Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea Adjacent to Alaska, 12256 [2015-05226]

Download as PDF 12256 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 44 / Friday, March 6, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD 2015–0022] Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea Adjacent to Alaska Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration, is authorized to make determinations permitting the use of foreign-flag anchor handling vessels in certain cases (and for a limited period of time) if no U.S.-flag vessels are found to be suitable and reasonably available. A request for such a determination regarding anchor handling vessels with a minimum ice class A3 has been received by the Maritime Administration. If the Maritime Administration determines that U.S.flag vessels are not suitable and reasonably available for the proposed service, a determination will be granted allowing for the conditional use of these vessels, within a set time frame. Those interested in providing the names of suitable and available vessels for the proposed service should refer to the docket number, and identify the U.S.flag vessels available. DATES: Submit U.S.-flag anchor handling ice class A3 or above vessel nominations on or before April 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: U.S.-flag vessel nominations should refer to docket number MARAD 2015–0022. Written nominations 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 20590–0001. You may also send documents electronically via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. To do so, search ‘‘MARAD 2015–0022’’ and follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions 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., key search ‘‘MARAD 2015–0022.’’ All comments and documents received will be posted mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Mar 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 without change to the docket, including any personal or business information provided. For additional information on the availability of submitted material, see the section entitled Privacy Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Maritime Administration has received a request from a company seeking permission to charter a foreign-flag iceclassed A3 anchor handling vessel adjacent to the coast of Alaska. The foreign-flag anchor handling vessel (TOR VIKING II 9199622) would operate in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea adjacent to Alaska, under certain conditions, and for a limited period of time. Section 306 of Public Law 111– 281 allows the use of foreign-flag vessels in this regard if the Maritime Administration determines that U.S.flag vessels are not suitable or reasonably available. The Maritime Administration is posting this notice in the Federal Register providing the public notice 30 days in advance of our intention to provide a determination allowing for the use of a foreign-flag vessel in this regard, if suitable and available U.S.-flag vessels are not otherwise identified. Our determination will be for a period of one calendar year from July 2015. Foreignflag anchor handling vessels may not be employed for the setting, relocation or recovery of anchors or other mooring equipment of a mobile offshore drilling unit after December 31, 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments and supporting documentation 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 the DOT Privacy Act system of records notice for the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) in the Federal Register published on January 17, 2008, (73 FR 3316) at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/ 2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf. Authority: Section 306, Pub. L. 111–281 (Oct. 15, 2010). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2015–05226 Filed 3–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P You may contact Michael Hokana, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–730 Room W21– 304, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0760. PO 00000 Dated: March 3, 2015. Thomas M. Hudson, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Maritime Administration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35902] Elizabethtown Industrial Railroad LLC—Operation Exemption—Rail Holdings, Inc. Elizabethtown Industrial Railroad LLC (EZR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate a 1.0-mile line of railroad, known as the Conewago Industrial Track, between the connection with the Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s (NS) main line at milepost 1.0 in Conewago, and milepost 0.0 in West Donegal Township, in Lancaster County Pa., (the Line), pursuant to an operating agreement with Rail Holdings, Inc. (RH), the owner of the Line.1 This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Eric Bickleman & Robert Lowe—Continuance in Control Exemption—Elizabethtown Industrial Railroad, Docket No. FD 35903, in which Eric Bickleman and Robert Lowe seek Board approval to continue in control of Elizabethtown Industrial Railroad LLC under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2), upon EZR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. EZR states that it will provide common carrier freight service over the Line pursuant to an operating agreement it is negotiating with RH.2 EZR states that the operating agreement between EZR and RH does not contain any provision or agreement which would limit future interchange of traffic with any third-party connecting carrier. EZR also states that it intends to interchange traffic with NS at Conewago. EZR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction 1 According to EZR, RH purchased the Line from Conewago Industrial Track, Inc. (Conewago) in September 2014. RH and Conewago, both are noncarriers. 2 Once EZR enters into the agreement, it should submit the agreement into the record in this proceeding in order to provide sufficient information and documentation for the Board to determine whether the owner-lessor can exert undue control over the lessee-carrier’s operations. See Anthony Macrie—Continuance in Control Exemption—N.J. Seashire Lines, Inc., FD 35296, slip op at 3 (STB served Aug. 31, 2010); N. Shore R.R.-Acquis & Operation Exemption—PPL Susquehanna, LLC, FD 35377, slip op. at 3 (STB served Apr. 26, 2011). E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 44 (Friday, March 6, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD 2015-0022]


Use of Foreign-Flag Anchor Handling Vessels in the Beaufort Sea 
or Chukchi Sea Adjacent to Alaska

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the 
Maritime Administration, is authorized to make determinations 
permitting the use of foreign-flag anchor handling vessels in certain 
cases (and for a limited period of time) if no U.S.-flag vessels are 
found to be suitable and reasonably available.
    A request for such a determination regarding anchor handling 
vessels with a minimum ice class A3 has been received by the Maritime 
Administration. If the Maritime Administration determines that U.S.-
flag vessels are not suitable and reasonably available for the proposed 
service, a determination will be granted allowing for the conditional 
use of these vessels, within a set time frame. Those interested in 
providing the names of suitable and available vessels for the proposed 
service should refer to the docket number, and identify the U.S.-flag 
vessels available.

DATES: Submit U.S.-flag anchor handling ice class A3 or above vessel 
nominations on or before April 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: U.S.-flag vessel nominations should refer to docket number 
MARAD 2015-0022. Written nominations 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 20590-0001. You may also send 
documents electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. To do so, search ``MARAD 2015-0022'' and follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions 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., key search ``MARAD 2015-0022.'' All comments and 
documents received will be posted without change to the docket, 
including any personal or business information provided. For additional 
information on the availability of submitted material, see the section 
entitled Privacy Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Michael Hokana, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR-730 Room 
W21-304, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 
202-366-0760.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Maritime Administration has received a 
request from a company seeking permission to charter a foreign-flag 
ice-classed A3 anchor handling vessel adjacent to the coast of Alaska. 
The foreign-flag anchor handling vessel (TOR VIKING II 9199622) would 
operate in the Beaufort Sea or Chukchi Sea adjacent to Alaska, under 
certain conditions, and for a limited period of time. Section 306 of 
Public Law 111-281 allows the use of foreign-flag vessels in this 
regard if the Maritime Administration determines that U.S.-flag vessels 
are not suitable or reasonably available.
    The Maritime Administration is posting this notice in the Federal 
Register providing the public notice 30 days in advance of our 
intention to provide a determination allowing for the use of a foreign-
flag vessel in this regard, if suitable and available U.S.-flag vessels 
are not otherwise identified. Our determination will be for a period of 
one calendar year from July 2015. Foreign-flag anchor handling vessels 
may not be employed for the setting, relocation or recovery of anchors 
or other mooring equipment of a mobile offshore drilling unit after 
December 31, 2017.

Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments and 
supporting documentation 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 the DOT Privacy Act system of records notice for the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) in the Federal Register 
published on January 17, 2008, (73 FR 3316) at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-785.pdf.

    Authority:  Section 306, Pub. L. 111-281 (Oct. 15, 2010).

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: March 3, 2015.
Thomas M. Hudson, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-05226 Filed 3-5-15; 8:45 am]
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