Certifications and Exemptions Under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, 47707-47708 [2016-17351]

Download as PDF 47707 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Vessel Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction Number * * USS RAFAEL PERALTA ...... * * DDG 115 Vessel * * Number * * Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction * * * * * * * 1.88 TABLE FIVE Vessel * * USS RAFAEL PERALTA .................................. * BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P 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: The Department of the Navy (DoN) is amending its certifications and exemptions under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined that USS LITTLE ROCK (LCS 9) 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 ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 16:30 Jul 21, 2016 Percentage horizontal separation attained * X * X * X * 14.5 * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–17028 Filed 7–21–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * DDG 115 * Approved: June 27, 2016. C.J. Spain, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Acting. Dated: July 12, 2016. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. ACTION: Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * Number Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. Annex I, sec. 2(f) Jkt 238001 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 July 22, 2016 and is applicable beginning July 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Theron R. Korsak, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Admiralty Attorney, (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 number: 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 LITTLE ROCK (LCS 9) 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 height of the forward masthead light above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward masthead light in the forward quarter of the ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward and after masthead light. The PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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), and 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47707-47708]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17351]


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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 (72 COLREGS), to reflect that the 
Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG) (Admiralty and Maritime 
Law) has determined that USS LITTLE ROCK (LCS 9) 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 July 22, 2016 and is applicable beginning 
July 6, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Theron R. Korsak, JAGC, U.S. 
Navy, Admiralty Attorney, (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 number: 
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 LITTLE ROCK (LCS 9) 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 height of the forward masthead 
light above the hull; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the 
location of the forward masthead light in the forward quarter of the 
ship, and the horizontal distance between the forward and after 
masthead light. 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), and 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

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entry for USS LITTLE ROCK (LCS 9); and
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b. In Table Five, adding, in alpha numerical order, by vessel number, 
an entry for USS LITTLE ROCK (LCS 9).


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  light
            Vessel                  Number       below minimum  required
                                                 height.  Sec.   2(a)(i)
                                                         Annex I
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USS LITTLE ROCK..............  LCS 9..........                      6.0
 
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                                                   Table Five
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                                                                                  After mast-
                                              Masthead lights      Forward      head light less
                                               not  over all   masthead  light     than \1/2\       Percentage
                                                other lights   not in  forward   ship's length      horizontal
           Vessel                 Number            and           quarter of     aft of forward     separation
                                               obstructions.   ship. Annex  I,  masthead light.      attained
                                               Annex I,  sec.     sec. 3(a)      Annex I,  sec.
                                                    2(f)                              3(a)
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USS LITTLE ROCK.............  LCS 9.........  ...............               X                X               23
 
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    Approved: July 6, 2016.
 C.J. Spain,
Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), 
Acting.
    Dated: July 12, 2016.
N.A. Hagerty-Ford,
Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register 
Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-17351 Filed 7-21-16; 8:45 am]
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