Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, 68119-68120 [2014-27010]

Download as PDF 68119 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved: October 31, 2014. A. B. Fischer, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). Dated: November 7, 2014. N. A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26979 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P 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: ACTION: Department of the Navy, DoD. Final rule. 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 JACKSON (LCS 6) 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. SUMMARY: This rule is effective November 14, 2014 and is applicable beginning October 22, 2014. DATES: Commander Theron R. Korsak, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Admiralty Attorney, (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 number: 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 JACKSON (LCS 6) 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 location of the forward masthead light at a height not less than 12 meters above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward masthead light in the forward quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward and after masthead light; Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(i), pertaining to the placement of the masthead light or lights above and clear of all other lights and obstructions; Annex I, paragraph 3(c), pertaining to the task light’s horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction. 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 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 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. 2. Section 706.2 is amended: a. In Table One, by adding, in alphanumerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6); ■ b. In Table Four, under paragraph 15, add, in alphanumerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6); ■ c. In Table Four, under paragraph 16, add, in alphanumerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6); and ■ d. In Table Five, by adding, in alphanumerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6). ■ ■ § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE ONE Vessel Number Distance in meters of forward masthead light below minimum required height § 2(a)(i) Annex I * * * USS JACKSON ............................................................................. * * * LCS 6 ....................................................................... * 4.91 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * * 16:41 Nov 13, 2014 * * * 15. * * * Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 * 68120 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations TABLE FOUR Vessel Number Horizontal distances from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction (meters) * * * USS JACKSON ............................................................................. * * * LCS 6 ....................................................................... * 1.31 16. * * * Obstruction angle relative ship’s headings Vessel Number * * * USS JACKSON .............................................................................. * * * LCS 6 ........................................................................ * * * * * * 71°–73° 76°–78° * * 287°–289° * * * * * TABLE FIVE Vessel Number Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. annex I, sec. 2(f) * * USS JACKSON ................................. * * LCS 6 ................................................ * ........................ * * * Approved: October 22, 2014. A. B. Fischer, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). Dated: November 7, 2014. N. A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27010 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P * DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0912] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) double leaf bascule Ballard Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 1.1, at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is to accommodate evening detoured commuter traffic during road mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 X * X * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 18.6 * construction. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for an extra hour during evening traffic. This deviation is effective from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, from November 19, 2014 until January 31, 2015. DATES: 33 CFR Part 117 SUMMARY: 17:25 Nov 13, 2014 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. annex I, sec. 3(a) * ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. annex I, sec. 3(a) Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0912] 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. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1

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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 JACKSON (LCS 6) 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 November 14, 2014 and is applicable 
beginning October 22, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Theron R. Korsak, JAGC, U.S. 
Navy, Admiralty Attorney, (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 number: 
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 JACKSON (LCS 6) 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 location of the forward masthead light at a height 
not less than 12 meters above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), 
pertaining to the location of the forward masthead light in the forward 
quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward 
and after masthead light; Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(i), pertaining to the 
placement of the masthead light or lights above and clear of all other 
lights and obstructions; Annex I, paragraph 3(c), pertaining to the 
task light's horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of 
the vessel in the athwartship direction. 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 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:
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a. In Table One, by adding, in alphanumerical order, by vessel number, 
an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6);
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b. In Table Four, under paragraph 15, add, in alphanumerical order, by 
vessel number, an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6);
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c. In Table Four, under paragraph 16, add, in alphanumerical order, by 
vessel number, an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6); and
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d. In Table Five, by adding, in alphanumerical order, by vessel number, 
an entry for USS JACKSON (LCS 6).


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                  Number       below minimum required
                                                  height Sec.   2(a)(i)
                                                         Annex I
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USS JACKSON..................  LCS 6..........                     4.91
 
                              * * * * * * *
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                               Table Four
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                                                  Horizontal distances
                                                  from the fore and aft
            Vessel                  Number      centerline of the vessel
                                                   in the athwartship
                                                   direction (meters)
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                              * * * * * * *
USS JACKSON..................  LCS 6..........                     1.31
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                                                                            Obstruction angle relative ship's
                  Vessel                              Number                            headings
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                                                  * * * * * * *
USS JACKSON..............................  LCS 6......................  71[deg]-73[deg]
                                                                        76[deg]-78[deg]
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
                                                                        287[deg]-289[deg]
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                                                                       Table Five
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                                                                                                                         After masthead
                                                                                      Masthead lights      Forward      light less than
                                                                                        not over all    masthead light    \1/2\ ship's      Percentage
                                                                                        other lights    not in forward   length aft of      horizontal
                     Vessel                                     Number                      and           quarter of        forward         separation
                                                                                       obstructions.    ship. annex I,  masthead light.      attained
                                                                                       annex I,  sec.     sec. 3(a)      annex I,  sec.
                                                                                            2(f)                              3(a)
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
USS JACKSON.....................................  LCS 6.............................  ...............               X                X             18.6
 
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    Approved: October 22, 2014.
A. B. Fischer,
Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
    Dated: November 7, 2014.
N. A. Hagerty-Ford,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27010 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3810-FF-P