Certificate of Alternative Compliance for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463), 4065-4066 [2018-01596]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 19 / Monday, January 29, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES membership to the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Buffalo. The Committee assists the FMSC, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility. DATES: Requests for membership should reach the FMSC, Buffalo, on February 28, 2018. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted to the following address: Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Buffalo, Attention: CDR Karen Jones, 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203–3189. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about submitting an application, or about the AMSC in general, contact: For the Northeast Ohio Region SubCommittee Executive Coordinator: Mr. Peter Killmer at 216–937–0136. For the Northwestern Pennsylvania Region Sub-Committee Executive Coordinator: Mr. Joseph Fetscher at 216–937–0126. 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We are issuing this notice because it is required by statute. The M/V NORDLAND II is a vessel of special purpose that, with respect to the position of the lighting, it is not possible to comply fully with the requirements of the 72 COLREGS, without interfering with the normal operation, construction, or design of the vessel. The issuance of the certificate of alternate compliance promotes maritime safety and stewardship missions. DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on December 20, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call Lieutenant B. Luke Woods, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 206–220– 7232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Certificate of Alternative Compliance, as allowed under the provisions of the Alternative Compliance Regulations (33 CFR 81 and 89), has been issued for the M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463). The vessel’s primary purpose is as a work boat. The unique design of the vessel did not lend itself to full compliance with Annex I, of the 72 COLREGS and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 4066 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 19 / Monday, January 29, 2018 / Notices 33 CFR 84.05(b) and (d) of the International and Inland Navigational Rules. The U.S. Coast Guard certifies that full compliance with the International and Inland Navigational Rules would interfere with the special functions and intent of the vessel and would not significantly enhance the safety of the vessel’s operation. Due to the design of the vessel, the superstructure is offset to the starboard side of the vessel as far aft as practical in order to permit the loading of two vehicles on the forward part of the main deck. The Certificate of Alternative Compliance authorizes the M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463) to deviate from the requirements set forth in Annex I of the International Navigational Rules and 33 CFR 84.05 of the Inland Navigational Rules by placing its required lights about a line aft of amidships and 7 feet and 6 starboard of the vessel’s centerline. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. Dated: December 20, 2017. B.S. Gilda, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Prevention Chief, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–01596 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2017–N154; FXES11140400000–178–FF04E00000] Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment. directly at the telephone number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4065-4066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01596]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2017-1073]


Certificate of Alternative Compliance for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 
1274463)

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative 
Compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions 
at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) was issued for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 
1274463). We are issuing this notice because it is required by statute. 
The M/V NORDLAND II is a vessel of special purpose that, with respect 
to the position of the lighting, it is not possible to comply fully 
with the requirements of the 72 COLREGS, without interfering with the 
normal operation, construction, or design of the vessel. The issuance 
of the certificate of alternate compliance promotes maritime safety and 
stewardship missions.

DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on December 
20, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Lieutenant B. Luke Woods, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, 
Prevention Branch, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 206-220-7232.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Certificate of Alternative Compliance, as 
allowed under the provisions of the Alternative Compliance Regulations 
(33 CFR 81 and 89), has been issued for the M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 
1274463). The vessel's primary purpose is as a work boat. The unique 
design of the vessel did not lend itself to full compliance with Annex 
I, of the 72 COLREGS and

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33 CFR 84.05(b) and (d) of the International and Inland Navigational 
Rules.
    The U.S. Coast Guard certifies that full compliance with the 
International and Inland Navigational Rules would interfere with the 
special functions and intent of the vessel and would not significantly 
enhance the safety of the vessel's operation. Due to the design of the 
vessel, the superstructure is offset to the starboard side of the 
vessel as far aft as practical in order to permit the loading of two 
vehicles on the forward part of the main deck.
    The Certificate of Alternative Compliance authorizes the M/V 
NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463) to deviate from the requirements set forth 
in Annex I of the International Navigational Rules and 33 CFR 84.05 of 
the Inland Navigational Rules by placing its required lights about a 
line aft of amidships and 7 feet and 6 starboard of the vessel's 
centerline.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 
CFR 81.18.

    Dated: December 20, 2017.
B.S. Gilda,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Prevention Chief, Thirteenth Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2018-01596 Filed 1-26-18; 8:45 am]
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