Update to Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines, 33685-33686 [2016-12624]

Download as PDF 33685 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2016 / Notices The estimated response burden has not changed and is as follows: Information source Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total hours SOAR Data Form ................................................................. 700 3 2100 .25 525 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 15E–57B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 or email her a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by July 26, 2016. (SAMHSA) will publish a summary of information collection requests under OMB review, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of these documents, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276–1243. Summer King, Statistician. Project: 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (OMB No. 0930–0110)— Revision The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is a survey of the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population aged 12 years old or older. The data are used to determine the prevalence of use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs. The results are used by SAMHSA, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Federal government agencies, and other organizations and researchers to establish policy, direct program activities, and better allocate resources. [FR Doc. 2016–12555 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration While NSDUH must be updated periodically to reflect changing substance use and mental health issues and to continue producing current data, for the 2017 NSDUH only the following minor changes are planned: (1) Updated questions so respondents who report no use of alcohol are not asked about misuse of prescription drugs with alcohol; and (2) included other minor wording changes to improve the flow of the interview, increase respondent comprehension or to be consistent with text in other questions. As with all NSDUH/NHSDA 1 surveys conducted since 1999, the sample size of the survey for 2017 will be sufficient to permit prevalence estimates for each of the fifty States and the District of Columbia. The total annual burden estimate is shown below in Table 1. TABLE 1—ANNUALIZED ESTIMATED BURDEN FOR 2017 NSDUH Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours 131,983 67,507 3,755 10,126 1 1 1 1 131,983 67,507 3,755 10,126 0.083 1.000 0.067 0.067 10,955 67,507 252 678 Total .............................................................................. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Household Screening ........................................................... Interview ............................................................................... Screening Verification .......................................................... Interview Verification ............................................................ 131,983 ........................ 213,371 ........................ 79,932 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent by June 27, 2016 to the SAMHSA Desk Officer at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). To ensure timely receipt of comments, and to avoid potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Although commenters are encouraged to send their comments via email, commenters may also fax their comments to: 202–395–7285. Commenters may also mail them to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, Washington, DC 20503. Summer King, Statistician. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0437] Update to Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines Coast Guard, OHS. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–12486 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft update to the Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines. The APC SUMMARY: 1 Prior to 2002, the NSDUH was referred to as the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 May 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 33686 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Guidelines provide the maritime industry with updated information on the development and submission of an APC request made pursuant to existing regulations. In addition to providing guidance to vessel owners and operators on developing APC requests, the APC Guidelines will also facilitate consistency in the review of APC requests by Coast Guard personnel. This notice solicits public comment on the procedures contained in the draft update to the APC Guidelines. DATES: Comments must reach the USCG by August 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: To view the APC Guidelines as well as documents mentioned in this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type ‘‘USCG–2016–0437’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Then click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For USCG: CDR Scott Stoermer, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy, 202–372–2234. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Participation and Request for Comments The USCG encourages participation in updating the APC Guidelines by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information provided. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number (USCG–2016–0437), indicate the specific section of the APC Guidelines to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. We recommend that you include your name, a mailing address, an email address and/or a phone number in the body of your document to facilitate follow-up contact if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type ‘‘USCG–2016–0437’’ in the search box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Then click ‘‘Comment Now!’’ on the appropriate line. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the DHS Facility, please enclose a stamped, selfaddressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 May 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Viewing comments and documents: To view comments as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type ‘‘USCG–2016–0437’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Then click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder.’’ Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic material submitted 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 a Privacy Act and system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). II. Abbreviations APC Alternative Planning Criteria CFR Code of Federal Regulations 017 District 17 FR Federal Register MSIB Marine Safety Information Bulletin NTV Nontank Vessel OPA Oil Pollution Act of 1990 USCG U.S. Coast Guard VOO Vessel of Opportunity VRP Vessel Response Plan III. Background Under 33 CFR 155.1015 and 155.5015, vessel response plans (VRPs) are required to cover all navigable waters of the U.S. in which a vessel operates. Several areas under U.S. jurisdiction do not have sufficient resources to meet the national planning criteria prescribed under 33 CFR part 155, Appendix B. In remote areas where typical response resources are not available, or the available commercial resources do not meet the national planning criteria, a vessel owner or operator may request that the Coast Guard accept an Alternative Planning Criteria (APC). In August 2009, the Coast Guard published CG–543 Policy Letter 09–02, ‘‘Industry Guidelines for Requesting Alternate Planning Criteria Approval, One Time Waivers and Interim Operating Authorization.’’ The purpose of Policy Letter 09–02, was to provide guidance to the maritime industry in applying for an APC pursuant to 33 CFR 155.1065(f). In September 2013, the Coast Guard published regulations (78 FR 60124) requiring NTVs over 400 gross tons to submit VRPs, which made the national planning criteria in 33 CFR part 155 applicable to thousands of additional vessels across the U.S., including geographic areas with limited commercially available response resources. Over time, it became apparent that additional guidance would be useful in addressing PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compliance issues that had developed from the promulgation of the nontank vessel (NTV) Final Rule. In 2015, Coast Guard Dl 7 published a draft Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) that provided guidance for APC submissions and expectations within Alaskan waters, with a focus on NTV traffic. Dl 7 received a multitude of comments from various sectors of the maritime industry on the draft MSIB. By this time, the Coast Guard determined it would be best to update the national APC guidance rather than singularly focusing on APC guidelines specific to Alaska. The comments received on Dl 7’s MSIB were strongly considered by the Coast Guard during the development of the revised APC national guidance now being published for public comment. IV. Public Comment of APC Guidelines The draft APC Guidelines may be amended by the Coast Guard, as appropriate, based upon public comment on this Federal Register notice. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). Dated: May 23, 2016. J.B. Loring, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–12624 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 16–08] Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Designation of an Approved Native American Tribal Card Issued by the Hydaburg Cooperative Association of Alaska as an Acceptable Document To Denote Identity and Citizenship for Entry in the United States at Land and Sea Ports of Entry U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is designating an approved Native American Tribal Card issued by the Hydaburg Cooperative Association of Alaska (HCA Tribe) to U.S. and Canadian citizens as an acceptable travel document for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The approved card may be used to denote identity and citizenship of HCA Tribe members entering the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 103 (Friday, May 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33685-33686]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

 Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0437]


Update to Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines

AGENCY: Coast Guard, OHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft update 
to the Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines. The APC

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Guidelines provide the maritime industry with updated information on 
the development and submission of an APC request made pursuant to 
existing regulations. In addition to providing guidance to vessel 
owners and operators on developing APC requests, the APC Guidelines 
will also facilitate consistency in the review of APC requests by Coast 
Guard personnel. This notice solicits public comment on the procedures 
contained in the draft update to the APC Guidelines.

DATES: Comments must reach the USCG by August 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To view the APC Guidelines as well as documents mentioned in 
this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type ``USCG-2016-0437'' 
and click ``Search.'' Then click the ``Open Docket Folder.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For USCG: CDR Scott Stoermer, Office of Marine Environmental 
Response Policy, 202-372-2234.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    The USCG encourages participation in updating the APC Guidelines by 
submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include 
any personal information provided.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the 
docket number (USCG-2016-0437), indicate the specific section of the 
APC Guidelines to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and 
material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only 
one of these means. We recommend that you include your name, a mailing 
address, an email address and/or a phone number in the body of your 
document to facilitate follow-up contact if we have questions regarding 
your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type ``USCG-2016-0437'' in the search box, and click ``Search.'' Then 
click ``Comment Now!'' on the appropriate line. If you submit your 
comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no 
larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic 
filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they 
reached the DHS Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed 
postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material 
received during the comment period.
    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments as well as 
documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go 
to http://www.regulations.gov, type ``USCG-2016-0437'' and click 
``Search.'' Then click the ``Open Docket Folder.''
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic material submitted 
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 a Privacy Act 
and system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the 
January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

II. Abbreviations

APC Alternative Planning Criteria
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
017 District 17
FR Federal Register
MSIB Marine Safety Information Bulletin
NTV Nontank Vessel
OPA Oil Pollution Act of 1990
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
VOO Vessel of Opportunity
VRP Vessel Response Plan

III. Background

    Under 33 CFR 155.1015 and 155.5015, vessel response plans (VRPs) 
are required to cover all navigable waters of the U.S. in which a 
vessel operates. Several areas under U.S. jurisdiction do not have 
sufficient resources to meet the national planning criteria prescribed 
under 33 CFR part 155, Appendix B. In remote areas where typical 
response resources are not available, or the available commercial 
resources do not meet the national planning criteria, a vessel owner or 
operator may request that the Coast Guard accept an Alternative 
Planning Criteria (APC).
    In August 2009, the Coast Guard published CG-543 Policy Letter 09-
02, ``Industry Guidelines for Requesting Alternate Planning Criteria 
Approval, One Time Waivers and Interim Operating Authorization.'' The 
purpose of Policy Letter 09-02, was to provide guidance to the maritime 
industry in applying for an APC pursuant to 33 CFR 155.1065(f).
    In September 2013, the Coast Guard published regulations (78 FR 
60124) requiring NTVs over 400 gross tons to submit VRPs, which made 
the national planning criteria in 33 CFR part 155 applicable to 
thousands of additional vessels across the U.S., including geographic 
areas with limited commercially available response resources. Over 
time, it became apparent that additional guidance would be useful in 
addressing compliance issues that had developed from the promulgation 
of the nontank vessel (NTV) Final Rule.
    In 2015, Coast Guard Dl 7 published a draft Marine Safety 
Information Bulletin (MSIB) that provided guidance for APC submissions 
and expectations within Alaskan waters, with a focus on NTV traffic. Dl 
7 received a multitude of comments from various sectors of the maritime 
industry on the draft MSIB. By this time, the Coast Guard determined it 
would be best to update the national APC guidance rather than 
singularly focusing on APC guidelines specific to Alaska. The comments 
received on Dl 7's MSIB were strongly considered by the Coast Guard 
during the development of the revised APC national guidance now being 
published for public comment.

IV. Public Comment of APC Guidelines

    The draft APC Guidelines may be amended by the Coast Guard, as 
appropriate, based upon public comment on this Federal Register notice.
    This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552 (a).

    Dated: May 23, 2016.
J.B. Loring,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Marine Environmental 
Response Policy.
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