Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: VesselM/V PACIFIC PROVIDER; Invitation for Public Comments, 48149-48150 [2017-22312]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Notices FRA announces a meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops recommendations on railroad safety regulations and other railroad safety issues through a consensus process. The RSAC System Safety Task Force and Passenger Safety Working Group will meet October 30, 2017, to discuss petitions for reconsideration, and comments received in response to the petitions for reconsideration on the System Safety Program (SSP) final rule issued August 12, 2016, requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement an SSP to improve the safety of their operations. DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017, and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the National Association of Home Builders, National Housing Center, located at 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. 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See 41 CFR 102–3.150. FRA believes that the public will have adequate notice of the meeting because this notice will be posted on FRA’s public Web site and will be filed for public inspection by the Office of the Federal Register at least 15 days before the RSAC meeting. FRA published the SSP final rule on August 12, 2016. 81 FR 53850. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule’s requirements consistent with the new Administration’s guidance issued January 20, 2017, to provide the ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 Administration an adequate opportunity to review new and pending regulations (82 FR 10443). FRA thereafter extended the stay to provide additional time for review. See 82 FR 14476, March 21, 2017; 82 FR 23150, May 22, 2017. The review includes petitions for reconsideration of the SSP final rule. 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FRA believes that delaying the meeting any further would endanger its ability to receive vital public comment informing actions on the petitions under review and, therefore believes that providing less than 15 days notice for this meeting best serves the public interest and, with the mitigations applied here, is consistent with the exception for exceptional circumstances discussed above. The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 59 voting representatives from 38 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are nonvoting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 11, 1996 (61 FR 9740), for additional information about the RSAC. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2017. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22368 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48149 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0170] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0170. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ‘‘Our intended use of the vessel is to carry only passengers on adventure cruises. No cargo will be carried on board the vessel.’’ —GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ‘‘Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska (excluding waters in Southeastern Alaska)’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2017–0170 at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 48150 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Notices http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121. * * * * * By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: October 11, 2017. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–22312 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0171] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel BELLAROMA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0171. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel BELLAROMA is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: River and lake charter cruises, coastal cruises. —GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ‘‘Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida’’ SUMMARY: The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2017–0171 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121. * * * * * By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: October 11, 2017. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–22310 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0172] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHIN CHIN; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0172. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 198 (Monday, October 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2017-0170]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: 
Vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER; Invitation for Public Comments

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the 
Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the 
U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain 
circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. 
The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed 
below.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2017-0170. 
Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket 
Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part 
of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the 
above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all 
documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Room W23-453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-9309, Email 
Bianca.carr@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER is:

--INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ``Our intended use of the vessel 
is to carry only passengers on adventure cruises. No cargo will be 
carried on board the vessel.''
--GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ``Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska 
(excluding waters in Southeastern Alaska)''

The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2017-0170 at

[[Page 48150]]

http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the 
effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in 
the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance 
with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that 
the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a 
U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that 
business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the 
docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to 
properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the 
commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver 
criteria given in Sec.  388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 
388.

Privacy Act

    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD 
posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as 
described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL-14 FDMS, accessible 
through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking 
and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the 
name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely 
optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely 
comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments 
containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the 
agency for alternate submission instructions.

    Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121.
* * * * *

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: October 11, 2017.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-22312 Filed 10-13-17; 8:45 am]
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