Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLE, 12199-12200 [2018-05608]

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Williams, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–05566 Filed 3–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2018–0107] Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLE Coast Guard, DHS. Notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces that the U.S. Coast Guard First District Prevention Department has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER, ON 9478559. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the vessel’s side lights, NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel’s design and construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard’s marine safety mission. DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on March 5, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information or questions about this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12199 notice call or email Mr. Kevin Miller, First District Towing Vessel/Barge Safety Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (617) 223–8272, email Kevin.L.Miller2@uscg.mil. The United States is signatory to the International Maritime Organization’s International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), as amended. The special construction or purpose of some vessels makes them unable to comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS. Under statutory law 1 and Coast Guard regulation,2 the vessel’s owner, builder, operator, or agent of those vessels may apply for a certificate of alternative compliance (COAC).3 For vessels of special construction, the cognizant Coast Guard District Office determines whether the vessel for which the COAC is sought complies as closely as possible with the 72 COLREGS, and decides whether to issue the COAC which must specify the required alternative installation. If the Coast Guard issues a COAC, under the governing statute 4 and regulations,5 the Coast Guard must publish notice of this action. Once issued, a COAC remains valid until information supplied in the COAC application or the COAC terms become inapplicable to the vessel. The First District Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard, certifies that the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER, ON 9478559 is a vessel of special construction or purpose, and that, with respect to the position of the vessels side light, it is not possible to comply fully with the requirements of the provisions enumerated in the 72 COLREGS, without interfering with the normal operation, construction, or design of the vessel. The First District Prevention Department further finds and certifies that the vessel’s sidelights, located in a position 15′3″ forward of frame 14 and 5′3″ below the top of the bridge/02 Deck mounted to the bridge wing, are in the closet possible compliance with the applicable provisions of the 72 COLREGS.6 This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 33 U.S.C. 1605(c). CFR 81.3. 3 33 CFR 81.5. 4 33 U.S.C. 1605(c). 5 33 CFR 81.18. 6 33 U.S.C. 1605(a); 33 CFR 81.9. 2 33 E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 12200 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / Notices Dated: March 12, 2018. Byron L. Black, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–05608 Filed 3–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6083–N–01] Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC): Notice Inviting Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to serve on MHCC. AGENCY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development invites the public to nominate individuals for appointment, with the approval of the Secretary, to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. The Department will only make appointments from nominations submitted in response to this Notice. Individuals that may have applied in response to prior requests for nominations and who are still interested in being appointed must re-apply pursuant to this notice. DATES: The Department will accept nominations until April 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nominations must submitted through the following website: http:// mhcc.homeinnovation.com/ Application.aspx. The submitted nominations are addressed to: Teresa B. Payne, Acting Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, c/o Home Innovation Research Labs; Attention: Kevin Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa B. Payne, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9164, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone number 202– 708–6423 (this is not a toll-free number). 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The Act authorizes the Secretary to appoint a total of twentytwo members to the MHCC. Twenty-one members have voting rights; the twentysecond member represents the Secretary and is a non-voting position. Service on the MHCC is voluntary. Travel and per diem for meetings is provided in accordance with federal travel policy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5703. HUD seeks highly qualified and motivated individuals who meet the requirements set forth in the Act to serve as voting members of the MHCC for up to two terms of three years. The MHCC expects to meet at least one to two times annually. Meetings may take place by conference call or in person. Members of the MHCC undertake additional work commitments on subcommittees and task forces regarding issues under deliberation. Nominee Selection and Appointment Members of the Consensus Committee are appointed to serve in one of three member categories. Nominees will be appointed to fill voting member vacancies in the following categories: 1. Producers—Seven producers or retailers of manufactured housing. 2. Users—Seven persons representing consumer interests, such as consumer organizations, recognized consumer leaders, and owners who are residents of manufactured homes. 3. General Interest and Public Officials—Seven general interest and public official members. The Act provides that the Secretary shall ensure that all interests directly and materially affected by the work of the MHCC have the opportunity for fair and equitable participation without dominance by any single interest; and may reject the appointment of any one PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or more individuals in order to ensure that there is not dominance by any single interest. For purposes of this determination, dominance is defined as a position or exercise of dominant authority, leadership, or influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or representation. Additional requirements governing appointment and member service include: (1) Nominees appointed to the User category, and three of the individuals appointed to the General Interest and Public Official category shall not have a significant financial interest in any segment of the manufactured housing industry; or a significant relationship to any person engaged in the manufactured housing industry. (2) Each member serving in the User category shall be subject to a ban disallowing compensation from the manufactured housing industry during the period of, and during the one year following, his or her membership on the MHCC. (3) Nominees selected for appointment to the MHCC shall be required to provide disclosures and certifications regarding conflict-ofinterest and eligibility for membership prior to finalizing an appointment. All selected nominees will be required to submit certifications of eligibility under the foregoing criteria as a prerequisite to final appointment. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12199-12200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05608]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0107]


Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the NOAA Research 
Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLE

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative 
compliance.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that the U.S. Coast Guard First 
District Prevention Department has issued a certificate of alternative 
compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions 
at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. 
HASSLER, ON 9478559. We are issuing this notice because its publication 
is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the 
vessel's side lights, NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER cannot 
fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 
72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and 
construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of 
alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety 
mission.

DATES: The Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued on March 5, 
2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information or questions about 
this notice call or email Mr. Kevin Miller, First District Towing 
Vessel/Barge Safety Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (617) 223-
8272, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States is signatory to the 
International Maritime Organization's International Regulations for 
Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), as amended. The 
special construction or purpose of some vessels makes them unable to 
comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 
COLREGS. Under statutory law \1\ and Coast Guard regulation,\2\ the 
vessel's owner, builder, operator, or agent of those vessels may apply 
for a certificate of alternative compliance (COAC).\3\ For vessels of 
special construction, the cognizant Coast Guard District Office 
determines whether the vessel for which the COAC is sought complies as 
closely as possible with the 72 COLREGS, and decides whether to issue 
the COAC which must specify the required alternative installation. If 
the Coast Guard issues a COAC, under the governing statute \4\ and 
regulations,\5\ the Coast Guard must publish notice of this action. 
Once issued, a COAC remains valid until information supplied in the 
COAC application or the COAC terms become inapplicable to the vessel.
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    \1\ 33 U.S.C. 1605(c).
    \2\ 33 CFR 81.3.
    \3\ 33 CFR 81.5.
    \4\ 33 U.S.C. 1605(c).
    \5\ 33 CFR 81.18.
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    The First District Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard, 
certifies that the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER, ON 
9478559 is a vessel of special construction or purpose, and that, with 
respect to the position of the vessels side light, it is not possible 
to comply fully with the requirements of the provisions enumerated in 
the 72 COLREGS, without interfering with the normal operation, 
construction, or design of the vessel. The First District Prevention 
Department further finds and certifies that the vessel's sidelights, 
located in a position 15'3'' forward of frame 14 and 5'3'' below the 
top of the bridge/02 Deck mounted to the bridge wing, are in the closet 
possible compliance with the applicable provisions of the 72 
COLREGS.\6\
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    \6\ 33 U.S.C. 1605(a); 33 CFR 81.9.
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    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 
CFR 81.18.


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    Dated: March 12, 2018.
Byron L. Black,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, First Coast 
Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-05608 Filed 3-19-18; 8:45 am]
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