Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel KANOA; Invitation for Public Comments, 4627-4628 [2015-01544]

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Appendix C contains example documents to assist recipients in applying for and managing an SGR grant. Appendix D contains FTA regional and metropolitan contact information. Appendix E contains a list of references for the circular. Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–01530 Filed 1–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2015 0008] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel KANOA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4628 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 18 / Wednesday, January 28, 2015 / Notices as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2015–0008. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@ dot.gov. AGENCY: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel KANOA is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Sailing instruction and Charters’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Hawaii’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2015–0008 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Jan 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: January 20, 2015. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–01544 Filed 1–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2015 0007] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SWEET AILEEN; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2015–0007. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel SWEET AILEEN is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘This is a two cabin vessel with galley and 1 & 1⁄2 bath. It will take passengers on a 48 hour tour including sport fishing within Kachemak Bay, Alaska’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Alaska (excluding waters in Southeastern Alaska and waters north of a line between Gore Point to Cape Suckling [including the North Gulf Coast and Prince William Sound. This vessel has a slip at the Port of Homer, Alaska and will stay in the area of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet (an area considered Southwest Alaska). The vessel will not be able to enter waters in Southeastern Alaska due to the geographic location of Kenai peninsula. Kenai peninsula is the western border of ‘‘North of a line from Gore Point to Cape Suckling (including the North Gulf Coast and Prince William Sound)’’, and these mountains have no water passageway between Cook Inlet and Southeastern Alaska.’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2015–0007 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. 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 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2015 0008]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel KANOA; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of 
Transportation,

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as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to 
grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under 
certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by 
MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is 
listed below.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2015-0008. 
Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket 
Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part 
of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the 
above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, 
except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all 
documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Linda Williams, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Room W23-453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-0903, Email 
Linda.Williams@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel 
KANOA is:
Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``Sailing instruction and Charters''
Geographic Region: ``Hawaii''

    The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2015-0008 at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the 
effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in 
the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance 
with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that 
the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a 
U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that 
business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the 
docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to 
properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the 
commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver 
criteria given in Sec.  388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 
388.

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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: January 20, 2015.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-01544 Filed 1-27-15; 8:45 am]
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