Tariff of Tolls, 14390-14392 [2016-05950]

Download as PDF 14390 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations money laundering concern, published on May 25, 2012. FinCEN’s withdrawal of the finding does not acknowledge any remedial measure taken by Credex/ InterPay, but results from the fact that Credex/InterPay no longer operates as a foreign financial institution. Jamal El-Hindi, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2016–04412 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 33 CFR Part 402 [Docket No. SLSDC 2016–0003] RIN 2135–AA38 Tariff of Tolls Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their respective jurisdictions. The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising its regulations to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada starting in the 2016 navigation season, which are effective only in Canada. An amendment to increase the minimum charge per lock for those vessels that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff for full or partial transit of the Seaway will apply in the U.S. (See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.) DATES: This rule will become effective on March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.Regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Mann Lavigne, Chief Counsel, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, Massena, New York 13662; 315/764– 3200. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls (Schedule of Fees and Charges in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2016. No comments were received. The joint regulations will become effective in Canada on March 21, 2016. For consistency, because these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date. The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising 33 CFR 402.12, ‘‘Schedule of tolls’’, to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada beginning in the 2016 navigation season. With one exception, the changes affect the tolls for commercial vessels and are applicable only in Canada. The collection of tolls by the SLSDC on commercial vessels transiting the U.S. locks is waived by law (33 U.S.C. 988a(a)). Accordingly, no notice or comment is necessary on these amendments. The SLSDC is amending 33 CFR 402.12, ‘‘Schedule of tolls’’, to increase the minimum charge per vessel per lock for full or partial transit of the Seaway from $26.92 to $27.46. This charge is for vessels that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to the tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff. This increase is due to higher operating costs at the locks. Regulatory Notices: 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) or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Regulatory Evaluation This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and therefore Executive Order 12866 does not apply and evaluation under the Department of Transportation’s Regulatory Policies and Procedures is not required. Regulatory Flexibility Act Determination I certify this regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls primarily relate to commercial users of the Seaway, the vast majority of whom are foreign vessel operators. Therefore, any resulting costs will be borne mostly by foreign vessels. Environmental Impact This regulation does not require an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (49 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) because it is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Federalism The Corporation has analyzed this rule under the principles and criteria in Executive Order 13132, dated August 4, 1999, and has determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant a Federalism Assessment. Unfunded Mandates The Corporation has analyzed this rule under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4, 109 Stat. 48) and determined that it does not impose unfunded mandates on State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector requiring a written statement of economic and regulatory alternatives. Paperwork Reduction Act This regulation has been analyzed under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and does not contain new or modified information collection requirements subject to the Office of Management and Budget review. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 402 Vessels, Waterways. Accordingly, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is amending 33 CFR part 402, Tariff of Tolls, as follows: PART 402—TARIFF OF TOLLS 1. The authority citation for part 402 continues to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\17MRR1.SGM 17MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 33 U.S.C. 983(a), 984(a)(4), and 988, as amended; 49 CFR 1.52. 2. In § 402.3, add definitions of ‘‘Gateway Incentive’’, ‘‘Toll reduction’’, and ‘‘Volume commitment’’ in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ § 402.3 Interpretation. * * * * * Gateway Incentive means a percentage reduction, as part of an incentive program, negotiated and offered on applicable cargo tolls for shipments of a specific commodity diverted to the Seaway from a competing gateway. * * * * * Toll reduction means the negotiated percentage of refund on applicable cargo tolls under the Gateway Incentive program. * * * * * Volume commitment means the negotiated annual cargo tonnage, with a minimum of 250,000 metric tons per year, a shipper must reach for the negotiated toll reduction under the Gateway Incentive to become applicable. * * * * * ■ 3. In § 402.4, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 402.4 Tolls. (a) Every vessel entering, passing through or leaving the Seaway shall pay a toll that is the sum of each applicable charge in § 402.12. Each charge is calculated on the description set out in column 1 of § 402.12 and the rate set out in column 2 or 3. * * * * * §§ 402.8, 402.9. 402.10, 402.11, 402.12, and 402.13 [Redesignated as §§ 402.9, 402.10, 402.11, 402.12, 402.13, and 402.14] 4. Redesignate §§ 402.8, 402.9. 402.10, 402.11, 402.12 and 402.13 as §§ 402.9, 402.10, 402.11, 402.12, 402.13 and 402.14, respectively. ■ 5. Add § 402.8 to read as follows: ■ § 402.8 Gateway Incentive. (a) To be eligible for the Gateway Incentive, cargoes, must presently be moving between a specific origin and destination via other competing gateways. (b) To be eligible for the refund applicable under the Gateway Incentive program, a shipper, or its representative, must: (1) Submit an application to the Manager for the proposed movement (cargo/origin/destination) to be approved under the rules of the Gateway Incentive program; (2) Supply to the Manager the information proving that the proposed movement is currently done via a competing gateway; (3) Negotiate with the Manager the terms of the proposal, that is an applicable toll reduction, a volume commitment, and the duration of the proposal. (c) The shipper, or its representative, will qualify annually for the negotiated toll reduction upon completion of the annual volume commitment during the agreed upon duration period. (d) The Gateway Incentive applies only to movements of qualified cargoes done after the commencement date of the qualified Gateway Incentive. Movements done prior to the date of commencement of the Gateway Incentive will be ineligible for the rebate. (e) The shipper, or its representative, will provide the Manager with a request Column 1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 1 ................... Subject to item 3, for complete transit of the Seaway, a composite toll, comprising. (1) a charge per gross registered ton of the ship, applicable whether the ship is wholly or partially laden, or is in ballast, and the gross registered tonnage being calculated according to prescribed rules for measurement or under the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969, as amended from time to time.1 (2) a charge per metric ton of cargo as certified on the ship’s manifest or other document, as follows: (a) bulk cargo ................................................................. (b) general cargo ............................................................ (c) steel slab ................................................................... (d) containerized cargo .................................................. (e) government aid cargo ............................................... (f) grain ........................................................................... (g) coal ........................................................................... (3) a charge per passenger per lock ..................................... Jkt 238001 PO 00000 6. In newly redesignated § 402.10, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 402.10 Post-clearance date operational surcharges. (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, a vessel that reports for its final transit of the Seaway from a place set out in column 1 of § 402.12 within a period after the clearance date established by the Manager and the Corporation set out in column 2 of § 402.12 shall pay operational surcharges in the amount set out in column 3 of § 402.12, prorated on a perlock basis. * * * * * 7. Revise newly redesignated § 402.12 to read as follows: ■ § 402.12 Schedule of tolls. Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Column 3 Rate ($) Montreal to or from Lake Ontario (5 locks) Description of charges 15:58 Mar 16, 2016 for the Gateway Incentive refund, together with copies of any documents required to support the request, within sixty (60 days) of the close of the navigation season. Requests for refunds should be submitted to the Manager, Revenue and Forecast, who will be responsible for reviewing all documents and data and recommending the refund under the Gateway Incentive. (f) The negotiated Gateway Incentive percentage of tolls reduction paid in respect of qualifying cargo shipped will be refunded by the Manager after the close of the navigation season, once the Manager has confirmed through the review of submitted support documents that the shipper has met the volume commitment. The SLSMC reserves the right to require the ultimate origin and destination of cargoes to validate the commitment. Column 2 Item VerDate Sep<11>2014 14391 Rate ($) Welland Canal—Lake Ontario to or from Lake Erie (8 locks) 0.1061 ..................................... 0.1698. 1.0997 ..................................... 2.6498 ..................................... 2.3981 ..................................... 1.0997 ..................................... n/a ........................................... 0.6756 ..................................... 0.6756 ..................................... 1.6476 ..................................... 0.7506. 1.2013. 0.8600. 0.7506. n/a. 0.7506. 0.7506. 1.6476. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\17MRR1.SGM 17MRR1 14392 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Column 1 Column 2 Rate ($) Montreal to or from Lake Ontario (5 locks) Item Description of charges 2 ................... (4) a lockage charge per Gross Registered Ton of the vessel, as defined in tem 1(1), applicable whether the ship is wholly or partially laden, or is in ballast, for transit of the Welland Canal in either direction by cargo ships,. Up to a maximum charge per vessel .................................... Subject to item 3, for partial transit of the Seaway .................. 3 ................... 4 ................... 5 ................... 6 ................... 7 ................... Minimum charge per vessel per lock transited for full or partial transit of the Seaway. A charge per pleasure craft per lock transited for full or partial transit of the Seaway, including applicable federal taxes 3. Under the New Business Initiative Program, for cargo accepted as New Business, a percentage rebate on the applicable cargo charges for the approved period. Under the Volume Rebate Incentive program, a retroactive percentage rebate on cargo tolls on the incremental volume calculated based on the pre-approved maximum volume. Under the New Service Incentive Program, for New Business cargo moving under an approved new service, an additional percentage refund on applicable cargo tolls above the New Business rebate. Column 3 Rate ($) Welland Canal—Lake Ontario to or from Lake Erie (8 locks) n/a ........................................... 0.2827. n/a ........................................... 20 per cent per lock of the applicable charge under items 1(1), 1(2) and 1(4) plus the applicable charge under items 1(3). 2 27.46 ..................................... 3,955. 13 per cent per lock of the applicable charge under items 1(1), 1(2) and 1(4) plus the applicable charge under items 1(3). 27.46. 4 30.00 30.00. ..................................... 20% ......................................... 20%. 10% ......................................... 10%. 20% ......................................... 20%. 1 Or under the US GRT for vessels prescribed prior to 2002. applicable charged under item 3 at the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s locks (Eisenhower, Snell) will be collected in U.S. dollars. The collection of the U.S. portion of tolls for commercial vessels is waived by law (33U.S.C. 988a(a)). The other charges are in Canadian dollars and are for the Canadian share of tolls. 3 $5.00 discount per lock applicable on ticket purchased for Canadian locks via paypal. 4 The applicable charge at the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s locks (Eisenhower, Snell) for pleasure craft is $30 U.S. or $30 Canadian per lock. 2 The Issued at Washington, DC, on March 11, 2016. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Carrie Lavigne, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2016–05950 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–61–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2016–0045; FRL–9943–89Region 7] Approval of Iowa Air Quality Implementation Plans; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule; Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, Chapter V, Revisions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of direct final rule. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Due to an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve a state implementation plan revision submitted by the State of Iowa pertaining to the ‘‘Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Chapter V.’’ In the direct final rule published on February 17, 2016, we stated that if we received adverse comment by March 18, 2016, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on February 17, 2016. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. DATES: Effective March 17, 2016, the direct final rule published at 81 FR 7979, February 17, 2016, is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Hamilton Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219 at 913–551–7039, or by email at Hamilton.heather@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the direct final rule to approve a state implementation plan revision submitted by the State of Iowa pertaining to the ‘‘Polk County Board of Health Rules and Regulations, Chapter V.’’ In the direct final rule published on February 17, 2016, (81 FR 7979), we stated that if we received adverse comment by March 18, PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 2016, the rule would be withdrawn and not take effect. EPA subsequently received an adverse comment. EPA will address the comment received in a subsequent final action based upon the proposed action also published on February 17, 2016, (81 FR 8030). EPA will not institute a second comment period on this action. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 14390-14392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05950]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

33 CFR Part 402

[Docket No. SLSDC 2016-0003]
RIN 2135-AA38


Tariff of Tolls

AGENCY: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and 
the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under 
international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the 
St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their respective jurisdictions. 
The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities 
and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the 
SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising its regulations to reflect the fees and 
charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada starting in the 2016 navigation 
season, which are effective only in Canada. An amendment to increase 
the minimum charge per lock for those vessels that are not pleasure 
craft or subject in Canada to tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff 
for full or partial transit of the Seaway will apply in the U.S. (See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.)

DATES: This rule will become effective on March 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background 
documents or comments received, go to http://www.Regulations.gov; or in 
person at the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Mann Lavigne, Chief Counsel, 
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, 
Massena, New York 13662; 315/764-3200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation 
(SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and 
presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls (Schedule 
of Fees and Charges in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. A 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on 
February 9, 2016. No comments were received. The joint regulations will 
become effective in Canada on March 21, 2016. For consistency, because 
these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid 
confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good 
cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same 
date.
    The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all 
commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC 
and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising 33 CFR 402.12, ``Schedule of 
tolls'', to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada 
beginning in the 2016 navigation season. With one exception, the 
changes affect the tolls for commercial vessels and are applicable only 
in Canada. The collection of tolls by the SLSDC on commercial vessels 
transiting the U.S. locks is waived by law (33 U.S.C. 988a(a)). 
Accordingly, no notice or comment is necessary on these amendments.
    The SLSDC is amending 33 CFR 402.12, ``Schedule of tolls'', to 
increase the minimum charge per vessel per lock for full or partial 
transit of the Seaway from $26.92 to $27.46. This charge is for vessels 
that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to the tolls under 
items 1 and 2 of the Tariff. This increase is due to higher operating 
costs at the locks.
    Regulatory Notices: 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) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States and therefore Executive Order 12866 does not apply and 
evaluation under the Department of Transportation's Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures is not required.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Determination

    I certify this regulation will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The St. Lawrence 
Seaway Tariff of Tolls primarily relate to commercial users of the 
Seaway, the vast majority of whom are foreign vessel operators. 
Therefore, any resulting costs will be borne mostly by foreign vessels.

Environmental Impact

    This regulation does not require an environmental impact statement 
under the National Environmental Policy Act (49 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) 
because it is not a major federal action significantly affecting the 
quality of the human environment.

Federalism

    The Corporation has analyzed this rule under the principles and 
criteria in Executive Order 13132, dated August 4, 1999, and has 
determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism 
implications to warrant a Federalism Assessment.

Unfunded Mandates

    The Corporation has analyzed this rule under Title II of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4, 109 Stat. 48) and 
determined that it does not impose unfunded mandates on State, local, 
and tribal governments and the private sector requiring a written 
statement of economic and regulatory alternatives.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This regulation has been analyzed under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 and does not contain new or modified information collection 
requirements subject to the Office of Management and Budget review.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 402

    Vessels, Waterways.

    Accordingly, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is 
amending 33 CFR part 402, Tariff of Tolls, as follows:

PART 402--TARIFF OF TOLLS

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1. The authority citation for part 402 continues to read as follows:


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    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 983(a), 984(a)(4), and 988, as amended; 49 
CFR 1.52.


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2. In Sec.  402.3, add definitions of ``Gateway Incentive'', ``Toll 
reduction'', and ``Volume commitment'' in alphabetical order to read as 
follows:


Sec.  402.3  Interpretation.

* * * * *
    Gateway Incentive means a percentage reduction, as part of an 
incentive program, negotiated and offered on applicable cargo tolls for 
shipments of a specific commodity diverted to the Seaway from a 
competing gateway.
* * * * *
    Toll reduction means the negotiated percentage of refund on 
applicable cargo tolls under the Gateway Incentive program.
* * * * *
    Volume commitment means the negotiated annual cargo tonnage, with a 
minimum of 250,000 metric tons per year, a shipper must reach for the 
negotiated toll reduction under the Gateway Incentive to become 
applicable.
* * * * *

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3. In Sec.  402.4, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  402.4  Tolls.

    (a) Every vessel entering, passing through or leaving the Seaway 
shall pay a toll that is the sum of each applicable charge in Sec.  
402.12. Each charge is calculated on the description set out in column 
1 of Sec.  402.12 and the rate set out in column 2 or 3.
* * * * *
    Sec. Sec.  402.8, 402.9. 402.10, 402.11, 402.12, and 402.13 
[Redesignated as Sec. Sec.  402.9, 402.10, 402.11, 402.12, 402.13, and 
402.14]

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4. Redesignate Sec. Sec.  402.8, 402.9. 402.10, 402.11, 402.12 and 
402.13 as Sec. Sec.  402.9, 402.10, 402.11, 402.12, 402.13 and 402.14, 
respectively.

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5. Add Sec.  402.8 to read as follows:


Sec.  402.8  Gateway Incentive.

    (a) To be eligible for the Gateway Incentive, cargoes, must 
presently be moving between a specific origin and destination via other 
competing gateways.
    (b) To be eligible for the refund applicable under the Gateway 
Incentive program, a shipper, or its representative, must:
    (1) Submit an application to the Manager for the proposed movement 
(cargo/origin/destination) to be approved under the rules of the 
Gateway Incentive program;
    (2) Supply to the Manager the information proving that the proposed 
movement is currently done via a competing gateway;
    (3) Negotiate with the Manager the terms of the proposal, that is 
an applicable toll reduction, a volume commitment, and the duration of 
the proposal.
    (c) The shipper, or its representative, will qualify annually for 
the negotiated toll reduction upon completion of the annual volume 
commitment during the agreed upon duration period.
    (d) The Gateway Incentive applies only to movements of qualified 
cargoes done after the commencement date of the qualified Gateway 
Incentive. Movements done prior to the date of commencement of the 
Gateway Incentive will be ineligible for the rebate.
    (e) The shipper, or its representative, will provide the Manager 
with a request for the Gateway Incentive refund, together with copies 
of any documents required to support the request, within sixty (60 
days) of the close of the navigation season. Requests for refunds 
should be submitted to the Manager, Revenue and Forecast, who will be 
responsible for reviewing all documents and data and recommending the 
refund under the Gateway Incentive.
    (f) The negotiated Gateway Incentive percentage of tolls reduction 
paid in respect of qualifying cargo shipped will be refunded by the 
Manager after the close of the navigation season, once the Manager has 
confirmed through the review of submitted support documents that the 
shipper has met the volume commitment. The SLSMC reserves the right to 
require the ultimate origin and destination of cargoes to validate the 
commitment.

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6. In newly redesignated Sec.  402.10, revise paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  402.10  Post-clearance date operational surcharges.

    (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, a vessel that reports 
for its final transit of the Seaway from a place set out in column 1 of 
Sec.  402.12 within a period after the clearance date established by 
the Manager and the Corporation set out in column 2 of Sec.  402.12 
shall pay operational surcharges in the amount set out in column 3 of 
Sec.  402.12, prorated on a per-lock basis.
* * * * *

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7. Revise newly redesignated Sec.  402.12 to read as follows:


Sec.  402.12  Schedule of tolls.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Column 1                     Column 2         Column 3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Rate ($)
                                            Rate ($)     Welland Canal--
                     Description of      Montreal to or  Lake Ontario to
      Item               charges           from Lake       or from Lake
                                           Ontario (5     Erie (8 locks)
                                             locks)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1...............  Subject to item 3,
                   for complete
                   transit of the
                   Seaway, a composite
                   toll, comprising.
                    (1) a charge per    0.1061.........  0.1698.
                     gross registered
                     ton of the ship,
                     applicable
                     whether the ship
                     is wholly or
                     partially laden,
                     or is in ballast,
                     and the gross
                     registered
                     tonnage being
                     calculated
                     according to
                     prescribed rules
                     for measurement
                     or under the
                     International
                     Convention on
                     Tonnage
                     Measurement of
                     Ships, 1969, as
                     amended from time
                     to time.\1\.
                    (2) a charge per
                     metric ton of
                     cargo as
                     certified on the
                     ship's manifest
                     or other
                     document, as
                     follows:.
                      (a) bulk cargo..  1.0997.........  0.7506.
                      (b) general       2.6498.........  1.2013.
                       cargo.
                      (c) steel slab..  2.3981.........  0.8600.
                      (d)               1.0997.........  0.7506.
                       containerized
                       cargo.
                      (e) government    n/a............  n/a.
                       aid cargo.
                      (f) grain.......  0.6756.........  0.7506.
                      (g) coal........  0.6756.........  0.7506.
                    (3) a charge per    1.6476.........  1.6476.
                     passenger per
                     lock.

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                    (4) a lockage       n/a............  0.2827.
                     charge per Gross
                     Registered Ton of
                     the vessel, as
                     defined in tem
                     1(1), applicable
                     whether the ship
                     is wholly or
                     partially laden,
                     or is in ballast,
                     for transit of
                     the Welland Canal
                     in either
                     direction by
                     cargo ships,.
                    Up to a maximum     n/a............  3,955.
                     charge per vessel.
2...............  Subject to item 3,    20 per cent per  13 per cent per
                   for partial transit   lock of the      lock of the
                   of the Seaway.        applicable       applicable
                                         charge under     charge under
                                         items 1(1),      items 1(1),
                                         1(2) and 1(4)    1(2) and 1(4)
                                         plus the         plus the
                                         applicable       applicable
                                         charge under     charge under
                                         items 1(3).      items 1(3).
3...............  Minimum charge per    \2\ 27.46......  27.46.
                   vessel per lock
                   transited for full
                   or partial transit
                   of the Seaway.
4...............  A charge per          \4\ 30.00......  30.00.
                   pleasure craft per
                   lock transited for
                   full or partial
                   transit of the
                   Seaway, including
                   applicable federal
                   taxes \3\.
5...............  Under the New         20%............  20%.
                   Business Initiative
                   Program, for cargo
                   accepted as New
                   Business, a
                   percentage rebate
                   on the applicable
                   cargo charges for
                   the approved period.
6...............  Under the Volume      10%............  10%.
                   Rebate Incentive
                   program, a
                   retroactive
                   percentage rebate
                   on cargo tolls on
                   the incremental
                   volume calculated
                   based on the pre-
                   approved maximum
                   volume.
7...............  Under the New         20%............  20%.
                   Service Incentive
                   Program, for New
                   Business cargo
                   moving under an
                   approved new
                   service, an
                   additional
                   percentage refund
                   on applicable cargo
                   tolls above the New
                   Business rebate.
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\1\ Or under the US GRT for vessels prescribed prior to 2002.
\2\ The applicable charged under item 3 at the Saint Lawrence Seaway
  Development Corporation's locks (Eisenhower, Snell) will be collected
  in U.S. dollars. The collection of the U.S. portion of tolls for
  commercial vessels is waived by law (33U.S.C. 988a(a)). The other
  charges are in Canadian dollars and are for the Canadian share of
  tolls.
\3\ $5.00 discount per lock applicable on ticket purchased for Canadian
  locks via paypal.
\4\ The applicable charge at the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development
  Corporation's locks (Eisenhower, Snell) for pleasure craft is $30 U.S.
  or $30 Canadian per lock.


    Issued at Washington, DC, on March 11, 2016.

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
Carrie Lavigne,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2016-05950 Filed 3-16-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-61-P