Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf-Extension of Comment Period, 67326-67327 [2013-26878]

Download as PDF 67326 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 140–147 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0779] RIN 1625–AC05 Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf— Extension of Comment Period Coast Guard, DHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled ‘‘Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf,’’ published on September 10, 2013, until January 23, 2014. We are extending the comment period at the request of industry to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before January 23, 2014 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2012–0779 using any one of the following methods: (1) Online: 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 below for instructions on submitting comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: If you have questions on this advance notice of proposed rulemaking, call or email LCDR Marc J. Montemerlo, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1387, email Marc.J.Montemerlo@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Nov 08, 2013 Jkt 232001 I. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2012–0779), 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 or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. 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 and insert ‘‘USCG–2012–0779’’ in the ‘‘Search’’ box. Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8c 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. B. 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, insert ‘‘USCG–2012–0779’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. C. 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). II. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard published an ANPRM entitled ‘‘Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf,’’ on September 10, 2013 (78 FR 55230) proposing to promulgate regulations that will require all domestic and foreign-flagged vessels engaged in OCS activities to develop, implement, and maintain a SEMS that incorporates the management program and principles of API RP 75. This requirement would apply to MODUs, well stimulation vessels, FPSOs, shuttle tankers, OSVs, accommodation vessels, and other vessels engaged in OCS activities. A Coast Guard-required SEMS would help to prevent accidents, injuries, and environmental damage by reducing the probability and severity of uncontrolled releases and other undesirable events. By incorporating the management program and principles of API RP 75 as the basis for the Coast Guard’s SEMS requirements for vessels, this regulatory action would leverage industry safety expertise and harmonize with BSEE’s regulations for designated lease operators. All comments on this ANPRM were originally due by December 9, 2013. III. Background and Purpose On October 4, 2013, we received a letter from Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) requesting an extension of the comment period. It noted additional time was desired to review the proposal and develop answers to the sixteen questions listed in the ANPRM. The U.S. Coast Guard is extending the public comment period, as requested, to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses. IV. Authority This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). E:\FR\FM\12NOP1.SGM 12NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / Proposed Rules Dated: November 4, 2013. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2013–26878 Filed 11–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R08–OAR–2011–0562; FRL–9902–66– Region 8] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Revised Transportation Conformity Consultation Process Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: EPA is proposing approval of a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Colorado on May 11, 2012. The May 11, 2012 submittal addresses updates to Regulation Number 10 ‘‘Criteria for Analysis of Conformity’’ of the Colorado SIP including revisions to transportation conformity requirements, transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation, and enforceability of certain transportation related control and mitigation measures. The submittal also removes certain provisions from the SIP so that federal rules will govern conformity of general federal actions. EPA is proposing approval of the submission in accordance with the requirements of section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R08– OAR–2011–0562, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: russ.tim@epa.gov. • Mail: Carl Daly, Director, Air Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Mailcode 8P–AR, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202–1129. • Fax: (303) 312–6064 (please alert the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT if you are faxing comments). • Hand Delivery: Carl Daly, Director, Air Program, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, Mailcode 8P– AR, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202–1129. Such deliveries mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Nov 08, 2013 Jkt 232001 are only accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R08–OAR–2011– 0562. 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’’ systems, which means EPA will not know your 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 information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. For additional instructions on submitting comments, go to Section I. General Information of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202–1129. EPA requests that if at all PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 67327 possible, you contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to view the hard copy of the docket. You may view the hard copy of the docket Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Russ, Air Program, Mailcode 8P–AR, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, Colorado 80202–1129, telephone number (303) 312–6479, fax number (303) 312–6064, or email russ.tim@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. General Information II. What is the purpose of this action? III. What is the State’s process to submit SIP revisions to EPA? IV. EPA’s Evaluation of the State’s May 11, 2012 Submittal V. Consideration of Section 110(l) of the Clean Air Act VI. Proposed Action VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Definitions For the purpose of this document, the following definitions apply: (i) The word Act or initials CAA mean or refer to the Clean Air Act, unless the context indicates otherwise. (ii) The words EPA, we, us or our mean or refer to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. (iii) The initials NAAQS mean national ambient air quality standard. (iv) The initials SIP mean or refer to State Implementation Plan. (v) The words State or Colorado mean the State of Colorado, unless the context indicates otherwise. I. General Information What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through www.regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. E:\FR\FM\12NOP1.SGM 12NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67326-67327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26878]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 140-147

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0779]
RIN 1625-AC05


Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for 
Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf--Extension of Comment 
Period

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the 
advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled ``Safety and 
Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. 
Outer Continental Shelf,'' published on September 10, 2013, until 
January 23, 2014. We are extending the comment period at the request of 
industry to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete 
responses.

DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our 
online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before January 23, 
2014 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2012-0779 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Online: 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 below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this advance 
notice of proposed rulemaking, call or email LCDR Marc J. Montemerlo, 
U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1387, email 
Marc.J.Montemerlo@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

A. Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-2012-0779), 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 or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of 
these means. 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 and 
insert ``USCG-2012-0779'' in the ``Search'' box. Click on ``Submit a 
Comment'' in the ``Actions'' column. If you submit your comments by 
mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 
8[frac12] 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.

B. 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, 
insert ``USCG-2012-0779'' and click ``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket 
Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 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.

C. 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).

II. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard published an ANPRM entitled ``Safety and 
Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. 
Outer Continental Shelf,'' on September 10, 2013 (78 FR 55230) 
proposing to promulgate regulations that will require all domestic and 
foreign-flagged vessels engaged in OCS activities to develop, 
implement, and maintain a SEMS that incorporates the management program 
and principles of API RP 75. This requirement would apply to MODUs, 
well stimulation vessels, FPSOs, shuttle tankers, OSVs, accommodation 
vessels, and other vessels engaged in OCS activities. A Coast Guard-
required SEMS would help to prevent accidents, injuries, and 
environmental damage by reducing the probability and severity of 
uncontrolled releases and other undesirable events. By incorporating 
the management program and principles of API RP 75 as the basis for the 
Coast Guard's SEMS requirements for vessels, this regulatory action 
would leverage industry safety expertise and harmonize with BSEE's 
regulations for designated lease operators. All comments on this ANPRM 
were originally due by December 9, 2013.

III. Background and Purpose

    On October 4, 2013, we received a letter from Offshore Marine 
Service Association (OMSA) requesting an extension of the comment 
period. It noted additional time was desired to review the proposal and 
develop answers to the sixteen questions listed in the ANPRM. The U.S. 
Coast Guard is extending the public comment period, as requested, to 
ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses.

IV. Authority

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


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    Dated: November 4, 2013.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2013-26878 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am]
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