Offshore Supply Vessels, Towing Vessel, and Barge Engine Rating Watches, 3336 [2016-01101]

Download as PDF 3336 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this action and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. A major rule cannot take effect until 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Under section 307(b)(1) of the CAA, petitions for judicial review of this action must be filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the appropriate circuit by March 21, 2016. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements. (See section 307(b)(2).) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2015–0758] RIN 1625–AC25 40 CFR part 52 is amended as follows: PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Offshore Supply Vessels, Towing Vessel, and Barge Engine Rating Watches Coast Guard, DHS. Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: ACTION: 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Identification of plan. * * * * * (c) * * * (134) On July 2, 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources submitted a request to revise the State Implementation Plan to satisfy the state board requirements under section 128 of the Clean Air Act. (i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Wisconsin Statutes, section 15.05 Secretaries, as revised by 2013 Wisconsin Act 20, enacted on June 30, 2013. (A copy of 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 Jkt 238001 On October 26, 2015, the Coast Guard published a direct final rule, which notified the public of our intent to amend merchant mariner manning regulations to align them with statutory changes made by the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. The Act allows oilers serving on certain offshore support vessels, towing vessels, and barges to be divided into at least two watches. The change would increase the sea service credit affected mariners are permitted to earn for each 12-hour period of work from one day to one and a half days. The rule will go into effect as scheduled. DATES: The effective date of the direct final rule published at 80 FR 65165 on SUMMARY: 2. Section 52.2570 is amended by adding paragraph (c)(134) to read as follows: ■ jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * (j) Approval—In a July 2, 2015, submission, Wisconsin certified that the state has satisfied the infrastructure SIP requirements of section 110(a)(2)(E)(ii) for the 1997 ozone, 1997 PM2.5, 2006 PM2.5, 2008 Pb, 2008 ozone, 2010 NO2, and 2010 SO2 NAAQS. 46 CFR Part 15 Dated: November 23, 2015. Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator, Region 5. 15:08 Jan 20, 2016 * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Lead, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sulfur oxides. VerDate Sep<11>2014 § 52.2591 Section 110(a)(2) infrastructure requirements. [FR Doc. 2016–01015 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 § 52.2570 is attached to section 15.05 to verify the enactment date.) (B) Wisconsin Statutes, section 19.45(2), as revised by 1989 Wisconsin Act 338, enacted on April 27, 1990. (A copy of 1989 Wisconsin Act 338 is attached to section 19.45(2) to verify the enactment date.) (C) Wisconsin Statutes, section 19.46 Conflict of interest prohibited; exception, as revised by 2007 Wisconsin Act 1, enacted on February 2, 2007. (A copy of 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 is attached to section 19.46 to verify the enactment date.) ■ 3. Section 52.2591 is amended by adding paragraph (j) to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 October 26, 2015 is confirmed as January 25, 2016. Mr. Davis Breyer, Marine Personnel Qualifications Division (CG–OES–1), Coast Guard; email Davis.J.Breyer@ uscg.mil, telephone (202) 372–1445. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We received two comments in response to the direct final rule (DFR). The two comments we received were either not adverse or separable from and not within the scope of the rulemaking. One commenter supported the rule and thanked the Coast Guard for its prompt action. Another commenter titled its comment as ‘‘adverse’’ and requested that the Coast Guard withdraw the DFR. The commenter agreed that ‘‘the Coast Guard is obliged to align Coast Guard regulations with the statutes’’ and did not oppose the changes to the regulation. The commenter argued, rather, that the Coast Guard should delay the rulemaking indefinitely and seek new legislation from Congress that limits every merchant mariner to serving a uniform maximum of 12 hours in a 24 hour period, except in an emergency. The DFR conforms Coast Guard regulations to existing law, under which affected mariners may earn one and a half days sea service credit for each 12hour period of work. The commenter did not oppose granting such mariners such credit for time worked. Instead, the commenter took issue with the absence of statutory restrictions on the length of time certain mariners may be required to work. The commenter advocated that the Coast Guard delay updating the regulations and request that Congress amend the statute further. The DFR stated that ‘‘we may adopt, as final, those parts of this rule on which no adverse comment was received.’’ 80 FR 65166. The commenter’s requests are separable from the rule and raises issues well outside the scope of the rule. The rule will therefore go into effect as scheduled. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 14, 2016. J.G. Lantz, Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2016–01101 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\21JAR1.SGM 21JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 13 (Thursday, January 21, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Part 15

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0758]
RIN 1625-AC25


Offshore Supply Vessels, Towing Vessel, and Barge Engine Rating 
Watches

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: On October 26, 2015, the Coast Guard published a direct final 
rule, which notified the public of our intent to amend merchant mariner 
manning regulations to align them with statutory changes made by the 
Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. The 
Act allows oilers serving on certain offshore support vessels, towing 
vessels, and barges to be divided into at least two watches. The change 
would increase the sea service credit affected mariners are permitted 
to earn for each 12-hour period of work from one day to one and a half 
days. The rule will go into effect as scheduled.

DATES: The effective date of the direct final rule published at 80 FR 
65165 on October 26, 2015 is confirmed as January 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Davis Breyer, Marine Personnel 
Qualifications Division (CG-OES-1), Coast Guard; email 
Davis.J.Breyer@uscg.mil, telephone (202) 372-1445.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We received two comments in response to the 
direct final rule (DFR). The two comments we received were either not 
adverse or separable from and not within the scope of the rulemaking.
    One commenter supported the rule and thanked the Coast Guard for 
its prompt action. Another commenter titled its comment as ``adverse'' 
and requested that the Coast Guard withdraw the DFR. The commenter 
agreed that ``the Coast Guard is obliged to align Coast Guard 
regulations with the statutes'' and did not oppose the changes to the 
regulation. The commenter argued, rather, that the Coast Guard should 
delay the rulemaking indefinitely and seek new legislation from 
Congress that limits every merchant mariner to serving a uniform 
maximum of 12 hours in a 24 hour period, except in an emergency.
    The DFR conforms Coast Guard regulations to existing law, under 
which affected mariners may earn one and a half days sea service credit 
for each 12-hour period of work. The commenter did not oppose granting 
such mariners such credit for time worked. Instead, the commenter took 
issue with the absence of statutory restrictions on the length of time 
certain mariners may be required to work. The commenter advocated that 
the Coast Guard delay updating the regulations and request that 
Congress amend the statute further.
    The DFR stated that ``we may adopt, as final, those parts of this 
rule on which no adverse comment was received.'' 80 FR 65166. The 
commenter's requests are separable from the rule and raises issues well 
outside the scope of the rule. The rule will therefore go into effect 
as scheduled.

    Dated: January 14, 2016.
J.G. Lantz,
Director, Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2016-01101 Filed 1-20-16; 8:45 am]
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