Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities, 38841-38842 [2014-16074]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 9, 2014 / Proposed Rules Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, and 147 46 CFR Parts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0175] RIN 1625–AC10 Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking titled, ‘‘Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities,’’ published on April 14, 2014. We are extending the comment period at the request of industry to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses. SUMMARY: The comment period for the proposed rule published April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20844) is extended. Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before September 8, 2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2013–0175 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Jul 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 If you have questions on this notice, call or email Mr. Gerald Miante, Maritime Personnel Qualifications Division (CG– OES–1), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593; telephone 202– 372–1407, or email Gerald.P.Miante@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 38841 information; or Sensitive Security Information to the public regulatory docket. Please submit such comments separately from other comments on the rulemaking. Comments containing this type of information should be appropriately marked as containing such information and submitted by mail to the Coast Guard point of contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. We encourage you to submit comments and related materials on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). With the exception of confidential and sensitive comments, all comments received will be posted, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Upon receipt of such comments, the Coast Guard will not place the comments in the public docket and will handle them in accordance with applicable safeguards and restrictions on access. The Coast Guard will hold them in a separate file to which the public does not have access, and place a note in the public docket that the Coast Guard has received such materials from the commenter. If the Coast Guard receives a request to examine or copy this information, we will treat it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). A. Submitting Comments B. Viewing Comments and Documents If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (USCG–2013–0175) 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, click on the ‘‘submit a comment’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Document Type’’ drop down menu select ‘‘Proposed Rule’’ and insert ‘‘USCG–2013–0175’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box. Click ‘‘Search’’ then click on the balloon shape in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. 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 your 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. If you submit comments, do not send materials that include trade secrets, confidential, commercial, or financial To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the ‘‘read comments’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Keyword’’ box insert ‘‘USCG–2013– 0175’’ 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. I. Public Participation and Request for Comments PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 C. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of all 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 On April 14, 2014, the Coast Guard published an ANPRM, ‘‘Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile E:\FR\FM\09JYP1.SGM 09JYP1 38842 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 9, 2014 / Proposed Rules emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities’’ (79 FR 20844). In the ANPRM, the Coast Guard announced that it is considering expanding current maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs) that are involved in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), regardless of flag. The rationale for expanding this safety training is to ensure that more effective responses and protocols are in place to address emergencies and other incidents both, onboard OSVs and MOUs that are engaged in activities on the OCS, and to thwart or mitigate potential damage to the surrounding environment where these vessels operate. Examples of safety concerns include fire, personal injuries, and abandon ship situations. Some urgent response scenarios take place in hazardous environments and under extreme weather conditions. Recent incidents involving human casualties and environmental damage underscore the need to expand training requirements to apply to persons other than crew since current safety training regulations only apply to maritime crew. III. Reason for the Extension On May 29, 2014, the International Association of Drilling Contractors requested that the Coast Guard extend the comment period by an additional 60 days to allow their organization, and others in the industry, more time to respond to the ANPRM and to gather the ‘‘organizational and economic data’’ that the Coast Guard requested in the ANPRM. The Coast Guard is extending the public comment period, as requested, to ensure that all stakeholders (industry, State and Federal Government agencies, and other individuals who would be impacted by this rulemaking) have adequate time to review and fully respond to the questions posed in the ANPRM and to any other material included in the ANPRM. We encourage all members of the public to send comments explaining what, if any, impact this ANPRM could have on them or their organizations. Also, we ask that commenters be specific and detailed in their submissions to aid us in effectively responding to the comments, and so that we may craft regulations that will enhance existing maritime safety training. This notice of extension is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jul 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: July 3, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–16074 Filed 7–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 535 [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0074] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program Standards National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of intent; request for scoping comments. AGENCY: NHTSA plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new fuel efficiency standards for commercial medium- and heavyduty on-highway vehicles and work trucks (potentially covering engines, chassis, vehicles, and/or trailers manufactured after model year 2018) that will be proposed by the agency pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This document initiates the scoping process for determining the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS and for identifying the significant environmental issues related to the proposed action. Further, it discusses cooperating agencies, the environmental review process, and the agency’s tentative planning and decision-making schedule. NHTSA invites the participation of Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, stakeholders, and the public in this process to help identify the significant issues and reasonable alternatives to be examined in the EIS, and to eliminate from detailed study the issues that are not significant. DATES: The scoping process will culminate in the preparation and issuance of a Draft EIS (DEIS), which will be made available for public comment. To ensure that NHTSA has an opportunity to fully consider scoping comments and to facilitate NHTSA’s prompt preparation of the DEIS, scoping comments should be received on or before August 8, 2014. NHTSA will try to consider comments received after that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 date to the extent the rulemaking schedule allows. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to the docket number identified in the heading of this document by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • 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. • Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Regardless of how you submit your comments, please mention the docket number identified in the heading of this notice. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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 DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the heading of this notice. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search the Docket for new material. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical issues, contact James E:\FR\FM\09JYP1.SGM 09JYP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 131 (Wednesday, July 9, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 38841-38842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16074]



[[Page 38841]]

=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, and 147

46 CFR Parts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0175]
RIN 1625-AC10


Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and 
Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf 
Activities

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the advance 
notice of proposed rulemaking titled, ``Training of Personnel and 
Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in 
U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities,'' published on April 14, 2014. 
We are extending the comment period at the request of industry to 
ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published April 14, 
2014 (79 FR 20844) is extended. Comments and related material must 
either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov 
on or before September 8, 2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility 
by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2013-0175 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, 
call or email Mr. Gerald Miante, Maritime Personnel Qualifications 
Division (CG-OES-1), U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593; telephone 202-372-1407, or email 
Gerald.P.Miante@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments and related materials on the 
advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). With the exception of 
confidential and sensitive comments, 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 
notice (USCG-2013-0175) 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, 
click on the ``submit a comment'' box, which will then become 
highlighted in blue. In the ``Document Type'' drop down menu select 
``Proposed Rule'' and insert ``USCG-2013-0175'' in the ``Keyword'' box. 
Click ``Search'' then click on the balloon shape in the ``Actions'' 
column. 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 your 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.
    If you submit comments, do not send materials that include trade 
secrets, confidential, commercial, or financial information; or 
Sensitive Security Information to the public regulatory docket. Please 
submit such comments separately from other comments on the rulemaking. 
Comments containing this type of information should be appropriately 
marked as containing such information and submitted by mail to the 
Coast Guard point of contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section.
    Upon receipt of such comments, the Coast Guard will not place the 
comments in the public docket and will handle them in accordance with 
applicable safeguards and restrictions on access. The Coast Guard will 
hold them in a separate file to which the public does not have access, 
and place a note in the public docket that the Coast Guard has received 
such materials from the commenter. If the Coast Guard receives a 
request to examine or copy this information, we will treat it as any 
other request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).

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, 
click on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted 
in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2013-0175'' 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 all 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

    On April 14, 2014, the Coast Guard published an ANPRM, ``Training 
of Personnel and Manning on Mobile

[[Page 38842]]

Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer 
Continental Shelf Activities'' (79 FR 20844). In the ANPRM, the Coast 
Guard announced that it is considering expanding current maritime 
safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew 
working on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and mobile offshore units 
(MOUs) that are involved in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental 
Shelf (OCS), regardless of flag. The rationale for expanding this 
safety training is to ensure that more effective responses and 
protocols are in place to address emergencies and other incidents both, 
onboard OSVs and MOUs that are engaged in activities on the OCS, and to 
thwart or mitigate potential damage to the surrounding environment 
where these vessels operate. Examples of safety concerns include fire, 
personal injuries, and abandon ship situations. Some urgent response 
scenarios take place in hazardous environments and under extreme 
weather conditions. Recent incidents involving human casualties and 
environmental damage underscore the need to expand training 
requirements to apply to persons other than crew since current safety 
training regulations only apply to maritime crew.

III. Reason for the Extension

    On May 29, 2014, the International Association of Drilling 
Contractors requested that the Coast Guard extend the comment period by 
an additional 60 days to allow their organization, and others in the 
industry, more time to respond to the ANPRM and to gather the 
``organizational and economic data'' that the Coast Guard requested in 
the ANPRM. The Coast Guard is extending the public comment period, as 
requested, to ensure that all stakeholders (industry, State and Federal 
Government agencies, and other individuals who would be impacted by 
this rulemaking) have adequate time to review and fully respond to the 
questions posed in the ANPRM and to any other material included in the 
ANPRM.
    We encourage all members of the public to send comments explaining 
what, if any, impact this ANPRM could have on them or their 
organizations. Also, we ask that commenters be specific and detailed in 
their submissions to aid us in effectively responding to the comments, 
and so that we may craft regulations that will enhance existing 
maritime safety training.
    This notice of extension is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 
552(a).

     Dated: July 3, 2014.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2014-16074 Filed 7-8-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P