lights involved are located in closest possible compliance with the applicable 72 COLREGS requirements. Moreover, it has been determined, in accordance with 32 CFR Parts 296 and 701, that publication of this amendment for public comment prior to adoption is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on technical findings that the placement of lights on this vessel in a E:\FR\FM\28MRR1.SGM 28MRR1 18847 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Rules and Regulations manner differently from that prescribed herein will adversely affect the vessel’s ability to perform its military functions. List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706 PART 706—CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972 Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels. ■ For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the DoN amends part 706 of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. 2. Section 706.2 is amended as follows: ■ A. In Table One by adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783); B. In Table Three by adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783); and ■ C. Section 706.2 is amended by adding paragraphs 25 and 26 following Table Four to read as follows: ■ § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE ONE Vessel No. Distance in meters of forward masthead light below minimum required height. § 2(a)(i), Annex I * * * USS MINNESOTA .......................................................................................... * * SSN 783 ................................................................. 2.76 * * * * * * * * * * TABLE THREE Masthead lights arc of visibility; rule 21(a) Vessel No. * USS MINNESOTA ................. * * SSN 783 ................................ * * * * * * * 25. On the following ships the masthead light is located 0.81 meters Side lights arc of visibility; rule 21(b) .................... * .................... * Stern light arc of visibility; rule 21(c) * 205.1° * below the submarine identification lights and does not meet the srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES 19:56 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 * Forward anchor light, height above hull in meters; 2(K) annex 1 * PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN Sfmt 4700 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 Anchor lights relationship of aft light to forward light in meters 2(K) annex 1 * 11.05 2.8 0.30 below * requirement described by Annex I, 2(f)(i). Distance in meters of masthead light below the submarine identification lights No. VIRGINIA ................................................................................................ TEXAS .................................................................................................... HAWAII ................................................................................................... NORTH CAROLINA ............................................................................... NEW HAMPSHIRE ................................................................................ NEW MEXICO ........................................................................................ MISSOURI .............................................................................................. CALIFORNIA .......................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI .......................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 Stern light, distance forward of stern in meters; rule 21(c) 4.37 * Vessel USS USS USS USS USS USS USS USS USS Side lights distance inboard of ship’s sides in meters 3(b) annex 1 ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. E:\FR\FM\28MRR1.SGM 28MRR1 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 18848 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Distance in meters of masthead light below the submarine identification lights Vessel No. USS MINNESOTA .......................................................................................... SSN 783 ................................................................. 26. On the following ships the arc of visibility required by Rule 30(a) and Rule 21(e), for the forward and after lights may be obstructed through the 0.81 following angles relative to the ship’s heading due to the ship’s sail. Obstruction angle relative to ship’s heading Vessel No. Forward anchor light USS USS USS USS USS USS USS USS USS USS VIRGINIA ......................................... TEXAS ............................................. HAWAII ............................................ NORTH CAROLINA ......................... NEW HAMPSHIRE .......................... NEW MEXICO ................................. MISSOURI ....................................... CALIFORNIA .................................... MISSISSIPPI .................................... MINNESOTA .................................... SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN SSN Approved: March 11, 2013. A. B. Fischer, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). Dated: March 21, 2013. C. K. Chiappetta. Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–07224 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0167] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern two of North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... 172° 172° 172° 172° 172° 172° 172° 172° 172° 172° to to to to to to to to to to Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 6th annual PPD Beach2Battleship iron and half iron distance triathlons. This deviation allows both drawbridges to remain in the closed position during the race. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 26, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0167] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Kashanda Booker, Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6227, email Kashanda.L.Booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wilmington Family YMCA, on behalf of NCDOT who owns and operates both the Isabel S. Holmes and the S.R. 74 bridges, has requested a temporary PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 188° 188° 188° 188° 188° 188° 188° 188° 188° 188° ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. Aft anchor light 359° 359° 359° 359° 359° 359° 359° 359° 359° 359° to to to to to to to to to to 1° 1° 1° 1° 1° 1° 1° 1° 1° 1° deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.829 (a) and 33 CFR 117.821(a)(4), respectively. Due to changes in the event times, the following drawbridges will now be closed to navigation to accommodate the 6th annual PPD Beach2Battleship iron and half iron distance triathlons on Saturday, October 26, 2013: the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the S.R.74 Bridge from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting these sections of the Northeast Cape Fear River and the AIWW. The drawbridges will be able to open in the event of an emergency. The majority of the vessels that transit through these bridges during this time of year are primarily recreational boats. The Coast Guard will inform all users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the closure periods for the drawbridges so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: March 19, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–07148 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\28MRR1.SGM 28MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

32 CFR Part 706


Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations 
for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its 
certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for 
Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the 
Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime 
Law) has determined that USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is a vessel of the 
Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully 
comply with certain provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering 
with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this 
rule is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply.

DATES: This rule is effective March 28, 2013 and is applicable 
beginning March 11, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Jocelyn Loftus-Williams, 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, 
Department of the Navy, 1322 Patterson Ave. SE., Suite 3000, Washington 
Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066, telephone 202-685-5040.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 
U.S.C. 1605, the DoN amends 32 CFR Part 706.
    This amendment provides notice that the DAJAG (Admiralty and 
Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, 
has certified that USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is a vessel of the Navy 
which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply 
with the following specific provisions of 72 COLREGS without 
interfering with its special function as a naval ship: Annex I, 
paragraph 2(a)(i), pertaining to the vertical placement of the masthead 
light; Annex I, Section 2(f) (i), pertaining to Virginia class 
submarine masthead light location below the submarine identification 
lights; Annex I, paragraph 2(k), pertaining to the vertical separation 
of the anchor lights and vertical placement of the forward anchor light 
above the hull; Rule 30 (a) and Rule 21 (e), pertaining to arc of 
visibility of the forward and after anchor lights; Annex I, paragraph 
3(b), pertaining to the location of the sidelights; and Rule 21(c), 
pertaining to the location and arc of visibility of the sternlight. The 
DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified that the lights 
involved are located in closest possible compliance with the applicable 
72 COLREGS requirements.
    Moreover, it has been determined, in accordance with 32 CFR Parts 
296 and 701, that publication of this amendment for public comment 
prior to adoption is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public 
interest since it is based on technical findings that the placement of 
lights on this vessel in a

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manner differently from that prescribed herein will adversely affect 
the vessel's ability to perform its military functions.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the DoN amends part 706 
of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 706--CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL 
REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972

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1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read as follows:

     Authority:  33 U.S.C. 1605.

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2. Section 706.2 is amended as follows:
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A. In Table One by adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, 
an entry for USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783);
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B. In Table Three by adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel 
number, an entry for USS MINNESOTA (SSN 783); and
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C. Section 706.2 is amended by adding paragraphs 25 and 26 following 
Table Four to read as follows:


Sec.  706.2  Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under 
Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605.

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                                Table One
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                                                           Distance in
                                                            meters of
                                                             forward
                                                          masthead light
              Vessel                        No.           below  minimum
                                                             required
                                                           height. Sec.
                                                          2(a)(i), Annex
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USS MINNESOTA....................  SSN 783.............            2.76
 
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                                                                                                                                               Anchor
                                                                                                     Side lights     Stern       Forward       lights
                                                                Masthead                               distance      light,       anchor    relationship
                                                               lights arc  Side lights  Stern light   inboard of    distance      light,        of aft
               Vessel                           No.                of         arc of       arc of       ship's     forward of     height      light to
                                                              visibility;  visibility;  visibility;   sides  in     stern in   above  hull     forward
                                                               rule 21(a)   rule 21(b)   rule 21(c)     meters      meters;    in  meters;    light in
                                                                                                     3(b)  annex   rule 21(c)      2(K)      meters 2(K)
                                                                                                          1                      annex 1       annex 1
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USS MINNESOTA.......................  SSN 783...............  ...........  ...........   205.1[deg]         4.37        11.05          2.8    0.30 below
 
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    25. On the following ships the masthead light is located 0.81 
meters below the submarine identification lights and does not meet the 
requirement described by Annex I, 2(f)(i).

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                                                            Distance in
                                                             meters of
                                                          masthead light
              Vessel                         No.             below the
                                                             submarine
                                                          identification
                                                              lights
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USS VIRGINIA......................  SSN 774.............            0.81
USS TEXAS.........................  SSN 775.............            0.81
USS HAWAII........................  SSN 776.............            0.81
USS NORTH CAROLINA................  SSN 777.............            0.81
USS NEW HAMPSHIRE.................  SSN 778.............            0.81
USS NEW MEXICO....................  SSN 779.............            0.81
USS MISSOURI......................  SSN 780.............            0.81
USS CALIFORNIA....................  SSN 781.............            0.81
USS MISSISSIPPI...................  SSN 782.............            0.81

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USS MINNESOTA.....................  SSN 783.............            0.81
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    26. On the following ships the arc of visibility required by Rule 
30(a) and Rule 21(e), for the forward and after lights may be 
obstructed through the following angles relative to the ship's heading 
due to the ship's sail.

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                                                                 Obstruction angle relative to  ship's heading
               Vessel                           No.           --------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Forward anchor light       Aft anchor  light
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USS VIRGINIA........................  SSN 774................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS TEXAS...........................  SSN 775................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS HAWAII..........................  SSN 776................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS NORTH CAROLINA..................  SSN 777................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS NEW HAMPSHIRE...................  SSN 778................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS NEW MEXICO......................  SSN 779................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS MISSOURI........................  SSN 780................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS CALIFORNIA......................  SSN 781................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS MISSISSIPPI.....................  SSN 782................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
USS MINNESOTA.......................  SSN 783................  172[deg] to 188[deg]...  359[deg] to 1[deg]
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    Approved: March 11, 2013.
A. B. Fischer,
Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
    Dated: March 21, 2013.
C. K. Chiappetta.
Lieutenant Commander, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07224 Filed 3-27-13; 8:45 am]
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