Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners, 26391-26392 [2014-09851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 89 / Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Proposed Rules (iii) Intelligence activities (including covert action), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology; (iv) Foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources; (v) Scientific, technological, or economic matters relating to the national security; (vi) U.S. Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities; (vii) Vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, or protection services relating to the national security; or (viii) The development, production, or use of weapons of mass destruction. Dated: May 1, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–10341 Filed 5–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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. If you have questions on this notice, contact Mr. Dan Lawrence, Office of Vessel and Facility Operating Standards (CG–OES–2), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, at telephone 202–372– 1382, or by email at james.d.lawrence@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 140, 142, and 150 46 CFR Part 197 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0014] Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners Public Participation and Request for Comments Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Request for comments on petition for rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a petition that requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address mariner occupational health and safety. In the attachments to its petition, which asserts that the Coast Guard has failed to provide adequate workplace safety and health measures to protect limited tonnage merchant mariners, the National Mariner’s Association has identified several safety and occupational health issues that are not currently addressed under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard will consider all comments received in response to this notice in determining whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before August 6, 2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2014–0014 using any one of the following methods: ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:32 May 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the rulemaking petition described below regarding workplace safety and health for merchant mariners. 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–2014– 0014) 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 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, and follow the instructions on that Web site. The following link will take you directly to the docket where you may submit your comment: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=USCG-2014-0014. If PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26391 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 them 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 the rulemaking petition and comments: To view the petition and comments that have been submitted to the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on that Web site. The following link will take you directly to the docket: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=USCG-2014-0014. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket in person 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. 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, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Description of Petition for Rulemaking In its Petition for Rulemaking dated November 12, 2013, the National Mariners Association (NMA) asserts that the Coast Guard has not provided adequate workplace safety and health measures comparable to the workplace safety and health measures of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The NMA views it as the Coast Guard’s responsibility, under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, to provide regulations, comparable to the workplace safety and health regulations of OSHA, in order to protect the safety and health of merchant mariners. Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners Determination The NMA requests that the Coast Guard establish adequate workplace safety and health regulations, comparable to OSHA workplace safety and health regulations, in order to E:\FR\FM\08MYP1.SGM 08MYP1 26392 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 89 / Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Proposed Rules protect merchant mariners. The petitioner identifies several workplace related safety and health issues where the petitioner has determined that merchant mariners are not currently protected. Request for Comments We invite you to review the petition in the docket and submit relevant comments, including comments on whether a rulemaking would be beneficial, or not. The Coast Guard has determined that public comments are needed to aid in the determination whether or not a rulemaking is appropriate. The Coast Guard will consider the petition, any comments received from the public, and other information to determine whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking. This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 CFR 1.05–20. Dated: April 24, 2014. F.J. Sturm, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–09851 Filed 5–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2013–0031; 4500030113] RIN 1018–AZ59 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; revision and reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on the August 15, 2013, proposed designation of critical habitat for the Florida leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) and Bartram’s scrubhairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami) butterflies under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are proposing to revise the previously proposed critical habitat for these species by including hydric pine flatwoods in their primary constituent elements and by increasing the size of the Everglades National Park Unit for each butterfly to 7,994 acres (ac) (3,235 hectares (ha)). In total, we are proposing tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:32 May 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 to designate as critical habitat 10,561 ac (4,273 ha) in four units for the Florida leafwing, and 11,539 ac (4,670 ha) in seven units for the Bartram’s scrubhairstreak; all units are located within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) and an amended required determinations section for the proposed determination. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the revised proposed rule, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. DATES: We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before June 9, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. ADDRESSES: Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed rule and the associated DEA on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2013–0031 or by mail from the South Florida Ecological Services Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Written Comments: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments on the critical habitat proposal and associated DEA by searching for Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2013–0031, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. (2) By hard copy: Submit comments on the critical habitat proposal and associated DEA by U.S. mail or handdelivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R4–ES–2013– 0031; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203. We request that you send comments only by the methods described above. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section below for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Aubrey, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Florida Ecological Services Office, 1339 20th PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960, by telephone (772–562–3909), or by facsimile (772–562–4288). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments We will accept written comments and information during this reopened comment period on our revised proposed designation of critical habitat for the Florida leafwing and Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak, our DEA of the proposed designation, and the amended required determinations provided in this document. We will consider information and recommendations from all interested parties. We are particularly interested in comments concerning: (1) The reasons why we should or should not designate habitat as ‘‘critical habitat’’ under section 4 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), including whether there are threats to the species from human activity, the degree of which can be expected to increase due to the designation, and whether that increase in threat outweighs the benefit of designation such that the designation of critical habitat is not prudent. (2) Specific information on: (a) The distribution of the Florida leafwing and Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak; (b) The amount and distribution of Florida leafwing and Bartram’s scrubhairstreak habitat; and (c) What areas occupied by either or both species at the time of listing contain features essential for the conservation of the species and why; and (d) What areas not occupied at the time of listing are essential to the conservation of the species and why. (3) Land use designations and current or planned activities in the subject areas and their probable impacts on proposed critical habitat of either or both species. (4) Information on the projected and reasonably likely impacts of climate change on the Florida leafwing and Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak and proposed critical habitat. (5) Any probable economic, national security, or other relevant impacts of designating any area that may be included in the final designation; in particular, the benefits of including or excluding areas that exhibit these impacts. (6) Information on the extent to which the description of economic impacts in the DEA is a reasonable estimate of the likely economic impacts. E:\FR\FM\08MYP1.SGM 08MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 89 (Thursday, May 8, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26391-26392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09851]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 140, 142, and 150

46 CFR Part 197

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0014]


Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for comments on petition for rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a petition that 
requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address mariner 
occupational health and safety. In the attachments to its petition, 
which asserts that the Coast Guard has failed to provide adequate 
workplace safety and health measures to protect limited tonnage 
merchant mariners, the National Mariner's Association has identified 
several safety and occupational health issues that are not currently 
addressed under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard 
will consider all comments received in response to this notice in 
determining whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking.

DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our 
online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before August 6, 
2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2014-0014 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 notice, 
contact Mr. Dan Lawrence, Office of Vessel and Facility Operating 
Standards (CG-OES-2), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, at telephone 202-
372-1382, or by email at james.d.lawrence@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl 
Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments and related material on the 
rulemaking petition described below regarding workplace safety and 
health for merchant mariners. 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-2014-0014) 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 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, 
and follow the instructions on that Web site. The following link will 
take you directly to the docket where you may submit your comment: 
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=USCG-2014-0014. 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 them 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 the rulemaking petition and comments: To view the petition 
and comments that have been submitted to the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on that Web site. The 
following link will take you directly to the docket: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=USCG-2014-0014. If you do not have 
access to the internet, you may view the docket in person 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.
    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, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in 
the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Description of Petition for Rulemaking

    In its Petition for Rulemaking dated November 12, 2013, the 
National Mariners Association (NMA) asserts that the Coast Guard has 
not provided adequate workplace safety and health measures comparable 
to the workplace safety and health measures of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration (OSHA). The NMA views it as the Coast Guard's 
responsibility, under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 
to provide regulations, comparable to the workplace safety and health 
regulations of OSHA, in order to protect the safety and health of 
merchant mariners.

Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners Determination

    The NMA requests that the Coast Guard establish adequate workplace 
safety and health regulations, comparable to OSHA workplace safety and 
health regulations, in order to

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protect merchant mariners. The petitioner identifies several workplace 
related safety and health issues where the petitioner has determined 
that merchant mariners are not currently protected.

Request for Comments

    We invite you to review the petition in the docket and submit 
relevant comments, including comments on whether a rulemaking would be 
beneficial, or not. The Coast Guard has determined that public comments 
are needed to aid in the determination whether or not a rulemaking is 
appropriate. The Coast Guard will consider the petition, any comments 
received from the public, and other information to determine whether or 
not to initiate the requested rulemaking.
    This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 33 CFR 
1.05-20.

    Dated: April 24, 2014.
F.J. Sturm,
Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2014-09851 Filed 5-7-14; 8:45 am]
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