Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Facilities; Houston, TX, 6614-6615 [2014-02198]

Download as PDF 6614 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 23 / Tuesday, February 4, 2014 / Notices SERIOUS MARINE INCIDENT—Task #13–09. (i) Recommendation to Establish Criteria for Identification of Air Draft for Towing Vessels and Tows—Task #13– 10. (3) Presentation and discussion on cyber security awareness. (4) TSAC member comments. (5) Public comments. There will be a comment period for TSAC and a comment period for public after each report, but before each recommendation is formulated. The committee will review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented in the subcommittees’ reports, and formulate recommendations for the Department’s consideration. A copy of each draft report and the final agenda will be available at https://homeport.uscg.mil/ tsac. During the February 25, 2014 teleconference, the public comment period will be from approximately 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to three minutes. 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Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2014–02220 Filed 2–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:14 Feb 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Public Participation and Request for Comments Coast Guard The Coast Guard encourages public participation. We request that you submit comments and related materials in response to this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice, USCG–2013– 0686, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and related material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone 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, type the docket number (USCG–2013–0686) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Then click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this notice. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 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. Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2013–0686) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. 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. [Docket No. USCG–2013–0686] Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Facilities; Houston, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard, at Sector Houston-Galveston, announces receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for two separate proposed construction projects expanding existing Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities in Houston, Texas. The LOI and WSA were submitted by Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) and Vopak. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed expansion of Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005. DATES: Comments and related material must be received on or before March 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2013–0686 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail or Delivery: 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. Deliveries accepted 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 three methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: If you have questions on this notice of availability, call or email LCDR Xochitl Castaneda, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 713–671–5164, email Xochitl.L.Castaneda@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl T. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 23 / Tuesday, February 4, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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). Public meeting: We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If, based on requests or comments received, the Coast Guard determines that a public meeting would aid this evaluation and subsequent recommendation, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. Basis and Purpose Under 33 CFR 127.007, an owner or operator planning new construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an existing facility handling LNG or LHG, where the construction, expansion, or modification would result in an increase in the size and/or frequency of LNG or LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated with a proposed facility or modification to an existing facility, must submit an LOI to the Captain of the Port (COTP) of the zone in which the facility is or will be located. Under 33 CFR 127.009, after receiving an LOI, the COTP issues a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) as to the suitability of the waterway for LNG or LHG marine traffic to the appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based on a series of factors outlined in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the physical nature of the affected waterway and issues of safety and security associated with LNG or LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway. The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the two separate proposed construction and expansion projects related to existing LHG facilities as submitted by ITC and Vopak in Houston, Texas. Input from the public may be useful to the COTP with respect to developing the LOR. The Coast Guard requests comments to help assess the suitability of the associated waterway for increased LHG marine traffic as it relates to navigation, safety, and security. On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01–2011, ‘‘Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.’’ NVIC 01–2011 provides guidance for VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:14 Feb 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 owners and operators seeking approval to construct and operate LNG facilities. While NVIC 01–2011 is specific to LNG, it provides useful process information and guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to construct and operate or expand LHG facilities as well. The Coast Guard will refer to NVIC 01– 2011 for process information and guidance in evaluating the two projects included in the LOI and WSA submitted by ITC and Vopak. A copy of NVIC 01– 2011 is available for viewing in the public docket for this notice and also on the Coast Guard’s Web site at http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/2010s.asp. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. §§ 1223–1225, Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number 0170.1(70), 33 CFR 127.009, and 33 CFR 103.205. Dated: December 31, 2013. B.K. Penoyer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston, Texas. [FR Doc. 2014–02198 Filed 2–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Declaration U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: 30-day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information: 1651–0009. ACTION: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Customs Declaration. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 70065) on November 22, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6615 Written comments should be received on or before March 6, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Customs Declaration. OMB Number: 1651–0009. Form Number: CBP Form 6059B. Abstract: CBP Form 6059B, Customs Declaration, is used as a standard report of the identity and residence of each person arriving in the United States. This form is also used to declare imported articles to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 66 and section 498 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1498). Section 148.13 of the CBP DATES: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0686]


Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas 
Facilities; Houston, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard, at Sector Houston-Galveston, announces 
receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability 
Assessment (WSA) for two separate proposed construction projects 
expanding existing Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities in Houston, 
Texas. The LOI and WSA were submitted by Intercontinental Terminals 
Company (ITC) and Vopak. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of 
this action to solicit public comments on the proposed expansion of 
Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received on or before 
March 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2013-0686 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail or Delivery: 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. Deliveries 
accepted 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 three 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 notice 
of availability, call or email LCDR Xochitl Castaneda, U.S. Coast 
Guard; telephone 713-671-5164, email Xochitl.L.Castaneda@uscg.mil. If 
you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
call Cheryl T. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    The Coast Guard encourages public participation. We request that 
you submit comments and related materials in response to this notice. 
All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have 
provided.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the 
docket number for this notice, USCG-2013-0686, and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and 
related material online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit 
a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard 
when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, 
or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by 
the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. 
We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a telephone 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, 
type the docket number (USCG-2013-0686) in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Then click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated 
with this notice.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ 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.
    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG-2013-0686) in the 
``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the 
line associated with this rulemaking. 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.

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    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).
    Public meeting: We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But 
you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified 
under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would 
be beneficial. If, based on requests or comments received, the Coast 
Guard determines that a public meeting would aid this evaluation and 
subsequent recommendation, we will hold one at a time and place 
announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

Basis and Purpose

    Under 33 CFR 127.007, an owner or operator planning new 
construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an 
existing facility handling LNG or LHG, where the construction, 
expansion, or modification would result in an increase in the size and/
or frequency of LNG or LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated 
with a proposed facility or modification to an existing facility, must 
submit an LOI to the Captain of the Port (COTP) of the zone in which 
the facility is or will be located. Under 33 CFR 127.009, after 
receiving an LOI, the COTP issues a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) as 
to the suitability of the waterway for LNG or LHG marine traffic to the 
appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based on a series of 
factors outlined in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the physical nature 
of the affected waterway and issues of safety and security associated 
with LNG or LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the two 
separate proposed construction and expansion projects related to 
existing LHG facilities as submitted by ITC and Vopak in Houston, 
Texas. Input from the public may be useful to the COTP with respect to 
developing the LOR. The Coast Guard requests comments to help assess 
the suitability of the associated waterway for increased LHG marine 
traffic as it relates to navigation, safety, and security.
    On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and 
Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-2011, ``Guidance Related to 
Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.'' NVIC 01-2011 
provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to 
construct and operate LNG facilities. While NVIC 01-2011 is specific to 
LNG, it provides useful process information and guidance for owners and 
operators seeking approval to construct and operate or expand LHG 
facilities as well. The Coast Guard will refer to NVIC 01-2011 for 
process information and guidance in evaluating the two projects 
included in the LOI and WSA submitted by ITC and Vopak. A copy of NVIC 
01-2011 is available for viewing in the public docket for this notice 
and also on the Coast Guard's Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/2010s.asp.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  1223-
1225, Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number 0170.1(70), 33 
CFR 127.009, and 33 CFR 103.205.

    Dated: December 31, 2013.
B.K. Penoyer,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston, 
Texas.
[FR Doc. 2014-02198 Filed 2-3-14; 8:45 am]
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