Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel NN59; Invitation for Public Comments, 5511-5512 [2016-01874]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Pages 5511-5512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01874]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2016 0001]

Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel NN59; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: 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 March 3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2016-0001. 
Written comments may be submitted by

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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 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

Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Room W23-465, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-9309, Email

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel NN59 is:
    Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ``Teach sailing, take maritime 
heritage tourists, other user groups on the Sailboat's geographic 
region intended operation.''
    Geographic Region: ``Washington State, Oregon, 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]).''
    The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2016-0001 at 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 

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 12, 2016.
Thomas M. Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-01874 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]