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[FR Doc. 2015–33026 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy 32 CFR Part 706 Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 Department of the Navy, DoD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) 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 January 4, 2016 and is applicable beginning November 18, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Theron R. Korsak, (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 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 ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) 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 6 meters above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 2(g) pertaining to the placement of sidelights above the hull of the vessel; Annex I, paragraph 2(i)(iii), pertaining to the equally spaced vertical separation of three task lights; and Annex I, paragraph 2(k) as described in Rule 30 (a)(i), pertaining to the vertical separation between anchor lights, and the location of the forward anchor light at a height of not less than 6 meters above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1 9 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations masthead light in the forward quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward and after masthead lights; Annex I, paragraph 3(c), pertaining to the task lights placed at a horizontal distance of not less than 2 meters from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel. 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 b. In Table Three, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000); ■ c. In Table Four, under paragraph 15, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000); ■ d. In Table Four, under paragraph 19, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000); ■ e. In Table Four, under paragraph 22, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000); and ■ f. In Table Five, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000). ■ Marine safety, Navigation (water), 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 by: a. In Table One, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000); ■ ■ § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy Under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * TABLE ONE Vessel * * USS ZUMWALT ............................. * * * * * DDG 1000 ...................................... 2.55 * * * Distance in meters of forward masthead light below minimum required height § 2(a)(i) Annex 1 Number * * * * * * * * * TABLE THREE Vessel Number Masthead lights arc of visibility; rule 21(a) USS ZUMWALT. DDG 1000 ........................ * * * * * * * * * Stern light arc of visibility; rule 21(c) Side lights distance inboard of ship’s sides in meters 3(b) annex 1 Stern light, distance forward of stern in meters; rule 21(c) Forward anchor light, height above hull in meters; 2(K) annex 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5.3 * * * Side lights arc of visibility; rule 21(b) * * * Anchor lights relationship of aft light to forward light in meters 2(K) annex 1 2.99 below. * 15. * * * * TABLE FOUR tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Vessel * * USS ZUMWALT ............................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Dec 31, 2015 Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction Number * * * DDG 1000 ...................................... FWD Lower: 1 0.31 meters. FWD Middle: 1 0.31 meters. FWD Upper: 1 0.29 meters. AFT Lower: 1 1.04 meters. AFT Middle: 1 1.05 meters. AFT Upper: 1 1.06 meters. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM * 04JAR1 * 10 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE FOUR—Continued Vessel Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction Number * * * * * * * 1 On DDG 1000, the ship does not have a traditional mast. To achieve the effect of a ‘‘single, all-around light,’’ multiple sets of task lights are embedded into each of the four faces of the ship’s superstructure. Except when viewing the ship from dead ahead, dead astern or broadside, two deckhouse surfaces are visible; consequently, two sets of task lights are visible simultaneously. Because the deckhouse surfaces are sloped, unless the lights are viewed dead-on, the three task lights do not present as being in a vertical line. * * * * * 19. * * * Vessel Number USS ZUMWALT ............................. DDG 1000 ...................................... * * * * * * * * * * * * * Vertical Separation of the task light array is not equally spaced, the separation between the middle and lower task light exceed the separation between the upper and middle light by * * * DDG 1000 ...................................... FWD: 0.01 meter. AFT: 0.178 meter. PORT: 0.64 meter. STBD: 0.01 meter. * * * Number * * USS ZUMWALT ............................. * 2.55 PORT. 2.52 STBD. 22. * * * Vessel * Distance in meters of sidelights above maximum allowed height * * * * * * * * TABLE FIVE Vessel Number Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. annex I, sec. 2(f) * * USS ZUMWALT ................................ * * DDG 1000 ......................................... X tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * Approved: November 18, 2015. A.B. Fischer, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). Dated: December 10, 2015. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. * * DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–1098] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: 16:36 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. annex I, sec.3(a) * X X * [FR Doc. 2015–33012 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. annex I, sec. 3(a) * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 76.94 * The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Highway 160 drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary bridge maintenance repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2016. DATES: E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1

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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, as amended (72 COLREGS), to reflect 
that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and 
Maritime Law) has determined that USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) 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 January 4, 2016 and is applicable 
beginning November 18, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Theron R. Korsak, (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 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 ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) 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 6 meters above the hull; Annex I, 
paragraph 2(g) pertaining to the placement of sidelights above the hull 
of the vessel; Annex I, paragraph 2(i)(iii), pertaining to the equally 
spaced vertical separation of three task lights; and Annex I, paragraph 
2(k) as described in Rule 30 (a)(i), pertaining to the vertical 
separation between anchor lights, and the location of the forward 
anchor light at a height of not less than 6 meters above the hull; 
Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward

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masthead light in the forward quarter of the ship, and the horizontal 
distance between the forward and after masthead lights; Annex I, 
paragraph 3(c), pertaining to the task lights placed at a horizontal 
distance of not less than 2 meters from the fore and aft centerline of 
the vessel. 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), 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 by:
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a. In Table One, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, an 
entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000);
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b. In Table Three, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, 
an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000);
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c. In Table Four, under paragraph 15, adding, in alpha numerical order, 
by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000);
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d. In Table Four, under paragraph 19, adding, in alpha numerical order, 
by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000);
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e. In Table Four, under paragraph 22, adding, in alpha numerical order, 
by vessel number, an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000); and
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f. In Table Five, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, 
an entry for USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000).


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
            Vessel                    Number        light below minimum
                                                    required height Sec.
                                                       2(a)(i) Annex 1
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                              * * * * * * *
USS ZUMWALT...................  DDG 1000.........  2.55
 
                              * * * * * * *
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* * * * *

                                                                                           Table Three
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                                                                                                                      Side lights      Stern light,
                                                                 Masthead lights                                        distance         distance     Forward  anchor        Anchor lights
                                                                      arc of      Side lights arc  Stern light arc     inboard of       forward of     light, height      relationship  of aft
                Vessel                          Number             visibility;     of visibility;   of visibility;  ship's sides in      stern in      above hull in    light to  forward light
                                                                    rule 21(a)       rule 21(b)       rule 21(c)      meters 3(b)      meters; rule     meters; 2(K)     in meters 2(K) annex 1
                                                                                                                        annex 1           21(c)           annex 1
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USS ZUMWALT..........................  DDG 1000................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............             5.3   2.99 below.
 
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* * * * *
    15. * * *

                               Table Four
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                                                    Horizontal distance
                                                   from the fore and aft
            Vessel                    Number         centerline of the
                                                       vessel in the
                                                   athwartship direction
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                              * * * * * * *
USS ZUMWALT...................  DDG 1000.........  FWD Lower: \1\ 0.31
                                                    meters.
                                                   FWD Middle: \1\ 0.31
                                                    meters.
                                                   FWD Upper: \1\ 0.29
                                                    meters.
                                                   AFT Lower: \1\ 1.04
                                                    meters.
                                                   AFT Middle: \1\ 1.05
                                                    meters.
                                                   AFT Upper: \1\ 1.06
                                                    meters.
 

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                              * * * * * * *
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\1\ On DDG 1000, the ship does not have a traditional mast. To achieve
  the effect of a ``single, all-around light,'' multiple sets of task
  lights are embedded into each of the four faces of the ship's
  superstructure. Except when viewing the ship from dead ahead, dead
  astern or broadside, two deckhouse surfaces are visible; consequently,
  two sets of task lights are visible simultaneously. Because the
  deckhouse surfaces are sloped, unless the lights are viewed dead-on,
  the three task lights do not present as being in a vertical line.

* * * * *
    19. * * *

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                                                   Distance in meters of
                                                      sidelights above
            Vessel                    Number          maximum allowed
                                                           height
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USS ZUMWALT...................  DDG 1000.........  2.55 PORT.
                                                   2.52 STBD.
 
                              * * * * * * *
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* * * * *
    22. * * *

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                                                    Vertical Separation
                                                     of the task light
                                                    array is not equally
                                                        spaced, the
                                                     separation between
            Vessel                    Number        the middle and lower
                                                   task light exceed the
                                                     separation between
                                                    the upper and middle
                                                          light by
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
USS ZUMWALT...................  DDG 1000.........  FWD: 0.01 meter.
                                                   AFT: 0.178 meter.
                                                   PORT: 0.64 meter.
                                                   STBD: 0.01 meter.
 
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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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,
                                                                                            2(f)                            sec.3(a)
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USS ZUMWALT.....................................  DDG 1000..........................               X                X                X            76.94
 
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    Approved: November 18, 2015.
 A.B. Fischer,
Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General 
(Admiralty and Maritime Law).
    Dated: December 10, 2015.
N.A. Hagerty-Ford,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
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