Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound, 15367 [2017-06088]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices Dated: March 22, 2017. Melanie J. Pantoja, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–06042 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P Dated: March 22, 2017. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. subject to its jurisdiction as needed to support navigation safety. [FR Doc. 2017–06038 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] Coast Guard On March 22, 2016, we published a Notice of Study; request for comments entitled ‘‘Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound’’ in the Federal Register (81 FR 15327). Six comments were received in response to our Federal Register Notice and other outreach efforts. [Docket No. USCG–2016–0165] Viewing Documents and Comments Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.271, Alcohol Research Career Development Awards for Scientists and Clinicians; 93.272, Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training; 93.273, Alcohol Research Programs; 93.891, Alcohol Research Center Grants; 93.701, ARRA Related Biomedical Research and Research Support Awards., National Institutes of Health, HHS) To view the final report as submitted to Congress and comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type ‘‘USCG– 2016–0165’’ into the search bar and click search, next to the displayed search results click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’, which will display all comments and documents associated with this study. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of study; final report. AGENCY: ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health; Notice of Closed Meeting sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Special Emphasis Panel; T32 Institutional Grant Review Meeting. Date: May 2, 2017. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Two Democracy Plaza, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Ashlee Tipton, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer Division of Extramural Activities, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 401, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–451–3849, ashlee.tipton@ nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.213, Research and Training in Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health, HHS) 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) conducted the Nantucket Sound Port Access Route Study (PARS) in accordance with the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA) (33 U.S.C. 1223(c)), as directed by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015. The USCG used the standards and methodology of the Atlantic Coast PARS to determine whether existing regulations should be revised to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due to factors such as increased vessel traffic, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. The report, as submitted to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate on February 27, 2017, is available in the docket for viewing. It concluded that no regulatory changes to existing vessel routing measures are needed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, email D01-SMB-NantucketPARS@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: National Institutes of Health VerDate Sep<11>2014 15367 Discussion The Nantucket Sound PARS considered whether existing regulations should be revised to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due to factors such as vessel traffic density, vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigation challenges in the study area. All available sources of data relevant to this process, including existing and potential traffic patterns, existing regulations, public submissions, and other factors were analyzed. Although the study recommended no regulatory changes to existing vessel routing measures, the USCG will continue to actively monitor and initiate appropriate actions on all waterways PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Public Participation and Comments Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received to the docket 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 notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Conclusion The Nantucket Sound PARS focused on gathering factual and relevant information to aid the USCG assess potential risk of marine casualties and efficiency of vessel traffic in the region. The USCG analyzed vessel traffic density, hazards, agency and stakeholder experience in vessel traffic management, navigation, ship handling, the effects of weather, and impacts to marine mammals and other wildlife. The USCG also considered public comments in the final report. The Nantucket Sound PARS concluded that no regulatory changes to existing vessel routing measures are needed but reiterated that the USCG actively monitors all waterways subject to its jurisdiction to help ensure navigation safety. As such, the USCG will continue to monitor Nantucket Sound for changing conditions and consider appropriate actions to promote waterway and user safety. Dated: March 10, 2017. S.D. Poulin, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–06088 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0165]


Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of study; final report.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) conducted the Nantucket Sound Port 
Access Route Study (PARS) in accordance with the Ports and Waterways 
Safety Act (PWSA) (33 U.S.C. 1223(c)), as directed by the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2015. The USCG used the standards and methodology 
of the Atlantic Coast PARS to determine whether existing regulations 
should be revised to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due 
to factors such as increased vessel traffic, changing vessel traffic 
patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. The report, 
as submitted to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation of the Senate on February 27, 2017, is available in 
the docket for viewing. It concluded that no regulatory changes to 
existing vessel routing measures are needed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
email D01-SMB-NantucketPARS@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    The Nantucket Sound PARS considered whether existing regulations 
should be revised to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due 
to factors such as vessel traffic density, vessel traffic patterns, 
weather conditions, or navigation challenges in the study area. All 
available sources of data relevant to this process, including existing 
and potential traffic patterns, existing regulations, public 
submissions, and other factors were analyzed. Although the study 
recommended no regulatory changes to existing vessel routing measures, 
the USCG will continue to actively monitor and initiate appropriate 
actions on all waterways subject to its jurisdiction as needed to 
support navigation safety.

Public Participation and Comments

    On March 22, 2016, we published a Notice of Study; request for 
comments entitled ``Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket 
Sound'' in the Federal Register (81 FR 15327). Six comments were 
received in response to our Federal Register Notice and other outreach 
efforts.

Viewing Documents and Comments

    To view the final report as submitted to Congress and comments, go 
to http://www.regulations.gov, type ``USCG-2016-0165'' into the search 
bar and click search, next to the displayed search results click ``Open 
Docket Folder'', which will display all comments and documents 
associated with this study.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received to the 
docket 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 notice regarding our public 
dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 
3316).

Conclusion

    The Nantucket Sound PARS focused on gathering factual and relevant 
information to aid the USCG assess potential risk of marine casualties 
and efficiency of vessel traffic in the region. The USCG analyzed 
vessel traffic density, hazards, agency and stakeholder experience in 
vessel traffic management, navigation, ship handling, the effects of 
weather, and impacts to marine mammals and other wildlife. The USCG 
also considered public comments in the final report. The Nantucket 
Sound PARS concluded that no regulatory changes to existing vessel 
routing measures are needed but reiterated that the USCG actively 
monitors all waterways subject to its jurisdiction to help ensure 
navigation safety. As such, the USCG will continue to monitor Nantucket 
Sound for changing conditions and consider appropriate actions to 
promote waterway and user safety.

    Dated: March 10, 2017.
S.D. Poulin,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-06088 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
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