Commercial Diving Operations-Reopening of Comment Period, 51173-51174 [2015-20825]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 46 CFR Parts 8 and 197 [Docket No. USCG–1998–3786] RIN 1625–AA21 Commercial Diving Operations— Reopening of Comment Period Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is reopening for 60 days the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Commercial Diving Operations,’’ published on February 19, 2015. Reopening the comment period will allow time for the public to review and submit comments on changes to the applicability of this proposed rule, and on the draft regulatory analysis documentation that was not available in the docket during the original comment period. This notice of proposed rulemaking also provides corrected contact information for those persons interested in the proposed regulatory incorporation of certain material by reference, and the reopened comment period facilitates public comment on the proposed incorporation. Finally, although we are making no changes to the collection of information proposed in the February notice of proposed rulemaking, during the reopened comment period the public may continue to submit additional comments on that proposed collection. Specific instructions for commenting on the proposed collection are printed in the ADDRESSES section that follows. DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on February 19, 2015 (80 FR 9152), is reopened. Comments and related material must be submitted to the docket by October 23, 2015. Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on collection of information must reach OMB on or before October 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit comments using one of the listed methods, and see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information on public comments. • Online—http://www.regulations.gov following Web site instructions. • Fax—202–493–2251. • Mail—Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:29 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand deliver—mail address, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays (telephone 202– 366–9329). Collection of information. You must submit comments on the collection of information discussed in the notice of proposed rulemaking at 80 FR 9173 both to the Coast Guard’s docket and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the White House Office of Management and Budget. OIRA submissions can be made using one of the listed methods. • Email (preferred)—oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov (include the docket number and ‘‘Attention: Desk Officer for Coast Guard, DHS’’ in the subject line of the email). • Fax—202–395–6566. • Mail—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: Desk Officer, U.S. Coast Guard. Viewing material proposed for incorporation by reference. To make arrangements to view this material, please call or email Mr. Ken Smith (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice of proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Ken Smith, Project Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, Headquarters, Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division, Commandant (CG–OES–2); telephone 202–372–1413, email Ken.A.Smith@ 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: A. Public Participation and Comments We encourage you to submit comments (or related material) on this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). We will consider all submissions and may adjust our final action based on your comments. Comments should be marked with docket number USCG– 1998–3786, and should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may provide personal contact information so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your comments, but please note that all comments will be posted to the online docket without change and any personal information you include will be searchable online (see the Federal Register Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 3316, Jan. 17, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 51173 Mailed or hand-delivered comments should be in an unbound 81⁄2 × 11 inch format suitable for reproduction. The Docket Management Facility will acknowledge receipt of mailed comments if you enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope with your submission. Documents mentioned in this NPRM and all public comments are available in our online docket at http:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following the instructions on that Web site. You can also view the docket online at the Docket Management Facility (see the address under ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. B. Regulatory History and Information On February 19, 2015, we published an NPRM entitled ‘‘Commercial Diving Operations’’ (80 FR 9152) that proposed amendments to our regulations for commercial diving conducted from deepwater ports or deepwater port safety zones, or in connection with Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities, or from vessels that are required to have a Coast Guard certificate of inspection. The NPRM would revise and update current regulations to improve safety and to reflect current industry best practices. The NPRM would also allow the Coast Guard to approve independent third-party organizations to assist in ensuring compliance with commercial diving regulations. All comments on the NPRM, including comments on the proposed collection of information, were due by May 20, 2015. In the course of reviewing comments on the NPRM, we became aware of several errors on our part. First, on page 9175 of the NPRM, our proposed regulatory text for 46 CFR 197.200 contained two unintended changes in the applicability of subpart B. We do not intend, despite the proposed language for § 197.200(a)(3), to extend applicability to commercial diving operations involving any vessel operating on the navigable waters of the United States. Nor do we intend, despite the proposed language for § 197.200(a)(5), to remove from applicability those U.S. vessels engaged in an OCS activity as defined in 33 CFR part 140, or connected to a deepwater port as defined in 33 CFR part 150. In a final rule, in § 197.200, we would remove paragraph (a)(3), remove the words ‘‘foreign flagged’’ from paragraph (a)(5), and renumber paragraphs in accordance with this change. As we stated in Table 2 on page 9156 of the NPRM, our intentions for § 197.200 are only to add paragraph (d) concerning E:\FR\FM\24AUP1.SGM 24AUP1 51174 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 163 / Monday, August 24, 2015 / Proposed Rules foreign vessels, and to improve the clarity of our existing provisions, without making any other changes to the substance of the applicability provisions of subpart B. Second, we provided incorrect telephone and email contact information for those wishing to view material proposed for incorporation by reference on pages 9158 and 9159 of the NPRM. To make arrangements to view that material, please contact Mr. Ken Smith (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Third, throughout the NPRM comment period that ended May 20, 2015, the Preliminary Regulatory Analysis and Interim Regulatory Flexibility Analysis document for the NPRM was unavailable in the rulemaking docket. We corrected that omission in June 2015, and that document is currently available at http://www.regulations.gov as docket number USCG–1998–3786–0195. This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: August 18, 2015. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2015–20825 Filed 8–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 1 [WT Docket No. 15–180; DA 15–865] Comment Sought on Scoping Document Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) releases a Scoping Document and seeks public comment on a proposed Program Alternative to improve and facilitate the review process for deployments of small wireless communications facilities, including Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cell facilities, under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. DATES: Comments are due September 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by DA No. 15–865; WT Docket No. 15–180, by any of the following methods: rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:29 Aug 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 D Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS): http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. D Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper should file an original and one copy of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers should submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number. D Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. Æ All hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be disposed of before entering the building. D Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. D U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen DelSordo, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 202–418– 1986, email Stephen.Delsordo@fcc.gov; Paul D’Ari, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418– 1550, email Paul.DAri@fcc.gov; Mania Baghdadi, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418– 2133, email Mania.Baghdadi@fcc.gov; or Brenda Boykin, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202) 418– 2062, email Brenda.Boykin@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Bureau’s Public Notice, DA No. 15–865; WT Docket No 15–180, released July 28, 2015. The full text of this document is available for inspection and copying during business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554. Also, it may be purchased from the Commission’s duplicating contractor at Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–B402, Washington, DC 20554; the contractor’s Web site, http:// PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 www.bcpiweb.com; or by calling (800) 378–3160, facsimile (202) 488–5563, or email FCC@BCPIWEB.com. Copies of the Public Notice also may be obtained via ECFS by entering the docket number WT Docket 15–180; DA No. 15–865. Additionally, the complete item is available on the Federal Communications Commission’s Web site at http://www.fcc.gov. By this Public Notice, the Bureau releases a scoping document (the section 106 Scoping Document) and invites input on a new program alternative to improve and facilitate the review process for deployments of small wireless communications facilities, including Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cell facilities, under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), 54 U.S.C. 306108. In particular, the attached section 106 Scoping Document describes options and seeks public input on potentially amending the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for the Collocation of Wireless Antennas (Collocation Agreement), 47 CFR part 1, App. B, to address the historic preservation review of deployments of small wireless communications facilities under section 106. Copies of the section 106 Scoping Document are also being sent to State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), Tribal and Native Hawaiian cultural preservation officials (including Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs)), and other stakeholders. By this Public Notice, the Bureau also initiates and invites government-to-government consultation with Federally-recognized Tribal Nations. As described more fully in the section 106 Scoping Document, new and additional infrastructure deployments are necessary to meet the increasing demand for advanced wireless services and greater wireless bandwidth. Many wireless providers are deploying new infrastructure technologies, particularly DAS and small cells, in order to increase coverage and capacity in indoor and outdoor environments. Because DAS networks and small cell facilities use radio spectrum licensed by the Commission, the installation of these facilities on utility poles, buildings, and other existing structures is acknowledged as a Commission undertaking under section 106 of the NHPA. The Commission’s rules require applicants to follow the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), as modified by two Nationwide Programmatic Agreements (NPAs) executed by the Commission with the ACHP and the National Conference of State Historic E:\FR\FM\24AUP1.SGM 24AUP1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Parts 8 and 197

[Docket No. USCG-1998-3786]
RIN 1625-AA21


Commercial Diving Operations--Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is reopening for 60 days the comment period 
for the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Commercial Diving 
Operations,'' published on February 19, 2015. Reopening the comment 
period will allow time for the public to review and submit comments on 
changes to the applicability of this proposed rule, and on the draft 
regulatory analysis documentation that was not available in the docket 
during the original comment period. This notice of proposed rulemaking 
also provides corrected contact information for those persons 
interested in the proposed regulatory incorporation of certain material 
by reference, and the reopened comment period facilitates public 
comment on the proposed incorporation. Finally, although we are making 
no changes to the collection of information proposed in the February 
notice of proposed rulemaking, during the reopened comment period the 
public may continue to submit additional comments on that proposed 
collection. Specific instructions for commenting on the proposed 
collection are printed in the ADDRESSES section that follows.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking 
published on February 19, 2015 (80 FR 9152), is reopened. Comments and 
related material must be submitted to the docket by October 23, 2015. 
Comments sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 
collection of information must reach OMB on or before October 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments using one of the listed methods, and see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information on public comments.
     Online--http://www.regulations.gov following Web site 
instructions.
     Fax--202-493-2251.
     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.
     Hand deliver--mail address, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays (telephone 202-366-9329).
    Collection of information. You must submit comments on the 
collection of information discussed in the notice of proposed 
rulemaking at 80 FR 9173 both to the Coast Guard's docket and to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the White House 
Office of Management and Budget. OIRA submissions can be made using one 
of the listed methods.
     Email (preferred)_oira_submission@omb.eop.gov (include 
the docket number and ``Attention: Desk Officer for Coast Guard, DHS'' 
in the subject line of the email).
     Fax--202-395-6566.
     Mail--Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, 
ATTN: Desk Officer, U.S. Coast Guard.
    Viewing material proposed for incorporation by reference. To make 
arrangements to view this material, please call or email Mr. Ken Smith 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice 
of proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Ken Smith, Project Manager, 
U.S. Coast Guard, Headquarters, Vessel and Facility Operating Standards 
Division, Commandant (CG-OES-2); telephone 202-372-1413, email 
Ken.A.Smith@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:

A. Public Participation and Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments (or related material) on this 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). We will consider all submissions 
and may adjust our final action based on your comments. Comments should 
be marked with docket number USCG-1998-3786, and should provide a 
reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may provide personal 
contact information so that we can contact you if we have questions 
regarding your comments, but please note that all comments will be 
posted to the online docket without change and any personal information 
you include will be searchable online (see the Federal Register Privacy 
Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 3316, Jan. 17, 2008).
    Mailed or hand-delivered comments should be in an unbound 8\1/2\ x 
11 inch format suitable for reproduction. The Docket Management 
Facility will acknowledge receipt of mailed comments if you enclose a 
stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope with your submission.
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM and all public comments are 
available in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be 
viewed by following the instructions on that Web site. You can also 
view the docket online at the Docket Management Facility (see the 
address under ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

B. Regulatory History and Information

    On February 19, 2015, we published an NPRM entitled ``Commercial 
Diving Operations'' (80 FR 9152) that proposed amendments to our 
regulations for commercial diving conducted from deepwater ports or 
deepwater port safety zones, or in connection with Outer Continental 
Shelf (OCS) activities, or from vessels that are required to have a 
Coast Guard certificate of inspection. The NPRM would revise and update 
current regulations to improve safety and to reflect current industry 
best practices. The NPRM would also allow the Coast Guard to approve 
independent third-party organizations to assist in ensuring compliance 
with commercial diving regulations. All comments on the NPRM, including 
comments on the proposed collection of information, were due by May 20, 
2015. In the course of reviewing comments on the NPRM, we became aware 
of several errors on our part.
    First, on page 9175 of the NPRM, our proposed regulatory text for 
46 CFR 197.200 contained two unintended changes in the applicability of 
subpart B. We do not intend, despite the proposed language for Sec.  
197.200(a)(3), to extend applicability to commercial diving operations 
involving any vessel operating on the navigable waters of the United 
States. Nor do we intend, despite the proposed language for Sec.  
197.200(a)(5), to remove from applicability those U.S. vessels engaged 
in an OCS activity as defined in 33 CFR part 140, or connected to a 
deepwater port as defined in 33 CFR part 150. In a final rule, in Sec.  
197.200, we would remove paragraph (a)(3), remove the words ``foreign 
flagged'' from paragraph (a)(5), and renumber paragraphs in accordance 
with this change. As we stated in Table 2 on page 9156 of the NPRM, our 
intentions for Sec.  197.200 are only to add paragraph (d) concerning

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foreign vessels, and to improve the clarity of our existing provisions, 
without making any other changes to the substance of the applicability 
provisions of subpart B.
    Second, we provided incorrect telephone and email contact 
information for those wishing to view material proposed for 
incorporation by reference on pages 9158 and 9159 of the NPRM. To make 
arrangements to view that material, please contact Mr. Ken Smith (see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Third, throughout the NPRM comment period that ended May 20, 2015, 
the Preliminary Regulatory Analysis and Interim Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis document for the NPRM was unavailable in the rulemaking 
docket. We corrected that omission in June 2015, and that document is 
currently available at http://www.regulations.gov as docket number 
USCG-1998-3786-0195.
    This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: August 18, 2015.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2015-20825 Filed 8-21-15; 8:45 am]
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