Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems; Training Certification Programs, 49908-49909 [2016-18036]

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For information about this document, call Ms. Mayte Medina, U.S. Coast Guard, 202–372–1492 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 28, 2014, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Requirements for MODUs and Other FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\29JYP1.SGM 29JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2016 / Proposed Rules Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems (Docket No. USCG– 2014–0063, RIN 1625–AC16) (79 FR 70943). The NPRM proposes to establish minimum design, operation, training, and manning standards for mobile offshore drilling units and other vessels using dynamic positioning systems to engage in Outer Continental Shelf activities. The Coast Guard has not yet published a final rule on this subject. Since the comment period closed, the Coast Guard has received inquiries regarding availability of dynamic positioning training certification programs. We are aware of three industry accepted training certification programs for dynamic positioning: • The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority’s (OSVDPA) MPP–1–001, the OSVDPA’s Manual of Policies and Procedures (Version 1) (January 2016); • The Nautical Institute’s Dynamic Positioning Operator’s Training and Certification Scheme Version 1.1 (January 2015); and, • Det Norske Veritas/Germanischer Lloyd’s Recommended Practice for Certification Scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DNVGL–RP– 0007). The Coast Guard is providing this information to assist the public in locating dynamic positioning training certification programs, and does not endorse or recommend any such program. To the extent that programs not listed above may exist, their absence from the list is due entirely to the fact that the Coast Guard is unaware of them, and does not constitute or imply a determination that programs on the list are preferable to any that may exist and are not included on the list. This document is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: July 26, 2016. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2016–18036 Filed 7–28–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Jul 28, 2016 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2016–0288] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Banks Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters adjacent to Harbor Island and Wrightsville Beach, NC. This proposed safety zone would restrict vessel movement on portions of Masonboro Inlet, Banks Channel, and Motts Channel during the PPD Ironman NC event on October 22, 2016. This action is necessary for the safety of life on the surrounding navigable waters during this event. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before August 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0288 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Ryan Phillips, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard; telephone (910)772–2212, email Ryan.A.Phillips@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On October 22, 2016, PPD Ironman NC notified the Coast Guard that as part of the PPD Ironman NC event approximately 2500 swimmers will compete along a course starting at Masonboro Inlet from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 22, 2016. The course begins at approximate location latitude Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 49909 34°11′13″ N. longitude 077°48′53″ W., continuing north in Banks Channel crossing at the approximate location latitude 34°12′14″ N. longitude 077°48′04″ W. into Motts channel heading west stopping at Sea Path Marina where swimmers will exit the water approximately at latitude 34°12′44″ N. longitude 077°48′25″ W. in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of swimmers and rescue crews from hazards associated with vessel traffic and other hazards. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a safety zone from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 22, 2016. The safety zone would cover all navigable waters starting at the approximate position latitude 34°11′13″ N., longitude 077°48′53″ W., heading north to approximate position latitude 34°12′14″ N., longitude 077°48′04″ W., traveling west and ending at approximate position latitude 34°12′44″ N., longitude 077°48′25″ W. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of swimmers during the scheduled 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. swimming event. Except for vessels authorized by the COTP North Carolina or her designated representative, no person or vessel except safety crew designated by PPD Ironman NC may enter or remain in the safety zone. All persons and vessels granted permission to enter the zone must comply with the instructions of the COTP North Carolina or her designed representative. Notification of the temporary safety zone will be provided to the public via marine information broadcasts. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the E:\FR\FM\29JYP1.SGM 29JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 146 (Friday, July 29, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49908-49909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18036]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 140, 143, and 146

46 CFR Parts 61 and 62

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0063]
RIN 1625-AC16


Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer 
Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems; Training 
Certification Programs

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability of dynamic positioning training 
certification programs.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is providing the following information on 
dynamic positioning training certification programs.

DATES: July 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document, 
call Ms. Mayte Medina, U.S. Coast Guard, 202-372-1492

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 28, 2014, the Coast Guard 
published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) on Requirements for MODUs and Other

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Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic 
Positioning Systems (Docket No. USCG-2014-0063, RIN 1625-AC16) (79 FR 
70943). The NPRM proposes to establish minimum design, operation, 
training, and manning standards for mobile offshore drilling units and 
other vessels using dynamic positioning systems to engage in Outer 
Continental Shelf activities. The Coast Guard has not yet published a 
final rule on this subject.
    Since the comment period closed, the Coast Guard has received 
inquiries regarding availability of dynamic positioning training 
certification programs. We are aware of three industry accepted 
training certification programs for dynamic positioning:
     The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning 
Authority's (OSVDPA) MPP-1-001, the OSVDPA's Manual of Policies and 
Procedures (Version 1) (January 2016);
     The Nautical Institute's Dynamic Positioning Operator's 
Training and Certification Scheme Version 1.1 (January 2015); and,
     Det Norske Veritas/Germanischer Lloyd's Recommended 
Practice for Certification Scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operators 
(DNVGL-RP-0007).
    The Coast Guard is providing this information to assist the public 
in locating dynamic positioning training certification programs, and 
does not endorse or recommend any such program. To the extent that 
programs not listed above may exist, their absence from the list is due 
entirely to the fact that the Coast Guard is unaware of them, and does 
not constitute or imply a determination that programs on the list are 
preferable to any that may exist and are not included on the list.
    This document is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: July 26, 2016.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, United States Coast 
Guard.
[FR Doc. 2016-18036 Filed 7-28-16; 8:45 am]
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