Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Blount Boats Inc., Hull TGI-329, 53072 [2018-22855]

Download as PDF 53072 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 203 / Friday, October 19, 2018 / Notices Need: Under 33 U.S.C. 1321 and Executive Order 12777 the Coast Guard is authorized to prescribe regulations to prevent the discharge of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and facilities and to contain such discharges. Coast Guard regulations in 33 CFR parts 154–156 are intended to: (1) Prevent or mitigate the results of an accidental release of bulk liquid hazardous materials being transferred at waterfront facilities; (2) ensure that facilities and vessels that use vapor control systems are in compliance with the safety standards developed by the Coast Guard; (3) provide equipment and operational requirements for facilities and vessels that transfer oil or hazardous materials in bulk to or from vessels with a 250 or more barrel capacity; and (4) provide procedures for vessel or facility operators who request exemption or partial exemption from the requirements of the pollution prevention regulations. Forms: N/A. Respondents: Owners and operators of bulk oil and hazardous materials facilities and vessels. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,440 hours to 1,720 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated number of respondents. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 11, 2018. James D. Roppel, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Office of Information Management. [FR Doc. 2018–22787 Filed 10–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2018–0923] Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Blount Boats Inc., Hull TGI–329 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 Blount Boats Inc., Hull TGI–329. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the vessel’s side lights, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Oct 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 Hull TGI–329 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 October 15, 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 Kevin.L.Miller2@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States is a 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, however, specified 72 COLREGS provisions are not applicable to a vessel of special construction or purpose if the Coast Guard determines that the vessel cannot comply fully with those requirements without interfering with the special function of the vessel.1 The owner, builder, operator, or agent of a special construction or purpose vessel may apply to the Coast Guard District Office in which the vessel is being built or operated for a determination that compliance with alternative requirements is justified,2 and the Chief of the Prevention Division would then issue the applicant a certificate of alternative compliance (COAC) if he or she determines that the vessel cannot comply fully with 72 COLREGS light, shape, and sound signal provisions without interference with the vessel’s special function.3 If the Coast Guard issues a COAC, it must publish notice of this action in the Federal Register.4 The First District Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard, certifies that the Blount Boats Inc., Hull TGI–329 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 1 33 U.S.C. 1605. CFR 81.5. 3 33 CFR 81.9. 4 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. 2 33 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operation, construction, or design of the vessel. The First District Prevention Department further finds and certifies that the vessel’s sidelights (12′ 1.67″ from the vessel’s side mounted on the pilot house) are in the closest possible compliance with the applicable provisions of the 72 COLREGS.5 This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18. Dated: October 16, 2018. Richard J. Schultz, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–22855 Filed 10–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [1653–0053] Agency Information Collection Activities: Allegation of Counterfeiting and Intellectual Piracy, Form No. 73– 048 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension, without change, of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (83 FR 39771) on August 10, 2018, allowing for a 60-day comment period. USICE received no comments during this period. Based on better estimates, ICE is making an adjustment from the 60-day notice to reflect an increase in the number of respondents. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 19, 2018. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, to the Office of Information and Regulatory ADDRESSES: 5 33 E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM U.S.C. 1605(a); 33 CFR 81.9. 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 203 (Friday, October 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 53072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-22855]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0923]


Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Blount Boats Inc., 
Hull TGI-329

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 Blount Boats Inc., Hull TGI-329. We 
are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. 
Due to the construction and placement of the vessel's side lights, Hull 
TGI-329 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 October 
15, 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 a 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, however, specified 72 COLREGS provisions 
are not applicable to a vessel of special construction or purpose if 
the Coast Guard determines that the vessel cannot comply fully with 
those requirements without interfering with the special function of the 
vessel.\1\
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    \1\ 33 U.S.C. 1605.
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    The owner, builder, operator, or agent of a special construction or 
purpose vessel may apply to the Coast Guard District Office in which 
the vessel is being built or operated for a determination that 
compliance with alternative requirements is justified,\2\ and the Chief 
of the Prevention Division would then issue the applicant a certificate 
of alternative compliance (COAC) if he or she determines that the 
vessel cannot comply fully with 72 COLREGS light, shape, and sound 
signal provisions without interference with the vessel's special 
function.\3\ If the Coast Guard issues a COAC, it must publish notice 
of this action in the Federal Register.\4\
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    \2\ 33 CFR 81.5.
    \3\ 33 CFR 81.9.
    \4\ 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
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    The First District Prevention Department, U.S. Coast Guard, 
certifies that the Blount Boats Inc., Hull TGI-329 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 (12' 1.67'' from the vessel's 
side mounted on the pilot house) are in the closest possible compliance 
with the applicable provisions of the 72 COLREGS.\5\
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    \5\ 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.

    Dated: October 16, 2018.
Richard J. Schultz,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Prevention Division, First Coast 
Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-22855 Filed 10-18-18; 8:45 am]
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